Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 163 160
Rank change year-on-year -65 -3 +47
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 75 260 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 1.62% 1.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.29% 11.57% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 206 175
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.98% +16.85%
10th Percentile £363 £374 £400
90th Percentile £643 £588 £650
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -

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 1,419 2,247 2,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.12% 14.04% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1,315 1,288
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £592 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 75 51
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £14.05 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.94% -6.33% -45.21%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.05% -13.41%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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
Thames Valley +16 25 £519 +3.75% 25
Surrey +44 24 £550 -4.35% 7
Berkshire +6 18 £525 +16.67% 11
Hampshire -71 15 £350 -30.00% 11
West Sussex +29 8 £425 -22.73%
Buckinghamshire +25 5 £550 +10.00% 3
East Sussex - 3 £900 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 2 £438 -16.67% 11
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 65 (86.67%) Ansible
2 55 (73.33%) DevOps
3 51 (68.00%) Puppet
4 41 (54.67%) Docker
5 40 (53.33%) Terraform
6 39 (52.00%) Linux
6 39 (52.00%) Python
7 36 (48.00%) AWS
8 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (40.00%) Kubernetes
10 29 (38.67%) Jenkins
11 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 24 (32.00%) Configuration Management
13 22 (29.33%) Azure
14 20 (26.67%) Java
15 18 (24.00%) Scrum
15 18 (24.00%) Ruby
16 16 (21.33%) VMware
16 16 (21.33%) GitHub
17 13 (17.33%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (17.33%) SQL
17 13 (17.33%) Windows
17 13 (17.33%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure as Code
18 12 (16.00%) Perl
18 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
18 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 11 (14.67%) Selenium
19 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (14.67%) Kanban

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 10 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 9 (12.00%) Apache
3 8 (10.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (9.33%) nginx
4 7 (9.33%) OpenStack
5 6 (8.00%) JBoss
6 4 (5.33%) Apache Spark
6 4 (5.33%) GemFire
6 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.00%) Drupal
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.67%) Confluence
8 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.67%) WildFly
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (48.00%) AWS
2 22 (29.33%) Azure
3 16 (21.33%) GitHub
4 13 (17.33%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (17.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (14.67%) IaaS
6 9 (12.00%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (9.33%) Amazon S3
8 6 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (8.00%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (8.00%) OpenShift
8 6 (8.00%) PaaS
9 4 (5.33%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (5.33%) Heroku
9 4 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (4.00%) GCP
10 3 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) DSL
2 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.67%) HTTP
4 4 (5.33%) DNS
4 4 (5.33%) SSH
4 4 (5.33%) SSL
5 3 (4.00%) Junos
5 3 (4.00%) VPN
5 3 (4.00%) VXLAN
6 2 (2.67%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.67%) Firewall
6 2 (2.67%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.67%) SNMP
6 2 (2.67%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.67%) VSAN
6 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.33%) Broadband
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) MariaDB
2 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.33%) MySQL
4 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.67%) Redis
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.33%) Big Data
6 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) Jenkins
2 25 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.67%) Selenium
3 11 (14.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.00%) Liquibase
6 5 (6.67%) Subversion
7 4 (5.33%) Protractor
8 3 (4.00%) Artifactory
8 3 (4.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (4.00%) Gradle
8 3 (4.00%) JIRA
8 3 (4.00%) Mocha
8 3 (4.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.67%) Maven
9 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.33%) German Language
3 1 (1.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 34 (45.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Architect
2 10 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Consultant
5 7 (9.33%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (9.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) DBA
7 5 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Azure Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) REST
2 6 (8.00%) Node.js
2 6 (8.00%) SOAP
2 6 (8.00%) Web Services
3 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.33%) Kafka
3 4 (5.33%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (5.33%) WireMock
4 3 (4.00%) Middleware
4 3 (4.00%) React
4 3 (4.00%) React Native
4 3 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.67%) Memcached
6 1 (1.33%) Ajax
6 1 (1.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.33%) HTML5
6 1 (1.33%) OAuth
6 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Public Cloud
2 5 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.33%) Cloud Native
3 4 (5.33%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.33%) Tandem
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.00%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) Windows
3 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.00%) CentOS
5 3 (4.00%) Unix
5 3 (4.00%) VMS
6 1 (1.33%) AIX
6 1 (1.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (73.33%) DevOps
2 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.00%) Configuration Management
4 18 (24.00%) Scrum
5 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.67%) Deployment Automation
6 11 (14.67%) Kanban
6 11 (14.67%) Migration
7 10 (13.33%) Open Source
8 8 (10.67%) API Integration
8 8 (10.67%) SDLC
9 7 (9.33%) Auto-Scaling
9 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
9 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.00%) ITIL
10 6 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) Python
2 20 (26.67%) Java
3 18 (24.00%) Ruby
4 13 (17.33%) SQL
5 12 (16.00%) Perl
6 11 (14.67%) Bash Shell
6 11 (14.67%) Go
7 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 9 (12.00%) Groovy
9 7 (9.33%) C
9 7 (9.33%) Shell Script
10 5 (6.67%) C++
10 5 (6.67%) Haskell
10 5 (6.67%) Rust
11 3 (4.00%) C#
11 3 (4.00%) Korn
11 3 (4.00%) VBScript
12 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.33%) COBOL
13 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) NCSC
3 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (54.67%) Docker
2 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.00%) KVM
5 3 (4.00%) NFS
5 3 (4.00%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.67%) vCloud
7 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (86.67%) Ansible
2 51 (68.00%) Puppet
3 40 (53.33%) Terraform
4 30 (40.00%) Kubernetes
5 7 (9.33%) SCCM
6 5 (6.67%) vCenter Server
7 4 (5.33%) vRealize
8 3 (4.00%) Cobbler
8 3 (4.00%) Consul
8 3 (4.00%) Icinga
8 3 (4.00%) Packer
8 3 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.67%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.67%) HP NNM
9 2 (2.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (2.67%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (2.67%) Nagios
9 2 (2.67%) SCOM
9 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) VMware
2 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
4 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.00%) BMC
6 3 (4.00%) Juniper
6 3 (4.00%) Mirantis
6 3 (4.00%) Remedy
7 2 (2.67%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.67%) CA
7 2 (2.67%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.67%) Google
7 2 (2.67%) HP
7 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 2 (2.67%) Nimsoft
7 2 (2.67%) Okta
7 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.33%) Sun