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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 211 291 418
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +127
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 593 356 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.65% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.62% 8.52% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 269 103
Average daily rate
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£475 £430 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
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
4353 4180 3366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.68% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2672 2408 1934
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 158 160
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +92 571 £475 +8.26% 154
London +36 281 £500 +5.26% 91
Yorkshire +69 95 £350 +25.00% 5
West Yorkshire +54 72 £350 +12.90% 5
Leeds +50 71 £350 +12.90% 5
City of London +43 67 £488 -1.01% 22
North West +21 60 £600 +50.00% 2
South East -4 51 £450 +7.14% 12
Cheshire +29 40 £650 +47.72%
East Midlands - 39 £500 - 1
Warrington +8 35 £650 +47.72%
South West +14 25 £500 +25.00% 18
Nottinghamshire - 22 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire +9 21 £400 +42.85%
Nottingham - 19 £525 - 1
East of England +3 17 £425 - 13
Bristol +5 16 £500 +29.03% 8
Northamptonshire - 16 £500 -
Sheffield +8 15 £400 +42.85%
Northampton - 15 £500 -
Lancashire +11 14 £300 -22.58% 1
Oxfordshire -10 12 £375 - 3
Surrey -8 10 £463 +9.15% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £288 -42.50% 11
Burnley +10 8 £300 -22.58%
Cambridge +8 8 £288 -42.50% 10
Berkshire -1 7 £425 -2.85% 3
Hampshire -4 7 £320 -20.00% 2
Kent - 7 £488 -
County Antrim +5 6 £375 -6.25%

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 860 (80.45%) Puppet
2 776 (72.59%) Linux
3 725 (67.82%) DevOps
4 490 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
5 485 (45.37%) Amazon AWS
6 468 (43.78%) Python
7 457 (42.75%) Ruby
8 432 (40.41%) Jenkins
9 431 (40.32%) Configuration Management
10 408 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
11 404 (37.79%) Java
12 293 (27.41%) Ansible
13 276 (25.82%) MongoDB
14 267 (24.98%) Git (software)
15 246 (23.01%) Bash Shell
16 217 (20.30%) MySQL
17 202 (18.90%) Open Source
18 196 (18.33%) UNIX
19 195 (18.24%) Windows
20 192 (17.96%) Perl
21 188 (17.59%) VMware
22 187 (17.49%) Web Services
23 180 (16.84%) Apache
24 172 (16.09%) Salt
25 167 (15.62%) PHP
26 156 (14.59%) Red Hat
27 150 (14.03%) Continuous Delivery
28 147 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 142 (13.28%) Oracle
30 139 (13.00%) OpenStack

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 180 (16.84%) Apache
2 139 (13.00%) OpenStack
3 104 (9.73%) Node.js
4 98 (9.17%) Tomcat
5 95 (8.89%) nginx
6 70 (6.55%) IIS
7 34 (3.18%) Confluence
7 34 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (2.99%) JBoss
9 26 (2.43%) Jetty
10 22 (2.06%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.22%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.94%) Mule ESB
13 8 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.75%) MediaWiki
13 8 (0.75%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.65%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.56%) Drupal
16 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 26 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.094%) SPSS
3 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 485 (45.37%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (8.61%) IaaS
5 87 (8.14%) Cloud Computing
6 74 (6.92%) PaaS
7 57 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 41 (3.84%) Amazon S3
9 36 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (1.96%) SaaS
11 20 (1.87%) Google App Engine
12 19 (1.78%) GitHub
13 18 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 14 (1.31%) Heroku
15 13 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.84%) Route 53
