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 3 months to 22 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 96 168
Rank change year-on-year -25 +72  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 457 547 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.20% 2.52% 1.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.41% 22.94% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 414 252
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £413 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2354 2384 1900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.35% 10.98% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1709 1701 1300
Median daily rate £525 £480 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £335 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £21.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £26.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -50 44 £550 +4.76% 29
Hammersmith -1 7 £555 -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 5 £850 +70.00% 2
Canary Wharf +3 4 £488 +21.87%
Osterley +1 3 £500 -0.49%
Feltham - 2 - -
Bromley +1 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 633 (76.08%) DevOps
2 618 (74.28%) Puppet
3 512 (61.54%) Ansible
4 451 (54.21%) Amazon AWS
5 389 (46.75%) Linux
6 379 (45.55%) Python
7 373 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
8 320 (38.46%) Java
9 313 (37.62%) Jenkins
10 290 (34.86%) Configuration Management
11 276 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
12 260 (31.25%) Ruby
13 235 (28.25%) Docker
14 183 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 172 (20.67%) Git (software)
16 165 (19.83%) Open Source
17 158 (18.99%) Perl
18 155 (18.63%) Unix
19 154 (18.51%) Finance
20 145 (17.43%) Bash Shell
21 135 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
22 123 (14.78%) TDD
23 117 (14.06%) PowerShell
24 115 (13.82%) PaaS
24 115 (13.82%) NoSQL
25 109 (13.10%) Windows
25 109 (13.10%) Web Services
26 108 (12.98%) Kubernetes
27 104 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 100 (12.02%) Maven

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 77 (9.25%) Cloud Foundry
2 73 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 69 (8.29%) OpenStack
4 64 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
5 50 (6.01%) nginx
6 41 (4.93%) Apache
7 39 (4.69%) WebSphere
8 35 (4.21%) IIS
9 29 (3.49%) Apache Spark
10 28 (3.37%) JBoss
11 27 (3.25%) WebLogic
12 22 (2.64%) Confluence
13 13 (1.56%) CMS
14 9 (1.08%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.96%) Drupal
15 8 (0.96%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.36%) SAS
16 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.36%) HipChat
1 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
1 3 (0.36%) SPSS
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 451 (54.21%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (13.82%) PaaS
4 86 (10.34%) IaaS
5 80 (9.62%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 45 (5.41%) Amazon S3
8 43 (5.17%) GitHub
9 23 (2.76%) Datadog
10 19 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.16%) Route 53
12 15 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
13 14 (1.68%) OpenShift
14 13 (1.56%) SaaS
15 12 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (1.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 10 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.17%) HTTP
2 59 (7.09%) TCP/IP
3 51 (6.13%) DNS
4 35 (4.21%) Network Security
5 31 (3.73%) Firewall
6 23 (2.76%) LDAP
7 21 (2.52%) DHCP
8 20 (2.40%) Internet
9 19 (2.28%) SMTP
10 16 (1.92%) HTTPS
10 16 (1.92%) SAN
11 15 (1.80%) SSL
12 14 (1.68%) Ethernet
12 14 (1.68%) IPsec
13 13 (1.56%) VPN
14 11 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (1.32%) NAS
15 10 (1.20%) NX-OS
16 9 (1.08%) IMAP
16 9 (1.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (13.82%) NoSQL
2 89 (10.70%) MySQL
3 79 (9.50%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (9.01%) SQL Server
5 69 (8.29%) Hadoop
6 68 (8.17%) Big Data
7 64 (7.69%) MongoDB
8 48 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 37 (4.45%) Redis
10 33 (3.97%) Apache Hive
11 31 (3.73%) HBase
12 27 (3.25%) Relational Database
13 23 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (2.16%) RDBMS
15 14 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.68%) Neo4j
16 13 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
17 11 (1.32%) Sqoop
18 10 (1.20%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 313 (37.62%) Jenkins
2 172 (20.67%) Git (software)
3 100 (12.02%) Maven
4 70 (8.41%) TeamCity
5 68 (8.17%) JIRA
5 68 (8.17%) Subversion
6 61 (7.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 55 (6.61%) Gradle
8 40 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 40 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (4.57%) Vagrant
10 37 (4.45%) Selenium
11 36 (4.33%) Hudson
12 32 (3.85%) Ant
13 31 (3.73%) gulp
14 27 (3.25%) IBM UrbanCode
15 25 (3.00%) NUnit
15 25 (3.00%) Travis CI
16 24 (2.88%) CircleCI
17 23 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 154 (18.51%) Finance
2 75 (9.01%) Banking
3 48 (5.77%) Retail
4 21 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.40%) Marketing
6 12 (1.44%) Electronics
6 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.96%) Games
9 7 (0.84%) Front Office
10 6 (0.72%) Law
10 6 (0.72%) Publishing
11 5 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.60%) Legal
11 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 352 (42.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 153 (18.39%) Developer
3 114 (13.70%) AWS DevOps
4 105 (12.62%) AWS Engineer
5 93 (11.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 66 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 53 (6.37%) Linux Engineer
8 52 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
9 50 (6.01%) Senior DevOps
10 48 (5.77%) Consultant
11 46 (5.53%) Architect
12 39 (4.69%) AWS Developer
13 38 (4.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.97%) DevOps Developer
15 32 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 30 (3.61%) Automation Engineer
17 29 (3.49%) Senior Developer
18 28 (3.37%) Administrator
19 27 (3.25%) C# Developer
19 27 (3.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (13.10%) Web Services
2 92 (11.06%) .NET
3 78 (9.38%) Node.js
4 52 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 45 (5.41%) REST
6 41 (4.93%) CSS
7 40 (4.81%) HTML
7 40 (4.81%) SOAP
8 37 (4.45%) ASP.NET
8 37 (4.45%) Elastic Stack
8 37 (4.45%) Spring
9 36 (4.33%) Kafka
9 36 (4.33%) XML
10 32 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (3.61%) RESTful
12 29 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (3.13%) J2EE
13 26 (3.13%) JSON
14 25 (3.00%) React
15 23 (2.76%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.61%) Public Cloud
2 53 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.61%) User Experience
6 27 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.88%) Fintech
8 21 (2.52%) Blog
9 14 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.68%) Clustering
10 13 (1.56%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.56%) Replication
11 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.32%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.84%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 389 (46.75%) Linux
2 155 (18.63%) Unix
3 109 (13.10%) Windows
4 104 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (6.49%) CentOS
6 27 (3.25%) Solaris
7 21 (2.52%) Windows Server
8 20 (2.40%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.68%) CoreOS
10 9 (1.08%) VMS
11 7 (0.84%) Fedora
11 7 (0.84%) SUSE
11 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.72%) Debian
13 5 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.24%) AIX
14 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (76.08%) DevOps
2 373 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (34.86%) Configuration Management
4 276 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
5 165 (19.83%) Open Source
6 135 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 123 (14.78%) TDD
8 96 (11.54%) Scrum
9 86 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 79 (9.50%) Microservices
11 75 (9.01%) E-Commerce
12 74 (8.89%) Software Engineering
13 65 (7.81%) High Availability
13 65 (7.81%) OO
14 63 (7.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 52 (6.25%) Migration
16 51 (6.13%) Mentoring
17 45 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment
17 45 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
18 43 (5.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 379 (45.55%) Python
2 320 (38.46%) Java
3 260 (31.25%) Ruby
4 158 (18.99%) Perl
5 145 (17.43%) Bash Shell
6 117 (14.06%) PowerShell
7 97 (11.66%) JavaScript
8 83 (9.98%) Scala
9 79 (9.50%) SQL
10 71 (8.53%) Shell Script
11 59 (7.09%) C#
11 59 (7.09%) Groovy
12 50 (6.01%) Go
13 47 (5.65%) PHP
14 27 (3.25%) Korn
15 18 (2.16%) C++
16 13 (1.56%) C-shell
17 9 (1.08%) C
17 9 (1.08%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.84%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 55 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 41 (4.93%) Degree
4 22 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.56%) CEH
5 13 (1.56%) CISSP
5 13 (1.56%) CREST Certified
5 13 (1.56%) GIAC
5 13 (1.56%) SANS
6 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.72%) RHCA
6 6 (0.72%) RHCE
7 5 (0.60%) OCP
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.48%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.33%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) SLA
3 3 (0.36%) GCP
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 235 (28.25%) Docker
2 42 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 26 (3.13%) HDFS
5 24 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.92%) LXC
6 16 (1.92%) NFS
7 13 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.44%) GPFS
9 7 (0.84%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.84%) KVM
9 7 (0.84%) vCloud
9 7 (0.84%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.72%) iptables
10 6 (0.72%) vSphere
11 5 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 618 (74.28%) Puppet
2 512 (61.54%) Ansible
3 108 (12.98%) Kubernetes
4 84 (10.10%) Terraform
5 70 (8.41%) Nagios
6 59 (7.09%) Salt
7 34 (4.09%) ZABBIX
8 30 (3.61%) logstash
9 28 (3.37%) Mesos
10 27 (3.25%) Hadoop YARN
11 23 (2.76%) Graphite
12 20 (2.40%) Kibana
13 19 (2.28%) Packer
14 12 (1.44%) SCCM
15 11 (1.32%) SCOM
16 10 (1.20%) Rundeck
17 8 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
17 8 (0.96%) Grafana
17 8 (0.96%) Rancher
18 7 (0.84%) Consul
Vendors
1 75 (9.01%) Red Hat
2 72 (8.65%) Oracle
2 72 (8.65%) Splunk
3 68 (8.17%) VMware
4 65 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 39 (4.69%) SaltStack
6 27 (3.25%) Google
7 22 (2.64%) NetApp
8 20 (2.40%) AppDynamics
9 18 (2.16%) Cisco
9 18 (2.16%) New Relic
10 16 (1.92%) SAP
10 16 (1.92%) Sybase
11 15 (1.80%) Perforce
12 14 (1.68%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.68%) CA Agile Central
12 14 (1.68%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.56%) IBM
14 11 (1.32%) Cloudera
14 11 (1.32%) F5
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