The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 26 April 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.57% 0.33% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.16% 3.57% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £410 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 38 28 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.95% 9.27% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 22
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Merseyside

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Liverpool +6 4 £405 -
Opscode Chef
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) Ansible
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
3 6 (75.00%) Spock
3 6 (75.00%) Datadog
3 6 (75.00%) SonarQube
3 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (75.00%) GitHub
3 6 (75.00%) Bitbucket
3 6 (75.00%) Gradle
3 6 (75.00%) Artifactory
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) JMeter
3 6 (75.00%) Maven
4 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Docker
6 1 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) nginx
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 4 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Datadog
1 6 (75.00%) GitHub
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) Artifactory
2 6 (75.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Gradle
2 6 (75.00%) JMeter
2 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) SonarQube
2 6 (75.00%) Spock
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 7 (87.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat