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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
South East / Berkshire
Rank 70 71 123
Rank change year-on-year +1 +52  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 29 55 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.60% 2.23% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.96% 20.68% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 48 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
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 171 266 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.43% 10.81% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 153 161
Median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £338 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 14
Median hourly rate £26.50 £59.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.33% +239.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £55.55 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.76 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -11 9 £438 -2.77% 6
Slough - 4 £500 -
Windsor +3 3 £550 +10.00%
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Newbury - 1 £375 - 1
Puppet
South East

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 44 (81.48%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (74.07%) Linux
3 35 (64.81%) Ansible
4 31 (57.41%) DevOps
5 30 (55.56%) Python
6 25 (46.30%) Jenkins
7 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
8 22 (40.74%) CentOS
8 22 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (31.48%) VMware
10 16 (29.63%) Ruby
10 16 (29.63%) Cisco
11 15 (27.78%) Java
11 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (25.93%) Docker
12 14 (25.93%) Vagrant
13 13 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (22.22%) Perl
14 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
15 11 (20.37%) Nagios
15 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
15 11 (20.37%) Bash Shell
15 11 (20.37%) OpenStack
16 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (18.52%) CCNP
16 10 (18.52%) Firewall
16 10 (18.52%) vRealize
17 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (16.67%) CCNA

Puppet
Top Related 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 11 (20.37%) OpenStack
2 8 (14.81%) Apache
3 6 (11.11%) Confluence
4 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.56%) CMS
5 3 (5.56%) Drupal
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
5 3 (5.56%) WordPress
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.85%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.85%) JBoss
7 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.85%) SAS
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.11%) GitHub
4 5 (9.26%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (9.26%) SoftLayer
5 4 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.85%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.85%) G Suite
7 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.85%) IaaS
7 1 (1.85%) Office 365
7 1 (1.85%) PaaS
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) VSAN
3 6 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) IMAP
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) IPsec
5 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.85%) MRTG
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (5.56%) Big Data
3 3 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) HBase
5 1 (1.85%) Impala
5 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (46.30%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.93%) Vagrant
3 7 (12.96%) Hudson
4 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 6 (11.11%) Subversion
5 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.85%) FishEye
9 1 (1.85%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.85%) JUnit
9 1 (1.85%) Mockito
9 1 (1.85%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Administrator
2 15 (27.78%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (27.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 15 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 10 (18.52%) Architect
5 8 (14.81%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (14.81%) VMWare Administrator
6 7 (12.96%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (9.26%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) DevOps Administrator
7 5 (9.26%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 5 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) JSON
1 3 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
1 3 (5.56%) YAML
2 2 (3.70%) LAMP
2 2 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.70%) Memcached
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.85%) Spring
3 1 (1.85%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.85%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (14.81%) FlexPod
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (74.07%) Linux
2 22 (40.74%) CentOS
3 13 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (14.81%) Ubuntu
4 8 (14.81%) Windows
5 7 (12.96%) Unix
6 4 (7.41%) Debian
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) DevOps
2 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.81%) Converged Infrastructure
4 8 (14.81%) Data Management
5 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (7.41%) Demand Management
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (7.41%) Presales
8 3 (5.56%) Application Performance Management
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.56%) SOA
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL
9 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Scrum
9 2 (3.70%) Service Management
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.85%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) Python
2 16 (29.63%) Ruby
3 15 (27.78%) Java
4 12 (22.22%) Perl
5 11 (20.37%) Bash Shell
5 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.26%) SQL
7 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.85%) C
9 1 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) CCNP
1 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (7.41%) VCDX
4 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) AWS Certification
5 2 (3.70%) CISM
5 2 (3.70%) CISSP
5 2 (3.70%) RHCE
5 2 (3.70%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.85%) CISA
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.93%) Docker
3 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (14.81%) vCloud
4 8 (14.81%) vSphere
5 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.70%) Corosync
6 2 (3.70%) KVM
6 2 (3.70%) Xen
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.85%) Ceph
7 1 (1.85%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.85%) iptables
7 1 (1.85%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.85%) Squid
7 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (81.48%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (64.81%) Ansible
3 11 (20.37%) Nagios
4 10 (18.52%) vRealize
5 6 (11.11%) Terraform
6 4 (7.41%) Pingdom
7 3 (5.56%) Consul
8 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Pacemaker
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.85%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.85%) Cacti
9 1 (1.85%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.85%) RANCID
9 1 (1.85%) Salt
9 1 (1.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
2 17 (31.48%) VMware
3 16 (29.63%) Cisco
4 8 (14.81%) EMC
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle
6 5 (9.26%) AppDynamics
6 5 (9.26%) Atlassian
6 5 (9.26%) NetApp
6 5 (9.26%) Nimsoft
7 4 (7.41%) PagerDuty
8 3 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (3.70%) IBM
9 2 (3.70%) SAP
9 2 (3.70%) Symantec
9 2 (3.70%) Talend
10 1 (1.85%) BMC
10 1 (1.85%) CA
10 1 (1.85%) New Relic
10 1 (1.85%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.85%) Siebel
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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