Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 88 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 +39 +30
Contract jobs citing Puppet 144 157 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.53% 2.31% 1.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.32% 24.23% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 107 90
North West median daily rate £500 £435 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -0.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £391 £367 £313
90th Percentile £618 £543 £564
England median daily rate £501 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +0.10% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -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 592 648 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.40% 9.55% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 396 382
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +19.76%
10th Percentile £250 £192 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -37.76%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Manchester -10 63 £450 - 24
Cheshire +20 38 £500 +17.65% 1
Lancashire +22 23 £535 +26.63%
Merseyside +9 10 £413 -24.66% 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 115 (79.86%) DevOps
2 105 (72.92%) Linux
3 93 (64.58%) Jenkins
4 85 (59.03%) Ansible
5 78 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
6 73 (50.69%) Python
7 64 (44.44%) Configuration Management
7 64 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
8 58 (40.28%) Bash Shell
8 58 (40.28%) Git (software)
9 57 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (38.89%) Docker
11 55 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (29.17%) Ruby
14 33 (22.92%) Windows
15 31 (21.53%) Web Services
15 31 (21.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 30 (20.83%) Red Hat
17 29 (20.14%) VMware
17 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (18.75%) nginx
18 27 (18.75%) PowerShell
19 26 (18.06%) Terraform
20 25 (17.36%) Kubernetes
21 23 (15.97%) CentOS
22 22 (15.28%) TeamCity
22 22 (15.28%) Java
22 22 (15.28%) AWS CloudFormation
23 21 (14.58%) Shell Script

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 (18.75%) nginx
2 19 (13.19%) Confluence
3 14 (9.72%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.17%) Apache
5 6 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (4.17%) SAS
6 5 (3.47%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.78%) JBoss
7 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.08%) Drupal
8 3 (2.08%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (15.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (11.11%) Slack
5 15 (10.42%) Amazon S3
6 14 (9.72%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (9.72%) Serverless
7 11 (7.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (6.25%) Route 53
8 9 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (4.86%) PaaS
10 6 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (2.78%) SaaS
12 3 (2.08%) GitHub
12 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
13 2 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.39%) CloudFront
13 2 (1.39%) Office 365
13 2 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.11%) HTTP
2 8 (5.56%) SAN
3 7 (4.86%) SMTP
4 6 (4.17%) DNS
4 6 (4.17%) SSL
5 5 (3.47%) Firewall
6 4 (2.78%) Network Security
7 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.39%) BGP
8 2 (1.39%) Broadband
8 2 (1.39%) DHCP
8 2 (1.39%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.39%) IPv6
8 2 (1.39%) MPLS
8 2 (1.39%) OSPF
8 2 (1.39%) SMS
8 2 (1.39%) SNMP
8 2 (1.39%) TACACS
8 2 (1.39%) VoIP
8 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.11%) MySQL
2 14 (9.72%) MongoDB
3 12 (8.33%) Big Data
4 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.39%) Redis
9 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 93 (64.58%) Jenkins
2 58 (40.28%) Git (software)
3 22 (15.28%) TeamCity
4 19 (13.19%) JIRA
4 19 (13.19%) SonarQube
5 10 (6.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (6.25%) GitLab
7 7 (4.86%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.17%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.78%) Maven
9 4 (2.78%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.08%) JMeter
10 3 (2.08%) Selenium
10 3 (2.08%) Subversion
11 2 (1.39%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.39%) Gradle
12 1 (0.69%) GoCD
12 1 (0.69%) Hudson
12 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.94%) Retail
2 9 (6.25%) Finance
3 4 (2.78%) Retail Finance
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (60.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (18.06%) AWS Engineer
3 24 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
4 22 (15.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 22 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (15.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 20 (13.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 15 (10.42%) Senior DevOps
6 15 (10.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 14 (9.72%) Architect
8 13 (9.03%) WebOps Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Administrator
10 9 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.86%) Developer
12 7 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) Web Services
2 9 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (5.56%) React
3 8 (5.56%) RESTful
4 7 (4.86%) Node.js
4 7 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (4.17%) J2EE
5 6 (4.17%) Software Packaging
6 5 (3.47%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.47%) Middleware
7 4 (2.78%) Spring
7 4 (2.78%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.78%) Spring MVC
7 4 (2.78%) Spring Security
8 3 (2.08%) .NET
8 3 (2.08%) Kafka
9 2 (1.39%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.69%) LAMP
10 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) Clustering
2 9 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.17%) PKI
4 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) iPad
5 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 105 (72.92%) Linux
2 45 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (22.92%) Windows
4 23 (15.97%) CentOS
5 7 (4.86%) Unix
6 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.39%) Debian
8 2 (1.39%) Solaris
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.69%) AIX
9 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.69%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (79.86%) DevOps
2 64 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 57 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (21.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (13.19%) Microservices
6 19 (13.19%) Scrum
7 18 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 18 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 17 (11.81%) Software Engineering
9 16 (11.11%) Coaching
9 16 (11.11%) Static Code Analysis
10 15 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 13 (9.03%) Kanban
11 13 (9.03%) Web Operations
12 11 (7.64%) Open Source
13 8 (5.56%) BDD
13 8 (5.56%) Task Automation
14 7 (4.86%) Auto-Scaling
14 7 (4.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.69%) Python
2 58 (40.28%) Bash Shell
3 42 (29.17%) Ruby
4 27 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 22 (15.28%) Java
6 21 (14.58%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.64%) SQL
8 10 (6.94%) PHP
9 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.56%) Perl
10 7 (4.86%) VB
11 6 (4.17%) C++
12 5 (3.47%) C#
12 5 (3.47%) Groovy
13 2 (1.39%) Go
14 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (38.89%) Docker
2 15 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.94%) Xen
4 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.08%) KVM
6 3 (2.08%) LXC
7 2 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.39%) etcd
7 2 (1.39%) flannel
7 2 (1.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.69%) Firmware
8 1 (0.69%) NFS
8 1 (0.69%) vCloud
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (59.03%) Ansible
2 78 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (18.06%) Terraform
4 25 (17.36%) Kubernetes
5 12 (8.33%) Nagios
6 8 (5.56%) Rancher
7 6 (4.17%) Rsyslog
8 5 (3.47%) Packer
9 4 (2.78%) Mesos
9 4 (2.78%) Salt
10 3 (2.08%) Grafana
10 3 (2.08%) Icinga
10 3 (2.08%) Kibana
10 3 (2.08%) logstash
10 3 (2.08%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.39%) Cacti
11 2 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.39%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.39%) SCCM
11 2 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 29 (20.14%) VMware
3 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.17%) SaltStack
5 5 (3.47%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.47%) Splunk
6 4 (2.78%) Google
6 4 (2.78%) NetApp
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle
7 3 (2.08%) Black Duck
8 2 (1.39%) Brocade
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.39%) HP
8 2 (1.39%) Huawei
8 2 (1.39%) IBM
8 2 (1.39%) Juniper
8 2 (1.39%) New Relic
8 2 (1.39%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) ZyXEL