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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 112 130 122
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 42 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.29% 1.76% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 3
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£475 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £465 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
294 227 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.68% 7.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 114 99
Average daily rate £364 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.75 £32.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -30.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.68 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £32.40 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 20 £475 - 2
Lancashire +17 10 £475 +5.55%
Manchester -6 10 £475 +52.00% 9
Merseyside - 1 £383 -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 78 (72.90%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (65.42%) Linux
3 58 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (53.27%) MongoDB
5 55 (51.40%) Puppet
6 54 (50.47%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (42.99%) Hadoop
7 46 (42.99%) Oracle
7 46 (42.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 45 (42.06%) IaaS
9 44 (41.12%) JavaScript
10 43 (40.19%) Citrix
10 43 (40.19%) StatsD
11 42 (39.25%) Big Data
11 42 (39.25%) R
11 42 (39.25%) Teradata
12 41 (38.32%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (38.32%) Tableau
12 41 (38.32%) Machine Learning
13 40 (37.38%) Apigee
13 40 (37.38%) Mashery
13 40 (37.38%) Java
14 39 (36.45%) Python
14 39 (36.45%) Visualisation
15 35 (32.71%) .NET
16 34 (31.78%) AngularJS
16 34 (31.78%) Node.js
17 33 (30.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (29.91%) UNIX
19 29 (27.10%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (31.78%) Node.js
2 11 (10.28%) nginx
2 11 (10.28%) Apache
3 10 (9.35%) WebSphere
4 9 (8.41%) Tomcat
4 9 (8.41%) OpenStack
5 8 (7.48%) IIS
6 7 (6.54%) Jetty
7 5 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 78 (72.90%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (50.47%) Cloud Computing
3 45 (42.06%) IaaS
4 22 (20.56%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (15.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (14.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 15 (14.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (12.15%) Amazon S3
7 13 (12.15%) AWS CloudTrail
8 11 (10.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 11 (10.28%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (10.28%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (10.28%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (8.41%) Google App Engine
9 9 (8.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (5.61%) PaaS
11 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (3.74%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.93%) Heroku
13 1 (0.93%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.48%) HTTP
2 8 (7.48%) DHCP
2 8 (7.48%) DNS
2 8 (7.48%) Internet
3 7 (6.54%) IPsec
3 7 (6.54%) FTP
4 6 (5.61%) SSL
5 2 (1.87%) VPN
5 2 (1.87%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.93%) SNMP
6 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) SMTP
6 1 (0.93%) IPv4
6 1 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (53.27%) MongoDB
2 46 (42.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 46 (42.99%) Hadoop
3 42 (39.25%) Big Data
4 41 (38.32%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.28%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (7.48%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.80%) MySQL
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.93%) DB2
10 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (27.10%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.87%) RSpec
4 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.41%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (42.06%) Architect
2 32 (29.91%) Technical Architect
3 23 (21.50%) Digital Architect
4 21 (19.63%) Digital Technical Architect
5 16 (14.95%) Senior Architect
6 15 (14.02%) Senior Technical Architect
7 13 (12.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (9.35%) Senior Digital Architect
9 9 (8.41%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 7 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.61%) Developer
11 6 (5.61%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (4.67%) Consultant
13 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (3.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 3 (2.80%) DevOps Consultant
14 3 (2.80%) Cloud Architect
15 2 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 2 (1.87%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.71%) .NET
2 34 (31.78%) AngularJS
3 33 (30.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (6.54%) J2EE
4 7 (6.54%) Servlets
5 6 (5.61%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.67%) Web Services
7 4 (3.74%) Middleware
8 2 (1.87%) LAMP
8 2 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.87%) XML
9 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.93%) CSS
9 1 (0.93%) JSON
9 1 (0.93%) REST
9 1 (0.93%) Sass
9 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.45%) Visualisation
2 9 (8.41%) User Experience
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (65.42%) Linux
2 32 (29.91%) UNIX
3 11 (10.28%) Windows
4 6 (5.61%) CentOS
5 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.74%) Debian
5 4 (3.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.32%) Machine Learning
3 29 (27.10%) Configuration Management
4 23 (21.50%) DevOps
5 19 (17.76%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.95%) Scrum
7 15 (14.02%) Open Source
8 8 (7.48%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (5.61%) Software Delivery
10 5 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 5 (4.67%) Automated Testing
11 4 (3.74%) Load Balancing
12 3 (2.80%) TDD
12 3 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (2.80%) BDD
13 2 (1.87%) SDLC
13 2 (1.87%) CRM
13 2 (1.87%) Migration
14 1 (0.93%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.12%) JavaScript
2 42 (39.25%) R
3 40 (37.38%) Java
4 39 (36.45%) Python
5 15 (14.02%) Bash Shell
6 13 (12.15%) Ruby
7 6 (5.61%) Perl
8 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.74%) C++
10 3 (2.80%) Scala
10 3 (2.80%) SQL
11 2 (1.87%) Groovy
11 2 (1.87%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) AWK
12 1 (0.93%) C
12 1 (0.93%) C#
12 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.67%) Xen
3 3 (2.80%) vCloud
3 3 (2.80%) Docker
3 3 (2.80%) HDFS
4 2 (1.87%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) NFS
5 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.93%) Samba
5 1 (0.93%) iptables
5 1 (0.93%) QEMU
5 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 55 (51.40%) Puppet
2 43 (40.19%) StatsD
3 9 (8.41%) Salt
4 7 (6.54%) Ansible
4 7 (6.54%) Nagios
5 6 (5.61%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.74%) Graphite
6 4 (3.74%) CFEngine
6 4 (3.74%) Munin
7 3 (2.80%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.87%) Capistrano
8 2 (1.87%) Cacti
9 1 (0.93%) MOM
9 1 (0.93%) SCOM
9 1 (0.93%) yum
9 1 (0.93%) Opsview
Vendors
1 46 (42.99%) Oracle
2 43 (40.19%) Citrix
3 42 (39.25%) Teradata
4 41 (38.32%) Tableau
5 40 (37.38%) Apigee
5 40 (37.38%) Mashery
6 16 (14.95%) VMware
7 9 (8.41%) Google
8 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.67%) Vertica
10 4 (3.74%) SaltStack
11 3 (2.80%) IBM
12 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.87%) Percona
13 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
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