The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 284 439 544
Rank change year-on-year
+155 +105
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 369 112 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.23% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.94% 3.50% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 87 20
Average daily rate £430 £395 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4126 3199 3765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.34% 6.60% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 1822 2003
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 163 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +129 339 £440 +16.55% 51
London +113 236 £475 +13.09% 35
South East +24 43 £420 +15.06% 9
City of London +25 42 £493 +23.12% 5
Surrey +9 20 £420 +15.06% 4
South West - 20 £400 -
North West -9 19 £394 - 5
East of England - 19 £425 -
Wales - 16 £350 -
Manchester +1 13 £388 - 1
Bristol - 13 £425 -
Scotland +8 12 £400 -5.88%
West Wales - 12 £350 -
Swansea - 12 £350 -
Suffolk - 11 £350 -
Hampshire - 10 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 8 £421 -
Berkshire - 6 £456 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
Cheshire - 5 £440 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £375 -
Glasgow +5 4 £400 -11.11%
Reading - 4 £456 - 1
Essex - 4 £575 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Lancashire - 4 £388 - 2
Canary Wharf +25 3 £625 -
Yorkshire -41 3 £280 +1.81% 2
Preston - 3 £388 - 2
Cardiff - 3 £375 -

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 500 (79.24%) Puppet
2 420 (66.56%) Linux
3 249 (39.46%) Java
4 227 (35.97%) Ruby
5 211 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (29.32%) Python
7 183 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
8 177 (28.05%) Perl
9 169 (26.78%) Web Services
10 164 (25.99%) UNIX
11 161 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
12 158 (25.04%) Configuration Management
13 149 (23.61%) Apache
13 149 (23.61%) Jenkins
14 141 (22.35%) Nagios
15 137 (21.71%) PHP
16 136 (21.55%) MySQL
17 130 (20.60%) MongoDB
18 117 (18.54%) Tomcat
19 114 (18.07%) Red Hat
20 104 (16.48%) Windows
20 104 (16.48%) Bash Shell
21 99 (15.69%) Open Source
22 97 (15.37%) Git (software)
23 88 (13.95%) Scrum
24 87 (13.79%) LAMP
25 85 (13.47%) NoSQL
26 81 (12.84%) Apache Cassandra
27 76 (12.04%) CentOS
27 76 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 149 (23.61%) Apache
2 117 (18.54%) Tomcat
3 60 (9.51%) Node.js
4 52 (8.24%) nginx
5 40 (6.34%) OpenStack
6 33 (5.23%) IIS
7 29 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (3.33%) Apache Solr
10 20 (3.17%) Drupal
11 19 (3.01%) CloudStack
12 11 (1.74%) Mule
13 9 (1.43%) Confluence
14 7 (1.11%) CMS
15 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.48%) Joomla!
16 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 2 (0.32%) Magnolia
17 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.79%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 161 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (11.89%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (4.91%) SaaS
4 28 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 28 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (3.49%) IaaS
7 17 (2.69%) PaaS
8 15 (2.38%) Joyent
9 8 (1.27%) Route 53
10 6 (0.95%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.63%) GitHub
11 4 (0.63%) Heroku
12 2 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.94%) DNS
2 58 (9.19%) HTTP
3 53 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 36 (5.71%) SSL
5 31 (4.91%) SAN
6 23 (3.65%) Firewall
7 18 (2.85%) VPN
8 17 (2.69%) NAS
8 17 (2.69%) LDAP
9 14 (2.22%) Internet
10 11 (1.74%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.58%) SMTP
12 8 (1.27%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.27%) X.509
13 6 (0.95%) IPsec
13 6 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (0.79%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.79%) Network Security
14 5 (0.79%) VLAN
14 5 (0.79%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (21.55%) MySQL
2 130 (20.60%) MongoDB
3 85 (13.47%) NoSQL
4 81 (12.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 53 (8.40%) Big Data
6 50 (7.92%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.39%) Redis
8 30 (4.75%) SQL Server
9 25 (3.96%) CouchDB
10 24 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (3.49%) Riak
12 16 (2.54%) Relational Database
13 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.90%) Hazelcast
15 11 (1.74%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 6 (0.95%) EDRMS
20 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 149 (23.61%) Jenkins
2 97 (15.37%) Git (software)
3 61 (9.67%) Maven
4 54 (8.56%) Hudson
5 52 (8.24%) Subversion
6 37 (5.86%) Ant
7 25 (3.96%) TeamCity
7 25 (3.96%) JUnit
8 18 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.54%) JIRA
9 16 (2.54%) Selenium
10 14 (2.22%) PHPUnit
11 11 (1.74%) RSpec
11 11 (1.74%) Spring Roo
11 11 (1.74%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.58%) Mercurial
13 8 (1.27%) CruiseControl
13 8 (1.27%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.27%) Fiddler
14 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 56 (8.87%) Finance
2 17 (2.69%) Retail
3 16 (2.54%) Banking
4 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.90%) Publishing
6 8 (1.27%) Games
7 7 (1.11%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Front Office
8 2 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 228 (36.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (14.42%) Developer
3 65 (10.30%) Administrator
4 49 (7.77%) Systems Administrator
4 49 (7.77%) Architect
5 46 (7.29%) Consultant
6 31 (4.91%) Java Developer
7 27 (4.28%) Software Engineer
8 26 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (3.65%) Linux Administrator
10 19 (3.01%) UNIX Administrator
11 18 (2.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 16 (2.54%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (1.90%) Release Manager
13 12 (1.90%) Drupal Developer
14 11 (1.74%) Software Developer
14 11 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (1.74%) Cloud Architect
15 10 (1.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (26.78%) Web Services
2 87 (13.79%) LAMP
3 50 (7.92%) REST
4 47 (7.45%) XML
5 45 (7.13%) .NET
6 42 (6.66%) SOAP
7 41 (6.50%) HTML
8 35 (5.55%) JSON
9 32 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
10 30 (4.75%) RESTful
11 29 (4.60%) J2EE
12 26 (4.12%) Spring
13 22 (3.49%) ActiveMQ
14 21 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (3.17%) JSP
16 16 (2.54%) CSS
17 14 (2.22%) Memcached
18 13 (2.06%) HTML5
18 13 (2.06%) JMX
19 12 (1.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 99 (15.69%) Open Source
2 21 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.17%) Clustering
4 14 (2.22%) Replication
5 13 (2.06%) Digital Media
6 12 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.58%) Taxonomies
7 10 (1.58%) PKI
8 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.79%) Machine Learning
10 4 (0.63%) FMCG
10 4 (0.63%) Online Games
11 3 (0.48%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.32%) HACMP
12 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.32%) Social Media
12 2 (0.32%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.32%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 420 (66.56%) Linux
2 164 (25.99%) UNIX
3 104 (16.48%) Windows
4 76 (12.04%) CentOS
4 76 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (8.72%) Ubuntu
6 38 (6.02%) Debian
7 23 (3.65%) Solaris
8 14 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.43%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.43%) AIX
12 7 (1.11%) Android
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
3 158 (25.04%) Configuration Management
4 88 (13.95%) Scrum
5 75 (11.89%) TDD
6 57 (9.03%) E-Commerce
7 54 (8.56%) Software Engineering
8 43 (6.81%) BDD
9 41 (6.50%) SOA
10 36 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
12 26 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.96%) Kanban
14 24 (3.80%) Release Management
15 23 (3.65%) Automated Testing
16 22 (3.49%) Load Balancing
17 21 (3.33%) Migration
18 17 (2.69%) Content Management
18 17 (2.69%) Project Management
19 16 (2.54%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 249 (39.46%) Java
2 227 (35.97%) Ruby
3 185 (29.32%) Python
4 177 (28.05%) Perl
5 137 (21.71%) PHP
6 104 (16.48%) Bash Shell
7 59 (9.35%) Shell Script
8 51 (8.08%) JavaScript
9 45 (7.13%) C#
10 42 (6.66%) SQL
11 38 (6.02%) Scala
12 28 (4.44%) PowerShell
13 24 (3.80%) Groovy
14 19 (3.01%) C++
15 10 (1.58%) Clojure
16 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.11%) VB
17 4 (0.63%) F#
18 3 (0.48%) PHP5
18 3 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (1.43%) Degree
1 9 (1.43%) SC Cleared
1 9 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.11%) RHCE
3 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.32%) VCAP
5 1 (0.16%) VCDX
5 1 (0.16%) ISEB
5 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.38%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.91%) Varnish
3 26 (4.12%) vCloud
4 19 (3.01%) NFS
5 18 (2.85%) KVM
6 14 (2.22%) Active Directory
6 14 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.22%) Xen
7 10 (1.58%) Samba
7 10 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.58%) Sendmail
8 6 (0.95%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.95%) vSphere
9 4 (0.63%) XenServer
9 4 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.32%) Squid
11 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 500 (79.24%) Puppet
2 141 (22.35%) Nagios
3 49 (7.77%) Ansible
4 42 (6.66%) Vagrant
5 37 (5.86%) ZABBIX
5 37 (5.86%) Ganglia
6 28 (4.44%) Cacti
7 23 (3.65%) collectd
8 19 (3.01%) CFEngine
9 17 (2.69%) StatsD
10 15 (2.38%) Capistrano
11 12 (1.90%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.43%) Munin
13 5 (0.79%) OpenSSO
13 5 (0.79%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.79%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.48%) Foglight
16 2 (0.32%) Scalr
Vendors
1 114 (18.07%) Red Hat
2 68 (10.78%) Rackspace
3 65 (10.30%) VMware
4 36 (5.71%) Oracle
5 25 (3.96%) Microsoft
6 22 (3.49%) Akamai
7 21 (3.33%) Sun
8 18 (2.85%) JBoss
9 17 (2.69%) Foundry
10 15 (2.38%) Cisco
10 15 (2.38%) Percona
11 12 (1.90%) HP
11 12 (1.90%) Splunk
12 11 (1.74%) Elastic Path
13 10 (1.58%) Vyatta
13 10 (1.58%) EMC
14 8 (1.27%) New Relic
14 8 (1.27%) NetApp
14 8 (1.27%) Yahoo!
15 7 (1.11%) Atlassian
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