Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 153 174
Rank change year-on-year -64 +21 +40
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 143 266 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.00% 1.61% 1.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.34% 11.99% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 182 164
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £388 £378 £366
90th Percentile £650 £588 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £72.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.70% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.21% +21.88% -

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 1,949 2,218 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.59% 13.41% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,200 1,311 1,207
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 75 55
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +40.00% -54.34%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.54
90th Percentile £82.50 £56.15 £43.15
England median hourly rate £20.70 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.68% +6.86% -22.22%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the South East

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor 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 21 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley -19 49 £513 +2.50% 13
Hampshire -61 47 £540 +2.86% 11
Surrey +36 33 £588 +6.82% 13
Berkshire -26 32 £513 +5.67% 7
Oxfordshire +12 14 £550 +18.28% 2
Kent +9 8 £538 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £475 -13.56% 4
West Sussex +12 3 £563 +37.61% 1
East Sussex 0 3 £900 +58.24%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 119 (83.22%) Ansible
2 107 (74.83%) DevOps
3 106 (74.13%) Puppet
4 89 (62.24%) Docker
5 85 (59.44%) AWS
6 83 (58.04%) Jenkins
7 76 (53.15%) Configuration Management
8 72 (50.35%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (49.65%) Kubernetes
10 67 (46.85%) Linux
11 60 (41.96%) Azure
12 58 (40.56%) Python
13 52 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (31.47%) Git (software)
15 36 (25.17%) Java
16 34 (23.78%) Terraform
17 33 (23.08%) Bash Shell
18 30 (20.98%) Red Hat
19 28 (19.58%) Apache
19 28 (19.58%) Windows
19 28 (19.58%) GCP
20 27 (18.88%) Continuous Delivery
21 26 (18.18%) Microservices
21 26 (18.18%) OpenShift
22 25 (17.48%) Scrum
22 25 (17.48%) IaaS
22 25 (17.48%) Ruby
23 23 (16.08%) SQL
24 21 (14.69%) Finance
24 21 (14.69%) Google

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 28 (19.58%) Apache
2 18 (12.59%) JBoss
3 14 (9.79%) Apache Spark
4 12 (8.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (7.69%) nginx
6 10 (6.99%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.20%) Drupal
7 6 (4.20%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.80%) GemFire
10 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.10%) IIS
10 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
10 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.40%) Confluence
12 1 (0.70%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 85 (59.44%) AWS
2 60 (41.96%) Azure
3 28 (19.58%) GCP
4 26 (18.18%) OpenShift
5 25 (17.48%) IaaS
6 17 (11.89%) GitHub
6 17 (11.89%) PaaS
7 16 (11.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (6.99%) Serverless
10 9 (6.29%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (6.29%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (4.90%) SaaS
12 6 (4.20%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (4.20%) Heroku
13 5 (3.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (3.50%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (3.50%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (2.80%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (2.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) DSL
2 11 (7.69%) SSL
3 9 (6.29%) HTTP
4 6 (4.20%) iSCSI
4 6 (4.20%) SSH
4 6 (4.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.50%) DNS
5 5 (3.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.40%) Firewall
6 2 (1.40%) Internet
6 2 (1.40%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.40%) Multicast
7 1 (0.70%) 5G
7 1 (0.70%) DHCP
7 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) NoSQL
2 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.99%) Big Data
4 10 (6.99%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.59%) MySQL
6 7 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.90%) HBase
7 6 (4.20%) MariaDB
7 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.50%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (3.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.50%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (2.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.10%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.40%) OpenTSDB
11 2 (1.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 83 (58.04%) Jenkins
2 45 (31.47%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
4 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (7.69%) Selenium
6 10 (6.99%) Subversion
6 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (6.29%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.59%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.59%) Gradle
8 8 (5.59%) Maven
9 5 (3.50%) JUnit
10 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.80%) JIRA
10 4 (2.80%) Liquibase
10 4 (2.80%) Protractor
10 4 (2.80%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.10%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Retail
3 3 (2.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
4 2 (1.40%) Back Office
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Police
Job Titles
1 61 (42.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (14.69%) AWS Engineer
2 21 (14.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 20 (13.99%) Senior DevOps
3 20 (13.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (6.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Lead DevOps
9 7 (4.90%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Architect
10 6 (4.20%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.80%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.29%) RESTful
2 16 (11.19%) Node.js
3 15 (10.49%) Kafka
4 14 (9.79%) Web Services
5 13 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.29%) Middleware
8 8 (5.59%) .NET
9 6 (4.20%) React
9 6 (4.20%) React Native
9 6 (4.20%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (3.50%) .NET Framework
11 4 (2.80%) JSON
11 4 (2.80%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (2.80%) WireMock
12 3 (2.10%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.10%) J2EE
12 3 (2.10%) JMS
12 3 (2.10%) REST
13 2 (1.40%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.59%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.90%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.80%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.10%) Clustering
6 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.10%) User Experience
7 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.85%) Linux
2 28 (19.58%) Windows
3 21 (14.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (8.39%) Unix
5 5 (3.50%) AIX
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.10%) VMS
8 1 (0.70%) Debian
8 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (74.83%) DevOps
2 76 (53.15%) Configuration Management
3 72 (50.35%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (18.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (18.18%) Microservices
7 25 (17.48%) Scrum
8 19 (13.29%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (11.19%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.49%) DevSecOps
11 14 (9.79%) ITIL
11 14 (9.79%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (7.69%) Kanban
13 10 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (6.29%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.29%) Test Scripting
15 8 (5.59%) Capacity Management
15 8 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.56%) Python
2 36 (25.17%) Java
3 33 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 25 (17.48%) Ruby
5 23 (16.08%) SQL
6 19 (13.29%) PowerShell
7 14 (9.79%) Perl
8 13 (9.09%) Groovy
9 10 (6.99%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
11 6 (4.20%) C#
11 6 (4.20%) R
12 5 (3.50%) Go
12 5 (3.50%) Java 8
12 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.80%) Korn
14 3 (2.10%) VBScript
15 2 (1.40%) Haskell
16 1 (0.70%) C++
16 1 (0.70%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
1 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.10%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.40%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 89 (62.24%) Docker
2 10 (6.99%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.20%) NFS
4 6 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (2.10%) HDFS
7 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.40%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.70%) Ceph
9 1 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 119 (83.22%) Ansible
2 106 (74.13%) Puppet
3 71 (49.65%) Kubernetes
4 34 (23.78%) Terraform
5 8 (5.59%) Salt
6 4 (2.80%) Packer
7 3 (2.10%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.40%) Consul
8 2 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.40%) Kibana
8 2 (1.40%) Marathon
8 2 (1.40%) Mesos
8 2 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.70%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.70%) Grafana
9 1 (0.70%) logstash
9 1 (0.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 30 (20.98%) Red Hat
2 21 (14.69%) Google
3 15 (10.49%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.79%) Splunk
5 10 (6.99%) Oracle
6 8 (5.59%) VMware
7 7 (4.90%) AppDynamics
7 7 (4.90%) SaltStack
8 6 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.80%) webMethods
10 3 (2.10%) IBM
10 3 (2.10%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.40%) Dell
12 1 (0.70%) Adobe
12 1 (0.70%) Cisco
12 1 (0.70%) Databricks
12 1 (0.70%) F5
12 1 (0.70%) HP
12 1 (0.70%) Sonatype
12 1 (0.70%) TIBCO