Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 319 231 192
Rank change year-on-year -88 -39 -57
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 426 365 1,260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 1.09% 1.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.76% 7.11% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 267 906
10th Percentile £363 £350 £409
25th Percentile £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £638
90th Percentile £730 £705 £725
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £61.50 £51.58 -
Median % change year-on-year +19.24% - -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £55.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.55% +100.00% -15.38%

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 8,950 5,132 12,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 15.37% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,322 3,628 8,797
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £430 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 98 268
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.22 £14.50 £13.84
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.39 £18.78
Median % change year-on-year +10.88% +3.28% -1.18%
75th Percentile £42.16 £33.06 £26.00
90th Percentile £59.98 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.03% -2.50% +5.26%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -42 266 £550 +1.85% 76
North of England -73 58 £500 -4.76% 48
North West -32 43 £500 +2.04% 20
South East -64 24 £475 -7.77% 12
Midlands -37 22 £396 +19.10% 13
East Midlands -11 16 £396 +25.71% 4
Yorkshire -48 15 £525 -8.70% 24
South West -3 13 £493 -17.92% 12
East of England -15 12 £750 +63.04% 3
West Midlands -39 6 £580 +65.71% 9
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 296 (69.48%) Ansible
2 290 (68.08%) DevOps
3 276 (64.79%) Puppet
4 213 (50.00%) Python
5 207 (48.59%) AWS
6 202 (47.42%) Terraform
7 199 (46.71%) Linux
8 177 (41.55%) Azure
9 172 (40.38%) Jenkins
10 153 (35.92%) Kubernetes
11 148 (34.74%) Docker
11 148 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
12 143 (33.57%) Configuration Management
13 119 (27.93%) Git (software)
14 110 (25.82%) Java
14 110 (25.82%) GCP
15 108 (25.35%) Infrastructure as Code
15 108 (25.35%) PowerShell
16 91 (21.36%) Windows
17 86 (20.19%) Finance
18 83 (19.48%) AWS CloudFormation
19 79 (18.54%) VMware
20 78 (18.31%) Bash Shell
21 74 (17.37%) Open Source
22 68 (15.96%) Google
23 61 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
24 60 (14.08%) Social Skills
25 59 (13.85%) Microservices
25 59 (13.85%) GitHub
25 59 (13.85%) Microsoft

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 24 (5.63%) Confluence
2 21 (4.93%) nginx
3 16 (3.76%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.52%) Apache
5 12 (2.82%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (1.17%) IIS
10 5 (1.17%) JBoss
10 5 (1.17%) Mule
10 5 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.70%) Jetty
12 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.47%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Actimize
1 2 (0.47%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 207 (48.59%) AWS
2 177 (41.55%) Azure
3 110 (25.82%) GCP
4 83 (19.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 59 (13.85%) GitHub
6 37 (8.69%) PaaS
7 35 (8.22%) IaaS
8 31 (7.28%) Serverless
9 29 (6.81%) npm
10 26 (6.10%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (5.87%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (5.16%) OpenShift
13 19 (4.46%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (4.46%) SaaS
14 15 (3.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (3.29%) Amazon ECS
15 14 (3.29%) Amazon S3
15 14 (3.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (2.82%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (2.82%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.34%) DNS
2 26 (6.10%) Firewall
3 18 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.52%) HTTP
5 12 (2.82%) HTTPS
5 12 (2.82%) SNMP
5 12 (2.82%) SSL
6 10 (2.35%) NAS
6 10 (2.35%) SAN
7 8 (1.88%) Kerberos
7 8 (1.88%) LAN
7 8 (1.88%) WAN
8 7 (1.64%) ATM
9 5 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.17%) DHCP
9 5 (1.17%) VLAN
10 4 (0.94%) IPv4
10 4 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.70%) Internet
11 3 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.93%) Data Lake
3 20 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 20 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.23%) MySQL
6 14 (3.29%) Big Data
6 14 (3.29%) BigQuery
7 13 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.64%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.64%) Tableau
11 6 (1.41%) Looker
11 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.17%) Power BI
12 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.17%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 172 (40.38%) Jenkins
2 119 (27.93%) Git (software)
3 55 (12.91%) JIRA
4 47 (11.03%) Maven
5 35 (8.22%) Gradle
6 34 (7.98%) CircleCI
7 29 (6.81%) gulp
7 29 (6.81%) Travis CI
8 26 (6.10%) GitLab
8 26 (6.10%) Subversion
9 19 (4.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (4.46%) Visual Studio
10 17 (3.99%) Bitbucket
10 17 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (3.99%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.82%) Vagrant
12 10 (2.35%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.17%) ProC
14 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 86 (20.19%) Finance
2 60 (14.08%) Social Skills
3 46 (10.80%) Banking
4 32 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (7.04%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.52%) Retail
7 14 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.94%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 149 (34.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (13.15%) Cloud Engineer
3 42 (9.86%) Developer
4 39 (9.15%) Architect
4 39 (9.15%) AWS Engineer
5 31 (7.28%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (6.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (6.57%) Consultant
7 25 (5.87%) Azure Engineer
8 24 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
9 22 (5.16%) Senior DevOps
10 21 (4.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 16 (3.76%) Administrator
12 16 (3.76%) DevOps Consultant
13 15 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 14 (3.29%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.27%) .NET
2 32 (7.51%) Node.js
3 28 (6.57%) YAML
4 26 (6.10%) JSON
4 26 (6.10%) Web Services
5 19 (4.46%) Kafka
6 18 (4.23%) AngularJS
6 18 (4.23%) Spring
7 14 (3.29%) React
7 14 (3.29%) Spring Boot
8 13 (3.05%) REST
9 12 (2.82%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.58%) Middleware
11 10 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (2.11%) LDAP
12 9 (2.11%) RESTful
13 7 (1.64%) .NET Core
13 7 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.41%) CSS
14 6 (1.41%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.09%) Public Cloud
2 34 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 25 (5.87%) Clustering
4 23 (5.40%) Cloud Native
5 15 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (3.05%) Legacy Applications
6 13 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.82%) User Experience
8 11 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.11%) Replication
10 8 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.41%) iPad
11 6 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.17%) CMDB
13 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 199 (46.71%) Linux
2 91 (21.36%) Windows
3 48 (11.27%) Unix
4 44 (10.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.58%) CentOS
6 9 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.64%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.41%) AIX
9 5 (1.17%) zOS
10 4 (0.94%) Solaris
11 2 (0.47%) Android
11 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.47%) SUSE
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) HPUX
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (68.08%) DevOps
2 148 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (33.57%) Configuration Management
4 108 (25.35%) Infrastructure as Code
5 74 (17.37%) Open Source
6 61 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (13.85%) Microservices
8 46 (10.80%) Migration
9 45 (10.56%) ITIL
10 44 (10.33%) Scrum
11 37 (8.69%) Change Management
11 37 (8.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 35 (8.22%) Infrastructure Automation
12 35 (8.22%) Test Automation
13 34 (7.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 31 (7.28%) Project Delivery
14 31 (7.28%) Service Management
15 27 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (6.34%) Software Engineering
16 26 (6.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 213 (50.00%) Python
2 110 (25.82%) Java
3 108 (25.35%) PowerShell
4 78 (18.31%) Bash Shell
5 44 (10.33%) SQL
6 37 (8.69%) JavaScript
7 34 (7.98%) Groovy
8 32 (7.51%) C#
9 29 (6.81%) Ruby
10 27 (6.34%) Perl
11 26 (6.10%) Go
12 19 (4.46%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.82%) PHP
14 10 (2.35%) C++
15 9 (2.11%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.41%) C
17 5 (1.17%) Scala
18 4 (0.94%) AWK
18 4 (0.94%) Kotlin
18 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.93%) Degree
4 7 (1.64%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.47%) CCNP
5 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.47%) CISSP
5 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.47%) GIAC
5 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.47%) RHCE
6 1 (0.23%) CCIE
6 1 (0.23%) CCNA
6 1 (0.23%) CEH
6 1 (0.23%) GCIA
6 1 (0.23%) GSEC
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.23%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.23%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.23%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) QA
2 5 (1.17%) GDPR
3 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.23%) NCSC
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (34.74%) Docker
2 52 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (8.45%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.88%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.41%) vSphere
8 4 (0.94%) KVM
8 4 (0.94%) NFS
9 3 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.70%) LXC
10 2 (0.47%) Ceph
10 2 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.47%) vCloud
10 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.23%) IAG
11 1 (0.23%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 296 (69.48%) Ansible
2 276 (64.79%) Puppet
3 202 (47.42%) Terraform
4 153 (35.92%) Kubernetes
5 30 (7.04%) Prometheus
6 28 (6.57%) Grafana
7 27 (6.34%) Salt
8 23 (5.40%) Packer
9 21 (4.93%) Nagios
10 15 (3.52%) Istio
11 13 (3.05%) SCCM
11 13 (3.05%) vRealize
12 10 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (1.64%) Argo
14 6 (1.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (1.41%) vCenter Server
15 5 (1.17%) CA Wily
15 5 (1.17%) CASB
15 5 (1.17%) FortiGate
15 5 (1.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 79 (18.54%) VMware
2 68 (15.96%) Google
3 59 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.22%) Oracle
5 34 (7.98%) Red Hat
6 33 (7.75%) Splunk
7 24 (5.63%) SaltStack
8 18 (4.23%) Cisco
9 13 (3.05%) Databricks
9 13 (3.05%) New Relic
9 13 (3.05%) SolarWinds
9 13 (3.05%) Zscaler
10 12 (2.82%) IBM
10 12 (2.82%) Veritas
11 11 (2.58%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.58%) Symantec
12 9 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.88%) Citrix
14 7 (1.64%) CyberArk
14 7 (1.64%) Neustar