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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 276 372 533
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +161
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 377 211 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.41% 0.088%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.15% 5.63% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 150 40
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£425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £355 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
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
4122 3751 3788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.53% 7.34% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 2100 1968
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 162 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.36% +25.71%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +88 359 £425 -5.55% 114
London +77 235 £463 +2.77% 74
City of London +38 38 £475 +8.57% 27
East of England +3 31 £419 -1.47% 7
Yorkshire +10 29 £375 -9.63% 7
South West -1 24 £400 -15.78% 4
Bristol - 22 £400 - 2
Suffolk - 21 £401 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 18 £400 -3.61% 4
Leeds -10 18 £400 -3.61% 4
South East -12 15 £488 +8.33% 10
Berkshire +13 11 £488 +17.32% 4
Ipswich - 11 £388 -
Reading - 10 £488 - 1
West Midlands - 10 £350 - 2
South Yorkshire - 8 £300 -
East Midlands +8 7 £550 +23.59% 4
Bedfordshire -18 7 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £299 -
Leicestershire -1 6 £550 +23.59% 2
Luton -14 6 £425 -
North West -3 4 £425 +34.92% 5
Leicester -5 4 £550 +23.59%
West Wales - 4 £475 - 1
Wales - 4 £475 - 4
Swansea - 4 £475 - 1
Surrey - 3 £550 - 4
Scotland -20 2 £225 -55.00% 7
Lancashire - 2 £450 -
Burnley - 2 £450 -

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 585 (79.81%) Puppet
2 509 (69.44%) DevOps
3 480 (65.48%) Linux
4 264 (36.02%) Java
5 252 (34.38%) Ruby
6 244 (33.29%) Web Services
7 232 (31.65%) Python
8 226 (30.83%) Configuration Management
9 224 (30.56%) Jenkins
10 210 (28.65%) Amazon AWS
11 206 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
12 200 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
13 160 (21.83%) UNIX
14 155 (21.15%) Apache
14 155 (21.15%) MySQL
15 153 (20.87%) Git (software)
16 151 (20.60%) PHP
17 145 (19.78%) Perl
18 143 (19.51%) Nagios
19 130 (17.74%) Windows
20 129 (17.60%) Open Source
21 124 (16.92%) MongoDB
22 123 (16.78%) NoSQL
22 123 (16.78%) Red Hat
23 109 (14.87%) Bash Shell
24 108 (14.73%) Salt
25 106 (14.46%) Scrum
26 104 (14.19%) LAMP
26 104 (14.19%) VMware
27 94 (12.82%) Ansible

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 155 (21.15%) Apache
2 86 (11.73%) Tomcat
3 70 (9.55%) OpenStack
4 57 (7.78%) nginx
5 52 (7.09%) Node.js
6 43 (5.87%) IIS
7 40 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (3.00%) Confluence
9 17 (2.32%) Apache Solr
10 14 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (1.64%) CMS
12 11 (1.50%) CloudStack
13 9 (1.23%) Drupal
14 8 (1.09%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.95%) Magnolia
15 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (2.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 210 (28.65%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (10.10%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (4.50%) Amazon S3
5 28 (3.82%) IaaS
6 26 (3.55%) SaaS
7 24 (3.27%) PaaS
8 17 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.95%) Heroku
10 5 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.55%) Joyent
11 4 (0.55%) Route 53
11 4 (0.55%) GitHub
12 3 (0.41%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.55%) DNS
2 62 (8.46%) TCP/IP
3 44 (6.00%) Firewall
4 36 (4.91%) HTTP
5 34 (4.64%) SAN
6 33 (4.50%) VPN
7 29 (3.96%) SSL
8 28 (3.82%) Internet
9 22 (3.00%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (1.50%) Wireshark
10 11 (1.50%) LDAP
11 9 (1.23%) NAS
12 8 (1.09%) X.509
12 8 (1.09%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.95%) DHCP
14 6 (0.82%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.68%) Network Security
15 5 (0.68%) IPsec
16 3 (0.41%) FTP
16 3 (0.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (21.15%) MySQL
2 124 (16.92%) MongoDB
3 123 (16.78%) NoSQL
4 67 (9.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 65 (8.87%) Big Data
6 53 (7.23%) Hadoop
7 36 (4.91%) SQL Server
8 35 (4.77%) Redis
9 34 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (3.27%) CouchDB
11 21 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (2.59%) Riak
12 19 (2.59%) Relational Database
13 18 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.50%) HBase
15 10 (1.36%) Couchbase
16 9 (1.23%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.95%) Jackrabbit
17 7 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 224 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 153 (20.87%) Git (software)
3 65 (8.87%) Hudson
4 58 (7.91%) Maven
5 54 (7.37%) Subversion
6 37 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (4.37%) JIRA
8 31 (4.23%) Ant
8 31 (4.23%) TeamCity
9 22 (3.00%) JUnit
10 21 (2.86%) RSpec
11 15 (2.05%) Selenium
12 13 (1.77%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.64%) PHPUnit
14 8 (1.09%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.09%) Fiddler
14 8 (1.09%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.95%) Behat
15 7 (0.95%) CruiseControl
16 6 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (7.50%) Finance
2 18 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 14 (1.91%) Publishing
