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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 101 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 23 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.91% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.64% 9.94% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 14
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £288 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £478 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
182 171 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.17% 6.42% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 77 128
Average daily rate £438 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.81% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £164 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 29 April 2016.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Opscode Chef Hourly Rate Trend 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cambridgeshire +19 19 £475 +65.21% 9
Essex +4 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -1 1 £450 - 1
Opscode Chef
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 54 (93.10%) Puppet
2 43 (74.14%) Linux
3 39 (67.24%) DevOps
4 33 (56.90%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (55.17%) Jenkins
6 22 (37.93%) Git (software)
7 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (36.21%) Subversion
8 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
9 19 (32.76%) Java
9 19 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
10 18 (31.03%) Ansible
11 17 (29.31%) HTTP
11 17 (29.31%) SSL
12 16 (27.59%) Middleware
12 16 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (24.14%) Ruby
13 14 (24.14%) Scrum
13 14 (24.14%) TDD
14 13 (22.41%) Windows
14 13 (22.41%) Open Source
14 13 (22.41%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (20.69%) Kanban
15 12 (20.69%) Python
15 12 (20.69%) SOA
16 11 (18.97%) Apache
16 11 (18.97%) Perl
16 11 (18.97%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (18.97%) Apache
2 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.34%) nginx
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.72%) Jetty
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.07%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.45%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 17 (29.31%) HTTP
2 17 (29.31%) SSL
3 3 (5.17%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) FTP
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.62%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.17%) CouchDB
4 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.17%) Redis
5 1 (1.72%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 32 (55.17%) Jenkins
2 22 (37.93%) Git (software)
3 21 (36.21%) Subversion
4 9 (15.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (13.79%) Vagrant
6 3 (5.17%) Hudson
6 3 (5.17%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) Selenium
7 2 (3.45%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (8.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Symfony Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Digital Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) Middleware
2 8 (13.79%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) Web Services
3 7 (12.07%) REST
4 6 (10.34%) .NET
4 6 (10.34%) Ajax
4 6 (10.34%) CSS
4 6 (10.34%) CSS3
4 6 (10.34%) HTML5
4 6 (10.34%) JSON
5 5 (8.62%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (6.90%) Django
6 4 (6.90%) LAMP
6 4 (6.90%) Play Framework
6 4 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (5.17%) J2EE
7 3 (5.17%) Laravel
7 3 (5.17%) Memcached
7 3 (5.17%) Symfony
7 3 (5.17%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (74.14%) Linux
2 16 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (22.41%) Windows
4 7 (12.07%) Mac OS X
4 7 (12.07%) Unix
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.90%) CentOS
6 4 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) DevOps
2 33 (56.90%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
5 14 (24.14%) Scrum
5 14 (24.14%) TDD
6 13 (22.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (22.41%) Open Source
7 12 (20.69%) Kanban
7 12 (20.69%) SOA
8 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
9 10 (17.24%) Coaching
10 8 (13.79%) User Stories
10 8 (13.79%) Web Development
11 6 (10.34%) API Design
11 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (8.62%) Security Hardening
12 5 (8.62%) Web Design
13 4 (6.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) Java
2 14 (24.14%) Ruby
3 12 (20.69%) Python
4 11 (18.97%) Perl
5 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.34%) PHP
7 4 (6.90%) Scala
8 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.17%) C
9 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (93.10%) Puppet
2 18 (31.03%) Ansible
3 9 (15.52%) Nagios
4 3 (5.17%) Packer
5 2 (3.45%) Cobbler
5 2 (3.45%) logstash
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.45%) Riemann
5 2 (3.45%) SCCM
5 2 (3.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.72%) Cacti
6 1 (1.72%) Graphite
6 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.34%) WSO2
2 5 (8.62%) VMware
3 4 (6.90%) Google
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.17%) Zend
5 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.72%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.72%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.72%) New Relic
5 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
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