Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 248 239
Rank change year-on-year -148 -9 -106
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 415 280 891
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 1.02% 1.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.82% 6.38% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 199 616
10th Percentile £400 £324 £406
25th Percentile £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £550
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £643 £600 £663
90th Percentile £750 £650 £738
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £550
% change year-on-year +6.80% -6.36% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 - £27.50

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 10,868 4,388 11,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.02% 16.05% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,878 3,051 7,916
10th Percentile £350 £310 £275
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 82 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.31 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £46.50 £37.06 £28.75
90th Percentile £62.18 £51.80 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +14.29%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -110 258 £586 +8.56% 119
North of England -72 58 £525 +16.67% 47
North West -55 34 £525 +16.67% 30
South East -118 23 £450 -11.76% 26
Yorkshire -34 22 £525 +16.67% 13
Midlands -68 17 £450 +30.43% 18
East Midlands -37 13 £450 +42.86% 6
East of England -52 13 £563 +48.51% 15
South West -42 9 £550 +4.76% 17
West Midlands -66 3 £580 +54.67% 12
North East -10 2 £532 -7.01% 4
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 307 (73.98%) Ansible
2 299 (72.05%) DevOps
3 261 (62.89%) Puppet
4 235 (56.63%) Terraform
5 213 (51.33%) AWS
6 204 (49.16%) Jenkins
7 196 (47.23%) Python
8 187 (45.06%) Linux
9 173 (41.69%) Kubernetes
10 159 (38.31%) Azure
11 155 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
12 148 (35.66%) Docker
13 140 (33.73%) Configuration Management
14 128 (30.84%) GCP
15 116 (27.95%) Infrastructure as Code
16 113 (27.23%) Git (software)
17 103 (24.82%) Java
18 98 (23.61%) AWS CloudFormation
19 96 (23.13%) Bash Shell
20 93 (22.41%) PowerShell
21 92 (22.17%) Windows
22 80 (19.28%) GitHub
23 78 (18.80%) Finance
24 68 (16.39%) Microservices
25 64 (15.42%) Google
25 64 (15.42%) JIRA
26 63 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
27 61 (14.70%) Open Source
27 61 (14.70%) VMware
28 58 (13.98%) Social Skills

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 34 (8.19%) Confluence
2 17 (4.10%) Apache
2 17 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.61%) nginx
4 14 (3.37%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.89%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.93%) JBoss
7 8 (1.93%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.69%) IIS
8 7 (1.69%) Mule
8 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.72%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.72%) Jetty
12 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.41%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 213 (51.33%) AWS
2 159 (38.31%) Azure
3 128 (30.84%) GCP
4 98 (23.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 80 (19.28%) GitHub
6 29 (6.99%) PaaS
7 27 (6.51%) npm
8 26 (6.27%) IaaS
9 24 (5.78%) Serverless
10 23 (5.54%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (5.30%) OpenShift
12 21 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (4.82%) Amazon EKS
14 18 (4.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (3.86%) Amazon ECS
15 16 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (3.86%) SaaS
16 15 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (3.37%) Amazon S3
17 14 (3.37%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.23%) DNS
1 30 (7.23%) Firewall
2 21 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.86%) SSL
4 13 (3.13%) HTTP
5 12 (2.89%) HTTPS
6 11 (2.65%) Kerberos
6 11 (2.65%) NAS
6 11 (2.65%) SAN
6 11 (2.65%) SNMP
7 8 (1.93%) Network Security
8 5 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.20%) Internet
8 5 (1.20%) WAN
9 4 (0.96%) IPv4
9 4 (0.96%) LAN
9 4 (0.96%) VPN
10 2 (0.48%) DHCP
10 2 (0.48%) FTP
10 2 (0.48%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.54%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (4.82%) MongoDB
2 20 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.10%) MySQL
4 17 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.89%) Big Data
5 12 (2.89%) Data Lake
6 11 (2.65%) MariaDB
7 10 (2.41%) BigQuery
8 7 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.45%) Bigtable
9 6 (1.45%) Tableau
10 5 (1.20%) Looker
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
10 5 (1.20%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 204 (49.16%) Jenkins
2 113 (27.23%) Git (software)
3 64 (15.42%) JIRA
4 49 (11.81%) Maven
5 37 (8.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (7.47%) CircleCI
6 31 (7.47%) GitLab
6 31 (7.47%) Gradle
7 29 (6.99%) Bitbucket
7 29 (6.99%) gulp
7 29 (6.99%) Subversion
8 27 (6.51%) TeamCity
9 26 (6.27%) Travis CI
10 17 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (3.13%) JUnit
11 13 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (2.89%) Selenium
13 11 (2.65%) SonarQube
13 11 (2.65%) Terragrunt
General
1 78 (18.80%) Finance
2 58 (13.98%) Social Skills
3 42 (10.12%) Banking
4 27 (6.51%) Public Sector
5 21 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.58%) Retail
7 11 (2.65%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.45%) Legal
11 5 (1.20%) Law
12 2 (0.48%) International Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Marketing
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
13 1 (0.24%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 154 (37.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (11.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 44 (10.60%) AWS Engineer
4 39 (9.40%) Developer
5 38 (9.16%) Architect
6 33 (7.95%) AWS DevOps
7 31 (7.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
9 21 (5.06%) Consultant
10 19 (4.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 18 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
12 16 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (3.13%) Administrator
14 13 (3.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.13%) Java Developer
14 13 (3.13%) Senior DevOps
15 12 (2.89%) Azure Architect
15 12 (2.89%) Azure DevOps
15 12 (2.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.36%) .NET
2 35 (8.43%) Node.js
3 28 (6.75%) REST
4 26 (6.27%) Spring
4 26 (6.27%) YAML
5 25 (6.02%) AngularJS
5 25 (6.02%) Web Services
6 20 (4.82%) Spring Boot
7 18 (4.34%) Kafka
8 16 (3.86%) JSON
8 16 (3.86%) React
9 15 (3.61%) .NET Framework
10 14 (3.37%) LDAP
11 13 (3.13%) CSS
11 13 (3.13%) HTML
11 13 (3.13%) RESTful
12 11 (2.65%) Middleware
13 10 (2.41%) .NET Core
13 10 (2.41%) ARM Templates
13 10 (2.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.33%) Public Cloud
2 29 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.02%) Cloud Native
4 18 (4.34%) Clustering
5 14 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.41%) Legacy Applications
8 10 (2.41%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.41%) PKI
9 9 (2.17%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.17%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.93%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.93%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.69%) iPad
12 6 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.45%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 187 (45.06%) Linux
2 92 (22.17%) Windows
3 39 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (8.19%) Unix
5 14 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.41%) CentOS
7 8 (1.93%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.45%) AIX
8 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.20%) zOS
10 4 (0.96%) Solaris
11 2 (0.48%) SUSE
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) HPUX
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (72.05%) DevOps
2 155 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (33.73%) Configuration Management
4 116 (27.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 68 (16.39%) Microservices
6 63 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (14.70%) Open Source
8 47 (11.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 43 (10.36%) Scrum
10 40 (9.64%) Migration
11 33 (7.95%) Deployment Automation
11 33 (7.95%) Infrastructure Automation
12 30 (7.23%) SDLC
13 28 (6.75%) ITIL
13 28 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (6.51%) Test Automation
15 25 (6.02%) Change Management
16 24 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (5.54%) High Availability
17 23 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (47.23%) Python
2 103 (24.82%) Java
3 96 (23.13%) Bash Shell
4 93 (22.41%) PowerShell
5 46 (11.08%) SQL
6 41 (9.88%) JavaScript
7 39 (9.40%) Ruby
8 35 (8.43%) Groovy
9 26 (6.27%) Go
10 25 (6.02%) Perl
11 24 (5.78%) C#
11 24 (5.78%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.41%) PHP
13 8 (1.93%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.45%) ES6
14 6 (1.45%) Scala
15 5 (1.20%) C
15 5 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.96%) C++
16 4 (0.96%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 43 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.89%) Degree
4 7 (1.69%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.20%) CISSP
6 4 (0.96%) CEH
7 3 (0.72%) CISA
7 3 (0.72%) CRISC
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) GCED
8 1 (0.24%) GCIA
8 1 (0.24%) GCIH
8 1 (0.24%) GIAC
8 1 (0.24%) GSEC
8 1 (0.24%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.89%) GDPR
2 7 (1.69%) GRC
3 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) QA
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 148 (35.66%) Docker
2 39 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.69%) vCloud
7 7 (1.69%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.45%) KVM
8 6 (1.45%) LXC
9 5 (1.20%) NFS
10 4 (0.96%) vSphere
11 3 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.48%) Ceph
12 2 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.24%) RHEV
13 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.24%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 307 (73.98%) Ansible
2 261 (62.89%) Puppet
3 235 (56.63%) Terraform
4 173 (41.69%) Kubernetes
5 25 (6.02%) Nagios
6 23 (5.54%) Grafana
6 23 (5.54%) Prometheus
7 22 (5.30%) Packer
8 19 (4.58%) Salt
9 18 (4.34%) Istio
10 11 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.93%) SCCM
11 8 (1.93%) vRealize
12 7 (1.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (1.20%) CA Wily
13 5 (1.20%) CASB
13 5 (1.20%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.20%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (15.42%) Google
2 61 (14.70%) VMware
3 50 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.16%) Splunk
5 37 (8.92%) Oracle
6 25 (6.02%) Cisco
6 25 (6.02%) Red Hat
7 21 (5.06%) SaltStack
8 13 (3.13%) IBM
8 13 (3.13%) Zscaler
9 10 (2.41%) New Relic
10 9 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.93%) Brio
11 8 (1.93%) Citrix
12 7 (1.69%) Neustar
13 6 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.45%) Databricks
13 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.20%) Sybase