Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 157 146
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 +74
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 2,012 1,654 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 1.75% 1.84%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.24% 14.79% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,305 1,258
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £374
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 14,126 11,184 10,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.70% 11.86% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,607 7,662 7,028
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 258 245
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.26 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -16.76% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +6.31%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +25 1,130 £550 +4.76% 207
South East +17 307 £525 +5.00% 42
North of England -5 246 £525 +10.53% 69
Midlands +31 143 £450 -10.00% 29
North West -1 129 £575 +9.52% 37
South West +28 107 £425 -15.00% 28
East Midlands +59 94 £424 +12.93% 15
East of England -7 83 £518 -1.43% 20
Yorkshire -28 73 £500 - 25
North East -3 49 £500 -6.54% 7
West Midlands -28 48 £475 -9.52% 13
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,566 (77.83%) Puppet
2 1,468 (72.96%) Ansible
3 1,318 (65.51%) DevOps
4 1,239 (61.58%) Amazon AWS
5 1,062 (52.78%) Jenkins
6 944 (46.92%) Linux
7 874 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
8 830 (41.25%) Python
9 765 (38.02%) Docker
10 756 (37.57%) Java
11 695 (34.54%) Terraform
12 648 (32.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 611 (30.37%) Continuous Integration
14 540 (26.84%) Configuration Management
15 479 (23.81%) Kubernetes
16 432 (21.47%) Bash Shell
17 423 (21.02%) Git (software)
18 402 (19.98%) NoSQL
19 383 (19.04%) Windows
20 371 (18.44%) TDD
21 354 (17.59%) Oracle
22 346 (17.20%) Finance
23 345 (17.15%) MySQL
24 325 (16.15%) Open Source
25 313 (15.56%) Ruby
26 304 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 301 (14.96%) Tomcat
28 295 (14.66%) Unix
29 294 (14.61%) Test Automation
30 281 (13.97%) PostgreSQL

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
1 301 (14.96%) Tomcat
2 221 (10.98%) OpenStack
3 216 (10.74%) WebSphere
4 207 (10.29%) WebLogic
5 141 (7.01%) JBoss
6 132 (6.56%) Apache
7 109 (5.42%) nginx
8 90 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 81 (4.03%) Confluence
9 81 (4.03%) Jetty
10 43 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (1.84%) IIS
12 25 (1.24%) Apache Spark
13 18 (0.89%) Mongrel
14 10 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.40%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 4 (0.20%) Apache Qpid
18 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.099%) HipChat
5 2 (0.099%) SPSS
6 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.050%) InVision
6 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1,239 (61.58%) Amazon AWS
2 648 (32.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (12.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 234 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
5 196 (9.74%) Amazon S3
6 174 (8.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 148 (7.36%) Serverless
8 146 (7.26%) PaaS
9 142 (7.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 133 (6.61%) GitHub
11 104 (5.17%) IaaS
12 101 (5.02%) OpenShift
13 85 (4.22%) AWS Lambda
14 76 (3.78%) Datadog
15 67 (3.33%) SaaS
16 65 (3.23%) npm
17 59 (2.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 57 (2.83%) Amazon EMR
19 46 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
20 39 (1.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.66%) DNS
2 107 (5.32%) TCP/IP
3 100 (4.97%) Firewall
3 100 (4.97%) HTTP
4 97 (4.82%) SSL
5 59 (2.93%) VPN
6 54 (2.68%) DHCP
7 36 (1.79%) Internet
8 35 (1.74%) IPsec
9 34 (1.69%) FTP
10 31 (1.54%) DSL
11 30 (1.49%) Network Security
12 26 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (1.14%) iSCSI
14 17 (0.84%) SAN
15 16 (0.80%) BIG-IP
16 12 (0.60%) NAS
16 12 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (0.60%) SSH
16 12 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 402 (19.98%) NoSQL
2 345 (17.15%) MySQL
3 281 (13.97%) PostgreSQL
4 214 (10.64%) Hadoop
5 175 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 128 (6.36%) Relational Database
7 119 (5.91%) SQL Server
8 92 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
9 88 (4.37%) Big Data
10 70 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
11 68 (3.38%) RDBMS
12 60 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 52 (2.58%) Amazon Aurora
14 45 (2.24%) Apache Hive
15 39 (1.94%) Impala
16 38 (1.89%) Redis
17 36 (1.79%) Sqoop
18 35 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 19 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
19 19 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,062 (52.78%) Jenkins
2 423 (21.02%) Git (software)
3 193 (9.59%) Maven
4 179 (8.90%) NUnit
5 178 (8.85%) MSTest
6 156 (7.75%) JIRA
7 125 (6.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 123 (6.11%) Gradle
9 116 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 114 (5.67%) Travis CI
11 109 (5.42%) Vagrant
12 107 (5.32%) TeamCity
13 100 (4.97%) GitLab
14 96 (4.77%) Bitbucket
15 93 (4.62%) Subversion
16 72 (3.58%) Selenium
17 69 (3.43%) CircleCI
18 64 (3.18%) IBM UrbanCode
19 55 (2.73%) gulp
20 48 (2.39%) SonarQube
General
1 346 (17.20%) Finance
2 111 (5.52%) Banking
3 42 (2.09%) Retail
4 36 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 20 (0.99%) Marketing
7 14 (0.70%) Electronics
7 14 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.40%) Publishing
9 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.35%) Legal
10 6 (0.30%) Billing
11 5 (0.25%) Advertising
11 5 (0.25%) Law
11 5 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.20%) Games
13 3 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.099%) Back Office
14 2 (0.099%) Front Office
14 2 (0.099%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 886 (44.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 394 (19.58%) Developer
3 294 (14.61%) Java Developer
4 276 (13.72%) AWS Engineer
5 236 (11.73%) AWS DevOps
6 207 (10.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 151 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 135 (6.71%) Linux Engineer
9 128 (6.36%) Consultant
10 121 (6.01%) Platform Engineer
11 106 (5.27%) Senior DevOps
12 104 (5.17%) Architect
13 101 (5.02%) Azure Engineer
14 93 (4.62%) Azure DevOps
15 87 (4.32%) DevOps Consultant
15 87 (4.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 86 (4.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 81 (4.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 67 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 61 (3.03%) Kubernetes Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (9.94%) Web Services
2 142 (7.06%) Spring
3 126 (6.26%) Node.js
4 89 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
5 84 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 76 (3.78%) .NET
7 65 (3.23%) HTML
8 57 (2.83%) RESTful
9 54 (2.68%) Kafka
10 53 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.63%) CSS
11 49 (2.44%) X-Windows
12 42 (2.09%) JSON
13 41 (2.04%) Spring Boot
14 40 (1.99%) REST
15 36 (1.79%) J2EE
16 35 (1.74%) Java EE
17 34 (1.69%) LAMP
17 34 (1.69%) React
18 33 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (5.47%) Public Cloud
3 73 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (2.04%) Wiki
7 40 (1.99%) PKI
8 38 (1.89%) Cloud Native
9 32 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.14%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.09%) Fintech
14 21 (1.04%) Clustering
15 18 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.70%) Replication
16 14 (0.70%) User Experience
17 13 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
18 12 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 944 (46.92%) Linux
2 383 (19.04%) Windows
3 304 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 295 (14.66%) Unix
5 115 (5.72%) Windows Server
6 81 (4.03%) CentOS
7 55 (2.73%) Ubuntu
8 40 (1.99%) Debian
9 31 (1.54%) Solaris
10 22 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.94%) SUSE
12 15 (0.75%) Android
12 15 (0.75%) Fedora
13 14 (0.70%) VMS
14 13 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.55%) AIX
16 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.50%) DC/OS
18 9 (0.45%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,318 (65.51%) DevOps
2 874 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 611 (30.37%) Continuous Integration
4 540 (26.84%) Configuration Management
5 371 (18.44%) TDD
6 325 (16.15%) Open Source
7 294 (14.61%) Test Automation
8 264 (13.12%) Migration
9 248 (12.33%) OO
10 240 (11.93%) Scrum
11 167 (8.30%) Microservices
12 162 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 156 (7.75%) Deployment Automation
14 131 (6.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 131 (6.51%) Software Engineering
15 126 (6.26%) ITIL
16 117 (5.82%) Build Automation
17 116 (5.77%) BDD
18 92 (4.57%) ETL
19 91 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 830 (41.25%) Python
2 756 (37.57%) Java
3 432 (21.47%) Bash Shell
4 313 (15.56%) Ruby
5 247 (12.28%) SQL
6 240 (11.93%) PowerShell
7 224 (11.13%) Shell Script
8 195 (9.69%) Perl
9 179 (8.90%) JavaScript
10 175 (8.70%) Groovy
11 85 (4.22%) Go
12 72 (3.58%) Korn
13 57 (2.83%) C#
14 50 (2.49%) PHP
15 45 (2.24%) C
16 41 (2.04%) Java 8
17 23 (1.14%) C++
18 21 (1.04%) Scala
19 9 (0.45%) R
19 9 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 251 (12.48%) Security Cleared
2 155 (7.70%) SC Cleared
3 62 (3.08%) Degree
4 50 (2.49%) AWS Certification
5 41 (2.04%) RHCE
6 38 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 24 (1.19%) CCNP
10 12 (0.60%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.40%) CCNA
12 7 (0.35%) CISSP
12 7 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.25%) CISM
13 5 (0.25%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.15%) MCSA
15 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.099%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.29%) QA
2 9 (0.45%) GDPR
3 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.099%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.099%) PMO
5 1 (0.050%) GPG13
5 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 765 (38.02%) Docker
2 152 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 101 (5.02%) Active Directory
5 42 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.84%) HDFS
7 30 (1.49%) NFS
7 30 (1.49%) Xen
8 29 (1.44%) VirtualBox
8 29 (1.44%) vSphere
9 23 (1.14%) KVM
10 20 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.75%) LXC
12 10 (0.50%) vCloud
13 7 (0.35%) etcd
13 7 (0.35%) GPFS
13 7 (0.35%) iptables
14 6 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,566 (77.83%) Puppet
2 1,468 (72.96%) Ansible
3 695 (34.54%) Terraform
4 479 (23.81%) Kubernetes
5 184 (9.15%) Salt
6 133 (6.61%) Packer
7 73 (3.63%) Nagios
8 70 (3.48%) Cobbler
9 51 (2.53%) Mesos
10 45 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
10 45 (2.24%) Kibana
11 44 (2.19%) Grafana
11 44 (2.19%) ZABBIX
12 37 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
12 37 (1.84%) Prometheus
13 34 (1.69%) logstash
14 23 (1.14%) Rundeck
15 22 (1.09%) Consul
16 20 (0.99%) CFEngine
17 18 (0.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 354 (17.59%) Oracle
2 266 (13.22%) Red Hat
3 204 (10.14%) VMware
4 190 (9.44%) Splunk
5 146 (7.26%) Google
6 131 (6.51%) Microsoft
7 83 (4.13%) SaltStack
8 58 (2.88%) Atlassian
9 52 (2.58%) Cisco
10 49 (2.44%) Cloudera
11 48 (2.39%) Qualys
12 42 (2.09%) AppDynamics
13 41 (2.04%) New Relic
14 36 (1.79%) IBM
15 33 (1.64%) Citrix
16 26 (1.29%) ServiceNow
17 20 (0.99%) SAP
18 19 (0.94%) F5
18 19 (0.94%) NetApp
19 18 (0.89%) CheckPoint