3 14 (1.91%) Games
4 12 (1.64%) Retail
5 9 (1.23%) Banking
6 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.82%) Marketing
8 4 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.41%) Legal
9 3 (0.41%) Front Office
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 290 (39.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 121 (16.51%) Developer
3 70 (9.55%) Architect
4 40 (5.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 39 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
6 33 (4.50%) Software Engineer
6 33 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
7 32 (4.37%) Java Developer
8 31 (4.23%) Administrator
9 27 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
10 24 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (3.14%) Consultant
12 20 (2.73%) DevOps Architect
13 16 (2.18%) Linux Administrator
14 14 (1.91%) Lead Architect
14 14 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (1.91%) Configuration Engineer
15 13 (1.77%) Web Engineer
15 13 (1.77%) Release Manager
15 13 (1.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (33.29%) Web Services
2 104 (14.19%) LAMP
3 59 (8.05%) .NET
4 47 (6.41%) REST
5 40 (5.46%) HTML
6 38 (5.18%) XML
7 33 (4.50%) SOAP
7 33 (4.50%) RESTful
8 29 (3.96%) JSON
9 20 (2.73%) Ruby on Rails
9 20 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (2.32%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.91%) CSS
11 14 (1.91%) HTML5
12 13 (1.77%) JSP
12 13 (1.77%) J2EE
12 13 (1.77%) JMS
12 13 (1.77%) WCF
12 13 (1.77%) Spring
13 11 (1.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 129 (17.60%) Open Source
2 26 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.73%) Replication
4 16 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.23%) Online Games
7 8 (1.09%) PKI
8 4 (0.55%) Social Network
8 4 (0.55%) Clustering
8 4 (0.55%) Taxonomies
8 4 (0.55%) Spread Betting
9 3 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.41%) CMDB
9 3 (0.41%) FMCG
9 3 (0.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.27%) New Media
10 2 (0.27%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 480 (65.48%) Linux
2 160 (21.83%) UNIX
3 130 (17.74%) Windows
4 90 (12.28%) CentOS
5 68 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (8.05%) Ubuntu
7 54 (7.37%) Debian
8 19 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.23%) Solaris
11 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.82%) AIX
13 5 (0.68%) Android
14 3 (0.41%) SmartOS
14 3 (0.41%) SUSE
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (69.44%) DevOps
2 226 (30.83%) Configuration Management
3 206 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (27.29%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (14.46%) Scrum
6 85 (11.60%) TDD
7 63 (8.59%) E-Commerce
7 63 (8.59%) SOA
8 60 (8.19%) Software Engineering
9 52 (7.09%) BDD
10 32 (4.37%) Kanban
11 30 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (3.96%) OO
13 27 (3.68%) Load Balancing
13 27 (3.68%) Release Management
13 27 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (3.41%) Automated Testing
15 22 (3.00%) Build Automation
16 21 (2.86%) Content Management
17 20 (2.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 264 (36.02%) Java
2 252 (34.38%) Ruby
3 232 (31.65%) Python
4 151 (20.60%) PHP
5 145 (19.78%) Perl
6 109 (14.87%) Bash Shell
7 70 (9.55%) SQL
8 67 (9.14%) PowerShell
9 63 (8.59%) JavaScript
10 62 (8.46%) Shell Script
11 48 (6.55%) Scala
12 44 (6.00%) C#
13 16 (2.18%) C++
13 16 (2.18%) VB
14 14 (1.91%) Groovy
15 12 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.36%) Clojure
17 8 (1.09%) C
17 8 (1.09%) VBScript
18 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (2.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.23%) Sun Certification
3 9 (1.23%) Degree
4 8 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (0.95%) RHCE
5 7 (0.95%) VCDX
5 7 (0.95%) VCAP
6 1 (0.14%) LPIC
6 1 (0.14%) ACCA
6 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.14%) CCNA
6 1 (0.14%) ISEB
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.50%) QA
2 7 (0.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.55%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.41%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.05%) vCloud
3 22 (3.00%) KVM
4 20 (2.73%) Active Directory
5 19 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.18%) Varnish
7 15 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.64%) XenServer
9 11 (1.50%) Xen
10 9 (1.23%) vSphere
11 4 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.27%) Postfix
12 2 (0.27%) Samba
12 2 (0.27%) HDFS
13 1 (0.14%) Docker
13 1 (0.14%) RHEV
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 585 (79.81%) Puppet
2 143 (19.51%) Nagios
3 108 (14.73%) Salt
4 94 (12.82%) Ansible
5 60 (8.19%) Vagrant
6 50 (6.82%) ZABBIX
7 44 (6.00%) Cacti
8 20 (2.73%) collectd
9 17 (2.32%) Capistrano
9 17 (2.32%) Ganglia
10 16 (2.18%) Zenoss
11 15 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (2.05%) StatsD
12 14 (1.91%) Opsview
13 10 (1.36%) YUM
13 10 (1.36%) HAProxy
14 8 (1.09%) CFEngine
14 8 (1.09%) Kibana
14 8 (1.09%) Graylog2
15 7 (0.95%) logstash
Vendors
1 123 (16.78%) Red Hat
2 104 (14.19%) VMware
3 70 (9.55%) Rackspace
4 38 (5.18%) Microsoft
5 31 (4.23%) Oracle
6 28 (3.82%) JBoss
7 23 (3.14%) Percona
8 22 (3.00%) Cisco
8 22 (3.00%) SaltStack
9 18 (2.46%) IBM
10 17 (2.32%) New Relic
11 16 (2.18%) Atlassian
12 15 (2.05%) NetApp
13 14 (1.91%) Akamai
13 14 (1.91%) Splunk
14 10 (1.36%) Perforce
14 10 (1.36%) ForgeRock
15 8 (1.09%) Yahoo!
15 8 (1.09%) Google
16 7 (0.95%) SAP
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