Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 64 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 +109
Contract jobs citing Puppet 135 124 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.86% 3.54%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.50% 33.97% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 116
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £496 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +12.76% +3.83%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £360
90th Percentile £590 £575 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +5.26%

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 551 365 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.26% 8.42% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 237 263
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £289 £274 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +3.65% -39.11%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.70 £26.20 £22.65
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%

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 June 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 19 June 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 -3 84 £530 +6.00% 2
Birmingham -8 26 £525 +5.00% 7
Coventry -8 11 £525 +23.53%
Warwickshire -2 3 £550 +35.80% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £488 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 111 (82.22%) DevOps
2 91 (67.41%) Linux
3 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (64.44%) Jenkins
5 78 (57.78%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (57.04%) Ansible
7 62 (45.93%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (42.96%) Python
9 57 (42.22%) Git (software)
10 56 (41.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 52 (38.52%) Opscode Chef
12 47 (34.81%) Maven
13 44 (32.59%) Configuration Management
14 43 (31.85%) Windows
14 43 (31.85%) Docker
15 40 (29.63%) Subversion
16 37 (27.41%) Sonatype Nexus
17 36 (26.67%) Perl
18 35 (25.93%) Open Source
18 35 (25.93%) Deployment Automation
19 33 (24.44%) Terraform
19 33 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (22.22%) Java
20 30 (22.22%) Red Hat
20 30 (22.22%) Scrum
21 28 (20.74%) Middleware
21 28 (20.74%) Cloud Computing
21 28 (20.74%) Enterprise Software
22 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
23 26 (19.26%) Kanban

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 17 (12.59%) Confluence
2 14 (10.37%) Documentum
3 9 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.93%) IIS
5 7 (5.19%) nginx
6 6 (4.44%) Apache
7 5 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.96%) JBoss
9 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.48%) Captiva
10 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.48%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.48%) Jetty
10 2 (1.48%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 78 (57.78%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (41.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (20.74%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (5.93%) Amazon S3
5 8 (5.93%) Route 53
6 6 (4.44%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (4.44%) GitHub
6 6 (4.44%) SaaS
7 4 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.96%) Google Analytics
7 4 (2.96%) IaaS
8 2 (1.48%) PaaS
8 2 (1.48%) Slack
8 2 (1.48%) Trello
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.11%) SSL
1 15 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.63%) HTTP
3 3 (2.22%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) DSL
4 2 (1.48%) Firewall
4 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.48%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.74%) DHCP
5 1 (0.74%) FTP
5 1 (0.74%) IPsec
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.19%) MySQL
5 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.48%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 87 (64.44%) Jenkins
2 57 (42.22%) Git (software)
3 47 (34.81%) Maven
4 40 (29.63%) Subversion
5 37 (27.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (17.04%) JIRA
7 16 (11.85%) Selenium
8 11 (8.15%) Cucumber
9 7 (5.19%) GitLab
10 5 (3.70%) Ant
10 5 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.70%) Gatling
10 5 (3.70%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.96%) Grunt
11 4 (2.96%) gulp
11 4 (2.96%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (2.96%) MSBuild
11 4 (2.96%) Sublime Text
12 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (3.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (1.48%) Games
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (55.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (26.67%) AWS DevOps
3 34 (25.19%) AWS Engineer
4 33 (24.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 17 (12.59%) Developer
6 16 (11.85%) Consultant
7 15 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 14 (10.37%) DevOps Consultant
8 14 (10.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 14 (10.37%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (9.63%) Architect
9 13 (9.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Python Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Senior Developer
11 9 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
11 9 (6.67%) Java Developer
11 9 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
12 8 (5.93%) AWS Administrator
12 8 (5.93%) DevOps Administrator
12 8 (5.93%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.74%) Middleware
2 21 (15.56%) Web Services
3 18 (13.33%) .NET
4 10 (7.41%) Software Packaging
5 9 (6.67%) JSON
5 9 (6.67%) REST
6 7 (5.19%) Node.js
7 6 (4.44%) CSS
7 6 (4.44%) J2EE
7 6 (4.44%) SOAP
8 5 (3.70%) Ajax
8 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.70%) Servlets
8 5 (3.70%) XML
9 4 (2.96%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.96%) HTML
9 4 (2.96%) HTML5
9 4 (2.96%) jQuery
9 4 (2.96%) Spring
10 3 (2.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.74%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.48%) Clustering
4 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.48%) User Experience
4 2 (1.48%) Wiki
5 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) DataPower
5 1 (0.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 91 (67.41%) Linux
2 43 (31.85%) Windows
3 33 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.44%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.70%) Unix
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.48%) CentOS
6 2 (1.48%) Debian
7 1 (0.74%) AIX
7 1 (0.74%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (82.22%) DevOps
2 89 (65.93%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (45.93%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (32.59%) Configuration Management
5 35 (25.93%) Deployment Automation
5 35 (25.93%) Open Source
6 30 (22.22%) Scrum
7 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 26 (19.26%) Kanban
9 25 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (18.52%) Task Automation
10 20 (14.81%) SOA
11 15 (11.11%) BDD
12 13 (9.63%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (8.89%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.89%) Microservices
13 12 (8.89%) Migration
14 11 (8.15%) Continuous Deployment
15 10 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (42.96%) Python
2 36 (26.67%) Perl
3 30 (22.22%) Java
4 19 (14.07%) Ruby
5 12 (8.89%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.41%) C#
7 9 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.19%) Scala
8 7 (5.19%) SQL
9 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.70%) Groovy
10 5 (3.70%) Haskell
10 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.96%) PHP
12 2 (1.48%) C++
13 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (31.85%) Docker
2 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.22%) LXC
4 3 (2.22%) Xen
5 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.48%) NFS
5 2 (1.48%) Samba
5 2 (1.48%) Squid
5 2 (1.48%) Varnish
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 77 (57.04%) Ansible
2 52 (38.52%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (24.44%) Terraform
4 12 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 9 (6.67%) Salt
6 7 (5.19%) BladeLogic
6 7 (5.19%) ZABBIX
7 6 (4.44%) Kibana
8 4 (2.96%) Grafana
9 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.22%) logstash
9 3 (2.22%) Nagios
10 2 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.48%) WMI
11 1 (0.74%) Automic
11 1 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) Oracle
2 14 (10.37%) Pega
3 8 (5.93%) Google
4 6 (4.44%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.44%) BMC
4 6 (4.44%) SaltStack
4 6 (4.44%) VMware
5 3 (2.22%) Splunk
6 2 (1.48%) EMC
6 2 (1.48%) OpenText
6 2 (1.48%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.48%) WSO2
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe
7 1 (0.74%) CA
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Serena
7 1 (0.74%) Teradata
7 1 (0.74%) webMethods