The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 46 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 0.74% -
As % of the Systems Management category 15.38% 7.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Opscode Chef
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Systems Management Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
26 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.98% 9.96% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 13
Average daily rate £450 £410 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +21.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £700 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.96 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -5.17%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Opscode Chef across the Kent region.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
3 4 (50.00%) SoftLayer
3 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) Splunk
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) SNMP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 4 (50.00%) Veritas
3 4 (50.00%) HACMP
3 4 (50.00%) Nagios
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 4 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (50.00%) PKI

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) SoftLayer
1 4 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SNMP
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Grails
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
1 4 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (50.00%) HACMP
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Security
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Nagios
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Splunk
1 4 (50.00%) Veritas
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec