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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 118 123 124
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 34 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.59% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.11% 8.44% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 5
Average daily rate £380 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £413
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
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 North West region.

Systems Management Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
225 225 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.92% 6.95% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 111 102
Average daily rate £390 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £188 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £24.15 £32.54 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £20.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
Manchester -1 23 £325 -13.33% 10
Cheshire -1 7 £413 +1.22%
Lancashire 0 1 £700 +40.00% 2
Merseyside -6 1 - -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 62 (68.89%) Puppet
2 58 (64.44%) DevOps
2 58 (64.44%) Linux
3 39 (43.33%) Python
4 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 33 (36.67%) Ruby
5 33 (36.67%) Java
6 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
7 25 (27.78%) Unix
7 25 (27.78%) Bash Shell
8 20 (22.22%) Ansible
9 19 (21.11%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (18.89%) Tomcat
12 15 (16.67%) VMware
12 15 (16.67%) Docker
13 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
13 14 (15.56%) .NET
14 13 (14.44%) Oracle
14 13 (14.44%) Cobbler
15 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
15 12 (13.33%) HTTP
15 12 (13.33%) nginx
16 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
16 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
16 11 (12.22%) Google
16 11 (12.22%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (18.89%) Tomcat
2 12 (13.33%) nginx
3 9 (10.00%) Node.js
3 9 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 9 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.78%) Apache
4 7 (7.78%) IIS
4 7 (7.78%) Jetty
5 6 (6.67%) CloudStack
6 3 (3.33%) JBoss
7 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (21.11%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (12.22%) Google App Engine
4 11 (12.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (12.22%) IaaS
5 5 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.11%) PaaS
8 1 (1.11%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) HTTP
2 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.11%) DNS
4 9 (10.00%) Internet
5 8 (8.89%) DHCP
5 8 (8.89%) FTP
5 8 (8.89%) IPsec
6 3 (3.33%) SSL
7 2 (2.22%) Firewall
7 2 (2.22%) SAN
7 2 (2.22%) VLAN
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 5 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.11%) Redis
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.11%) Artifactory
4 7 (7.78%) Maven
5 6 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.56%) Gradle
7 3 (3.33%) Hudson
7 3 (3.33%) JIRA
7 3 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.33%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.22%) Ant
8 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.22%) RSpec
9 1 (1.11%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (3.33%) Banking
1 3 (3.33%) Finance
1 3 (3.33%) Legal
2 2 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Architect
3 12 (13.33%) Consultant
4 9 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 8 (8.89%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Configuration Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Ruby Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) AWS Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Digital Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Digital Technical Architect
10 2 (2.22%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 7 (7.78%) J2EE
3 7 (7.78%) Servlets
4 3 (3.33%) Middleware
5 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.11%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.11%) jQuery
6 1 (1.11%) JSON
6 1 (1.11%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.33%) Social Media
4 2 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 58 (64.44%) Linux
2 25 (27.78%) Unix
3 10 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (64.44%) DevOps
2 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.11%) Configuration Management
4 19 (21.11%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.22%) Scrum
6 9 (10.00%) DSDM
6 9 (10.00%) RUP
7 8 (8.89%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (5.56%) Machine Learning
10 4 (4.44%) High Availability
10 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.44%) Open Source
10 4 (4.44%) Server Building
11 3 (3.33%) BDD
11 3 (3.33%) TDD
11 3 (3.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) Python
2 33 (36.67%) Java
2 33 (36.67%) Ruby
3 25 (27.78%) Bash Shell
4 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
5 11 (12.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
6 9 (10.00%) Perl
7 7 (7.78%) SQL
8 5 (5.56%) R
9 3 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) Groovy
10 1 (1.11%) Jython
10 1 (1.11%) Korn
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
10 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Docker
2 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.00%) Xen
4 8 (8.89%) vSphere
5 6 (6.67%) XenServer
6 3 (3.33%) vCloud
7 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.11%) XenApp
8 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (68.89%) Puppet
2 20 (22.22%) Ansible
3 13 (14.44%) Cobbler
4 9 (10.00%) Tivoli
5 8 (8.89%) StatsD
6 3 (3.33%) Packer
7 2 (2.22%) Capistrano
7 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.22%) SCCM
8 1 (1.11%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.11%) logstash
8 1 (1.11%) Nagios
8 1 (1.11%) Terraform
8 1 (1.11%) vRealize
8 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) VMware
2 13 (14.44%) Oracle
3 11 (12.22%) Google
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.78%) Apigee
5 7 (7.78%) Citrix
5 7 (7.78%) Mashery
6 6 (6.67%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (5.56%) Tableau
7 5 (5.56%) Teradata
8 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.11%) New Relic
9 1 (1.11%) SaltStack
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