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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 207 307 493
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +186
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 556 266 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.23% 7.80% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 202 41
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
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
4202 3410 3130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.08% 7.19% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2119 1688
Average daily rate £415 £382 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £349 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.98% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 150 186
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.80%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +89 371 £450 +0.55% 85
Yorkshire +29 59 £363 -12.12% 14
South East -4 34 £488 +36.36% 16
South West - 30 £450 - 7
East Midlands +8 16 £550 +83.33% 1
North West -5 16 £425 +21.42% 2
North East - 16 £500 - 2
East of England -2 11 £450 +16.12% 2
West Midlands - 6 £406 - 6
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 842 (83.86%) Puppet
2 730 (72.71%) Linux
3 719 (71.61%) DevOps
4 465 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
5 397 (39.54%) Jenkins
6 391 (38.94%) Ruby
7 352 (35.06%) Python
8 336 (33.47%) Configuration Management
9 333 (33.17%) Java
10 330 (32.87%) Continuous Integration
11 259 (25.80%) Git (software)
12 256 (25.50%) Web Services
13 252 (25.10%) Amazon AWS
14 227 (22.61%) Apache
15 214 (21.31%) MySQL
16 213 (21.22%) UNIX
17 208 (20.72%) PHP
18 201 (20.02%) MongoDB
19 200 (19.92%) Open Source
20 190 (18.92%) Scrum
21 182 (18.13%) Nagios
22 181 (18.03%) Bash Shell
23 171 (17.03%) Perl
23 171 (17.03%) Ansible
24 170 (16.93%) CentOS
25 163 (16.24%) VMware
26 157 (15.64%) Red Hat
27 154 (15.34%) NoSQL
28 127 (12.65%) Windows
28 127 (12.65%) Salt

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 227 (22.61%) Apache
2 105 (10.46%) OpenStack
3 86 (8.57%) nginx
4 84 (8.37%) Tomcat
5 63 (6.27%) Node.js
6 44 (4.38%) JBoss
7 43 (4.28%) Confluence
8 41 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (3.09%) IIS
10 25 (2.49%) Drupal
11 24 (2.39%) Apache Solr
12 13 (1.29%) CMS
13 8 (0.80%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.60%) Jetty
14 6 (0.60%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.60%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.40%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 30 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Summit
3 1 (0.100%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 252 (25.10%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (10.36%) Amazon EC2
3 70 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (5.68%) Amazon S3
5 54 (5.38%) PaaS
6 24 (2.39%) IaaS
7 21 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (1.69%) Route 53
9 15 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.39%) SaaS
11 11 (1.10%) Joyent
12 8 (0.80%) GitHub
13 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.40%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.40%) Heroku
14 4 (0.40%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.100%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.100%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.100%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.100%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (7.57%) TCP/IP
2 67 (6.67%) Firewall
3 64 (6.37%) DNS
4 44 (4.38%) HTTP
4 44 (4.38%) Internet
5 39 (3.88%) VPN
6 37 (3.69%) SAN
7 33 (3.29%) SSL
8 25 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
9 23 (2.29%) LDAP
10 17 (1.69%) WAN
10 17 (1.69%) LAN
11 10 (1.00%) Network Security
12 9 (0.90%) NAS
13 8 (0.80%) IPsec
13 8 (0.80%) DHCP
14 6 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.40%) VLAN
15 4 (0.40%) BGP
15 4 (0.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (21.31%) MySQL
2 201 (20.02%) MongoDB
3 154 (15.34%) NoSQL
4 78 (7.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 69 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (5.98%) Big Data
7 56 (5.58%) Hadoop
8 45 (4.48%) Redis
9 42 (4.18%) Relational Database
10 40 (3.98%) CouchDB
10 40 (3.98%) Riak
11 34 (3.39%) SQL Server
12 23 (2.29%) RDBMS
13 21 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (1.49%) HBase
14 15 (1.49%) Couchbase
15 14 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.29%) Apache Hive
17 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 397 (39.54%) Jenkins
2 259 (25.80%) Git (software)
3 101 (10.06%) Maven
4 85 (8.47%) Hudson
5 82 (8.17%) Subversion
6 61 (6.08%) JIRA
7 51 (5.08%) TeamCity
8 37 (3.69%) Selenium
9 35 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 33 (3.29%) RSpec
11 27 (2.69%) Ant
12 22 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (2.19%) Jasmine
13 21 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
14 20 (1.99%) Gradle
15 16 (1.59%) PHPUnit
15 16 (1.59%) JUnit
16 12 (1.20%) Artifactory
16 12 (1.20%) Bitbucket
17 11 (1.10%) Cucumber
General
1 72 (7.17%) Finance
2 32 (3.19%) Games
3 25 (2.49%) Publishing
4 24 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.09%) Retail
6 18 (1.79%) Banking
7 15 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.29%) Marketing
9 8 (0.80%) Advertising
10 7 (0.70%) Back Office
11 6 (0.60%) Electronics
12 5 (0.50%) Legal
13 4 (0.40%) Front Office
14 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.100%) Automotive
16 1 (0.100%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.100%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (40.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 148 (14.74%) Developer
3 108 (10.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 92 (9.16%) Architect
5 84 (8.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 50 (4.98%) Consultant
7 48 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
8 45 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 35 (3.49%) Administrator
9 35 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (2.99%) Python Developer
11 29 (2.89%) Senior Consultant
11 29 (2.89%) Java Developer
11 29 (2.89%) DevOps Consultant
11 29 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (2.49%) DevOps Architect
13 23 (2.29%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.19%) Linux Administrator
14 22 (2.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 21 (2.09%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (25.50%) Web Services
2 113 (11.25%) LAMP
3 51 (5.08%) .NET
4 47 (4.68%) Django
5 46 (4.58%) JSON
6 44 (4.38%) REST
7 42 (4.18%) XML
7 42 (4.18%) HTML
8 36 (3.59%) RESTful
9 31 (3.09%) Spring
10 30 (2.99%) jQuery
11 26 (2.59%) SOAP
12 23 (2.29%) Gherkin
13 21 (2.09%) J2EE
14 20 (1.99%) ActiveMQ
15 19 (1.89%) HTML5
16 18 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
17 16 (1.59%) ASP.NET
18 15 (1.49%) CSS
19 14 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 200 (19.92%) Open Source
2 26 (2.59%) Computer Science
2 26 (2.59%) Replication
2 26 (2.59%) Digital Media
2 26 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 20 (1.99%) Clustering
5 14 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 14 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.29%) Taxonomies
7 8 (0.80%) Online Games
8 7 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.60%) DTV
10 5 (0.50%) Wiki
10 5 (0.50%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.40%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.40%) HACMP
11 4 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.30%) User Experience
12 3 (0.30%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 730 (72.71%) Linux
2 213 (21.22%) UNIX
3 170 (16.93%) CentOS
4 127 (12.65%) Windows
5 117 (11.65%) Ubuntu
6 93 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 69 (6.87%) Debian
8 27 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.79%) AIX
10 14 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.20%) Solaris
12 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.80%) SUSE
14 5 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.40%) Fedora
16 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.20%) VMS
18 1 (0.100%) SELinux
18 1 (0.100%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (71.61%) DevOps
2 465 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (33.47%) Configuration Management
4 330 (32.87%) Continuous Integration
5 190 (18.92%) Scrum
6 111 (11.06%) TDD
7 77 (7.67%) Kanban
8 66 (6.57%) E-Commerce
9 63 (6.27%) BDD
10 62 (6.18%) Automated Testing
11 61 (6.08%) Load Balancing
12 58 (5.78%) SOA
13 57 (5.68%) Software Engineering
14 45 (4.48%) OO
14 45 (4.48%) Change Management
15 43 (4.28%) Service Delivery
16 41 (4.08%) ITIL
17 40 (3.98%) Build Automation
18 34 (3.39%) Mentoring
19 22 (2.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 391 (38.94%) Ruby
2 352 (35.06%) Python
3 333 (33.17%) Java
4 208 (20.72%) PHP
5 181 (18.03%) Bash Shell
6 171 (17.03%) Perl
7 99 (9.86%) SQL
8 87 (8.67%) PowerShell
9 85 (8.47%) Shell Script
10 77 (7.67%) JavaScript
11 63 (6.27%) Scala
12 33 (3.29%) C#
13 28 (2.79%) C
14 22 (2.19%) C++
15 20 (1.99%) Clojure
16 16 (1.59%) Golang
17 15 (1.49%) VB
18 12 (1.20%) Groovy
19 10 (1.00%) PL/SQL
20 3 (0.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 62 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.49%) CCNA
3 25 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (1.89%) Degree
5 13 (1.29%) CCSA
6 12 (1.20%) JNCIA
6 12 (1.20%) CISM
6 12 (1.20%) CISSP
7 11 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.80%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.40%) VCAP
10 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.30%) VCDX
11 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.20%) RHCE
12 1 (0.100%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.100%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.100%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.29%) QA
2 15 (1.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (3.88%) vCloud
3 26 (2.59%) XenServer
4 22 (2.19%) Varnish
5 19 (1.89%) KVM
5 19 (1.89%) Docker
6 15 (1.49%) Samba
7 14 (1.39%) NFS
8 13 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.20%) Xen
9 12 (1.20%) vSphere
10 10 (1.00%) Hyper-V
10 10 (1.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.40%) Postfix
12 4 (0.40%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.20%) HDFS
14 1 (0.100%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 842 (83.86%) Puppet
2 182 (18.13%) Nagios
3 171 (17.03%) Ansible
4 127 (12.65%) Salt
5 98 (9.76%) Vagrant
6 78 (7.77%) ZABBIX
7 45 (4.48%) Cacti
8 33 (3.29%) Zenoss
9 23 (2.29%) Kibana
9 23 (2.29%) Graylog2
10 19 (1.89%) Capistrano
11 18 (1.79%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.69%) Cobbler
12 17 (1.69%) CFEngine
13 15 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (1.39%) YUM
14 14 (1.39%) HAProxy
15 13 (1.29%) collectd
16 11 (1.10%) Opsview
17 8 (0.80%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 163 (16.24%) VMware
2 157 (15.64%) Red Hat
3 82 (8.17%) Rackspace
4 72 (7.17%) Oracle
5 52 (5.18%) SaltStack
6 48 (4.78%) Microsoft
7 41 (4.08%) New Relic
8 40 (3.98%) Splunk
9 28 (2.79%) Percona
9 28 (2.79%) Perforce
9 28 (2.79%) IBM
10 17 (1.69%) Cisco
11 16 (1.59%) BMC
12 15 (1.49%) Citrix
12 15 (1.49%) NetApp
13 14 (1.39%) EMC
14 12 (1.20%) Google
15 11 (1.10%) Veritas
16 10 (1.00%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.90%) SAP
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