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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 241 335 518
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +183
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 440 244 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.50% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.20% 6.76% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 189 41
Average daily rate
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£439 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3928 3608 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.71% 7.41% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2301 2097 1892
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 147 165
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.99 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.06 £40.57 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +84 291 £450 - 83
East of England +3 40 £438 +2.94% 7
Yorkshire +7 30 £400 -3.61% 15
South West -5 29 £406 -14.47% 3
South East -1 23 £488 +8.33% 11
East Midlands +15 14 £525 +17.97% 1
West Midlands - 7 £338 - 2
North West -3 2 £394 +24.01% 7
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 598 (79.00%) Puppet
2 515 (68.03%) DevOps
3 504 (66.58%) Linux
4 248 (32.76%) Java
5 246 (32.50%) Ruby
6 244 (32.23%) Web Services
7 238 (31.44%) Jenkins
8 231 (30.52%) Configuration Management
9 230 (30.38%) Amazon AWS
10 228 (30.12%) Python
11 209 (27.61%) Continuous Integration
12 201 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
13 178 (23.51%) Git (software)
14 165 (21.80%) Apache
15 163 (21.53%) PHP
16 158 (20.87%) UNIX
17 152 (20.08%) Perl
18 149 (19.68%) MySQL
19 140 (18.49%) Nagios
20 136 (17.97%) Open Source
21 132 (17.44%) Windows
22 127 (16.78%) Red Hat
23 117 (15.46%) Scrum
24 116 (15.32%) VMware
24 116 (15.32%) NoSQL
25 115 (15.19%) Bash Shell
26 111 (14.66%) MongoDB
27 109 (14.40%) Salt
28 103 (13.61%) LAMP
29 99 (13.08%) CentOS

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 165 (21.80%) Apache
2 79 (10.44%) Tomcat
3 74 (9.78%) OpenStack
4 62 (8.19%) nginx
5 46 (6.08%) Node.js
6 38 (5.02%) IIS
7 35 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (4.10%) Confluence
9 15 (1.98%) CMS
10 11 (1.45%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (1.06%) Apache Pig
12 8 (1.06%) CloudStack
13 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.79%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.79%) Drupal
15 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.40%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
1 1 (0.13%) RMDS
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 230 (30.38%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (10.44%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (5.42%) Amazon S3
5 24 (3.17%) PaaS
6 22 (2.91%) IaaS
7 21 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.77%) SaaS
8 10 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (0.92%) Route 53
10 6 (0.79%) GitHub
11 5 (0.66%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.66%) Heroku
12 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.13%) Joyent
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.45%) TCP/IP
1 64 (8.45%) DNS
2 51 (6.74%) Firewall
3 36 (4.76%) VPN
4 34 (4.49%) HTTP
4 34 (4.49%) SAN
5 29 (3.83%) Internet
6 26 (3.43%) SSL
7 22 (2.91%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (1.59%) LDAP
9 10 (1.32%) NAS
10 7 (0.92%) DHCP
10 7 (0.92%) LAN
10 7 (0.92%) WAN
10 7 (0.92%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.79%) Network Security
11 6 (0.79%) IPsec
12 4 (0.53%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.53%) X.509
13 3 (0.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (19.68%) MySQL
2 116 (15.32%) NoSQL
3 111 (14.66%) MongoDB
4 63 (8.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 59 (7.79%) Big Data
6 43 (5.68%) Hadoop
7 42 (5.55%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (3.57%) SQL Server
9 26 (3.43%) Redis
10 23 (3.04%) CouchDB
11 18 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.38%) Riak
12 15 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.59%) HBase
14 10 (1.32%) Couchbase
15 9 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.92%) Jackrabbit
18 6 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 238 (31.44%) Jenkins
2 178 (23.51%) Git (software)
3 68 (8.98%) Hudson
4 59 (7.79%) Maven
5 53 (7.00%) Subversion
6 44 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (5.15%) JIRA
8 29 (3.83%) TeamCity
9 28 (3.70%) RSpec
10 25 (3.30%) Ant
11 18 (2.38%) JUnit
12 17 (2.25%) Selenium
13 13 (1.72%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.32%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (1.06%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.92%) FinalBuilder
17 7 (0.92%) Cucumber
17 7 (0.92%) Gradle
17 7 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 56 (7.40%) Finance
2 23 (3.04%) Publishing
3 19 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.25%) Games
5 13 (1.72%) Retail
6 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.79%) Marketing
7 6 (0.79%) Banking
7 6 (0.79%) Legal
8 5 (0.66%) Back Office
9 4 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Front Office
10 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (38.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 114 (15.06%) Developer
3 82 (10.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 65 (8.59%) Architect
5 44 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
6 39 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 36 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 35 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
9 33 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 30 (3.96%) Administrator
11 28 (3.70%) Consultant
12 26 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (3.30%) Java Developer
14 22 (2.91%) Configuration Engineer
15 19 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (2.51%) DevOps Architect
16 17 (2.25%) Linux Administrator
17 16 (2.11%) Python Developer
18 14 (1.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 14 (1.85%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (32.23%) Web Services
2 103 (13.61%) LAMP
3 59 (7.79%) .NET
4 37 (4.89%) RESTful
5 35 (4.62%) REST
6 32 (4.23%) HTML
6 32 (4.23%) XML
7 27 (3.57%) JSON
8 25 (3.30%) SOAP
9 23 (3.04%) ASP.NET
10 18 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (1.98%) J2EE
11 15 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (1.98%) MCollective
12 14 (1.85%) Django
13 13 (1.72%) CSS
14 12 (1.59%) jQuery
15 11 (1.45%) WCF
15 11 (1.45%) WPF
16 10 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 136 (17.97%) Open Source
2 25 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.64%) Replication
4 19 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.06%) Online Games
8 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.66%) Clustering
9 4 (0.53%) PKI
9 4 (0.53%) Spread Betting
9 4 (0.53%) Social Network
9 4 (0.53%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.53%) HACMP
10 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.40%) FMCG
10 3 (0.40%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 504 (66.58%) Linux
2 158 (20.87%) UNIX
3 132 (17.44%) Windows
4 99 (13.08%) CentOS
5 69 (9.11%) Ubuntu
6 68 (8.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (6.74%) Debian
8 24 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.59%) Solaris
12 10 (1.32%) AIX
13 4 (0.53%) Android
14 3 (0.40%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.26%) VMS
16 1 (0.13%) SUSE
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (68.03%) DevOps
2 231 (30.52%) Configuration Management
3 209 (27.61%) Continuous Integration
4 201 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (15.46%) Scrum
6 76 (10.04%) TDD
7 67 (8.85%) E-Commerce
8 58 (7.66%) Software Engineering
8 58 (7.66%) SOA
9 49 (6.47%) BDD
10 36 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 35 (4.62%) Kanban
12 29 (3.83%) OO
13 26 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (3.17%) Release Management
15 22 (2.91%) ITIL
15 22 (2.91%) Build Automation
16 21 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.64%) Migration
18 19 (2.51%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (32.76%) Java
2 246 (32.50%) Ruby
3 228 (30.12%) Python
4 163 (21.53%) PHP
5 152 (20.08%) Perl
6 115 (15.19%) Bash Shell
7 72 (9.51%) PowerShell
7 72 (9.51%) SQL
8 63 (8.32%) JavaScript
9 61 (8.06%) Shell Script
10 49 (6.47%) C#
11 45 (5.94%) Scala
12 22 (2.91%) VB
13 19 (2.51%) C++
14 13 (1.72%) Groovy
15 12 (1.59%) C
15 12 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.32%) Clojure
17 6 (0.79%) Golang
18 4 (0.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 27 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.32%) CCNA
3 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (1.19%) Sun Certification
4 9 (1.19%) Degree
5 8 (1.06%) VCDX
5 8 (1.06%) VCAP
6 7 (0.92%) RHCE
7 6 (0.79%) CCSA
8 5 (0.66%) CISM
8 5 (0.66%) JNCIA
8 5 (0.66%) CISSP
9 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ACCA
10 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.32%) QA
1 10 (1.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.40%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (5.94%) vCloud
3 21 (2.77%) Hyper-V
3 21 (2.77%) KVM
4 19 (2.51%) Active Directory
5 17 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.11%) XenServer
7 12 (1.59%) vSphere
8 9 (1.19%) Xen
9 8 (1.06%) Varnish
10 6 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.79%) Samba
11 3 (0.40%) Postfix
11 3 (0.40%) Docker
12 2 (0.26%) HDFS
12 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.26%) NFS
12 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.13%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 598 (79.00%) Puppet
2 140 (18.49%) Nagios
3 109 (14.40%) Salt
4 89 (11.76%) Ansible
5 72 (9.51%) Vagrant
6 61 (8.06%) ZABBIX
7 46 (6.08%) Cacti
8 22 (2.91%) Zenoss
9 17 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (1.85%) Ganglia
10 14 (1.85%) YUM
10 14 (1.85%) Capistrano
11 13 (1.72%) collectd
11 13 (1.72%) Kibana
12 10 (1.32%) Graylog2
12 10 (1.32%) Opsview
13 8 (1.06%) HAProxy
13 8 (1.06%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.66%) logstash
15 4 (0.53%) StatsD
Vendors
1 127 (16.78%) Red Hat
2 116 (15.32%) VMware
3 63 (8.32%) Rackspace
4 35 (4.62%) Oracle
5 29 (3.83%) JBoss
6 27 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 24 (3.17%) Percona
8 23 (3.04%) Cisco
8 23 (3.04%) New Relic
9 21 (2.77%) SaltStack
10 20 (2.64%) IBM
11 19 (2.51%) Splunk
12 18 (2.38%) Atlassian
13 17 (2.25%) NetApp
14 15 (1.98%) Perforce
15 11 (1.45%) Google
16 10 (1.32%) Akamai
17 8 (1.06%) BMC
17 8 (1.06%) Veritas
18 7 (0.92%) Citrix
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago