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 3 months to 25 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 209 217
Rank change year-on-year +78 +8  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 111 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.45% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.15% 6.52% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 52 35
Median daily rate £500 £450 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 844 1059 1033
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.05% 12.02% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 622 573
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 39
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.19% +67.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +35 35 £500 +17.64% 6
Surrey +8 34 £500 +11.11% 9
Berkshire +27 26 £488 -2.50% 11
Oxfordshire -5 13 £600 +45.45% 3
Middlesex +15 5 £500 -
West Sussex +21 2 - - 2
East Sussex +1 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £775 +82.35% 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 178 (93.68%) Puppet
2 144 (75.79%) Linux
3 125 (65.79%) DevOps
4 102 (53.68%) Ansible
5 82 (43.16%) Red Hat
6 77 (40.53%) Python
7 73 (38.42%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (38.42%) Jenkins
8 65 (34.21%) Configuration Management
9 56 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 54 (28.42%) VMware
12 53 (27.89%) Git (software)
13 51 (26.84%) Java
13 51 (26.84%) MySQL
14 50 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (25.26%) SQL
16 45 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (20.53%) Perl
17 39 (20.53%) CentOS
17 39 (20.53%) Security Cleared
17 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (20.00%) Docker
19 37 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (19.47%) SC Cleared
20 36 (18.95%) MongoDB
20 36 (18.95%) OpenStack
21 34 (17.89%) Ruby
22 33 (17.37%) PowerShell
23 32 (16.84%) Unix

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 36 (18.95%) OpenStack
2 27 (14.21%) JBoss
3 26 (13.68%) Apache
4 23 (12.11%) Tomcat
5 14 (7.37%) WebSphere
6 12 (6.32%) WebLogic
7 10 (5.26%) Confluence
7 10 (5.26%) Drupal
7 10 (5.26%) nginx
8 8 (4.21%) CMS
8 8 (4.21%) WordPress
9 6 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (3.16%) IIS
10 4 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.11%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.58%) Apache Pig
12 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
12 2 (1.05%) AquaLogic
12 2 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.53%) Sage CRM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (38.42%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (19.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.95%) GitHub
4 15 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (5.79%) IaaS
6 9 (4.74%) PaaS
7 7 (3.68%) SaaS
8 5 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.58%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.58%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.58%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.58%) SoftLayer
11 2 (1.05%) Office 365
12 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.53%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.74%) Firewall
2 21 (11.05%) DNS
3 18 (9.47%) SSL
4 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.37%) HTTP
6 12 (6.32%) LAN
6 12 (6.32%) WAN
7 11 (5.79%) HTTPS
8 9 (4.74%) VPN
9 7 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (2.63%) VSAN
11 4 (2.11%) IPv4
11 4 (2.11%) IPv6
11 4 (2.11%) Network Security
12 3 (1.58%) Internet
12 3 (1.58%) VLAN
12 3 (1.58%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.05%) LDAP
13 2 (1.05%) SAN
14 1 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.84%) MySQL
2 45 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (18.95%) MongoDB
4 27 (14.21%) Redis
5 25 (13.16%) Relational Database
6 21 (11.05%) NoSQL
7 20 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (8.95%) SQL Server
9 11 (5.79%) RDBMS
10 10 (5.26%) CouchDB
11 9 (4.74%) Big Data
12 5 (2.63%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (2.11%) InfluxDB
14 3 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.58%) HBase
14 3 (1.58%) Impala
15 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 73 (38.42%) Jenkins
2 53 (27.89%) Git (software)
3 25 (13.16%) Subversion
4 14 (7.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (6.84%) Vagrant
6 12 (6.32%) JIRA
7 9 (4.74%) Mercurial
8 8 (4.21%) Hudson
8 8 (4.21%) Maven
9 5 (2.63%) MSTest
9 5 (2.63%) NUnit
9 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.11%) Ant
10 4 (2.11%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.11%) Gradle
10 4 (2.11%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.53%) JSUnit
General
1 14 (7.37%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.58%) Banking
3 3 (1.58%) Law
4 2 (1.05%) Back Office
4 2 (1.05%) Legal
4 2 (1.05%) Local Government
4 2 (1.05%) Marketing
4 2 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (35.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (13.16%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 22 (11.58%) Linux Engineer
