Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 87 110
Rank change year-on-year -31 +23 +13
Contract jobs citing Puppet 50 89 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.21% 2.18% 1.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.68% 16.70% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 37
Berkshire median daily rate £469 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00% +11.73%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £396
90th Percentile £575 £560 £575
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +15.63%
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 468 533 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.33% 13.08% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 284 207
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +13.21%
10th Percentile £288 £243 £283
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 22 22 30
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -50.00% -35.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £19.00 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -23.08% -26.69%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -11 15 £550 +15.79% 12
Slough -4 9 £400 +3.23%
Maidenhead 0 7 £488 -4.88%
Newbury -1 5 £425 +32.81%
Bracknell -32 3 £550 +25.71% 1
Windsor - 2 - - 3
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 37 (74.00%) Linux
2 32 (64.00%) DevOps
3 29 (58.00%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (54.00%) Python
5 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
6 23 (46.00%) Ansible
6 23 (46.00%) Docker
6 23 (46.00%) Terraform
7 17 (34.00%) Kubernetes
7 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
9 15 (30.00%) Windows
9 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (28.00%) Configuration Management
11 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
11 12 (24.00%) CentOS
11 12 (24.00%) Bash Shell
12 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
13 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (20.00%) Java
13 10 (20.00%) VMware
14 9 (18.00%) DNS
15 8 (16.00%) Apache
15 8 (16.00%) Perl
15 8 (16.00%) Unix
15 8 (16.00%) Migration
15 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
15 8 (16.00%) Windows Server

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 8 (16.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.00%) nginx
2 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (58.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.00%) Serverless
4 6 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (8.00%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (6.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (6.00%) IaaS
7 3 (6.00%) SaaS
8 2 (4.00%) Azure Functions
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.00%) G Suite
8 2 (4.00%) GitHub
8 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (4.00%) Office 365
8 2 (4.00%) PaaS
9 1 (2.00%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (2.00%) Datadog
9 1 (2.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) DNS
2 6 (12.00%) VPN
3 5 (10.00%) DHCP
3 5 (10.00%) Firewall
4 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.00%) BGP
6 2 (4.00%) FTP
6 2 (4.00%) HTTP
6 2 (4.00%) Junos
6 2 (4.00%) MPLS
6 2 (4.00%) SSL
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.00%) SSH
7 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (10.00%) Big Data
2 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (8.00%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (8.00%) Redis
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) HBase
6 1 (2.00%) Mahout
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.00%) Power BI
6 1 (2.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
5 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.00%) JIRA
5 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) Mockito
6 2 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.00%) CircleCI
7 1 (2.00%) Codeship
7 1 (2.00%) Gatling
7 1 (2.00%) JMeter
7 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.00%) NUnit
7 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.00%) Subversion
7 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) AWS DevOps
2 7 (14.00%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Kafka
1 6 (12.00%) Node.js
1 6 (12.00%) Web Services
2 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (8.00%) LAMP
4 3 (6.00%) JSON
4 3 (6.00%) LDAP
4 3 (6.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) SAML
5 2 (4.00%) Sensu
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
5 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (4.00%) TensorFlow
6 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.00%) JPA
6 1 (2.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) CentOS
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (16.00%) Unix
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Solaris
7 2 (4.00%) Debian
7 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.00%) HPUX
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.00%) VMS
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) DevOps
2 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.00%) Migration
7 7 (14.00%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
9 4 (8.00%) Analytics
10 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.00%) High Availability
10 3 (6.00%) ITIL
10 3 (6.00%) Microservices
10 3 (6.00%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
11 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
11 2 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) Python
2 12 (24.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (20.00%) Java
4 8 (16.00%) Perl
4 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (12.00%) Ruby
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Groovy
7 3 (6.00%) PHP
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.00%) R
9 1 (2.00%) C
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) Go
9 1 (2.00%) Java 8
9 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Docker
2 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.00%) oVirt
3 6 (12.00%) RHEV
4 5 (10.00%) Squid
4 5 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (4.00%) NFS
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
6 1 (2.00%) HDFS
6 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.00%) iptables
6 1 (2.00%) Postfix
6 1 (2.00%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (46.00%) Ansible
2 23 (46.00%) Terraform
3 17 (34.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.00%) Packer
4 4 (8.00%) Salt
5 3 (6.00%) Grafana
5 3 (6.00%) SCCM
6 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
6 2 (4.00%) Graphite
6 2 (4.00%) Rancher
6 2 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.00%) Consul
7 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (2.00%) Graylog
7 1 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (2.00%) Mesos
7 1 (2.00%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (10.00%) Google
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) NetApp
6 2 (4.00%) New Relic
6 2 (4.00%) Proofpoint
6 2 (4.00%) Splunk
6 2 (4.00%) Tekelec
7 1 (2.00%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.00%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.00%) Okta
7 1 (2.00%) PagerDuty
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Sandvine