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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Opscode Chef
Rank 184 309 394
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +85
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 679 331 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.63% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.94% 7.98% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 224 117
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
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
4546 4148 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2401 2115
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 127 170
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

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 3 July 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 July 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 +95 648 £425 - 179
London +50 307 £475 +1.33% 95
East of England +68 110 £400 +1.58% 16
City of London +38 82 £500 +5.26% 38
Yorkshire +28 79 £363 +11.53% 20
Cambridgeshire +48 67 £388 - 3
Cambridge +42 62 £400 +3.22% 3
West Yorkshire +16 52 £375 -6.25% 18
Leeds +9 51 £375 -6.25% 18
South East +10 49 £460 +9.04% 18
North West +18 41 £365 -8.75% 6
Essex - 37 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire +4 27 £350 +16.66% 1
South West -5 26 £420 +5.00% 13
North East 0 23 £395 - 4
East Midlands - 22 £500 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 21 £395 - 4
Tyne and Wear -2 21 £395 - 4
Cheshire - 19 £375 -
Bristol -1 18 £463 +15.62% 4
Sheffield +3 16 £350 +17.15% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire - 16 £458 - 5
Lancashire +17 15 £325 -17.46%
Nottinghamshire - 14 £575 - 2
Burnley +7 13 £350 -12.50%
Wales +13 12 £425 +21.42%
Surrey -9 12 £550 +30.95% 2
Nottingham - 12 £575 - 2
Hampshire +8 10 £413 +3.12% 3

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1009 (81.37%) Puppet
2 881 (71.05%) Linux
3 831 (67.02%) DevOps
4 562 (45.32%) Amazon AWS
5 533 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
6 497 (40.08%) Jenkins
7 496 (40.00%) Java
8 491 (39.60%) Python
9 488 (39.35%) Ruby
10 481 (38.79%) Configuration Management
11 428 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
12 361 (29.11%) Ansible
13 321 (25.89%) Git (software)
14 302 (24.35%) MongoDB
15 280 (22.58%) Bash Shell
16 233 (18.79%) Open Source
17 223 (17.98%) MySQL
18 218 (17.58%) Web Services
19 216 (17.42%) Perl
20 212 (17.10%) VMware
21 205 (16.53%) Windows
22 204 (16.45%) UNIX
23 183 (14.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 180 (14.52%) Red Hat
25 177 (14.27%) Continuous Delivery
26 169 (13.63%) TDD
27 165 (13.31%) Salt
28 163 (13.15%) Apache
29 162 (13.06%) Oracle
30 158 (12.74%) PHP

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 163 (13.15%) Apache
2 136 (10.97%) OpenStack
3 123 (9.92%) Tomcat
4 105 (8.47%) Node.js
5 90 (7.26%) nginx
6 89 (7.18%) IIS
7 48 (3.87%) JBoss
8 46 (3.71%) Confluence
9 30 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.42%) Jetty
10 29 (2.34%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.21%) Mule ESB
12 13 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.81%) Drupal
14 9 (0.73%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.56%) Apache Qpid
16 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.48%) MediaWiki
17 5 (0.40%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 23 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 562 (45.32%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (8.63%) Amazon EC2
3 106 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 98 (7.90%) Cloud Computing
5 90 (7.26%) IaaS
6 64 (5.16%) PaaS
7 59 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 47 (3.79%) Amazon S3
9 32 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 24 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
11 22 (1.77%) SaaS
12 21 (1.69%) Google App Engine
13 20 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.37%) GitHub
16 12 (0.97%) Heroku
17 11 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
18 10 (0.81%) Route 53
18 10 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 139 (11.21%) TCP/IP
2 129 (10.40%) HTTP
3 100 (8.06%) DNS
4 94 (7.58%) SSL
5 81 (6.53%) Firewall
6 48 (3.87%) DHCP
7 45 (3.63%) IPsec
8 44 (3.55%) FTP
9 42 (3.39%) Internet
10 36 (2.90%) VPN
11 34 (2.74%) Network Security
12 25 (2.02%) WAN
13 23 (1.85%) LAN
14 22 (1.77%) LDAP
15 21 (1.69%) SAN
16 14 (1.13%) Reverse Proxy
17 10 (0.81%) DMZ
18 8 (0.65%) SSH
18 8 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (24.35%) MongoDB
2 223 (17.98%) MySQL
3 152 (12.26%) NoSQL
4 109 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
5 87 (7.02%) Hadoop
6 80 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 76 (6.13%) Redis
8 73 (5.89%) Big Data
9 72 (5.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 72 (5.81%) SQL Server
10 52 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (3.71%) RDBMS
12 35 (2.82%) CouchDB
13 26 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.97%) Couchbase
16 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.97%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 497 (40.08%) Jenkins
2 321 (25.89%) Git (software)
3 124 (10.00%) Subversion
4 77 (6.21%) JIRA
5 69 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 61 (4.92%) Maven
7 46 (3.71%) Hudson
8 40 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 40 (3.23%) Selenium
9 38 (3.06%) Mercurial
10 33 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (2.66%) Artifactory
11 30 (2.42%) Gerrit
12 26 (2.10%) Ant
13 19 (1.53%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.29%) Gradle
15 15 (1.21%) JUnit
16 14 (1.13%) Cucumber
17 13 (1.05%) SoapUI
18 12 (0.97%) RSpec
General
1 108 (8.71%) Finance
2 47 (3.79%) Banking
3 36 (2.90%) Games
4 27 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.37%) Retail
6 11 (0.89%) Publishing
7 8 (0.65%) Marketing
7 8 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.48%) Legal
9 5 (0.40%) Electronics
10 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.24%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) German Language
11 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.16%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 502 (40.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 164 (13.23%) Developer
3 142 (11.45%) Architect
4 141 (11.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 110 (8.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 66 (5.32%) Administrator
7 60 (4.84%) Technical Architect
7 60 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 57 (4.60%) Java Developer
9 49 (3.95%) Consultant
10 46 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
11 45 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
12 41 (3.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 33 (2.66%) Digital Architect
14 32 (2.58%) DevOps Consultant
15 31 (2.50%) Digital Technical Architect
16 28 (2.26%) Senior Architect
17 27 (2.18%) Systems Engineer
18 24 (1.94%) Senior Developer
19 23 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (17.58%) Web Services
2 126 (10.16%) .NET
3 71 (5.73%) RabbitMQ
4 66 (5.32%) LAMP
5 61 (4.92%) HTML
6 60 (4.84%) AngularJS
7 59 (4.76%) REST
8 53 (4.27%) J2EE
9 52 (4.19%) Middleware
10 46 (3.71%) Ruby on Rails
11 44 (3.55%) XML
12 41 (3.31%) JSON
13 39 (3.15%) Spring
14 38 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (2.82%) CSS
16 33 (2.66%) Django
17 32 (2.58%) HTML5
18 31 (2.50%) RESTful
19 23 (1.85%) Servlets
19 23 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.03%) Data Centre
2 49 (3.95%) Visualisation
3 42 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.42%) Clustering
6 27 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (2.10%) User Experience
8 25 (2.02%) Private Cloud
9 24 (1.94%) Digital Media
10 22 (1.77%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.45%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.21%) Replication
