The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
UK
Rank 174 192 258
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +66
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 672 642 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.25% 0.85%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.72% 14.08% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 474 315
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £419
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
4564 4561 4533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.03% 8.91% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3037 2882 2668
Median daily rate £463 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 137 155
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.78% +24.44%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Opscode Chef
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Opscode Chef Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 642 £500 +5.26% 258
London -2 350 £525 +9.94% 144
South East +40 70 £419 -14.10% 28
Yorkshire +14 66 £450 -5.26% 20
North West +42 62 £425 -19.04% 23
West Yorkshire +16 51 £450 - 15
Manchester +34 45 £428 +6.87% 21
Leeds -2 41 £425 -5.55% 15
City of London -4 39 £546 +15.00% 25
East of England +4 31 £553 +19.45% 22
Berkshire +28 24 £500 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 21 £379 -10.88%
North East -1 21 £379 -10.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 21 £379 -10.88%
West Midlands +5 19 £513 +2.50% 9
Scotland +25 18 £438 +84.21% 9
Hertfordshire +9 18 £600 - 6
Edinburgh +34 15 £438 - 7
Sheffield -3 14 £500 +5.26% 3
South Yorkshire -3 14 £500 +5.26% 3
Hampshire +19 13 £425 +6.25% 10
Birmingham - 12 £500 - 1
East Midlands -2 11 £525 +16.66% 6
Surrey -6 11 £394 -21.25% 4
South West -10 11 £488 +18.18% 5
Oxfordshire +3 10 £375 +19.04% 4
Cheshire +28 9 £513 -1.20% 1
Bradford - 9 £475 -
Wales +9 8 £438 +20.68% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £515 +5.10% 11

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1230 (79.77%) Puppet
2 1133 (73.48%) DevOps
3 921 (59.73%) Linux
4 810 (52.53%) Ansible
5 719 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
6 703 (45.59%) Python
6 703 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
7 635 (41.18%) Jenkins
8 508 (32.94%) Java
9 500 (32.43%) Configuration Management
10 492 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
11 461 (29.90%) Docker
12 449 (29.12%) Ruby
13 396 (25.68%) Git (software)
14 287 (18.61%) Open Source
15 285 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 275 (17.83%) Bash Shell
17 273 (17.70%) Unix
18 264 (17.12%) Windows
18 264 (17.12%) Perl
19 239 (15.50%) Web Services
20 235 (15.24%) Continuous Delivery
21 231 (14.98%) PowerShell
22 209 (13.55%) Red Hat
23 206 (13.36%) Scrum
24 205 (13.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 189 (12.26%) MySQL
26 188 (12.19%) VMware
26 188 (12.19%) MongoDB
27 184 (11.93%) SQL

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 127 (8.24%) Apache
2 119 (7.72%) OpenStack
3 112 (7.26%) Elasticsearch
4 109 (7.07%) nginx
5 97 (6.29%) Confluence
6 82 (5.32%) Apache Spark
7 75 (4.86%) IIS
8 71 (4.60%) WebSphere
9 69 (4.47%) JBoss
10 65 (4.22%) Tomcat
11 54 (3.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 42 (2.72%) WebLogic
13 24 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (1.43%) CMS
15 21 (1.36%) CloudStack
16 20 (1.30%) Apache Pig
16 20 (1.30%) Drupal
17 18 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.84%) Apache Solr
19 11 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.26%) SPSS
3 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.065%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (1.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 11 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 703 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (7.72%) IaaS
4 118 (7.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 113 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
6 111 (7.20%) PaaS
7 107 (6.94%) GitHub
8 66 (4.28%) Amazon S3
9 47 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
10 45 (2.92%) Amazon EMR
11 37 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
13 28 (1.82%) Heroku
14 25 (1.62%) Route 53
15 23 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 23 (1.49%) Datadog
