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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 106 124 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 61 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.30% 5.80% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 8 8
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£438 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25
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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
316 207 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.26% 6.67% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 102 96
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.28 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.82% -35.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
Cheshire +14 32 £450 +12.50% 3
Manchester -5 17 £475 +11.76% 6
Lancashire -12 4 £350 -26.31%
Merseyside -5 3 £383 +9.28%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 97 (79.51%) Linux
2 69 (56.56%) Jenkins
3 63 (51.64%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (51.64%) DevOps
4 58 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (40.98%) Java
6 47 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (38.52%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (36.89%) Configuration Management
8 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (25.41%) Open Source
10 30 (24.59%) Amazon S3
11 29 (23.77%) MongoDB
12 28 (22.95%) Ruby
13 27 (22.13%) Red Hat
13 27 (22.13%) Amazon ELB
14 25 (20.49%) Maven
14 25 (20.49%) CentOS
15 24 (19.67%) VMware
16 23 (18.85%) Tomcat
16 23 (18.85%) Vagrant
16 23 (18.85%) nginx
17 21 (17.21%) Windows
17 21 (17.21%) Git (software)
18 20 (16.39%) Load Balancing
18 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
18 20 (16.39%) DNS
19 19 (15.57%) HTTP
19 19 (15.57%) Cloud Computing
19 19 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 23 (18.85%) Tomcat
1 23 (18.85%) nginx
2 18 (14.75%) Apache
3 15 (12.30%) WebSphere
4 14 (11.48%) Jetty
5 13 (10.66%) IIS
6 9 (7.38%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.64%) Confluence
7 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.82%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 58 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (38.52%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (24.59%) Amazon S3
4 27 (22.13%) Amazon ELB
5 19 (15.57%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (15.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (13.93%) Google App Engine
6 17 (13.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (13.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (13.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 15 (12.30%) Route 53
9 14 (11.48%) AWS CloudTrail
10 12 (9.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 12 (9.84%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (9.84%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (4.10%) PaaS
12 2 (1.64%) SaaS
12 2 (1.64%) IaaS
13 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
1 20 (16.39%) DNS
2 19 (15.57%) HTTP
3 17 (13.93%) DHCP
3 17 (13.93%) Network Security
4 13 (10.66%) IPsec
4 13 (10.66%) FTP
5 8 (6.56%) SSL
6 7 (5.74%) Firewall
7 2 (1.64%) Internet
7 2 (1.64%) AMQP
8 1 (0.82%) VLAN
8 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.77%) MongoDB
2 13 (10.66%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (9.02%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.92%) MySQL
6 4 (3.28%) Big Data
7 3 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (56.56%) Jenkins
2 25 (20.49%) Maven
3 21 (17.21%) Git (software)
4 19 (15.57%) Hudson
5 4 (3.28%) Gradle
6 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.46%) JIRA
6 3 (2.46%) Ant
6 3 (2.46%) JUnit
7 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.64%) Subversion
7 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (36.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (13.93%) Consultant
3 14 (11.48%) DevOps Consultant
4 12 (9.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
5 11 (9.02%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.10%) Web Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Administrator
9 5 (4.10%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) .NET
1 14 (11.48%) J2EE
1 14 (11.48%) Servlets
2 12 (9.84%) Kafka
3 8 (6.56%) jQuery
3 8 (6.56%) Web Services
4 7 (5.74%) HTML
4 7 (5.74%) CSS
4 7 (5.74%) HTML5
4 7 (5.74%) CSS3
5 4 (3.28%) PHP-FPM
6 3 (2.46%) JSON
6 3 (2.46%) REST
7 2 (1.64%) SOAP
7 2 (1.64%) LAMP
7 2 (1.64%) Ajax
7 2 (1.64%) Java EE
7 2 (1.64%) EJB
7 2 (1.64%) XML
7 2 (1.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (79.51%) Linux
2 25 (20.49%) CentOS
3 21 (17.21%) Windows
4 17 (13.93%) UNIX
5 9 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.10%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.28%) AIX
7 4 (3.28%) Solaris
7 4 (3.28%) Debian
8 1 (0.82%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (51.64%) DevOps
2 47 (38.52%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (36.89%) Configuration Management
4 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (25.41%) Open Source
6 20 (16.39%) Load Balancing
7 19 (15.57%) Scrum
8 13 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (10.66%) Software Delivery
9 12 (9.84%) Automated Testing
9 12 (9.84%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Auto-Scaling
11 8 (6.56%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.74%) Web Accessibility
12 7 (5.74%) Microservices
13 3 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (2.46%) Software Engineering
13 3 (2.46%) TDD
14 2 (1.64%) Problem Management
14 2 (1.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) Java
2 28 (22.95%) Ruby
3 19 (15.57%) Bash Shell
4 18 (14.75%) Python
5 17 (13.93%) Scala
6 13 (10.66%) Go
7 10 (8.20%) Perl
8 8 (6.56%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.74%) SQL
10 6 (4.92%) PHP
10 6 (4.92%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.10%) Groovy
12 1 (0.82%) C
12 1 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.11%) Docker
3 6 (4.92%) Xen
4 5 (4.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.82%) QEMU
6 1 (0.82%) KVM
6 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (51.64%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (18.85%) Vagrant
3 19 (15.57%) Ansible
4 12 (9.84%) Nagios
5 4 (3.28%) Graphite
5 4 (3.28%) Munin
5 4 (3.28%) CFEngine
6 3 (2.46%) SCCM
7 2 (1.64%) SCOM
7 2 (1.64%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.64%) Cacti
7 2 (1.64%) logstash
8 1 (0.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Red Hat
2 24 (19.67%) VMware
3 17 (13.93%) Google
4 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.10%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.28%) Oracle
6 4 (3.28%) Sun
7 3 (2.46%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.46%) RightScale
8 2 (1.64%) Percona
8 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.64%) Intel
8 2 (1.64%) NetApp
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco
8 2 (1.64%) IBM
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