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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 204 230 215
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 34 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.060% 0.080%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.56% 0.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 1
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£475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Systems Management Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
956 671 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.24% 8.06% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 328 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 64
Average hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.83%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +9 10 £500 +62.60% 2
Surrey - 7 £475 - 1
Hampshire -17 5 £365 -11.51% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £530 - 4
Kent - 2 £410 -
Middlesex - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - - - -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 54 (79.41%) Puppet
2 53 (77.94%) Linux
3 47 (69.12%) DevOps
4 37 (54.41%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
7 30 (44.12%) Jenkins
8 22 (32.35%) Open Source
9 20 (29.41%) Ruby
10 18 (26.47%) Git (software)
11 17 (25.00%) PHP
12 16 (23.53%) UNIX
12 16 (23.53%) Python
13 15 (22.06%) REST
14 14 (20.59%) Performance Analysis
15 13 (19.12%) Apache
15 13 (19.12%) MySQL
15 13 (19.12%) Scrum
16 12 (17.65%) LAMP
16 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
16 12 (17.65%) ITIL
16 12 (17.65%) SOA
16 12 (17.65%) TeamCity
17 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (16.18%) Bash Shell
17 11 (16.18%) Bitbucket
17 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (14.71%) Project Management
18 10 (14.71%) Web Services
18 10 (14.71%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (19.12%) Apache
2 10 (14.71%) Drupal
3 4 (5.88%) Confluence
4 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.47%) nginx
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Heroku
3 3 (4.41%) PaaS
3 3 (4.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) LDAP
3 3 (4.41%) Network Security
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.47%) VLAN
5 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) MySQL
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) Big Data
4 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.47%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Jenkins
2 18 (26.47%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.65%) TeamCity
4 11 (16.18%) Bitbucket
5 9 (13.24%) RSpec
6 8 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (5.88%) JIRA
8 3 (4.41%) Selenium
9 1 (1.47%) Subversion
9 1 (1.47%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.47%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.47%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.47%) CasperJS
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (63.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Developer
3 9 (13.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) UNIX Support
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Support Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX Specialist
9 1 (1.47%) UNIX Administrator
9 1 (1.47%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) REST
2 12 (17.65%) LAMP
3 10 (14.71%) Web Services
3 10 (14.71%) XML
4 7 (10.29%) .NET
5 6 (8.82%) Silverlight
5 6 (8.82%) WCF
6 5 (7.35%) WPF
6 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
6 5 (7.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (5.88%) HTML
7 4 (5.88%) CSS
8 3 (4.41%) jQuery
8 3 (4.41%) YAML
9 1 (1.47%) Dojo
9 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.47%) STL
9 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Open Source
2 5 (7.35%) Clustering
2 5 (7.35%) HACMP
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) Social Media
3 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Linux
2 16 (23.53%) UNIX
3 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.29%) Windows
5 6 (8.82%) AIX
5 6 (8.82%) Solaris
6 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (69.12%) DevOps
2 37 (54.41%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
5 14 (20.59%) Performance Analysis
6 13 (19.12%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) ITIL
7 12 (17.65%) SOA
8 10 (14.71%) Project Management
8 10 (14.71%) Identity Management
9 6 (8.82%) Product Management
9 6 (8.82%) Build Automation
9 6 (8.82%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Release Management
9 6 (8.82%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.35%) TDD
10 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.88%) Migration
12 3 (4.41%) Kanban
12 3 (4.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Ruby
2 17 (25.00%) PHP
3 16 (23.53%) Python
4 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 11 (16.18%) Bash Shell
6 8 (11.76%) Perl
7 7 (10.29%) C#
7 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (7.35%) SQL
8 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.41%) Java
9 3 (4.41%) C
10 2 (2.94%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.94%) C++
11 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) RHCT
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) KVM
2 5 (7.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (7.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (5.88%) NFS
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (79.41%) Puppet
2 10 (14.71%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Control-M
4 2 (2.94%) Nagios
4 2 (2.94%) OpenView
5 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) Veritas
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Symantec
6 2 (2.94%) IBM
6 2 (2.94%) Sun
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 2 (2.94%) EMC
7 1 (1.47%) Endeca
7 1 (1.47%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.47%) F5
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