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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 198 327 485
Rank change year-on-year
+129 +158
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 576 276 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.78% 7.52% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 224 59
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
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
4508 3672 3192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.27% 7.13% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2821 2205 1674
Average daily rate £415 £387 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 139 206
Average hourly rate £20.28 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.03 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.69%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +123 568 £450 +5.88% 100
London +78 358 £450 +0.55% 65
City of London +27 60 £475 +5.55% 13
Yorkshire +35 53 £363 +16.93% 7
Leeds +31 52 £363 +16.93% 6
West Yorkshire +27 52 £363 +16.93% 6
South East +14 44 £488 +50.00% 9
South West +8 42 £450 +14.28% 7
North West +11 21 £425 - 3
Berkshire +22 19 £500 +257.14% 3
Bristol +4 19 £450 +4.04% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £500 - 1
North East - 17 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 17 £500 - 1
East Midlands +12 16 £550 +83.33%
East of England +2 16 £438 +12.90% 4
Suffolk - 15 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 12 £550 -
Nottingham - 12 £550 -
Ipswich - 11 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £463 -
Surrey - 9 £411 - 3
Reading +17 7 £750 -
Cheshire +11 7 £400 -
Manchester - 7 £375 - 3
Oxford - 4 £530 -
West Midlands - 4 £356 - 2
Croydon - 3 £450 - 1
Woking - 3 £475 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - -

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 886 (83.43%) Puppet
2 776 (73.07%) Linux
3 764 (71.94%) DevOps
4 505 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
5 442 (41.62%) Ruby
6 431 (40.58%) Jenkins
7 399 (37.57%) Python
8 397 (37.38%) Continuous Integration
9 357 (33.62%) Configuration Management
10 345 (32.49%) Java
11 289 (27.21%) Git (software)
12 251 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
13 247 (23.26%) Web Services
14 237 (22.32%) MySQL
15 236 (22.22%) MongoDB
16 234 (22.03%) Apache
17 226 (21.28%) PHP
18 223 (21.00%) Open Source
19 206 (19.40%) UNIX
20 204 (19.21%) Scrum
21 202 (19.02%) Bash Shell
21 202 (19.02%) Ansible
22 188 (17.70%) CentOS
23 182 (17.14%) Perl
24 168 (15.82%) Nagios
25 167 (15.73%) VMware
26 163 (15.35%) Red Hat
27 155 (14.60%) NoSQL
28 144 (13.56%) Windows
29 136 (12.81%) Ubuntu

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 234 (22.03%) Apache
2 118 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 94 (8.85%) nginx
4 80 (7.53%) Tomcat
5 63 (5.93%) Node.js
6 48 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
7 45 (4.24%) Confluence
7 45 (4.24%) JBoss
8 32 (3.01%) IIS
9 27 (2.54%) Drupal
10 26 (2.45%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.13%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.94%) CMS
13 8 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.56%) Jetty
14 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.56%) MediaWiki
15 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.47%) Summit
3 1 (0.094%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 251 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (10.08%) Amazon EC2
3 80 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 73 (6.87%) PaaS
5 63 (5.93%) Amazon S3
6 41 (3.86%) IaaS
7 20 (1.88%) SaaS
8 19 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (1.79%) Route 53
9 14 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.22%) GitHub
11 11 (1.04%) Joyent
12 8 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.75%) Heroku
13 5 (0.47%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.47%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.19%) CloudBees
15 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.19%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 83 (7.82%) TCP/IP
2 65 (6.12%) Firewall
3 64 (6.03%) DNS
4 51 (4.80%) HTTP
5 42 (3.95%) SSL
6 40 (3.77%) Internet
7 34 (3.20%) SAN
8 32 (3.01%) VPN
9 28 (2.64%) LDAP
10 19 (1.79%) LAN
10 19 (1.79%) WAN
10 19 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 14 (1.32%) Network Security
12 12 (1.13%) NAS
13 10 (0.94%) IPsec
14 8 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.75%) DHCP
15 6 (0.56%) IPv6
15 6 (0.56%) OSPF
15 6 (0.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (22.32%) MySQL
2 236 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 155 (14.60%) NoSQL
4 87 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (7.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 65 (6.12%) Hadoop
7 63 (5.93%) Big Data
8 50 (4.71%) Redis
9 44 (4.14%) Relational Database
10 43 (4.05%) SQL Server
11 42 (3.95%) CouchDB
11 42 (3.95%) Riak
12 23 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
14 20 (1.88%) HBase
15 18 (1.69%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.51%) Couchbase
17 15 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
18 13 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
19 11 (1.04%) Hypertable
Development Applications
1 431 (40.58%) Jenkins
2 289 (27.21%) Git (software)
3 112 (10.55%) Maven
4 102 (9.60%) Subversion
5 81 (7.63%) Hudson
6 75 (7.06%) JIRA
7 69 (6.50%) TeamCity
8 50 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (3.48%) Selenium
10 33 (3.11%) RSpec
11 28 (2.64%) Ant
12 24 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (2.17%) Gradle
14 22 (2.07%) Jasmine
15 21 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
16 16 (1.51%) PHPUnit
16 16 (1.51%) JUnit
17 14 (1.32%) Artifactory
18 13 (1.22%) Bitbucket
18 13 (1.22%) Cucumber
General
1 75 (7.06%) Finance
2 32 (3.01%) Games
3 28 (2.64%) Publishing
4 26 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.98%) Banking
5 21 (1.98%) Retail
6 20 (1.88%) Marketing
7 16 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.94%) Electronics
9 9 (0.85%) Advertising
10 7 (0.66%) Back Office
11 5 (0.47%) Legal
12 4 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.094%) Automotive
15 1 (0.094%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.094%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.094%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 450 (42.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 155 (14.60%) Developer
3 107 (10.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 94 (8.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 84 (7.91%) Architect
6 48 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (4.33%) Consultant
8 42 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (3.20%) Administrator
9 34 (3.20%) Java Developer
10 33 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
10 33 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (2.64%) Python Developer
12 27 (2.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 27 (2.54%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (2.54%) DevOps Consultant
13 24 (2.26%) Senior Consultant
13 24 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
14 22 (2.07%) Software Engineer
14 22 (2.07%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (23.26%) Web Services
2 105 (9.89%) LAMP
3 58 (5.46%) .NET
4 52 (4.90%) REST
5 49 (4.61%) HTML
6 47 (4.43%) JSON
7 46 (4.33%) Django
8 45 (4.24%) XML
9 38 (3.58%) RESTful
10 37 (3.48%) Spring
11 33 (3.11%) jQuery
12 28 (2.64%) SOAP
13 25 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (2.26%) Gherkin
15 23 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
16 22 (2.07%) CSS
16 22 (2.07%) HTML5
17 20 (1.88%) J2EE
18 19 (1.79%) Memcached
19 16 (1.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 223 (21.00%) Open Source
2 34 (3.20%) Clustering
3 28 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.54%) Digital Media
4 27 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (1.98%) Replication
6 20 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.22%) Taxonomies
10 10 (0.94%) DTV
11 8 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.75%) Online Games
12 7 (0.66%) Wiki
13 5 (0.47%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.47%) HACMP
13 5 (0.47%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.38%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.38%) User Experience
14 4 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 776 (73.07%) Linux
2 206 (19.40%) UNIX
3 188 (17.70%) CentOS
4 144 (13.56%) Windows
5 136 (12.81%) Ubuntu
6 112 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (5.93%) Debian
8 27 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.88%) AIX
10 16 (1.51%) Solaris
10 16 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.04%) SUSE
12 10 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.56%) Fedora
15 5 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
17 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.19%) VMS
18 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (71.94%) DevOps
2 505 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (37.38%) Continuous Integration
4 357 (33.62%) Configuration Management
5 204 (19.21%) Scrum
6 120 (11.30%) TDD
7 81 (7.63%) Kanban
8 75 (7.06%) Automated Testing
9 71 (6.69%) BDD
10 68 (6.40%) E-Commerce
11 65 (6.12%) SOA
11 65 (6.12%) Load Balancing
12 60 (5.65%) Software Engineering
13 54 (5.08%) OO
14 50 (4.71%) Change Management
15 48 (4.52%) Build Automation
16 44 (4.14%) Service Delivery
17 40 (3.77%) ITIL
18 30 (2.82%) Mentoring
19 24 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 442 (41.62%) Ruby
2 399 (37.57%) Python
3 345 (32.49%) Java
4 226 (21.28%) PHP
5 202 (19.02%) Bash Shell
6 182 (17.14%) Perl
7 101 (9.51%) SQL
8 92 (8.66%) PowerShell
9 84 (7.91%) JavaScript
10 83 (7.82%) Shell Script
11 62 (5.84%) Scala
12 37 (3.48%) C#
13 32 (3.01%) C
14 29 (2.73%) C++
15 21 (1.98%) Golang
16 20 (1.88%) Clojure
17 15 (1.41%) VB
18 8 (0.75%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.66%) Groovy
20 5 (0.47%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 72 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.45%) CCNA
3 26 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.07%) Degree
5 13 (1.22%) CCSA
6 12 (1.13%) JNCIA
6 12 (1.13%) CISSP
6 12 (1.13%) CISM
7 11 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.66%) VCAP
9 6 (0.56%) VCDX
10 5 (0.47%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.19%) RHCE
14 1 (0.094%) CCNP
14 1 (0.094%) Linux+ Certification
14 1 (0.094%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.07%) QA
2 13 (1.22%) SLA
3 5 (0.47%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (4.61%) vCloud
3 34 (3.20%) Docker
4 25 (2.35%) Varnish
5 24 (2.26%) XenServer
6 20 (1.88%) Xen
6 20 (1.88%) NFS
6 20 (1.88%) vSphere
7 18 (1.69%) KVM
8 17 (1.60%) Samba
9 15 (1.41%) Active Directory
10 11 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.94%) Postfix
12 9 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.75%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.56%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.38%) Sendmail
17 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
17 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 886 (83.43%) Puppet
2 202 (19.02%) Ansible
3 168 (15.82%) Nagios
4 133 (12.52%) Salt
5 96 (9.04%) Vagrant
6 74 (6.97%) ZABBIX
7 58 (5.46%) Graphite
8 45 (4.24%) Cacti
9 31 (2.92%) Zenoss
10 22 (2.07%) Kibana
10 22 (2.07%) Graylog2
11 20 (1.88%) Cobbler
12 18 (1.69%) Capistrano
12 18 (1.69%) CFEngine
12 18 (1.69%) Tivoli
13 16 (1.51%) HAProxy
14 12 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (1.13%) yum
15 10 (0.94%) collectd
16 9 (0.85%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 167 (15.73%) VMware
2 163 (15.35%) Red Hat
3 93 (8.76%) Rackspace
4 76 (7.16%) Oracle
5 58 (5.46%) Microsoft
6 54 (5.08%) SaltStack
7 42 (3.95%) Splunk
8 32 (3.01%) New Relic
9 28 (2.64%) Percona
10 27 (2.54%) Perforce
11 25 (2.35%) IBM
12 18 (1.69%) Cisco
13 17 (1.60%) Citrix
14 16 (1.51%) BMC
14 16 (1.51%) EMC
14 16 (1.51%) DigitalOcean
15 15 (1.41%) Google
16 14 (1.32%) Veritas
17 13 (1.22%) SAP
18 12 (1.13%) NetApp
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-650pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 21 days ago