Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 73 39
Rank change year-on-year -11 -34 +37
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 4 31 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.51% 3.10% 9.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.25% 13.78% 50.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 54
Essex median daily rate £584 £531 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +3.66% -6.82%
10th Percentile £440 £394 £463
90th Percentile £740 £660 £583
East of England median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +7.89%
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 123 225 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.81% 22.52% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 130 104
Essex median daily rate £475 £522 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.05% +1.90% +70.83%
10th Percentile £364 £361 £304
90th Percentile £625 £644 £600
East of England median daily rate £440 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -2.22% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £33.45 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.27% +170.85% -67.50%
East of England median hourly rate £16.85 £17.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year -3.70% +19.29% -16.17%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 -10 2 £584 +16.75%
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) User Stories
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) API Design
1 4 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Product Roadmap
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) WSO2
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) JBoss
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) SSL
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) API Design
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Product Roadmap
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) WSO2