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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 80 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 66 40 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 1.26% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.33% 14.87% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £465 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.43 - £45.00
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 West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
233 269 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.88% 8.50% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 151 62
Average daily rate £420 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.62% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £190.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -0.45%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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
Bristol -7 29 £456 +14.06% 4
Wiltshire +6 16 £330 +1.53% 3
Devon +7 11 £420 +32.28%
Somerset - 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £438 - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 85 (72.03%) Linux
2 57 (48.31%) Jenkins
3 56 (47.46%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (46.61%) DevOps
5 54 (45.76%) Red Hat
5 54 (45.76%) Configuration Management
6 46 (38.98%) Ansible
7 45 (38.14%) Java
8 41 (34.75%) Git (software)
9 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (31.36%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (28.81%) VMware
13 33 (27.97%) MySQL
13 33 (27.97%) Web Services
13 33 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (27.12%) Open Source
15 27 (22.88%) Apache
16 24 (20.34%) Oracle
17 23 (19.49%) Python
18 22 (18.64%) Subversion
19 21 (17.80%) JIRA
19 21 (17.80%) CentOS
20 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
20 20 (16.95%) Bash Shell
20 20 (16.95%) Vagrant
21 19 (16.10%) Ruby
21 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
22 17 (14.41%) SQL Server

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 27 (22.88%) Apache
2 16 (13.56%) Tomcat
3 13 (11.02%) nginx
4 12 (10.17%) JBoss
5 9 (7.63%) Confluence
6 8 (6.78%) IIS
7 4 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.54%) MediaWiki
9 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.85%) CMS
10 1 (0.85%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) Route 53
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.56%) HTTP
2 12 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.32%) DNS
4 10 (8.47%) Firewall
5 9 (7.63%) SSL
6 5 (4.24%) IPv6
6 5 (4.24%) DHCP
6 5 (4.24%) OSPF
6 5 (4.24%) IPsec
6 5 (4.24%) SSH
6 5 (4.24%) OpenVPN
7 4 (3.39%) SAN
8 3 (2.54%) VPN
8 3 (2.54%) LDAP
8 3 (2.54%) LAN
8 3 (2.54%) WAN
8 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.69%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.85%) AMQP
10 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (31.36%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (27.97%) MySQL
3 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
4 15 (12.71%) MongoDB
5 10 (8.47%) Big Data
6 8 (6.78%) DB2
6 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.24%) MariaDB
9 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.39%) MarkLogic
9 4 (3.39%) Ingres
9 4 (3.39%) Informix
10 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.69%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (48.31%) Jenkins
2 41 (34.75%) Git (software)
3 22 (18.64%) Subversion
4 21 (17.80%) JIRA
5 10 (8.47%) Hudson
6 8 (6.78%) Maven
6 8 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.24%) RSpec
7 5 (4.24%) GitLab
8 4 (3.39%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.54%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.69%) EasyMock
10 2 (1.69%) MSTest
10 2 (1.69%) Mockito
10 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.69%) NUnit
10 2 (1.69%) JUnit
10 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.69%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.39%) Finance
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Electronics
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (30.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (22.03%) Administrator
3 18 (15.25%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (11.86%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (9.32%) Developer
7 10 (8.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (7.63%) Web Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) DBA
10 6 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) DevOps Consultant
11 5 (4.24%) Consultant
11 5 (4.24%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Designer
12 4 (3.39%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Architect
13 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (2.54%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.97%) Web Services
2 11 (9.32%) REST
3 10 (8.47%) Java EE
4 8 (6.78%) HTML
5 7 (5.93%) JSON
6 5 (4.24%) MCollective
6 5 (4.24%) CSS
6 5 (4.24%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.24%) Spring
7 4 (3.39%) .NET
7 4 (3.39%) RESTful
8 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.54%) jQuery
8 3 (2.54%) SOAP
9 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.69%) Flask
9 2 (1.69%) XML
9 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.78%) Wiki
3 5 (4.24%) Replication
4 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.54%) Clustering
5 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 2 (1.69%) Derivative
6 2 (1.69%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.69%) DTV
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 85 (72.03%) Linux
2 33 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (17.80%) CentOS
4 16 (13.56%) UNIX
5 14 (11.86%) Ubuntu
6 12 (10.17%) Windows
7 7 (5.93%) Solaris
7 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.93%) Debian
7 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.24%) SmartOS
8 5 (4.24%) CoreOS
9 4 (3.39%) Fedora
10 2 (1.69%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) DevOps
2 54 (45.76%) Configuration Management
3 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (27.12%) Open Source
6 16 (13.56%) Scrum
7 15 (12.71%) SOA
7 15 (12.71%) TDD
8 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
9 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.63%) ITIL
11 8 (6.78%) ETL
12 6 (5.08%) BDD
13 5 (4.24%) Build Automation
13 5 (4.24%) Migration
14 4 (3.39%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.39%) Change Management
15 3 (2.54%) MVC
15 3 (2.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.14%) Java
2 23 (19.49%) Python
3 20 (16.95%) Bash Shell
4 19 (16.10%) Ruby
5 15 (12.71%) Perl
6 11 (9.32%) SQL
7 7 (5.93%) PHP
7 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.24%) C#
10 3 (2.54%) C++
10 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.63%) RHCE
3 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.54%) CCNA
6 3 (2.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.56%) Docker
3 12 (10.17%) iptables
4 10 (8.47%) VirtualBox
5 9 (7.63%) Samba
6 7 (5.93%) vCloud
6 7 (5.93%) Varnish
7 6 (5.08%) Postfix
8 5 (4.24%) Snort
8 5 (4.24%) Squid
8 5 (4.24%) LXC
8 5 (4.24%) Btrfs
8 5 (4.24%) KVM
9 3 (2.54%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (1.69%) GPFS
10 2 (1.69%) Ceph
11 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.85%) vSphere
11 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (47.46%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (38.98%) Ansible
3 20 (16.95%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.93%) Nagios
5 5 (4.24%) Nessus
5 5 (4.24%) ZABBIX
5 5 (4.24%) CFEngine
5 5 (4.24%) systemd
5 5 (4.24%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.24%) HAProxy
6 4 (3.39%) Salt
6 4 (3.39%) yum
6 4 (3.39%) Ganglia
7 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.69%) logstash
9 1 (0.85%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 54 (45.76%) Red Hat
2 34 (28.81%) VMware
3 24 (20.34%) Oracle
4 13 (11.02%) SaltStack
5 12 (10.17%) IBM
6 8 (6.78%) Percona
7 5 (4.24%) NetApp
8 4 (3.39%) Lotus
9 3 (2.54%) Sun
9 3 (2.54%) SAP
9 3 (2.54%) Cisco
9 3 (2.54%) Juniper
10 2 (1.69%) HP
11 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.85%) Zerto
11 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.85%) Veeam
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