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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Puppet
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 46 115
Rank change year-on-year 0 +69  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 75 105 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.67% 3.52% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.69% 37.50% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 4
Median daily rate £500 £440 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -7.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 199 280 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.74% 9.38% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 150 80
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -38.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Puppet
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 43 £528 +19.88% 6
Birmingham +22 6 £500 +37.93% 4
Warwickshire +14 4 £405 -
Coventry +11 3 £500 +53.84% 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Puppet.

1 92 (69.70%) Linux
2 79 (59.85%) Docker
3 77 (58.33%) DevOps
4 76 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (56.82%) Python
6 63 (47.73%) Ansible
7 62 (46.97%) Windows
8 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (45.45%) Configuration Management
10 55 (41.67%) JIRA
11 53 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (40.15%) Confluence
12 52 (39.39%) Open Source
13 51 (38.64%) Ruby
14 45 (34.09%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (33.33%) MongoDB
16 43 (32.58%) Terraform
17 42 (31.82%) Jenkins
18 40 (30.30%) Elasticsearch
18 40 (30.30%) Git (software)
18 40 (30.30%) Java
19 39 (29.55%) Bash Shell
19 39 (29.55%) CentOS
20 35 (26.52%) Scala
21 34 (25.76%) Opscode Chef
21 34 (25.76%) JSON
22 31 (23.48%) Microservices
23 30 (22.73%) Play Framework
24 29 (21.97%) Security Cleared
25 28 (21.21%) Public Cloud

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 53 (40.15%) Confluence
2 40 (30.30%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (10.61%) Apache
4 12 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 11 (8.33%) JBoss
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.55%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.76%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.76%) Documentum
9 1 (0.76%) Mule
9 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.03%) IaaS
4 4 (3.03%) PaaS
4 4 (3.03%) SaaS
5 3 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.27%) GitHub
5 3 (2.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.27%) Heroku
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.52%) Route 53
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.76%) Office 365
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.39%) HTTP
1 19 (14.39%) SSL
1 19 (14.39%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.79%) VPN
3 3 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.76%) Firewall
5 1 (0.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.09%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 20 (15.15%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.58%) MySQL
5 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (41.67%) JIRA
2 42 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 40 (30.30%) Git (software)
4 25 (18.94%) IntelliJ
5 22 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (16.67%) Subversion
6 17 (12.88%) Maven
7 12 (9.09%) Selenium
8 9 (6.82%) Eclipse
8 9 (6.82%) JUnit
9 5 (3.79%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.27%) Ant
11 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.27%) Gatling
11 3 (2.27%) Grunt
11 3 (2.27%) gulp
11 3 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (2.27%) Sublime Text
11 3 (2.27%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (0.76%) Advertising
2 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (32.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (28.03%) Architect
3 28 (21.21%) Developer
4 24 (18.18%) Scala Developer
5 20 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.61%) Senior Architect
6 14 (10.61%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 13 (9.85%) Programmer
8 12 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 12 (9.09%) Java Programmer
9 11 (8.33%) Java Scala Developer
9 11 (8.33%) MongoDB Developer
10 10 (7.58%) Linux Developer
10 10 (7.58%) Open Source Developer
11 8 (6.06%) Lead DevOps
11 8 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) JIRA Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (5.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.76%) JSON
2 30 (22.73%) Play Framework
3 26 (19.70%) CSS
4 25 (18.94%) XML
5 14 (10.61%) HTML
5 14 (10.61%) Middleware
6 13 (9.85%) REST
7 12 (9.09%) Web Services
8 11 (8.33%) SOAP
8 11 (8.33%) Spring
9 10 (7.58%) HTML5
9 10 (7.58%) J2EE
10 9 (6.82%) EJB
10 9 (6.82%) Hibernate
10 9 (6.82%) J2SE
10 9 (6.82%) Node.js
11 8 (6.06%) Akka
12 7 (5.30%) spray
13 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
14 3 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.21%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.52%) CMDB
4 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 92 (69.70%) Linux
2 62 (46.97%) Windows
3 39 (29.55%) CentOS
4 15 (11.36%) Unix
5 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.30%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.52%) VMS
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) HPUX
9 1 (0.76%) Solaris
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (58.33%) DevOps
2 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 52 (39.39%) Open Source
5 31 (23.48%) Microservices
6 25 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (16.67%) Scrum
8 19 (14.39%) Test Automation
9 14 (10.61%) TDD
10 13 (9.85%) Kanban
10 13 (9.85%) SDLC
11 11 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 11 (8.33%) SOA
12 10 (7.58%) Case Management
12 10 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (6.82%) Task Automation
13 9 (6.82%) Web Operations
14 8 (6.06%) Migration
15 5 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (3.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.82%) Python
2 51 (38.64%) Ruby
3 40 (30.30%) Java
4 39 (29.55%) Bash Shell
5 35 (26.52%) Scala
6 20 (15.15%) Perl
7 12 (9.09%) PHP
7 12 (9.09%) SQL
8 10 (7.58%) C#
9 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.03%) Groovy
12 3 (2.27%) Haskell
13 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.76%) ISEB
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 79 (59.85%) Docker
2 6 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.76%) vSphere
5 1 (0.76%) Xen
5 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (47.73%) Ansible
2 43 (32.58%) Terraform
3 34 (25.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (9.85%) ZABBIX
5 10 (7.58%) Salt
6 5 (3.79%) Kibana
7 3 (2.27%) Grafana
7 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.27%) logstash
8 2 (1.52%) SCCM
9 1 (0.76%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.76%) collectd
9 1 (0.76%) Nagios
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.76%) SCOM
9 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.76%) StatsD
9 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Red Hat
2 13 (9.85%) Oracle
3 10 (7.58%) webMethods
4 8 (6.06%) Google
4 8 (6.06%) Rackspace
5 7 (5.30%) Adobe
5 7 (5.30%) SaltStack
6 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.79%) VMware
8 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.27%) Pega
9 2 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (0.76%) BMC
10 1 (0.76%) IBM
10 1 (0.76%) Remedy
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) WSO2
10 1 (0.76%) Zend
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
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