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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 195 238 341
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +103
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 616 441 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 0.88% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.91% 10.81% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 328 192
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.80% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
4429 4080 3690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.33% 8.11% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2419 2163
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 143 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.07 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £32.17 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 266 £475 +5.55% 91
East of England +42 85 £400 -8.57% 8
Yorkshire +14 77 £375 -6.25% 24
North West +16 50 £438 +11.11% 10
South East +4 46 £500 +2.56% 20
South West +8 44 £425 +6.25% 9
North East +3 32 £450 +38.46% 6
East Midlands -5 19 £413 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -3 4 - - 3
Midlands - 3 £500 -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 993 (78.93%) Puppet
2 859 (68.28%) Linux
3 837 (66.53%) DevOps
4 592 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
5 549 (43.64%) Jenkins
6 527 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
7 513 (40.78%) Java
8 502 (39.90%) Python
9 490 (38.95%) Ruby
10 447 (35.53%) Configuration Management
11 415 (32.99%) Continuous Integration
12 384 (30.52%) Ansible
13 331 (26.31%) Git (software)
14 275 (21.86%) MongoDB
15 267 (21.22%) Bash Shell
16 220 (17.49%) Open Source
16 220 (17.49%) VMware
17 215 (17.09%) Web Services
18 210 (16.69%) Perl
18 210 (16.69%) Docker
19 209 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 206 (16.38%) Red Hat
21 202 (16.06%) UNIX
22 195 (15.50%) MySQL
23 190 (15.10%) Windows
24 172 (13.67%) TDD
25 166 (13.20%) Continuous Delivery
26 164 (13.04%) Apache
27 161 (12.80%) Oracle
28 157 (12.48%) Tomcat

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 164 (13.04%) Apache
2 157 (12.48%) Tomcat
3 124 (9.86%) OpenStack
4 122 (9.70%) nginx
5 104 (8.27%) Node.js
6 81 (6.44%) IIS
7 65 (5.17%) Confluence
8 55 (4.37%) JBoss
9 46 (3.66%) Jetty
10 45 (3.58%) WebSphere
11 30 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.27%) Drupal
13 15 (1.19%) Mule ESB
14 14 (1.11%) Apache Spark
14 14 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.95%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.95%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.72%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.56%) Apache Qpid
18 5 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.16%) MS Office
2 2 (0.16%) SPSS
3 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.32%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 592 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (10.02%) Cloud Computing
2 126 (10.02%) Amazon EC2
3 112 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 92 (7.31%) IaaS
5 82 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 65 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 50 (3.97%) Amazon S3
8 47 (3.74%) Google App Engine
9 46 (3.66%) PaaS
10 36 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 32 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
12 29 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
13 24 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (1.19%) SaaS
15 14 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 14 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
16 13 (1.03%) GitHub
16 13 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 129 (10.25%) TCP/IP
2 112 (8.90%) DNS
3 109 (8.66%) HTTP
4 81 (6.44%) Firewall
5 80 (6.36%) SSL
6 53 (4.21%) DHCP
7 48 (3.82%) IPsec
8 46 (3.66%) VPN
9 43 (3.42%) FTP
10 37 (2.94%) Internet
11 24 (1.91%) Network Security
12 19 (1.51%) LDAP
13 15 (1.19%) SAN
14 14 (1.11%) DMZ
14 14 (1.11%) WAN
14 14 (1.11%) SSH
15 13 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (0.87%) SNMP
16 11 (0.87%) LAN
17 10 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (21.86%) MongoDB
2 195 (15.50%) MySQL
3 132 (10.49%) NoSQL
4 124 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
5 97 (7.71%) Hadoop
6 87 (6.92%) Big Data
7 69 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 67 (5.33%) Redis
9 64 (5.09%) SQL Server
9 64 (5.09%) Relational Database
10 61 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (2.78%) CouchDB
12 29 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.51%) DB2
14 19 (1.51%) HBase
15 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.95%) EDRMS
16 12 (0.95%) DTS
Development Applications
1 549 (43.64%) Jenkins
2 331 (26.31%) Git (software)
3 118 (9.38%) Subversion
4 111 (8.82%) JIRA
5 70 (5.56%) Maven
6 68 (5.41%) TeamCity
7 57 (4.53%) Selenium
8 53 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 45 (3.58%) Hudson
10 44 (3.50%) Mercurial
11 43 (3.42%) Ant
12 38 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (2.78%) Gerrit
14 29 (2.31%) Artifactory
14 29 (2.31%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.59%) SonarQube
16 19 (1.51%) Gradle
17 17 (1.35%) RSpec
17 17 (1.35%) JUnit
18 15 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 110 (8.74%) Finance
2 49 (3.90%) Banking
3 30 (2.38%) Games
4 26 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.59%) Retail
6 9 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.56%) Marketing
8 7 (0.56%) Publishing
9 5 (0.40%) Electronics
10 3 (0.24%) Law
10 3 (0.24%) Legal
10 3 (0.24%) Advertising
10 3 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.079%) Back Office
12 1 (0.079%) German Language
12 1 (0.079%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 499 (39.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 160 (12.72%) Architect
3 151 (12.00%) Developer
4 122 (9.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 79 (6.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 75 (5.96%) Administrator
7 68 (5.41%) Technical Architect
8 65 (5.17%) Consultant
9 58 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
10 51 (4.05%) Java Developer
11 49 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
12 47 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
13 44 (3.50%) DevOps Consultant
14 42 (3.34%) Digital Architect
14 42 (3.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 36 (2.86%) Senior Architect
16 34 (2.70%) Digital Technical Architect
17 32 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
18 28 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
19 27 (2.15%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (17.09%) Web Services
2 133 (10.57%) .NET
3 77 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
4 76 (6.04%) HTML
5 70 (5.56%) LAMP
6 68 (5.41%) J2EE
7 65 (5.17%) REST
8 61 (4.85%) AngularJS
9 60 (4.77%) Spring
10 52 (4.13%) Django
11 49 (3.90%) Middleware
12 48 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
13 46 (3.66%) JSON
14 45 (3.58%) HTML5
15 44 (3.50%) RESTful
16 42 (3.34%) Servlets
17 41 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 31 (2.46%) CSS
19 29 (2.31%) Kafka
19 29 (2.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.61%) Data Centre
2 50 (3.97%) Visualisation
3 43 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.46%) User Experience
6 30 (2.38%) Clustering
7 28 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.51%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.43%) Replication
11 16 (1.27%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.11%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.95%) Social Media
15 10 (0.79%) HACMP
16 9 (0.72%) Streaming Video
16 9 (0.72%) Tandem
16 9 (0.72%) iPad
16 9 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 859 (68.28%) Linux
2 209 (16.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 202 (16.06%) UNIX
4 190 (15.10%) Windows
5 124 (9.86%) CentOS
6 84 (6.68%) Ubuntu
7 27 (2.15%) Debian
8 23 (1.83%) Mac OS X
9 22 (1.75%) AIX
10 20 (1.59%) Solaris
11 14 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.87%) Fedora
13 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.64%) Android
14 8 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.56%) VMS
16 6 (0.48%) SUSE
16 6 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (66.53%) DevOps
2 527 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (35.53%) Configuration Management
4 415 (32.99%) Continuous Integration
5 220 (17.49%) Open Source
6 172 (13.67%) TDD
7 166 (13.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 145 (11.53%) Scrum
9 85 (6.76%) E-Commerce
10 67 (5.33%) BDD
11 62 (4.93%) SOA
12 59 (4.69%) Automated Testing
13 58 (4.61%) Kanban
14 51 (4.05%) Unit Testing
14 51 (4.05%) Migration
15 50 (3.97%) Machine Learning
16 46 (3.66%) Mentoring
16 46 (3.66%) Software Engineering
17 44 (3.50%) Microservices
18 41 (3.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 513 (40.78%) Java
2 502 (39.90%) Python
3 490 (38.95%) Ruby
4 267 (21.22%) Bash Shell
5 210 (16.69%) Perl
6 155 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 139 (11.05%) PHP
8 118 (9.38%) SQL
9 103 (8.19%) PowerShell
10 71 (5.64%) Scala
10 71 (5.64%) Shell Script
11 53 (4.21%) R
12 31 (2.46%) Go
12 31 (2.46%) C#
13 24 (1.91%) C++
14 20 (1.59%) Groovy
15 11 (0.87%) C
16 9 (0.72%) Clojure
17 8 (0.64%) PHP5
18 7 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 42 (3.34%) Degree
3 26 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.64%) MCSE
6 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.48%) RHCE
6 6 (0.48%) VCAP
7 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.32%) RHCSA
7 4 (0.32%) CCNA
8 3 (0.24%) CCNP
9 2 (0.16%) CCIE
9 2 (0.16%) LPIC
9 2 (0.16%) HP ASE
9 2 (0.16%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.079%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.079%) MCITP
10 1 (0.079%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.58%) QA
2 18 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 210 (16.69%) Docker
2 135 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.69%) vCloud
4 31 (2.46%) Xen
5 24 (1.91%) vSphere
5 24 (1.91%) KVM
6 23 (1.83%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.59%) Active Directory
7 20 (1.59%) VirtualBox
8 17 (1.35%) Varnish
9 16 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (1.03%) NFS
11 11 (0.87%) QEMU
12 10 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 9 (0.72%) LXC
14 7 (0.56%) Squid
15 6 (0.48%) iptables
16 5 (0.40%) Btrfs
16 5 (0.40%) Snort
17 4 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 993 (78.93%) Puppet
2 384 (30.52%) Ansible
3 134 (10.65%) Vagrant
3 134 (10.65%) Salt
4 89 (7.07%) Nagios
5 58 (4.61%) StatsD
6 56 (4.45%) Graphite
7 36 (2.86%) HAProxy
8 33 (2.62%) ZABBIX
9 31 (2.46%) logstash
10 28 (2.23%) Rundeck
11 21 (1.67%) SCOM
12 20 (1.59%) yum
13 19 (1.51%) Tivoli
14 18 (1.43%) Cobbler
15 17 (1.35%) Mesos
16 16 (1.27%) Kibana
16 16 (1.27%) Kubernetes
17 15 (1.19%) Opsview
18 13 (1.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 220 (17.49%) VMware
2 206 (16.38%) Red Hat
3 161 (12.80%) Oracle
4 105 (8.35%) Microsoft
5 87 (6.92%) Google
6 68 (5.41%) SaltStack
7 62 (4.93%) Splunk
8 58 (4.61%) Citrix
9 52 (4.13%) Teradata
10 49 (3.90%) Tableau
11 48 (3.82%) Apigee
11 48 (3.82%) Mashery
11 48 (3.82%) HP
12 42 (3.34%) IBM
13 37 (2.94%) Rackspace
14 25 (1.99%) New Relic
15 21 (1.67%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.51%) WSO2
17 18 (1.43%) Cisco
18 17 (1.35%) Veritas
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