Period
to 19 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 61 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing Puppet 167 147 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.40% 3.08% 2.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.34% 29.05% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 103 76
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £530 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.25% +0.65%
10th Percentile £368 £439 £401
90th Percentile £575 £663 £550
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -20.00%

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 659 506 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.43% 10.61% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 325 219
West Midlands median daily rate £456 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £281 £284 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £500 £498 £450
% change year-on-year +0.50% +10.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.06 £18.50 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +19.43% +12.37%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.80 £11.88
90th Percentile £35.30 £21.95 £33.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% -16.67% -

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -18 101 £505 -4.72% 4
Birmingham +8 41 £500 -9.09% 7
Coventry -16 10 £550 +2.33%
Wolverhampton +3 3 £450 -7.69%
Warwickshire +4 2 £475 -13.64%
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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.

1 132 (79.04%) DevOps
2 102 (61.08%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (59.28%) Jenkins
4 96 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (53.89%) Linux
6 89 (53.29%) Ansible
7 72 (43.11%) Docker
8 67 (40.12%) Maven
9 58 (34.73%) Configuration Management
10 55 (32.93%) Open Source
10 55 (32.93%) Kanban
11 53 (31.74%) Microsoft Azure
12 51 (30.54%) Test Automation
13 47 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (28.14%) Scrum
14 46 (27.54%) JIRA
14 46 (27.54%) SOA
14 46 (27.54%) Java
14 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
15 44 (26.35%) Python
16 43 (25.75%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (24.55%) Deployment Automation
17 41 (24.55%) Opscode Chef
18 39 (23.35%) Perl
18 39 (23.35%) Google
19 36 (21.56%) ZABBIX
20 35 (20.96%) PowerShell
21 34 (20.36%) Middleware
22 33 (19.76%) Windows
23 32 (19.16%) Confluence

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 32 (19.16%) Confluence
2 28 (16.77%) Documentum
3 12 (7.19%) Apache
4 11 (6.59%) nginx
4 11 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.99%) IIS
5 10 (5.99%) Jetty
5 10 (5.99%) Mongrel
5 10 (5.99%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.99%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.80%) Mule
9 2 (1.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 102 (61.08%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (31.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (13.17%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (10.78%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (10.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (5.99%) Google App Engine
7 8 (4.79%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (4.79%) Amazon S3
7 8 (4.79%) GitHub
7 8 (4.79%) Route 53
8 6 (3.59%) Serverless
9 3 (1.80%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.80%) IaaS
9 3 (1.80%) PaaS
10 2 (1.20%) NuGet
11 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.78%) DNS
2 17 (10.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.78%) DHCP
3 13 (7.78%) HTTP
3 13 (7.78%) SSL
4 10 (5.99%) FTP
4 10 (5.99%) IPsec
5 9 (5.39%) Firewall
6 7 (4.19%) VLAN
7 2 (1.20%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (59.28%) Jenkins
2 67 (40.12%) Maven
3 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
3 46 (27.54%) JIRA
4 30 (17.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (14.97%) Subversion
6 19 (11.38%) Cucumber
6 19 (11.38%) Selenium
7 15 (8.98%) GitLab
8 12 (7.19%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.99%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.80%) Ant
10 3 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.20%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.20%) Gradle
11 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Retail
3 1 (0.60%) Automotive
3 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 108 (64.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (25.15%) AWS DevOps
3 39 (23.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 39 (23.35%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (6.59%) Automation Tester
4 11 (6.59%) Senior DevOps
4 11 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (6.59%) Tester
5 10 (5.99%) Java Automation Tester
5 10 (5.99%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 10 (5.99%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (5.39%) Architect
6 9 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Monitoring Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Systems Support
7 8 (4.79%) Systems Support Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.36%) Middleware
2 23 (13.77%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (11.98%) .NET
4 14 (8.38%) Web Services
5 11 (6.59%) J2EE
5 11 (6.59%) REST
5 11 (6.59%) Servlets
6 9 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (4.19%) YAML
8 5 (2.99%) Node.js
9 3 (1.80%) LAMP
10 2 (1.20%) Kafka
10 2 (1.20%) RESTful
11 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.60%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.60%) HTML5
11 1 (0.60%) JSON
11 1 (0.60%) Play Framework
11 1 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.19%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.79%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (53.89%) Linux
2 33 (19.76%) Windows
3 31 (18.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (16.17%) Unix
5 3 (1.80%) Android
5 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (79.04%) DevOps
2 96 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (34.73%) Configuration Management
4 55 (32.93%) Kanban
4 55 (32.93%) Open Source
5 51 (30.54%) Test Automation
6 47 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (28.14%) Scrum
7 46 (27.54%) SOA
8 43 (25.75%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (24.55%) Deployment Automation
10 27 (16.17%) Collaborative Working
11 22 (13.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (13.17%) Task Automation
12 21 (12.57%) Microservices
13 19 (11.38%) TDD
14 17 (10.18%) BDD
14 17 (10.18%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (8.98%) Cloud Enablement
16 12 (7.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.54%) Java
2 44 (26.35%) Python
3 39 (23.35%) Perl
4 35 (20.96%) PowerShell
5 14 (8.38%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.59%) Ruby
7 10 (5.99%) Java 8
8 9 (5.39%) SQL
9 8 (4.79%) PHP
10 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.80%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) C#
12 1 (0.60%) Haskell
12 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (3.59%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (43.11%) Docker
2 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.99%) Xen
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 89 (53.29%) Ansible
2 41 (24.55%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (21.56%) ZABBIX
4 32 (19.16%) Kubernetes
5 27 (16.17%) Terraform
6 24 (14.37%) Salt
7 9 (5.39%) Opsview
8 7 (4.19%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (4.19%) Nagios
9 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.80%) Packer
11 2 (1.20%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.60%) Grafana
12 1 (0.60%) Kibana
12 1 (0.60%) SCCM
12 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (23.35%) Google
2 28 (16.77%) Pega
3 24 (14.37%) Atlassian
3 24 (14.37%) Red Hat
4 23 (13.77%) Splunk
5 20 (11.98%) Oracle
6 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.78%) VMware
7 9 (5.39%) PagerDuty
8 7 (4.19%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.99%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.20%) Dell
10 2 (1.20%) EMC
10 2 (1.20%) F5
10 2 (1.20%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.20%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.20%) Lets Encrypt
10 2 (1.20%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds