The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
North West / Manchester
Rank 54 78 84
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 39 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.95% 1.56% 0.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.45% 25.45% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 8
Median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 124 110 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.37% 6.13% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 56 52
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £283 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £190.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.57% +1166.66%  
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Manchester

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Manchester

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 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
Salford -2 4 £550 +29.41%
Puppet
North West

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 84 (85.71%) DevOps
2 78 (79.59%) Linux
3 68 (69.39%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (65.31%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (55.10%) Ansible
6 49 (50.00%) Python
7 48 (48.98%) Jenkins
8 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (41.84%) Configuration Management
10 39 (39.80%) Ruby
11 35 (35.71%) Java
11 35 (35.71%) Docker
12 34 (34.69%) Red Hat
13 32 (32.65%) Unix
14 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 30 (30.61%) Git (software)
16 28 (28.57%) Bash Shell
17 25 (25.51%) VMware
18 22 (22.45%) OpenStack
19 20 (20.41%) CentOS
19 20 (20.41%) Shell Script
20 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
21 16 (16.33%) Kibana
22 15 (15.31%) SSL
23 14 (14.29%) Open Source
23 14 (14.29%) Travis CI
24 13 (13.27%) Elastic Stack
24 13 (13.27%) vSphere
25 12 (12.24%) Windows

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 22 (22.45%) OpenStack
2 11 (11.22%) nginx
3 10 (10.20%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.18%) Apache
4 9 (9.18%) CloudStack
5 8 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (6.12%) Jetty
7 5 (5.10%) Drupal
7 5 (5.10%) IIS
7 5 (5.10%) Mongrel
7 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
8 3 (3.06%) Confluence
8 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (65.31%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.18%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (7.14%) GitHub
4 7 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (5.10%) Google Analytics
5 5 (5.10%) Google App Engine
5 5 (5.10%) Heroku
5 5 (5.10%) PaaS
6 4 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.06%) CloudFront
7 3 (3.06%) IaaS
8 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.02%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
2 15 (15.31%) SSL
3 11 (11.22%) Firewall
4 10 (10.20%) DHCP
4 10 (10.20%) DNS
4 10 (10.20%) HTTPS
5 6 (6.12%) HTTP
6 5 (5.10%) FTP
6 5 (5.10%) IPsec
6 5 (5.10%) Network Security
7 2 (2.04%) LAN
7 2 (2.04%) SAN
7 2 (2.04%) VoIP
7 2 (2.04%) VPN
7 2 (2.04%) WAN
8 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.16%) Big Data
4 7 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.14%) Redis
5 4 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.04%) Impala
6 2 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 48 (48.98%) Jenkins
2 30 (30.61%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.29%) Travis CI
4 11 (11.22%) Subversion
5 9 (9.18%) Vagrant
6 8 (8.16%) GoCD
7 5 (5.10%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.10%) JMeter
8 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.06%) GitLab
9 3 (3.06%) JIRA
9 3 (3.06%) Maven
10 2 (2.04%) Gradle
10 2 (2.04%) Hudson
10 2 (2.04%) MSI
10 2 (2.04%) Selenium
11 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.02%) Electronics
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (54.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (6.12%) Consultant
3 6 (6.12%) DevOps Specialist
4 5 (5.10%) Architect
4 5 (5.10%) Linux Specialist
5 4 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.06%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (3.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (3.06%) Developer
6 3 (3.06%) Drupal Consultant
6 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.06%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (8.16%) Kafka
3 7 (7.14%) .NET
4 6 (6.12%) Servlets
4 6 (6.12%) Web Services
5 5 (5.10%) J2EE
6 4 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.04%) Node.js
8 1 (1.02%) Akka
8 1 (1.02%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.02%) REST
8 1 (1.02%) Sensu
8 1 (1.02%) spray
8 1 (1.02%) Spring
8 1 (1.02%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.04%) Wiki
4 1 (1.02%) BYOD
4 1 (1.02%) Clustering
4 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (79.59%) Linux
2 32 (32.65%) Unix
3 30 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (20.41%) CentOS
5 12 (12.24%) Windows
6 9 (9.18%) Fedora
7 6 (6.12%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.04%) Debian
9 1 (1.02%) AIX
9 1 (1.02%) Android
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (85.71%) DevOps
2 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (41.84%) Configuration Management
4 31 (31.63%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (14.29%) Open Source
6 8 (8.16%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.14%) Analytics
7 7 (7.14%) ITIL
7 7 (7.14%) Kanban
8 6 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.10%) BDD
9 5 (5.10%) JVM Tuning
10 4 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.08%) Scrum
10 4 (4.08%) Security Operations
11 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.06%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.06%) TDD
11 3 (3.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.00%) Python
2 39 (39.80%) Ruby
3 35 (35.71%) Java
4 28 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 20 (20.41%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.18%) SQL
7 7 (7.14%) PHP
8 5 (5.10%) Scala
9 4 (4.08%) Perl
9 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.06%) C++
11 2 (2.04%) Groovy
11 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) CISSP
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) SANS
3 2 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (35.71%) Docker
2 13 (13.27%) vSphere
3 11 (11.22%) Xen
4 9 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.14%) XenServer
6 6 (6.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (2.04%) HDFS
8 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.02%) NFS
8 1 (1.02%) OpenSSH
8 1 (1.02%) Varnish
8 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.02%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (69.39%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (55.10%) Ansible
3 16 (16.33%) Kibana
4 10 (10.20%) Nagios
5 9 (9.18%) Graphite
6 8 (8.16%) Ganglia
6 8 (8.16%) logstash
6 8 (8.16%) Riemann
7 7 (7.14%) Cobbler
7 7 (7.14%) Mesos
8 5 (5.10%) Terraform
9 4 (4.08%) Packer
10 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
11 2 (2.04%) QRadar
11 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (2.04%) Salt
11 2 (2.04%) yum
11 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
12 1 (1.02%) Icinga
12 1 (1.02%) Nmap
Vendors
1 34 (34.69%) Red Hat
2 25 (25.51%) VMware
3 12 (12.24%) Google
4 10 (10.20%) Splunk
5 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.14%) Atlassian
7 5 (5.10%) Oracle
8 4 (4.08%) IBM
8 4 (4.08%) RightScale
8 4 (4.08%) SaltStack
9 3 (3.06%) New Relic
10 2 (2.04%) Apple
10 2 (2.04%) HP
10 2 (2.04%) LogRhythm
11 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
11 1 (1.02%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.02%) SAP
11 1 (1.02%) Veritas