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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Opscode Chef
Rank 147 184 332
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +148
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 892 690 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.23% 0.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.70% 14.50% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 506 222
Median daily rate £500 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
6066 4757 4347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.34% 8.47% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3906 2914 2524
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 158 130
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+65.23% +7.69%

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 July 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 July 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 +43 860 £500 +16.27% 230
London +82 549 £500 +5.26% 131
City of London +51 103 £525 +7.69% 32
South East +32 76 £450 -3.32% 32
Yorkshire -8 72 £500 +33.33% 16
West Yorkshire +7 57 £525 +40.00% 16
Leeds -3 52 £525 +40.00% 16
North West -7 52 £450 -5.26% 12
Surrey +23 36 £450 -18.18% 5
Manchester +21 28 £485 +2.10% 11
South West +3 27 £400 -4.76% 13
West Midlands +4 25 £363 -44.23% 3
East of England -57 23 £475 +18.75% 12
Scotland -6 21 £400 +25.00% 6
North East -61 18 £450 +7.14% 1
Berkshire +15 17 £500 - 7
East Midlands -9 17 £450 -10.00% 9
Tyne and Wear -61 17 £443 +5.35% 1
Coventry - 17 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -67 16 £450 +7.14% 1
Lancashire -1 15 £433 +33.07%
Cambridgeshire -23 15 £475 +22.58% 6
South Yorkshire -15 14 £500 +37.93%
Sheffield -15 14 £500 +37.93%
Edinburgh +8 13 £431 - 3
Cambridge -23 13 £475 +18.75% 6
Oxfordshire +7 12 £400 -12.56% 3
Blackpool +1 12 £450 +50.00%
Northamptonshire 0 12 £450 -10.00% 1
Northampton +2 11 £450 -10.00%

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1241 (77.32%) Puppet
2 1225 (76.32%) DevOps
3 1071 (66.73%) Linux
4 767 (47.79%) Amazon AWS
5 758 (47.23%) Ansible
6 720 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
7 684 (42.62%) Python
8 635 (39.56%) Jenkins
9 582 (36.26%) Continuous Integration
10 535 (33.33%) Configuration Management
11 528 (32.90%) Ruby
12 489 (30.47%) Java
13 484 (30.16%) Docker
14 457 (28.47%) Git (software)
15 351 (21.87%) Perl
16 339 (21.12%) Windows
17 334 (20.81%) Bash Shell
18 310 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 307 (19.13%) Unix
20 285 (17.76%) Open Source
21 252 (15.70%) VMware
22 239 (14.89%) PowerShell
23 238 (14.83%) Continuous Delivery
24 225 (14.02%) Web Services
25 219 (13.64%) Finance
26 208 (12.96%) MySQL
26 208 (12.96%) Red Hat
27 201 (12.52%) OpenStack
28 195 (12.15%) SQL
29 186 (11.59%) JavaScript

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
1 201 (12.52%) OpenStack
2 168 (10.47%) Apache
3 142 (8.85%) Tomcat
4 89 (5.55%) nginx
5 86 (5.36%) WebSphere
6 76 (4.74%) IIS
7 66 (4.11%) Confluence
8 65 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (3.36%) JBoss
10 43 (2.68%) WebLogic
11 34 (2.12%) Apache Spark
12 21 (1.31%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.25%) Jetty
14 18 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.00%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.62%) CMS
19 9 (0.56%) CloudStack
19 9 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 43 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.062%) Magento
5 1 (0.062%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.062%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 767 (47.79%) Amazon AWS
2 310 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (10.22%) IaaS
4 135 (8.41%) PaaS
5 99 (6.17%) GitHub
6 97 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
7 86 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 63 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
9 44 (2.74%) Amazon S3
10 42 (2.62%) SaaS
11 34 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 33 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (1.43%) Google App Engine
13 23 (1.43%) Office 365
14 19 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 19 (1.18%) CloudFront
15 17 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (1.06%) AWS OpsWorks
16 15 (0.93%) Heroku
17 14 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 135 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 119 (7.41%) DNS
3 99 (6.17%) HTTP
4 75 (4.67%) Firewall
5 74 (4.61%) SSL
6 57 (3.55%) Internet
7 55 (3.43%) DHCP
8 51 (3.18%) Network Security
9 43 (2.68%) VPN
10 34 (2.12%) IPsec
10 34 (2.12%) LDAP
11 32 (1.99%) FTP
12 25 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (1.50%) SAN
14 19 (1.18%) WAN
15 18 (1.12%) LAN
15 18 (1.12%) SSH
16 13 (0.81%) VLAN
17 11 (0.69%) BGP
17 11 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (12.96%) MySQL
2 185 (11.53%) MongoDB
3 133 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
4 129 (8.04%) NoSQL
5 94 (5.86%) SQL Server
6 88 (5.48%) Relational Database
7 79 (4.92%) Hadoop
8 77 (4.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 74 (4.61%) Big Data
10 51 (3.18%) Redis
11 36 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 30 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 24 (1.50%) Oracle Database
16 18 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.93%) HBase
18 11 (0.69%) DB2
19 10 (0.62%) Neo4j
20 9 (0.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 635 (39.56%) Jenkins
2 457 (28.47%) Git (software)
3 169 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 156 (9.72%) Maven
5 138 (8.60%) JIRA
6 103 (6.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 100 (6.23%) Hudson
8 91 (5.67%) Subversion
8 91 (5.67%) Vagrant
9 89 (5.55%) Ant
10 62 (3.86%) Travis CI
11 58 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 58 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 54 (3.36%) Gradle
13 51 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (2.68%) Artifactory
15 36 (2.24%) GoCD
15 36 (2.24%) MSBuild
16 30 (1.87%) Selenium
17 26 (1.62%) JUnit
General
1 219 (13.64%) Finance
2 100 (6.23%) Banking
3 55 (3.43%) Retail
4 32 (1.99%) Games
5 26 (1.62%) Marketing
6 24 (1.50%) Legal
6 24 (1.50%) Publishing
7 17 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 12 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.69%) Electronics
10 9 (0.56%) Law
11 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.44%) Advertising
12 7 (0.44%) Back Office
13 4 (0.25%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.12%) Front Office
15 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 833 (51.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 192 (11.96%) Senior DevOps
3 188 (11.71%) AWS Engineer
4 187 (11.65%) AWS DevOps
5 181 (11.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 178 (11.09%) Linux Engineer
7 149 (9.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 138 (8.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 126 (7.85%) Architect
10 109 (6.79%) Developer
11 99 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 95 (5.92%) Consultant
13 91 (5.67%) Administrator
14 73 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
15 65 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
16 63 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
17 55 (3.43%) Linux Administrator
18 46 (2.87%) Azure DevOps
18 46 (2.87%) Technical Architect
19 45 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (14.02%) Web Services
2 169 (10.53%) .NET
3 124 (7.73%) Node.js
4 99 (6.17%) LAMP
5 96 (5.98%) HTML
6 57 (3.55%) REST
7 52 (3.24%) CSS
8 48 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
9 45 (2.80%) LEMP Stack
9 45 (2.80%) SOAP
10 43 (2.68%) AngularJS
11 39 (2.43%) JSON
12 38 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
13 35 (2.18%) Sensu
13 35 (2.18%) XML
14 34 (2.12%) Kafka
15 33 (2.06%) J2EE
15 33 (2.06%) Middleware
15 33 (2.06%) Spring
16 32 (1.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.36%) Public Cloud
2 64 (3.99%) Private Cloud
3 63 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 56 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.87%) User Experience
7 24 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.37%) Blog
8 22 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.18%) Clustering
10 17 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 15 (0.93%) Social Media
13 14 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (0.87%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.81%) Replication
15 12 (0.75%) EMC VNX
15 12 (0.75%) Wiki
16 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1071 (66.73%) Linux
2 339 (21.12%) Windows
3 307 (19.13%) Unix
4 167 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (7.04%) CentOS
6 98 (6.11%) Ubuntu
7 86 (5.36%) Windows Server
8 38 (2.37%) Fedora
9 36 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.06%) VMS
11 28 (1.74%) AIX
12 24 (1.50%) CoreOS
13 22 (1.37%) Solaris
14 21 (1.31%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.81%) Android
17 11 (0.69%) Debian
18 10 (0.62%) Windows 10
19 8 (0.50%) Apple iOS
20 6 (0.37%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1225 (76.32%) DevOps
2 720 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
3 582 (36.26%) Continuous Integration
4 535 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 285 (17.76%) Open Source
6 238 (14.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 151 (9.41%) Scrum
8 136 (8.47%) TDD
9 133 (8.29%) E-Commerce
10 108 (6.73%) Release Management
11 102 (6.36%) Web Operations
12 93 (5.79%) OO
13 85 (5.30%) High Availability
14 81 (5.05%) Microservices
15 79 (4.92%) Software Engineering
16 73 (4.55%) Migration
17 71 (4.42%) ITIL
18 63 (3.93%) Software Delivery
19 62 (3.86%) BDD
20 59 (3.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 684 (42.62%) Python
2 528 (32.90%) Ruby
3 489 (30.47%) Java
4 351 (21.87%) Perl
5 334 (20.81%) Bash Shell
6 239 (14.89%) PowerShell
7 195 (12.15%) SQL
8 186 (11.59%) JavaScript
9 125 (7.79%) PHP
10 87 (5.42%) C++
11 68 (4.24%) C#
12 67 (4.17%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.43%) Go
14 54 (3.36%) Scala
15 27 (1.68%) Korn
16 24 (1.50%) Bourne shell
17 23 (1.43%) R
18 22 (1.37%) Groovy
19 16 (1.00%) C
19 16 (1.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 117 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 59 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 35 (2.18%) Degree
5 22 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.31%) CCNA
7 18 (1.12%) CCNP
8 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.93%) MCSE
10 13 (0.81%) RHCE
11 12 (0.75%) RHCSA
12 11 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.62%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.25%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.19%) CCIE
15 3 (0.19%) CISSP
15 3 (0.19%) RHCA
16 2 (0.12%) CCDA
16 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.62%) QA
2 28 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.50%) SLA
4 7 (0.44%) COBIT
5 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
System Software
1 484 (30.16%) Docker
2 159 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 49 (3.05%) vSphere
4 49 (3.05%) Xen
5 47 (2.93%) KVM
5 47 (2.93%) vCloud
6 40 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (1.99%) Hyper-V
8 22 (1.37%) NFS
9 17 (1.06%) etcd
9 17 (1.06%) flannel
10 14 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.81%) GlusterFS
12 12 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (0.62%) Ceph
15 9 (0.56%) Apache Flume
15 9 (0.56%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1241 (77.32%) Puppet
2 758 (47.23%) Ansible
3 126 (7.85%) Nagios
4 117 (7.29%) Kubernetes
5 111 (6.92%) Salt
6 91 (5.67%) Terraform
7 76 (4.74%) logstash
8 59 (3.68%) Packer
9 53 (3.30%) Mesos
10 46 (2.87%) ZABBIX
11 40 (2.49%) SCOM
12 36 (2.24%) Kibana
13 35 (2.18%) Graphite
14 34 (2.12%) SCCM
15 28 (1.74%) Grafana
15 28 (1.74%) HAProxy
16 26 (1.62%) CFEngine
16 26 (1.62%) StatsD
17 22 (1.37%) Uchiwa
18 20 (1.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 252 (15.70%) VMware
2 208 (12.96%) Red Hat
3 169 (10.53%) Oracle
4 128 (7.98%) Microsoft
5 110 (6.85%) Splunk
6 77 (4.80%) Rackspace
7 66 (4.11%) SaltStack
8 56 (3.49%) Cisco
9 54 (3.36%) Atlassian
10 50 (3.12%) Google
11 44 (2.74%) IBM
12 34 (2.12%) HP
13 29 (1.81%) Citrix
13 29 (1.81%) EMC
14 26 (1.62%) NetApp
15 25 (1.56%) Dell
16 22 (1.37%) New Relic
16 22 (1.37%) Sitecore
17 19 (1.18%) Informatica
17 19 (1.18%) Siebel
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