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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 248 322 545
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +223
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 486 285 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.54% 0.099%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.96% 7.60% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 218 44
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£450 £435 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +8.07%
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
4433 3750 3752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.67% 7.11% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2646 2208 1972
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 155 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +34.28%

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 September 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 September 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
(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 +90 464 £450 +4.04% 136
London +93 323 £450 - 99
City of London +31 39 £450 +12.50% 32
Yorkshire 0 34 £400 -3.61% 12
East of England -5 30 £450 +5.88% 2
West Yorkshire -14 28 £400 -3.61% 7
Leeds -7 27 £400 -3.61% 7
South West -4 22 £413 -13.15% 2
South East -9 22 £494 +9.72% 9
Bristol - 22 £413 - 1
East Midlands +19 20 £550 +76.00% 2
Berkshire +25 15 £488 +13.37% 2
Suffolk +11 11 £453 -4.73%
Wales - 11 £375 - 1
Reading - 10 £488 - 1
Leicestershire +11 9 £550 +23.59%
Nottinghamshire - 9 - - 2
Nottingham - 8 - - 2
Leicester +17 7 £550 +23.59%
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
West Midlands - 6 £331 -
West Wales - 5 £488 - 1
Surrey - 5 £550 - 6
Maidenhead - 5 - -
Swansea - 5 £488 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £325 - 3
Ipswich - 4 £405 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £325 - 3
North East - 4 £325 - 3

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 648 (79.31%) Puppet
2 574 (70.26%) DevOps
3 564 (69.03%) Linux
4 385 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
5 282 (34.52%) Ruby
6 271 (33.17%) Jenkins
7 267 (32.68%) Configuration Management
8 266 (32.56%) Python
9 261 (31.95%) Java
10 260 (31.82%) Web Services
11 240 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
12 222 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
13 206 (25.21%) Git (software)
14 203 (24.85%) Apache
15 174 (21.30%) PHP
16 170 (20.81%) MySQL
17 165 (20.20%) UNIX
18 160 (19.58%) Open Source
19 150 (18.36%) Nagios
20 147 (17.99%) Perl
21 142 (17.38%) Red Hat
21 142 (17.38%) VMware
22 140 (17.14%) Windows
23 137 (16.77%) MongoDB
24 129 (15.79%) Scrum
25 126 (15.42%) CentOS
26 123 (15.06%) Bash Shell
27 115 (14.08%) Salt
28 114 (13.95%) NoSQL
29 109 (13.34%) Ansible

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 203 (24.85%) Apache
2 84 (10.28%) OpenStack
3 83 (10.16%) Tomcat
4 76 (9.30%) nginx
5 49 (6.00%) IIS
6 43 (5.26%) Node.js
7 39 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (3.43%) Confluence
9 17 (2.08%) Apache Solr
10 14 (1.71%) CMS
11 12 (1.47%) Apache Pig
12 10 (1.22%) Drupal
13 9 (1.10%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.10%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.61%) Jetty
16 5 (0.61%) Magnolia
17 3 (0.37%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Summit
2 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 240 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (11.75%) Amazon EC2
3 67 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (6.00%) Amazon S3
5 30 (3.67%) IaaS
6 27 (3.30%) PaaS
7 22 (2.69%) SaaS
8 20 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (1.35%) Route 53
11 7 (0.86%) Heroku
12 5 (0.61%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.61%) GitHub
13 4 (0.49%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.49%) Joyent
14 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.69%) DNS
2 61 (7.47%) TCP/IP
3 51 (6.24%) Firewall
4 41 (5.02%) HTTP
5 35 (4.28%) VPN
5 35 (4.28%) Internet
6 32 (3.92%) SAN
7 31 (3.79%) SSL
8 23 (2.82%) LDAP
8 23 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
9 12 (1.47%) LAN
9 12 (1.47%) WAN
10 10 (1.22%) Kerberos
10 10 (1.22%) NAS
11 9 (1.10%) Wireshark
12 8 (0.98%) X.509
13 7 (0.86%) DHCP
14 6 (0.73%) IPsec
15 5 (0.61%) Network Security
16 4 (0.49%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (20.81%) MySQL
2 137 (16.77%) MongoDB
3 114 (13.95%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 61 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
6 54 (6.61%) Big Data
7 40 (4.90%) Hadoop
8 36 (4.41%) SQL Server
9 29 (3.55%) Redis
10 22 (2.69%) CouchDB
11 19 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (2.20%) Riak
12 18 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
14 15 (1.84%) Relational Database
14 15 (1.84%) HBase
15 12 (1.47%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.47%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.86%) QlikView
17 6 (0.73%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 271 (33.17%) Jenkins
2 206 (25.21%) Git (software)
3 83 (10.16%) Hudson
4 67 (8.20%) Maven
5 62 (7.59%) Subversion
6 43 (5.26%) JIRA
6 43 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (4.28%) RSpec
8 28 (3.43%) TeamCity
9 27 (3.30%) Ant
10 18 (2.20%) Selenium
10 18 (2.20%) Jasmine
11 17 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
11 17 (2.08%) JUnit
12 13 (1.59%) Gradle
13 12 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (1.35%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.35%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.35%) Artifactory
General
1 59 (7.22%) Finance
2 26 (3.18%) Games
3 24 (2.94%) Publishing
4 17 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.84%) Retail
6 10 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.10%) Banking
8 6 (0.73%) Marketing
9 5 (0.61%) Legal
9 5 (0.61%) Back Office
10 4 (0.49%) Front Office
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.12%) International Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 313 (38.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 128 (15.67%) Developer
3 91 (11.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 55 (6.73%) Architect
5 43 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 40 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
7 38 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
8 37 (4.53%) Software Engineer
9 34 (4.16%) Consultant
10 29 (3.55%) Administrator
11 28 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
12 27 (3.30%) Python Developer
13 23 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (2.57%) Configuration Engineer
15 19 (2.33%) DevOps Architect
16 17 (2.08%) DevOps Consultant
17 16 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
17 16 (1.96%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (31.82%) Web Services
2 107 (13.10%) LAMP
3 66 (8.08%) .NET
4 40 (4.90%) XML
5 35 (4.28%) HTML
6 31 (3.79%) REST
7 30 (3.67%) RESTful
8 27 (3.30%) Django
9 24 (2.94%) SOAP
9 24 (2.94%) JSON
10 23 (2.82%) ASP.NET
10 23 (2.82%) jQuery
11 19 (2.33%) J2EE
12 18 (2.20%) Gherkin
13 17 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (1.84%) CSS
14 15 (1.84%) MCollective
14 15 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (1.47%) HTML5
15 12 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 160 (19.58%) Open Source
2 23 (2.82%) Replication
3 21 (2.57%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.45%) Digital Media
4 20 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.98%) PKI
9 6 (0.73%) Online Games
10 5 (0.61%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.61%) Clustering
10 5 (0.61%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.49%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.49%) Spread Betting
11 4 (0.49%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.37%) CMDB
12 3 (0.37%) Wiki
12 3 (0.37%) Blog
12 3 (0.37%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 564 (69.03%) Linux
2 165 (20.20%) UNIX
3 140 (17.14%) Windows
4 126 (15.42%) CentOS
5 77 (9.42%) Ubuntu
6 67 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (6.24%) Debian
8 27 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.98%) AIX
11 8 (0.98%) Solaris
12 3 (0.37%) SUSE
12 3 (0.37%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (70.26%) DevOps
2 385 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (32.68%) Configuration Management
4 222 (27.17%) Continuous Integration
5 129 (15.79%) Scrum
6 95 (11.63%) TDD
7 66 (8.08%) E-Commerce
8 58 (7.10%) BDD
9 55 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 54 (6.61%) SOA
11 51 (6.24%) Kanban
12 49 (6.00%) Load Balancing
13 31 (3.79%) OO
14 28 (3.43%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.30%) ITIL
16 20 (2.45%) Migration
16 20 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (2.45%) Automated Testing
16 20 (2.45%) Build Automation
17 19 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 282 (34.52%) Ruby
2 266 (32.56%) Python
3 261 (31.95%) Java
4 174 (21.30%) PHP
5 147 (17.99%) Perl
6 123 (15.06%) Bash Shell
7 79 (9.67%) SQL
8 76 (9.30%) PowerShell
9 70 (8.57%) JavaScript
10 66 (8.08%) Shell Script
11 52 (6.36%) Scala
12 50 (6.12%) C#
13 23 (2.82%) C++
13 23 (2.82%) VB
14 16 (1.96%) C
15 12 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.47%) Groovy
15 12 (1.47%) Clojure
16 7 (0.86%) Golang
16 7 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.33%) CCNA
3 19 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.35%) Degree
5 10 (1.22%) CCSA
6 9 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (1.10%) JNCIA
6 9 (1.10%) CISSP
6 9 (1.10%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.10%) CISM
7 8 (0.98%) VCDX
7 8 (0.98%) VCAP
8 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.49%) RHCE
10 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) LPIC
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB
11 1 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.47%) QA
2 11 (1.35%) SLA
3 5 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (5.39%) vCloud
3 21 (2.57%) XenServer
4 17 (2.08%) KVM
5 15 (1.84%) Active Directory
6 13 (1.59%) Xen
6 13 (1.59%) vSphere
6 13 (1.59%) Varnish
6 13 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.35%) Samba
9 6 (0.73%) NFS
9 6 (0.73%) Docker
10 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.37%) Postfix
11 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.24%) HDFS
12 1 (0.12%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 648 (79.31%) Puppet
2 150 (18.36%) Nagios
3 115 (14.08%) Salt
4 109 (13.34%) Ansible
5 76 (9.30%) Vagrant
6 62 (7.59%) ZABBIX
7 48 (5.88%) Cacti
8 28 (3.43%) Zenoss
9 21 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (2.08%) Kibana
11 16 (1.96%) Capistrano
11 16 (1.96%) collectd
12 15 (1.84%) Graylog2
12 15 (1.84%) YUM
13 12 (1.47%) Ganglia
13 12 (1.47%) HAProxy
14 11 (1.35%) StatsD
15 10 (1.22%) Opsview
16 7 (0.86%) logstash
16 7 (0.86%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 142 (17.38%) Red Hat
1 142 (17.38%) VMware
2 75 (9.18%) Rackspace
3 39 (4.77%) Oracle
4 36 (4.41%) JBoss
5 31 (3.79%) SaltStack
6 29 (3.55%) Percona
7 27 (3.30%) IBM
7 27 (3.30%) Microsoft
8 26 (3.18%) New Relic
9 25 (3.06%) Cisco
10 23 (2.82%) Splunk
11 21 (2.57%) NetApp
12 20 (2.45%) Perforce
13 18 (2.20%) Atlassian
14 17 (2.08%) Google
15 13 (1.59%) BMC
16 11 (1.35%) Citrix
17 10 (1.22%) ForgeRock
18 9 (1.10%) EMC
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Stratospherec
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £525 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago