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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 112 81 102
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 30 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 2.01% 1.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.79% 28.21% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 32
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £321 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.43 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £45.47 -
% change year-on-year
-28.51% -
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
278 234 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.65% 7.13% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 130 162
Median daily rate £390 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +34.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +8 7 £438 - 2
Wiltshire -6 7 £513 +55.30%
Bristol -22 7 £575 +26.02% 6
Dorset - 4 £400 - 2
Somerset +10 1 £375 - 3
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 73 (89.02%) Linux
2 44 (53.66%) Red Hat
3 38 (46.34%) Perl
3 38 (46.34%) DevOps
4 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
5 29 (35.37%) Unix
6 27 (32.93%) Configuration Management
6 27 (32.93%) Python
7 26 (31.71%) Ansible
7 26 (31.71%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (30.49%) TCP/IP
8 25 (30.49%) JIRA
9 24 (29.27%) Oracle
10 23 (28.05%) Java
10 23 (28.05%) Tomcat
10 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
11 21 (25.61%) Solaris
11 21 (25.61%) Samba
11 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
12 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (21.95%) Git (software)
14 18 (21.95%) Apache
15 17 (20.73%) Nagios
16 16 (19.51%) RHCE
16 16 (19.51%) MySQL
16 16 (19.51%) F5
17 15 (18.29%) DV Cleared
18 14 (17.07%) Firewall

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (28.05%) Tomcat
2 18 (21.95%) Apache
3 11 (13.41%) JBoss
4 7 (8.54%) MQSeries
5 5 (6.10%) Mule
6 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.22%) Confluence
8 1 (1.22%) GemFire
8 1 (1.22%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.22%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) Office 365
4 3 (3.66%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.44%) GitHub
5 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.22%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.07%) Firewall
2 14 (17.07%) VPN
3 9 (10.98%) LAN
4 8 (9.76%) Network Security
5 7 (8.54%) FTP
5 7 (8.54%) HTTP
5 7 (8.54%) HTTPS
5 7 (8.54%) IPsec
5 7 (8.54%) LDAP
5 7 (8.54%) NAS
5 7 (8.54%) WAN
5 7 (8.54%) Wireless
6 6 (7.32%) BIG-IP
6 6 (7.32%) tcpdump
6 6 (7.32%) Wireshark
7 5 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.44%) SSL
9 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) MySQL
2 10 (12.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (30.49%) JIRA
2 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
3 18 (21.95%) Git (software)
4 10 (12.20%) Hudson
5 4 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.66%) Subversion
6 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.66%) Travis CI
6 3 (3.66%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.44%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.22%) Gradle
8 1 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Advertising
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (18.29%) Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Administrator
5 12 (14.63%) Java Developer
6 10 (12.20%) Architect
6 10 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (10.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 9 (10.98%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.54%) Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Designer
8 7 (8.54%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Designer
9 6 (7.32%) Unix Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (2.44%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) JSON
1 14 (17.07%) LAMP
2 13 (15.85%) Spring
3 12 (14.63%) Hibernate
3 12 (14.63%) HTML
4 9 (10.98%) J2EE
4 9 (10.98%) jQuery
5 7 (8.54%) Web Services
6 6 (7.32%) Node.js
7 3 (3.66%) CSS
7 3 (3.66%) RESTful
7 3 (3.66%) XML
8 2 (2.44%) .NET
8 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.44%) GWT
8 2 (2.44%) LESS
8 2 (2.44%) REST
8 2 (2.44%) Symfony
9 1 (1.22%) boto
9 1 (1.22%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Wiki
2 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.32%) iPad
4 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Ergonomics
5 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 73 (89.02%) Linux
2 29 (35.37%) Unix
3 21 (25.61%) Solaris
4 14 (17.07%) CentOS
5 11 (13.41%) Windows
6 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.32%) Mac OS X
8 5 (6.10%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.44%) Android
10 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.22%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.22%) RancherOS
11 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) DevOps
2 27 (32.93%) Configuration Management
3 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (17.07%) ITIL
6 10 (12.20%) TDD
7 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
7 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (9.76%) BCP
8 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
8 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (7.32%) Open Source
9 6 (7.32%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.88%) Release Management
11 3 (3.66%) Analytics
11 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.66%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.34%) Perl
2 27 (32.93%) Python
3 23 (28.05%) Java
4 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.63%) C#
6 11 (13.41%) SQL
7 10 (12.20%) C++
7 10 (12.20%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.54%) PHP
8 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.66%) C
10 2 (2.44%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) Ruby
11 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.51%) RHCE
3 15 (18.29%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.61%) Samba
3 8 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.32%) Docker
6 2 (2.44%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 26 (31.71%) Ansible
1 26 (31.71%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (20.73%) Nagios
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (7.32%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Capistrano
4 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.44%) Mesos
4 2 (2.44%) OpenAM
4 2 (2.44%) Salt
5 1 (1.22%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.22%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.22%) Rancher
5 1 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Red Hat
2 24 (29.27%) Oracle
3 16 (19.51%) F5
4 11 (13.41%) VMware
5 10 (12.20%) Google
6 7 (8.54%) NetApp
7 6 (7.32%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.32%) Cisco
8 5 (6.10%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix
9 1 (1.22%) IBM
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.22%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.22%) Splunk