Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 66 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +83
Contract jobs citing Puppet 163 136 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.14% 2.81% 2.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.77% 26.98% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 86 97
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +16.67% -2.70%
10th Percentile £363 £419 £320
90th Percentile £575 £664 £560
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -45.83%

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 658 504 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.69% 10.40% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 305 261
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +38.33%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £274
90th Percentile £575 £590 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% - -
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.16 £12.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £52.25 £19.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -11 131 £485 -3.00% 13
Birmingham -30 12 £488 -7.10% 9
Coventry -15 3 £456 -20.65% 1
Wolverhampton -1 2 £441 -2.00%
Solihull - 2 - -
Staffordshire -11 1 - - 1
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 124 (76.07%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (74.23%) DevOps
3 109 (66.87%) Jenkins
4 92 (56.44%) Linux
5 78 (47.85%) Ansible
6 76 (46.63%) Kanban
7 75 (46.01%) Test Automation
7 75 (46.01%) Maven
8 74 (45.40%) Amazon AWS
9 71 (43.56%) Java
10 70 (42.94%) Python
11 69 (42.33%) Open Source
12 67 (41.10%) Configuration Management
13 66 (40.49%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (39.88%) Docker
15 64 (39.26%) Git (software)
15 64 (39.26%) Perl
16 61 (37.42%) Scrum
17 60 (36.81%) Windows
18 59 (36.20%) SOA
19 53 (32.52%) Problem-Solving
20 52 (31.90%) JIRA
21 50 (30.67%) Microservices
22 49 (30.06%) Selenium
22 49 (30.06%) Middleware
23 48 (29.45%) ZABBIX
24 42 (25.77%) Deployment Automation
25 40 (24.54%) Pega
25 40 (24.54%) Cucumber
25 40 (24.54%) Documentum

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 40 (24.54%) Documentum
2 33 (20.25%) Confluence
3 19 (11.66%) nginx
3 19 (11.66%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.59%) JBoss
5 13 (7.98%) WebLogic
6 11 (6.75%) Apache
7 10 (6.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (3.07%) Mule
9 2 (1.23%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.61%) Captiva
Cloud Services
1 74 (45.40%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (17.18%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (11.66%) GitHub
4 19 (11.66%) Google Analytics
5 7 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.29%) Route 53
6 6 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (3.68%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.84%) IaaS
7 3 (1.84%) NuGet
7 3 (1.84%) PaaS
7 3 (1.84%) SaaS
7 3 (1.84%) Serverless
8 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.34%) HTTP
1 25 (15.34%) SSL
1 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.68%) Firewall
2 6 (3.68%) VLAN
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) MongoDB
1 25 (15.34%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.20%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.98%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.84%) MySQL
6 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 109 (66.87%) Jenkins
2 75 (46.01%) Maven
3 64 (39.26%) Git (software)
4 52 (31.90%) JIRA
5 49 (30.06%) Selenium
6 40 (24.54%) Cucumber
7 36 (22.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 34 (20.86%) Subversion
9 22 (13.50%) Ant
9 22 (13.50%) IntelliJ
10 21 (12.88%) Gatling
11 19 (11.66%) Grunt
11 19 (11.66%) gulp
11 19 (11.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (11.66%) Sublime Text
11 19 (11.66%) WebDriver
12 16 (9.82%) GitLab
13 14 (8.59%) JUnit
14 12 (7.36%) Bitbucket
15 10 (6.13%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (2.45%) Automotive
2 1 (0.61%) Back Office
2 1 (0.61%) Finance
2 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (47.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (24.54%) AWS DevOps
3 34 (20.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 34 (20.86%) AWS Engineer
4 23 (14.11%) Developer
5 16 (9.82%) Automation Tester
5 16 (9.82%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (9.82%) Tester
6 15 (9.20%) Java Automation Tester
6 15 (9.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 15 (9.20%) Selenium Tester
7 12 (7.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.75%) Architect
9 10 (6.13%) Monitoring Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Systems Support
9 10 (6.13%) Systems Support Engineer
10 9 (5.52%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (30.06%) Middleware
2 30 (18.40%) REST
3 24 (14.72%) Spring
4 21 (12.88%) CSS
5 20 (12.27%) Gherkin
6 19 (11.66%) AngularJS
6 19 (11.66%) jQuery
6 19 (11.66%) Node.js
6 19 (11.66%) Servlets
7 17 (10.43%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (9.82%) .NET
8 16 (9.82%) JSON
8 16 (9.82%) SOAP
9 15 (9.20%) RESTful
10 14 (8.59%) Web Services
11 13 (7.98%) HTML
11 13 (7.98%) HTML5
11 13 (7.98%) XML
12 11 (6.75%) Spring Boot
13 10 (6.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.40%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.29%) User Experience
5 6 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 92 (56.44%) Linux
2 60 (36.81%) Windows
3 37 (22.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (18.40%) Unix
5 19 (11.66%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.45%) Solaris
7 3 (1.84%) AIX
7 3 (1.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (76.07%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (74.23%) DevOps
3 76 (46.63%) Kanban
4 75 (46.01%) Test Automation
5 69 (42.33%) Open Source
6 67 (41.10%) Configuration Management
7 66 (40.49%) Continuous Integration
8 61 (37.42%) Scrum
9 59 (36.20%) SOA
10 53 (32.52%) Problem-Solving
11 50 (30.67%) Microservices
12 42 (25.77%) Deployment Automation
13 35 (21.47%) Analytics
14 31 (19.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (17.18%) Task Automation
16 25 (15.34%) TDD
17 24 (14.72%) BDD
17 24 (14.72%) Domain-Driven Design
17 24 (14.72%) Mentoring
18 20 (12.27%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.56%) Java
2 70 (42.94%) Python
3 64 (39.26%) Perl
4 30 (18.40%) Ruby
5 24 (14.72%) Groovy
6 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
7 19 (11.66%) C#
7 19 (11.66%) Haskell
8 18 (11.04%) Java 8
8 18 (11.04%) PowerShell
9 17 (10.43%) SQL
10 14 (8.59%) Scala
11 9 (5.52%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.84%) XPath
13 1 (0.61%) Go
13 1 (0.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
1 25 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.84%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 65 (39.88%) Docker
2 3 (1.84%) LXC
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 78 (47.85%) Ansible
2 48 (29.45%) ZABBIX
3 34 (20.86%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (11.66%) Grafana
4 19 (11.66%) Kibana
5 18 (11.04%) Salt
6 13 (7.98%) Kubernetes
6 13 (7.98%) Terraform
7 6 (3.68%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (3.68%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 40 (24.54%) Pega
2 34 (20.86%) Google
3 32 (19.63%) Red Hat
4 29 (17.79%) Oracle
5 20 (12.27%) Atlassian
6 14 (8.59%) Splunk
7 6 (3.68%) Riverbed
7 6 (3.68%) webMethods
8 4 (2.45%) Adobe
9 3 (1.84%) WSO2
10 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.61%) EMC
11 1 (0.61%) HP
11 1 (0.61%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.61%) OpenText
11 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds