Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 60 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 +53
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 54 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.87% 2.41% 3.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 45.38% 26.58% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 33
Essex median daily rate £513 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +40.00%
10th Percentile £459 £415 £375
90th Percentile £575 £595 £600
East of England median daily rate £513 £500 £415
% change year-on-year +2.50% +20.48% -7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 119 79 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.14% 9.07% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 54 78
Essex median daily rate £513 £363 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.38% -12.91% +11.00%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £300
90th Percentile £600 £568 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +12.15% +0.31% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Essex median hourly rate £11.92 £35.22 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.14% +17.38% -4.84%
10th Percentile £10.38 £33.75 £25.30
90th Percentile £15.67 £40.00 £43.60
East of England median hourly rate £14.84 £16.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -10.06% -51.11% +117.74%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -25 19 £500 -
Witham - 1 £525 -
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 54 (100.00%) Puppet
2 51 (94.44%) Jenkins
2 51 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
2 51 (94.44%) DevOps
2 51 (94.44%) Configuration Management
3 50 (92.59%) Middleware
4 49 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (88.89%) TDD
5 48 (88.89%) Scrum
6 43 (79.63%) SOA
7 27 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
7 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (50.00%) SAP
7 27 (50.00%) Programme Management
7 27 (50.00%) Electronics
7 27 (50.00%) Telecoms
7 27 (50.00%) Finance
7 27 (50.00%) Manufacturing
7 27 (50.00%) Marketing
8 22 (40.74%) Linux
8 22 (40.74%) JBoss
8 22 (40.74%) Test Automation
8 22 (40.74%) Microservices
9 21 (38.89%) HTTP
9 21 (38.89%) TCP/IP
9 21 (38.89%) SSL
10 19 (35.19%) WSO2
10 19 (35.19%) Kanban
10 19 (35.19%) Relational Database
11 17 (31.48%) Mentoring

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 22 (40.74%) JBoss
2 14 (25.93%) Apache
2 14 (25.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.26%) Mule
3 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.56%) AquaLogic
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) IaaS
1 5 (9.26%) PaaS
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) HTTP
1 21 (38.89%) SSL
1 21 (38.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 51 (94.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
3 8 (14.81%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (50.00%) Electronics
1 27 (50.00%) Finance
1 27 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 27 (50.00%) Marketing
1 27 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (75.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (37.04%) Middleware Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (9.26%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Integration Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Middleware Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Consultant
8 1 (1.85%) Messaging Architect
8 1 (1.85%) Senior QA Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (92.59%) Middleware
2 13 (24.07%) J2EE
3 8 (14.81%) Spring
3 8 (14.81%) Spring Boot
4 6 (11.11%) SOAP
4 6 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (11.11%) XML
5 5 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (9.26%) Java EE
5 5 (9.26%) Java SE
5 5 (9.26%) JSON
5 5 (9.26%) JSON Schema
5 5 (9.26%) OAuth
5 5 (9.26%) REST
5 5 (9.26%) WSDL
5 5 (9.26%) XSLT
6 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.26%) AIX
3 5 (9.26%) HPUX
3 5 (9.26%) Solaris
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (94.44%) Configuration Management
1 51 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
1 51 (94.44%) DevOps
2 49 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (88.89%) Scrum
3 48 (88.89%) TDD
4 43 (79.63%) SOA
5 27 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
5 27 (50.00%) Programme Management
6 22 (40.74%) Microservices
6 22 (40.74%) Test Automation
7 19 (35.19%) Kanban
8 17 (31.48%) Mentoring
9 16 (29.63%) Open Source
10 14 (25.93%) Coaching
11 13 (24.07%) API Design
12 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 9 (16.67%) User Stories
13 8 (14.81%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Perl
2 6 (11.11%) Java
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) Groovy
3 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
3 5 (9.26%) XPath
4 4 (7.41%) C
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (100.00%) Puppet
2 15 (27.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) SAP
2 19 (35.19%) WSO2
3 14 (25.93%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) webMethods
5 3 (5.56%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.70%) HP