The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 211 314 528
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +214
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 583 283 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.55% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.75% 7.81% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 225 34
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£450 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4574 3625 3497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.01% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2809 2219 1838
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 157 187
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +18.97%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Opscode Chef Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +108 567 £450 +7.14% 132
London +90 379 £450 +1.69% 76
Yorkshire +21 57 £400 -3.61% 16
City of London +49 56 £438 +12.17% 17
West Yorkshire +16 52 £400 -3.61% 10
Leeds +18 51 £400 -3.61% 10
South East -4 34 £488 +16.41% 11
South West - 30 £450 - 8
East Midlands +21 23 £550 +83.33%
Berkshire +26 21 £500 +16.27% 2
North East - 20 £500 - 9
Tyne and Wear - 20 £500 - 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £500 - 9
Bristol - 20 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 18 £550 -
Nottingham - 17 £550 -
East of England -6 15 £450 +16.12% 5
Maidenhead - 10 - -
Reading +23 9 £500 - 2
North West -20 9 £425 +25.92% 4
Wales - 9 £375 - 1
Cheshire -1 6 £413 -
Surrey - 6 £458 - 3
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 - 1
Swansea - 3 £488 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £550 -
West Midlands - 3 £450 -

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 790 (83.07%) Puppet
2 683 (71.82%) DevOps
3 680 (71.50%) Linux
4 440 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
5 368 (38.70%) Ruby
6 358 (37.64%) Jenkins
7 330 (34.70%) Configuration Management
8 329 (34.60%) Python
9 310 (32.60%) Java
10 302 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
11 267 (28.08%) Web Services
12 250 (26.29%) Amazon AWS
13 247 (25.97%) Git (software)
14 219 (23.03%) Apache
15 211 (22.19%) MySQL
16 199 (20.93%) UNIX
17 198 (20.82%) PHP
17 198 (20.82%) MongoDB
18 196 (20.61%) Open Source
19 169 (17.77%) Scrum
20 166 (17.46%) Bash Shell
21 165 (17.35%) Perl
21 165 (17.35%) Nagios
22 160 (16.82%) CentOS
23 154 (16.19%) Red Hat
24 152 (15.98%) VMware
25 149 (15.67%) NoSQL
26 138 (14.51%) Ansible
27 131 (13.77%) Windows
28 123 (12.93%) Salt

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 219 (23.03%) Apache
2 97 (10.20%) OpenStack
3 91 (9.57%) nginx
4 82 (8.62%) Tomcat
5 57 (5.99%) Node.js
6 44 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (4.42%) JBoss
8 40 (4.21%) Confluence
9 36 (3.79%) IIS
10 25 (2.63%) Apache Solr
11 23 (2.42%) Drupal
12 14 (1.47%) CMS
13 10 (1.05%) Apache Pig
13 10 (1.05%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.63%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.63%) Jetty
16 5 (0.53%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 26 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.53%) Summit
3 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 250 (26.29%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (11.04%) Amazon EC2
3 72 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (5.89%) Amazon S3
5 49 (5.15%) PaaS
6 33 (3.47%) IaaS
7 21 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (2.00%) SaaS
9 18 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.68%) Route 53
11 9 (0.95%) Joyent
12 7 (0.74%) Heroku
13 5 (0.53%) GitHub
14 4 (0.42%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.42%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.11%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 69 (7.26%) TCP/IP
2 59 (6.20%) DNS
3 58 (6.10%) Firewall
4 45 (4.73%) Internet
5 38 (4.00%) HTTP
6 37 (3.89%) VPN
7 35 (3.68%) SAN
8 29 (3.05%) SSL
9 24 (2.52%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (2.31%) LDAP
11 17 (1.79%) WAN
11 17 (1.79%) LAN
12 12 (1.26%) NAS
13 9 (0.95%) IPsec
14 7 (0.74%) Network Security
14 7 (0.74%) DHCP
15 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.53%) IPv6
15 5 (0.53%) EIGRP
15 5 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (22.19%) MySQL
2 198 (20.82%) MongoDB
3 149 (15.67%) NoSQL
4 75 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 70 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (5.78%) Big Data
7 47 (4.94%) Hadoop
8 44 (4.63%) Relational Database
9 42 (4.42%) Redis
10 40 (4.21%) SQL Server
11 33 (3.47%) CouchDB
12 31 (3.26%) Riak
13 23 (2.42%) RDBMS
14 21 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
15 17 (1.79%) HBase
16 15 (1.58%) Couchbase
17 14 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
18 12 (1.26%) Apache Hive
18 12 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 358 (37.64%) Jenkins
2 247 (25.97%) Git (software)
3 87 (9.15%) Hudson
4 83 (8.73%) Maven
5 77 (8.10%) Subversion
6 55 (5.78%) JIRA
7 38 (4.00%) RSpec
8 37 (3.89%) Selenium
9 36 (3.79%) TeamCity
10 28 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (2.73%) Ant
12 22 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (2.31%) Jasmine
13 21 (2.21%) Karma Test Runner
14 18 (1.89%) Gradle
15 16 (1.68%) PHPUnit
16 15 (1.58%) JUnit
17 10 (1.05%) Bitbucket
17 10 (1.05%) Cucumber
18 8 (0.84%) Mercurial
General
1 73 (7.68%) Finance
2 31 (3.26%) Games
3 28 (2.94%) Publishing
4 27 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.79%) Banking
5 17 (1.79%) Retail
5 17 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.47%) Marketing
7 7 (0.74%) Back Office
7 7 (0.74%) Electronics
8 6 (0.63%) Advertising
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Front Office
11 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.11%) International Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 381 (40.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 150 (15.77%) Developer
3 109 (11.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 76 (7.99%) Architect
5 66 (6.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 46 (4.84%) Consultant
7 45 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
8 42 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
9 35 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
10 31 (3.26%) Python Developer
10 31 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (3.15%) Java Developer
12 28 (2.94%) Administrator
13 27 (2.84%) Software Engineer
13 27 (2.84%) Senior Consultant
13 27 (2.84%) DevOps Consultant
14 23 (2.42%) DevOps Architect
15 20 (2.10%) Operations Engineer
16 19 (2.00%) Linux Administrator
17 18 (1.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (28.08%) Web Services
2 110 (11.57%) LAMP
3 56 (5.89%) .NET
4 45 (4.73%) Django
5 44 (4.63%) XML
6 43 (4.52%) HTML
7 41 (4.31%) JSON
8 38 (4.00%) RESTful
9 36 (3.79%) REST
10 29 (3.05%) Spring
11 27 (2.84%) jQuery
12 25 (2.63%) SOAP
13 22 (2.31%) Gherkin
14 21 (2.21%) J2EE
15 20 (2.10%) HTML5
16 18 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
17 16 (1.68%) ASP.NET
18 15 (1.58%) Memcached
18 15 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
18 15 (1.58%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 196 (20.61%) Open Source
2 26 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.52%) Replication
3 24 (2.52%) Digital Media
4 23 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.16%) Taxonomies
7 11 (1.16%) Clustering
8 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.74%) DTV
10 6 (0.63%) Online Games
10 6 (0.63%) Wiki
11 5 (0.53%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.42%) HACMP
12 4 (0.42%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.42%) Social Media
12 4 (0.42%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 680 (71.50%) Linux
2 199 (20.93%) UNIX
3 160 (16.82%) CentOS
4 131 (13.77%) Windows
5 103 (10.83%) Ubuntu
6 76 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (6.94%) Debian
8 26 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.58%) AIX
10 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.05%) Solaris
11 4 (0.42%) Fedora
11 4 (0.42%) SUSE
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.32%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (71.82%) DevOps
2 440 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (34.70%) Configuration Management
4 302 (31.76%) Continuous Integration
5 169 (17.77%) Scrum
6 113 (11.88%) TDD
7 74 (7.78%) Kanban
8 71 (7.47%) E-Commerce
9 63 (6.62%) BDD
10 61 (6.41%) Software Engineering
11 58 (6.10%) SOA
11 58 (6.10%) Load Balancing
12 50 (5.26%) Automated Testing
13 46 (4.84%) OO
14 37 (3.89%) Change Management
15 36 (3.79%) Service Delivery
16 33 (3.47%) Build Automation
16 33 (3.47%) Mentoring
16 33 (3.47%) ITIL
17 24 (2.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 368 (38.70%) Ruby
2 329 (34.60%) Python
3 310 (32.60%) Java
4 198 (20.82%) PHP
5 166 (17.46%) Bash Shell
6 165 (17.35%) Perl
7 93 (9.78%) SQL
8 84 (8.83%) PowerShell
9 82 (8.62%) Shell Script
10 78 (8.20%) JavaScript
11 60 (6.31%) Scala
12 33 (3.47%) C#
13 27 (2.84%) C++
14 23 (2.42%) C
15 19 (2.00%) Clojure
16 18 (1.89%) VB
17 12 (1.26%) Groovy
18 11 (1.16%) PL/SQL
19 10 (1.05%) Golang
20 6 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 25 (2.63%) CCNA
3 25 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (1.79%) Degree
5 13 (1.37%) CCSA
6 12 (1.26%) CISSP
6 12 (1.26%) CISM
6 12 (1.26%) JNCIA
7 10 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.95%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.74%) VCAP
9 7 (0.74%) VCDX
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.11%) LPIC
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) RHCE
11 1 (0.11%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.42%) QA
2 15 (1.58%) SLA
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.21%) vCloud
3 26 (2.73%) XenServer
4 21 (2.21%) Varnish
5 20 (2.10%) KVM
6 16 (1.68%) Samba
7 13 (1.37%) Docker
7 13 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.37%) vSphere
7 13 (1.37%) Active Directory
8 10 (1.05%) Xen
9 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.95%) NFS
10 5 (0.53%) Postfix
10 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.21%) HDFS
13 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 790 (83.07%) Puppet
2 165 (17.35%) Nagios
3 138 (14.51%) Ansible
4 123 (12.93%) Salt
5 98 (10.30%) Vagrant
6 70 (7.36%) ZABBIX
7 46 (4.84%) Cacti
8 32 (3.36%) Zenoss
9 20 (2.10%) Kibana
9 20 (2.10%) Graylog2
10 18 (1.89%) Capistrano
11 16 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (1.58%) YUM
13 13 (1.37%) CFEngine
13 13 (1.37%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.37%) Tivoli
14 11 (1.16%) collectd
15 10 (1.05%) Cobbler
16 9 (0.95%) Ganglia
16 9 (0.95%) StatsD
Vendors
1 154 (16.19%) Red Hat
2 152 (15.98%) VMware
3 83 (8.73%) Rackspace
4 62 (6.52%) Oracle
5 48 (5.05%) SaltStack
6 46 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 37 (3.89%) New Relic
8 30 (3.15%) Splunk
9 29 (3.05%) Percona
10 27 (2.84%) IBM
11 25 (2.63%) Perforce
12 18 (1.89%) Cisco
13 16 (1.68%) Citrix
13 16 (1.68%) BMC
13 16 (1.68%) NetApp
14 15 (1.58%) Google
15 13 (1.37%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.16%) EMC
17 10 (1.05%) SAP
18 8 (0.84%) Veritas
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