Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 288 261 159
Rank change year-on-year -27 -102 -33
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 339 546 1,600
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.02% 1.81%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.03% 6.98% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 406 1,228
10th Percentile £384 £400 £413
25th Percentile £440 £459 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £625 £625
90th Percentile £675 £700 £713
UK median daily rate £501 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.00% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £61.50 £51.58 -
Median % change year-on-year +19.24% - -
UK median hourly rate £61.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.82% - -

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 6,745 7,817 13,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.15% 14.58% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,823 5,438 9,108
10th Percentile £326 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £594 £590
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 206 294
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.43 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.72 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +5.46%
75th Percentile £46.25 £24.86 £27.25
90th Percentile £61.15 £44.51 £49.28
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -2.70% +5.71%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in England

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in England.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -29 187 £550 -4.35% 87
North of England -20 57 £475 -9.52% 45
North West +7 50 £459 -12.57% 26
South East +33 33 £490 +0.51% 17
South West +63 18 £440 -23.48% 10
East of England +43 9 £448 -28.40% 15
Midlands +9 9 £375 +4.79% 21
East Midlands +18 5 £375 +5.95% 6
West Midlands +6 4 £375 -30.56% 15
Yorkshire -18 4 £475 -13.64% 17
North East +10 3 £550 +52.25% 2
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 220 (64.90%) Ansible
2 217 (64.01%) DevOps
3 204 (60.18%) Puppet
4 184 (54.28%) AWS
5 181 (53.39%) Python
6 164 (48.38%) Linux
7 157 (46.31%) Terraform
8 146 (43.07%) Jenkins
9 143 (42.18%) Docker
10 123 (36.28%) Azure
11 116 (34.22%) Kubernetes
12 115 (33.92%) Configuration Management
13 102 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
14 99 (29.20%) Git (software)
15 82 (24.19%) Java
16 80 (23.60%) Windows
17 79 (23.30%) AWS CloudFormation
18 77 (22.71%) Infrastructure as Code
19 74 (21.83%) GCP
19 74 (21.83%) PowerShell
20 65 (19.17%) VMware
21 59 (17.40%) Security Cleared
22 57 (16.81%) Bash Shell
23 55 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
23 55 (16.22%) Microservices
24 54 (15.93%) Unix
25 51 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
25 51 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 49 (14.45%) Finance
27 48 (14.16%) JIRA

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 32 (9.44%) Confluence
2 25 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (6.19%) nginx
4 16 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.42%) JBoss
6 9 (2.65%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.36%) Apache
8 6 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.47%) IIS
9 5 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.88%) CMS
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.59%) Jetty
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
1 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 184 (54.28%) AWS
2 123 (36.28%) Azure
3 79 (23.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 74 (21.83%) GCP
5 43 (12.68%) PaaS
6 42 (12.39%) Serverless
7 41 (12.09%) IaaS
8 36 (10.62%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (9.73%) Amazon S3
10 32 (9.44%) GitHub
11 25 (7.37%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (7.08%) Amazon ECS
12 24 (7.08%) Amazon ELB
13 21 (6.19%) OpenShift
14 18 (5.31%) AWS CodePipeline
15 17 (5.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (4.72%) npm
17 14 (4.13%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (4.13%) SaaS
18 12 (3.54%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.60%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.01%) DNS
3 12 (3.54%) Firewall
4 11 (3.24%) ATM
5 10 (2.95%) SSL
6 9 (2.65%) HTTP
7 8 (2.36%) NAS
7 8 (2.36%) SAN
8 7 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (2.06%) Internet
8 7 (2.06%) LAN
8 7 (2.06%) WAN
9 6 (1.77%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.77%) DHCP
9 6 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.47%) Network Security
10 5 (1.47%) VLAN
11 4 (1.18%) VPN
11 4 (1.18%) VSAN
12 3 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
1 23 (6.78%) NoSQL
2 18 (5.31%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.42%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.42%) MySQL
4 15 (4.42%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.24%) BigQuery
6 8 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (2.06%) Big Data
8 6 (1.77%) Amazon Athena
8 6 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.77%) Looker
8 6 (1.77%) PowerCenter
8 6 (1.77%) Tableau
9 5 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 146 (43.07%) Jenkins
2 99 (29.20%) Git (software)
3 48 (14.16%) JIRA
4 30 (8.85%) Maven
5 28 (8.26%) GitLab
5 28 (8.26%) Subversion
6 24 (7.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 22 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (6.19%) SonarQube
9 20 (5.90%) Bitbucket
10 19 (5.60%) Gradle
11 17 (5.01%) Visual Studio
12 15 (4.42%) CircleCI
13 14 (4.13%) TeamCity
13 14 (4.13%) Travis CI
14 11 (3.24%) gulp
15 9 (2.65%) CA Release Automation
15 9 (2.65%) JUnit
15 9 (2.65%) Vagrant
16 8 (2.36%) Artifactory
General
1 49 (14.45%) Finance
2 37 (10.91%) Banking
3 22 (6.49%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.06%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Marketing
7 3 (0.88%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) French Language
8 2 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (37.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (15.04%) Developer
3 44 (12.98%) AWS Engineer
4 37 (10.91%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (10.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (8.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 25 (7.37%) Consultant
8 24 (7.08%) Architect
9 16 (4.72%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 15 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Senior DevOps
11 14 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.54%) Python Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Automation Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) DevOps Consultant
13 11 (3.24%) Service Operations Specialist
14 10 (2.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.95%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.50%) Node.js
2 29 (8.55%) Web Services
3 27 (7.96%) .NET
4 26 (7.67%) Elastic Stack
5 24 (7.08%) REST
6 19 (5.60%) Kafka
7 13 (3.83%) YAML
8 12 (3.54%) JSON
9 11 (3.24%) React
9 11 (3.24%) Spring
10 10 (2.95%) Spring Boot
11 8 (2.36%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.36%) RESTful
12 7 (2.06%) Middleware
12 7 (2.06%) Task Parallel Library
13 6 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (1.77%) Qt
14 5 (1.47%) HTML
14 5 (1.47%) XML
15 4 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.32%) Public Cloud
2 34 (10.03%) Data Centre
3 23 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.78%) Cloud Native
4 20 (5.90%) User Experience
5 19 (5.60%) Private Cloud
6 14 (4.13%) Clustering
7 13 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.65%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (2.36%) Replication
12 6 (1.77%) CMDB
13 5 (1.47%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.18%) Wiki
15 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 164 (48.38%) Linux
2 80 (23.60%) Windows
3 54 (15.93%) Unix
4 51 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (5.01%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.54%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.65%) CentOS
8 8 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.88%) Android
11 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.88%) VMS
12 2 (0.59%) AIX
12 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.59%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (64.01%) DevOps
2 115 (33.92%) Configuration Management
3 102 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (22.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 55 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (16.22%) Microservices
6 44 (12.98%) Open Source
6 44 (12.98%) Test Automation
7 41 (12.09%) Deployment Automation
8 38 (11.21%) Software Engineering
9 37 (10.91%) Infrastructure Automation
10 34 (10.03%) Scrum
11 32 (9.44%) Migration
12 31 (9.14%) TDD
13 25 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (7.37%) ITIL
14 24 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (6.49%) SDLC
16 18 (5.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 18 (5.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 181 (53.39%) Python
2 82 (24.19%) Java
3 74 (21.83%) PowerShell
4 57 (16.81%) Bash Shell
5 42 (12.39%) Ruby
6 36 (10.62%) JavaScript
7 35 (10.32%) Go
8 31 (9.14%) Perl
9 28 (8.26%) SQL
10 25 (7.37%) C#
11 19 (5.60%) Groovy
12 17 (5.01%) C++
13 10 (2.95%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.06%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.77%) PHP
16 5 (1.47%) Scala
17 4 (1.18%) C
17 4 (1.18%) R
18 3 (0.88%) Korn
19 2 (0.59%) AWK
Qualifications
1 59 (17.40%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.67%) Degree
4 7 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.18%) CCNP
6 4 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.88%) CCIE
7 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.59%) ISEB
8 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.59%) VCAP
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.29%) LPIC
9 1 (0.29%) RHCA
9 1 (0.29%) RHCE
9 1 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.29%) GDPR
2 1 (0.29%) NCSC
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (42.18%) Docker
2 51 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (11.50%) Active Directory
4 25 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (5.31%) Hyper-V
6 15 (4.42%) vSphere
7 10 (2.95%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (1.18%) vCloud
10 3 (0.88%) KVM
10 3 (0.88%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.59%) UAG
12 1 (0.29%) Ceph
12 1 (0.29%) GPFS
12 1 (0.29%) HDFS
12 1 (0.29%) IAG
12 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 220 (64.90%) Ansible
2 204 (60.18%) Puppet
3 157 (46.31%) Terraform
4 116 (34.22%) Kubernetes
5 37 (10.91%) Salt
6 33 (9.73%) Prometheus
7 28 (8.26%) Grafana
8 17 (5.01%) Nagios
8 17 (5.01%) vRealize
9 14 (4.13%) Kibana
9 14 (4.13%) Packer
10 12 (3.54%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (3.54%) Istio
11 10 (2.95%) SCCM
12 9 (2.65%) Consul
13 8 (2.36%) Argo
14 6 (1.77%) vCenter Server
15 5 (1.47%) CFEngine
15 5 (1.47%) logstash
16 4 (1.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 65 (19.17%) VMware
2 45 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.80%) Red Hat
4 35 (10.32%) Google
5 25 (7.37%) Splunk
6 17 (5.01%) SaltStack
7 14 (4.13%) Oracle
8 12 (3.54%) AppDynamics
9 11 (3.24%) Cisco
9 11 (3.24%) Symantec
9 11 (3.24%) Veritas
10 10 (2.95%) F5
10 10 (2.95%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.06%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.06%) Informatica
12 6 (1.77%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.77%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.47%) Dell
13 5 (1.47%) New Relic
13 5 (1.47%) Palo Alto