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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 201 232 236
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +4
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 45 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.32% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.31% 3.02% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 4
Average daily rate £450 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £320 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
847 1026 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.89% 10.75% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 501 379
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 32 51
Average hourly rate £46.00 £16.72 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.11% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.12 £55.65 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +11 26 £463 -2.57% 5
Hampshire +4 5 £415 +13.69% 5
Middlesex -2 4 £425 -
Kent -5 4 £450 +9.75%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £315 +8.62% 1
Berkshire 0 2 £425 -15.00% 3
East Sussex +11 1 £488 +8.33% 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 83 (96.51%) Puppet
2 65 (75.58%) DevOps
3 55 (63.95%) Python
4 53 (61.63%) Amazon AWS
5 51 (59.30%) Ansible
6 48 (55.81%) Jenkins
7 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (50.00%) Ruby
9 43 (50.00%) Linux
10 42 (48.84%) Docker
11 37 (43.02%) Git (software)
12 35 (40.70%) Configuration Management
13 33 (38.37%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (37.21%) Splunk
15 30 (34.88%) JIRA
16 29 (33.72%) PowerShell
16 29 (33.72%) Maven
17 28 (32.56%) Ant
18 27 (31.40%) Subversion
19 26 (30.23%) Hudson
20 25 (29.07%) SQL
20 25 (29.07%) Microsoft
21 23 (26.74%) OpenStack
21 23 (26.74%) Software Deployment
22 20 (23.26%) SCCM
22 20 (23.26%) SCOM
22 20 (23.26%) VMS
22 20 (23.26%) Service Management
22 20 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (26.74%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (5.81%) nginx
2 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
3 4 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) Confluence
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (61.63%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (38.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (23.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (8.14%) IaaS
6 5 (5.81%) Amazon S3
6 5 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (5.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (5.81%) AWS OpsWorks
6 5 (5.81%) CloudFront
6 5 (5.81%) SoftLayer
6 5 (5.81%) Sumo Logic
7 3 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.33%) PaaS
8 2 (2.33%) SaaS
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) VPN
2 8 (9.30%) DNS
2 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.14%) LDAP
3 7 (8.14%) SSH
3 7 (8.14%) SSL
4 5 (5.81%) Firewall
4 5 (5.81%) SNMP
4 5 (5.81%) Wireless
5 3 (3.49%) NAS
6 2 (2.33%) AMQP
6 2 (2.33%) DHCP
6 2 (2.33%) HTTP
6 2 (2.33%) Network Security
6 2 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (1.16%) IPsec
7 1 (1.16%) IPv6
7 1 (1.16%) OSPF
7 1 (1.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.49%) HBase
3 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (55.81%) Jenkins
2 37 (43.02%) Git (software)
3 30 (34.88%) JIRA
4 29 (33.72%) Maven
5 28 (32.56%) Ant
6 27 (31.40%) Subversion
7 26 (30.23%) Hudson
8 9 (10.47%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.33%) Flyway
9 2 (2.33%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.16%) CasperJS
10 1 (1.16%) GitLab
10 1 (1.16%) JUnit
10 1 (1.16%) PhantomJS
10 1 (1.16%) RSpec
10 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
2 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (22.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Administrator
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Developer
7 5 (5.81%) DevOps Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Specialist
9 3 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Unix Specialist
10 2 (2.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Web Services
2 9 (10.47%) REST
3 7 (8.14%) Spring
4 6 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (5.81%) Grails
6 4 (4.65%) CSS
6 4 (4.65%) HTML
6 4 (4.65%) POSIX
7 3 (3.49%) RESTful
8 2 (2.33%) boto
8 2 (2.33%) Django
8 2 (2.33%) LAMP
8 2 (2.33%) ServiceStack
9 1 (1.16%) Esper
9 1 (1.16%) Flask
9 1 (1.16%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (1.16%) Lucene
9 1 (1.16%) Sensu
9 1 (1.16%) Spring Boot
9 1 (1.16%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (15.12%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Clustering
3 6 (6.98%) HACMP
3 6 (6.98%) Statistics
4 5 (5.81%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.81%) PKI
5 4 (4.65%) iSeries
5 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.16%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.00%) Linux
2 20 (23.26%) VMS
3 19 (22.09%) Unix
4 15 (17.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.81%) Windows
6 4 (4.65%) AIX
6 4 (4.65%) Solaris
7 3 (3.49%) CentOS
8 2 (2.33%) Debian
8 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.16%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.16%) SmartOS
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) DevOps
2 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (40.70%) Configuration Management
5 23 (26.74%) Software Deployment
6 20 (23.26%) Service Management
7 17 (19.77%) Use Case
8 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.14%) BDD
9 7 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.98%) Analytics
10 6 (6.98%) OO
11 5 (5.81%) Computer Security
11 5 (5.81%) Open Source
11 5 (5.81%) Refactoring
12 4 (4.65%) Scrum
12 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.65%) TDD
12 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) Python
2 43 (50.00%) Ruby
3 29 (33.72%) PowerShell
4 25 (29.07%) SQL
5 14 (16.28%) Perl
6 10 (11.63%) Java
7 9 (10.47%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.49%) PHP
9 3 (3.49%) Scala
10 2 (2.33%) C#
11 1 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) MCSE
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.33%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.33%) CCNA
2 2 (2.33%) CCSA
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.33%) CISM
2 2 (2.33%) CISSP
2 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) IBM Certification
2 2 (2.33%) JNCIA
2 2 (2.33%) RHCE
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.49%) SDET
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 42 (48.84%) Docker
2 18 (20.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (8.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.81%) Xen
5 4 (4.65%) NFS
6 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.33%) KVM
8 1 (1.16%) Btrfs
8 1 (1.16%) iptables
8 1 (1.16%) LXC
8 1 (1.16%) Snort
8 1 (1.16%) Squid
8 1 (1.16%) Varnish
8 1 (1.16%) vCloud
8 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (96.51%) Puppet
2 51 (59.30%) Ansible
3 20 (23.26%) SCCM
3 20 (23.26%) SCOM
4 11 (12.79%) Nagios
5 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.49%) Mesos
7 2 (2.33%) Ganglia
7 2 (2.33%) Salt
8 1 (1.16%) Cacti
8 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.16%) collectd
8 1 (1.16%) Graphite
8 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.16%) logstash
8 1 (1.16%) Nessus
8 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.16%) systemd
8 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (37.21%) Splunk
2 25 (29.07%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.93%) Dell
4 11 (12.79%) VMware
5 9 (10.47%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.30%) IBM
7 7 (8.14%) Veritas
8 4 (4.65%) Sun
9 2 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.33%) Citrix
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle
9 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.16%) Cisco
10 1 (1.16%) Google
10 1 (1.16%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.16%) Symantec