The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 40 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.80% - 1.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.50% - 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£383 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 - £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
Opscode Chef
North West

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

Systems Management Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
40 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.67% 8.54% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Average daily rate £263 £180 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £171 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £350 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Opscode Chef
North West

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Jetty
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Heroku
2 1 (33.33%) Engine Yard
2 1 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft