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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / South West
Rank 103 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 30 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 1.26% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.65% 15.06% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 45
Median daily rate £488 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £297 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +2.22% +20.00%  
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 the South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 170 239 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 6.64% 8.33% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 159 137
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Median hourly rate £21.30 £17.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.29% -8.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £10.45 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.26 £19.35 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Bristol -1 10 £465 +16.25% 3
Wiltshire -7 8 £481 +13.23%
Devon - 8 £560 - 1
Somerset +2 1 £565 +7.61%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £425 -6.84% 1
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 52 (78.79%) DevOps
2 50 (75.76%) Linux
3 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (53.03%) Ansible
5 32 (48.48%) Jenkins
6 30 (45.45%) VMware
7 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (40.91%) Python
8 26 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
9 25 (37.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
11 22 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 21 (31.82%) Apache
12 21 (31.82%) Bash Shell
13 20 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (28.79%) Terraform
15 18 (27.27%) Java
15 18 (27.27%) Ruby
16 17 (25.76%) DNS
17 16 (24.24%) Red Hat
18 15 (22.73%) Docker
19 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
19 14 (21.21%) Tomcat
19 14 (21.21%) nginx
20 13 (19.70%) SaltStack
21 11 (16.67%) Scrum
21 11 (16.67%) JBoss
22 10 (15.15%) SSL
22 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
22 10 (15.15%) Ubuntu

Puppet
Top Related 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 21 (31.82%) Apache
2 14 (21.21%) nginx
2 14 (21.21%) Tomcat
3 11 (16.67%) JBoss
4 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (9.09%) IIS
5 6 (9.09%) Jetty
5 6 (9.09%) Mongrel
6 4 (6.06%) Confluence
7 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 26 (39.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.15%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (12.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (9.09%) GitHub
5 5 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (7.58%) Google App Engine
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon S3
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (4.55%) Route 53
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
2 10 (15.15%) SSL
3 7 (10.61%) SAN
4 6 (9.09%) HTTP
4 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) VoIP
5 5 (7.58%) DHCP
5 5 (7.58%) FTP
5 5 (7.58%) IPsec
6 4 (6.06%) SMTP
7 3 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.55%) NAS
8 2 (3.03%) Internet
9 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (48.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.64%) Vagrant
4 6 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (9.09%) Travis CI
5 5 (7.58%) Hudson
6 2 (3.03%) Maven
6 2 (3.03%) Subversion
7 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.52%) JUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Selenium
7 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Administrator
2 7 (10.61%) Consultant
2 7 (10.61%) Head of Delivery
3 6 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.58%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Linux Support
5 4 (6.06%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Head of Digital
6 3 (4.55%) Junior
6 3 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Automation Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Junior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) .NET
1 8 (12.12%) J2EE
2 6 (9.09%) Servlets
3 5 (7.58%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) MCollective
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) boto
6 1 (1.52%) REST
6 1 (1.52%) Sensu
6 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (75.76%) Linux
2 25 (37.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (15.15%) Ubuntu
4 8 (12.12%) CentOS
4 8 (12.12%) Windows
5 5 (7.58%) Debian
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (78.79%) DevOps
2 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
4 11 (16.67%) Scrum
5 10 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.64%) ITIL
6 9 (13.64%) Open Source
7 6 (9.09%) DSDM
7 6 (9.09%) Migration
7 6 (9.09%) Project Management
7 6 (9.09%) RUP
8 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.58%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (7.58%) Service Design
9 4 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Python
2 21 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 18 (27.27%) Java
3 18 (27.27%) Ruby
4 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 8 (12.12%) Perl
6 5 (7.58%) Go
7 4 (6.06%) AWK
8 2 (3.03%) C
8 2 (3.03%) SQL
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.03%) CCNA
4 2 (3.03%) CCNP
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.73%) Docker
3 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.58%) Xen
4 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) Gluster
5 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (53.03%) Ansible
2 20 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (28.79%) Terraform
4 8 (12.12%) Salt
5 5 (7.58%) Packer
6 4 (6.06%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
6 4 (6.06%) vRealize
6 4 (6.06%) Zenoss
7 3 (4.55%) PowerCLI
8 2 (3.03%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.52%) Graphite
9 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) VMware
2 16 (24.24%) Red Hat
3 13 (19.70%) SaltStack
4 7 (10.61%) Google
4 7 (10.61%) IBM
4 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.06%) Brocade
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) Dell
5 4 (6.06%) EMC
5 4 (6.06%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Remedy
5 4 (6.06%) Symantec
5 4 (6.06%) Veritas
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.52%) Sonatype
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