Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 127 158
Rank change year-on-year -29 +31 +41
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,628 1,966 1,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.10% 1.71%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.22% 16.53% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,253 1,523 1,066
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £410 £406 £363
90th Percentile £700 £660 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 13,322 11,895 9,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 12.69% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,966 8,066 6,161
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £275
90th Percentile £667 £638 £611
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 251 217
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% -4.76%

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 March 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
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 March 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 -15 926 £575 +9.52% 59
South East -8 238 £500 -9.01% 24
North of England -35 238 £525 +16.67% 50
North West -29 120 £575 +21.05% 29
Midlands -12 111 £450 -10.00% 11
Yorkshire -1 88 £500 +11.11% 12
East Midlands +28 69 £425 -5.56% 4
East of England +16 64 £550 - 7
South West -28 51 £500 -4.76% 7
West Midlands -35 42 £475 -9.52% 7
North East +6 35 £500 -6.54% 9
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1,253 (76.97%) Puppet
2 1,147 (70.45%) DevOps
3 1,145 (70.33%) Ansible
4 999 (61.36%) Amazon AWS
5 936 (57.49%) Jenkins
6 782 (48.03%) Linux
7 652 (40.05%) Python
8 602 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
9 585 (35.93%) Docker
10 577 (35.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 552 (33.91%) Java
12 531 (32.62%) Terraform
13 491 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
14 460 (28.26%) Git (software)
15 454 (27.89%) Configuration Management
16 418 (25.68%) Kubernetes
17 324 (19.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 313 (19.23%) Finance
19 296 (18.18%) Bash Shell
20 272 (16.71%) NoSQL
21 262 (16.09%) Ruby
22 251 (15.42%) Red Hat
22 251 (15.42%) Windows
23 246 (15.11%) Test Automation
24 238 (14.62%) MySQL
25 234 (14.37%) TDD
26 230 (14.13%) Open Source
27 220 (13.51%) Security Cleared
28 219 (13.45%) Microservices
29 215 (13.21%) Splunk

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
1 197 (12.10%) Tomcat
2 141 (8.66%) WebSphere
3 118 (7.25%) OpenStack
4 115 (7.06%) WebLogic
5 100 (6.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 89 (5.47%) Apache
7 87 (5.34%) nginx
8 86 (5.28%) JBoss
9 67 (4.12%) Confluence
10 48 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.84%) IIS
11 30 (1.84%) Jetty
12 22 (1.35%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.61%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.43%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.37%) CMS
16 5 (0.31%) Mongrel
16 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.12%) InVision
2 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.12%) SPSS
3 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.061%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 999 (61.36%) Amazon AWS
2 577 (35.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (12.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 196 (12.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 153 (9.40%) PaaS
6 138 (8.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 132 (8.11%) Datadog
8 130 (7.99%) Amazon EC2
9 103 (6.33%) Serverless
10 99 (6.08%) Amazon S3
11 94 (5.77%) GitHub
12 90 (5.53%) IaaS
13 86 (5.28%) OpenShift
14 74 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
15 68 (4.18%) npm
16 59 (3.62%) AWS Lambda
17 53 (3.26%) SaaS
18 52 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
19 50 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 29 (1.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.45%) DNS
2 91 (5.59%) HTTP
3 89 (5.47%) TCP/IP
4 80 (4.91%) Firewall
5 76 (4.67%) SSL
6 70 (4.30%) VPN
7 69 (4.24%) DHCP
8 49 (3.01%) FTP
9 48 (2.95%) IPsec
10 45 (2.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (2.03%) Network Security
12 28 (1.72%) WAN
13 26 (1.60%) Internet
14 21 (1.29%) DSL
15 18 (1.11%) iSCSI
16 15 (0.92%) LAN
17 9 (0.55%) MPLS
17 9 (0.55%) VLAN
18 7 (0.43%) HTTPS
18 7 (0.43%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (16.71%) NoSQL
2 238 (14.62%) MySQL
3 167 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
4 143 (8.78%) MongoDB
5 98 (6.02%) Hadoop
6 84 (5.16%) Relational Database
7 82 (5.04%) Amazon RDS
8 69 (4.24%) SQL Server
9 64 (3.93%) RDBMS
10 63 (3.87%) Big Data
11 48 (2.95%) Amazon Redshift
11 48 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (2.21%) Amazon Aurora
13 31 (1.90%) Redis
14 21 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.17%) Oracle Database
16 17 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (1.04%) Apache Hive
17 16 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 936 (57.49%) Jenkins
2 460 (28.26%) Git (software)
3 206 (12.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 158 (9.71%) JIRA
5 153 (9.40%) Maven
6 102 (6.27%) MSTest
6 102 (6.27%) NUnit
7 100 (6.14%) Gradle
8 91 (5.59%) TeamCity
9 90 (5.53%) Travis CI
10 77 (4.73%) Bitbucket
11 76 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 72 (4.42%) JUnit
12 72 (4.42%) Subversion
13 68 (4.18%) GitLab
13 68 (4.18%) Vagrant
14 61 (3.75%) gulp
14 61 (3.75%) Selenium
15 58 (3.56%) IBM UrbanCode
16 55 (3.38%) CircleCI
General
1 313 (19.23%) Finance
2 95 (5.84%) Banking
3 57 (3.50%) Retail
4 37 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.66%) Marketing
6 25 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.47%) Electronics
8 19 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.98%) Advertising
10 15 (0.92%) Law
11 14 (0.86%) Billing
12 13 (0.80%) Games
13 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.55%) Legal
15 8 (0.49%) Publishing
16 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
19 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
20 1 (0.061%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 733 (45.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 240 (14.74%) Developer
3 215 (13.21%) AWS Engineer
4 187 (11.49%) AWS DevOps
5 161 (9.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 154 (9.46%) Java Developer
7 139 (8.54%) Senior DevOps
8 117 (7.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 116 (7.13%) Linux Engineer
10 111 (6.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 110 (6.76%) Architect
12 90 (5.53%) Platform Engineer
13 87 (5.34%) Azure DevOps
14 86 (5.28%) Consultant
15 83 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
16 82 (5.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 68 (4.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 64 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 51 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
20 46 (2.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (13.02%) Web Services
2 134 (8.23%) Node.js
3 89 (5.47%) Spring
4 82 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
5 77 (4.73%) Kafka
6 74 (4.55%) RESTful
7 72 (4.42%) .NET
8 60 (3.69%) Hibernate
9 56 (3.44%) HTML
10 54 (3.32%) AngularJS
11 50 (3.07%) ActiveMQ
12 49 (3.01%) REST
13 46 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
14 45 (2.76%) Spring Boot
15 42 (2.58%) Middleware
16 41 (2.52%) CSS
16 41 (2.52%) X-Windows
17 38 (2.33%) J2EE
17 38 (2.33%) JSON
18 36 (2.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
2 99 (6.08%) Public Cloud
3 40 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.60%) Fintech
11 23 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (1.29%) Cloud Native
13 19 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 16 (0.98%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.92%) Clustering
15 15 (0.92%) User Experience
16 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
16 13 (0.80%) PKI
17 11 (0.68%) Fat Client
17 11 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 782 (48.03%) Linux
2 324 (19.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 251 (15.42%) Windows
4 173 (10.63%) Unix
5 86 (5.28%) Windows Server
6 56 (3.44%) CentOS
7 25 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.29%) VMS
9 19 (1.17%) Debian
10 15 (0.92%) Android
10 15 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.80%) AIX
11 13 (0.80%) Solaris
11 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.37%) DC/OS
12 6 (0.37%) Fedora
12 6 (0.37%) SUSE
13 3 (0.18%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,147 (70.45%) DevOps
2 602 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
3 491 (30.16%) Continuous Integration
4 454 (27.89%) Configuration Management
5 246 (15.11%) Test Automation
6 234 (14.37%) TDD
7 230 (14.13%) Open Source
8 219 (13.45%) Microservices
9 179 (11.00%) Migration
10 162 (9.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 157 (9.64%) OO
12 146 (8.97%) Deployment Automation
13 141 (8.66%) Scrum
14 125 (7.68%) ITIL
15 109 (6.70%) Software Engineering
16 105 (6.45%) Security Operations
17 95 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
18 81 (4.98%) Build Automation
19 80 (4.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 77 (4.73%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 652 (40.05%) Python
2 552 (33.91%) Java
3 296 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 262 (16.09%) Ruby
5 167 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 165 (10.14%) SQL
7 153 (9.40%) PowerShell
8 150 (9.21%) Perl
9 131 (8.05%) Shell Script
10 118 (7.25%) Groovy
11 77 (4.73%) Go
12 54 (3.32%) C#
13 47 (2.89%) Java 8
14 39 (2.40%) PHP
15 37 (2.27%) C++
16 30 (1.84%) Korn
17 29 (1.78%) Scala
18 27 (1.66%) C
19 8 (0.49%) AWK
19 8 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 220 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 173 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 135 (8.29%) RHCE
4 80 (4.91%) AWS Certification
5 52 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 49 (3.01%) Degree
7 39 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (2.15%) CCNP
9 26 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.49%) IBM Certification
12 7 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.31%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.25%) CISSP
16 3 (0.18%) CCNA
16 3 (0.18%) CISM
16 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
17 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.76%) QA
2 30 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (0.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
System Software
1 585 (35.93%) Docker
2 120 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
3 102 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 99 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (1.97%) Xen
6 31 (1.90%) Hyper-V
7 23 (1.41%) KVM
7 23 (1.41%) NFS
8 22 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (1.35%) vSphere
9 18 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.98%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.80%) Squid
11 13 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.61%) Varnish
13 8 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.43%) HDFS
15 5 (0.31%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.25%) LXC
16 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,253 (76.97%) Puppet
2 1,145 (70.33%) Ansible
3 531 (32.62%) Terraform
4 418 (25.68%) Kubernetes
5 134 (8.23%) Salt
6 89 (5.47%) Packer
7 50 (3.07%) Docker Swarm
8 44 (2.70%) Mesos
8 44 (2.70%) SELinux
9 41 (2.52%) Nagios
10 36 (2.21%) Prometheus
11 32 (1.97%) Kibana
12 29 (1.78%) Grafana
13 27 (1.66%) Cobbler
14 21 (1.29%) Rundeck
15 18 (1.11%) Rancher
16 15 (0.92%) Consul
17 14 (0.86%) ZABBIX
18 12 (0.74%) vCenter Server
19 11 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 251 (15.42%) Red Hat
2 215 (13.21%) Splunk
3 204 (12.53%) Oracle
4 169 (10.38%) Google
5 130 (7.99%) VMware
6 115 (7.06%) Microsoft
7 101 (6.20%) Qualys
8 71 (4.36%) Cisco
9 70 (4.30%) SaltStack
10 62 (3.81%) Atlassian
11 30 (1.84%) Citrix
12 29 (1.78%) New Relic
12 29 (1.78%) ServiceNow
13 27 (1.66%) Cloudera
13 27 (1.66%) EMC
13 27 (1.66%) SAP
14 26 (1.60%) AppDynamics
15 18 (1.11%) IBM
16 17 (1.04%) NetApp
16 17 (1.04%) PagerDuty