Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 106 143
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37 +11
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 128 98 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.16% 1.75% 1.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.98% 15.73% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 87 51
North West median daily rate £525 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +18.89% -
10th Percentile £400 £410 £363
90th Percentile £700 £638 £525
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% 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 - £40.75 -

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 754 623 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.74% 11.10% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 402 411
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £238 £251 £238
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 23 20
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +60.12%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.75 £12.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +9 68 £608 +15.71% 31
Cheshire +1 48 £450 -10.00% 10
Merseyside +8 4 £425 +3.66% 3
Lancashire -26 3 £565 +5.61% 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 105 (82.03%) DevOps
2 100 (78.13%) Puppet
3 84 (65.63%) Ansible
4 81 (63.28%) Jenkins
5 74 (57.81%) Python
6 70 (54.69%) Docker
7 66 (51.56%) Java
8 61 (47.66%) Amazon AWS
9 54 (42.19%) Linux
10 52 (40.63%) Terraform
11 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (26.56%) Configuration Management
13 32 (25.00%) Kubernetes
14 30 (23.44%) Shell Script
15 29 (22.66%) Windows
16 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
17 27 (21.09%) Unix
18 25 (19.53%) Salt
19 24 (18.75%) Open Source
20 23 (17.97%) Bash Shell
20 23 (17.97%) TDD
21 22 (17.19%) Maven
21 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
22 21 (16.41%) nginx
22 21 (16.41%) Groovy
23 20 (15.63%) Scrum
23 20 (15.63%) Microservices
23 20 (15.63%) Gradle
24 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure

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 21 (16.41%) nginx
2 16 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (4.69%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.91%) Confluence
5 3 (2.34%) Apache
5 3 (2.34%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.34%) IIS
5 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 61 (47.66%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.84%) PaaS
3 18 (14.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (12.50%) npm
5 13 (10.16%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (7.03%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (7.03%) SaaS
7 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.91%) OpenShift
8 4 (3.13%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.34%) IaaS
9 3 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.56%) GitHub
10 2 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.56%) Route 53
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) DNS
2 6 (4.69%) HTTP
3 5 (3.91%) Internet
3 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.13%) DSL
5 3 (2.34%) DHCP
5 3 (2.34%) Firewall
5 3 (2.34%) FTP
5 3 (2.34%) IPsec
5 3 (2.34%) SSH
5 3 (2.34%) SSL
6 2 (1.56%) BGP
6 2 (1.56%) IPFIX
6 2 (1.56%) Junos
6 2 (1.56%) MPLS
6 2 (1.56%) MRTG
6 2 (1.56%) OSPF
6 2 (1.56%) SNMP
6 2 (1.56%) TACACS
6 2 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) MySQL
2 11 (8.59%) Hadoop
3 9 (7.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.91%) Big Data
7 5 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.34%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.34%) HBase
9 3 (2.34%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.56%) SQLite
11 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (63.28%) Jenkins
2 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 22 (17.19%) Maven
4 20 (15.63%) Gradle
5 18 (14.06%) IBM UrbanCode
6 16 (12.50%) CircleCI
6 16 (12.50%) gulp
6 16 (12.50%) Travis CI
7 10 (7.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (4.69%) Bitbucket
8 6 (4.69%) JIRA
9 5 (3.91%) Artifactory
9 5 (3.91%) Grunt
9 5 (3.91%) Hudson
10 4 (3.13%) Subversion
10 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.34%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.56%) CA Release Automation
12 2 (1.56%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (2.34%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Automotive
3 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Developer
3 13 (10.16%) Java Developer
4 8 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (5.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (2.34%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (2.34%) Consultant
8 3 (2.34%) DevOps Developer
9 2 (1.56%) Architect
9 2 (1.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (1.56%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 2 (1.56%) Senior Developer
9 2 (1.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (1.56%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) Web Services
2 18 (14.06%) Spring
3 16 (12.50%) .NET
4 13 (10.16%) Spring Boot
5 8 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (5.47%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.47%) React
6 7 (5.47%) RESTful
6 7 (5.47%) XML
7 5 (3.91%) .NET Core
7 5 (3.91%) Node.js
7 5 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.13%) REST
8 4 (3.13%) SOAP
9 3 (2.34%) JSON
9 3 (2.34%) Kafka
9 3 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (2.34%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.78%) PKI
5 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.19%) Linux
2 29 (22.66%) Windows
3 27 (21.09%) Unix
4 12 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.91%) CentOS
7 3 (2.34%) Debian
7 3 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (82.03%) DevOps
2 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.56%) Configuration Management
3 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (18.75%) Open Source
5 23 (17.97%) TDD
6 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.63%) Microservices
7 20 (15.63%) Scrum
8 16 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (9.38%) API Development
10 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (7.81%) API Design
11 10 (7.81%) BDD
12 9 (7.03%) B2B
12 9 (7.03%) B2C
12 9 (7.03%) Functional Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Monetization
12 9 (7.03%) User Stories
13 8 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 74 (57.81%) Python
2 66 (51.56%) Java
3 30 (23.44%) Shell Script
4 23 (17.97%) Bash Shell
5 21 (16.41%) Groovy
6 18 (14.06%) Ruby
7 16 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 11 (8.59%) Java 8
9 9 (7.03%) C#
9 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
10 8 (6.25%) Scala
11 6 (4.69%) Perl
11 6 (4.69%) PHP
11 6 (4.69%) SQL
12 2 (1.56%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) AWS Certification
2 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.78%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 70 (54.69%) Docker
2 17 (13.28%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (3.13%) etcd
3 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Gluster
5 1 (0.78%) iptables
5 1 (0.78%) NFS
5 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (78.13%) Puppet
2 84 (65.63%) Ansible
3 52 (40.63%) Terraform
4 32 (25.00%) Kubernetes
5 25 (19.53%) Salt
6 6 (4.69%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.13%) Consul
7 4 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.13%) Nagios
7 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.34%) Kibana
8 3 (2.34%) logstash
8 3 (2.34%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.56%) Cacti
9 2 (1.56%) collectd
9 2 (1.56%) Grafana
9 2 (1.56%) Icinga
9 2 (1.56%) Netcool
9 2 (1.56%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 12 (9.38%) SaltStack
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle
2 9 (7.03%) VMware
3 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.25%) Splunk
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.69%) Cloudera
5 6 (4.69%) Google
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) Isilon
6 4 (3.13%) NetApp
6 4 (3.13%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.34%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.56%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.56%) Huawei
8 2 (1.56%) Juniper
9 1 (0.78%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.78%) Tableau
9 1 (0.78%) Veritas