Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 156 147
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9 +70
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,984 1,576 1,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.11% 1.72% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.75% 14.91% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,526 1,189 1,293
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year -20.25% - -

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 13,454 10,571 11,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.28% 11.56% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,142 7,121 7,338
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 241 250
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £48.79
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year - -25.53% +16.42%

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 19 October 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
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 19 October 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 +24 1,123 £525 -3.67% 202
South East +15 280 £506 +1.25% 46
North of England +15 251 £500 +5.26% 85
Midlands +47 153 £450 -10.00% 36
North West +5 128 £525 -1.87% 46
South West +38 111 £425 +3.03% 24
East Midlands +49 92 £400 -15.79% 16
Yorkshire -10 73 £488 -2.50% 31
East of England -40 69 £500 -2.44% 30
West Midlands -7 60 £500 -4.76% 20
North East +14 54 £475 -5.94% 8
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,540 (77.62%) Puppet
2 1,420 (71.57%) Ansible
3 1,312 (66.13%) DevOps
4 1,158 (58.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1,009 (50.86%) Jenkins
6 1,003 (50.55%) Linux
7 897 (45.21%) Python
8 845 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
9 785 (39.57%) Docker
10 716 (36.09%) Java
11 685 (34.53%) Terraform
12 612 (30.85%) Configuration Management
13 583 (29.39%) Continuous Integration
14 555 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 462 (23.29%) Kubernetes
16 454 (22.88%) Bash Shell
17 418 (21.07%) Windows
18 402 (20.26%) Git (software)
19 345 (17.39%) Open Source
20 339 (17.09%) NoSQL
21 337 (16.99%) Unix
22 328 (16.53%) Ruby
23 321 (16.18%) Oracle
24 320 (16.13%) MySQL
25 317 (15.98%) TDD
26 314 (15.83%) Finance
27 283 (14.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 271 (13.66%) PostgreSQL
29 260 (13.10%) Red Hat
29 260 (13.10%) Test Automation

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
1 247 (12.45%) Tomcat
2 177 (8.92%) OpenStack
3 165 (8.32%) WebSphere
4 158 (7.96%) WebLogic
5 135 (6.80%) Apache
6 126 (6.35%) JBoss
7 100 (5.04%) nginx
8 95 (4.79%) Confluence
9 77 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 66 (3.33%) Jetty
11 50 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
12 41 (2.07%) IIS
13 36 (1.81%) Apache Spark
14 17 (0.86%) Mongrel
15 16 (0.81%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.50%) Apache Pig
17 9 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 8 (0.40%) CMS
19 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 5 (0.25%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 56 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.25%) HipChat
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.10%) SPSS
5 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.050%) InVision
5 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,158 (58.37%) Amazon AWS
2 555 (27.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (12.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 240 (12.10%) Amazon EC2
5 203 (10.23%) Amazon S3
6 174 (8.77%) Serverless
7 155 (7.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 132 (6.65%) GitHub
9 128 (6.45%) PaaS
10 124 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 123 (6.20%) AWS Lambda
12 110 (5.54%) IaaS
13 78 (3.93%) OpenShift
14 68 (3.43%) SaaS
15 56 (2.82%) npm
16 55 (2.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 50 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
18 46 (2.32%) Amazon EMR
