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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 204 292 442
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +150
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 503 296 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 0.63% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.19% 8.34% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 231 57
Average daily rate
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£489 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+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
3813 3550 2797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.84% 7.51% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2317 2025 1621
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 171 170
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 March 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 March 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 +39 295 £500 +3.89% 84
Yorkshire +35 54 £350 +16.66% 17
North West +19 47 £625 +66.66% 9
South East -10 45 £425 -10.52% 27
South West +8 30 £450 +9.09% 13
East Midlands - 24 £500 - 3
East of England -4 5 £400 -15.78% 11
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 2
North East - 1 £700 - 3
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 887 (83.76%) Puppet
2 786 (74.22%) Linux
3 754 (71.20%) DevOps
4 496 (46.84%) Ruby
5 494 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
6 475 (44.85%) Python
7 431 (40.70%) Configuration Management
8 428 (40.42%) Continuous Integration
9 416 (39.28%) Jenkins
10 373 (35.22%) Java
11 275 (25.97%) MongoDB
12 270 (25.50%) Ansible
13 262 (24.74%) Bash Shell
14 261 (24.65%) Git (software)
15 244 (23.04%) MySQL
16 216 (20.40%) UNIX
17 213 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
18 210 (19.83%) Open Source
19 199 (18.79%) Perl
20 197 (18.60%) PHP
21 191 (18.04%) Apache
22 190 (17.94%) Web Services
23 176 (16.62%) VMware
24 170 (16.05%) Windows
25 169 (15.96%) Scrum
26 167 (15.77%) Salt
27 155 (14.64%) CentOS
28 148 (13.98%) Red Hat
28 148 (13.98%) NoSQL
29 147 (13.88%) Nagios

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 191 (18.04%) Apache
2 138 (13.03%) OpenStack
3 109 (10.29%) Node.js
4 93 (8.78%) nginx
5 68 (6.42%) Tomcat
6 46 (4.34%) Confluence
7 38 (3.59%) IIS
8 32 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (2.93%) JBoss
10 17 (1.61%) Apache Solr
11 16 (1.51%) Drupal
12 13 (1.23%) Jetty
13 10 (0.94%) MediaWiki
14 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
16 6 (0.57%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.57%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 213 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (9.35%) Amazon EC2
4 85 (8.03%) PaaS
5 68 (6.42%) IaaS
6 51 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (4.63%) Amazon S3
8 44 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (2.08%) SaaS
10 20 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (1.79%) GitHub
12 18 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (1.32%) Route 53
14 8 (0.76%) Joyent
14 8 (0.76%) Heroku
14 8 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.57%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 103 (9.73%) TCP/IP
2 81 (7.65%) HTTP
3 80 (7.55%) DNS
4 73 (6.89%) Firewall
5 63 (5.95%) SSL
6 44 (4.15%) Internet
7 35 (3.31%) IPsec
8 32 (3.02%) SAN
9 31 (2.93%) DHCP
10 30 (2.83%) LDAP
10 30 (2.83%) VPN
11 27 (2.55%) FTP
12 26 (2.46%) LAN
13 25 (2.36%) WAN
14 23 (2.17%) Network Security
15 11 (1.04%) NAS
15 11 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
16 10 (0.94%) IPv6
16 10 (0.94%) OSPF
16 10 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (25.97%) MongoDB
2 244 (23.04%) MySQL
3 148 (13.98%) NoSQL
4 79 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 73 (6.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 70 (6.61%) Relational Database
7 67 (6.33%) Big Data
8 58 (5.48%) SQL Server
9 57 (5.38%) Redis
10 49 (4.63%) RDBMS
11 41 (3.87%) CouchDB
12 39 (3.68%) Riak
13 28 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (1.70%) Hypertable
16 13 (1.23%) Couchbase
17 12 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
18 11 (1.04%) SimpleDB
19 9 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 416 (39.28%) Jenkins
2 261 (24.65%) Git (software)
3 104 (9.82%) Subversion
4 97 (9.16%) Maven
5 81 (7.65%) TeamCity
6 65 (6.14%) JIRA
7 60 (5.67%) Hudson
8 57 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (3.12%) Selenium
10 28 (2.64%) Artifactory
11 27 (2.55%) Ant
12 19 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (1.79%) Mercurial
13 18 (1.70%) Fiddler
14 16 (1.51%) Gradle
15 15 (1.42%) RSpec
16 11 (1.04%) SoapUI
17 10 (0.94%) Gerrit
18 8 (0.76%) PHPUnit
18 8 (0.76%) ClearCase
General
1 71 (6.70%) Finance
2 26 (2.46%) Banking
3 22 (2.08%) Retail
3 22 (2.08%) Games
4 20 (1.89%) Publishing
5 19 (1.79%) Marketing
5 19 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.04%) Electronics
8 7 (0.66%) Advertising
9 5 (0.47%) Legal
10 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.19%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.094%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 470 (44.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 122 (11.52%) Developer
3 120 (11.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 116 (10.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 108 (10.20%) Architect
6 50 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (4.34%) Consultant
8 35 (3.31%) Administrator
9 33 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
9 33 (3.12%) DevOps Consultant
10 31 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (2.93%) Senior Consultant
10 31 (2.93%) Technical Architect
11 29 (2.74%) Digital Architect
12 26 (2.46%) Operations Engineer
13 25 (2.36%) Linux Administrator
14 24 (2.27%) Java Developer
14 24 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 23 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (17.94%) Web Services
2 82 (7.74%) .NET
3 64 (6.04%) LAMP
4 54 (5.10%) REST
5 45 (4.25%) JSON
6 44 (4.15%) HTML
7 39 (3.68%) XML
8 38 (3.59%) AngularJS
9 35 (3.31%) Spring
10 31 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 26 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (2.36%) RESTful
12 25 (2.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 22 (2.08%) SOAP
14 21 (1.98%) HTML5
14 21 (1.98%) Django
15 20 (1.89%) J2EE
16 19 (1.79%) CSS
17 15 (1.42%) .NET Framework
17 15 (1.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 210 (19.83%) Open Source
2 43 (4.06%) Clustering
3 39 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.36%) Visualisation
5 21 (1.98%) Replication
5 21 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 16 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.23%) User Experience
11 11 (1.04%) Wiki
11 11 (1.04%) DTV
12 10 (0.94%) Spread Betting
13 9 (0.85%) HACMP
14 8 (0.76%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.76%) Online Games
15 7 (0.66%) Social Media
16 6 (0.57%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 786 (74.22%) Linux
2 216 (20.40%) UNIX
3 170 (16.05%) Windows
4 155 (14.64%) CentOS
5 121 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 119 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (4.44%) Debian
8 22 (2.08%) Solaris
9 21 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.79%) AIX
11 16 (1.51%) SUSE
12 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.04%) Fedora
14 9 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.57%) HPUX
16 6 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
17 5 (0.47%) Android
17 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (71.20%) DevOps
2 494 (46.65%) Agile Software Development
3 431 (40.70%) Configuration Management
4 428 (40.42%) Continuous Integration
5 169 (15.96%) Scrum
6 101 (9.54%) TDD
7 94 (8.88%) Automated Testing
8 66 (6.23%) Load Balancing
9 65 (6.14%) OO
10 57 (5.38%) Kanban
11 55 (5.19%) SOA
12 54 (5.10%) E-Commerce
13 53 (5.00%) BDD
14 52 (4.91%) Build Automation
15 49 (4.63%) Software Engineering
16 48 (4.53%) Change Management
17 43 (4.06%) Service Delivery
18 38 (3.59%) ITIL
19 33 (3.12%) Mentoring
20 30 (2.83%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 496 (46.84%) Ruby
2 475 (44.85%) Python
3 373 (35.22%) Java
4 262 (24.74%) Bash Shell
5 199 (18.79%) Perl
6 197 (18.60%) PHP
7 104 (9.82%) SQL
8 86 (8.12%) JavaScript
9 81 (7.65%) PowerShell
10 75 (7.08%) Shell Script
11 52 (4.91%) Scala
12 40 (3.78%) C
13 34 (3.21%) C#
14 29 (2.74%) R
15 25 (2.36%) Golang
16 23 (2.17%) C++
17 15 (1.42%) Groovy
18 12 (1.13%) Clojure
19 7 (0.66%) VB
20 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.64%) Degree
4 22 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.79%) CCNA
6 8 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.76%) VCAP
7 7 (0.66%) VCDX
7 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.57%) CCSA
8 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.38%) CCNP
9 4 (0.38%) CISSP
10 3 (0.28%) CISM
10 3 (0.28%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.28%) RHCE
11 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.19%) ISEB
11 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.36%) QA
2 13 (1.23%) SLA
3 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.094%) COBIT
5 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 124 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (5.00%) vCloud
2 53 (5.00%) Docker
3 35 (3.31%) vSphere
4 27 (2.55%) NFS
5 24 (2.27%) XenServer
6 22 (2.08%) Varnish
7 19 (1.79%) Postfix
7 19 (1.79%) Xen
7 19 (1.79%) KVM
8 18 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 17 (1.61%) Samba
10 12 (1.13%) Active Directory
10 12 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 12 (1.13%) VirtualBox
10 12 (1.13%) iptables
11 9 (0.85%) QEMU
11 9 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.57%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 887 (83.76%) Puppet
2 270 (25.50%) Ansible
3 167 (15.77%) Salt
4 147 (13.88%) Nagios
5 79 (7.46%) Vagrant
6 68 (6.42%) ZABBIX
7 51 (4.82%) Graphite
8 31 (2.93%) Cobbler
9 29 (2.74%) StatsD
10 28 (2.64%) Cacti
11 23 (2.17%) Tivoli
12 22 (2.08%) CFEngine
13 17 (1.61%) Zenoss
13 17 (1.61%) Kibana
14 16 (1.51%) HAProxy
15 12 (1.13%) Graylog
15 12 (1.13%) Opsview
16 11 (1.04%) Icinga
16 11 (1.04%) yum
16 11 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 176 (16.62%) VMware
2 148 (13.98%) Red Hat
3 128 (12.09%) Oracle
4 66 (6.23%) Microsoft
5 65 (6.14%) Rackspace
6 52 (4.91%) Citrix
7 48 (4.53%) SaltStack
8 43 (4.06%) New Relic
9 34 (3.21%) Splunk
10 31 (2.93%) Perforce
11 28 (2.64%) Teradata
11 28 (2.64%) Tableau
12 23 (2.17%) HP
13 20 (1.89%) Percona
14 18 (1.70%) IBM
14 18 (1.70%) Veritas
15 16 (1.51%) Cisco
16 15 (1.42%) AppDynamics
17 14 (1.32%) Google
18 12 (1.13%) SAP
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