Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 77 106
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29 +28
Contract jobs citing Puppet 209 135 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.40% 2.39% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.93% 22.43% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 106 94
North West median daily rate £491 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £400 £353 £363
90th Percentile £648 £605 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £51.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.76% +7.63%

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 806 602 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.11% 10.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 385 394
North West median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +8.47%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £238
90th Percentile £591 £575 £557
England median daily rate £488 £466 £425
% change year-on-year +4.73% +9.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 19
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +92.96% +48.07%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £44.00 £56.65
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.89 £21.75
% change year-on-year +7.63% -17.77% +8.59%

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 July 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 July 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 +12 121 £475 -5.00% 59
Cheshire +2 31 £525 +5.00% 11
Lancashire +6 28 £500 -6.54% 3
Merseyside +20 15 £513 +7.89% 4
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 166 (79.43%) DevOps
2 130 (62.20%) Linux
3 128 (61.24%) Ansible
4 116 (55.50%) Python
5 108 (51.67%) Jenkins
6 105 (50.24%) Opscode Chef
7 102 (48.80%) Amazon AWS
8 83 (39.71%) Terraform
9 70 (33.49%) Docker
9 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (33.01%) Ruby
11 66 (31.58%) Git (software)
12 65 (31.10%) Bash Shell
12 65 (31.10%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (28.71%) Configuration Management
14 53 (25.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 51 (24.40%) Kubernetes
16 42 (20.10%) Test Automation
17 40 (19.14%) Windows
18 34 (16.27%) Java
19 32 (15.31%) Continuous Delivery
20 30 (14.35%) Deployment Automation
21 29 (13.88%) Shell Script
22 28 (13.40%) CentOS
23 27 (12.92%) Perl
23 27 (12.92%) Microservices
24 26 (12.44%) AWS CloudFormation
25 23 (11.00%) Continuous Deployment
25 23 (11.00%) Red Hat
25 23 (11.00%) TDD

