The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 166 191 220
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +29
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 42 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.16% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.74% 2.52% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 0
Average daily rate £493 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
391 397 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.06% 6.24% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 291 282
Average daily rate £414 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £30.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
Opscode Chef
London

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 62 (82.67%) Puppet
2 48 (64.00%) Linux
3 34 (45.33%) Java
3 34 (45.33%) Ruby
4 26 (34.67%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (32.00%) Jenkins
5 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (32.00%) Python
6 23 (30.67%) Perl
7 20 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 19 (25.33%) Scrum
9 17 (22.67%) Finance
9 17 (22.67%) Nagios
10 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
11 15 (20.00%) CentOS
11 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
11 15 (20.00%) Web Services
12 14 (18.67%) UNIX
12 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (17.33%) Apache
14 12 (16.00%) MySQL
14 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
14 12 (16.00%) SOA
14 12 (16.00%) HTTP
14 12 (16.00%) Ubuntu
14 12 (16.00%) Ganglia
14 12 (16.00%) SaaS
15 11 (14.67%) NoSQL
15 11 (14.67%) VMware
15 11 (14.67%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 13 (17.33%) Apache
2 11 (14.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.33%) OpenStack
4 5 (6.67%) Confluence
5 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.33%) nginx
6 3 (4.00%) Node.js
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.00%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) Mule
7 1 (1.33%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.00%) SaaS
3 8 (10.67%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.00%) PaaS
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (4.00%) GitHub
6 2 (2.67%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Heroku
7 1 (1.33%) Engine Yard
7 1 (1.33%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) HTTP
2 9 (12.00%) DNS
3 7 (9.33%) SSL
4 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.33%) IPsec
5 4 (5.33%) Firewall
5 4 (5.33%) SMTP
6 3 (4.00%) Network Security
6 3 (4.00%) tcpdump
6 3 (4.00%) PPTP
6 3 (4.00%) VPN
6 3 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.33%) LDAP
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.33%) FTP
7 1 (1.33%) SNMP
7 1 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
2 11 (14.67%) NoSQL
3 10 (13.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.33%) CouchDB
8 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.67%) DTS
9 2 (2.67%) EDRMS
9 2 (2.67%) Redis
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.33%) Hazelcast
10 1 (1.33%) Big Data
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.00%) JIRA
4 8 (10.67%) Maven
5 6 (8.00%) Subversion
5 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.33%) Ant
6 4 (5.33%) Hudson
7 3 (4.00%) AnthillPro
7 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.00%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.00%) Gerrit
7 3 (4.00%) FishEye
7 3 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (2.67%) CruiseControl
8 2 (2.67%) RSpec
8 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.33%) JBehave
9 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.33%) Spring Roo
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
3 1 (1.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (8.00%) Developer
3 4 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (5.33%) Administrator
3 4 (5.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (5.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (5.33%) Architect
4 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (4.00%) Deployment Manager
4 3 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (1.33%) OSS Architect
6 1 (1.33%) Web Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) Java Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (1.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (10.67%) LAMP
3 7 (9.33%) RESTful
3 7 (9.33%) HTML
4 6 (8.00%) XML
5 5 (6.67%) JSON
5 5 (6.67%) .NET
6 4 (5.33%) SOAP
6 4 (5.33%) J2EE
7 3 (4.00%) OAuth
7 3 (4.00%) HTML5
7 3 (4.00%) OpenID
7 3 (4.00%) REST
7 3 (4.00%) Android SDK
7 3 (4.00%) Spring
8 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.67%) JRules
8 2 (2.67%) CSS
8 2 (2.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Open Source
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) Online Games
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.00%) Linux
2 15 (20.00%) CentOS
3 14 (18.67%) UNIX
4 12 (16.00%) Ubuntu
5 8 (10.67%) Debian
5 8 (10.67%) Windows
6 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.67%) Android
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 19 (25.33%) Scrum
5 12 (16.00%) SOA
6 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.33%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.67%) Migration
8 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.67%) Data Security
8 5 (6.67%) Release Management
8 5 (6.67%) TDD
9 4 (5.33%) Fault Management
9 4 (5.33%) Service Management
9 4 (5.33%) OO
9 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Performance Management
10 3 (4.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.33%) Java
1 34 (45.33%) Ruby
2 24 (32.00%) Python
3 23 (30.67%) Perl
4 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 9 (12.00%) PHP
6 7 (9.33%) SQL
7 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.67%) C#
9 2 (2.67%) Scala
10 1 (1.33%) Groovy
10 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.33%) VBScript
10 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) RHCE
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) vCloud
2 4 (5.33%) KVM
2 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.33%) NFS
3 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (82.67%) Puppet
2 17 (22.67%) Nagios
3 12 (16.00%) Ganglia
4 8 (10.67%) CFEngine
5 4 (5.33%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.67%) Ansible
6 2 (2.67%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.67%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.33%) collectd
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (14.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
4 6 (8.00%) Rackspace
5 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.33%) Google
6 4 (5.33%) New Relic
6 4 (5.33%) Akamai
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.67%) webMethods
7 2 (2.67%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) WSO2
8 1 (1.33%) Elastic Path
8 1 (1.33%) Foundry
8 1 (1.33%) Splunk
8 1 (1.33%) 29West
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
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