Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 149 145
Rank change year-on-year +47 -4 +39
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 103 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 1.15% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.40% 12.06% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 46 74
North West median daily rate £525 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.39% +8.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £404 £366 £314
90th Percentile £638 £525 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00

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 592 655 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.42% 9.50% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 401 374
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +19.67%
10th Percentile £258 £187 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -35.14%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +1.50%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +11 46 £450 +2.86% 15
Cheshire +38 41 £500 +26.98% 2
Lancashire +17 8 £535 +28.92%
Merseyside - 5 £410 - 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 86 (83.50%) DevOps
2 78 (75.73%) Puppet
3 67 (65.05%) Jenkins
3 67 (65.05%) Python
4 65 (63.11%) Linux
5 54 (52.43%) Ansible
6 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (44.66%) Bash Shell
8 45 (43.69%) Docker
9 44 (42.72%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (42.72%) Configuration Management
10 42 (40.78%) Git (software)
11 39 (37.86%) Amazon AWS
12 33 (32.04%) Ruby
13 29 (28.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (25.24%) JIRA
15 25 (24.27%) Confluence
16 23 (22.33%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (22.33%) Web Services
16 23 (22.33%) Windows
17 21 (20.39%) Java
17 21 (20.39%) Shell Script
18 20 (19.42%) Kubernetes
19 18 (17.48%) TeamCity
19 18 (17.48%) nginx
20 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
20 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
20 16 (15.53%) Scrum
20 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 14 (13.59%) Load Balancing

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 25 (24.27%) Confluence
2 18 (17.48%) nginx
3 6 (5.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (5.83%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.85%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.91%) Drupal
7 2 (1.94%) Apache
8 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.97%) JBoss
8 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.86%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.65%) Slack
4 10 (9.71%) PaaS
5 9 (8.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (7.77%) OpenShift
7 6 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (5.83%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.91%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.91%) GitHub
8 3 (2.91%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.94%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) HTTP
2 5 (4.85%) Internet
3 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.97%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.97%) SSH
4 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (7.77%) MySQL
2 8 (7.77%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.83%) Big Data
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (65.05%) Jenkins
2 42 (40.78%) Git (software)
3 26 (25.24%) JIRA
4 18 (17.48%) TeamCity
5 13 (12.62%) SonarQube
6 10 (9.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (7.77%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.88%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.91%) JMeter
10 3 (2.91%) Selenium
11 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.97%) Hudson
12 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.97%) JUnit
12 1 (0.97%) Maven
12 1 (0.97%) Subversion
12 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.74%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Electronics
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Marketing
3 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (64.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.53%) AWS Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (13.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) WebOps Engineer
6 11 (10.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (10.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 11 (10.68%) Senior DevOps
6 11 (10.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) Architect
7 10 (9.71%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (8.74%) Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Consultant
9 6 (5.83%) DevOps Architect
10 5 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (4.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.33%) Web Services
2 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
2 8 (7.77%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (6.80%) Node.js
4 6 (5.83%) REST
4 6 (5.83%) SOAP
5 5 (4.85%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (3.88%) Middleware
6 4 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.88%) React
6 4 (3.88%) RESTful
7 3 (2.91%) .NET
7 3 (2.91%) Kafka
8 2 (1.94%) J2EE
8 2 (1.94%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.94%) YAML
9 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.97%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Clustering
2 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.88%) iPad
2 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (1.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 65 (63.11%) Linux
2 29 (28.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (22.33%) Windows
4 6 (5.83%) Unix
5 5 (4.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.97%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (83.50%) DevOps
2 48 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (42.72%) Configuration Management
3 44 (42.72%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (22.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (15.53%) Scrum
5 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
6 14 (13.59%) Load Balancing
7 13 (12.62%) Microservices
7 13 (12.62%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.65%) Coaching
8 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
8 12 (11.65%) Static Code Analysis
8 12 (11.65%) Web Operations
9 10 (9.71%) Kanban
9 10 (9.71%) Open Source
10 8 (7.77%) OWASP
11 6 (5.83%) Analytics
11 6 (5.83%) TDD
12 5 (4.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (65.05%) Python
2 46 (44.66%) Bash Shell
3 33 (32.04%) Ruby
4 21 (20.39%) Java
4 21 (20.39%) Shell Script
5 16 (15.53%) PowerShell
6 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.77%) Groovy
7 8 (7.77%) PHP
8 6 (5.83%) C++
8 6 (5.83%) SQL
9 5 (4.85%) C#
10 3 (2.91%) Go
11 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.94%) Degree
1 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
System Software
1 45 (43.69%) Docker
2 10 (9.71%) Xen
3 5 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (75.73%) Puppet
2 54 (52.43%) Ansible
3 20 (19.42%) Kubernetes
4 9 (8.74%) Terraform
5 8 (7.77%) Rancher
6 4 (3.88%) Mesos
6 4 (3.88%) Salt
7 3 (2.91%) Kibana
7 3 (2.91%) logstash
8 2 (1.94%) Packer
8 2 (1.94%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.97%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.97%) Nagios
9 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
2 6 (5.83%) SaltStack
3 5 (4.85%) Splunk
3 5 (4.85%) VMware
4 4 (3.88%) Google
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.94%) New Relic
6 2 (1.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.97%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle
7 1 (0.97%) Perforce
7 1 (0.97%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.97%) WSO2