Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 136 110
Rank change year-on-year -87 -26 +21
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 271 899 1,156
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 2.11% 2.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.13% 13.06% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 674 940
Median daily rate £575 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52% -
10th Percentile £431 £459 £425
90th Percentile £728 £738 £663
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -6.25%
England median hourly rate £41.58 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +18.79% -9.68% -3.13%

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 3,800 6,885 6,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.34% 16.13% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 4,966 4,582
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £497
% change year-on-year - +0.57% +10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 89 80
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.33% +3.83%
10th Percentile £12.44 £15.58 £12.68
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.12 £53.88
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% +6.86% -13.58%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -25 46 £575 +4.55% 18
South London +33 11 £463 -19.57% 6
East London +7 9 £538 -17.31% 3
West London +24 2 £413 -19.51% 5
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 208 (76.75%) Puppet
2 201 (74.17%) DevOps
3 176 (64.94%) Ansible
4 124 (45.76%) AWS
5 115 (42.44%) Python
6 112 (41.33%) Jenkins
7 108 (39.85%) Terraform
8 98 (36.16%) Docker
9 96 (35.42%) Linux
10 87 (32.10%) Azure
11 78 (28.78%) Kubernetes
12 77 (28.41%) Configuration Management
13 76 (28.04%) Java
14 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (23.62%) Git (software)
16 63 (23.25%) Infrastructure as Code
17 57 (21.03%) Finance
18 56 (20.66%) AWS CloudFormation
19 51 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (17.71%) GCP
21 46 (16.97%) PowerShell
22 42 (15.50%) Windows
23 41 (15.13%) Migration
24 39 (14.39%) Ruby
25 37 (13.65%) Bash Shell
26 35 (12.92%) Security Cleared
27 34 (12.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 33 (12.18%) SC Cleared
28 33 (12.18%) Perl
28 33 (12.18%) SQL

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 11 (4.06%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (3.32%) Confluence
2 9 (3.32%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.32%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.95%) Apache
3 8 (2.95%) IIS
3 8 (2.95%) nginx
4 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.85%) JBoss
6 3 (1.11%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.37%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.37%) Luigi
8 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.37%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 124 (45.76%) AWS
2 87 (32.10%) Azure
3 56 (20.66%) AWS CloudFormation
4 48 (17.71%) GCP
5 27 (9.96%) IaaS
5 27 (9.96%) PaaS
6 24 (8.86%) GitHub
7 23 (8.49%) OpenShift
8 22 (8.12%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (8.12%) npm
9 18 (6.64%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (6.27%) Amazon S3
11 15 (5.54%) Serverless
12 13 (4.80%) AWS CodePipeline
13 11 (4.06%) Route 53
14 9 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (2.21%) Azure Stack
16 6 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.96%) VPN
2 25 (9.23%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.38%) Junos
4 19 (7.01%) Firewall
5 17 (6.27%) Cisco IOS
5 17 (6.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (6.27%) LAN
5 17 (6.27%) WLAN
6 16 (5.90%) BGP
6 16 (5.90%) EIGRP
6 16 (5.90%) Ethernet
6 16 (5.90%) MPLS
6 16 (5.90%) NX-OS
6 16 (5.90%) OSPF
6 16 (5.90%) Wireless
6 16 (5.90%) Wireshark
7 15 (5.54%) Cisco Wireless
7 15 (5.54%) DWDM
7 15 (5.54%) IGMP
7 15 (5.54%) Plixer Scrutinizer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.90%) MySQL
3 14 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (4.80%) Big Data
5 11 (4.06%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.85%) DB2
10 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.48%) Power BI
11 4 (1.48%) QlikView
11 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.11%) Apache Ignite
12 3 (1.11%) Flink
12 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 112 (41.33%) Jenkins
2 64 (23.62%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 23 (8.49%) Maven
5 22 (8.12%) Subversion
6 15 (5.54%) JIRA
7 14 (5.17%) CircleCI
7 14 (5.17%) gulp
8 13 (4.80%) Bitbucket
9 12 (4.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (4.06%) Travis CI
11 10 (3.69%) Gradle
11 10 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (3.69%) TeamCity
12 9 (3.32%) Ant
12 9 (3.32%) GitLab
12 9 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (3.32%) SonarQube
13 8 (2.95%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.95%) webpack
General
1 57 (21.03%) Finance
2 29 (10.70%) Banking
3 20 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.64%) Front Office
5 10 (3.69%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.85%) Games
6 5 (1.85%) Retail
7 4 (1.48%) Billing
8 3 (1.11%) Law
8 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.11%) Publishing
9 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (41.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (11.07%) AWS Engineer
3 29 (10.70%) Architect
4 28 (10.33%) AWS DevOps
5 26 (9.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 23 (8.49%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (8.49%) Developer
7 19 (7.01%) Consultant
8 17 (6.27%) Network Engineer
9 15 (5.54%) Automation Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) Juniper Engineer
11 13 (4.80%) Azure DevOps
11 13 (4.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.43%) DevOps Automation Engineer
12 12 (4.43%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 12 (4.43%) Lead DevOps
13 11 (4.06%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.01%) Node.js
2 15 (5.54%) 802.1X
3 14 (5.17%) SAML
4 12 (4.43%) .NET
4 12 (4.43%) Web Services
5 11 (4.06%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.06%) CSS
5 11 (4.06%) HTML
6 9 (3.32%) Spring
6 9 (3.32%) XML
7 8 (2.95%) Middleware
7 8 (2.95%) React
8 7 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (2.58%) LESS
8 7 (2.58%) Regular Expression
8 7 (2.58%) Vue.js
9 6 (2.21%) Kafka
9 6 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.21%) REST
9 6 (2.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.01%) Public Cloud
2 18 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (3.69%) Replication
6 9 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.95%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.21%) Clustering
9 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.85%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.48%) Derivative
11 4 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Blog
12 3 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.11%) PKI
12 3 (1.11%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 96 (35.42%) Linux
2 42 (15.50%) Windows
3 34 (12.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (10.70%) Unix
5 24 (8.86%) Windows Server
6 14 (5.17%) CentOS
7 6 (2.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) Android
9 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (74.17%) DevOps
2 77 (28.41%) Configuration Management
3 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (23.25%) Infrastructure as Code
5 51 (18.82%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (15.13%) Migration
7 31 (11.44%) Microservices
8 28 (10.33%) Test Automation
9 27 (9.96%) Infrastructure Automation
10 25 (9.23%) Mentoring
10 25 (9.23%) SDLC
11 23 (8.49%) Open Source
12 22 (8.12%) ITIL
13 21 (7.75%) Change Management
13 21 (7.75%) Software Engineering
14 20 (7.38%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (7.38%) DevSecOps
14 20 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 115 (42.44%) Python
2 76 (28.04%) Java
3 46 (16.97%) PowerShell
4 39 (14.39%) Ruby
5 37 (13.65%) Bash Shell
6 33 (12.18%) Perl
6 33 (12.18%) SQL
7 32 (11.81%) JavaScript
8 23 (8.49%) C#
9 22 (8.12%) Go
10 14 (5.17%) Groovy
11 8 (2.95%) PHP
12 7 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.58%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.85%) ES6
14 4 (1.48%) Java 8
14 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.11%) Rust
16 2 (0.74%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 35 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.86%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (8.49%) CCNA
5 15 (5.54%) CCNP
6 13 (4.80%) AWS Certification
7 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.32%) Degree
9 8 (2.95%) MCSA
10 3 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.74%) CISA
11 2 (0.74%) CISSP
11 2 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.74%) MCTS
11 2 (0.74%) OCP
11 2 (0.74%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.74%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.69%) QA
1 10 (3.69%) SSAE 16
2 4 (1.48%) HIPAA
2 4 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) MiFID
4 1 (0.37%) NIST
System Software
1 98 (36.16%) Docker
2 24 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.27%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (5.54%) Active Directory
5 12 (4.43%) VMware NSX
6 10 (3.69%) vSphere
7 5 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.48%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.48%) KVM
8 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.48%) XenApp
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.37%) HDFS
10 1 (0.37%) NFS
10 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 208 (76.75%) Puppet
2 176 (64.94%) Ansible
3 108 (39.85%) Terraform
4 78 (28.78%) Kubernetes
5 26 (9.59%) Nagios
6 15 (5.54%) Cacti
6 15 (5.54%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (5.54%) NetMRI
6 15 (5.54%) Salt
6 15 (5.54%) Statseeker
6 15 (5.54%) ZABBIX
7 13 (4.80%) CFEngine
7 13 (4.80%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (3.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 9 (3.32%) SCCM
10 7 (2.58%) HP SiteScope
11 6 (2.21%) Control-M
12 5 (1.85%) Cobbler
12 5 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.07%) VMware
3 29 (10.70%) Splunk
4 28 (10.33%) Google
5 24 (8.86%) Cisco
6 21 (7.75%) Juniper
6 21 (7.75%) Red Hat
7 16 (5.90%) NetScout
7 16 (5.90%) Solarflare
8 15 (5.54%) Oracle
9 11 (4.06%) TOWER Software
10 9 (3.32%) Citrix
10 9 (3.32%) SaltStack
11 7 (2.58%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.21%) IBM
13 5 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (1.48%) Mirantis
14 4 (1.48%) NetApp
14 4 (1.48%) Tableau
15 3 (1.11%) ForgeRock