Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 16 August 2018 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 35 76
Rank change year-on-year -36 +41 -25
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 31 82 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.15% 9.41% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.90% 50.93% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 54 3
Essex median daily rate £531 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £394 £463 £305
90th Percentile £660 £583 £585
East of England median daily rate £500 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Essex with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 223 161 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.64% 18.48% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 103 30
Essex median daily rate £522 £513 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +70.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £361 £303 £199
90th Percentile £644 £600 £476
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Essex median hourly rate £33.45 £12.35 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.85% -67.50% +28.90%
10th Percentile £24.77 £10.40 £29.60
90th Percentile £42.63 £15.76 £41.01
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% -42.62%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Essex

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Essex

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Essex over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Essex

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea -2 21 £500 - 2
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 29 (93.55%) Puppet
1 29 (93.55%) Jenkins
2 28 (90.32%) DevOps
2 28 (90.32%) Linux
3 26 (83.87%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (80.65%) Configuration Management
5 23 (74.19%) Open Source
6 19 (61.29%) Ansible
7 18 (58.06%) Git (software)
7 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (54.84%) Java
8 17 (54.84%) HTTP
8 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
8 17 (54.84%) SSL
8 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (48.39%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (45.16%) Unix
11 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
12 12 (38.71%) Oracle
13 11 (35.48%) MySQL
13 11 (35.48%) Middleware
13 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
14 10 (32.26%) Mentoring
14 10 (32.26%) Continuous Deployment
15 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
15 9 (29.03%) Scrum
16 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
17 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
17 7 (22.58%) RDBMS

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (22.58%) Apache
2 5 (16.13%) Confluence
3 4 (12.90%) JBoss
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (9.68%) IIS
4 3 (9.68%) Jetty
4 3 (9.68%) Mongrel
4 3 (9.68%) nginx
4 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.23%) Tuxedo
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (16.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (12.90%) GitHub
5 3 (9.68%) Google App Engine
5 3 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (6.45%) G Suite
6 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) HTTP
1 17 (54.84%) SSL
1 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MySQL
1 11 (35.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 29 (93.55%) Jenkins
2 18 (58.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.13%) Artifactory
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) Subversion
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) JMeter
4 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Travis CI
4 3 (9.68%) Zephyr
5 2 (6.45%) GitLab
5 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (6.45%) Electronics
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (22.58%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (16.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Developer
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Python Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Unix Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Middleware
2 7 (22.58%) J2EE
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Servlets
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
3 3 (9.68%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) XML Messaging
4 2 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Unix
3 13 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) DevOps
2 26 (83.87%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (80.65%) Configuration Management
4 23 (74.19%) Open Source
5 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (48.39%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (41.94%) Test Automation
8 10 (32.26%) Continuous Deployment
8 10 (32.26%) Mentoring
9 9 (29.03%) Scrum
10 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
10 6 (19.35%) SOA
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
10 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.13%) Coaching
11 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (12.90%) Kanban
12 4 (12.90%) Microservices
12 4 (12.90%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
3 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) Go
5 4 (12.90%) Ruby
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) Scala
8 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (93.55%) Puppet
2 19 (61.29%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Salt
3 2 (6.45%) Terraform
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) WSO2
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) SAP