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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Puppet
Rank 83 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing Puppet 25 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.095% -
As % of the Systems Management category 13.97% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
179 134 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.40% 6.33% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 77 32
Average daily rate £325 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £155.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Wolverhampton +5 4 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £438 - 5
Coventry - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 28 (80.00%) Linux
2 25 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 23 (65.71%) Jenkins
4 22 (62.86%) DevOps
5 20 (57.14%) Open Source
6 18 (51.43%) Java
6 18 (51.43%) UNIX
6 18 (51.43%) Apache
7 17 (48.57%) JBoss
8 16 (45.71%) Perl
8 16 (45.71%) J2EE
8 16 (45.71%) Maven
8 16 (45.71%) Hudson
9 15 (42.86%) Subversion
9 15 (42.86%) Oracle
9 15 (42.86%) WebLogic
10 13 (37.14%) Windows
10 13 (37.14%) AIX
10 13 (37.14%) Solaris
10 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (37.14%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
10 13 (37.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (31.43%) Confluence
11 11 (31.43%) JIRA
11 11 (31.43%) BEA
11 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
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 28 January 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 18 (51.43%) Apache
2 17 (48.57%) JBoss
3 15 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 11 (31.43%) Confluence
4 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.86%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Jenkins
2 16 (45.71%) Maven
2 16 (45.71%) Hudson
3 15 (42.86%) Subversion
4 11 (31.43%) JIRA
5 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Ant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Architect
2 13 (37.14%) Infrastructure Architect
2 13 (37.14%) Platform Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Java Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) J2EE
2 13 (37.14%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (57.14%) Open Source
2 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) UNIX
3 13 (37.14%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) AIX
3 13 (37.14%) Solaris
3 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (37.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) Debian
4 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 4 (11.43%) Workflow
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) Perl
3 7 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 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 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Squid
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Samba
3 1 (2.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Salt
4 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 15 (42.86%) Oracle
3 11 (31.43%) BEA
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Rackspace
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) SaltStack