15 13 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.97%) Streaming Video
17 11 (0.89%) iPhone
17 11 (0.89%) iPad
18 10 (0.81%) HACMP
19 8 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 881 (71.05%) Linux
2 205 (16.53%) Windows
3 204 (16.45%) UNIX
4 183 (14.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 130 (10.48%) CentOS
6 84 (6.77%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.10%) Debian
7 26 (2.10%) Mac OS X
8 19 (1.53%) Solaris
9 18 (1.45%) AIX
9 18 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.21%) Fedora
11 10 (0.81%) Android
11 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.81%) SUSE
12 9 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.56%) HPUX
14 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (67.02%) DevOps
2 533 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
3 481 (38.79%) Configuration Management
4 428 (34.52%) Continuous Integration
5 233 (18.79%) Open Source
6 177 (14.27%) Continuous Delivery
7 169 (13.63%) TDD
8 156 (12.58%) Scrum
9 74 (5.97%) SOA
10 67 (5.40%) Kanban
11 64 (5.16%) E-Commerce
11 64 (5.16%) OO
12 60 (4.84%) Automated Testing
13 59 (4.76%) Software Engineering
14 55 (4.44%) Mentoring
15 51 (4.11%) Microservices
16 47 (3.79%) Machine Learning
16 47 (3.79%) BDD
16 47 (3.79%) Load Balancing
17 45 (3.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 496 (40.00%) Java
2 491 (39.60%) Python
3 488 (39.35%) Ruby
4 280 (22.58%) Bash Shell
5 216 (17.42%) Perl
6 158 (12.74%) PHP
7 135 (10.89%) JavaScript
8 108 (8.71%) SQL
9 87 (7.02%) PowerShell
10 62 (5.00%) Scala
11 59 (4.76%) Shell Script
12 50 (4.03%) R
13 32 (2.58%) Go
14 29 (2.34%) C#
15 25 (2.02%) Groovy
16 21 (1.69%) C
17 17 (1.37%) C++
18 9 (0.73%) Clojure
19 7 (0.56%) VB
20 6 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 48 (3.87%) Degree
3 33 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.97%) CCNA
6 8 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.48%) CCNP
8 4 (0.32%) RHCE
8 4 (0.32%) VCAP
8 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.24%) CCSA
9 3 (0.24%) MCSE
9 3 (0.24%) ISEB
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.16%) CCIE
10 2 (0.16%) LPIC
10 2 (0.16%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.16%) HP MASE
10 2 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.06%) QA
2 14 (1.13%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.081%) COBIT
4 1 (0.081%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 139 (11.21%) Docker
2 134 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.52%) vCloud
4 30 (2.42%) vSphere
5 21 (1.69%) Xen
6 18 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.45%) KVM
7 17 (1.37%) VirtualBox
7 17 (1.37%) XenServer
7 17 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 17 (1.37%) NFS
7 17 (1.37%) Active Directory
8 11 (0.89%) QEMU
9 10 (0.81%) Samba
9 10 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 10 (0.81%) Postfix
10 9 (0.73%) Varnish
11 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.56%) iptables
12 5 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1009 (81.37%) Puppet
2 361 (29.11%) Ansible
3 165 (13.31%) Salt
4 113 (9.11%) Vagrant
5 95 (7.66%) Nagios
6 59 (4.76%) Graphite
7 57 (4.60%) StatsD
8 48 (3.87%) ZABBIX
9 28 (2.26%) HAProxy
9 28 (2.26%) Rundeck
10 21 (1.69%) logstash
11 20 (1.61%) Kibana
11 20 (1.61%) Cobbler
12 19 (1.53%) yum
12 19 (1.53%) Tivoli
13 18 (1.45%) Opsview
14 16 (1.29%) Zenoss
15 14 (1.13%) Mesos
16 13 (1.05%) SCOM
17 11 (0.89%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 212 (17.10%) VMware
2 180 (14.52%) Red Hat
3 162 (13.06%) Oracle
4 88 (7.10%) Microsoft
5 73 (5.89%) Citrix
6 49 (3.95%) Teradata
6 49 (3.95%) Google
6 49 (3.95%) Splunk
7 48 (3.87%) Tableau
7 48 (3.87%) SaltStack
8 46 (3.71%) Apigee
8 46 (3.71%) Mashery
9 41 (3.31%) Rackspace
10 40 (3.23%) HP
11 38 (3.06%) New Relic
12 29 (2.34%) IBM
12 29 (2.34%) Perforce
13 23 (1.85%) WSO2
14 20 (1.61%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.53%) AppDynamics
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