Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 76 141
Rank change year-on-year +20 +65 +6
Contract jobs citing Puppet 211 141 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.66% 2.60% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.67% 25.82% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 95 66
North West median daily rate £463 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £401 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £563
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +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 736 546 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.76% 10.05% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 367 341
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £304 £185 £261
90th Percentile £600 £568 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 27
North West median hourly rate £14.73 £20.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.35% -17.18% +61.00%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £45.13 £44.45 £41.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +6.95%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -3 115 £450 +4.65% 47
Cheshire +1 37 £538 +19.44% 6
Merseyside +22 25 £550 +22.22%
Lancashire +10 20 £433 -8.47% 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 161 (76.30%) DevOps
2 135 (63.98%) Linux
3 127 (60.19%) Ansible
4 118 (55.92%) Python
5 108 (51.18%) Opscode Chef
6 102 (48.34%) Jenkins
7 101 (47.87%) Amazon AWS
8 91 (43.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (39.81%) Bash Shell
10 80 (37.91%) Ruby
11 77 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (32.23%) Configuration Management
13 66 (31.28%) Terraform
14 60 (28.44%) Git (software)
15 56 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (24.17%) Docker
17 46 (21.80%) Deployment Automation
18 39 (18.48%) Java
19 36 (17.06%) Continuous Delivery
20 34 (16.11%) PHP
21 33 (15.64%) Red Hat
21 33 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
22 32 (15.17%) Test Automation
23 30 (14.22%) Kubernetes
24 29 (13.74%) CentOS
24 29 (13.74%) JIRA
25 28 (13.27%) Web Services
26 27 (12.80%) Windows
26 27 (12.80%) Scrum
27 26 (12.32%) PowerShell

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 16 (7.58%) Confluence
2 8 (3.79%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (3.79%) nginx
3 7 (3.32%) Apache
3 7 (3.32%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.84%) JBoss
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Beehive
5 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.90%) WildFly
6 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.42%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.95%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 101 (47.87%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (6.64%) PaaS
5 12 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (4.74%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (4.74%) IaaS
7 9 (4.27%) Amazon S3
8 8 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (3.79%) Serverless
9 6 (2.84%) Route 53
9 6 (2.84%) SaaS
10 5 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.37%) GitHub
10 5 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.90%) Datadog
11 4 (1.90%) Slack
12 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.47%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) HTTP
2 4 (1.90%) Firewall
3 3 (1.42%) DNS
3 3 (1.42%) LAN
3 3 (1.42%) VPN
4 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 2 (0.95%) MPLS
4 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.95%) VoIP
4 2 (0.95%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) BGP
5 1 (0.47%) Broadband
5 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.47%) IPv4
5 1 (0.47%) IPv6
5 1 (0.47%) OSPF
5 1 (0.47%) PPP
5 1 (0.47%) SNMP
5 1 (0.47%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.58%) Big Data
2 14 (6.64%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.16%) MySQL
4 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.37%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.95%) HBase
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 102 (48.34%) Jenkins
2 60 (28.44%) Git (software)
3 29 (13.74%) JIRA
4 22 (10.43%) TeamCity
5 21 (9.95%) SonarQube
6 20 (9.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (8.06%) GitLab
8 15 (7.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (7.11%) Bitbucket
9 13 (6.16%) Visual Studio
10 12 (5.69%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.74%) PyCharm
11 10 (4.74%) Selenium
12 8 (3.79%) JMeter
12 8 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (3.32%) Artifactory
13 7 (3.32%) eggPlant
13 7 (3.32%) Maven
13 7 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.90%) Gradle
General
1 19 (9.00%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.21%) Electronics
3 11 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.21%) Marketing
4 10 (4.74%) Banking
5 5 (2.37%) Games
6 2 (0.95%) Automotive
6 2 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (62.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (22.27%) AWS DevOps
3 45 (21.33%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (17.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 26 (12.32%) Consultant
6 23 (10.90%) Developer
7 21 (9.95%) DevOps Consultant
8 20 (9.48%) Senior DevOps
9 18 (8.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 17 (8.06%) AWS Consultant
10 17 (8.06%) Platform Engineer
11 16 (7.58%) Cloud Consultant
12 15 (7.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (6.16%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (5.69%) Azure DevOps
15 11 (5.21%) Architect
15 11 (5.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 11 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 10 (4.74%) Full Stack Developer
17 8 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.27%) Web Services
2 15 (7.11%) .NET
2 15 (7.11%) JSON
3 13 (6.16%) Node.js
4 10 (4.74%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.74%) REST
4 10 (4.74%) Spring
5 9 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (4.27%) HTML
6 8 (3.79%) J2EE
6 8 (3.79%) WCF
7 7 (3.32%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.32%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.32%) CSS
7 7 (3.32%) React
8 6 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.37%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.37%) LINQ
9 5 (2.37%) RESTful
9 5 (2.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Public Cloud
2 13 (6.16%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (6.16%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.90%) Clustering
5 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.90%) iPad
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.95%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (63.98%) Linux
2 91 (43.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (13.74%) CentOS
4 27 (12.80%) Windows
5 7 (3.32%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.37%) Unix
7 2 (0.95%) Debian
7 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (76.30%) DevOps
2 77 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (32.23%) Configuration Management
4 56 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (21.80%) Deployment Automation
6 36 (17.06%) Continuous Delivery
7 32 (15.17%) Test Automation
8 27 (12.80%) Scrum
9 26 (12.32%) Microservices
10 23 (10.90%) TDD
11 14 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.64%) User Stories
12 12 (5.69%) Coaching
12 12 (5.69%) Decision-Making
12 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (5.21%) Programme Management
14 10 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (4.74%) Data Science
14 10 (4.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 118 (55.92%) Python
2 84 (39.81%) Bash Shell
3 80 (37.91%) Ruby
4 39 (18.48%) Java
5 34 (16.11%) PHP
6 26 (12.32%) PowerShell
7 22 (10.43%) Perl
8 17 (8.06%) C#
8 17 (8.06%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.27%) SQL
11 7 (3.32%) Go
11 7 (3.32%) Java 8
12 6 (2.84%) Groovy
13 4 (1.90%) C++
13 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.90%) VB
14 3 (1.42%) Scala
14 3 (1.42%) XPath
15 2 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.37%) AWS Certification
2 5 (2.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.47%) CCNA
4 1 (0.47%) CCNP
4 1 (0.47%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) GCP
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (24.17%) Docker
2 10 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 127 (60.19%) Ansible
2 108 (51.18%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (31.28%) Terraform
4 30 (14.22%) Kubernetes
5 11 (5.21%) Packer
6 6 (2.84%) Grafana
6 6 (2.84%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.37%) Consul
7 5 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.42%) Salt
9 2 (0.95%) Mesos
9 2 (0.95%) Nagios
9 2 (0.95%) Rancher
9 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.95%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.47%) Cacti
10 1 (0.47%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.47%) SCCM
10 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (15.64%) Red Hat
2 18 (8.53%) Atlassian
2 18 (8.53%) Splunk
3 14 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.69%) Oracle
5 11 (5.21%) SAP
6 9 (4.27%) VMware
7 7 (3.32%) Google
8 6 (2.84%) Black Duck
9 3 (1.42%) Capita
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco
10 2 (0.95%) Compaq
10 2 (0.95%) HP
10 2 (0.95%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.95%) Zend
11 1 (0.47%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.47%) Juniper
11 1 (0.47%) New Relic
11 1 (0.47%) WSO2
11 1 (0.47%) Xamarin