Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 November 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.

Opscode Chef
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 163 179
Rank change year-on-year +65 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 93 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.84% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.95% 4.47% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 12 9
Scotland median daily rate £469 £438 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +29.63% -18.67%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £223
90th Percentile £603 £511 £468
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00

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 Scotland with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 583 514 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.56% 11.86% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 272 263
Scotland median daily rate £413 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.95% -0.76% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £155
90th Percentile £575 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +91.89% -26.00%
10th Percentile £19.95 £14.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £42.13 £42.00 £28.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Scotland

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Scotland

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Scotland

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +45 65 £550 +22.22% 2
Glasgow +8 29 £394 -1.56% 5
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 83 (89.25%) Puppet
2 75 (80.65%) Ansible
3 58 (62.37%) Linux
4 49 (52.69%) DevOps
5 48 (51.61%) Configuration Management
6 42 (45.16%) Windows
7 38 (40.86%) Finance
8 37 (39.78%) Ruby
9 34 (36.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (35.48%) PowerShell
10 33 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
11 32 (34.41%) Python
11 32 (34.41%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (34.41%) Git (software)
12 31 (33.33%) Windows Server
13 30 (32.26%) Docker
14 28 (30.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (29.03%) Java
16 25 (26.88%) TDD
16 25 (26.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
16 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (25.81%) vSphere
17 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
17 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
19 20 (21.51%) VMware
20 19 (20.43%) Unix

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 15 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 10 (10.75%) JBoss
3 8 (8.60%) Apache Spark
3 8 (8.60%) Jetty
3 8 (8.60%) WebLogic
4 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.45%) Apache
6 2 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.08%) CMS
7 1 (1.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.38%) GitHub
6 4 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (4.30%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.15%) PaaS
8 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.08%) Datadog
8 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) Firewall
2 13 (13.98%) SAN
3 11 (11.83%) DNS
4 7 (7.53%) AMQP
5 2 (2.15%) Internet
6 1 (1.08%) DHCP
6 1 (1.08%) HTTP
6 1 (1.08%) Skype
6 1 (1.08%) SSL
6 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) MySQL
2 9 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.60%) Big Data
3 8 (8.60%) Couchbase
3 8 (8.60%) Hadoop
3 8 (8.60%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.60%) Parquet
3 8 (8.60%) Redis
3 8 (8.60%) Riak
4 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.23%) DB2
5 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (34.41%) Git (software)
2 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.98%) Vagrant
4 10 (10.75%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.60%) JIRA
5 8 (8.60%) Maven
5 8 (8.60%) TeamCity
6 7 (7.53%) FitNesse
6 7 (7.53%) Selenium
7 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.30%) IBM UrbanCode
8 4 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.23%) FishEye
9 3 (3.23%) GitLab
9 3 (3.23%) Gradle
9 3 (3.23%) Mockito
9 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.15%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.15%) Hudson
10 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Law
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (24.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Java Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Security Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (8.60%) Java Developer
7 8 (8.60%) Splunk Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (3.23%) Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.15%) IT Engineer
11 2 (2.15%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) Kafka
2 13 (13.98%) Spring
3 10 (10.75%) Hibernate
4 8 (8.60%) .NET
4 8 (8.60%) Grok
4 8 (8.60%) HTML
4 8 (8.60%) JPA
4 8 (8.60%) Regular Expression
4 8 (8.60%) Web Services
5 7 (7.53%) HTML5
5 7 (7.53%) JMS
5 7 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (7.53%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (7.53%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (5.38%) RESTful
7 3 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.23%) JSON
8 2 (2.15%) Drools
8 2 (2.15%) React
9 1 (1.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) PKI
3 3 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.08%) Clustering
5 1 (1.08%) Fintech
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 58 (62.37%) Linux
2 42 (45.16%) Windows
3 33 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 28 (30.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (20.43%) Unix
8 5 (5.38%) CentOS
9 4 (4.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.23%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.69%) DevOps
2 48 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 32 (34.41%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (26.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 25 (26.88%) TDD
5 24 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.43%) Mentoring
7 17 (18.28%) Validation
8 14 (15.05%) SDLC
9 12 (12.90%) Open Source
10 11 (11.83%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (11.83%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (10.75%) Coaching
11 10 (10.75%) ITIL
11 10 (10.75%) Scrum
11 10 (10.75%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.75%) Test Automation
12 8 (8.60%) Content Management
12 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.78%) Ruby
2 33 (35.48%) PowerShell
3 32 (34.41%) Python
4 27 (29.03%) Java
5 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
6 16 (17.20%) Perl
7 14 (15.05%) JavaScript
8 9 (9.68%) SQL
9 4 (4.30%) C#
9 4 (4.30%) C++
9 4 (4.30%) PHP
10 2 (2.15%) C
10 2 (2.15%) Go
10 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) CEH
1 8 (8.60%) CISSP
1 8 (8.60%) SANS
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.28%) QA
System Software
1 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 30 (32.26%) Docker
3 24 (25.81%) vSphere
4 3 (3.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (3.23%) NFS
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.08%) RHEV
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 83 (89.25%) Puppet
2 75 (80.65%) Ansible
3 10 (10.75%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.68%) Cobbler
4 9 (9.68%) Packer
5 6 (6.45%) Terraform
6 5 (5.38%) Rundeck
7 4 (4.30%) Control-M
7 4 (4.30%) Nagios
8 3 (3.23%) Netcool
8 3 (3.23%) Salt
8 3 (3.23%) SCOM
8 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (3.23%) WMI
9 2 (2.15%) Consul
9 2 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.15%) SCCM
9 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.51%) VMware
3 15 (16.13%) Red Hat
4 14 (15.05%) Splunk
5 7 (7.53%) IBM
5 7 (7.53%) TIBCO
6 5 (5.38%) CyberArk
7 4 (4.30%) Google
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle
8 3 (3.23%) EMC
8 3 (3.23%) Informatica
8 3 (3.23%) Perforce
8 3 (3.23%) Sybase
9 2 (2.15%) Cisco
9 2 (2.15%) ForeScout
10 1 (1.08%) CA
10 1 (1.08%) Capita
10 1 (1.08%) HP
10 1 (1.08%) New Relic
10 1 (1.08%) Twitter