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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Puppet
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Puppet 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% - -
As % of the Systems Management category 4.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.42%
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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
167 143 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.53% 6.76% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 92 40
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £30.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 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
Wolverhampton - 5 £325 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £675 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 12 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) PHP
4 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
5 9 (64.29%) Python
5 9 (64.29%) Perl
6 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (42.86%) Scala
7 6 (42.86%) Nagios
8 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (21.43%) Scrum
10 3 (21.43%) Workflow
10 3 (21.43%) Web Services
10 3 (21.43%) Java
10 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (21.43%) Open Source
10 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
10 3 (21.43%) Ansible
11 2 (14.29%) Salt
11 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (14.29%) Rackspace
11 2 (14.29%) Hudson
11 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
11 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) Gradle
4 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Debian
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) PHP
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
3 6 (42.86%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Groovy
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (42.86%) Nagios
3 3 (21.43%) Ansible
4 2 (14.29%) Salt
5 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
5 1 (7.14%) CFEngine
5 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Rackspace
3 1 (7.14%) Perforce
3 1 (7.14%) IBM