Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -20 +5 +11
Contract jobs citing Puppet 17 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.36% 3.07% 2.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.90% 26.11% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 17
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +16.67% -1.37%
North West median daily rate £538 £500 £430
% change year-on-year +7.50% +16.28% +1.18%
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 156 157 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.52% 11.75% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 118 69
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +10.59% -2.86%
10th Percentile £228 £254 £129
90th Percentile £500 £579 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% -58.52%
10th Percentile £16.48 £11.80 £13.20
90th Percentile £19.95 £19.70 £14.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%

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
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 18 December 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 - 4 £400 -
Warrington -12 2 £500 -6.54% 1
Crewe -24 2 - -
Chester - 1 £405 -
Puppet
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 16 (94.12%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (70.59%) Docker
5 10 (58.82%) Ansible
6 9 (52.94%) Python
7 8 (47.06%) Linux
7 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (47.06%) Kubernetes
8 7 (41.18%) Salt
8 7 (41.18%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
9 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
9 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
9 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (35.29%) Java
9 6 (35.29%) Windows
9 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
10 5 (29.41%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
11 4 (23.53%) nginx
11 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
11 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (23.53%) WSGI
11 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
11 4 (23.53%) Servlets
11 4 (23.53%) DNS
11 4 (23.53%) SSL

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 4 (23.53%) Apache
1 4 (23.53%) nginx
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Pig
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 16 (94.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon S3
3 3 (17.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (11.76%) Route 53
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
1 4 (23.53%) SSL
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (23.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (17.65%) Big Data
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
4 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (11.76%) HBase
5 1 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (11.76%) Hudson
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) LAPP Stack
1 4 (23.53%) Servlets
1 4 (23.53%) WSGI
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) React
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) boto
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (41.18%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
6 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 3 (17.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (5.88%) Data Security
8 1 (5.88%) Migration
8 1 (5.88%) Security Management
8 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Docker
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (58.82%) Ansible
3 8 (47.06%) Kubernetes
4 7 (41.18%) Salt
5 3 (17.65%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (11.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Google
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware