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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 33 34 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 2 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 2.88% 8.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.18% 24.24% 53.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 16
Median daily rate £525 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.74% +11.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
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 33 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 4.25% 11.87% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 38
Median daily rate £525 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £219 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £418 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.61% +52.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

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

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 7 (77.78%) PaaS
2 7 (77.78%) IaaS
2 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CA
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) BMC
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Terraform
5 2 (22.22%) Service Design
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (11.11%) CMDB
6 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (11.11%) PKI

Puppet
Top Related 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) IaaS
1 7 (77.78%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Automation Architect
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Service Design Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Onboarding Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Service Design
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (33.33%) Terraform
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
4 1 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) CA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) BMC
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft