The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 28 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 54 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.94% 0.21% 0.87%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.62% 2.13% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £210 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.63% -35.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £275 £440
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 South Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 52 47 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 9.79% 9.94% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 19
Median daily rate £180 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.01% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.68% +66.34%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in South Wales

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in South Wales

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cardiff +3 5 £210 -23.63%
Opscode Chef
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wales region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 12 (100.00%) Puppet
1 12 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Ansible
3 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (41.67%) Docker
5 5 (41.67%) Splunk
5 5 (41.67%) Apache
5 5 (41.67%) HTTP
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) SSH
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) Confluence
7 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (25.00%) Rackspace
7 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
7 3 (25.00%) Vagrant
7 3 (25.00%) Salt
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Server Hardening
7 3 (25.00%) Maven
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
2 4 (33.33%) SSH
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) Ant
3 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Maven
3 3 (25.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (16.67%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) NuGet
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Junior
2 3 (25.00%) Junior DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Server Hardening
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) iptables
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (100.00%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) Ansible
3 3 (25.00%) Salt
4 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe