The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 176 208 322
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +114
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 288 234 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 0.99% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.73% 14.05% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 176 58
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £500
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 London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1721 1666 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.73% 7.05% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1128 1001
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.50 £32.50
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 London

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

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in London

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
City of London +42 65 £475 -3.55% 34
Canary Wharf -4 4 - -
Croydon - 3 £500 - 1
Chessington - 2 £325 -
Westminster +2 1 £475 -
Paddington - 1 £425 -
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Ealing - 1 £425 - 1
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 493 (83.56%) Puppet
2 434 (73.56%) Linux
3 428 (72.54%) DevOps
4 284 (48.14%) Ruby
5 280 (47.46%) Amazon AWS
6 266 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
7 259 (43.90%) Python
8 247 (41.86%) Jenkins
9 246 (41.69%) Java
10 236 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
11 209 (35.42%) Configuration Management
12 188 (31.86%) Ansible
13 177 (30.00%) Git (software)
14 148 (25.08%) MongoDB
15 142 (24.07%) MySQL
16 127 (21.53%) Perl
17 118 (20.00%) Windows
17 118 (20.00%) Open Source
18 117 (19.83%) Bash Shell
19 110 (18.64%) VMware
20 107 (18.14%) Salt
21 102 (17.29%) Web Services
22 101 (17.12%) CentOS
23 98 (16.61%) Scrum
24 94 (15.93%) Apache
24 94 (15.93%) OpenStack
25 93 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
26 91 (15.42%) PHP
27 89 (15.08%) NoSQL
28 88 (14.92%) Ubuntu

