Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 16 February 2019 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
England > North East
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 42 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 +24 +33
Contract jobs citing Puppet 102 65 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.32% 5.29% 4.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 39.23% 33.85% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 85
North East median daily rate £500 £545 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +32.93% -15.90%
10th Percentile £375 £403 £304
90th Percentile £558 £665 £511
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - +23.89% -43.50%

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 the North East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 260 192 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.66% 15.64% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 142 252
North East median daily rate £465 £406 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +19.49% +4.62%
10th Percentile £300 £264 £223
90th Percentile £552 £638 £470
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 17
North East median hourly rate £15.48 £13.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.55% -63.33% +47.06%
10th Percentile £12.86 £8.38 £24.85
90th Percentile £25.25 £47.66 £55.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the North East

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the North East

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the North East over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the North East

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
Tyne and Wear +9 101 £500 -8.30% 15
Durham - 1 £525 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 75 (73.53%) Linux
2 74 (72.55%) DevOps
3 67 (65.69%) Jenkins
4 64 (62.75%) Ansible
4 64 (62.75%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (56.86%) Docker
6 57 (55.88%) Python
7 49 (48.04%) Terraform
8 47 (46.08%) GitLab
9 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (40.20%) Configuration Management
11 40 (39.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (36.27%) JIRA
13 36 (35.29%) Bash Shell
13 36 (35.29%) Git (software)
14 35 (34.31%) Opscode Chef
15 34 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (31.37%) Kubernetes
17 31 (30.39%) Open Source
18 28 (27.45%) CentOS
18 28 (27.45%) Windows
19 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
20 25 (24.51%) Perl
20 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
20 25 (24.51%) Sonatype Nexus
21 24 (23.53%) MongoDB
22 23 (22.55%) Confluence
23 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
23 22 (21.57%) Performance Monitoring
23 22 (21.57%) Oracle

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 23 (22.55%) Confluence
2 10 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.92%) Apache
4 4 (3.92%) JBoss
4 4 (3.92%) nginx
4 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.96%) Documentum
6 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 64 (62.75%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (18.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (9.80%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (9.80%) Amazon S3
4 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.86%) iPaaS
5 7 (6.86%) Slack
6 6 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (5.88%) Route 53
6 6 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (4.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (4.90%) Datadog
7 5 (4.90%) IaaS
8 4 (3.92%) GitHub
8 4 (3.92%) Google Analytics
8 4 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.96%) PaaS
9 2 (1.96%) SaaS
10 1 (0.98%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.65%) HTTP
2 12 (11.76%) Firewall
3 9 (8.82%) Network Security
3 9 (8.82%) VLAN
4 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.92%) SSL
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
6 2 (1.96%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) Internet
6 2 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (0.98%) BGP
7 1 (0.98%) NAS
7 1 (0.98%) OSPF
7 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 18 (17.65%) MySQL
3 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.98%) KDB
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (65.69%) Jenkins
2 47 (46.08%) GitLab
3 37 (36.27%) JIRA
4 36 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 25 (24.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (19.61%) Maven
7 14 (13.73%) Artifactory
8 13 (12.75%) SonarQube
9 6 (5.88%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.88%) Cucumber
10 5 (4.90%) Selenium
11 4 (3.92%) Ant
11 4 (3.92%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.92%) Gatling
11 4 (3.92%) Grunt
11 4 (3.92%) gulp
11 4 (3.92%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.92%) JUnit
11 4 (3.92%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (3.92%) Sublime Text
General
1 1 (0.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (62.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (18.63%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (17.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 18 (17.65%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Administrator
5 9 (8.82%) JIRA Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.88%) Server Administrator
8 5 (4.90%) Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Support Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.57%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (13.73%) Node.js
3 13 (12.75%) Web Services
4 12 (11.76%) YAML
5 6 (5.88%) HTML
6 5 (4.90%) J2EE
6 5 (4.90%) JSON
6 5 (4.90%) SOAP
6 5 (4.90%) XML
7 4 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.92%) CSS
7 4 (3.92%) EJB
7 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.92%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.92%) HTML5
7 4 (3.92%) J2SE
7 4 (3.92%) jQuery
7 4 (3.92%) REST
7 4 (3.92%) Servlets
7 4 (3.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) User Experience
2 14 (13.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (10.78%) Private Cloud
4 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.86%) Public Cloud
6 6 (5.88%) Clustering
7 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.94%) Replication
9 2 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.98%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (73.53%) Linux
2 40 (39.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (27.45%) CentOS
3 28 (27.45%) Windows
4 12 (11.76%) Unix
5 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.92%) Debian
9 2 (1.96%) Fedora
9 2 (1.96%) Solaris
9 2 (1.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (72.55%) DevOps
2 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (40.20%) Configuration Management
4 34 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (30.39%) Open Source
6 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
7 22 (21.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 22 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (19.61%) Microservices
9 19 (18.63%) Software Engineering
10 18 (17.65%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (15.69%) Kanban
12 15 (14.71%) Scrum
13 14 (13.73%) Migration
13 14 (13.73%) SOA
14 12 (11.76%) Change Management
14 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
14 12 (11.76%) ITIL
14 12 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (11.76%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (55.88%) Python
2 36 (35.29%) Bash Shell
3 25 (24.51%) Perl
4 21 (20.59%) Java
5 19 (18.63%) Ruby
6 16 (15.69%) JavaScript
7 12 (11.76%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.86%) SQL
9 6 (5.88%) C#
10 5 (4.90%) Scala
11 4 (3.92%) Groovy
11 4 (3.92%) Haskell
12 3 (2.94%) C++
12 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.96%) C
14 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 58 (56.86%) Docker
2 14 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 13 (12.75%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.80%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (9.80%) XenApp
4 10 (9.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.96%) KVM
5 2 (1.96%) Xen
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (62.75%) Ansible
2 49 (48.04%) Terraform
3 35 (34.31%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (31.37%) Kubernetes
5 16 (15.69%) Nagios
6 15 (14.71%) ZABBIX
7 13 (12.75%) vMotion
8 12 (11.76%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (10.78%) Grafana
10 10 (9.80%) SCCM
10 10 (9.80%) SCOM
10 10 (9.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (9.80%) vCenter Server
11 9 (8.82%) Packer
12 7 (6.86%) Prometheus
13 6 (5.88%) Rancher
14 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (3.92%) Kibana
16 3 (2.94%) Consul
17 2 (1.96%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
2 22 (21.57%) Oracle
3 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.71%) VMware
5 13 (12.75%) HP
6 12 (11.76%) Black Duck
6 12 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 11 (10.78%) BMC
7 11 (10.78%) EMC
8 10 (9.80%) 3PAR
9 7 (6.86%) Google
10 5 (4.90%) Dynatrace
11 4 (3.92%) Adobe
11 4 (3.92%) Pega
11 4 (3.92%) webMethods
12 3 (2.94%) Cisco
13 2 (1.96%) EnterpriseDB
13 2 (1.96%) New Relic
13 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.96%) Splunk