The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 289 442 544
Rank change year-on-year
+153 +102
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 358 102 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.21% 0.073%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.70% 3.23% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 76 22
Average daily rate £438 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £958
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £463
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +109 327 £450 +11.80% 108
London +105 229 £485 +12.79% 75
City of London +19 42 £493 +23.12% 13
South East +26 41 £420 +15.06% 18
South West - 20 £400 - 1
East of England - 19 £425 - 6
Surrey +8 18 £420 +15.06% 8
North West -4 17 £400 - 6
Wales - 16 £350 - 2
Scotland +4 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Bristol - 13 £425 -
Swansea - 12 £350 - 2
West Wales - 12 £350 - 2
Manchester -7 11 £375 - 4
Suffolk - 11 £350 - 2
Hampshire - 10 £400 - 3
Edinburgh - 8 £421 - 4
Berkshire - 6 £456 - 3
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
Glasgow +14 5 £400 -11.11%
Ipswich - 5 £375 - 2
Cheshire - 5 £440 - 1
Essex - 4 £575 -
South Wales - 4 £375 -
Reading - 4 £456 - 3
Canary Wharf +25 3 £625 -
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
Lancashire - 3 £388 - 1
Belfast +17 2 £400 -
County Antrim +16 2 £400 -

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 502 (79.68%) Puppet
2 419 (66.51%) Linux
3 251 (39.84%) Java
4 227 (36.03%) Ruby
5 210 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 187 (29.68%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (29.21%) Python
8 175 (27.78%) Perl
9 168 (26.67%) Web Services
10 164 (26.03%) UNIX
11 160 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
12 158 (25.08%) Configuration Management
13 147 (23.33%) Jenkins
14 144 (22.86%) Apache
15 139 (22.06%) Nagios
16 136 (21.59%) PHP
17 135 (21.43%) MySQL
18 129 (20.48%) MongoDB
19 118 (18.73%) Tomcat
20 113 (17.94%) Red Hat
21 106 (16.83%) Windows
22 104 (16.51%) Bash Shell
23 100 (15.87%) Open Source
24 98 (15.56%) Git (software)
25 89 (14.13%) Scrum
26 87 (13.81%) LAMP
27 83 (13.17%) NoSQL
28 81 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
29 76 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 74 (11.75%) CentOS

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 144 (22.86%) Apache
2 118 (18.73%) Tomcat
3 60 (9.52%) Node.js
4 50 (7.94%) nginx
5 43 (6.83%) OpenStack
6 34 (5.40%) IIS
7 29 (4.60%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (3.33%) Apache Solr
9 21 (3.33%) Drupal
10 18 (2.86%) CloudStack
11 11 (1.75%) Mule
12 9 (1.43%) Confluence
13 6 (0.95%) CMS
14 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.48%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.48%) WordPress
15 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.79%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (4.92%) SaaS
4 29 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (4.29%) Amazon S3
5 27 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (3.97%) IaaS
7 19 (3.02%) PaaS
8 16 (2.54%) Joyent
9 8 (1.27%) Route 53
10 6 (0.95%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.63%) Heroku
11 4 (0.63%) GitHub
12 2 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.16%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.48%) DNS
2 59 (9.37%) HTTP
3 54 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.87%) SSL
5 33 (5.24%) SAN
6 24 (3.81%) Firewall
7 19 (3.02%) VPN
8 18 (2.86%) NAS
9 17 (2.70%) LDAP
10 14 (2.22%) Internet
11 11 (1.75%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.59%) SMTP
13 8 (1.27%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.27%) X.509
14 6 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.95%) IPsec
15 5 (0.79%) SSH
15 5 (0.79%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.79%) PPTP
15 5 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (21.43%) MySQL
2 129 (20.48%) MongoDB
3 83 (13.17%) NoSQL
4 81 (12.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 54 (8.57%) Big Data
6 51 (8.10%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.40%) Redis
8 28 (4.44%) SQL Server
9 25 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (3.97%) CouchDB
10 22 (3.49%) Riak
11 16 (2.54%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.90%) Hazelcast
13 11 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.95%) EDRMS
17 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 147 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 98 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 61 (9.68%) Maven
4 52 (8.25%) Subversion
5 51 (8.10%) Hudson
6 37 (5.87%) Ant
7 25 (3.97%) JUnit
7 25 (3.97%) TeamCity
8 17 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.54%) JIRA
9 16 (2.54%) Selenium
10 14 (2.22%) PHPUnit
11 11 (1.75%) Spring Roo
11 11 (1.75%) RSpec
12 10 (1.59%) Mercurial
13 9 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.27%) Fiddler
14 8 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.27%) CruiseControl
15 7 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (9.05%) Finance
2 17 (2.70%) Retail
3 16 (2.54%) Banking
4 13 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.90%) Publishing
6 8 (1.27%) Games
7 7 (1.11%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Marketing
8 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (36.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (14.29%) Developer
3 69 (10.95%) Administrator
4 52 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
5 48 (7.62%) Architect
6 47 (7.46%) Consultant
7 31 (4.92%) Java Developer
8 27 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
9 26 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (3.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
11 19 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (2.38%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (1.90%) Drupal Developer
14 12 (1.90%) Release Manager
15 11 (1.75%) Software Developer
16 10 (1.59%) UNIX Systems Administrator
16 10 (1.59%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (26.67%) Web Services
2 87 (13.81%) LAMP
3 50 (7.94%) REST
4 47 (7.46%) XML
5 43 (6.83%) .NET
6 42 (6.67%) SOAP
7 41 (6.51%) HTML
8 38 (6.03%) JSON
9 33 (5.24%) RESTful
10 32 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
11 30 (4.76%) J2EE
12 26 (4.13%) Spring
13 22 (3.49%) ActiveMQ
14 20 (3.17%) JSP
15 19 (3.02%) Ruby on Rails
16 16 (2.54%) CSS
17 14 (2.22%) Memcached
18 13 (2.06%) JMX
18 13 (2.06%) HTML5
19 12 (1.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 100 (15.87%) Open Source
2 21 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.17%) Clustering
4 14 (2.22%) Replication
5 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.90%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.59%) Taxonomies
7 10 (1.59%) PKI
8 7 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.79%) Machine Learning
10 4 (0.63%) Online Games
10 4 (0.63%) FMCG
11 3 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.48%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.32%) Social Media
12 2 (0.32%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.32%) Semantic Web
12 2 (0.32%) Social Network
12 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 419 (66.51%) Linux
2 164 (26.03%) UNIX
3 106 (16.83%) Windows
4 76 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (11.75%) CentOS
6 53 (8.41%) Ubuntu
7 37 (5.87%) Debian
8 24 (3.81%) Solaris
9 14 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.43%) AIX
13 7 (1.11%) Android
14 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.16%) Gentoo
16 1 (0.16%) SUSE
16 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (29.68%) Continuous Integration
3 158 (25.08%) Configuration Management
4 89 (14.13%) Scrum
5 74 (11.75%) TDD
6 56 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 53 (8.41%) Software Engineering
8 42 (6.67%) BDD
9 41 (6.51%) SOA
10 35 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
12 26 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.97%) Kanban
13 25 (3.97%) Release Management
14 23 (3.65%) Migration
14 23 (3.65%) Automated Testing
15 22 (3.49%) Load Balancing
16 17 (2.70%) Project Management
16 17 (2.70%) Content Management
17 16 (2.54%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 251 (39.84%) Java
2 227 (36.03%) Ruby
3 184 (29.21%) Python
4 175 (27.78%) Perl
5 136 (21.59%) PHP
6 104 (16.51%) Bash Shell
7 59 (9.37%) Shell Script
8 49 (7.78%) JavaScript
9 43 (6.83%) C#
10 40 (6.35%) SQL
11 37 (5.87%) Scala
12 28 (4.44%) PowerShell
13 24 (3.81%) Groovy
14 18 (2.86%) C++
15 10 (1.59%) Clojure
16 7 (1.11%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.11%) VB
17 4 (0.63%) F#
18 3 (0.48%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (1.59%) Degree
2 9 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 9 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.27%) RHCE
4 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.32%) VCAP
6 1 (0.16%) RHCT
6 1 (0.16%) ISEB
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.16%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.38%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.92%) Varnish
3 25 (3.97%) vCloud
4 20 (3.17%) NFS
5 19 (3.02%) KVM
6 16 (2.54%) Active Directory
7 14 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.22%) Xen
8 11 (1.75%) Samba
8 11 (1.75%) Sendmail
9 10 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.95%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.95%) vSphere
11 4 (0.63%) XenServer
11 4 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.32%) Squid
12 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 502 (79.68%) Puppet
2 139 (22.06%) Nagios
3 44 (6.98%) Ansible
4 42 (6.67%) Vagrant
5 38 (6.03%) Ganglia
6 36 (5.71%) ZABBIX
7 26 (4.13%) Cacti
8 22 (3.49%) collectd
9 19 (3.02%) CFEngine
10 17 (2.70%) StatsD
11 15 (2.38%) Capistrano
12 12 (1.90%) HAProxy
13 9 (1.43%) Munin
14 5 (0.79%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.79%) OpenSSO
14 5 (0.79%) Cobbler
15 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.48%) Foglight
17 2 (0.32%) Scalr
17 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 113 (17.94%) Red Hat
2 67 (10.63%) Rackspace
3 61 (9.68%) VMware
4 36 (5.71%) Oracle
5 24 (3.81%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.65%) Sun
7 21 (3.33%) Akamai
8 16 (2.54%) Foundry
9 15 (2.38%) JBoss
10 14 (2.22%) Percona
11 13 (2.06%) HP
11 13 (2.06%) Splunk
12 12 (1.90%) Cisco
13 11 (1.75%) Elastic Path
14 10 (1.59%) EMC
14 10 (1.59%) Vyatta
15 8 (1.27%) Yahoo!
15 8 (1.27%) New Relic
16 7 (1.11%) ForgeRock
16 7 (1.11%) Atlassian
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago