Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 June 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 92 137
Rank change year-on-year +16 +45 -9
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 167 107 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.87% 1.96% 1.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.57% 18.07% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 82 68
North West median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £329 £363
90th Percentile £612 £638 £654
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 740 592 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.71% 10.84% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 376 364
North West median daily rate £450 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +0.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £220 £256
90th Percentile £593 £575 £566
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 18
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -8.54% +46.43%
10th Percentile £12.65 £9.96 £13.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.15 £41.78
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the North West over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the North West

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
Cheshire +15 72 £456 -8.75% 8
Manchester -11 69 £455 +1.11% 37
Merseyside +26 17 £550 +35.80% 5
Lancashire -4 5 £528 +11.75%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 117 (70.06%) DevOps
2 104 (62.28%) Puppet
3 91 (54.49%) Jenkins
4 90 (53.89%) Ansible
5 85 (50.90%) Linux
6 82 (49.10%) Amazon AWS
7 76 (45.51%) Python
8 74 (44.31%) Docker
9 62 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (37.13%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (33.53%) Java
11 51 (30.54%) Terraform
12 48 (28.74%) Ruby
13 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
13 47 (28.14%) Kubernetes
14 44 (26.35%) Configuration Management
15 40 (23.95%) Bash Shell
16 37 (22.16%) Test Automation
16 37 (22.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (21.56%) TDD
18 34 (20.36%) Red Hat
19 32 (19.16%) JavaScript
19 32 (19.16%) JIRA
20 30 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (17.96%) Windows
21 27 (16.17%) Scrum
22 24 (14.37%) Sonatype Nexus
23 21 (12.57%) Bitbucket
23 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
24 20 (11.98%) Apache

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 21 (12.57%) Tomcat
2 20 (11.98%) Apache
2 20 (11.98%) JBoss
3 18 (10.78%) Confluence
4 6 (3.59%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.80%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.80%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.20%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
9 1 (0.60%) Jetty
9 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 82 (49.10%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.78%) OpenShift
2 18 (10.78%) PaaS
3 14 (8.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (6.59%) GitHub
5 10 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (4.19%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.99%) SaaS
7 5 (2.99%) Serverless
8 4 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.40%) AWS OpsWorks
8 4 (2.40%) Datadog
8 4 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.20%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) DNS
2 7 (4.19%) DHCP
3 6 (3.59%) HTTP
4 4 (2.40%) DSL
4 4 (2.40%) Firewall
5 3 (1.80%) Internet
5 3 (1.80%) MPLS
5 3 (1.80%) SSH
5 3 (1.80%) VPN
6 2 (1.20%) BGP
6 2 (1.20%) IPFIX
6 2 (1.20%) Junos
6 2 (1.20%) MRTG
6 2 (1.20%) OSPF
6 2 (1.20%) SNMP
6 2 (1.20%) TACACS
6 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.20%) VLAN
7 1 (0.60%) SAN
7 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.58%) Big Data
2 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.78%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.19%) MySQL
5 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.19%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.80%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.80%) HBase
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.20%) SAP HANA
11 2 (1.20%) SQLite
11 2 (1.20%) VoltDB
12 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 91 (54.49%) Jenkins
2 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
3 32 (19.16%) JIRA
4 24 (14.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (12.57%) Bitbucket
6 15 (8.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (8.38%) SonarQube
8 11 (6.59%) GitLab
9 10 (5.99%) Maven
10 9 (5.39%) Gradle
10 9 (5.39%) PyCharm
10 9 (5.39%) Selenium
10 9 (5.39%) TeamCity
11 7 (4.19%) CA Release Automation
11 7 (4.19%) Cucumber
11 7 (4.19%) eggPlant
11 7 (4.19%) Hudson
12 6 (3.59%) JUnit
13 5 (2.99%) JMeter
13 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (10.78%) Banking
1 18 (10.78%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Electronics
2 8 (4.79%) Manufacturing
2 8 (4.79%) Marketing
2 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.99%) Games
4 4 (2.40%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (52.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (24.55%) Developer
3 15 (8.98%) Java Developer
4 12 (7.19%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (7.19%) Middleware Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (5.39%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (5.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Agile Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Consultant
9 7 (4.19%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Middleware Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) DevOps Developer
11 5 (2.99%) Senior Windows Engineer
12 4 (2.40%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) Web Services
2 18 (10.78%) JSON
2 18 (10.78%) Spring
3 16 (9.58%) Middleware
4 15 (8.98%) .NET
5 14 (8.38%) AngularJS
6 13 (7.78%) jQuery
7 11 (6.59%) REST
8 10 (5.99%) Node.js
8 10 (5.99%) XML
9 9 (5.39%) Ajax
10 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.79%) React
10 8 (4.79%) RESTful
10 8 (4.79%) WCF
11 7 (4.19%) HTML
11 7 (4.19%) Spring Boot
12 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (3.59%) SOAP
13 5 (2.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.38%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.80%) Clustering
5 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (50.90%) Linux
2 30 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 30 (17.96%) Windows
3 17 (10.18%) CentOS
4 14 (8.38%) Unix
5 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.59%) Windows 2000
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.40%) Debian
7 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (70.06%) DevOps
2 62 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (37.13%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (26.35%) Configuration Management
4 37 (22.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 37 (22.16%) Test Automation
5 36 (21.56%) TDD
6 27 (16.17%) Scrum
7 19 (11.38%) Microservices
8 15 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.39%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (5.39%) Data Science
10 9 (5.39%) Project Management
10 9 (5.39%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.79%) API Development
11 8 (4.79%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (4.79%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (4.79%) High Availability
11 8 (4.79%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.51%) Python
2 56 (33.53%) Java
3 48 (28.74%) Ruby
4 40 (23.95%) Bash Shell
5 32 (19.16%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.18%) Perl
6 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
7 16 (9.58%) SQL
8 12 (7.19%) C#
8 12 (7.19%) Go
9 10 (5.99%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.79%) Scala
11 6 (3.59%) Groovy
11 6 (3.59%) VBScript
12 4 (2.40%) PHP
12 4 (2.40%) XPath
13 3 (1.80%) Java 8
14 2 (1.20%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.99%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) GCP
System Software
1 74 (44.31%) Docker
2 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (2.40%) etcd
5 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.20%) KVM
6 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.60%) Gluster
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) iptables
7 1 (0.60%) NFS
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 104 (62.28%) Puppet
2 90 (53.89%) Ansible
3 51 (30.54%) Terraform
4 47 (28.14%) Kubernetes
5 18 (10.78%) Salt
6 6 (3.59%) logstash
7 5 (2.99%) Nagios
8 4 (2.40%) Consul
8 4 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (2.40%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.80%) Kibana
10 2 (1.20%) Cacti
10 2 (1.20%) collectd
10 2 (1.20%) Grafana
10 2 (1.20%) Graphite
10 2 (1.20%) Icinga
10 2 (1.20%) Netcool
10 2 (1.20%) Observium
10 2 (1.20%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 34 (20.36%) Red Hat
2 20 (11.98%) Splunk
3 16 (9.58%) Atlassian
4 10 (5.99%) SaltStack
4 10 (5.99%) SAP
5 8 (4.79%) VMware
6 7 (4.19%) IBM
7 5 (2.99%) Google
7 5 (2.99%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle
8 4 (2.40%) Cisco
8 4 (2.40%) Rackspace
9 3 (1.80%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.80%) Capita
10 2 (1.20%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.20%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.20%) HP
10 2 (1.20%) Huawei
10 2 (1.20%) Juniper
11 1 (0.60%) arcserve