Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 146 132
Rank change year-on-year -110 -14 +30
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 597 1,714 1,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.89% 1.99%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.74% 12.61% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 1,335 1,443
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £409 £413
90th Percentile £713 £700 £660
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -

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 8,863 13,588 11,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 14.96% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,967 9,142 7,733
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £476
% change year-on-year - +5.15% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 336 236
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.60 £48.29 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 -99 316 £600 +6.19% 99
North of England +5 146 £500 -4.76% 69
North West -1 77 £538 -6.52% 26
South East -61 75 £519 +3.75% 41
Yorkshire +11 40 £488 -2.50% 40
North East +16 29 £365 -28.78% 3
South West -3 24 £565 +14.43% 14
Midlands -39 23 £463 +2.78% 22
West Midlands +23 12 £545 +13.25% 12
East of England -20 11 £588 +6.82% 14
East Midlands -23 11 £275 -35.29% 10
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 464 (77.72%) DevOps
2 441 (73.87%) Puppet
3 427 (71.52%) Ansible
4 344 (57.62%) AWS
5 316 (52.93%) Python
6 295 (49.41%) Docker
7 283 (47.40%) Terraform
8 269 (45.06%) Jenkins
9 266 (44.56%) Linux
10 247 (41.37%) Kubernetes
11 221 (37.02%) Configuration Management
12 217 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
13 210 (35.18%) Azure
14 195 (32.66%) Java
15 158 (26.47%) Ruby
16 151 (25.29%) Infrastructure as Code
17 142 (23.79%) AWS CloudFormation
18 140 (23.45%) Git (software)
19 124 (20.77%) Bash Shell
20 113 (18.93%) Windows
21 109 (18.26%) PowerShell
22 104 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
23 100 (16.75%) Perl
24 99 (16.58%) GCP
25 94 (15.75%) Migration
26 87 (14.57%) Security Cleared
27 85 (14.24%) Finance
28 84 (14.07%) Open Source
29 82 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 81 (13.57%) Microservices

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 27 (4.52%) Apache
2 26 (4.36%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.19%) nginx
4 24 (4.02%) Confluence
5 23 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (3.02%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (2.85%) JBoss
8 15 (2.51%) IIS
8 15 (2.51%) WebSphere
9 12 (2.01%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.68%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.67%) GemFire
12 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.50%) Drupal
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.50%) Jetty
13 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 344 (57.62%) AWS
2 210 (35.18%) Azure
3 142 (23.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 99 (16.58%) GCP
5 66 (11.06%) GitHub
6 60 (10.05%) OpenShift
7 59 (9.88%) Serverless
8 57 (9.55%) Amazon EC2
8 57 (9.55%) PaaS
9 54 (9.05%) Amazon S3
10 53 (8.88%) IaaS
11 46 (7.71%) AWS Lambda
12 33 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (4.86%) npm
14 28 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (3.52%) Datadog
16 19 (3.18%) Route 53
17 18 (3.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 16 (2.68%) AWS CodePipeline
19 15 (2.51%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.70%) TCP/IP
2 37 (6.20%) VPN
3 31 (5.19%) HTTP
4 29 (4.86%) Firewall
5 24 (4.02%) SSL
6 23 (3.85%) DNS
7 21 (3.52%) BGP
7 21 (3.52%) Junos
8 18 (3.02%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (3.02%) EIGRP
8 18 (3.02%) LAN
8 18 (3.02%) Wireshark
9 17 (2.85%) Multicast
10 16 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (2.68%) Ethernet
10 16 (2.68%) MPLS
10 16 (2.68%) NX-OS
10 16 (2.68%) OSPF
10 16 (2.68%) Wireless
10 16 (2.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.36%) MySQL
3 27 (4.52%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (3.69%) MongoDB
5 21 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.85%) Big Data
6 17 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.51%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (2.01%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.84%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.34%) MariaDB
11 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.01%) Redis
14 5 (0.84%) Flink
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.84%) Power BI
14 5 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 269 (45.06%) Jenkins
2 140 (23.45%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.38%) JIRA
4 47 (7.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 45 (7.54%) Maven
6 36 (6.03%) TeamCity
7 34 (5.70%) CircleCI
8 33 (5.53%) GitLab
8 33 (5.53%) Travis CI
9 30 (5.03%) Subversion
10 28 (4.69%) Bitbucket
11 24 (4.02%) SonarQube
12 23 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.52%) Gradle
13 21 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (3.52%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (3.35%) Selenium
15 18 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (2.68%) Cucumber
16 16 (2.68%) gulp
General
1 85 (14.24%) Finance
2 46 (7.71%) Public Sector
3 36 (6.03%) Banking
4 22 (3.69%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.85%) Front Office
5 17 (2.85%) Retail
6 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.01%) Games
9 5 (0.84%) Billing
9 5 (0.84%) Legal
9 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.67%) Law
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 295 (49.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (13.40%) AWS Engineer
3 63 (10.55%) AWS DevOps
4 60 (10.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 53 (8.88%) Architect
6 52 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 48 (8.04%) Senior DevOps
8 47 (7.87%) Consultant
9 41 (6.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 37 (6.20%) Developer
11 33 (5.53%) Azure Engineer
12 29 (4.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
13 23 (3.85%) Lead DevOps
14 22 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
15 21 (3.52%) Network Engineer
16 20 (3.35%) Azure DevOps
16 20 (3.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 19 (3.18%) Linux Engineer
17 19 (3.18%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.05%) Node.js
2 43 (7.20%) .NET
3 37 (6.20%) Web Services
4 27 (4.52%) REST
5 24 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
6 20 (3.35%) AngularJS
7 19 (3.18%) React
7 19 (3.18%) SOAP
8 18 (3.02%) HTML
8 18 (3.02%) Middleware
8 18 (3.02%) Vue.js
9 17 (2.85%) Kafka
10 15 (2.51%) 802.1X
10 15 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (2.51%) SAML
11 14 (2.35%) Spring
12 13 (2.18%) CSS
12 13 (2.18%) XML
13 12 (2.01%) Laravel
14 11 (1.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.39%) Public Cloud
2 46 (7.71%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (3.02%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.85%) Replication
10 13 (2.18%) Clustering
11 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.01%) PKI
14 4 (0.67%) Derivative
14 4 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 266 (44.56%) Linux
2 113 (18.93%) Windows
3 82 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (9.21%) Unix
5 44 (7.37%) Windows Server
6 39 (6.53%) CentOS
7 32 (5.36%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.34%) Android
9 7 (1.17%) Solaris
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.01%) AIX
10 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.84%) zOS
12 4 (0.67%) VMS
13 2 (0.34%) Debian
13 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (77.72%) DevOps
2 221 (37.02%) Configuration Management
3 217 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (25.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 104 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
6 94 (15.75%) Migration
7 84 (14.07%) Open Source
8 81 (13.57%) Microservices
9 76 (12.73%) Scrum
10 66 (11.06%) Test Automation
11 48 (8.04%) High Availability
12 45 (7.54%) Kanban
13 42 (7.04%) Deployment Automation
14 41 (6.87%) Mentoring
15 40 (6.70%) Infrastructure Automation
15 40 (6.70%) Software Engineering
15 40 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 39 (6.53%) Continuous Delivery
17 37 (6.20%) SDLC
18 36 (6.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 316 (52.93%) Python
2 195 (32.66%) Java
3 158 (26.47%) Ruby
4 124 (20.77%) Bash Shell
5 109 (18.26%) PowerShell
6 100 (16.75%) Perl
7 64 (10.72%) Go
8 61 (10.22%) SQL
9 48 (8.04%) JavaScript
10 44 (7.37%) C#
11 32 (5.36%) Groovy
12 30 (5.03%) C
12 30 (5.03%) PHP
13 26 (4.36%) Shell Script
14 22 (3.69%) C++
15 15 (2.51%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.34%) Rust
17 7 (1.17%) Haskell
17 7 (1.17%) PL/SQL
18 6 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 87 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.03%) AWS Certification
4 23 (3.85%) CCNA
4 23 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.85%) Degree
5 17 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.51%) CCNP
6 15 (2.51%) MCSA
7 9 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.17%) RHCE
9 6 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.84%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.50%) GCUX
11 3 (0.50%) GIAC
11 3 (0.50%) LPIC
11 3 (0.50%) RHCA
12 2 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.19%) QA
2 10 (1.68%) SSAE 16
3 6 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.84%) SLA
5 4 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.67%) NCSC
5 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 295 (49.41%) Docker
2 45 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (4.52%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.18%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.18%) vSphere
7 5 (0.84%) KVM
7 5 (0.84%) NFS
8 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.50%) HDFS
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.34%) vCloud
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 441 (73.87%) Puppet
2 427 (71.52%) Ansible
3 283 (47.40%) Terraform
4 247 (41.37%) Kubernetes
5 62 (10.39%) Nagios
6 59 (9.88%) Salt
7 35 (5.86%) Prometheus
8 34 (5.70%) Grafana
9 32 (5.36%) Docker Swarm
10 26 (4.36%) Packer
11 20 (3.35%) ZABBIX
12 18 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (2.68%) CFEngine
13 16 (2.68%) Rancher
13 16 (2.68%) SCCM
14 15 (2.51%) Cacti
14 15 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (2.51%) NetMRI
14 15 (2.51%) Statseeker
15 12 (2.01%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 63 (10.55%) Red Hat
1 63 (10.55%) Splunk
2 59 (9.88%) VMware
3 57 (9.55%) Google
4 51 (8.54%) Microsoft
5 35 (5.86%) Oracle
6 32 (5.36%) Cisco
7 23 (3.85%) Juniper
8 20 (3.35%) SaltStack
9 16 (2.68%) NetScout
9 16 (2.68%) New Relic
9 16 (2.68%) Solarflare
10 15 (2.51%) TOWER Software
11 14 (2.35%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.84%) IBM
13 9 (1.51%) EMC
13 9 (1.51%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.34%) Citrix
15 6 (1.01%) HP
15 6 (1.01%) TIBCO