Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 132 153
Rank change year-on-year -54 +21 +14
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,282 1,886 1,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.98% 1.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.08% 14.82% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1,417 1,149
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £409 £400 £384
90th Percentile £719 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
England median hourly rate £70.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £41.75 £30.25 £38.88
90th Percentile £100.25 £69.75 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -

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 12,721 12,722 9,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 13.39% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,593 8,536 6,464
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 355 216
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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 -46 664 £600 +9.09% 203
North of England -2 261 £525 +16.67% 89
South East -29 175 £525 +5.00% 43
North West -7 135 £540 +16.76% 47
Yorkshire +26 97 £500 +11.11% 33
Midlands -22 80 £475 -3.55% 24
South West -29 59 £463 +5.71% 29
East Midlands -1 42 £438 +4.17% 7
East of England -6 39 £550 +10.00% 21
West Midlands -21 38 £519 -1.19% 17
North East -6 29 £450 +12.50% 9
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 981 (76.52%) DevOps
2 914 (71.29%) Puppet
3 827 (64.51%) Ansible
4 798 (62.25%) Amazon AWS
5 773 (60.30%) Jenkins
6 694 (54.13%) Linux
7 558 (43.53%) Python
8 519 (40.48%) Docker
9 474 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
10 466 (36.35%) Configuration Management
11 445 (34.71%) Git (software)
12 437 (34.09%) Terraform
13 416 (32.45%) Kubernetes
14 395 (30.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 388 (30.27%) Continuous Integration
16 332 (25.90%) Java
17 299 (23.32%) Bash Shell
18 241 (18.80%) Ruby
19 235 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 228 (17.78%) Finance
21 215 (16.77%) Windows
22 207 (16.15%) Infrastructure as Code
23 200 (15.60%) Google Cloud Platform
24 197 (15.37%) Microservices
24 197 (15.37%) PowerShell
25 195 (15.21%) Red Hat
26 178 (13.88%) Web Services
27 174 (13.57%) Test Automation
27 174 (13.57%) Open Source
28 164 (12.79%) Security Cleared

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 90 (7.02%) nginx
2 79 (6.16%) Confluence
3 76 (5.93%) Apache
4 71 (5.54%) Tomcat
5 69 (5.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 44 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 41 (3.20%) JBoss
8 37 (2.89%) Apache Spark
9 27 (2.11%) IIS
10 26 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
12 16 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.78%) Jetty
14 7 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.39%) Drupal
15 5 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.39%) SAS
15 5 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.23%) GemFire
Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 798 (62.25%) Amazon AWS
2 395 (30.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (15.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 159 (12.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 121 (9.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 120 (9.36%) Amazon EC2
7 110 (8.58%) Amazon S3
8 106 (8.27%) PaaS
9 105 (8.19%) GitHub
10 81 (6.32%) Amazon ELB
10 81 (6.32%) Serverless
11 80 (6.24%) IaaS
12 72 (5.62%) Datadog
13 66 (5.15%) Amazon ECS
14 65 (5.07%) OpenShift
15 63 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
16 58 (4.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 57 (4.45%) Route 53
18 42 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
18 42 (3.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 116 (9.05%) HTTP
2 91 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 89 (6.94%) DNS
4 82 (6.40%) SSL
5 56 (4.37%) Firewall
6 55 (4.29%) DHCP
7 39 (3.04%) FTP
8 38 (2.96%) IPsec
9 36 (2.81%) VPN
10 26 (2.03%) Internet
11 23 (1.79%) WAN
12 18 (1.40%) DSL
13 14 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (1.01%) LAN
15 10 (0.78%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.70%) Kerberos
16 9 (0.70%) MPLS
17 8 (0.62%) SSH
18 7 (0.55%) BIG-IP
18 7 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (11.93%) MySQL
2 119 (9.28%) MongoDB
3 117 (9.13%) NoSQL
4 94 (7.33%) Big Data
5 91 (7.10%) Amazon RDS
6 80 (6.24%) SQL Server
7 76 (5.93%) Relational Database
8 62 (4.84%) Hadoop
9 59 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
10 55 (4.29%) RDBMS
11 38 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.40%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.33%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.33%) HBase
16 15 (1.17%) Power BI
17 14 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 773 (60.30%) Jenkins
2 445 (34.71%) Git (software)
3 154 (12.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 149 (11.62%) JIRA
5 106 (8.27%) Maven
6 81 (6.32%) Bitbucket
6 81 (6.32%) TeamCity
7 68 (5.30%) Gradle
8 59 (4.60%) Travis CI
9 56 (4.37%) Subversion
9 56 (4.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 54 (4.21%) JUnit
11 47 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 46 (3.59%) SonarQube
13 45 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 42 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 38 (2.96%) gulp
15 38 (2.96%) Vagrant
16 37 (2.89%) Selenium
17 35 (2.73%) GitLab
General
1 228 (17.78%) Finance
2 63 (4.91%) Retail
3 54 (4.21%) Banking
4 23 (1.79%) Games
5 16 (1.25%) Law
6 12 (0.94%) Legal
6 12 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.78%) Marketing
8 9 (0.70%) Advertising
8 9 (0.70%) Billing
9 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.47%) Publishing
11 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
12 4 (0.31%) Front Office
12 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 663 (51.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 162 (12.64%) AWS Engineer
3 145 (11.31%) AWS DevOps
4 128 (9.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 120 (9.36%) Senior DevOps
6 115 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 106 (8.27%) Developer
8 99 (7.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 87 (6.79%) Architect
10 69 (5.38%) Consultant
11 66 (5.15%) Azure DevOps
12 63 (4.91%) Platform Engineer
13 60 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
14 55 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
15 52 (4.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 45 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 42 (3.28%) DevOps Consultant
17 42 (3.28%) Java Developer
18 40 (3.12%) Automation Engineer
18 40 (3.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (13.88%) Web Services
2 116 (9.05%) Node.js
3 81 (6.32%) Kafka
4 72 (5.62%) RESTful
5 69 (5.38%) .NET
6 63 (4.91%) JSON
7 47 (3.67%) Spring
8 45 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
9 42 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 40 (3.12%) RabbitMQ
11 38 (2.96%) REST
12 37 (2.89%) Hibernate
12 37 (2.89%) React
13 36 (2.81%) Middleware
14 27 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (1.95%) HTML
16 22 (1.72%) CSS
17 21 (1.64%) Spring Boot
18 20 (1.56%) J2EE
19 19 (1.48%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.80%) Public Cloud
2 61 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 46 (3.59%) Cloud Native
4 45 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
5 37 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (1.95%) Clustering
8 25 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.56%) PKI
10 17 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
11 16 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
15 12 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.94%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.78%) FMCG
17 8 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 694 (54.13%) Linux
2 235 (18.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 215 (16.77%) Windows
4 135 (10.53%) Unix
5 63 (4.91%) CentOS
6 55 (4.29%) Windows Server
7 27 (2.11%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.17%) AIX
8 15 (1.17%) Debian
9 13 (1.01%) VMS
10 12 (0.94%) Solaris
11 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.39%) Fedora
15 4 (0.31%) Android
15 4 (0.31%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.23%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (76.52%) DevOps
2 474 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 466 (36.35%) Configuration Management
4 388 (30.27%) Continuous Integration
5 207 (16.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 197 (15.37%) Microservices
7 174 (13.57%) Open Source
7 174 (13.57%) Test Automation
8 136 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 132 (10.30%) Migration
10 128 (9.98%) Deployment Automation
11 112 (8.74%) Scrum
12 103 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
13 101 (7.88%) Software Engineering
14 90 (7.02%) Continuous Deployment
15 87 (6.79%) TDD
16 81 (6.32%) Infrastructure Automation
17 73 (5.69%) Kanban
18 70 (5.46%) Security Operations
19 68 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 558 (43.53%) Python
2 332 (25.90%) Java
3 299 (23.32%) Bash Shell
4 241 (18.80%) Ruby
5 197 (15.37%) PowerShell
6 124 (9.67%) SQL
7 115 (8.97%) Perl
8 109 (8.50%) JavaScript
9 104 (8.11%) Shell Script
10 86 (6.71%) Groovy
11 58 (4.52%) Go
12 55 (4.29%) C#
13 33 (2.57%) C++
14 32 (2.50%) PHP
15 24 (1.87%) Java 8
16 21 (1.64%) Scala
17 15 (1.17%) C
18 12 (0.94%) Korn
18 12 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 164 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 110 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 104 (8.11%) RHCE
4 80 (6.24%) AWS Certification
5 31 (2.42%) Degree
6 13 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.70%) CCNP
9 8 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.47%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.39%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.39%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.31%) PhD
14 3 (0.23%) CCIE
14 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.16%) CISSP
15 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.04%) PCI DSS
2 32 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.42%) QA
4 30 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 30 (2.34%) NIST
5 7 (0.55%) SLA
6 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.078%) PSD2
System Software
1 519 (40.48%) Docker
2 106 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
3 58 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 51 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.33%) KVM
6 17 (1.33%) vSphere
7 16 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.86%) Xen
10 9 (0.70%) LXC
10 9 (0.70%) Varnish
11 8 (0.62%) NFS
12 7 (0.55%) Squid
12 7 (0.55%) vCloud
12 7 (0.55%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.47%) HDFS
13 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 914 (71.29%) Puppet
2 827 (64.51%) Ansible
3 437 (34.09%) Terraform
4 416 (32.45%) Kubernetes
5 115 (8.97%) Salt
6 51 (3.98%) Packer
7 35 (2.73%) Prometheus
8 29 (2.26%) Nagios
8 29 (2.26%) SELinux
9 26 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (1.40%) Rancher
11 17 (1.33%) Consul
12 14 (1.09%) Grafana
12 14 (1.09%) Mesos
12 14 (1.09%) SCCM
13 13 (1.01%) Kibana
14 12 (0.94%) HAProxy
14 12 (0.94%) Suricata
15 10 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 9 (0.70%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 195 (15.21%) Red Hat
2 155 (12.09%) Splunk
3 137 (10.69%) Google
4 114 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 85 (6.63%) Oracle
6 78 (6.08%) VMware
7 55 (4.29%) Qualys
8 47 (3.67%) Atlassian
9 37 (2.89%) Cisco
9 37 (2.89%) SaltStack
10 25 (1.95%) EMC
11 24 (1.87%) AppDynamics
12 21 (1.64%) Cloudera
13 19 (1.48%) Citrix
14 18 (1.40%) IBM
14 18 (1.40%) NetApp
15 17 (1.33%) F5
15 17 (1.33%) Palo Alto
16 14 (1.09%) MuleSoft
16 14 (1.09%) TOWER Software