Period
to 14 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 136 144
Rank change year-on-year +43 +8 -27
Contract jobs citing Puppet 158 68 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.42% 1.22% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.11% 13.71% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 49 43
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £345 £350
90th Percentile £575 £610 £674
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -45.83%

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 981 496 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.05% 8.89% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 301 360
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +12.63% -2.33%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £557
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 14 13
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £22.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.55% -43.13% +60.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.96 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.13 £44.63 £47.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 December 2018.

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 December 2018. 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
Bristol +47 87 £425 +6.25% 12
Wiltshire -16 39 £550 +30.95% 4
Dorset +11 12 £426 -16.06%
Gloucestershire -8 11 £475 -13.64% 6
Somerset -7 6 £388 - 4
Devon -4 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 101 (63.92%) Opscode Chef
1 101 (63.92%) Ansible
2 90 (56.96%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (52.53%) Linux
4 80 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (44.94%) DevOps
6 70 (44.30%) Java
7 69 (43.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (39.24%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (36.08%) Migration
10 55 (34.81%) Docker
11 52 (32.91%) MySQL
12 51 (32.28%) Python
13 48 (30.38%) Oracle
14 47 (29.75%) NoSQL
15 46 (29.11%) TDD
15 46 (29.11%) OO
15 46 (29.11%) Jenkins
16 45 (28.48%) Tomcat
16 45 (28.48%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (26.58%) NUnit
17 42 (26.58%) WebLogic
17 42 (26.58%) OpenStack
17 42 (26.58%) MSTest
17 42 (26.58%) WebSphere
18 41 (25.95%) Red Hat
19 40 (25.32%) Configuration Management
20 31 (19.62%) Windows
20 31 (19.62%) Git (software)
21 29 (18.35%) Security Cleared

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 45 (28.48%) Tomcat
2 42 (26.58%) OpenStack
2 42 (26.58%) WebLogic
2 42 (26.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.53%) Apache Qpid
4 3 (1.90%) Apache
4 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.27%) JBoss
5 2 (1.27%) WordPress
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) Drupal
6 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 90 (56.96%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (43.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (6.33%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.43%) GitHub
5 7 (4.43%) IaaS
5 7 (4.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.53%) PaaS
7 3 (1.90%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.27%) Route 53
8 2 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) Firewall
2 6 (3.80%) SSL
2 6 (3.80%) VPN
3 5 (3.16%) DNS
4 4 (2.53%) NAS
5 3 (1.90%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.90%) Network Security
5 3 (1.90%) SAN
5 3 (1.90%) SSH
6 2 (1.27%) HTTP
6 2 (1.27%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.63%) Internet
7 1 (0.63%) LAN
7 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.63%) VLAN
7 1 (0.63%) WAN
7 1 (0.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (32.91%) MySQL
2 47 (29.75%) NoSQL
3 45 (28.48%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.06%) MarkLogic
5 6 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.90%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.27%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.63%) DataStax
9 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.63%) Redis
9 1 (0.63%) Riak
Development Applications
1 46 (29.11%) Jenkins
2 42 (26.58%) MSTest
2 42 (26.58%) NUnit
3 31 (19.62%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (10.76%) Maven
6 7 (4.43%) GitLab
6 7 (4.43%) Selenium
7 5 (3.16%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.16%) JIRA
8 4 (2.53%) CF BOSH
8 4 (2.53%) PostCSS
9 3 (1.90%) JMeter
9 3 (1.90%) WATIR
10 2 (1.27%) Ant
10 2 (1.27%) Hudson
10 2 (1.27%) Subversion
10 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.27%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Banking
3 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (35.44%) Developer
2 49 (31.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 47 (29.75%) Java Developer
4 18 (11.39%) Architect
5 16 (10.13%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (8.86%) AWS DevOps
6 14 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (8.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 12 (7.59%) AWS Developer
9 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) Administrator
10 6 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.80%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (3.16%) Senior DevOps
12 4 (2.53%) Analyst
12 4 (2.53%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) Node.js
1 11 (6.96%) Spring
2 9 (5.70%) Spring Boot
3 8 (5.06%) LAMP
3 8 (5.06%) XML
4 7 (4.43%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.43%) React
5 6 (3.80%) REST
6 5 (3.16%) .NET
6 5 (3.16%) CSS
6 5 (3.16%) CSS3
6 5 (3.16%) HTML
6 5 (3.16%) HTML5
6 5 (3.16%) JSON
6 5 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.16%) RxJS
6 5 (3.16%) SOAP
7 4 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.53%) Handlebars
7 4 (2.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.43%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.16%) User Experience
4 5 (3.16%) Wiki
5 4 (2.53%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.90%) Replication
6 3 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) PKI
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 83 (52.53%) Linux
2 31 (19.62%) Windows
3 27 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.13%) Unix
5 15 (9.49%) CentOS
6 12 (7.59%) Debian
7 8 (5.06%) CoreOS
8 6 (3.80%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.80%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Fedora
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (44.94%) DevOps
3 62 (39.24%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (36.08%) Migration
5 46 (29.11%) OO
5 46 (29.11%) TDD
6 40 (25.32%) Configuration Management
7 17 (10.76%) Computer Science
8 15 (9.49%) Critical Thinking
8 15 (9.49%) IT Strategy
8 15 (9.49%) Scrum
8 15 (9.49%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
10 11 (6.96%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.33%) Build Automation
11 10 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.33%) Microservices
12 9 (5.70%) Data Analysis
12 9 (5.70%) ETL
12 9 (5.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 70 (44.30%) Java
2 51 (32.28%) Python
3 24 (15.19%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.03%) PowerShell
5 14 (8.86%) Perl
6 12 (7.59%) SQL
7 11 (6.96%) PHP
8 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.33%) Ruby
8 10 (6.33%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.06%) Go
10 6 (3.80%) C#
11 5 (3.16%) Korn
12 4 (2.53%) C
12 4 (2.53%) ES6
13 3 (1.90%) R
14 2 (1.27%) C++
15 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.39%) DV Cleared
3 17 (10.76%) Degree
4 15 (9.49%) RHCE
5 14 (8.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.53%) CISSP
7 4 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.53%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.90%) MCSA
9 2 (1.27%) CCNA
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.27%) MCSE
9 2 (1.27%) SSCP
10 1 (0.63%) GIAC
10 1 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) BS25999
2 1 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 55 (34.81%) Docker
2 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.90%) NFS
5 3 (1.90%) Samba
5 3 (1.90%) vSphere
6 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) iptables
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
7 1 (0.63%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 101 (63.92%) Ansible
1 101 (63.92%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (17.09%) Kubernetes
3 16 (10.13%) Terraform
4 6 (3.80%) Nagios
5 3 (1.90%) Packer
6 2 (1.27%) Salt
6 2 (1.27%) SCCM
6 2 (1.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 48 (30.38%) Oracle
2 41 (25.95%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.70%) VMware
4 8 (5.06%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.16%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.53%) F5
7 3 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.90%) Google
8 2 (1.27%) CA
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) MKS
9 1 (0.63%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.63%) hybris
9 1 (0.63%) NetApp
9 1 (0.63%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.63%) New Relic
9 1 (0.63%) Splunk