The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 187 219 222
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 76 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.53% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.23% 4.92% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 35 19
Median daily rate £450 £466 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% +9.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -
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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1051 1017 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.81% 10.81% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 568 417
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 30
Median hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 South East

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Opscode Chef across the South East region.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Surrey +23 36 £450 -18.18% 4
Berkshire +15 17 £500 - 7
Oxfordshire +7 12 £400 -12.56% 3
Hampshire +3 7 £425 +3.03% 6
East Sussex - 3 £413 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £425 - 1
Middlesex -7 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 144 (100.00%) Puppet
2 107 (74.31%) Linux
3 85 (59.03%) Python
3 85 (59.03%) DevOps
4 72 (50.00%) Ansible
5 67 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
6 60 (41.67%) Ruby
7 53 (36.81%) Perl
8 50 (34.72%) Configuration Management
9 49 (34.03%) Jenkins
10 48 (33.33%) VMware
11 45 (31.25%) Git (software)
12 39 (27.08%) PowerShell
13 36 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (24.31%) Windows
15 34 (23.61%) SQL
15 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (21.53%) Finance
17 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (19.44%) Bash Shell
19 27 (18.75%) Unix
20 26 (18.06%) Red Hat
20 26 (18.06%) Docker
21 25 (17.36%) OpenStack
22 24 (16.67%) Apache
23 23 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 23 (15.97%) Firewall
24 22 (15.28%) Cisco
25 21 (14.58%) Maven

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (17.36%) OpenStack
2 24 (16.67%) Apache
3 21 (14.58%) Tomcat
4 16 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 16 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 10 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (3.47%) IIS
8 4 (2.78%) nginx
9 3 (2.08%) JBoss
10 2 (1.39%) Confluence
10 2 (1.39%) Drupal
10 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.39%) WordPress
11 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 67 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.19%) PaaS
4 18 (12.50%) IaaS
5 14 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.64%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.17%) AWS OpsWorks
9 5 (3.47%) CloudFront
9 5 (3.47%) SaaS
10 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.39%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.39%) Heroku
12 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.69%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) Firewall
2 15 (10.42%) DNS
3 13 (9.03%) VPN
4 11 (7.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (6.25%) DHCP
6 7 (4.86%) LDAP
6 7 (4.86%) Network Security
6 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.17%) MPLS
8 5 (3.47%) Internet
8 5 (3.47%) LAN
8 5 (3.47%) VLAN
8 5 (3.47%) WAN
9 3 (2.08%) IPv6
10 2 (1.39%) BGP
10 2 (1.39%) Junos
10 2 (1.39%) MRTG
10 2 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.39%) SSL
10 2 (1.39%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) MySQL
2 9 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.17%) Big Data
5 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.39%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.39%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.39%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.69%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 49 (34.03%) Jenkins
2 45 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 21 (14.58%) Ant
3 21 (14.58%) Maven
4 19 (13.19%) Subversion
5 13 (9.03%) JIRA
5 13 (9.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (7.64%) Hudson
7 10 (6.94%) Gradle
8 9 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 9 (6.25%) Travis CI
9 7 (4.86%) MSBuild
9 7 (4.86%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.08%) GitLab
11 3 (2.08%) JUnit
12 2 (1.39%) Robot Framework
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 2 (1.39%) Local Government
2 2 (1.39%) Publishing
3 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.69%) Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (34.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (26.39%) Administrator
3 26 (18.06%) Systems Administrator
4 24 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
5 22 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (13.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 17 (11.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 14 (9.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (9.03%) Architect
9 13 (9.03%) Senior DevOps
10 12 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
11 11 (7.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (7.64%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (6.94%) Azure DevOps
12 10 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (6.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 10 (6.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 9 (6.25%) DevOps Systems Engineer
14 8 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) Web Services
2 8 (5.56%) LAMP
3 7 (4.86%) .NET
4 5 (3.47%) XML
5 4 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (2.78%) REST
5 4 (2.78%) Spring
6 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.39%) ELK Stack
6 2 (1.39%) Laravel
6 2 (1.39%) MCollective
6 2 (1.39%) Memcached
6 2 (1.39%) Middleware
6 2 (1.39%) Node.js
6 2 (1.39%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.39%) RESTful
6 2 (1.39%) Symfony
6 2 (1.39%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Clustering
1 11 (7.64%) Data Centre
1 11 (7.64%) EMC VNX
2 10 (6.94%) HACMP
3 9 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.47%) Replication
6 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.78%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.78%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.39%) NGOSS
7 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 107 (74.31%) Linux
2 35 (24.31%) Windows
3 27 (18.75%) Unix
4 23 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (9.72%) VMS
6 12 (8.33%) CentOS
7 11 (7.64%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.17%) Solaris
9 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.08%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Debian
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.69%) RancherOS
12 1 (0.69%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.03%) DevOps
2 50 (34.72%) Configuration Management
3 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (14.58%) Open Source
6 20 (13.89%) ITIL
7 16 (11.11%) Service Management
7 16 (11.11%) Software Deployment
8 13 (9.03%) Use Case
9 10 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.56%) OO
11 7 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.86%) Migration
12 6 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.17%) Information Security
12 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (4.17%) Scrum
13 5 (3.47%) Identity Management
13 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 85 (59.03%) Python
2 60 (41.67%) Ruby
3 53 (36.81%) Perl
4 39 (27.08%) PowerShell
5 34 (23.61%) SQL
6 28 (19.44%) Bash Shell
7 15 (10.42%) Java
8 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 10 (6.94%) PHP
10 8 (5.56%) C#
11 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.39%) AWK
13 2 (1.39%) C++
13 2 (1.39%) Korn
13 2 (1.39%) sed
14 1 (0.69%) C
14 1 (0.69%) Delphi
14 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (10.42%) CCNA
1 15 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.03%) MCSE
2 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.33%) CCNP
4 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.25%) Degree
5 9 (6.25%) RHCSA
5 9 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.56%) RHCE
7 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) CCSA
8 2 (1.39%) CISM
8 2 (1.39%) CISSP
8 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.39%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (18.06%) Docker
3 15 (10.42%) vSphere
4 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (6.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.17%) NFS
8 4 (2.78%) Xen
9 3 (2.08%) KVM
10 2 (1.39%) vCloud
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.69%) Btrfs
11 1 (0.69%) iptables
11 1 (0.69%) LXC
11 1 (0.69%) Postfix
11 1 (0.69%) Snort
11 1 (0.69%) Squid
11 1 (0.69%) Varnish
11 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 144 (100.00%) Puppet
2 72 (50.00%) Ansible
3 16 (11.11%) Nagios
4 14 (9.72%) SCOM
5 9 (6.25%) SCCM
6 5 (3.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (3.47%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.08%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.39%) logstash
8 2 (1.39%) Nessus
8 2 (1.39%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.39%) Packer
8 2 (1.39%) Salt
8 2 (1.39%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.39%) SELinux
8 2 (1.39%) Terraform
8 2 (1.39%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.69%) Rancher
9 1 (0.69%) rkt
9 1 (0.69%) Scalr
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) VMware
2 26 (18.06%) Red Hat
3 22 (15.28%) Cisco
4 16 (11.11%) Splunk
5 15 (10.42%) EMC
5 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.03%) Rackspace
6 13 (9.03%) Veritas
7 11 (7.64%) Oracle
8 10 (6.94%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (6.94%) Dell
9 5 (3.47%) AppDynamics
9 5 (3.47%) IBM
10 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.08%) Citrix
11 3 (2.08%) Google
11 3 (2.08%) Perforce
11 3 (2.08%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.39%) Remedy
12 2 (1.39%) Zend
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