Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 185 127
Rank change year-on-year -44 -58 +8
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 151 595 1,063
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.49% 2.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.96% 9.50% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 406 843
Median daily rate £525 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £368 £463 £442
90th Percentile £700 £750 £700
England median daily rate £520 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £105.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +100.00% +31.25%
England median hourly rate £48.15 £105.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -54.14% +100.00% +31.25%

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 2,532 6,266 6,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.57% 15.65% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,706 4,497 4,829
Median daily rate £534 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £691 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 82 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £22.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% -5.45% -9.59%
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.79 £14.69
90th Percentile £45.85 £55.09 £54.36
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +75.00% +4.58% +9.63%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in London.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in London.

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 7 August 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 +55 28 £500 -13.04% 29
East London +15 3 £519 -13.54%
South London +48 2 £625 +13.64% 2
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 117 (77.48%) Puppet
1 117 (77.48%) Ansible
2 109 (72.19%) DevOps
3 72 (47.68%) AWS
3 72 (47.68%) Python
4 68 (45.03%) Jenkins
5 64 (42.38%) Terraform
6 63 (41.72%) Docker
7 61 (40.40%) Configuration Management
8 60 (39.74%) Linux
9 59 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (37.09%) Kubernetes
11 44 (29.14%) Azure
12 41 (27.15%) Git (software)
12 41 (27.15%) Java
13 38 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (21.85%) Infrastructure as Code
15 30 (19.87%) Windows
15 30 (19.87%) Splunk
16 29 (19.21%) PowerShell
16 29 (19.21%) Finance
17 28 (18.54%) DNS
18 27 (17.88%) Bash Shell
19 26 (17.22%) GCP
19 26 (17.22%) Active Directory
19 26 (17.22%) HTTP
19 26 (17.22%) SQL
20 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
20 24 (15.89%) Subversion
20 24 (15.89%) GitHub

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 23 (15.23%) Apache
2 18 (11.92%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.95%) nginx
4 11 (7.28%) Apache Solr
4 11 (7.28%) Confluence
5 6 (3.97%) JBoss
6 5 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.66%) CMS
9 1 (0.66%) Liferay
9 1 (0.66%) Luigi
9 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 72 (47.68%) AWS
2 44 (29.14%) Azure
3 26 (17.22%) GCP
4 24 (15.89%) GitHub
5 22 (14.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (13.91%) SaaS
7 15 (9.93%) IaaS
8 13 (8.61%) PaaS
9 10 (6.62%) OpenShift
10 8 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (5.30%) Amazon S3
10 8 (5.30%) npm
11 7 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (3.97%) Serverless
12 6 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (3.31%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (3.31%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (3.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) DNS
2 26 (17.22%) HTTP
3 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.61%) SSL
5 12 (7.95%) Firewall
6 8 (5.30%) DHCP
6 8 (5.30%) Kerberos
7 7 (4.64%) Network Security
8 6 (3.97%) VLAN
9 5 (3.31%) SAN
9 5 (3.31%) VPN
10 4 (2.65%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.32%) Junos
11 2 (1.32%) NAS
11 2 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.32%) VXLAN
11 2 (1.32%) WAN
12 1 (0.66%) BGP
12 1 (0.66%) SMTP
12 1 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (5.96%) Big Data
3 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.30%) MySQL
5 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.65%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.65%) Sybase ASE
9 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.32%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.66%) DB2
11 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 68 (45.03%) Jenkins
2 41 (27.15%) Git (software)
3 24 (15.89%) Subversion
4 18 (11.92%) JIRA
5 15 (9.93%) Maven
6 14 (9.27%) CircleCI
7 13 (8.61%) Bitbucket
8 12 (7.95%) TeamCity
9 8 (5.30%) Gradle
10 7 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.64%) Travis CI
11 6 (3.97%) gulp
12 5 (3.31%) Ant
12 5 (3.31%) Bitbucket Server
12 5 (3.31%) GitLab
12 5 (3.31%) JUnit
12 5 (3.31%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.65%) Selenium
14 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
2 8 (5.30%) Retail
3 3 (1.99%) Front Office
3 3 (1.99%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Games
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) International Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (34.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (11.26%) Developer
3 16 (10.60%) AWS Engineer
4 13 (8.61%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (7.95%) Consultant
6 11 (7.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Site Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Architect
8 8 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) AWS Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Platform Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.93%) AngularJS
2 14 (9.27%) Node.js
3 11 (7.28%) .NET
3 11 (7.28%) CSS
3 11 (7.28%) HTML
3 11 (7.28%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (6.62%) LDAP
5 8 (5.30%) CSS3
6 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.64%) Web Services
7 6 (3.97%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.97%) Middleware
7 6 (3.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.31%) LAMP
8 5 (3.31%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (3.31%) RxJS
9 4 (2.65%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (2.65%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Clustering
2 9 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) FMCG
8 2 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (39.74%) Linux
2 30 (19.87%) Windows
3 22 (14.57%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (12.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (12.58%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.60%) Unix
6 11 (7.28%) CentOS
7 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.99%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.32%) CoreOS
10 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.66%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.66%) Debian
11 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (72.19%) DevOps
2 61 (40.40%) Configuration Management
3 59 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (21.85%) Infrastructure as Code
6 23 (15.23%) Test Automation
7 21 (13.91%) Deployment Automation
8 19 (12.58%) High Availability
8 19 (12.58%) ITIL
9 17 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (11.26%) Microservices
9 17 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (11.26%) Scrum
10 16 (10.60%) Infrastructure Automation
10 16 (10.60%) Open Source
11 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (8.61%) Migration
12 13 (8.61%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (8.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 13 (8.61%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.68%) Python
2 41 (27.15%) Java
3 29 (19.21%) PowerShell
4 27 (17.88%) Bash Shell
5 26 (17.22%) SQL
6 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
7 17 (11.26%) Ruby
8 15 (9.93%) Perl
9 13 (8.61%) C#
10 11 (7.28%) Shell Script
11 10 (6.62%) C
12 9 (5.96%) TypeScript
13 6 (3.97%) Groovy
14 4 (2.65%) Go
15 2 (1.32%) AWK
15 2 (1.32%) Java 8
15 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.32%) Scala
15 2 (1.32%) sed
15 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.65%) Degree
3 3 (1.99%) CISSP
3 3 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.32%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.32%) CCNA
4 2 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (1.32%) CISA
4 2 (1.32%) CISM
4 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.66%) CCNP
5 1 (0.66%) CCSP
5 1 (0.66%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.66%) OCP
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.27%) GDPR
1 14 (9.27%) HIPAA
1 14 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (7.95%) QA
4 7 (4.64%) SLA
5 2 (1.32%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.66%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.66%) MiFID
6 1 (0.66%) NIST
6 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (41.72%) Docker
2 26 (17.22%) Active Directory
3 19 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.31%) VMware NSX
5 5 (3.31%) vSphere
6 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.65%) XenApp
7 3 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.32%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.32%) KVM
8 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) HDFS
9 1 (0.66%) NFS
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 117 (77.48%) Ansible
1 117 (77.48%) Puppet
2 64 (42.38%) Terraform
3 56 (37.09%) Kubernetes
4 21 (13.91%) Salt
5 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.31%) Packer
7 4 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.65%) Nagios
8 3 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.99%) Pacemaker
8 3 (1.99%) SCOM
8 3 (1.99%) vMotion
8 3 (1.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (1.32%) Argo
9 2 (1.32%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.32%) ThinApp
9 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (19.87%) Splunk
2 21 (13.91%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.25%) VMware
4 19 (12.58%) SaltStack
5 15 (9.93%) Oracle
6 13 (8.61%) Google
6 13 (8.61%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.64%) NetApp
8 6 (3.97%) LogicMonitor
9 5 (3.31%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.31%) Sybase
10 4 (2.65%) Citrix
10 4 (2.65%) F5
11 3 (1.99%) AppDynamics
11 3 (1.99%) Cisco
11 3 (1.99%) EMC
11 3 (1.99%) HP
11 3 (1.99%) Veritas
12 2 (1.32%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.32%) Qualys