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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 177 292 428
Rank change year-on-year
+115 +136
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 689 350 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 0.66% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.08% 8.39% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 255 108
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +45.45%
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
4284 4174 3464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.84% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2667 2458 1942
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 149 177
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
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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 +105 661 £450 +5.88% 194
London +46 299 £475 +3.82% 108
Yorkshire +42 84 £375 +18.11% 8
North West +48 79 £525 +31.25% 5
City of London +42 71 £475 -1.04% 28
East of England +43 61 £400 +1.58% 20
West Yorkshire +32 57 £375 +15.38% 8
South East +14 57 £460 +8.39% 23
Leeds +36 56 £375 +15.38% 6
Cheshire +34 49 £650 +42.07% 3
Warrington +22 38 £650 +42.07%
East Midlands - 38 £500 - 3
Cambridgeshire +24 31 £381 -1.61% 12
Cambridge +22 28 £381 -1.61% 11
South Yorkshire +10 28 £375 +30.43%
South West +12 26 £500 +25.00% 21
Nottinghamshire - 26 £475 -
Essex - 24 £400 - 5
Nottingham - 23 £575 -
Lancashire +21 19 £338 -12.90%
Sheffield +8 19 £375 +30.43%
North East +7 19 £445 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 17 £445 - 1
Bristol +4 17 £500 +33.33% 12
Tyne and Wear +3 17 £445 - 1
Burnley +13 15 £375 -4.76%
Surrey -3 14 £550 +29.41% 4
Hampshire +3 11 £421 +5.31% 7
Oxfordshire -7 11 £450 - 2
Northampton - 11 £500 - 1

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 921 (80.93%) Puppet
2 814 (71.53%) Linux
3 752 (66.08%) DevOps
4 528 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
5 506 (44.46%) Amazon AWS
6 468 (41.12%) Python
7 466 (40.95%) Jenkins
8 459 (40.33%) Ruby
9 458 (40.25%) Java
10 450 (39.54%) Configuration Management
11 428 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
12 315 (27.68%) Ansible
13 298 (26.19%) Git (software)
14 293 (25.75%) MongoDB
15 258 (22.67%) Bash Shell
16 225 (19.77%) Open Source
17 218 (19.16%) MySQL
18 193 (16.96%) Windows
19 192 (16.87%) Perl
20 188 (16.52%) UNIX
20 188 (16.52%) VMware
21 184 (16.17%) Web Services
22 168 (14.76%) Salt
23 166 (14.59%) Continuous Delivery
24 164 (14.41%) Apache
25 163 (14.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 161 (14.15%) Red Hat
27 156 (13.71%) PHP
28 153 (13.44%) Oracle
29 152 (13.36%) Scrum

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 164 (14.41%) Apache
2 138 (12.13%) OpenStack
3 106 (9.31%) Tomcat
4 97 (8.52%) nginx
4 97 (8.52%) Node.js
5 77 (6.77%) IIS
6 41 (3.60%) Confluence
7 36 (3.16%) JBoss
8 33 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (2.46%) Jetty
10 27 (2.37%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.97%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.97%) Mule ESB
12 9 (0.79%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.70%) Drupal
14 7 (0.62%) MediaWiki
14 7 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.62%) Apache Qpid
15 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 506 (44.46%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
4 96 (8.44%) Cloud Computing
5 94 (8.26%) IaaS
6 73 (6.41%) PaaS
7 52 (4.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 45 (3.95%) Amazon S3
9 42 (3.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 23 (2.02%) SaaS
12 22 (1.93%) Google App Engine
13 20 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
14 15 (1.32%) GitHub
15 13 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.14%) Heroku
16 12 (1.05%) Route 53
17 9 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 136 (11.95%) TCP/IP
2 125 (10.98%) HTTP
3 100 (8.79%) DNS
4 95 (8.35%) SSL
5 76 (6.68%) Firewall
6 47 (4.13%) IPsec
6 47 (4.13%) DHCP
7 44 (3.87%) FTP
8 42 (3.69%) Internet
9 35 (3.08%) Network Security
10 32 (2.81%) VPN
11 24 (2.11%) LAN
12 23 (2.02%) WAN
13 22 (1.93%) LDAP
14 20 (1.76%) SAN
15 11 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
17 7 (0.62%) SSH
17 7 (0.62%) DMZ
17 7 (0.62%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (25.75%) MongoDB
2 218 (19.16%) MySQL
3 142 (12.48%) NoSQL
4 101 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (7.38%) Hadoop
6 74 (6.50%) Redis
7 71 (6.24%) Big Data
7 71 (6.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 71 (6.24%) Relational Database
8 62 (5.45%) SQL Server
9 50 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
10 44 (3.87%) RDBMS
11 36 (3.16%) CouchDB
12 23 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.23%) Riak
15 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (1.05%) Couchbase
17 11 (0.97%) SimpleDB
18 9 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 466 (40.95%) Jenkins
2 298 (26.19%) Git (software)
3 112 (9.84%) Subversion
4 75 (6.59%) TeamCity
5 70 (6.15%) Maven
5 70 (6.15%) JIRA
6 48 (4.22%) Hudson
7 42 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 39 (3.43%) Mercurial
9 34 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (2.99%) Selenium
10 26 (2.28%) Artifactory
11 23 (2.02%) Ant
12 20 (1.76%) Gerrit
13 18 (1.58%) Gradle
14 15 (1.32%) SonarQube
15 13 (1.14%) RSpec
16 11 (0.97%) SoapUI
17 10 (0.88%) Cucumber
17 10 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 97 (8.52%) Finance
2 38 (3.34%) Banking
3 34 (2.99%) Games
4 26 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.58%) Retail
6 15 (1.32%) Publishing
7 13 (1.14%) Marketing
8 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.62%) Electronics
10 5 (0.44%) Legal
11 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.26%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) German Language
12 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.088%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 470 (41.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 137 (12.04%) Developer
3 123 (10.81%) Architect
3 123 (10.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 112 (9.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 57 (5.01%) Technical Architect
6 52 (4.57%) Administrator
7 46 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
8 45 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
9 42 (3.69%) Consultant
10 37 (3.25%) Java Developer
11 34 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
12 32 (2.81%) Digital Architect
13 30 (2.64%) Digital Technical Architect
14 29 (2.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 27 (2.37%) Senior Architect
15 27 (2.37%) DevOps Consultant
16 25 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
17 24 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
18 22 (1.93%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (16.17%) Web Services
2 121 (10.63%) .NET
3 64 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
4 59 (5.18%) HTML
5 58 (5.10%) AngularJS
6 52 (4.57%) LAMP
7 50 (4.39%) REST
8 46 (4.04%) XML
9 45 (3.95%) JSON
10 43 (3.78%) Ruby on Rails
11 42 (3.69%) Middleware
12 40 (3.51%) J2EE
12 40 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 36 (3.16%) CSS
14 35 (3.08%) Spring
15 31 (2.72%) HTML5
16 29 (2.55%) RESTful
17 24 (2.11%) Django
18 22 (1.93%) Servlets
19 20 (1.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.39%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.31%) Visualisation
3 43 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.08%) Clustering
5 29 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.46%) Private Cloud
7 27 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.28%) User Experience
8 26 (2.28%) Digital Media
9 21 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.76%) Replication
11 19 (1.67%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.05%) Streaming Video
14 11 (0.97%) iPhone
14 11 (0.97%) iPad
15 9 (0.79%) Online Games
15 9 (0.79%) Spread Betting
15 9 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 814 (71.53%) Linux
2 193 (16.96%) Windows
3 188 (16.52%) UNIX
4 163 (14.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 123 (10.81%) CentOS
6 88 (7.73%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.28%) Debian
8 21 (1.85%) Solaris
9 20 (1.76%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.49%) AIX
10 17 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.14%) SUSE
11 13 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.97%) Fedora
13 10 (0.88%) Android
13 10 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.70%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (66.08%) DevOps
2 528 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (39.54%) Configuration Management
4 428 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
5 225 (19.77%) Open Source
6 166 (14.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 152 (13.36%) Scrum
8 145 (12.74%) TDD
9 70 (6.15%) OO
9 70 (6.15%) SOA
10 66 (5.80%) Automated Testing
11 65 (5.71%) Kanban
12 60 (5.27%) E-Commerce
13 58 (5.10%) Load Balancing
14 50 (4.39%) Mentoring
15 49 (4.31%) Software Engineering
16 47 (4.13%) Machine Learning
17 46 (4.04%) Microservices
17 46 (4.04%) BDD
18 44 (3.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 468 (41.12%) Python
2 459 (40.33%) Ruby
3 458 (40.25%) Java
4 258 (22.67%) Bash Shell
5 192 (16.87%) Perl
6 156 (13.71%) PHP
7 122 (10.72%) JavaScript
8 102 (8.96%) SQL
9 77 (6.77%) PowerShell
10 60 (5.27%) Shell Script
11 56 (4.92%) Scala
12 50 (4.39%) R
13 36 (3.16%) Go
14 32 (2.81%) C#
15 26 (2.28%) C
16 20 (1.76%) Groovy
17 19 (1.67%) C++
18 9 (0.79%) Clojure
19 7 (0.62%) VB
20 6 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 43 (3.78%) Degree
3 30 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.14%) CCNA
6 10 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.53%) CCNP
7 6 (0.53%) VCDX
7 6 (0.53%) VCAP
8 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.35%) RHCE
9 3 (0.26%) CCSA
9 3 (0.26%) MCSE
9 3 (0.26%) ISEB
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.18%) CCIE
10 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) LPIC
10 2 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.81%) QA
2 15 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.05%) SLA
4 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.088%) COBIT
5 1 (0.088%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 131 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (10.02%) Docker
3 56 (4.92%) vCloud
4 36 (3.16%) vSphere
5 22 (1.93%) Xen
6 19 (1.67%) NFS
7 18 (1.58%) XenServer
7 18 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 16 (1.41%) VirtualBox
8 16 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.32%) Postfix
9 15 (1.32%) Varnish
10 12 (1.05%) KVM
11 11 (0.97%) QEMU
11 11 (0.97%) Active Directory
11 11 (0.97%) Samba
12 9 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (0.70%) iptables
14 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.44%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 921 (80.93%) Puppet
2 315 (27.68%) Ansible
3 168 (14.76%) Salt
4 97 (8.52%) Nagios
5 95 (8.35%) Vagrant
6 56 (4.92%) StatsD
6 56 (4.92%) Graphite
7 52 (4.57%) ZABBIX
8 25 (2.20%) HAProxy
9 22 (1.93%) Cobbler
10 20 (1.76%) yum
10 20 (1.76%) Rundeck
11 19 (1.67%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.49%) Kibana
13 15 (1.32%) logstash
13 15 (1.32%) Zenoss
14 14 (1.23%) Cacti
15 13 (1.14%) Opsview
16 12 (1.05%) SCOM
16 12 (1.05%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 188 (16.52%) VMware
2 161 (14.15%) Red Hat
3 153 (13.44%) Oracle
4 88 (7.73%) Microsoft
5 70 (6.15%) Citrix
6 49 (4.31%) Teradata
7 48 (4.22%) Tableau
8 46 (4.04%) Rackspace
8 46 (4.04%) Apigee
8 46 (4.04%) Mashery
8 46 (4.04%) Splunk
9 44 (3.87%) Google
10 40 (3.51%) SaltStack
11 34 (2.99%) New Relic
12 33 (2.90%) HP
13 29 (2.55%) Perforce
14 24 (2.11%) IBM
15 20 (1.76%) Cisco
16 19 (1.67%) AppDynamics
16 19 (1.67%) WSO2
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