Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 November 2019 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 125 165
Rank change year-on-year -68 +40 +1
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 35 107 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 1.69% 0.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.22% 11.47% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 83 42
South West median daily rate £550 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £406 £408 £339
90th Percentile £709 £575 £625
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.75

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 West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,088 933 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.80% 14.77% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 577 302
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £213
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.77 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +73.47% -30.88%
10th Percentile £19.94 £17.50 £17.46
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% -24.44%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the South West

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the South West

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the South West

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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
Wiltshire -16 19 £501 -8.91% 3
Bristol -40 11 £588 +38.24% 4
Gloucestershire -9 3 £613 +28.95% 7
Somerset 0 1 £325 -16.13% 3
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 30 (85.71%) Ansible
2 25 (71.43%) DevOps
2 25 (71.43%) AWS
2 25 (71.43%) Puppet
3 22 (62.86%) Linux
4 18 (51.43%) Docker
5 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
6 16 (45.71%) Kubernetes
7 15 (42.86%) Windows
7 15 (42.86%) Python
7 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
8 14 (40.00%) Terraform
9 13 (37.14%) Infrastructure as Code
10 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (31.43%) Azure
12 8 (22.86%) GCP
12 8 (22.86%) Firewall
13 7 (20.00%) Google
13 7 (20.00%) Web Services
13 7 (20.00%) Unix
13 7 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (17.14%) Serverless
14 6 (17.14%) Oracle
14 6 (17.14%) VPN
14 6 (17.14%) Scrum
14 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
15 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
15 5 (14.29%) Kanban
15 5 (14.29%) Git (software)

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 25 (71.43%) AWS
2 11 (31.43%) Azure
3 8 (22.86%) GCP
4 7 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (17.14%) Serverless
6 4 (11.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (11.43%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (11.43%) GitHub
7 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (5.71%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (5.71%) Amazon S3
8 2 (5.71%) NuGet
9 1 (2.86%) Akamai
9 1 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (2.86%) G Suite
9 1 (2.86%) IaaS
9 1 (2.86%) Office 365
9 1 (2.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) DMZ
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) FTP
5 2 (5.71%) HTTP
5 2 (5.71%) IPsec
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Bitbucket
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Babel
6 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Automotive
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (17.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Administrator
6 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.71%) AWS Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.71%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) Kafka
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Core
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (5.71%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) WCF
4 2 (5.71%) WPF
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.86%) Java EE
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (2.86%) Redux
5 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.86%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Unix
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.57%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) Debian
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) DevOps
2 15 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 13 (37.14%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Kanban
6 5 (14.29%) Microservices
6 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.43%) Open Source
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (8.57%) High Availability
8 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
1 3 (8.57%) RHCE
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) LXC
Systems Management
1 30 (85.71%) Ansible
2 25 (71.43%) Puppet
3 16 (45.71%) Kubernetes
4 14 (40.00%) Terraform
5 5 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (11.43%) Packer
7 3 (8.57%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (8.57%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (8.57%) Rancher
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (8.57%) WSUS
7 3 (8.57%) yum
8 2 (5.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Google
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) Okta
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft