Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 71 70
Rank change year-on-year -41 -1 -8
Contract jobs citing Puppet 10 131 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 2.86% 2.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% 23.14% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 78 106
Median daily rate £350 £513 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.71% -3.30% +8.36%
10th Percentile £288 £421 £450
90th Percentile £715 £579 £600
England median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +82.07% -3.33% -6.25%

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 200 566 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.01% 12.35% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 337 359
Median daily rate £450 £473 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.72% +2.22%
10th Percentile £203 £268 £289
90th Percentile £575 £601 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +13.73% +5.52%
10th Percentile £15.05 £14.80 £12.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.75 £22.78
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.61
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.81% -11.40%

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Puppet as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Puppet in the West Midlands

Puppet
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Puppet in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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
Warwickshire +25 3 £350 -26.32%
Coventry +21 3 £550 - 1
Shropshire -12 3 £450 -15.09% 2
Birmingham -14 1 - - 5
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 9 (90.00%) Ansible
1 9 (90.00%) Docker
1 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (60.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Python
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 4 (40.00%) AWS
6 4 (40.00%) Kibana
6 4 (40.00%) Grafana
6 4 (40.00%) Terraform
7 3 (30.00%) Apache Archiva
7 3 (30.00%) Gradle
7 3 (30.00%) Prometheus
7 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (30.00%) Monitis
7 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (30.00%) C#
7 3 (30.00%) Azure
7 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (30.00%) Maven
7 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (30.00%) SaaS
8 2 (20.00%) PaaS
8 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (20.00%) Cucumber

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 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (20.00%) nginx
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Monitis
2 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 2 (20.00%) GitHub
3 2 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (10.00%) GCP
4 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Apache Archiva
3 3 (30.00%) Gradle
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (10.00%) Gatling
5 1 (10.00%) Grunt
5 1 (10.00%) gulp
5 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (10.00%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Servlets
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) DevSecOps
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Go
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Groovy
5 1 (10.00%) Haskell
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Ansible
2 7 (70.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (40.00%) Grafana
4 4 (40.00%) Kibana
4 4 (40.00%) Terraform
5 3 (30.00%) Prometheus
6 1 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
6 1 (10.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) New Relic
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk
1 1 (10.00%) VMware