Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 October 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 230 152
Rank change year-on-year +113 -78 +11
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 45 118 276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.27% 0.86% 1.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.29% 6.65% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 82 207
Median daily rate £510 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £401 £375
90th Percentile £638 £700 £575
England median daily rate £510 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -7.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 543 1,775 2,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.37% 12.96% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 1,077 1,308
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 76
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +22.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.93 £11.85
90th Percentile £51.40 £82.50 £54.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +70.73% +17.14% -

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the South East

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the South East

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the South East

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 2020. 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
Hampshire +71 30 £510 -7.27% 4
Thames Valley +94 15 £550 +4.76% 4
Berkshire +83 14 £575 +9.52% 1
Oxfordshire +40 1 £515 -20.77% 2
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 45 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 41 (91.11%) Linux
2 41 (91.11%) Puppet
2 41 (91.11%) Ansible
3 36 (80.00%) DevOps
4 31 (68.89%) Docker
5 30 (66.67%) Kubernetes
6 28 (62.22%) Terraform
6 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (60.00%) Jenkins
8 26 (57.78%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (57.78%) Git (software)
9 25 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (51.11%) VMware
11 22 (48.89%) PowerShell
11 22 (48.89%) Windows
11 22 (48.89%) Packer
11 22 (48.89%) GitLab
11 22 (48.89%) GitHub
11 22 (48.89%) Infrastructure as Code
12 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (46.67%) vSphere
12 21 (46.67%) Windows 10
12 21 (46.67%) Windows Server
12 21 (46.67%) Continuous Deployment
12 21 (46.67%) Firewall
12 21 (46.67%) CentOS
12 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
12 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (8.89%) Apache
1 4 (8.89%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (48.89%) GitHub
2 14 (31.11%) Azure
3 10 (22.22%) AWS
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (8.89%) Coveralls
5 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (4.44%) GCP
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (46.67%) Firewall
1 21 (46.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 21 (46.67%) VLAN
2 11 (24.44%) SNMP
3 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (8.89%) HTTP
4 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (57.78%) Git (software)
3 22 (48.89%) GitLab
4 21 (46.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (46.67%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) Bitbucket Server
5 4 (8.89%) Gradle
5 4 (8.89%) JUnit
5 4 (8.89%) Maven
5 4 (8.89%) SonarQube
5 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.44%) Banking
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Legal
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.22%) Cloud Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (24.44%) gRPC
1 11 (24.44%) REST
1 11 (24.44%) RESTful
1 11 (24.44%) Swagger
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (91.11%) Linux
2 25 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (48.89%) Windows
4 21 (46.67%) CentOS
4 21 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (8.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 36 (80.00%) DevOps
3 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (57.78%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (48.89%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (46.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (28.89%) Systems Engineering
8 11 (24.44%) Microservices
9 9 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (15.56%) Project Delivery
11 6 (13.33%) Decision-Making
11 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
13 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
13 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
13 4 (8.89%) Change Control
13 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) PowerShell
2 16 (35.56%) Bash Shell
2 16 (35.56%) Python
3 11 (24.44%) C#
3 11 (24.44%) Go
4 8 (17.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 21 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) Docker
2 23 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (46.67%) vSphere
4 4 (8.89%) NFS
5 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 41 (91.11%) Ansible
1 41 (91.11%) Puppet
2 30 (66.67%) Kubernetes
3 28 (62.22%) Terraform
4 22 (48.89%) Packer
5 12 (26.67%) Grafana
5 12 (26.67%) Prometheus
6 11 (24.44%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) VMware
2 21 (46.67%) Atlassian
3 11 (24.44%) Dell
3 11 (24.44%) EMC
3 11 (24.44%) Splunk
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.44%) Databricks
6 2 (4.44%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com