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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 203 243 343
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +100
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 635 466 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.90% 0.52%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.49% 10.68% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 332 194
Average daily rate £475 £470 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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 +45 600 £475 +5.55% 224
London +20 351 £475 -5.00% 115
Yorkshire +15 67 £475 +31.03% 28
South East +31 45 £450 +5.88% 28
West Yorkshire 0 40 £445 +22.75% 22
Leeds -2 39 £450 +24.13% 20
City of London +29 36 £475 -4.04% 33
South West -1 34 £385 -14.44% 5
North West -2 34 £400 +5.26% 18
East of England +24 33 £475 +18.75% 8
Surrey +11 26 £463 -2.57% 12
Manchester -1 22 £323 -14.00% 14
Essex +21 21 £475 +26.66% 1
West Midlands +4 19 £500 +53.84% 6
South Yorkshire - 18 £463 - 4
Sheffield - 17 £475 - 2
Southend-on-Sea - 17 £475 -
Scotland - 17 £251 - 4
Coventry - 16 £500 - 2
Glasgow - 13 £238 - 1
Swindon +6 12 £338 -28.94%
Wiltshire +4 12 £338 -28.94%
Wales -6 9 £363 -31.76% 3
East Midlands -16 9 £463 -15.90% 8
Staines - 9 £450 - 2
North East -11 8 £425 -5.55% 6
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £425 -5.55% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £425 -5.55% 4
Cheshire -2 7 £413 +1.22% 1
Cambridge - 7 £505 - 3

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 940 (72.36%) Puppet
2 924 (71.13%) DevOps
3 830 (63.90%) Linux
4 635 (48.88%) Jenkins
5 570 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
6 545 (41.96%) Amazon AWS
7 507 (39.03%) Continuous Integration
8 482 (37.11%) Python
9 456 (35.10%) Configuration Management
10 450 (34.64%) Ruby
11 434 (33.41%) Git (software)
11 434 (33.41%) Ansible
12 408 (31.41%) Java
13 367 (28.25%) Docker
14 291 (22.40%) VMware
15 251 (19.32%) Windows
16 246 (18.94%) Bash Shell
17 243 (18.71%) Unix
18 235 (18.09%) Open Source
19 209 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 206 (15.86%) Perl
21 192 (14.78%) MySQL
22 190 (14.63%) Scrum
23 183 (14.09%) Continuous Delivery
24 179 (13.78%) TDD
25 175 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
26 173 (13.32%) MongoDB
27 170 (13.09%) Red Hat
28 169 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 168 (12.93%) PowerShell

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.47%) OpenStack
2 139 (10.70%) Apache
3 132 (10.16%) Tomcat
4 127 (9.78%) nginx
5 106 (8.16%) Node.js
6 65 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 61 (4.70%) IIS
8 55 (4.23%) JBoss
9 47 (3.62%) Confluence
10 41 (3.16%) Jetty
11 39 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (2.69%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.92%) CloudStack
14 10 (0.77%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.77%) Drupal
15 7 (0.54%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.38%) CMS
16 5 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 32 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.38%) HipChat
3 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.15%) SPSS
4 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Magento
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 545 (41.96%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (9.78%) Amazon EC2
4 80 (6.16%) GitHub
4 80 (6.16%) IaaS
5 78 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
5 78 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 46 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (3.39%) Google App Engine
8 41 (3.16%) PaaS
9 31 (2.39%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.85%) SaaS
11 23 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (1.31%) CloudFront
12 17 (1.31%) Heroku
13 13 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 10 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (11.47%) TCP/IP
2 124 (9.55%) HTTP
3 92 (7.08%) SSL
4 85 (6.54%) DNS
5 60 (4.62%) Internet
6 51 (3.93%) Firewall
7 48 (3.70%) DHCP
8 45 (3.46%) IPsec
8 45 (3.46%) SAN
9 43 (3.31%) VPN
10 40 (3.08%) FTP
11 24 (1.85%) LDAP
12 23 (1.77%) LAN
12 23 (1.77%) NAS
13 22 (1.69%) SSH
14 17 (1.31%) Network Security
15 15 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (1.00%) iSCSI
17 13 (1.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (14.78%) MySQL
2 173 (13.32%) MongoDB
3 136 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
4 89 (6.85%) NoSQL
5 70 (5.39%) Relational Database
6 62 (4.77%) Redis
7 59 (4.54%) Big Data
8 58 (4.46%) Hadoop
9 56 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 47 (3.62%) SQL Server
11 28 (2.16%) HBase
12 23 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.31%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.31%) CouchDB
15 14 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.92%) DB2
16 12 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 635 (48.88%) Jenkins
2 434 (33.41%) Git (software)
3 149 (11.47%) Subversion
4 127 (9.78%) JIRA
5 123 (9.47%) Maven
6 109 (8.39%) TeamCity
7 83 (6.39%) Vagrant
8 70 (5.39%) Hudson
9 67 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 63 (4.85%) Ant
11 43 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (3.31%) Selenium
12 40 (3.08%) Artifactory
13 38 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (2.08%) Cucumber
14 27 (2.08%) Gerrit
15 23 (1.77%) Gradle
16 20 (1.54%) GitLab
16 20 (1.54%) Mercurial
General
1 127 (9.78%) Finance
2 61 (4.70%) Banking
3 32 (2.46%) Retail
4 22 (1.69%) Games
5 18 (1.39%) Publishing
6 12 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.77%) Legal
8 9 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.62%) Law
10 6 (0.46%) Marketing
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.15%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Front Office
15 1 (0.077%) Electronics
15 1 (0.077%) French Language
15 1 (0.077%) German Language
15 1 (0.077%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 579 (44.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (11.93%) Developer
3 133 (10.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 120 (9.24%) Linux Engineer
5 106 (8.16%) Architect
6 90 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
7 89 (6.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 83 (6.39%) Consultant
9 74 (5.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 63 (4.85%) DevOps Consultant
11 51 (3.93%) Java Developer
12 45 (3.46%) Administrator
13 42 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
14 38 (2.93%) Linux Administrator
15 36 (2.77%) Technical Architect
16 32 (2.46%) DevOps Specialist
16 32 (2.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 31 (2.39%) Cloud Engineer
17 31 (2.39%) Ruby Engineer
18 27 (2.08%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (12.32%) Web Services
2 130 (10.01%) .NET
3 90 (6.93%) HTML
4 70 (5.39%) REST
5 68 (5.23%) CSS
6 66 (5.08%) LAMP
7 64 (4.93%) J2EE
8 62 (4.77%) AngularJS
9 59 (4.54%) Middleware
10 46 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails
11 44 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
12 37 (2.85%) LEMP Stack
13 36 (2.77%) LAPP Stack
14 34 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (2.54%) HTML5
15 33 (2.54%) RESTful
15 33 (2.54%) Servlets
16 31 (2.39%) JSON
17 30 (2.31%) SOAP
17 30 (2.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 51 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 23 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 23 (1.77%) User Experience
7 19 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.31%) Social Media
9 15 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.00%) Clustering
11 12 (0.92%) Fintech
12 11 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.62%) Statistics
14 7 (0.54%) Replication
15 6 (0.46%) Artificial Intelligence
15 6 (0.46%) Blog
15 6 (0.46%) HACMP
15 6 (0.46%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.46%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 830 (63.90%) Linux
2 251 (19.32%) Windows
3 243 (18.71%) Unix
4 169 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 101 (7.78%) CentOS
6 79 (6.08%) Ubuntu
7 74 (5.70%) Windows Server
8 30 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.92%) VMS
10 21 (1.62%) AIX
10 21 (1.62%) Solaris
11 20 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.46%) Windows 7
13 16 (1.23%) Debian
14 14 (1.08%) CoreOS
15 11 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.69%) Android
16 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.69%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (71.13%) DevOps
2 570 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
3 507 (39.03%) Continuous Integration
4 456 (35.10%) Configuration Management
5 235 (18.09%) Open Source
6 190 (14.63%) Scrum
7 183 (14.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 179 (13.78%) TDD
9 96 (7.39%) E-Commerce
10 86 (6.62%) Web Operations
11 74 (5.70%) Kanban
12 71 (5.47%) Automated Testing
13 65 (5.00%) Mentoring
13 65 (5.00%) Release Management
14 62 (4.77%) BDD
15 60 (4.62%) Unit Testing
16 57 (4.39%) ITIL
17 55 (4.23%) High Availability
18 52 (4.00%) SOA
19 46 (3.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 482 (37.11%) Python
2 450 (34.64%) Ruby
3 408 (31.41%) Java
4 246 (18.94%) Bash Shell
5 206 (15.86%) Perl
6 168 (12.93%) PowerShell
7 161 (12.39%) SQL
8 156 (12.01%) JavaScript
9 89 (6.85%) PHP
10 70 (5.39%) Shell Script
11 57 (4.39%) Scala
12 39 (3.00%) C++
13 33 (2.54%) C#
14 32 (2.46%) Go
15 22 (1.69%) Groovy
15 22 (1.69%) R
16 17 (1.31%) C
17 15 (1.15%) Clojure
18 12 (0.92%) AWK
19 11 (0.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 72 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 46 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.16%) Degree
4 16 (1.23%) MCSE
4 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.69%) RHCE
7 8 (0.62%) CCNA
7 8 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.23%) CCNP
9 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.15%) CCSA
10 2 (0.15%) CISSP
10 2 (0.15%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.15%) MCITP
10 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.23%) QA
2 19 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) SDET
5 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
System Software
1 367 (28.25%) Docker
2 209 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.54%) Xen
4 53 (4.08%) Active Directory
5 36 (2.77%) vCloud
6 33 (2.54%) vSphere
7 30 (2.31%) KVM
8 24 (1.85%) NFS
8 24 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.77%) Hyper-V
10 15 (1.15%) XenApp
11 13 (1.00%) VMware ESX
11 13 (1.00%) XenServer
12 12 (0.92%) Varnish
13 11 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.85%) Samba
13 11 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (0.85%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.69%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 940 (72.36%) Puppet
2 434 (33.41%) Ansible
3 129 (9.93%) Nagios
4 117 (9.01%) Salt
5 69 (5.31%) Kubernetes
6 67 (5.16%) logstash
7 59 (4.54%) ZABBIX
8 44 (3.39%) Kibana
9 41 (3.16%) SCCM
10 32 (2.46%) yum
11 31 (2.39%) CFEngine
12 30 (2.31%) Graphite
13 29 (2.23%) SCOM
14 28 (2.16%) Cobbler
14 28 (2.16%) Mesos
15 23 (1.77%) HAProxy
15 23 (1.77%) StatsD
16 20 (1.54%) Rundeck
16 20 (1.54%) Tivoli
17 19 (1.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 291 (22.40%) VMware
2 170 (13.09%) Red Hat
3 138 (10.62%) Microsoft
4 99 (7.62%) Oracle
5 88 (6.77%) Google
6 64 (4.93%) Splunk
7 61 (4.70%) Rackspace
8 47 (3.62%) Cisco
9 40 (3.08%) Dell
10 39 (3.00%) New Relic
11 38 (2.93%) IBM
12 36 (2.77%) Atlassian
13 28 (2.16%) HP
14 26 (2.00%) SaltStack
15 25 (1.92%) Citrix
16 21 (1.62%) Apigee
17 19 (1.46%) Mashery
17 19 (1.46%) Perforce
18 18 (1.39%) hybris
19 17 (1.31%) Tableau
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West Midlands
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London
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Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Surrey
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West Midlands
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