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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 180 274 362
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +88
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 628 350 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 0.71% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.61% 8.86% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 253 145
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
4298 3950 3598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.34% 8.00% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2674 2336 2030
Average daily rate £405 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 123 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £31.56 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.17% -10.84%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +32 282 £475 +5.55% 111
East of England +61 107 £400 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire +11 62 £350 - 19
South East +24 49 £500 +2.56% 15
North West +14 44 £475 +11.76% 11
South West +10 42 £425 +6.25% 13
North East - 36 £445 - 3
East Midlands +7 14 £425 -22.72% 4
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 971 (80.25%) Puppet
2 836 (69.09%) Linux
3 796 (65.79%) DevOps
4 540 (44.63%) Amazon AWS
5 504 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
6 498 (41.16%) Jenkins
7 490 (40.50%) Python
8 481 (39.75%) Java
9 475 (39.26%) Ruby
10 430 (35.54%) Configuration Management
11 399 (32.98%) Continuous Integration
12 357 (29.50%) Ansible
13 319 (26.36%) Git (software)
14 279 (23.06%) MongoDB
15 262 (21.65%) Bash Shell
16 219 (18.10%) Open Source
17 217 (17.93%) Web Services
18 210 (17.36%) Perl
19 206 (17.02%) MySQL
20 200 (16.53%) VMware
21 198 (16.36%) UNIX
22 193 (15.95%) Windows
23 190 (15.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 189 (15.62%) Red Hat
25 167 (13.80%) TDD
26 164 (13.55%) Docker
27 160 (13.22%) Oracle
28 157 (12.98%) Salt
29 156 (12.89%) Continuous Delivery
30 155 (12.81%) PHP

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 145 (11.98%) Apache
2 123 (10.17%) OpenStack
3 118 (9.75%) Tomcat
4 95 (7.85%) Node.js
5 88 (7.27%) nginx
6 76 (6.28%) IIS
7 61 (5.04%) Confluence
8 54 (4.46%) JBoss
9 28 (2.31%) Jetty
10 27 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.98%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.16%) Mule ESB
13 13 (1.07%) Drupal
14 11 (0.91%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.91%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.58%) Apache Qpid
15 7 (0.58%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.17%) MS Office
2 2 (0.17%) SPSS
3 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.083%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 540 (44.63%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
3 100 (8.26%) Cloud Computing
4 97 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 78 (6.45%) IaaS
6 63 (5.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 52 (4.30%) Amazon S3
8 49 (4.05%) PaaS
9 48 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 36 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 30 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
12 28 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
13 22 (1.82%) Google App Engine
13 22 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (1.49%) SaaS
15 16 (1.32%) GitHub
16 15 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
17 14 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 13 (1.07%) AWS CloudTrail
19 11 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 114 (9.42%) TCP/IP
2 98 (8.10%) HTTP
3 86 (7.11%) DNS
4 81 (6.69%) Firewall
5 69 (5.70%) SSL
6 39 (3.22%) VPN
7 38 (3.14%) Internet
8 32 (2.64%) DHCP
9 30 (2.48%) IPsec
9 30 (2.48%) Network Security
10 27 (2.23%) FTP
11 21 (1.74%) WAN
12 19 (1.57%) LAN
13 18 (1.49%) LDAP
14 15 (1.24%) SAN
15 12 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (0.91%) DMZ
17 10 (0.83%) SSH
18 8 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (23.06%) MongoDB
2 206 (17.02%) MySQL
3 136 (11.24%) NoSQL
4 120 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
5 88 (7.27%) Hadoop
6 76 (6.28%) Big Data
7 69 (5.70%) Redis
8 67 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 66 (5.45%) Relational Database
10 64 (5.29%) SQL Server
11 54 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (3.14%) CouchDB
13 32 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
14 25 (2.07%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.16%) DB2
17 12 (0.99%) DTS
17 12 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 498 (41.16%) Jenkins
2 319 (26.36%) Git (software)
3 119 (9.83%) Subversion
4 93 (7.69%) JIRA
5 58 (4.79%) Maven
6 56 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 50 (4.13%) Selenium
8 42 (3.47%) Mercurial
8 42 (3.47%) Hudson
9 40 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 36 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (2.64%) Artifactory
12 31 (2.56%) Gerrit
13 29 (2.40%) Ant
14 23 (1.90%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.49%) Gradle
15 18 (1.49%) SonarQube
16 17 (1.40%) JUnit
17 11 (0.91%) SoapUI
17 11 (0.91%) RSpec
General
1 108 (8.93%) Finance
2 47 (3.88%) Banking
3 35 (2.89%) Games
4 27 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.90%) Retail
6 8 (0.66%) Publishing
6 8 (0.66%) Marketing
6 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.33%) Electronics
8 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.33%) Legal
9 3 (0.25%) Billing
9 3 (0.25%) Advertising
9 3 (0.25%) Law
10 2 (0.17%) Automotive
10 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.17%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.083%) German Language
11 1 (0.083%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 483 (39.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 156 (12.89%) Developer
3 149 (12.31%) Architect
4 128 (10.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 87 (7.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 72 (5.95%) Administrator
7 63 (5.21%) Technical Architect
8 57 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
9 55 (4.55%) Java Developer
10 49 (4.05%) Consultant
11 47 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
12 45 (3.72%) Linux Administrator
13 40 (3.31%) Digital Architect
14 39 (3.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 33 (2.73%) Senior Architect
16 32 (2.64%) Digital Technical Architect
17 31 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
18 29 (2.40%) DevOps Consultant
19 27 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
20 24 (1.98%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (17.93%) Web Services
2 119 (9.83%) .NET
3 73 (6.03%) RabbitMQ
4 72 (5.95%) LAMP
5 68 (5.62%) HTML
6 60 (4.96%) REST
7 55 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 53 (4.38%) Spring
9 49 (4.05%) Django
10 48 (3.97%) J2EE
11 47 (3.88%) JSON
11 47 (3.88%) Middleware
12 42 (3.47%) Ruby on Rails
13 40 (3.31%) RESTful
14 39 (3.22%) HTML5
15 35 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (2.64%) XML
17 29 (2.40%) CSS
18 26 (2.15%) jQuery
19 25 (2.07%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 43 (3.55%) Visualisation
3 41 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.48%) Clustering
5 30 (2.48%) User Experience
6 24 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 22 (1.82%) Private Cloud
7 22 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.40%) Digital Media
8 17 (1.40%) Replication
9 16 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.99%) Social Media
11 11 (0.91%) iPad
11 11 (0.91%) iPhone
11 11 (0.91%) Streaming Video
11 11 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.83%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 836 (69.09%) Linux
2 198 (16.36%) UNIX
3 193 (15.95%) Windows
4 190 (15.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (10.00%) CentOS
6 78 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 31 (2.56%) Debian
8 23 (1.90%) Mac OS X
9 20 (1.65%) AIX
9 20 (1.65%) Solaris
10 17 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (1.16%) Fedora
13 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.66%) HPUX
14 8 (0.66%) Android
14 8 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.58%) SUSE
16 6 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.33%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (65.79%) DevOps
2 504 (41.65%) Agile Software Development
3 430 (35.54%) Configuration Management
4 399 (32.98%) Continuous Integration
5 219 (18.10%) Open Source
6 167 (13.80%) TDD
7 156 (12.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 143 (11.82%) Scrum
9 73 (6.03%) E-Commerce
10 63 (5.21%) SOA
11 58 (4.79%) Kanban
12 56 (4.63%) BDD
13 51 (4.21%) Software Engineering
14 49 (4.05%) Migration
15 48 (3.97%) Mentoring
16 43 (3.55%) Machine Learning
17 42 (3.47%) Load Balancing
18 41 (3.39%) Microservices
19 40 (3.31%) Automated Testing
20 38 (3.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 490 (40.50%) Python
2 481 (39.75%) Java
3 475 (39.26%) Ruby
4 262 (21.65%) Bash Shell
5 210 (17.36%) Perl
6 155 (12.81%) PHP
7 136 (11.24%) JavaScript
8 117 (9.67%) SQL
9 87 (7.19%) PowerShell
10 71 (5.87%) Scala
11 67 (5.54%) Shell Script
12 47 (3.88%) R
13 33 (2.73%) Go
14 32 (2.64%) C#
15 23 (1.90%) C++
16 20 (1.65%) Groovy
17 15 (1.24%) C
18 9 (0.74%) Clojure
19 7 (0.58%) PHP5
19 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (4.79%) Security Cleared
2 44 (3.64%) Degree
3 24 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.66%) CCNA
7 6 (0.50%) VCAP
8 4 (0.33%) RHCE
8 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.25%) MCSE
9 3 (0.25%) CCNP
10 2 (0.17%) CCIE
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.17%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.17%) HP MASE
10 2 (0.17%) LPIC
10 2 (0.17%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.083%) VCP5
11 1 (0.083%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.47%) QA
2 16 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.083%) COBIT
4 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 164 (13.55%) Docker
2 118 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.63%) vCloud
4 24 (1.98%) vSphere
5 23 (1.90%) KVM
6 20 (1.65%) VirtualBox
7 18 (1.49%) Hyper-V
8 17 (1.40%) Active Directory
8 17 (1.40%) Xen
9 16 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (1.07%) QEMU
10 13 (1.07%) NFS
11 12 (0.99%) Varnish
12 11 (0.91%) XenServer
13 10 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.58%) Postfix
14 7 (0.58%) Samba
15 6 (0.50%) iptables
16 5 (0.41%) HDFS
16 5 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 971 (80.25%) Puppet
2 357 (29.50%) Ansible
3 157 (12.98%) Salt
4 116 (9.59%) Vagrant
5 84 (6.94%) Nagios
6 55 (4.55%) Graphite
7 52 (4.30%) StatsD
8 40 (3.31%) ZABBIX
9 30 (2.48%) HAProxy
10 25 (2.07%) Rundeck
11 21 (1.74%) Cobbler
11 21 (1.74%) Tivoli
12 20 (1.65%) yum
12 20 (1.65%) logstash
13 17 (1.40%) Kibana
14 16 (1.32%) Opsview
15 14 (1.16%) Zenoss
16 12 (0.99%) SCOM
16 12 (0.99%) Mesos
17 11 (0.91%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 200 (16.53%) VMware
2 189 (15.62%) Red Hat
3 160 (13.22%) Oracle
4 84 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 61 (5.04%) Citrix
6 58 (4.79%) SaltStack
7 54 (4.46%) Splunk
8 51 (4.21%) Google
9 46 (3.80%) Teradata
10 44 (3.64%) HP
10 44 (3.64%) Tableau
11 42 (3.47%) Apigee
11 42 (3.47%) Mashery
12 37 (3.06%) Rackspace
12 37 (3.06%) IBM
13 31 (2.56%) New Relic
14 22 (1.82%) Perforce
15 20 (1.65%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.57%) WSO2
17 17 (1.40%) AppDynamics
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