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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 122 118 140
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs citing Puppet 12 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.49% 0.091%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.69% 6.51% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £303 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
211 215 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.84% 7.50% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 91 84
Average daily rate £300 £310 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.56 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +61.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £400 -
Manchester -15 3 £425 +21.42% 11
Lancashire - 2 £475 -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet.

1 45 (88.24%) DevOps
2 36 (70.59%) Red Hat
3 35 (68.63%) Configuration Management
3 35 (68.63%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (60.78%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (58.82%) Open Source
6 29 (56.86%) Jenkins
6 29 (56.86%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (56.86%) CentOS
7 28 (54.90%) Amazon S3
8 27 (52.94%) Hudson
9 26 (50.98%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (50.98%) Route 53
9 26 (50.98%) Vagrant
10 24 (47.06%) RightScale
10 24 (47.06%) Firewall
10 24 (47.06%) Linux
11 22 (43.14%) DNS
11 22 (43.14%) DHCP
11 22 (43.14%) Maven
12 20 (39.22%) PaaS
13 18 (35.29%) QA
13 18 (35.29%) SaaS
14 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (27.45%) Ruby
15 14 (27.45%) Java
16 13 (25.49%) OpenStack
17 12 (23.53%) Apache
18 11 (21.57%) HTTP
19 9 (17.65%) Tomcat

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Puppet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Puppet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.49%) OpenStack
2 12 (23.53%) Apache
3 9 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 9 (17.65%) nginx
4 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
4 7 (13.73%) Jetty
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 35 (68.63%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (56.86%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (54.90%) Amazon S3
4 26 (50.98%) Route 53
4 26 (50.98%) Amazon ELB
5 20 (39.22%) PaaS
6 18 (35.29%) SaaS
7 2 (3.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) Firewall
2 22 (43.14%) DHCP
2 22 (43.14%) DNS
3 11 (21.57%) HTTP
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (13.73%) Big Data
2 5 (9.80%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (56.86%) Jenkins
2 27 (52.94%) Hudson
3 22 (43.14%) Maven
4 7 (13.73%) JUnit
4 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Introscope
5 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) RSpec
General
1 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Architect
3 3 (5.88%) Administrator
3 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Java Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Web Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (1.96%) Java Developer
4 1 (1.96%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (1.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (1.96%) Developer
4 1 (1.96%) Consultant
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Servlets
1 7 (13.73%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) LAMP
3 2 (3.92%) JSON
3 2 (3.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (58.82%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (1.96%) Statistics
3 1 (1.96%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.96%) Biology
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Life Science
3 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) CentOS
2 24 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.80%) UNIX
5 2 (3.92%) Windows
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) SUSE
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (88.24%) DevOps
2 35 (68.63%) Configuration Management
3 31 (60.78%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
4 7 (13.73%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.88%) TDD
7 3 (5.88%) BDD
8 2 (3.92%) Analytics
8 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Scrum
9 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.96%) Content Management
9 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Java
1 14 (27.45%) Ruby
2 8 (15.69%) PHP
2 8 (15.69%) Python
3 5 (9.80%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) Scala
4 4 (7.84%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) R
5 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) PhD
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (13.73%) vCloud
2 2 (3.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) Vagrant
2 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (11.76%) Ansible
4 4 (7.84%) Nagios
5 2 (3.92%) Cacti
5 2 (3.92%) Ganglia
5 2 (3.92%) YUM
6 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.96%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 36 (70.59%) Red Hat
2 24 (47.06%) RightScale
3 9 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Percona
4 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.96%) Mercator
5 1 (1.96%) FatWire
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) CA