The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 41 35
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.30% 3.30%
As % of the Systems Management category - 2.50% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 Kent with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 19 40 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.45% 12.01% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 23
Median daily rate £338 £430 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -16.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £303 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £725 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Ansible
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (66.67%) Packer
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) Xen
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Terraform
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) CFEngine
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) SaltStack

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Unix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Xen
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Ansible
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Packer
2 2 (66.67%) Terraform
3 1 (33.33%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) SaltStack