Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 September 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 67 54
Rank change year-on-year -17 -13 +106
Contract jobs citing Puppet 132 126 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.57% 2.79% 3.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.68% 28.25% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 86 122
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +13.64% +2.33%
10th Percentile £405 £419 £313
90th Percentile £575 £590 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.88 £39.88
% change year-on-year +6.46% -17.55% -16.05%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 582 446 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.32% 9.88% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 283 294
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +24.03%
10th Percentile £281 £237 £300
90th Percentile £575 £585 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -1.31% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.58 £11.18
90th Percentile £23.00 £42.88 £21.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Puppet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Puppet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Puppet within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Shropshire -10 95 £525 +0.96% 9
Birmingham -11 18 £525 +5.00% 7
Coventry -19 6 £500 -13.04%
Solihull - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £495 -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 - 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 114 (86.36%) DevOps
2 96 (72.73%) Linux
3 90 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (59.09%) Jenkins
5 68 (51.52%) Ansible
5 68 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (49.24%) Docker
7 63 (47.73%) Amazon AWS
8 62 (46.97%) Python
9 53 (40.15%) Windows
9 53 (40.15%) Git (software)
10 48 (36.36%) Configuration Management
11 45 (34.09%) Perl
11 45 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
12 44 (33.33%) Open Source
13 43 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
14 42 (31.82%) Java
15 39 (29.55%) Maven
16 36 (27.27%) Test Automation
17 34 (25.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 34 (25.76%) Selenium
18 33 (25.00%) Microservices
18 33 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
19 31 (23.48%) Enterprise Software
20 29 (21.97%) Subversion
21 28 (21.21%) Middleware
21 28 (21.21%) NoSQL
22 27 (20.45%) MongoDB
22 27 (20.45%) SSL
22 27 (20.45%) TCP/IP

Puppet
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (14.39%) Tomcat
2 17 (12.88%) nginx
3 15 (11.36%) Confluence
4 14 (10.61%) JBoss
5 12 (9.09%) Documentum
5 12 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 11 (8.33%) Apache
7 5 (3.79%) IIS
8 3 (2.27%) Mule
9 2 (1.52%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.76%) Captiva
Cloud Services
1 63 (47.73%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (19.70%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (12.88%) GitHub
4 17 (12.88%) Google Analytics
5 12 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (9.09%) Route 53
6 11 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
6 11 (8.33%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.79%) IaaS
8 4 (3.03%) SaaS
9 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.27%) PaaS
10 2 (1.52%) Slack
10 2 (1.52%) Trello
11 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.45%) SSL
1 27 (20.45%) TCP/IP
2 25 (18.94%) HTTP
3 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.52%) Firewall
3 2 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.52%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.76%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.21%) NoSQL
2 27 (20.45%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.82%) MySQL
6 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.52%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 78 (59.09%) Jenkins
2 53 (40.15%) Git (software)
3 39 (29.55%) Maven
4 34 (25.76%) Selenium
5 29 (21.97%) Subversion
6 23 (17.42%) Cucumber
6 23 (17.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (15.91%) JIRA
8 20 (15.15%) Gatling
8 20 (15.15%) IntelliJ
9 18 (13.64%) Ant
10 17 (12.88%) Grunt
10 17 (12.88%) gulp
10 17 (12.88%) Karma Test Runner
10 17 (12.88%) Sublime Text
11 13 (9.85%) JUnit
12 11 (8.33%) Bitbucket
13 9 (6.82%) Eclipse
14 6 (4.55%) RSpec
15 5 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (3.79%) Finance
2 2 (1.52%) Retail
2 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (51.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (35.61%) AWS DevOps
3 43 (32.58%) AWS Engineer
4 42 (31.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 21 (15.91%) Developer
6 18 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (12.12%) Architect
8 13 (9.85%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (7.58%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (7.58%) Java Developer
9 10 (7.58%) Software Engineer
10 9 (6.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.82%) DevOps Architect
11 8 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
12 7 (5.30%) AWS Architect
12 7 (5.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 6 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) Middleware
2 26 (19.70%) Spring
3 21 (15.91%) CSS
4 20 (15.15%) JSON
4 20 (15.15%) Node.js
4 20 (15.15%) REST
4 20 (15.15%) SOAP
4 20 (15.15%) Web Services
5 18 (13.64%) Gherkin
6 17 (12.88%) AngularJS
6 17 (12.88%) jQuery
6 17 (12.88%) Servlets
7 16 (12.12%) RESTful
8 15 (11.36%) HTML
8 15 (11.36%) HTML5
9 14 (10.61%) XML
10 11 (8.33%) Spring Boot
11 9 (6.82%) .NET
11 9 (6.82%) EJB
11 9 (6.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) User Experience
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) NHS
5 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (72.73%) Linux
2 53 (40.15%) Windows
3 34 (25.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.39%) Ubuntu
5 14 (10.61%) Unix
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.27%) AIX
7 3 (2.27%) HPUX
7 3 (2.27%) Solaris
8 2 (1.52%) CentOS
8 2 (1.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (86.36%) DevOps
2 90 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (51.52%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 44 (33.33%) Open Source
6 36 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 33 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
7 33 (25.00%) Microservices
8 24 (18.18%) Scrum
8 24 (18.18%) Task Automation
9 22 (16.67%) Kanban
10 19 (14.39%) SOA
11 18 (13.64%) Analytics
12 16 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (11.36%) Mentoring
14 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (9.85%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (9.09%) Software Engineering
17 11 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.97%) Python
2 45 (34.09%) Perl
3 42 (31.82%) Java
4 27 (20.45%) Ruby
5 22 (16.67%) C#
6 21 (15.91%) Groovy
7 18 (13.64%) Haskell
7 18 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 17 (12.88%) Scala
9 16 (12.12%) SQL
10 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
11 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.03%) Java 8
12 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.27%) PHP
13 3 (2.27%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.27%) XPath
14 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) SC Cleared
1 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.55%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) PMO
1 2 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (49.24%) Docker
2 6 (4.55%) LXC
3 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.52%) NFS
4 2 (1.52%) Samba
4 2 (1.52%) Squid
4 2 (1.52%) Varnish
4 2 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (51.52%) Ansible
2 45 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (15.91%) Terraform
4 17 (12.88%) Grafana
4 17 (12.88%) Kibana
5 13 (9.85%) Kubernetes
6 7 (5.30%) ZABBIX
7 5 (3.79%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.52%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.52%) Nagios
8 2 (1.52%) Packer
8 2 (1.52%) Salt
8 2 (1.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Red Hat
2 18 (13.64%) Google
3 12 (9.09%) Oracle
3 12 (9.09%) Pega
4 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.30%) webMethods
6 6 (4.55%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.79%) Adobe
7 5 (3.79%) BMC
7 5 (3.79%) WSO2
8 4 (3.03%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.03%) VMware
9 2 (1.52%) Splunk
10 1 (0.76%) EMC
10 1 (0.76%) HP
10 1 (0.76%) OpenText
10 1 (0.76%) Rackspace