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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Opscode Chef
Rank 245 342 546
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +204
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 453 247 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.46% 0.097%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.74% 6.31% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 190 41
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£440 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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
4218 3917 3906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.36% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2234 2037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 146 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.98 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.17 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +95 432 £435 -3.33% 119
London +85 284 £450 - 79
City of London +48 40 £463 +5.71% 26
East of England +14 39 £431 +1.47% 5
Yorkshire +5 32 £400 -3.61% 15
South West -3 29 £406 -14.47% 1
Bristol - 27 £400 - 1
South East -3 21 £494 +9.72% 7
Suffolk - 21 £401 -
Leeds +1 20 £400 -3.61% 7
West Yorkshire -6 20 £400 -3.61% 8
East Midlands +23 14 £525 +17.97% 2
Berkshire +17 14 £488 +15.31% 2
Reading - 11 £488 - 1
Ipswich - 11 £388 -
Wales - 9 £463 - 4
Leicestershire +10 8 £550 +23.59% 1
West Midlands - 7 £338 - 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £305 - 1
Leicester +2 6 £550 +23.59% 1
Sheffield - 6 £310 - 1
Swansea - 6 £488 - 1
West Wales - 6 £488 - 1
Surrey - 5 £550 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -13 3 £413 +3.12%
South Wales - 3 £300 - 3
Nottingham - 3 - - 1
Cardiff - 3 £300 - 3
Kent -10 2 £550 +7.84% 1

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 645 (79.43%) Puppet
2 557 (68.60%) DevOps
3 545 (67.12%) Linux
4 277 (34.11%) Ruby
5 272 (33.50%) Java
6 266 (32.76%) Web Services
7 261 (32.14%) Configuration Management
8 257 (31.65%) Jenkins
9 249 (30.67%) Python
10 238 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
11 230 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
12 224 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
13 190 (23.40%) Git (software)
14 179 (22.04%) Apache
15 177 (21.80%) UNIX
16 167 (20.57%) PHP
17 165 (20.32%) MySQL
18 159 (19.58%) Perl
19 149 (18.35%) Nagios
20 148 (18.23%) Open Source
21 145 (17.86%) Windows
22 138 (17.00%) Red Hat
23 133 (16.38%) MongoDB
24 126 (15.52%) NoSQL
25 124 (15.27%) Scrum
26 122 (15.02%) VMware
27 116 (14.29%) Bash Shell
28 114 (14.04%) Salt
29 112 (13.79%) CentOS
30 108 (13.30%) LAMP

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 179 (22.04%) Apache
2 92 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 80 (9.85%) OpenStack
4 70 (8.62%) nginx
5 50 (6.16%) Node.js
6 48 (5.91%) IIS
7 43 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (3.69%) Confluence
9 16 (1.97%) CMS
9 16 (1.97%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.35%) CloudStack
12 10 (1.23%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.86%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.86%) Magnolia
14 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.74%) Drupal
15 3 (0.37%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 20 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Summit
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 238 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (5.17%) Amazon S3
5 32 (3.94%) IaaS
6 29 (3.57%) SaaS
6 29 (3.57%) PaaS
7 21 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.11%) Route 53
10 7 (0.86%) Heroku
11 4 (0.49%) GitHub
11 4 (0.49%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.25%) Joyent
14 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.87%) DNS
2 69 (8.50%) TCP/IP
3 52 (6.40%) Firewall
4 39 (4.80%) HTTP
5 37 (4.56%) VPN
6 35 (4.31%) SAN
7 31 (3.82%) SSL
8 30 (3.69%) Internet
9 24 (2.96%) Reverse Proxy
10 17 (2.09%) LDAP
11 11 (1.35%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.23%) NAS
13 8 (0.99%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.99%) X.509
14 7 (0.86%) Network Security
14 7 (0.86%) LAN
14 7 (0.86%) WAN
14 7 (0.86%) DHCP
15 6 (0.74%) IPsec
15 6 (0.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (20.32%) MySQL
2 133 (16.38%) MongoDB
3 126 (15.52%) NoSQL
4 67 (8.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 63 (7.76%) Big Data
6 50 (6.16%) Hadoop
7 47 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (4.56%) SQL Server
9 32 (3.94%) Redis
10 24 (2.96%) CouchDB
11 21 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (2.34%) Relational Database
12 19 (2.34%) Riak
13 18 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.60%) HBase
15 10 (1.23%) Couchbase
15 10 (1.23%) Apache Hive
16 9 (1.11%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.99%) Jackrabbit
18 7 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 257 (31.65%) Jenkins
2 190 (23.40%) Git (software)
3 79 (9.73%) Hudson
4 68 (8.37%) Maven
5 63 (7.76%) Subversion
6 44 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (5.05%) JIRA
8 34 (4.19%) Ant
9 33 (4.06%) TeamCity
10 31 (3.82%) RSpec
11 19 (2.34%) JUnit
12 17 (2.09%) Selenium
13 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.23%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.23%) Mercurial
15 9 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.99%) Fiddler
17 7 (0.86%) PHPUnit
17 7 (0.86%) FinalBuilder
17 7 (0.86%) Gradle
General
1 61 (7.51%) Finance
2 21 (2.59%) Publishing
3 20 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.97%) Games
5 13 (1.60%) Retail
6 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.74%) Legal
7 6 (0.74%) Banking
7 6 (0.74%) Marketing
8 5 (0.62%) Back Office
9 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.37%) Front Office
10 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.12%) International Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 321 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 122 (15.02%) Developer
3 93 (11.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 67 (8.25%) Architect
5 46 (5.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 45 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (4.68%) Software Engineer
8 35 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
9 33 (4.06%) Administrator
10 32 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
12 30 (3.69%) Consultant
13 29 (3.57%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.59%) Configuration Engineer
15 20 (2.46%) DevOps Architect
16 19 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
18 15 (1.85%) Python Developer
19 14 (1.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 14 (1.72%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (32.76%) Web Services
2 108 (13.30%) LAMP
3 65 (8.00%) .NET
4 42 (5.17%) REST
4 42 (5.17%) XML
5 37 (4.56%) HTML
6 36 (4.43%) RESTful
7 30 (3.69%) SOAP
8 28 (3.45%) JSON
9 24 (2.96%) ASP.NET
10 19 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
10 19 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (1.85%) J2EE
12 14 (1.72%) CSS
12 14 (1.72%) Django
12 14 (1.72%) MCollective
13 13 (1.60%) HTML5
13 13 (1.60%) WCF
14 12 (1.48%) jQuery
15 11 (1.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (18.23%) Open Source
2 25 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.59%) Replication
4 20 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 11 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.99%) PKI
8 8 (0.99%) Online Games
9 5 (0.62%) Clustering
9 5 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.49%) HACMP
10 4 (0.49%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.49%) Spread Betting
10 4 (0.49%) Social Network
10 4 (0.49%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.37%) FMCG
11 3 (0.37%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.37%) CMDB
11 3 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 545 (67.12%) Linux
2 177 (21.80%) UNIX
3 145 (17.86%) Windows
4 112 (13.79%) CentOS
5 75 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (8.62%) Ubuntu
7 53 (6.53%) Debian
8 24 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.48%) Solaris
12 10 (1.23%) AIX
13 4 (0.49%) Android
14 3 (0.37%) SUSE
14 3 (0.37%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.25%) VMS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (68.60%) DevOps
2 261 (32.14%) Configuration Management
3 230 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
4 224 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (15.27%) Scrum
6 79 (9.73%) TDD
7 72 (8.87%) E-Commerce
8 65 (8.00%) SOA
9 59 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 50 (6.16%) BDD
11 39 (4.80%) Kanban
12 37 (4.56%) Load Balancing
13 33 (4.06%) OO
14 30 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (3.45%) Release Management
16 26 (3.20%) ITIL
17 24 (2.96%) Migration
18 22 (2.71%) Build Automation
19 20 (2.46%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 277 (34.11%) Ruby
2 272 (33.50%) Java
3 249 (30.67%) Python
4 167 (20.57%) PHP
5 159 (19.58%) Perl
6 116 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 76 (9.36%) SQL
8 75 (9.24%) PowerShell
9 73 (8.99%) Shell Script
10 67 (8.25%) JavaScript
11 50 (6.16%) C#
12 47 (5.79%) Scala
13 23 (2.83%) VB
14 18 (2.22%) C++
15 13 (1.60%) Groovy
16 12 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.35%) C
18 9 (1.11%) Clojure
19 8 (0.99%) VBScript
20 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (2.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.23%) Sun Certification
3 10 (1.23%) CCNA
3 10 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.11%) Degree
4 9 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (0.99%) VCAP
5 8 (0.99%) VCDX
6 7 (0.86%) RHCE
7 6 (0.74%) CCSA
8 5 (0.62%) JNCIA
8 5 (0.62%) CISM
8 5 (0.62%) CISSP
9 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) LPIC
10 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ISEB
10 1 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.23%) SLA
1 10 (1.23%) QA
2 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.37%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (5.54%) vCloud
3 25 (3.08%) KVM
4 24 (2.96%) Active Directory
5 21 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.97%) XenServer
8 14 (1.72%) Xen
8 14 (1.72%) Varnish
9 10 (1.23%) vSphere
10 6 (0.74%) Samba
10 6 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.37%) Postfix
11 3 (0.37%) Docker
12 2 (0.25%) HDFS
12 2 (0.25%) NFS
12 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.12%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 645 (79.43%) Puppet
2 149 (18.35%) Nagios
3 114 (14.04%) Salt
4 100 (12.32%) Ansible
5 78 (9.61%) Vagrant
6 62 (7.64%) ZABBIX
7 48 (5.91%) Cacti
8 22 (2.71%) Zenoss
9 20 (2.46%) collectd
10 17 (2.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 16 (1.97%) Ganglia
12 14 (1.72%) YUM
12 14 (1.72%) Capistrano
12 14 (1.72%) StatsD
12 14 (1.72%) Opsview
13 13 (1.60%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.60%) Kibana
14 10 (1.23%) Graylog2
15 9 (1.11%) logstash
16 8 (0.99%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 138 (17.00%) Red Hat
2 122 (15.02%) VMware
3 72 (8.87%) Rackspace
4 36 (4.43%) Oracle
5 35 (4.31%) Microsoft
6 30 (3.69%) JBoss
7 25 (3.08%) SaltStack
7 25 (3.08%) Percona
8 23 (2.83%) Cisco
8 23 (2.83%) New Relic
9 20 (2.46%) IBM
10 19 (2.34%) Splunk
11 18 (2.22%) Atlassian
12 17 (2.09%) NetApp
13 15 (1.85%) Perforce
14 13 (1.60%) Akamai
15 11 (1.35%) Google
16 10 (1.23%) ForgeRock
17 8 (0.99%) BMC
17 8 (0.99%) Veritas
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago