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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 115 123 140
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +17
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 39 47 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.06% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.64% 14.97% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 3
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £367 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -
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
335 314 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.46% 7.10% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 182 114
Median daily rate £400 £381 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +23.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 27
Median hourly rate £20.73 £11.75 £19.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.42% -39.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -7 20 £450 - 11
Cheshire +4 12 £394 -1.56% 1
Lancashire +22 5 £480 -40.92%
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 76 (84.44%) Puppet
2 63 (70.00%) Linux
3 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (51.11%) Python
4 46 (51.11%) DevOps
5 43 (47.78%) Amazon AWS
6 39 (43.33%) Bash Shell
7 34 (37.78%) Windows
8 31 (34.44%) Java
8 31 (34.44%) Jenkins
9 30 (33.33%) Ansible
10 29 (32.22%) Open Source
11 23 (25.56%) Unix
12 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (23.33%) IaaS
14 20 (22.22%) SaltStack
14 20 (22.22%) Apache
15 18 (20.00%) Business Analysis
16 17 (18.89%) JIRA
16 17 (18.89%) Project Management
16 17 (18.89%) UML
16 17 (18.89%) OOA/OOD
16 17 (18.89%) OO
16 17 (18.89%) Oracle
16 17 (18.89%) Agile Project Management
16 17 (18.89%) Use Case
16 17 (18.89%) Waterfall
17 16 (17.78%) Docker
17 16 (17.78%) Ruby
18 15 (16.67%) PowerShell

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 20 (22.22%) Apache
2 10 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 9 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.67%) JBoss
6 5 (5.56%) Drupal
7 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.33%) nginx
8 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (47.78%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (23.33%) IaaS
3 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (7.78%) GitHub
4 7 (7.78%) PaaS
5 4 (4.44%) Google Analytics
5 4 (4.44%) Office 365
6 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.22%) Engine Yard
7 2 (2.22%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.22%) Heroku
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) SSL
2 8 (8.89%) HTTPS
3 5 (5.56%) DNS
4 4 (4.44%) Firewall
5 3 (3.33%) HTTP
5 3 (3.33%) LDAP
5 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.22%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.22%) SSH
6 2 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.11%) DMZ
7 1 (1.11%) ICMP
7 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.44%) Big Data
5 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.33%) Redis
7 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (34.44%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.89%) JIRA
3 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 8 (8.89%) MSI
6 7 (7.78%) GitLab
7 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.56%) JMeter
7 5 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (4.44%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.44%) Hudson
8 4 (4.44%) Maven
8 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.33%) GoCD
9 3 (3.33%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.22%) Ant
10 2 (2.22%) Gradle
10 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.22%) Travis CI
11 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (28.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 14 (15.56%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Senior Business Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Technical Business Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (5.56%) Administrator
8 5 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Digital Business Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) Middleware
3 4 (4.44%) ELK Stack
4 3 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (3.33%) MCollective
5 2 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (1.11%) .NET
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) PKI
2 8 (8.89%) Wiki
3 5 (5.56%) Clustering
4 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.22%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (70.00%) Linux
2 34 (37.78%) Windows
3 23 (25.56%) Unix
4 7 (7.78%) CentOS
4 7 (7.78%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.33%) Fedora
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.11%) DevOps
3 29 (32.22%) Open Source
4 22 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 17 (18.89%) Agile Project Management
6 17 (18.89%) OO
6 17 (18.89%) OOA/OOD
6 17 (18.89%) Project Management
6 17 (18.89%) UML
6 17 (18.89%) Use Case
6 17 (18.89%) Waterfall
7 15 (16.67%) Service Design
8 14 (15.56%) Configuration Management
9 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (10.00%) Security Operations
11 9 (10.00%) TDD
12 8 (8.89%) Security Architecture
13 7 (7.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.11%) Python
2 39 (43.33%) Bash Shell
3 31 (34.44%) Java
4 16 (17.78%) Ruby
5 15 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (12.22%) Shell Script
7 10 (11.11%) Perl
8 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.44%) PHP
9 3 (3.33%) Jython
10 2 (2.22%) C++
10 2 (2.22%) Go
10 2 (2.22%) SQL
11 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.22%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) RHCE
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (17.78%) Docker
2 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.33%) vCloud
4 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 76 (84.44%) Puppet
2 30 (33.33%) Ansible
3 8 (8.89%) yum
4 7 (7.78%) Kibana
5 6 (6.67%) logstash
6 4 (4.44%) Salt
6 4 (4.44%) SCCM
6 4 (4.44%) SCOrch
7 3 (3.33%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.33%) CA Wily
7 3 (3.33%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.33%) Mesos
7 3 (3.33%) Nagios
7 3 (3.33%) Terraform
8 2 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.22%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.22%) SELinux
9 1 (1.11%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) SaltStack
2 17 (18.89%) Oracle
3 10 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.00%) VMware
5 7 (7.78%) Google
6 6 (6.67%) Splunk
7 4 (4.44%) Citrix
7 4 (4.44%) IBM
7 4 (4.44%) Rackspace
8 3 (3.33%) CA
8 3 (3.33%) HP
9 2 (2.22%) BMC
9 2 (2.22%) Intel
10 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.11%) Black Duck
10 1 (1.11%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.11%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.11%) Sonatype
10 1 (1.11%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.11%) Veracode