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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
England / North West
Rank 65 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +16
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 73 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.78% 0.99% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 28.40% 16.37% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 11
Median daily rate £425 £525 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +38.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
257 226 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.79% 6.07% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 116 118
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £42.70 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +55.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +43 53 £425 +11.84% 13
Cheshire +28 12 £600 +15.66% 1
Merseyside +2 5 £315 -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 97 (92.38%) Puppet
2 76 (72.38%) DevOps
3 74 (70.48%) Linux
4 64 (60.95%) Ansible
5 63 (60.00%) Python
6 60 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
7 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (44.76%) Jenkins
9 41 (39.05%) Docker
10 37 (35.24%) Configuration Management
10 37 (35.24%) Java
11 36 (34.29%) Ruby
12 35 (33.33%) Unix
12 35 (33.33%) Bash Shell
13 32 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
14 26 (24.76%) Windows
15 24 (22.86%) Red Hat
16 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (20.95%) Shell Script
18 18 (17.14%) OpenStack
18 18 (17.14%) Kibana
19 17 (16.19%) Open Source
20 15 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
20 15 (14.29%) CentOS
21 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
21 14 (13.33%) SSL
22 13 (12.38%) Google
22 13 (12.38%) Scrum
23 12 (11.43%) Subversion

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 18 (17.14%) OpenStack
2 10 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (8.57%) CloudStack
4 8 (7.62%) Apache
5 6 (5.71%) Drupal
5 6 (5.71%) nginx
5 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.76%) Confluence
7 4 (3.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (2.86%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.90%) JBoss
9 2 (1.90%) Jetty
9 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.95%) IIS
10 1 (0.95%) Mongrel
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (10.48%) Amazon S3
3 11 (10.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (10.48%) GitHub
4 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (7.62%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (7.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (5.71%) Google Analytics
6 6 (5.71%) IaaS
7 5 (4.76%) Heroku
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (3.81%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (3.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (3.81%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (3.81%) Datadog
9 3 (2.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) SSL
1 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.48%) HTTPS
3 6 (5.71%) Firewall
4 4 (3.81%) VPN
5 3 (2.86%) HTTP
6 2 (1.90%) DHCP
6 2 (1.90%) DNS
7 1 (0.95%) FTP
7 1 (0.95%) IPsec
7 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.95%) LDAP
7 1 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.95%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) Hadoop
1 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.62%) Redis
4 7 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (5.71%) Big Data
6 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.86%) MySQL
9 2 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.90%) Impala
10 1 (0.95%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 47 (44.76%) Jenkins
2 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.43%) JIRA
3 12 (11.43%) Subversion
4 10 (9.52%) Bitbucket
4 10 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.52%) GoCD
4 10 (9.52%) JMeter
4 10 (9.52%) Travis CI
5 9 (8.57%) Maven
6 8 (7.62%) Selenium
7 6 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.76%) Gradle
8 5 (4.76%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.81%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.81%) Hudson
9 4 (3.81%) JBehave
9 4 (3.81%) JUnit
9 4 (3.81%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.81%) Spock
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
2 4 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (52.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (6.67%) Architect
3 7 (6.67%) Consultant
3 7 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (4.76%) Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.76%) Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Drupal Consultant
6 4 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (3.81%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
6 4 (3.81%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (3.81%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (9.52%) HTML
2 10 (9.52%) Web Services
3 8 (7.62%) JSON
3 8 (7.62%) Kafka
4 6 (5.71%) boto
4 6 (5.71%) YAML
5 4 (3.81%) HTML5
5 4 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.81%) Spring
6 3 (2.86%) .NET
7 2 (1.90%) CSS
7 2 (1.90%) JAXB
7 2 (1.90%) JMS
7 2 (1.90%) JMX
7 2 (1.90%) Middleware
7 2 (1.90%) Node.js
7 2 (1.90%) SAX
7 2 (1.90%) XML
7 2 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.86%) Wiki
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.95%) BYOD
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (70.48%) Linux
2 35 (33.33%) Unix
3 26 (24.76%) Windows
4 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.29%) CentOS
6 9 (8.57%) Fedora
7 4 (3.81%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.86%) Solaris
9 2 (1.90%) Debian
9 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (72.38%) DevOps
2 59 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (35.24%) Configuration Management
4 32 (30.48%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.19%) Open Source
6 13 (12.38%) Scrum
7 9 (8.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.62%) Analytics
8 8 (7.62%) BDD
9 7 (6.67%) High Availability
9 7 (6.67%) ITIL
10 6 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.71%) TDD
11 5 (4.76%) JVM Tuning
11 5 (4.76%) OO
11 5 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (4.76%) Service Design
11 5 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 63 (60.00%) Python
2 37 (35.24%) Java
3 36 (34.29%) Ruby
4 35 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 22 (20.95%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.48%) Perl
7 7 (6.67%) PHP
7 7 (6.67%) SQL
8 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.81%) Scala
10 3 (2.86%) C++
10 3 (2.86%) Korn
11 2 (1.90%) Go
12 1 (0.95%) Groovy
12 1 (0.95%) Jython
12 1 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (39.05%) Docker
2 9 (8.57%) vSphere
3 7 (6.67%) Xen
3 7 (6.67%) XenServer
4 6 (5.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.95%) NFS
7 1 (0.95%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.95%) Varnish
7 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 97 (92.38%) Puppet
2 64 (60.95%) Ansible
3 18 (17.14%) Kibana
4 12 (11.43%) Graphite
4 12 (11.43%) Nagios
5 9 (8.57%) logstash
6 8 (7.62%) Ganglia
6 8 (7.62%) Riemann
7 7 (6.67%) Cobbler
7 7 (6.67%) Mesos
7 7 (6.67%) Terraform
8 5 (4.76%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.76%) Salt
9 4 (3.81%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (3.81%) Packer
10 3 (2.86%) Graylog
10 3 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (2.86%) SCOM
10 3 (2.86%) yum
11 2 (1.90%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) Red Hat
2 13 (12.38%) Google
3 12 (11.43%) Oracle
4 11 (10.48%) VMware
5 9 (8.57%) SaltStack
6 8 (7.62%) Splunk
7 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.86%) New Relic
9 2 (1.90%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.90%) Perforce
10 1 (0.95%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.95%) CA
10 1 (0.95%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.95%) HP
10 1 (0.95%) IBM
10 1 (0.95%) Intel
10 1 (0.95%) SAP