Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 41 61
Rank change year-on-year -36 +20 -20
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 30 69 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.89% 8.42% 2.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.08% 50.36% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 13
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -5.09% +8.00%
10th Percentile £391 £454 £475
90th Percentile £605 £575 £598
East of England median daily rate £500 £513 £480
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.77% +20.00%
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 213 137 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.54% 16.73% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 86 47
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -15.15%
10th Percentile £375 £321 £212
90th Percentile £600 £600 £571
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £12.35 £35.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -65.42% +19.05%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.40 £27.22
90th Percentile £37.61 £15.76 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.67 £16.88
% change year-on-year +19.29% -13.07% -55.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 20 £500 - 2
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (96.67%) Puppet
1 29 (96.67%) Jenkins
2 28 (93.33%) DevOps
3 26 (86.67%) Ansible
4 25 (83.33%) Linux
5 22 (73.33%) Configuration Management
5 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (70.00%) Java
7 20 (66.67%) Git (software)
8 19 (63.33%) Unix
9 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (60.00%) Open Source
10 17 (56.67%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (46.67%) Shell Script
11 14 (46.67%) Oracle
12 13 (43.33%) Scrum
13 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
13 12 (40.00%) Relational Database
14 11 (36.67%) MySQL
15 10 (33.33%) RDBMS
16 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
16 9 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
17 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
17 8 (26.67%) Confluence
17 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
17 8 (26.67%) SSL
17 8 (26.67%) HTTP
17 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
17 8 (26.67%) JIRA

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 8 (26.67%) Confluence
2 6 (20.00%) Apache
3 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 4 (13.33%) nginx
3 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) Jetty
4 2 (6.67%) Mongrel
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (6.67%) Tuxedo
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) GitHub
4 2 (6.67%) Google Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Google App Engine
4 2 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) HTTP
1 8 (26.67%) SSL
1 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) FTP
2 2 (6.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (36.67%) MySQL
3 10 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (13.33%) Pentaho
5 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (96.67%) Jenkins
2 20 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
3 8 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) Subversion
5 3 (10.00%) GitLab
6 2 (6.67%) Ant
6 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.67%) Gatling
6 2 (6.67%) Grunt
6 2 (6.67%) IntelliJ
6 2 (6.67%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) Sublime Text
6 2 (6.67%) Travis CI
6 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.00%) Electronics
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (10.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Python Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) J2EE
1 6 (20.00%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Servlets
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) EJB
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) J2SE
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Unix
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) DevOps
2 22 (73.33%) Configuration Management
2 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (60.00%) Open Source
4 13 (43.33%) Scrum
5 12 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
7 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (16.67%) SOA
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (13.33%) Microservices
10 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
12 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Java
2 14 (46.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (13.33%) Python
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (10.00%) Scala
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) Groovy
6 2 (6.67%) Haskell
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (96.67%) Puppet
2 26 (86.67%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) Terraform
4 2 (6.67%) Grafana
4 2 (6.67%) Kibana
4 2 (6.67%) Salt
5 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Google
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) webMethods
4 2 (6.67%) WSO2