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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 120 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 16 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.54% -
As % of the Systems Management category 8.25% 7.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Opscode Chef
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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
194 197 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.10% 7.10% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 84 79
Average daily rate £350 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £349 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.98% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +40.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.80%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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 +5 7 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £325 - 2
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 14 (77.78%) Puppet
2 12 (66.67%) DevOps
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
6 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 6 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) CentOS
6 6 (33.33%) RightScale
7 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (22.22%) Subversion
8 4 (22.22%) Perl
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (22.22%) Route 53
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (22.22%) Amazon S3
9 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic
9 3 (16.67%) RSpec
9 3 (16.67%) PaaS
9 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (16.67%) C
9 3 (16.67%) Ruby
9 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 2 (11.11%) VMware
10 2 (11.11%) TDD
10 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (11.11%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (22.22%) Route 53
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon S3
3 3 (16.67%) PaaS
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) RSpec
4 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) DevOps
2 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic
4 2 (11.11%) Capistrano
5 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 6 (33.33%) RightScale
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco