The first table below looks at the demand for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 18 April 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 200 234 236
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 50 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.01% 0.48% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 6
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £345 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
832 624 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.59% 7.46% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 346
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 27
Average hourly rate £25.50 £23.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Puppet
England

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the South East region.

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 24 £350 - 4
Berkshire - 13 £375 - 6
Surrey -5 7 £481 +28.33% 7
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 - 4
Middlesex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 52 (81.25%) Linux
2 26 (40.63%) Web Services
3 25 (39.06%) Red Hat
3 25 (39.06%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (32.81%) Jenkins
6 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
7 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (26.56%) Configuration Management
8 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.31%) REST
9 13 (20.31%) Python
9 13 (20.31%) Perl
9 13 (20.31%) Oracle
10 12 (18.75%) Windows
10 12 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (18.75%) Scrum
10 12 (18.75%) Open Source
11 11 (17.19%) CentOS
11 11 (17.19%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (17.19%) Subversion
11 11 (17.19%) SQL
11 11 (17.19%) Java
11 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.63%) UNIX
13 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
13 9 (14.06%) SOA
13 9 (14.06%) Cisco
13 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (9.38%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.25%) Mule
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.69%) nginx
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) Confluence
6 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (9.38%) VPN
4 5 (7.81%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (7.81%) MPLS
4 5 (7.81%) WAN
5 4 (6.25%) AMQP
5 4 (6.25%) HTTP
6 3 (4.69%) Firewall
6 3 (4.69%) SSL
7 2 (3.13%) SSH
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.13%) SAN
7 2 (3.13%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) PBX
8 1 (1.56%) Internet
8 1 (1.56%) LDAP
8 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (12.50%) MySQL
3 7 (10.94%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.25%) Big Data
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.69%) SQLPlus
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) ObjectStore
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Jenkins
2 19 (29.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (17.19%) Subversion
4 7 (10.94%) JIRA
5 6 (9.38%) Maven
6 5 (7.81%) JUnit
6 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
7 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.25%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.69%) Ant
8 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.69%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (4.69%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.69%) Hudson
8 3 (4.69%) Selenium
9 2 (3.13%) RSpec
9 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.13%) JMeter
10 1 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
General
1 5 (7.81%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Administrator
3 8 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.94%) Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.13%) Web Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Support Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) Web Services
2 13 (20.31%) REST
3 9 (14.06%) JSON
4 8 (12.50%) .NET
4 8 (12.50%) Middleware
5 7 (10.94%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) Django
6 6 (9.38%) jQuery
6 6 (9.38%) CSS
6 6 (9.38%) LAMP
7 4 (6.25%) WCF
7 4 (6.25%) Silverlight
7 4 (6.25%) SOAP
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.69%) Spring
8 3 (4.69%) LINQ
9 2 (3.13%) EJB 3.0
9 2 (3.13%) Java EE
9 2 (3.13%) PostGIS
9 2 (3.13%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Open Source
2 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Wiki
4 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.13%) HACMP
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (81.25%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Windows
4 11 (17.19%) CentOS
4 11 (17.19%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (15.63%) UNIX
6 8 (12.50%) Solaris
7 5 (7.81%) SUSE
7 5 (7.81%) AIX
8 3 (4.69%) Debian
9 2 (3.13%) Android
9 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (26.56%) Configuration Management
2 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (18.75%) Scrum
4 9 (14.06%) SOA
4 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL
6 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.69%) User Stories
6 3 (4.69%) Release Management
7 2 (3.13%) BPEL
7 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.13%) Android Development
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.13%) DSDM
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
7 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) Python
1 13 (20.31%) Perl
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) Java
2 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
3 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
4 8 (12.50%) Ruby
5 7 (10.94%) PHP
6 5 (7.81%) C#
7 4 (6.25%) Korn
8 3 (4.69%) AWK
9 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) C
10 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.56%) VB
10 1 (1.56%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) RHCE
2 1 (1.56%) RHCT
2 1 (1.56%) CCNA
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (6.25%) Xen
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Varnish
4 2 (3.13%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (39.06%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (14.06%) Ansible
3 8 (12.50%) Vagrant
4 6 (9.38%) Cobbler
5 5 (7.81%) Nagios
6 4 (6.25%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.69%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (3.13%) Cacti
8 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.56%) YUM
9 1 (1.56%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.56%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.56%) Munin
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.31%) Oracle
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 5 (7.81%) Veritas
6 4 (6.25%) Splunk
6 4 (6.25%) Sun
7 3 (4.69%) IBM
7 3 (4.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) ESRI
8 1 (1.56%) Siebel
8 1 (1.56%) BEA
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) Vignette
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Percona
8 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
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