Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 83 160
Rank change year-on-year +16 +77 -34
Contract jobs citing Puppet 126 121 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.67% 2.21% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.14% 31.03% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 5
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £330 £380
90th Percentile £665 £575 £540
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +23.89% -43.50% +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 482 390 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.22% 7.12% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 226 132
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £201
90th Percentile £589 £550 £483
England median daily rate £484 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.76 £14.48 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% +3.43% -24.32%
10th Percentile £13.12 £12.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £15.83 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.07 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.91% -3.13% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +13 51 £520 +29.84% 1
Birmingham +9 45 £525 +5.00% 12
Coventry +23 12 £575 - 5
Warwickshire +6 8 £550 +57.14% 3
Staffordshire +6 1 £525 +31.25%
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 102 (80.95%) DevOps
2 90 (71.43%) Linux
3 75 (59.52%) Jenkins
4 69 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (53.97%) Git (software)
6 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (47.62%) Ansible
8 50 (39.68%) Oracle
9 47 (37.30%) Python
9 47 (37.30%) Configuration Management
9 47 (37.30%) Opscode Chef
10 46 (36.51%) Subversion
11 43 (34.13%) Docker
12 41 (32.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 40 (31.75%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (31.75%) Windows
13 40 (31.75%) Sonatype Nexus
14 36 (28.57%) Scrum
15 34 (26.98%) Perl
15 34 (26.98%) Terraform
16 33 (26.19%) Maven
17 32 (25.40%) Shell Script
17 32 (25.40%) Middleware
18 29 (23.02%) JIRA
18 29 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 29 (23.02%) Test Automation
19 28 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
20 27 (21.43%) Red Hat
21 26 (20.63%) Open Source
22 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared

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 21 (16.67%) Confluence
2 17 (13.49%) Apache
3 16 (12.70%) Tomcat
4 14 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (10.32%) JBoss
6 10 (7.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (5.56%) IIS
8 5 (3.97%) nginx
8 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.79%) Jetty
11 1 (0.79%) Mongrel
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 69 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (32.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (11.90%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (10.32%) Amazon S3
5 13 (10.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
6 12 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (6.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (4.76%) Route 53
9 5 (3.97%) GitHub
9 5 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (3.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (3.17%) Heroku
11 2 (1.59%) SaaS
12 1 (0.79%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) HTTP
2 14 (11.11%) SAN
3 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.52%) SSL
5 8 (6.35%) DNS
5 8 (6.35%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (6.35%) OpenVPN
5 8 (6.35%) SSH
6 2 (1.59%) Firewall
6 2 (1.59%) LAN
6 2 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.84%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (13.49%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.90%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 12 (9.52%) MySQL
6 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.17%) DB2
8 4 (3.17%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.59%) Big Data
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (59.52%) Jenkins
2 68 (53.97%) Git (software)
3 46 (36.51%) Subversion
4 40 (31.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (26.19%) Maven
6 29 (23.02%) JIRA
7 25 (19.84%) GitLab
8 15 (11.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (10.32%) Selenium
10 12 (9.52%) TeamCity
11 10 (7.94%) JMeter
11 10 (7.94%) JUnit
12 9 (7.14%) Ant
13 8 (6.35%) Bitbucket
13 8 (6.35%) Liquibase
13 8 (6.35%) SonarQube
14 5 (3.97%) git-flow
15 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
16 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
16 2 (1.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (2.38%) Finance
2 2 (1.59%) Automotive
2 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (19.84%) Lead DevOps
3 20 (15.87%) Consultant
4 19 (15.08%) DevOps Consultant
5 14 (11.11%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Unix Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) DevOps Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Head of DevOps
11 7 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) AIX Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) Architect
12 6 (4.76%) Developer
12 6 (4.76%) Java Developer
13 5 (3.97%) Unix Scripting Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.40%) Middleware
2 16 (12.70%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (12.70%) REST
3 15 (11.90%) Web Services
4 14 (11.11%) JSON
5 9 (7.14%) .NET
5 9 (7.14%) Software Packaging
6 8 (6.35%) MCollective
7 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.76%) J2EE
7 6 (4.76%) Play Framework
7 6 (4.76%) SOAP
7 6 (4.76%) Spring
8 5 (3.97%) Sensu
9 4 (3.17%) JPA
9 4 (3.17%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (3.17%) MSMQ
9 4 (3.17%) Node.js
9 4 (3.17%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.59%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.35%) PKI
3 6 (4.76%) DataPower
4 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 90 (71.43%) Linux
2 40 (31.75%) Windows
3 29 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (18.25%) Unix
5 15 (11.90%) CentOS
6 14 (11.11%) Solaris
7 13 (10.32%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (9.52%) AIX
8 12 (9.52%) SUSE
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
9 1 (0.79%) Fedora
9 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (80.95%) DevOps
2 66 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (37.30%) Configuration Management
4 40 (31.75%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (28.57%) Scrum
6 29 (23.02%) Test Automation
7 26 (20.63%) Open Source
8 25 (19.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (14.29%) Task Automation
10 16 (12.70%) Kanban
10 16 (12.70%) Load Balancing
11 15 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
12 12 (9.52%) ITIL
12 12 (9.52%) Migration
12 12 (9.52%) SDLC
13 11 (8.73%) SOA
14 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
14 10 (7.94%) Server Virtualisation
14 10 (7.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.30%) Python
2 34 (26.98%) Perl
3 32 (25.40%) Shell Script
4 25 (19.84%) Ruby
5 24 (19.05%) Java
6 22 (17.46%) Bash Shell
7 16 (12.70%) SQL
8 8 (6.35%) Groovy
8 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.35%) PHP
9 6 (4.76%) Scala
10 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.59%) Go
11 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) OCP
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.79%) GCP
1 1 (0.79%) QA
1 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (34.13%) Docker
2 21 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (6.35%) Postfix
3 8 (6.35%) Squid
3 8 (6.35%) vCloud
4 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.79%) KVM
5 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (47.62%) Ansible
2 47 (37.30%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (26.98%) Terraform
4 21 (16.67%) Kubernetes
5 20 (15.87%) ZABBIX
6 19 (15.08%) logstash
7 14 (11.11%) BladeLogic
7 14 (11.11%) NetBackup
8 13 (10.32%) Salt
9 12 (9.52%) Kibana
10 8 (6.35%) Docker Swarm
10 8 (6.35%) Rancher
10 8 (6.35%) Rsyslog
10 8 (6.35%) Sysdig
11 6 (4.76%) Graylog
11 6 (4.76%) Nagios
11 6 (4.76%) Packer
11 6 (4.76%) Rundeck
11 6 (4.76%) Tivoli
12 4 (3.17%) collectd
Vendors
1 50 (39.68%) Oracle
2 27 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (11.11%) VMware
4 10 (7.94%) CA
4 10 (7.94%) IBM
4 10 (7.94%) Micro Focus
4 10 (7.94%) Serena
5 8 (6.35%) Sonatype
6 7 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.56%) Rackspace
7 6 (4.76%) Google
7 6 (4.76%) Splunk
7 6 (4.76%) Teradata
8 4 (3.17%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.17%) WSO2
9 2 (1.59%) webMethods
10 1 (0.79%) Perforce
10 1 (0.79%) Snow
10 1 (0.79%) Zend