Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 384 290 257
Rank change year-on-year -94 -33 -83
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 435 380 447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.83% 1.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.86% 5.14% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 276 333
10th Percentile £450 £396 £363
25th Percentile £513 £446 £435
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £500 £540
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% -7.41% -1.82%
75th Percentile £750 £619 £606
90th Percentile £813 £706 £710
UK median daily rate £613 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
10th Percentile - £57.75 £48.84
25th Percentile - £58.88 £49.86
Median hourly rate - £61.50 £51.58
Median % change year-on-year - +19.24% -
75th Percentile - £62.25 £53.29
90th Percentile - - £54.32
UK median hourly rate - £61.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year - +11.82% -

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 11,269 7,391 6,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.88% 16.05% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,245 5,272 4,612
10th Percentile £356 £343 £281
25th Percentile £463 £420 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £681 £675
UK median daily rate £565 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +13.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 96 154
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.03 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.25 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.13% +30.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £35.00 £53.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.97 £47.34
UK median hourly rate £21.89 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -45.28% +105.13% +5.41%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -80 270 £700 +27.27% 50
South East -14 47 £613 +22.50% 7
North of England -68 44 £525 +5.00% 21
Yorkshire -15 23 £525 +7.69% 7
North West -61 21 £525 +5.00% 13
Midlands -47 17 £533 +34.47% 7
South West -32 16 £475 +9.83% 11
West Midlands -42 14 £540 +44.00% 5
East of England -35 13 £488 +5.41% 4
East Midlands -33 3 £438 +10.48% 2
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 342 (78.62%) Ansible
2 298 (68.51%) DevOps
3 287 (65.98%) Terraform
4 248 (57.01%) Python
5 234 (53.79%) Jenkins
5 234 (53.79%) Puppet
6 226 (51.95%) AWS
7 214 (49.20%) Kubernetes
8 195 (44.83%) CI/CD
9 188 (43.22%) Linux
10 165 (37.93%) Docker
11 158 (36.32%) Configuration Management
12 152 (34.94%) Azure
13 149 (34.25%) Agile
14 132 (30.34%) GCP
15 113 (25.98%) Infrastructure as Code
16 99 (22.76%) Git (software)
17 98 (22.53%) Bash
18 97 (22.30%) Open Source
19 95 (21.84%) Google
20 94 (21.61%) Java
21 93 (21.38%) PowerShell
22 92 (21.15%) AWS CloudFormation
23 71 (16.32%) Security Cleared
23 71 (16.32%) Windows
24 69 (15.86%) Finance
24 69 (15.86%) npm
25 68 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
25 68 (15.63%) Gradle
26 67 (15.40%) SC Cleared

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 39 (8.97%) Confluence
2 20 (4.60%) Apache
3 19 (4.37%) IIS
3 19 (4.37%) OpenStack
4 18 (4.14%) nginx
5 10 (2.30%) JBoss
6 9 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.61%) Drupal
8 6 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.15%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.84%) assyst
2 4 (0.92%) Cloudability
3 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 226 (51.95%) AWS
2 152 (34.94%) Azure
3 132 (30.34%) GCP
4 92 (21.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 69 (15.86%) npm
6 54 (12.41%) GitHub
7 29 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (5.98%) Datadog
9 24 (5.52%) Amazon S3
10 23 (5.29%) Serverless
11 20 (4.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (4.60%) OpenShift
12 19 (4.37%) PaaS
13 18 (4.14%) Amazon EKS
13 18 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (3.91%) AWS CodePipeline
14 17 (3.91%) GitHub Actions
15 16 (3.68%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (2.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.74%) Firewall
2 19 (4.37%) DNS
3 14 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.22%) VPN
4 13 (2.99%) SSH
5 12 (2.76%) DHCP
5 12 (2.76%) HTTP
6 11 (2.53%) Internet
6 11 (2.53%) IPsec
7 10 (2.30%) FTP
7 10 (2.30%) SSL
8 7 (1.61%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.38%) SNMP
9 6 (1.38%) VoIP
9 6 (1.38%) VSAN
10 4 (0.92%) NAS
10 4 (0.92%) SAN
11 2 (0.46%) BGP
11 2 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.28%) MySQL
2 31 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (6.21%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.06%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.14%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.30%) Redis
9 9 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (2.07%) Big Data
9 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.07%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.61%) Metadata
11 6 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.92%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 234 (53.79%) Jenkins
2 99 (22.76%) Git (software)
3 68 (15.63%) Gradle
4 64 (14.71%) CircleCI
5 60 (13.79%) Maven
6 58 (13.33%) JIRA
7 57 (13.10%) gulp
7 57 (13.10%) Travis CI
8 56 (12.87%) GitLab
9 15 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (2.99%) Artifactory
10 13 (2.99%) JUnit
11 11 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (2.30%) Mockito
12 10 (2.30%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.07%) Bitbucket
13 9 (2.07%) webpack
14 8 (1.84%) Spinnaker
General
1 69 (15.86%) Finance
2 58 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 28 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.98%) Public Sector
5 23 (5.29%) Banking
6 21 (4.83%) Retail
7 10 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.15%) Legal
11 3 (0.69%) Aviation
11 3 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.69%) Law
11 3 (0.69%) Marketing
12 2 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 188 (43.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (11.95%) Cloud Engineer
3 50 (11.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 49 (11.26%) Developer
5 48 (11.03%) AWS Engineer
6 38 (8.74%) AWS DevOps
7 37 (8.51%) Architect
8 34 (7.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 32 (7.36%) Senior DevOps
10 26 (5.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 23 (5.29%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (5.29%) Consultant
12 22 (5.06%) Platform Engineer
13 17 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.68%) Python Developer
15 15 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
16 11 (2.53%) Python Engineer
17 10 (2.30%) Azure DevOps
17 10 (2.30%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.34%) .NET
2 41 (9.43%) Kafka
3 24 (5.52%) Node.js
3 24 (5.52%) React
4 17 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (2.99%) REST
5 13 (2.99%) RESTful
6 10 (2.30%) Behat
6 10 (2.30%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.30%) JSON
6 10 (2.30%) POSIX
6 10 (2.30%) pytest
7 9 (2.07%) CSS
7 9 (2.07%) HTML
7 9 (2.07%) Sensu
8 8 (1.84%) ARM Templates
9 7 (1.61%) .NET Core
9 7 (1.61%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.61%) SOAP
10 6 (1.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.05%) Public Cloud
2 34 (7.82%) Cloud Native
3 32 (7.36%) Linux Command Line
4 23 (5.29%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.07%) Replication
8 9 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.61%) CMDB
9 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.38%) PKI
10 6 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.15%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.15%) User Experience
12 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 188 (43.22%) Linux
2 71 (16.32%) Windows
3 33 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (7.36%) Unix
5 21 (4.83%) CentOS
6 12 (2.76%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.30%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.38%) SUSE
9 5 (1.15%) CoreOS
9 5 (1.15%) VMS
9 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.92%) FreeNAS
10 4 (0.92%) Solaris
11 3 (0.69%) Fedora
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (68.51%) DevOps
2 195 (44.83%) CI/CD
3 158 (36.32%) Configuration Management
4 149 (34.25%) Agile
5 113 (25.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 97 (22.30%) Open Source
7 68 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (11.49%) Mentoring
9 49 (11.26%) Microservices
10 39 (8.97%) Scrum
11 36 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 36 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (8.28%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.36%) Deployment Automation
13 30 (6.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 30 (6.90%) Test Automation
14 26 (5.98%) Analytics
14 26 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 26 (5.98%) SDLC
15 24 (5.52%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 248 (57.01%) Python
2 98 (22.53%) Bash
3 94 (21.61%) Java
4 93 (21.38%) PowerShell
5 66 (15.17%) Groovy
6 52 (11.95%) SQL
7 50 (11.49%) JavaScript
8 48 (11.03%) Ruby
9 33 (7.59%) Go
10 24 (5.52%) C#
10 24 (5.52%) Perl
11 21 (4.83%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.22%) PHP
13 10 (2.30%) C++
13 10 (2.30%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.61%) C
14 7 (1.61%) R
15 3 (0.69%) ES6
15 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.40%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.22%) Degree
4 13 (2.99%) RHCE
5 11 (2.53%) AWS Certification
6 7 (1.61%) RHCSA
7 6 (1.38%) CCNP
7 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.92%) HND
9 4 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.69%) CCNA
10 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.69%) OCA
10 3 (0.69%) RHCA
11 2 (0.46%) CCIE
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.07%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) GDPR
3 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
System Software
1 165 (37.93%) Docker
2 37 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.75%) Active Directory
4 19 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.30%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (1.61%) OpenSSH
7 7 (1.61%) vSphere
8 4 (0.92%) LXC
8 4 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.69%) KVM
9 3 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.69%) Xen
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.46%) vCloud
10 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.23%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 342 (78.62%) Ansible
2 287 (65.98%) Terraform
3 234 (53.79%) Puppet
4 214 (49.20%) Kubernetes
5 50 (11.49%) Grafana
6 33 (7.59%) Prometheus
7 32 (7.36%) Salt
8 24 (5.52%) Nagios
9 18 (4.14%) vRealize
10 17 (3.91%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (3.45%) Packer
12 14 (3.22%) Istio
13 10 (2.30%) Consul
14 8 (1.84%) CloudForms
15 7 (1.61%) Avamar
15 7 (1.61%) vCenter Server
15 7 (1.61%) VxRail
16 5 (1.15%) rkt
17 3 (0.69%) IBM BigFix
17 3 (0.69%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 95 (21.84%) Google
2 52 (11.95%) Microsoft
3 45 (10.34%) VMware
4 42 (9.66%) Red Hat
5 34 (7.82%) Oracle
6 26 (5.98%) Splunk
7 18 (4.14%) AppDynamics
8 16 (3.68%) Cisco
9 13 (2.99%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.53%) Dell
10 11 (2.53%) PagerDuty
11 10 (2.30%) Cloudera
11 10 (2.30%) New Relic
12 9 (2.07%) NetApp
13 8 (1.84%) EMC
14 6 (1.38%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.38%) Dynatrace
15 5 (1.15%) BEA
15 5 (1.15%) Citrix
15 5 (1.15%) ServiceNow