The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 6 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.15% 1.27% 4.84%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.00% 11.11% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 25 27 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 8.96% 11.44% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 33
Median daily rate £475 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.85 £115.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.08% +283.33%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Oxford

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Oxford over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Python
2 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Docker
3 7 (50.00%) Subversion
4 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 5 (35.71%) GitHub
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) IPv4
6 4 (28.57%) IPv6
6 4 (28.57%) MySQL
6 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (28.57%) Replication
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (21.43%) Ansible
7 3 (21.43%) Terraform
7 3 (21.43%) Ruby
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) nginx
8 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (14.29%) Node.js

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) GitHub
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) IPv4
1 4 (28.57%) IPv6
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Subversion
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Ant
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Mockito
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 7 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (42.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
5 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) Grails
1 2 (14.29%) Java EE
1 2 (14.29%) JMS
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
1 2 (14.29%) JSF
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) Play Framework
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
1 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) J2SE
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) XPath
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 3 (21.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) Isilon