The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 188 154 210
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +56
Contract jobs citing Puppet 87 97 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.05% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.78% 11.21% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £543 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.47 - £41.25
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
991 865 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.01% 9.39% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 433 457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 49
Average hourly rate £22.75 £19.91 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.26% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -9.33%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 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
Surrey +23 33 £368 -30.00% 7
Oxfordshire -4 22 £500 +53.84% 7
Kent +13 12 £450 -18.18% 3
Hampshire -49 9 £425 +22.30% 6
Berkshire -13 6 £450 -7.69% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £425 +21.42% 1
Middlesex - 2 - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 156 (76.85%) Linux
2 115 (56.65%) DevOps
3 98 (48.28%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
5 83 (40.89%) Jenkins
6 78 (38.42%) Python
7 71 (34.98%) Configuration Management
8 69 (33.99%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (33.50%) Git (software)
10 65 (32.02%) Red Hat
11 64 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (31.03%) Ruby
13 61 (30.05%) Windows
14 51 (25.12%) Oracle
15 45 (22.17%) UNIX
16 41 (20.20%) Ansible
17 40 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 36 (17.73%) Java
19 35 (17.24%) Vagrant
20 34 (16.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 34 (16.75%) Web Services
21 33 (16.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 33 (16.26%) VMware
22 32 (15.76%) Subversion
23 29 (14.29%) PowerShell
23 29 (14.29%) Software Deployment
24 27 (13.30%) JIRA
24 27 (13.30%) Nagios
24 27 (13.30%) Perl
25 25 (12.32%) Firewall

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 24 (11.82%) WebLogic
2 22 (10.84%) Apache
3 20 (9.85%) OpenStack
4 16 (7.88%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.43%) Confluence
5 9 (4.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (3.45%) nginx
7 5 (2.46%) Drupal
7 5 (2.46%) CMS
8 4 (1.97%) IIS
8 4 (1.97%) JBoss
9 3 (1.48%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.99%) Eucalyptus
10 2 (0.99%) Liferay
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.49%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.49%) FileNet
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 84 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (16.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (12.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (6.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (5.91%) IaaS
6 11 (5.42%) PaaS
7 9 (4.43%) SoftLayer
7 9 (4.43%) Sumo Logic
8 7 (3.45%) Heroku
8 7 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (2.96%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.49%) SaaS
11 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.32%) Firewall
2 23 (11.33%) DNS
3 21 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 20 (9.85%) VPN
5 19 (9.36%) LDAP
6 15 (7.39%) Network Security
7 12 (5.91%) SSL
8 11 (5.42%) SAN
9 10 (4.93%) SSH
9 10 (4.93%) LAN
9 10 (4.93%) WAN
9 10 (4.93%) DHCP
9 10 (4.93%) SNMP
10 9 (4.43%) Wireless
11 6 (2.96%) Internet
12 5 (2.46%) NAS
13 4 (1.97%) MPLS
13 4 (1.97%) VLAN
14 3 (1.48%) HTTP
15 2 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) MySQL
2 10 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.93%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.48%) Big Data
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.99%) HBase
6 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 83 (40.89%) Jenkins
2 68 (33.50%) Git (software)
3 33 (16.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 32 (15.76%) Subversion
5 27 (13.30%) JIRA
6 20 (9.85%) Cucumber
7 18 (8.87%) Maven
7 18 (8.87%) Ant
8 16 (7.88%) Hudson
9 14 (6.90%) JUnit
10 10 (4.93%) Mockito
11 6 (2.96%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.46%) RSpec
13 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.99%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.99%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (10.84%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Banking
3 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.97%) Billing
5 2 (0.99%) Publishing
5 2 (0.99%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (30.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (16.75%) Developer
3 23 (11.33%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (10.84%) Administrator
5 19 (9.36%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (8.37%) Architect
7 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Linux Administrator
8 13 (6.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.40%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (5.91%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 6 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
14 5 (2.46%) Web Developer
14 5 (2.46%) Support Engineer
14 5 (2.46%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.75%) Web Services
2 21 (10.34%) Spring
3 17 (8.37%) Ruby on Rails
4 16 (7.88%) XML
5 13 (6.40%) Middleware
5 13 (6.40%) jQuery
5 13 (6.40%) REST
6 12 (5.91%) Spring MVC
6 12 (5.91%) Hibernate
7 11 (5.42%) boto
8 10 (4.93%) XSLT
9 9 (4.43%) LAMP
9 9 (4.43%) Grails
10 8 (3.94%) JSON
11 7 (3.45%) CSS
11 7 (3.45%) HTML
12 6 (2.96%) .NET
13 5 (2.46%) XHTML
13 5 (2.46%) Dojo
14 3 (1.48%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.36%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (6.40%) Clustering
4 10 (4.93%) Statistics
4 10 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.43%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.43%) PKI
5 9 (4.43%) HACMP
5 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.46%) User Experience
9 4 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.97%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) Social Media
10 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 156 (76.85%) Linux
2 61 (30.05%) Windows
3 45 (22.17%) UNIX
4 40 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.88%) Solaris
6 15 (7.39%) CentOS
7 10 (4.93%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.45%) AIX
9 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.96%) SUSE
10 5 (2.46%) VMS
11 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.48%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (56.65%) DevOps
2 71 (34.98%) Configuration Management
3 69 (33.99%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 25 (12.32%) Scrum
7 23 (11.33%) Open Source
8 17 (8.37%) TDD
9 16 (7.88%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (6.90%) Auto-Scaling
11 13 (6.40%) Migration
11 13 (6.40%) MVC
12 12 (5.91%) BDD
13 10 (4.93%) Analytics
13 10 (4.93%) SDLC
13 10 (4.93%) E-Commerce
13 10 (4.93%) Use Case
14 9 (4.43%) Computer Security
14 9 (4.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (4.43%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.42%) Python
2 63 (31.03%) Ruby
3 36 (17.73%) Java
4 29 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 27 (13.30%) Perl
6 25 (12.32%) Shell Script
7 22 (10.84%) JavaScript
8 21 (10.34%) SQL
8 21 (10.34%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.40%) C#
10 9 (4.43%) PHP
11 7 (3.45%) Go
12 4 (1.97%) C
13 3 (1.48%) C++
14 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.45%) CCNP
2 7 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.96%) RHCE
3 6 (2.96%) Degree
4 3 (1.48%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.99%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) MCSA
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) MCITP
6 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.33%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (10.84%) Docker
2 18 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (4.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (4.43%) NFS
6 7 (3.45%) vSphere
7 6 (2.96%) iptables
7 6 (2.96%) KVM
7 6 (2.96%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.96%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.46%) Active Directory
9 3 (1.48%) vCloud
10 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.99%) XenServer
11 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) XenApp
11 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (48.28%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (20.20%) Ansible
3 35 (17.24%) Vagrant
4 27 (13.30%) Nagios
5 14 (6.90%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (2.46%) SCOM
7 5 (2.46%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (1.97%) Control-M
8 4 (1.97%) OpenView
8 4 (1.97%) SCCM
9 3 (1.48%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.48%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.48%) Opsview
10 2 (0.99%) Mesos
11 1 (0.49%) Graphite
11 1 (0.49%) vMotion
11 1 (0.49%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 65 (32.02%) Red Hat
2 51 (25.12%) Oracle
3 33 (16.26%) VMware
4 22 (10.84%) Splunk
5 14 (6.90%) Cisco
6 13 (6.40%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.93%) Symantec
7 10 (4.93%) Juniper
7 10 (4.93%) Veritas
8 9 (4.43%) Dell
9 8 (3.94%) EMC
9 8 (3.94%) IBM
10 7 (3.45%) HP
11 4 (1.97%) Citrix
11 4 (1.97%) Sun
12 3 (1.48%) WSO2
13 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.99%) SAP
13 2 (0.99%) CA
14 1 (0.49%) NetApp
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