Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 54 60
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 38 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.56% 5.29% 2.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.83% 38.46% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 17
Essex median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £451 £504 £415
90th Percentile £611 £558 £594
East of England median daily rate £518 £525 £490
% change year-on-year -1.43% +7.14% +8.89%
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 240 104 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.47% 13.76% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 70 46
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +32.26% -16.22%
10th Percentile £379 £310 £228
90th Percentile £600 £600 £571
East of England median daily rate £470 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Essex median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £35.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.49% -67.56% +4.98%
10th Percentile £14.35 £10.21 £33.67
90th Percentile £33.35 £12.59 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.23% +0.79% -44.03%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -9 23 £500 -9.09% 1
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 38 (100.00%) Puppet
2 37 (97.37%) DevOps
3 36 (94.74%) Jenkins
4 35 (92.11%) Ansible
5 29 (76.32%) Linux
6 28 (73.68%) Configuration Management
6 28 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (68.42%) Git (software)
7 26 (68.42%) Java
8 24 (63.16%) Unix
9 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (55.26%) Shell Script
12 18 (47.37%) Scrum
12 18 (47.37%) Oracle
12 18 (47.37%) Continuous Deployment
13 17 (44.74%) Open Source
14 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
15 15 (39.47%) Confluence
15 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
15 15 (39.47%) MySQL
15 15 (39.47%) RDBMS
15 15 (39.47%) JIRA
16 13 (34.21%) Artifactory
17 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
18 9 (23.68%) Pentaho
18 9 (23.68%) Deployment Automation
19 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
20 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
20 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy

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 15 (39.47%) Confluence
2 5 (13.16%) Apache
3 4 (10.53%) nginx
3 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.89%) JBoss
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (5.26%) Jetty
5 2 (5.26%) Mongrel
5 2 (5.26%) Tuxedo
5 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 22 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.89%) GitHub
5 2 (5.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (5.26%) Google App Engine
5 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
1 5 (13.16%) SSL
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) DHCP
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
2 2 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 15 (39.47%) MySQL
2 15 (39.47%) RDBMS
3 9 (23.68%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (94.74%) Jenkins
2 26 (68.42%) Git (software)
3 15 (39.47%) JIRA
4 13 (34.21%) Artifactory
5 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium
6 2 (5.26%) Ant
6 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.26%) Gatling
6 2 (5.26%) GitLab
6 2 (5.26%) Grunt
6 2 (5.26%) gulp
6 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (5.26%) Sublime Text
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (13.16%) Electronics
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
1 5 (13.16%) Marketing
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Python Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
2 5 (13.16%) J2EE
3 4 (10.53%) Servlets
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 3 (7.89%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (5.26%) EJB
5 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) HTML5
5 2 (5.26%) J2SE
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 2 (5.26%) Node.js
5 2 (5.26%) Play Framework
5 2 (5.26%) REST
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) DevOps
2 28 (73.68%) Configuration Management
2 28 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (47.37%) Continuous Deployment
4 18 (47.37%) Scrum
5 17 (44.74%) Open Source
6 9 (23.68%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) SOA
7 6 (15.79%) Task Automation
7 6 (15.79%) TDD
7 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (13.16%) Programme Management
8 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.89%) Microservices
9 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) Java
2 21 (55.26%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 3 (7.89%) Python
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) Groovy
4 2 (5.26%) Haskell
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (100.00%) Puppet
2 35 (92.11%) Ansible
3 4 (10.53%) Terraform
4 2 (5.26%) Grafana
4 2 (5.26%) Kibana
5 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.63%) Salt
5 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) SAP
3 4 (10.53%) Google
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) webMethods
5 1 (2.63%) WSO2