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 3 months to 26 April 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 50 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.33% 1.26% 3.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.00% 14.63% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £475 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £438 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £663 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Kent with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 16 41 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 5.33% 8.60% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 15
Median daily rate £401 £430 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% -11.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £218 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £665 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Kent

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

1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (50.00%) Terraform
3 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (50.00%) Packer
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (50.00%) Xen
3 2 (50.00%) CentOS
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (25.00%) NFS
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (25.00%) YAML

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 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Unix Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (50.00%) Packer
3 2 (50.00%) Terraform
4 1 (25.00%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) SaltStack