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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 29 50 64
Rank change year-on-year +21 +14  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 31 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.09% 0.75% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 33.33% 9.43% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +2.22% +20.00%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 93 53 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 15.27% 7.90% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 21
Median daily rate £498 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 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
Hatfield - 18 £550 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £448 -
St Albans - 1 £500 - 1
Puppet
East of England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 47 (83.93%) DevOps
2 45 (80.36%) Java
3 35 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (60.71%) Linux
5 33 (58.93%) Ansible
6 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (44.64%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (42.86%) OO
8 24 (42.86%) Python
9 22 (39.29%) Jenkins
10 21 (37.50%) Apache
10 21 (37.50%) Perl
10 21 (37.50%) Ruby
11 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
11 19 (33.93%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (33.93%) OOD
11 19 (33.93%) Data Structures
11 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
11 19 (33.93%) LAPP Stack
12 18 (32.14%) Complexity Analysis
12 18 (32.14%) Algorithms
13 17 (30.36%) Rust
13 17 (30.36%) Go
13 17 (30.36%) Clojure
13 17 (30.36%) Tomcat
13 17 (30.36%) TDD
13 17 (30.36%) JIRA
14 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
15 15 (26.79%) Configuration Management
15 15 (26.79%) F#

Puppet
Top Related 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 21 (37.50%) Apache
2 17 (30.36%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.93%) nginx
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (1.79%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (44.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) Trello
3 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.00%) Firewall
2 14 (25.00%) SSL
3 6 (10.71%) DHCP
3 6 (10.71%) DNS
4 5 (8.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (21.43%) MySQL
3 7 (12.50%) Big Data
4 5 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 17 (30.36%) JIRA
3 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
4 13 (23.21%) Ant
4 13 (23.21%) Gradle
4 13 (23.21%) Maven
5 4 (7.14%) Hudson
6 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.57%) FishEye
6 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 19 (33.93%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) AWS Developer
7 4 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (21.43%) LAMP
3 7 (12.50%) RxJava
4 5 (8.93%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (8.93%) Spring
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Data Structures
2 18 (32.14%) Algorithms
3 14 (25.00%) Clustering
4 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.57%) FMCG
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) DevOps
2 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) OO
4 19 (33.93%) OOD
4 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
5 18 (32.14%) Complexity Analysis
6 17 (30.36%) TDD
7 15 (26.79%) Configuration Management
8 12 (21.43%) ATDD
8 12 (21.43%) BDD
8 12 (21.43%) High Availability
9 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.93%) Open Source
10 5 (8.93%) Service Design
11 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (5.36%) SDLC
13 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 45 (80.36%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) Python
3 21 (37.50%) Perl
3 21 (37.50%) Ruby
4 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
5 17 (30.36%) Clojure
5 17 (30.36%) Go
5 17 (30.36%) Rust
6 15 (26.79%) F#
7 9 (16.07%) SQL
8 6 (10.71%) C#
9 5 (8.93%) PHP
10 4 (7.14%) VB
11 3 (5.36%) C
12 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Docker
1 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.93%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (8.93%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (58.93%) Ansible
3 11 (19.64%) Salt
4 5 (8.93%) Nagios
5 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.57%) Terraform
6 1 (1.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) VMware
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.57%) New Relic
3 2 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) Sonatype