Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 81 105
Rank change year-on-year -23 +24 +57
Contract jobs citing Puppet 72 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.74% 2.22% 1.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.93% 18.84% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 43
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -13.89% -
10th Percentile £400 £300 £376
90th Percentile £575 £536 £525
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +6.51%
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 452 483 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.94% 11.78% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 256 239
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +13.92%
10th Percentile £263 £224 £246
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.05 £12.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.42% -50.12% -35.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.88 £27.00 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year +19.30% -54.40% +55.53%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -9 17 £525 +31.25% 9
Maidenhead +3 13 £488 -4.88%
Slough -3 9 £400 +3.23% 4
Newbury -9 8 £450 +50.00% 1
Bracknell -26 7 - - 1
Windsor - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £575 -
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 53 (73.61%) Linux
1 53 (73.61%) DevOps
2 46 (63.89%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (56.94%) Docker
4 39 (54.17%) Terraform
5 37 (51.39%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (51.39%) Python
6 35 (48.61%) Jenkins
7 33 (45.83%) Ansible
8 30 (41.67%) Kubernetes
9 26 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 23 (31.94%) Git (software)
12 21 (29.17%) Windows
12 21 (29.17%) Configuration Management
12 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
14 18 (25.00%) Red Hat
14 18 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (22.22%) CentOS
16 14 (19.44%) Serverless
17 13 (18.06%) oVirt
17 13 (18.06%) RHEV
18 12 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
18 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (16.67%) Perl
18 12 (16.67%) VMware
19 11 (15.28%) Java
19 11 (15.28%) Node.js

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 9 (12.50%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.39%) JBoss
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
5 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (63.89%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (19.44%) Serverless
3 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (8.33%) SaaS
8 5 (6.94%) Azure Functions
8 5 (6.94%) GitHub
9 4 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (4.17%) IaaS
11 2 (2.78%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (2.78%) CloudBees
11 2 (2.78%) G Suite
11 2 (2.78%) Office 365
11 2 (2.78%) PaaS
12 1 (1.39%) Datadog
12 1 (1.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) DNS
1 9 (12.50%) VPN
2 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.94%) DHCP
3 5 (6.94%) Firewall
4 4 (5.56%) Junos
5 3 (4.17%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) BGP
6 2 (2.78%) FTP
6 2 (2.78%) HTTP
6 2 (2.78%) MPLS
6 2 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (2.78%) VXLAN
7 1 (1.39%) DVB
7 1 (1.39%) LAN
7 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.39%) SSH
7 1 (1.39%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Redis
2 8 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.72%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.33%) Big Data
5 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.56%) MySQL
5 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.39%) HBase
7 1 (1.39%) Mahout
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.39%) Power BI
7 1 (1.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (48.61%) Jenkins
2 23 (31.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.17%) JIRA
6 3 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.78%) JUnit
7 2 (2.78%) Mockito
8 1 (1.39%) Ant
8 1 (1.39%) JMeter
8 1 (1.39%) Maven
8 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.39%) NUnit
8 1 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium
8 1 (1.39%) Subversion
8 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (63.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) AWS DevOps
3 11 (15.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Administrator
4 6 (8.33%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Data Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Node.js
2 10 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (9.72%) Kafka
3 7 (9.72%) LAMP
4 6 (8.33%) REST
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
5 5 (6.94%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (6.94%) SAML
6 3 (4.17%) JSON
6 3 (4.17%) LDAP
6 3 (4.17%) RESTful
6 3 (4.17%) Sensu
6 3 (4.17%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.78%) SOAP
7 2 (2.78%) Spring
7 2 (2.78%) TensorFlow
8 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.39%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.39%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (6.94%) PKI
3 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Linux
2 21 (29.17%) Windows
3 16 (22.22%) CentOS
4 12 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (13.89%) Unix
6 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.17%) Solaris
10 2 (2.78%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (2.78%) Debian
11 1 (1.39%) AIX
11 1 (1.39%) HPUX
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.39%) VMS
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (73.61%) DevOps
2 26 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.17%) Configuration Management
4 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
5 18 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (13.89%) Migration
6 10 (13.89%) Scrum
7 6 (8.33%) Analytics
7 6 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.94%) Logistics
8 5 (6.94%) Open Source
9 4 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.17%) Data Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) High Availability
10 3 (4.17%) ITIL
10 3 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) Python
2 24 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 12 (16.67%) Perl
3 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 9 (12.50%) Groovy
6 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.33%) PHP
7 6 (8.33%) Ruby
8 4 (5.56%) SQL
9 3 (4.17%) Go
10 2 (2.78%) AWK
10 2 (2.78%) R
11 1 (1.39%) C
11 1 (1.39%) C++
11 1 (1.39%) Java 8
11 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) GPG13
System Software
1 41 (56.94%) Docker
2 13 (18.06%) oVirt
2 13 (18.06%) RHEV
3 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (9.72%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.94%) Squid
5 5 (6.94%) vSphere
6 4 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (4.17%) Apache Flume
7 3 (4.17%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.78%) KVM
8 2 (2.78%) NFS
8 2 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.39%) HDFS
9 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.39%) iptables
9 1 (1.39%) Postfix
9 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (54.17%) Terraform
2 37 (51.39%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (45.83%) Ansible
4 30 (41.67%) Kubernetes
5 8 (11.11%) Packer
5 8 (11.11%) Salt
6 5 (6.94%) Grafana
6 5 (6.94%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (5.56%) Kibana
8 3 (4.17%) Graphite
8 3 (4.17%) Mesos
8 3 (4.17%) Nagios
8 3 (4.17%) Rancher
8 3 (4.17%) SCCM
8 3 (4.17%) StatsD
8 3 (4.17%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.78%) AirWatch
9 2 (2.78%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.78%) Icinga
9 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (16.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Google
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco
5 4 (5.56%) Juniper
5 4 (5.56%) New Relic
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 4 (5.56%) Splunk
6 3 (4.17%) Citrix
7 2 (2.78%) Mirantis
7 2 (2.78%) NetApp
7 2 (2.78%) Proofpoint
7 2 (2.78%) Tekelec
8 1 (1.39%) BMC
8 1 (1.39%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.39%) Okta
8 1 (1.39%) Remedy
8 1 (1.39%) Sandvine
8 1 (1.39%) Veritas