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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
England / North West
Rank 94 111 101
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 43 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 1.23% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.77% 14.46% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 32
Median daily rate £425 £500 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -21.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £370 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 242 325 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.45% 8.51% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 169 127
Median daily rate £400 £422 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.21% -6.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Median hourly rate £29.38 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.87% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £101.80 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +26 30 £450 -10.00% 17
Cheshire +19 6 £410 -3.52%
Merseyside +5 6 £315 - 1
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 92 (90.20%) Puppet
2 79 (77.45%) DevOps
3 72 (70.59%) Linux
4 64 (62.75%) Ansible
5 61 (59.80%) Amazon AWS
6 59 (57.84%) Python
7 54 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (46.08%) Jenkins
9 40 (39.22%) Docker
10 36 (35.29%) Configuration Management
11 35 (34.31%) Ruby
12 32 (31.37%) Java
13 30 (29.41%) Unix
13 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (28.43%) Bash Shell
15 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
16 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
17 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (21.57%) Shell Script
18 22 (21.57%) Windows
19 18 (17.65%) OpenStack
20 16 (15.69%) Kibana
21 15 (14.71%) CentOS
21 15 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
22 14 (13.73%) SSL
22 14 (13.73%) Scrum
23 13 (12.75%) TCP/IP
24 12 (11.76%) Nagios
24 12 (11.76%) Google
24 12 (11.76%) Graphite

Opscode Chef
Top Related 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 18 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 9 (8.82%) CloudStack
3 8 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.88%) nginx
5 5 (4.90%) Confluence
5 5 (4.90%) Drupal
5 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.94%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.96%) Apache
8 2 (1.96%) Jetty
8 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.98%) IIS
9 1 (0.98%) JBoss
9 1 (0.98%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (59.80%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (10.78%) Amazon S3
3 11 (10.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (10.78%) GitHub
4 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (4.90%) Datadog
6 5 (4.90%) Google Analytics
6 5 (4.90%) Heroku
7 4 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.92%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (3.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (2.94%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) SSL
2 13 (12.75%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.78%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.88%) Firewall
5 4 (3.92%) VPN
6 2 (1.96%) DHCP
6 2 (1.96%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) HTTP
6 2 (1.96%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
7 1 (0.98%) FTP
7 1 (0.98%) Internet
7 1 (0.98%) IPsec
7 1 (0.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) Hadoop
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.86%) Redis
4 6 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (5.88%) Big Data
4 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
7 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.96%) Impala
9 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 47 (46.08%) Jenkins
2 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.78%) Subversion
4 10 (9.80%) Bitbucket
4 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.80%) GoCD
4 10 (9.80%) JMeter
4 10 (9.80%) Maven
4 10 (9.80%) Travis CI
5 9 (8.82%) Selenium
6 7 (6.86%) Gradle
6 7 (6.86%) JIRA
7 6 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.90%) Artifactory
8 5 (4.90%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.90%) Spock
8 5 (4.90%) Vagrant
9 4 (3.92%) Hudson
9 4 (3.92%) JBehave
9 4 (3.92%) JUnit
General
1 8 (7.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (56.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Architect
3 7 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Consultant
3 7 (6.86%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Developer
5 5 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (3.92%) Technical Architect
6 4 (3.92%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (2.94%) Security Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (2.94%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (10.78%) Web Services
2 10 (9.80%) HTML
3 8 (7.84%) JSON
3 8 (7.84%) Kafka
4 6 (5.88%) boto
4 6 (5.88%) YAML
5 4 (3.92%) HTML5
5 4 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.92%) Spring
6 3 (2.94%) .NET
7 2 (1.96%) CSS
7 2 (1.96%) CSS3
7 2 (1.96%) JAXB
7 2 (1.96%) JMS
7 2 (1.96%) JMX
7 2 (1.96%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) SAX
7 2 (1.96%) XML
7 2 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.94%) Wiki
4 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.98%) BYOD
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (70.59%) Linux
2 30 (29.41%) Unix
3 23 (22.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (21.57%) Windows
5 15 (14.71%) CentOS
6 9 (8.82%) Fedora
7 4 (3.92%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.96%) AIX
9 2 (1.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (77.45%) DevOps
2 54 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (13.73%) Scrum
6 11 (10.78%) Open Source
7 9 (8.82%) Automated Testing
8 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Analytics
9 7 (6.86%) BDD
9 7 (6.86%) High Availability
9 7 (6.86%) ITIL
10 6 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.88%) TDD
11 5 (4.90%) JVM Tuning
12 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
13 3 (2.94%) Load Balancing
13 3 (2.94%) Low Latency
13 3 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (57.84%) Python
2 35 (34.31%) Ruby
3 32 (31.37%) Java
4 29 (28.43%) Bash Shell
5 22 (21.57%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.78%) Perl
7 7 (6.86%) PHP
7 7 (6.86%) SQL
8 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.92%) Scala
10 3 (2.94%) C++
10 3 (2.94%) Korn
11 2 (1.96%) Go
12 1 (0.98%) Groovy
12 1 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (39.22%) Docker
2 9 (8.82%) vSphere
3 7 (6.86%) Xen
3 7 (6.86%) XenServer
4 6 (5.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
7 1 (0.98%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.98%) Varnish
7 1 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (90.20%) Puppet
2 64 (62.75%) Ansible
3 16 (15.69%) Kibana
4 12 (11.76%) Graphite
4 12 (11.76%) Nagios
5 8 (7.84%) Ganglia
5 8 (7.84%) logstash
5 8 (7.84%) Riemann
6 7 (6.86%) Cobbler
6 7 (6.86%) Mesos
6 7 (6.86%) Terraform
7 6 (5.88%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.90%) Salt
9 4 (3.92%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (3.92%) Packer
10 3 (2.94%) Graylog
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (2.94%) SCOM
10 3 (2.94%) yum
11 2 (1.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.76%) Google
3 10 (9.80%) VMware
4 8 (7.84%) Oracle
5 7 (6.86%) Splunk
6 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.92%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.94%) New Relic
8 2 (1.96%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.96%) Perforce
9 1 (0.98%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.98%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.98%) SAP
9 1 (0.98%) Veritas