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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / West Midlands
Rank 87 107 81
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -26
Contract jobs citing Puppet 39 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.47% 1.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.83% 8.33% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 19
Median daily rate £450 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £386 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £478 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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
151 132 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.26% 5.61% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 40 94
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.38%

Puppet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Puppet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Shropshire +19 10 £450 -10.00% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Solihull - 8 £550 -
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Coventry -15 1 - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 85 (70.25%) DevOps
2 81 (66.94%) Linux
3 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (53.72%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (42.15%) Amazon AWS
6 50 (41.32%) Jenkins
7 49 (40.50%) Git (software)
8 48 (39.67%) Configuration Management
9 44 (36.36%) Docker
10 39 (32.23%) Ansible
10 39 (32.23%) Java
11 36 (29.75%) Continuous Delivery
12 35 (28.93%) Open Source
13 32 (26.45%) Ruby
14 31 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (23.97%) MongoDB
16 28 (23.14%) Python
17 27 (22.31%) Scrum
17 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (21.49%) Terraform
19 23 (19.01%) JIRA
20 22 (18.18%) Subversion
20 22 (18.18%) HTTP
21 21 (17.36%) JSON
21 21 (17.36%) NoSQL
22 20 (16.53%) Selenium
22 20 (16.53%) DNS
22 20 (16.53%) Web Services
22 20 (16.53%) Sonatype Nexus
23 19 (15.70%) PHP

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (15.70%) OpenStack
2 18 (14.88%) Confluence
3 7 (5.79%) Apache
4 6 (4.96%) Documentum
5 5 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.13%) Mule
5 5 (4.13%) nginx
6 3 (2.48%) JBoss
6 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.65%) CMS
7 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 51 (42.15%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.40%) PaaS
4 14 (11.57%) IaaS
5 7 (5.79%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.31%) Route 53
6 4 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.18%) HTTP
2 20 (16.53%) DNS
3 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
4 11 (9.09%) SSL
5 8 (6.61%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) Firewall
6 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) NAS
6 1 (0.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.83%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.97%) MongoDB
2 21 (17.36%) NoSQL
3 15 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (9.09%) MySQL
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.48%) Redis
7 2 (1.65%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.65%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.65%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (41.32%) Jenkins
2 49 (40.50%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.01%) JIRA
4 22 (18.18%) Subversion
5 20 (16.53%) Selenium
5 20 (16.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (12.40%) JUnit
7 14 (11.57%) ClearQuest
8 13 (10.74%) Maven
9 11 (9.09%) ClearCase
10 10 (8.26%) IntelliJ
11 9 (7.44%) Apache Ivy
12 7 (5.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (5.79%) Cucumber
12 7 (5.79%) SonarQube
13 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.96%) Travis CI
14 5 (4.13%) Ant
15 4 (3.31%) Gradle
16 3 (2.48%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (2.48%) Finance
2 1 (0.83%) Advertising
2 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (35.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (18.18%) Developer
3 12 (9.92%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (9.09%) Architect
4 11 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (7.44%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Platform Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Scala Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (6.61%) Programmer
8 7 (5.79%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Java Programmer
8 7 (5.79%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Linux Developer
8 7 (5.79%) MongoDB Developer
8 7 (5.79%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.36%) JSON
2 20 (16.53%) Web Services
3 16 (13.22%) ELK Stack
4 15 (12.40%) Spring
5 13 (10.74%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (9.92%) CSS
6 12 (9.92%) Play Framework
7 11 (9.09%) REST
8 10 (8.26%) Sensu
8 10 (8.26%) XML
9 7 (5.79%) RESTful
10 6 (4.96%) J2EE
11 5 (4.13%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.13%) HTML
11 5 (4.13%) HTML5
11 5 (4.13%) Spring Boot
12 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
12 4 (3.31%) JAX-RS
12 4 (3.31%) RAML
13 3 (2.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Private Cloud
2 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.13%) User Experience
4 2 (1.65%) CMDB
4 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (66.94%) Linux
2 16 (13.22%) Unix
3 15 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (8.26%) AIX
5 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.48%) CentOS
6 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.48%) Windows
7 1 (0.83%) Fedora
7 1 (0.83%) HPUX
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.25%) DevOps
2 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (39.67%) Configuration Management
4 36 (29.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 35 (28.93%) Open Source
6 31 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (22.31%) Scrum
8 17 (14.05%) Microservices
9 15 (12.40%) Web Operations
10 9 (7.44%) Use Case
11 8 (6.61%) Kanban
12 7 (5.79%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.79%) OO
12 7 (5.79%) Service Management
13 6 (4.96%) Functional Testing
13 6 (4.96%) ITIL
13 6 (4.96%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.96%) Software Architecture
13 6 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.23%) Java
2 32 (26.45%) Ruby
3 28 (23.14%) Python
4 19 (15.70%) PHP
5 12 (9.92%) Scala
5 12 (9.92%) Shell Script
6 10 (8.26%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.61%) SQL
8 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.48%) Perl
10 2 (1.65%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) C
11 1 (0.83%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) Jython
11 1 (0.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.65%) ISEB
3 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (36.36%) Docker
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) Postfix
4 1 (0.83%) Squid
4 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 65 (53.72%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (32.23%) Ansible
3 26 (21.49%) Terraform
4 13 (10.74%) Salt
5 11 (9.09%) Graphite
6 9 (7.44%) Grafana
6 9 (7.44%) Packer
7 7 (5.79%) Kubernetes
7 7 (5.79%) Uchiwa
8 6 (4.96%) logstash
9 5 (4.13%) Kibana
10 4 (3.31%) Consul
10 4 (3.31%) Mesos
11 3 (2.48%) collectd
11 3 (2.48%) StatsD
12 2 (1.65%) Marathon
12 2 (1.65%) Rancher
13 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
13 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Red Hat
1 15 (12.40%) VMware
2 14 (11.57%) Rackspace
3 13 (10.74%) Oracle
4 11 (9.09%) WSO2
5 8 (6.61%) Google
5 8 (6.61%) MuleSoft
6 7 (5.79%) Atlassian
7 5 (4.13%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.48%) F5
9 3 (2.48%) HP
10 2 (1.65%) CA
10 2 (1.65%) ForgeRock
10 2 (1.65%) Pega
10 2 (1.65%) Zend
11 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.83%) Casewise
11 1 (0.83%) Sonatype