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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 170 288 403
Rank change year-on-year
+118 +115
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 646 319 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 0.66% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.53% 8.59% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 233 104
Average daily rate
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£465 £438 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
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
3908 3715 3046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.74% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2465 2206 1747
Average daily rate £415 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £521 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 140 166
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +0.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +16.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +51 297 £475 - 95
Yorkshire +55 97 £375 +20.96% 5
North West +36 72 £525 +31.25% 1
South East +8 55 £458 +7.97% 25
East of England +29 48 £400 +1.58% 11
East Midlands - 38 £500 - 2
South West +10 21 £500 +42.85% 16
North East +7 19 £445 - 1
West Midlands -9 3 £310 -11.42% 5
Midlands - 1 - -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 860 (79.93%) Puppet
2 766 (71.19%) Linux
3 726 (67.47%) DevOps
4 496 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
5 477 (44.33%) Amazon AWS
6 464 (43.12%) Python
7 452 (42.01%) Ruby
8 446 (41.45%) Jenkins
9 432 (40.15%) Configuration Management
10 430 (39.96%) Java
11 413 (38.38%) Continuous Integration
12 293 (27.23%) Ansible
13 283 (26.30%) Git (software)
14 278 (25.84%) MongoDB
15 246 (22.86%) Bash Shell
16 219 (20.35%) MySQL
17 217 (20.17%) Open Source
18 192 (17.84%) Perl
19 190 (17.66%) UNIX
20 189 (17.57%) Windows
21 176 (16.36%) Web Services
22 175 (16.26%) VMware
23 172 (15.99%) Salt
24 161 (14.96%) Apache
25 155 (14.41%) PHP
25 155 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
26 149 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 148 (13.75%) Red Hat
28 144 (13.38%) NoSQL
29 139 (12.92%) Oracle

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 161 (14.96%) Apache
2 138 (12.83%) OpenStack
3 99 (9.20%) nginx
4 98 (9.11%) Tomcat
5 95 (8.83%) Node.js
6 72 (6.69%) IIS
7 41 (3.81%) Confluence
8 31 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (2.60%) JBoss
9 28 (2.60%) Jetty
10 23 (2.14%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.02%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.93%) Mule ESB
13 8 (0.74%) MediaWiki
13 8 (0.74%) Drupal
14 7 (0.65%) Apache Qpid
14 7 (0.65%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.093%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 477 (44.33%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
4 88 (8.18%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (8.09%) IaaS
6 72 (6.69%) PaaS
7 45 (4.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (4.09%) Amazon S3
9 38 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (2.04%) Google App Engine
11 21 (1.95%) SaaS
12 17 (1.58%) GitHub
13 15 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (1.12%) Route 53
14 12 (1.12%) Heroku
15 9 (0.84%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 125 (11.62%) TCP/IP
2 113 (10.50%) HTTP
3 100 (9.29%) DNS
4 84 (7.81%) SSL
5 78 (7.25%) Firewall
6 47 (4.37%) IPsec
7 46 (4.28%) DHCP
8 43 (4.00%) FTP
9 42 (3.90%) Internet
10 31 (2.88%) VPN
10 31 (2.88%) Network Security
11 25 (2.32%) LDAP
11 25 (2.32%) LAN
12 24 (2.23%) WAN
13 19 (1.77%) SAN
14 9 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.74%) IPv6
15 8 (0.74%) OSPF
15 8 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (25.84%) MongoDB
2 219 (20.35%) MySQL
3 144 (13.38%) NoSQL
4 88 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (7.34%) Hadoop
6 67 (6.23%) Big Data
7 66 (6.13%) Redis
7 66 (6.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 64 (5.95%) Relational Database
9 55 (5.11%) SQL Server
10 42 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (3.72%) RDBMS
12 37 (3.44%) CouchDB
13 23 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.49%) Riak
15 15 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.21%) Couchbase
17 12 (1.12%) SimpleDB
18 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 10 (0.93%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 446 (41.45%) Jenkins
2 283 (26.30%) Git (software)
3 100 (9.29%) Subversion
4 76 (7.06%) Maven
5 73 (6.78%) JIRA
6 70 (6.51%) TeamCity
7 50 (4.65%) Hudson
8 46 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (3.44%) Mercurial
10 34 (3.16%) Selenium
11 31 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (2.42%) Artifactory
13 24 (2.23%) Ant
14 18 (1.67%) Gerrit
14 18 (1.67%) Gradle
15 14 (1.30%) SonarQube
16 13 (1.21%) RSpec
17 11 (1.02%) SoapUI
18 10 (0.93%) Cucumber
18 10 (0.93%) Fiddler
General
1 96 (8.92%) Finance
2 37 (3.44%) Banking
3 35 (3.25%) Games
4 23 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.67%) Retail
6 13 (1.21%) Publishing
7 12 (1.12%) Marketing
8 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.56%) Electronics
10 5 (0.46%) Legal
11 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.28%) Advertising
12 3 (0.28%) German Language
12 3 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.19%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.093%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 456 (42.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 131 (12.17%) Developer
