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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 88 85 106
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs citing Puppet 50 57 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.84% 1.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.48% 27.14% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 30
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
286 210 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.70% 6.77% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 125 129
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 3
Median hourly rate £15.36 £20.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% -19.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+73.39% +6.23%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Bristol -2 13 £563 +21.62% 4
Dorset - 12 £446 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 11 £400 -20.00% 3
Wiltshire -16 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Somerset - 4 £275 - 3
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 77 (89.53%) Linux
2 45 (52.33%) DevOps
3 38 (44.19%) Red Hat
4 34 (39.53%) Perl
5 31 (36.05%) Ansible
6 30 (34.88%) Configuration Management
7 28 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
8 27 (31.40%) Java
8 27 (31.40%) Unix
9 26 (30.23%) TCP/IP
10 25 (29.07%) Tomcat
10 25 (29.07%) Python
11 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
12 23 (26.74%) JIRA
12 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
13 22 (25.58%) Oracle
13 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (23.26%) Samba
14 20 (23.26%) Apache
15 19 (22.09%) Solaris
16 18 (20.93%) MySQL
16 18 (20.93%) Git (software)
17 16 (18.60%) CentOS
17 16 (18.60%) ITIL
17 16 (18.60%) RHCE
18 15 (17.44%) Nagios
19 14 (16.28%) LAMP

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 25 (29.07%) Tomcat
2 20 (23.26%) Apache
3 10 (11.63%) JBoss
4 6 (6.98%) MQSeries
4 6 (6.98%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.81%) Mule
6 3 (3.49%) nginx
6 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.16%) Confluence
8 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.16%) GemFire
8 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.16%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.98%) Office 365
4 2 (2.33%) GitHub
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.16%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.16%) IaaS
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.23%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.12%) VPN
3 12 (13.95%) Firewall
4 9 (10.47%) HTTP
4 9 (10.47%) LAN
5 7 (8.14%) Network Security
5 7 (8.14%) WAN
5 7 (8.14%) Wireless
6 6 (6.98%) FTP
6 6 (6.98%) HTTPS
6 6 (6.98%) IPsec
6 6 (6.98%) LDAP
6 6 (6.98%) NAS
7 5 (5.81%) BIG-IP
7 5 (5.81%) tcpdump
7 5 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (5.81%) Wireshark
8 4 (4.65%) SSL
9 1 (1.16%) DNS
9 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) MySQL
2 7 (8.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Big Data
6 1 (1.16%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
2 23 (26.74%) JIRA
3 18 (20.93%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.30%) Hudson
5 5 (5.81%) Travis CI
6 4 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.65%) Subversion
7 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.33%) PHPUnit
8 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.16%) Gradle
9 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Marketing
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Automotive
4 2 (2.33%) Games
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Administrator
5 11 (12.79%) Architect
6 10 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.14%) Designer
8 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (8.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.14%) Senior Designer
9 6 (6.98%) Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Unix Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) LAMP
2 12 (13.95%) JSON
3 11 (12.79%) Spring
4 10 (11.63%) Hibernate
4 10 (11.63%) HTML
5 8 (9.30%) J2EE
5 8 (9.30%) Web Services
6 7 (8.14%) jQuery
7 6 (6.98%) Node.js
8 4 (4.65%) RESTful
9 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.49%) CSS
9 3 (3.49%) XML
10 2 (2.33%) .NET
10 2 (2.33%) GWT
10 2 (2.33%) LESS
10 2 (2.33%) Middleware
10 2 (2.33%) REST
10 2 (2.33%) Symfony
11 1 (1.16%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Wiki
2 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.81%) iPad
3 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Ergonomics
4 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 77 (89.53%) Linux
2 27 (31.40%) Unix
3 19 (22.09%) Solaris
4 16 (18.60%) CentOS
5 12 (13.95%) Windows
6 6 (6.98%) Mac OS X
6 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.33%) Android
9 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.16%) CoreOS
10 1 (1.16%) RancherOS
10 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) DevOps
2 30 (34.88%) Configuration Management
3 22 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.60%) ITIL
6 8 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (9.30%) TDD
7 7 (8.14%) BCP
7 7 (8.14%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.14%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (8.14%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.98%) Scrum
9 5 (5.81%) Open Source
9 5 (5.81%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.65%) Release Management
10 4 (4.65%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (3.49%) High Availability
11 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.53%) Perl
2 27 (31.40%) Java
3 25 (29.07%) Python
4 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.79%) SQL
6 10 (11.63%) C#
7 8 (9.30%) C++
7 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.14%) PHP
9 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.49%) C
10 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.33%) PHP 5
11 2 (2.33%) Ruby
12 1 (1.16%) Clojure
12 1 (1.16%) Groovy
12 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.60%) RHCE
3 12 (13.95%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.81%) CISSP
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.26%) Samba
3 8 (9.30%) Docker
4 7 (8.14%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.81%) vCloud
6 1 (1.16%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 31 (36.05%) Ansible
2 28 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (17.44%) Nagios
4 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (6.98%) SCCM
5 4 (4.65%) Mesos
6 2 (2.33%) Capistrano
6 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.33%) logstash
6 2 (2.33%) OpenAM
6 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.16%) Rancher
7 1 (1.16%) Salt
7 1 (1.16%) SCOM
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Red Hat
2 22 (25.58%) Oracle
3 12 (13.95%) F5
4 11 (12.79%) VMware
5 10 (11.63%) Google
6 6 (6.98%) Cisco
6 6 (6.98%) NetApp
7 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.81%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix
8 1 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.16%) SAP
8 1 (1.16%) Splunk