The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / North West
Rank 66 108 112
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +4
Contract jobs citing Puppet 71 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.71% 1.25% 0.86%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.70% 18.85% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 19
Median daily rate £413 £378 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
224 260 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.54% 6.63% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 131 126
Median daily rate £400 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 8
Median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.00 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £40.00 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the North West region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 48 £400 +23.07% 19
Cheshire +30 12 £600 +41.17% 1
Merseyside +1 3 £225 - 2
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 137 (81.07%) Linux
2 111 (65.68%) DevOps
3 100 (59.17%) Jenkins
4 96 (56.80%) Amazon AWS
5 94 (55.62%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (46.75%) Python
7 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (34.91%) Red Hat
9 58 (34.32%) Bash Shell
10 54 (31.95%) Configuration Management
11 51 (30.18%) Java
12 50 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (28.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 49 (28.99%) Ansible
14 47 (27.81%) Ruby
15 45 (26.63%) Git (software)
16 42 (24.85%) CentOS
17 41 (24.26%) Docker
18 40 (23.67%) VMware
19 37 (21.89%) Unix
20 27 (15.98%) OpenStack
21 25 (14.79%) Shell Script
22 24 (14.20%) Windows
22 24 (14.20%) Perl
23 22 (13.02%) Open Source
23 22 (13.02%) Amazon EC2
24 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
25 19 (11.24%) Ubuntu
26 18 (10.65%) Security Cleared
26 18 (10.65%) SSL

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (15.98%) OpenStack
2 17 (10.06%) Apache
3 11 (6.51%) nginx
4 10 (5.92%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.33%) CloudStack
6 8 (4.73%) Drupal
6 8 (4.73%) SAS
6 8 (4.73%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.96%) Confluence
8 4 (2.37%) Jetty
8 4 (2.37%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.78%) IIS
9 3 (1.78%) Mongrel
9 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.18%) JBoss
11 1 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 96 (56.80%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.02%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 13 (7.69%) GitHub
4 12 (7.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (6.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (5.92%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (4.73%) IaaS
9 7 (4.14%) Google Analytics
10 5 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (2.96%) Heroku
11 4 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (2.37%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (2.37%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (2.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (2.37%) Route 53
12 3 (1.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.65%) SSL
2 15 (8.88%) HTTPS
2 15 (8.88%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.28%) DHCP
3 14 (8.28%) DNS
4 12 (7.10%) Firewall
5 9 (5.33%) HTTP
6 8 (4.73%) Network Security
6 8 (4.73%) VPN
7 7 (4.14%) iSCSI
8 6 (3.55%) SMTP
9 5 (2.96%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.96%) IMAP
9 5 (2.96%) MRTG
10 3 (1.78%) FTP
10 3 (1.78%) IPsec
10 3 (1.78%) LDAP
11 2 (1.18%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) Redis
2 13 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.51%) Big Data
5 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.73%) MySQL
7 7 (4.14%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (3.55%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.78%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.18%) Impala
12 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 100 (59.17%) Jenkins
2 45 (26.63%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.69%) Subversion
4 11 (6.51%) GitLab
4 11 (6.51%) Travis CI
5 10 (5.92%) JIRA
5 10 (5.92%) Maven
5 10 (5.92%) Vagrant
6 8 (4.73%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.73%) JMeter
6 8 (4.73%) MSI
7 7 (4.14%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.14%) GoCD
8 6 (3.55%) Hudson
8 6 (3.55%) TestNG
9 4 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.78%) Ant
10 3 (1.78%) Selenium
11 2 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 4 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (43.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (8.28%) AWS Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Consultant
4 13 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (5.92%) Developer
6 9 (5.33%) Administrator
6 9 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.73%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.73%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Linux Specialist
7 8 (4.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.14%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (4.14%) DevOps Specialist
8 7 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.28%) Web Services
2 12 (7.10%) ELK Stack
3 9 (5.33%) Spring
4 8 (4.73%) HTML
5 7 (4.14%) Hibernate
6 6 (3.55%) boto
6 6 (3.55%) JSON
6 6 (3.55%) MCollective
6 6 (3.55%) YAML
7 4 (2.37%) .NET
7 4 (2.37%) Kafka
7 4 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.37%) RESTful
7 4 (2.37%) Servlets
8 3 (1.78%) J2EE
9 2 (1.18%) CSS
9 2 (1.18%) JMS
9 2 (1.18%) JMX
9 2 (1.18%) LAMP
9 2 (1.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.73%) Wiki
2 5 (2.96%) User Experience
3 4 (2.37%) PKI
3 4 (2.37%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.59%) BBC
6 1 (0.59%) BYOD
6 1 (0.59%) Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 137 (81.07%) Linux
2 49 (28.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (24.85%) CentOS
4 37 (21.89%) Unix
5 24 (14.20%) Windows
6 19 (11.24%) Ubuntu
7 11 (6.51%) Debian
8 8 (4.73%) Fedora
9 4 (2.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.59%) SUSE
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (65.68%) DevOps
2 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (31.95%) Configuration Management
4 50 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (13.02%) Open Source
6 16 (9.47%) Scrum
7 14 (8.28%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.69%) Analytics
9 12 (7.10%) TDD
10 11 (6.51%) BDD
11 10 (5.92%) Kanban
11 10 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.33%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.33%) Virtual Environments
13 8 (4.73%) Automated Testing
13 8 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (4.73%) ITIL
13 8 (4.73%) Security Operations
13 8 (4.73%) Service Management
14 7 (4.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 79 (46.75%) Python
2 58 (34.32%) Bash Shell
3 51 (30.18%) Java
4 47 (27.81%) Ruby
5 25 (14.79%) Shell Script
6 24 (14.20%) Perl
7 13 (7.69%) PHP
8 12 (7.10%) JavaScript
9 11 (6.51%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.14%) SQL
11 6 (3.55%) C++
11 6 (3.55%) Korn
12 5 (2.96%) C
13 2 (1.18%) Groovy
14 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.55%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.37%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.18%) Degree
5 2 (1.18%) RHCE
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) SANS
6 1 (0.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (24.26%) Docker
2 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.51%) vSphere
4 9 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (5.33%) Xen
5 7 (4.14%) KVM
5 7 (4.14%) XenServer
6 5 (2.96%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.96%) Dovecot
6 5 (2.96%) iptables
6 5 (2.96%) Sendmail
6 5 (2.96%) Squid
7 2 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.18%) vCloud
8 1 (0.59%) Ceph
8 1 (0.59%) HDFS
8 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.59%) NFS
8 1 (0.59%) Varnish
8 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 94 (55.62%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (28.99%) Ansible
3 18 (10.65%) Kibana
4 17 (10.06%) Nagios
5 10 (5.92%) Graphite
5 10 (5.92%) logstash
6 9 (5.33%) Ganglia
7 8 (4.73%) Salt
7 8 (4.73%) yum
7 8 (4.73%) ZABBIX
8 7 (4.14%) Cobbler
8 7 (4.14%) Kubernetes
8 7 (4.14%) Riemann
8 7 (4.14%) Terraform
9 6 (3.55%) HAProxy
10 5 (2.96%) Cacti
10 5 (2.96%) OpenNebula
11 4 (2.37%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (2.37%) Packer
12 3 (1.78%) Graylog
Vendors
1 59 (34.91%) Red Hat
2 40 (23.67%) VMware
3 13 (7.69%) Google
3 13 (7.69%) Splunk
4 12 (7.10%) Oracle
5 11 (6.51%) Atlassian
5 11 (6.51%) SaltStack
6 8 (4.73%) RightScale
7 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.78%) New Relic
9 2 (1.18%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.18%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.59%) Apple
10 1 (0.59%) Black Duck
10 1 (0.59%) HP
10 1 (0.59%) Intel
10 1 (0.59%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.59%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.59%) Talend
10 1 (0.59%) Veracode
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