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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
UK / England
Rank 164 183 228
Rank change year-on-year +19 +45  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 660 652 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.34% 1.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.05% 14.30% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 483 351
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4112 4558 4055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 9.97% 9.37% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2751 2913 2405
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 121 163
Median hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 382 £525 +5.00% 144
South East +25 79 £419 -16.25% 38
Yorkshire +8 63 £450 -10.00% 31
North West +17 43 £425 -15.00% 18
East of England +21 40 £550 +25.71% 12
North East +1 17 £450 +42.85% 2
West Midlands +12 16 £488 -2.50% 10
East Midlands -7 14 £525 - 2
South West -3 9 £488 +21.87% 5
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Opscode Chef
UK

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1169 (79.74%) Puppet
2 1091 (74.42%) DevOps
3 865 (59.00%) Linux
4 780 (53.21%) Ansible
5 684 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
6 673 (45.91%) Python
6 673 (45.91%) Amazon AWS
7 624 (42.56%) Jenkins
8 507 (34.58%) Java
9 484 (33.02%) Configuration Management
10 474 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
11 453 (30.90%) Ruby
12 437 (29.81%) Docker
13 393 (26.81%) Git (software)
14 281 (19.17%) Unix
15 274 (18.69%) Bash Shell
16 266 (18.14%) Open Source
17 258 (17.60%) Perl
18 256 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
19 235 (16.03%) Windows
20 219 (14.94%) Web Services
21 210 (14.32%) Continuous Delivery
22 201 (13.71%) PowerShell
23 200 (13.64%) Scrum
24 194 (13.23%) Red Hat
25 193 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 183 (12.48%) SQL
27 182 (12.41%) VMware
28 180 (12.28%) MySQL
29 174 (11.87%) TDD

Opscode Chef
Top Related 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
1 124 (8.46%) Elasticsearch
2 114 (7.78%) OpenStack
3 103 (7.03%) Apache
4 102 (6.96%) nginx
5 91 (6.21%) Apache Spark
6 89 (6.07%) Confluence
7 67 (4.57%) JBoss
8 60 (4.09%) WebSphere
9 57 (3.89%) IIS
10 55 (3.75%) Tomcat
11 50 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 35 (2.39%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.50%) Apache Pig
14 21 (1.43%) Drupal
15 20 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (1.30%) CMS
17 17 (1.16%) CloudStack
18 15 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
19 12 (0.82%) WordPress
20 11 (0.75%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.27%) SPSS
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.068%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 12 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 673 (45.91%) Amazon AWS
2 256 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (8.12%) Amazon EC2
4 114 (7.78%) GitHub
5 108 (7.37%) IaaS
6 102 (6.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 101 (6.89%) PaaS
8 68 (4.64%) Amazon S3
9 45 (3.07%) Amazon EMR
10 38 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 37 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
13 27 (1.84%) Route 53
14 26 (1.77%) Datadog
15 24 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 22 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.50%) Heroku
17 21 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
18 17 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 134 (9.14%) HTTP
3 115 (7.84%) DNS
4 112 (7.64%) SSL
5 72 (4.91%) Firewall
6 51 (3.48%) LDAP
7 45 (3.07%) Internet
8 40 (2.73%) DHCP
9 38 (2.59%) Kerberos
10 28 (1.91%) VPN
11 23 (1.57%) SAN
12 22 (1.50%) Network Security
13 17 (1.16%) HTTPS
14 13 (0.89%) FTP
15 12 (0.82%) LAN
16 11 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (0.68%) IPsec
18 9 (0.61%) NAS
18 9 (0.61%) SMTP
18 9 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (12.28%) MySQL
2 169 (11.53%) MongoDB
3 163 (11.12%) NoSQL
4 160 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
5 153 (10.44%) Big Data
6 133 (9.07%) Hadoop
7 118 (8.05%) SQL Server
8 99 (6.75%) Relational Database
9 73 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (4.23%) Redis
11 58 (3.96%) Apache Hive
12 44 (3.00%) HBase
13 39 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
14 37 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 29 (1.98%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database
17 16 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (1.02%) Blockchain
19 14 (0.95%) Neo4j
20 13 (0.89%) Riak
Development Applications
1 624 (42.56%) Jenkins
2 393 (26.81%) Git (software)
3 168 (11.46%) Subversion
4 150 (10.23%) JIRA
5 147 (10.03%) Maven
6 96 (6.55%) TeamCity
7 93 (6.34%) Vagrant
8 80 (5.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 80 (5.46%) Selenium
9 65 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 63 (4.30%) Hudson
11 62 (4.23%) Gradle
12 60 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 58 (3.96%) Ant
14 50 (3.41%) JUnit
15 49 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
16 43 (2.93%) Cucumber
17 33 (2.25%) Travis CI
18 31 (2.11%) SonarQube
19 28 (1.91%) Mercurial
General
1 170 (11.60%) Finance
2 90 (6.14%) Banking
3 57 (3.89%) Retail
4 30 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.98%) Marketing
6 15 (1.02%) Games
7 13 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.82%) Electronics
8 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.55%) Publishing
10 7 (0.48%) Law
11 6 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.20%) Front Office
14 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) Legal
16 1 (0.068%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 645 (44.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 212 (14.46%) Developer
3 168 (11.46%) AWS DevOps
4 153 (10.44%) AWS Engineer
5 125 (8.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 110 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
7 99 (6.75%) Senior DevOps
8 91 (6.21%) Architect
9 85 (5.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 80 (5.46%) Java Developer
11 78 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
12 72 (4.91%) Administrator
13 68 (4.64%) Consultant
14 67 (4.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 54 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
16 51 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
17 44 (3.00%) Azure DevOps
18 43 (2.93%) AWS Developer
18 43 (2.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 42 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (14.94%) Web Services
2 118 (8.05%) .NET
3 110 (7.50%) Node.js
3 110 (7.50%) REST
4 95 (6.48%) Spring
5 92 (6.28%) AngularJS
6 90 (6.14%) HTML
7 76 (5.18%) JSON
8 68 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
9 59 (4.02%) CSS
10 57 (3.89%) LAMP
11 52 (3.55%) HTML5
12 50 (3.41%) J2EE
13 44 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
14 43 (2.93%) LEMP Stack
15 41 (2.80%) Kafka
16 39 (2.66%) RESTful
17 33 (2.25%) SOAP
18 32 (2.18%) ASP.NET
19 31 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 58 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 51 (3.48%) Algorithms
5 44 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.11%) User Experience
7 27 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 25 (1.71%) Fintech
9 24 (1.64%) Replication
10 23 (1.57%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.30%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.16%) Blog
14 16 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 15 (1.02%) Credit Risk
15 15 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.82%) PKI
18 11 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 865 (59.00%) Linux
2 281 (19.17%) Unix
3 235 (16.03%) Windows
4 193 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (7.71%) CentOS
6 69 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 56 (3.82%) Windows Server
8 40 (2.73%) AIX
9 32 (2.18%) CoreOS
10 29 (1.98%) Solaris
11 26 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (1.30%) Fedora
14 17 (1.16%) Debian
15 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.82%) SUSE
16 8 (0.55%) Android
17 7 (0.48%) VMS
18 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1091 (74.42%) DevOps
2 684 (46.66%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (33.02%) Configuration Management
4 474 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
5 266 (18.14%) Open Source
6 210 (14.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 200 (13.64%) Scrum
8 174 (11.87%) TDD
9 116 (7.91%) Microservices
10 110 (7.50%) High Availability
11 103 (7.03%) OO
12 90 (6.14%) BDD
13 88 (6.00%) E-Commerce
14 87 (5.93%) Kanban
15 83 (5.66%) Software Engineering
16 75 (5.12%) Mentoring
17 74 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
18 72 (4.91%) Migration
19 67 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
19 67 (4.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 673 (45.91%) Python
2 507 (34.58%) Java
3 453 (30.90%) Ruby
4 274 (18.69%) Bash Shell
5 258 (17.60%) Perl
6 201 (13.71%) PowerShell
7 183 (12.48%) SQL
8 159 (10.85%) JavaScript
9 148 (10.10%) Scala
10 122 (8.32%) Go
11 107 (7.30%) PHP
12 102 (6.96%) Shell Script
13 79 (5.39%) C#
14 40 (2.73%) C
15 38 (2.59%) C++
16 35 (2.39%) Groovy
17 32 (2.18%) Clojure
18 24 (1.64%) R
19 20 (1.36%) F#
19 20 (1.36%) Rust
Qualifications
1 89 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 70 (4.77%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.75%) Degree
4 25 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.30%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.23%) CCNP
7 16 (1.09%) CCNA
8 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.82%) RHCE
10 11 (0.75%) MCSE
11 8 (0.55%) CISSP
12 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.41%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.34%) CCIE
14 5 (0.34%) VCDX
15 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.14%) CISM
16 2 (0.14%) MCSA
16 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.96%) QA
2 12 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.68%) SLA
4 9 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.068%) GCP
7 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 437 (29.81%) Docker
2 110 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.43%) Active Directory
4 43 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (2.80%) vSphere
6 36 (2.46%) HDFS
7 35 (2.39%) Hyper-V
8 25 (1.71%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.57%) vCloud
10 22 (1.50%) Xen
11 21 (1.43%) NFS
12 18 (1.23%) LXC
12 18 (1.23%) XenServer
13 14 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.89%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.75%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (0.61%) KVM
17 8 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 7 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1169 (79.74%) Puppet
2 780 (53.21%) Ansible
3 141 (9.62%) Salt
4 136 (9.28%) Terraform
5 125 (8.53%) Nagios
6 102 (6.96%) Kubernetes
7 66 (4.50%) logstash
8 59 (4.02%) Kibana
9 50 (3.41%) Graphite
10 40 (2.73%) Hadoop YARN
11 37 (2.52%) Mesos
12 35 (2.39%) ZABBIX
13 30 (2.05%) Cobbler
13 30 (2.05%) Packer
14 21 (1.43%) SCOM
15 19 (1.30%) SCCM
16 16 (1.09%) vRealize
17 15 (1.02%) Ganglia
18 14 (0.95%) Grafana
19 13 (0.89%) StatsD
Vendors
1 194 (13.23%) Red Hat
2 182 (12.41%) VMware
3 125 (8.53%) Oracle
4 100 (6.82%) Splunk
5 80 (5.46%) SaltStack
6 74 (5.05%) Microsoft
7 65 (4.43%) Cisco
8 55 (3.75%) Atlassian
9 54 (3.68%) Rackspace
10 51 (3.48%) Google
11 42 (2.86%) IBM
12 40 (2.73%) HP
13 37 (2.52%) New Relic
14 35 (2.39%) AppDynamics
15 23 (1.57%) Informatica
16 22 (1.50%) Hortonworks
17 21 (1.43%) EMC
18 20 (1.36%) NetApp
18 20 (1.36%) Zend
19 19 (1.30%) Sun
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