Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 95 155
Rank change year-on-year +24 +60 -21
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 171 117 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.96% 2.15% 1.10%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.23% 21.43% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 83 54
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% -11.00%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £311
90th Percentile £605 £600 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -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 736 546 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.76% 10.05% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 367 342
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.38%
10th Percentile £304 £185 £257
90th Percentile £600 £568 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 27
North West median hourly rate £14.73 £20.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.35% -17.18% +61.00%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £45.13 £44.45 £41.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% +6.95%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -8 87 £444 +7.58% 31
Cheshire +18 58 £485 -5.37% 6
Merseyside +25 20 £550 +35.80%
Lancashire -6 4 £625 +32.28%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 124 (72.51%) DevOps
2 108 (63.16%) Puppet
3 95 (55.56%) Ansible
4 88 (51.46%) Python
5 87 (50.88%) Jenkins
6 86 (50.29%) Linux
7 83 (48.54%) Amazon AWS
8 73 (42.69%) Docker
9 72 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (36.84%) Ruby
11 59 (34.50%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (33.33%) Java
13 52 (30.41%) Bash Shell
14 49 (28.65%) Kubernetes
15 47 (27.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 46 (26.90%) Git (software)
17 44 (25.73%) JIRA
17 44 (25.73%) Configuration Management
18 38 (22.22%) Red Hat
18 38 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
19 36 (21.05%) Test Automation
20 34 (19.88%) Terraform
21 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
22 30 (17.54%) Scrum
23 29 (16.96%) Finance
24 28 (16.37%) TDD
24 28 (16.37%) Windows
25 24 (14.04%) Atlassian
25 24 (14.04%) Confluence
26 23 (13.45%) Tomcat

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 24 (14.04%) Confluence
2 23 (13.45%) Tomcat
3 22 (12.87%) JBoss
4 21 (12.28%) Apache
5 8 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.68%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.92%) nginx
9 3 (1.75%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.75%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.17%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.58%) Drupal
11 1 (0.58%) Jetty
11 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 83 (48.54%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.87%) PaaS
3 21 (12.28%) OpenShift
4 15 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (8.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (5.85%) GitHub
7 9 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (3.51%) Amazon S3
8 6 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (3.51%) Serverless
9 5 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (2.92%) SaaS
10 4 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (2.34%) AWS OpsWorks
10 4 (2.34%) Datadog
10 4 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.75%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) DNS
1 7 (4.09%) HTTP
2 6 (3.51%) DHCP
3 5 (2.92%) Internet
4 3 (1.75%) Firewall
5 2 (1.17%) VLAN
6 1 (0.58%) LAN
6 1 (0.58%) MPLS
6 1 (0.58%) Network Security
6 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.58%) SAN
6 1 (0.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.58%) VoIP
6 1 (0.58%) VPN
6 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) Big Data
2 14 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.51%) MySQL
4 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.17%) HBase
6 2 (1.17%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.17%) VoltDB
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 87 (50.88%) Jenkins
2 46 (26.90%) Git (software)
3 44 (25.73%) JIRA
4 21 (12.28%) Bitbucket
5 20 (11.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (11.70%) TeamCity
6 14 (8.19%) SonarQube
7 12 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (7.02%) GitLab
8 10 (5.85%) PyCharm
9 9 (5.26%) Selenium
10 8 (4.68%) CA Release Automation
10 8 (4.68%) Cucumber
10 8 (4.68%) JUnit
10 8 (4.68%) Maven
11 7 (4.09%) eggPlant
12 5 (2.92%) Artifactory
12 5 (2.92%) Gradle
12 5 (2.92%) JMeter
12 5 (2.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (16.96%) Finance
2 19 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (6.43%) Electronics
3 11 (6.43%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.43%) Marketing
3 11 (6.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.92%) Games
5 2 (1.17%) Automotive
5 2 (1.17%) Law
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
5 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (57.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (21.05%) Developer
3 24 (14.04%) AWS Engineer
4 20 (11.70%) AWS DevOps
4 20 (11.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.02%) Middleware Engineer
6 10 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (5.85%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.85%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Agile Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Consultant
9 6 (3.51%) DevOps Developer
9 6 (3.51%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (3.51%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (2.92%) Architect
10 5 (2.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 4 (2.34%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.87%) Web Services
2 18 (10.53%) Middleware
3 15 (8.77%) JSON
3 15 (8.77%) Node.js
3 15 (8.77%) Spring
4 13 (7.60%) jQuery
5 10 (5.85%) .NET
6 9 (5.26%) Ajax
6 9 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.26%) HTML
7 8 (4.68%) WCF
8 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.09%) REST
8 7 (4.09%) YAML
9 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.51%) CSS
9 6 (3.51%) J2EE
9 6 (3.51%) React
9 6 (3.51%) XML
10 5 (2.92%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.19%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.92%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.34%) iPad
5 3 (1.75%) Clustering
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (50.29%) Linux
2 47 (27.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (16.37%) Windows
4 18 (10.53%) CentOS
5 10 (5.85%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.68%) Unix
7 6 (3.51%) Windows 2000
7 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.17%) Debian
8 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (72.51%) DevOps
2 72 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (34.50%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (25.73%) Configuration Management
5 38 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 36 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 30 (17.54%) Scrum
8 28 (16.37%) TDD
9 14 (8.19%) Microservices
10 13 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (7.02%) Project Management
12 11 (6.43%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (6.43%) Programme Management
13 10 (5.85%) Agile Project Management
13 10 (5.85%) Data Science
14 9 (5.26%) Machine Learning
15 8 (4.68%) E-Commerce
15 8 (4.68%) Kanban
15 8 (4.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.46%) Python
2 63 (36.84%) Ruby
3 57 (33.33%) Java
4 52 (30.41%) Bash Shell
5 31 (18.13%) JavaScript
6 21 (12.28%) PowerShell
7 16 (9.36%) C#
8 14 (8.19%) Groovy
8 14 (8.19%) Perl
8 14 (8.19%) SQL
9 13 (7.60%) Go
9 13 (7.60%) PHP
10 12 (7.02%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.51%) VBScript
12 4 (2.34%) C++
13 3 (1.75%) Java 8
13 3 (1.75%) XPath
14 2 (1.17%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.92%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.75%) Degree
5 2 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 73 (42.69%) Docker
2 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.17%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (63.16%) Puppet
2 95 (55.56%) Ansible
3 49 (28.65%) Kubernetes
4 34 (19.88%) Terraform
5 4 (2.34%) logstash
6 3 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.75%) Salt
7 2 (1.17%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.58%) Kibana
8 1 (0.58%) Nagios
8 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 24 (14.04%) Atlassian
3 19 (11.11%) Splunk
4 13 (7.60%) SAP
5 7 (4.09%) Google
6 5 (2.92%) IBM
6 5 (2.92%) VMware
7 4 (2.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.75%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.75%) Capita
8 3 (1.75%) HP
8 3 (1.75%) Perforce
9 2 (1.17%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.17%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.17%) Zend
10 1 (0.58%) arcserve
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco
10 1 (0.58%) Sophos
10 1 (0.58%) WSO2
10 1 (0.58%) Xamarin