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 27 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 219 205 212
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 55 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.59% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.41% 6.02% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 27
Median daily rate £450 £458 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1016 914 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.92% 9.81% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 535 420
Median daily rate £425 £390 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 40
Median hourly rate £34.00 £23.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -17.61%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +2 23 £500 -9.09% 18
Berkshire +10 18 £500 +33.33% 11
Hampshire -6 6 £425 +0.89% 2
Oxfordshire 0 4 £388 -13.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £438 +2.94% 2
East Sussex +5 2 £389 -29.31% 2
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Kent -19 1 £475 -5.00% 1
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Puppet
2 69 (67.65%) Linux
3 64 (62.75%) DevOps
4 55 (53.92%) Ansible
5 53 (51.96%) Python
6 50 (49.02%) Configuration Management
7 48 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (40.20%) Jenkins
9 40 (39.22%) Ruby
10 37 (36.27%) Git (software)
11 36 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (34.31%) Perl
13 34 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (31.37%) PowerShell
14 32 (31.37%) VMware
15 31 (30.39%) SQL
16 29 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (24.51%) Maven
17 25 (24.51%) Ant
17 25 (24.51%) Windows
17 25 (24.51%) OpenStack
18 24 (23.53%) Docker
18 24 (23.53%) Unix
19 22 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 19 (18.63%) Bash Shell
21 19 (18.63%) Splunk
21 19 (18.63%) Red Hat
21 19 (18.63%) Firewall
21 19 (18.63%) Software Deployment

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 (24.51%) OpenStack
2 9 (8.82%) Apache
3 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.94%) JBoss
7 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.96%) Confluence
7 2 (1.96%) Drupal
7 2 (1.96%) nginx
7 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (15.69%) IaaS
5 14 (13.73%) PaaS
6 7 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (5.88%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (5.88%) AWS OpsWorks
8 5 (4.90%) CloudFront
8 5 (4.90%) SaaS
9 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.96%) Heroku
12 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.98%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.98%) GitHub
12 1 (0.98%) Office 365
12 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 12 (11.76%) DNS
3 11 (10.78%) VPN
4 7 (6.86%) Network Security
4 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.88%) DHCP
5 6 (5.88%) LDAP
5 6 (5.88%) MPLS
6 5 (4.90%) LAN
6 5 (4.90%) VLAN
6 5 (4.90%) WAN
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.94%) IPv6
8 2 (1.96%) Internet
8 2 (1.96%) Junos
8 2 (1.96%) MRTG
8 2 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.96%) SAN
8 2 (1.96%) SSL
8 2 (1.96%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.84%) MySQL
4 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.88%) Big Data
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.96%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (40.20%) Jenkins
2 37 (36.27%) Git (software)
3 25 (24.51%) Ant
3 25 (24.51%) Maven
4 16 (15.69%) Subversion
5 14 (13.73%) Hudson
5 14 (13.73%) JIRA
6 8 (7.84%) Gradle
7 6 (5.88%) Travis CI
8 5 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.92%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.92%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.94%) GitLab
10 3 (2.94%) JUnit
10 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.96%) Burp Suite
11 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.96%) Robot Framework
11 2 (1.96%) Sinon.JS
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Local Government
2 2 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (20.59%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (16.67%) Administrator
4 16 (15.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 15 (14.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (12.75%) Architect
7 12 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (8.82%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 9 (8.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
11 6 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
12 5 (4.90%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Administrator
12 5 (4.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (4.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) Web Services
2 6 (5.88%) LAMP
3 5 (4.90%) REST
4 4 (3.92%) Spring
4 4 (3.92%) XML
5 3 (2.94%) .NET
6 2 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.96%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) JDBC
6 2 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.96%) MCollective
6 2 (1.96%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.96%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) YAML
7 1 (0.98%) Akka
7 1 (0.98%) Kafka
7 1 (0.98%) Sensu
7 1 (0.98%) spray
7 1 (0.98%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.78%) Clustering
3 10 (9.80%) HACMP
4 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.90%) Replication
8 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (3.92%) Cloud Native
8 4 (3.92%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (2.94%) EMC VNX
9 3 (2.94%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.96%) NGOSS
10 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.96%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.98%) FMCG
11 1 (0.98%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 69 (67.65%) Linux
2 25 (24.51%) Windows
3 24 (23.53%) Unix
4 21 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (16.67%) VMS
6 8 (7.84%) CentOS
7 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.92%) Solaris
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.96%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.98%) AIX
12 1 (0.98%) Debian
12 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.98%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.75%) DevOps
2 50 (49.02%) Configuration Management
3 36 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (18.63%) Software Deployment
6 16 (15.69%) Use Case
7 14 (13.73%) Service Management
8 13 (12.75%) Open Source
9 9 (8.82%) ITIL
10 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.88%) Information Security
10 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.88%) OO
10 6 (5.88%) Scrum
10 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.90%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (4.90%) Identity Management
11 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.90%) SIEM
12 4 (3.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (51.96%) Python
2 40 (39.22%) Ruby
3 35 (34.31%) Perl
4 32 (31.37%) PowerShell
5 31 (30.39%) SQL
6 19 (18.63%) Bash Shell
7 12 (11.76%) Java
8 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.88%) PHP
10 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.92%) C#
12 2 (1.96%) AWK
12 2 (1.96%) C++
12 2 (1.96%) Korn
12 2 (1.96%) sed
13 1 (0.98%) C
13 1 (0.98%) Delphi
13 1 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) MCSE
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) CCNA
3 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.92%) CCNP
5 3 (2.94%) Degree
5 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) CCSA
6 2 (1.96%) CISM
6 2 (1.96%) CISSP
6 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.96%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.98%) RHCE
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (23.53%) Docker
2 22 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (9.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (9.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.88%) NFS
6 5 (4.90%) Xen
7 4 (3.92%) KVM
8 3 (2.94%) vSphere
9 1 (0.98%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.98%) iptables
9 1 (0.98%) LXC
9 1 (0.98%) Postfix
9 1 (0.98%) Snort
9 1 (0.98%) Squid
9 1 (0.98%) Varnish
9 1 (0.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 102 (100.00%) Puppet
2 55 (53.92%) Ansible
3 17 (16.67%) SCOM
4 12 (11.76%) SCCM
5 9 (8.82%) Nagios
6 5 (4.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.96%) OpenNMS
7 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.96%) SELinux
8 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.98%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.98%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.98%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.98%) Nessus
8 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.98%) Scalr
Vendors
1 32 (31.37%) VMware
2 19 (18.63%) Red Hat
2 19 (18.63%) Splunk
3 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.75%) Cisco
4 13 (12.75%) Dell
4 13 (12.75%) Veritas
5 10 (9.80%) Barracuda Networks
5 10 (9.80%) Rackspace
6 7 (6.86%) Oracle
7 6 (5.88%) EMC
7 6 (5.88%) IBM
8 3 (2.94%) Citrix
9 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.98%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.98%) BMC
10 1 (0.98%) Google
10 1 (0.98%) Seapine
10 1 (0.98%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.98%) Symantec