The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 23 April 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.52% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.54% 12.50% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £275 £745
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -63.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +5.55% +16.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Somerset with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 26 8 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 13.13% 3.02% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +60.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.46%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Somerset

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in Somerset over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in Somerset

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Street - 1 £565 -
Taunton - 1 £375 -
Puppet
South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Jetty
1 1 (33.33%) Mongrel
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (33.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) boto
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
1 1 (33.33%) HDFS
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Google
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (33.33%) Hortonworks
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft