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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 69 106 128
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +22
Contract jobs citing Puppet 85 60 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.40% 1.43% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.40% 17.96% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 8
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £335 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.47 -
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
322 334 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.10% 7.96% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 177 123
Median daily rate £411 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 28
Median hourly rate £24.62 £11.75 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.48% -44.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.45 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.07 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.87% +8.06%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +24 50 £450 -5.26% 11
Cheshire -5 23 £435 -0.57%
Lancashire +12 6 £395 +12.85%
Merseyside +7 3 £325 -14.19%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 114 (68.26%) Linux
2 95 (56.89%) DevOps
3 80 (47.90%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (38.32%) Jenkins
4 64 (38.32%) Python
5 62 (37.13%) Amazon AWS
6 61 (36.53%) Java
6 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (30.54%) Windows
8 48 (28.74%) Bash Shell
9 40 (23.95%) Red Hat
10 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (21.56%) Ruby
11 36 (21.56%) Apache
12 35 (20.96%) Unix
13 29 (17.37%) Configuration Management
13 29 (17.37%) Ansible
14 27 (16.17%) Open Source
14 27 (16.17%) VMware
15 26 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 25 (14.97%) PowerShell
17 24 (14.37%) Git (software)
17 24 (14.37%) Oracle
18 23 (13.77%) Project Management
19 21 (12.57%) MySQL
20 20 (11.98%) PHP
20 20 (11.98%) CentOS
20 20 (11.98%) OpenStack
21 19 (11.38%) IaaS
21 19 (11.38%) 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 36 (21.56%) Apache
2 20 (11.98%) OpenStack
3 18 (10.78%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.58%) IIS
5 11 (6.59%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.99%) JBoss
6 10 (5.99%) WebLogic
7 9 (5.39%) SAS
8 6 (3.59%) Apache Spark
8 6 (3.59%) Confluence
9 5 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.40%) Drupal
10 4 (2.40%) nginx
10 4 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.20%) Jetty
11 2 (1.20%) Liferay
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (37.13%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.38%) IaaS
3 12 (7.19%) PaaS
4 10 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.99%) GitHub
5 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (4.19%) SaaS
7 6 (3.59%) Route 53
8 5 (2.99%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.40%) Google App Engine
9 4 (2.40%) Office 365
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (1.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.58%) DNS
1 16 (9.58%) SSL
2 9 (5.39%) HTTPS
3 8 (4.79%) Internet
4 7 (4.19%) DHCP
4 7 (4.19%) HTTP
5 6 (3.59%) Firewall
5 6 (3.59%) Network Security
6 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.40%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.40%) LDAP
8 3 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.80%) IMAP
8 3 (1.80%) MRTG
8 3 (1.80%) OpenVPN
8 3 (1.80%) SMTP
9 2 (1.20%) FTP
9 2 (1.20%) IPsec
9 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) MySQL
2 13 (7.78%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.39%) Big Data
6 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (4.19%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.59%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.40%) Redis
9 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.80%) DataStax
10 3 (1.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 64 (38.32%) Jenkins
2 24 (14.37%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.78%) JIRA
4 16 (9.58%) Vagrant
5 12 (7.19%) GitLab
6 9 (5.39%) Hudson
6 9 (5.39%) MSI
6 9 (5.39%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.99%) Travis CI
8 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.40%) JMeter
9 3 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.80%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.80%) Gradle
9 3 (1.80%) Maven
9 3 (1.80%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.80%) TestComplete
9 3 (1.80%) TestNG
General
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Retail
3 4 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (34.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (16.17%) Linux Engineer
3 20 (11.98%) Consultant
4 17 (10.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (7.78%) Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.19%) Administrator
