Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 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 West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 85 74
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11 +54
Contract jobs citing Puppet 208 129 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.54% 2.30% 2.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 27.70% 20.94% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 125 125
North West median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £402 £393 £353
90th Percentile £700 £633 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +13.82% -5.38% -39.53%

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 751 616 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.78% 10.99% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 402 412
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £238 £251 £238
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 23 20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.75 £12.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 6 months to 20 October 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
Manchester +22 106 £600 +26.32% 38
Lancashire +12 55 £500 -6.54% 5
Cheshire -8 29 £425 -15.00% 5
Merseyside +9 4 £425 +3.03% 4
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 173 (83.17%) DevOps
2 136 (65.38%) Ansible
3 131 (62.98%) Linux
4 128 (61.54%) Jenkins
5 116 (55.77%) Python
6 107 (51.44%) Terraform
7 105 (50.48%) Amazon AWS
8 100 (48.08%) Opscode Chef
9 96 (46.15%) Docker
10 74 (35.58%) Git (software)
11 66 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (30.29%) Kubernetes
13 59 (28.37%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (26.92%) Shell Script
15 55 (26.44%) Java
16 51 (24.52%) CentOS
17 50 (24.04%) Configuration Management
18 49 (23.56%) Windows
19 43 (20.67%) Ruby
19 43 (20.67%) Open Source
20 42 (20.19%) Microservices
21 41 (19.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 38 (18.27%) Bash Shell
22 38 (18.27%) Amazon EC2
23 35 (16.83%) PostgreSQL
23 35 (16.83%) GitLab
24 33 (15.87%) Perl
25 32 (15.38%) Red Hat
26 31 (14.90%) MySQL
26 31 (14.90%) Oracle

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 27 (12.98%) nginx
2 21 (10.10%) Tuxedo
3 16 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (3.85%) Apache
4 8 (3.85%) Confluence
5 6 (2.88%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.44%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.44%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 105 (50.48%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (18.27%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 24 (11.54%) Amazon ELB
6 19 (9.13%) PaaS
7 17 (8.17%) Amazon S3
7 17 (8.17%) Route 53
8 16 (7.69%) npm
9 14 (6.73%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (4.33%) SaaS
11 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (2.40%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.92%) GitHub
13 4 (1.92%) IaaS
13 4 (1.92%) Slack
14 2 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.50%) HTTP
2 12 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.29%) Firewall
4 10 (4.81%) Internet
5 8 (3.85%) DNS
6 5 (2.40%) SSL
7 4 (1.92%) DSL
7 4 (1.92%) VPN
8 3 (1.44%) DHCP
8 3 (1.44%) FTP
8 3 (1.44%) IPsec
8 3 (1.44%) SSH
9 2 (0.96%) BGP
9 2 (0.96%) IPFIX
9 2 (0.96%) Junos
9 2 (0.96%) MPLS
9 2 (0.96%) MRTG
9 2 (0.96%) OSPF
9 2 (0.96%) SNMP
9 2 (0.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.83%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (14.90%) MySQL
3 26 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 16 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (5.29%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (4.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (3.85%) Big Data
9 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.40%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.44%) HBase
11 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.44%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.96%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.96%) SQLite
13 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 128 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 74 (35.58%) Git (software)
3 35 (16.83%) GitLab
4 25 (12.02%) Artifactory
5 22 (10.58%) SonarQube
5 22 (10.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (8.65%) IBM UrbanCode
7 17 (8.17%) Maven
7 17 (8.17%) Travis CI
8 16 (7.69%) CircleCI
8 16 (7.69%) Gradle
8 16 (7.69%) gulp
9 8 (3.85%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.85%) JIRA
10 7 (3.37%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.40%) Hudson
13 4 (1.92%) Selenium
13 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.44%) Subversion
General
1 9 (4.33%) Banking
2 3 (1.44%) Retail
3 2 (0.96%) Automotive
3 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Back Office
4 1 (0.48%) Finance
4 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (62.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (12.02%) AWS Engineer
3 21 (10.10%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (8.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
6 11 (5.29%) Developer
6 11 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (5.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 9 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Administrator
10 7 (3.37%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Consultant
11 6 (2.88%) Platform Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.40%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (1.92%) DevOps Consultant
13 4 (1.92%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.10%) Middleware
2 19 (9.13%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (7.69%) Web Services
4 14 (6.73%) Spring
5 12 (5.77%) .NET
5 12 (5.77%) Spring Boot
6 10 (4.81%) Node.js
6 10 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.88%) Kafka
7 6 (2.88%) XML
8 5 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.44%) React
10 3 (1.44%) REST
10 3 (1.44%) RESTful
10 3 (1.44%) Sensu
10 3 (1.44%) YAML
11 2 (0.96%) Spring Batch
11 2 (0.96%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.44%) Clustering
5 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
5 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.48%) Fintech
6 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 131 (62.98%) Linux
2 51 (24.52%) CentOS
3 49 (23.56%) Windows
4 41 (19.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.58%) Windows Server
6 14 (6.73%) Unix
7 6 (2.88%) VMS
8 3 (1.44%) Debian
8 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (83.17%) DevOps
2 66 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (28.37%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (24.04%) Configuration Management
5 43 (20.67%) Open Source
6 42 (20.19%) Microservices
7 31 (14.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 31 (14.90%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.58%) Scrum
9 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (8.17%) TDD
11 15 (7.21%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 14 (6.73%) Coaching
13 13 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (5.77%) API Development
14 12 (5.77%) BDD
14 12 (5.77%) Mentoring
14 12 (5.77%) Waterfall
15 10 (4.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 116 (55.77%) Python
2 56 (26.92%) Shell Script
3 55 (26.44%) Java
4 43 (20.67%) Ruby
5 38 (18.27%) Bash Shell
6 33 (15.87%) Perl
7 28 (13.46%) SQL
8 20 (9.62%) Groovy
9 15 (7.21%) PowerShell
10 11 (5.29%) Java 8
11 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.88%) PHP
13 5 (2.40%) C#
14 2 (0.96%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.88%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 96 (46.15%) Docker
2 22 (10.58%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.96%) KVM
8 1 (0.48%) Gluster
8 1 (0.48%) iptables
8 1 (0.48%) NFS
8 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 136 (65.38%) Ansible
2 107 (51.44%) Terraform
3 100 (48.08%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (30.29%) Kubernetes
5 28 (13.46%) Packer
6 19 (9.13%) Grafana
7 18 (8.65%) Prometheus
8 16 (7.69%) Salt
9 13 (6.25%) Rancher
10 6 (2.88%) Kibana
10 6 (2.88%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.40%) logstash
12 4 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.92%) Nagios
13 3 (1.44%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.96%) Cacti
14 2 (0.96%) collectd
14 2 (0.96%) Consul
14 2 (0.96%) Netcool
14 2 (0.96%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 32 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 31 (14.90%) Oracle
3 30 (14.42%) VMware
4 26 (12.50%) Black Duck
5 8 (3.85%) Google
5 8 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.37%) Splunk
7 6 (2.88%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.92%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco
9 3 (1.44%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.96%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.96%) Huawei
10 2 (0.96%) IBM
10 2 (0.96%) Juniper
10 2 (0.96%) Meraki
11 1 (0.48%) New Relic
11 1 (0.48%) Pega
11 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.48%) WSO2