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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 224 327 442
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +115
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 470 255 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.47% 7.14% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 205 69
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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
4096 3570 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 7.33% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2490 2069 1605
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £334 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 143 203
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +95 465 £450 +5.88% 130
London +52 309 £488 +8.33% 66
City of London +16 41 £475 +5.55% 16
South West +4 35 £450 +20.00% 9
South East +7 34 £475 +15.15% 13
Yorkshire +25 33 £363 +13.28% 10
West Yorkshire +21 33 £363 +13.28% 8
Leeds +20 33 £363 +13.28% 7
North West +10 19 £425 +6.25% 9
Bristol +6 18 £450 +20.00% 6
East of England +15 16 £425 +9.67% 13
Suffolk - 15 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 14 £550 -
Ipswich - 12 £413 - 1
Berkshire +7 10 £500 +257.14% 3
Manchester +2 9 £375 -3.22% 6
Surrey - 7 £475 - 4
Hampshire -14 5 £365 -11.51% 4
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £530 - 1
Reading +11 4 £500 - 1
Oxford - 4 £530 -
Croydon - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £356 - 7
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 - -
Woking - 3 £475 -
Kent -10 2 £410 -0.60%
Wales -18 2 £519 +38.33%
Middlesex - 2 - - 1

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 883 (83.54%) Puppet
2 778 (73.60%) Linux
3 774 (73.23%) DevOps
4 505 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
5 470 (44.47%) Ruby
6 444 (42.01%) Jenkins
7 433 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
8 419 (39.64%) Python
9 380 (35.95%) Configuration Management
10 350 (33.11%) Java
11 296 (28.00%) Git (software)
12 247 (23.37%) MongoDB
13 239 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
14 236 (22.33%) MySQL
15 232 (21.95%) Apache
16 223 (21.10%) Open Source
17 222 (21.00%) Ansible
18 217 (20.53%) Web Services
19 216 (20.44%) Bash Shell
20 212 (20.06%) PHP
21 204 (19.30%) Scrum
22 200 (18.92%) UNIX
23 187 (17.69%) CentOS
24 179 (16.93%) Perl
25 173 (16.37%) VMware
26 171 (16.18%) Nagios
27 158 (14.95%) NoSQL
28 153 (14.47%) Red Hat
29 147 (13.91%) Windows
30 133 (12.58%) Ubuntu

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 232 (21.95%) Apache
2 125 (11.83%) OpenStack
3 98 (9.27%) nginx
4 84 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 79 (7.47%) Node.js
6 44 (4.16%) Confluence
7 41 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (3.78%) JBoss
9 31 (2.93%) IIS
10 27 (2.55%) Drupal
11 23 (2.18%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.04%) Apache Pig
12 11 (1.04%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.85%) Jetty
13 9 (0.85%) CMS
13 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.76%) MediaWiki
15 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 239 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (10.03%) Amazon EC2
3 84 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (7.10%) PaaS
5 60 (5.68%) Amazon S3
6 43 (4.07%) IaaS
7 26 (2.46%) Amazon ELB
8 22 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.99%) SaaS
10 18 (1.70%) Route 53
11 15 (1.42%) GitHub
12 11 (1.04%) Joyent
13 10 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.76%) Heroku
15 6 (0.57%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.47%) CloudFront
17 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
18 2 (0.19%) Office 365
18 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 2 (0.19%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 89 (8.42%) TCP/IP
2 68 (6.43%) DNS
3 67 (6.34%) HTTP
4 56 (5.30%) SSL
5 53 (5.01%) Firewall
6 40 (3.78%) Internet
7 32 (3.03%) SAN
8 31 (2.93%) LDAP
9 25 (2.37%) IPsec
10 23 (2.18%) VPN
11 21 (1.99%) DHCP
12 20 (1.89%) LAN
12 20 (1.89%) WAN
13 15 (1.42%) FTP
13 15 (1.42%) Network Security
14 13 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (1.14%) NAS
16 8 (0.76%) OSPF
16 8 (0.76%) BGP
16 8 (0.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (23.37%) MongoDB
2 236 (22.33%) MySQL
3 158 (14.95%) NoSQL
4 84 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (6.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 59 (5.58%) Hadoop
6 59 (5.58%) Relational Database
7 53 (5.01%) Big Data
7 53 (5.01%) Redis
8 46 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 43 (4.07%) Riak
10 42 (3.97%) CouchDB
11 38 (3.60%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 16 (1.51%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.42%) Hypertable
14 15 (1.42%) HBase
15 14 (1.32%) Couchbase
16 11 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 444 (42.01%) Jenkins
2 296 (28.00%) Git (software)
3 113 (10.69%) Maven
4 107 (10.12%) Subversion
5 80 (7.57%) TeamCity
6 79 (7.47%) Hudson
7 68 (6.43%) JIRA
8 59 (5.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 38 (3.60%) Selenium
10 28 (2.65%) Ant
11 26 (2.46%) RSpec
12 22 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (2.08%) Gradle
13 21 (1.99%) Jasmine
14 20 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
15 18 (1.70%) Artifactory
16 15 (1.42%) Fiddler
17 13 (1.23%) PHPUnit
17 13 (1.23%) Mercurial
17 13 (1.23%) Bitbucket
General
1 70 (6.62%) Finance
2 30 (2.84%) Publishing
2 30 (2.84%) Games
3 26 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.08%) Banking
4 22 (2.08%) Marketing
5 18 (1.70%) Retail
6 16 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.14%) Electronics
8 10 (0.95%) Advertising
9 5 (0.47%) Legal
10 4 (0.38%) Back Office
11 3 (0.28%) Front Office
11 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.19%) Turkish Language
13 1 (0.095%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.095%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 467 (44.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 133 (12.58%) Developer
3 110 (10.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 105 (9.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 84 (7.95%) Architect
6 52 (4.92%) Consultant
7 46 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 37 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
9 34 (3.22%) DevOps Consultant
10 33 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
10 33 (3.12%) Administrator
11 32 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
13 26 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (2.37%) Java Developer
14 25 (2.37%) Python Developer
15 24 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
15 24 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
15 24 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (2.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (20.53%) Web Services
2 89 (8.42%) LAMP
3 58 (5.49%) .NET
4 52 (4.92%) REST
5 45 (4.26%) HTML
6 44 (4.16%) XML
6 44 (4.16%) Django
7 43 (4.07%) JSON
8 37 (3.50%) jQuery
9 36 (3.41%) Spring
10 33 (3.12%) RESTful
11 23 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (2.18%) Gherkin
11 23 (2.18%) Ruby on Rails
11 23 (2.18%) CSS
12 22 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
13 21 (1.99%) SOAP
13 21 (1.99%) HTML5
14 20 (1.89%) J2EE
15 19 (1.80%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 223 (21.10%) Open Source
2 37 (3.50%) Clustering
3 31 (2.93%) Digital Media
4 30 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.89%) Replication
6 20 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.23%) Taxonomies
7 13 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.14%) DTV
9 10 (0.95%) Spread Betting
10 9 (0.85%) Wiki
10 9 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.66%) Online Games
12 5 (0.47%) HACMP
13 4 (0.38%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.38%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.38%) User Experience
14 3 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 778 (73.60%) Linux
2 200 (18.92%) UNIX
3 187 (17.69%) CentOS
4 147 (13.91%) Windows
5 133 (12.58%) Ubuntu
6 108 (10.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (4.73%) Debian
8 29 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.99%) AIX
10 17 (1.61%) Solaris
11 15 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.23%) SUSE
13 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.66%) Fedora
15 6 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.28%) Android
17 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (73.23%) DevOps
2 505 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
3 433 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
4 380 (35.95%) Configuration Management
5 204 (19.30%) Scrum
6 108 (10.22%) TDD
7 88 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 85 (8.04%) Kanban
9 75 (7.10%) Load Balancing
10 67 (6.34%) BDD
11 66 (6.24%) OO
12 62 (5.87%) SOA
13 57 (5.39%) E-Commerce
14 56 (5.30%) Software Engineering
15 51 (4.82%) Change Management
16 46 (4.35%) Build Automation
17 45 (4.26%) Service Delivery
17 45 (4.26%) ITIL
18 29 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
19 28 (2.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 470 (44.47%) Ruby
2 419 (39.64%) Python
3 350 (33.11%) Java
4 216 (20.44%) Bash Shell
5 212 (20.06%) PHP
6 179 (16.93%) Perl
7 93 (8.80%) SQL
8 89 (8.42%) PowerShell
9 75 (7.10%) Shell Script
9 75 (7.10%) JavaScript
10 55 (5.20%) Scala
11 39 (3.69%) C#
12 38 (3.60%) C
13 29 (2.74%) C++
14 21 (1.99%) Golang
15 20 (1.89%) Clojure
16 14 (1.32%) Groovy
16 14 (1.32%) VB
17 5 (0.47%) Haskell
18 4 (0.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 79 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 29 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (2.46%) CCNA
5 25 (2.37%) Degree
6 16 (1.51%) CCSA
7 13 (1.23%) CISSP
8 12 (1.14%) CISM
8 12 (1.14%) JNCIA
9 11 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.85%) VCAP
11 8 (0.76%) VCDX
12 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.38%) CCNP
14 1 (0.095%) ISEB
14 1 (0.095%) RHCE
14 1 (0.095%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.095%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.89%) QA
2 11 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (5.30%) vCloud
3 39 (3.69%) Docker
4 31 (2.93%) Varnish
5 30 (2.84%) vSphere
6 25 (2.37%) Xen
7 23 (2.18%) NFS
8 22 (2.08%) XenServer
9 19 (1.80%) Samba
10 17 (1.61%) KVM
11 14 (1.32%) VirtualBox
11 14 (1.32%) Postfix
12 12 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
15 7 (0.66%) Hyper-V
16 6 (0.57%) Sendmail
17 5 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 2 (0.19%) XenApp
18 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 883 (83.54%) Puppet
2 222 (21.00%) Ansible
3 171 (16.18%) Nagios
4 131 (12.39%) Salt
5 101 (9.56%) Vagrant
6 77 (7.28%) ZABBIX
7 63 (5.96%) Graphite
8 40 (3.78%) Cacti
9 25 (2.37%) Zenoss
10 21 (1.99%) Kibana
11 20 (1.89%) Graylog2
11 20 (1.89%) CFEngine
11 20 (1.89%) Cobbler
12 19 (1.80%) Tivoli
13 17 (1.61%) HAProxy
14 13 (1.23%) Capistrano
15 12 (1.14%) collectd
15 12 (1.14%) yum
15 12 (1.14%) Icinga
16 10 (0.95%) Opsview
Vendors
1 173 (16.37%) VMware
2 153 (14.47%) Red Hat
3 82 (7.76%) Rackspace
4 75 (7.10%) Oracle
5 56 (5.30%) Microsoft
6 50 (4.73%) SaltStack
7 42 (3.97%) Splunk
8 40 (3.78%) New Relic
9 28 (2.65%) Perforce
10 27 (2.55%) Percona
11 21 (1.99%) Cisco
11 21 (1.99%) IBM
11 21 (1.99%) Citrix
12 17 (1.61%) EMC
12 17 (1.61%) Google
13 16 (1.51%) DigitalOcean
14 15 (1.42%) Veritas
14 15 (1.42%) BMC
15 14 (1.32%) SAP
16 11 (1.04%) HP
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