The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
Rank 45 52 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.65% 0.44% -
As % of the Systems Management category 31.25% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Median daily rate £550 £356 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
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 Essex with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 48 23 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 11.68% 5.07% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 12
Median daily rate £531 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.09% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £177 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Essex

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Essex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Essex

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Southend-on-Sea -15 10 £550 +25.71%
Puppet
East of England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
1 20 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (95.00%) Configuration Management
2 19 (95.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (90.00%) TCP/IP
3 18 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (90.00%) DevOps
4 17 (85.00%) SSL
4 17 (85.00%) HTTP
4 17 (85.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (85.00%) Open Source
5 16 (80.00%) Perl
6 15 (75.00%) J2EE
7 14 (70.00%) Apache
7 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (65.00%) Scrum
8 13 (65.00%) Kanban
8 13 (65.00%) Mentoring
9 12 (60.00%) Coaching
9 12 (60.00%) Docker
9 12 (60.00%) TDD
9 12 (60.00%) Middleware
10 11 (55.00%) JBoss
10 11 (55.00%) Oracle
10 11 (55.00%) SOA
10 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
10 11 (55.00%) WSO2
10 11 (55.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (55.00%) Microservices
10 11 (55.00%) Continuous Delivery

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 14 (70.00%) Apache
2 11 (55.00%) JBoss
2 11 (55.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (15.00%) IIS
4 3 (15.00%) Jetty
4 3 (15.00%) Mongrel
4 3 (15.00%) nginx
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.00%) Google App Engine
2 3 (15.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (85.00%) HTTP
2 17 (85.00%) SSL
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (40.00%) Subversion
4 3 (15.00%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) J2EE
2 12 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (85.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.00%) CentOS
3 3 (15.00%) Fedora
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Configuration Management
1 19 (95.00%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (90.00%) DevOps
3 17 (85.00%) Open Source
4 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (65.00%) Kanban
5 13 (65.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (65.00%) Scrum
6 12 (60.00%) Coaching
6 12 (60.00%) TDD
7 11 (55.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (55.00%) Microservices
7 11 (55.00%) SOA
8 10 (50.00%) User Stories
9 9 (45.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (40.00%) API Design
11 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (15.00%) Line Management
13 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Perl
2 8 (40.00%) C
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
1 11 (55.00%) WSO2
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Google
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) SAP