Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 262 239 126
Rank change year-on-year -23 -113 +23
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 314 713 1,885
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.08% 2.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.70% 7.51% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 519 1,530
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £363 £413 £407
90th Percentile £675 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 5,510 9,496 13,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.30% 14.43% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,875 6,603 9,373
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £311
90th Percentile £653 £675 £655
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 237 331
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% - +8.09%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.15 £47.69 £45.05
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.78% +4.29% +5.23%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -26 176 £575 -4.17% 90
North of England -6 46 £450 -12.15% 50
South East +89 37 £510 -7.27% 18
North West +28 34 £450 -18.18% 26
South West +92 15 £500 -9.09% 5
Midlands +44 14 £375 -25.00% 18
East of England +68 10 £446 -28.60% 17
East Midlands +37 9 £466 -6.80% 7
Yorkshire 0 7 £450 -10.00% 19
West Midlands +36 5 £375 -30.56% 11
North East +12 5 £550 +39.24% 5
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 215 (68.47%) Puppet
2 206 (65.61%) Ansible
3 199 (63.38%) DevOps
4 169 (53.82%) AWS
5 166 (52.87%) Python
6 157 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 154 (49.04%) Docker
7 154 (49.04%) Linux
7 154 (49.04%) Kubernetes
8 140 (44.59%) Terraform
9 111 (35.35%) Azure
9 111 (35.35%) Configuration Management
10 105 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
11 99 (31.53%) Git (software)
12 71 (22.61%) Infrastructure as Code
13 70 (22.29%) Windows
14 69 (21.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 69 (21.97%) Bash Shell
15 64 (20.38%) Security Cleared
15 64 (20.38%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (20.06%) Java
17 61 (19.43%) JIRA
17 61 (19.43%) SC Cleared
18 60 (19.11%) AWS CloudFormation
19 54 (17.20%) Microservices
19 54 (17.20%) GCP
20 53 (16.88%) Ruby
20 53 (16.88%) VMware
21 50 (15.92%) PowerShell
22 49 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure

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 28 (8.92%) Confluence
2 23 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (7.01%) JBoss
4 16 (5.10%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.78%) Apache
6 13 (4.14%) nginx
7 9 (2.87%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.23%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.27%) CMS
10 4 (1.27%) IIS
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.64%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.32%) Drupal
13 1 (0.32%) Liferay
13 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.64%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 169 (53.82%) AWS
2 111 (35.35%) Azure
3 60 (19.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 54 (17.20%) GCP
5 48 (15.29%) GitHub
6 47 (14.97%) Serverless
7 33 (10.51%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (10.19%) PaaS
9 30 (9.55%) IaaS
9 30 (9.55%) OpenShift
10 26 (8.28%) Amazon S3
11 25 (7.96%) AWS Lambda
12 23 (7.32%) Amazon ECS
13 20 (6.37%) Amazon ELB
14 15 (4.78%) SaaS
15 14 (4.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (3.82%) Amazon Cognito
16 12 (3.82%) AWS CodePipeline
17 11 (3.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.51%) Firewall
2 23 (7.32%) DNS
3 19 (6.05%) HTTP
3 19 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.10%) Reverse Proxy
5 15 (4.78%) VLAN
6 13 (4.14%) SSL
7 12 (3.82%) SNMP
8 10 (3.18%) DHCP
9 7 (2.23%) FTP
10 6 (1.91%) Anycast
10 6 (1.91%) BGP
10 6 (1.91%) Kerberos
10 6 (1.91%) VRRP
11 5 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.59%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.59%) Network Security
12 4 (1.27%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.27%) Internet
12 4 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.96%) NoSQL
2 22 (7.01%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.14%) MySQL
4 13 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.18%) BigQuery
7 8 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (2.23%) Big Data
8 7 (2.23%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.23%) Redis
8 7 (2.23%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.59%) Looker
10 5 (1.59%) PowerCenter
10 5 (1.59%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 157 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 99 (31.53%) Git (software)
3 61 (19.43%) JIRA
4 35 (11.15%) GitLab
5 34 (10.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (8.92%) Subversion
7 26 (8.28%) Bitbucket
8 21 (6.69%) Maven
9 19 (6.05%) SonarQube
9 19 (6.05%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (4.46%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.82%) Gradle
12 11 (3.50%) GoCD
12 11 (3.50%) JUnit
12 11 (3.50%) Selenium
13 10 (3.18%) CA Release Automation
14 9 (2.87%) Bitbucket Server
15 8 (2.55%) IBM UrbanCode
15 8 (2.55%) Travis CI
General
1 46 (14.65%) Finance
2 38 (12.10%) Banking
3 17 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 16 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.55%) Marketing
6 7 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.23%) Retail
7 6 (1.91%) Front Office
8 5 (1.59%) Law
9 4 (1.27%) Electronics
10 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (39.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (13.69%) AWS Engineer
3 41 (13.06%) Developer
4 35 (11.15%) Architect
5 30 (9.55%) AWS DevOps
6 27 (8.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 22 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (6.37%) Consultant
9 19 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
9 19 (6.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 18 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (4.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 13 (4.14%) AWS Architect
13 13 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
14 12 (3.82%) Automation Engineer
14 12 (3.82%) DevOps Architect
14 12 (3.82%) Python Engineer
15 11 (3.50%) C# Developer
16 10 (3.18%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.10%) REST
2 35 (11.15%) Node.js
3 34 (10.83%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (6.05%) Kafka
5 18 (5.73%) Web Services
6 17 (5.41%) RESTful
7 12 (3.82%) .NET
7 12 (3.82%) Swagger
8 11 (3.50%) gRPC
9 10 (3.18%) HTML
9 10 (3.18%) LDAP
9 10 (3.18%) Middleware
9 10 (3.18%) YAML
10 9 (2.87%) CSS
10 9 (2.87%) Spring Boot
11 8 (2.55%) React
11 8 (2.55%) Spring
11 8 (2.55%) Task Parallel Library
12 7 (2.23%) SOAP
12 7 (2.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.32%) Private Cloud
3 17 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.46%) Cloud Native
5 14 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.14%) User Experience
7 11 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.87%) Clustering
8 9 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.91%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 154 (49.04%) Linux
2 70 (22.29%) Windows
3 69 (21.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (14.33%) Unix
5 34 (10.83%) Windows Server
6 28 (8.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (8.28%) CentOS
8 18 (5.73%) Windows 10
9 13 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (1.91%) Android
12 6 (1.91%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.59%) Solaris
13 5 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.27%) Debian
14 4 (1.27%) VMS
15 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.64%) AIX
17 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (63.38%) DevOps
2 111 (35.35%) Configuration Management
3 105 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (22.61%) Infrastructure as Code
5 64 (20.38%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (17.20%) Microservices
7 40 (12.74%) Open Source
7 40 (12.74%) Test Automation
8 38 (12.10%) Deployment Automation
9 30 (9.55%) Infrastructure Automation
10 28 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 28 (8.92%) Software Engineering
11 27 (8.60%) Continuous Deployment
12 25 (7.96%) Scrum
13 22 (7.01%) Migration
13 22 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (7.01%) TDD
14 20 (6.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (5.10%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 166 (52.87%) Python
2 69 (21.97%) Bash Shell
3 63 (20.06%) Java
4 53 (16.88%) Ruby
5 50 (15.92%) PowerShell
6 47 (14.97%) Go
7 38 (12.10%) Perl
8 32 (10.19%) SQL
9 28 (8.92%) C#
9 28 (8.92%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.82%) Groovy
11 9 (2.87%) C++
11 9 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.23%) C
12 7 (2.23%) Scala
12 7 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.59%) Korn
14 4 (1.27%) R
15 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 61 (19.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.78%) Degree
4 7 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.91%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.59%) CCNP
6 5 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.27%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.96%) ISEB
9 2 (0.64%) CCNA
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.64%) VCAP
10 1 (0.32%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.32%) RHCA
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.69%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.32%) GDPR
2 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 154 (49.04%) Docker
2 49 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.87%) Active Directory
4 25 (7.96%) vSphere
5 24 (7.64%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.50%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.59%) NFS
9 4 (1.27%) vCloud
10 2 (0.64%) KVM
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.64%) Xen
11 1 (0.32%) Ceph
11 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.32%) GPFS
11 1 (0.32%) HDFS
11 1 (0.32%) oVirt
11 1 (0.32%) UAG
11 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 215 (68.47%) Puppet
2 206 (65.61%) Ansible
3 154 (49.04%) Kubernetes
4 140 (44.59%) Terraform
5 37 (11.78%) Prometheus
6 31 (9.87%) Grafana
7 29 (9.24%) Salt
8 22 (7.01%) Packer
9 15 (4.78%) Kibana
9 15 (4.78%) ZABBIX
10 14 (4.46%) Nagios
11 13 (4.14%) Rundeck
12 10 (3.18%) vRealize
13 8 (2.55%) Consul
13 8 (2.55%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (2.23%) Istio
15 6 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (1.91%) vCenter Server
16 5 (1.59%) Argo
16 5 (1.59%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 53 (16.88%) VMware
2 45 (14.33%) Red Hat
3 41 (13.06%) Splunk
4 37 (11.78%) Atlassian
5 25 (7.96%) Microsoft
6 22 (7.01%) Google
7 19 (6.05%) Oracle
7 19 (6.05%) SaltStack
8 11 (3.50%) AppDynamics
8 11 (3.50%) Dell
8 11 (3.50%) EMC
8 11 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (3.18%) F5
10 8 (2.55%) Cisco
11 7 (2.23%) Informatica
12 6 (1.91%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.91%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.59%) New Relic
13 5 (1.59%) SAP
13 5 (1.59%) ServiceNow