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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 231 303 523
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +220
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 465 274 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.57% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.57% 7.84% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 213 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4019 3494 3483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.66% 7.24% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2390 2099 1858
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 154 164
Average hourly rate £21.81 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.63 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +84 321 £450 - 94
East of England -6 34 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire -1 32 £400 -3.61% 12
South East -7 23 £488 +8.33% 8
South West -13 22 £413 -13.15% 2
East Midlands +16 20 £550 +76.00% 2
West Midlands - 6 £331 -
North East - 4 £325 - 3
North West -17 3 £475 +48.43% 8
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 606 (78.60%) Puppet
2 540 (70.04%) DevOps
3 528 (68.48%) Linux
4 363 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
5 259 (33.59%) Ruby
6 252 (32.68%) Jenkins
7 250 (32.43%) Python
8 247 (32.04%) Java
9 244 (31.65%) Configuration Management
10 242 (31.39%) Web Services
11 230 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
12 207 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
13 192 (24.90%) Git (software)
14 189 (24.51%) Apache
15 170 (22.05%) PHP
16 160 (20.75%) MySQL
17 156 (20.23%) UNIX
18 148 (19.20%) Open Source
19 143 (18.55%) Nagios
20 141 (18.29%) Perl
21 134 (17.38%) Red Hat
22 133 (17.25%) VMware
23 126 (16.34%) Scrum
23 126 (16.34%) Windows
24 120 (15.56%) Bash Shell
25 119 (15.43%) MongoDB
26 114 (14.79%) CentOS
27 113 (14.66%) Salt
28 107 (13.88%) NoSQL
29 103 (13.36%) LAMP

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 189 (24.51%) Apache
2 81 (10.51%) OpenStack
3 74 (9.60%) Tomcat
4 71 (9.21%) nginx
5 43 (5.58%) Node.js
6 40 (5.19%) IIS
7 32 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (3.63%) Confluence
9 14 (1.82%) CMS
10 13 (1.69%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.30%) Drupal
11 10 (1.30%) Apache Pig
12 9 (1.17%) CloudStack
12 9 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.65%) Magnolia
14 5 (0.65%) Jetty
15 3 (0.39%) Mule
15 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Summit
2 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 230 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (6.23%) Amazon S3
5 21 (2.72%) PaaS
5 21 (2.72%) IaaS
6 20 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.95%) SaaS
8 12 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.17%) Route 53
10 5 (0.65%) GitHub
10 5 (0.65%) Heroku
10 5 (0.65%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.52%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.52%) Joyent
12 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.56%) DNS
2 56 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 50 (6.49%) Firewall
4 36 (4.67%) HTTP
5 35 (4.54%) Internet
6 34 (4.41%) VPN
7 31 (4.02%) SAN
8 26 (3.37%) SSL
9 21 (2.72%) Reverse Proxy
10 18 (2.33%) LDAP
11 12 (1.56%) LAN
11 12 (1.56%) WAN
12 10 (1.30%) NAS
13 7 (0.91%) DHCP
14 6 (0.78%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.78%) IPsec
15 5 (0.65%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.65%) Network Security
16 4 (0.52%) X.509
17 3 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (20.75%) MySQL
2 119 (15.43%) MongoDB
3 107 (13.88%) NoSQL
4 59 (7.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 56 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (6.49%) Big Data
7 36 (4.67%) Hadoop
8 28 (3.63%) SQL Server
9 27 (3.50%) Redis
10 21 (2.72%) CouchDB
11 18 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (2.20%) Riak
13 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.82%) Relational Database
15 13 (1.69%) HBase
16 12 (1.56%) Couchbase
17 10 (1.30%) Apache Hive
18 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
18 6 (0.78%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 252 (32.68%) Jenkins
2 192 (24.90%) Git (software)
3 73 (9.47%) Hudson
4 60 (7.78%) Maven
5 54 (7.00%) Subversion
6 44 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (5.19%) JIRA
8 29 (3.76%) RSpec
9 27 (3.50%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.85%) Ant
11 18 (2.33%) Selenium
11 18 (2.33%) Jasmine
12 17 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (2.20%) JUnit
13 13 (1.69%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.69%) Gradle
14 12 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.43%) Cucumber
15 11 (1.43%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.17%) PHPUnit
General
1 55 (7.13%) Finance
2 26 (3.37%) Games
3 24 (3.11%) Publishing
4 17 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.08%) Retail
6 10 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.17%) Banking
8 6 (0.78%) Marketing
9 5 (0.65%) Legal
9 5 (0.65%) Back Office
10 4 (0.52%) Front Office
10 4 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (37.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 120 (15.56%) Developer
3 85 (11.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 54 (7.00%) Architect
5 40 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
6 37 (4.80%) Software Engineer
6 37 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
6 37 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 37 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 33 (4.28%) Consultant
8 27 (3.50%) Python Developer
9 25 (3.24%) Administrator
9 25 (3.24%) Java Developer
10 23 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
11 22 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (2.85%) Configuration Engineer
12 18 (2.33%) DevOps Architect
13 17 (2.20%) DevOps Consultant
14 16 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (1.95%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (31.39%) Web Services
2 103 (13.36%) LAMP
3 62 (8.04%) .NET
4 32 (4.15%) XML
5 30 (3.89%) HTML
6 29 (3.76%) REST
7 28 (3.63%) RESTful
8 27 (3.50%) Django
9 23 (2.98%) jQuery
9 23 (2.98%) ASP.NET
9 23 (2.98%) JSON
10 21 (2.72%) SOAP
11 19 (2.46%) J2EE
12 18 (2.33%) Gherkin
13 17 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (1.95%) MCollective
15 14 (1.82%) CSS
16 12 (1.56%) Spring
17 11 (1.43%) WCF
17 11 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 148 (19.20%) Open Source
2 21 (2.72%) Computer Science
3 20 (2.59%) Replication
3 20 (2.59%) Digital Media
3 20 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.78%) Online Games
8 5 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.65%) Clustering
8 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.52%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.52%) Spread Betting
9 4 (0.52%) PKI
9 4 (0.52%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.39%) CMDB
10 3 (0.39%) Wiki
10 3 (0.39%) Blog
10 3 (0.39%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 528 (68.48%) Linux
2 156 (20.23%) UNIX
3 126 (16.34%) Windows
4 114 (14.79%) CentOS
5 75 (9.73%) Ubuntu
6 62 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (6.49%) Debian
8 27 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.04%) AIX
11 8 (1.04%) Solaris
12 3 (0.39%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.26%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) SUSE
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (70.04%) DevOps
2 363 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (31.65%) Configuration Management
4 207 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (16.34%) Scrum
6 93 (12.06%) TDD
7 63 (8.17%) E-Commerce
8 57 (7.39%) BDD
9 53 (6.87%) Software Engineering
10 48 (6.23%) Kanban
10 48 (6.23%) SOA
11 47 (6.10%) Load Balancing
12 29 (3.76%) OO
13 27 (3.50%) Service Delivery
14 25 (3.24%) ITIL
15 20 (2.59%) Automated Testing
15 20 (2.59%) Build Automation
16 19 (2.46%) Mentoring
16 19 (2.46%) Content Management
16 19 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 259 (33.59%) Ruby
2 250 (32.43%) Python
3 247 (32.04%) Java
4 170 (22.05%) PHP
5 141 (18.29%) Perl
6 120 (15.56%) Bash Shell
7 75 (9.73%) SQL
8 71 (9.21%) PowerShell
9 69 (8.95%) JavaScript
10 54 (7.00%) Shell Script
11 51 (6.61%) C#
12 49 (6.36%) Scala
13 23 (2.98%) C++
14 21 (2.72%) VB
15 16 (2.08%) C
16 12 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.56%) Clojure
16 12 (1.56%) Groovy
17 7 (0.91%) Golang
18 4 (0.52%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 32 (4.15%) Security Cleared
2 29 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.33%) CCNA
3 18 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.56%) Degree
5 9 (1.17%) CCSA
5 9 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.04%) JNCIA
6 8 (1.04%) CISSP
6 8 (1.04%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.04%) CISM
6 8 (1.04%) VCDX
6 8 (1.04%) VCAP
7 5 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.52%) RHCE
9 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) LPIC
10 1 (0.13%) ACCA
10 1 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.43%) SLA
1 11 (1.43%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.58%) vCloud
3 21 (2.72%) XenServer
4 15 (1.95%) KVM
5 13 (1.69%) vSphere
5 13 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.56%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.43%) Active Directory
7 11 (1.43%) Samba
7 11 (1.43%) Xen
7 11 (1.43%) Varnish
8 6 (0.78%) Docker
8 6 (0.78%) NFS
9 3 (0.39%) Postfix
9 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.26%) HDFS
11 1 (0.13%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 606 (78.60%) Puppet
2 143 (18.55%) Nagios
3 113 (14.66%) Salt
4 99 (12.84%) Ansible
5 72 (9.34%) Vagrant
6 59 (7.65%) ZABBIX
7 46 (5.97%) Cacti
8 27 (3.50%) Zenoss
9 20 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 16 (2.08%) Kibana
11 15 (1.95%) Capistrano
11 15 (1.95%) collectd
12 14 (1.82%) Graylog2
12 14 (1.82%) YUM
13 10 (1.30%) Ganglia
13 10 (1.30%) Opsview
13 10 (1.30%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.91%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.78%) logstash
16 5 (0.65%) StatsD
Vendors
1 134 (17.38%) Red Hat
2 133 (17.25%) VMware
3 67 (8.69%) Rackspace
4 36 (4.67%) Oracle
5 34 (4.41%) JBoss
6 28 (3.63%) Percona
7 27 (3.50%) SaltStack
8 26 (3.37%) IBM
9 25 (3.24%) New Relic
10 24 (3.11%) Cisco
11 22 (2.85%) Microsoft
11 22 (2.85%) Splunk
12 20 (2.59%) NetApp
13 19 (2.46%) Perforce
14 18 (2.33%) Atlassian
15 15 (1.95%) Google
16 12 (1.56%) BMC
17 11 (1.43%) Citrix
18 9 (1.17%) Akamai
19 8 (1.04%) EMC
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago