Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 115 157
Rank change year-on-year +16 +42 +24
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 110 105 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.06% 1.73% 1.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.06% 18.20% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 58
North West median daily rate £500 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +0.61% -2.94%
10th Percentile £420 £360 £312
90th Percentile £638 £565 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £50.00

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 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 577 577 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.80% 9.50% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 364 326
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +2.89% +19.62%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £250
90th Percentile £580 £550 £533
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 34
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +27.27% -37.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.40 £39.25
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.66% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Manchester -3 54 £444 +7.58% 38
Cheshire +17 36 £494 +9.72% 8
Merseyside +20 10 £550 +144.44% 5
Lancashire +10 5 £625 +30.21%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 88 (80.00%) DevOps
2 76 (69.09%) Puppet
3 75 (68.18%) Python
4 68 (61.82%) Linux
5 66 (60.00%) Jenkins
6 64 (58.18%) Ansible
7 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (45.45%) Bash Shell
9 48 (43.64%) Ruby
10 44 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
11 42 (38.18%) Docker
12 40 (36.36%) Configuration Management
13 39 (35.45%) Git (software)
14 38 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (32.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 29 (26.36%) JIRA
17 27 (24.55%) Java
18 25 (22.73%) TeamCity
19 24 (21.82%) Windows
20 23 (20.91%) Continuous Delivery
21 22 (20.00%) Confluence
22 21 (19.09%) Web Services
23 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
23 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
24 17 (15.45%) Kubernetes
24 17 (15.45%) Sonatype Nexus
24 17 (15.45%) Red Hat
24 17 (15.45%) Finance
25 15 (13.64%) Web Operations
26 14 (12.73%) Groovy

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 22 (20.00%) Confluence
2 11 (10.00%) nginx
3 9 (8.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.36%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.36%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.64%) Apache
6 4 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.64%) JBoss
7 2 (1.82%) Drupal
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.00%) OpenShift
4 9 (8.18%) PaaS
5 7 (6.36%) GitHub
6 6 (5.45%) Slack
7 5 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.64%) Amazon S3
8 4 (3.64%) Datadog
9 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.82%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.91%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.91%) Route 53
11 1 (0.91%) Serverless
11 1 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) HTTP
2 6 (5.45%) Internet
3 5 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.91%) SSH
4 1 (0.91%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) Big Data
1 7 (6.36%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.55%) MySQL
3 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 39 (35.45%) Git (software)
3 29 (26.36%) JIRA
4 25 (22.73%) TeamCity
5 17 (15.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (11.82%) Bitbucket
7 12 (10.91%) SonarQube
8 8 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 8 (7.27%) Maven
9 6 (5.45%) JMeter
9 6 (5.45%) Selenium
10 4 (3.64%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.64%) Gradle
10 4 (3.64%) Spock
11 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.73%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.73%) JUnit
12 2 (1.82%) GitLab
12 2 (1.82%) Grunt
12 2 (1.82%) PyCharm
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Electronics
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.64%) Marketing
3 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (65.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (19.09%) AWS Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (14.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 15 (13.64%) WebOps Engineer
6 13 (11.82%) Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (4.55%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.64%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (3.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) Web Services
2 10 (9.09%) Node.js
3 8 (7.27%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.45%) Middleware
4 6 (5.45%) YAML
5 5 (4.55%) React
5 5 (4.55%) REST
5 5 (4.55%) RESTful
5 5 (4.55%) SOAP
6 3 (2.73%) HTML
6 3 (2.73%) J2EE
6 3 (2.73%) Spring
7 2 (1.82%) CSS
7 2 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.82%) Express
7 2 (1.82%) Sass
7 2 (1.82%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.82%) XHTML
8 1 (0.91%) HTML5
8 1 (0.91%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.55%) iPad
2 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.91%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 68 (61.82%) Linux
2 36 (32.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (21.82%) Windows
4 9 (8.18%) CentOS
5 4 (3.64%) Unix
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.00%) DevOps
2 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 38 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (20.91%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (13.64%) Web Operations
7 13 (11.82%) Scrum
7 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.27%) Open Source
9 8 (7.27%) OWASP
9 8 (7.27%) TDD
10 7 (6.36%) Coaching
10 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.36%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.36%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.36%) Microservices
10 7 (6.36%) Project Management
11 6 (5.45%) Static Code Analysis
12 5 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (68.18%) Python
2 50 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 48 (43.64%) Ruby
4 27 (24.55%) Java
5 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
6 14 (12.73%) Groovy
7 13 (11.82%) PHP
8 12 (10.91%) Shell Script
9 11 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (6.36%) C#
10 7 (6.36%) SQL
11 5 (4.55%) C++
12 3 (2.73%) Perl
13 1 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (38.18%) Docker
2 7 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.64%) Xen
4 1 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 76 (69.09%) Puppet
2 64 (58.18%) Ansible
3 17 (15.45%) Kubernetes
4 12 (10.91%) Terraform
5 2 (1.82%) Kibana
5 2 (1.82%) logstash
5 2 (1.82%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.91%) Mesos
6 1 (0.91%) Rancher
6 1 (0.91%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Red Hat
2 10 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 10 (9.09%) Splunk
3 5 (4.55%) Google
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.64%) SAP
5 3 (2.73%) Perforce
6 2 (1.82%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.82%) IBM
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle
6 2 (1.82%) WSO2
6 2 (1.82%) Zend
7 1 (0.91%) HP
7 1 (0.91%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.91%) VMware