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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 152 216 234
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +18
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 109 51 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 0.53% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.54% 4.83% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 33 12
Median daily rate £450 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
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
1034 1056 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.72% 11.05% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 603 422
Median daily rate £425 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 23
Median hourly rate £35.50 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.91% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £39.00 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+29.54% +9.67%

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 29 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 29 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 +26 48 £463 -15.90% 3
Berkshire +27 25 £475 - 3
Oxfordshire +9 19 £400 -20.00% 3
Hampshire +4 13 £430 +10.96% 4
East Sussex - 2 £456 - 4
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £425 - 1
Middlesex -7 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 164 (98.80%) Puppet
2 127 (76.51%) Linux
3 105 (63.25%) DevOps
4 95 (57.23%) Python
5 81 (48.80%) Ansible
6 74 (44.58%) Amazon AWS
7 71 (42.77%) Ruby
8 59 (35.54%) Git (software)
9 57 (34.34%) Jenkins
10 56 (33.73%) Perl
11 54 (32.53%) VMware
12 52 (31.33%) Configuration Management
13 44 (26.51%) PowerShell
14 40 (24.10%) Windows
15 38 (22.89%) Bash Shell
16 36 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (20.48%) SQL
17 34 (20.48%) Finance
18 33 (19.88%) Apache
19 31 (18.67%) Tomcat
20 28 (16.87%) Open Source
21 27 (16.27%) OpenStack
22 26 (15.66%) Subversion
22 26 (15.66%) Red Hat
23 25 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 24 (14.46%) Firewall
24 24 (14.46%) Docker

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 33 (19.88%) Apache
2 31 (18.67%) Tomcat
3 27 (16.27%) OpenStack
4 23 (13.86%) WebLogic
5 21 (12.65%) WebSphere
6 10 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (4.22%) nginx
8 6 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.61%) IIS
9 3 (1.81%) JBoss
10 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.20%) Confluence
10 2 (1.20%) Drupal
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.20%) WordPress
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 74 (44.58%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (13.86%) PaaS
4 17 (10.24%) IaaS
5 13 (7.83%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (5.42%) Amazon S3
7 9 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.41%) SaaS
10 3 (1.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.81%) Heroku
11 2 (1.20%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (1.20%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.60%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.46%) Firewall
2 14 (8.43%) DNS
3 12 (7.23%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (7.23%) VPN
4 10 (6.02%) DHCP
5 7 (4.22%) Network Security
6 6 (3.61%) Internet
6 6 (3.61%) IPv6
6 6 (3.61%) MPLS
7 5 (3.01%) LAN
7 5 (3.01%) VLAN
7 5 (3.01%) WAN
8 4 (2.41%) LDAP
8 4 (2.41%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (2.41%) SSL
8 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.20%) BGP
9 2 (1.20%) Junos
9 2 (1.20%) MRTG
9 2 (1.20%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (9.64%) MySQL
3 9 (5.42%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.61%) Big Data
5 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.01%) CouchDB
6 5 (3.01%) Redis
7 2 (1.20%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (35.54%) Git (software)
2 57 (34.34%) Jenkins
3 26 (15.66%) Subversion
4 18 (10.84%) Ant
4 18 (10.84%) Maven
5 16 (9.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (7.83%) Gradle
7 12 (7.23%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.02%) JIRA
8 10 (6.02%) MSBuild
9 8 (4.82%) Hudson
9 8 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.82%) Vagrant
10 7 (4.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.01%) Mercurial
11 5 (3.01%) NUnit
11 5 (3.01%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.01%) Travis CI
11 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 34 (20.48%) Finance
2 3 (1.81%) Local Government
3 2 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (37.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (24.70%) Administrator
3 30 (18.07%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (15.06%) Linux Engineer
5 24 (14.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 23 (13.86%) Linux Administrator
7 22 (13.25%) Senior DevOps
8 20 (12.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 18 (10.84%) DevOps Administrator
9 18 (10.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 18 (10.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 15 (9.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 14 (8.43%) DevOps Systems Engineer
12 13 (7.83%) Architect
12 13 (7.83%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 13 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (5.42%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (5.42%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (5.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 8 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.04%) Web Services
2 11 (6.63%) LAMP
3 9 (5.42%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (4.82%) .NET
5 7 (4.22%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.22%) Spring
6 6 (3.61%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.61%) Laravel
7 5 (3.01%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.01%) Memcached
7 5 (3.01%) Symfony
7 5 (3.01%) XML
7 5 (3.01%) Yii
8 4 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.41%) Middleware
9 3 (1.81%) Node.js
9 3 (1.81%) REST
10 2 (1.20%) MCollective
10 2 (1.20%) PostGIS
10 2 (1.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) EMC VNX
2 11 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.82%) VCE vBlock
4 6 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.01%) Clustering
5 5 (3.01%) Replication
6 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.41%) HACMP
6 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.41%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.81%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.20%) NGOSS
9 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 127 (76.51%) Linux
2 40 (24.10%) Windows
3 25 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (13.86%) Unix
5 15 (9.04%) CentOS
6 12 (7.23%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.63%) VMS
8 7 (4.22%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.61%) Solaris
10 3 (1.81%) AIX
10 3 (1.81%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.20%) Debian
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Fedora
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.60%) RancherOS
12 1 (0.60%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (63.25%) DevOps
2 52 (31.33%) Configuration Management
3 36 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (16.87%) Open Source
5 21 (12.65%) ITIL
6 15 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (7.83%) Service Management
7 13 (7.83%) Software Deployment
8 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.63%) Use Case
9 10 (6.02%) Migration
9 10 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.22%) Microservices
11 7 (4.22%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.22%) Web Development
12 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (3.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 95 (57.23%) Python
2 71 (42.77%) Ruby
3 56 (33.73%) Perl
4 44 (26.51%) PowerShell
5 38 (22.89%) Bash Shell
6 34 (20.48%) SQL
7 20 (12.05%) Java
8 14 (8.43%) PHP
9 13 (7.83%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.82%) C#
11 6 (3.61%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.81%) C++
15 2 (1.20%) AWK
15 2 (1.20%) C
15 2 (1.20%) Korn
15 2 (1.20%) sed
16 1 (0.60%) Delphi
16 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (9.04%) CCNA
1 15 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.83%) CCNP
3 12 (7.23%) Degree
4 11 (6.63%) MCSE
4 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.02%) RHCSA
5 10 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.42%) RHCE
6 9 (5.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CCSA
8 1 (0.60%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) CISSP
8 1 (0.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.81%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (14.46%) Docker
3 17 (10.24%) vSphere
4 10 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.42%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.41%) Xen
7 3 (1.81%) KVM
7 3 (1.81%) vCloud
7 3 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.20%) NFS
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.60%) iptables
9 1 (0.60%) LXC
9 1 (0.60%) Postfix
9 1 (0.60%) Snort
9 1 (0.60%) Squid
9 1 (0.60%) Varnish
9 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 164 (98.80%) Puppet
2 81 (48.80%) Ansible
3 16 (9.64%) Nagios
4 11 (6.63%) SCOM
5 6 (3.61%) SCCM
6 5 (3.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (3.01%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.81%) CFEngine
7 3 (1.81%) SELinux
8 2 (1.20%) logstash
8 2 (1.20%) Nessus
8 2 (1.20%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.20%) Packer
8 2 (1.20%) Salt
8 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.20%) Terraform
8 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.60%) Rancher
9 1 (0.60%) rkt
Vendors
1 54 (32.53%) VMware
2 26 (15.66%) Red Hat
3 23 (13.86%) Cisco
4 16 (9.64%) EMC
5 13 (7.83%) Rackspace
6 12 (7.23%) Splunk
7 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
7 11 (6.63%) Oracle
8 9 (5.42%) Barracuda Networks
8 9 (5.42%) IBM
9 7 (4.22%) Dell
10 6 (3.61%) Perforce
10 6 (3.61%) Veritas
11 5 (3.01%) AppDynamics
11 5 (3.01%) Zend
12 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.81%) CA
13 3 (1.81%) Citrix
13 3 (1.81%) HP
13 3 (1.81%) SaltStack
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