Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 65 97
Rank change year-on-year -67 +32 +3
Contract jobs citing Puppet 47 112 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 2.80% 1.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.81% 21.54% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 40
Berkshire median daily rate £494 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £355 £314
90th Percentile £719 £535 £613
South East median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £61.25 -
South East median hourly rate - £61.25 -

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 602 520 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.97% 13.01% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 272 198
Berkshire median daily rate £453 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +6.51% -0.59%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £296
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £38.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% +216.67% -43.74%
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.43% - -32.37%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Bracknell -13 19 £538 +19.44%
Reading -17 13 £494 +23.44% 6
Newbury -24 3 £525 +31.25% 2
Ascot - 3 £400 -
Slough -3 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Maidenhead +1 1 - -
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 41 (87.23%) Ansible
2 38 (80.85%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (74.47%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (72.34%) DevOps
4 34 (72.34%) Kubernetes
5 33 (70.21%) Docker
6 30 (63.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (53.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (53.19%) Jenkins
9 24 (51.06%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (51.06%) Configuration Management
10 23 (48.94%) Linux
11 21 (44.68%) RESTful
11 21 (44.68%) Microservices
12 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
12 15 (31.91%) Google
12 15 (31.91%) DevSecOps
13 12 (25.53%) Python
14 11 (23.40%) Java
14 11 (23.40%) Ruby
15 10 (21.28%) Red Hat
16 9 (19.15%) Salt
17 8 (17.02%) SaltStack
17 8 (17.02%) Retail
17 8 (17.02%) VMware
17 8 (17.02%) Terraform
18 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
18 7 (14.89%) Unix
18 7 (14.89%) OpenShift

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 4 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Commerce Server
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) Mule
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 35 (74.47%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (63.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 25 (53.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (14.89%) OpenShift
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.26%) Datadog
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.13%) IaaS
6 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.77%) Vagrant
3 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) JUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Mockito
4 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.13%) GitLab
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 8 (17.02%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (27.66%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) RESTful
2 6 (12.77%) Kafka
3 5 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (8.51%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
4 4 (8.51%) JMS
4 4 (8.51%) Spring
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.13%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) Java EE
6 1 (2.13%) JPA
6 1 (2.13%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) LAMP
6 1 (2.13%) RAML
6 1 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) AIX
3 3 (6.38%) SUSE
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Debian
5 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) DevOps
2 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (51.06%) Configuration Management
3 24 (51.06%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (44.68%) Microservices
5 15 (31.91%) DevSecOps
6 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) High Availability
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Kanban
8 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.38%) Strategic Roadmap
8 3 (6.38%) Task Automation
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (4.26%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
2 12 (25.53%) Python
3 11 (23.40%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) Ruby
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Java 8
7 3 (6.38%) Korn
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 33 (70.21%) Docker
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) LXC
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.26%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) oVirt
4 1 (2.13%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 41 (87.23%) Ansible
2 38 (80.85%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (72.34%) Kubernetes
4 9 (19.15%) Salt
5 8 (17.02%) Terraform
6 3 (6.38%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (6.38%) Marathon
6 3 (6.38%) Packer
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (6.38%) vCenter Server
6 3 (6.38%) vRealize
6 3 (6.38%) yum
7 1 (2.13%) Kibana
7 1 (2.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Google
2 10 (21.28%) Red Hat
3 8 (17.02%) SaltStack
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) EMC
5 3 (6.38%) Splunk
6 2 (4.26%) New Relic
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.13%) Qualys