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 3 months to 25 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 111 99
Rank change year-on-year +41 -12  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 67 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.31% 1.36% 1.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.54% 14.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 45
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £378 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 311 348 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.72% 9.28% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 178 196
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £29.25 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Manchester +18 30 £450 -7.21% 13
Cheshire +44 26 £538 +37.82% 6
Lancashire -7 4 £473 +9.24% 1
Merseyside - 2 £410 - 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 89 (81.65%) Puppet
2 82 (75.23%) DevOps
3 67 (61.47%) Linux
4 65 (59.63%) Ansible
5 48 (44.04%) Jenkins
5 48 (44.04%) Amazon AWS
6 44 (40.37%) Docker
7 40 (36.70%) Python
8 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (29.36%) Configuration Management
10 28 (25.69%) Ruby
11 27 (24.77%) Git (software)
12 24 (22.02%) Shell Script
13 23 (21.10%) Unix
13 23 (21.10%) Java
14 20 (18.35%) Windows
14 20 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
17 14 (12.84%) Open Source
17 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
17 14 (12.84%) Clustering
17 14 (12.84%) Finance
17 14 (12.84%) Veritas
17 14 (12.84%) Perl
18 13 (11.93%) Red Hat
18 13 (11.93%) SSL
18 13 (11.93%) Nagios
18 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
19 11 (10.09%) Web Services

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 9 (8.26%) OpenStack
2 8 (7.34%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (5.50%) nginx
4 5 (4.59%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.59%) Confluence
4 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.75%) Apache
6 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.83%) Drupal
7 2 (1.83%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (44.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.26%) OpenShift
3 8 (7.34%) Datadog
3 8 (7.34%) GitHub
3 8 (7.34%) PaaS
4 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.67%) Bluemix
5 4 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.67%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Slack
6 3 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) SSL
2 8 (7.34%) HTTPS
2 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.59%) HTTP
4 4 (3.67%) Firewall
5 3 (2.75%) Internet
6 2 (1.83%) Network Security
6 2 (1.83%) SSH
7 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.92%) LDAP
7 1 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
2 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.34%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.42%) Big Data
4 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.59%) MySQL
7 4 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.67%) Redis
8 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.92%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (44.04%) Jenkins
2 27 (24.77%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.17%) Bitbucket
3 10 (9.17%) SonarQube
4 9 (8.26%) Selenium
5 8 (7.34%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.34%) JMeter
5 8 (7.34%) Subversion
6 7 (6.42%) Gradle
6 7 (6.42%) Maven
7 6 (5.50%) Artifactory
7 6 (5.50%) JIRA
7 6 (5.50%) Spock
7 6 (5.50%) Travis CI
8 5 (4.59%) GoCD
8 5 (4.59%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.75%) GitLab
9 3 (2.75%) MSI
10 2 (1.83%) Hudson
10 2 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Electronics
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Marketing
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (46.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Architect
3 14 (12.84%) Consultant
4 13 (11.93%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (9.17%) Technical Architect
6 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) DevOps Architect
8 6 (5.50%) Linux Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (4.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) Web Services
2 8 (7.34%) Kafka
3 6 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (5.50%) Node.js
4 5 (4.59%) .NET
4 5 (4.59%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (4.59%) Middleware
5 3 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.83%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.83%) Sensu
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.92%) CSS
7 1 (0.92%) Express
7 1 (0.92%) HTML
7 1 (0.92%) JMS
7 1 (0.92%) JMX
7 1 (0.92%) LAMP
7 1 (0.92%) Spring
7 1 (0.92%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.75%) Wiki
4 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (61.47%) Linux
2 23 (21.10%) Unix
3 20 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (18.35%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) CentOS
5 5 (4.59%) Fedora
6 2 (1.83%) AIX
6 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.92%) Debian
7 1 (0.92%) Mesosphere
7 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (75.23%) DevOps
2 36 (33.03%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (29.36%) Configuration Management
4 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.84%) Open Source
5 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.17%) Scrum
7 9 (8.26%) ITIL
8 8 (7.34%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.42%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.50%) Coaching
10 6 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.50%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (5.50%) Kanban
10 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.50%) Project Management
11 5 (4.59%) Microservices
11 5 (4.59%) TDD
12 4 (3.67%) Analytics
12 4 (3.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) Python
2 28 (25.69%) Ruby
3 24 (22.02%) Shell Script
4 23 (21.10%) Java
5 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
6 14 (12.84%) Perl
7 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.67%) C++
8 4 (3.67%) PHP
8 4 (3.67%) Scala
8 4 (3.67%) SQL
9 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.83%) Go
11 1 (0.92%) C#
11 1 (0.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) Degree
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
System Software
1 44 (40.37%) Docker
2 6 (5.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) Xen
4 2 (1.83%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 89 (81.65%) Puppet
2 65 (59.63%) Ansible
3 13 (11.93%) Nagios
4 11 (10.09%) Terraform
5 10 (9.17%) Kibana
5 10 (9.17%) Kubernetes
6 9 (8.26%) Mesos
7 8 (7.34%) Graphite
8 7 (6.42%) Salt
9 5 (4.59%) Ganglia
9 5 (4.59%) logstash
9 5 (4.59%) Riemann
10 4 (3.67%) Rancher
11 3 (2.75%) Capistrano
11 3 (2.75%) Cobbler
11 3 (2.75%) Packer
11 3 (2.75%) yum
12 2 (1.83%) Nmap
12 2 (1.83%) SCOM
13 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Veritas
2 13 (11.93%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.17%) VMware
4 9 (8.26%) Splunk
5 7 (6.42%) Google
6 6 (5.50%) SaltStack
7 5 (4.59%) IBM
8 3 (2.75%) SAP
9 2 (1.83%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.83%) CA
9 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle
10 1 (0.92%) BMC
10 1 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.92%) New Relic
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago