Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 163 181
Rank change year-on-year +37 +18 +50
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,923 1,415 1,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.08% 1.66% 1.40%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.96% 15.55% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,053 1,016
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £404 £370 £363
90th Percentile £653 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
England median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £28.13 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £41.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% -20.00% -

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 12,051 9,100 9,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 10.68% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,088 6,073 6,176
England median daily rate £499 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £263
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.72% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 211 260
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% +8.29%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £47.57 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +12.15%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +16 1,116 £550 +4.76% 239
North of England +11 307 £438 +1.74% 72
South East +39 258 £538 +19.44% 41
North West +25 170 £450 +5.88% 38
Midlands +45 131 £500 -2.91% 33
Yorkshire -12 106 £430 -4.44% 26
West Midlands +28 69 £525 +7.69% 15
East of England -16 58 £538 +2.38% 23
East Midlands +31 56 £450 -12.62% 18
South West +37 55 £525 +16.67% 25
North East +18 34 £421 +9.77% 8
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,451 (75.46%) Puppet
2 1,388 (72.18%) DevOps
3 1,249 (64.95%) Ansible
4 1,016 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
5 978 (50.86%) Linux
6 952 (49.51%) Jenkins
7 848 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
8 815 (42.38%) Docker
9 812 (42.23%) Python
10 660 (34.32%) Configuration Management
11 653 (33.96%) Java
12 615 (31.98%) Continuous Integration
13 504 (26.21%) Git (software)
14 499 (25.95%) Ruby
15 464 (24.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 456 (23.71%) Terraform
17 416 (21.63%) Bash Shell
18 372 (19.34%) Finance
19 365 (18.98%) Kubernetes
20 319 (16.59%) Windows
21 303 (15.76%) Open Source
22 301 (15.65%) MySQL
23 287 (14.92%) Unix
24 285 (14.82%) TDD
25 281 (14.61%) JavaScript
26 275 (14.30%) Oracle
27 271 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 258 (13.42%) Deployment Automation
28 258 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
29 242 (12.58%) Web Services

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
1 216 (11.23%) Tomcat
2 162 (8.42%) OpenStack
3 160 (8.32%) WebSphere
4 155 (8.06%) Confluence
5 140 (7.28%) WebLogic
6 121 (6.29%) JBoss
7 103 (5.36%) Apache
8 94 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (4.58%) nginx
10 86 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 50 (2.60%) IIS
12 43 (2.24%) Jetty
13 32 (1.66%) Apache Spark
14 26 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (0.73%) CMS
16 14 (0.73%) Mongrel
16 14 (0.73%) Mule
17 10 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.52%) CloudStack
Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.21%) HipChat
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
1 17 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.62%) Magento
3 6 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.052%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,016 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
2 464 (24.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (9.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 160 (8.32%) Amazon EC2
5 151 (7.85%) GitHub
6 131 (6.81%) PaaS
7 124 (6.45%) Amazon S3
8 109 (5.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 109 (5.67%) Serverless
9 107 (5.56%) IaaS
10 91 (4.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 88 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
12 84 (4.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 82 (4.26%) npm
14 74 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
15 70 (3.64%) Route 53
16 65 (3.38%) OpenShift
16 65 (3.38%) SaaS
17 52 (2.70%) CloudFront
18 28 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.49%) TCP/IP
2 143 (7.44%) HTTP
3 105 (5.46%) SSL
4 100 (5.20%) DNS
5 90 (4.68%) Firewall
6 68 (3.54%) DHCP
7 42 (2.18%) FTP
8 40 (2.08%) Internet
9 35 (1.82%) IPsec
10 24 (1.25%) SAN
10 24 (1.25%) VPN
11 15 (0.78%) LAN
11 15 (0.78%) WAN
12 14 (0.73%) SMTP
12 14 (0.73%) SNMP
13 12 (0.62%) SSH
14 9 (0.47%) ICMP
14 9 (0.47%) Network Security
15 8 (0.42%) SMS
16 7 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (15.65%) MySQL
2 258 (13.42%) PostgreSQL
3 241 (12.53%) NoSQL
4 174 (9.05%) MongoDB
5 131 (6.81%) Relational Database
6 112 (5.82%) Amazon RDS
7 108 (5.62%) Hadoop
7 108 (5.62%) SQL Server
8 76 (3.95%) Big Data
9 62 (3.22%) RDBMS
10 52 (2.70%) Redis
11 40 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 30 (1.56%) DB2
13 25 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.94%) HBase
16 17 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (0.73%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 952 (49.51%) Jenkins
2 504 (26.21%) Git (software)
3 238 (12.38%) JIRA
4 201 (10.45%) TeamCity
5 154 (8.01%) Maven
6 130 (6.76%) Subversion
7 116 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 106 (5.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 96 (4.99%) NUnit
10 95 (4.94%) MSTest
11 89 (4.63%) Gradle
12 88 (4.58%) JUnit
13 85 (4.42%) Travis CI
13 85 (4.42%) Vagrant
14 84 (4.37%) Selenium
15 79 (4.11%) gulp
16 77 (4.00%) Ant
17 62 (3.22%) GitLab
17 62 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 57 (2.96%) Cucumber
General
1 372 (19.34%) Finance
2 136 (7.07%) Banking
3 48 (2.50%) Retail
4 46 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.77%) Retail Banking
6 29 (1.51%) Games
7 24 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.14%) Marketing
9 20 (1.04%) Law
10 18 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.94%) Publishing
11 17 (0.88%) Electronics
12 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.78%) Back Office
14 4 (0.21%) French Language
15 2 (0.10%) Automotive
15 2 (0.10%) Legal
15 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.052%) Front Office
16 1 (0.052%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 987 (51.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 388 (20.18%) Developer
3 319 (16.59%) AWS Engineer
4 284 (14.77%) AWS DevOps
5 268 (13.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 200 (10.40%) Java Developer
7 162 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 127 (6.60%) Linux Engineer
9 115 (5.98%) Senior DevOps
10 112 (5.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 102 (5.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 96 (4.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 90 (4.68%) Consultant
14 81 (4.21%) Senior Developer
15 62 (3.22%) Azure Engineer
16 60 (3.12%) Platform Engineer
17 58 (3.02%) DevOps Consultant
18 54 (2.81%) Azure DevOps
18 54 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
19 53 (2.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (12.58%) Web Services
2 215 (11.18%) Node.js
3 142 (7.38%) AngularJS
4 130 (6.76%) Spring
5 126 (6.55%) .NET
6 98 (5.10%) React
7 91 (4.73%) REST
8 84 (4.37%) Middleware
9 80 (4.16%) CSS
9 80 (4.16%) jQuery
10 77 (4.00%) HTML
11 73 (3.80%) JSON
12 61 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
13 54 (2.81%) HTML5
13 54 (2.81%) RESTful
13 54 (2.81%) SOAP
13 54 (2.81%) Spring MVC
14 52 (2.70%) XML
15 46 (2.39%) J2EE
16 45 (2.34%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (4.63%) Linux Command Line
3 85 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 48 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 48 (2.50%) Fintech
6 39 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.61%) Cloud Native
8 31 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 28 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.35%) Clustering
11 24 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.09%) Replication
14 20 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 19 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.83%) User Experience
17 14 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 978 (50.86%) Linux
2 319 (16.59%) Windows
3 287 (14.92%) Unix
4 271 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 102 (5.30%) CentOS
6 84 (4.37%) Windows Server
7 52 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 41 (2.13%) Debian
9 36 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.40%) Solaris
12 20 (1.04%) AIX
13 17 (0.88%) DC/OS
14 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.68%) CoreOS
15 13 (0.68%) VMS
16 7 (0.36%) Fedora
17 6 (0.31%) Android
17 6 (0.31%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,388 (72.18%) DevOps
2 848 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
3 660 (34.32%) Configuration Management
4 615 (31.98%) Continuous Integration
5 303 (15.76%) Open Source
6 285 (14.82%) TDD
7 258 (13.42%) Deployment Automation
8 231 (12.01%) Test Automation
9 198 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 193 (10.04%) OO
11 186 (9.67%) Scrum
12 180 (9.36%) Microservices
13 142 (7.38%) Migration
14 134 (6.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 129 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
16 124 (6.45%) Software Engineering
17 118 (6.14%) BDD
18 107 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
19 100 (5.20%) SDLC
20 95 (4.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 812 (42.23%) Python
2 653 (33.96%) Java
3 499 (25.95%) Ruby
4 416 (21.63%) Bash Shell
5 281 (14.61%) JavaScript
6 230 (11.96%) PowerShell
7 226 (11.75%) Perl
8 194 (10.09%) SQL
9 118 (6.14%) Shell Script
10 102 (5.30%) Groovy
11 101 (5.25%) PHP
12 81 (4.21%) Go
13 71 (3.69%) C#
14 57 (2.96%) Java 8
15 49 (2.55%) Scala
16 44 (2.29%) C++
17 43 (2.24%) C
18 29 (1.51%) ES6
19 27 (1.40%) TypeScript
20 20 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 175 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 120 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 72 (3.74%) AWS Certification
4 47 (2.44%) Degree
5 26 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.47%) RHCE
9 8 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.36%) MCSE
11 6 (0.31%) CCNP
11 6 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.26%) CCNA
12 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.21%) OCP
13 4 (0.21%) VCP6
14 3 (0.16%) ISEB
14 3 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.96%) QA
2 35 (1.82%) GCP
3 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.31%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) PMO
6 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
System Software
1 815 (42.38%) Docker
2 112 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
4 50 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 33 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 28 (1.46%) VirtualBox
7 26 (1.35%) vCloud
8 23 (1.20%) KVM
9 21 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.04%) Xen
11 14 (0.73%) NFS
12 12 (0.62%) Samba
13 11 (0.57%) Firmware
14 10 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.52%) vSphere
15 8 (0.42%) HDFS
16 7 (0.36%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.31%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,451 (75.46%) Puppet
2 1,249 (64.95%) Ansible
3 456 (23.71%) Terraform
4 365 (18.98%) Kubernetes
5 140 (7.28%) Salt
6 101 (5.25%) Packer
7 69 (3.59%) Nagios
8 54 (2.81%) Docker Swarm
9 51 (2.65%) Mesos
10 40 (2.08%) Kibana
11 34 (1.77%) logstash
12 31 (1.61%) Rancher
13 29 (1.51%) Automic
14 26 (1.35%) Cobbler
14 26 (1.35%) Grafana
15 25 (1.30%) CFEngine
16 15 (0.78%) Capistrano
16 15 (0.78%) Suricata
17 13 (0.68%) Consul
17 13 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 275 (14.30%) Oracle
2 206 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 171 (8.89%) Splunk
4 160 (8.32%) VMware
5 121 (6.29%) Microsoft
6 110 (5.72%) Google
7 96 (4.99%) Atlassian
8 86 (4.47%) SaltStack
9 57 (2.96%) IBM
10 56 (2.91%) New Relic
11 47 (2.44%) AppDynamics
12 38 (1.98%) SAP
13 28 (1.46%) Rackspace
14 26 (1.35%) HP
15 24 (1.25%) Cisco
16 19 (0.99%) Qualys
17 16 (0.83%) EMC
18 15 (0.78%) CA
18 15 (0.78%) Sybase
19 14 (0.73%) F5