Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 82 132
Rank change year-on-year -57 +50 -10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 81 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 2.43% 1.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.89% 17.67% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 81 62
South West median daily rate £500 £493 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +5.91% +9.41%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £713 £600 £611
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% -20.00%

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 1,027 696 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.99% 13.77% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 363 273
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +16.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £228
90th Percentile £650 £601 £572
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 9
South West median hourly rate £22.40 £26.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.26% -43.68% +212.96%
10th Percentile £14.60 £16.15 £24.52
90th Percentile £43.10 £47.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £19.57 £19.40 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +7.78% -20.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Wiltshire -23 25 £513 -21.15% 3
Gloucestershire +3 23 £450 -10.00% 2
Bristol -38 14 £475 +2.70% 3
Dorset +12 13 £211 -38.47%
Somerset -5 3 £525 +51.08% 2
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 61 (75.31%) Ansible
2 57 (70.37%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (58.02%) DevOps
4 45 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (51.85%) Linux
6 41 (50.62%) Jenkins
7 40 (49.38%) Windows
8 39 (48.15%) Python
9 38 (46.91%) Docker
10 33 (40.74%) Java
11 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (32.10%) Kubernetes
13 25 (30.86%) Security Cleared
14 24 (29.63%) Migration
15 22 (27.16%) Configuration Management
15 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
17 19 (23.46%) Terraform
18 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
18 18 (22.22%) Unix
19 17 (20.99%) Middleware
19 17 (20.99%) DV Cleared
19 17 (20.99%) CentOS
19 17 (20.99%) PaaS
20 16 (19.75%) Bash Shell
20 16 (19.75%) Git (software)
20 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (19.75%) JBoss
21 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
21 15 (18.52%) Computer Science

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 16 (19.75%) JBoss
2 11 (13.58%) OpenStack
3 9 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.41%) nginx
5 5 (6.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.94%) Jetty
7 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.47%) IIS
9 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 45 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (20.99%) PaaS
4 13 (16.05%) IaaS
4 13 (16.05%) OpenShift
5 12 (14.81%) GitHub
6 10 (12.35%) Azure Stack
7 9 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (11.11%) Serverless
8 8 (9.88%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (9.88%) Amazon S3
8 8 (9.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (9.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (8.64%) CloudFront
10 6 (7.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (4.94%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (4.94%) npm
12 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) DNS
2 12 (14.81%) SAN
3 11 (13.58%) LAN
3 11 (13.58%) WAN
4 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.47%) VPN
6 1 (1.23%) AMQP
6 1 (1.23%) NAS
6 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.88%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (9.88%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.88%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.64%) MySQL
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.70%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (50.62%) Jenkins
2 16 (19.75%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.35%) Bitbucket
3 10 (12.35%) Maven
4 7 (8.64%) JIRA
5 6 (7.41%) CF BOSH
5 6 (7.41%) GitLab
6 5 (6.17%) gulp
6 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.17%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.94%) Gradle
7 4 (4.94%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (4.94%) JMeter
7 4 (4.94%) JUnit
7 4 (4.94%) Selenium
8 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (3.70%) WATIR
9 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (24.69%) Architect
3 12 (14.81%) Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.88%) Administrator
5 8 (9.88%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) AWS Architect
6 7 (8.64%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (8.64%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) Middleware
2 10 (12.35%) J2EE
2 10 (12.35%) Web Services
3 8 (9.88%) Node.js
3 8 (9.88%) Spring
4 7 (8.64%) Hibernate
4 7 (8.64%) Kafka
5 6 (7.41%) .NET
6 5 (6.17%) REST
6 5 (6.17%) SOAP
6 5 (6.17%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.70%) JPA
7 3 (3.70%) LDAP
8 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.47%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (1.23%) amCharts
9 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.23%) React Native
9 1 (1.23%) Sass
9 1 (1.23%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.58%) Replication
3 7 (8.64%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.47%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (51.85%) Linux
2 40 (49.38%) Windows
3 18 (22.22%) Unix
4 17 (20.99%) CentOS
5 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (13.58%) Solaris
7 2 (2.47%) CoreOS
7 2 (2.47%) Debian
7 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) DevOps
2 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (29.63%) Migration
4 22 (27.16%) Configuration Management
5 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (18.52%) Computer Science
7 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (14.81%) Software Engineering
9 11 (13.58%) Data Deduplication
9 11 (13.58%) Data Migration
9 11 (13.58%) Load Balancing
9 11 (13.58%) Microservices
9 11 (13.58%) TDD
10 10 (12.35%) Service Management
11 9 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Automation
12 8 (9.88%) Open Source
13 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.15%) Python
2 33 (40.74%) Java
3 16 (19.75%) Bash Shell
4 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
4 14 (17.28%) Ruby
5 13 (16.05%) C
6 8 (9.88%) Perl
7 7 (8.64%) Shell Script
8 6 (7.41%) SQL
9 4 (4.94%) C++
9 4 (4.94%) Groovy
10 3 (3.70%) C#
11 1 (1.23%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.23%) ES6
11 1 (1.23%) Java 8
11 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.23%) PHP
11 1 (1.23%) R
11 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (30.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) Degree
4 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
System Software
1 38 (46.91%) Docker
2 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.41%) LXC
4 6 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.70%) KVM
6 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (75.31%) Ansible
2 57 (70.37%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (32.10%) Kubernetes
4 19 (23.46%) Terraform
5 10 (12.35%) vRealize
6 5 (6.17%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (6.17%) Nagios
6 5 (6.17%) SCOM
6 5 (6.17%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.94%) Cobbler
7 4 (4.94%) Packer
8 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.47%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
2 15 (18.52%) VMware
3 12 (14.81%) Cisco
4 10 (12.35%) Micro Focus
4 10 (12.35%) ServiceNow
5 6 (7.41%) SaltStack
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle
7 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (2.47%) Splunk
8 2 (2.47%) Veracode
9 1 (1.23%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.23%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (1.23%) Google
9 1 (1.23%) NetApp