The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 125 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.24% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.96% 4.38% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +18.57%
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
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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 Scotland region.

Systems Management Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
208 137 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.48% 5.54% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 66 67
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £490 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £160.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.68% +814.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the Scotland region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Edinburgh -3 2 £338 -32.50% 1
Glasgow - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
Puppet
UK

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (50.00%) SSL
3 5 (50.00%) Ant
3 5 (50.00%) IIS
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) HTTP
3 5 (50.00%) Maven
4 4 (40.00%) Fiddler
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) PKI
4 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
4 4 (40.00%) Apache
4 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) LDAP
4 4 (40.00%) X.509
4 4 (40.00%) ForgeRock
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
6 2 (20.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) REST

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) Apache
2 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SSL
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 4 (40.00%) X.509
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Ant
1 5 (50.00%) Maven
2 4 (40.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) JAAS
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) SUSE
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (20.00%) OpenSSO
4 1 (10.00%) Nagios
4 1 (10.00%) Ganglia
4 1 (10.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) ForgeRock
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) VMware