Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 130 159
Rank change year-on-year -99 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 881 2,002 1,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 2.10% 1.73%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.99% 14.40% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 1,586 1,289
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £400
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% -

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 11,028 13,903 11,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.53% 14.61% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,516 9,482 7,651
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £268 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 376 266
England median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% -24.44%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.81
90th Percentile £50.95 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - -22.22%

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 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 -75 482 £600 +9.09% 133
North of England +7 196 £500 - 50
South East -102 101 £550 +5.77% 41
North West -18 85 £550 - 26
Yorkshire +33 78 £500 +2.30% 21
Midlands -49 41 £500 +11.11% 25
South West -68 35 £550 +29.41% 18
North East +6 33 £450 -7.69% 3
West Midlands +12 26 £449 -6.02% 14
East of England -32 21 £488 -5.80% 18
East Midlands -40 15 £500 +19.05% 11
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 688 (78.09%) DevOps
2 612 (69.47%) Puppet
3 578 (65.61%) AWS
4 571 (64.81%) Ansible
5 486 (55.16%) Linux
6 461 (52.33%) Python
7 444 (50.40%) Jenkins
8 384 (43.59%) Docker
9 380 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
10 378 (42.91%) Configuration Management
11 375 (42.57%) Terraform
12 312 (35.41%) Kubernetes
13 276 (31.33%) Azure
14 269 (30.53%) Java
15 265 (30.08%) Git (software)
16 242 (27.47%) Bash Shell
17 237 (26.90%) Ruby
18 236 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
19 214 (24.29%) Infrastructure as Code
20 185 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 183 (20.77%) Windows
22 172 (19.52%) AWS CloudFormation
23 169 (19.18%) Security Cleared
24 165 (18.73%) PowerShell
25 159 (18.05%) GCP
26 157 (17.82%) Microservices
27 145 (16.46%) Finance
28 143 (16.23%) Migration
29 139 (15.78%) Perl
29 139 (15.78%) Open Source

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 55 (6.24%) nginx
2 50 (5.68%) Apache
3 45 (5.11%) Confluence
4 38 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 37 (4.20%) JBoss
6 30 (3.41%) IIS
7 27 (3.06%) OpenStack
8 25 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (2.16%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.70%) Jetty
12 13 (1.48%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.36%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.14%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.68%) Drupal
17 5 (0.57%) Mongrel
18 4 (0.45%) Skype for Business
18 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
19 3 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 578 (65.61%) AWS
2 276 (31.33%) Azure
3 172 (19.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 159 (18.05%) GCP
5 96 (10.90%) GitHub
6 92 (10.44%) Amazon EC2
7 79 (8.97%) Amazon S3
8 75 (8.51%) Serverless
9 72 (8.17%) IaaS
10 68 (7.72%) PaaS
11 66 (7.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 64 (7.26%) OpenShift
13 63 (7.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 57 (6.47%) Datadog
15 56 (6.36%) AWS Lambda
16 49 (5.56%) Route 53
17 35 (3.97%) Amazon ELB
18 28 (3.18%) SaaS
19 27 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
19 27 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.19%) HTTP
2 77 (8.74%) TCP/IP
3 64 (7.26%) DNS
4 56 (6.36%) SSL
5 46 (5.22%) Firewall
6 42 (4.77%) VPN
7 33 (3.75%) Internet
8 29 (3.29%) DHCP
9 18 (2.04%) FTP
10 16 (1.82%) BGP
11 15 (1.70%) EIGRP
11 15 (1.70%) Multicast
12 14 (1.59%) SSH
13 13 (1.48%) IPsec
13 13 (1.48%) Network Security
13 13 (1.48%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.36%) LAN
15 11 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (1.14%) OSPF
16 10 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.33%) MySQL
2 77 (8.74%) MongoDB
3 68 (7.72%) SQL Server
4 56 (6.36%) Amazon RDS
5 52 (5.90%) Big Data
5 52 (5.90%) NoSQL
6 51 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (3.86%) Hadoop
7 34 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (2.72%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.25%) Power BI
13 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.14%) HBase
14 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 444 (50.40%) Jenkins
2 265 (30.08%) Git (software)
3 112 (12.71%) JIRA
4 89 (10.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 59 (6.70%) Maven
6 51 (5.79%) Subversion
7 47 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 38 (4.31%) GitLab
8 38 (4.31%) SonarQube
9 37 (4.20%) Bitbucket
10 36 (4.09%) Travis CI
11 34 (3.86%) Gradle
12 33 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (3.29%) TeamCity
14 26 (2.95%) CircleCI
14 26 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
15 25 (2.84%) Selenium
16 24 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (2.50%) Cucumber
18 21 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 145 (16.46%) Finance
2 67 (7.60%) Public Sector
3 32 (3.63%) Banking
3 32 (3.63%) Retail
4 15 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.14%) Front Office
6 9 (1.02%) Billing
6 9 (1.02%) Games
6 9 (1.02%) Law
7 8 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.68%) Legal
8 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) German Language
10 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 448 (50.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 131 (14.87%) AWS Engineer
3 123 (13.96%) Cloud Engineer
4 106 (12.03%) AWS DevOps
5 97 (11.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 71 (8.06%) Senior DevOps
7 66 (7.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 61 (6.92%) Architect
9 50 (5.68%) Azure Engineer
10 49 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
11 46 (5.22%) Developer
12 43 (4.88%) Consultant
13 42 (4.77%) Automation Engineer
13 42 (4.77%) Azure DevOps
14 40 (4.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 39 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 35 (3.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 32 (3.63%) DevOps Consultant
17 32 (3.63%) Platform Engineer
18 29 (3.29%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.53%) Web Services
2 78 (8.85%) Node.js
3 60 (6.81%) .NET
4 57 (6.47%) JSON
5 40 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
6 34 (3.86%) Spring
7 33 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
8 28 (3.18%) Kafka
9 27 (3.06%) REST
10 22 (2.50%) AngularJS
11 20 (2.27%) Hibernate
12 19 (2.16%) J2EE
12 19 (2.16%) RESTful
13 18 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
13 18 (2.04%) Middleware
13 18 (2.04%) SOAP
14 16 (1.82%) React
15 14 (1.59%) YAML
16 13 (1.48%) HTML
16 13 (1.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.67%) Public Cloud
2 84 (9.53%) Data Centre
3 43 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (3.06%) Clustering
7 26 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.82%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.70%) Replication
11 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Cloud
11 13 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.14%) PKI
14 9 (1.02%) User Experience
15 8 (0.91%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.68%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.68%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.57%) Mainframe
17 5 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 486 (55.16%) Linux
2 185 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 183 (20.77%) Windows
4 84 (9.53%) Unix
5 71 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 64 (7.26%) CentOS
7 48 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.14%) Solaris
10 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.91%) AIX
11 8 (0.91%) Android
11 8 (0.91%) zOS
12 7 (0.79%) VMS
13 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.68%) Debian
14 5 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.11%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (78.09%) DevOps
2 380 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
3 378 (42.91%) Configuration Management
4 236 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
5 214 (24.29%) Infrastructure as Code
6 157 (17.82%) Microservices
7 143 (16.23%) Migration
8 139 (15.78%) Open Source
9 130 (14.76%) Scrum
10 89 (10.10%) Kanban
11 77 (8.74%) Test Automation
12 75 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (8.29%) Deployment Automation
14 72 (8.17%) High Availability
15 71 (8.06%) ITIL
16 64 (7.26%) Infrastructure Automation
17 61 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
18 58 (6.58%) Project Delivery
19 46 (5.22%) Load Balancing
20 45 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 461 (52.33%) Python
2 269 (30.53%) Java
3 242 (27.47%) Bash Shell
4 237 (26.90%) Ruby
5 165 (18.73%) PowerShell
6 139 (15.78%) Perl
7 85 (9.65%) SQL
8 76 (8.63%) Go
8 76 (8.63%) Shell Script
9 43 (4.88%) JavaScript
10 42 (4.77%) PHP
11 39 (4.43%) C#
12 27 (3.06%) Groovy
13 26 (2.95%) C
14 13 (1.48%) C++
15 11 (1.25%) Scala
16 9 (1.02%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.79%) R
18 6 (0.68%) Tcl
19 3 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 93 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.45%) AWS Certification
4 36 (4.09%) RHCE
5 27 (3.06%) Degree
6 14 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.36%) DBS Check
8 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.25%) CCNP
10 10 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.14%) MCSA
11 8 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.68%) CCNA
13 3 (0.34%) CCIE
13 3 (0.34%) CISA
13 3 (0.34%) CISM
13 3 (0.34%) CISSP
13 3 (0.34%) GIAC
13 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.95%) QA
2 10 (1.14%) SLA
3 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.45%) NCSC
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 384 (43.59%) Docker
2 67 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
4 42 (4.77%) Active Directory
5 25 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.25%) vSphere
7 8 (0.91%) KVM
7 8 (0.91%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.68%) NFS
9 6 (0.68%) Xen
10 5 (0.57%) HDFS
10 5 (0.57%) Postfix
10 5 (0.57%) XenApp
11 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.34%) oVirt
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 612 (69.47%) Puppet
2 571 (64.81%) Ansible
3 375 (42.57%) Terraform
4 312 (35.41%) Kubernetes
5 114 (12.94%) Salt
6 46 (5.22%) Packer
7 45 (5.11%) Nagios
8 40 (4.54%) Prometheus
9 38 (4.31%) Grafana
10 26 (2.95%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (2.38%) Rancher
12 19 (2.16%) Kibana
12 19 (2.16%) SCCM
13 18 (2.04%) Suricata
14 14 (1.59%) HAProxy
15 13 (1.48%) Cobbler
15 13 (1.48%) logstash
16 12 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (1.36%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.91%) yum
Vendors
1 136 (15.44%) Red Hat
2 110 (12.49%) Google
3 84 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 84 (9.53%) Splunk
4 80 (9.08%) VMware
5 42 (4.77%) Oracle
6 41 (4.65%) Cisco
7 32 (3.63%) SaltStack
8 26 (2.95%) Citrix
9 20 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.04%) Atlassian
10 18 (2.04%) Qualys
11 16 (1.82%) IBM
12 12 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.36%) F5
12 12 (1.36%) HP
12 12 (1.36%) Tableau
13 11 (1.25%) New Relic
14 10 (1.14%) Juniper
15 9 (1.02%) NetApp