Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 48 108
Rank change year-on-year +31 +60 -44
Contract jobs citing Puppet 126 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.78% 4.81% 1.80%
As % of the Systems Management category 47.91% 29.95% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 54 36
North East median daily rate £390 £450 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.72% +6.50%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £289
90th Percentile £538 £534 £500
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.76% +7.63%

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 263 207 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 20.40% 16.05% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 370
North East median daily rate £363 £390 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +37.34% -5.34%
10th Percentile £255 £281 £210
90th Percentile £525 £513 £422
England median daily rate £488 £466 £425
% change year-on-year +4.73% +9.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 38
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.23% +16.07% +86.67%
10th Percentile £8.91 £25.85 £13.85
90th Percentile £30.75 £45.40 £36.50
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.89 £21.75
% change year-on-year +7.63% -17.77% +8.59%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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
Tyne and Wear +31 124 £390 -10.86% 18
Durham -13 1 £525 +7.69% 4
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 112 (88.89%) DevOps
2 103 (81.75%) Linux
3 96 (76.19%) Ansible
4 79 (62.70%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (61.90%) Configuration Management
6 70 (55.56%) Jenkins
7 64 (50.79%) Terraform
8 62 (49.21%) Docker
9 57 (45.24%) Opscode Chef
10 55 (43.65%) Bash Shell
11 54 (42.86%) Windows
12 52 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 51 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (38.89%) Open Source
15 47 (37.30%) Java
16 46 (36.51%) Perl
17 44 (34.92%) Python
18 42 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
19 41 (32.54%) Nagios
20 40 (31.75%) High Availability
20 40 (31.75%) Data Centre
21 39 (30.95%) Splunk
22 38 (30.16%) Ruby
23 37 (29.37%) New Relic
24 36 (28.57%) PowerShell
25 35 (27.78%) TeamCity
25 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
25 35 (27.78%) Packer
25 35 (27.78%) Datadog
26 34 (26.98%) BDD

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 21 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.49%) WebLogic
3 12 (9.52%) JBoss
4 10 (7.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.35%) Apache
5 8 (6.35%) nginx
6 6 (4.76%) FileNet
6 6 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.17%) IIS
8 4 (3.17%) Jetty
8 4 (3.17%) Mongrel
9 3 (2.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 10 (7.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 79 (62.70%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (41.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (27.78%) Datadog
4 12 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (8.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (6.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.17%) Google App Engine
7 4 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.17%) Slack
8 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.79%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.79%) GitHub
9 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.79%) Linode
9 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.49%) SSL
2 7 (5.56%) HTTP
3 6 (4.76%) DHCP
3 6 (4.76%) HTTPS
3 6 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.76%) Network Security
4 5 (3.97%) DNS
4 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.17%) FTP
5 4 (3.17%) IPsec
6 3 (2.38%) SMS
7 2 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.59%) SNMP
7 2 (1.59%) VPN
8 1 (0.79%) Firewall
8 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 10 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.35%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.38%) MySQL
5 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) DataStage
6 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 70 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 35 (27.78%) TeamCity
3 17 (13.49%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (7.94%) GitLab
6 9 (7.14%) Maven
7 6 (4.76%) JIRA
8 4 (3.17%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.59%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.59%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.59%) Subversion
10 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.79%) JUnit
10 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (0.79%) Electronics
1 1 (0.79%) Finance
1 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
1 1 (0.79%) Marketing
1 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (80.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
3 24 (19.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 24 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (4.76%) Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Junior
6 6 (4.76%) Junior DevOps
6 6 (4.76%) Junior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Consultant
8 4 (3.17%) Operational Support Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (9.52%) Software Packaging
3 11 (8.73%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (4.76%) LDAP
5 5 (3.97%) J2EE
5 5 (3.97%) Spring Boot
6 4 (3.17%) .NET
6 4 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.17%) Servlets
6 4 (3.17%) Spring
7 2 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.59%) LAMP
7 2 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.59%) Middleware
7 2 (1.59%) Node.js
7 2 (1.59%) Zuul
8 1 (0.79%) Ajax
8 1 (0.79%) CSS
8 1 (0.79%) HTML
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (31.75%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.11%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.76%) DataPower
5 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.59%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 103 (81.75%) Linux
2 54 (42.86%) Windows
3 27 (21.43%) Unix
4 25 (19.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (11.11%) AIX
6 8 (6.35%) CentOS
7 7 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.76%) MVS
8 6 (4.76%) VME
9 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (88.89%) DevOps
2 78 (61.90%) Configuration Management
3 51 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (38.89%) Open Source
5 40 (31.75%) High Availability
6 35 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 34 (26.98%) BDD
8 26 (20.63%) Deployment Automation
9 20 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (15.08%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.94%) Coaching
12 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.94%) OO
13 9 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (5.56%) ITIL
15 6 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
15 6 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
15 6 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.65%) Bash Shell
2 47 (37.30%) Java
3 46 (36.51%) Perl
4 44 (34.92%) Python
5 38 (30.16%) Ruby
6 36 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 33 (26.19%) C
7 33 (26.19%) C++
8 9 (7.14%) SQL
9 3 (2.38%) C#
10 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) Jython
11 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 29 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 62 (49.21%) Docker
2 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.97%) Xen
4 2 (1.59%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (76.19%) Ansible
2 64 (50.79%) Terraform
3 57 (45.24%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (32.54%) Nagios
5 35 (27.78%) Packer
6 29 (23.02%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.76%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (2.38%) Grafana
8 3 (2.38%) OpenNMS
9 2 (1.59%) Consul
9 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.59%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.79%) Graylog
10 1 (0.79%) Kibana
10 1 (0.79%) logstash
10 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (30.95%) Splunk
2 37 (29.37%) New Relic
3 19 (15.08%) Red Hat
4 17 (13.49%) Axway
4 17 (13.49%) IBM
5 14 (11.11%) Oracle
6 12 (9.52%) Informatica
7 11 (8.73%) VMware
8 10 (7.94%) HP
8 10 (7.94%) Siebel
9 6 (4.76%) Fujitsu
9 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.76%) Sun
10 5 (3.97%) Google
11 4 (3.17%) Dynatrace
12 3 (2.38%) Black Duck
13 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.59%) Citrix
13 2 (1.59%) Ivanti
14 1 (0.79%) SAP