4 21 (11.05%) Administrator
4 21 (11.05%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 19 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 18 (9.47%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (9.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 16 (8.42%) Architect
8 15 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (7.37%) Consultant
10 13 (6.84%) DevOps Systems Engineer
10 13 (6.84%) Linux Specialist
11 12 (6.32%) Java Developer
12 11 (5.79%) Cloud Architect
12 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
13 10 (5.26%) DevOps Administrator
13 10 (5.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.42%) Sensu
1 16 (8.42%) Web Services
2 15 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (7.89%) LAMP
3 14 (7.37%) LAPP Stack
4 13 (6.84%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (6.32%) AngularJS
6 11 (5.79%) Java EE
6 11 (5.79%) Node.js
6 11 (5.79%) YAML
7 10 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (4.74%) JSON
8 9 (4.74%) Laravel
8 9 (4.74%) Memcached
8 9 (4.74%) Symfony
8 9 (4.74%) Yii
9 8 (4.21%) .NET
10 6 (3.16%) Spring
11 5 (2.63%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Smart Meter
2 13 (6.84%) Video on Demand
3 11 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.68%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.16%) FlexPod
7 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.63%) PKI
7 5 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.11%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.11%) Replication
9 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 144 (75.79%) Linux
2 55 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (20.53%) CentOS
4 32 (16.84%) Unix
4 32 (16.84%) Windows
5 10 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.21%) SUSE
6 8 (4.21%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.11%) Solaris
9 3 (1.58%) AIX
10 2 (1.05%) Debian
11 1 (0.53%) HPUX
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (65.79%) DevOps
2 65 (34.21%) Configuration Management
3 56 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.00%) OO
6 18 (9.47%) Open Source
7 17 (8.95%) ITIL
8 14 (7.37%) Test Automation
9 13 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (6.84%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (6.32%) TDD
11 11 (5.79%) DRM
11 11 (5.79%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.79%) MVC
11 11 (5.79%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.74%) Data Management
13 9 (4.74%) Refactoring
13 9 (4.74%) Release Management
13 9 (4.74%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (40.53%) Python
2 51 (26.84%) Java
3 48 (25.26%) SQL
4 39 (20.53%) Perl
5 34 (17.89%) Ruby
6 33 (17.37%) PowerShell
7 29 (15.26%) PHP
8 27 (14.21%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.21%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.68%) C#
11 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.58%) C
13 2 (1.05%) C++
14 1 (0.53%) Go
14 1 (0.53%) Groovy
14 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 39 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.63%) RHCE
4 19 (10.00%) RHCSA
5 18 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (8.95%) CISSP
7 14 (7.37%) CCNP
8 12 (6.32%) CCNA
9 6 (3.16%) Degree
9 6 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.11%) CCIE
10 4 (2.11%) CCIE Security
11 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.05%) CISM
12 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.05%) MCSE
12 2 (1.05%) VCDX
13 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (20.00%) Docker
3 21 (11.05%) Xen
4 20 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 18 (9.47%) KVM
6 11 (5.79%) vSphere
7 8 (4.21%) vCloud
8 7 (3.68%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.11%) iptables
11 3 (1.58%) Apache Flume
11 3 (1.58%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.58%) XenServer
12 2 (1.05%) NFS
13 1 (0.53%) HDFS
13 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 178 (93.68%) Puppet
2 102 (53.68%) Ansible
3 19 (10.00%) logstash
4 18 (9.47%) Nagios
5 14 (7.37%) Cobbler
6 13 (6.84%) Kubernetes
7 12 (6.32%) Grafana
8 11 (5.79%) Terraform
8 11 (5.79%) vRealize
9 10 (5.26%) Salt
10 6 (3.16%) Consul
10 6 (3.16%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.63%) CFEngine
12 4 (2.11%) Fluentd
12 4 (2.11%) Graphite
12 4 (2.11%) Pingdom
12 4 (2.11%) Prometheus
12 4 (2.11%) SELinux
12 4 (2.11%) StatsD
12 4 (2.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (43.16%) Red Hat
2 54 (28.42%) VMware
3 30 (15.79%) Oracle
4 21 (11.05%) Splunk
5 16 (8.42%) Cisco
6 14 (7.37%) SaltStack
7 10 (5.26%) EMC
8 9 (4.74%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.74%) Zend
9 8 (4.21%) AppDynamics
10 7 (3.68%) Arqiva
11 5 (2.63%) HP
11 5 (2.63%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.11%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.11%) IBM
12 4 (2.11%) NetApp
12 4 (2.11%) Nimsoft
12 4 (2.11%) PagerDuty
13 3 (1.58%) Google
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