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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 110 114
Rank change year-on-year +43 +4  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 62 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 1.24% 1.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.51% 14.37% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 23
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £376 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.12%  
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 243 334 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.40% 8.63% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 173 137
Median daily rate £400 £422 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -6.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
Median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £116.50 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +31 39 £500 +1.01% 24
Merseyside +13 13 £463 +8.82% 2
Cheshire +15 4 £410 -6.28% 5
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 111 (79.86%) DevOps
2 103 (74.10%) Linux
3 94 (67.63%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (60.43%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (56.12%) Jenkins
6 68 (48.92%) Ansible
7 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (41.73%) Python
9 49 (35.25%) Docker
10 47 (33.81%) Configuration Management
11 45 (32.37%) Ruby
12 43 (30.94%) Red Hat
12 43 (30.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (30.94%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (29.50%) Java
14 36 (25.90%) Bash Shell
15 35 (25.18%) Git (software)
16 34 (24.46%) Unix
17 32 (23.02%) CentOS
18 29 (20.86%) VMware
19 24 (17.27%) Shell Script
19 24 (17.27%) Amazon EC2
20 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
20 22 (15.83%) OpenStack
21 21 (15.11%) Windows
22 19 (13.67%) SSL
23 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
23 17 (12.23%) Open Source
23 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
24 16 (11.51%) GitHub

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 (15.83%) OpenStack
2 12 (8.63%) nginx
3 11 (7.91%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.19%) Apache
5 9 (6.47%) CloudStack
6 8 (5.76%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (4.32%) Jetty
8 5 (3.60%) Apache Spark
8 5 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (3.60%) Confluence
8 5 (3.60%) Drupal
8 5 (3.60%) IIS
8 5 (3.60%) Mongrel
8 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
10 3 (2.16%) SAS
11 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (60.43%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (17.27%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (11.51%) GitHub
4 14 (10.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (9.35%) Amazon S3
5 13 (9.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (5.76%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (5.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (4.32%) Datadog
10 5 (3.60%) Google Analytics
10 5 (3.60%) Google App Engine
10 5 (3.60%) Heroku
10 5 (3.60%) PaaS
11 4 (2.88%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (2.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (2.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) SSL
2 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.91%) HTTPS
4 10 (7.19%) Firewall
5 9 (6.47%) DHCP
5 9 (6.47%) DNS
5 9 (6.47%) VPN
6 6 (4.32%) HTTP
7 5 (3.60%) FTP
7 5 (3.60%) IPsec
8 4 (2.88%) Network Security
9 3 (2.16%) SMTP
10 2 (1.44%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.44%) LAN
10 2 (1.44%) SAN
10 2 (1.44%) VoIP
10 2 (1.44%) WAN
11 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) Big Data
1 14 (10.07%) Hadoop
2 13 (9.35%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.04%) Redis
5 6 (4.32%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.88%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.88%) Impala
6 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.16%) MySQL
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 78 (56.12%) Jenkins
2 35 (25.18%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.07%) Maven
3 14 (10.07%) Travis CI
4 12 (8.63%) Subversion
5 11 (7.91%) Bitbucket
5 11 (7.91%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.91%) JMeter
6 10 (7.19%) Selenium
6 10 (7.19%) Vagrant
7 8 (5.76%) GitLab
7 8 (5.76%) GoCD
7 8 (5.76%) Gradle
8 6 (4.32%) Artifactory
8 6 (4.32%) SonarQube
8 6 (4.32%) Spock
9 5 (3.60%) JIRA
9 5 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.16%) MSI
General
1 11 (7.91%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.44%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (52.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (8.63%) AWS Engineer
3 11 (7.91%) Consultant
4 9 (6.47%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Architect
6 7 (5.04%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (5.04%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (5.04%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (2.88%) Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Data Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) DevOps Specialist
8 4 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.35%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (7.91%) Web Services
3 10 (7.19%) Kafka
4 8 (5.76%) HTML
5 7 (5.04%) .NET
6 6 (4.32%) boto
6 6 (4.32%) JSON
6 6 (4.32%) Servlets
6 6 (4.32%) YAML
7 5 (3.60%) J2EE
8 4 (2.88%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.16%) MCollective
9 3 (2.16%) Software Packaging
9 3 (2.16%) Spring
10 2 (1.44%) CSS
10 2 (1.44%) HTML5
10 2 (1.44%) JMS
10 2 (1.44%) JMX
10 2 (1.44%) RESTful
10 2 (1.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.32%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.16%) Wiki
5 2 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.72%) BYOD
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 103 (74.10%) Linux
2 43 (30.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (24.46%) Unix
4 32 (23.02%) CentOS
5 21 (15.11%) Windows
6 9 (6.47%) Fedora
6 9 (6.47%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.16%) Solaris
8 2 (1.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (79.86%) DevOps
2 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (33.81%) Configuration Management
4 43 (30.94%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (12.23%) Open Source
6 15 (10.79%) Scrum
7 13 (9.35%) Automated Testing
8 10 (7.19%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.76%) Analytics
9 8 (5.76%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.04%) BDD
10 7 (5.04%) High Availability
10 7 (5.04%) ITIL
11 6 (4.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.32%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.32%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.32%) TDD
12 5 (3.60%) JVM Tuning
12 5 (3.60%) Kanban
12 5 (3.60%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.73%) Python
2 45 (32.37%) Ruby
3 41 (29.50%) Java
4 36 (25.90%) Bash Shell
5 24 (17.27%) Shell Script
6 11 (7.91%) Perl
7 8 (5.76%) PHP
7 8 (5.76%) SQL
8 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.60%) Scala
9 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.16%) C++
11 2 (1.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.32%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.44%) CISSP
4 2 (1.44%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) SANS
4 2 (1.44%) SSCP
5 1 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (35.25%) Docker
2 13 (9.35%) vSphere
3 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.91%) Xen
4 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.04%) XenServer
5 6 (4.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.44%) HDFS
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) NFS
7 1 (0.72%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.72%) Varnish
7 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 94 (67.63%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (48.92%) Ansible
3 16 (11.51%) Kibana
4 12 (8.63%) Graphite
4 12 (8.63%) Kubernetes
4 12 (8.63%) Nagios
5 11 (7.91%) Terraform
6 8 (5.76%) Ganglia
6 8 (5.76%) logstash
6 8 (5.76%) Riemann
7 7 (5.04%) Cobbler
7 7 (5.04%) Mesos
7 7 (5.04%) Salt
8 5 (3.60%) ZABBIX
9 4 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (2.88%) Packer
10 3 (2.16%) Graylog
10 3 (2.16%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (2.16%) Rsyslog
10 3 (2.16%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (30.94%) Red Hat
2 29 (20.86%) VMware
3 14 (10.07%) Google
4 10 (7.19%) Splunk
5 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.76%) Oracle
6 5 (3.60%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.88%) IBM
7 4 (2.88%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.16%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.16%) New Relic
8 3 (2.16%) RightScale
9 2 (1.44%) Apple
9 2 (1.44%) HP
9 2 (1.44%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.72%) SAP
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago