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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Puppet
England / West Midlands
Rank 62 45 113
Rank change year-on-year -17 +68  
Contract jobs citing Puppet 57 97 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.52% 3.60% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 37.01% 41.45% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 5
Median daily rate £478 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £370 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £385
% change year-on-year +2.22% +16.88%  
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 154 234 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 6.81% 8.69% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 111 101
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 31
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.15 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £25.65 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.55% +5.88%  

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 March 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 March 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 23 £496 +16.74% 2
Birmingham - 11 £500 - 5
Coventry -4 2 £325 -35.00% 2
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Puppet
England

Puppet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 82 (72.57%) Linux
2 63 (55.75%) DevOps
3 58 (51.33%) Ansible
3 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (47.79%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (47.79%) Amazon AWS
5 51 (45.13%) Docker
5 51 (45.13%) Configuration Management
6 49 (43.36%) Python
7 48 (42.48%) Open Source
8 46 (40.71%) Jenkins
9 44 (38.94%) Ruby
10 40 (35.40%) MongoDB
11 38 (33.63%) Git (software)
11 38 (33.63%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (28.32%) Java
14 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (27.43%) JIRA
14 31 (27.43%) Terraform
15 29 (25.66%) Confluence
16 28 (24.78%) TCP/IP
17 27 (23.89%) Subversion
18 25 (22.12%) JSON
19 24 (21.24%) Windows
19 24 (21.24%) Bash Shell
19 24 (21.24%) Elasticsearch
20 23 (20.35%) HTTP
21 22 (19.47%) Web Services
21 22 (19.47%) PHP

Puppet
Top Related 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 29 (25.66%) Confluence
2 24 (21.24%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (5.31%) Apache
4 4 (3.54%) JBoss
4 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.65%) Documentum
5 3 (2.65%) nginx
5 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.77%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.88%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (47.79%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.42%) PaaS
4 4 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.54%) IaaS
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.65%) Route 53
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.78%) TCP/IP
2 23 (20.35%) HTTP
3 21 (18.58%) SSL
4 9 (7.96%) DNS
5 8 (7.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (35.40%) MongoDB
2 38 (33.63%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (15.93%) MySQL
3 18 (15.93%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.65%) Redis
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (40.71%) Jenkins
2 38 (33.63%) Git (software)
3 31 (27.43%) JIRA
4 27 (23.89%) Subversion
5 18 (15.93%) IntelliJ
5 18 (15.93%) Selenium
6 16 (14.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (11.50%) JUnit
8 8 (7.08%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (7.08%) ClearCase
8 8 (7.08%) ClearQuest
9 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.54%) GitLab
10 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.65%) Maven
10 3 (2.65%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.65%) TestNG
10 3 (2.65%) Travis CI
11 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (2.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Advertising
2 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (23.89%) Developer
3 21 (18.58%) Architect
3 21 (18.58%) Scala Developer
4 17 (15.04%) Java Developer
5 15 (13.27%) Programmer
6 14 (12.39%) Java Programmer
6 14 (12.39%) Java Scala Developer
6 14 (12.39%) Linux Developer
6 14 (12.39%) MongoDB Developer
6 14 (12.39%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (10.62%) Open Source Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Senior DevOps
9 9 (7.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (7.08%) Senior Architect
10 8 (7.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (5.31%) DevOps Specialist
11 6 (5.31%) Lead DevOps
11 6 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (5.31%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.12%) JSON
2 22 (19.47%) CSS
2 22 (19.47%) Web Services
3 19 (16.81%) Play Framework
3 19 (16.81%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) Spring
5 8 (7.08%) HTML
6 6 (5.31%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.31%) J2EE
7 5 (4.42%) HTML5
7 5 (4.42%) REST
8 4 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (3.54%) RESTful
9 3 (2.65%) Akka
9 3 (2.65%) EJB
9 3 (2.65%) J2SE
9 3 (2.65%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.65%) Sensu
9 3 (2.65%) SOAP
9 3 (2.65%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.54%) User Experience
4 2 (1.77%) CMDB
4 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 82 (72.57%) Linux
2 24 (21.24%) Windows
3 22 (19.47%) CentOS
4 18 (15.93%) Unix
5 8 (7.08%) AIX
5 8 (7.08%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.88%) Fedora
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.75%) DevOps
2 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (45.13%) Configuration Management
4 48 (42.48%) Open Source
5 34 (30.09%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (18.58%) Microservices
7 18 (15.93%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (15.93%) Web Operations
8 11 (9.73%) Scrum
9 6 (5.31%) Use Case
10 4 (3.54%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.54%) Kanban
10 4 (3.54%) Migration
10 4 (3.54%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.54%) Target Operating Model
11 3 (2.65%) BDD
11 3 (2.65%) Functional Testing
11 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.65%) TDD
11 3 (2.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (43.36%) Python
2 44 (38.94%) Ruby
3 32 (28.32%) Java
4 24 (21.24%) Bash Shell
5 22 (19.47%) PHP
5 22 (19.47%) Scala
6 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.65%) C#
7 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.65%) SQL
8 2 (1.77%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) Korn
9 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (45.13%) Docker
2 7 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Xen
4 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (51.33%) Ansible
2 54 (47.79%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (27.43%) Terraform
4 21 (18.58%) Salt
5 5 (4.42%) logstash
6 4 (3.54%) Kibana
7 3 (2.65%) collectd
7 3 (2.65%) StatsD
8 1 (0.88%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.88%) SCCM
8 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Rackspace
2 6 (5.31%) VMware
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle
3 5 (4.42%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.65%) Adobe
4 3 (2.65%) F5
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.65%) webMethods
5 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) BMC
6 1 (0.88%) CA
6 1 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.88%) Casewise
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Pega
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Splunk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago