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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 298 368 540
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +172
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 347 212 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.42% 0.076%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.40% 5.61% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 154 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +18.64%
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
4133 3778 3812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 7.40% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 2125 1942
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 128 167 177
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%

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 25 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 25 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
(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 +72 329 £440 -2.22% 122
London +64 218 £469 +4.16% 75
City of London +33 40 £475 +5.55% 25
Yorkshire +7 30 £350 - 10
East of England -5 27 £405 -4.70% 4
South West - 24 £400 - 4
Bristol - 22 £400 - 2
Suffolk - 20 £401 -
West Yorkshire -5 19 £400 +14.28% 7
Leeds -7 19 £400 +14.28% 7
South East -13 14 £481 +6.94% 11
Ipswich - 11 £388 -
Berkshire +12 10 £488 +17.32% 2
Reading - 9 £488 -
West Midlands - 8 £350 - 3
South Yorkshire - 8 £300 -
Sheffield - 7 £299 -
Luton -13 5 £450 +5.88%
Bedfordshire -16 5 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands +1 4 £563 +26.40% 9
North West -2 4 £425 +34.92% 6
Swansea - 4 £475 - 1
Wales - 4 £475 - 1
West Wales - 4 £475 - 1
Leicestershire -1 3 £563 +26.40% 4
Surrey - 3 £425 - 6
Leicester -2 2 £550 +23.59% 2
Scotland -21 2 £225 -55.00% 6
Lancashire - 2 £450 - 1
Burnley - 2 £450 - 1

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 571 (79.75%) Puppet
2 506 (70.67%) DevOps
3 469 (65.50%) Linux
4 252 (35.20%) Ruby
5 251 (35.06%) Java
6 241 (33.66%) Web Services
7 225 (31.42%) Python
8 222 (31.01%) Configuration Management
9 212 (29.61%) Jenkins
10 209 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
11 208 (29.05%) Amazon AWS
12 195 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
13 169 (23.60%) UNIX
14 156 (21.79%) MySQL
15 153 (21.37%) Apache
16 150 (20.95%) PHP
17 146 (20.39%) Perl
18 145 (20.25%) Nagios
19 134 (18.72%) Git (software)
20 125 (17.46%) MongoDB
20 125 (17.46%) Red Hat
21 124 (17.32%) Windows
21 124 (17.32%) NoSQL
22 120 (16.76%) Open Source
23 110 (15.36%) LAMP
24 109 (15.22%) Bash Shell
25 103 (14.39%) Salt
26 101 (14.11%) Scrum
27 100 (13.97%) VMware
28 97 (13.55%) CentOS

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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
1 153 (21.37%) Apache
2 88 (12.29%) Tomcat
3 63 (8.80%) OpenStack
4 59 (8.24%) nginx
5 57 (7.96%) Node.js
6 40 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (5.45%) IIS
8 19 (2.65%) Confluence
9 18 (2.51%) Apache Solr
10 16 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.82%) CloudStack
12 10 (1.40%) CMS
12 10 (1.40%) Drupal
13 7 (0.98%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 17 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 208 (29.05%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (4.47%) Amazon S3
5 28 (3.91%) IaaS
6 27 (3.77%) SaaS
7 24 (3.35%) PaaS
8 15 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.98%) Heroku
10 5 (0.70%) Joyent
10 5 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.70%) GitHub
11 4 (0.56%) Route 53
12 3 (0.42%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.92%) DNS
2 61 (8.52%) TCP/IP
3 43 (6.01%) HTTP
3 43 (6.01%) Firewall
4 34 (4.75%) SAN
5 32 (4.47%) VPN
6 31 (4.33%) SSL
7 24 (3.35%) Internet
8 22 (3.07%) Reverse Proxy
9 12 (1.68%) LDAP
10 11 (1.54%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.26%) NAS
12 8 (1.12%) X.509
12 8 (1.12%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.98%) DHCP
14 6 (0.84%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.70%) IPsec
15 5 (0.70%) Network Security
16 3 (0.42%) tcpdump
16 3 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (21.79%) MySQL
2 125 (17.46%) MongoDB
3 124 (17.32%) NoSQL
4 73 (10.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 63 (8.80%) Big Data
6 51 (7.12%) Hadoop
7 40 (5.59%) Redis
8 36 (5.03%) SQL Server
9 30 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (2.93%) CouchDB
12 19 (2.65%) Riak
13 17 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (2.23%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.40%) Couchbase
16 9 (1.26%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.26%) HBase
17 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 7 (0.98%) Jackrabbit
19 6 (0.84%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 212 (29.61%) Jenkins
2 134 (18.72%) Git (software)
3 65 (9.08%) Hudson
4 58 (8.10%) Maven
5 45 (6.28%) Subversion
6 33 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (4.33%) JIRA
8 30 (4.19%) Ant
9 28 (3.91%) TeamCity
10 22 (3.07%) RSpec
11 15 (2.09%) JUnit
12 14 (1.96%) Selenium
13 13 (1.82%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.82%) PHPUnit
14 8 (1.12%) Fiddler
14 8 (1.12%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.12%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.98%) Behat
16 6 (0.84%) Cucumber
17 5 (0.70%) Grunt
General
1 58 (8.10%) Finance
2 19 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.82%) Publishing
4 12 (1.68%) Games
4 12 (1.68%) Retail
5 10 (1.40%) Banking
6 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.56%) Marketing
8 3 (0.42%) Advertising
8 3 (0.42%) Front Office
8 3 (0.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.28%) Legal
9 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.14%) International Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (40.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 119 (16.62%) Developer
3 67 (9.36%) Architect
4 39 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 37 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
6 34 (4.75%) Administrator
7 32 (4.47%) Software Engineer
8 30 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
8 30 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (3.77%) Java Developer
10 25 (3.49%) Consultant
11 23 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (2.65%) DevOps Architect
13 16 (2.23%) Linux Administrator
14 14 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (1.96%) Release Manager
14 14 (1.96%) Lead Architect
15 13 (1.82%) DevOps Consultant
15 13 (1.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 12 (1.68%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (33.66%) Web Services
2 110 (15.36%) LAMP
3 57 (7.96%) .NET
4 43 (6.01%) REST
5 41 (5.73%) HTML
6 39 (5.45%) XML
7 33 (4.61%) RESTful
8 32 (4.47%) SOAP
9 29 (4.05%) JSON
10 20 (2.79%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (2.23%) JMX
12 15 (2.09%) ASP.NET
13 14 (1.96%) WCF
13 14 (1.96%) HTML5
14 13 (1.82%) J2EE
14 13 (1.82%) CSS
14 13 (1.82%) JSP
14 13 (1.82%) JMS
15 12 (1.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 120 (16.76%) Open Source
2 25 (3.49%) Mobile App
2 25 (3.49%) Replication
3 14 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.40%) Client/Server
4 10 (1.40%) Clustering
4 10 (1.40%) Digital Media
5 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.12%) Online Games
6 8 (1.12%) PKI
7 5 (0.70%) Taxonomies
8 4 (0.56%) Spread Betting
8 4 (0.56%) Social Network
9 3 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.42%) CMDB
9 3 (0.42%) FMCG
9 3 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.28%) New Media
10 2 (0.28%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 469 (65.50%) Linux
2 169 (23.60%) UNIX
3 124 (17.32%) Windows
4 97 (13.55%) CentOS
5 70 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (8.66%) Ubuntu
7 55 (7.68%) Debian
8 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.12%) Solaris
11 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.70%) AIX
11 5 (0.70%) Android
12 3 (0.42%) SmartOS
12 3 (0.42%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (70.67%) DevOps
2 222 (31.01%) Configuration Management
3 209 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (14.11%) Scrum
6 79 (11.03%) TDD
7 60 (8.38%) E-Commerce
8 59 (8.24%) Software Engineering
9 56 (7.82%) SOA
10 48 (6.70%) BDD
11 31 (4.33%) Load Balancing
12 30 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (3.91%) Release Management
13 28 (3.91%) Kanban
13 28 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (3.63%) OO
15 21 (2.93%) Build Automation
16 20 (2.79%) Content Management
17 19 (2.65%) Migration
17 19 (2.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 252 (35.20%) Ruby
2 251 (35.06%) Java
3 225 (31.42%) Python
4 150 (20.95%) PHP
5 146 (20.39%) Perl
6 109 (15.22%) Bash Shell
7 68 (9.50%) SQL
8 63 (8.80%) PowerShell
9 62 (8.66%) Shell Script
10 58 (8.10%) JavaScript
11 45 (6.28%) Scala
12 41 (5.73%) C#
13 15 (2.09%) C++
14 13 (1.82%) VB
14 13 (1.82%) Groovy
15 12 (1.68%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.26%) Clojure
17 8 (1.12%) VBScript
18 6 (0.84%) C
19 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (2.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.26%) Sun Certification
4 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (1.12%) RHCE
5 7 (0.98%) Degree
5 7 (0.98%) VCDX
5 7 (0.98%) 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 10 (1.40%) QA
2 7 (0.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.42%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (5.03%) vCloud
3 22 (3.07%) KVM
3 22 (3.07%) Varnish
4 20 (2.79%) Active Directory
5 19 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.68%) XenServer
8 10 (1.40%) Xen
9 9 (1.26%) vSphere
10 4 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.28%) Postfix
11 2 (0.28%) NFS
11 2 (0.28%) Samba
11 2 (0.28%) HDFS
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 571 (79.75%) Puppet
2 145 (20.25%) Nagios
3 103 (14.39%) Salt
4 87 (12.15%) Ansible
5 59 (8.24%) Vagrant
6 48 (6.70%) ZABBIX
7 44 (6.15%) Cacti
8 20 (2.79%) StatsD
9 18 (2.51%) collectd
10 17 (2.37%) Capistrano
11 16 (2.23%) Zenoss
11 16 (2.23%) Opsview
12 14 (1.96%) Ganglia
12 14 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.40%) YUM
13 10 (1.40%) HAProxy
14 9 (1.26%) CFEngine
15 8 (1.12%) Munin
16 7 (0.98%) Kibana
16 7 (0.98%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 125 (17.46%) Red Hat
2 100 (13.97%) VMware
3 69 (9.64%) Rackspace
4 39 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 31 (4.33%) Oracle
6 29 (4.05%) Percona
7 26 (3.63%) JBoss
8 21 (2.93%) Cisco
8 21 (2.93%) SaltStack
9 16 (2.23%) New Relic
9 16 (2.23%) IBM
9 16 (2.23%) Akamai
9 16 (2.23%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.09%) NetApp
11 12 (1.68%) Splunk
12 10 (1.40%) ForgeRock
13 9 (1.26%) Perforce
14 8 (1.12%) Yahoo!
14 8 (1.12%) Google
15 7 (0.98%) HP
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 8 days ago