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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 192 284 419
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +135
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 574 337 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 0.67% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.52% 8.80% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 251 83
Average daily rate
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£475 £445 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
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
3952 3831 3029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.82% 7.62% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2220 1766
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 164
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £45.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +32 288 £500 +5.26% 116
Yorkshire +59 89 £350 +25.00% 13
North West +25 65 £590 +49.84% 2
South East -3 47 £425 +1.19% 21
East Midlands - 37 £500 - 1
South West +12 28 £500 +25.00% 15
East of England +20 17 £425 - 8
North East 0 6 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £310 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 827 (80.14%) Puppet
2 750 (72.67%) Linux
3 708 (68.60%) DevOps
4 472 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
5 463 (44.86%) Amazon AWS
6 456 (44.19%) Python
7 451 (43.70%) Ruby
8 419 (40.60%) Jenkins
9 416 (40.31%) Configuration Management
10 401 (38.86%) Continuous Integration
11 385 (37.31%) Java
12 279 (27.03%) Ansible
13 259 (25.10%) MongoDB
14 257 (24.90%) Git (software)
15 245 (23.74%) Bash Shell
16 221 (21.41%) MySQL
17 201 (19.48%) Open Source
18 196 (18.99%) UNIX
19 185 (17.93%) Perl
20 184 (17.83%) VMware
21 183 (17.73%) Windows
22 177 (17.15%) Web Services
22 177 (17.15%) Apache
23 172 (16.67%) PHP
23 172 (16.67%) Salt
24 151 (14.63%) Red Hat
25 142 (13.76%) CentOS
26 141 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 141 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
27 140 (13.57%) OpenStack

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 177 (17.15%) Apache
2 140 (13.57%) OpenStack
3 104 (10.08%) Node.js
4 96 (9.30%) nginx
5 89 (8.62%) Tomcat
6 63 (6.10%) IIS
7 35 (3.39%) Confluence
8 32 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
9 29 (2.81%) JBoss
10 25 (2.42%) Jetty
11 20 (1.94%) WebSphere
12 13 (1.26%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.97%) MediaWiki
14 9 (0.87%) Mule ESB
15 8 (0.78%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.68%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.58%) Drupal
18 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
18 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.097%) SPSS
3 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 463 (44.86%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (9.11%) Amazon EC2
4 85 (8.24%) IaaS
5 80 (7.75%) Cloud Computing
6 75 (7.27%) PaaS
7 55 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 41 (3.97%) Amazon S3
9 32 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (2.03%) SaaS
11 19 (1.84%) GitHub
11 19 (1.84%) Google App Engine
12 17 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (1.16%) Heroku
15 9 (0.87%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.78%) Route 53
17 6 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 4 (0.39%) Joyent
18 4 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 115 (11.14%) TCP/IP
2 97 (9.40%) DNS
3 93 (9.01%) HTTP
4 83 (8.04%) Firewall
5 70 (6.78%) SSL
6 46 (4.46%) IPsec
7 42 (4.07%) DHCP
8 40 (3.88%) FTP
9 39 (3.78%) Internet
10 34 (3.29%) VPN
11 29 (2.81%) SAN
12 28 (2.71%) Network Security
13 27 (2.62%) LDAP
14 24 (2.33%) LAN
15 23 (2.23%) WAN
16 12 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
17 10 (0.97%) IPv6
17 10 (0.97%) OSPF
17 10 (0.97%) EIGRP
17 10 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (25.10%) MongoDB
2 221 (21.41%) MySQL
3 130 (12.60%) NoSQL
4 90 (8.72%) Hadoop
5 79 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
6 77 (7.46%) Big Data
7 75 (7.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 58 (5.62%) Redis
9 47 (4.55%) SQL Server
10 46 (4.46%) Relational Database
11 45 (4.36%) CouchDB
12 42 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
13 37 (3.59%) RDBMS
14 28 (2.71%) Riak
15 24 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.45%) Hypertable
17 13 (1.26%) Couchbase
18 10 (0.97%) SimpleDB
18 10 (0.97%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 419 (40.60%) Jenkins
2 257 (24.90%) Git (software)
3 94 (9.11%) Subversion
4 89 (8.62%) Maven
5 78 (7.56%) TeamCity
6 69 (6.69%) JIRA
7 56 (5.43%) Hudson
8 54 (5.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (3.00%) Artifactory
10 28 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (2.62%) Mercurial
12 20 (1.94%) Gradle
13 18 (1.74%) Ant
14 17 (1.65%) Selenium
15 15 (1.45%) Gerrit
15 15 (1.45%) Fiddler
16 11 (1.07%) SonarQube
17 9 (0.87%) RSpec
18 8 (0.78%) GitLab
18 8 (0.78%) Cucumber
General
1 77 (7.46%) Finance
2 28 (2.71%) Banking
3 26 (2.52%) Games
4 20 (1.94%) Retail
5 16 (1.55%) Publishing
6 14 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.26%) Marketing
8 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.58%) Electronics
10 5 (0.48%) Advertising
10 5 (0.48%) Legal
10 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.29%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.19%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.097%) Automotive
13 1 (0.097%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 444 (43.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 115 (11.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 107 (10.37%) Developer
3 107 (10.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 102 (9.88%) Architect
5 50 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
6 46 (4.46%) Administrator
7 39 (3.78%) Technical Architect
7 39 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (3.68%) Consultant
9 29 (2.81%) Linux Administrator
10 27 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 26 (2.52%) DevOps Consultant
12 25 (2.42%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (2.33%) Digital Architect
14 22 (2.13%) Digital Technical Architect
15 21 (2.03%) Senior Architect
15 21 (2.03%) Senior Consultant
16 19 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (17.15%) Web Services
2 101 (9.79%) .NET
3 50 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
3 50 (4.84%) LAMP
4 47 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 46 (4.46%) REST
6 38 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 37 (3.59%) XML
8 32 (3.10%) J2EE
9 30 (2.91%) Ruby on Rails
10 29 (2.81%) HTML
11 28 (2.71%) JSON
12 22 (2.13%) CSS
13 20 (1.94%) Spring
14 19 (1.84%) Servlets
15 17 (1.65%) SOAP
16 15 (1.45%) Middleware
17 14 (1.36%) .NET Framework
17 14 (1.36%) jQuery
18 13 (1.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 201 (19.48%) Open Source
2 44 (4.26%) Clustering
3 40 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.78%) Visualisation
5 30 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 28 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.13%) Replication
8 21 (2.03%) Digital Media
9 20 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.74%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.65%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.55%) User Experience
14 12 (1.16%) Online Games
15 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.97%) Wiki
16 10 (0.97%) Spread Betting
17 9 (0.87%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.87%) HACMP
17 9 (0.87%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 750 (72.67%) Linux
2 196 (18.99%) UNIX
3 183 (17.73%) Windows
4 142 (13.76%) CentOS
5 141 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 106 (10.27%) Ubuntu
7 33 (3.20%) Debian
8 23 (2.23%) Solaris
9 20 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.74%) SUSE
11 16 (1.55%) AIX
12 11 (1.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.87%) Fedora
15 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.68%) HPUX
17 6 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
18 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (68.60%) DevOps
2 472 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (40.31%) Configuration Management
4 401 (38.86%) Continuous Integration
5 141 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
6 124 (12.02%) Scrum
7 91 (8.82%) TDD
8 79 (7.66%) Automated Testing
9 64 (6.20%) Load Balancing
10 52 (5.04%) OO
11 51 (4.94%) E-Commerce
12 48 (4.65%) SOA
13 46 (4.46%) Build Automation
14 43 (4.17%) BDD
15 41 (3.97%) Service Delivery
15 41 (3.97%) Microservices
16 40 (3.88%) Machine Learning
17 39 (3.78%) Kanban
18 38 (3.68%) ITIL
19 37 (3.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 456 (44.19%) Python
2 451 (43.70%) Ruby
3 385 (37.31%) Java
4 245 (23.74%) Bash Shell
5 185 (17.93%) Perl
6 172 (16.67%) PHP
7 104 (10.08%) SQL
8 99 (9.59%) JavaScript
9 83 (8.04%) PowerShell
10 64 (6.20%) Shell Script
11 44 (4.26%) Scala
12 43 (4.17%) R
13 35 (3.39%) C
14 33 (3.20%) Go
15 29 (2.81%) C#
16 20 (1.94%) C++
17 17 (1.65%) Groovy
18 7 (0.68%) Clojure
18 7 (0.68%) VB
19 6 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.71%) Degree
4 17 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.26%) CCNA
6 8 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.78%) VCAP
7 7 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.68%) VCDX
8 5 (0.48%) CCNP
9 4 (0.39%) RHCE
10 3 (0.29%) CCSA
11 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.19%) MCSE
11 2 (0.19%) ISEB
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.097%) CISSP
12 1 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.42%) QA
2 9 (0.87%) SLA
3 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.097%) COBIT
System Software
1 132 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (7.46%) Docker
3 56 (5.43%) vCloud
4 35 (3.39%) vSphere
5 29 (2.81%) Xen
6 26 (2.52%) NFS
7 21 (2.03%) XenServer
8 20 (1.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 19 (1.84%) Postfix
10 18 (1.74%) Hyper-V
11 16 (1.55%) Varnish
12 14 (1.36%) Samba
13 13 (1.26%) KVM
13 13 (1.26%) VirtualBox
14 12 (1.16%) Active Directory
14 12 (1.16%) iptables
15 10 (0.97%) QEMU
16 9 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
18 6 (0.58%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 827 (80.14%) Puppet
2 279 (27.03%) Ansible
3 172 (16.67%) Salt
4 121 (11.72%) Nagios
5 71 (6.88%) Vagrant
6 66 (6.40%) ZABBIX
7 55 (5.33%) Graphite
8 45 (4.36%) StatsD
9 29 (2.81%) Cobbler
10 24 (2.33%) Cacti
11 23 (2.23%) Tivoli
12 20 (1.94%) HAProxy
13 18 (1.74%) Zenoss
13 18 (1.74%) CFEngine
14 17 (1.65%) Kibana
15 13 (1.26%) Opsview
16 12 (1.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 12 (1.16%) yum
16 12 (1.16%) logstash
17 10 (0.97%) Icinga
Vendors
1 184 (17.83%) VMware
2 151 (14.63%) Red Hat
3 137 (13.28%) Oracle
4 73 (7.07%) Microsoft
5 63 (6.10%) Citrix
6 51 (4.94%) Rackspace
7 46 (4.46%) Splunk
8 42 (4.07%) Teradata
9 41 (3.97%) Tableau
10 39 (3.78%) Apigee
10 39 (3.78%) Mashery
11 37 (3.59%) SaltStack
12 36 (3.49%) New Relic
13 32 (3.10%) Google
13 32 (3.10%) Perforce
14 28 (2.71%) HP
15 20 (1.94%) Veritas
16 17 (1.65%) Percona
16 17 (1.65%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.55%) IBM
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