The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
England / East Midlands
Rank 85 78 78
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 14 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.95% 1.18% 1.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.58% 21.35% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 12
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £428 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 96 89 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 6.49% 5.52% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 64
Median daily rate £405 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -2.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the East Midlands

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the East Midlands

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Leicestershire - 8 £515 -
Nottinghamshire -4 7 £525 -4.54% 1
Northamptonshire 0 6 £550 +29.41%
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 19 (70.37%) Git (software)
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (62.96%) Docker
4 16 (59.26%) Scrum
5 15 (55.56%) Linux
6 14 (51.85%) DevOps
6 14 (51.85%) Puppet
7 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (44.44%) Java
8 11 (40.74%) JSON
8 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
9 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
9 10 (37.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (33.33%) Python
10 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
11 8 (29.63%) TDD
11 8 (29.63%) SOA
11 8 (29.63%) HTTP
11 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
11 8 (29.63%) DNS
11 8 (29.63%) SSL
11 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
11 8 (29.63%) .NET
11 8 (29.63%) Kanban
11 8 (29.63%) PaaS
11 8 (29.63%) Node.js
11 8 (29.63%) REST
11 8 (29.63%) IaaS
11 8 (29.63%) CoreOS

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) nginx
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (29.63%) IaaS
2 8 (29.63%) PaaS
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (14.81%) Datadog
4 4 (14.81%) GitHub
4 4 (14.81%) Heroku
4 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (3.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
1 8 (29.63%) SSL
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.41%) HBase
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Mahout
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Git (software)
2 11 (40.74%) Jenkins
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
4 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
4 4 (14.81%) git-flow
5 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (11.11%) IntelliJ
5 3 (11.11%) JBehave
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.70%) GitLab
7 1 (3.70%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Hadoop Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) JSON
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) Node.js
2 8 (29.63%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) HTML5
3 3 (11.11%) JAXB
3 3 (11.11%) SAX
3 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) XSLT
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) Kafka
5 1 (3.70%) LAMP
5 1 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.70%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.70%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 8 (29.63%) CoreOS
4 5 (18.52%) Windows
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) SUSE
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) DevOps
4 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
6 8 (29.63%) Kanban
6 8 (29.63%) SOA
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
7 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Build Automation
11 2 (7.41%) Change Management
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
11 2 (7.41%) MapReduce
11 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
11 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 2 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) Python
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Docker
2 3 (11.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (7.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Puppet
2 7 (25.93%) Ansible
3 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
4 4 (14.81%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (14.81%) Graphite
4 4 (14.81%) Packer
5 2 (7.41%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (3.70%) Ambari
6 1 (3.70%) CFEngine
6 1 (3.70%) Mesos
6 1 (3.70%) Nagios
6 1 (3.70%) Rancher
6 1 (3.70%) rkt
6 1 (3.70%) Salt
6 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) Apigee
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Software AG
2 4 (14.81%) Splunk
3 3 (11.11%) Perforce
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore