Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 4 June 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 183 133
Rank change year-on-year -59 -50 +25
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 418 1,326 1,864
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.61% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.96% 10.75% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 996 1,406
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £407 £400
90th Percentile £700 £713 £652
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £51.58 £35.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.36% -24.32% +15.63%
10th Percentile £48.84 £35.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £54.32 £35.00 £67.75
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +57.14% -24.32% +15.63%

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 England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,007 12,340 12,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 15.02% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,000 8,247 8,102
Median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +6.49%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 301 295
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £47.30 £49.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year +12.73% +6.89% -18.65%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

Hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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
London -63 198 £550 -8.33% 43
North of England -3 118 £525 - 15
North West -7 59 £525 -2.78% 12
South East +21 57 £450 -14.29% 11
Yorkshire +21 47 £550 +10.00% 2
Midlands +3 16 £350 -22.22% 4
South West +12 13 £565 +20.53% 9
North East +13 12 £340 -31.31% 1
East of England +40 11 £538 -2.27% 11
East Midlands -1 10 £354 -16.72%
West Midlands +33 6 £350 -32.53% 4
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 313 (74.88%) Puppet
2 303 (72.49%) Ansible
3 300 (71.77%) DevOps
4 247 (59.09%) AWS
5 222 (53.11%) Jenkins
6 205 (49.04%) Terraform
6 205 (49.04%) Linux
7 202 (48.33%) Python
8 182 (43.54%) Docker
9 177 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
10 176 (42.11%) Configuration Management
11 158 (37.80%) Git (software)
12 155 (37.08%) Kubernetes
13 133 (31.82%) Azure
14 123 (29.43%) Java
15 120 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
16 95 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
17 93 (22.25%) AWS CloudFormation
18 88 (21.05%) Bash Shell
19 80 (19.14%) Ruby
20 73 (17.46%) GCP
21 72 (17.22%) Test Automation
22 64 (15.31%) Open Source
23 62 (14.83%) PowerShell
23 62 (14.83%) JavaScript
23 62 (14.83%) HTTP
24 60 (14.35%) Windows
24 60 (14.35%) Scrum
25 59 (14.11%) Finance
26 58 (13.88%) Splunk

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 26 (6.22%) Apache
2 24 (5.74%) Confluence
2 24 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.07%) nginx
4 14 (3.35%) JBoss
5 13 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.63%) Apache Solr
8 9 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.15%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.67%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.20%) Anypoint
10 5 (1.20%) Mule
11 4 (0.96%) GemFire
12 3 (0.72%) Drupal
12 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 247 (59.09%) AWS
2 133 (31.82%) Azure
3 93 (22.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 73 (17.46%) GCP
5 40 (9.57%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (8.37%) Amazon S3
6 35 (8.37%) GitHub
7 28 (6.70%) OpenShift
8 27 (6.46%) Serverless
9 26 (6.22%) IaaS
10 24 (5.74%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (5.50%) SaaS
12 21 (5.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (4.55%) PaaS
14 14 (3.35%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (3.35%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (3.35%) npm
15 13 (3.11%) Amazon Kinesis
16 12 (2.87%) Coveralls
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.83%) HTTP
2 46 (11.00%) DNS
2 46 (11.00%) TCP/IP
3 31 (7.42%) SSL
4 30 (7.18%) Firewall
5 19 (4.55%) VPN
6 14 (3.35%) SAN
7 13 (3.11%) BGP
7 13 (3.11%) Junos
8 12 (2.87%) DHCP
8 12 (2.87%) LAN
9 10 (2.39%) IPsec
9 10 (2.39%) OSPF
9 10 (2.39%) VLAN
10 9 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (2.15%) DSL
10 9 (2.15%) DWDM
10 9 (2.15%) EIGRP
10 9 (2.15%) MPLS
10 9 (2.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.55%) MySQL
5 17 (4.07%) Big Data
6 16 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (3.83%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.91%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.96%) Redis
13 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.48%) HBase
14 2 (0.48%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 222 (53.11%) Jenkins
2 158 (37.80%) Git (software)
3 43 (10.29%) CircleCI
4 41 (9.81%) Maven
5 37 (8.85%) TeamCity
6 36 (8.61%) Bitbucket
7 35 (8.37%) JIRA
8 32 (7.66%) Subversion
9 31 (7.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 24 (5.74%) SonarQube
11 23 (5.50%) Gradle
12 22 (5.26%) Cucumber
12 22 (5.26%) Selenium
13 21 (5.02%) GitLab
14 20 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (4.78%) JUnit
15 17 (4.07%) Travis CI
16 16 (3.83%) Bitbucket Server
17 12 (2.87%) SoapUI
18 9 (2.15%) Artifactory
General
1 59 (14.11%) Finance
2 19 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.59%) Banking
4 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.39%) Front Office
6 8 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Retail
8 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.96%) Legal
9 4 (0.96%) Marketing
10 3 (0.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Games
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 169 (40.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (12.68%) AWS Engineer
3 43 (10.29%) AWS DevOps
4 42 (10.05%) Consultant
5 39 (9.33%) Senior DevOps
6 38 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 31 (7.42%) Architect
7 31 (7.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 30 (7.18%) Developer
9 23 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
11 16 (3.83%) DevOps Consultant
12 15 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.59%) Operations Engineer
12 15 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
13 14 (3.35%) AWS Architect
13 14 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
14 13 (3.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.87%) Network Engineer
16 11 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.42%) Node.js
2 24 (5.74%) Middleware
3 20 (4.78%) Web Services
4 19 (4.55%) .NET
5 18 (4.31%) AngularJS
5 18 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (3.35%) HTML
7 13 (3.11%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (3.11%) REST
7 13 (3.11%) SAML
8 12 (2.87%) Vue.js
8 12 (2.87%) XML
9 11 (2.63%) CSS
9 11 (2.63%) React
10 10 (2.39%) HTML5
11 9 (2.15%) 802.1X
11 9 (2.15%) Ajax
11 9 (2.15%) RESTful
12 8 (1.91%) Laravel
13 7 (1.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.89%) Public Cloud
2 23 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.55%) Clustering
4 16 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.67%) Replication
8 5 (1.20%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.20%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.96%) Derivative
9 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.72%) FMCG
10 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 205 (49.04%) Linux
2 60 (14.35%) Windows
3 56 (13.40%) Unix
4 54 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (7.18%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.26%) CentOS
6 22 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (2.39%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.96%) Solaris
9 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) AIX
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) HPUX
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (71.77%) DevOps
2 177 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (42.11%) Configuration Management
4 120 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
6 72 (17.22%) Test Automation
7 64 (15.31%) Open Source
8 60 (14.35%) Scrum
9 55 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 52 (12.44%) Migration
11 50 (11.96%) Infrastructure Automation
12 42 (10.05%) Deployment Automation
13 38 (9.09%) TDD
14 36 (8.61%) Kanban
14 36 (8.61%) Mentoring
15 34 (8.13%) ITIL
15 34 (8.13%) Task Automation
16 33 (7.89%) Software Engineering
17 28 (6.70%) High Availability
17 28 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 202 (48.33%) Python
2 123 (29.43%) Java
3 88 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 80 (19.14%) Ruby
5 62 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 62 (14.83%) PowerShell
6 54 (12.92%) Perl
7 41 (9.81%) SQL
8 28 (6.70%) Go
9 25 (5.98%) C
9 25 (5.98%) Shell Script
10 20 (4.78%) PHP
11 19 (4.55%) C#
12 18 (4.31%) Groovy
13 14 (3.35%) C++
14 8 (1.91%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.67%) ES6
15 7 (1.67%) Haskell
15 7 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.67%) Rust
Qualifications
1 35 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.35%) CCNA
5 11 (2.63%) Degree
6 10 (2.39%) CCNP
7 8 (1.91%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.20%) MCSA
8 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.72%) CISSP
10 3 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.48%) OCP
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.81%) QA
2 14 (3.35%) HIPAA
3 13 (3.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (3.11%) GDPR
3 13 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.91%) SLA
5 7 (1.67%) SSAE 16
6 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.24%) MiFID
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 182 (43.54%) Docker
2 29 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.07%) VMware NSX
4 15 (3.59%) vSphere
5 10 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.44%) KVM
9 5 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.96%) XenApp
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.72%) NFS
11 3 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 313 (74.88%) Puppet
2 303 (72.49%) Ansible
3 205 (49.04%) Terraform
4 155 (37.08%) Kubernetes
5 57 (13.64%) Salt
6 35 (8.37%) Nagios
7 28 (6.70%) Packer
8 18 (4.31%) Grafana
9 17 (4.07%) Prometheus
10 16 (3.83%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.87%) SCCM
11 12 (2.87%) ZABBIX
12 11 (2.63%) CFEngine
13 9 (2.15%) Cacti
13 9 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (1.91%) vCenter Server
14 8 (1.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 7 (1.67%) HP SiteScope
15 7 (1.67%) NetMRI
15 7 (1.67%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 58 (13.88%) Splunk
2 54 (12.92%) Google
3 42 (10.05%) VMware
4 34 (8.13%) Microsoft
5 28 (6.70%) Oracle
6 27 (6.46%) Red Hat
7 26 (6.22%) Cisco
8 18 (4.31%) Juniper
9 16 (3.83%) SaltStack
10 13 (3.11%) EMC
11 11 (2.63%) NetApp
11 11 (2.63%) New Relic
12 10 (2.39%) Citrix
13 9 (2.15%) Atlassian
13 9 (2.15%) F5
14 8 (1.91%) MuleSoft
15 7 (1.67%) HP
15 7 (1.67%) NetScout
15 7 (1.67%) Solarflare
15 7 (1.67%) TOWER Software