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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 94 106
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 28 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.55% 1.23% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.42% 10.94% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 4
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 152 265 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 8.39% 11.24% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 115
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £21.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.74% +6.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Reading +22 11 £413 +6.45% 9
Windsor -1 7 £575 +15.00%
Newbury - 2 £380 - 3
Maidenhead -4 1 £300 -25.00%
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 41 (71.93%) Linux
1 41 (71.93%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (66.67%) DevOps
3 33 (57.89%) Python
4 24 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 24 (42.11%) Ansible
5 21 (36.84%) VMware
5 21 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (31.58%) Jenkins
6 18 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (28.07%) CentOS
9 15 (26.32%) Cisco
10 14 (24.56%) Java
10 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
11 13 (22.81%) Ruby
11 13 (22.81%) Nagios
11 13 (22.81%) Perl
12 12 (21.05%) CCNP
12 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
13 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (19.30%) EMC
13 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (19.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
14 10 (17.54%) CCNA
14 10 (17.54%) Windows
14 10 (17.54%) Git (software)

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 7 (12.28%) Apache
2 6 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.02%) IIS
4 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.02%) WordPress
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Pig
5 3 (5.26%) CMS
5 3 (5.26%) Drupal
5 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.75%) Confluence
7 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.75%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) nginx
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.77%) GitHub
4 4 (7.02%) IaaS
4 4 (7.02%) PaaS
5 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (5.26%) SoftLayer
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.51%) CloudFront
6 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.75%) G Suite
7 1 (1.75%) Office 365
7 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (12.28%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) VSAN
4 4 (7.02%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) HTTP
5 2 (3.51%) Skype
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) BGP
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) Intranet
6 1 (1.75%) IPsec
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) LDAP
6 1 (1.75%) MPLS
6 1 (1.75%) OSPF
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) MySQL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.02%) Big Data
4 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 3 (5.26%) HBase
5 3 (5.26%) Impala
6 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (10.53%) Vagrant
5 3 (5.26%) Ant
5 3 (5.26%) Hudson
5 3 (5.26%) Maven
5 3 (5.26%) MSBuild
5 3 (5.26%) Subversion
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.75%) FishEye
7 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.75%) GitLab
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
1 3 (5.26%) Law
1 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Administrator
3 14 (24.56%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (22.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (17.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (17.54%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (15.79%) Architect
7 8 (14.04%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (12.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 7 (12.28%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (12.28%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (10.53%) VMWare Administrator
10 5 (8.77%) Azure Consultant
10 5 (8.77%) Cloud Consultant
10 5 (8.77%) Consultant
10 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) Senior VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) JSON
3 4 (7.02%) RESTful
4 3 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.26%) YAML
5 2 (3.51%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) LAMP
5 2 (3.51%) Memcached
5 2 (3.51%) OAuth
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (3.51%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) SAML
6 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (10.53%) FlexPod
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (71.93%) Linux
2 18 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (28.07%) CentOS
4 10 (17.54%) Windows
5 5 (8.77%) Unix
6 4 (7.02%) Debian
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) SUSE
8 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) DevOps
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.79%) Data Management
5 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (7.02%) Scrum
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (5.26%) MapReduce
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Open Source
8 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) SOA
9 2 (3.51%) Demand Management
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) Python
2 14 (24.56%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
3 13 (22.81%) Perl
3 13 (22.81%) Ruby
4 12 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) SQL
6 3 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) CCNP
1 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.54%) CCNA
3 6 (10.53%) RHCE
3 6 (10.53%) RHCSA
4 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
6 2 (3.51%) CISM
6 2 (3.51%) CISSP
6 2 (3.51%) VCDX
7 1 (1.75%) CISA
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) vCloud
2 8 (14.04%) vSphere
3 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.53%) Docker
5 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.26%) Apache Flume
7 2 (3.51%) Corosync
8 1 (1.75%) HDFS
8 1 (1.75%) KVM
8 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (71.93%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (42.11%) Ansible
3 13 (22.81%) Nagios
4 8 (14.04%) vRealize
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (7.02%) vCenter Server
6 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Pacemaker
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.51%) Salt
7 1 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.75%) CloudForms
7 1 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.75%) SCCM
7 1 (1.75%) SCOM
7 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.75%) Terraform
7 1 (1.75%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Red Hat
2 21 (36.84%) VMware
3 15 (26.32%) Cisco
4 11 (19.30%) EMC
5 9 (15.79%) Oracle
6 6 (10.53%) NetApp
7 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Nimsoft
9 3 (5.26%) IBM
10 2 (3.51%) CA
10 2 (3.51%) Google
10 2 (3.51%) SAP
10 2 (3.51%) Symantec
10 2 (3.51%) Talend
11 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.75%) Hortonworks
11 1 (1.75%) MapR
11 1 (1.75%) Pardot
11 1 (1.75%) Rackspace