Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 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 > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 73 86
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +63
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 145 166 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.67% 2.88% 2.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.28% 22.65% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 83
North West median daily rate £550 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £325
90th Percentile £700 £608 £608
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% -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 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 752 733 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.83% 12.72% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 453 356
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £270 £304 £188
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 19
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% -11.41%
10th Percentile £13.81 £12.52 £9.93
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.75 £44.30
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% -18.60% +2.38%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 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
Manchester +10 99 £550 +22.22% 15
Cheshire -3 39 £450 -7.22% 3
Merseyside -18 6 £525 -4.55% 1
Lancashire -19 1 £700 +12.00% 1
Opscode Chef
England

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

1 114 (78.62%) Puppet
2 108 (74.48%) DevOps
3 93 (64.14%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (62.76%) Jenkins
5 86 (59.31%) Ansible
6 80 (55.17%) Linux
7 68 (46.90%) Docker
8 63 (43.45%) Python
8 63 (43.45%) Terraform
9 57 (39.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 50 (34.48%) Kubernetes
11 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (31.03%) Test Automation
13 42 (28.97%) Bash Shell
14 41 (28.28%) Salt
14 41 (28.28%) Configuration Management
15 39 (26.90%) Java
16 35 (24.14%) Microservices
17 33 (22.76%) HTTP
18 31 (21.38%) AWS CloudFormation
19 30 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (17.93%) DNS
21 25 (17.24%) Open Source
22 24 (16.55%) TCP/IP
23 23 (15.86%) Deployment Automation
24 22 (15.17%) Windows
24 22 (15.17%) Web Services
25 21 (14.48%) Unix
25 21 (14.48%) Google
25 21 (14.48%) Git (software)

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 17 (11.72%) nginx
2 10 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (6.90%) Confluence
3 7 (4.83%) Apache
4 6 (4.14%) IIS
5 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Jetty
6 1 (0.69%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 93 (64.14%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (39.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (21.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (11.72%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (11.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (9.66%) PaaS
6 12 (8.28%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (6.90%) Amazon S3
7 10 (6.90%) npm
8 7 (4.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (4.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (3.45%) Route 53
10 5 (3.45%) SaaS
11 4 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.76%) GitHub
11 4 (2.76%) Serverless
12 3 (2.07%) AWS OpsWorks
12 3 (2.07%) IaaS
13 2 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.76%) HTTP
2 26 (17.93%) DNS
3 24 (16.55%) TCP/IP
4 18 (12.41%) DHCP
4 18 (12.41%) FTP
5 17 (11.72%) IPsec
6 14 (9.66%) SSL
7 6 (4.14%) Internet
8 2 (1.38%) AMQP
8 2 (1.38%) VPN
9 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) RDBMS
1 14 (9.66%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.90%) MySQL
3 8 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.14%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.76%) Big Data
6 4 (2.76%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.38%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.38%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.69%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 91 (62.76%) Jenkins
2 21 (14.48%) Git (software)
3 18 (12.41%) Travis CI
4 17 (11.72%) JIRA
5 13 (8.97%) Maven
6 12 (8.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (7.59%) CircleCI
7 11 (7.59%) Gradle
8 10 (6.90%) gulp
8 10 (6.90%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (5.52%) IntelliJ
9 8 (5.52%) SonarQube
10 7 (4.83%) Bitbucket
11 6 (4.14%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.76%) eggPlant
14 2 (1.38%) JUnit
14 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.38%) Selenium
14 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (8.28%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Games
2 6 (4.14%) Law
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Legal
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (50.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (15.86%) AWS Engineer
3 15 (10.34%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (8.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Consultant
5 12 (8.28%) DevOps Consultant
6 11 (7.59%) Developer
7 10 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Administrator
9 8 (5.52%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Unix Administrator
11 6 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 5 (3.45%) Python Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Unix Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) WebOps Engineer
13 4 (2.76%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.17%) Web Services
2 18 (12.41%) .NET
3 14 (9.66%) AngularJS
4 9 (6.21%) React
5 8 (5.52%) Django
5 8 (5.52%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (5.52%) Flask
5 8 (5.52%) Vue.js
6 7 (4.83%) HTML
6 7 (4.83%) jQuery
6 7 (4.83%) RESTful
6 7 (4.83%) Servlets
7 6 (4.14%) CSS
7 6 (4.14%) HTML5
7 6 (4.14%) JSON
7 6 (4.14%) REST
8 5 (3.45%) ADO.NET
8 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.45%) LINQ
8 5 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.52%) Clustering
3 2 (1.38%) Fintech
3 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.38%) User Experience
4 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 80 (55.17%) Linux
2 22 (15.17%) Windows
3 21 (14.48%) Unix
4 14 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.52%) AIX
5 8 (5.52%) Solaris
6 3 (2.07%) CentOS
7 2 (1.38%) SUSE
7 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (74.48%) DevOps
2 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 41 (28.28%) Configuration Management
5 35 (24.14%) Microservices
6 30 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (17.24%) Open Source
8 23 (15.86%) Deployment Automation
9 18 (12.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 12 (8.28%) Software Engineering
11 11 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (7.59%) TDD
12 10 (6.90%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.21%) Anomaly Detection
13 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.83%) BDD
14 7 (4.83%) OO
14 7 (4.83%) OOP
15 6 (4.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.45%) Python
2 42 (28.97%) Bash Shell
3 39 (26.90%) Java
4 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 16 (11.03%) Groovy
6 14 (9.66%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.21%) Ruby
9 6 (4.14%) SQL
10 5 (3.45%) C#
11 4 (2.76%) XPath
12 3 (2.07%) Perl
13 2 (1.38%) Java 8
14 1 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (6.21%) AWS Certification
2 8 (5.52%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.69%) CISM
4 1 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) GDPR
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 68 (46.90%) Docker
2 17 (11.72%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (5.52%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (78.62%) Puppet
2 86 (59.31%) Ansible
3 63 (43.45%) Terraform
4 50 (34.48%) Kubernetes
5 41 (28.28%) Salt
6 20 (13.79%) Prometheus
7 7 (4.83%) PowerBroker
8 3 (2.07%) Packer
9 2 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.38%) Grafana
9 2 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.69%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.69%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.69%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (14.48%) Google
2 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.28%) PagerDuty
3 10 (6.90%) Splunk
4 9 (6.21%) IBM
5 8 (5.52%) Veritas
6 6 (4.14%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.45%) VMware
8 2 (1.38%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.69%) Black Duck
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix
9 1 (0.69%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.69%) NetApp