The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 269 361 519
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +158
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 341 203 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.44% 0.081%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.09% 5.91% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 145 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3753 3436 3511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.37% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 1953 1841
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 158 160
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.51 £42.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%
Opscode Chef
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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 July 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 29 July 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 +62 226 £463 +2.77% 85
Yorkshire +9 29 £350 -14.63% 10
East of England -6 28 £415 -2.35% 6
South West - 24 £400 - 3
South East -13 15 £488 +8.33% 10
West Midlands - 9 £350 - 2
East Midlands 0 6 £550 +23.59% 7
North West -3 4 £425 +34.92% 7
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 538 (79.23%) Puppet
2 476 (70.10%) DevOps
3 442 (65.10%) Linux
4 240 (35.35%) Java
5 227 (33.43%) Ruby
6 224 (32.99%) Web Services
7 213 (31.37%) Python
8 201 (29.60%) Amazon AWS
9 200 (29.46%) Configuration Management
10 197 (29.01%) Jenkins
11 192 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
12 177 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
13 160 (23.56%) UNIX
14 150 (22.09%) PHP
15 148 (21.80%) Apache
16 145 (21.35%) MySQL
17 143 (21.06%) Perl
17 143 (21.06%) Nagios
18 128 (18.85%) Git (software)
19 119 (17.53%) NoSQL
19 119 (17.53%) Red Hat
20 113 (16.64%) Windows
21 111 (16.35%) Open Source
22 110 (16.20%) MongoDB
23 108 (15.91%) LAMP
24 107 (15.76%) Bash Shell
25 100 (14.73%) Salt
26 97 (14.29%) Scrum
27 93 (13.70%) VMware
28 88 (12.96%) CentOS

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 148 (21.80%) Apache
2 81 (11.93%) Tomcat
3 58 (8.54%) OpenStack
4 57 (8.39%) Node.js
5 54 (7.95%) nginx
6 35 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (4.71%) IIS
8 20 (2.95%) Confluence
9 16 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (1.91%) CloudStack
10 13 (1.91%) Apache Solr
11 11 (1.62%) CMS
12 10 (1.47%) Drupal
13 7 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.03%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.88%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.44%) Jetty
16 2 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) RMDS
1 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 201 (29.60%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (10.01%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (4.57%) Amazon S3
5 20 (2.95%) SaaS
5 20 (2.95%) IaaS
6 19 (2.80%) PaaS
7 15 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.74%) Joyent
8 5 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.74%) Heroku
9 4 (0.59%) GitHub
10 3 (0.44%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.87%) DNS
2 57 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 42 (6.19%) Firewall
4 38 (5.60%) HTTP
5 33 (4.86%) SAN
6 31 (4.57%) VPN
7 26 (3.83%) SSL
8 25 (3.68%) Internet
9 20 (2.95%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (1.33%) NAS
10 9 (1.33%) LDAP
11 7 (1.03%) DHCP
11 7 (1.03%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.74%) IPsec
13 4 (0.59%) Network Security
13 4 (0.59%) X.509
13 4 (0.59%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.44%) LAN
14 3 (0.44%) WAN
14 3 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (21.35%) MySQL
2 119 (17.53%) NoSQL
3 110 (16.20%) MongoDB
4 73 (10.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 63 (9.28%) Big Data
6 50 (7.36%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.01%) Redis
8 29 (4.27%) SQL Server
9 25 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (3.24%) CouchDB
11 20 (2.95%) Riak
12 18 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (2.21%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.47%) Couchbase
16 9 (1.33%) RDBMS
17 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (1.18%) HBase
18 7 (1.03%) Jackrabbit
19 6 (0.88%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 197 (29.01%) Jenkins
2 128 (18.85%) Git (software)
3 56 (8.25%) Hudson
4 51 (7.51%) Maven
5 37 (5.45%) Subversion
6 34 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (3.98%) JIRA
8 23 (3.39%) Ant
8 23 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.50%) RSpec
10 14 (2.06%) JUnit
11 13 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.91%) Selenium
11 13 (1.91%) PHPUnit
12 8 (1.18%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.03%) Behat
14 6 (0.88%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.74%) Mockito
15 5 (0.74%) EasyMock
15 5 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (8.25%) Finance
2 19 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.06%) Games
4 12 (1.77%) Publishing
4 12 (1.77%) Retail
5 9 (1.33%) Banking
6 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.59%) Advertising
7 4 (0.59%) Marketing
8 3 (0.44%) Front Office
8 3 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.29%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.15%) International Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 270 (39.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 113 (16.64%) Developer
3 69 (10.16%) Architect
4 37 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
5 35 (5.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 32 (4.71%) Software Engineer
6 32 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
6 32 (4.71%) Administrator
7 27 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
8 25 (3.68%) Java Developer
9 24 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
10 23 (3.39%) Consultant
11 20 (2.95%) DevOps Architect
12 16 (2.36%) Linux Administrator
13 14 (2.06%) Lead Architect
14 13 (1.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (1.77%) Cloud Architect
15 12 (1.77%) DevOps Consultant
16 11 (1.62%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (32.99%) Web Services
2 108 (15.91%) LAMP
3 54 (7.95%) .NET
4 38 (5.60%) REST
5 35 (5.15%) HTML
6 32 (4.71%) RESTful
7 28 (4.12%) JSON
8 27 (3.98%) XML
9 26 (3.83%) SOAP
10 20 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (2.36%) JMX
11 16 (2.36%) ASP.NET
11 16 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (2.06%) WCF
13 13 (1.91%) JSP
13 13 (1.91%) JMS
14 12 (1.77%) CSS
14 12 (1.77%) J2EE
14 12 (1.77%) LINQ
15 11 (1.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 111 (16.35%) Open Source
2 25 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.53%) Replication
4 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.62%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.47%) Clustering
7 9 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.18%) Online Games
9 5 (0.74%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.59%) Spread Betting
10 4 (0.59%) PKI
10 4 (0.59%) Social Network
11 3 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.44%) CMDB
11 3 (0.44%) FMCG
11 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.29%) New Media
12 2 (0.29%) Social Media
12 2 (0.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 442 (65.10%) Linux
2 160 (23.56%) UNIX
3 113 (16.64%) Windows
4 88 (12.96%) CentOS
5 67 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (8.98%) Ubuntu
7 55 (8.10%) Debian
8 19 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.33%) Solaris
11 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.88%) AIX
12 5 (0.74%) Android
13 3 (0.44%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (70.10%) DevOps
2 200 (29.46%) Configuration Management
3 192 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (26.07%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (14.29%) Scrum
6 79 (11.63%) TDD
7 58 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 57 (8.39%) E-Commerce
9 53 (7.81%) SOA
10 50 (7.36%) BDD
11 31 (4.57%) Load Balancing
12 29 (4.27%) Kanban
13 25 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (3.39%) Release Management
14 23 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (3.09%) Build Automation
15 21 (3.09%) OO
16 20 (2.95%) Content Management
17 19 (2.80%) Automated Testing
18 16 (2.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 240 (35.35%) Java
2 227 (33.43%) Ruby
3 213 (31.37%) Python
4 150 (22.09%) PHP
5 143 (21.06%) Perl
6 107 (15.76%) Bash Shell
7 65 (9.57%) SQL
8 60 (8.84%) PowerShell
9 58 (8.54%) JavaScript
10 51 (7.51%) Shell Script
11 46 (6.77%) Scala
12 41 (6.04%) C#
13 16 (2.36%) C++
14 12 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.77%) VB
14 12 (1.77%) Groovy
15 10 (1.47%) Clojure
16 8 (1.18%) C
17 4 (0.59%) VBScript
18 3 (0.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (2.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.18%) Degree
3 8 (1.18%) RHCE
3 8 (1.18%) Sun Certification
3 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (1.03%) VCDX
4 7 (1.03%) VCAP
5 1 (0.15%) LPIC
5 1 (0.15%) CCNA
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.15%) ACCA
5 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.47%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.15%) vCloud
3 19 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.50%) KVM
4 17 (2.50%) Varnish
5 16 (2.36%) Active Directory
6 15 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.77%) XenServer
8 9 (1.33%) vSphere
9 5 (0.74%) Xen
10 4 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.44%) NFS
12 2 (0.29%) Samba
12 2 (0.29%) Postfix
12 2 (0.29%) HDFS
13 1 (0.15%) Docker
13 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 538 (79.23%) Puppet
2 143 (21.06%) Nagios
3 100 (14.73%) Salt
4 85 (12.52%) Ansible
5 50 (7.36%) ZABBIX
5 50 (7.36%) Vagrant
6 44 (6.48%) Cacti
7 17 (2.50%) Zenoss
7 17 (2.50%) Capistrano
8 16 (2.36%) Opsview
9 15 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (2.06%) collectd
11 12 (1.77%) Ganglia
12 11 (1.62%) StatsD
13 10 (1.47%) YUM
14 9 (1.33%) CFEngine
15 8 (1.18%) Kibana
15 8 (1.18%) Graylog2
16 7 (1.03%) Munin
17 5 (0.74%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 119 (17.53%) Red Hat
2 93 (13.70%) VMware
3 63 (9.28%) Rackspace
4 32 (4.71%) Microsoft
5 30 (4.42%) Oracle
6 28 (4.12%) Percona
7 27 (3.98%) JBoss
8 22 (3.24%) Cisco
9 18 (2.65%) IBM
10 16 (2.36%) NetApp
10 16 (2.36%) Akamai
10 16 (2.36%) Atlassian
10 16 (2.36%) New Relic
10 16 (2.36%) SaltStack
11 14 (2.06%) Splunk
12 10 (1.47%) Perforce
13 8 (1.18%) Yahoo!
13 8 (1.18%) Google
14 7 (1.03%) SAP
15 6 (0.88%) HP
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