3 116 (10.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 112 (10.41%) Architect
5 111 (10.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 51 (4.74%) Technical Architect
7 48 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (4.37%) Administrator
9 40 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (3.62%) Consultant
11 38 (3.53%) Java Developer
12 31 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
12 31 (2.88%) Digital Architect
13 29 (2.70%) Digital Technical Architect
14 27 (2.51%) Senior Architect
14 27 (2.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 26 (2.42%) DevOps Consultant
16 23 (2.14%) Cloud Engineer
17 22 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
18 20 (1.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (16.36%) Web Services
2 113 (10.50%) .NET
3 59 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
4 51 (4.74%) AngularJS
5 50 (4.65%) HTML
5 50 (4.65%) LAMP
6 48 (4.46%) REST
7 41 (3.81%) Ruby on Rails
8 38 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (3.44%) JSON
9 37 (3.44%) J2EE
9 37 (3.44%) XML
10 35 (3.25%) Spring
11 31 (2.88%) Middleware
12 30 (2.79%) RESTful
13 29 (2.70%) CSS
14 24 (2.23%) HTML5
15 23 (2.14%) Django
16 22 (2.04%) Servlets
17 19 (1.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.28%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.72%) Visualisation
4 37 (3.44%) Clustering
5 27 (2.51%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.32%) User Experience
8 22 (2.04%) Digital Media
8 22 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.95%) Replication
10 20 (1.86%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.12%) Streaming Video
15 11 (1.02%) iPad
15 11 (1.02%) iPhone
16 10 (0.93%) Online Games
16 10 (0.93%) HACMP
17 9 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 766 (71.19%) Linux
2 190 (17.66%) UNIX
3 189 (17.57%) Windows
4 149 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (11.80%) CentOS
6 91 (8.46%) Ubuntu
7 30 (2.79%) Debian
8 22 (2.04%) Solaris
9 18 (1.67%) AIX
10 17 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.21%) SUSE
13 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
15 9 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.84%) Android
15 9 (0.84%) Fedora
16 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 726 (67.47%) DevOps
2 496 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
3 432 (40.15%) Configuration Management
4 413 (38.38%) Continuous Integration
5 217 (20.17%) Open Source
6 155 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 133 (12.36%) Scrum
8 128 (11.90%) TDD
9 71 (6.60%) Automated Testing
10 61 (5.67%) Load Balancing
10 61 (5.67%) SOA
11 58 (5.39%) OO
12 56 (5.20%) E-Commerce
13 55 (5.11%) Kanban
14 46 (4.28%) BDD
15 44 (4.09%) Microservices
15 44 (4.09%) Software Engineering
16 42 (3.90%) Mentoring
17 40 (3.72%) Machine Learning
18 39 (3.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 464 (43.12%) Python
2 452 (42.01%) Ruby
3 430 (39.96%) Java
4 246 (22.86%) Bash Shell
5 192 (17.84%) Perl
6 155 (14.41%) PHP
7 106 (9.85%) JavaScript
8 100 (9.29%) SQL
9 75 (6.97%) PowerShell
10 59 (5.48%) Shell Script
11 55 (5.11%) Scala
12 43 (4.00%) R
13 36 (3.35%) Go
14 31 (2.88%) C#
15 25 (2.32%) C
16 21 (1.95%) C++
17 19 (1.77%) Groovy
18 9 (0.84%) Clojure
19 7 (0.65%) VB
20 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (3.62%) Degree
3 30 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.21%) CCNA
6 6 (0.56%) CCNP
6 6 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.56%) VCDX
6 6 (0.56%) VCAP
7 5 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.37%) RHCE
9 3 (0.28%) CCSA
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.19%) ISEB
10 2 (0.19%) CCIE
10 2 (0.19%) LPIC
10 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.19%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.97%) QA
2 13 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.74%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.093%) COBIT
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 126 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (9.48%) Docker
3 50 (4.65%) vCloud
4 33 (3.07%) vSphere
5 26 (2.42%) Xen
6 22 (2.04%) NFS
7 19 (1.77%) XenServer
7 19 (1.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 17 (1.58%) Postfix
9 16 (1.49%) Hyper-V
10 15 (1.39%) Varnish
11 14 (1.30%) VirtualBox
12 12 (1.12%) KVM
12 12 (1.12%) Samba
13 11 (1.02%) Active Directory
13 11 (1.02%) QEMU
14 10 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (0.84%) iptables
16 6 (0.56%) Sendmail
17 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 860 (79.93%) Puppet
2 293 (27.23%) Ansible
3 172 (15.99%) Salt
4 98 (9.11%) Nagios
5 84 (7.81%) Vagrant
6 56 (5.20%) ZABBIX
6 56 (5.20%) Graphite
7 48 (4.46%) StatsD
8 24 (2.23%) HAProxy
9 23 (2.14%) Cobbler
10 19 (1.77%) Tivoli
11 18 (1.67%) yum
11 18 (1.67%) Rundeck
12 17 (1.58%) Kibana
12 17 (1.58%) Cacti
13 15 (1.39%) Zenoss
14 14 (1.30%) logstash
15 13 (1.21%) Opsview
15 13 (1.21%) CFEngine
16 10 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 175 (16.26%) VMware
2 148 (13.75%) Red Hat
3 139 (12.92%) Oracle
4 82 (7.62%) Microsoft
5 62 (5.76%) Citrix
6 45 (4.18%) Splunk
6 45 (4.18%) Rackspace
7 42 (3.90%) Teradata
8 41 (3.81%) Tableau
9 40 (3.72%) SaltStack
9 40 (3.72%) Google
10 39 (3.62%) Apigee
10 39 (3.62%) Mashery
11 33 (3.07%) New Relic
12 29 (2.70%) Perforce
12 29 (2.70%) HP
13 19 (1.77%) Veritas
13 19 (1.77%) AppDynamics
14 17 (1.58%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.58%) Cisco
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