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 94 (15.93%) Apache
1 94 (15.93%) OpenStack
2 60 (10.17%) nginx
3 57 (9.66%) Tomcat
4 54 (9.15%) Node.js
5 44 (7.46%) IIS
6 29 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (4.41%) JBoss
8 16 (2.71%) Confluence
9 14 (2.37%) Jetty
10 9 (1.53%) Mule ESB
11 8 (1.36%) Apache Solr
11 8 (1.36%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.19%) Apache Pig
13 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.68%) Drupal
14 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.68%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 19 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 280 (47.46%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (9.15%) PaaS
4 45 (7.63%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (4.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 25 (4.24%) IaaS
7 23 (3.90%) Amazon S3
8 21 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (2.37%) GitHub
11 12 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (1.86%) SaaS
13 10 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.36%) Google App Engine
15 6 (1.02%) Heroku
16 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.51%) Route 53
17 3 (0.51%) Office 365
18 2 (0.34%) Joyent
18 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.07%) TCP/IP
2 74 (12.54%) HTTP
3 61 (10.34%) DNS
4 56 (9.49%) SSL
5 37 (6.27%) Firewall
6 29 (4.92%) IPsec
7 27 (4.58%) DHCP
8 25 (4.24%) FTP
9 19 (3.22%) Internet
9 19 (3.22%) SAN
10 17 (2.88%) VPN
11 11 (1.86%) LDAP
12 10 (1.69%) LAN
13 9 (1.53%) Network Security
13 9 (1.53%) WAN
14 8 (1.36%) NAS
15 7 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (1.02%) DMZ
17 5 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (0.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (25.08%) MongoDB
2 142 (24.07%) MySQL
3 89 (15.08%) NoSQL
4 62 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (6.78%) Hadoop
6 37 (6.27%) Relational Database
7 36 (6.10%) Redis
8 34 (5.76%) SQL Server
8 34 (5.76%) RDBMS
9 31 (5.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (5.08%) Big Data
11 19 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (2.54%) CouchDB
13 12 (2.03%) Riak
14 10 (1.69%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.19%) MariaDB
15 7 (1.19%) HBase
16 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.51%) Couchbase
17 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 247 (41.86%) Jenkins
2 177 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 72 (12.20%) Subversion
4 62 (10.51%) Maven
5 43 (7.29%) TeamCity
6 34 (5.76%) Hudson
7 33 (5.59%) JIRA
8 32 (5.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (4.58%) Mercurial
9 27 (4.58%) Artifactory
10 16 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.20%) Selenium
12 12 (2.03%) Ant
13 11 (1.86%) SonarQube
13 11 (1.86%) Gerrit
14 10 (1.69%) Gradle
15 8 (1.36%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.36%) GitLab
16 6 (1.02%) FishEye
16 6 (1.02%) RSpec
General
1 46 (7.80%) Finance
2 21 (3.56%) Games
3 17 (2.88%) Banking
4 16 (2.71%) Publishing
5 5 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.85%) Advertising
5 5 (0.85%) Legal
5 5 (0.85%) Retail
6 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.68%) Marketing
7 3 (0.51%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.34%) German Language
8 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.34%) Turkish Language
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 248 (42.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (15.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 60 (10.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 59 (10.00%) Developer
5 38 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
6 36 (6.10%) Architect
7 27 (4.58%) Consultant
8 26 (4.41%) Administrator
9 22 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (3.22%) DevOps Consultant
11 16 (2.71%) Senior Consultant
11 16 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (2.37%) Operations Engineer
12 14 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (2.20%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 13 (2.20%) UNIX Engineer
14 12 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.03%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.03%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.03%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (17.29%) Web Services
2 44 (7.46%) .NET
3 34 (5.76%) LAMP
4 29 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (4.58%) XML
6 25 (4.24%) REST
7 21 (3.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 19 (3.22%) J2EE
8 19 (3.22%) HTML
9 18 (3.05%) JSON
10 16 (2.71%) CSS
11 13 (2.20%) Play Framework
12 12 (2.03%) Spring
13 11 (1.86%) Middleware
14 10 (1.69%) jQuery
15 9 (1.53%) SOAP
16 8 (1.36%) Symfony
16 8 (1.36%) Laravel
16 8 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 7 (1.19%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 118 (20.00%) Open Source
2 26 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (4.07%) Clustering
4 21 (3.56%) Digital Media
5 16 (2.71%) Private Cloud
6 15 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.69%) Spread Betting
9 9 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.53%) Streaming Video
10 8 (1.36%) Replication
10 8 (1.36%) Online Games
10 8 (1.36%) iPhone
10 8 (1.36%) iPad
11 7 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.68%) Wiki
14 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 434 (73.56%) Linux
2 118 (20.00%) Windows
3 101 (17.12%) CentOS
4 88 (14.92%) Ubuntu
5 83 (14.07%) UNIX
6 65 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.90%) Debian
8 20 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.05%) Solaris
10 17 (2.88%) SUSE
11 11 (1.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.86%) AIX
12 10 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.19%) Fedora
14 6 (1.02%) HPUX
15 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.85%) Android
16 4 (0.68%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (72.54%) DevOps
2 266 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 209 (35.42%) Configuration Management
5 98 (16.61%) Scrum
6 93 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 58 (9.83%) TDD
8 57 (9.66%) Automated Testing
9 52 (8.81%) Load Balancing
10 50 (8.47%) OO
11 36 (6.10%) Service Delivery
12 35 (5.93%) BDD
12 35 (5.93%) E-Commerce
13 34 (5.76%) SOA
13 34 (5.76%) Build Automation
14 31 (5.25%) Kanban
14 31 (5.25%) Microservices
15 30 (5.08%) Change Management
16 26 (4.41%) ITIL
17 24 (4.07%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 284 (48.14%) Ruby
2 259 (43.90%) Python
3 246 (41.69%) Java
4 127 (21.53%) Perl
5 117 (19.83%) Bash Shell
6 91 (15.42%) PHP
7 44 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 42 (7.12%) Scala
9 37 (6.27%) SQL
10 35 (5.93%) JavaScript
11 24 (4.07%) Go
11 24 (4.07%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.54%) C#
13 12 (2.03%) Groovy
14 9 (1.53%) C
15 8 (1.36%) C++
16 5 (0.85%) Clojure
16 5 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.68%) VB
18 3 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.07%) Degree
4 9 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.36%) VCAP
6 7 (1.19%) VCDX
7 5 (0.85%) CCNA
8 4 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.51%) RHCE
9 3 (0.51%) CCSA
10 2 (0.34%) MCSE
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.34%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.17%) LPIC
11 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.17%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.69%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (9.32%) Docker
3 50 (8.47%) vCloud
4 28 (4.75%) vSphere
5 17 (2.88%) Xen
6 16 (2.71%) NFS
7 15 (2.54%) Varnish
8 12 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (1.86%) VirtualBox
10 10 (1.69%) Postfix
10 10 (1.69%) Hyper-V
10 10 (1.69%) XenServer
11 6 (1.02%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.85%) iptables
12 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.68%) Samba
13 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
14 3 (0.51%) XenApp
15 2 (0.34%) KVM
16 1 (0.17%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 493 (83.56%) Puppet
2 188 (31.86%) Ansible
3 107 (18.14%) Salt
4 81 (13.73%) Nagios
5 58 (9.83%) ZABBIX
6 57 (9.66%) Vagrant
7 23 (3.90%) Graphite
8 20 (3.39%) Cacti
9 17 (2.88%) HAProxy
9 17 (2.88%) Kibana
10 12 (2.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 12 (2.03%) logstash
11 11 (1.86%) yum
11 11 (1.86%) Zenoss
12 10 (1.69%) Icinga
13 9 (1.53%) Graylog
14 6 (1.02%) SCOM
14 6 (1.02%) Cobbler
14 6 (1.02%) collectd
14 6 (1.02%) Opsview
Vendors
1 110 (18.64%) VMware
2 80 (13.56%) Red Hat
3 42 (7.12%) Oracle
3 42 (7.12%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.59%) Rackspace
5 31 (5.25%) Perforce
5 31 (5.25%) New Relic
6 26 (4.41%) HP
7 17 (2.88%) Google
7 17 (2.88%) SaltStack
8 16 (2.71%) AppDynamics
9 15 (2.54%) Splunk
10 14 (2.37%) Cisco
11 13 (2.20%) Atlassian
11 13 (2.20%) EMC
12 12 (2.03%) Veritas
13 11 (1.86%) Percona
13 11 (1.86%) Citrix
14 10 (1.69%) IBM
14 10 (1.69%) Akamai
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