Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 212 135
Rank change year-on-year -9 -77 +21
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 287 1,014 1,888
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.27% 2.03%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.96% 8.53% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 708 1,487
Median daily rate £510 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £319 £406 £406
90th Percentile £663 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £523 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -38.65%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year - +21.74% -29.45%

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 4,125 11,889 13,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 14.85% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,660 8,087 8,868
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 269 363
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +13.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.86 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.10 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -17 162 £525 -12.50% 93
South East +116 48 £510 -7.27% 10
North of England -15 41 £440 -16.19% 44
North West +4 28 £450 -16.86% 32
Midlands +74 16 £366 -26.71% 19
East Midlands +52 13 £336 -32.71% 7
East of England +87 9 £435 -10.77% 5
Yorkshire +16 8 £413 -17.50% 11
South West +66 7 £525 +13.51% 9
North East +26 5 £572 +15.56% 1
West Midlands +58 3 £375 -10.18% 12
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 223 (77.70%) Puppet
2 197 (68.64%) Ansible
3 187 (65.16%) DevOps
4 157 (54.70%) Linux
5 155 (54.01%) Docker
6 154 (53.66%) Jenkins
7 147 (51.22%) Kubernetes
8 139 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
9 138 (48.08%) Configuration Management
10 133 (46.34%) Python
11 130 (45.30%) AWS
12 123 (42.86%) Terraform
13 116 (40.42%) Git (software)
14 94 (32.75%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (30.31%) Azure
16 84 (29.27%) Bash Shell
17 75 (26.13%) Infrastructure as Code
18 67 (23.34%) JIRA
19 66 (23.00%) Windows
20 64 (22.30%) GitHub
21 60 (20.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (20.91%) Java
22 54 (18.82%) Finance
23 53 (18.47%) DNS
23 53 (18.47%) Test Automation
23 53 (18.47%) PowerShell
24 51 (17.77%) Splunk
25 50 (17.42%) Security Cleared
25 50 (17.42%) HTTP
25 50 (17.42%) VMware

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 29 (10.10%) Apache
2 27 (9.41%) Confluence
3 22 (7.67%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.53%) JBoss
5 12 (4.18%) Apache Solr
6 10 (3.48%) nginx
7 6 (2.09%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.74%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.39%) Mule
9 4 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.70%) CMS
11 2 (0.70%) IIS
11 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.35%) SAS
12 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 130 (45.30%) AWS
2 87 (30.31%) Azure
3 64 (22.30%) GitHub
4 37 (12.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 34 (11.85%) GCP
6 29 (10.10%) Serverless
7 23 (8.01%) SaaS
8 19 (6.62%) OpenShift
9 16 (5.57%) IaaS
10 15 (5.23%) Coveralls
10 15 (5.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (4.88%) Amazon Cognito
11 14 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (4.88%) PaaS
12 12 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (3.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (3.48%) Amazon S3
15 9 (3.14%) AWS CloudTrail
15 9 (3.14%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 53 (18.47%) DNS
2 50 (17.42%) HTTP
3 48 (16.72%) Firewall
4 29 (10.10%) VLAN
5 27 (9.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 21 (7.32%) SSL
7 20 (6.97%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.92%) SNMP
9 14 (4.88%) DHCP
10 11 (3.83%) Kerberos
11 8 (2.79%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.09%) Anycast
12 6 (2.09%) BGP
12 6 (2.09%) FTP
12 6 (2.09%) Network Security
12 6 (2.09%) VRRP
13 4 (1.39%) SAN
13 4 (1.39%) SMTP
13 4 (1.39%) WAN
14 3 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.71%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.01%) Relational Database
3 21 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.57%) RDBMS
5 14 (4.88%) MySQL
5 14 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (4.53%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.48%) Big Data
8 7 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.09%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.74%) Redis
11 4 (1.39%) BigQuery
11 4 (1.39%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.39%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 154 (53.66%) Jenkins
2 116 (40.42%) Git (software)
3 67 (23.34%) JIRA
4 33 (11.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (11.50%) GitLab
5 31 (10.80%) Subversion
6 28 (9.76%) Maven
7 27 (9.41%) TeamCity
8 26 (9.06%) JUnit
9 25 (8.71%) Bitbucket
10 24 (8.36%) Gradle
11 22 (7.67%) SonarQube
12 19 (6.62%) Bitbucket Server
13 14 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (4.18%) GoCD
15 12 (4.18%) Selenium
16 9 (3.14%) CircleCI
17 6 (2.09%) CA Release Automation
17 6 (2.09%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 54 (18.82%) Finance
2 24 (8.36%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.79%) Retail
5 7 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.74%) Front Office
7 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 4 (1.39%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (35.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (12.89%) AWS Engineer
3 31 (10.80%) Architect
4 28 (9.76%) Developer
5 25 (8.71%) Azure Engineer
5 25 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (8.01%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (7.67%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (7.32%) AWS Architect
9 20 (6.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 19 (6.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 18 (6.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (5.57%) Consultant
14 12 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
15 11 (3.83%) Site Engineer
15 11 (3.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 10 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
16 10 (3.48%) Platform Engineer
16 10 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.76%) REST
2 24 (8.36%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (7.67%) Node.js
4 20 (6.97%) Swagger
5 17 (5.92%) RESTful
6 16 (5.57%) CSS
6 16 (5.57%) HTML
6 16 (5.57%) Web Services
7 15 (5.23%) gRPC
8 14 (4.88%) LDAP
8 14 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (4.53%) AngularJS
10 12 (4.18%) .NET
11 11 (3.83%) CSS3
12 10 (3.48%) Middleware
12 10 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (3.14%) J2EE
13 9 (3.14%) SOAP
14 7 (2.44%) Spring
14 7 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.27%) Clustering
2 17 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.44%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.09%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.39%) FMCG
9 4 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.05%) User Experience
10 3 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.70%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (54.70%) Linux
2 66 (23.00%) Windows
3 60 (20.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (17.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 49 (17.07%) Unix
6 48 (16.72%) Windows Server
7 39 (13.59%) CentOS
8 26 (9.06%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (1.74%) Android
12 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.74%) Solaris
13 4 (1.39%) Debian
14 2 (0.70%) VMS
15 1 (0.35%) AIX
15 1 (0.35%) HPUX
15 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (65.16%) DevOps
2 139 (48.43%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (48.08%) Configuration Management
4 94 (32.75%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (26.13%) Infrastructure as Code
6 53 (18.47%) Test Automation
7 45 (15.68%) Scrum
8 39 (13.59%) Microservices
9 35 (12.20%) Open Source
10 34 (11.85%) Deployment Automation
11 29 (10.10%) Continuous Deployment
12 28 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 28 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
12 28 (9.76%) Load Balancing
13 26 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (8.71%) ITIL
15 24 (8.36%) High Availability
16 21 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 20 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (6.62%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 133 (46.34%) Python
2 84 (29.27%) Bash Shell
3 60 (20.91%) Java
4 53 (18.47%) PowerShell
5 35 (12.20%) Ruby
6 33 (11.50%) JavaScript
7 32 (11.15%) SQL
8 30 (10.45%) C#
9 29 (10.10%) Perl
10 24 (8.36%) Go
11 18 (6.27%) Shell Script
12 15 (5.23%) C
13 9 (3.14%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.09%) Scala
15 5 (1.74%) PHP
16 3 (1.05%) Groovy
16 3 (1.05%) Korn
17 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.79%) Degree
4 7 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.74%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.05%) CCNP
6 3 (1.05%) CISSP
7 2 (0.70%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) CSPO
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.35%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.35%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.80%) QA
2 15 (5.23%) GDPR
2 15 (5.23%) HIPAA
2 15 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (2.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.35%) NIST
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (54.01%) Docker
2 46 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.15%) Active Directory
4 29 (10.10%) vSphere
5 9 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.44%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.74%) NFS
9 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.70%) KVM
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.70%) Xen
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.35%) oVirt
11 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 223 (77.70%) Puppet
2 197 (68.64%) Ansible
3 147 (51.22%) Kubernetes
4 123 (42.86%) Terraform
5 40 (13.94%) Packer
6 26 (9.06%) Salt
7 25 (8.71%) Grafana
8 24 (8.36%) Prometheus
9 21 (7.32%) ZABBIX
10 16 (5.57%) Nagios
11 12 (4.18%) Rundeck
12 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (1.39%) Kibana
13 4 (1.39%) SCOM
14 3 (1.05%) Graphite
14 3 (1.05%) Pacemaker
14 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
15 2 (0.70%) Istio
15 2 (0.70%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 51 (17.77%) Splunk
2 50 (17.42%) VMware
3 46 (16.03%) Atlassian
4 29 (10.10%) SaltStack
5 28 (9.76%) Red Hat
6 26 (9.06%) Microsoft
7 25 (8.71%) Oracle
8 17 (5.92%) Dell
8 17 (5.92%) EMC
8 17 (5.92%) Google
9 8 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.44%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.44%) F5
10 7 (2.44%) Sybase
11 6 (2.09%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.09%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.09%) LogicMonitor
12 5 (1.74%) Cisco
12 5 (1.74%) New Relic
13 4 (1.39%) WSO2