16 9 (0.84%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 4 (0.37%) Joyent
18 4 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (11.51%) TCP/IP
2 103 (9.64%) DNS
3 101 (9.45%) HTTP
4 83 (7.76%) Firewall
5 76 (7.11%) SSL
6 46 (4.30%) IPsec
6 46 (4.30%) DHCP
7 42 (3.93%) FTP
8 40 (3.74%) Internet
9 36 (3.37%) VPN
10 31 (2.90%) Network Security
11 28 (2.62%) SAN
12 26 (2.43%) LDAP
13 24 (2.25%) LAN
14 23 (2.15%) WAN
15 14 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
16 8 (0.75%) NAS
16 8 (0.75%) IPv6
16 8 (0.75%) BGP
16 8 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (25.82%) MongoDB
2 217 (20.30%) MySQL
3 134 (12.54%) NoSQL
4 94 (8.79%) Hadoop
5 79 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
6 78 (7.30%) Big Data
7 77 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 64 (5.99%) Redis
9 52 (4.86%) SQL Server
10 47 (4.40%) Relational Database
11 46 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
12 44 (4.12%) CouchDB
13 37 (3.46%) RDBMS
14 25 (2.34%) Riak
15 24 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (1.31%) Hypertable
17 13 (1.22%) Couchbase
18 11 (1.03%) Apache Hive
18 11 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
19 10 (0.94%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 432 (40.41%) Jenkins
2 267 (24.98%) Git (software)
3 96 (8.98%) Subversion
4 87 (8.14%) Maven
5 86 (8.04%) TeamCity
6 66 (6.17%) JIRA
7 55 (5.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (4.86%) Hudson
9 31 (2.90%) Artifactory
10 30 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (2.71%) Mercurial
12 22 (2.06%) Ant
13 19 (1.78%) Selenium
14 18 (1.68%) Gradle
15 16 (1.50%) Gerrit
16 14 (1.31%) Fiddler
17 12 (1.12%) SonarQube
18 11 (1.03%) RSpec
19 9 (0.84%) Cucumber
19 9 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 85 (7.95%) Finance
2 34 (3.18%) Banking
3 29 (2.71%) Games
4 20 (1.87%) Retail
5 16 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.50%) Publishing
6 13 (1.22%) Marketing
7 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.56%) Electronics
9 5 (0.47%) Advertising
9 5 (0.47%) Legal
9 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) German Language
11 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.19%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.094%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 452 (42.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 124 (11.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 117 (10.94%) Developer
4 106 (9.92%) Architect
5 105 (9.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 49 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
7 48 (4.49%) Administrator
8 41 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
9 40 (3.74%) Technical Architect
10 37 (3.46%) Consultant
11 30 (2.81%) Linux Administrator
12 28 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 27 (2.53%) Java Developer
14 25 (2.34%) Digital Architect
14 25 (2.34%) DevOps Consultant
14 25 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (2.15%) Digital Technical Architect
16 21 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (1.96%) Senior Architect
17 20 (1.87%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (17.49%) Web Services
2 108 (10.10%) .NET
3 59 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
4 54 (5.05%) AngularJS
5 51 (4.77%) LAMP
6 45 (4.21%) REST
7 44 (4.12%) XML
8 41 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (3.46%) HTML
10 34 (3.18%) JSON
10 34 (3.18%) Ruby on Rails
10 34 (3.18%) J2EE
11 29 (2.71%) CSS
12 22 (2.06%) Spring
13 21 (1.96%) SOAP
14 20 (1.87%) Servlets
15 18 (1.68%) Middleware
16 15 (1.40%) jQuery
16 15 (1.40%) .NET Framework
16 15 (1.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 202 (18.90%) Open Source
2 43 (4.02%) Visualisation
3 41 (3.84%) Clustering
4 40 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 30 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (2.43%) Digital Media
8 23 (2.15%) Replication
9 21 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.68%) User Experience
