The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Puppet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Puppet over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 11 26
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 4 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.95% 9.09% 5.98%
As % of the Systems Management category 36.36% 41.67% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 15
Median daily rate £510 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £383 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £438 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £408
% change year-on-year +5.55% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Puppet is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11 48 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 5.37% 21.82% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 36
Median daily rate £510 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Puppet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in Southampton

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Puppet in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Puppet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Docker
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) DRM
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (33.33%) Sensu
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) DRM
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) KVM
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) Grafana
2 2 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (33.33%) logstash
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk