Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 151 207
Rank change year-on-year +5 +56 +24
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,681 1,596 1,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.79% 1.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.05% 16.72% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,311 1,129 868
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £406 £375 £354
90th Percentile £655 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £50.00
10th Percentile £32.00 - £47.50
90th Percentile £43.38 - £62.25
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £50.00

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 10,474 9,545 8,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.52% 10.70% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,245 6,132 5,265
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 224 309
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% - -
10th Percentile £10.99 £13.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -4 1,029 £525 - 251
South East +35 248 £538 +13.16% 63
North of England -9 209 £483 +13.53% 88
North West +16 110 £500 +20.48% 50
Midlands +8 99 £494 -1.25% 37
Yorkshire -14 90 £500 +11.11% 36
East of England -17 58 £550 +8.37% 33
West Midlands 0 54 £525 +5.00% 17
East Midlands +18 42 £375 -16.67% 20
South West +16 41 £531 +8.97% 25
North East +11 23 £625 +81.16% 2
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1,286 (76.50%) Puppet
2 1,168 (69.48%) DevOps
3 1,122 (66.75%) Ansible
4 835 (49.67%) Linux
5 824 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
6 788 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
7 780 (46.40%) Jenkins
8 690 (41.05%) Python
9 666 (39.62%) Docker
10 645 (38.37%) Java
11 580 (34.50%) Configuration Management
12 551 (32.78%) Continuous Integration
13 476 (28.32%) Git (software)
14 418 (24.87%) Ruby
15 407 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
16 389 (23.14%) Bash Shell
17 351 (20.88%) Finance
18 298 (17.73%) Terraform
19 282 (16.78%) Oracle
20 275 (16.36%) MySQL
21 274 (16.30%) Windows
22 269 (16.00%) TDD
23 255 (15.17%) PostgreSQL
24 253 (15.05%) Unix
25 242 (14.40%) NoSQL
26 241 (14.34%) JavaScript
27 237 (14.10%) Kubernetes
28 231 (13.74%) Open Source
29 230 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 224 (13.33%) PowerShell

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
1 200 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 185 (11.01%) OpenStack
3 144 (8.57%) Confluence
4 126 (7.50%) WebLogic
5 122 (7.26%) WebSphere
6 110 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
7 106 (6.31%) JBoss
8 86 (5.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 79 (4.70%) Apache
10 75 (4.46%) nginx
11 51 (3.03%) Jetty
12 36 (2.14%) IIS
13 31 (1.84%) Apache Spark
13 31 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.65%) CMS
16 10 (0.59%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.48%) CloudStack
17 8 (0.48%) SAS
18 7 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.54%) HipChat
2 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.59%) Magento
4 6 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.059%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.059%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 824 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
2 407 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (7.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 121 (7.20%) PaaS
5 116 (6.90%) GitHub
6 108 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
7 90 (5.35%) IaaS
8 86 (5.12%) Amazon S3
9 81 (4.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 72 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
11 67 (3.99%) npm
12 55 (3.27%) Route 53
13 49 (2.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 48 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 47 (2.80%) SaaS
16 46 (2.74%) Serverless
17 39 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
18 32 (1.90%) Slack
19 29 (1.73%) OpenShift
20 27 (1.61%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 124 (7.38%) TCP/IP
2 88 (5.23%) Firewall
2 88 (5.23%) HTTP
3 75 (4.46%) DNS
4 62 (3.69%) SSL
5 43 (2.56%) Internet
6 31 (1.84%) DHCP
7 23 (1.37%) SAN
8 20 (1.19%) LAN
8 20 (1.19%) VPN
8 20 (1.19%) WAN
9 13 (0.77%) FTP
10 12 (0.71%) SSH
11 11 (0.65%) OpenFlow
11 11 (0.65%) VoIP
12 10 (0.59%) 3G
12 10 (0.59%) 4G
12 10 (0.59%) GSM
13 9 (0.54%) ICMP
13 9 (0.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (16.36%) MySQL
2 255 (15.17%) PostgreSQL
3 242 (14.40%) NoSQL
4 171 (10.17%) MongoDB
5 126 (7.50%) Hadoop
6 116 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 84 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
8 83 (4.94%) SQL Server
9 57 (3.39%) Redis
10 55 (3.27%) Big Data
11 49 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 29 (1.73%) DB2
14 21 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 19 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.95%) HBase
17 15 (0.89%) Apache Hive
18 14 (0.83%) InfluxDB
19 13 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
20 11 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 780 (46.40%) Jenkins
2 476 (28.32%) Git (software)
3 209 (12.43%) JIRA
4 207 (12.31%) TeamCity
5 201 (11.96%) Maven
6 124 (7.38%) Subversion
7 109 (6.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 107 (6.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 97 (5.77%) NUnit
10 95 (5.65%) Ant
11 93 (5.53%) MSTest
12 90 (5.35%) Gradle
13 87 (5.18%) Selenium
14 79 (4.70%) JUnit
15 71 (4.22%) Octopus Deploy
16 63 (3.75%) Bitbucket
17 61 (3.63%) gulp
18 60 (3.57%) Vagrant
19 58 (3.45%) Mockito
20 57 (3.39%) Cucumber
General
1 351 (20.88%) Finance
2 121 (7.20%) Banking
3 53 (3.15%) Retail
4 49 (2.91%) Retail Banking
5 44 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.37%) Games
8 21 (1.25%) Marketing
9 20 (1.19%) Publishing
10 19 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.01%) Electronics
12 13 (0.77%) Front Office
13 10 (0.59%) Law
14 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.24%) Advertising
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Legal
16 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.059%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 815 (48.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 379 (22.55%) Developer
3 244 (14.52%) AWS Engineer
4 221 (13.15%) AWS DevOps
5 219 (13.03%) Java Developer
6 198 (11.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 126 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 113 (6.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 105 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 96 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
11 91 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 81 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 77 (4.58%) Consultant
14 62 (3.69%) Senior Developer
15 60 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
16 54 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
17 53 (3.15%) Architect
18 49 (2.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 48 (2.86%) Administrator
20 45 (2.68%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (12.79%) Node.js
2 210 (12.49%) Web Services
3 132 (7.85%) AngularJS
4 130 (7.73%) Spring
5 129 (7.67%) .NET
6 123 (7.32%) React
7 91 (5.41%) REST
8 86 (5.12%) jQuery
9 71 (4.22%) JSON
10 65 (3.87%) Middleware
11 64 (3.81%) CSS
12 61 (3.63%) HTML
12 61 (3.63%) RESTful
13 60 (3.57%) Kafka
14 55 (3.27%) Hibernate
15 54 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
16 51 (3.03%) Spring MVC
17 47 (2.80%) XML
18 45 (2.68%) J2EE
19 41 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 41 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 41 (2.44%) Fintech
4 36 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.84%) Clustering
9 26 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.25%) Replication
12 20 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.19%) PKI
13 19 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 18 (1.07%) Derivative
15 16 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.95%) User Experience
16 15 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
16 15 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 835 (49.67%) Linux
2 274 (16.30%) Windows
3 253 (15.05%) Unix
4 230 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (5.29%) CentOS
6 75 (4.46%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.84%) Solaris
9 29 (1.73%) Ubuntu
10 27 (1.61%) Debian
11 22 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.13%) VMS
13 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.89%) AIX
15 14 (0.83%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.54%) DC/OS
17 7 (0.42%) Fedora
18 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
19 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
20 2 (0.12%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,168 (69.48%) DevOps
2 788 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 580 (34.50%) Configuration Management
4 551 (32.78%) Continuous Integration
5 269 (16.00%) TDD
6 231 (13.74%) Open Source
7 214 (12.73%) Scrum
8 196 (11.66%) Test Automation
9 173 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 164 (9.76%) Microservices
11 139 (8.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 131 (7.79%) Migration
13 129 (7.67%) BDD
14 123 (7.32%) OO
15 117 (6.96%) Mentoring
16 113 (6.72%) Software Engineering
17 98 (5.83%) Continuous Deployment
18 85 (5.06%) E-Commerce
19 83 (4.94%) Unit Testing
20 75 (4.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 690 (41.05%) Python
2 645 (38.37%) Java
3 418 (24.87%) Ruby
4 389 (23.14%) Bash Shell
5 241 (14.34%) JavaScript
6 224 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 201 (11.96%) SQL
8 188 (11.18%) Perl
9 104 (6.19%) PHP
10 87 (5.18%) Shell Script
11 77 (4.58%) Groovy
12 71 (4.22%) C#
13 59 (3.51%) Go
14 46 (2.74%) Scala
15 36 (2.14%) C
16 33 (1.96%) C++
17 23 (1.37%) ES6
17 23 (1.37%) TypeScript
17 23 (1.37%) XPath
18 16 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 137 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 107 (6.37%) SC Cleared
3 50 (2.97%) AWS Certification
4 42 (2.50%) Degree
5 19 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.48%) RHCE
7 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.36%) MCSE
7 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.24%) CCNP
9 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.24%) MCITP
9 4 (0.24%) OCP
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.18%) CISA
10 3 (0.18%) CISSP
10 3 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.09%) QA
2 37 (2.20%) GCP
3 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.24%) SLA
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.059%) COBIT
7 1 (0.059%) GDPR
7 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.059%) PMO
System Software
1 666 (39.62%) Docker
2 84 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (2.20%) Active Directory
5 33 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 32 (1.90%) vCloud
7 29 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (1.31%) HDFS
10 20 (1.19%) Xen
11 18 (1.07%) KVM
12 13 (0.77%) Apache Flume
13 11 (0.65%) Samba
14 10 (0.59%) LXC
15 9 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 8 (0.48%) NFS
17 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.36%) VirtualBox
18 6 (0.36%) VMware NSX
19 4 (0.24%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 1,286 (76.50%) Puppet
2 1,122 (66.75%) Ansible
3 298 (17.73%) Terraform
4 237 (14.10%) Kubernetes
5 95 (5.65%) Salt
6 68 (4.05%) Nagios
7 54 (3.21%) Packer
8 45 (2.68%) Mesos
9 39 (2.32%) Cobbler
10 35 (2.08%) Kibana
11 34 (2.02%) logstash
12 30 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (1.55%) Grafana
14 22 (1.31%) Consul
15 17 (1.01%) WMI
16 16 (0.95%) CFEngine
16 16 (0.95%) Icinga
16 16 (0.95%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.89%) Graphite
17 15 (0.89%) Rancher
Vendors
1 282 (16.78%) Oracle
2 197 (11.72%) Red Hat
3 154 (9.16%) Splunk
4 138 (8.21%) VMware
5 96 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 72 (4.28%) Google
7 70 (4.16%) SaltStack
8 58 (3.45%) Atlassian
9 39 (2.32%) IBM
10 36 (2.14%) SAP
11 34 (2.02%) New Relic
12 33 (1.96%) Cisco
13 28 (1.67%) AppDynamics
14 23 (1.37%) Rackspace
15 21 (1.25%) Juniper
16 20 (1.19%) HP
16 20 (1.19%) Qualys
17 19 (1.13%) Cloudera
18 15 (0.89%) CA
19 14 (0.83%) Sun