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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 55 27
Rank change year-on-year +33 -28  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 54 1 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.44% 0.21% 5.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 54.00% 2.44% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 0 15
Median daily rate £500 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 100 41 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 23.04% 8.58% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 28 69
Median daily rate £500 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £200 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £441 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 0
Median hourly rate £13.72 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +68.67%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 19 £500 -
Chelmsford - 4 £500 -
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 65 (95.59%) DevOps
2 57 (83.82%) Puppet
3 53 (77.94%) Jenkins
3 53 (77.94%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (72.06%) Configuration Management
6 45 (66.18%) Middleware
7 42 (61.76%) TDD
8 41 (60.29%) Scrum
9 39 (57.35%) Linux
10 38 (55.88%) SOA
11 36 (52.94%) Test Automation
12 35 (51.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (48.53%) HTTP
13 33 (48.53%) TCP/IP
13 33 (48.53%) SSL
14 30 (44.12%) Open Source
15 29 (42.65%) JBoss
15 29 (42.65%) Microservices
16 28 (41.18%) Perl
17 27 (39.71%) Mentoring
18 26 (38.24%) Coaching
18 26 (38.24%) Relational Database
18 26 (38.24%) WSO2
18 26 (38.24%) Kanban
19 25 (36.76%) J2EE
20 24 (35.29%) Apache
21 23 (33.82%) Oracle
21 23 (33.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 23 (33.82%) Docker

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 29 (42.65%) JBoss
2 24 (35.29%) Apache
3 23 (33.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (11.76%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.41%) AquaLogic
5 3 (4.41%) Mule
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.94%) IIS
6 2 (2.94%) Jetty
6 2 (2.94%) Mongrel
6 2 (2.94%) nginx
6 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 18 (26.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) IaaS
1 14 (20.59%) PaaS
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (16.18%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (13.24%) Office 365
5 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (4.41%) SaaS
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.94%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (48.53%) HTTP
1 33 (48.53%) SSL
1 33 (48.53%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.76%) Skype
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) FTP
4 1 (1.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (77.94%) Jenkins
2 22 (32.35%) Git (software)
3 20 (29.41%) Subversion
4 6 (8.82%) Maven
5 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 18 (26.47%) Electronics
2 18 (26.47%) Manufacturing
2 18 (26.47%) Marketing
2 18 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (60.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Middleware Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Programme Manager
3 9 (13.24%) Technical Manager
4 8 (11.76%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (11.76%) Technical Programme Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (4.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.94%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (66.18%) Middleware
2 25 (36.76%) J2EE
3 6 (8.82%) Spring
3 6 (8.82%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.41%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.41%) Java EE
4 3 (4.41%) Java SE
4 3 (4.41%) JSON
4 3 (4.41%) JSON Schema
4 3 (4.41%) OAuth
4 3 (4.41%) REST
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
4 3 (4.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.41%) WSDL
4 3 (4.41%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) XSLT
5 2 (2.94%) .NET
6 1 (1.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (57.35%) Linux
2 35 (51.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (17.65%) Windows
4 9 (13.24%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.82%) Unix
6 3 (4.41%) AIX
6 3 (4.41%) HPUX
6 3 (4.41%) Solaris
7 2 (2.94%) CentOS
7 2 (2.94%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (95.59%) DevOps
2 53 (77.94%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (72.06%) Configuration Management
5 42 (61.76%) TDD
6 41 (60.29%) Scrum
7 38 (55.88%) SOA
8 36 (52.94%) Test Automation
9 30 (44.12%) Open Source
10 29 (42.65%) Microservices
11 27 (39.71%) Mentoring
12 26 (38.24%) Coaching
12 26 (38.24%) Kanban
13 22 (32.35%) Programme Management
14 21 (30.88%) API Design
14 21 (30.88%) User Stories
15 18 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (26.47%) Digital Marketing
16 17 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) Perl
2 14 (20.59%) C
3 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) Groovy
6 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.41%) SQL
6 3 (4.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) GDPR
2 3 (4.41%) PMO
3 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (33.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (83.82%) Puppet
2 10 (14.71%) Ansible
3 2 (2.94%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) WSO2
2 23 (33.82%) Oracle
3 18 (26.47%) SAP
4 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.41%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.41%) webMethods
6 2 (2.94%) Google
6 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) HP
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