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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 84 97 125
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +28
Contract jobs citing Puppet 76 55 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.45% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.75% 17.80% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £508 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -
Puppet
England

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
334 309 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.12% 8.16% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 167 119
Median daily rate £400 £359 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +19.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.05 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £62.00 £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.07 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+35.24% +9.46%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 38 £475 - 23
Cheshire -13 19 £425 -2.85% 3
Merseyside +10 12 £325 -15.03%
Lancashire -9 6 £415 -12.63%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 98 (68.06%) Linux
2 80 (55.56%) DevOps
3 68 (47.22%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (38.19%) Python
6 52 (36.11%) Windows
7 51 (35.42%) Java
8 48 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 41 (28.47%) Bash Shell
10 39 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
11 38 (26.39%) Unix
12 37 (25.69%) Apache
13 34 (23.61%) Red Hat
14 32 (22.22%) Ruby
15 30 (20.83%) Configuration Management
16 29 (20.14%) Open Source
16 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (18.06%) Ansible
18 25 (17.36%) VMware
19 24 (16.67%) Oracle
20 23 (15.97%) Project Management
21 21 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 20 (13.89%) OpenStack
23 19 (13.19%) PowerShell
23 19 (13.19%) MySQL
23 19 (13.19%) PHP
23 19 (13.19%) Tomcat
24 18 (12.50%) JIRA
24 18 (12.50%) IaaS
25 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure

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 37 (25.69%) Apache
2 20 (13.89%) OpenStack
3 19 (13.19%) Tomcat
4 16 (11.11%) IIS
5 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
6 10 (6.94%) WebLogic
7 9 (6.25%) JBoss
7 9 (6.25%) SAS
8 6 (4.17%) Apache Spark
8 6 (4.17%) Confluence
9 5 (3.47%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (2.08%) nginx
12 2 (1.39%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.39%) Jetty
12 2 (1.39%) Liferay
12 2 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.50%) IaaS
3 11 (7.64%) PaaS
4 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.17%) SaaS
7 5 (3.47%) GitHub
7 5 (3.47%) Route 53
8 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.78%) Google App Engine
8 4 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.78%) Office 365
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.42%) DNS
2 12 (8.33%) SSL
3 9 (6.25%) HTTP
4 8 (5.56%) Internet
5 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.17%) DHCP
7 5 (3.47%) MRTG
8 4 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.78%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.78%) IMAP
8 4 (2.78%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.78%) SMTP
9 3 (2.08%) Firewall
9 3 (2.08%) LDAP
9 3 (2.08%) OpenVPN
10 2 (1.39%) FTP
10 2 (1.39%) IPsec
10 2 (1.39%) Network Security
11 1 (0.69%) LAN
11 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.19%) MySQL
2 12 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.17%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.47%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.78%) Big Data
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.08%) DataStax
9 3 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 1 (0.69%) HBase
10 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 18 (12.50%) JIRA
3 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
4 14 (9.72%) Vagrant
5 11 (7.64%) Hudson
6 8 (5.56%) GitLab
6 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.17%) Travis CI
8 4 (2.78%) MSI
8 4 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.08%) Gradle
9 3 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.08%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.39%) Introscope
10 2 (1.39%) Maven
10 2 (1.39%) Subversion
11 1 (0.69%) Ant
11 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
General
1 16 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (35.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (11.81%) Consultant
4 14 (9.72%) Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (9.03%) Business Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Administrator
6 12 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
7 11 (7.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.17%) Architect
11 6 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (4.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.72%) .NET
2 12 (8.33%) Web Services
3 10 (6.94%) LAMP
4 6 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.17%) JSP
5 5 (3.47%) MCollective
5 5 (3.47%) Middleware
6 4 (2.78%) WAMP
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.08%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.08%) Spring
7 3 (2.08%) XML
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.39%) J2EE
8 2 (1.39%) Servlets
8 2 (1.39%) YAML
9 1 (0.69%) HTML
9 1 (0.69%) RESTful
9 1 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.25%) PMI
3 6 (4.17%) PKI
3 6 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.78%) Wiki
6 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.39%) Clustering
7 2 (1.39%) DataPower
7 2 (1.39%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.39%) LPAR
7 2 (1.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 98 (68.06%) Linux
2 52 (36.11%) Windows
3 38 (26.39%) Unix
4 21 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (11.11%) CentOS
6 11 (7.64%) AIX
6 11 (7.64%) Ubuntu
7 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.56%) Solaris
9 5 (3.47%) Debian
9 5 (3.47%) HPUX
10 4 (2.78%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.08%) Fedora
11 3 (2.08%) SUSE
11 3 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.69%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.56%) DevOps
2 56 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (20.14%) Open Source
5 23 (15.97%) Project Management
6 16 (11.11%) ITIL
7 13 (9.03%) Business Analysis
7 13 (9.03%) Capacity Management
8 12 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
8 12 (8.33%) OO
8 12 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 12 (8.33%) UML
8 12 (8.33%) Use Case
8 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 10 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.94%) Service Design
9 10 (6.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.19%) Python
2 51 (35.42%) Java
3 41 (28.47%) Bash Shell
4 32 (22.22%) Ruby
5 19 (13.19%) PHP
5 19 (13.19%) PowerShell
6 14 (9.72%) JavaScript
6 14 (9.72%) Perl
7 12 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.56%) Scala
9 7 (4.86%) C++
10 6 (4.17%) C
10 6 (4.17%) SQL
11 5 (3.47%) Korn
12 1 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 8 (5.56%) RHCE
4 7 (4.86%) MCITP
4 7 (4.86%) MCTS
4 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.47%) Degree
7 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) CCEA
8 3 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.39%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) RHCA
10 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.47%) COBIT
2 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.78%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.42%) Docker
3 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.86%) UAG
5 6 (4.17%) Squid
6 5 (3.47%) KVM
6 5 (3.47%) vCloud
7 4 (2.78%) Dovecot
7 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.78%) iptables
7 4 (2.78%) Sendmail
8 3 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.08%) vSphere
9 2 (1.39%) Firmware
9 2 (1.39%) XenServer
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 68 (47.22%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (18.06%) Ansible
3 16 (11.11%) Nagios
4 11 (7.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 10 (6.94%) yum
6 9 (6.25%) SCCM
7 8 (5.56%) Kubernetes
7 8 (5.56%) Mesos
7 8 (5.56%) Salt
8 6 (4.17%) OpenNebula
9 5 (3.47%) Cacti
9 5 (3.47%) SCOrch
10 4 (2.78%) Graylog
10 4 (2.78%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.78%) Rundeck
10 4 (2.78%) vRealize
11 3 (2.08%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (2.08%) Nessus
11 3 (2.08%) Oozie
11 3 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (23.61%) Red Hat
2 25 (17.36%) VMware
3 24 (16.67%) Oracle
4 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.42%) SaltStack
6 10 (6.94%) Brocade
7 7 (4.86%) Citrix
8 6 (4.17%) Atlassian
8 6 (4.17%) Endeca
9 5 (3.47%) Hortonworks
9 5 (3.47%) HP
10 4 (2.78%) BMC
10 4 (2.78%) Google
10 4 (2.78%) IBM
11 3 (2.08%) AppDynamics
11 3 (2.08%) F5
11 3 (2.08%) Qualys
11 3 (2.08%) Rackspace
11 3 (2.08%) Splunk
12 2 (1.39%) RightScale
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago