Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 55 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Puppet 8 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.50% 0.22% 2.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.00% 3.33% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Kent median daily rate £550 - £525
10th Percentile £525 - £441
90th Percentile £575 - £545
South East median daily rate £500 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% +15.63% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +27.69% - -

Puppet is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 40 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.48% 6.49% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 28
Kent median daily rate £328 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £191 £313 £230
90th Percentile £460 £455 £564
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Kent median hourly rate - - £16.48
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £26.60
% change year-on-year -18.92% -30.45% +23.72%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in Kent

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Kent

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £550 -
West Malling - 1 - -
Puppet
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) NuGet
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) Bower
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
1 8 (100.00%) npm
2 7 (87.50%) Virtual Servers
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Microservices
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) SDLC
2 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (87.50%) IaaS
2 7 (87.50%) PaaS
2 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) npm
2 7 (87.50%) IaaS
2 7 (87.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Bower
1 8 (100.00%) NuGet
2 7 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (87.50%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (75.00%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (75.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Microservices
2 7 (87.50%) SDLC
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (87.50%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) VMware