The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 102 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs citing Puppet 42 53 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 1.64% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.27% 23.04% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 10
Average daily rate £425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
218 230 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.32% 7.13% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 87
Average daily rate £370 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Puppet
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Puppet Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +7 17 £370 -17.77% 2
Gloucestershire +8 6 £400 -4.47% 4
Bristol -20 6 £481 +6.94% 6
Somerset - 2 £629 - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 80 (90.91%) Linux
2 56 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (59.09%) DevOps
4 47 (53.41%) Jenkins
4 47 (53.41%) Configuration Management
5 39 (44.32%) Bash Shell
6 36 (40.91%) Git (software)
6 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (39.77%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (36.36%) VMware
9 31 (35.23%) Python
10 27 (30.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (29.55%) Ruby
12 25 (28.41%) Windows
12 25 (28.41%) Ansible
13 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
14 23 (26.14%) Java
15 22 (25.00%) ITIL
15 22 (25.00%) Scrum
15 22 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (23.86%) Finance
16 21 (23.86%) Perl
17 20 (22.73%) Maven
18 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
18 19 (21.59%) Open Source
19 18 (20.45%) MCollective
19 18 (20.45%) Build Automation
19 18 (20.45%) Oracle
19 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
19 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 15 (17.05%) OpenStack
2 12 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 11 (12.50%) nginx
4 9 (10.23%) Apache
5 5 (5.68%) Confluence
5 5 (5.68%) Node.js
6 4 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.55%) JBoss
7 3 (3.41%) Jetty
7 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.27%) IIS
9 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Google Apps
3 3 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.27%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.36%) SSL
3 8 (9.09%) HTTP
4 6 (6.82%) DNS
5 5 (5.68%) DHCP
5 5 (5.68%) HTTPS
5 5 (5.68%) IPsec
6 3 (3.41%) FTP
7 2 (2.27%) Internet
7 2 (2.27%) IPv6
7 2 (2.27%) OpenVPN
7 2 (2.27%) OSPF
7 2 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (15.91%) MySQL
3 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.55%) Big Data
5 4 (4.55%) Redis
6 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.27%) DB2
7 2 (2.27%) Informix
7 2 (2.27%) Ingres
7 2 (2.27%) MariaDB
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (53.41%) Jenkins
2 36 (40.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (22.73%) Maven
4 10 (11.36%) Subversion
5 9 (10.23%) JIRA
6 7 (7.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (6.82%) Gerrit
7 6 (6.82%) Grunt
8 4 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.55%) gulp
9 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.27%) EasyMock
9 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.27%) GitLab
9 2 (2.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.27%) JUnit
9 2 (2.27%) Mockito
9 2 (2.27%) RSpec
9 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (23.86%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Games
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) DevOps Engineer
1 14 (15.91%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (12.50%) Administrator
2 11 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (10.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.95%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (7.95%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Web Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) AWS Architect
9 3 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Designer
9 3 (3.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Designer
9 3 (3.41%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) MCollective
2 12 (13.64%) Web Services
3 7 (7.95%) ELK Stack
3 7 (7.95%) Middleware
4 4 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.55%) REST
4 4 (4.55%) SOAP
5 3 (3.41%) LAMP
5 3 (3.41%) React
6 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.27%) J2EE
6 2 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.27%) Servlets
6 2 (2.27%) Spring
6 2 (2.27%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.14%) Browserify
7 1 (1.14%) Java EE
7 1 (1.14%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) iPad
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Wiki
5 2 (2.27%) Ergonomics
5 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (90.91%) Linux
2 25 (28.41%) Windows
3 17 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (13.64%) Unix
5 11 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (11.36%) CentOS
7 4 (4.55%) Fedora
8 3 (3.41%) Solaris
9 2 (2.27%) CoreOS
9 2 (2.27%) SmartOS
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) DevOps
2 47 (53.41%) Configuration Management
3 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (39.77%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (25.00%) ITIL
5 22 (25.00%) Scrum
6 19 (21.59%) Open Source
7 18 (20.45%) Build Automation
8 13 (14.77%) ITIL V3
9 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 7 (7.95%) Change Management
10 7 (7.95%) Data Management
10 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.95%) Patch Management
11 6 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.82%) High Availability
12 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.55%) Automated Testing
13 4 (4.55%) Coaching
13 4 (4.55%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 39 (44.32%) Bash Shell
2 31 (35.23%) Python
3 26 (29.55%) Ruby
4 23 (26.14%) Java
5 21 (23.86%) Perl
6 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
7 12 (13.64%) SQL
8 11 (12.50%) AWK
8 11 (12.50%) sed
9 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) RHCE
4 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 27 (30.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.91%) Samba
3 9 (10.23%) NFS
4 8 (9.09%) vCloud
5 7 (7.95%) KVM
6 5 (5.68%) Docker
6 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.27%) Btrfs
8 2 (2.27%) iptables
8 2 (2.27%) LXC
8 2 (2.27%) Snort
8 2 (2.27%) Squid
8 2 (2.27%) Varnish
8 2 (2.27%) vSphere
8 2 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (28.41%) Ansible
3 9 (10.23%) Nagios
4 5 (5.68%) Ganglia
4 5 (5.68%) Graphite
4 5 (5.68%) Kibana
4 5 (5.68%) Riemann
5 3 (3.41%) logstash
5 3 (3.41%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.27%) Capistrano
6 2 (2.27%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.27%) Mesos
6 2 (2.27%) Nessus
6 2 (2.27%) systemd
6 2 (2.27%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) VMware
2 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.45%) Oracle
4 10 (11.36%) NetApp
5 7 (7.95%) Splunk
6 5 (5.68%) Google
7 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.27%) HP
8 2 (2.27%) IBM
8 2 (2.27%) Percona
9 1 (1.14%) New Relic
9 1 (1.14%) SAP
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