The table below looks at the statistics for Puppet skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 118 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Puppet 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.042% -
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
200 179 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 7.57% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 48
Average daily rate £370 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £443 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.88 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +16.27%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Puppet across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Puppet Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Puppet
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Puppet across the West Midlands region.

Puppet Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Puppet across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Puppet Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Warwickshire - 5 £525 - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (85.71%) Linux
2 25 (71.43%) UNIX
2 25 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 24 (68.57%) Red Hat
4 22 (62.86%) DevOps
5 21 (60.00%) Java
5 21 (60.00%) Apache
6 19 (54.29%) J2EE
6 19 (54.29%) Oracle
6 19 (54.29%) Open Source
6 19 (54.29%) Hudson
7 18 (51.43%) WebLogic
7 18 (51.43%) Subversion
8 17 (48.57%) JBoss
8 17 (48.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (45.71%) Windows
9 16 (45.71%) Maven
10 14 (40.00%) Confluence
10 14 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 14 (40.00%) JIRA
10 14 (40.00%) Perl
10 14 (40.00%) Tomcat
10 14 (40.00%) BEA
11 13 (37.14%) AIX
11 13 (37.14%) Solaris
11 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
11 13 (37.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (37.14%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (28.57%) Squid
12 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (60.00%) Apache
2 18 (51.43%) WebLogic
3 17 (48.57%) JBoss
4 14 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 14 (40.00%) Confluence
5 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.86%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.71%) Joyent
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (54.29%) Hudson
3 18 (51.43%) Subversion
4 16 (45.71%) Maven
5 14 (40.00%) JIRA
6 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.86%) Ant
8 1 (2.86%) Juju
General
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Architect
2 15 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (42.86%) Platform Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
7 1 (2.86%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) J2EE
2 13 (37.14%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (17.14%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) JMS
5 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Open Source
2 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.57%) HP Superdome
4 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Linux
2 25 (71.43%) UNIX
3 17 (48.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (45.71%) Windows
5 13 (37.14%) AIX
5 13 (37.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 13 (37.14%) Solaris
6 4 (11.43%) HPUX
7 1 (2.86%) Debian
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) DevOps
2 14 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.57%) Workflow
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.86%) SOA
8 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Java
2 14 (40.00%) Perl
3 6 (17.14%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Squid
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) vCloud
4 4 (11.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Samba
5 1 (2.86%) KVM
5 1 (2.86%) Docker
5 1 (2.86%) LXC
5 1 (2.86%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (17.14%) Ansible
3 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.86%) Salt
4 1 (2.86%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Red Hat
2 19 (54.29%) Oracle
3 14 (40.00%) BEA
4 10 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Veritas
5 4 (11.43%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Google
6 3 (8.57%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.86%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft