Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 2019 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 33 52
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19 +34
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 40 69 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.27% 5.21% 2.96%
As % of the Systems Management category 31.01% 35.57% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 37
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £448 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -16.36% +25.88%
10th Percentile £409 £337 £403
90th Percentile £544 £575 £675
North West median daily rate £539 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.75% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £25.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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 129 194 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.77% 14.64% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 105 107
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% -14.12%
10th Percentile £166 £260 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £560
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.43% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.11 £19.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.92% +50.96% -38.10%
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £19.33 £42.50 £17.75
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -15.58%

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 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 2019. 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 -2 28 £450 +12.50% 2
Macclesfield 0 3 £475 -13.64% 1
Crewe +8 1 £500 -
Opscode Chef
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, 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 32 (80.00%) Linux
2 28 (70.00%) Python
3 25 (62.50%) AWS
3 25 (62.50%) Jenkins
4 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (40.00%) Docker
5 16 (40.00%) Kubernetes
5 16 (40.00%) Public Cloud
6 15 (37.50%) Ansible
6 15 (37.50%) Puppet
6 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.00%) Unix
7 12 (30.00%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) DevOps
7 12 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (27.50%) Open Source
8 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
11 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.00%) Web Services
11 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (20.00%) PowerBroker
11 8 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (17.50%) React
12 7 (17.50%) Terraform
12 7 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
13 6 (15.00%) Groovy

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 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) AWS
2 8 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (7.50%) GitHub
6 2 (5.00%) Azure
6 2 (5.00%) GCP
7 1 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (2.50%) PaaS
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) HBase
4 1 (2.50%) InfluxDB
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) IntelliJ
4 4 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.50%) GitLab
5 1 (2.50%) Hudson
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Cloud Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) AWS Architect
6 1 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 8 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) React
3 6 (15.00%) Django
3 6 (15.00%) Flask
3 6 (15.00%) Vue.js
4 5 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) Node.js
6 1 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) REST
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) Unix
2 12 (30.00%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.50%) AIX
4 5 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
2 12 (30.00%) DevOps
3 11 (27.50%) Open Source
3 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (15.00%) Information Security
6 6 (15.00%) IT Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) BDD
7 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.50%) Microservices
7 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
9 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) Python
2 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
3 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) Groovy
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (7.50%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Docker
2 4 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 15 (37.50%) Ansible
2 15 (37.50%) Puppet
3 8 (20.00%) PowerBroker
4 7 (17.50%) Terraform
5 1 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.50%) Grafana
5 1 (2.50%) Kibana
5 1 (2.50%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) IBM
2 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.00%) Veritas
3 2 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.50%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) VMware