Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 122 142
Rank change year-on-year +41 +20 -23
Contract jobs citing Puppet 165 75 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.73% 1.36% 1.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.79% 17.01% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 60 53
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £388 £336 £353
90th Percentile £575 £558 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +13.82% -5.38% -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 878 441 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.53% 8.02% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 282 398
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 7
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.90% +18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.85 £12.91
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £94.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +45 95 £425 +6.25% 19
Wiltshire -6 34 £550 +33.33% 6
Dorset +11 14 £418 - 6
Gloucestershire +3 12 £500 -4.76% 4
Somerset -1 7 £319 -33.77% 10
Devon +3 1 - - 2
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 111 (67.27%) Ansible
2 104 (63.03%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (54.55%) Linux
5 89 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (50.91%) DevOps
7 79 (47.88%) Java
8 78 (47.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 68 (41.21%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (36.36%) Jenkins
11 57 (34.55%) Migration
12 53 (32.12%) Tomcat
12 53 (32.12%) Docker
13 52 (31.52%) MySQL
14 48 (29.09%) Oracle
15 47 (28.48%) Configuration Management
15 47 (28.48%) TDD
15 47 (28.48%) NoSQL
16 46 (27.88%) OO
17 45 (27.27%) Python
17 45 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
18 43 (26.06%) OpenStack
19 42 (25.45%) MSTest
19 42 (25.45%) WebSphere
19 42 (25.45%) NUnit
19 42 (25.45%) WebLogic
20 41 (24.85%) Windows
21 40 (24.24%) Red Hat
22 37 (22.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (18.18%) Git (software)

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 53 (32.12%) Tomcat
2 43 (26.06%) OpenStack
3 42 (25.45%) WebLogic
3 42 (25.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.06%) JBoss
5 5 (3.03%) Apache Qpid
6 4 (2.42%) Apache
6 4 (2.42%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.21%) WordPress
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 99 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (47.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (13.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (7.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (6.06%) Amazon S3
6 7 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.24%) GitHub
6 7 (4.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (3.03%) IaaS
8 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.21%) PaaS
10 2 (1.21%) Route 53
10 2 (1.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) Firewall
2 6 (3.64%) SSL
3 4 (2.42%) VPN
4 3 (1.82%) DNS
4 3 (1.82%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.82%) NAS
4 3 (1.82%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) SAN
4 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.82%) VLAN
5 2 (1.21%) HTTP
5 2 (1.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.61%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.52%) MySQL
2 47 (28.48%) NoSQL
3 45 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.85%) MarkLogic
5 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.42%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.21%) Big Data
10 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.61%) DataStax
11 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.61%) Redis
11 1 (0.61%) Riak
Development Applications
1 60 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 42 (25.45%) MSTest
2 42 (25.45%) NUnit
3 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 29 (17.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (10.30%) Maven
6 16 (9.70%) Selenium
7 10 (6.06%) Ant
7 10 (6.06%) Travis CI
7 10 (6.06%) Vagrant
8 6 (3.64%) GitLab
8 6 (3.64%) JIRA
9 5 (3.03%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.42%) CF BOSH
10 4 (2.42%) JMeter
10 4 (2.42%) PostCSS
10 4 (2.42%) WATIR
11 2 (1.21%) Hudson
11 2 (1.21%) Subversion
11 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (7.27%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (33.94%) Developer
3 47 (28.48%) Java Developer
4 14 (8.48%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (7.88%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (7.27%) AWS Developer
6 12 (7.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Architect
8 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.85%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.64%) Administrator
10 6 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.64%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.03%) Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) Spring
2 10 (6.06%) JSP
2 10 (6.06%) Node.js
2 10 (6.06%) Struts
3 9 (5.45%) Spring Boot
4 8 (4.85%) LAMP
5 7 (4.24%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.24%) React
5 7 (4.24%) REST
5 7 (4.24%) XML
6 6 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.64%) SOAP
7 5 (3.03%) .NET
7 5 (3.03%) CSS
7 5 (3.03%) CSS3
7 5 (3.03%) HTML
7 5 (3.03%) HTML5
7 5 (3.03%) Kafka
7 5 (3.03%) RxJS
8 4 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.45%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.45%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.85%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.24%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.64%) User Experience
7 5 (3.03%) Digital Media
7 5 (3.03%) Wiki
8 4 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.82%) Replication
10 2 (1.21%) PKI
11 1 (0.61%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.61%) Fintech
11 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 90 (54.55%) Linux
2 41 (24.85%) Windows
3 37 (22.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (9.70%) CentOS
4 16 (9.70%) Unix
5 15 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (7.27%) Debian
7 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.85%) CoreOS
9 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Fedora
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.61%) Solaris
10 1 (0.61%) VMS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (53.94%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (50.91%) DevOps
3 68 (41.21%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (34.55%) Migration
5 47 (28.48%) Configuration Management
5 47 (28.48%) TDD
6 46 (27.88%) OO
7 25 (15.15%) Scrum
8 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.67%) Build Automation
11 10 (6.06%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (5.45%) Change Management
12 9 (5.45%) Critical Thinking
12 9 (5.45%) ETL
12 9 (5.45%) IT Strategy
12 9 (5.45%) Microservices
12 9 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.88%) Java
2 45 (27.27%) Python
3 27 (16.36%) Bash Shell
4 21 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 15 (9.09%) Perl
6 12 (7.27%) PHP
6 12 (7.27%) Ruby
7 11 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.67%) SQL
8 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.85%) Go
10 6 (3.64%) C#
10 6 (3.64%) Korn
11 5 (3.03%) C
12 4 (2.42%) ES6
13 3 (1.82%) R
14 2 (1.21%) C++
15 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) Degree
3 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.45%) RHCE
5 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.03%) Master's Degree
5 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.42%) CISSP
6 4 (2.42%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.82%) MCSA
8 2 (1.21%) CCNA
8 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.21%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.21%) MCSE
8 2 (1.21%) SSCP
9 1 (0.61%) GIAC
9 1 (0.61%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) BS25999
2 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 53 (32.12%) Docker
2 17 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.64%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.82%) NFS
6 3 (1.82%) Samba
6 3 (1.82%) vSphere
7 2 (1.21%) OpenAM
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 111 (67.27%) Ansible
2 104 (63.03%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (18.18%) Terraform
4 28 (16.97%) Kubernetes
5 11 (6.67%) Packer
6 7 (4.24%) Nagios
7 5 (3.03%) Salt
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.21%) SCCM
9 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.61%) OpenView
9 1 (0.61%) SCOM
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (29.09%) Oracle
2 40 (24.24%) Red Hat
3 18 (10.91%) VMware
4 13 (7.88%) Google
5 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.45%) Citrix
6 9 (5.45%) MKS
7 4 (2.42%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (2.42%) F5
7 4 (2.42%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.21%) CA
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.61%) New Relic
9 1 (0.61%) Splunk