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 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 / Buckinghamshire
Rank - 76 80
Contract jobs citing Puppet 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.096% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category - 1.28% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 126 78 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.50% 7.48% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 34 62
Median daily rate £450 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £295 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (72.73%) SCCM
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) CentOS
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL V2
2 8 (72.73%) vCloud
2 8 (72.73%) Docker
2 8 (72.73%) vRealize
2 8 (72.73%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (63.64%) Capacity Management
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (36.36%) IaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (27.27%) Opsview
6 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 3 (27.27%) SCOM
6 3 (27.27%) Ruby

Puppet
Top Related 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 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Automation Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Cloud Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Build Automation Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) CentOS
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL V2
2 7 (63.64%) Capacity Management
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 3 (27.27%) Python
1 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
1 8 (72.73%) vCloud
1 8 (72.73%) Virtual Machines
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) SCCM
1 8 (72.73%) vRealize
2 3 (27.27%) Nagios
2 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (27.27%) Opsview
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
1 8 (72.73%) VMware