The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 131 116 134
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 3 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.61% 0.088%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.49% 7.93% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£475 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £291 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £340 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
201 227 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 7.70% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 91 84
Average daily rate £300 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £210 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.56 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +55.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £19.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.51 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
Lancashire - 2 £520 -
Manchester -12 1 £313 -2.34% 5
Cheshire - - - - 3
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (93.33%) Puppet
2 13 (86.67%) DevOps
3 12 (80.00%) Linux
4 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
7 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (40.00%) OpenStack
8 5 (33.33%) Ansible
8 5 (33.33%) vCloud
8 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (26.67%) Ruby
9 4 (26.67%) Python
9 4 (26.67%) Apache
9 4 (26.67%) PHP
10 3 (20.00%) MySQL
10 3 (20.00%) nginx
10 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (20.00%) Open Source
11 2 (13.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (13.33%) Scala
11 2 (13.33%) Cacti
11 2 (13.33%) TDD
11 2 (13.33%) CentOS
11 2 (13.33%) Percona
11 2 (13.33%) RSpec
11 2 (13.33%) BDD
11 2 (13.33%) Web Services

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
3 3 (20.00%) nginx
4 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) RSpec
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) DevOps
2 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) Scala
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (93.33%) Puppet
2 5 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (13.33%) Nagios
3 2 (13.33%) Cacti
4 1 (6.67%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Percona
4 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
4 1 (6.67%) Mercator
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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