The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
England / East of England
Rank 87 111 126
Rank change year-on-year +24 +15  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 40 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.84% 0.61% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.94% 9.32% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 3
Median daily rate £550 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £365 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £505 £480
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 of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 223 161 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.28% 6.55% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 86 74
Median daily rate £450 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 29
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.00 £24.95
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 of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in the East of England

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire +19 15 £550 - 6
Essex +4 14 £550 +29.41% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 11 £515 +11.35% 3
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 56 (77.78%) DevOps
2 55 (76.39%) Puppet
3 52 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (69.44%) Linux
5 39 (54.17%) TDD
5 39 (54.17%) Jenkins
6 34 (47.22%) Ansible
7 33 (45.83%) Java
8 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
9 29 (40.28%) HTTP
10 28 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (36.11%) TCP/IP
12 25 (34.72%) SSL
13 24 (33.33%) Docker
13 24 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 24 (33.33%) OO
13 24 (33.33%) Perl
14 23 (31.94%) Apache
14 23 (31.94%) Scrum
14 23 (31.94%) Kanban
15 22 (30.56%) DNS
16 21 (29.17%) Python
16 21 (29.17%) SOA
16 21 (29.17%) Open Source
17 19 (26.39%) OOD
17 19 (26.39%) Data Structures
18 18 (25.00%) Algorithms
18 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
18 18 (25.00%) Complexity Analysis

Opscode Chef
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 23 (31.94%) Apache
2 12 (16.67%) nginx
3 11 (15.28%) JBoss
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) Jetty
6 1 (1.39%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.89%) IaaS
2 10 (13.89%) PaaS
3 3 (4.17%) GitHub
4 2 (2.78%) Trello
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.39%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.28%) HTTP
2 26 (36.11%) TCP/IP
3 25 (34.72%) SSL
4 22 (30.56%) DNS
5 12 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
7 1 (1.39%) FTP
7 1 (1.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (11.11%) Big Data
4 6 (8.33%) MySQL
4 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 15 (20.83%) JIRA
4 13 (18.06%) Ant
4 13 (18.06%) Gradle
4 13 (18.06%) Maven
5 9 (12.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) Hudson
7 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Developer
2 19 (26.39%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (9.72%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (9.72%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.33%) Administrator
5 6 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Java Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) J2EE
2 12 (16.67%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) Middleware
3 11 (15.28%) LAMP
4 10 (13.89%) JSON
4 10 (13.89%) Node.js
4 10 (13.89%) REST
5 7 (9.72%) RxJava
6 5 (6.94%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (6.94%) Spring
7 4 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Data Structures
2 18 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (6.94%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) FMCG
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (69.44%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 10 (13.89%) CoreOS
4 10 (13.89%) Unix
5 4 (5.56%) CentOS
6 3 (4.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (77.78%) DevOps
2 52 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (54.17%) TDD
4 28 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 24 (33.33%) OO
6 23 (31.94%) Kanban
6 23 (31.94%) Scrum
7 21 (29.17%) Open Source
7 21 (29.17%) SOA
8 19 (26.39%) OOD
9 18 (25.00%) Complexity Analysis
9 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
10 17 (23.61%) Configuration Management
11 16 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 12 (16.67%) ATDD
12 12 (16.67%) BDD
12 12 (16.67%) Coaching
12 12 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 11 (15.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) Perl
3 21 (29.17%) Python
4 17 (23.61%) Clojure
4 17 (23.61%) Go
4 17 (23.61%) Rust
5 15 (20.83%) F#
6 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
7 8 (11.11%) C
7 8 (11.11%) Ruby
8 6 (8.33%) PHP
9 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.17%) C#
10 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.39%) C++
11 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 24 (33.33%) Docker
2 10 (13.89%) FreeRADIUS
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (76.39%) Puppet
2 34 (47.22%) Ansible
3 11 (15.28%) Nagios
4 3 (4.17%) Graphite
4 3 (4.17%) logstash
4 3 (4.17%) Terraform
5 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.39%) Packer
6 1 (1.39%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
1 12 (16.67%) VMware
2 11 (15.28%) WSO2
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) New Relic
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Splunk
6 1 (1.39%) Google
6 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards