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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 121 183 215
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +32
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 466 288 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.03% 1.29% 1.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.79% 15.96% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 229 175
Average daily rate £500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Opscode Chef
England

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
2355 1804 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.24% 8.07% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1256 1153
Average daily rate £488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £14.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

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 28 April 2016.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in London

Opscode Chef
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Opscode Chef Hourly Rate Trend 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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +45 74 £500 +5.26% 51
Westminster -9 5 £440 -7.36% 1
Canary Wharf +3 3 £531 -
Hammersmith - 3 £475 -
Chiswick - 3 £450 -
Bromley - 2 £475 - 2
Harrow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 - 2
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 636 (76.90%) DevOps
2 596 (72.07%) Puppet
3 535 (64.69%) Linux
4 417 (50.42%) Amazon AWS
5 394 (47.64%) Ansible
6 359 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
7 335 (40.51%) Jenkins
8 328 (39.66%) Python
9 319 (38.57%) Configuration Management
10 307 (37.12%) Continuous Integration
11 298 (36.03%) Docker
12 271 (32.77%) Ruby
13 263 (31.80%) Java
14 239 (28.90%) Git (software)
15 174 (21.04%) Perl
16 173 (20.92%) Windows
17 160 (19.35%) Open Source
18 156 (18.86%) Bash Shell
19 153 (18.50%) Continuous Delivery
20 148 (17.90%) Web Services
21 143 (17.29%) Unix
22 142 (17.17%) MySQL
23 137 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
24 135 (16.32%) VMware
25 115 (13.91%) Finance
26 112 (13.54%) OpenStack
27 107 (12.94%) PowerShell
28 103 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
29 93 (11.25%) MongoDB
29 93 (11.25%) Scrum

