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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 105 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 48 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 0.48% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.68% 5.51% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 0
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£625 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
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
257 254 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.95% 8.79% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 116 63
Average daily rate £450 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £217 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 16
Average hourly rate £15.91 £31.53 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.52% +34.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £16.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £47.25 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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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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
Cheshire +19 27 £650 +44.44% 3
Manchester -13 6 £569 +62.50% 2
Opscode Chef
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 44 (65.67%) Linux
2 36 (53.73%) MongoDB
3 35 (52.24%) Puppet
4 33 (49.25%) UNIX
5 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (47.76%) IaaS
6 30 (44.78%) Hadoop
7 29 (43.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (43.28%) Oracle
8 28 (41.79%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (41.79%) DevOps
9 27 (40.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (40.30%) StatsD
9 27 (40.30%) Node.js
9 27 (40.30%) AngularJS
9 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
9 27 (40.30%) Citrix
10 26 (38.81%) Teradata
10 26 (38.81%) Big Data
10 26 (38.81%) Tableau
10 26 (38.81%) R
11 25 (37.31%) Machine Learning
11 25 (37.31%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (34.33%) Visualisation
13 22 (32.84%) Python
14 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
15 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
16 16 (23.88%) .NET
16 16 (23.88%) Java
17 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 27 (40.30%) Node.js
2 9 (13.43%) Apache
3 7 (10.45%) nginx
4 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.49%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (47.76%) IaaS
2 28 (41.79%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (16.42%) PaaS
4 8 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (8.96%) Amazon S3
6 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (5.97%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.99%) Route 53
8 2 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Internet
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) Network Security
3 3 (4.48%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) DHCP
4 2 (2.99%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) SNMP
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) FTP
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
5 1 (1.49%) SMTP
5 1 (1.49%) SSL
5 1 (1.49%) IPv4
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) IPsec
5 1 (1.49%) SSH
5 1 (1.49%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (53.73%) MongoDB
2 30 (44.78%) Hadoop
3 29 (43.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 26 (38.81%) Big Data
5 25 (37.31%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.45%) MySQL
7 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.49%) RavenDB
10 1 (1.49%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) RSpec
6 1 (1.49%) Hudson
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Architect
2 25 (37.31%) Technical Architect
3 19 (28.36%) Digital Architect
4 14 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (19.40%) Senior Architect
6 12 (17.91%) Senior Technical Architect
7 8 (11.94%) Senior Digital Architect
8 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
12 1 (1.49%) Technical Engineer
12 1 (1.49%) Automation Team Leader
12 1 (1.49%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) AngularJS
1 27 (40.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 16 (23.88%) .NET
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) Middleware
4 4 (5.97%) LAMP
5 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) REST
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Visualisation
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) User Experience
4 4 (5.97%) Open Source
5 3 (4.48%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Linux
2 33 (49.25%) UNIX
3 11 (16.42%) Windows
4 8 (11.94%) CentOS
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) DevOps
3 25 (37.31%) Machine Learning
4 19 (28.36%) Configuration Management
5 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.94%) Web Accessibility
7 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
9 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (2.99%) Auto-Scaling
10 2 (2.99%) CRM
10 2 (2.99%) Information Security
10 2 (2.99%) TDD
10 2 (2.99%) BDD
10 2 (2.99%) High Availability
11 1 (1.49%) SIEM
11 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity
11 1 (1.49%) Project Management
11 1 (1.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) JavaScript
2 26 (38.81%) R
3 22 (32.84%) Python
4 16 (23.88%) Java
5 13 (19.40%) Ruby
6 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
7 8 (11.94%) Perl
8 5 (7.46%) PHP
8 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.48%) C
10 2 (2.99%) Groovy
11 1 (1.49%) C#
11 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.49%) AWK
11 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) vSphere
3 3 (4.48%) HDFS
4 2 (2.99%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.99%) Docker
4 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.49%) Samba
5 1 (1.49%) Xen
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) iptables
5 1 (1.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 35 (52.24%) Puppet
2 27 (40.30%) StatsD
3 14 (20.90%) Salt
4 10 (14.93%) Ansible
5 6 (8.96%) Vagrant
6 5 (7.46%) Nagios
7 4 (5.97%) Cacti
8 3 (4.48%) SCOrch
8 3 (4.48%) BladeLogic
9 2 (2.99%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.49%) WSUS
10 1 (1.49%) SCOM
10 1 (1.49%) Opsview
10 1 (1.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Oracle
2 27 (40.30%) Citrix
3 26 (38.81%) Teradata
3 26 (38.81%) Tableau
4 11 (16.42%) VMware
5 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.46%) Vertica
7 4 (5.97%) Percona
7 4 (5.97%) RightScale
7 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco
9 1 (1.49%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
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