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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 232 227 214
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 43 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.34% 2.77% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 26
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£500 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £470 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
991 865 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.01% 9.39% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 433 457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 49
Average hourly rate £22.75 £19.91 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.26% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £47.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -9.33%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Oxfordshire - 12 £500 - 4
Surrey +5 11 £550 - 4
Kent +11 10 £550 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 -
Berkshire -17 2 £350 -28.20% 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hampshire -1 1 £375 -6.25% 4
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 98 (97.03%) Puppet
2 60 (59.41%) DevOps
3 59 (58.42%) Linux
4 53 (52.48%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (44.55%) Python
6 35 (34.65%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (33.66%) Jenkins
8 33 (32.67%) Ruby
9 32 (31.68%) Configuration Management
10 31 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (28.71%) Ansible
12 25 (24.75%) Oracle
13 23 (22.77%) Windows
13 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
14 22 (21.78%) Java
14 22 (21.78%) Red Hat
15 21 (20.79%) Software Deployment
15 21 (20.79%) Spring
15 21 (20.79%) Docker
16 20 (19.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (19.80%) UNIX
17 19 (18.81%) SQL
17 19 (18.81%) PowerShell
17 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (17.82%) VPN
18 18 (17.82%) DNS
19 17 (16.83%) Nagios
19 17 (16.83%) VMware
20 16 (15.84%) Web Services
21 15 (14.85%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (11.88%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.89%) OpenStack
3 9 (8.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (7.92%) Apache
5 7 (6.93%) nginx
6 5 (4.95%) Confluence
7 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.97%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.98%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.98%) IIS
9 2 (1.98%) JBoss
9 2 (1.98%) Liferay
9 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 53 (52.48%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (12.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (9.90%) IaaS
5 9 (8.91%) SoftLayer
5 9 (8.91%) Sumo Logic
5 9 (8.91%) PaaS
6 7 (6.93%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (5.94%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (3.96%) Heroku
10 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.99%) SaaS
11 1 (0.99%) Office 365
11 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) VPN
1 18 (17.82%) DNS
2 13 (12.87%) LDAP
2 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.88%) SSL
4 11 (10.89%) Network Security
5 10 (9.90%) Firewall
6 9 (8.91%) Wireless
6 9 (8.91%) SNMP
7 7 (6.93%) DHCP
8 5 (4.95%) SAN
8 5 (4.95%) SSH
9 3 (2.97%) VLAN
9 3 (2.97%) Internet
9 3 (2.97%) MPLS
9 3 (2.97%) HTTP
9 3 (2.97%) LAN
9 3 (2.97%) WAN
10 2 (1.98%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) MySQL
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.95%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.98%) HBase
5 2 (1.98%) Big Data
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (33.66%) Jenkins
2 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.85%) JIRA
4 12 (11.88%) JUnit
4 12 (11.88%) Subversion
5 10 (9.90%) Mockito
6 9 (8.91%) Maven
6 9 (8.91%) Ant
7 8 (7.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.95%) Hudson
9 2 (1.98%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.99%) NuGet
10 1 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.99%) PhantomJS
10 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.99%) CasperJS
10 1 (0.99%) Flyway
10 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Banking
3 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.97%) Billing
5 2 (1.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (18.81%) Developer
3 11 (10.89%) Architect
3 11 (10.89%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.95%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Java Web Developer
7 4 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Administrator
8 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) VMware Specialist
9 2 (1.98%) VMware Architect
9 2 (1.98%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.79%) Spring
2 16 (15.84%) Web Services
3 13 (12.87%) Ruby on Rails
4 12 (11.88%) Hibernate
4 12 (11.88%) Spring MVC
4 12 (11.88%) XML
4 12 (11.88%) jQuery
5 10 (9.90%) XSLT
6 9 (8.91%) Grails
7 5 (4.95%) Middleware
8 4 (3.96%) .NET
8 4 (3.96%) boto
8 4 (3.96%) REST
9 3 (2.97%) CSS
9 3 (2.97%) LAMP
9 3 (2.97%) HTML
9 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.98%) WCF
10 2 (1.98%) WPF
10 2 (1.98%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Clustering
2 11 (10.89%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (9.90%) Statistics
4 9 (8.91%) Cryptography
4 9 (8.91%) PKI
4 9 (8.91%) HACMP
4 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.96%) Replication
7 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.98%) Social Media
8 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Linux
2 23 (22.77%) Windows
3 20 (19.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (19.80%) UNIX
4 5 (4.95%) AIX
4 5 (4.95%) VMS
5 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.96%) Solaris
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (59.41%) DevOps
2 35 (34.65%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (31.68%) Configuration Management
4 31 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.79%) Software Deployment
6 14 (13.86%) TDD
7 13 (12.87%) BDD
8 12 (11.88%) MVC
8 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
8 12 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (10.89%) Open Source
10 10 (9.90%) Web Development
11 9 (8.91%) Computer Security
11 9 (8.91%) Analytics
11 9 (8.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (8.91%) SDLC
12 8 (7.92%) Migration
13 7 (6.93%) Capacity Management
14 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (44.55%) Python
2 33 (32.67%) Ruby
3 22 (21.78%) Java
4 19 (18.81%) SQL
4 19 (18.81%) PowerShell
5 15 (14.85%) Bash Shell
5 15 (14.85%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.87%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.88%) Perl
8 7 (6.93%) C#
9 4 (3.96%) C
9 4 (3.96%) Go
10 3 (2.97%) PHP
11 2 (1.98%) C++
12 1 (0.99%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.98%) MCSE
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.99%) MCSA
3 1 (0.99%) CCNP
3 1 (0.99%) CCNA
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (20.79%) Docker
2 9 (8.91%) NFS
2 9 (8.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (8.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) vCloud
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) XenServer
6 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (97.03%) Puppet
2 29 (28.71%) Ansible
3 17 (16.83%) Nagios
4 12 (11.88%) Vagrant
5 7 (6.93%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.95%) SCOM
7 4 (3.96%) SCCM
7 4 (3.96%) OpenView
7 4 (3.96%) Control-M
8 3 (2.97%) Opsview
9 2 (1.98%) Mesos
10 1 (0.99%) Graphite
10 1 (0.99%) vMotion
10 1 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.99%) collectd
10 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.99%) Cacti
10 1 (0.99%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.99%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (24.75%) Oracle
2 22 (21.78%) Red Hat
3 17 (16.83%) VMware
4 15 (14.85%) Splunk
5 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.91%) Dell
6 9 (8.91%) IBM
6 9 (8.91%) Veritas
7 7 (6.93%) HP
8 5 (4.95%) Symantec
8 5 (4.95%) Cisco
9 4 (3.96%) Sun
10 3 (2.97%) Citrix
10 3 (2.97%) WSO2
11 2 (1.98%) CA
11 2 (1.98%) EMC
11 2 (1.98%) SAP
12 1 (0.99%) Juniper
12 1 (0.99%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (0.99%) F5