The table below looks at the statistics for Opscode Chef skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Opscode Chef over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 168 217 304
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +87
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 797 612 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.08% 0.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.46% 13.16% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 467 272
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5510 4652 4311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 8.20% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 2824 2485
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 159
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.19 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -19.26%

Opscode Chef
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

Opscode Chef Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Opscode Chef
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK.

Opscode Chef Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 753 £500 +5.26% 259
London +51 471 £500 - 153
City of London +51 76 £500 +5.26% 53
South East -8 57 £500 +11.11% 26
North West -19 55 £450 -24.36% 18
Yorkshire -36 50 £463 +32.14% 25
West Yorkshire -40 32 £435 +24.28% 20
Leeds -36 31 £435 +24.28% 18
Surrey +8 27 £500 +8.10% 11
North East -8 27 £340 +13.41% 2
Tyne and Wear -11 26 £330 +10.00% 2
East Midlands -8 25 £550 +10.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 25 £340 +13.41% 2
East of England +17 23 £450 +5.88% 15
West Midlands +9 23 £450 +45.16% 6
Coventry - 21 £456 - 3
Berkshire +13 20 £500 +17.64% 3
Cheshire -25 20 £419 -35.57% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 19 £475 +65.21% 9
Manchester +9 19 £500 -12.08% 17
South West 0 19 £400 -20.00% 7
Scotland -3 19 £375 -6.25% 3
Staines +8 17 £550 - 1
Cambridge +5 17 £475 +65.21% 8
Nottinghamshire -4 16 £550 +15.78% 4
Nottingham -7 16 £550 +4.76% 4
South Yorkshire -11 15 £475 +18.75% 3
Sheffield -19 14 £475 +18.75% 3
Blackpool +5 13 £450 +50.00%
Lancashire +1 13 £450 +50.00%

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1072 (75.07%) Puppet
2 1053 (73.74%) DevOps
3 953 (66.74%) Linux
4 654 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
5 611 (42.79%) Jenkins
6 603 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
7 588 (41.18%) Ansible
8 571 (39.99%) Configuration Management
9 549 (38.45%) Python
10 531 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
11 473 (33.12%) Java
12 455 (31.86%) Ruby
13 425 (29.76%) Docker
14 414 (28.99%) Git (software)
15 301 (21.08%) Bash Shell
15 301 (21.08%) Windows
16 297 (20.80%) Unix
17 281 (19.68%) Perl
18 247 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
18 247 (17.30%) Open Source
19 241 (16.88%) VMware
20 215 (15.06%) Continuous Delivery
21 195 (13.66%) MySQL
22 189 (13.24%) Red Hat
22 189 (13.24%) PowerShell
23 187 (13.10%) Finance
24 183 (12.82%) Web Services
25 181 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
25 181 (12.68%) OpenStack
26 178 (12.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 181 (12.68%) OpenStack
2 141 (9.87%) Apache
3 108 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 98 (6.86%) Node.js
5 73 (5.11%) nginx
6 64 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 56 (3.92%) Confluence
7 56 (3.92%) JBoss
8 54 (3.78%) IIS
9 43 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.89%) Apache Spark
11 24 (1.68%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (1.12%) Jetty
14 13 (0.91%) CloudStack
15 12 (0.84%) SharePoint
16 10 (0.70%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 50 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.35%) HipChat
3 2 (0.14%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 8 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 603 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (9.24%) IaaS
4 100 (7.00%) GitHub
5 94 (6.58%) PaaS
6 76 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
7 66 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 51 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (2.80%) Amazon S3
10 38 (2.66%) SaaS
11 32 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 27 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
13 19 (1.33%) CloudFront
14 17 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 16 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (1.05%) AWS OpsWorks
17 14 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 14 (0.98%) Office 365
18 13 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 130 (9.10%) TCP/IP
2 110 (7.70%) HTTP
3 85 (5.95%) DNS
4 84 (5.88%) SSL
5 63 (4.41%) Internet
6 58 (4.06%) Firewall
7 46 (3.22%) SAN
8 41 (2.87%) VPN
9 35 (2.45%) DHCP
10 31 (2.17%) IPsec
11 28 (1.96%) FTP
11 28 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 28 (1.96%) LDAP
12 27 (1.89%) Network Security
13 26 (1.82%) LAN
14 23 (1.61%) SSH
15 22 (1.54%) NAS
16 15 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (0.98%) iSCSI
17 14 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (13.66%) MySQL
2 169 (11.83%) MongoDB
3 108 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 99 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 70 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 65 (4.55%) Big Data
8 52 (3.64%) Hadoop
9 50 (3.50%) SQL Server
10 48 (3.36%) Redis
11 32 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (1.19%) HBase
16 13 (0.91%) CouchDB
17 12 (0.84%) Oracle Database
18 11 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 11 (0.77%) Apache Hive
19 10 (0.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 611 (42.79%) Jenkins
2 414 (28.99%) Git (software)
3 175 (12.25%) Maven
4 134 (9.38%) JIRA
5 123 (8.61%) TeamCity
6 115 (8.05%) Subversion
7 87 (6.09%) Hudson
8 83 (5.81%) Ant
9 73 (5.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 73 (5.11%) Vagrant
10 55 (3.85%) Gradle
11 47 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 47 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (2.59%) Travis CI
14 35 (2.45%) Selenium
15 33 (2.31%) Artifactory
16 28 (1.96%) GitLab
16 28 (1.96%) MSBuild
17 20 (1.40%) JUnit
General
1 187 (13.10%) Finance
2 78 (5.46%) Banking
3 45 (3.15%) Retail
4 37 (2.59%) Games
5 30 (2.10%) Publishing
6 25 (1.75%) Legal
7 18 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.12%) Marketing
9 11 (0.77%) Law
10 9 (0.63%) Electronics
10 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.28%) Advertising
12 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Back Office
13 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.070%) Front Office
15 1 (0.070%) iGaming
15 1 (0.070%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 695 (48.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 162 (11.34%) Linux Engineer
3 150 (10.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 129 (9.03%) AWS Engineer
5 127 (8.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 120 (8.40%) Architect
7 116 (8.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 106 (7.42%) Developer
9 81 (5.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 81 (5.67%) Consultant
10 62 (4.34%) DevOps Consultant
11 57 (3.99%) Administrator
12 47 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
13 44 (3.08%) Technical Architect
14 40 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
15 39 (2.73%) Linux Administrator
16 36 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
17 33 (2.31%) Java Developer
18 31 (2.17%) Automation Engineer
18 31 (2.17%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (12.82%) Web Services
2 141 (9.87%) .NET
3 79 (5.53%) HTML
4 76 (5.32%) LAMP
5 63 (4.41%) REST
6 53 (3.71%) CSS
7 46 (3.22%) AngularJS
8 42 (2.94%) SOAP
9 40 (2.80%) Middleware
10 36 (2.52%) Kafka
10 36 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
11 34 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
11 34 (2.38%) Sensu
12 33 (2.31%) Ruby on Rails
13 29 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
14 27 (1.89%) J2EE
15 25 (1.75%) HTML5
15 25 (1.75%) JSON
16 24 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 45 (3.15%) Private Cloud
4 42 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 28 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 26 (1.82%) User Experience
8 19 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.26%) Social Media
10 16 (1.12%) Clustering
10 16 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.98%) Blog
12 13 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.77%) Online Games
14 10 (0.70%) Fintech
14 10 (0.70%) HACMP
14 10 (0.70%) Wiki
15 9 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 953 (66.74%) Linux
2 301 (21.08%) Windows
3 297 (20.80%) Unix
4 178 (12.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (6.93%) CentOS
6 75 (5.25%) Windows Server
7 74 (5.18%) Ubuntu
8 34 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (2.24%) VMS
10 31 (2.17%) AIX
11 21 (1.47%) CoreOS
12 20 (1.40%) Fedora
13 18 (1.26%) Solaris
13 18 (1.26%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.70%) Debian
18 9 (0.63%) Android
18 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1053 (73.74%) DevOps
2 654 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
3 571 (39.99%) Configuration Management
4 531 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
5 247 (17.30%) Open Source
6 215 (15.06%) Continuous Delivery
7 177 (12.39%) Scrum
8 140 (9.80%) TDD
9 98 (6.86%) OO
10 95 (6.65%) Release Management
10 95 (6.65%) Web Operations
11 91 (6.37%) E-Commerce
12 77 (5.39%) Migration
13 67 (4.69%) Mentoring
14 65 (4.55%) Kanban
15 63 (4.41%) ITIL
16 60 (4.20%) Software Engineering
17 58 (4.06%) Microservices
18 55 (3.85%) Automated Testing
19 54 (3.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 549 (38.45%) Python
2 473 (33.12%) Java
3 455 (31.86%) Ruby
4 301 (21.08%) Bash Shell
5 281 (19.68%) Perl
6 189 (13.24%) PowerShell
7 159 (11.13%) SQL
8 139 (9.73%) JavaScript
9 105 (7.35%) PHP
10 66 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 63 (4.41%) C++
12 47 (3.29%) Scala
13 34 (2.38%) Go
14 28 (1.96%) Korn
15 27 (1.89%) C#
16 26 (1.82%) Groovy
17 22 (1.54%) Bourne shell
18 16 (1.12%) Clojure
18 16 (1.12%) R
19 14 (0.98%) AWK
Qualifications
1 89 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 53 (3.71%) SC Cleared
3 29 (2.03%) Degree
4 15 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.98%) CCNA
6 11 (0.77%) CCNP
7 10 (0.70%) MCSE
7 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.63%) RHCE
9 7 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.21%) CCIE
11 3 (0.21%) CISSP
11 3 (0.21%) PhD
11 3 (0.21%) RHCA
12 2 (0.14%) CCSA
12 2 (0.14%) CISM
12 2 (0.14%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.87%) QA
2 24 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.49%) COBIT
3 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.28%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
System Software
1 425 (29.76%) Docker
2 181 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (4.27%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.22%) Xen
5 38 (2.66%) KVM
6 37 (2.59%) vSphere
7 36 (2.52%) vCloud
8 24 (1.68%) Hyper-V
9 22 (1.54%) NFS
10 16 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.91%) GlusterFS
11 13 (0.91%) XenServer
12 12 (0.84%) XenApp
13 11 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.77%) Samba
13 11 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.77%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.77%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1072 (75.07%) Puppet
2 588 (41.18%) Ansible
3 120 (8.40%) Salt
4 112 (7.84%) Nagios
5 88 (6.16%) Kubernetes
6 70 (4.90%) logstash
7 59 (4.13%) Terraform
8 52 (3.64%) ZABBIX
9 50 (3.50%) SCCM
10 49 (3.43%) Packer
11 43 (3.01%) Mesos
12 42 (2.94%) Kibana
13 35 (2.45%) SCOM
14 31 (2.17%) CFEngine
15 30 (2.10%) Graphite
16 26 (1.82%) Cobbler
16 26 (1.82%) Grafana
17 23 (1.61%) Tivoli
17 23 (1.61%) Uchiwa
18 21 (1.47%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 241 (16.88%) VMware
2 189 (13.24%) Red Hat
3 143 (10.01%) Oracle
4 139 (9.73%) Microsoft
5 98 (6.86%) Splunk
6 75 (5.25%) Rackspace
7 55 (3.85%) Atlassian
8 54 (3.78%) Cisco
9 49 (3.43%) IBM
10 42 (2.94%) Dell
11 38 (2.66%) SaltStack
12 37 (2.59%) HP
13 36 (2.52%) Google
14 34 (2.38%) New Relic
15 28 (1.96%) Citrix
15 28 (1.96%) NetApp
16 22 (1.54%) Sitecore
17 18 (1.26%) Apigee
18 16 (1.12%) AppDynamics
18 16 (1.12%) Mashery
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £375 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Jenkins Jacob
Rate: £350 per day Immediate Start!
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago