Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 52 85
Rank change year-on-year +19 +33 -28
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 69 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.21% 2.96% 1.67%
As % of the Systems Management category 35.57% 25.71% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 12
Cheshire median daily rate £448 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +25.88% -33.33%
10th Percentile £337 £403 £363
90th Percentile £575 £675 £463
North West median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 194 140 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.64% 11.50% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 107 101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -14.12% -5.56%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +12.43% +2.63% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.63 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.96% -38.10% +19.37%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +59.46%

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 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 21 August 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 +11 29 £400 -27.27% 1
Chester +13 11 £463 -9.76% 2
Warrington -3 3 £550 +2.80%
Macclesfield -4 3 £550 +10.00% 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Opscode Chef
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 38 (55.07%) DevOps
2 36 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (49.28%) Jenkins
3 34 (49.28%) Python
4 33 (47.83%) Docker
5 31 (44.93%) Linux
6 29 (42.03%) Windows
7 28 (40.58%) Puppet
8 26 (37.68%) Ansible
9 24 (34.78%) Terraform
9 24 (34.78%) Java
10 23 (33.33%) Configuration Management
11 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
11 22 (31.88%) Kubernetes
12 21 (30.43%) PowerShell
13 19 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (24.64%) Unix
14 17 (24.64%) Salt
15 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (21.74%) Ruby
17 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
18 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
18 11 (15.94%) TDD
18 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
19 10 (14.49%) Sonatype Nexus
19 10 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
19 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
20 9 (13.04%) Hadoop
20 9 (13.04%) React
20 9 (13.04%) SaltStack

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 7 (10.14%) Apache Spark
2 5 (7.25%) Apache Pig
2 5 (7.25%) Confluence
3 3 (4.35%) JBoss
3 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) Jetty
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 36 (52.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (10.14%) OpenShift
4 6 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.90%) GitHub
6 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.90%) Office 365
6 2 (2.90%) PaaS
6 2 (2.90%) Serverless
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) DNS
2 6 (8.70%) DHCP
3 4 (5.80%) DSL
4 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 3 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (4.35%) SSH
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall
6 1 (1.45%) DMZ
6 1 (1.45%) LAN
6 1 (1.45%) MPLS
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
6 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.45%) Skype
6 1 (1.45%) VoIP
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.70%) Big Data
3 5 (7.25%) Apache Hive
3 5 (7.25%) HBase
3 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.80%) MySQL
5 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (49.28%) Jenkins
2 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (10.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (10.14%) Hudson
5 6 (8.70%) JIRA
5 6 (8.70%) Subversion
6 5 (7.25%) Gradle
6 5 (7.25%) Maven
6 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.80%) Grunt
8 2 (2.90%) CA Release Automation
8 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.90%) GitLab
9 1 (1.45%) Geb
9 1 (1.45%) JUnit
9 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.80%) Automotive
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (21.74%) Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Cloud Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) DevOps Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Backup Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Middleware Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
1 9 (13.04%) React
2 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) Web Services
4 6 (8.70%) Node.js
4 6 (8.70%) RESTful
5 5 (7.25%) .NET Core
5 5 (7.25%) Spring
6 4 (5.80%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (5.80%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.35%) REST
8 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.90%) JSON
8 2 (2.90%) Kafka
8 2 (2.90%) Middleware
8 2 (2.90%) SOAP
8 2 (2.90%) XML
9 1 (1.45%) J2EE
9 1 (1.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Linux
2 29 (42.03%) Windows
3 17 (24.64%) Unix
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.90%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) AIX
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) DevOps
2 23 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 19 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.94%) TDD
5 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
6 10 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (10.14%) High Availability
7 7 (10.14%) OO
7 7 (10.14%) Scrum
8 6 (8.70%) Workflow
9 5 (7.25%) Microservices
9 5 (7.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 4 (5.80%) Build Automation
10 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.35%) Dependency Management
11 3 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (4.35%) Process Improvement
11 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (2.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) Python
2 24 (34.78%) Java
3 21 (30.43%) PowerShell
4 15 (21.74%) Ruby
5 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
7 8 (11.59%) Scala
8 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
8 7 (10.14%) SQL
9 6 (8.70%) VBScript
10 5 (7.25%) C#
10 5 (7.25%) Groovy
11 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.45%) CCNA
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.45%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 33 (47.83%) Docker
2 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (5.80%) etcd
5 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (40.58%) Puppet
2 26 (37.68%) Ansible
3 24 (34.78%) Terraform
4 22 (31.88%) Kubernetes
5 17 (24.64%) Salt
6 6 (8.70%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (5.80%) Consul
7 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
7 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) SaltStack
2 4 (5.80%) Isilon
2 4 (5.80%) NetApp
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Rackspace
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) IBM
3 3 (4.35%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco
4 2 (2.90%) Google
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) arcserve
5 1 (1.45%) Sophos
5 1 (1.45%) Veritas