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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 142 207 254
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +47
Contract jobs citing Puppet 101 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.28% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.64% 2.82% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 2
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£450 £425 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £348 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £415 £378
% change year-on-year
-0.30% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
868 851 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.46% 9.77% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 447 298
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £204 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 56
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.94% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Hampshire +36 60 £400 -8.57% 1
Berkshire +36 20 £488 +13.37% 5
Surrey +3 8 £525 +31.25% 11
Oxfordshire - 8 £300 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 2
Kent -5 2 £550 +20.54%
West Sussex +6 1 £400 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 105 (65.63%) Jenkins
2 100 (62.50%) Linux
3 90 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (55.63%) DevOps
5 64 (40.00%) Scrum
6 61 (38.13%) Vagrant
7 60 (37.50%) Web Services
8 54 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (33.13%) Apache
10 50 (31.25%) Cucumber
11 47 (29.38%) Red Hat
12 46 (28.75%) VMware
13 42 (26.25%) Configuration Management
14 41 (25.63%) PostgreSQL
14 41 (25.63%) Java
15 40 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 40 (25.00%) Maven
16 38 (23.75%) Open Source
17 37 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (20.00%) Oracle
19 29 (18.13%) Shell Script
20 28 (17.50%) RESTful
20 28 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
21 27 (16.88%) CentOS
21 27 (16.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 27 (16.88%) RSpec
21 27 (16.88%) JIRA
21 27 (16.88%) Tomcat
22 26 (16.25%) UNIX
22 26 (16.25%) Perl

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (33.13%) Apache
2 27 (16.88%) Tomcat
3 18 (11.25%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.50%) Apache Solr
5 7 (4.38%) CMS
5 7 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.13%) Drupal
6 5 (3.13%) Confluence
6 5 (3.13%) Node.js
7 4 (2.50%) uWSGI
7 4 (2.50%) nginx
8 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.63%) Resin
9 1 (0.63%) Mule
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) assyst
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.63%) SaaS
2 17 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (8.75%) Amazon S3
4 8 (5.00%) IaaS
4 8 (5.00%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.38%) Internet
2 8 (5.00%) DNS
3 7 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.38%) SAN
3 7 (4.38%) SSL
4 5 (3.13%) LDAP
4 5 (3.13%) Firewall
5 3 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.88%) Network Security
5 3 (1.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.63%) NAS
6 1 (0.63%) AMQP
6 1 (0.63%) SNMP
6 1 (0.63%) HTTP
6 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.63%) MPLS
6 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.63%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (15.63%) MySQL
3 12 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.75%) SQLPlus
5 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.25%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.63%) Ingres
9 1 (0.63%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 105 (65.63%) Jenkins
2 50 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 40 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 40 (25.00%) Maven
4 27 (16.88%) RSpec
4 27 (16.88%) JIRA
5 23 (14.38%) Eclipse
6 22 (13.75%) FitNesse
7 18 (11.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (9.38%) Subversion
9 12 (7.50%) Selenium
10 9 (5.63%) Mockito
10 9 (5.63%) JUnit
11 5 (3.13%) JMeter
11 5 (3.13%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.50%) Gerrit
13 3 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (1.88%) Grunt
13 3 (1.88%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (1.25%) Legal
1 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (1.25%) Banking
2 1 (0.63%) Billing
2 1 (0.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (26.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (16.88%) Architect
3 22 (13.75%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (12.50%) Developer
5 19 (11.88%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Build Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) J2EE Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.13%) J2EE Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Linux Support
10 5 (3.13%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Development Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (37.50%) Web Services
2 28 (17.50%) RESTful
3 19 (11.88%) PostGIS
4 18 (11.25%) J2EE
5 16 (10.00%) Middleware
6 12 (7.50%) Spring
6 12 (7.50%) LAMP
7 10 (6.25%) JSON
8 9 (5.63%) Ajax
8 9 (5.63%) Hibernate
8 9 (5.63%) SOAP
9 8 (5.00%) CSS
10 7 (4.38%) REST
11 6 (3.75%) XML
11 6 (3.75%) .NET
11 6 (3.75%) JPA
11 6 (3.75%) Spring MVC
12 5 (3.13%) JTS
13 4 (2.50%) Regular Expression
13 4 (2.50%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.75%) Open Source
2 4 (2.50%) Smartphone
3 3 (1.88%) Clustering
3 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.88%) Linked Data
4 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.25%) HACMP
4 2 (1.25%) Wiki
5 1 (0.63%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Social Media
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 100 (62.50%) Linux
2 27 (16.88%) CentOS
2 27 (16.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (16.25%) UNIX
4 23 (14.38%) Oracle Linux
5 18 (11.25%) Solaris
6 12 (7.50%) Windows
7 5 (3.13%) Android
8 4 (2.50%) AIX
9 3 (1.88%) SUSE
9 3 (1.88%) Debian
10 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
11 1 (0.63%) OS/400
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (55.63%) DevOps
3 64 (40.00%) Scrum
4 54 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (26.25%) Configuration Management
6 21 (13.13%) SOA
7 16 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.63%) TDD
9 9 (5.63%) Migration
10 8 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (4.38%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.75%) User Stories
12 6 (3.75%) Identity Management
12 6 (3.75%) MVC
12 6 (3.75%) ITIL
12 6 (3.75%) Kanban
12 6 (3.75%) Web Development
13 5 (3.13%) BPEL
13 5 (3.13%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.63%) Java
2 29 (18.13%) Shell Script
3 26 (16.25%) Perl
4 25 (15.63%) PHP
5 22 (13.75%) Python
5 22 (13.75%) Ruby
6 17 (10.63%) SQL
7 14 (8.75%) JavaScript
8 13 (8.13%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.75%) AWK
9 6 (3.75%) Korn
10 2 (1.25%) C
10 2 (1.25%) C#
10 2 (1.25%) C++
10 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.25%) Groovy
11 1 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.13%) BC Cleared
2 5 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.25%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) HP APS
4 1 (0.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.75%) vCloud
3 8 (5.00%) VirtualBox
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (4.38%) Docker
5 6 (3.75%) vSphere
5 6 (3.75%) Xen
6 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.13%) KVM
7 4 (2.50%) Shibboleth
8 3 (1.88%) Varnish
8 3 (1.88%) NFS
9 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 61 (38.13%) Vagrant
2 28 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.50%) YUM
4 11 (6.88%) Nagios
5 9 (5.63%) Cobbler
6 6 (3.75%) Tivoli
7 5 (3.13%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.88%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.63%) WSUS
9 1 (0.63%) Cacti
9 1 (0.63%) Munin
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.63%) Netcool
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.63%) collectd
9 1 (0.63%) Ansible
9 1 (0.63%) Opsview
9 1 (0.63%) Icinga
Vendors
1 47 (29.38%) Red Hat
2 46 (28.75%) VMware
3 32 (20.00%) Oracle
4 21 (13.13%) EMC
5 8 (5.00%) Tripwire
6 6 (3.75%) IBM
6 6 (3.75%) Sun
7 5 (3.13%) HP
7 5 (3.13%) Veritas
7 5 (3.13%) JBoss
8 4 (2.50%) Symantec
8 4 (2.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.88%) Cisco
10 2 (1.25%) Remedy
10 2 (1.25%) webMethods
10 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.63%) Google
11 1 (0.63%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.63%) Egenera
11 1 (0.63%) Infoblox
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