Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 149 89
Rank change year-on-year +55 -60 +33
Contract jobs citing Puppet 55 90 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 1.42% 2.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.35% 8.29% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 89
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £379 £401 £368
90th Percentile £600 £724 £613
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.30 - -
England median hourly rate £37.59 £70.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -46.30% +100.00% -12.50%

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 412 1,086 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.82% 17.16% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 673 397
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £250
90th Percentile £625 £650 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.20 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.66% -28.39% -31.11%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.43 £15.55
90th Percentile £47.75 £40.60 £47.00
Median hourly rate £23.67 £19.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.42% +4.32% +5.56%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Puppet in the South West

Puppet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Puppet in the South West.

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 12 July 2020. 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
Devon - 19 £481 -
Bristol +38 11 £450 -7.69% 9
Wiltshire +27 10 £500 -9.09% 1
Somerset +14 9 £588 +11.90%
Gloucestershire +10 3 £513 +2.50% 4
Dorset +2 2 - - 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 50 (90.91%) Linux
2 32 (58.18%) Configuration Management
3 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
3 29 (52.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (49.09%) SC Cleared
4 27 (49.09%) DevOps
5 26 (47.27%) Windows
6 24 (43.64%) AWS
7 22 (40.00%) Ansible
7 22 (40.00%) Python
8 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
9 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
10 17 (30.91%) ITIL
10 17 (30.91%) Terraform
11 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
12 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
12 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
13 14 (25.45%) Shell Script
14 13 (23.64%) VMware
15 12 (21.82%) Management Information System
15 12 (21.82%) Azure
16 11 (20.00%) Bash Shell
16 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
16 11 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (20.00%) Migration
17 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
17 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
18 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 9 (16.36%) Amazon S3

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 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 24 (43.64%) AWS
2 12 (21.82%) Azure
3 9 (16.36%) Amazon S3
4 8 (14.55%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (12.73%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (12.73%) Route 53
6 4 (7.27%) Office 365
7 3 (5.45%) GCP
7 3 (5.45%) IaaS
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.64%) Datadog
8 2 (3.64%) GitHub
8 2 (3.64%) Heroku
8 2 (3.64%) PaaS
9 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.82%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) SSL
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) NAS
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) HTTP
4 1 (1.82%) IPsec
4 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.91%) GitLab
3 3 (5.45%) CF BOSH
3 3 (5.45%) Testinfra
4 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (14.55%) Public Sector
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
3 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Administrator
2 13 (23.64%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (18.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (10.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
11 3 (5.45%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (5.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) AWS Developer
12 2 (3.64%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) Apache NiFi
2 2 (3.64%) Node.js
2 2 (3.64%) OAuth
2 2 (3.64%) OAuth2
2 2 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.64%) SAML
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) Sensu
3 1 (1.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (90.91%) Linux
2 29 (52.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (47.27%) Windows
4 14 (25.45%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.55%) CentOS
6 7 (12.73%) Unix
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.82%) Fedora
9 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Configuration Management
2 27 (49.09%) DevOps
3 17 (30.91%) ITIL
4 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (20.00%) Migration
6 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 10 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.91%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (10.91%) Process Improvement
10 5 (9.09%) Coaching
10 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.09%) TDD
10 5 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
10 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) Python
2 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
3 14 (25.45%) Shell Script
4 11 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.27%) SQL
6 3 (5.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (49.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) AWS Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) ISEB
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.82%) GIAC
6 1 (1.82%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.82%) SANS
6 1 (1.82%) SSCP
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) Docker
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) XenApp
4 5 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.27%) vSphere
6 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.82%) NFS
7 1 (1.82%) Samba
7 1 (1.82%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) Ansible
2 17 (30.91%) Terraform
3 11 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (9.09%) Nagios
5 4 (7.27%) Kubernetes
6 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.45%) SCCM
7 2 (3.64%) Cacti
7 2 (3.64%) Ganglia
7 2 (3.64%) Graphite
7 2 (3.64%) logstash
7 2 (3.64%) OpenView
7 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.64%) WSUS
8 1 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.82%) Grafana
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.82%) OpenNMS
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) VMware
4 8 (14.55%) Citrix
5 4 (7.27%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco
6 3 (5.45%) Dell
6 3 (5.45%) Google
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 3 (5.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.64%) EMC
7 2 (3.64%) New Relic
7 2 (3.64%) SaltStack
7 2 (3.64%) Splunk
8 1 (1.82%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.82%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) Veeam