Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 61 70
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Puppet 36 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.71% 2.15% 2.72%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.91% 18.71% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 31
Cheshire median daily rate £463 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £363
90th Percentile £591 £575 £488
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 201 139 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.12% 11.49% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 108 101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £558 £540
North West median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.63 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.96% -23.53% -3.37%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £17.75 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £15.25 £20.73
% change year-on-year +26.23% -26.44% +56.45%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 0 8 £400 -2.44%
Warrington 0 7 £550 +2.80%
Chester +3 5 £425 -5.56% 2
Macclesfield -6 3 £550 +10.00%
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Puppet
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 32 (88.89%) DevOps
2 28 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (72.22%) Jenkins
4 25 (69.44%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (66.67%) Ansible
6 20 (55.56%) Docker
6 20 (55.56%) Linux
7 19 (52.78%) Configuration Management
7 19 (52.78%) Git (software)
8 16 (44.44%) Kubernetes
8 16 (44.44%) Terraform
9 15 (41.67%) Ruby
9 15 (41.67%) Python
10 12 (33.33%) Windows
10 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
11 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
11 10 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (25.00%) Hadoop
12 9 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
13 8 (22.22%) Salt
13 8 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (19.44%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
14 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (19.44%) High Availability
14 7 (19.44%) Hudson
15 6 (16.67%) Node.js

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 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.89%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 25 (69.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) Office 365
5 1 (2.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) DSL
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) SSH
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
3 1 (2.78%) NAS
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (16.67%) Big Data
3 5 (13.89%) Apache Hive
3 5 (13.89%) HBase
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Jenkins
2 19 (52.78%) Git (software)
3 9 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (19.44%) Hudson
4 7 (19.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (13.89%) Subversion
5 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (11.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.56%) GoCD
8 1 (2.78%) JIRA
8 1 (2.78%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Cloud Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Node.js
2 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
2 5 (13.89%) React
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (8.33%) Kafka
5 1 (2.78%) boto
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) DevOps
2 19 (52.78%) Configuration Management
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (19.44%) High Availability
7 6 (16.67%) OO
8 5 (13.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 4 (11.11%) Workflow
10 3 (8.33%) ITIL
11 2 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
11 2 (5.56%) Information Security
11 2 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
11 2 (5.56%) Web Operations
12 1 (2.78%) Security Operations
12 1 (2.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 1 (2.78%) Software Delivery
12 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Python
1 15 (41.67%) Ruby
2 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
2 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.89%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Go
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Docker
2 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (66.67%) Ansible
3 16 (44.44%) Kubernetes
3 16 (44.44%) Terraform
4 8 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (22.22%) Salt
5 2 (5.56%) Consul
5 2 (5.56%) Packer
5 2 (5.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Rackspace
2 3 (8.33%) Splunk
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) arcserve
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Sophos
4 1 (2.78%) VMware