Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 67 161
Rank change year-on-year -5 +94 -10
Contract jobs citing Puppet 122 176 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.56% 2.85% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 25.58% 34.92% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 115 5
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -2.22% +22.03%
10th Percentile £418 £313 £411
90th Percentile £660 £550 £515
England median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £53.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -39.53% -

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 477 504 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.02% 8.16% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 281 155
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +32.26% -3.13%
10th Percentile £234 £300 £237
90th Percentile £588 £538 £486
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -1.69% -23.38%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.38 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.88 £21.15 £28.27
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +4 60 £515 +25.61% 1
Birmingham +4 31 £500 - 8
Coventry +20 10 £575 +76.92% 1
Warwickshire +5 5 - - 1
Walsall - 5 £580 -
Staffordshire +11 2 £525 +31.25%
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Puppet
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 98 (80.33%) DevOps
2 81 (66.39%) Linux
3 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (56.56%) Jenkins
5 62 (50.82%) Git (software)
6 58 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
7 56 (45.90%) Python
8 53 (43.44%) Docker
9 52 (42.62%) Configuration Management
10 46 (37.70%) Ansible
11 42 (34.43%) Windows
12 40 (32.79%) Perl
12 40 (32.79%) Open Source
13 39 (31.97%) Sonatype Nexus
14 38 (31.15%) Scrum
15 37 (30.33%) Opscode Chef
16 36 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (29.51%) Subversion
16 36 (29.51%) Maven
17 33 (27.05%) Oracle
17 33 (27.05%) Test Automation
18 31 (25.41%) Java
18 31 (25.41%) JIRA
19 29 (23.77%) Ruby
19 29 (23.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 28 (22.95%) Terraform
21 27 (22.13%) Cloud Computing
21 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
22 26 (21.31%) Security Cleared
22 26 (21.31%) Middleware

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 23 (18.85%) Confluence
2 16 (13.11%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (10.66%) Apache
4 11 (9.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (9.02%) Tomcat
5 9 (7.38%) JBoss
6 8 (6.56%) nginx
6 8 (6.56%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.64%) Mule
9 1 (0.82%) IIS
9 1 (0.82%) Jetty
9 1 (0.82%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 58 (47.54%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.13%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.02%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (9.02%) Amazon S3
4 11 (9.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (7.38%) Heroku
5 9 (7.38%) PaaS
6 8 (6.56%) Route 53
7 7 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (4.92%) GitHub
9 5 (4.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (4.10%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (3.28%) IaaS
10 4 (3.28%) SaaS
11 3 (2.46%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.49%) HTTP
2 18 (14.75%) SSL
2 18 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 13 (10.66%) SAN
4 7 (5.74%) DNS
5 6 (4.92%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (4.92%) OpenVPN
5 6 (4.92%) SSH
6 1 (0.82%) Firewall
6 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.49%) MongoDB
2 20 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (12.30%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (9.84%) MySQL
5 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 69 (56.56%) Jenkins
2 62 (50.82%) Git (software)
3 39 (31.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 36 (29.51%) Maven
4 36 (29.51%) Subversion
5 31 (25.41%) JIRA
6 14 (11.48%) Selenium
7 12 (9.84%) JUnit
8 11 (9.02%) IntelliJ
9 10 (8.20%) Ant
10 9 (7.38%) GitLab
11 6 (4.92%) Bitbucket
11 6 (4.92%) Eclipse
11 6 (4.92%) Liquibase
11 6 (4.92%) SonarQube
12 4 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.28%) JMeter
12 4 (3.28%) Vagrant
12 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (4.10%) Billing
2 2 (1.64%) Automotive
2 2 (1.64%) Finance
2 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.82%) Banking
3 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (47.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (13.93%) Lead DevOps
3 16 (13.11%) Consultant
3 16 (13.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
5 10 (8.20%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Developer
6 9 (7.38%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) WebOps Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (6.56%) Scala Developer
8 7 (5.74%) DevOps Manager
8 7 (5.74%) Java Architect
9 6 (4.92%) AIX Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Head of DevOps
9 6 (4.92%) Senior WebOps Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
10 5 (4.10%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.31%) Middleware
2 20 (16.39%) REST
3 19 (15.57%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (13.11%) JSON
5 14 (11.48%) Play Framework
5 14 (11.48%) Web Services
6 13 (10.66%) SOAP
6 13 (10.66%) Spring
7 11 (9.02%) XML
8 9 (7.38%) CSS
9 8 (6.56%) .NET
9 8 (6.56%) Sensu
10 7 (5.74%) HTML
10 7 (5.74%) HTML5
10 7 (5.74%) Node.js
10 7 (5.74%) Spring Boot
11 6 (4.92%) EJB
11 6 (4.92%) J2EE
11 6 (4.92%) J2SE
11 6 (4.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.64%) iPad
3 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 81 (66.39%) Linux
2 42 (34.43%) Windows
3 29 (23.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (18.85%) Unix
5 15 (12.30%) Solaris
6 13 (10.66%) AIX
6 13 (10.66%) CentOS
7 12 (9.84%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (9.02%) SUSE
9 4 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.64%) HPUX
11 1 (0.82%) Debian
11 1 (0.82%) Fedora
11 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (80.33%) DevOps
2 71 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (42.62%) Configuration Management
4 40 (32.79%) Open Source
5 38 (31.15%) Scrum
6 36 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (27.05%) Test Automation
8 23 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (17.21%) Microservices
10 19 (15.57%) Kanban
11 18 (14.75%) TDD
12 17 (13.93%) SDLC
13 15 (12.30%) SOA
14 14 (11.48%) Server Virtualisation
14 14 (11.48%) Task Automation
15 12 (9.84%) Web Operations
16 11 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (9.02%) Migration
17 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
18 8 (6.56%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.90%) Python
2 40 (32.79%) Perl
3 31 (25.41%) Java
4 29 (23.77%) Ruby
5 24 (19.67%) Bash Shell
6 20 (16.39%) Shell Script
7 16 (13.11%) Scala
8 13 (10.66%) PHP
9 11 (9.02%) Groovy
10 9 (7.38%) SQL
11 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
12 5 (4.10%) C#
12 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.46%) Haskell
14 2 (1.64%) Go
14 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.64%) XPath
15 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.82%) GCP
System Software
1 53 (43.44%) Docker
2 16 (13.11%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.92%) Postfix
3 6 (4.92%) Squid
3 6 (4.92%) vCloud
4 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.82%) KVM
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (37.70%) Ansible
2 37 (30.33%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (22.95%) Terraform
4 21 (17.21%) ZABBIX
5 20 (16.39%) Kubernetes
6 16 (13.11%) Kibana
7 14 (11.48%) logstash
8 13 (10.66%) BladeLogic
8 13 (10.66%) NetBackup
8 13 (10.66%) Salt
9 7 (5.74%) Rancher
10 6 (4.92%) collectd
10 6 (4.92%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (4.92%) Rsyslog
10 6 (4.92%) StatsD
10 6 (4.92%) Sysdig
11 4 (3.28%) Consul
11 4 (3.28%) Packer
12 3 (2.46%) Grafana
13 1 (0.82%) rkt
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Oracle
2 25 (20.49%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.20%) Google
3 10 (8.20%) Rackspace
4 8 (6.56%) VMware
4 8 (6.56%) webMethods
5 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.92%) SaltStack
6 6 (4.92%) Sonatype
6 6 (4.92%) WSO2
7 5 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.46%) Zend
9 2 (1.64%) Adobe
10 1 (0.82%) Perforce
10 1 (0.82%) Symantec