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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
England / South East
Rank 169 198 225
Rank change year-on-year +29 +27  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 78 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 0.73% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.04% 6.69% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 31
Median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 777 1002 1051
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.10% 10.99% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 607 545
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £46.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.13% +130.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.19 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £56.39 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.12% +8.13%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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
Berkshire +30 24 £450 -10.00% 6
Hampshire +32 18 £450 +12.50% 10
Surrey -6 14 £400 -20.00% 9
Oxfordshire +3 9 £375 +29.31% 6
Middlesex +4 4 £213 - 2
Kent +12 3 £401 -19.90% 1
East Sussex +7 1 - -
West Sussex +6 1 £51 -
Opscode Chef
England

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 162 (97.59%) Puppet
2 122 (73.49%) Linux
3 88 (53.01%) Ansible
4 81 (48.80%) DevOps
5 68 (40.96%) Jenkins
6 55 (33.13%) Python
7 51 (30.72%) Amazon AWS
8 50 (30.12%) Configuration Management
9 48 (28.92%) Red Hat
10 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (24.70%) Ruby
12 39 (23.49%) PowerShell
13 38 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (22.89%) Windows
14 35 (21.08%) SQL
15 34 (20.48%) CentOS
15 34 (20.48%) VMware
16 33 (19.88%) Java
17 32 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
19 29 (17.47%) MySQL
20 27 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 27 (16.27%) Bash Shell
20 27 (16.27%) Docker
21 26 (15.66%) Subversion
22 25 (15.06%) Unix
22 25 (15.06%) Security Cleared
23 23 (13.86%) SC Cleared
23 23 (13.86%) PostgreSQL
23 23 (13.86%) Firewall

Opscode Chef
Top Related 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 22 (13.25%) nginx
2 16 (9.64%) Apache
3 14 (8.43%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (8.43%) OpenStack
4 13 (7.83%) JBoss
5 10 (6.02%) CMS
5 10 (6.02%) Drupal
6 9 (5.42%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (4.82%) WordPress
8 7 (4.22%) IIS
8 7 (4.22%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (3.61%) Confluence
10 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.20%) DNN
12 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (30.72%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (19.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.84%) GitHub
4 14 (8.43%) IaaS
4 14 (8.43%) PaaS
5 13 (7.83%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (5.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (5.42%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (3.01%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (3.01%) SoftLayer
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.20%) Office 365
9 2 (1.20%) SaaS
10 1 (0.60%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.86%) Firewall
2 10 (6.02%) DNS
3 8 (4.82%) VPN
4 7 (4.22%) VSAN
5 6 (3.61%) SSL
6 5 (3.01%) Network Security
7 4 (2.41%) IPv4
7 4 (2.41%) IPv6
7 4 (2.41%) LAN
7 4 (2.41%) VLAN
7 4 (2.41%) WAN
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.81%) LDAP
9 2 (1.20%) HTTP
9 2 (1.20%) SAN
9 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.20%) Wireless
10 1 (0.60%) Internet
10 1 (0.60%) IPsec
10 1 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.47%) MySQL
2 23 (13.86%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
4 14 (8.43%) NoSQL
5 13 (7.83%) MongoDB
5 13 (7.83%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.23%) CouchDB
6 12 (7.23%) Redis
7 9 (5.42%) Big Data
8 6 (3.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.41%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.20%) HBase
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.60%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 68 (40.96%) Jenkins
2 30 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.66%) Subversion
4 16 (9.64%) Hudson
5 15 (9.04%) Vagrant
6 13 (7.83%) Maven
7 12 (7.23%) Ant
7 12 (7.23%) JIRA
8 11 (6.63%) Mercurial
9 8 (4.82%) JUnit
9 8 (4.82%) Mockito
10 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.61%) MSBuild
11 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.41%) FitNesse
12 4 (2.41%) Gradle
12 4 (2.41%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.41%) QADirector
12 4 (2.41%) QARun
12 4 (2.41%) Selenium
General
1 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.22%) Finance
3 2 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Publishing
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (27.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (16.27%) Administrator
2 27 (16.27%) Linux Administrator
3 26 (15.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 26 (15.66%) Systems Administrator
4 24 (14.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 21 (12.65%) Developer
6 15 (9.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (8.43%) DevOps Administrator
7 14 (8.43%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 14 (8.43%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (7.23%) Architect
10 11 (6.63%) DevOps Systems Engineer
10 11 (6.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 11 (6.63%) PHP Developer
11 10 (6.02%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (6.02%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 10 (6.02%) Support Engineer
11 10 (6.02%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) AngularJS
2 20 (12.05%) Node.js
3 19 (11.45%) REST
4 17 (10.24%) Web Services
5 13 (7.83%) LAMP
5 13 (7.83%) LEMP Stack
6 11 (6.63%) .NET
6 11 (6.63%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (6.63%) Laravel
6 11 (6.63%) Memcached
6 11 (6.63%) Symfony
6 11 (6.63%) Yii
7 10 (6.02%) YAML
8 9 (5.42%) jQuery
8 9 (5.42%) Spring
8 9 (5.42%) Spring MVC
8 9 (5.42%) XML
9 8 (4.82%) Java EE
9 8 (4.82%) JMS
9 8 (4.82%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.42%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.42%) Smart Meter
3 8 (4.82%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.01%) PKI
4 5 (3.01%) Replication
5 4 (2.41%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.60%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (73.49%) Linux
2 38 (22.89%) Windows
3 34 (20.48%) CentOS
4 27 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (15.06%) Unix
6 14 (8.43%) Ubuntu
7 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
8 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.22%) Debian
10 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.01%) SUSE
12 3 (1.81%) AIX
12 3 (1.81%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) HPUX
13 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (48.80%) DevOps
2 50 (30.12%) Configuration Management
3 43 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (13.25%) MVC
6 20 (12.05%) ITIL
7 19 (11.45%) Scrum
8 15 (9.04%) Service Management
9 14 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (8.43%) Web Development
10 13 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (7.23%) OO
12 11 (6.63%) Refactoring
12 11 (6.63%) Release Management
12 11 (6.63%) SOA
12 11 (6.63%) Web Application Development
13 10 (6.02%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (6.02%) SDLC
14 9 (5.42%) Business Transformation
15 8 (4.82%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.13%) Python
2 41 (24.70%) Ruby
3 39 (23.49%) PowerShell
4 35 (21.08%) SQL
5 33 (19.88%) Java
6 27 (16.27%) Bash Shell
7 21 (12.65%) Perl
8 14 (8.43%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.43%) PHP
9 10 (6.02%) C#
10 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.82%) XPath
11 7 (4.22%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.22%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.41%) C
13 3 (1.81%) C++
14 1 (0.60%) AWK
14 1 (0.60%) Groovy
14 1 (0.60%) sed
14 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 25 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.02%) CCNP
5 9 (5.42%) CCNA
6 8 (4.82%) RHCE
7 6 (3.61%) CISSP
7 6 (3.61%) Degree
8 4 (2.41%) CCIE
8 4 (2.41%) MCSE
8 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.41%) RHCSA
8 4 (2.41%) VCDX
9 2 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.20%) CISM
10 1 (0.60%) CISA
10 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (16.27%) Docker
2 19 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.42%) vSphere
5 8 (4.82%) vCloud
6 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.01%) Xen
7 2 (1.20%) iptables
7 2 (1.20%) NFS
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.60%) KVM
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 162 (97.59%) Puppet
2 88 (53.01%) Ansible
3 15 (9.04%) Terraform
4 13 (7.83%) Nagios
5 11 (6.63%) Cobbler
6 9 (5.42%) vRealize
7 6 (3.61%) Salt
8 4 (2.41%) Fluentd
8 4 (2.41%) Graphite
8 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (2.41%) logstash
8 4 (2.41%) Pingdom
8 4 (2.41%) StatsD
8 4 (2.41%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.81%) Consul
9 3 (1.81%) Opsview
10 2 (1.20%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.20%) Packer
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 48 (28.92%) Red Hat
2 34 (20.48%) VMware
3 22 (13.25%) Cisco
4 18 (10.84%) Oracle
5 11 (6.63%) AppDynamics
5 11 (6.63%) Zend
6 9 (5.42%) EMC
7 7 (4.22%) Bluefish Communications
7 7 (4.22%) CA
7 7 (4.22%) SaltStack
8 6 (3.61%) BMC
8 6 (3.61%) Remedy
9 5 (3.01%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.01%) Nimsoft
9 5 (3.01%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.41%) HP
10 4 (2.41%) PagerDuty
10 4 (2.41%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.41%) Splunk
11 3 (1.81%) NetApp
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