The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 86 129
Rank change year-on-year +8 +43  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 48 38 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.26% 1.53% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.52% 23.60% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 1
Median daily rate £550 £481 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +48.07%  
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 of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 223 161 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.49% 6.49% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 84 74
Median daily rate £475 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 27
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.55
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 of England

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

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Puppet in the East of England

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire +22 29 £550 +29.41% 2
Essex +6 15 £550 +54.38%
Cambridgeshire -25 2 £463 -5.12% 6
Norfolk - 1 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £538 -
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 of England region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 80 (86.96%) DevOps
2 61 (66.30%) Linux
3 55 (59.78%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (55.43%) Java
5 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (53.26%) Jenkins
6 41 (44.57%) Configuration Management
7 40 (43.48%) Perl
7 40 (43.48%) Ansible
8 37 (40.22%) Apache
9 35 (38.04%) TCP/IP
9 35 (38.04%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (34.78%) SSL
11 31 (33.70%) Python
12 29 (31.52%) TDD
13 28 (30.43%) Git (software)
14 27 (29.35%) Software Engineering
15 26 (28.26%) Bash Shell
16 24 (26.09%) Ruby
16 24 (26.09%) OO
17 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (23.91%) Open Source
18 22 (23.91%) Tomcat
18 22 (23.91%) HTTP
19 21 (22.83%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (22.83%) Docker
19 21 (22.83%) LAPP Stack
20 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 19 (20.65%) OOD
21 19 (20.65%) Data Structures

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 37 (40.22%) Apache
2 22 (23.91%) Tomcat
3 12 (13.04%) JBoss
4 11 (11.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (8.70%) nginx
6 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) Jetty
6 3 (3.26%) Mongrel
6 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.17%) Confluence
8 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.26%) Google App Engine
3 3 (3.26%) Route 53
4 2 (2.17%) GitHub
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.17%) Trello
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.04%) TCP/IP
2 32 (34.78%) SSL
3 22 (23.91%) HTTP
4 15 (16.30%) Firewall
5 9 (9.78%) DHCP
5 9 (9.78%) DNS
6 6 (6.52%) Internet
7 3 (3.26%) FTP
7 3 (3.26%) IPsec
8 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (14.13%) MySQL
3 11 (11.96%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.70%) Big Data
5 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (53.26%) Jenkins
2 28 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (18.48%) JIRA
4 13 (14.13%) Ant
4 13 (14.13%) Gradle
4 13 (14.13%) Maven
5 10 (10.87%) Subversion
6 5 (5.43%) Hudson
7 4 (4.35%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.26%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.26%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.17%) FishEye
9 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.09%) Selenium
10 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Retail
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (20.65%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (9.78%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Java Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.35%) Architect
7 4 (4.35%) AWS Developer
7 4 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.83%) LAPP Stack
2 15 (16.30%) J2EE
3 13 (14.13%) LAMP
3 13 (14.13%) Middleware
4 7 (7.61%) RxJava
5 5 (5.43%) .NET
5 5 (5.43%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (5.43%) Spring
6 3 (3.26%) Servlets
7 2 (2.17%) HTML
7 2 (2.17%) HTML5
8 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Data Structures
2 18 (19.57%) Algorithms
3 15 (16.30%) Clustering
4 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.17%) FMCG
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (66.30%) Linux
2 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Unix
3 8 (8.70%) Windows
4 4 (4.35%) CentOS
5 3 (3.26%) Fedora
6 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Solaris
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (86.96%) DevOps
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (44.57%) Configuration Management
4 29 (31.52%) TDD
5 27 (29.35%) Software Engineering
6 24 (26.09%) OO
7 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (23.91%) Open Source
9 19 (20.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (20.65%) OOD
10 18 (19.57%) Complexity Analysis
10 18 (19.57%) Mentoring
11 17 (18.48%) Scrum
12 15 (16.30%) High Availability
13 14 (15.22%) Coaching
14 13 (14.13%) Kanban
15 12 (13.04%) ATDD
15 12 (13.04%) BDD
16 11 (11.96%) Microservices
16 11 (11.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 51 (55.43%) Java
2 40 (43.48%) Perl
3 31 (33.70%) Python
4 26 (28.26%) Bash Shell
5 24 (26.09%) Ruby
6 17 (18.48%) Clojure
6 17 (18.48%) Go
6 17 (18.48%) Rust
7 15 (16.30%) F#
8 12 (13.04%) SQL
9 11 (11.96%) C
9 11 (11.96%) C#
10 7 (7.61%) PHP
11 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
12 5 (5.43%) VB
13 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
14 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) RHCE
2 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Docker
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (3.26%) Xen
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (59.78%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (43.48%) Ansible
3 14 (15.22%) Salt
4 5 (5.43%) Nagios
4 5 (5.43%) Terraform
5 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.09%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
1 11 (11.96%) WSO2
2 9 (9.78%) VMware
3 8 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco
5 4 (4.35%) Google
6 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.17%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.17%) New Relic
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
7 2 (2.17%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) Sonatype