Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 69 133
Rank change year-on-year +7 +64 +13
Contract jobs citing Puppet 164 169 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.01% 2.76% 1.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.08% 29.09% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 113 76
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £408 £375 £311
90th Percentile £638 £574 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +5.26%

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 584 581 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.73% 9.48% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 369 327
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +3.76% +18.62%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £250
90th Percentile £579 £550 £533
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 34
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +27.27% -37.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.40 £39.25
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.85% - -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -23 67 £430 +1.18% 39
Cheshire +20 44 £500 +16.28% 4
Lancashire +25 26 £535 +21.59% 2
Merseyside +16 14 £483 -11.87% 7
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 127 (77.44%) DevOps
2 115 (70.12%) Linux
3 103 (62.80%) Ansible
4 100 (60.98%) Jenkins
5 88 (53.66%) Python
6 78 (47.56%) Opscode Chef
7 74 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
8 73 (44.51%) Bash Shell
9 71 (43.29%) Configuration Management
10 67 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (40.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (35.98%) Git (software)
12 58 (35.37%) Ruby
13 55 (33.54%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (29.27%) Docker
15 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
16 41 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 40 (24.39%) Windows
18 36 (21.95%) Red Hat
18 36 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (21.34%) Terraform
20 33 (20.12%) Web Services
21 30 (18.29%) TeamCity
22 28 (17.07%) CentOS
23 27 (16.46%) Scrum
24 26 (15.85%) Java
25 22 (13.41%) nginx
25 22 (13.41%) SonarQube
26 20 (12.20%) VMware
27 19 (11.59%) Mentoring

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 22 (13.41%) nginx
2 14 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.93%) Confluence
4 10 (6.10%) Apache
5 9 (5.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (3.66%) JBoss
6 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.83%) SAS
8 3 (1.83%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.22%) Drupal
9 2 (1.22%) Oracle Beehive
9 2 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.22%) WildFly
10 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 74 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (8.54%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (7.93%) PaaS
6 12 (7.32%) Amazon S3
6 12 (7.32%) Slack
7 11 (6.71%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (6.71%) Serverless
8 10 (6.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (5.49%) IaaS
9 9 (5.49%) Route 53
10 8 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (3.66%) GitHub
12 4 (2.44%) Datadog
12 4 (2.44%) SaaS
13 2 (1.22%) Google Analytics
13 2 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) HTTP
2 6 (3.66%) SAN
3 4 (2.44%) Firewall
3 4 (2.44%) Network Security
3 4 (2.44%) SSL
4 3 (1.83%) DNS
4 3 (1.83%) SMTP
5 2 (1.22%) Broadband
5 2 (1.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.22%) Internet
5 2 (1.22%) IPv6
5 2 (1.22%) LAN
5 2 (1.22%) SMS
5 2 (1.22%) SNMP
5 2 (1.22%) TACACS
5 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.22%) VoIP
5 2 (1.22%) VPN
5 2 (1.22%) VRRP
5 2 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.76%) MySQL
2 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.10%) Big Data
3 10 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 100 (60.98%) Jenkins
2 59 (35.98%) Git (software)
3 30 (18.29%) TeamCity
4 22 (13.41%) SonarQube
5 17 (10.37%) JIRA
6 14 (8.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (6.71%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.71%) GitLab
8 9 (5.49%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.88%) Selenium
9 8 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (4.27%) Bitbucket
10 7 (4.27%) JMeter
10 7 (4.27%) Maven
11 6 (3.66%) Artifactory
12 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.44%) Gradle
13 4 (2.44%) Spock
14 2 (1.22%) Grunt
14 2 (1.22%) Liquibase
General
1 13 (7.93%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Retail
