Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 126 127
Rank change year-on-year -42 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 671 1,029 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.66% 2.27% 2.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.45% 16.69% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 810 637
London median daily rate £600 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +0.92% +9.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £406
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +31.25% -20.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +31.25% -20.00%

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 6,422 6,164 4,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.92% 13.62% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,570 4,532 3,323
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 38
London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +0.28% +13.32%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.31 £14.73
90th Percentile £50.66 £61.13 £47.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.20 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -20.00%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 -50 105 £575 +4.55% 10
East London +5 36 £650 +30.00%
West London -34 20 £500 -4.76%
South London -22 3 £600 +9.09% 2
North London -7 2 £563 +25.00% 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 544 (81.07%) DevOps
2 473 (70.49%) Puppet
3 454 (67.66%) Ansible
4 424 (63.19%) Jenkins
5 421 (62.74%) Amazon AWS
6 370 (55.14%) Linux
7 312 (46.50%) Python
8 251 (37.41%) Terraform
9 244 (36.36%) Git (software)
10 239 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 225 (33.53%) Docker
12 224 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
13 212 (31.59%) Configuration Management
13 212 (31.59%) Kubernetes
14 168 (25.04%) Finance
15 166 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
16 162 (24.14%) Java
17 156 (23.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 137 (20.42%) Red Hat
19 129 (19.23%) Bash Shell
20 128 (19.08%) Ruby
21 123 (18.33%) Infrastructure as Code
22 120 (17.88%) Security Cleared
23 119 (17.73%) Splunk
24 114 (16.99%) Google Cloud Platform
25 111 (16.54%) Sonatype Nexus
26 107 (15.95%) Windows
27 104 (15.50%) Web Services
28 100 (14.90%) RHCE
29 98 (14.61%) PowerShell

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 55 (8.20%) nginx
2 43 (6.41%) Cloud Foundry
3 38 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 33 (4.92%) Confluence
5 32 (4.77%) Apache
6 31 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 20 (2.98%) SharePoint
8 16 (2.38%) IIS
9 15 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.94%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.79%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.04%) JBoss
13 6 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.75%) SAS
15 3 (0.45%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.30%) Jetty
16 2 (0.30%) Mongrel
17 1 (0.15%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 421 (62.74%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (16.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (12.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 79 (11.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 69 (10.28%) Datadog
7 57 (8.49%) PaaS
8 53 (7.90%) Amazon S3
9 52 (7.75%) GitHub
10 51 (7.60%) Amazon EC2
11 46 (6.86%) Serverless
12 44 (6.56%) Amazon ECS
12 44 (6.56%) Amazon ELB
12 44 (6.56%) IaaS
13 38 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
14 37 (5.51%) npm
15 31 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (3.58%) Route 53
18 21 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.51%) Firewall
2 36 (5.37%) DNS
3 34 (5.07%) HTTP
3 34 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.77%) VPN
5 27 (4.02%) SSL
6 25 (3.73%) DHCP
7 23 (3.43%) FTP
8 21 (3.13%) IPsec
9 16 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (1.94%) WAN
11 8 (1.19%) MPLS
12 7 (1.04%) Internet
12 7 (1.04%) LAN
12 7 (1.04%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.75%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.60%) BIG-IP
14 4 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.60%) SAN
14 4 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.69%) NoSQL
2 57 (8.49%) Big Data
3 54 (8.05%) Amazon RDS
4 53 (7.90%) MySQL
5 42 (6.26%) MongoDB
5 42 (6.26%) SQL Server
6 32 (4.77%) Relational Database
7 28 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 28 (4.17%) RDBMS
8 19 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.79%) Power BI
12 11 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
12 11 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
12 11 (1.64%) Redis
13 8 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.19%) DB2
14 7 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 424 (63.19%) Jenkins
2 244 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 111 (16.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 71 (10.58%) JIRA
5 57 (8.49%) TeamCity
6 55 (8.20%) Maven
7 49 (7.30%) Travis CI
8 45 (6.71%) Gradle
9 38 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 36 (5.37%) gulp
11 31 (4.62%) Bitbucket
12 27 (4.02%) JUnit
12 27 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (3.43%) CircleCI
14 20 (2.98%) Artifactory
15 18 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (2.68%) Jasmine
15 18 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (2.53%) IBM UrbanCode
17 16 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 168 (25.04%) Finance
2 51 (7.60%) Banking
3 28 (4.17%) Retail
4 16 (2.38%) Games
5 13 (1.94%) Marketing
6 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.34%) Billing
8 9 (1.34%) Electronics
8 9 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.34%) Law
9 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.04%) Legal
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
11 5 (0.75%) Publishing
12 4 (0.60%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 361 (53.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 95 (14.16%) AWS Engineer
3 84 (12.52%) AWS DevOps
4 78 (11.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 76 (11.33%) Senior DevOps
6 66 (9.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 58 (8.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 54 (8.05%) Architect
9 44 (6.56%) Azure DevOps
10 43 (6.41%) Developer
11 37 (5.51%) Platform Engineer
12 36 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
13 34 (5.07%) Linux Engineer
14 31 (4.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 29 (4.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 26 (3.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.87%) Network Engineer
17 25 (3.73%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 24 (3.58%) Automation Engineer
19 23 (3.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.50%) Web Services
2 73 (10.88%) Node.js
3 40 (5.96%) JSON
4 35 (5.22%) RESTful
5 27 (4.02%) .NET
5 27 (4.02%) Kafka
6 24 (3.58%) Elastic Stack
6 24 (3.58%) REST
7 17 (2.53%) OAuth
8 16 (2.38%) SAML
9 15 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (1.94%) Spring
11 11 (1.64%) React
12 10 (1.49%) X-Windows
13 9 (1.34%) HTML
13 9 (1.34%) YAML
14 8 (1.19%) CSS
14 8 (1.19%) OAuth2
14 8 (1.19%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.56%) Public Cloud
2 39 (5.81%) Cloud Native
3 35 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.47%) Linux Command Line
5 25 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.68%) PKI
9 14 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (1.49%) FMCG
13 9 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.89%) Clustering
15 6 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.75%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.75%) iSeries
16 5 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 370 (55.14%) Linux
2 156 (23.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 107 (15.95%) Windows
4 62 (9.24%) Unix
5 42 (6.26%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.79%) CentOS
6 12 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.75%) Debian
8 5 (0.75%) Solaris
8 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.60%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.45%) Fedora
10 3 (0.45%) VMS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.30%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.15%) Android
12 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (81.07%) DevOps
2 224 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (31.59%) Configuration Management
4 166 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (18.33%) Infrastructure as Code
6 90 (13.41%) Open Source
7 86 (12.82%) Migration
8 73 (10.88%) Test Automation
9 72 (10.73%) Security Operations
10 69 (10.28%) Microservices
11 56 (8.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 55 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (7.90%) Deployment Automation
14 52 (7.75%) SIEM
15 50 (7.45%) Continuous Deployment
16 48 (7.15%) Network Monitoring
17 43 (6.41%) ITIL
18 39 (5.81%) Software Engineering
19 38 (5.66%) Scrum
20 36 (5.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 312 (46.50%) Python
2 162 (24.14%) Java
3 129 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 128 (19.08%) Ruby
5 98 (14.61%) PowerShell
6 66 (9.84%) Perl
7 63 (9.39%) Shell Script
8 60 (8.94%) SQL
9 54 (8.05%) JavaScript
10 50 (7.45%) Groovy
11 43 (6.41%) Go
12 39 (5.81%) C#
13 25 (3.73%) C++
14 18 (2.68%) PHP
14 18 (2.68%) Scala
15 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.45%) Java 8
16 3 (0.45%) R
17 2 (0.30%) Korn
17 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 100 (14.90%) RHCE
3 93 (13.86%) SC Cleared
4 57 (8.49%) AWS Certification
5 18 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.38%) Degree
7 15 (2.24%) CCNP
8 9 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.60%) PhD
10 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CCIE
12 1 (0.15%) CISA
12 1 (0.15%) CISM
12 1 (0.15%) CISMP
12 1 (0.15%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 31 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 30 (4.47%) NIST
4 17 (2.53%) QA
5 3 (0.45%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) GDPR
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 225 (33.53%) Docker
2 87 (12.97%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (5.51%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (1.94%) KVM
7 12 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.64%) vSphere
9 6 (0.89%) vCloud
10 5 (0.75%) Postfix
11 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.60%) Xen
12 3 (0.45%) HDFS
12 3 (0.45%) Varnish
12 3 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.30%) etcd
13 2 (0.30%) XenApp
13 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 473 (70.49%) Puppet
2 454 (67.66%) Ansible
3 251 (37.41%) Terraform
4 212 (31.59%) Kubernetes
5 40 (5.96%) Salt
6 29 (4.32%) SELinux
7 25 (3.73%) Packer
8 16 (2.38%) Mesos
9 14 (2.09%) Kibana
10 12 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (1.79%) Nagios
11 9 (1.34%) logstash
11 9 (1.34%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.19%) Consul
13 7 (1.04%) Suricata
14 6 (0.89%) Rancher
15 5 (0.75%) SCCM
15 5 (0.75%) yum
16 4 (0.60%) Nessus
16 4 (0.60%) Nmap
Vendors
1 137 (20.42%) Red Hat
2 119 (17.73%) Splunk
3 80 (11.92%) Google
4 73 (10.88%) Microsoft
5 58 (8.64%) Qualys
6 50 (7.45%) Oracle
7 39 (5.81%) VMware
8 35 (5.22%) Atlassian
9 28 (4.17%) Cisco
10 25 (3.73%) SaltStack
11 21 (3.13%) Cloudera
12 15 (2.24%) EMC
13 14 (2.09%) Citrix
13 14 (2.09%) NetApp
13 14 (2.09%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.79%) SAP
15 11 (1.64%) TOWER Software
16 10 (1.49%) Palo Alto
17 9 (1.34%) Facebook
18 8 (1.19%) Rackspace