Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 January 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 114 123
Rank change year-on-year -88 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 396 1,067 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.30% 2.41% 2.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.61% 14.92% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 841 814
London median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £447 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £713 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - -9.68% -

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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4,597 7,153 5,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.15% 16.18% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,344 5,242 4,365
London median daily rate £550 £550 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £306 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 82 55
London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.82 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.05% -16.44% +24.60%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.45 £11.88
90th Percentile £56.70 £44.67 £126.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.14
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.13% -14.33%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Central London -68 67 £575 +4.55% 36
South London -46 19 £538 +2.38% 9
East London +6 17 £550 -15.38% 8
North London +16 2 £601 +9.32% 2
West London +6 2 - - 14
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 302 (76.26%) DevOps
2 300 (75.76%) Puppet
3 265 (66.92%) Ansible
4 216 (54.55%) AWS
5 215 (54.29%) Python
6 183 (46.21%) Jenkins
7 178 (44.95%) Linux
8 170 (42.93%) Terraform
9 152 (38.38%) Docker
10 127 (32.07%) Kubernetes
10 127 (32.07%) Java
11 125 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
12 123 (31.06%) Azure
13 120 (30.30%) Configuration Management
14 114 (28.79%) Git (software)
15 106 (26.77%) Ruby
16 93 (23.48%) Infrastructure as Code
17 92 (23.23%) Finance
18 86 (21.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 84 (21.21%) Bash Shell
20 83 (20.96%) Migration
21 78 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
22 73 (18.43%) PowerShell
23 71 (17.93%) Security Cleared
23 71 (17.93%) AWS CloudFormation
24 69 (17.42%) Red Hat
24 69 (17.42%) Perl
25 67 (16.92%) Windows
26 62 (15.66%) GCP
27 57 (14.39%) Microservices

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (5.30%) OpenStack
2 20 (5.05%) IIS
3 19 (4.80%) nginx
4 18 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (3.03%) Apache
6 12 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.78%) JBoss
8 9 (2.27%) Apache Spark
9 8 (2.02%) Confluence
9 8 (2.02%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.77%) Jetty
11 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.01%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.25%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.25%) Mongrel
14 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 216 (54.55%) AWS
2 123 (31.06%) Azure
3 71 (17.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 62 (15.66%) GCP
5 44 (11.11%) GitHub
6 43 (10.86%) IaaS
7 39 (9.85%) PaaS
8 37 (9.34%) OpenShift
9 28 (7.07%) Serverless
10 27 (6.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 25 (6.31%) Datadog
12 23 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (5.30%) Amazon S3
13 21 (5.30%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (5.05%) npm
15 19 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (4.55%) Route 53
17 15 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (3.54%) SaaS
19 13 (3.28%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.84%) VPN
2 31 (7.83%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.81%) DNS
4 21 (5.30%) BGP
4 21 (5.30%) EIGRP
5 20 (5.05%) Firewall
5 20 (5.05%) Multicast
6 19 (4.80%) HTTP
7 17 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
7 17 (4.29%) Junos
8 16 (4.04%) LAN
8 16 (4.04%) SSL
9 15 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (3.79%) Ethernet
9 15 (3.79%) MPLS
9 15 (3.79%) NX-OS
9 15 (3.79%) OSPF
9 15 (3.79%) Wireless
9 15 (3.79%) Wireshark
9 15 (3.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 21 (5.30%) MySQL
4 19 (4.80%) Big Data
5 16 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.02%) Power BI
9 8 (2.02%) Redis
9 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.52%) QlikView
12 5 (1.26%) Apache Ignite
12 5 (1.26%) Flink
12 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 183 (46.21%) Jenkins
2 114 (28.79%) Git (software)
3 57 (14.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 45 (11.36%) JIRA
5 33 (8.33%) Maven
6 21 (5.30%) Subversion
7 20 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (5.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (4.55%) CircleCI
10 16 (4.04%) Bitbucket
11 15 (3.79%) SonarQube
11 15 (3.79%) Travis CI
12 13 (3.28%) GitLab
12 13 (3.28%) Gradle
13 12 (3.03%) TeamCity
14 11 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (2.53%) Ant
15 10 (2.53%) gulp
15 10 (2.53%) Spinnaker
General
1 92 (23.23%) Finance
2 34 (8.59%) Banking
3 25 (6.31%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.79%) Front Office
6 7 (1.77%) Games
7 6 (1.52%) Law
7 6 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.26%) Legal
8 5 (1.26%) Retail
9 4 (1.01%) Billing
10 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.76%) Publishing
11 2 (0.51%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 182 (45.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (14.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 48 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
5 35 (8.84%) Architect
6 33 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 30 (7.58%) Consultant
8 25 (6.31%) Automation Engineer
9 22 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
9 22 (5.56%) Developer
10 20 (5.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (4.55%) DevOps Automation Engineer
11 18 (4.55%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 18 (4.55%) Network Engineer
12 16 (4.04%) Lead DevOps
12 16 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.54%) DevOps Consultant
15 13 (3.28%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.09%) Node.js
2 27 (6.82%) Web Services
3 19 (4.80%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (4.29%) .NET
4 17 (4.29%) Spring
5 14 (3.54%) 802.1X
5 14 (3.54%) JSON
6 12 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (3.03%) SAML
7 11 (2.78%) Kafka
8 10 (2.53%) Hibernate
8 10 (2.53%) Vue.js
9 9 (2.27%) LDAP
9 9 (2.27%) Spring Boot
9 9 (2.27%) XML
10 7 (1.77%) Django
10 7 (1.77%) Regular Expression
11 6 (1.52%) OAuth
11 6 (1.52%) OpenID
11 6 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.35%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.08%) Public Cloud
3 31 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.03%) Replication
8 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.02%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.52%) Clustering
10 6 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.26%) PKI
12 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 178 (44.95%) Linux
2 86 (21.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 67 (16.92%) Windows
4 41 (10.35%) Unix
5 37 (9.34%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.56%) CentOS
7 15 (3.79%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.76%) Android
10 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.76%) Solaris
10 3 (0.76%) VMS
11 2 (0.51%) Debian
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.25%) Fedora
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (76.26%) DevOps
2 125 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (30.30%) Configuration Management
4 93 (23.48%) Infrastructure as Code
5 83 (20.96%) Migration
6 78 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (14.39%) Microservices
8 47 (11.87%) ITIL
9 46 (11.62%) Scrum
10 38 (9.60%) Infrastructure Automation
10 38 (9.60%) Open Source
10 38 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (9.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 35 (8.84%) Kanban
13 30 (7.58%) High Availability
13 30 (7.58%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.06%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (5.81%) Deployment Automation
16 20 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 215 (54.29%) Python
2 127 (32.07%) Java
3 106 (26.77%) Ruby
4 84 (21.21%) Bash Shell
5 73 (18.43%) PowerShell
6 69 (17.42%) Perl
7 50 (12.63%) Go
8 37 (9.34%) JavaScript
9 35 (8.84%) SQL
10 32 (8.08%) C#
11 26 (6.57%) Shell Script
12 18 (4.55%) PHP
13 16 (4.04%) Groovy
14 6 (1.52%) C
14 6 (1.52%) Tcl
15 4 (1.01%) Scala
16 3 (0.76%) Clojure
16 3 (0.76%) Java 8
16 3 (0.76%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.51%) ES6
Qualifications
1 71 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.31%) AWS Certification
4 19 (4.80%) CCNA
4 19 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.79%) Degree
6 14 (3.54%) CCNP
6 14 (3.54%) RHCE
7 12 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.53%) MCSA
9 6 (1.52%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.51%) CISSP
11 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.27%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.52%) SSAE 16
3 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) COBIT
5 2 (0.51%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 152 (38.38%) Docker
2 30 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 17 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.77%) vSphere
7 6 (1.52%) KVM
8 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.76%) NFS
9 3 (0.76%) oVirt
10 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.51%) Xen
10 2 (0.51%) XenApp
10 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.25%) HDFS
11 1 (0.25%) Samba
11 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 300 (75.76%) Puppet
2 265 (66.92%) Ansible
3 170 (42.93%) Terraform
4 127 (32.07%) Kubernetes
5 48 (12.12%) Salt
6 29 (7.32%) Nagios
7 20 (5.05%) ZABBIX
8 18 (4.55%) Packer
9 15 (3.79%) Cacti
10 14 (3.54%) Cisco Prime
10 14 (3.54%) NetMRI
10 14 (3.54%) Statseeker
11 13 (3.28%) CFEngine
11 13 (3.28%) SCCM
12 11 (2.78%) Kibana
12 11 (2.78%) Suricata
13 10 (2.53%) Cobbler
13 10 (2.53%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (2.53%) Grafana
13 10 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (17.42%) Red Hat
2 47 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 40 (10.10%) Splunk
4 39 (9.85%) Google
5 37 (9.34%) Cisco
6 35 (8.84%) VMware
7 27 (6.82%) SaltStack
8 18 (4.55%) Juniper
9 16 (4.04%) Oracle
10 15 (3.79%) NetScout
10 15 (3.79%) Solarflare
11 14 (3.54%) Citrix
12 12 (3.03%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.78%) Qualys
14 10 (2.53%) Atlassian
15 9 (2.27%) F5
15 9 (2.27%) HP
15 9 (2.27%) TOWER Software
16 8 (2.02%) Tableau
17 7 (1.77%) Lets Encrypt