The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 June 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.

Puppet
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 72 90
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 0.21% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.08% 2.63% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £581 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.36% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 147 76 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.24% 8.09% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 67
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £283 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Buckinghamshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Buckinghamshire

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Milton Keynes -13 5 £388 -18.42% 1
Marlow - 1 £775 -
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Nagios
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) OVSD
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Banking

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (16.67%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (16.67%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (33.33%) OVSD
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Salt
3 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) VMware