6 12 (7.19%) DevOps Consultant
6 12 (7.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.99%) Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Architect
9 8 (4.79%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Technical Business Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) .NET
1 15 (8.98%) Web Services
2 11 (6.59%) LAMP
3 6 (3.59%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.59%) JSP
4 5 (2.99%) MCollective
4 5 (2.99%) Middleware
4 5 (2.99%) Spring
5 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.40%) WAMP
6 3 (1.80%) ELK Stack
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.80%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.80%) XML
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.20%) J2EE
7 2 (1.20%) Servlets
7 2 (1.20%) YAML
8 1 (0.60%) RESTful
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) PKI
1 9 (5.39%) PMI
1 9 (5.39%) Wiki
2 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.59%) Public Cloud
2 6 (3.59%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.40%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.40%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (1.80%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) Clustering
5 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.20%) DataPower
5 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.20%) LPAR
6 1 (0.60%) BBC
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (68.26%) Linux
2 51 (30.54%) Windows
3 35 (20.96%) Unix
4 26 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (11.98%) CentOS
6 12 (7.19%) Ubuntu
7 11 (6.59%) AIX
8 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.79%) Solaris
10 5 (2.99%) HPUX
11 4 (2.40%) Debian
11 4 (2.40%) SUSE
11 4 (2.40%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.80%) Fedora
12 3 (1.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (56.89%) DevOps
2 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (17.37%) Configuration Management
5 27 (16.17%) Open Source
6 23 (13.77%) Project Management
7 15 (8.98%) TDD
7 15 (8.98%) Test Automation
8 14 (8.38%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.78%) Business Analysis
9 13 (7.78%) Capacity Management
9 13 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (7.19%) Agile Project Management
10 12 (7.19%) OO
10 12 (7.19%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (7.19%) UML
10 12 (7.19%) Use Case
10 12 (7.19%) Waterfall
11 11 (6.59%) ITIL
12 10 (5.99%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.32%) Python
2 61 (36.53%) Java
3 48 (28.74%) Bash Shell
4 36 (21.56%) Ruby
5 25 (14.97%) PowerShell
6 20 (11.98%) PHP
7 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
8 16 (9.58%) Perl
9 15 (8.98%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.79%) Scala
11 6 (3.59%) SQL
12 5 (2.99%) C++
13 4 (2.40%) C
14 3 (1.80%) Korn
15 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.39%) PMI Certification
2 9 (5.39%) RHCE
3 7 (4.19%) MCITP
3 7 (4.19%) MCTS
3 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.99%) Degree
6 3 (1.80%) CCEA
6 3 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) QA
2 6 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.18%) Docker
3 10 (5.99%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.19%) UAG
5 6 (3.59%) vCloud
6 5 (2.99%) Squid
7 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.80%) Dovecot
8 3 (1.80%) iptables
8 3 (1.80%) KVM
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.80%) Sendmail
8 3 (1.80%) vSphere
9 2 (1.20%) Firmware
9 2 (1.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.60%) Ceph
10 1 (0.60%) HDFS
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (47.90%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (17.37%) Ansible
3 15 (8.98%) yum
4 13 (7.78%) Nagios
5 10 (5.99%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (4.79%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.79%) Mesos
7 7 (4.19%) SCCM
8 6 (3.59%) Kibana
9 5 (2.99%) logstash
9 5 (2.99%) Rundeck
9 5 (2.99%) Salt
10 4 (2.40%) Graylog
10 4 (2.40%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.40%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.80%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (1.80%) Oozie
11 3 (1.80%) OpenNebula
11 3 (1.80%) vRealize
11 3 (1.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) Red Hat
2 27 (16.17%) VMware
3 24 (14.37%) Oracle
4 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
5 15 (8.98%) SaltStack
6 10 (5.99%) Brocade
7 9 (5.39%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.79%) Google
9 7 (4.19%) Citrix
9 7 (4.19%) Splunk
10 6 (3.59%) Endeca
10 6 (3.59%) RightScale
11 5 (2.99%) Hortonworks
11 5 (2.99%) HP
11 5 (2.99%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.40%) BMC
12 4 (2.40%) IBM
13 3 (1.80%) AppDynamics
13 3 (1.80%) F5
13 3 (1.80%) Qualys