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 112 (13.54%) OpenStack
2 77 (9.31%) Apache
3 67 (8.10%) Node.js
4 63 (7.62%) Tomcat
5 44 (5.32%) nginx
6 31 (3.75%) IIS
7 27 (3.26%) Confluence
8 26 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (3.02%) Apache Spark
10 22 (2.66%) JBoss
10 22 (2.66%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.97%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.97%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.73%) Jetty
13 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.73%) WordPress
14 4 (0.48%) CMS
14 4 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 20 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.60%) HipChat
3 2 (0.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 417 (50.42%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (8.46%) GitHub
4 57 (6.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 47 (5.68%) IaaS
6 46 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (5.08%) PaaS
8 32 (3.87%) Amazon S3
9 20 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (2.06%) SaaS
11 15 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 13 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (1.57%) Heroku
12 13 (1.57%) Route 53
13 12 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (1.33%) CloudFront
15 10 (1.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.71%) TCP/IP
2 52 (6.29%) HTTP
3 48 (5.80%) DNS
4 40 (4.84%) SSL
5 37 (4.47%) Firewall
6 32 (3.87%) Internet
7 28 (3.39%) SAN
7 28 (3.39%) VPN
8 18 (2.18%) SSH
9 17 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (2.06%) LAN
10 15 (1.81%) IPsec
10 15 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (1.69%) DHCP
11 14 (1.69%) FTP
11 14 (1.69%) iSCSI
11 14 (1.69%) NAS
12 12 (1.45%) LDAP
13 11 (1.33%) Network Security
14 5 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (17.17%) MySQL
2 93 (11.25%) MongoDB
3 80 (9.67%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (7.98%) NoSQL
5 51 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 43 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 37 (4.47%) Big Data
8 34 (4.11%) Redis
9 28 (3.39%) Hadoop
10 27 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (3.26%) SQL Server
11 17 (2.06%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.81%) HBase
13 11 (1.33%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.09%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.97%) Datomic
17 7 (0.85%) MariaDB
18 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 335 (40.51%) Jenkins
2 239 (28.90%) Git (software)
3 89 (10.76%) Maven
4 79 (9.55%) TeamCity
5 55 (6.65%) JIRA
5 55 (6.65%) Vagrant
6 50 (6.05%) Subversion
7 45 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 43 (5.20%) Hudson
9 34 (4.11%) Ant
10 32 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
11 31 (3.75%) Gradle
12 24 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (2.78%) Artifactory
14 19 (2.30%) Selenium
15 16 (1.93%) MSBuild
16 15 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.81%) Travis CI
17 13 (1.57%) GitLab
18 12 (1.45%) FishEye
General
1 115 (13.91%) Finance
2 54 (6.53%) Banking
3 40 (4.84%) Retail
4 29 (3.51%) Publishing
5 24 (2.90%) Games
6 17 (2.06%) Marketing
7 12 (1.45%) Legal
8 11 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.09%) Electronics
10 8 (0.97%) Law
10 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Advertising
12 4 (0.48%) Back Office
12 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 433 (52.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 111 (13.42%) AWS Engineer
3 96 (11.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 87 (10.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 86 (10.40%) Linux Engineer
6 68 (8.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 66 (7.98%) Architect
8 59 (7.13%) Developer
9 49 (5.93%) Consultant
10 44 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
11 38 (4.59%) DevOps Consultant
12 35 (4.23%) Administrator
13 32 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
14 27 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.54%) PowerShell Engineer
16 21 (2.54%) Release Manager
17 20 (2.42%) Linux Administrator
18 19 (2.30%) Senior Consultant
18 19 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (17.90%) Web Services
2 84 (10.16%) .NET
3 52 (6.29%) LAMP
4 50 (6.05%) HTML
5 43 (5.20%) REST
6 38 (4.59%) CSS
7 33 (3.99%) SOAP
8 27 (3.26%) Kafka
9 25 (3.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 25 (3.02%) Sensu
10 21 (2.54%) JSP
10 21 (2.54%) LAPP Stack
11 17 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (1.93%) JMS
12 16 (1.93%) XML
13 14 (1.69%) Hibernate
13 14 (1.69%) J2EE
14 13 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
15 12 (1.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.23%) Private Cloud
2 28 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.18%) User Experience
7 15 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.21%) Fintech
8 10 (1.21%) Online Games
9 8 (0.97%) Blog
9 8 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.85%) Wiki
11 6 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.60%) Derivative
12 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.60%) Social Media
13 4 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 535 (64.69%) Linux
2 173 (20.92%) Windows
3 143 (17.29%) Unix
4 74 (8.95%) CentOS
5 68 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (7.26%) Ubuntu
7 51 (6.17%) Windows Server
8 22 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.93%) Fedora
11 14 (1.69%) CoreOS
12 12 (1.45%) VMS
13 10 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.09%) Solaris
15 8 (0.97%) Android
15 8 (0.97%) Debian
15 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.48%) VyOS
16 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (76.90%) DevOps
2 359 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (38.57%) Configuration Management
4 307 (37.12%) Continuous Integration
5 160 (19.35%) Open Source
6 153 (18.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 93 (11.25%) Scrum
8 87 (10.52%) TDD
9 79 (9.55%) E-Commerce
10 73 (8.83%) Web Operations
11 70 (8.46%) Release Management
12 57 (6.89%) Migration
13 44 (5.32%) OO
14 37 (4.47%) Automated Testing
14 37 (4.47%) High Availability
15 35 (4.23%) BDD
15 35 (4.23%) Kanban
15 35 (4.23%) Software Engineering
16 34 (4.11%) Mentoring
17 29 (3.51%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 328 (39.66%) Python
2 271 (32.77%) Ruby
3 263 (31.80%) Java
4 174 (21.04%) Perl
5 156 (18.86%) Bash Shell
6 107 (12.94%) PowerShell
7 88 (10.64%) SQL
8 80 (9.67%) PHP
9 77 (9.31%) JavaScript
10 44 (5.32%) C++
11 37 (4.47%) Scala
12 28 (3.39%) Go
13 24 (2.90%) Groovy
14 20 (2.42%) Shell Script
15 19 (2.30%) C#
16 17 (2.06%) Korn
17 16 (1.93%) Clojure
18 14 (1.69%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.97%) Erlang
20 5 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.63%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.14%) Degree
4 6 (0.73%) CCNA
4 6 (0.73%) CCNP
4 6 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.36%) PhD
6 3 (0.36%) RHCA
6 3 (0.36%) RHCE
6 3 (0.36%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.24%) MCSE
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) CCDA
8 1 (0.12%) CCIE
8 1 (0.12%) MCITP
8 1 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.90%) QA
2 8 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.24%) COBIT
3 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.24%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 298 (36.03%) Docker
2 103 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 32 (3.87%) KVM
5 25 (3.02%) Xen
6 19 (2.30%) vCloud
7 18 (2.18%) vSphere
8 14 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.21%) XenApp
10 9 (1.09%) GlusterFS
10 9 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.09%) VirtualBox
10 9 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.97%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.97%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.85%) NFS
13 6 (0.73%) Ceph
14 5 (0.60%) oVirt
15 4 (0.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 596 (72.07%) Puppet
2 394 (47.64%) Ansible
3 83 (10.04%) Nagios
4 82 (9.92%) Salt
5 68 (8.22%) Kubernetes
6 49 (5.93%) ZABBIX
7 45 (5.44%) Terraform
8 44 (5.32%) logstash
9 43 (5.20%) Packer
10 31 (3.75%) Mesos
11 24 (2.90%) CFEngine
11 24 (2.90%) Kibana
12 22 (2.66%) SCCM
13 17 (2.06%) Capistrano
14 16 (1.93%) Grafana
14 16 (1.93%) Uchiwa
15 15 (1.81%) Rundeck
16 12 (1.45%) HAProxy
17 10 (1.21%) Graphite
17 10 (1.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (16.32%) VMware
2 83 (10.04%) Red Hat
3 70 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 54 (6.53%) Rackspace
5 46 (5.56%) Splunk
6 42 (5.08%) Oracle
7 36 (4.35%) Cisco
8 31 (3.75%) Atlassian
9 25 (3.02%) Dell
9 25 (3.02%) New Relic
10 17 (2.06%) Google
11 16 (1.93%) hybris
12 15 (1.81%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.45%) IBM
13 12 (1.45%) NetApp
14 11 (1.33%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.21%) HP
16 9 (1.09%) AppDynamics
16 9 (1.09%) Mercator
17 8 (0.97%) Perforce
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