The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 29 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.

Puppet
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 71 82
Rank change year-on-year -22 +11  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 9 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.59% 1.58% 0.78%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.00% 26.53% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
Median daily rate £513 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £435 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.12%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 100 98 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 6.61% 5.95% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 66
Median daily rate £395 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the East Midlands

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the East Midlands

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Nottinghamshire -7 4 £513 -6.81%
Northamptonshire -2 2 £550 +29.41%
Leicestershire - 2 £385 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 16 (94.12%) DevOps
2 14 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
3 12 (70.59%) Docker
4 11 (64.71%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (58.82%) Scrum
5 10 (58.82%) Java
5 10 (58.82%) Ansible
6 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
7 8 (47.06%) Kubernetes
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
9 6 (35.29%) Linux
9 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (35.29%) SDLC
10 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
10 5 (29.41%) VMware
11 4 (23.53%) Heroku
11 4 (23.53%) Splunk
11 4 (23.53%) Windows
11 4 (23.53%) Software AG
11 4 (23.53%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (23.53%) Packer
11 4 (23.53%) git-flow
11 4 (23.53%) Apigee
11 4 (23.53%) Graphite
11 4 (23.53%) Datadog
11 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
11 4 (23.53%) OpenShift

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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%) OpenStack
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) nginx
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Pig
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 11 (64.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (23.53%) Datadog
3 4 (23.53%) GitHub
3 4 (23.53%) Heroku
3 4 (23.53%) OpenShift
4 2 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) HBase
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Mahout
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
3 4 (23.53%) git-flow
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) GitLab
5 1 (5.88%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Hadoop Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (5.88%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) SUSE
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) DevOps
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Build Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Coaching
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.76%) MapReduce
8 2 (11.76%) Microservices
8 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Go
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) AWS Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Docker
2 3 (17.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (58.82%) Ansible
3 8 (47.06%) Kubernetes
4 4 (23.53%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (23.53%) Graphite
4 4 (23.53%) Packer
5 3 (17.65%) Terraform
6 2 (11.76%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (5.88%) Ambari
7 1 (5.88%) CFEngine
7 1 (5.88%) Mesos
7 1 (5.88%) Nagios
7 1 (5.88%) Rancher
7 1 (5.88%) rkt
7 1 (5.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Apigee
2 4 (23.53%) Software AG
2 4 (23.53%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) SaltStack
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore