Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 139 214
Rank change year-on-year -20 +75 +34
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1598 1831 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.88% 1.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.15% 16.94% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1318 902
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00
10th Percentile £32.00 - £47.00
90th Percentile £43.30 - £63.00
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00

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 10550 10807 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.32% 11.10% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6961 5594
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £239
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 244 308
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -30 938 £525 - 91
South East +14 240 £500 +8.11% 22
North of England +5 214 £475 +5.56% 42
North West +42 103 £525 +21.39% 18
East of England +7 87 £513 +2.50% 14
Yorkshire -29 86 £475 - 24
Midlands -19 76 £500 +11.11% 20
South West +11 46 £425 -5.56% 13
West Midlands -15 44 £525 +16.67% 13
North East +59 39 £535 +53.96%
East Midlands +1 30 £368 -10.37% 7
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1234 (77.22%) Puppet
2 1117 (69.90%) DevOps
3 1034 (64.71%) Ansible
4 817 (51.13%) Linux
5 797 (49.87%) Amazon AWS
6 772 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
7 723 (45.24%) Jenkins
8 660 (41.30%) Python
9 622 (38.92%) Configuration Management
10 586 (36.67%) Java
11 584 (36.55%) Docker
12 521 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
13 409 (25.59%) Git (software)
14 382 (23.90%) Ruby
15 364 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 358 (22.40%) Bash Shell
17 312 (19.52%) Finance
18 296 (18.52%) TDD
19 273 (17.08%) Oracle
20 260 (16.27%) MySQL
21 246 (15.39%) Unix
22 243 (15.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 241 (15.08%) Open Source
24 240 (15.02%) Terraform
25 235 (14.71%) Scrum
26 227 (14.21%) PostgreSQL
26 227 (14.21%) Windows
27 225 (14.08%) NoSQL
28 212 (13.27%) Kubernetes
29 207 (12.95%) Red Hat

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
1 185 (11.58%) OpenStack
2 180 (11.26%) Tomcat
3 143 (8.95%) Confluence
4 122 (7.63%) WebLogic
5 118 (7.38%) WebSphere
6 105 (6.57%) JBoss
7 99 (6.20%) Apache
8 86 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
9 82 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 79 (4.94%) nginx
11 39 (2.44%) IIS
12 35 (2.19%) Jetty
13 31 (1.94%) Apache Spark
14 24 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.75%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.63%) CMS
18 8 (0.50%) SAS
19 7 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (0.81%) HipChat
2 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 9 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.19%) Magento
5 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.063%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.063%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 797 (49.87%) Amazon AWS
2 364 (22.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (8.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 137 (8.57%) PaaS
5 119 (7.45%) Amazon EC2
6 114 (7.13%) GitHub
7 106 (6.63%) IaaS
8 82 (5.13%) Amazon S3
9 55 (3.44%) Serverless
10 54 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 52 (3.25%) Route 53
12 50 (3.13%) SaaS
13 47 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
15 42 (2.63%) npm
16 37 (2.32%) Slack
17 36 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 33 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
19 25 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
20 21 (1.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 140 (8.76%) TCP/IP
2 115 (7.20%) HTTP
3 82 (5.13%) DNS
4 73 (4.57%) SSL
5 71 (4.44%) Firewall
6 27 (1.69%) Internet
6 27 (1.69%) SAN
7 24 (1.50%) DHCP
7 24 (1.50%) Network Security
8 22 (1.38%) HTTPS
9 21 (1.31%) VPN
10 20 (1.25%) LDAP
11 19 (1.19%) LAN
12 18 (1.13%) WAN
13 14 (0.88%) SMTP
14 12 (0.75%) OpenFlow
15 10 (0.63%) 4G
15 10 (0.63%) GSM
15 10 (0.63%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (16.27%) MySQL
2 227 (14.21%) PostgreSQL
3 225 (14.08%) NoSQL
4 170 (10.64%) MongoDB
5 116 (7.26%) Relational Database
6 111 (6.95%) Hadoop
7 83 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
8 82 (5.13%) SQL Server
9 56 (3.50%) Big Data
9 56 (3.50%) Redis
10 46 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 34 (2.13%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.69%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.06%) DB2
15 14 (0.88%) Apache Hive
15 14 (0.88%) HBase
15 14 (0.88%) InfluxDB
16 9 (0.56%) Riak
17 8 (0.50%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 723 (45.24%) Jenkins
2 409 (25.59%) Git (software)
3 190 (11.89%) JIRA
4 173 (10.83%) TeamCity
5 168 (10.51%) Maven
6 102 (6.38%) Subversion
7 95 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 88 (5.51%) NUnit
9 83 (5.19%) MSTest
10 81 (5.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 75 (4.69%) Ant
11 75 (4.69%) Selenium
12 74 (4.63%) Gradle
13 71 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
14 69 (4.32%) Vagrant
15 63 (3.94%) Bitbucket
16 55 (3.44%) gulp
17 53 (3.32%) JUnit
18 52 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
19 44 (2.75%) MSBuild
General
1 312 (19.52%) Finance
2 98 (6.13%) Banking
3 68 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 54 (3.38%) Marketing
5 49 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 48 (3.00%) Electronics
7 42 (2.63%) Retail Banking
8 41 (2.57%) Retail
9 26 (1.63%) Games
10 20 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.19%) Front Office
12 14 (0.88%) Legal
13 9 (0.56%) Law
14 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.38%) Publishing
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Advertising
16 4 (0.25%) Back Office
17 2 (0.13%) Automotive
17 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 751 (47.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 322 (20.15%) Developer
3 195 (12.20%) AWS DevOps
4 193 (12.08%) AWS Engineer
5 165 (10.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 162 (10.14%) Java Developer
7 118 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
8 101 (6.32%) Architect
9 100 (6.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 86 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
11 82 (5.13%) Consultant
12 76 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 74 (4.63%) Senior DevOps
14 66 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 51 (3.19%) Administrator
15 51 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
16 50 (3.13%) Senior Developer
17 47 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
18 43 (2.69%) Azure DevOps
18 43 (2.69%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (12.89%) Web Services
2 179 (11.20%) Node.js
3 127 (7.95%) .NET
4 109 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 100 (6.26%) Spring
6 90 (5.63%) React
7 87 (5.44%) Middleware
8 80 (5.01%) Elastic Stack
9 79 (4.94%) REST
10 70 (4.38%) RESTful
11 67 (4.19%) JSON
12 60 (3.75%) jQuery
13 56 (3.50%) SOAP
14 54 (3.38%) HTML
15 53 (3.32%) CSS
16 52 (3.25%) XML
17 49 (3.07%) Kafka
18 46 (2.88%) J2EE
19 40 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
20 38 (2.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 57 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.19%) Clustering
6 35 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.00%) PKI
8 31 (1.94%) Fintech
9 30 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.56%) Replication
11 24 (1.50%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.44%) User Experience
13 22 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.38%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.31%) Cloud Native
15 19 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
17 14 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 817 (51.13%) Linux
2 246 (15.39%) Unix
3 243 (15.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 227 (14.21%) Windows
5 98 (6.13%) CentOS
6 59 (3.69%) Windows Server
7 45 (2.82%) Solaris
8 41 (2.57%) Ubuntu
9 32 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.94%) AIX
11 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.13%) Debian
13 14 (0.88%) CoreOS
14 12 (0.75%) VMS
14 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.63%) DC/OS
16 7 (0.44%) HPUX
17 6 (0.38%) Fedora
18 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
19 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1117 (69.90%) DevOps
2 772 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
3 622 (38.92%) Configuration Management
4 521 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
5 296 (18.52%) TDD
6 241 (15.08%) Open Source
7 235 (14.71%) Scrum
8 193 (12.08%) Test Automation
9 185 (11.58%) Microservices
10 151 (9.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 138 (8.64%) OO
12 134 (8.39%) Migration
13 121 (7.57%) Mentoring
14 116 (7.26%) Software Engineering
15 113 (7.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 103 (6.45%) BDD
17 95 (5.94%) E-Commerce
18 84 (5.26%) Kanban
19 81 (5.07%) SOA
20 77 (4.82%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 660 (41.30%) Python
2 586 (36.67%) Java
3 382 (23.90%) Ruby
4 358 (22.40%) Bash Shell
5 205 (12.83%) Perl
6 204 (12.77%) PowerShell
7 194 (12.14%) JavaScript
8 157 (9.82%) SQL
9 111 (6.95%) PHP
10 92 (5.76%) Shell Script
11 81 (5.07%) C#
12 74 (4.63%) Groovy
13 69 (4.32%) Go
14 62 (3.88%) Scala
15 31 (1.94%) C
15 31 (1.94%) C++
16 22 (1.38%) Korn
17 19 (1.19%) ES6
17 19 (1.19%) TypeScript
18 16 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 114 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.57%) Degree
4 36 (2.25%) AWS Certification
5 27 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.81%) RHCE
7 9 (0.56%) RHCA
8 5 (0.31%) CISSP
8 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.25%) CCNP
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.19%) CEH
10 3 (0.19%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.19%) GIAC
10 3 (0.19%) MCITP
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.25%) QA
2 29 (1.81%) GCP
3 9 (0.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.063%) GDPR
6 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 584 (36.55%) Docker
2 86 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.19%) Xen
4 34 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.07%) Active Directory
6 31 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.50%) vCloud
9 22 (1.38%) KVM
10 21 (1.31%) HDFS
11 19 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.81%) LXC
13 11 (0.69%) Apache Flume
14 10 (0.63%) vSphere
15 9 (0.56%) NFS
15 9 (0.56%) Samba
16 7 (0.44%) GPFS
16 7 (0.44%) VirtualBox
17 6 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 5 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1234 (77.22%) Puppet
2 1034 (64.71%) Ansible
3 240 (15.02%) Terraform
4 212 (13.27%) Kubernetes
5 108 (6.76%) Salt
6 67 (4.19%) Nagios
7 60 (3.75%) Packer
8 53 (3.32%) Mesos
9 41 (2.57%) logstash
10 37 (2.32%) Cobbler
11 33 (2.07%) Kibana
12 28 (1.75%) Consul
13 26 (1.63%) Grafana
14 22 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
15 21 (1.31%) Rancher
16 19 (1.19%) ZABBIX
17 16 (1.00%) CFEngine
17 16 (1.00%) Graphite
17 16 (1.00%) StatsD
17 16 (1.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 273 (17.08%) Oracle
2 207 (12.95%) Red Hat
3 154 (9.64%) VMware
4 122 (7.63%) Splunk
5 98 (6.13%) Microsoft
6 66 (4.13%) SaltStack
6 66 (4.13%) SAP
7 59 (3.69%) Google
8 52 (3.25%) Atlassian
9 36 (2.25%) IBM
10 35 (2.19%) Cisco
11 29 (1.81%) HP
11 29 (1.81%) Rackspace
12 28 (1.75%) New Relic
13 26 (1.63%) AppDynamics
14 23 (1.44%) Juniper
14 23 (1.44%) WSO2
15 19 (1.19%) Sun
16 18 (1.13%) Cloudera
17 17 (1.06%) ServiceNow