Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 77 126
Rank change year-on-year -65 +49 +9
Contract jobs citing Puppet 89 164 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.39% 2.74% 1.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.98% 18.79% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 123 59
South West median daily rate £525 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £335
90th Percentile £713 £575 £583
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +21.43% +13.82% -5.38%

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 1,115 873 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.43% 14.58% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 534 282
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £262 £213
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 11
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £41.53 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.81% +18.66% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.96 £17.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.01% - -23.08%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +14 43 £500 - 7
Wiltshire -20 29 £550 - 7
Bristol -67 10 £525 +23.53% 12
Dorset -7 4 - - 5
Somerset -5 1 £525 +64.71% 6
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 72 (80.90%) Linux
2 66 (74.16%) Ansible
3 56 (62.92%) DevOps
4 49 (55.06%) AWS
5 46 (51.69%) Jenkins
6 45 (50.56%) Security Cleared
7 39 (43.82%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (42.70%) Docker
9 36 (40.45%) Windows
10 32 (35.96%) Python
10 32 (35.96%) Kubernetes
11 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (32.58%) Configuration Management
13 27 (30.34%) Bash Shell
14 26 (29.21%) Terraform
14 26 (29.21%) DV Cleared
15 25 (28.09%) Azure
16 24 (26.97%) Unix
17 23 (25.84%) Migration
18 21 (23.60%) Infrastructure as Code
19 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
19 19 (21.35%) CentOS
19 19 (21.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 18 (20.22%) VMware
20 18 (20.22%) Red Hat
21 17 (19.10%) Java
21 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
22 16 (17.98%) C
23 15 (16.85%) Perl

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 10 (11.24%) JBoss
2 9 (10.11%) OpenStack
3 7 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.25%) Apache
5 2 (2.25%) Jetty
5 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Magento
1 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 49 (55.06%) AWS
2 25 (28.09%) Azure
3 14 (15.73%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (14.61%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (14.61%) Amazon S3
5 11 (12.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (11.24%) Serverless
7 9 (10.11%) IaaS
7 9 (10.11%) PaaS
8 8 (8.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (8.99%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (8.99%) Azure Stack
8 8 (8.99%) OpenShift
9 7 (7.87%) CloudFront
10 6 (6.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (6.74%) GCP
10 6 (6.74%) GitHub
10 6 (6.74%) Route 53
11 5 (5.62%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) DNS
2 12 (13.48%) SAN
3 10 (11.24%) Firewall
4 8 (8.99%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) WAN
5 5 (5.62%) VPN
6 4 (4.49%) NAS
7 3 (3.37%) DMZ
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.25%) DHCP
8 2 (2.25%) FTP
8 2 (2.25%) HTTP
8 2 (2.25%) IPsec
8 2 (2.25%) Network Security
8 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (7.87%) Big Data
3 6 (6.74%) MySQL
4 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (51.69%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.24%) Vagrant
4 8 (8.99%) JIRA
5 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.37%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (3.37%) CF BOSH
6 3 (3.37%) GitLab
6 3 (3.37%) JMeter
6 3 (3.37%) Selenium
6 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.37%) WATIR
7 2 (2.25%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.12%) Babel
8 1 (1.12%) Maven
8 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Architect
2 25 (28.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (20.22%) Technical Architect
4 11 (12.36%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (7.87%) AWS Architect
7 6 (6.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) Web Services
2 11 (12.36%) Middleware
3 8 (8.99%) J2EE
4 6 (6.74%) REST
5 5 (5.62%) Django
6 4 (4.49%) Node.js
7 3 (3.37%) .NET
7 3 (3.37%) Kafka
8 2 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.12%) Java EE
9 1 (1.12%) jQuery
9 1 (1.12%) LAMP
9 1 (1.12%) Redux
9 1 (1.12%) SOAP
9 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
1 8 (8.99%) Replication
2 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (80.90%) Linux
2 36 (40.45%) Windows
3 24 (26.97%) Unix
4 19 (21.35%) CentOS
4 19 (21.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (15.73%) Solaris
6 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.37%) Debian
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (62.92%) DevOps
2 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.58%) Configuration Management
4 23 (25.84%) Migration
5 21 (23.60%) Infrastructure as Code
6 19 (21.35%) Computer Science
7 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.11%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (8.99%) Data Deduplication
10 8 (8.99%) Data Migration
10 8 (8.99%) Mathematics
11 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
11 7 (7.87%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (7.87%) Service Management
11 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.74%) Auto-Scaling
12 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (6.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Python
2 27 (30.34%) Bash Shell
3 17 (19.10%) Java
4 16 (17.98%) C
5 15 (16.85%) Perl
6 13 (14.61%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.87%) Ruby
8 6 (6.74%) SQL
9 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.12%) Scala
10 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (50.56%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.21%) DV Cleared
3 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.99%) RHCE
5 5 (5.62%) RHCSA
6 4 (4.49%) Degree
7 3 (3.37%) AWS Certification
7 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
7 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.25%) CCNA
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 38 (42.70%) Docker
2 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.74%) LXC
5 5 (5.62%) Gluster
5 5 (5.62%) VirtualBox
6 3 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.25%) NFS
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (74.16%) Ansible
2 39 (43.82%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (35.96%) Kubernetes
4 26 (29.21%) Terraform
5 13 (14.61%) Nagios
6 8 (8.99%) vRealize
7 7 (7.87%) Salt
8 5 (5.62%) Marathon
8 5 (5.62%) Mesos
8 5 (5.62%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (4.49%) Packer
9 4 (4.49%) WSUS
10 3 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (3.37%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (3.37%) Rancher
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (3.37%) yum
11 2 (2.25%) Ganglia
12 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Red Hat
1 18 (20.22%) VMware
2 13 (14.61%) Cisco
3 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.11%) Atlassian
5 7 (7.87%) Micro Focus
5 7 (7.87%) ServiceNow
6 6 (6.74%) Google
7 4 (4.49%) Dell
7 4 (4.49%) HP
7 4 (4.49%) Oracle
8 3 (3.37%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (3.37%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.25%) Okta
9 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.12%) hybris
10 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.12%) SAP
10 1 (1.12%) Splunk