The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
North West / Merseyside
Rank 27 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.45% 0.59% 1.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.50% 8.00% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 40 25 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 12.54% 7.35% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 14
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £375 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £675
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 £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Merseyside

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Merseyside over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Merseyside

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 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
Liverpool +8 9 £463 +8.82% 1
Puppet
North West

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
2 10 (76.92%) DevOps
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) CentOS
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Ansible
4 6 (46.15%) Docker
5 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (38.46%) GitHub
6 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
6 4 (30.77%) Gradle
6 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
6 4 (30.77%) Spock
6 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) JMeter
6 4 (30.77%) Maven
6 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Datadog
7 3 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (15.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes

Puppet
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (38.46%) GitHub
2 4 (30.77%) Datadog
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (7.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Artifactory
2 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Gradle
2 4 (30.77%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
2 4 (30.77%) Spock
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) GitLab
3 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) LAMP
1 1 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) CentOS
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Ansible
2 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (7.69%) Rsyslog
4 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat