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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 113 118 143
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 30 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 0.29% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.54% 4.07% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 0
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
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
260 172 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.59% 7.23% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 76 118
Average daily rate £338 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £90 £116
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 15
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 £34.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%
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 30 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 30 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 - 21 £401 - 1
Bedfordshire -17 7 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £388 - 2
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Opscode Chef
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 39 (79.59%) Puppet
2 34 (69.39%) DevOps
3 32 (65.31%) Windows
4 30 (61.22%) Web Services
5 25 (51.02%) Linux
6 24 (48.98%) PowerShell
7 23 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (44.90%) UNIX
9 21 (42.86%) Shell Script
10 16 (32.65%) SAN
10 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
10 16 (32.65%) VPN
10 16 (32.65%) DNS
10 16 (32.65%) Firewall
10 16 (32.65%) Java
10 16 (32.65%) NoSQL
10 16 (32.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (30.61%) JSON
11 15 (30.61%) Replication
11 15 (30.61%) SQL
11 15 (30.61%) XML
11 15 (30.61%) Configuration Management
12 11 (22.45%) IIS
12 11 (22.45%) .NET
13 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
14 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
14 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (16.33%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (22.45%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) Confluence
3 5 (10.20%) Apache
4 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.08%) CMS
6 1 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (2.04%) Node.js
6 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.04%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) SAN
1 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
1 16 (32.65%) VPN
1 16 (32.65%) DNS
1 16 (32.65%) Firewall
1 16 (32.65%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (4.08%) X.509
2 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 2 (4.08%) LDAP
2 2 (4.08%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.16%) EDRMS
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.12%) DTS
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.24%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) Log4Net
4 3 (6.12%) Artifactory
4 3 (6.12%) FinalBuilder
5 2 (4.08%) Ant
5 2 (4.08%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Continuum
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Web Developer
3 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Configuration Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Programmer
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) DevOps Administrator
9 1 (2.04%) Software Configuration Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Linux Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Web Architect
9 1 (2.04%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (61.22%) Web Services
2 15 (30.61%) JSON
2 15 (30.61%) XML
3 11 (22.45%) .NET
4 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.16%) JRules
6 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.12%) MSMQ
7 2 (4.08%) JAAS
7 2 (4.08%) HTML
8 1 (2.04%) HTML5
8 1 (2.04%) RESTful
8 1 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Replication
2 3 (6.12%) CMDB
2 3 (6.12%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Linux
3 22 (44.90%) UNIX
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) DevOps
2 15 (30.61%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.16%) SOA
5 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.12%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) SSADM
6 2 (4.08%) UML
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.04%) TDD
7 1 (2.04%) Scrum
7 1 (2.04%) Release Management
7 1 (2.04%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) PowerShell
2 21 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 16 (32.65%) Java
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 7 (14.29%) Ruby
6 6 (12.24%) VB
7 5 (10.20%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) Python
8 2 (4.08%) C
8 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.08%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) RHCE
2 1 (2.04%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
1 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.24%) KVM
3 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (79.59%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.08%) OpenSSO
4 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.04%) collectd
4 1 (2.04%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
2 4 (8.16%) ForgeRock
3 3 (6.12%) JBoss
3 3 (6.12%) webMethods
4 2 (4.08%) Sun
4 2 (4.08%) New Relic
5 1 (2.04%) Vyatta
5 1 (2.04%) Akamai
5 1 (2.04%) Percona
5 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat