The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 117 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 15 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.63% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.88% 7.31% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
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£400 £345 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £287 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
218 219 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.39% 8.59% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 93 96
Average daily rate £300 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £20.10 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
Puppet
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -8 5 £400 +6.66% 6
Lancashire - 5 £400 - 4
Cheshire - 4 £388 - 2
Merseyside +3 1 £350 +27.27%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 54 (93.10%) DevOps
2 41 (70.69%) Configuration Management
3 40 (68.97%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (65.52%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (62.07%) Red Hat
6 32 (55.17%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (53.45%) Amazon S3
7 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
8 30 (51.72%) Open Source
8 30 (51.72%) Hudson
8 30 (51.72%) CentOS
9 29 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
9 29 (50.00%) Route 53
9 29 (50.00%) Vagrant
10 26 (44.83%) RightScale
11 25 (43.10%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (43.10%) Firewall
12 24 (41.38%) Linux
13 23 (39.66%) DHCP
13 23 (39.66%) DNS
13 23 (39.66%) Maven
14 20 (34.48%) QA
15 19 (32.76%) PaaS
16 17 (29.31%) SaaS
17 14 (24.14%) Ruby
18 13 (22.41%) Python
18 13 (22.41%) PHP
18 13 (22.41%) OpenStack
19 12 (20.69%) Java
20 11 (18.97%) Perl

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (22.41%) OpenStack
2 10 (17.24%) Apache
3 9 (15.52%) nginx
4 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
5 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
5 7 (12.07%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 38 (65.52%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (55.17%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (53.45%) Amazon S3
4 29 (50.00%) Route 53
4 29 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
5 19 (32.76%) PaaS
6 17 (29.31%) SaaS
7 2 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) DHCP
2 23 (39.66%) DNS
3 10 (17.24%) HTTP
4 5 (8.62%) Network Security
5 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (12.07%) Big Data
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (53.45%) Jenkins
2 30 (51.72%) Hudson
3 23 (39.66%) Maven
4 7 (12.07%) JUnit
4 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.72%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (5.17%) Architect
3 2 (3.45%) Administrator
3 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (3.45%) Web Engineer
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Architect
4 1 (1.72%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (1.72%) Java Architect
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (1.72%) Java Developer
4 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (1.72%) Developer
4 1 (1.72%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (1.72%) Senior Developer
4 1 (1.72%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Servlets
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) LAMP
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (51.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) CentOS
2 24 (41.38%) Linux
3 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.90%) UNIX
5 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (93.10%) DevOps
2 41 (70.69%) Configuration Management
3 40 (68.97%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
6 7 (12.07%) JVM Tuning
7 3 (5.17%) BDD
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.72%) Migration
9 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.72%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.72%) Analytics
9 1 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Ruby
2 13 (22.41%) PHP
2 13 (22.41%) Python
3 12 (20.69%) Java
4 11 (18.97%) Perl
5 10 (17.24%) Scala
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (12.07%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 25 (43.10%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.34%) Ansible
4 2 (3.45%) Nagios
4 2 (3.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Red Hat
2 26 (44.83%) RightScale
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Percona
4 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.72%) Mercator
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Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago