Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 43 91
Rank change year-on-year +25 +48 -29
Contract jobs citing Puppet 121 51 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.07% 4.19% 2.79%
As % of the Systems Management category 47.83% 25.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 53 73
North East median daily rate £420 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £307 £302 £303
90th Percentile £563 £638 £529
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.96% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.88 £39.88
% change year-on-year +6.46% -17.55% -16.05%

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 253 204 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.05% 16.75% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 152 445
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £224
90th Percentile £550 £488 £450
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 43
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% +42.86% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £24.25 £20.18
90th Percentile £31.00 £50.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year +6.86% -21.79% +10.85%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +29 119 £420 -6.67% 8
Durham -13 1 £525 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 107 (88.43%) DevOps
2 103 (85.12%) Linux
3 99 (81.82%) Ansible
4 79 (65.29%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (58.68%) Configuration Management
6 70 (57.85%) Jenkins
7 67 (55.37%) Terraform
8 66 (54.55%) Docker
9 63 (52.07%) Bash Shell
10 58 (47.93%) Windows
11 54 (44.63%) Python
11 54 (44.63%) Open Source
12 53 (43.80%) Opscode Chef
13 52 (42.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 46 (38.02%) Elastic Stack
15 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (34.71%) Perl
17 41 (33.88%) Java
18 40 (33.06%) PowerShell
18 40 (33.06%) High Availability
18 40 (33.06%) Data Centre
19 39 (32.23%) Splunk
19 39 (32.23%) Nagios
20 38 (31.40%) Ruby
21 37 (30.58%) C++
21 37 (30.58%) New Relic
21 37 (30.58%) Kubernetes
22 35 (28.93%) Datadog
22 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
22 35 (28.93%) TeamCity

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 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.96%) JBoss
2 6 (4.96%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.13%) nginx
4 4 (3.31%) Apache
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.48%) Confluence
5 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.65%) FileNet
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) Documentum
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) Jetty
7 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 79 (65.29%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (42.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (28.93%) Datadog
4 13 (10.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (8.26%) Amazon S3
7 8 (6.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.48%) Slack
10 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.65%) IaaS
10 2 (1.65%) PaaS
10 2 (1.65%) SaaS
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.83%) GitHub
11 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) SSL
2 4 (3.31%) HTTP
3 3 (2.48%) DHCP
4 2 (1.65%) DNS
4 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.65%) Network Security
4 2 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) IPsec
5 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.79%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.65%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.83%) DataStage
7 1 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.83%) KDB
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (57.85%) Jenkins
2 35 (28.93%) TeamCity
3 21 (17.36%) GitLab
4 17 (14.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (13.22%) Git (software)
6 13 (10.74%) Maven
7 7 (5.79%) JIRA
8 5 (4.13%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.65%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.65%) Subversion
10 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (2.48%) Finance
2 2 (1.65%) Electronics
2 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.65%) Marketing
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (78.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.36%) AWS DevOps
3 20 (16.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 20 (16.53%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (4.96%) Analyst
5 6 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (4.96%) Junior
5 6 (4.96%) Junior DevOps
5 6 (4.96%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.13%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (3.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.48%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (2.48%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.02%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (5.79%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (4.96%) Spring Boot
3 6 (4.96%) Zuul
4 5 (4.13%) HTML
5 4 (3.31%) Software Packaging
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.65%) .NET
6 2 (1.65%) J2EE
6 2 (1.65%) LAMP
6 2 (1.65%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.65%) LDAP
6 2 (1.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.83%) Ajax
7 1 (0.83%) CSS
7 1 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.83%) Servlets
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.06%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.74%) Private Cloud
3 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.79%) Clustering
5 5 (4.13%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) User Experience
6 2 (1.65%) DataPower
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 103 (85.12%) Linux
2 58 (47.93%) Windows
3 31 (25.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (18.18%) Unix
5 17 (14.05%) CentOS
6 10 (8.26%) Windows Server
7 9 (7.44%) AIX
8 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.31%) Debian
11 2 (1.65%) MVS
11 2 (1.65%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (88.43%) DevOps
2 71 (58.68%) Configuration Management
3 54 (44.63%) Open Source
4 45 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (33.06%) High Availability
6 35 (28.93%) Test Automation
7 33 (27.27%) BDD
8 23 (19.01%) Technical Architecture
9 20 (16.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (14.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (13.22%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (9.92%) ITIL
14 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (8.26%) Coaching
16 9 (7.44%) OO
17 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
17 7 (5.79%) Migration
17 7 (5.79%) Software Delivery
18 6 (4.96%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 63 (52.07%) Bash Shell
2 54 (44.63%) Python
3 42 (34.71%) Perl
4 41 (33.88%) Java
5 40 (33.06%) PowerShell
6 38 (31.40%) Ruby
7 37 (30.58%) C++
8 34 (28.10%) C
9 8 (6.61%) SQL
10 7 (5.79%) C#
11 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
12 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.65%) PHP
14 1 (0.83%) Jython
14 1 (0.83%) Scala
14 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.31%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Degree
4 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
System Software
1 66 (54.55%) Docker
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.26%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.48%) XenApp
5 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.65%) vSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Xen
7 1 (0.83%) Firmware
7 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 99 (81.82%) Ansible
2 67 (55.37%) Terraform
3 53 (43.80%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (32.23%) Nagios
5 37 (30.58%) Kubernetes
6 35 (28.93%) Packer
7 6 (4.96%) Consul
8 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (4.13%) vMotion
9 3 (2.48%) SCCM
9 3 (2.48%) SCOM
9 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.48%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.65%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (1.65%) Grafana
10 2 (1.65%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.65%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.65%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.83%) logstash
11 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (32.23%) Splunk
2 37 (30.58%) New Relic
3 23 (19.01%) Red Hat
4 13 (10.74%) Oracle
4 13 (10.74%) VMware
5 10 (8.26%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) Dynatrace
6 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.79%) Google
7 7 (5.79%) IBM
8 6 (4.96%) Axway
8 6 (4.96%) Informatica
9 4 (3.31%) Black Duck
9 4 (3.31%) Siebel
10 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.48%) BMC
10 3 (2.48%) EMC
11 2 (1.65%) Citrix
11 2 (1.65%) SAP
11 2 (1.65%) Sun