The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 June 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 49 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 12 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.24% 1.04% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.22% 11.36% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Median daily rate £296 £438 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +5.55% +10.42%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 54 44 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 10.07% 9.19% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 19
Median daily rate £211 £438 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.71% +29.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in South Wales

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in South Wales over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in South Wales

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Cardiff +6 11 £218 -50.28% 1
Puppet
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 22 (81.48%) DevOps
2 21 (77.78%) Linux
3 20 (74.07%) Jenkins
4 18 (66.67%) Ansible
5 15 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (37.04%) Terraform
9 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
9 10 (37.04%) DNS
9 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
10 9 (33.33%) HTTP
10 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (29.63%) Apache
11 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
12 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
12 7 (25.93%) Java
12 7 (25.93%) Oracle
12 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
12 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
12 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
13 6 (22.22%) JIRA
13 6 (22.22%) Windows
13 6 (22.22%) Web Services
13 6 (22.22%) Confluence
13 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (18.52%) Server Hardening
14 5 (18.52%) AWS CloudFormation

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (29.63%) Apache
2 6 (22.22%) Confluence
3 3 (11.11%) Apache Solr
3 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (11.11%) Jetty
3 3 (11.11%) Mongrel
3 3 (11.11%) nginx
3 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (18.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (14.81%) Amazon S3
4 3 (11.11%) Google App Engine
4 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (7.41%) GitHub
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.70%) Route 53
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) DNS
2 9 (33.33%) HTTP
2 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) SSH
3 4 (14.81%) SSL
4 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) DSL
4 3 (11.11%) FTP
4 3 (11.11%) IPsec
4 3 (11.11%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) HBase
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Redis
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Jenkins
2 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (22.22%) JIRA
4 5 (18.52%) Ant
4 5 (18.52%) Maven
5 4 (14.81%) Hudson
6 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (11.11%) Travis CI
6 3 (11.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (7.41%) Gradle
8 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.70%) NuGet
8 1 (3.70%) Selenium
8 1 (3.70%) Subversion
8 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Junior
3 3 (11.11%) Junior DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) Kafka
3 3 (11.11%) Servlets
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.70%) Java EE
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Linux
2 15 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) DevOps
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) Server Hardening
7 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Microservices
7 3 (11.11%) Open Source
8 2 (7.41%) Change Management
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) Web Operations
9 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (3.70%) Mobile First
9 1 (3.70%) MVC
9 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.93%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
5 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.41%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) SQL
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) iptables
2 3 (11.11%) Xen
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) Ansible
2 12 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (37.04%) Terraform
4 4 (14.81%) Marathon
4 4 (14.81%) Mesos
4 4 (14.81%) Rundeck
5 3 (11.11%) Salt
6 1 (3.70%) Fluentd
6 1 (3.70%) Grafana
6 1 (3.70%) Kibana
6 1 (3.70%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Splunk
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Google
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Rackspace
5 2 (7.41%) Cloudera
5 2 (7.41%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe