Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 154 173
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 +38
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,823 1,431 1,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.01% 1.71% 1.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.19% 15.71% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,063 1,111
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £370
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
England median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28.75 £38.88 £47.50
90th Percentile £67.75 £41.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +5.26%

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 11,998 9,111 10,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 10.87% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,038 6,047 6,765
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 208 238
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £12.93
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.30 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.94 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.70% -11.39% +12.50%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 2018. 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 +6 1,044 £550 +0.92% 235
North of England +30 321 £450 - 87
South East +22 223 £500 +5.26% 54
North West +16 167 £463 -2.63% 52
Midlands +34 124 £500 - 25
Yorkshire +2 106 £450 +5.88% 30
West Midlands +6 63 £525 +10.53% 12
East Midlands +23 59 £425 -17.48% 13
South West +42 56 £500 +11.11% 30
East of England -40 54 £500 -4.67% 26
North East +23 48 £393 -12.78% 5
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 1,381 (75.75%) Puppet
2 1,296 (71.09%) DevOps
3 1,197 (65.66%) Ansible
4 983 (53.92%) Linux
5 963 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
6 927 (50.85%) Jenkins
7 832 (45.64%) Python
8 759 (41.63%) Docker
9 731 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
10 658 (36.09%) Configuration Management
11 576 (31.60%) Java
12 554 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
13 517 (28.36%) Terraform
14 435 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 434 (23.81%) Git (software)
16 418 (22.93%) Ruby
17 387 (21.23%) Bash Shell
18 375 (20.57%) Kubernetes
19 334 (18.32%) Windows
20 314 (17.22%) Open Source
21 308 (16.90%) Finance
22 293 (16.07%) Unix
23 276 (15.14%) MySQL
24 272 (14.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 248 (13.60%) Perl
26 247 (13.55%) Oracle
27 242 (13.27%) JavaScript
28 241 (13.22%) TDD
29 238 (13.06%) PostgreSQL
30 235 (12.89%) JIRA

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
1 180 (9.87%) Tomcat
2 152 (8.34%) Confluence
3 137 (7.52%) WebSphere
4 124 (6.80%) OpenStack
5 116 (6.36%) WebLogic
6 107 (5.87%) Apache
7 97 (5.32%) JBoss
8 75 (4.11%) nginx
9 74 (4.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 74 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
10 45 (2.47%) IIS
11 42 (2.30%) Apache Spark
12 24 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
13 23 (1.26%) Jetty
14 14 (0.77%) Apache Pig
14 14 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.71%) CMS
16 12 (0.66%) Mongrel
17 11 (0.60%) Mule
18 9 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.38%) HipChat
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.055%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 963 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
2 435 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (11.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 155 (8.50%) Amazon EC2
5 154 (8.45%) Serverless
6 130 (7.13%) AWS Lambda
7 128 (7.02%) GitHub
8 124 (6.80%) Amazon S3
9 112 (6.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 112 (6.14%) PaaS
10 101 (5.54%) IaaS
11 91 (4.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 86 (4.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 66 (3.62%) SaaS
14 61 (3.35%) npm
14 61 (3.35%) OpenShift
15 60 (3.29%) Route 53
16 51 (2.80%) CloudFront
17 43 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
18 32 (1.76%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.42%) HTTP
2 110 (6.03%) TCP/IP
3 106 (5.81%) DNS
4 100 (5.49%) SSL
5 72 (3.95%) Firewall
6 69 (3.78%) DHCP
7 46 (2.52%) FTP
8 40 (2.19%) IPsec
9 27 (1.48%) VPN
10 24 (1.32%) SAN
11 20 (1.10%) SNMP
12 19 (1.04%) SSH
13 18 (0.99%) Internet
14 15 (0.82%) SMTP
14 15 (0.82%) WAN
15 14 (0.77%) LAN
16 13 (0.71%) DSL
17 11 (0.60%) Network Security
18 10 (0.55%) SMS
19 9 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (15.14%) MySQL
2 238 (13.06%) PostgreSQL
3 216 (11.85%) NoSQL
4 155 (8.50%) MongoDB
5 107 (5.87%) SQL Server
6 106 (5.81%) Hadoop
7 104 (5.70%) Relational Database
8 99 (5.43%) Big Data
9 97 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
10 59 (3.24%) RDBMS
11 55 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (2.25%) Redis
13 28 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (1.48%) Apache Hive
15 24 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
15 24 (1.32%) DB2
16 23 (1.26%) Oracle Database
17 20 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (0.93%) HBase
19 16 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 927 (50.85%) Jenkins
2 434 (23.81%) Git (software)
3 235 (12.89%) JIRA
4 149 (8.17%) TeamCity
5 121 (6.64%) Maven
6 101 (5.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 101 (5.54%) Subversion
7 97 (5.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 94 (5.16%) Vagrant
9 92 (5.05%) Selenium
10 89 (4.88%) Gradle
11 87 (4.77%) Travis CI
12 75 (4.11%) MSTest
12 75 (4.11%) NUnit
13 72 (3.95%) JUnit
14 66 (3.62%) gulp
15 65 (3.57%) Bitbucket
16 49 (2.69%) Cucumber
16 49 (2.69%) GitLab
17 47 (2.58%) Ant
General
1 308 (16.90%) Finance
2 122 (6.69%) Banking
3 43 (2.36%) Retail
4 41 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.48%) Games
6 23 (1.26%) Law
7 21 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.10%) Marketing
9 18 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.88%) Back Office
11 14 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.71%) Electronics
12 13 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.71%) Publishing
13 4 (0.22%) Automotive
13 4 (0.22%) French Language
14 3 (0.16%) Legal
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 916 (50.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 321 (17.61%) AWS Engineer
3 307 (16.84%) Developer
4 282 (15.47%) AWS DevOps
5 263 (14.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 169 (9.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 142 (7.79%) Java Developer
8 99 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
9 97 (5.32%) Senior DevOps
10 91 (4.99%) Consultant
11 87 (4.77%) Architect
12 83 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 78 (4.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 69 (3.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 68 (3.73%) Senior Developer
16 65 (3.57%) Administrator
17 56 (3.07%) DevOps Consultant
17 56 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
18 53 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
19 49 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.03%) Web Services
2 183 (10.04%) Node.js
3 112 (6.14%) AngularJS
4 96 (5.27%) .NET
5 89 (4.88%) Spring
6 72 (3.95%) REST
7 67 (3.68%) CSS
8 65 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
8 65 (3.57%) HTML
9 64 (3.51%) Middleware
10 63 (3.46%) React
11 55 (3.02%) JSON
12 54 (2.96%) RESTful
13 53 (2.91%) SOAP
14 52 (2.85%) Kafka
15 49 (2.69%) jQuery
16 48 (2.63%) HTML5
17 41 (2.25%) XML
18 36 (1.97%) J2EE
19 32 (1.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
2 82 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
4 57 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 49 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 48 (2.63%) Fintech
7 47 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.70%) Cloud Native
11 26 (1.43%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.04%) Clustering
13 19 (1.04%) Replication
14 18 (0.99%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.99%) User Experience
14 18 (0.99%) Wiki
15 16 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 983 (53.92%) Linux
2 334 (18.32%) Windows
3 293 (16.07%) Unix
4 272 (14.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (4.94%) CentOS
6 84 (4.61%) Windows Server
7 64 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 34 (1.87%) Solaris
9 31 (1.70%) Debian
10 30 (1.65%) AIX
10 30 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (1.26%) DC/OS
13 16 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.60%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.33%) Android
15 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.33%) SUSE
15 6 (0.33%) VMS
15 6 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,296 (71.09%) DevOps
2 731 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
3 658 (36.09%) Configuration Management
4 554 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
5 314 (17.22%) Open Source
6 241 (13.22%) TDD
7 218 (11.96%) Test Automation
8 203 (11.14%) Deployment Automation
9 197 (10.81%) OO
10 174 (9.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 169 (9.27%) Microservices
12 160 (8.78%) Scrum
13 145 (7.95%) Migration
14 120 (6.58%) SDLC
15 115 (6.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 109 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
17 96 (5.27%) Software Engineering
18 84 (4.61%) Continuous Deployment
19 81 (4.44%) Mentoring
20 71 (3.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 832 (45.64%) Python
2 576 (31.60%) Java
3 418 (22.93%) Ruby
4 387 (21.23%) Bash Shell
5 248 (13.60%) Perl
6 242 (13.27%) JavaScript
7 202 (11.08%) PowerShell
8 170 (9.33%) SQL
9 144 (7.90%) Shell Script
10 122 (6.69%) Groovy
11 100 (5.49%) Go
12 81 (4.44%) PHP
13 51 (2.80%) C#
14 49 (2.69%) Scala
15 47 (2.58%) C++
16 46 (2.52%) C
17 43 (2.36%) Java 8
18 31 (1.70%) Korn
19 24 (1.32%) ES6
20 20 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 181 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 80 (4.39%) AWS Certification
4 53 (2.91%) Degree
5 36 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.44%) MCSE
9 7 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.38%) RHCE
9 7 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.27%) CCNA
10 5 (0.27%) VCP6
11 4 (0.22%) CCNP
11 4 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.18%) QA
2 33 (1.81%) GCP
3 12 (0.66%) SLA
4 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.055%) GDPR
6 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 759 (41.63%) Docker
2 113 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (2.52%) Active Directory
5 34 (1.87%) VirtualBox
6 32 (1.76%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.37%) KVM
8 23 (1.26%) Xen
9 21 (1.15%) vSphere
10 19 (1.04%) vCloud
11 16 (0.88%) NFS
12 15 (0.82%) Firmware
12 15 (0.82%) HDFS
12 15 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 11 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.44%) LXC
15 8 (0.44%) Samba
16 6 (0.33%) iptables
16 6 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,381 (75.75%) Puppet
2 1,197 (65.66%) Ansible
3 517 (28.36%) Terraform
4 375 (20.57%) Kubernetes
5 202 (11.08%) Salt
6 128 (7.02%) Packer
7 63 (3.46%) Nagios
8 54 (2.96%) Docker Swarm
9 41 (2.25%) Mesos
10 35 (1.92%) Kibana
11 33 (1.81%) CFEngine
11 33 (1.81%) Rancher
12 28 (1.54%) logstash
13 21 (1.15%) Grafana
14 18 (0.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 18 (0.99%) ZABBIX
15 15 (0.82%) Consul
15 15 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
16 14 (0.77%) Automic
17 12 (0.66%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 247 (13.55%) Oracle
2 216 (11.85%) Red Hat
3 166 (9.11%) VMware
4 137 (7.52%) Microsoft
5 135 (7.41%) Splunk
6 119 (6.53%) Google
7 101 (5.54%) SaltStack
8 84 (4.61%) Atlassian
9 52 (2.85%) IBM
10 48 (2.63%) New Relic
11 36 (1.97%) AppDynamics
12 31 (1.70%) SAP
13 30 (1.65%) Rackspace
14 27 (1.48%) HP
15 26 (1.43%) Sybase
16 22 (1.21%) Cisco
17 21 (1.15%) EMC
18 16 (0.88%) Cloudera
19 15 (0.82%) TIBCO
20 14 (0.77%) Remedy