Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 109 146
Rank change year-on-year +22 +37 -22
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 149 100 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.45% 1.74% 1.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.81% 16.92% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 90 62
North West median daily rate £493 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.19% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £364
90th Percentile £700 £638 £548
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -

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 792 591 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.02% 10.28% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 371 395
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £225 £230
90th Percentile £600 £575 £545
England median daily rate £493 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 19 15
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.58% +59.46%
10th Percentile £11.95 £9.93 £13.50
90th Percentile £66.50 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Cheshire +12 69 £448 -16.36% 6
Manchester +6 63 £535 +18.89% 37
Merseyside +22 7 - - 7
Lancashire -15 6 £500 -6.54% 2
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 107 (71.81%) DevOps
2 100 (67.11%) Puppet
3 84 (56.38%) Ansible
3 84 (56.38%) Jenkins
4 77 (51.68%) Python
5 71 (47.65%) Amazon AWS
5 71 (47.65%) Docker
6 62 (41.61%) Linux
7 54 (36.24%) Java
8 52 (34.90%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (33.56%) Terraform
10 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (28.86%) Kubernetes
12 42 (28.19%) Windows
13 40 (26.85%) Configuration Management
14 39 (26.17%) Git (software)
15 32 (21.48%) Bash Shell
15 32 (21.48%) TDD
15 32 (21.48%) Ruby
16 31 (20.81%) Test Automation
17 25 (16.78%) PowerShell
17 25 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
18 24 (16.11%) Salt
18 24 (16.11%) Unix
19 22 (14.77%) Web Services
19 22 (14.77%) .NET
19 22 (14.77%) Shell Script
20 20 (13.42%) Spring
21 19 (12.75%) JIRA
21 19 (12.75%) Microservices

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 14 (9.40%) Confluence
2 9 (6.04%) nginx
3 8 (5.37%) Apache Spark
3 8 (5.37%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.36%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.01%) Apache
6 3 (2.01%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.67%) IIS
8 1 (0.67%) Jetty
8 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 71 (47.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (7.38%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.71%) PaaS
6 9 (6.04%) npm
6 9 (6.04%) SaaS
7 8 (5.37%) OpenShift
8 7 (4.70%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (4.03%) GitHub
9 6 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (2.68%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.68%) AWS OpsWorks
11 4 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (2.68%) Serverless
12 3 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (1.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) DNS
2 9 (6.04%) DHCP
3 6 (4.03%) HTTP
4 4 (2.68%) DSL
5 3 (2.01%) Firewall
5 3 (2.01%) FTP
5 3 (2.01%) Internet
5 3 (2.01%) IPsec
5 3 (2.01%) MPLS
5 3 (2.01%) SSH
5 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.01%) VPN
6 2 (1.34%) BGP
6 2 (1.34%) IPFIX
6 2 (1.34%) Junos
6 2 (1.34%) MRTG
6 2 (1.34%) OSPF
6 2 (1.34%) SNMP
6 2 (1.34%) TACACS
7 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) Hadoop
2 13 (8.72%) Big Data
3 9 (6.04%) MySQL
4 8 (5.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.70%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.36%) Apache Hive
7 5 (3.36%) HBase
7 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.34%) SQLite
9 2 (1.34%) VoltDB
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.67%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (56.38%) Jenkins
2 39 (26.17%) Git (software)
3 19 (12.75%) JIRA
4 16 (10.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (10.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (10.07%) Bitbucket
6 14 (9.40%) Maven
7 13 (8.72%) Gradle
8 10 (6.71%) CircleCI
8 10 (6.71%) IBM UrbanCode
8 10 (6.71%) Travis CI
9 9 (6.04%) Hudson
9 9 (6.04%) SonarQube
10 8 (5.37%) gulp
11 7 (4.70%) GitLab
12 6 (4.03%) eggPlant
12 6 (4.03%) Subversion
12 6 (4.03%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.36%) Grunt
13 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (9.40%) Banking
2 11 (7.38%) Finance
3 4 (2.68%) Automotive
3 4 (2.68%) Electronics
3 4 (2.68%) Games
3 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.68%) Marketing
3 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.01%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Law
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (54.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (19.46%) Developer
3 15 (10.07%) Java Developer
4 11 (7.38%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (6.71%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (6.04%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (6.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (4.03%) Cloud Developer
7 6 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Consultant
7 6 (4.03%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) DevOps Developer
8 5 (3.36%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Senior Server Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (2.01%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) .NET
1 22 (14.77%) Web Services
2 20 (13.42%) Spring
3 11 (7.38%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.71%) Node.js
4 10 (6.71%) Spring Boot
4 10 (6.71%) XML
5 9 (6.04%) React
6 8 (5.37%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.37%) JSON
6 8 (5.37%) REST
6 8 (5.37%) RESTful
7 7 (4.70%) WCF
8 5 (3.36%) .NET Core
8 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.68%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (2.68%) ADO.NET
9 4 (2.68%) LINQ
9 4 (2.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.68%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.34%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.61%) Linux
2 42 (28.19%) Windows
3 24 (16.11%) Unix
4 16 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.38%) CentOS
7 6 (4.03%) Windows 2000
7 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.36%) Debian
8 5 (3.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.67%) AIX
9 1 (0.67%) Solaris
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (71.81%) DevOps
2 52 (34.90%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (26.85%) Configuration Management
5 32 (21.48%) TDD
6 31 (20.81%) Test Automation
7 25 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (12.75%) Microservices
9 17 (11.41%) Scrum
10 11 (7.38%) User Stories
11 10 (6.71%) API Development
11 10 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.04%) Open Source
13 8 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (5.37%) High Availability
13 8 (5.37%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.70%) API Design
14 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.70%) OO
15 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 77 (51.68%) Python
2 54 (36.24%) Java
3 32 (21.48%) Bash Shell
3 32 (21.48%) Ruby
4 25 (16.78%) PowerShell
5 22 (14.77%) Shell Script
6 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
7 16 (10.74%) C#
8 14 (9.40%) Groovy
9 9 (6.04%) Perl
9 9 (6.04%) Scala
10 8 (5.37%) SQL
11 6 (4.03%) VBScript
12 5 (3.36%) Go
12 5 (3.36%) Java 8
13 3 (2.01%) XPath
14 2 (1.34%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (3.36%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.34%) Degree
3 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.67%) CCNA
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) QA
System Software
1 71 (47.65%) Docker
2 11 (7.38%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (6.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (2.68%) etcd
6 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.34%) KVM
7 2 (1.34%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.67%) Gluster
8 1 (0.67%) iptables
8 1 (0.67%) NFS
8 1 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (67.11%) Puppet
2 84 (56.38%) Ansible
3 50 (33.56%) Terraform
4 43 (28.86%) Kubernetes
5 24 (16.11%) Salt
6 6 (4.03%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (3.36%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.68%) Consul
8 4 (2.68%) Nagios
8 4 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.68%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.34%) collectd
9 2 (1.34%) Grafana
9 2 (1.34%) Graphite
9 2 (1.34%) Icinga
9 2 (1.34%) Kibana
9 2 (1.34%) logstash
9 2 (1.34%) Netcool
9 2 (1.34%) Observium
9 2 (1.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (8.72%) Red Hat
1 13 (8.72%) SaltStack
2 11 (7.38%) Atlassian
2 11 (7.38%) Splunk
3 9 (6.04%) VMware
4 6 (4.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle
5 5 (3.36%) Cisco
5 5 (3.36%) Google
5 5 (3.36%) IBM
6 4 (2.68%) Isilon
6 4 (2.68%) NetApp
6 4 (2.68%) Rackspace
6 4 (2.68%) SAP
7 3 (2.01%) Capita
7 3 (2.01%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.34%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.34%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.34%) Huawei
8 2 (1.34%) Juniper