The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 95 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Puppet 43 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 0.093% -
As % of the Systems Management category 17.99% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Systems Management Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
239 119 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.86% 5.55% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 61 113
Average daily rate £390 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £168 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £508 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.06 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%
Puppet
England

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 July 2014.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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
Bristol +9 31 £413 - 2
Devon - 3 £318 -
Dorset - - - - 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 59 (83.10%) DevOps
2 54 (76.06%) Linux
3 40 (56.34%) Red Hat
3 40 (56.34%) LAMP
3 40 (56.34%) Ruby
4 38 (53.52%) PHP
5 37 (52.11%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (49.30%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (46.48%) VMware
8 31 (43.66%) Apache
8 31 (43.66%) Perl
9 30 (42.25%) Bash Shell
10 29 (40.85%) Debian
11 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
12 27 (38.03%) nginx
12 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (38.03%) Firewall
13 26 (36.62%) Ubuntu
13 26 (36.62%) Java
13 26 (36.62%) VPN
14 25 (35.21%) Configuration Management
15 24 (33.80%) CentOS
16 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
17 21 (29.58%) XenServer
17 21 (29.58%) MySQL
18 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (26.76%) Samba
20 18 (25.35%) Postfix
21 17 (23.94%) ZABBIX
22 16 (22.54%) JIRA

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 31 (43.66%) Apache
2 27 (38.03%) nginx
3 14 (19.72%) Confluence
4 12 (16.90%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.27%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (11.27%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.03%) Firewall
2 26 (36.62%) VPN
3 15 (21.13%) LAN
3 15 (21.13%) WAN
4 14 (19.72%) Network Security
5 13 (18.31%) IPv6
6 12 (16.90%) OSPF
6 12 (16.90%) BGP
6 12 (16.90%) EIGRP
6 12 (16.90%) IPsec
6 12 (16.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.58%) MySQL
2 12 (16.90%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (39.44%) Jenkins
2 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
3 16 (22.54%) JIRA
4 15 (21.13%) Subversion
5 14 (19.72%) Hudson
6 4 (5.63%) Maven
7 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.82%) JMeter
7 2 (2.82%) Selenium
8 1 (1.41%) Ant
General
1 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (28.17%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Administrator
4 10 (14.08%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (9.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Non-Functional Tester
10 1 (1.41%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (56.34%) LAMP
2 10 (14.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) Spring
3 1 (1.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Wiki
2 9 (12.68%) Open Source
3 4 (5.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (76.06%) Linux
2 29 (40.85%) Debian
3 26 (36.62%) Ubuntu
4 24 (33.80%) CentOS
5 13 (18.31%) Windows
6 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (14.08%) UNIX
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.82%) SELinux
10 2 (2.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (83.10%) DevOps
2 35 (49.30%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (35.21%) Configuration Management
4 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (19.72%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
7 11 (15.49%) Build Automation
8 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.63%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Scrum
10 3 (4.23%) ITIL
11 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce
11 2 (2.82%) Project Management
11 2 (2.82%) Workflow
11 2 (2.82%) Release Management
11 2 (2.82%) Performance Testing
11 2 (2.82%) Load Testing
11 2 (2.82%) Stress Testing
11 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) Ruby
2 38 (53.52%) PHP
3 31 (43.66%) Perl
4 30 (42.25%) Bash Shell
5 26 (36.62%) Java
6 15 (21.13%) Python
7 12 (16.90%) SQL
8 6 (8.45%) Scala
9 2 (2.82%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) CCNA
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (29.58%) XenServer
3 19 (26.76%) Samba
4 18 (25.35%) Postfix
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (52.11%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (23.94%) ZABBIX
3 15 (21.13%) Nagios
4 12 (16.90%) Salt
5 8 (11.27%) Cacti
6 3 (4.23%) Ansible
7 2 (2.82%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.82%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.41%) logstash
8 1 (1.41%) YUM
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Red Hat
2 33 (46.48%) VMware
3 13 (18.31%) Citrix
4 8 (11.27%) Percona
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) NetApp
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) JBoss
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