11 18 (1.68%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.12%) Online Games
13 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.94%) Spread Betting
14 10 (0.94%) Streaming Video
15 9 (0.84%) HACMP
15 9 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 776 (72.59%) Linux
2 196 (18.33%) UNIX
3 195 (18.24%) Windows
4 147 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (12.91%) CentOS
6 101 (9.45%) Ubuntu
7 30 (2.81%) Debian
8 24 (2.25%) Solaris
9 19 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.78%) AIX
9 19 (1.78%) SUSE
10 12 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.94%) Fedora
13 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.65%) HPUX
14 6 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (0.56%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (67.82%) DevOps
2 490 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
3 431 (40.32%) Configuration Management
4 408 (38.17%) Continuous Integration
5 150 (14.03%) Continuous Delivery
6 125 (11.69%) Scrum
7 100 (9.35%) TDD
8 78 (7.30%) Automated Testing
9 65 (6.08%) Load Balancing
10 64 (5.99%) OO
11 57 (5.33%) E-Commerce
12 52 (4.86%) SOA
13 46 (4.30%) BDD
14 44 (4.12%) Machine Learning
14 44 (4.12%) Service Delivery
15 43 (4.02%) Build Automation
15 43 (4.02%) Microservices
16 41 (3.84%) Kanban
17 40 (3.74%) ITIL
18 34 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (43.78%) Python
2 457 (42.75%) Ruby
3 404 (37.79%) Java
4 246 (23.01%) Bash Shell
5 192 (17.96%) Perl
6 167 (15.62%) PHP
7 109 (10.20%) JavaScript
8 104 (9.73%) SQL
9 85 (7.95%) PowerShell
10 62 (5.80%) Shell Script
11 47 (4.40%) R
12 46 (4.30%) Scala
13 34 (3.18%) C
13 34 (3.18%) Go
14 30 (2.81%) C#
15 18 (1.68%) C++
16 17 (1.59%) Groovy
17 8 (0.75%) Clojure
18 7 (0.65%) VB
19 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 34 (3.18%) Degree
2 34 (3.18%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.31%) CCNA
5 8 (0.75%) VCAP
5 8 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.65%) VCDX
7 6 (0.56%) CCNP
8 4 (0.37%) RHCE
9 3 (0.28%) CCSA
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
10 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.094%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.43%) QA
2 9 (0.84%) SLA
3 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.094%) COBIT
System Software
1 131 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (7.95%) Docker
3 59 (5.52%) vCloud
4 36 (3.37%) vSphere
5 29 (2.71%) Xen
6 26 (2.43%) NFS
7 21 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 19 (1.78%) Hyper-V
8 19 (1.78%) XenServer
9 17 (1.59%) Postfix
10 15 (1.40%) Varnish
11 13 (1.22%) Active Directory
11 13 (1.22%) VirtualBox
11 13 (1.22%) KVM
12 12 (1.12%) Samba
13 10 (0.94%) QEMU
13 10 (0.94%) iptables
14 9 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
16 6 (0.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 860 (80.45%) Puppet
2 293 (27.41%) Ansible
3 172 (16.09%) Salt
4 117 (10.94%) Nagios
5 70 (6.55%) Vagrant
6 65 (6.08%) ZABBIX
7 58 (5.43%) Graphite
8 51 (4.77%) StatsD
9 28 (2.62%) Cobbler
10 23 (2.15%) Tivoli
11 22 (2.06%) Cacti
12 21 (1.96%) HAProxy
13 18 (1.68%) Kibana
13 18 (1.68%) Zenoss
14 17 (1.59%) CFEngine
15 14 (1.31%) Opsview
16 13 (1.22%) logstash
16 13 (1.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 12 (1.12%) yum
18 10 (0.94%) Icinga
Vendors
1 188 (17.59%) VMware
2 156 (14.59%) Red Hat
3 142 (13.28%) Oracle
4 77 (7.20%) Microsoft
5 66 (6.17%) Citrix
6 49 (4.58%) Rackspace
6 49 (4.58%) Splunk
7 46 (4.30%) Teradata
8 45 (4.21%) Tableau
9 43 (4.02%) Apigee
9 43 (4.02%) Mashery
10 37 (3.46%) SaltStack
11 36 (3.37%) Google
12 34 (3.18%) New Relic
13 32 (2.99%) Perforce
14 29 (2.71%) HP
15 21 (1.96%) Veritas
16 17 (1.59%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.50%) Percona
17 16 (1.50%) Cisco
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £700 to £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Immediate start
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Posted: 14 days ago