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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 115 100 135
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Contract jobs citing Puppet 33 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 0.18% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.98% 3.85% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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
236 104 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.09% 4.65% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 50 109
Average daily rate £390 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £37.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 21 £413 +26.92% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £325 -
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Somerset - - - - 2
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 61 (85.92%) DevOps
3 50 (70.42%) Red Hat
4 47 (66.20%) PHP
4 47 (66.20%) Ruby
5 43 (60.56%) LAMP
6 41 (57.75%) Apache
6 41 (57.75%) VMware
6 41 (57.75%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (54.93%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (53.52%) Bash Shell
8 38 (53.52%) Perl
9 34 (47.89%) CentOS
9 34 (47.89%) Ubuntu
10 32 (45.07%) Firewall
11 30 (42.25%) Debian
11 30 (42.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (40.85%) Jenkins
12 29 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (39.44%) XenServer
14 27 (38.03%) nginx
14 27 (38.03%) Java
15 25 (35.21%) Configuration Management
16 24 (33.80%) VPN
16 24 (33.80%) Samba
17 22 (30.99%) LAN
17 22 (30.99%) WAN
17 22 (30.99%) MySQL
18 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
18 21 (29.58%) Hudson

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (57.75%) Apache
2 27 (38.03%) nginx
3 14 (19.72%) Confluence
4 12 (16.90%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.08%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (14.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) Firewall
2 24 (33.80%) VPN
3 22 (30.99%) LAN
3 22 (30.99%) WAN
4 19 (26.76%) LDAP
5 14 (19.72%) Network Security
6 12 (16.90%) IPsec
6 12 (16.90%) OSPF
6 12 (16.90%) BGP
6 12 (16.90%) EIGRP
6 12 (16.90%) IPv6
7 3 (4.23%) DNS
7 3 (4.23%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.23%) SAN
7 3 (4.23%) SSH
7 3 (4.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) MySQL
2 15 (21.13%) Relational Database
3 12 (16.90%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.23%) Ingres
4 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.23%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 29 (40.85%) Jenkins
2 21 (29.58%) Git (software)
2 21 (29.58%) Hudson
3 16 (22.54%) JIRA
4 15 (21.13%) Subversion
5 3 (4.23%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.82%) Banking
1 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (40.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 20 (28.17%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (14.08%) Administrator
5 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (9.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Applications Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Tester
8 1 (1.41%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Technical Administrator
8 1 (1.41%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (1.41%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (60.56%) LAMP
2 15 (21.13%) Web Services
3 3 (4.23%) CSS
3 3 (4.23%) JDBC
3 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) CGI
3 3 (4.23%) Laravel
3 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.23%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Wiki
2 11 (15.49%) Open Source
3 5 (7.04%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 34 (47.89%) CentOS
2 34 (47.89%) Ubuntu
3 30 (42.25%) Debian
4 14 (19.72%) UNIX
5 13 (18.31%) Windows
6 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.63%) Solaris
9 3 (4.23%) VMS
10 2 (2.82%) SELinux
10 2 (2.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) DevOps
2 39 (54.93%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (35.21%) Configuration Management
5 14 (19.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (19.72%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
6 12 (16.90%) Build Automation
6 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.63%) Scrum
8 3 (4.23%) OO
8 3 (4.23%) MVC
8 3 (4.23%) Validation
8 3 (4.23%) Migration
8 3 (4.23%) Change Control
8 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.82%) Release Management
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (66.20%) PHP
1 47 (66.20%) Ruby
2 38 (53.52%) Bash Shell
2 38 (53.52%) Perl
3 27 (38.03%) Java
4 15 (21.13%) Python
4 15 (21.13%) SQL
5 4 (5.63%) Scala
6 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.23%) Bourne shell
6 3 (4.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) CCNA
1 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 30 (42.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (39.44%) XenServer
3 24 (33.80%) Samba
4 16 (22.54%) Postfix
5 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.23%) NFS
5 3 (4.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (57.75%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (28.17%) Salt
3 17 (23.94%) ZABBIX
4 14 (19.72%) Nagios
5 10 (14.08%) Cacti
6 3 (4.23%) Ansible
7 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.41%) YUM
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.41%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 50 (70.42%) Red Hat
2 41 (57.75%) VMware
3 20 (28.17%) Citrix
4 10 (14.08%) Percona
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) JBoss
6 1 (1.41%) NetApp