The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 154 198 217
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +19
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 44 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.43% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.15% 7.31% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 8
Average daily rate
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£463 £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.26% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
481 424 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.27% 5.87% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 297 346
Average daily rate £420 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £19.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Opscode Chef across the City of London region.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Opscode Chef.

1 63 (79.75%) Puppet
2 58 (73.42%) DevOps
3 45 (56.96%) Linux
4 38 (48.10%) Java
4 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (41.77%) Ruby
6 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
7 28 (35.44%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (30.38%) Python
9 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
10 20 (25.32%) MongoDB
11 19 (24.05%) E-Commerce
12 17 (21.52%) Nagios
12 17 (21.52%) UNIX
13 16 (20.25%) Scrum
13 16 (20.25%) Open Source
14 15 (18.99%) Web Services
15 14 (17.72%) MySQL
15 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
16 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
16 13 (16.46%) PHP
16 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (15.19%) Finance
17 12 (15.19%) BDD
17 12 (15.19%) Salt
18 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
18 11 (13.92%) TDD
18 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
19 10 (12.66%) Maven

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Opscode Chef. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.86%) Apache
2 7 (8.86%) nginx
3 4 (5.06%) Confluence
3 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.53%) Node.js
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.53%) CloudStack
5 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (7.59%) PaaS
4 5 (6.33%) SaaS
5 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.80%) IaaS
6 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.53%) Heroku
7 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.27%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.27%) ElastiCache
8 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 3 (3.80%) Firewall
3 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 2 (2.53%) Internet
3 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.27%) IPsec
4 1 (1.27%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.27%) VLAN
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) SSL
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.27%) FTP
4 1 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) MongoDB
2 14 (17.72%) MySQL
2 14 (17.72%) NoSQL
3 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (10.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.59%) Big Data
6 5 (6.33%) Redis
7 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.53%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.53%) HBase
8 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
2 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.66%) Maven
3 10 (12.66%) JIRA
4 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.33%) Subversion
5 5 (6.33%) Ant
5 5 (6.33%) RSpec
6 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.80%) JUnit
7 3 (3.80%) Gerrit
7 3 (3.80%) Gradle
7 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.53%) Mockito
8 2 (2.53%) Selenium
8 2 (2.53%) AnthillPro
8 2 (2.53%) Hudson
9 1 (1.27%) Behat
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Front Office
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (43.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Python Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 3 (3.80%) Test Specialist
6 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (3.80%) Release Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (2.53%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Data Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) Web Services
2 10 (12.66%) HTML
3 7 (8.86%) RESTful
4 6 (7.59%) LAMP
5 5 (6.33%) SOAP
5 5 (6.33%) CSS
5 5 (6.33%) MCollective
6 4 (5.06%) REST
6 4 (5.06%) .NET
7 3 (3.80%) Spring
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (3.80%) JMS
7 3 (3.80%) J2EE
7 3 (3.80%) JSP
7 3 (3.80%) Django
8 2 (2.53%) HTML5
8 2 (2.53%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.53%) Sinatra
8 2 (2.53%) Kafka
8 2 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Social Network
3 2 (2.53%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.53%) Derivative
3 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.53%) Physics
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.27%) FMCG
4 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.96%) Linux
2 17 (21.52%) UNIX
3 9 (11.39%) Windows
4 8 (10.13%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.33%) Debian
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) CentOS
7 2 (2.53%) AIX
8 1 (1.27%) Solaris
8 1 (1.27%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (73.42%) DevOps
2 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.44%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (24.05%) E-Commerce
5 16 (20.25%) Scrum
6 12 (15.19%) BDD
7 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
7 11 (13.92%) TDD
7 11 (13.92%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.66%) OO
9 8 (10.13%) SOA
10 5 (6.33%) Web Development
10 5 (6.33%) Release Management
11 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.06%) Kanban
12 3 (3.80%) Service Management
12 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (3.80%) Content Management
12 3 (3.80%) OOP
12 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.10%) Java
2 33 (41.77%) Ruby
3 24 (30.38%) Python
4 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.46%) PHP
5 9 (11.39%) Scala
5 9 (11.39%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.86%) SQL
6 7 (8.86%) Perl
7 6 (7.59%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.06%) C
8 4 (5.06%) C#
8 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.53%) Erlang
10 1 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (1.27%) Clojure
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) CCSA
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.27%) CCNA
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) vCloud
1 3 (3.80%) KVM
2 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) HDFS
2 2 (2.53%) Xen
3 1 (1.27%) NFS
3 1 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) Varnish
3 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (79.75%) Puppet
2 17 (21.52%) Nagios
3 12 (15.19%) Salt
4 9 (11.39%) Vagrant
5 7 (8.86%) Ansible
6 4 (5.06%) ZABBIX
7 3 (3.80%) Capistrano
7 3 (3.80%) collectd
7 3 (3.80%) Opsview
8 2 (2.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (2.53%) YUM
8 2 (2.53%) Ganglia
8 2 (2.53%) logstash
9 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.27%) Control-M
9 1 (1.27%) OpenView
9 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.27%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle
2 7 (8.86%) Rackspace
3 5 (6.33%) SaltStack
3 5 (6.33%) VMware
3 5 (6.33%) New Relic
4 3 (3.80%) JBoss
4 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.53%) Akamai
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) Sun
6 1 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) Dell
6 1 (1.27%) Veritas
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) Splunk
6 1 (1.27%) Zend
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