19 45 (2.27%) Route 53
20 32 (1.61%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 140 (7.06%) DNS
2 106 (5.34%) TCP/IP
3 101 (5.09%) Firewall
4 99 (4.99%) HTTP
5 97 (4.89%) SSL
6 53 (2.67%) DHCP
7 39 (1.97%) VPN
8 31 (1.56%) Internet
9 27 (1.36%) IPsec
10 24 (1.21%) FTP
10 24 (1.21%) SAN
11 23 (1.16%) DSL
12 19 (0.96%) BIG-IP
12 19 (0.96%) iSCSI
13 14 (0.71%) WAN
14 13 (0.66%) LAN
14 13 (0.66%) SSH
15 12 (0.60%) NAS
16 11 (0.55%) Intranet
16 11 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (17.09%) NoSQL
2 320 (16.13%) MySQL
3 271 (13.66%) PostgreSQL
4 219 (11.04%) Hadoop
5 187 (9.43%) MongoDB
6 126 (6.35%) SQL Server
7 124 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 107 (5.39%) Big Data
9 98 (4.94%) Amazon RDS
10 66 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 60 (3.02%) RDBMS
12 56 (2.82%) Apache Hive
13 52 (2.62%) Amazon Redshift
14 48 (2.42%) Impala
15 45 (2.27%) Sqoop
16 37 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 37 (1.86%) Redis
17 36 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
18 24 (1.21%) Oracle Database
19 19 (0.96%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,009 (50.86%) Jenkins
2 402 (20.26%) Git (software)
3 185 (9.32%) Maven
4 177 (8.92%) JIRA
5 128 (6.45%) NUnit
6 127 (6.40%) MSTest
7 117 (5.90%) Gradle
7 117 (5.90%) TeamCity
8 114 (5.75%) Vagrant
9 105 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 101 (5.09%) Travis CI
11 88 (4.44%) Bitbucket
12 86 (4.33%) Subversion
13 85 (4.28%) Selenium
14 82 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
15 81 (4.08%) GitLab
16 54 (2.72%) CircleCI
16 54 (2.72%) IBM UrbanCode
16 54 (2.72%) JUnit
17 50 (2.52%) Artifactory
General
1 314 (15.83%) Finance
2 105 (5.29%) Banking
3 59 (2.97%) Retail
4 36 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 14 (0.71%) Marketing
7 12 (0.60%) Publishing
8 8 (0.40%) Law
8 8 (0.40%) Legal
8 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.30%) Games
9 6 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.25%) Back Office
10 5 (0.25%) Electronics
11 4 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.10%) Automotive
12 2 (0.10%) Billing
12 2 (0.10%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 889 (44.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 351 (17.69%) Developer
3 301 (15.17%) AWS Engineer
4 264 (13.31%) AWS DevOps
5 246 (12.40%) Java Developer
6 237 (11.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 165 (8.32%) Cloud Engineer
8 126 (6.35%) Consultant
9 119 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
10 117 (5.90%) Architect
11 111 (5.59%) Platform Engineer
12 91 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
13 87 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
13 87 (4.39%) Senior DevOps
14 81 (4.08%) DevOps Consultant
15 75 (3.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 72 (3.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 67 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 58 (2.92%) Kubernetes Consultant
19 55 (2.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (10.33%) Web Services
2 166 (8.37%) Node.js
3 142 (7.16%) Spring
4 83 (4.18%) Elastic Stack
5 76 (3.83%) .NET
6 67 (3.38%) Hibernate
7 65 (3.28%) AngularJS
8 61 (3.07%) REST
9 59 (2.97%) RESTful
10 58 (2.92%) Kafka
11 56 (2.82%) HTML
12 51 (2.57%) CSS
13 43 (2.17%) JSON
13 43 (2.17%) React
14 42 (2.12%) Spring Boot
15 41 (2.07%) LAMP
16 40 (2.02%) Java EE
17 38 (1.92%) SOAP
18 32 (1.61%) J2EE
18 32 (1.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
2 98 (4.94%) Public Cloud
3 75 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 67 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 54 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
6 51 (2.57%) Wiki
7 48 (2.42%) PKI
8 38 (1.92%) Cloud Native
9 33 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.31%) Fintech
11 24 (1.21%) Clustering
11 24 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.06%) Replication
14 20 (1.01%) User Experience
15 19 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.66%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,003 (50.55%) Linux
2 418 (21.07%) Windows
3 337 (16.99%) Unix
4 283 (14.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 108 (5.44%) Windows Server
6 93 (4.69%) CentOS
7 70 (3.53%) Ubuntu
8 45 (2.27%) Debian
9 40 (2.02%) Solaris
10 23 (1.16%) SUSE
11 22 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.91%) AIX
14 15 (0.76%) Fedora
14 15 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.71%) DC/OS
16 12 (0.60%) Android
17 11 (0.55%) CoreOS
17 11 (0.55%) VMS
18 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,312 (66.13%) DevOps
2 845 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 612 (30.85%) Configuration Management
4 583 (29.39%) Continuous Integration
5 345 (17.39%) Open Source
6 317 (15.98%) TDD
7 260 (13.10%) Test Automation
8 243 (12.25%) Scrum
9 222 (11.19%) Migration
10 211 (10.64%) OO
11 177 (8.92%) Microservices
12 164 (8.27%) Deployment Automation
13 150 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 127 (6.40%) Software Engineering
15 118 (5.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 117 (5.90%) Build Automation
17 107 (5.39%) BDD
18 96 (4.84%) ETL
19 92 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
20 91 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 897 (45.21%) Python
2 716 (36.09%) Java
3 454 (22.88%) Bash Shell
4 328 (16.53%) Ruby
5 257 (12.95%) SQL
6 255 (12.85%) PowerShell
7 230 (11.59%) Shell Script
8 215 (10.84%) Perl
9 200 (10.08%) JavaScript
10 174 (8.77%) Groovy
11 112 (5.65%) Go
12 81 (4.08%) Korn
13 70 (3.53%) PHP
14 56 (2.82%) C#
15 51 (2.57%) C
16 41 (2.07%) Scala
17 37 (1.86%) Java 8
18 28 (1.41%) C++
19 9 (0.45%) T-SQL
20 8 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 226 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 136 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 64 (3.23%) Degree
4 52 (2.62%) AWS Certification
5 45 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.45%) RHCE
9 8 (0.40%) CCNA
9 8 (0.40%) CISSP
10 7 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.30%) CISM
11 6 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.15%) MCSA
14 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.57%) QA
2 8 (0.40%) GDPR
3 7 (0.35%) SLA
4 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.050%) GPG13
6 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 785 (39.57%) Docker
2 153 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
4 83 (4.18%) Active Directory
5 46 (2.32%) HDFS
6 41 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.71%) vSphere
8 32 (1.61%) VirtualBox
9 29 (1.46%) NFS
10 25 (1.26%) KVM
11 22 (1.11%) Xen
12 19 (0.96%) LXC
13 13 (0.66%) vCloud
13 13 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.55%) etcd
14 11 (0.55%) iptables
15 9 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.35%) GPFS
16 7 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
17 6 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,540 (77.62%) Puppet
2 1,420 (71.57%) Ansible
3 685 (34.53%) Terraform
4 462 (23.29%) Kubernetes
5 223 (11.24%) Salt
6 140 (7.06%) Packer
7 78 (3.93%) Nagios
8 55 (2.77%) Cobbler
9 48 (2.42%) Kibana
9 48 (2.42%) ZABBIX
10 46 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 43 (2.17%) Mesos
12 40 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
13 37 (1.86%) logstash
14 34 (1.71%) Grafana
15 30 (1.51%) CFEngine
15 30 (1.51%) Prometheus
16 25 (1.26%) Consul
17 16 (0.81%) Rancher
18 14 (0.71%) SELinux
Vendors
1 321 (16.18%) Oracle
2 260 (13.10%) Red Hat
3 220 (11.09%) VMware
4 152 (7.66%) Splunk
5 148 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 134 (6.75%) Google
7 100 (5.04%) SaltStack
8 57 (2.87%) Cloudera
9 48 (2.42%) IBM
10 46 (2.32%) Atlassian
11 43 (2.17%) AppDynamics
12 36 (1.81%) New Relic
13 31 (1.56%) Cisco
14 28 (1.41%) Citrix
15 23 (1.16%) F5
16 22 (1.11%) NetApp
17 18 (0.91%) HP
17 18 (0.91%) Rackspace
18 16 (0.81%) CheckPoint
18 16 (0.81%) TIBCO