16 21 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
17 20 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
18 18 (1.17%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 151 (9.79%) TCP/IP
2 146 (9.47%) HTTP
3 123 (7.98%) SSL
4 121 (7.85%) DNS
5 87 (5.64%) Firewall
6 54 (3.50%) Internet
7 52 (3.37%) LDAP
8 37 (2.40%) Kerberos
9 35 (2.27%) DHCP
10 28 (1.82%) VPN
11 25 (1.62%) Network Security
12 19 (1.23%) HTTPS
13 17 (1.10%) SAN
14 15 (0.97%) FTP
15 11 (0.71%) LAN
16 10 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.65%) WAN
17 9 (0.58%) IPsec
18 8 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.52%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (12.26%) MySQL
2 188 (12.19%) MongoDB
3 167 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
4 165 (10.70%) NoSQL
5 134 (8.69%) Big Data
6 115 (7.46%) Hadoop
7 108 (7.00%) SQL Server
8 102 (6.61%) Relational Database
9 64 (4.15%) Redis
10 59 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
11 45 (2.92%) Apache Hive
12 33 (2.14%) HBase
13 31 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.30%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.04%) CouchDB
16 16 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.91%) Riak
Development Applications
1 635 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 396 (25.68%) Git (software)
3 172 (11.15%) Subversion
4 160 (10.38%) JIRA
5 135 (8.75%) Maven
6 113 (7.33%) TeamCity
7 102 (6.61%) Vagrant
8 93 (6.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 80 (5.19%) Selenium
10 68 (4.41%) Hudson
11 67 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 61 (3.96%) Ant
12 61 (3.96%) Gradle
13 60 (3.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 60 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 48 (3.11%) JUnit
15 45 (2.92%) Cucumber
16 35 (2.27%) MSBuild
17 34 (2.20%) Travis CI
18 31 (2.01%) Mercurial
General
1 171 (11.09%) Finance
2 104 (6.74%) Banking
3 62 (4.02%) Retail
4 34 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.88%) Marketing
6 22 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.04%) Games
8 12 (0.78%) Electronics
9 11 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.52%) Publishing
11 6 (0.39%) Advertising
12 5 (0.32%) Law
13 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Front Office
14 3 (0.19%) Legal
14 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 1 (0.065%) Billing
Job Titles
1 682 (44.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 198 (12.84%) Developer
3 174 (11.28%) AWS DevOps
4 163 (10.57%) AWS Engineer
5 137 (8.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 119 (7.72%) Linux Engineer
7 99 (6.42%) Architect
8 97 (6.29%) Senior DevOps
9 90 (5.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 78 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 74 (4.80%) Administrator
12 68 (4.41%) Java Developer
12 68 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 62 (4.02%) Consultant
14 57 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
15 55 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
16 49 (3.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 47 (3.05%) Platform Engineer
18 46 (2.98%) Azure DevOps
18 46 (2.98%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (15.50%) Web Services
2 119 (7.72%) .NET
3 118 (7.65%) REST
4 103 (6.68%) Node.js
5 101 (6.55%) AngularJS
6 100 (6.49%) HTML
7 91 (5.90%) Spring
8 84 (5.45%) JSON
9 73 (4.73%) Elastic Stack
10 65 (4.22%) CSS
11 59 (3.83%) LAMP
12 58 (3.76%) HTML5
13 50 (3.24%) RESTful
14 48 (3.11%) LEMP Stack
15 46 (2.98%) J2EE
16 36 (2.33%) SOAP
17 35 (2.27%) Django
18 34 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
19 33 (2.14%) Kafka
20 32 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 57 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 52 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 47 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.01%) Private Cloud
7 27 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 23 (1.49%) User Experience
9 22 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.36%) Fintech
11 19 (1.23%) Replication
12 16 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.97%) Blog
13 15 (0.97%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.97%) Social Media
14 14 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.84%) PKI
16 12 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 921 (59.73%) Linux
2 273 (17.70%) Unix
3 264 (17.12%) Windows
4 205 (13.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (7.52%) CentOS
6 72 (4.67%) Windows Server
7 70 (4.54%) Ubuntu
8 46 (2.98%) AIX
9 31 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (1.82%) CoreOS
10 28 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.36%) Debian
12 19 (1.23%) Fedora
12 19 (1.23%) Solaris
13 15 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.78%) SUSE
15 8 (0.52%) Android
16 7 (0.45%) VMS
16 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1133 (73.48%) DevOps
2 719 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (32.43%) Configuration Management
4 492 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
5 287 (18.61%) Open Source
6 235 (15.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 206 (13.36%) Scrum
8 164 (10.64%) TDD
9 117 (7.59%) Microservices
10 115 (7.46%) High Availability
11 109 (7.07%) OO
12 98 (6.36%) BDD
12 98 (6.36%) E-Commerce
13 88 (5.71%) Kanban
14 85 (5.51%) Software Engineering
15 83 (5.38%) Continuous Deployment
16 72 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 72 (4.67%) Mentoring
17 71 (4.60%) ITIL
17 71 (4.60%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 703 (45.59%) Python
2 508 (32.94%) Java
3 449 (29.12%) Ruby
4 275 (17.83%) Bash Shell
5 264 (17.12%) Perl
6 231 (14.98%) PowerShell
7 184 (11.93%) SQL
8 159 (10.31%) JavaScript
9 137 (8.88%) Scala
10 128 (8.30%) Go
11 122 (7.91%) PHP
12 97 (6.29%) Shell Script
13 68 (4.41%) C#
14 35 (2.27%) C
14 35 (2.27%) Clojure
15 32 (2.08%) C++
16 30 (1.95%) Groovy
17 24 (1.56%) R
18 20 (1.30%) Rust
19 19 (1.23%) F#
Qualifications
1 89 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 72 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.02%) Degree
4 23 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.30%) AWS Certification
6 16 (1.04%) CCNP
7 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.91%) CCNA
9 12 (0.78%) MCSE
10 10 (0.65%) RHCE
11 7 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.32%) CCIE
12 5 (0.32%) CISSP
12 5 (0.32%) VCDX
13 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.26%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.19%) MCSA
15 2 (0.13%) CCSA
15 2 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.15%) QA
2 17 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.65%) SLA
5 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.065%) GCP
7 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 461 (29.90%) Docker
2 118 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 44 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (2.79%) vSphere
6 33 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 28 (1.82%) vCloud
8 25 (1.62%) HDFS
8 25 (1.62%) Xen
9 24 (1.56%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.36%) XenServer
11 16 (1.04%) LXC
12 15 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.91%) NFS
14 12 (0.78%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.71%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (0.58%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.58%) KVM
17 8 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.39%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1230 (79.77%) Puppet
2 810 (52.53%) Ansible
3 167 (10.83%) Terraform
4 142 (9.21%) Salt
5 115 (7.46%) Nagios
6 100 (6.49%) Kubernetes
7 62 (4.02%) logstash
8 58 (3.76%) Kibana
9 51 (3.31%) Graphite
10 40 (2.59%) Mesos
11 34 (2.20%) Packer
12 32 (2.08%) ZABBIX
13 30 (1.95%) Cobbler
14 29 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
15 24 (1.56%) SCOM
16 19 (1.23%) SCCM
16 19 (1.23%) vRealize
17 16 (1.04%) Grafana
18 15 (0.97%) Ganglia
19 14 (0.91%) StatsD
Vendors
1 209 (13.55%) Red Hat
2 188 (12.19%) VMware
3 140 (9.08%) Oracle
4 103 (6.68%) Splunk
5 82 (5.32%) SaltStack
6 73 (4.73%) Microsoft
7 63 (4.09%) Rackspace
8 61 (3.96%) Cisco
9 55 (3.57%) Atlassian
10 52 (3.37%) IBM
11 51 (3.31%) Google
12 47 (3.05%) HP
13 41 (2.66%) New Relic
14 33 (2.14%) AppDynamics
15 29 (1.88%) Informatica
16 22 (1.43%) Axway
16 22 (1.43%) Hortonworks
16 22 (1.43%) Siebel
16 22 (1.43%) Sun
16 22 (1.43%) Zend
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