Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 16 October 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 56 65
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing Puppet 29 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.21% 2.44% 2.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.29% 20.81% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 26
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £400 £454 £356
90th Percentile £575 £575 £486
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 178 149 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.54% 11.72% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 116 76
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £361 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -15.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £213
90th Percentile £538 £547 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -10.29% -
10th Percentile £16.60 £12.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £18.23 £20.20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -12.50% -3.52% +69.22%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in Cheshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Cheshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Cheshire

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Knutsford - 8 £400 - 1
Chester +2 5 £425 -5.56% 3
Warrington -5 5 £525 -1.87%
Macclesfield -10 2 £550 +10.00%
Puppet
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 26 (89.66%) DevOps
2 24 (82.76%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (65.52%) Ansible
5 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
6 16 (55.17%) Linux
7 14 (48.28%) Configuration Management
7 14 (48.28%) Docker
8 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
9 12 (41.38%) Python
9 12 (41.38%) Terraform
10 11 (37.93%) Kubernetes
11 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
11 10 (34.48%) Windows
11 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
12 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (31.03%) Ruby
13 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
14 7 (24.14%) Salt
15 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 5 (17.24%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
16 5 (17.24%) Hudson
16 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
16 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
16 5 (17.24%) Internet
16 5 (17.24%) Java

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Pig
2 3 (10.34%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (68.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) DSL
3 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 3 (10.34%) SSH
3 3 (10.34%) SSL
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.79%) Big Data
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Hive
3 3 (10.34%) HBase
3 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
2 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (17.24%) Hudson
3 5 (17.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
5 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Cloud Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) DevOps Developer
3 1 (3.45%) Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) WebOps Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) Node.js
2 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.34%) Kafka
2 3 (10.34%) React
3 2 (6.90%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (6.90%) Servlets
3 2 (6.90%) WSGI
4 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.90%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) DevOps
2 14 (48.28%) Configuration Management
3 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) High Availability
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
9 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Web Operations
10 1 (3.45%) Information Security
10 1 (3.45%) Migration
10 1 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Python
2 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
2 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
3 9 (31.03%) Ruby
4 5 (17.24%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Docker
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (82.76%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (65.52%) Ansible
3 12 (41.38%) Terraform
4 11 (37.93%) Kubernetes
5 7 (24.14%) Salt
6 3 (10.34%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Rackspace
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) VMware