Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 107 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 +32
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 127 108 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.11% 1.91% 1.53%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.54% 17.76% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 96 56
North West median daily rate £575 £513 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +19.19% +7.50%
10th Percentile £400 £419 £364
90th Percentile £700 £638 £550
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 817 608 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.57% 10.75% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 403 399
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £204
90th Percentile £650 £575 £571
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 29 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.35 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.80 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +17 91 £700 +55.56% 18
Cheshire -7 27 £400 -20.00% 4
Merseyside -4 5 £425 +3.66% 1
Lancashire -29 2 £600 +12.15% 4
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 110 (86.61%) Puppet
2 108 (85.04%) DevOps
3 94 (74.02%) Ansible
4 83 (65.35%) Jenkins
5 71 (55.91%) Docker
5 71 (55.91%) Java
6 70 (55.12%) Python
7 67 (52.76%) Amazon AWS
8 53 (41.73%) Terraform
9 45 (35.43%) Linux
10 44 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (32.28%) Shell Script
12 38 (29.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (29.92%) Open Source
13 37 (29.13%) nginx
14 33 (25.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (25.20%) Configuration Management
16 31 (24.41%) Kubernetes
16 31 (24.41%) PaaS
17 30 (23.62%) Travis CI
17 30 (23.62%) Virtual Machines
18 29 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (22.05%) Groovy
19 28 (22.05%) Maven
20 27 (21.26%) Windows
20 27 (21.26%) gulp
20 27 (21.26%) Test Automation
20 27 (21.26%) Cloud Foundry
20 27 (21.26%) Gradle
20 27 (21.26%) CircleCI

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 37 (29.13%) nginx
2 27 (21.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (6.30%) Apache
4 6 (4.72%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) Confluence
5 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.57%) Jetty
6 2 (1.57%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 67 (52.76%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (29.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (25.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (24.41%) PaaS
5 27 (21.26%) npm
6 20 (15.75%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (9.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (8.66%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (7.87%) SaaS
10 9 (7.09%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (4.72%) Amazon S3
12 5 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (3.15%) IaaS
13 4 (3.15%) Route 53
14 3 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (1.57%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (1.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) DNS
2 13 (10.24%) HTTP
2 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.87%) SSL
4 7 (5.51%) DHCP
4 7 (5.51%) FTP
4 7 (5.51%) IPsec
5 6 (4.72%) Internet
6 2 (1.57%) Firewall
6 2 (1.57%) VPN
7 1 (0.79%) DMZ
7 1 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (7.09%) MySQL
2 8 (6.30%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (6.30%) Hadoop
2 8 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.72%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.36%) Big Data
6 3 (2.36%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.57%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.57%) HBase
8 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (65.35%) Jenkins
2 30 (23.62%) Travis CI
3 28 (22.05%) Maven
4 27 (21.26%) CircleCI
4 27 (21.26%) Gradle
4 27 (21.26%) gulp
4 27 (21.26%) IBM UrbanCode
5 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.94%) Artifactory
6 5 (3.94%) JIRA
7 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.57%) Hudson
9 2 (1.57%) Selenium
9 2 (1.57%) Subversion
10 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (4.72%) Banking
2 4 (3.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (54.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (10.24%) Developer
3 12 (9.45%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (5.51%) Consultant
5 6 (4.72%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (4.72%) Java Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (3.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (2.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (1.57%) Backup Engineer
9 2 (1.57%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (1.57%) Cloud Developer
9 2 (1.57%) Java Engineer
9 2 (1.57%) Site Engineer
9 2 (1.57%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.17%) .NET
2 13 (10.24%) Spring
2 13 (10.24%) Web Services
3 11 (8.66%) Spring Boot
4 9 (7.09%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (6.30%) Servlets
6 6 (4.72%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (4.72%) WSGI
7 5 (3.94%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.15%) Node.js
9 3 (2.36%) J2EE
9 3 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.36%) Sensu
9 3 (2.36%) XML
10 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.57%) HTML
10 2 (1.57%) React
11 1 (0.79%) boto
11 1 (0.79%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Clustering
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.43%) Linux
2 27 (21.26%) Windows
3 19 (14.96%) Unix
4 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.79%) CentOS
7 1 (0.79%) Debian
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (85.04%) DevOps
2 44 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (29.92%) Open Source
4 32 (25.20%) Configuration Management
5 29 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (21.26%) Test Automation
7 21 (16.54%) Microservices
7 21 (16.54%) Scrum
8 14 (11.02%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (10.24%) API Development
9 13 (10.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (10.24%) TDD
10 10 (7.87%) API Design
10 10 (7.87%) Technical Leadership
11 9 (7.09%) B2B
11 9 (7.09%) B2C
11 9 (7.09%) BDD
11 9 (7.09%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.09%) Monetization
11 9 (7.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (55.91%) Java
2 70 (55.12%) Python
3 41 (32.28%) Shell Script
4 28 (22.05%) Groovy
5 24 (18.90%) Bash Shell
6 17 (13.39%) PowerShell
7 12 (9.45%) Java 8
8 9 (7.09%) C#
9 8 (6.30%) Ruby
10 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.15%) PHP
11 4 (3.15%) SQL
12 3 (2.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
13 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.94%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) CISM
3 1 (0.79%) CISSP
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 71 (55.91%) Docker
2 30 (23.62%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 110 (86.61%) Puppet
2 94 (74.02%) Ansible
3 53 (41.73%) Terraform
4 31 (24.41%) Kubernetes
5 26 (20.47%) Salt
6 7 (5.51%) Prometheus
7 4 (3.15%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.79%) Grafana
9 1 (0.79%) Kibana
9 1 (0.79%) logstash
9 1 (0.79%) Mesos
9 1 (0.79%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Google
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.30%) Splunk
2 8 (6.30%) VMware
3 6 (4.72%) Cloudera
3 6 (4.72%) PagerDuty
3 6 (4.72%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle
5 4 (3.15%) Isilon
5 4 (3.15%) NetApp
5 4 (3.15%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) IBM
6 1 (0.79%) Tableau
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas