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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 214 249 361
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +112
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 621 462 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.08% 10.32% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 345 199
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -

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
4746 4478 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2652 2350
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 156
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £45.00 £40.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 September 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 September 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 +40 599 £450 - 152
London -11 279 £475 +5.55% 88
Yorkshire +19 76 £400 - 20
City of London +43 71 £500 +11.11% 21
East of England +31 71 £413 -5.71% 8
West Yorkshire +1 45 £350 -12.50% 11
Cambridgeshire - 44 £406 - 6
South East +8 43 £500 +2.56% 17
North West +10 42 £400 +1.58% 6
Cambridge - 42 £413 - 6
South West +5 39 £438 +9.37% 8
Leeds -15 39 £350 -12.50% 7
North East +4 33 £458 +40.84% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 31 £450 +38.46% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 29 £450 +38.46% 2
South Yorkshire +7 25 £425 +41.66% 6
Bristol -3 24 £525 +31.25% 5
Manchester 0 20 £463 +48.00% 4
East Midlands -13 18 £406 -26.13% 1
Sheffield -6 16 £425 - 6
Northampton - 16 £388 -
Northamptonshire - 16 £388 -
Cheshire - 15 £368 - 2
Hertfordshire +16 14 £425 +3.03% 2
Wales -9 13 £425 -5.55%
Essex - 13 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 12 £500 - 4
Surrey +3 11 £550 - 4
Oxford - 11 £500 - 3
Kent +9 10 £550 - 3

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1035 (78.41%) Puppet
2 899 (68.11%) Linux
3 876 (66.36%) DevOps
4 621 (47.05%) Amazon AWS
5 581 (44.02%) Jenkins
6 552 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
7 532 (40.30%) Java
8 513 (38.86%) Python
9 504 (38.18%) Ruby
10 468 (35.45%) Configuration Management
11 434 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
12 398 (30.15%) Ansible
13 361 (27.35%) Git (software)
14 286 (21.67%) MongoDB
15 276 (20.91%) Bash Shell
16 231 (17.50%) Open Source
17 226 (17.12%) VMware
18 225 (17.05%) Web Services
19 219 (16.59%) Red Hat
19 219 (16.59%) Docker
20 217 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 214 (16.21%) UNIX
22 213 (16.14%) Perl
23 207 (15.68%) Windows
24 206 (15.61%) MySQL
25 186 (14.09%) Apache
26 183 (13.86%) TDD
27 176 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
28 170 (12.88%) Oracle
29 169 (12.80%) Tomcat

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 186 (14.09%) Apache
2 169 (12.80%) Tomcat
3 131 (9.92%) nginx
4 121 (9.17%) OpenStack
5 108 (8.18%) Node.js
6 88 (6.67%) IIS
7 68 (5.15%) Confluence
8 60 (4.55%) JBoss
9 50 (3.79%) WebSphere
10 49 (3.71%) Jetty
11 32 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.36%) Drupal
13 16 (1.21%) Apache Spark
14 15 (1.14%) WebLogic
15 14 (1.06%) Mule ESB
16 13 (0.98%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
18 9 (0.68%) Apache Pig
19 7 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
20 5 (0.38%) Liferay
Applications
1 23 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.15%) MS Office
2 2 (0.15%) SPSS
3 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 621 (47.05%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 125 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
4 119 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 96 (7.27%) IaaS
6 87 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 66 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 50 (3.79%) Amazon S3
9 49 (3.71%) Google App Engine
10 47 (3.56%) PaaS
11 37 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 32 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
13 29 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
14 24 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (1.14%) SaaS
16 14 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 14 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
17 13 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
18 12 (0.91%) GitHub
19 10 (0.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 140 (10.61%) TCP/IP
2 124 (9.39%) HTTP
3 120 (9.09%) DNS
4 91 (6.89%) SSL
5 80 (6.06%) Firewall
6 59 (4.47%) DHCP
7 49 (3.71%) IPsec
8 47 (3.56%) VPN
9 44 (3.33%) FTP
10 39 (2.95%) Internet
11 22 (1.67%) Network Security
12 21 (1.59%) LDAP
13 18 (1.36%) SSH
14 16 (1.21%) SAN
15 15 (1.14%) WAN
16 14 (1.06%) DMZ
16 14 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (0.91%) SNMP
17 12 (0.91%) LAN
18 11 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (21.67%) MongoDB
2 206 (15.61%) MySQL
3 136 (10.30%) NoSQL
4 130 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
5 104 (7.88%) Hadoop
6 93 (7.05%) Big Data
7 74 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 71 (5.38%) Redis
9 67 (5.08%) SQL Server
10 66 (5.00%) Relational Database
11 65 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (2.73%) CouchDB
13 29 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
14 21 (1.59%) HBase
15 20 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.44%) DB2
17 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.98%) Couchbase
19 12 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (0.91%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 581 (44.02%) Jenkins
2 361 (27.35%) Git (software)
3 128 (9.70%) Subversion
4 120 (9.09%) JIRA
5 79 (5.98%) TeamCity
6 76 (5.76%) Maven
7 58 (4.39%) Selenium
8 54 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 50 (3.79%) Hudson
10 44 (3.33%) Mercurial
10 44 (3.33%) Ant
11 40 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (2.73%) Gerrit
13 32 (2.42%) Cucumber
14 30 (2.27%) Artifactory
15 20 (1.52%) Gradle
15 20 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (1.52%) SonarQube
16 17 (1.29%) JUnit
17 16 (1.21%) RSpec
General
1 111 (8.41%) Finance
2 54 (4.09%) Banking
3 30 (2.27%) Games
4 27 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.44%) Retail
6 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.61%) Marketing
7 8 (0.61%) Publishing
7 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.38%) Electronics
9 4 (0.30%) Law
9 4 (0.30%) Advertising
10 3 (0.23%) Legal
10 3 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.076%) Front Office
12 1 (0.076%) Back Office
12 1 (0.076%) German Language
12 1 (0.076%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 527 (39.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 159 (12.05%) Developer
3 158 (11.97%) Architect
4 125 (9.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 83 (6.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 79 (5.98%) Administrator
7 72 (5.45%) Technical Architect
8 67 (5.08%) Consultant
9 61 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
10 55 (4.17%) Java Developer
11 50 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
12 46 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
13 45 (3.41%) DevOps Consultant
14 43 (3.26%) Digital Architect
14 43 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 35 (2.65%) Digital Technical Architect
16 34 (2.58%) Senior Architect
17 33 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
18 28 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
19 27 (2.05%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (17.05%) Web Services
2 136 (10.30%) .NET
3 85 (6.44%) HTML
4 74 (5.61%) RabbitMQ
5 73 (5.53%) J2EE
5 73 (5.53%) LAMP
6 68 (5.15%) REST
7 64 (4.85%) AngularJS
8 60 (4.55%) Spring
9 54 (4.09%) JSON
9 54 (4.09%) Django
10 51 (3.86%) Ruby on Rails
10 51 (3.86%) Middleware
11 50 (3.79%) HTML5
12 48 (3.64%) RESTful
13 44 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 40 (3.03%) Servlets
15 37 (2.80%) CSS
16 32 (2.42%) XML
17 31 (2.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 62 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 57 (4.32%) Visualisation
3 45 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.42%) Clustering
5 32 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 30 (2.27%) User Experience
7 23 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.52%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.36%) Replication
11 15 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 15 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.91%) Social Media
12 12 (0.91%) Statistics
13 10 (0.76%) PKI
13 10 (0.76%) HACMP
14 9 (0.68%) Streaming Video
14 9 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 899 (68.11%) Linux
2 217 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 214 (16.21%) UNIX
4 207 (15.68%) Windows
5 128 (9.70%) CentOS
6 91 (6.89%) Ubuntu
7 27 (2.05%) Debian
8 24 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 22 (1.67%) AIX
10 21 (1.59%) Solaris
11 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.83%) Fedora
12 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.68%) Android
13 9 (0.68%) VMS
14 8 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.45%) SUSE
16 6 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (66.36%) DevOps
2 552 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (35.45%) Configuration Management
4 434 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
5 231 (17.50%) Open Source
6 183 (13.86%) TDD
7 176 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 156 (11.82%) Scrum
9 91 (6.89%) E-Commerce
10 70 (5.30%) SOA
11 67 (5.08%) BDD
12 64 (4.85%) Kanban
13 60 (4.55%) Automated Testing
14 58 (4.39%) Mentoring
15 57 (4.32%) Software Engineering
16 54 (4.09%) Machine Learning
17 52 (3.94%) Migration
18 49 (3.71%) Unit Testing
19 46 (3.48%) Microservices
20 43 (3.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 532 (40.30%) Java
2 513 (38.86%) Python
3 504 (38.18%) Ruby
4 276 (20.91%) Bash Shell
5 213 (16.14%) Perl
6 168 (12.73%) JavaScript
7 143 (10.83%) PHP
8 125 (9.47%) SQL
9 115 (8.71%) PowerShell
10 73 (5.53%) Scala
11 72 (5.45%) Shell Script
12 57 (4.32%) R
13 34 (2.58%) Go
14 31 (2.35%) C#
15 25 (1.89%) C++
16 19 (1.44%) Groovy
17 13 (0.98%) C
18 8 (0.61%) PHP5
18 8 (0.61%) Clojure
19 7 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 45 (3.41%) Degree
3 29 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (0.83%) MCSE
5 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (0.53%) RHCE
7 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.45%) VCAP
8 5 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.30%) CCNA
9 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) CCNP
11 2 (0.15%) ISEB
11 2 (0.15%) CCIE
11 2 (0.15%) LPIC
11 2 (0.15%) HP ASE
11 2 (0.15%) HP MASE
12 1 (0.076%) VCP5
12 1 (0.076%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.18%) QA
2 18 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.68%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 219 (16.59%) Docker
2 134 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (5.00%) vCloud
4 32 (2.42%) Xen
5 25 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.82%) vSphere
7 22 (1.67%) Active Directory
8 20 (1.52%) VirtualBox
9 19 (1.44%) KVM
10 17 (1.29%) Varnish
11 16 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (0.98%) NFS
13 10 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.68%) LXC
15 7 (0.53%) Squid
16 6 (0.45%) iptables
16 6 (0.45%) QEMU
17 5 (0.38%) Btrfs
17 5 (0.38%) XenServer
17 5 (0.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1035 (78.41%) Puppet
2 398 (30.15%) Ansible
3 139 (10.53%) Vagrant
4 131 (9.92%) Salt
5 94 (7.12%) Nagios
6 63 (4.77%) StatsD
7 57 (4.32%) Graphite
8 36 (2.73%) HAProxy
9 33 (2.50%) ZABBIX
10 31 (2.35%) logstash
10 31 (2.35%) Rundeck
11 23 (1.74%) SCOM
12 22 (1.67%) yum
13 18 (1.36%) Tivoli
13 18 (1.36%) Mesos
14 16 (1.21%) Kibana
14 16 (1.21%) Kubernetes
14 16 (1.21%) Cobbler
15 14 (1.06%) Opsview
16 13 (0.98%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 226 (17.12%) VMware
2 219 (16.59%) Red Hat
3 170 (12.88%) Oracle
4 111 (8.41%) Microsoft
5 94 (7.12%) Google
6 70 (5.30%) SaltStack
7 65 (4.92%) Splunk
8 62 (4.70%) Citrix
9 56 (4.24%) Teradata
10 53 (4.02%) Tableau
11 52 (3.94%) Apigee
11 52 (3.94%) Mashery
12 48 (3.64%) HP
13 40 (3.03%) IBM
13 40 (3.03%) Rackspace
14 24 (1.82%) New Relic
15 23 (1.74%) WSO2
16 20 (1.52%) Atlassian
16 20 (1.52%) Cisco
17 17 (1.29%) Veritas
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd./Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified Market Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago