The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 119 114 138
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +24
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 27 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.89% 0.29% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.42% 4.07% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
259 172 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.54% 7.20% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 76 114
Average daily rate £338 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £90 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Opscode Chef
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 - 20 £401 -
Bedfordshire -16 5 £450 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £388 - 2
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Opscode Chef
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (82.61%) Puppet
2 33 (71.74%) DevOps
3 29 (63.04%) Web Services
3 29 (63.04%) Windows
4 24 (52.17%) Linux
5 22 (47.83%) UNIX
5 22 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
6 21 (45.65%) Shell Script
7 16 (34.78%) SAN
7 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 16 (34.78%) VPN
7 16 (34.78%) DNS
7 16 (34.78%) Firewall
7 16 (34.78%) Java
7 16 (34.78%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (34.78%) NoSQL
8 15 (32.61%) JSON
8 15 (32.61%) SQL
8 15 (32.61%) XML
8 15 (32.61%) Replication
9 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
10 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
10 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (19.57%) IIS
11 9 (19.57%) .NET
12 7 (15.22%) Sun Certification
12 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
12 7 (15.22%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (19.57%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) Confluence
4 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) Node.js
5 1 (2.17%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (47.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
1 16 (34.78%) VPN
1 16 (34.78%) DNS
1 16 (34.78%) SAN
1 16 (34.78%) Firewall
1 16 (34.78%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.35%) X.509
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) EDRMS
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.52%) DTS
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
1 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.70%) JIRA
5 3 (6.52%) Log4Net
5 3 (6.52%) Subversion
5 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 3 (6.52%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.35%) Ant
6 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.17%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (2.17%) FinalBuilder
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Web Developer
3 7 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Configuration Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Programmer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.17%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Web Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (63.04%) Web Services
2 15 (32.61%) XML
2 15 (32.61%) JSON
3 9 (19.57%) .NET
4 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.70%) JRules
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.52%) MSMQ
6 2 (4.35%) JAAS
6 2 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
7 1 (2.17%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Replication
2 3 (6.52%) CMDB
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Linux
3 22 (47.83%) UNIX
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) DevOps
2 13 (28.26%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.70%) SOA
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.52%) OO
6 2 (4.35%) SSADM
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.35%) UML
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.17%) Release Management
7 1 (2.17%) TDD
7 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.17%) High Availability
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Shell Script
1 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
2 16 (34.78%) Java
3 15 (32.61%) SQL
4 7 (15.22%) Ruby
5 4 (8.70%) VB
6 3 (6.52%) C#
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.17%) ACCA
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
1 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (13.04%) KVM
3 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (82.61%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Nagios
3 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.35%) OpenSSO
4 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.17%) collectd
4 1 (2.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
2 4 (8.70%) ForgeRock
3 3 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) webMethods
4 2 (4.35%) Sun
4 2 (4.35%) New Relic
5 1 (2.17%) Vyatta
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Akamai
5 1 (2.17%) Percona
5 1 (2.17%) Rackspace