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 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 220 290 461
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +171
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 526 321 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.62% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.69% 8.26% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 244 61
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£489 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
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 - - -

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
4145 3888 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2186 1740
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.60
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

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 27 March 2015.

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 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
(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 +88 503 £489 +2.89% 177
London +39 295 £500 +3.89% 85
City of London +35 59 £500 - 26
Yorkshire +35 54 £350 +16.66% 17
West Yorkshire +45 53 £350 +9.37% 9
Leeds +37 53 £350 +9.37% 9
North West +19 47 £625 +66.66% 10
South East -10 45 £425 -10.52% 29
South West +8 30 £450 +9.09% 13
Cheshire +22 27 £650 +44.44% 6
East Midlands - 24 £500 - 3
Warrington +12 22 £655 +45.55% 5
Bristol +5 18 £450 +5.88% 9
Northamptonshire - 12 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 11 £475 - 2
Northampton - 11 £500 -
Nottingham - 10 £475 - 2
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
East of England -4 5 £400 -15.78% 10
Wales -12 5 £525 +40.00%
Manchester -14 5 £569 +62.50% 3
Oxford - 5 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £413 -
Devon - 5 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 4
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 - 4

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 912 (83.82%) Puppet
2 808 (74.26%) Linux
3 769 (70.68%) DevOps
4 505 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
4 505 (46.42%) Ruby
5 482 (44.30%) Python
6 443 (40.72%) Configuration Management
7 442 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
8 425 (39.06%) Jenkins
9 381 (35.02%) Java
10 288 (26.47%) MongoDB
11 278 (25.55%) Ansible
12 268 (24.63%) Git (software)
13 267 (24.54%) Bash Shell
14 248 (22.79%) MySQL
15 218 (20.04%) Amazon AWS
16 216 (19.85%) UNIX
17 213 (19.58%) Open Source
18 202 (18.57%) Perl
19 200 (18.38%) PHP
20 196 (18.01%) Web Services
21 194 (17.83%) Apache
22 176 (16.18%) VMware
23 172 (15.81%) Windows
24 171 (15.72%) Scrum
25 167 (15.35%) Salt
26 157 (14.43%) CentOS
27 152 (13.97%) Red Hat
28 150 (13.79%) NoSQL
29 148 (13.60%) Nagios

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 194 (17.83%) Apache
2 138 (12.68%) OpenStack
3 111 (10.20%) Node.js
4 93 (8.55%) nginx
5 71 (6.53%) Tomcat
6 46 (4.23%) Confluence
7 39 (3.58%) IIS
8 35 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (2.85%) JBoss
10 17 (1.56%) Apache Solr
11 16 (1.47%) Drupal
12 13 (1.19%) Jetty
13 11 (1.01%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.92%) MediaWiki
15 8 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.55%) Apache Pig
18 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
18 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 218 (20.04%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (9.28%) Amazon EC2
2 101 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (8.09%) PaaS
4 72 (6.62%) IaaS
5 53 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (4.50%) Amazon S3
7 44 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (2.11%) SaaS
9 20 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
10 19 (1.75%) GitHub
11 18 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (1.29%) Route 53
13 9 (0.83%) Heroku
14 8 (0.74%) Joyent
14 8 (0.74%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.55%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 109 (10.02%) TCP/IP
2 85 (7.81%) HTTP
3 82 (7.54%) DNS
4 73 (6.71%) Firewall
5 68 (6.25%) SSL
6 46 (4.23%) Internet
7 36 (3.31%) IPsec
8 32 (2.94%) SAN
8 32 (2.94%) DHCP
9 31 (2.85%) VPN
10 30 (2.76%) LDAP
11 28 (2.57%) FTP
12 26 (2.39%) LAN
13 25 (2.30%) WAN
13 25 (2.30%) Network Security
14 12 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (1.01%) NAS
16 10 (0.92%) IPv6
16 10 (0.92%) OSPF
16 10 (0.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (26.47%) MongoDB
2 248 (22.79%) MySQL
3 150 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 83 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (7.63%) Hadoop
5 76 (6.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 72 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 70 (6.43%) Big Data
8 61 (5.61%) Redis
9 59 (5.42%) SQL Server
10 50 (4.60%) RDBMS
11 41 (3.77%) CouchDB
12 39 (3.58%) Riak
13 29 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.65%) Hypertable
16 13 (1.19%) Couchbase
17 12 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
18 11 (1.01%) SimpleDB
19 10 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 425 (39.06%) Jenkins
2 268 (24.63%) Git (software)
3 107 (9.83%) Subversion
4 97 (8.92%) Maven
5 87 (8.00%) TeamCity
6 65 (5.97%) JIRA
7 60 (5.51%) Hudson
8 57 (5.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (3.03%) Selenium
10 29 (2.67%) Artifactory
11 27 (2.48%) Ant
12 20 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (1.75%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.65%) Fiddler
15 16 (1.47%) RSpec
15 16 (1.47%) Gradle
16 11 (1.01%) SoapUI
17 10 (0.92%) Gerrit
18 8 (0.74%) PHPUnit
18 8 (0.74%) ClearCase
General
1 74 (6.80%) Finance
2 28 (2.57%) Banking
3 22 (2.02%) Retail
3 22 (2.02%) Games
4 21 (1.93%) Publishing
4 21 (1.93%) Marketing
4 21 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.19%) Electronics
7 7 (0.64%) Advertising
8 5 (0.46%) Legal
9 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Back Office
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
11 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.18%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.092%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 480 (44.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 130 (11.95%) Developer
3 123 (11.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 117 (10.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 112 (10.29%) Architect
6 50 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (4.23%) Consultant
8 36 (3.31%) Administrator
9 33 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
9 33 (3.03%) Technical Architect
9 33 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
10 32 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
11 31 (2.85%) Senior Consultant
12 30 (2.76%) Digital Architect
13 26 (2.39%) Linux Administrator
13 26 (2.39%) Operations Engineer
14 25 (2.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 25 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.30%) Senior Developer
15 24 (2.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (18.01%) Web Services
2 82 (7.54%) .NET
3 64 (5.88%) LAMP
4 56 (5.15%) REST
5 51 (4.69%) JSON
6 50 (4.60%) HTML
7 46 (4.23%) XML
8 43 (3.95%) AngularJS
9 37 (3.40%) Spring
10 33 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (2.48%) HTML5
12 27 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
13 25 (2.30%) CSS
13 25 (2.30%) RESTful
14 24 (2.21%) SOAP
15 21 (1.93%) Django
16 20 (1.84%) J2EE
17 15 (1.38%) .NET Framework
17 15 (1.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 213 (19.58%) Open Source
2 44 (4.04%) Clustering
3 39 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.48%) Visualisation
5 22 (2.02%) Digital Media
6 21 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.93%) Replication
7 16 (1.47%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.29%) User Experience
10 13 (1.19%) DTV
11 11 (1.01%) Wiki
12 10 (0.92%) Spread Betting
13 9 (0.83%) HACMP
14 8 (0.74%) Online Games
14 8 (0.74%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.64%) Social Media
16 6 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 808 (74.26%) Linux
2 216 (19.85%) UNIX
3 172 (15.81%) Windows
4 157 (14.43%) CentOS
5 123 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 122 (11.21%) Ubuntu
7 47 (4.32%) Debian
8 22 (2.02%) Solaris
9 21 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.75%) AIX
11 16 (1.47%) SUSE
12 13 (1.19%) Fedora
13 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.55%) HPUX
16 6 (0.55%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
17 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (70.68%) DevOps
2 505 (46.42%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (40.72%) Configuration Management
4 442 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (15.72%) Scrum
6 107 (9.83%) TDD
7 94 (8.64%) Automated Testing
8 73 (6.71%) OO
9 66 (6.07%) Load Balancing
10 59 (5.42%) Kanban
11 57 (5.24%) E-Commerce
12 56 (5.15%) SOA
13 55 (5.06%) BDD
14 52 (4.78%) Build Automation
15 50 (4.60%) Software Engineering
16 48 (4.41%) Change Management
17 44 (4.04%) Service Delivery
18 39 (3.58%) ITIL
19 33 (3.03%) Mentoring
20 31 (2.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 505 (46.42%) Ruby
2 482 (44.30%) Python
3 381 (35.02%) Java
4 267 (24.54%) Bash Shell
5 202 (18.57%) Perl
6 200 (18.38%) PHP
7 104 (9.56%) SQL
8 94 (8.64%) JavaScript
9 81 (7.44%) PowerShell
10 75 (6.89%) Shell Script
11 54 (4.96%) Scala
12 42 (3.86%) C
13 34 (3.13%) C#
14 31 (2.85%) R
15 25 (2.30%) Golang
16 23 (2.11%) C++
17 15 (1.38%) Groovy
18 12 (1.10%) Clojure
19 7 (0.64%) VB
20 5 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.87%) SC Cleared
3 30 (2.76%) Degree
4 22 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.75%) CCNA
6 8 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.74%) VCAP
7 7 (0.64%) VCDX
7 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.55%) CCSA
8 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.37%) CCNP
9 4 (0.37%) CISSP
10 3 (0.28%) ISEB
10 3 (0.28%) CISM
10 3 (0.28%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.28%) RHCE
11 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.30%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) SLA
3 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.092%) COBIT
5 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.092%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 124 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (5.15%) Docker
3 53 (4.87%) vCloud
4 35 (3.22%) vSphere
5 27 (2.48%) NFS
6 24 (2.21%) XenServer
7 22 (2.02%) Varnish
8 19 (1.75%) Postfix
8 19 (1.75%) Xen
8 19 (1.75%) KVM
9 18 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (1.56%) Samba
11 12 (1.10%) Active Directory
11 12 (1.10%) Hyper-V
11 12 (1.10%) VirtualBox
11 12 (1.10%) iptables
12 9 (0.83%) QEMU
12 9 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.55%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 912 (83.82%) Puppet
2 278 (25.55%) Ansible
3 167 (15.35%) Salt
4 148 (13.60%) Nagios
5 80 (7.35%) Vagrant
6 68 (6.25%) ZABBIX
7 52 (4.78%) Graphite
8 32 (2.94%) StatsD
9 31 (2.85%) Cobbler
10 28 (2.57%) Cacti
11 23 (2.11%) Tivoli
12 22 (2.02%) CFEngine
13 17 (1.56%) Zenoss
13 17 (1.56%) Kibana
14 16 (1.47%) HAProxy
15 12 (1.10%) Graylog
15 12 (1.10%) Opsview
16 11 (1.01%) Icinga
16 11 (1.01%) yum
16 11 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 176 (16.18%) VMware
2 152 (13.97%) Red Hat
3 130 (11.95%) Oracle
4 66 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 65 (5.97%) Rackspace
6 54 (4.96%) Citrix
7 48 (4.41%) SaltStack
8 43 (3.95%) New Relic
9 34 (3.13%) Splunk
10 31 (2.85%) Perforce
11 30 (2.76%) Teradata
11 30 (2.76%) Tableau
12 23 (2.11%) HP
13 20 (1.84%) Percona
14 19 (1.75%) IBM
15 18 (1.65%) Veritas
16 16 (1.47%) Cisco
17 15 (1.38%) AppDynamics
18 14 (1.29%) SAP
18 14 (1.29%) Google
West London
Energon People
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Rate: £40,000 per annum pro rata or c. £300 day rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago