The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 232 321 438
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +117
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 439 242 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.53% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.49% 7.24% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 194 58
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Opscode Chef
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3822 3343 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 7.31% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2292 1892 1502
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 154 179
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in England

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
London +49 295 £500 +8.10% 82
South East 0 37 £375 -14.28% 19
South West +3 36 £450 +12.50% 14
Yorkshire +19 35 £363 +13.28% 19
North West -7 15 £408 +16.42% 7
East Midlands - 13 £550 - 1
East of England +7 7 £400 -30.43% 10
North East - 1 £450 - 6
West Midlands - - - - 2
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 835 (84.60%) Puppet
2 747 (75.68%) Linux
3 741 (75.08%) DevOps
4 470 (47.62%) Ruby
5 467 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
6 428 (43.36%) Python
7 411 (41.64%) Jenkins
8 409 (41.44%) Continuous Integration
9 373 (37.79%) Configuration Management
10 340 (34.45%) Java
11 267 (27.05%) Git (software)
12 252 (25.53%) MongoDB
13 242 (24.52%) MySQL
14 240 (24.32%) Ansible
15 237 (24.01%) Bash Shell
16 208 (21.07%) Amazon AWS
17 205 (20.77%) Open Source
17 205 (20.77%) Apache
18 202 (20.47%) PHP
19 190 (19.25%) Web Services
20 187 (18.95%) UNIX
21 177 (17.93%) Perl
21 177 (17.93%) Scrum
22 164 (16.62%) VMware
22 164 (16.62%) CentOS
23 163 (16.51%) Nagios
24 152 (15.40%) NoSQL
25 151 (15.30%) Windows
26 150 (15.20%) Salt
27 127 (12.87%) Red Hat

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 205 (20.77%) Apache
2 117 (11.85%) OpenStack
3 90 (9.12%) nginx
4 76 (7.70%) Node.js
5 63 (6.38%) Tomcat
6 40 (4.05%) Confluence
7 35 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (3.44%) JBoss
9 30 (3.04%) IIS
10 22 (2.23%) Drupal
11 21 (2.13%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.22%) Jetty
13 10 (1.01%) MediaWiki
14 8 (0.81%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.61%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.41%) CloudStack
18 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 30 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 208 (21.07%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (9.73%) Amazon EC2
3 87 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (7.60%) PaaS
5 51 (5.17%) Amazon S3
6 34 (3.44%) IaaS
7 22 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.62%) SaaS
9 16 (1.62%) GitHub
10 15 (1.52%) Route 53
11 11 (1.11%) Joyent
12 7 (0.71%) Heroku
13 6 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.41%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.30%) Office 365
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.20%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.42%) TCP/IP
2 79 (8.00%) HTTP
3 70 (7.09%) DNS
4 65 (6.59%) SSL
5 58 (5.88%) Firewall
6 36 (3.65%) Internet
7 32 (3.24%) IPsec
8 31 (3.14%) SAN
9 27 (2.74%) LAN
10 26 (2.63%) WAN
10 26 (2.63%) DHCP
10 26 (2.63%) LDAP
11 22 (2.23%) VPN
12 20 (2.03%) FTP
13 19 (1.93%) Network Security
14 11 (1.11%) NAS
14 11 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (1.01%) IPv6
15 10 (1.01%) OSPF
15 10 (1.01%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (25.53%) MongoDB
2 242 (24.52%) MySQL
3 152 (15.40%) NoSQL
4 86 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 58 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 56 (5.67%) Hadoop
8 53 (5.37%) Redis
9 49 (4.96%) SQL Server
10 46 (4.66%) Riak
11 45 (4.56%) RDBMS
12 44 (4.46%) CouchDB
13 40 (4.05%) Big Data
14 24 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.82%) Hypertable
16 17 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (1.42%) Couchbase
18 13 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
19 10 (1.01%) SimpleDB
19 10 (1.01%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 411 (41.64%) Jenkins
2 267 (27.05%) Git (software)
3 104 (10.54%) Subversion
4 99 (10.03%) Maven
5 77 (7.80%) TeamCity
6 72 (7.29%) Hudson
7 59 (5.98%) JIRA
8 52 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 30 (3.04%) Selenium
10 24 (2.43%) Ant
11 22 (2.23%) Artifactory
12 18 (1.82%) Fiddler
13 16 (1.62%) Mercurial
13 16 (1.62%) Gradle
14 15 (1.52%) RSpec
14 15 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (1.42%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (1.42%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.32%) PHPUnit
17 11 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (6.08%) Finance
2 28 (2.84%) Games
3 25 (2.53%) Banking
4 21 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.03%) Publishing
6 19 (1.93%) Retail
7 18 (1.82%) Marketing
8 14 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.01%) Electronics
10 8 (0.81%) Advertising
11 4 (0.41%) Legal
12 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Front Office
12 3 (0.30%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.20%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 464 (47.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 121 (12.26%) Developer
3 112 (11.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 110 (11.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 80 (8.11%) Architect
6 46 (4.66%) Consultant
7 39 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
8 34 (3.44%) Administrator
8 34 (3.44%) DevOps Consultant
9 33 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
10 32 (3.24%) Senior Consultant
11 31 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
14 22 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (2.23%) Java Developer
14 22 (2.23%) Linux Administrator
14 22 (2.23%) DevOps Architect
15 21 (2.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 19 (1.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (19.25%) Web Services
2 72 (7.29%) LAMP
3 56 (5.67%) .NET
4 49 (4.96%) REST
5 43 (4.36%) HTML
5 43 (4.36%) JSON
6 37 (3.75%) XML
7 33 (3.34%) Django
8 32 (3.24%) Spring
9 27 (2.74%) RESTful
10 25 (2.53%) jQuery
11 23 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
12 21 (2.13%) SOAP
12 21 (2.13%) HTML5
13 20 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (2.03%) CSS
14 19 (1.93%) ActiveMQ
15 17 (1.72%) Memcached
15 17 (1.72%) Gherkin
16 16 (1.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 205 (20.77%) Open Source
2 35 (3.55%) Clustering
3 28 (2.84%) Digital Media
4 26 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.93%) Replication
7 15 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.32%) Taxonomies
9 13 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.11%) Wiki
11 10 (1.01%) Spread Betting
11 10 (1.01%) DTV
12 8 (0.81%) Online Games
13 7 (0.71%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.51%) Social Media
15 3 (0.30%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.30%) User Experience
15 3 (0.30%) Streaming Video
15 3 (0.30%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 747 (75.68%) Linux
2 187 (18.95%) UNIX
3 164 (16.62%) CentOS
4 151 (15.30%) Windows
5 123 (12.46%) Ubuntu
6 94 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (5.17%) Debian
8 21 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.52%) AIX
10 14 (1.42%) Solaris
10 14 (1.42%) SUSE
11 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.81%) Fedora
12 8 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (75.08%) DevOps
2 467 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (41.44%) Continuous Integration
4 373 (37.79%) Configuration Management
5 177 (17.93%) Scrum
6 100 (10.13%) TDD
7 87 (8.81%) Automated Testing
8 68 (6.89%) Kanban
9 67 (6.79%) Load Balancing
9 67 (6.79%) OO
10 55 (5.57%) Software Engineering
11 54 (5.47%) BDD
12 53 (5.37%) SOA
13 51 (5.17%) Build Automation
14 49 (4.96%) Change Management
15 47 (4.76%) E-Commerce
16 43 (4.36%) Service Delivery
17 39 (3.95%) ITIL
18 30 (3.04%) Mentoring
19 26 (2.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 470 (47.62%) Ruby
2 428 (43.36%) Python
3 340 (34.45%) Java
4 237 (24.01%) Bash Shell
5 202 (20.47%) PHP
6 177 (17.93%) Perl
7 92 (9.32%) SQL
8 77 (7.80%) PowerShell
9 71 (7.19%) Shell Script
10 57 (5.78%) JavaScript
11 51 (5.17%) Scala
12 33 (3.34%) C
13 29 (2.94%) C#
14 24 (2.43%) C++
15 22 (2.23%) Golang
16 17 (1.72%) Clojure
17 11 (1.11%) Groovy
18 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.51%) VB
19 2 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 76 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (2.63%) Degree
5 24 (2.43%) CCNA
6 13 (1.32%) VCP4
7 10 (1.01%) CCSA
8 8 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.81%) CISSP
8 8 (0.81%) VCAP
9 7 (0.71%) VCDX
9 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.71%) CISM
9 7 (0.71%) JNCIA
9 7 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.41%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) RHCE
11 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.82%) QA
2 12 (1.22%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (5.07%) vCloud
3 41 (4.15%) Docker
4 34 (3.44%) vSphere
5 30 (3.04%) Varnish
6 29 (2.94%) XenServer
7 23 (2.33%) NFS
8 20 (2.03%) Xen
9 18 (1.82%) Samba
10 16 (1.62%) Postfix
11 12 (1.22%) KVM
12 11 (1.11%) VirtualBox
13 10 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.71%) Active Directory
15 6 (0.61%) Sendmail
16 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
17 3 (0.30%) XenApp
17 3 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 3 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 835 (84.60%) Puppet
2 240 (24.32%) Ansible
3 163 (16.51%) Nagios
4 150 (15.20%) Salt
5 73 (7.40%) Vagrant
6 71 (7.19%) ZABBIX
7 59 (5.98%) Graphite
8 33 (3.34%) Cacti
9 28 (2.84%) Cobbler
10 25 (2.53%) CFEngine
11 23 (2.33%) Tivoli
12 19 (1.93%) Graylog
13 18 (1.82%) Zenoss
14 17 (1.72%) Kibana
15 14 (1.42%) HAProxy
16 13 (1.32%) Icinga
17 12 (1.22%) Capistrano
18 11 (1.11%) yum
18 11 (1.11%) Opsview
19 9 (0.91%) collectd
Vendors
1 164 (16.62%) VMware
2 127 (12.87%) Red Hat
3 85 (8.61%) Oracle
4 72 (7.29%) Rackspace
5 60 (6.08%) Microsoft
6 49 (4.96%) SaltStack
7 41 (4.15%) New Relic
8 39 (3.95%) Splunk
9 33 (3.34%) Perforce
10 29 (2.94%) Citrix
11 20 (2.03%) Cisco
11 20 (2.03%) Percona
12 16 (1.62%) DigitalOcean
13 15 (1.52%) IBM
14 12 (1.22%) HP
14 12 (1.22%) EMC
15 11 (1.11%) Google
15 11 (1.11%) AppDynamics
16 10 (1.01%) F5
16 10 (1.01%) Veritas
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