Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 146 151
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 +57
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,897 1,539 1,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.75% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.76% 15.31% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,423 1,168 1,298
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £387 £366
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 12,852 10,051 11,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.75% 11.41% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,692 6,727 7,507
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £264
90th Percentile £645 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 212 231
England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.45 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.35% -19.79% +6.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.53 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.45 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -22.22% +11.47%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +10 1,060 £550 - 200
North of England +43 304 £458 -3.68% 75
South East +5 250 £500 - 61
North West +30 154 £492 -1.65% 47
Midlands +28 134 £475 -5.00% 29
South West +44 98 £425 +3.03% 33
Yorkshire +8 90 £450 - 23
East Midlands +35 72 £425 -15.00% 15
North East +16 60 £413 -8.33% 5
West Midlands -16 60 £500 - 14
East of England -66 53 £500 -2.44% 25
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,463 (77.12%) Puppet
2 1,310 (69.06%) Ansible
3 1,290 (68.00%) DevOps
4 1,083 (57.09%) Amazon AWS
5 1,008 (53.14%) Linux
6 965 (50.87%) Jenkins
7 880 (46.39%) Python
8 785 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
9 777 (40.96%) Docker
10 666 (35.11%) Configuration Management
11 614 (32.37%) Java
12 597 (31.47%) Terraform
13 571 (30.10%) Continuous Integration
14 488 (25.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 420 (22.14%) Kubernetes
16 409 (21.56%) Bash Shell
17 402 (21.19%) Git (software)
18 393 (20.72%) Windows
19 347 (18.29%) Ruby
20 344 (18.13%) Open Source
21 316 (16.66%) Finance
22 310 (16.34%) Oracle
23 309 (16.29%) Unix
24 305 (16.08%) TDD
25 288 (15.18%) NoSQL
26 286 (15.08%) MySQL
27 284 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 253 (13.34%) PostgreSQL
29 247 (13.02%) PowerShell
30 233 (12.28%) Amazon EC2

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
1 215 (11.33%) Tomcat
2 163 (8.59%) OpenStack
3 161 (8.49%) WebSphere
4 160 (8.43%) WebLogic
5 140 (7.38%) Confluence
6 99 (5.22%) JBoss
7 97 (5.11%) Apache
8 77 (4.06%) nginx
9 73 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 56 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
11 41 (2.16%) Jetty
12 39 (2.06%) IIS
13 36 (1.90%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.63%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.63%) Mongrel
16 11 (0.58%) Apache Pig
17 9 (0.47%) CMS
18 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 7 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.21%) HipChat
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.053%) Magento
5 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,083 (57.09%) Amazon AWS
2 488 (25.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 233 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
4 230 (12.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 201 (10.60%) Serverless
6 192 (10.12%) Amazon S3
7 151 (7.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 149 (7.85%) AWS Lambda
9 136 (7.17%) GitHub
10 116 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 104 (5.48%) PaaS
12 101 (5.32%) IaaS
13 87 (4.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 74 (3.90%) OpenShift
15 59 (3.11%) Route 53
16 53 (2.79%) npm
16 53 (2.79%) SaaS
17 46 (2.42%) CloudFront
18 39 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
19 32 (1.69%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 127 (6.69%) DNS
2 112 (5.90%) TCP/IP
3 110 (5.80%) SSL
4 106 (5.59%) HTTP
5 75 (3.95%) Firewall
6 73 (3.85%) DHCP
7 39 (2.06%) FTP
8 38 (2.00%) IPsec
8 38 (2.00%) VPN
9 34 (1.79%) SAN
10 21 (1.11%) Internet
11 19 (1.00%) DSL
12 16 (0.84%) SNMP
12 16 (0.84%) SSH
13 15 (0.79%) NAS
14 13 (0.69%) WAN
15 12 (0.63%) LAN
15 12 (0.63%) Network Security
16 11 (0.58%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (15.18%) NoSQL
2 286 (15.08%) MySQL
3 253 (13.34%) PostgreSQL
4 163 (8.59%) MongoDB
5 143 (7.54%) Hadoop
6 113 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 108 (5.69%) Amazon RDS
8 102 (5.38%) SQL Server
9 100 (5.27%) Big Data
10 58 (3.06%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 46 (2.42%) Apache Hive
13 43 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 35 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 34 (1.79%) Impala
16 32 (1.69%) Sqoop
17 31 (1.63%) Redis
18 29 (1.53%) Oracle Database
19 19 (1.00%) Amazon Aurora
20 17 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 965 (50.87%) Jenkins
2 402 (21.19%) Git (software)
3 212 (11.18%) JIRA
4 142 (7.49%) TeamCity
5 129 (6.80%) Maven
6 115 (6.06%) MSTest
6 115 (6.06%) NUnit
7 112 (5.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 95 (5.01%) Travis CI
9 93 (4.90%) Gradle
10 90 (4.74%) Vagrant
11 89 (4.69%) Subversion
12 81 (4.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 80 (4.22%) Selenium
14 67 (3.53%) Bitbucket
14 67 (3.53%) GitLab
15 61 (3.22%) gulp
16 51 (2.69%) JUnit
17 42 (2.21%) Ant
18 40 (2.11%) CircleCI
General
1 316 (16.66%) Finance
2 102 (5.38%) Banking
3 48 (2.53%) Retail
4 38 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.37%) Games
6 21 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.05%) Law
8 18 (0.95%) Marketing
9 14 (0.74%) Back Office
10 11 (0.58%) Publishing
10 11 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.42%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Legal
15 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) French Language
15 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 904 (47.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 324 (17.08%) Developer
3 313 (16.50%) AWS Engineer
4 282 (14.87%) AWS DevOps
5 258 (13.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 186 (9.80%) Java Developer
7 155 (8.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 107 (5.64%) Consultant
9 104 (5.48%) Architect
10 91 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
11 87 (4.59%) Senior DevOps
12 86 (4.53%) Platform Engineer
13 76 (4.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 65 (3.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 62 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
16 59 (3.11%) Operations Engineer
17 56 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 54 (2.85%) Senior Developer
19 51 (2.69%) Administrator
19 51 (2.69%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (11.07%) Web Services
2 163 (8.59%) Node.js
3 103 (5.43%) Spring
4 78 (4.11%) .NET
5 71 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 70 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
7 57 (3.00%) REST
8 54 (2.85%) HTML
8 54 (2.85%) RESTful
9 52 (2.74%) CSS
10 48 (2.53%) SOAP
11 45 (2.37%) React
12 44 (2.32%) Kafka
13 43 (2.27%) Middleware
14 41 (2.16%) JSON
15 39 (2.06%) Hibernate
16 36 (1.90%) XML
17 31 (1.63%) HTML5
18 30 (1.58%) LAMP
19 28 (1.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
3 84 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
4 73 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 72 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 61 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 40 (2.11%) Cloud Native
9 38 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (2.00%) Fintech
9 38 (2.00%) Wiki
10 28 (1.48%) Clustering
10 28 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.42%) PKI
11 27 (1.42%) Replication
12 24 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.27%) User Experience
13 20 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,008 (53.14%) Linux
2 393 (20.72%) Windows
3 309 (16.29%) Unix
4 284 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 101 (5.32%) Windows Server
6 90 (4.74%) CentOS
7 72 (3.80%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.85%) Solaris
9 34 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.42%) Debian
10 27 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.37%) DC/OS
12 25 (1.32%) AIX
13 16 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.74%) SUSE
15 10 (0.53%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.32%) HPUX
17 6 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.26%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,290 (68.00%) DevOps
2 785 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 666 (35.11%) Configuration Management
4 571 (30.10%) Continuous Integration
5 344 (18.13%) Open Source
6 305 (16.08%) TDD
7 227 (11.97%) OO
7 227 (11.97%) Test Automation
8 204 (10.75%) Migration
9 170 (8.96%) Deployment Automation
10 165 (8.70%) Scrum
11 161 (8.49%) Microservices
12 147 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 118 (6.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 112 (5.90%) Software Engineering
15 108 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
15 108 (5.69%) SDLC
16 88 (4.64%) Mentoring
17 85 (4.48%) Continuous Deployment
18 83 (4.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 880 (46.39%) Python
2 614 (32.37%) Java
3 409 (21.56%) Bash Shell
4 347 (18.29%) Ruby
5 247 (13.02%) PowerShell
6 228 (12.02%) Perl
7 193 (10.17%) SQL
8 185 (9.75%) JavaScript
9 181 (9.54%) Shell Script
10 148 (7.80%) Groovy
11 109 (5.75%) Go
12 58 (3.06%) PHP
13 55 (2.90%) C#
14 51 (2.69%) C
15 48 (2.53%) Scala
16 45 (2.37%) Korn
17 41 (2.16%) C++
18 31 (1.63%) Java 8
19 16 (0.84%) ES6
20 8 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 184 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 124 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 70 (3.69%) AWS Certification
4 63 (3.32%) Degree
5 44 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.53%) CCNA
10 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.42%) RHCE
11 7 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.32%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.26%) CCNP
13 5 (0.26%) CISM
13 5 (0.26%) CISSP
13 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) VCP6
14 4 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.32%) QA
2 33 (1.74%) GCP
3 12 (0.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.053%) GDPR
System Software
1 777 (40.96%) Docker
2 138 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (3.06%) Active Directory
5 38 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.95%) VirtualBox
7 33 (1.74%) HDFS
8 32 (1.69%) vSphere
9 29 (1.53%) KVM
10 28 (1.48%) Xen
11 18 (0.95%) vCloud
12 16 (0.84%) LXC
13 15 (0.79%) NFS
13 15 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.53%) etcd
16 9 (0.47%) iptables
17 8 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.42%) Firmware
18 7 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,463 (77.12%) Puppet
2 1,310 (69.06%) Ansible
3 597 (31.47%) Terraform
4 420 (22.14%) Kubernetes
5 223 (11.76%) Salt
6 153 (8.07%) Packer
7 60 (3.16%) Nagios
8 57 (3.00%) Docker Swarm
9 47 (2.48%) Mesos
10 34 (1.79%) Kibana
11 33 (1.74%) Cobbler
11 33 (1.74%) Hadoop YARN
12 27 (1.42%) Rancher
13 26 (1.37%) logstash
13 26 (1.37%) ZABBIX
14 25 (1.32%) CFEngine
15 20 (1.05%) Consul
15 20 (1.05%) Grafana
16 19 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 16 (0.84%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 310 (16.34%) Oracle
2 227 (11.97%) Red Hat
3 206 (10.86%) VMware
4 137 (7.22%) Microsoft
5 132 (6.96%) Google
5 132 (6.96%) Splunk
6 103 (5.43%) SaltStack
7 74 (3.90%) Atlassian
8 59 (3.11%) IBM
9 46 (2.42%) New Relic
10 39 (2.06%) Cloudera
11 30 (1.58%) Rackspace
12 29 (1.53%) AppDynamics
12 29 (1.53%) Cisco
13 26 (1.37%) Sybase
14 25 (1.32%) HP
14 25 (1.32%) SAP
15 18 (0.95%) EMC
15 18 (0.95%) NetApp
16 17 (0.90%) Remedy