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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Puppet
Rank 101 95 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Puppet 38 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 1.68% 1.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.96% 25.47% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 30
Median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 -
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
224 212 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.12% 6.60% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 140 145
Median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 16
Median hourly rate £41.50 £26.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.09% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £38.25 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.08%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Wiltshire +13 21 £563 +59.57% 3
Bristol +1 5 £300 -33.33% 6
Devon +1 5 £403 -19.50%
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Somerset +19 3 - - 5
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 49 (73.13%) Linux
2 43 (64.18%) DevOps
3 34 (50.75%) Ansible
4 28 (41.79%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (41.79%) Red Hat
5 27 (40.30%) Security Cleared
6 25 (37.31%) VMware
6 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (34.33%) Python
8 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (29.85%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (26.87%) Apache
11 17 (25.37%) Tomcat
11 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
12 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
12 16 (23.88%) Perl
13 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.90%) JIRA
13 14 (20.90%) Bash Shell
14 12 (17.91%) Docker
15 11 (16.42%) Java
15 11 (16.42%) Oracle
15 11 (16.42%) Unix
16 10 (14.93%) Windows
16 10 (14.93%) ITIL
16 10 (14.93%) JBoss
16 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
17 9 (13.43%) CentOS
17 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery

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 18 (26.87%) Apache
2 17 (25.37%) Tomcat
3 10 (14.93%) JBoss
4 5 (7.46%) Confluence
5 4 (5.97%) Mule
6 3 (4.48%) nginx
6 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.97%) GitHub
4 4 (5.97%) Office 365
5 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.99%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.45%) DNS
2 7 (10.45%) SAN
3 6 (8.96%) VoIP
3 6 (8.96%) VPN
4 5 (7.46%) LAN
4 5 (7.46%) WAN
4 5 (7.46%) Wireless
5 4 (5.97%) NAS
5 4 (5.97%) SMTP
5 4 (5.97%) SSL
5 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
8 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.49%) FTP
8 1 (1.49%) HTTP
8 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.49%) IPsec
8 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (20.90%) JIRA
3 10 (14.93%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.46%) Hudson
5 4 (5.97%) Vagrant
6 3 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.99%) Subversion
7 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.99%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.49%) Gradle
8 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) Automotive
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) Administrator
3 10 (14.93%) Linux Administrator
3 10 (14.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 10 (14.93%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Head of Delivery
6 6 (8.96%) Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Head of Digital
9 3 (4.48%) Linux Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Designer
9 3 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) JSON
1 7 (10.45%) Spring
2 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
3 5 (7.46%) LAMP
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) Middleware
5 3 (4.48%) J2EE
5 3 (4.48%) Node.js
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) GWT
7 1 (1.49%) JSON-LD
7 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.49%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Wiki
3 4 (5.97%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) iPad
5 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 49 (73.13%) Linux
2 16 (23.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (16.42%) Unix
4 10 (14.93%) Windows
5 9 (13.43%) CentOS
6 7 (10.45%) Solaris
7 6 (8.96%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
9 3 (4.48%) Debian
10 2 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.49%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.49%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) DevOps
2 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.93%) ITIL
4 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.94%) Scrum
6 7 (10.45%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.96%) DSDM
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Project Management
7 6 (8.96%) RUP
7 6 (8.96%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (8.96%) TDD
8 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.46%) Service Design
9 4 (5.97%) Open Source
9 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) Python
2 16 (23.88%) Perl
3 14 (20.90%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.42%) Java
5 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.45%) Ruby
5 7 (10.45%) SQL
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) AWK
7 4 (5.97%) C#
7 4 (5.97%) C++
7 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.48%) C
9 2 (2.99%) Go
9 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.49%) Groovy
10 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) RHCE
5 4 (5.97%) CISSP
5 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.99%) CCNA
6 2 (2.99%) CCNP
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.91%) Docker
4 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.96%) Samba
5 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.97%) vSphere
6 2 (2.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (50.75%) Ansible
2 28 (41.79%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (13.43%) Terraform
4 6 (8.96%) Packer
4 6 (8.96%) Salt
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (5.97%) Nagios
5 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.97%) SCCM
5 4 (5.97%) vRealize
5 4 (5.97%) Zenoss
6 3 (4.48%) PowerCLI
7 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.99%) Mesos
8 1 (1.49%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.49%) Rancher
8 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Red Hat
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle
4 9 (13.43%) Google
5 8 (11.94%) Cisco
6 6 (8.96%) SaltStack
7 4 (5.97%) Brocade
7 4 (5.97%) Dell
7 4 (5.97%) EMC
7 4 (5.97%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.97%) Symantec
7 4 (5.97%) Veritas
8 3 (4.48%) Remedy
9 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.49%) NetApp
9 1 (1.49%) Sonatype