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 June 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.

Opscode Chef
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 150 185
Rank change year-on-year +11 +35  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 794 840 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.70% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.08% 15.20% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 630 503
Median daily rate £525 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 4649 5525 4429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.81% 11.18% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3080 3636 2752
Median daily rate £488 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 112 153
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.30 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -22 449 £550 +8.37% 125
South East +49 111 £500 +11.11% 30
North West +37 67 £500 +11.11% 22
East of England +35 64 £500 +5.26% 17
West Midlands +14 24 £425 +13.33% 11
South West +2 24 £438 +9.37% 10
East Midlands 0 23 £500 - 6
Yorkshire -26 18 £450 -10.00% 18
North East +56 10 £475 +26.66%
Midlands - 2 - - 17
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1136 (78.13%) Puppet
2 1087 (74.76%) DevOps
3 797 (54.81%) Ansible
3 797 (54.81%) Linux
4 689 (47.39%) Amazon AWS
5 639 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
6 613 (42.16%) Python
7 605 (41.61%) Jenkins
8 521 (35.83%) Configuration Management
9 480 (33.01%) Java
10 473 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
11 446 (30.67%) Docker
12 409 (28.13%) Ruby
13 355 (24.42%) Git (software)
14 289 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 282 (19.39%) Open Source
16 266 (18.29%) Perl
17 253 (17.40%) Unix
18 243 (16.71%) Bash Shell
19 239 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 224 (15.41%) Windows
21 222 (15.27%) TDD
22 218 (14.99%) Finance
23 202 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
24 201 (13.82%) Red Hat
24 201 (13.82%) PowerShell
25 199 (13.69%) Scrum
26 191 (13.14%) MySQL
27 187 (12.86%) Web Services
28 186 (12.79%) NoSQL

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
1 122 (8.39%) OpenStack
2 111 (7.63%) Tomcat
3 110 (7.57%) Apache
4 98 (6.74%) JBoss
5 90 (6.19%) Elasticsearch
6 89 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 78 (5.36%) nginx
8 68 (4.68%) WebSphere
9 60 (4.13%) Confluence
10 55 (3.78%) IIS
11 49 (3.37%) WebLogic
12 40 (2.75%) Apache Spark
13 23 (1.58%) CMS
13 23 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (1.38%) Drupal
15 15 (1.03%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.76%) WordPress
17 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.62%) Skype for Business
19 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.28%) HipChat
1 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.21%) SPSS
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 32 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.069%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 689 (47.39%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (11.35%) PaaS
4 135 (9.28%) IaaS
5 104 (7.15%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (6.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 89 (6.12%) GitHub
8 61 (4.20%) Amazon S3
9 33 (2.27%) Datadog
10 30 (2.06%) SaaS
11 28 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (1.86%) Route 53
13 26 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (1.79%) OpenShift
13 26 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (1.44%) Office 365
16 18 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
17 17 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 163 (11.21%) HTTP
2 150 (10.32%) TCP/IP
3 111 (7.63%) SSL
4 98 (6.74%) DNS
5 74 (5.09%) Firewall
6 41 (2.82%) Network Security
7 39 (2.68%) HTTPS
8 34 (2.34%) Internet
9 29 (1.99%) DHCP
10 28 (1.93%) LDAP
10 28 (1.93%) VPN
11 26 (1.79%) SMTP
12 23 (1.58%) SAN
13 18 (1.24%) LAN
14 16 (1.10%) IPsec
15 15 (1.03%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.96%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.96%) NAS
16 14 (0.96%) WAN
17 12 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (13.14%) MySQL
2 186 (12.79%) NoSQL
3 168 (11.55%) PostgreSQL
4 162 (11.14%) MongoDB
5 128 (8.80%) SQL Server
6 99 (6.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 98 (6.74%) Hadoop
8 97 (6.67%) Relational Database
9 94 (6.46%) Big Data
10 79 (5.43%) Redis
11 40 (2.75%) Apache Hive
12 39 (2.68%) HBase
13 38 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 35 (2.41%) RDBMS
15 21 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database
17 15 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
18 14 (0.96%) Neo4j
19 12 (0.83%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 605 (41.61%) Jenkins
2 355 (24.42%) Git (software)
3 149 (10.25%) Maven
4 144 (9.90%) Subversion
5 123 (8.46%) JIRA
6 97 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 90 (6.19%) TeamCity
8 74 (5.09%) Gradle
9 71 (4.88%) Vagrant
10 63 (4.33%) Selenium
11 57 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (3.51%) Hudson
13 48 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 48 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 47 (3.23%) Ant
15 32 (2.20%) gulp
15 32 (2.20%) Travis CI
16 31 (2.13%) Bitbucket
16 31 (2.13%) Cucumber
17 30 (2.06%) NUnit
General
1 218 (14.99%) Finance
2 92 (6.33%) Banking
3 58 (3.99%) Retail
4 48 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.75%) Marketing
6 33 (2.27%) Electronics
7 32 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.76%) Local Government
9 10 (0.69%) Games
9 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.62%) Law
11 7 (0.48%) Back Office
11 7 (0.48%) Front Office
11 7 (0.48%) Legal
11 7 (0.48%) Publishing
12 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 625 (42.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 223 (15.34%) Developer
3 144 (9.90%) AWS DevOps
4 131 (9.01%) AWS Engineer
5 116 (7.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 104 (7.15%) Architect
7 102 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
8 101 (6.95%) Java Developer
9 97 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
10 86 (5.91%) Consultant
11 84 (5.78%) Cloud Engineer
12 82 (5.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 73 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 68 (4.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 53 (3.65%) Administrator
16 52 (3.58%) AWS Developer
17 51 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
18 42 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
19 41 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
20 40 (2.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (12.86%) Web Services
2 138 (9.49%) .NET
3 123 (8.46%) Node.js
4 84 (5.78%) Spring
5 81 (5.57%) AngularJS
6 78 (5.36%) REST
7 70 (4.81%) HTML
8 68 (4.68%) Elastic Stack
9 67 (4.61%) Middleware
10 64 (4.40%) JSON
11 61 (4.20%) CSS
12 58 (3.99%) J2EE
13 56 (3.85%) SOAP
14 50 (3.44%) Kafka
15 48 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
16 45 (3.09%) RESTful
17 44 (3.03%) ASP.NET
18 43 (2.96%) XML
19 42 (2.89%) Sensu
20 40 (2.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 85 (5.85%) Public Cloud
2 67 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.54%) User Experience
6 34 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 31 (2.13%) Clustering
8 26 (1.79%) Blog
8 26 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.65%) Fintech
10 23 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.38%) Replication
13 19 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.24%) Video on Demand
15 16 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.10%) Smart Meter
16 12 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 797 (54.81%) Linux
2 253 (17.40%) Unix
3 239 (16.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 224 (15.41%) Windows
5 108 (7.43%) CentOS
6 56 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 49 (3.37%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.54%) Solaris
9 26 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.72%) CoreOS
11 17 (1.17%) VMS
12 15 (1.03%) SUSE
13 14 (0.96%) AIX
13 14 (0.96%) Fedora
14 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.69%) Debian
15 10 (0.69%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1087 (74.76%) DevOps
2 639 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
3 521 (35.83%) Configuration Management
4 473 (32.53%) Continuous Integration
5 282 (19.39%) Open Source
6 222 (15.27%) TDD
7 202 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 199 (13.69%) Scrum
9 176 (12.10%) Test Automation
10 147 (10.11%) Microservices
11 122 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 111 (7.63%) Mentoring
13 105 (7.22%) OO
14 99 (6.81%) E-Commerce
14 99 (6.81%) Kanban
15 89 (6.12%) High Availability
16 88 (6.05%) Continuous Deployment
17 77 (5.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 73 (5.02%) SOA
19 72 (4.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 613 (42.16%) Python
2 480 (33.01%) Java
3 409 (28.13%) Ruby
4 266 (18.29%) Perl
5 243 (16.71%) Bash Shell
6 201 (13.82%) PowerShell
7 157 (10.80%) SQL
8 137 (9.42%) JavaScript
9 120 (8.25%) Shell Script
10 110 (7.57%) Scala
11 106 (7.29%) PHP
12 86 (5.91%) C#
13 77 (5.30%) Go
14 67 (4.61%) Groovy
15 30 (2.06%) Korn
16 29 (1.99%) C++
17 28 (1.93%) C
18 16 (1.10%) Clojure
19 13 (0.89%) C-shell
20 10 (0.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 121 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 95 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.65%) Degree
4 34 (2.34%) RHCE
5 32 (2.20%) CISSP
6 25 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.44%) RHCSA
9 16 (1.10%) CCNP
10 15 (1.03%) CCNA
11 13 (0.89%) CEH
11 13 (0.89%) CREST Certified
11 13 (0.89%) GIAC
11 13 (0.89%) SANS
12 11 (0.76%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.48%) RHCA
14 7 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.78%) QA
2 11 (0.76%) SLA
3 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.48%) GDPR
4 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.21%) GCP
6 3 (0.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 446 (30.67%) Docker
2 100 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 33 (2.27%) Xen
5 32 (2.20%) HDFS
5 32 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.93%) vSphere
7 26 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 25 (1.72%) KVM
8 25 (1.72%) LXC
9 19 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (1.24%) NFS
11 15 (1.03%) vCloud
12 13 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.83%) GPFS
14 11 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.69%) Apache Flume
15 10 (0.69%) iptables
16 6 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 6 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1136 (78.13%) Puppet
2 797 (54.81%) Ansible
3 160 (11.00%) Kubernetes
4 135 (9.28%) Terraform
5 111 (7.63%) Salt
6 110 (7.57%) Nagios
7 55 (3.78%) logstash
8 46 (3.16%) ZABBIX
9 45 (3.09%) Mesos
10 39 (2.68%) Graphite
11 33 (2.27%) Kibana
12 32 (2.20%) Hadoop YARN
13 31 (2.13%) Cobbler
14 26 (1.79%) Packer
15 25 (1.72%) SCCM
16 20 (1.38%) Grafana
17 18 (1.24%) Consul
17 18 (1.24%) vRealize
18 16 (1.10%) SCOM
19 14 (0.96%) Rancher
Vendors
1 201 (13.82%) Red Hat
2 155 (10.66%) VMware
3 147 (10.11%) Oracle
4 118 (8.12%) Splunk
5 106 (7.29%) Microsoft
6 79 (5.43%) SaltStack
7 55 (3.78%) Google
8 39 (2.68%) SAP
9 36 (2.48%) Cisco
10 32 (2.20%) AppDynamics
11 31 (2.13%) Rackspace
12 27 (1.86%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.86%) IBM
12 27 (1.86%) WSO2
13 26 (1.79%) NetApp
14 23 (1.58%) New Relic
14 23 (1.58%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.58%) Veritas
15 17 (1.17%) EMC
16 16 (1.10%) Sybase
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