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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 115 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 50 38 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.01% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.41% 12.30% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 3
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -
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
347 309 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.36% 8.19% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 165 117
Median daily rate £415 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.05 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.80 £62.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+36.90% +9.09%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 29 £498 +4.73% 14
Lancashire -3 15 £433 -8.94%
Cheshire -12 5 £475 +12.75%
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England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 68 (71.58%) Puppet
2 63 (66.32%) DevOps
3 59 (62.11%) Linux
4 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (50.53%) Python
6 43 (45.26%) Java
7 39 (41.05%) Amazon AWS
8 34 (35.79%) Jenkins
9 29 (30.53%) Bash Shell
10 28 (29.47%) Unix
10 28 (29.47%) Windows
10 28 (29.47%) Ruby
11 25 (26.32%) Ansible
12 22 (23.16%) IaaS
12 22 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (21.05%) Open Source
13 20 (21.05%) Oracle
14 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
15 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
15 16 (16.84%) SaltStack
16 14 (14.74%) Docker
16 14 (14.74%) Finance
17 13 (13.68%) Business Analysis
17 13 (13.68%) Apache
17 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
17 13 (13.68%) JIRA
18 12 (12.63%) Use Case
18 12 (12.63%) MongoDB
18 12 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (12.63%) Agile Project Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.68%) Apache
2 11 (11.58%) OpenStack
3 8 (8.42%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.26%) JBoss
4 5 (5.26%) nginx
4 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (2.11%) IIS
7 2 (2.11%) Jetty
8 1 (1.05%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.05%) Confluence
8 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (41.05%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (23.16%) IaaS
3 11 (11.58%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (6.32%) PaaS
6 5 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (4.21%) Google App Engine
7 4 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (4.21%) Office 365
8 2 (2.11%) Engine Yard
8 2 (2.11%) GitHub
8 2 (2.11%) Heroku
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) DNS
1 7 (7.37%) Internet
2 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.21%) SSL
4 3 (3.16%) HTTP
4 3 (3.16%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.11%) DHCP
5 2 (2.11%) Firewall
5 2 (2.11%) FTP
5 2 (2.11%) IPsec
5 2 (2.11%) SSH
6 1 (1.05%) ICMP
6 1 (1.05%) LAN
6 1 (1.05%) LDAP
6 1 (1.05%) SAN
6 1 (1.05%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra
1 12 (12.63%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.37%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.21%) Big Data
4 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.11%) Redis
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (35.79%) Jenkins
2 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.68%) JIRA
4 10 (10.53%) Vagrant
5 9 (9.47%) Hudson
6 8 (8.42%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.21%) Maven
7 4 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.21%) Travis CI
8 3 (3.16%) Ant
8 3 (3.16%) GitLab
8 3 (3.16%) GoCD
8 3 (3.16%) MSI
8 3 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.11%) Gradle
9 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (41.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Business Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) Architect
5 9 (9.47%) DevOps Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Technical Business Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (7.37%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Web Services
2 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) Node.js
3 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
3 7 (7.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.16%) MCollective
6 2 (2.11%) J2EE
6 2 (2.11%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.11%) Middleware
6 2 (2.11%) Servlets
7 1 (1.05%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) PKI
4 5 (5.26%) Social Media
5 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.16%) Wiki
7 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.11%) User Experience
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (62.11%) Linux
2 28 (29.47%) Unix
2 28 (29.47%) Windows
3 6 (6.32%) CentOS
3 6 (6.32%) Ubuntu
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.16%) Fedora
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) CoreOS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (66.32%) DevOps
2 58 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (21.05%) Open Source
5 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 13 (13.68%) Business Analysis
6 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
7 12 (12.63%) Agile Project Management
7 12 (12.63%) OO
7 12 (12.63%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (12.63%) Project Management
7 12 (12.63%) UML
7 12 (12.63%) Use Case
8 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.53%) Service Design
10 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (8.42%) Microservices
12 7 (7.37%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 7 (7.37%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) Python
2 43 (45.26%) Java
3 29 (30.53%) Bash Shell
4 28 (29.47%) Ruby
5 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.37%) Perl
8 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.26%) SQL
9 3 (3.16%) PHP
9 3 (3.16%) R
10 2 (2.11%) Go
11 1 (1.05%) C
11 1 (1.05%) C++
11 1 (1.05%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.11%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.26%) COBIT
2 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Docker
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) vCloud
5 3 (3.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (3.16%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) Xen
6 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (71.58%) Puppet
2 25 (26.32%) Ansible
3 8 (8.42%) Salt
4 7 (7.37%) StatsD
5 6 (6.32%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.26%) SCCM
7 4 (4.21%) Mesos
7 4 (4.21%) SCOrch
8 3 (3.16%) Cobbler
8 3 (3.16%) Nagios
8 3 (3.16%) yum
9 2 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.11%) Packer
9 2 (2.11%) Terraform
10 1 (1.05%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.05%) CA Wily
10 1 (1.05%) Kibana
10 1 (1.05%) logstash
10 1 (1.05%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Oracle
2 16 (16.84%) SaltStack
3 11 (11.58%) Citrix
4 10 (10.53%) VMware
5 7 (7.37%) Apigee
5 7 (7.37%) Mashery
6 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.21%) Google
8 3 (3.16%) Rackspace
8 3 (3.16%) Tableau
8 3 (3.16%) Teradata
9 2 (2.11%) BMC
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.05%) CA
10 1 (1.05%) Intel
10 1 (1.05%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.05%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.05%) New Relic
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