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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 196 312 466
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +154
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 573 270 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.48% 7.96% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 221 60
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
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
4250 3394 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.41% 7.17% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2091 1585
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 137 205
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -12.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.52 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
London +82 363 £450 +3.44% 66
Yorkshire +26 56 £363 -9.37% 9
South East -4 43 £488 +50.00% 9
South West +4 42 £450 +12.50% 9
North West +7 20 £425 - 5
North East - 17 £500 - 1
East of England +8 16 £438 +12.90% 2
East Midlands +20 15 £550 +83.33%
West Midlands - 4 £356 - 1
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 864 (83.56%) Puppet
2 753 (72.82%) Linux
3 743 (71.86%) DevOps
4 483 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
5 427 (41.30%) Ruby
6 418 (40.43%) Jenkins
7 387 (37.43%) Python
8 377 (36.46%) Continuous Integration
9 344 (33.27%) Configuration Management
10 339 (32.79%) Java
11 278 (26.89%) Git (software)
12 247 (23.89%) Amazon AWS
13 243 (23.50%) Web Services
14 226 (21.86%) MySQL
15 225 (21.76%) Apache
16 223 (21.57%) PHP
17 216 (20.89%) MongoDB
18 213 (20.60%) Open Source
19 207 (20.02%) UNIX
20 198 (19.15%) Scrum
20 198 (19.15%) Bash Shell
21 188 (18.18%) Ansible
22 181 (17.50%) CentOS
23 176 (17.02%) Perl
24 170 (16.44%) Nagios
25 163 (15.76%) VMware
26 156 (15.09%) Red Hat
27 153 (14.80%) NoSQL
28 136 (13.15%) Windows
29 132 (12.77%) Ubuntu

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 225 (21.76%) Apache
2 115 (11.12%) OpenStack
3 92 (8.90%) nginx
4 77 (7.45%) Tomcat
5 65 (6.29%) Node.js
6 45 (4.35%) Confluence
7 44 (4.26%) JBoss
8 42 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.90%) IIS
10 26 (2.51%) Drupal
11 24 (2.32%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.97%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.87%) CMS
14 8 (0.77%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.77%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.68%) Jetty
16 6 (0.58%) MediaWiki
17 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
17 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
18 3 (0.29%) CloudStack
Applications
1 34 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 247 (23.89%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (9.96%) Amazon EC2
3 77 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (6.48%) PaaS
5 61 (5.90%) Amazon S3
6 33 (3.19%) IaaS
7 20 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (1.84%) Route 53
9 15 (1.45%) SaaS
9 15 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.26%) GitHub
11 11 (1.06%) Joyent
12 9 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.58%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.58%) Heroku
14 4 (0.39%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.29%) CloudBees
16 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.19%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 78 (7.54%) TCP/IP
2 65 (6.29%) Firewall
3 63 (6.09%) DNS
4 50 (4.84%) HTTP
5 39 (3.77%) SSL
6 38 (3.68%) Internet
7 36 (3.48%) SAN
8 35 (3.38%) VPN
9 27 (2.61%) LDAP
10 21 (2.03%) Reverse Proxy
11 19 (1.84%) WAN
11 19 (1.84%) LAN
12 14 (1.35%) Network Security
13 11 (1.06%) IPsec
13 11 (1.06%) NAS
14 9 (0.87%) DHCP
15 7 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (0.58%) EIGRP
16 6 (0.58%) BGP
16 6 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (21.86%) MySQL
2 216 (20.89%) MongoDB
3 153 (14.80%) NoSQL
4 83 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (7.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 61 (5.90%) Hadoop
7 59 (5.71%) Big Data
8 49 (4.74%) Redis
9 44 (4.26%) Relational Database
10 42 (4.06%) CouchDB
10 42 (4.06%) Riak
11 37 (3.58%) SQL Server
12 23 (2.22%) RDBMS
13 21 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (1.74%) HBase
15 16 (1.55%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.55%) Couchbase
16 15 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
18 11 (1.06%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 418 (40.43%) Jenkins
2 278 (26.89%) Git (software)
3 111 (10.74%) Maven
4 96 (9.28%) Subversion
5 79 (7.64%) Hudson
6 71 (6.87%) JIRA
7 67 (6.48%) TeamCity
8 49 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (3.58%) Selenium
10 30 (2.90%) RSpec
11 28 (2.71%) Ant
12 24 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (2.13%) Gradle
13 22 (2.13%) Jasmine
14 21 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
15 16 (1.55%) PHPUnit
15 16 (1.55%) JUnit
16 14 (1.35%) Artifactory
17 13 (1.26%) Bitbucket
17 13 (1.26%) Cucumber
General
1 73 (7.06%) Finance
2 32 (3.09%) Games
3 27 (2.61%) Publishing
4 24 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.93%) Banking
5 20 (1.93%) Retail
6 17 (1.64%) Marketing
7 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.87%) Advertising
9 8 (0.77%) Electronics
10 7 (0.68%) Back Office
11 5 (0.48%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Front Office
13 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.097%) Automotive
15 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.097%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.097%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 431 (41.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 151 (14.60%) Developer
