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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 193 288 380
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +92
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 669 377 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 0.69% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.38% 8.68% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 274 150
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
4652 4341 3927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 7.93% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2556 2185
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 131 170
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.56 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% -13.33%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +82 633 £425 - 190
London +18 283 £475 +2.70% 107
East of England +65 110 £400 -4.47% 14
City of London +21 73 £500 +5.26% 29
Cambridgeshire +46 63 £400 +3.22% 13
Yorkshire +12 61 £350 -6.66% 22
Cambridge +42 59 £400 +3.22% 13
South East +14 48 £500 +2.56% 19
North West +23 45 £475 +11.76% 9
West Yorkshire +4 44 £350 -12.50% 16
Leeds +2 43 £350 -12.50% 12
South West +17 42 £425 +6.25% 12
North East +10 36 £445 +36.92% 2
Essex - 36 £400 -
Tyne and Wear +8 35 £445 +36.92% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 33 £445 +36.92% 2
Bristol 0 25 £425 +6.25% 6
Cheshire - 21 £475 - 2
South Yorkshire -1 17 £419 +39.58% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £400 -
Wales +7 15 £425 -10.52%
East Midlands +1 15 £425 -22.72% 4
Oxfordshire - 14 £500 - 2
Manchester +2 12 £475 +52.00% 7
Oxford - 12 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire +5 11 £425 +3.03% 1
Devon - 11 £420 -
Lancashire +18 10 £475 +5.55%
Scotland +5 10 £363 +61.11% 10
Surrey +4 10 £550 - 7

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1015 (80.43%) Puppet
2 875 (69.33%) Linux
3 821 (65.06%) DevOps
4 564 (44.69%) Amazon AWS
5 530 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
6 512 (40.57%) Jenkins
7 501 (39.70%) Java
8 500 (39.62%) Python
9 486 (38.51%) Ruby
10 455 (36.05%) Configuration Management
11 415 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
12 370 (29.32%) Ansible
13 338 (26.78%) Git (software)
14 292 (23.14%) MongoDB
15 272 (21.55%) Bash Shell
16 233 (18.46%) Open Source
17 224 (17.75%) Web Services
18 219 (17.35%) MySQL
19 214 (16.96%) Perl
20 207 (16.40%) VMware
21 202 (16.01%) UNIX
21 202 (16.01%) Windows
22 199 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 196 (15.53%) Red Hat
24 181 (14.34%) TDD
25 177 (14.03%) Docker
26 168 (13.31%) Oracle
27 164 (13.00%) Apache
28 163 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
29 158 (12.52%) PHP

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 164 (13.00%) Apache
2 134 (10.62%) Tomcat
3 126 (9.98%) OpenStack
4 99 (7.84%) Node.js
5 95 (7.53%) nginx
6 78 (6.18%) IIS
7 63 (4.99%) Confluence
8 58 (4.60%) JBoss
9 31 (2.46%) WebSphere
10 30 (2.38%) Jetty
10 30 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.27%) Drupal
12 15 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 14 (1.11%) Mule ESB
14 12 (0.95%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.63%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.55%) Apache Qpid
18 6 (0.48%) Apache Pig
19 5 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 22 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.16%) MS Office
2 2 (0.16%) SPSS
3 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 564 (44.69%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (8.64%) Amazon EC2
3 104 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
4 100 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 83 (6.58%) IaaS
6 63 (4.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 54 (4.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 52 (4.12%) Amazon S3
8 52 (4.12%) PaaS
9 36 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 30 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
11 28 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (1.90%) Google App Engine
13 22 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (1.58%) SaaS
15 17 (1.35%) GitHub
16 14 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
17 13 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 13 (1.03%) AWS CloudTrail
18 11 (0.87%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 125 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 116 (9.19%) HTTP
3 92 (7.29%) DNS
4 83 (6.58%) Firewall
5 80 (6.34%) SSL
6 39 (3.09%) VPN
7 38 (3.01%) Internet
8 35 (2.77%) DHCP
9 32 (2.54%) Network Security
10 31 (2.46%) IPsec
11 28 (2.22%) FTP
12 21 (1.66%) WAN
13 18 (1.43%) LDAP
13 18 (1.43%) LAN
14 15 (1.19%) SAN
15 13 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (0.95%) SSH
17 11 (0.87%) DMZ
18 8 (0.63%) SMTP
18 8 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (23.14%) MongoDB
2 219 (17.35%) MySQL
3 140 (11.09%) NoSQL
4 129 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (7.21%) Hadoop
6 80 (6.34%) Big Data
7 78 (6.18%) Redis
8 71 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 69 (5.47%) Relational Database
10 68 (5.39%) SQL Server
11 58 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (2.93%) CouchDB
13 32 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.19%) DB2
17 14 (1.11%) HBase
18 13 (1.03%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.95%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 512 (40.57%) Jenkins
2 338 (26.78%) Git (software)
3 131 (10.38%) Subversion
4 97 (7.69%) JIRA
5 63 (4.99%) TeamCity
6 60 (4.75%) Maven
7 50 (3.96%) Selenium
8 46 (3.65%) Hudson
9 43 (3.41%) Mercurial
10 42 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 37 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (2.61%) Artifactory
13 30 (2.38%) Gerrit
13 30 (2.38%) Ant
14 25 (1.98%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.43%) Gradle
15 18 (1.43%) SonarQube
16 17 (1.35%) JUnit
17 15 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.95%) RSpec
General
1 109 (8.64%) Finance
2 48 (3.80%) Banking
3 34 (2.69%) Games
4 28 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.82%) Retail
6 9 (0.71%) Publishing
7 8 (0.63%) Marketing
7 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.32%) Electronics
10 4 (0.32%) Legal
11 3 (0.24%) Billing
11 3 (0.24%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.079%) German Language
13 1 (0.079%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.079%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 496 (39.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 167 (13.23%) Developer
3 151 (11.97%) Architect
4 130 (10.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 85 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 75 (5.94%) Administrator
7 66 (5.23%) Technical Architect
8 59 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
9 57 (4.52%) Java Developer
10 51 (4.04%) Consultant
11 48 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
12 47 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 41 (3.25%) Digital Architect
15 33 (2.61%) Digital Technical Architect
15 33 (2.61%) Senior Architect
16 32 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
17 29 (2.30%) DevOps Consultant
18 26 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
19 24 (1.90%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (17.75%) Web Services
2 123 (9.75%) .NET
3 79 (6.26%) HTML
4 76 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
5 73 (5.78%) LAMP
6 61 (4.83%) REST
6 61 (4.83%) AngularJS
7 55 (4.36%) Spring
8 53 (4.20%) J2EE
8 53 (4.20%) JSON
9 52 (4.12%) Middleware
10 50 (3.96%) Django
11 48 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
12 47 (3.72%) HTML5
13 41 (3.25%) RESTful
14 39 (3.09%) XML
15 38 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (2.93%) CSS
17 28 (2.22%) SOAP
18 27 (2.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.36%) Data Centre
2 48 (3.80%) Visualisation
3 41 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (2.54%) Clustering
6 31 (2.46%) User Experience
7 24 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.82%) Private Cloud
9 22 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.58%) Digital Media
10 20 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.43%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.35%) Replication
13 12 (0.95%) Social Media
14 11 (0.87%) iPad
14 11 (0.87%) iPhone
14 11 (0.87%) Streaming Video
15 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.79%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 875 (69.33%) Linux
2 202 (16.01%) UNIX
2 202 (16.01%) Windows
3 199 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 122 (9.67%) CentOS
5 79 (6.26%) Ubuntu
6 30 (2.38%) Debian
7 24 (1.90%) Mac OS X
8 21 (1.66%) AIX
9 20 (1.58%) Solaris
10 17 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.19%) Fedora
12 14 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.63%) HPUX
14 8 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.55%) SUSE
15 7 (0.55%) Android
16 6 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.48%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (65.06%) DevOps
2 530 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 455 (36.05%) Configuration Management
4 415 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
5 233 (18.46%) Open Source
6 181 (14.34%) TDD
7 163 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 154 (12.20%) Scrum
9 79 (6.26%) E-Commerce
10 70 (5.55%) SOA
11 63 (4.99%) Kanban
12 60 (4.75%) BDD
13 59 (4.68%) Software Engineering
14 55 (4.36%) Mentoring
15 51 (4.04%) Migration
16 47 (3.72%) Machine Learning
17 45 (3.57%) OO
18 44 (3.49%) Load Balancing
19 43 (3.41%) Automated Testing
20 42 (3.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 501 (39.70%) Java
2 500 (39.62%) Python
3 486 (38.51%) Ruby
4 272 (21.55%) Bash Shell
5 214 (16.96%) Perl
6 158 (12.52%) PHP
7 150 (11.89%) JavaScript
8 116 (9.19%) SQL
9 90 (7.13%) PowerShell
10 75 (5.94%) Scala
11 67 (5.31%) Shell Script
12 50 (3.96%) R
13 33 (2.61%) Go
14 32 (2.54%) C#
15 22 (1.74%) C++
16 21 (1.66%) Groovy
17 15 (1.19%) C
18 9 (0.71%) Clojure
19 7 (0.55%) PHP5
20 6 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.80%) Degree
3 26 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (0.63%) CCNA
7 6 (0.48%) VCAP
8 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.40%) MCSE
9 4 (0.32%) RHCE
9 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.24%) CCNP
11 2 (0.16%) CCIE
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.16%) ISEB
11 2 (0.16%) HP ASE
11 2 (0.16%) HP MASE
11 2 (0.16%) LPIC
11 2 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.49%) QA
2 16 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.03%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.079%) COBIT
5 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 177 (14.03%) Docker
2 122 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.91%) vCloud
4 24 (1.90%) vSphere
5 23 (1.82%) KVM
6 20 (1.58%) VirtualBox
6 20 (1.58%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.43%) Active Directory
7 18 (1.43%) Xen
8 16 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (1.03%) QEMU
9 13 (1.03%) NFS
10 12 (0.95%) Varnish
11 10 (0.79%) XenServer
11 10 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (0.63%) Postfix
13 7 (0.55%) Samba
14 6 (0.48%) iptables
15 5 (0.40%) LXC
16 4 (0.32%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1015 (80.43%) Puppet
2 370 (29.32%) Ansible
3 152 (12.04%) Salt
4 124 (9.83%) Vagrant
5 88 (6.97%) Nagios
6 57 (4.52%) StatsD
7 56 (4.44%) Graphite
8 41 (3.25%) ZABBIX
9 30 (2.38%) HAProxy
10 26 (2.06%) Rundeck
11 23 (1.82%) logstash
12 21 (1.66%) Cobbler
12 21 (1.66%) Tivoli
13 19 (1.51%) yum
14 18 (1.43%) Mesos
15 17 (1.35%) Kibana
16 16 (1.27%) Opsview
17 14 (1.11%) Zenoss
18 13 (1.03%) SCOM
19 12 (0.95%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 207 (16.40%) VMware
2 196 (15.53%) Red Hat
3 168 (13.31%) Oracle
4 90 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 64 (5.07%) Citrix
6 61 (4.83%) SaltStack
7 57 (4.52%) Google
8 53 (4.20%) Splunk
9 50 (3.96%) Teradata
10 47 (3.72%) Tableau
11 46 (3.65%) Apigee
11 46 (3.65%) Mashery
12 44 (3.49%) HP
13 39 (3.09%) Rackspace
14 38 (3.01%) IBM
15 30 (2.38%) New Relic
16 23 (1.82%) WSO2
17 21 (1.66%) Perforce
18 19 (1.51%) Atlassian
19 17 (1.35%) AppDynamics
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