Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 109 111
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 +41
Contract jobs citing Puppet 82 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.06% 1.33% 1.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.05% 12.96% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 60
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £500 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.73% -8.21%
10th Percentile £325 £390 £331
90th Percentile £575 £575 £526
South East median daily rate £500 £460 £400
% change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -
South East median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 511 409 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.82% 10.26% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 212 270
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £450 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +17.26% -0.32%
10th Percentile £248 £288 £220
90th Percentile £588 £579 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £55.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.36% -50.50% +217.43%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £26.60
% change year-on-year -45.21% +2.91% +28.19%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Bracknell +13 24 £375 -23.08% 2
Reading +14 19 £500 +8.70% 8
Maidenhead +7 13 £513 +38.51% 2
Newbury -5 13 £375 -
Slough +6 3 £400 -20.00% 4
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 63 (76.83%) DevOps
2 58 (70.73%) Jenkins
3 49 (59.76%) Ansible
4 48 (58.54%) Linux
5 47 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (54.88%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (41.46%) Docker
8 33 (40.24%) Configuration Management
9 32 (39.02%) Test Automation
10 31 (37.80%) JIRA
11 29 (35.37%) Bash Shell
11 29 (35.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (35.37%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (29.27%) Python
14 23 (28.05%) TeamCity
15 22 (26.83%) MSBuild
15 22 (26.83%) Ant
16 21 (25.61%) PowerShell
16 21 (25.61%) Confluence
16 21 (25.61%) Salt
17 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
18 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (19.51%) Groovy
19 16 (19.51%) C#
19 16 (19.51%) Bitbucket
20 15 (18.29%) Kubernetes
20 15 (18.29%) Oracle
20 15 (18.29%) Windows
20 15 (18.29%) Scrum

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 21 (25.61%) Confluence
2 8 (9.76%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.32%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 3 (3.66%) IIS
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.22%) JBoss
6 1 (1.22%) nginx
Business Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.49%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.20%) IaaS
4 7 (8.54%) Slack
4 7 (8.54%) Trello
5 3 (3.66%) GitHub
5 3 (3.66%) PaaS
6 2 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.22%) Heroku
7 1 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.22%) Route 53
7 1 (1.22%) SoftLayer
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.54%) DNS
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (2.44%) FTP
4 2 (2.44%) SSH
5 1 (1.22%) Firewall
5 1 (1.22%) Junos
5 1 (1.22%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Redis
2 6 (7.32%) Big Data
3 5 (6.10%) Apache Hive
3 5 (6.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.10%) HBase
3 5 (6.10%) Impala
4 4 (4.88%) MySQL
4 4 (4.88%) SQLPlus
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.44%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.22%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (70.73%) Jenkins
2 31 (37.80%) JIRA
3 29 (35.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (28.05%) TeamCity
5 22 (26.83%) Ant
5 22 (26.83%) MSBuild
6 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
7 16 (19.51%) Bitbucket
8 14 (17.07%) Gradle
9 13 (15.85%) Moq
9 13 (15.85%) NSubstitute
9 13 (15.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 13 (15.85%) Selenium
10 12 (14.63%) JUnit
10 12 (14.63%) NUnit
11 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (12.20%) Subversion
13 9 (10.98%) SonarQube
13 9 (10.98%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (10.98%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (17.07%) Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Automation Developer
4 9 (10.98%) Agile Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Agile C# Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.66%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) REST
1 10 (12.20%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) LAMP
2 7 (8.54%) pytest
2 7 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (7.32%) Node.js
4 3 (3.66%) JSON
5 2 (2.44%) .NET
6 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.22%) Kafka
6 1 (1.22%) Middleware
6 1 (1.22%) RESTful
6 1 (1.22%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Public Cloud
2 4 (4.88%) CMDB
2 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 48 (58.54%) Linux
2 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 11 (13.41%) SUSE
4 9 (10.98%) Ubuntu
5 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (9.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (7.32%) Unix
7 4 (4.88%) CentOS
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 3 (3.66%) Debian
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.22%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (76.83%) DevOps
2 47 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (40.24%) Configuration Management
4 32 (39.02%) Test Automation
5 29 (35.37%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (18.29%) Scrum
8 11 (13.41%) Release Management
9 9 (10.98%) Business Transformation
9 9 (10.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.98%) ITIL
10 8 (9.76%) Microservices
11 7 (8.54%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (8.54%) User Stories
12 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.32%) SOA
13 4 (4.88%) Fault Management
14 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
14 3 (3.66%) Migration
14 3 (3.66%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) Bash Shell
2 24 (29.27%) Python
3 21 (25.61%) PowerShell
4 16 (19.51%) C#
4 16 (19.51%) Groovy
5 14 (17.07%) Java
6 13 (15.85%) PHP
7 12 (14.63%) SQL
8 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.76%) Perl
10 3 (3.66%) Ruby
11 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.22%) MCP
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (41.46%) Docker
2 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.54%) oVirt
3 7 (8.54%) RHEV
4 5 (6.10%) Apache Flume
4 5 (6.10%) HDFS
5 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.44%) vCloud
7 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.22%) LXC
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.22%) vSphere
8 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (59.76%) Ansible
2 45 (54.88%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (25.61%) Salt
4 15 (18.29%) Kubernetes
5 9 (10.98%) Terraform
6 7 (8.54%) SCCM
7 5 (6.10%) WSUS
8 4 (4.88%) vRealize
9 3 (3.66%) CFEngine
9 3 (3.66%) vCenter Server
10 2 (2.44%) Ambari
10 2 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (2.44%) Kibana
10 2 (2.44%) Oozie
10 2 (2.44%) SCOM
10 2 (2.44%) SCOrch
10 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
10 2 (2.44%) Unicenter
11 1 (1.22%) Mesos
11 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 14 (17.07%) SAP
3 13 (15.85%) VMware
4 12 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.10%) Symantec
7 3 (3.66%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.66%) HP
7 3 (3.66%) Sun
8 2 (2.44%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.44%) CA
8 2 (2.44%) Dell
8 2 (2.44%) EMC
8 2 (2.44%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (2.44%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.44%) Lotus
8 2 (2.44%) NetApp
8 2 (2.44%) Nimsoft
8 2 (2.44%) Splunk