Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 112 138
Rank change year-on-year -85 +26 -27
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 483 1,142 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.32% 2.47% 1.99%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.60% 15.97% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 897 670
London median daily rate £600 £525 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.67% +5.83%
10th Percentile £450 £450 £422
90th Percentile £750 £693 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.75

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 5,619 7,150 5,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.35% 15.46% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,092 5,313 4,053
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £345 £331 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 75 46
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -25.38% +34.01%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.31 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £46.77 £165.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -22.22%

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 23 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 October 2019. 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 92 £575 +4.55% 56
East London +24 31 £550 +10.00% 9
South London -52 15 £550 +4.76% 9
West London -19 7 £500 -4.76% 22
North London +9 3 £600 +9.09%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 388 (80.33%) DevOps
2 317 (65.63%) AWS
3 316 (65.42%) Puppet
4 310 (64.18%) Ansible
5 277 (57.35%) Python
6 259 (53.62%) Linux
7 255 (52.80%) Jenkins
8 222 (45.96%) Terraform
9 197 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
10 194 (40.17%) Docker
11 177 (36.65%) Configuration Management
12 164 (33.95%) Git (software)
13 160 (33.13%) Kubernetes
14 146 (30.23%) Bash Shell
15 144 (29.81%) Ruby
15 144 (29.81%) Java
16 135 (27.95%) Azure
17 129 (26.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 123 (25.47%) Infrastructure as Code
19 112 (23.19%) Finance
20 110 (22.77%) Migration
21 106 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
22 103 (21.33%) Security Cleared
22 103 (21.33%) Red Hat
23 100 (20.70%) AWS CloudFormation
24 94 (19.46%) Perl
25 93 (19.25%) PowerShell
26 84 (17.39%) JIRA
27 83 (17.18%) Windows
27 83 (17.18%) GCP

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 30 (6.21%) nginx
2 27 (5.59%) Confluence
3 22 (4.55%) IIS
4 20 (4.14%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.73%) OpenStack
6 17 (3.52%) Apache
7 15 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.69%) Apache Spark
9 12 (2.48%) JBoss
10 11 (2.28%) SharePoint
11 10 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (1.66%) Jetty
13 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.62%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.21%) Mongrel
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 317 (65.63%) AWS
2 135 (27.95%) Azure
3 100 (20.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 83 (17.18%) GCP
5 61 (12.63%) GitHub
6 51 (10.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 49 (10.14%) Datadog
7 49 (10.14%) IaaS
8 42 (8.70%) Amazon S3
9 41 (8.49%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (8.49%) OpenShift
10 40 (8.28%) Serverless
11 39 (8.07%) PaaS
11 39 (8.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (7.45%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (6.83%) Route 53
14 31 (6.42%) Amazon ECS
15 22 (4.55%) SaaS
16 19 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (3.73%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.63%) DNS
2 26 (5.38%) Firewall
3 24 (4.97%) VPN
4 23 (4.76%) Internet
5 20 (4.14%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.52%) HTTP
7 13 (2.69%) DHCP
7 13 (2.69%) SSL
8 10 (2.07%) Network Security
9 9 (1.86%) BGP
9 9 (1.86%) WAN
10 8 (1.66%) EIGRP
11 7 (1.45%) Multicast
11 7 (1.45%) VXLAN
12 6 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.24%) LAN
12 6 (1.24%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.04%) IPv4
13 5 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.28%) Big Data
2 35 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.42%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (6.21%) MySQL
5 28 (5.80%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 20 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 18 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.69%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.66%) Power BI
14 8 (1.66%) Redis
14 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (1.24%) OLAP
15 6 (1.24%) PowerPivot
15 6 (1.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 255 (52.80%) Jenkins
2 164 (33.95%) Git (software)
3 84 (17.39%) JIRA
4 76 (15.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 34 (7.04%) Maven
6 28 (5.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 27 (5.59%) Bitbucket
8 22 (4.55%) Travis CI
9 21 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 20 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (3.93%) Gradle
11 19 (3.93%) TeamCity
12 17 (3.52%) GitLab
13 16 (3.31%) CircleCI
13 16 (3.31%) Subversion
14 15 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (3.11%) SonarQube
15 12 (2.48%) Vagrant
15 12 (2.48%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.28%) gulp
General
1 112 (23.19%) Finance
2 21 (4.35%) Banking
2 21 (4.35%) Public Sector
3 11 (2.28%) Retail
4 10 (2.07%) Games
5 9 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.66%) Law
7 7 (1.45%) Billing
7 7 (1.45%) Front Office
8 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.83%) Legal
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 261 (54.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (16.56%) AWS Engineer
3 76 (15.73%) Cloud Engineer
4 68 (14.08%) AWS DevOps
5 63 (13.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 37 (7.66%) Architect
7 36 (7.45%) Automation Engineer
8 26 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 25 (5.18%) DevOps Automation Engineer
9 25 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
10 24 (4.97%) Developer
11 23 (4.76%) Consultant
12 22 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
12 22 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 21 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
14 20 (4.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 20 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
14 20 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
15 19 (3.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 19 (3.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.97%) Node.js
2 52 (10.77%) JSON
3 45 (9.32%) Web Services
4 21 (4.35%) Spring
5 19 (3.93%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (2.90%) Kafka
8 13 (2.69%) Hibernate
9 12 (2.48%) SAML
10 11 (2.28%) .NET
11 9 (1.86%) OAuth
12 8 (1.66%) LDAP
12 8 (1.66%) Spring Boot
13 7 (1.45%) Django
13 7 (1.45%) Vue.js
13 7 (1.45%) YAML
14 6 (1.24%) OAuth2
14 6 (1.24%) REST
14 6 (1.24%) RESTful
15 5 (1.04%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.42%) Public Cloud
3 30 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.93%) Cloud Native
5 19 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.93%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (3.31%) Enterprise Cloud
6 16 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.90%) PKI
7 14 (2.90%) Replication
8 11 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.66%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.24%) Clustering
11 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 259 (53.62%) Linux
2 129 (26.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 83 (17.18%) Windows
4 49 (10.14%) Unix
5 42 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.14%) CentOS
7 13 (2.69%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.04%) Solaris
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.83%) Android
12 3 (0.62%) AIX
12 3 (0.62%) VMS
12 3 (0.62%) zOS
13 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) Debian
13 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (80.33%) DevOps
2 197 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (36.65%) Configuration Management
4 123 (25.47%) Infrastructure as Code
5 110 (22.77%) Migration
6 106 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (13.66%) Scrum
8 64 (13.25%) Kanban
9 62 (12.84%) Microservices
10 56 (11.59%) Open Source
11 52 (10.77%) ITIL
11 52 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (9.94%) Infrastructure Automation
13 42 (8.70%) High Availability
14 41 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (8.28%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.42%) Runbook
17 28 (5.80%) Continuous Deployment
17 28 (5.80%) Deployment Automation
18 24 (4.97%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 277 (57.35%) Python
2 146 (30.23%) Bash Shell
3 144 (29.81%) Java
3 144 (29.81%) Ruby
4 94 (19.46%) Perl
5 93 (19.25%) PowerShell
6 49 (10.14%) Go
7 46 (9.52%) Shell Script
8 43 (8.90%) SQL
9 23 (4.76%) C#
9 23 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 17 (3.52%) PHP
11 16 (3.31%) Groovy
12 10 (2.07%) C
12 10 (2.07%) Scala
13 6 (1.24%) C++
13 6 (1.24%) Tcl
14 4 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.62%) Clojure
16 2 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 44 (9.11%) AWS Certification
4 35 (7.25%) RHCE
5 15 (3.11%) Degree
6 11 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.66%) CCNP
7 8 (1.66%) MCSA
7 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.45%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.62%) CISA
9 3 (0.62%) CISM
9 3 (0.62%) CISMP
9 3 (0.62%) CISSP
9 3 (0.62%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 3 (0.62%) ISSMP
10 2 (0.41%) CEH
10 2 (0.41%) GCUX
10 2 (0.41%) GIAC
10 2 (0.41%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (1.45%) QA
2 6 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.04%) SLA
4 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.83%) NIST
4 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 194 (40.17%) Docker
2 29 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.80%) Active Directory
4 22 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.28%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.07%) vSphere
7 8 (1.66%) KVM
8 5 (1.04%) Postfix
8 5 (1.04%) XenApp
9 4 (0.83%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.62%) oVirt
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.41%) vCloud
11 2 (0.41%) Xen
12 1 (0.21%) Samba
12 1 (0.21%) Varnish
12 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 316 (65.42%) Puppet
2 310 (64.18%) Ansible
3 222 (45.96%) Terraform
4 160 (33.13%) Kubernetes
5 63 (13.04%) Salt
6 23 (4.76%) Packer
7 22 (4.55%) Suricata
8 13 (2.69%) Grafana
9 12 (2.48%) SCCM
10 11 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (2.28%) Kibana
11 10 (2.07%) logstash
11 10 (2.07%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.86%) Cobbler
13 8 (1.66%) Istio
14 7 (1.45%) Nagios
14 7 (1.45%) ZABBIX
15 6 (1.24%) Control-M
15 6 (1.24%) Graphite
15 6 (1.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 103 (21.33%) Red Hat
2 56 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.59%) Splunk
3 49 (10.14%) Google
4 36 (7.45%) VMware
5 32 (6.63%) Cisco
6 28 (5.80%) SaltStack
7 24 (4.97%) Qualys
8 22 (4.55%) Citrix
9 21 (4.35%) Atlassian
9 21 (4.35%) Oracle
10 15 (3.11%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.28%) F5
12 10 (2.07%) Tableau
13 9 (1.86%) HP
14 7 (1.45%) IBM
14 7 (1.45%) Lets Encrypt
15 6 (1.24%) Arista
15 6 (1.24%) Rackspace
15 6 (1.24%) Sparx