Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 176 315
Rank change year-on-year +13 +139 +11
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 241 225 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 1.34% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.16% 11.81% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 148 40
South East median daily rate £500 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £349
90th Percentile £625 £527 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 - -
England 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 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 1982 1905 1997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.87% 11.38% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1127 1087
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £579 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 56 75
South East median hourly rate £14.25 £25.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.93% +29.38% +1.50%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.25 £11.98
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +1.50%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -7 110 £550 +19.57% 13
Surrey -10 80 £500 +8.11% 5
Berkshire +31 62 £425 -15.00% 5
Oxfordshire -6 45 £596 +34.20% 8
Hampshire +24 36 £475 +5.56% 2
Middlesex +15 12 £500 -
West Sussex +4 9 £500 -7.41%
East Sussex +1 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -37 4 £350 -25.33%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 208 (86.31%) Puppet
2 178 (73.86%) Ansible
3 163 (67.63%) Linux
4 139 (57.68%) DevOps
5 111 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (43.98%) Configuration Management
7 104 (43.15%) Jenkins
8 103 (42.74%) Java
9 90 (37.34%) Amazon AWS
10 77 (31.95%) Docker
11 73 (30.29%) Oracle
12 71 (29.46%) Python
13 65 (26.97%) Git (software)
14 61 (25.31%) Red Hat
15 57 (23.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 51 (21.16%) JavaScript
17 50 (20.75%) Ant
18 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (19.09%) SQL
20 45 (18.67%) Maven
20 45 (18.67%) AngularJS
21 44 (18.26%) Node.js
22 43 (17.84%) Test Automation
23 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
23 42 (17.43%) JIRA
24 41 (17.01%) PostgreSQL
24 41 (17.01%) PowerShell
25 40 (16.60%) Bash Shell
25 40 (16.60%) Sonatype Nexus
26 39 (16.18%) TDD

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 (14.94%) OpenStack
2 30 (12.45%) Confluence
3 21 (8.71%) Tomcat
4 18 (7.47%) Apache
5 16 (6.64%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (6.64%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (4.56%) JBoss
7 10 (4.15%) Apache Spark
8 9 (3.73%) IIS
8 9 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (3.73%) WebSphere
9 8 (3.32%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.90%) nginx
11 6 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.24%) AquaLogic
12 3 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.83%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.83%) SAS
14 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.22%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 90 (37.34%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.54%) IaaS
4 22 (9.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (8.71%) GitHub
6 17 (7.05%) PaaS
7 13 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (4.15%) Slack
9 8 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (3.32%) Serverless
10 7 (2.90%) Trello
11 5 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.24%) SaaS
13 2 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.30%) DNS
2 17 (7.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.32%) SSL
4 7 (2.90%) Firewall
5 5 (2.07%) Junos
5 5 (2.07%) LAN
5 5 (2.07%) SAN
5 5 (2.07%) VPN
5 5 (2.07%) WAN
6 4 (1.66%) FTP
6 4 (1.66%) Internet
6 4 (1.66%) Network Security
6 4 (1.66%) SSH
7 3 (1.24%) DHCP
7 3 (1.24%) HTTP
7 3 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.24%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.83%) LDAP
8 2 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.01%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (14.11%) MongoDB
2 34 (14.11%) MySQL
2 34 (14.11%) Relational Database
3 24 (9.96%) Redis
4 21 (8.71%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.39%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.90%) Big Data
6 7 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.49%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.07%) InfluxDB
8 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.83%) HBase
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.41%) Impala
Development Applications
1 104 (43.15%) Jenkins
2 65 (26.97%) Git (software)
3 50 (20.75%) Ant
4 45 (18.67%) Maven
5 42 (17.43%) JIRA
6 40 (16.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (15.35%) JUnit
8 33 (13.69%) Mockito
9 28 (11.62%) Subversion
10 27 (11.20%) TeamCity
11 26 (10.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (8.71%) Gradle
13 19 (7.88%) MSBuild
14 11 (4.56%) Cucumber
15 10 (4.15%) NUnit
15 10 (4.15%) Selenium
16 9 (3.73%) Bitbucket
17 7 (2.90%) git-flow
17 7 (2.90%) Vagrant
18 6 (2.49%) Protractor
General
1 31 (12.86%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Publishing
3 4 (1.66%) Retail
3 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.83%) Banking
4 2 (0.83%) Games
4 2 (0.83%) Local Government
4 2 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (36.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (20.33%) Developer
3 29 (12.03%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.30%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (7.47%) Administrator
5 18 (7.47%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (7.47%) Java Team Leader
5 18 (7.47%) Team Leader
6 17 (7.05%) AWS DevOps
6 17 (7.05%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (6.22%) Consultant
8 13 (5.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (3.32%) Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Automation Developer
11 8 (3.32%) Development Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Lead Developer
11 8 (3.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.67%) AngularJS
2 44 (18.26%) Node.js
3 38 (15.77%) jQuery
3 38 (15.77%) React
4 23 (9.54%) JSON
5 19 (7.88%) REST
6 17 (7.05%) Spring
7 14 (5.81%) Web Services
8 12 (4.98%) .NET
8 12 (4.98%) XML
9 11 (4.56%) Java EE
10 10 (4.15%) HTML
10 10 (4.15%) JMS
11 9 (3.73%) Grails
11 9 (3.73%) JSF
11 9 (3.73%) Play Framework
11 9 (3.73%) Sensu
11 9 (3.73%) Spring MVC
12 8 (3.32%) LAMP
12 8 (3.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.98%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.56%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.73%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.73%) Virtual Team
4 7 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.49%) Oracle Exalogic
6 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.24%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.83%) Fintech
8 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 163 (67.63%) Linux
2 57 (23.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (11.62%) Unix
4 26 (10.79%) Windows
5 22 (9.13%) CentOS
6 17 (7.05%) Ubuntu
7 15 (6.22%) Solaris
8 7 (2.90%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.83%) AIX
10 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.83%) SUSE
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (57.68%) DevOps
2 111 (46.06%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (43.98%) Configuration Management
4 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (17.84%) Test Automation
6 39 (16.18%) TDD
7 35 (14.52%) Unit Testing
8 34 (14.11%) Migration
9 22 (9.13%) Microservices
10 21 (8.71%) Scrum
11 19 (7.88%) BDD
12 18 (7.47%) SOA
13 17 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (5.39%) Mentoring
15 13 (5.39%) Process Improvement
16 12 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (4.56%) Load Balancing
17 11 (4.56%) MVC
17 11 (4.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 103 (42.74%) Java
2 71 (29.46%) Python
3 51 (21.16%) JavaScript
4 46 (19.09%) SQL
5 41 (17.01%) PowerShell
6 40 (16.60%) Bash Shell
7 33 (13.69%) Ruby
8 32 (13.28%) Perl
9 15 (6.22%) C#
10 10 (4.15%) PHP
11 9 (3.73%) XPath
12 7 (2.90%) Groovy
12 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.24%) C
13 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.83%) C++
14 2 (0.83%) Scala
15 1 (0.41%) sed
15 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (7.88%) Degree
2 17 (7.05%) SC Cleared
2 17 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.24%) RHCE
5 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CCDA
5 2 (0.83%) CCDE
5 2 (0.83%) CCDP
5 2 (0.83%) CCNP
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CISSP
5 2 (0.83%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCP
6 1 (0.41%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) GCP
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (31.95%) Docker
2 16 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.81%) Xen
4 10 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.15%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (2.49%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.07%) KVM
7 4 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (1.66%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.24%) NFS
8 3 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.24%) vSphere
9 2 (0.83%) vCloud
9 2 (0.83%) XenServer
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.41%) HDFS
10 1 (0.41%) iptables
10 1 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 208 (86.31%) Puppet
2 178 (73.86%) Ansible
3 29 (12.03%) Salt
4 22 (9.13%) Terraform
5 16 (6.64%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.81%) Nagios
7 12 (4.98%) logstash
8 8 (3.32%) CFEngine
9 7 (2.90%) Graphite
9 7 (2.90%) Icinga
9 7 (2.90%) Packer
10 6 (2.49%) StatsD
11 5 (2.07%) Cobbler
11 5 (2.07%) Consul
11 5 (2.07%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.66%) Grafana
12 4 (1.66%) Netcool
12 4 (1.66%) Pingdom
12 4 (1.66%) SnapMirror
12 4 (1.66%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 73 (30.29%) Oracle
2 61 (25.31%) Red Hat
3 23 (9.54%) VMware
4 19 (7.88%) SAP
5 15 (6.22%) Microsoft
6 13 (5.39%) Splunk
6 13 (5.39%) Sun
7 8 (3.32%) AppDynamics
8 7 (2.90%) NetApp
9 6 (2.49%) Juniper
9 6 (2.49%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.07%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.66%) CA
11 4 (1.66%) PagerDuty
11 4 (1.66%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.66%) Veritas
12 3 (1.24%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.24%) New Relic
13 2 (0.83%) Dynatrace