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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 107 113 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 51 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.11% 0.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.79% 14.70% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 16
Median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 -
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
323 313 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.92% 7.56% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 168 138
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £255 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 7
Median hourly rate £14.52 £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.00 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £40.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.70%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +22 37 £413 +3.12% 23
Cheshire +4 7 £450 -4.00% 5
Lancashire -5 4 £480 +42.22%
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 81 (88.04%) Puppet
2 66 (71.74%) Linux
3 60 (65.22%) DevOps
4 48 (52.17%) Python
5 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (51.09%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (43.48%) Ansible
7 36 (39.13%) Bash Shell
8 31 (33.70%) Jenkins
9 28 (30.43%) Docker
9 28 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (26.09%) Ruby
10 24 (26.09%) Configuration Management
11 23 (25.00%) Java
12 22 (23.91%) Unix
13 20 (21.74%) Windows
14 18 (19.57%) Open Source
15 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
15 17 (18.48%) Shell Script
16 12 (13.04%) JIRA
17 11 (11.96%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (11.96%) OpenStack
17 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
18 10 (10.87%) SSL
18 10 (10.87%) Apache
18 10 (10.87%) Oracle
18 10 (10.87%) TDD
18 10 (10.87%) ELK Stack
19 9 (9.78%) SaltStack

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 11 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (11.96%) OpenStack
2 10 (10.87%) Apache
3 8 (8.70%) Drupal
4 7 (7.61%) CloudStack
4 7 (7.61%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.43%) Confluence
5 5 (5.43%) nginx
6 4 (4.35%) JBoss
6 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.09%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (51.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.96%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (9.78%) Amazon S3
3 9 (9.78%) GitHub
4 8 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (7.61%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (7.61%) Google Analytics
6 6 (6.52%) IaaS
6 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (4.35%) Heroku
7 4 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (3.26%) CloudFront
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (2.17%) PaaS
9 2 (2.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) SSL
2 7 (7.61%) HTTPS
3 5 (5.43%) Firewall
4 4 (4.35%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.26%) LDAP
5 3 (3.26%) VPN
6 2 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.09%) DHCP
7 1 (1.09%) DMZ
7 1 (1.09%) DNS
7 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) Redis
2 7 (7.61%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (6.52%) MySQL
4 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.35%) Big Data
5 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.09%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.09%) Impala
Development Applications
1 31 (33.70%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.04%) JIRA
4 8 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.70%) JMeter
5 7 (7.61%) Bitbucket
5 7 (7.61%) MSI
6 6 (6.52%) GitLab
7 4 (4.35%) Maven
7 4 (4.35%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.26%) Hudson
8 3 (3.26%) JBehave
8 3 (3.26%) JUnit
8 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.17%) Ant
9 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.17%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.17%) Selenium
9 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (41.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) Consultant
3 11 (11.96%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Administrator
4 6 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) DevOps Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Drupal Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.26%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Linux Scripter
7 3 (3.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) ELK Stack
2 9 (9.78%) Web Services
3 6 (6.52%) HTML
4 5 (5.43%) JSON
4 5 (5.43%) Middleware
5 4 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (3.26%) boto
6 3 (3.26%) HTML5
6 3 (3.26%) Spring
6 3 (3.26%) YAML
7 2 (2.17%) JAXB
7 2 (2.17%) Node.js
7 2 (2.17%) SAX
7 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.17%) XML
7 2 (2.17%) XSLT
8 1 (1.09%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.09%) CSS3
8 1 (1.09%) Express
8 1 (1.09%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Wiki
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) BYOD
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (71.74%) Linux
2 22 (23.91%) Unix
3 20 (21.74%) Windows
4 9 (9.78%) CentOS
4 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.09%) Debian
7 1 (1.09%) Fedora
7 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (65.22%) DevOps
2 47 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 18 (19.57%) Open Source
6 10 (10.87%) TDD
7 9 (9.78%) BDD
7 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.70%) Analytics
8 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.61%) Security Architecture
9 7 (7.61%) Security Operations
10 6 (6.52%) Scrum
11 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) OO
11 5 (5.43%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (5.43%) Project Management
11 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.43%) UML
11 5 (5.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.17%) Python
2 36 (39.13%) Bash Shell
3 24 (26.09%) Ruby
4 23 (25.00%) Java
5 17 (18.48%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
7 8 (8.70%) Perl
8 7 (7.61%) PHP
9 6 (6.52%) SQL
10 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.26%) Jython
12 2 (2.17%) C++
13 1 (1.09%) Groovy
13 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) AWS Certification
1 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) RHCE
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (30.43%) Docker
2 7 (7.61%) vSphere
3 5 (5.43%) Xen
3 5 (5.43%) XenServer
4 4 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.26%) vCloud
6 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.09%) NFS
7 1 (1.09%) Varnish
7 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (88.04%) Puppet
2 40 (43.48%) Ansible
3 9 (9.78%) Kibana
4 8 (8.70%) logstash
5 7 (7.61%) yum
6 5 (5.43%) Cobbler
7 4 (4.35%) Mesos
7 4 (4.35%) Salt
8 3 (3.26%) BladeLogic
8 3 (3.26%) CA Wily
8 3 (3.26%) Packer
8 3 (3.26%) Terraform
9 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.17%) SELinux
10 1 (1.09%) FreeIPA
10 1 (1.09%) Graphite
10 1 (1.09%) Graylog
10 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle
3 9 (9.78%) Google
3 9 (9.78%) SaltStack
3 9 (9.78%) VMware
4 8 (8.70%) Splunk
5 3 (3.26%) CA
5 3 (3.26%) IBM
5 3 (3.26%) New Relic
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.17%) Perforce
6 2 (2.17%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.09%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.09%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.09%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.09%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Intel
7 1 (1.09%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.09%) Veracode
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