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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 225 206 246
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +40
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 23 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.30% 0.061%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.82% 2.90% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 3
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£488 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £373 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.42%
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
815 897 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.77% 10.25% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 455 297
Average daily rate £350 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 44
Average hourly rate £19.91 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +11.11%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +23 16 £488 +15.31% 3
Surrey - 5 £550 - 2
Kent -12 2 £550 +7.84%
Hampshire -31 1 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
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Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 39 (63.93%) Linux
1 39 (63.93%) DevOps
2 33 (54.10%) Puppet
3 24 (39.34%) Python
4 19 (31.15%) Configuration Management
4 19 (31.15%) Web Services
5 18 (29.51%) Ruby
6 17 (27.87%) .NET
6 17 (27.87%) C#
6 17 (27.87%) PHP
7 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
7 16 (26.23%) UNIX
7 16 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
8 15 (24.59%) Scrum
8 15 (24.59%) Windows
9 14 (22.95%) Perl
9 14 (22.95%) LAMP
9 14 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
10 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
10 13 (21.31%) SOA
11 12 (19.67%) Apache
11 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (18.03%) WCF
12 11 (18.03%) WPF
12 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
12 11 (18.03%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (19.67%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) nginx
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
4 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.39%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (9.84%) PaaS
3 6 (9.84%) IaaS
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.92%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 2 (3.28%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (18.03%) MySQL
4 8 (13.11%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.92%) Big Data
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Jenkins
2 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
4 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.84%) RSpec
5 6 (9.84%) Subversion
6 4 (6.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.28%) Maven
7 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.28%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) JUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium
8 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.64%) Hudson
8 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Publishing
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Software Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.56%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Support Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) UNIX Support
7 2 (3.28%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Linux Support
7 2 (3.28%) VMware Consultant
8 1 (1.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (1.64%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) Web Services
2 17 (27.87%) .NET
3 14 (22.95%) LAMP
4 11 (18.03%) WCF
4 11 (18.03%) WPF
5 9 (14.75%) LINQ
6 8 (13.11%) REST
7 6 (9.84%) XML
8 4 (6.56%) YAML
9 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.64%) jQuery
10 1 (1.64%) Spring
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.64%) JSTL
10 1 (1.64%) XSL
10 1 (1.64%) JMS
10 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.64%) CSS
10 1 (1.64%) JSP
10 1 (1.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Open Source
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.56%) HACMP
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Social Media
4 2 (3.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (26.23%) UNIX
3 15 (24.59%) Windows
4 8 (13.11%) AIX
4 8 (13.11%) Solaris
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) DevOps
2 19 (31.15%) Configuration Management
3 15 (24.59%) Scrum
4 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.31%) SOA
4 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
5 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (11.48%) Content Management
7 6 (9.84%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (8.20%) ITIL
8 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.56%) Identity Management
9 4 (6.56%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (6.56%) Product Management
10 3 (4.92%) Migration
10 3 (4.92%) Project Management
11 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
11 2 (3.28%) Release Management
12 1 (1.64%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) Python
2 18 (29.51%) Ruby
3 17 (27.87%) C#
3 17 (27.87%) PHP
4 14 (22.95%) Perl
5 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
6 6 (9.84%) Java
7 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.20%) SQL
7 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) VBScript
8 2 (3.28%) C++
8 2 (3.28%) C
9 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) RHCE
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (9.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (8.20%) vCloud
4 4 (6.56%) KVM
5 2 (3.28%) NFS
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (54.10%) Puppet
2 7 (11.48%) Nagios
3 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.28%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.28%) Cacti
5 1 (1.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
2 9 (14.75%) VMware
3 8 (13.11%) Veritas
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.28%) Percona
6 2 (3.28%) EMC
6 2 (3.28%) JBoss
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow