Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 137 220
Rank change year-on-year -20 +83 +37
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1617 1819 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.88% 1.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.18% 16.97% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1311 898
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00
10th Percentile £32.00 - £47.00
90th Percentile £43.30 - £63.00
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00

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 10652 10718 9034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.33% 11.09% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7306 6904 5587
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 243 312
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
% change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -31 953 £525 - 139
South East +20 243 £500 +8.11% 27
North of England +10 214 £475 +5.56% 49
North West +40 103 £525 +21.39% 22
East of England +5 87 £513 +2.50% 18
Yorkshire -27 86 £475 - 26
Midlands -23 77 £500 +11.11% 25
South West +15 46 £425 -5.56% 16
West Midlands -17 44 £525 +16.67% 15
North East +52 39 £535 +53.96% 1
East Midlands -5 31 £360 -10.00% 10
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 1246 (77.06%) Puppet
2 1127 (69.70%) DevOps
3 1046 (64.69%) Ansible
4 825 (51.02%) Linux
5 811 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
6 783 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
7 725 (44.84%) Jenkins
8 665 (41.13%) Python
9 626 (38.71%) Configuration Management
10 594 (36.73%) Java
11 592 (36.61%) Docker
12 525 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
13 412 (25.48%) Git (software)
14 387 (23.93%) Ruby
15 367 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 362 (22.39%) Bash Shell
17 318 (19.67%) Finance
18 302 (18.68%) TDD
19 279 (17.25%) Oracle
20 265 (16.39%) MySQL
21 246 (15.21%) Unix
21 246 (15.21%) Open Source
22 245 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 241 (14.90%) Terraform
24 235 (14.53%) Scrum
25 231 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
25 231 (14.29%) Windows
26 230 (14.22%) NoSQL
27 214 (13.23%) Kubernetes
28 209 (12.93%) Perl

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
1 188 (11.63%) OpenStack
2 186 (11.50%) Tomcat
3 144 (8.91%) Confluence
4 125 (7.73%) WebLogic
5 122 (7.54%) WebSphere
6 107 (6.62%) JBoss
7 101 (6.25%) Apache
8 88 (5.44%) Elasticsearch
9 83 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 79 (4.89%) nginx
11 39 (2.41%) IIS
12 36 (2.23%) Jetty
13 31 (1.92%) Apache Spark
14 25 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.62%) CMS
18 8 (0.49%) SAS
19 7 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (0.80%) HipChat
2 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.062%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 10 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.19%) Magento
5 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.062%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.062%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 811 (50.15%) Amazon AWS
2 367 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (8.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 137 (8.47%) PaaS
5 120 (7.42%) Amazon EC2
6 115 (7.11%) GitHub
7 106 (6.56%) IaaS
8 82 (5.07%) Amazon S3
9 55 (3.40%) Serverless
10 54 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 52 (3.22%) Route 53
12 50 (3.09%) SaaS
13 47 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
15 42 (2.60%) npm
16 38 (2.35%) Slack
17 36 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 35 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
19 25 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
20 22 (1.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 142 (8.78%) TCP/IP
2 115 (7.11%) HTTP
3 85 (5.26%) DNS
4 73 (4.51%) Firewall
4 73 (4.51%) SSL
5 30 (1.86%) Internet
6 28 (1.73%) SAN
7 26 (1.61%) DHCP
8 24 (1.48%) Network Security
9 22 (1.36%) HTTPS
9 22 (1.36%) VPN
10 20 (1.24%) LAN
10 20 (1.24%) LDAP
11 19 (1.18%) WAN
12 14 (0.87%) SMTP
13 12 (0.74%) OpenFlow
14 11 (0.68%) VoIP
15 10 (0.62%) 3G
15 10 (0.62%) GSM
15 10 (0.62%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (16.39%) MySQL
2 231 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 230 (14.22%) NoSQL
4 172 (10.64%) MongoDB
5 117 (7.24%) Relational Database
6 112 (6.93%) Hadoop
7 83 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
7 83 (5.13%) SQL Server
8 56 (3.46%) Big Data
8 56 (3.46%) Redis
9 46 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 35 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.05%) DB2
14 14 (0.87%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.87%) HBase
14 14 (0.87%) InfluxDB
15 9 (0.56%) Riak
16 8 (0.49%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 725 (44.84%) Jenkins
2 412 (25.48%) Git (software)
3 191 (11.81%) JIRA
4 174 (10.76%) TeamCity
5 170 (10.51%) Maven
6 103 (6.37%) Subversion
7 95 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 91 (5.63%) NUnit
9 86 (5.32%) MSTest
10 81 (5.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 76 (4.70%) Ant
12 75 (4.64%) Selenium
13 74 (4.58%) Gradle
14 72 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 69 (4.27%) Vagrant
16 64 (3.96%) Bitbucket
17 55 (3.40%) gulp
18 54 (3.34%) JUnit
19 52 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
20 44 (2.72%) MSBuild
General
1 318 (19.67%) Finance
2 98 (6.06%) Banking
3 68 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 54 (3.34%) Marketing
5 49 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.97%) Electronics
7 44 (2.72%) Retail Banking
8 42 (2.60%) Retail
9 26 (1.61%) Games
10 20 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.18%) Front Office
12 14 (0.87%) Legal
13 9 (0.56%) Law
14 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.37%) Publishing
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Advertising
16 4 (0.25%) Back Office
17 2 (0.12%) Automotive
17 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 758 (46.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 330 (20.41%) Developer
3 197 (12.18%) AWS DevOps
4 196 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
5 169 (10.45%) Java Developer
6 167 (10.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 120 (7.42%) Linux Engineer
8 102 (6.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 101 (6.25%) Architect
10 89 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
11 83 (5.13%) Consultant
12 78 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 75 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
14 67 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 53 (3.28%) Senior Developer
16 51 (3.15%) Administrator
16 51 (3.15%) Azure Engineer
17 48 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
18 43 (2.66%) Azure DevOps
18 43 (2.66%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (12.86%) Web Services
2 181 (11.19%) Node.js
3 128 (7.92%) .NET
4 112 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 103 (6.37%) Spring
6 93 (5.75%) React
7 87 (5.38%) Middleware
8 81 (5.01%) REST
9 80 (4.95%) Elastic Stack
10 71 (4.39%) JSON
11 70 (4.33%) RESTful
12 61 (3.77%) jQuery
13 56 (3.46%) SOAP
14 55 (3.40%) HTML
15 54 (3.34%) CSS
15 54 (3.34%) XML
16 49 (3.03%) Kafka
17 46 (2.84%) J2EE
18 40 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
19 39 (2.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.70%) Public Cloud
2 58 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.29%) Clustering
7 36 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.98%) PKI
9 31 (1.92%) Fintech
10 30 (1.86%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.67%) Replication
12 24 (1.48%) Virtual Team
13 23 (1.42%) User Experience
14 22 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.30%) Cloud Native
16 19 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 16 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
18 14 (0.87%) Data Structures
19 13 (0.80%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 825 (51.02%) Linux
2 246 (15.21%) Unix
3 245 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 231 (14.29%) Windows
5 99 (6.12%) CentOS
6 60 (3.71%) Windows Server
7 45 (2.78%) Solaris
8 41 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 35 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.92%) AIX
11 23 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.11%) Debian
13 15 (0.93%) CoreOS
14 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.74%) VMS
16 10 (0.62%) DC/OS
17 7 (0.43%) HPUX
18 6 (0.37%) Fedora
19 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
20 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1127 (69.70%) DevOps
2 783 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
3 626 (38.71%) Configuration Management
4 525 (32.47%) Continuous Integration
5 302 (18.68%) TDD
6 246 (15.21%) Open Source
7 235 (14.53%) Scrum
8 194 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 186 (11.50%) Microservices
10 155 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 141 (8.72%) OO
12 136 (8.41%) Migration
13 122 (7.54%) Mentoring
14 117 (7.24%) Software Engineering
15 116 (7.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 105 (6.49%) BDD
17 95 (5.88%) E-Commerce
18 84 (5.19%) Kanban
19 82 (5.07%) SOA
20 77 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 665 (41.13%) Python
2 594 (36.73%) Java
3 387 (23.93%) Ruby
4 362 (22.39%) Bash Shell
5 209 (12.93%) Perl
6 205 (12.68%) PowerShell
7 197 (12.18%) JavaScript
8 161 (9.96%) SQL
9 112 (6.93%) PHP
10 92 (5.69%) Shell Script
11 81 (5.01%) C#
12 74 (4.58%) Groovy
13 70 (4.33%) Go
14 62 (3.83%) Scala
15 32 (1.98%) C
16 31 (1.92%) C++
17 22 (1.36%) Korn
18 19 (1.18%) ES6
18 19 (1.18%) TypeScript
19 17 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 145 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 117 (7.24%) SC Cleared
3 58 (3.59%) Degree
4 38 (2.35%) AWS Certification
5 27 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.87%) RHCE
7 9 (0.56%) RHCA
8 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.31%) CISSP
8 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.25%) CCNP
9 4 (0.25%) MCITP
9 4 (0.25%) MCSE
9 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.19%) CEH
10 3 (0.19%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.19%) GIAC
10 3 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.22%) QA
2 29 (1.79%) GCP
3 9 (0.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.062%) GDPR
6 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 592 (36.61%) Docker
2 88 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 35 (2.16%) Xen
4 31 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.48%) vCloud
7 22 (1.36%) KVM
8 21 (1.30%) HDFS
9 19 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (0.80%) LXC
11 11 (0.68%) Apache Flume
12 10 (0.62%) NFS
12 10 (0.62%) Samba
12 10 (0.62%) vSphere
13 7 (0.43%) GPFS
13 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1246 (77.06%) Puppet
2 1046 (64.69%) Ansible
3 241 (14.90%) Terraform
4 214 (13.23%) Kubernetes
5 108 (6.68%) Salt
6 67 (4.14%) Nagios
7 61 (3.77%) Packer
8 53 (3.28%) Mesos
9 41 (2.54%) logstash
10 38 (2.35%) Cobbler
11 33 (2.04%) Kibana
12 28 (1.73%) Consul
13 26 (1.61%) Grafana
14 22 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
15 21 (1.30%) Rancher
16 19 (1.18%) ZABBIX
17 17 (1.05%) WMI
18 16 (0.99%) CFEngine
18 16 (0.99%) Graphite
18 16 (0.99%) StatsD
Vendors
1 279 (17.25%) Oracle
2 209 (12.93%) Red Hat
3 157 (9.71%) VMware
4 124 (7.67%) Splunk
5 100 (6.18%) Microsoft
6 67 (4.14%) SaltStack
7 66 (4.08%) SAP
8 59 (3.65%) Google
9 53 (3.28%) Atlassian
10 37 (2.29%) IBM
11 36 (2.23%) Cisco
12 30 (1.86%) HP
13 29 (1.79%) Rackspace
14 28 (1.73%) New Relic
15 26 (1.61%) AppDynamics
16 24 (1.48%) Juniper
17 23 (1.42%) WSO2
18 19 (1.18%) Sun
19 18 (1.11%) Cloudera
20 17 (1.05%) ServiceNow