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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 220 210 230
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 45 25 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.28% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.80% 3.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 2
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£425 £475 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +32.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £320 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+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
937 743 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.52% 8.21% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 371 311
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 50
Average hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £16.50 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 9 £425 -6.84% 8
Hampshire -9 8 £320 -20.00% 3
Surrey +4 7 £375 -21.05% 6
Oxfordshire -11 7 £375 - 6
Kent - 6 £488 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 2
West Sussex -19 2 £550 -
East Sussex - 2 £550 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 79 (85.87%) Puppet
2 67 (72.83%) Linux
3 58 (63.04%) DevOps
4 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.04%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (35.87%) Configuration Management
7 32 (34.78%) Python
7 32 (34.78%) Jenkins
8 24 (26.09%) Ruby
9 23 (25.00%) Open Source
10 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
10 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
10 22 (23.91%) MySQL
11 21 (22.83%) Web Services
11 21 (22.83%) UNIX
12 20 (21.74%) Red Hat
13 17 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (17.39%) Perl
15 15 (16.30%) .NET
15 15 (16.30%) REST
16 14 (15.22%) TeamCity
16 14 (15.22%) PHP
16 14 (15.22%) C#
17 13 (14.13%) Oracle
17 13 (14.13%) Windows
18 12 (13.04%) Apache
18 12 (13.04%) Bash Shell
19 11 (11.96%) WCF
19 11 (11.96%) AWS CloudFormation

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (13.04%) Apache
2 8 (8.70%) Confluence
3 7 (7.61%) nginx
4 5 (5.43%) Drupal
5 3 (3.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.09%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.35%) Heroku
5 2 (2.17%) GitHub
5 2 (2.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.17%) SaaS
5 2 (2.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) LDAP
1 10 (10.87%) DNS
2 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.70%) Firewall
4 7 (7.61%) Network Security
5 6 (6.52%) VPN
6 4 (4.35%) SAN
7 3 (3.26%) SSH
8 2 (2.17%) DHCP
8 2 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (1.09%) OSPF
9 1 (1.09%) BGP
9 1 (1.09%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.09%) LAN
9 1 (1.09%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.09%) VLAN
9 1 (1.09%) IPsec
9 1 (1.09%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) MySQL
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.35%) Big Data
7 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.09%) DataStax
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.09%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 32 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 22 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.22%) TeamCity
4 10 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (10.87%) JIRA
5 7 (7.61%) Subversion
6 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.43%) RSpec
8 4 (4.35%) Gerrit
9 3 (3.26%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.17%) NuGet
10 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.17%) Maven
10 2 (2.17%) Ant
10 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.17%) Selenium
11 1 (1.09%) Hudson
11 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (52.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (18.48%) Developer
3 11 (11.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.26%) UNIX Support
7 3 (3.26%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (2.17%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.17%) UNIX Specialist
8 2 (2.17%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.83%) Web Services
2 15 (16.30%) .NET
2 15 (16.30%) REST
3 11 (11.96%) WCF
4 10 (10.87%) Silverlight
4 10 (10.87%) LAMP
4 10 (10.87%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.78%) WPF
6 5 (5.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (5.43%) XML
7 3 (3.26%) CSS
7 3 (3.26%) SOAP
7 3 (3.26%) RESTful
7 3 (3.26%) HTML
8 2 (2.17%) XSL
8 2 (2.17%) jQuery
9 1 (1.09%) Dojo
9 1 (1.09%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.09%) STL
9 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Open Source
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) HACMP
2 8 (8.70%) Clustering
3 7 (7.61%) Social Media
4 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) Replication
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 67 (72.83%) Linux
2 21 (22.83%) UNIX
3 17 (18.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (14.13%) Windows
5 5 (5.43%) AIX
5 5 (5.43%) Solaris
6 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.17%) CentOS
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) Debian
8 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.04%) DevOps
2 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (38.04%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (35.87%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.87%) Project Management
5 10 (10.87%) SOA
5 10 (10.87%) Scrum
6 9 (9.78%) TDD
6 9 (9.78%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.70%) Release Management
7 8 (8.70%) ITIL
8 7 (7.61%) Migration
8 7 (7.61%) Build Automation
9 6 (6.52%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.43%) Identity Management
11 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.78%) Python
2 24 (26.09%) Ruby
3 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
4 16 (17.39%) Perl
5 14 (15.22%) PHP
5 14 (15.22%) C#
6 12 (13.04%) Bash Shell
7 10 (10.87%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.52%) C
8 6 (6.52%) Java
8 6 (6.52%) SQL
9 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.35%) Golang
10 2 (2.17%) C++
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.09%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) RHCT
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
1 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) NFS
1 8 (8.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.43%) KVM
3 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) Postfix
4 1 (1.09%) XenServer
4 1 (1.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.09%) Samba
4 1 (1.09%) iptables
Systems Management
1 79 (85.87%) Puppet
2 9 (9.78%) Nagios
3 8 (8.70%) Ansible
4 7 (7.61%) NetBackup
5 5 (5.43%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.35%) OpenView
6 4 (4.35%) Control-M
7 3 (3.26%) Opsview
8 2 (2.17%) Salt
9 1 (1.09%) AppManager
9 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.09%) SCCM
9 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 13 (14.13%) Oracle
3 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.70%) Veritas
5 7 (7.61%) VMware
6 5 (5.43%) Symantec
7 4 (4.35%) Sun
7 4 (4.35%) HP
7 4 (4.35%) Dell
7 4 (4.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.09%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (1.09%) Endeca
8 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.09%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.09%) F5
8 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
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