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 14 (6.70%) Confluence
2 12 (5.74%) nginx
3 11 (5.26%) Tuxedo
4 8 (3.83%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.87%) Apache
6 4 (1.91%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Beehive
8 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.96%) WildFly
9 1 (0.48%) Drupal
9 1 (0.48%) IIS
9 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 102 (48.80%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (6.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.78%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (4.31%) SaaS
8 7 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (3.35%) PaaS
9 6 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.87%) Serverless
10 4 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.91%) GitHub
10 4 (1.91%) npm
11 3 (1.44%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.96%) Slack
13 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.48%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.31%) HTTP
3 8 (3.83%) Firewall
4 7 (3.35%) DNS
4 7 (3.35%) Internet
5 6 (2.87%) VPN
6 4 (1.91%) DSL
7 3 (1.44%) DHCP
7 3 (1.44%) FTP
7 3 (1.44%) IPsec
7 3 (1.44%) MPLS
7 3 (1.44%) SSH
7 3 (1.44%) SSL
8 2 (0.96%) BGP
8 2 (0.96%) IPFIX
8 2 (0.96%) Junos
8 2 (0.96%) MRTG
8 2 (0.96%) OSPF
8 2 (0.96%) SNMP
8 2 (0.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (7.18%) Big Data
2 15 (7.18%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.78%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (4.31%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.39%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.91%) HBase
6 4 (1.91%) MySQL
7 3 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.96%) SQLite
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 108 (51.67%) Jenkins
2 66 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 23 (11.00%) JIRA
4 19 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 19 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (8.61%) Bitbucket
6 14 (6.70%) GitLab
7 12 (5.74%) Artifactory
7 12 (5.74%) SonarQube
8 8 (3.83%) PyCharm
8 8 (3.83%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.35%) eggPlant
10 6 (2.87%) Hudson
10 6 (2.87%) IBM UrbanCode
10 6 (2.87%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.39%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.39%) Selenium
11 5 (2.39%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.91%) Gradle
12 4 (1.91%) gulp
General
1 15 (7.18%) Banking
2 10 (4.78%) Finance
3 7 (3.35%) Electronics
3 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.35%) Marketing
3 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.39%) Games
5 4 (1.91%) Automotive
6 2 (0.96%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (66.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (17.22%) AWS Engineer
3 34 (16.27%) AWS DevOps
4 30 (14.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 25 (11.96%) Senior DevOps
6 23 (11.00%) Developer
7 21 (10.05%) Consultant
7 21 (10.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 16 (7.66%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (7.66%) Platform Engineer
9 14 (6.70%) Cloud Consultant
9 14 (6.70%) DevOps Consultant
10 12 (5.74%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) AWS Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 9 (4.31%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (4.31%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.09%) Web Services
2 18 (8.61%) .NET
3 12 (5.74%) Spring
4 11 (5.26%) Middleware
4 11 (5.26%) Node.js
5 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.31%) REST
5 9 (4.31%) XML
6 8 (3.83%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (3.83%) JSON
6 8 (3.83%) WCF
7 7 (3.35%) HTML
7 7 (3.35%) Kafka
8 6 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.39%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.39%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.39%) CSS
9 5 (2.39%) LINQ
9 5 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
1 13 (6.22%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.44%) Clustering
7 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 130 (62.20%) Linux
2 53 (25.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (19.14%) Windows
4 28 (13.40%) CentOS
5 15 (7.18%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.83%) Unix
7 5 (2.39%) Debian
7 5 (2.39%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.39%) VMS
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (79.43%) DevOps
2 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (31.10%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (28.71%) Configuration Management
5 42 (20.10%) Test Automation
6 32 (15.31%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (14.35%) Deployment Automation
8 27 (12.92%) Microservices
9 23 (11.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 23 (11.00%) TDD
10 13 (6.22%) Open Source
11 12 (5.74%) Scrum
11 12 (5.74%) Unit Testing
11 12 (5.74%) User Stories
12 11 (5.26%) API Development
12 11 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.78%) Software Engineering
14 9 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (4.31%) High Availability
14 9 (4.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 116 (55.50%) Python
2 69 (33.01%) Ruby
3 65 (31.10%) Bash Shell
4 34 (16.27%) Java
5 29 (13.88%) Shell Script
6 27 (12.92%) Perl
7 20 (9.57%) PHP
8 17 (8.13%) SQL
9 14 (6.70%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.22%) C#
10 13 (6.22%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.31%) Groovy
12 7 (3.35%) Go
12 7 (3.35%) Java 8
13 4 (1.91%) XPath
14 2 (0.96%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.31%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.48%) CCNA
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.22%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) GCP
System Software
1 70 (33.49%) Docker
2 10 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.96%) KVM
7 1 (0.48%) Gluster
7 1 (0.48%) iptables
7 1 (0.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 128 (61.24%) Ansible
2 105 (50.24%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (39.71%) Terraform
4 51 (24.40%) Kubernetes
5 14 (6.70%) Salt
6 12 (5.74%) Packer
7 7 (3.35%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (2.87%) Consul
8 6 (2.87%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.39%) Kibana
9 5 (2.39%) logstash
9 5 (2.39%) Nagios
10 3 (1.44%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.96%) Cacti
11 2 (0.96%) collectd
11 2 (0.96%) Graphite
11 2 (0.96%) Icinga
11 2 (0.96%) Mesos
11 2 (0.96%) Netcool
11 2 (0.96%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 23 (11.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (9.09%) VMware
3 17 (8.13%) Oracle
4 15 (7.18%) Atlassian
4 15 (7.18%) Splunk
5 9 (4.31%) Google
6 8 (3.83%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.35%) SAP
8 4 (1.91%) Cisco
8 4 (1.91%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.91%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.44%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.96%) Black Duck
10 2 (0.96%) Capita
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%) arcserve