Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Opscode Chef skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Opscode Chef
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 48 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 +36 -6
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 48 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.65% 3.07% 1.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 26.97% 26.17% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 6
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £525 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +28.83% -14.21%
10th Percentile £368 £458 £356
90th Percentile £568 £575 £464
North West median daily rate £525 £535 £450
% change year-on-year -1.87% +18.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Opscode Chef is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 178 149 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.54% 11.72% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 116 76
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £361 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -15.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £213
90th Percentile £538 £547 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -10.29% -
10th Percentile £16.60 £12.88 £13.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £18.23 £20.20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -12.50% -3.52% +69.22%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Cheshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Cheshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Cheshire

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 17 £400 -23.81% 2
Chester +9 11 £463 -9.76% 4
Warrington -4 4 £525 -3.23% 3
Macclesfield -10 2 £550 +10.00%
Opscode Chef
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 30 (62.50%) DevOps
2 28 (58.33%) Python
3 25 (52.08%) Linux
4 24 (50.00%) Puppet
5 23 (47.92%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
7 18 (37.50%) Java
7 18 (37.50%) Ansible
8 16 (33.33%) Docker
8 16 (33.33%) Salt
8 16 (33.33%) Terraform
8 16 (33.33%) Windows
9 15 (31.25%) Unix
9 15 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
10 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
12 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (22.92%) TDD
13 11 (22.92%) Kubernetes
14 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
15 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
15 9 (18.75%) Ruby
15 9 (18.75%) .NET
15 9 (18.75%) SaltStack
16 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (16.67%) Scala
17 7 (14.58%) AngularJS

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (8.33%) OpenShift
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Internet
2 4 (8.33%) DSL
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (6.25%) SSH
4 2 (4.17%) SSL
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) DMZ
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
3 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 3 (6.25%) HBase
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (10.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (10.42%) Hudson
4 5 (10.42%) Maven
5 4 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 4 (8.33%) Gradle
5 4 (8.33%) Grunt
5 4 (8.33%) Subversion
6 3 (6.25%) JIRA
6 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.17%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (2.08%) Chocolatey
8 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.08%) JUnit
8 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (4.17%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (2.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Unix Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
2 7 (14.58%) React
3 5 (10.42%) .NET Core
3 5 (10.42%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 4 (8.33%) Web Services
5 3 (6.25%) Node.js
5 3 (6.25%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.17%) Kafka
6 2 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (4.17%) Servlets
6 2 (4.17%) SOAP
6 2 (4.17%) WSGI
7 1 (2.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.08%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.17%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Linux
2 16 (33.33%) Windows
3 15 (31.25%) Unix
4 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) DevOps
2 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
4 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.92%) TDD
6 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (12.50%) Build Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Microservices
9 5 (10.42%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 3 (6.25%) Dependency Management
11 3 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
11 3 (6.25%) High Availability
11 3 (6.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 3 (6.25%) Scrum
11 3 (6.25%) Workflow
12 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (4.17%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.17%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Python
2 18 (37.50%) Java
3 15 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 9 (18.75%) Ruby
6 8 (16.67%) Scala
7 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
9 5 (10.42%) C#
9 5 (10.42%) SQL
10 4 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (8.33%) etcd
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (50.00%) Puppet
2 18 (37.50%) Ansible
3 16 (33.33%) Salt
3 16 (33.33%) Terraform
4 11 (22.92%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.33%) Consul
5 4 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) SaltStack
2 4 (8.33%) Isilon
2 4 (8.33%) NetApp
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Rackspace
3 2 (4.17%) AppDynamics
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.17%) Splunk
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Veritas
4 1 (2.08%) VMware