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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 174 286 382
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +96
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 667 317 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.01% 8.29% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 216 114
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +26.98%
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
4166 3823 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.18% 7.84% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2235 1945
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 119 158
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -15.73%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +52 305 £475 +4.10% 104
East of England +68 108 £400 +3.22% 15
Yorkshire +33 83 £375 +15.38% 16
North West +25 52 £475 +18.75% 4
South East +3 51 £466 +10.34% 13
East Midlands - 28 £500 - 1
South West +2 26 £420 +5.00% 13
North East +3 22 £420 - 3
West Midlands -7 1 £650 +85.71% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 947 (80.94%) Puppet
2 828 (70.77%) Linux
3 796 (68.03%) DevOps
4 536 (45.81%) Amazon AWS
5 508 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
6 477 (40.77%) Python
7 474 (40.51%) Ruby
8 470 (40.17%) Java
9 468 (40.00%) Jenkins
10 457 (39.06%) Configuration Management
11 404 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
12 342 (29.23%) Ansible
13 300 (25.64%) Git (software)
14 278 (23.76%) MongoDB
15 266 (22.74%) Bash Shell
16 219 (18.72%) Open Source
17 212 (18.12%) Perl
18 207 (17.69%) MySQL
18 207 (17.69%) VMware
19 206 (17.61%) Web Services
20 196 (16.75%) Windows
21 194 (16.58%) UNIX
22 170 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 169 (14.44%) Red Hat
24 166 (14.19%) Continuous Delivery
25 162 (13.85%) Salt
26 152 (12.99%) Oracle
26 152 (12.99%) TDD
27 150 (12.82%) PHP
27 150 (12.82%) Apache

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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
1 150 (12.82%) Apache
2 132 (11.28%) OpenStack
3 112 (9.57%) Tomcat
4 100 (8.55%) Node.js
5 87 (7.44%) nginx
6 86 (7.35%) IIS
7 44 (3.76%) JBoss
8 43 (3.68%) Confluence
9 27 (2.31%) Jetty
10 26 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (1.97%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.20%) Mule ESB
13 12 (1.03%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.77%) Drupal
15 7 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
16 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.51%) MediaWiki
17 5 (0.43%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 536 (45.81%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (8.46%) Amazon EC2
4 95 (8.12%) Cloud Computing
5 85 (7.26%) IaaS
6 58 (4.96%) PaaS
7 56 (4.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (4.02%) Amazon S3
9 41 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
12 20 (1.71%) Google App Engine
12 20 (1.71%) SaaS
13 19 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.45%) GitHub
16 11 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.94%) Heroku
17 10 (0.85%) Route 53
17 10 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 126 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 113 (9.66%) HTTP
3 94 (8.03%) DNS
4 81 (6.92%) SSL
5 77 (6.58%) Firewall
6 45 (3.85%) DHCP
7 44 (3.76%) IPsec
8 43 (3.68%) FTP
9 41 (3.50%) Internet
10 33 (2.82%) VPN
11 32 (2.74%) Network Security
12 25 (2.14%) WAN
13 23 (1.97%) LAN
14 22 (1.88%) LDAP
15 21 (1.79%) SAN
16 12 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
17 9 (0.77%) DMZ
18 8 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
19 7 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (23.76%) MongoDB
2 207 (17.69%) MySQL
3 147 (12.56%) NoSQL
4 97 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
5 80 (6.84%) Hadoop
6 76 (6.50%) Relational Database
7 68 (5.81%) Redis
8 67 (5.73%) Big Data
8 67 (5.73%) SQL Server
9 66 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 47 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (3.76%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.91%) CouchDB
13 24 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (1.03%) EDRMS
16 12 (1.03%) DTS
Development Applications
1 468 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 300 (25.64%) Git (software)
3 114 (9.74%) Subversion
4 74 (6.32%) JIRA
5 59 (5.04%) TeamCity
6 58 (4.96%) Maven
7 45 (3.85%) Hudson
8 38 (3.25%) Mercurial
8 38 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (3.16%) Selenium
10 32 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (2.65%) Artifactory
12 28 (2.39%) Gerrit
13 25 (2.14%) Ant
14 18 (1.54%) SonarQube
15 15 (1.28%) Gradle
15 15 (1.28%) JUnit
16 13 (1.11%) SoapUI
16 13 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 11 (0.94%) RSpec
General
1 107 (9.15%) Finance
2 46 (3.93%) Banking
3 36 (3.08%) Games
4 26 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.45%) Retail
6 12 (1.03%) Publishing
7 8 (0.68%) Marketing
7 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.51%) Legal
9 5 (0.43%) Electronics
10 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.26%) Advertising
11 3 (0.26%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 483 (41.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 146 (12.48%) Developer
3 140 (11.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 138 (11.79%) Architect
5 108 (9.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 64 (5.47%) Administrator
7 59 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
8 57 (4.87%) Technical Architect
9 51 (4.36%) Java Developer
10 46 (3.93%) Consultant
10 46 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
11 44 (3.76%) Linux Administrator
12 40 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 32 (2.74%) Digital Architect
14 31 (2.65%) DevOps Consultant
15 30 (2.56%) Digital Technical Architect
16 28 (2.39%) Senior Architect
17 26 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
18 24 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
19 21 (1.79%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (17.61%) Web Services
2 122 (10.43%) .NET
3 67 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
4 60 (5.13%) LAMP
5 54 (4.62%) REST
6 53 (4.53%) AngularJS
7 48 (4.10%) J2EE
8 46 (3.93%) HTML
8 46 (3.93%) Middleware
9 42 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails
10 38 (3.25%) XML
11 37 (3.16%) Spring
12 35 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 33 (2.82%) JSON
14 31 (2.65%) Django
15 30 (2.56%) RESTful
16 24 (2.05%) HTML5
17 23 (1.97%) CSS
18 22 (1.88%) Servlets
19 21 (1.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.19%) Data Centre
2 43 (3.68%) Visualisation
3 42 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.39%) Clustering
6 27 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.14%) User Experience
8 23 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.79%) Digital Media
10 19 (1.62%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.45%) Replication
11 17 (1.45%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.03%) Streaming Video
15 11 (0.94%) iPhone
15 11 (0.94%) iPad
16 10 (0.85%) HACMP
17 8 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 828 (70.77%) Linux
2 196 (16.75%) Windows
3 194 (16.58%) UNIX
4 170 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 123 (10.51%) CentOS
6 79 (6.75%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.22%) Debian
8 24 (2.05%) Mac OS X
9 18 (1.54%) Solaris
9 18 (1.54%) AIX
9 18 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.20%) Fedora
12 10 (0.85%) Android
12 10 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.85%) SUSE
13 9 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.60%) HPUX
15 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (68.03%) DevOps
2 508 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (39.06%) Configuration Management
4 404 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
5 219 (18.72%) Open Source
6 166 (14.19%) Continuous Delivery
7 152 (12.99%) TDD
8 145 (12.39%) Scrum
9 65 (5.56%) SOA
10 63 (5.38%) Kanban
11 60 (5.13%) E-Commerce
12 58 (4.96%) Automated Testing
13 52 (4.44%) OO
14 50 (4.27%) Load Balancing
15 48 (4.10%) Software Engineering
15 48 (4.10%) Mentoring
15 48 (4.10%) Microservices
16 44 (3.76%) BDD
17 43 (3.68%) Machine Learning
18 42 (3.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 477 (40.77%) Python
2 474 (40.51%) Ruby
3 470 (40.17%) Java
4 266 (22.74%) Bash Shell
5 212 (18.12%) Perl
6 150 (12.82%) PHP
7 118 (10.09%) JavaScript
8 104 (8.89%) SQL
9 83 (7.09%) PowerShell
10 59 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 58 (4.96%) Scala
12 46 (3.93%) R
13 32 (2.74%) Go
14 29 (2.48%) C#
15 27 (2.31%) Groovy
16 20 (1.71%) C
17 15 (1.28%) C++
18 9 (0.77%) Clojure
19 7 (0.60%) VB
20 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (5.47%) Security Cleared
2 43 (3.68%) Degree
3 28 (2.39%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.03%) CCNA
6 8 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.51%) CCNP
8 4 (0.34%) RHCE
8 4 (0.34%) VCAP
8 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.26%) CCSA
9 3 (0.26%) MCSE
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.17%) ISEB
10 2 (0.17%) CCIE
10 2 (0.17%) LPIC
10 2 (0.17%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.17%) HP MASE
10 2 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.08%) QA
2 14 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.20%) SLA
3 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.085%) COBIT
4 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 134 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (10.85%) Docker
3 49 (4.19%) vCloud
4 30 (2.56%) vSphere
5 20 (1.71%) Xen
6 19 (1.62%) VirtualBox
7 18 (1.54%) KVM
7 18 (1.54%) Hyper-V
8 17 (1.45%) XenServer
8 17 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 17 (1.45%) NFS
8 17 (1.45%) Active Directory
9 11 (0.94%) Varnish
9 11 (0.94%) QEMU
10 10 (0.85%) Samba
10 10 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 10 (0.85%) Postfix
11 7 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.60%) iptables
12 5 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 947 (80.94%) Puppet
2 342 (29.23%) Ansible
3 162 (13.85%) Salt
4 107 (9.15%) Vagrant
5 93 (7.95%) Nagios
6 57 (4.87%) Graphite
7 52 (4.44%) StatsD
8 48 (4.10%) ZABBIX
9 26 (2.22%) HAProxy
9 26 (2.22%) Rundeck
10 20 (1.71%) logstash
10 20 (1.71%) Cobbler
11 19 (1.62%) yum
11 19 (1.62%) Kibana
11 19 (1.62%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.45%) Opsview
13 16 (1.37%) Zenoss
14 12 (1.03%) SCOM
15 10 (0.85%) Cacti
15 10 (0.85%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 207 (17.69%) VMware
2 169 (14.44%) Red Hat
3 152 (12.99%) Oracle
4 86 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 69 (5.90%) Citrix
6 48 (4.10%) Splunk
7 45 (3.85%) SaltStack
7 45 (3.85%) Teradata
8 44 (3.76%) Tableau
9 43 (3.68%) Google
10 42 (3.59%) Apigee
10 42 (3.59%) Mashery
11 38 (3.25%) Rackspace
11 38 (3.25%) HP
12 37 (3.16%) New Relic
13 29 (2.48%) IBM
13 29 (2.48%) Perforce
14 19 (1.62%) AppDynamics
14 19 (1.62%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.54%) WSO2
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