Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Puppet
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 76 122
Rank change year-on-year -4 +46 +35
Contract jobs citing Puppet 89 91 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.29% 2.28% 1.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.82% 21.26% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 48 39
Berkshire median daily rate £458 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% -6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £383 £300 £374
90th Percentile £568 £613 £526
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.69% -
South East median hourly rate - £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +27.69% -

Puppet is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 473 428 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.18% 10.72% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 233 240
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -43.74% -26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.25 £42.25 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £27.38
% change year-on-year +32.08% -51.60% +36.88%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in Berkshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Berkshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Berkshire

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 19 £488 +21.88% 8
Bracknell -2 14 £450 +20.00% 2
Maidenhead -3 14 £488 -2.50% 1
Newbury -5 11 £400 +22.14% 5
Slough +1 6 £450 +16.13% 1
Windsor -1 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £575 -
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 77 (86.52%) DevOps
2 59 (66.29%) Linux
3 52 (58.43%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (55.06%) Ansible
5 48 (53.93%) Docker
6 46 (51.69%) Terraform
7 45 (50.56%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (44.94%) Python
9 39 (43.82%) Jenkins
10 37 (41.57%) Kubernetes
11 34 (38.20%) Configuration Management
12 31 (34.83%) Bash Shell
13 30 (33.71%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
14 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (28.09%) Red Hat
16 23 (25.84%) Windows
16 23 (25.84%) Deployment Automation
17 20 (22.47%) Serverless
17 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
18 19 (21.35%) Salt
19 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
20 17 (19.10%) Node.js
21 16 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
21 16 (17.98%) CentOS
22 15 (16.85%) Unix
23 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
23 14 (15.73%) AWS Lambda
23 14 (15.73%) RHEV

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (6.74%) Apache
2 4 (4.49%) Confluence
3 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.12%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 52 (58.43%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (22.47%) Serverless
3 16 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (15.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (15.73%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (10.11%) GitHub
6 7 (7.87%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (5.62%) Azure Functions
7 5 (5.62%) SaaS
8 3 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (3.37%) IaaS
8 3 (3.37%) PaaS
9 2 (2.25%) CloudBees
9 2 (2.25%) G Suite
9 2 (2.25%) Office 365
10 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.12%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) VPN
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.49%) HTTP
4 2 (2.25%) Junos
4 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.25%) VXLAN
4 2 (2.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) DHCP
5 1 (1.12%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.12%) DVB
5 1 (1.12%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) SNMP
5 1 (1.12%) SSH
5 1 (1.12%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.99%) Redis
3 7 (7.87%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (7.87%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.62%) Big Data
6 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.49%) MySQL
6 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.12%) DTS
9 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (43.82%) Jenkins
2 27 (30.34%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.24%) JIRA
4 7 (7.87%) Ant
4 7 (7.87%) MSBuild
4 7 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.87%) Vagrant
5 6 (6.74%) Bitbucket
5 6 (6.74%) Gradle
6 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.25%) JUnit
9 2 (2.25%) Mockito
9 2 (2.25%) Subversion
10 1 (1.12%) JMeter
10 1 (1.12%) Maven
10 1 (1.12%) NUnit
10 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (69.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) AWS DevOps
2 18 (20.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) JIRA Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) Node.js
2 13 (14.61%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (12.36%) REST
4 7 (7.87%) LAMP
4 7 (7.87%) Web Services
5 6 (6.74%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (5.62%) Kafka
6 5 (5.62%) SAML
7 3 (3.37%) JSON
7 3 (3.37%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (3.37%) SOAP
7 3 (3.37%) Software Packaging
8 2 (2.25%) Sensu
8 2 (2.25%) TensorFlow
9 1 (1.12%) CSS
9 1 (1.12%) HTML
9 1 (1.12%) JSP
9 1 (1.12%) LDAP
9 1 (1.12%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.62%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.37%) e-Health
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (66.29%) Linux
2 23 (25.84%) Windows
3 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (17.98%) CentOS
5 15 (16.85%) Unix
6 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Solaris
10 1 (1.12%) Debian
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.12%) VMS
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (86.52%) DevOps
2 34 (38.20%) Configuration Management
3 30 (33.71%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (25.84%) Deployment Automation
6 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.24%) Migration
7 10 (11.24%) Scrum
8 9 (10.11%) Open Source
9 6 (6.74%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.62%) Analytics
10 5 (5.62%) Logistics
10 5 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.62%) Visualisation
11 4 (4.49%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (4.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (4.49%) MVC
11 4 (4.49%) OO
11 4 (4.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) Python
2 31 (34.83%) Bash Shell
3 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.24%) Java
5 9 (10.11%) Groovy
5 9 (10.11%) PHP
6 8 (8.99%) Perl
7 7 (7.87%) SQL
8 6 (6.74%) Ruby
8 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.25%) AWK
10 2 (2.25%) Go
10 2 (2.25%) R
11 1 (1.12%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (3.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (1.12%) LPIC
3 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.12%) MCP
3 1 (1.12%) OCA
3 1 (1.12%) OCP
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.12%) RHCA
3 1 (1.12%) RHCE
3 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 48 (53.93%) Docker
2 14 (15.73%) oVirt
2 14 (15.73%) RHEV
3 8 (8.99%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (2.25%) KVM
6 2 (2.25%) NFS
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.12%) Corosync
7 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.12%) iptables
7 1 (1.12%) Postfix
7 1 (1.12%) Squid
7 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (55.06%) Ansible
2 46 (51.69%) Terraform
3 45 (50.56%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (41.57%) Kubernetes
5 19 (21.35%) Salt
6 12 (13.48%) Packer
7 6 (6.74%) Automic
8 5 (5.62%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (4.49%) Kibana
10 3 (3.37%) Capistrano
10 3 (3.37%) Grafana
10 3 (3.37%) Rancher
11 2 (2.25%) Cobbler
11 2 (2.25%) Icinga
11 2 (2.25%) Mesos
11 2 (2.25%) Nagios
11 2 (2.25%) SCCM
11 2 (2.25%) StatsD
11 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
11 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Red Hat
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.87%) VMware
5 6 (6.74%) Google
5 6 (6.74%) NetApp
5 6 (6.74%) SAP
6 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 4 (4.49%) Splunk
8 3 (3.37%) CA
8 3 (3.37%) Citrix
8 3 (3.37%) New Relic
9 2 (2.25%) Juniper
9 2 (2.25%) Mirantis
9 2 (2.25%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.25%) Tekelec
10 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.12%) HP
10 1 (1.12%) Symantec