3 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.44%) Electronics
4 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.44%) Marketing
4 4 (2.44%) Retail Finance
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (57.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (19.51%) AWS DevOps
3 31 (18.90%) AWS Engineer
4 21 (12.80%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (12.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 19 (11.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 19 (11.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 18 (10.98%) WebOps Engineer
8 16 (9.76%) Azure DevOps
9 14 (8.54%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (8.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (7.93%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (7.32%) Consultant
11 12 (7.32%) DevOps Consultant
12 10 (6.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 10 (6.10%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 9 (5.49%) Architect
13 9 (5.49%) AWS Consultant
13 9 (5.49%) Developer
14 8 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.12%) Web Services
2 10 (6.10%) J2EE
2 10 (6.10%) React
2 10 (6.10%) RESTful
3 9 (5.49%) Node.js
4 8 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (4.88%) JSON
5 7 (4.27%) Middleware
5 7 (4.27%) Spring Boot
6 5 (3.05%) .NET
6 5 (3.05%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.05%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.05%) Spring
6 5 (3.05%) Spring MVC
6 5 (3.05%) Spring Security
7 4 (2.44%) LAMP
8 3 (1.83%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.22%) Kafka
9 2 (1.22%) REST
9 2 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.32%) Clustering
3 5 (3.05%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.05%) iPad
3 5 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.83%) PKI
6 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 115 (70.12%) Linux
2 67 (40.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (24.39%) Windows
4 28 (17.07%) CentOS
5 6 (3.66%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.44%) Unix
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.22%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (77.44%) DevOps
2 71 (43.29%) Configuration Management
3 67 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (33.54%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (21.95%) Continuous Delivery
6 27 (16.46%) Scrum
7 19 (11.59%) Mentoring
7 19 (11.59%) Microservices
8 18 (10.98%) Coaching
8 18 (10.98%) Web Operations
9 13 (7.93%) Load Balancing
9 13 (7.93%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 12 (7.32%) Static Code Analysis
11 11 (6.71%) Kanban
12 10 (6.10%) Open Source
13 9 (5.49%) BDD
13 9 (5.49%) Task Automation
13 9 (5.49%) Use Case
13 9 (5.49%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.66%) Python
2 73 (44.51%) Bash Shell
3 58 (35.37%) Ruby
4 41 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 26 (15.85%) Java
6 19 (11.59%) Perl
7 17 (10.37%) PHP
8 12 (7.32%) Shell Script
9 11 (6.71%) SQL
10 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
11 9 (5.49%) VB
12 7 (4.27%) C#
13 5 (3.05%) C++
13 5 (3.05%) Groovy
14 2 (1.22%) Korn
14 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) CCNP
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
3 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (29.27%) Docker
2 10 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.44%) Xen
4 3 (1.83%) KVM
4 3 (1.83%) LXC
5 2 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 103 (62.80%) Ansible
2 78 (47.56%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (21.34%) Terraform
4 16 (9.76%) Kubernetes
5 10 (6.10%) Nagios
6 7 (4.27%) Packer
7 6 (3.66%) Grafana
7 6 (3.66%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.83%) Icinga
8 3 (1.83%) Rsyslog
9 2 (1.22%) Cacti
9 2 (1.22%) Kibana
9 2 (1.22%) logstash
9 2 (1.22%) Mesos
9 2 (1.22%) OpenNMS
9 2 (1.22%) RANCID
9 2 (1.22%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.22%) Salt
9 2 (1.22%) SCCM
9 2 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (21.95%) Red Hat
2 20 (12.20%) VMware
3 16 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.10%) Oracle
4 10 (6.10%) Splunk
5 6 (3.66%) Black Duck
6 5 (3.05%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.44%) Google
7 4 (2.44%) NetApp
7 4 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (1.22%) Cisco
8 2 (1.22%) Compaq
8 2 (1.22%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.22%) HP
8 2 (1.22%) Huawei
8 2 (1.22%) Juniper
8 2 (1.22%) WSO2
8 2 (1.22%) Zend
9 1 (0.61%) Foundry
9 1 (0.61%) MuleSoft