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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
Rank 47 47 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 14 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.31% 0.67% -
As % of the Systems Management category 29.17% 13.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 48 23 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 11.35% 5.13% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 12
Median daily rate £531 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.09% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £177 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -14 9 £544 +24.22%
Opscode Chef
East of England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Puppet
1 18 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (94.44%) DevOps
2 17 (94.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (94.44%) Configuration Management
3 16 (88.89%) TCP/IP
3 16 (88.89%) Perl
4 15 (83.33%) HTTP
4 15 (83.33%) SSL
4 15 (83.33%) Open Source
5 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (72.22%) Scrum
6 13 (72.22%) Kanban
6 13 (72.22%) J2EE
7 12 (66.67%) Apache
7 12 (66.67%) Middleware
7 12 (66.67%) TDD
7 12 (66.67%) Docker
7 12 (66.67%) Mentoring
7 12 (66.67%) Coaching
8 11 (61.11%) Microservices
8 11 (61.11%) WSO2
8 11 (61.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (61.11%) Relational Database
8 11 (61.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (61.11%) JBoss
8 11 (61.11%) SOA
8 11 (61.11%) Oracle

Opscode Chef
Top Related 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 12 (66.67%) Apache
2 11 (61.11%) JBoss
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Jetty
4 1 (5.56%) Mongrel
4 1 (5.56%) nginx
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) TCP/IP
2 15 (83.33%) HTTP
2 15 (83.33%) SSL
3 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (44.44%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) J2EE
2 12 (66.67%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) CentOS
3 3 (16.67%) Fedora
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Configuration Management
1 17 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (94.44%) DevOps
2 15 (83.33%) Open Source
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (72.22%) Kanban
4 13 (72.22%) Scrum
5 12 (66.67%) Coaching
5 12 (66.67%) Mentoring
5 12 (66.67%) TDD
6 11 (61.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (61.11%) Microservices
6 11 (61.11%) SOA
7 10 (55.56%) User Stories
8 9 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (44.44%) API Design
10 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
11 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) C
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
1 11 (61.11%) WSO2
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) VMware