Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 52 76
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 +5
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 30 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.43% 2.87% 1.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.29% 25.85% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 5
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £324 £452 £349
90th Percentile £473 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £575 £525 £430
% change year-on-year +9.52% +22.09% +7.50%
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 164 147 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.26% 11.12% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 109 72
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +9.41% -1.45%
10th Percentile £209 £252 £133
90th Percentile £500 £578 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% -56.92%
10th Percentile £16.23 £11.80 £13.20
90th Percentile £33.55 £19.70 £14.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +5.41% +54.17%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +4 13 £400 - 2
Chester +4 3 £463 -9.76%
Warrington -4 3 £475 -11.21%
Crewe -25 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £575 -
Opscode Chef
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (60.00%) DevOps
2 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (53.33%) Puppet
2 16 (53.33%) Python
3 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (36.67%) Ansible
5 10 (33.33%) Docker
6 9 (30.00%) Salt
6 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (30.00%) Unix
6 9 (30.00%) .NET
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
7 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
8 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
8 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
8 7 (23.33%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (20.00%) C#
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 5 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 5 (16.67%) .NET Core
11 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
11 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 3 (10.00%) Apache
1 3 (10.00%) nginx
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Pig
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon S3
2 4 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (6.67%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.67%) Route 53
4 2 (6.67%) Serverless
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) DSL
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) SSH
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.67%) Big Data
4 2 (6.67%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.67%) Hudson
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) Chocolatey
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Core
3 3 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (10.00%) Servlets
3 3 (10.00%) WSGI
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) Node.js
4 2 (6.67%) React
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.33%) boto
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Unix
3 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) DevOps
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) High Availability
6 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Data Security
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) Workflow
8 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) Python
2 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (6.67%) Scala
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) Puppet
2 11 (36.67%) Ansible
3 9 (30.00%) Salt
4 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (13.33%) Terraform
5 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Isilon
1 4 (13.33%) NetApp
2 3 (10.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas
4 1 (3.33%) VMware