Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 84 67
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17 +13
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 19 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.30% 0.95% 2.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.56% 9.43% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £400 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -21.57% +56.92%
10th Percentile £513 £313 £463
90th Percentile £750 £820 £663
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
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 222 159 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.20% 10.05% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 89 88
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +26.67%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £203
90th Percentile £606 £550 £589
East of England median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.59% -9.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £38.50 £17.50 £20.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year +6.06% +12.47% -16.17%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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
Welwyn Garden City +18 6 £550 +69.23% 4
Hatfield +5 4 £538 +16.22% 2
Watford - 3 - -
Opscode Chef
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 19 (100.00%) Puppet
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
3 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
3 11 (57.89%) Ansible
3 11 (57.89%) DevOps
4 10 (52.63%) Retail
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (42.11%) WAN
5 8 (42.11%) DHCP
5 8 (42.11%) DNS
5 8 (42.11%) 802.1X
5 8 (42.11%) Arista
6 7 (36.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 7 (36.84%) Private Cloud
6 7 (36.84%) Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) GitHub
6 7 (36.84%) F5
6 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
7 6 (31.58%) Release Management
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) Akamai
7 6 (31.58%) Palo Alto
8 5 (26.32%) vCenter Server
8 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (26.32%) PowerCLI
8 5 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus

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 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (36.84%) GitHub
3 6 (31.58%) Akamai
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.26%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DHCP
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) BGP
3 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) GLBP
3 3 (15.79%) IGRP
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) Multicast
3 3 (15.79%) OSPF
4 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
4 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Git (software)
1 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (52.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Lead Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Python Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) 802.1X
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Private Cloud
2 5 (26.32%) EMC VNX
2 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Analytics
2 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) Architectural Design
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) DNA
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Squid
2 5 (26.32%) Varnish
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (100.00%) Puppet
2 11 (57.89%) Ansible
3 7 (36.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 5 (26.32%) PowerCLI
4 5 (26.32%) vCenter Server
5 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Arista
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) F5
4 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
4 6 (31.58%) Palo Alto
5 5 (26.32%) EMC
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) Riverbed
5 5 (26.32%) Unisys
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Tufin
7 1 (5.26%) Zscaler