3 103 (9.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 90 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 85 (8.22%) Architect
6 48 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
6 48 (4.64%) Consultant
7 41 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (3.19%) Administrator
9 31 (3.00%) Java Developer
9 31 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (2.71%) Python Developer
11 28 (2.71%) DevOps Consultant
12 26 (2.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 26 (2.51%) Senior Consultant
12 26 (2.51%) Linux Administrator
13 23 (2.22%) Operations Engineer
14 22 (2.13%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.13%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (23.50%) Web Services
2 106 (10.25%) LAMP
3 55 (5.32%) .NET
4 51 (4.93%) REST
5 49 (4.74%) JSON
6 47 (4.55%) HTML
7 46 (4.45%) Django
8 42 (4.06%) XML
9 37 (3.58%) Spring
10 36 (3.48%) RESTful
11 33 (3.19%) jQuery
12 27 (2.61%) SOAP
13 24 (2.32%) Gherkin
14 23 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
15 22 (2.13%) HTML5
15 22 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (2.03%) J2EE
17 20 (1.93%) CSS
18 16 (1.55%) ASP.NET
19 14 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 213 (20.60%) Open Source
2 30 (2.90%) Clustering
3 27 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.51%) Digital Media
5 24 (2.32%) Replication
6 20 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.26%) Taxonomies
10 8 (0.77%) Online Games
10 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.77%) DTV
11 7 (0.68%) Wiki
12 5 (0.48%) HACMP
12 5 (0.48%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.39%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.39%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.39%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 753 (72.82%) Linux
2 207 (20.02%) UNIX
3 181 (17.50%) CentOS
4 136 (13.15%) Windows
5 132 (12.77%) Ubuntu
6 106 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (6.29%) Debian
8 27 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.93%) AIX
10 16 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.45%) Solaris
12 11 (1.06%) SUSE
13 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.39%) Fedora
17 3 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.19%) VMS
19 1 (0.097%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (71.86%) DevOps
2 483 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (36.46%) Continuous Integration
4 344 (33.27%) Configuration Management
5 198 (19.15%) Scrum
6 117 (11.32%) TDD
7 77 (7.45%) Kanban
8 73 (7.06%) Automated Testing
9 70 (6.77%) BDD
10 67 (6.48%) E-Commerce
11 63 (6.09%) Load Balancing
12 61 (5.90%) SOA
13 59 (5.71%) Software Engineering
14 52 (5.03%) OO
15 49 (4.74%) Change Management
16 46 (4.45%) Build Automation
17 43 (4.16%) Service Delivery
18 40 (3.87%) ITIL
19 30 (2.90%) Mentoring
20 23 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 427 (41.30%) Ruby
2 387 (37.43%) Python
3 339 (32.79%) Java
4 223 (21.57%) PHP
5 198 (19.15%) Bash Shell
6 176 (17.02%) Perl
7 100 (9.67%) SQL
8 92 (8.90%) PowerShell
9 81 (7.83%) Shell Script
10 80 (7.74%) JavaScript
11 59 (5.71%) Scala
12 37 (3.58%) C#
13 31 (3.00%) C
14 28 (2.71%) C++
15 21 (2.03%) Golang
16 20 (1.93%) Clojure
17 15 (1.45%) VB
18 8 (0.77%) Groovy
18 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.48%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 71 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.51%) CCNA
3 26 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.03%) Degree
5 13 (1.26%) CCSA
6 12 (1.16%) JNCIA
6 12 (1.16%) CISM
6 12 (1.16%) CISSP
7 11 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.58%) VCAP
9 5 (0.48%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.48%) VCDX
10 4 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) RHCE
13 1 (0.097%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.097%) CCNP
13 1 (0.097%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.32%) QA
2 12 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (4.55%) vCloud
3 31 (3.00%) Docker
4 24 (2.32%) XenServer
4 24 (2.32%) Varnish
5 20 (1.93%) NFS
6 19 (1.84%) vSphere
7 18 (1.74%) Xen
7 18 (1.74%) KVM
8 17 (1.64%) Samba
9 12 (1.16%) Active Directory
10 11 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.87%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.77%) Postfix
14 6 (0.58%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.19%) Sendmail
16 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
16 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 864 (83.56%) Puppet
2 188 (18.18%) Ansible
3 170 (16.44%) Nagios
4 132 (12.77%) Salt
5 96 (9.28%) Vagrant
6 74 (7.16%) ZABBIX
7 54 (5.22%) Graphite
8 44 (4.26%) Cacti
9 31 (3.00%) Zenoss
10 22 (2.13%) Kibana
10 22 (2.13%) Graylog2
11 20 (1.93%) CFEngine
12 19 (1.84%) Cobbler
13 18 (1.74%) Capistrano
13 18 (1.74%) Tivoli
14 15 (1.45%) HAProxy
15 12 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 11 (1.06%) collectd
16 11 (1.06%) yum
17 9 (0.87%) Icinga
Vendors
1 163 (15.76%) VMware
2 156 (15.09%) Red Hat
3 89 (8.61%) Rackspace
4 76 (7.35%) Oracle
5 55 (5.32%) Microsoft
6 54 (5.22%) SaltStack
7 42 (4.06%) Splunk
8 35 (3.38%) New Relic
9 28 (2.71%) Percona
10 27 (2.61%) Perforce
11 24 (2.32%) IBM
12 17 (1.64%) Citrix
13 16 (1.55%) EMC
13 16 (1.55%) BMC
13 16 (1.55%) Cisco
13 16 (1.55%) DigitalOcean
14 14 (1.35%) Google
14 14 (1.35%) Veritas
15 12 (1.16%) NetApp
16 11 (1.06%) SAP
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