Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 September 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 +23
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 14 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.86% 2.37% 1.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.70% 16.42% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.45% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £439 £311
90th Percentile £526 £613 £710
East of England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 161 201 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.91% 14.44% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 56
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.81% -0.67%
10th Percentile £207 £130 £205
90th Percentile £539 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.89 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +32.48% -58.46%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £31.00 £27.25 £15.44
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -28.57% -40.00%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Hertfordshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Hertfordshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Hertfordshire

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Welwyn Garden City -10 4 £325 -45.83%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £413 -
Hatfield -2 1 £525 -4.55% 1
Royston - 1 - -
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Bash Shell
2 9 (64.29%) Splunk
3 8 (57.14%) Puppet
3 8 (57.14%) Ansible
3 8 (57.14%) DevOps
4 7 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) OpenStack
6 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) Docker
6 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (35.71%) Security Management
6 5 (35.71%) Xen
6 5 (35.71%) WSUS
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (35.71%) Perl
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) PHP
7 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) Ruby
7 4 (28.57%) Google
7 4 (28.57%) Stackdriver
7 4 (28.57%) Microservices

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (35.71%) OpenStack
2 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (28.57%) nginx
3 2 (14.29%) Confluence
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (28.57%) Stackdriver
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) Artifactory
3 4 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.14%) Checkstyle
5 1 (7.14%) Cobertura
5 1 (7.14%) Gradle
5 1 (7.14%) Maven
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (28.57%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Native
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) DC/OS
6 1 (7.14%) Debian
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 4 (28.57%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Database Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Measurement
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Release Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Bash Shell
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) ANSI C
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Docker
1 5 (35.71%) Xen
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Ceph
3 1 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Ansible
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) WSUS
3 4 (28.57%) HAProxy
3 4 (28.57%) Kibana
3 4 (28.57%) logstash
4 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
4 3 (21.43%) Terraform
5 2 (14.29%) Salt
6 1 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (7.14%) Grafana
6 1 (7.14%) Mesos
6 1 (7.14%) Nagios
6 1 (7.14%) Prometheus
6 1 (7.14%) Rancher
6 1 (7.14%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Splunk
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Google
3 4 (28.57%) New Relic
3 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (21.43%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) Percona
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Dynatrace
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Sonatype