Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 November 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 135 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +23
Contract jobs citing Puppet 73 69 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.20% 1.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.44% 13.27% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 82
South West median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £609 £671 £538
England median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £43.43
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -

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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 444 520 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.83% 9.06% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 347 266
South West median daily rate £402 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 22
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +56.32% -5.95%
10th Percentile £17.46 £25.04 £17.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £82.38 £49.34
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.74% +2.50% +0.45%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire +2 32 £415 -24.55% 1
Bristol +2 19 £425 -26.09% 12
Somerset -2 7 £481 +28.33%
Devon -1 5 £488 +21.12%
Gloucestershire +14 3 £550 +25.71% 1
Dorset +3 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Cornwall -10 2 £401 +14.43%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 57 (78.08%) Linux
2 50 (68.49%) DevOps
3 36 (49.32%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (43.84%) Jenkins
5 31 (42.47%) Ansible
6 30 (41.10%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (35.62%) Python
8 25 (34.25%) Configuration Management
8 25 (34.25%) VMware
9 23 (31.51%) Open Source
9 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (30.14%) Java
11 21 (28.77%) Docker
12 20 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (27.40%) Tomcat
12 20 (27.40%) Red Hat
13 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (23.29%) DHCP
14 17 (23.29%) Windows
15 16 (21.92%) nginx
16 15 (20.55%) Ruby
16 15 (20.55%) Apache
17 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
17 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
17 14 (19.18%) Groovy
18 13 (17.81%) WebSphere
18 13 (17.81%) HTTP
19 12 (16.44%) Xen
19 12 (16.44%) Google
19 12 (16.44%) DNS

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 20 (27.40%) Tomcat
2 16 (21.92%) nginx
3 15 (20.55%) Apache
4 13 (17.81%) WebSphere
5 9 (12.33%) IIS
5 9 (12.33%) Jetty
5 9 (12.33%) Mongrel
6 8 (10.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (5.48%) SAS
7 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (4.11%) Alfresco
8 3 (4.11%) Mule
9 1 (1.37%) CMS
9 1 (1.37%) Confluence
9 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (41.10%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.44%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (16.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (13.70%) Google App Engine
4 9 (12.33%) PaaS
4 9 (12.33%) Serverless
5 6 (8.22%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (6.85%) Route 53
7 4 (5.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (5.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (5.48%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (5.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.37%) GitHub
9 1 (1.37%) IaaS
9 1 (1.37%) npm
9 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) DHCP
2 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.81%) HTTP
4 12 (16.44%) DNS
5 11 (15.07%) FTP
5 11 (15.07%) IPsec
5 11 (15.07%) SSL
6 8 (10.96%) VPN
7 7 (9.59%) Firewall
8 5 (6.85%) LAN
8 5 (6.85%) WAN
9 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.74%) LDAP
9 2 (2.74%) SMS
10 1 (1.37%) 4G
10 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.37%) NAS
10 1 (1.37%) Network Security
10 1 (1.37%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) MySQL
2 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (5.48%) Big Data
5 4 (5.48%) Data Lake
5 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.48%) HDInsight
5 4 (5.48%) MariaDB
6 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.74%) Redis
7 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.70%) Travis CI
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
5 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.11%) Subversion
7 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.74%) Gradle
7 2 (2.74%) Maven
7 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.37%) Chocolatey
8 1 (1.37%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.37%) Gitweb
8 1 (1.37%) gulp
8 1 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Electronics
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (23.29%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) AWS DevOps
3 14 (19.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 12 (16.44%) Administrator
5 11 (15.07%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (13.70%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (13.70%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (12.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Java Engineer
11 3 (4.11%) Developer
11 3 (4.11%) DevOps Administrator
11 3 (4.11%) Linux DevOps Administrator
11 3 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Consultant
12 2 (2.74%) Lead DevOps
12 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 10 (13.70%) J2EE
3 9 (12.33%) .NET
3 9 (12.33%) Servlets
4 6 (8.22%) RESTful
5 5 (6.85%) LAMP
5 5 (6.85%) Node.js
6 4 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (5.48%) React
7 3 (4.11%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (4.11%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (2.74%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (2.74%) CSS
8 2 (2.74%) CSS3
8 2 (2.74%) FFmpeg
8 2 (2.74%) HTML
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
8 2 (2.74%) OpenCV
8 2 (2.74%) REST
8 2 (2.74%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) iPad
1 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.37%) RIA
4 1 (1.37%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 57 (78.08%) Linux
2 20 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (23.29%) Windows
4 10 (13.70%) CentOS
4 10 (13.70%) Unix
5 7 (9.59%) VMS
6 4 (5.48%) Debian
6 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.11%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (68.49%) DevOps
2 25 (34.25%) Configuration Management
3 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (31.51%) Open Source
4 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.33%) Microservices
5 8 (10.96%) Scrum
6 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.48%) Auto-Scaling
9 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.48%) Service Management
9 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.11%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (4.11%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) Python
2 22 (30.14%) Java
3 15 (20.55%) Ruby
4 14 (19.18%) Groovy
5 10 (13.70%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.59%) Perl
7 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.85%) C++
8 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.48%) C#
9 4 (5.48%) PHP
10 2 (2.74%) ES6
10 2 (2.74%) Go
11 1 (1.37%) C
11 1 (1.37%) Elixir
11 1 (1.37%) Erlang
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) SQL
11 1 (1.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) RHCA
4 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) GCP
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Docker
2 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.44%) Xen
4 7 (9.59%) vSphere
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.11%) KVM
7 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.37%) GlusterFS
8 1 (1.37%) iptables
8 1 (1.37%) Samba
8 1 (1.37%) vCloud
8 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.37%) XenApp
8 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (49.32%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (42.47%) Ansible
3 7 (9.59%) Kubernetes
3 7 (9.59%) Terraform
4 4 (5.48%) Nagios
4 4 (5.48%) WSUS
5 2 (2.74%) Bcfg2
6 1 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.37%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.37%) Grafana
6 1 (1.37%) Icinga
6 1 (1.37%) Kibana
6 1 (1.37%) Mesos
6 1 (1.37%) Nessus
6 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.37%) OSSEC
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) VMware
2 20 (27.40%) Red Hat
3 12 (16.44%) Google
4 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.96%) Oracle
6 4 (5.48%) F5
7 3 (4.11%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix
8 1 (1.37%) IBM
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
8 1 (1.37%) New Relic
8 1 (1.37%) Rapid7
8 1 (1.37%) Splunk