Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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.

Puppet
England > North East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 77 85
Rank change year-on-year +40 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Puppet 66 89 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.41% 3.48% 2.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 32.20% 21.09% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 76 50
North East median daily rate £535 £410 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.49% -6.29% -8.85%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £313
90th Percentile £638 £536 £526
England median daily rate £520 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -45.83% -

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 205 422 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.79% 16.50% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 284 109
North East median daily rate £363 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -1.54% -1.81%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £228
90th Percentile £588 £460 £527
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 23
North East median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £8.87 £24.85 £14.21
90th Percentile £49.33 £54.20 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +40 65 £535 +29.70% 5
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 North East region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 59 (89.39%) DevOps
2 52 (78.79%) Linux
3 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (57.58%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (56.06%) Jenkins
6 34 (51.52%) Git (software)
7 31 (46.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (40.91%) Python
8 27 (40.91%) Configuration Management
9 25 (37.88%) Oracle
9 25 (37.88%) Docker
10 24 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (33.33%) Red Hat
12 21 (31.82%) Java
13 20 (30.30%) Unix
13 20 (30.30%) IBM
13 20 (30.30%) JIRA
13 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (28.79%) Mentoring
14 19 (28.79%) HP
14 19 (28.79%) AIX
14 19 (28.79%) OO
15 18 (27.27%) Ansible
16 17 (25.76%) WebLogic
16 17 (25.76%) Software Packaging
16 17 (25.76%) Scrum
17 16 (24.24%) Perl
18 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (22.73%) Confluence
19 14 (21.21%) Microservices

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 17 (25.76%) WebLogic
2 15 (22.73%) Confluence
3 14 (21.21%) JBoss
4 13 (19.70%) WebSphere
4 13 (19.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (13.64%) nginx
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (6.06%) FileNet
8 3 (4.55%) CMS
8 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (1.52%) Apache
10 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 13 (19.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.52%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.64%) Slack
4 5 (7.58%) Heroku
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (6.06%) Serverless
6 3 (4.55%) IaaS
6 3 (4.55%) PaaS
7 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.03%) Datadog
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.52%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.52%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) HTTP
2 8 (12.12%) X.21
3 6 (9.09%) LDAP
4 5 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.58%) Network Security
4 5 (7.58%) SSL
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.52%) DNS
6 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.12%) MySQL
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.58%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.52%) DataStage
7 1 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 37 (56.06%) Jenkins
2 34 (51.52%) Git (software)
3 20 (30.30%) JIRA
4 13 (19.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (15.15%) Subversion
6 9 (13.64%) Maven
6 9 (13.64%) SonarQube
7 8 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 7 (10.61%) Selenium
9 3 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.03%) GitLab
10 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (25.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 15 (22.73%) Lead DevOps
4 11 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) Architect
6 9 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (12.12%) Digital Architect
8 6 (9.09%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Consultant
9 5 (7.58%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (7.58%) DevOps Consultant
9 5 (7.58%) DevOps Manager
9 5 (7.58%) Head of Delivery
9 5 (7.58%) Head of DevOps
9 5 (7.58%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (7.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (6.06%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) Software Packaging
2 13 (19.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (18.18%) JSON
4 7 (10.61%) CSS
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) Middleware
4 7 (10.61%) RESTful
4 7 (10.61%) SOAP
4 7 (10.61%) Web Services
5 5 (7.58%) Node.js
5 5 (7.58%) Play Framework
6 4 (6.06%) Ajax
6 4 (6.06%) CSS3
6 4 (6.06%) Django
6 4 (6.06%) HTML5
6 4 (6.06%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) Spring
7 3 (4.55%) jQuery
7 3 (4.55%) XML
7 3 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 9 (13.64%) Clustering
4 6 (9.09%) Public Cloud
5 5 (7.58%) DataPower
6 4 (6.06%) Smartphone
6 4 (6.06%) User Experience
7 3 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (78.79%) Linux
2 31 (46.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (30.30%) Unix
4 19 (28.79%) AIX
5 14 (21.21%) Windows
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.52%) Debian
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (89.39%) DevOps
2 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 24 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (28.79%) Mentoring
5 19 (28.79%) OO
6 17 (25.76%) Scrum
7 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (21.21%) Microservices
9 13 (19.70%) Coaching
9 13 (19.70%) Open Source
10 9 (13.64%) Load Balancing
10 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.64%) Static Code Analysis
10 9 (13.64%) Workflow
11 7 (10.61%) Kanban
11 7 (10.61%) Migration
12 6 (9.09%) TDD
12 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 5 (7.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Python
2 21 (31.82%) Java
3 16 (24.24%) Perl
4 12 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 10 (15.15%) SQL
6 9 (13.64%) Scala
6 9 (13.64%) Shell Script
7 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.12%) Ruby
8 3 (4.55%) Groovy
9 2 (3.03%) C
9 2 (3.03%) C++
10 1 (1.52%) Jython
10 1 (1.52%) Korn
10 1 (1.52%) PHP
10 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) Docker
2 7 (10.61%) Xen
3 5 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.06%) LXC
5 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) NFS
5 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (57.58%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (27.27%) Ansible
3 9 (13.64%) Terraform
4 5 (7.58%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (4.55%) Nagios
5 3 (4.55%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) Packer
7 1 (1.52%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Oracle
2 22 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 20 (30.30%) IBM
4 19 (28.79%) HP
5 13 (19.70%) Axway
5 13 (19.70%) Informatica
5 13 (19.70%) Siebel
6 5 (7.58%) Sun
7 4 (6.06%) SaltStack
8 3 (4.55%) OpenText
9 2 (3.03%) Capita
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco
9 2 (3.03%) New Relic
9 2 (3.03%) Splunk
10 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.52%) Google
10 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.52%) VMware
10 1 (1.52%) Vyatta