The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 28 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 6 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.94% 0.45% 1.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.82% 11.11% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £550 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 88 27 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 13.81% 4.07% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 58
Median daily rate £510 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 - £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 - £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Hertfordshire

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Hertfordshire

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hatfield - 2 £550 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 1 - - 3
Watford -7 1 £550 - 1
Puppet
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 33 (89.19%) Java
2 29 (78.38%) DevOps
3 28 (75.68%) Linux
4 19 (51.35%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
5 18 (48.65%) Tomcat
5 18 (48.65%) Python
5 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (45.95%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (45.95%) Ruby
6 17 (45.95%) Apache
6 17 (45.95%) Perl
6 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (43.24%) OO
7 16 (43.24%) LAPP Stack
8 15 (40.54%) SSL
8 15 (40.54%) Firewall
8 15 (40.54%) Clustering
9 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
9 13 (35.14%) Finance
9 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
10 12 (32.43%) RHCE
11 11 (29.73%) TDD
11 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
11 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (29.73%) High Availability
11 11 (29.73%) Salt
12 10 (27.03%) Ansible
12 10 (27.03%) SQL
13 9 (24.32%) Unix

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 18 (48.65%) Tomcat
2 17 (45.95%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (21.62%) MySQL
3 7 (18.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (18.92%) Big Data
3 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
1 5 (13.51%) Maven
2 4 (10.81%) Ant
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Gradle
3 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.70%) Checkstyle
3 1 (2.70%) Hudson
3 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
1 14 (37.84%) Java Developer
2 10 (27.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) AWS Developer
5 4 (10.81%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (18.92%) LAMP
2 7 (18.92%) Spring
3 5 (13.51%) RxJava
4 1 (2.70%) boto
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Clustering
2 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
3 9 (24.32%) Data Structures
4 8 (21.62%) Algorithms
5 7 (18.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) DevOps
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) OO
4 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
4 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
5 11 (29.73%) High Availability
5 11 (29.73%) TDD
6 9 (24.32%) OOD
7 8 (21.62%) Complexity Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
8 7 (18.92%) Open Source
8 7 (18.92%) Service Design
9 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) ATDD
10 4 (10.81%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
11 2 (5.41%) SDLC
12 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
12 1 (2.70%) Human Resource Management
12 1 (2.70%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
2 18 (48.65%) Python
3 17 (45.95%) Perl
3 17 (45.95%) Ruby
4 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 9 (24.32%) Clojure
5 9 (24.32%) F#
5 9 (24.32%) Go
5 9 (24.32%) Rust
6 5 (13.51%) C#
6 5 (13.51%) VB
7 2 (5.41%) C
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (29.73%) Salt
3 10 (27.03%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.70%) vRealize
4 1 (2.70%) yum
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.70%) Sonatype
1 1 (2.70%) VMware
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