The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 127 122 139
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 18 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.25% 0.032%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.29% 4.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 0
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £384
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Opscode Chef
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
247 150 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.00% 6.21% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 87 109
Average daily rate £350 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £110 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +9 3 £550 +15.78% 1
Hertfordshire -17 3 £413 -2.94% 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 36 (80.00%) Puppet
2 31 (68.89%) PowerShell
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 29 (64.44%) DevOps
4 25 (55.56%) Web Services
5 24 (53.33%) Linux
6 20 (44.44%) UNIX
6 20 (44.44%) Configuration Management
6 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
8 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (33.33%) Firewall
9 15 (33.33%) Shell Script
9 15 (33.33%) VPN
9 15 (33.33%) .NET
10 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
10 14 (31.11%) VB
10 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (31.11%) Confluence
11 13 (28.89%) NoSQL
11 13 (28.89%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (28.89%) IIS
11 13 (28.89%) XML
11 13 (28.89%) SQL
11 13 (28.89%) C#
11 13 (28.89%) DNS
11 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
11 13 (28.89%) Replication
11 13 (28.89%) JSON
12 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (31.11%) Confluence
2 13 (28.89%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.89%) Apache
5 3 (6.67%) CMS
6 2 (4.44%) lighttpd
6 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.44%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) VPN
1 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 13 (28.89%) Reverse Proxy
2 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
2 13 (28.89%) DNS
3 11 (24.44%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (24.44%) JIRA
3 11 (24.44%) TeamCity
4 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.56%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (11.11%) Log4Net
6 3 (6.67%) Subversion
6 3 (6.67%) Selenium
6 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.44%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Configuration Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.22%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Web Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) Web Services
2 15 (33.33%) .NET
3 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
4 13 (28.89%) JSON
4 13 (28.89%) XML
5 5 (11.11%) MSMQ
5 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) CMDB
2 2 (4.44%) Open Source
2 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Linux
3 20 (44.44%) UNIX
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) DevOps
2 20 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.67%) Dependency Management
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) OO
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL
8 1 (2.22%) ERP
8 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) PowerShell
2 15 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 14 (31.11%) VB
4 13 (28.89%) SQL
4 13 (28.89%) C#
5 11 (24.44%) Java
6 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.67%) Perl
8 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 2 (4.44%) C
8 2 (4.44%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ACCA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Xen
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (6.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (80.00%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Nagios
3 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) New Relic
2 2 (4.44%) ForgeRock