The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 75 88
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 68 93 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 2.43% 1.63%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.59% 26.27% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 61 44
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 315 354 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.70% 9.25% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 182 196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 11
Median hourly rate £29.25 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the North West

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Manchester +12 37 £450 -5.26% 26
Cheshire +21 20 £500 +17.64% 6
Merseyside -8 4 £410 +26.15% 1
Lancashire -11 4 £473 +13.85% 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 106 (82.17%) DevOps
2 89 (68.99%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (62.02%) Linux
4 77 (59.69%) Jenkins
5 73 (56.59%) Ansible
6 69 (53.49%) Amazon AWS
7 52 (40.31%) Docker
8 44 (34.11%) Configuration Management
9 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (28.68%) Python
11 31 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (24.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (24.03%) Git (software)
12 30 (23.26%) Java
13 28 (21.71%) Shell Script
14 27 (20.93%) Red Hat
15 26 (20.16%) Unix
16 23 (17.83%) Bash Shell
17 22 (17.05%) Ruby
17 22 (17.05%) Windows
18 21 (16.28%) Finance
18 21 (16.28%) Open Source
19 20 (15.50%) CentOS
19 20 (15.50%) VMware
20 19 (14.73%) SSL
21 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
22 16 (12.40%) Hadoop
22 16 (12.40%) Amazon EC2
22 16 (12.40%) Big Data
22 16 (12.40%) Terraform

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (9.30%) OpenStack
2 11 (8.53%) nginx
3 10 (7.75%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.98%) Apache
4 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (5.43%) Apache Spark
7 5 (3.88%) Confluence
7 5 (3.88%) SAS
8 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (3.10%) IIS
8 4 (3.10%) Jetty
8 4 (3.10%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.55%) Drupal
9 2 (1.55%) JBoss
9 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 69 (53.49%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.40%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.75%) GitHub
3 10 (7.75%) PaaS
4 9 (6.98%) Amazon S3
4 9 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (6.98%) OpenShift
5 8 (6.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.20%) Datadog
6 7 (5.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.88%) Route 53
9 4 (3.10%) Bluemix
9 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (3.10%) Google App Engine
9 4 (3.10%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (3.10%) Slack
10 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) SSL
2 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.98%) Firewall
4 8 (6.20%) DNS
4 8 (6.20%) HTTP
4 8 (6.20%) HTTPS
5 7 (5.43%) DHCP
6 6 (4.65%) SMTP
7 5 (3.88%) FTP
7 5 (3.88%) Network Security
8 4 (3.10%) IPsec
8 4 (3.10%) SAN
8 4 (3.10%) VPN
9 2 (1.55%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.55%) LAN
9 2 (1.55%) NAS
9 2 (1.55%) SSH
9 2 (1.55%) VoIP
9 2 (1.55%) WAN
10 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) Big Data
1 16 (12.40%) Hadoop
2 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.20%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.65%) MySQL
5 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.10%) Redis
7 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.55%) Impala
8 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (59.69%) Jenkins
2 31 (24.03%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.75%) Bitbucket
3 10 (7.75%) Maven
3 10 (7.75%) SonarQube
3 10 (7.75%) Subversion
3 10 (7.75%) Travis CI
4 9 (6.98%) GitLab
4 9 (6.98%) Selenium
5 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.20%) Gradle
5 8 (6.20%) JMeter
6 7 (5.43%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.65%) Artifactory
7 6 (4.65%) JIRA
7 6 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (4.65%) Spock
8 5 (3.88%) GoCD
9 3 (2.33%) MSI
10 2 (1.55%) Hudson
General
1 21 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Electronics
2 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.88%) Marketing
2 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (49.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) Architect
3 15 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (8.53%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (8.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (7.75%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (6.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Administrator
8 7 (5.43%) DevOps Architect
9 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (3.10%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) Web Services
2 10 (7.75%) Kafka
3 9 (6.98%) .NET
4 8 (6.20%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (4.65%) Node.js
6 5 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (3.88%) Software Packaging
7 4 (3.10%) J2EE
7 4 (3.10%) Middleware
7 4 (3.10%) Servlets
8 3 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.55%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.55%) Sensu
9 2 (1.55%) Spring
9 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.78%) Akka
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.78%) Express
10 1 (0.78%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.65%) PKI
3 4 (3.10%) Clustering
4 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Wiki
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.55%) iSeries
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (62.02%) Linux
2 31 (24.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (20.16%) Unix
4 22 (17.05%) Windows
5 20 (15.50%) CentOS
6 5 (3.88%) Fedora
7 4 (3.10%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.78%) Debian
8 1 (0.78%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.78%) Solaris
8 1 (0.78%) SUSE
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (82.17%) DevOps
2 44 (34.11%) Configuration Management
3 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.28%) Open Source
6 15 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 12 (9.30%) Load Balancing
7 12 (9.30%) Scrum
7 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
8 10 (7.75%) ITIL
9 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.65%) Coaching
10 6 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (4.65%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (4.65%) Kanban
10 6 (4.65%) Project Management
11 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.88%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.68%) Python
2 30 (23.26%) Java
3 28 (21.71%) Shell Script
4 23 (17.83%) Bash Shell
5 22 (17.05%) Ruby
6 7 (5.43%) SQL
7 6 (4.65%) PHP
8 5 (3.88%) Scala
9 4 (3.10%) C++
9 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.33%) Perl
10 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.55%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.55%) CISSP
4 2 (1.55%) SANS
4 2 (1.55%) SSCP
5 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 52 (40.31%) Docker
2 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.20%) Xen
4 6 (4.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (3.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.55%) HDFS
6 2 (1.55%) OpenSSH
6 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 89 (68.99%) Opscode Chef
2 73 (56.59%) Ansible
3 16 (12.40%) Terraform
4 15 (11.63%) Kubernetes
5 14 (10.85%) Nagios
6 10 (7.75%) Kibana
7 9 (6.98%) Mesos
7 9 (6.98%) Salt
8 8 (6.20%) Graphite
9 5 (3.88%) Ganglia
9 5 (3.88%) logstash
9 5 (3.88%) Riemann
9 5 (3.88%) Rsyslog
10 4 (3.10%) Rancher
10 4 (3.10%) yum
11 3 (2.33%) Capistrano
11 3 (2.33%) Cobbler
11 3 (2.33%) Packer
12 2 (1.55%) Nmap
12 2 (1.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (20.93%) Red Hat
2 20 (15.50%) VMware
3 12 (9.30%) Google
4 11 (8.53%) Splunk
5 10 (7.75%) IBM
6 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.65%) SaltStack
7 5 (3.88%) HP
7 5 (3.88%) SAP
8 3 (2.33%) Oracle
8 3 (2.33%) RightScale
9 2 (1.55%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.55%) Apple
9 2 (1.55%) Citrix
9 2 (1.55%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.78%) BMC
10 1 (0.78%) CA
10 1 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.78%) New Relic
10 1 (0.78%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £560 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago