Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 159 176
Rank change year-on-year +33 +17 -38
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 109 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.66% 0.79% 0.70%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.97% 8.94% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 36 30
South West median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £413 £354 £361
90th Percentile £588 £629 £588
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 994 492 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.17% 8.87% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 296 350
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 14 13
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £22.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.55% -43.13% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.96 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.13 £44.63 £47.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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
Bristol +34 69 £425 +6.25% 10
Wiltshire -19 23 £550 +10.00% 5
Dorset +10 8 - -
Gloucestershire -9 4 £475 -9.52% 5
Somerset -11 3 £388 - 2
Devon -7 1 - -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 100 (91.74%) Puppet
2 86 (78.90%) Ansible
3 78 (71.56%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (55.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 60 (55.05%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (49.54%) Java
8 52 (47.71%) Migration
9 48 (44.04%) Oracle
10 47 (43.12%) MySQL
10 47 (43.12%) NoSQL
11 46 (42.20%) OO
12 45 (41.28%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (41.28%) DevOps
13 44 (40.37%) TDD
13 44 (40.37%) Linux
14 43 (39.45%) Tomcat
15 42 (38.53%) WebLogic
15 42 (38.53%) NUnit
15 42 (38.53%) WebSphere
15 42 (38.53%) Docker
15 42 (38.53%) MSTest
15 42 (38.53%) OpenStack
16 32 (29.36%) Jenkins
17 30 (27.52%) Python
18 26 (23.85%) Kubernetes
19 25 (22.94%) Windows
20 20 (18.35%) Bash Shell
21 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
21 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management

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 43 (39.45%) Tomcat
2 42 (38.53%) OpenStack
2 42 (38.53%) WebLogic
2 42 (38.53%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.67%) Apache Qpid
4 3 (2.75%) Confluence
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 78 (71.56%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (55.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.17%) Amazon S3
4 7 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (6.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (6.42%) GitHub
4 7 (6.42%) IaaS
4 7 (6.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (4.59%) OpenShift
6 4 (3.67%) Datadog
6 4 (3.67%) PaaS
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.83%) Route 53
7 2 (1.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) VPN
2 3 (2.75%) DNS
2 3 (2.75%) NAS
2 3 (2.75%) SAN
3 2 (1.83%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
4 1 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.92%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.12%) MySQL
1 47 (43.12%) NoSQL
2 45 (41.28%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.92%) DataStax
7 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (38.53%) MSTest
1 42 (38.53%) NUnit
2 32 (29.36%) Jenkins
3 13 (11.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.42%) JIRA
5 5 (4.59%) Maven
6 4 (3.67%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.67%) CF BOSH
6 4 (3.67%) GitLab
6 4 (3.67%) PostCSS
7 3 (2.75%) Selenium
7 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.83%) Hudson
8 2 (1.83%) JMeter
8 2 (1.83%) Subversion
8 2 (1.83%) WATIR
9 1 (0.92%) Gradle
9 1 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (10.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (48.62%) Developer
2 47 (43.12%) Java Developer
3 29 (26.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) AWS Developer
4 12 (11.01%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (8.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (3.67%) Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) PHP Developer
7 4 (3.67%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) LAMP Developer
8 3 (2.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) Node.js
2 6 (5.50%) .NET
2 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (5.50%) React
3 5 (4.59%) JSON
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
4 4 (3.67%) CSS3
4 4 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.67%) HTML
4 4 (3.67%) HTML5
4 4 (3.67%) Kafka
4 4 (3.67%) LAMP
4 4 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.67%) REST
4 4 (3.67%) RxJS
4 4 (3.67%) SOAP
5 3 (2.75%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.75%) Handlebars
5 3 (2.75%) Twig
5 3 (2.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.59%) Wiki
3 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Replication
5 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.92%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.37%) Linux
2 25 (22.94%) Windows
3 9 (8.26%) Unix
4 8 (7.34%) CoreOS
4 8 (7.34%) Debian
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (55.05%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (47.71%) Migration
4 46 (42.20%) OO
5 45 (41.28%) DevOps
6 44 (40.37%) TDD
7 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
8 12 (11.01%) Scrum
9 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.17%) Build Automation
11 9 (8.26%) Data Analysis
11 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.42%) Microservices
12 7 (6.42%) Open Source
13 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (5.50%) Process Improvement
14 5 (4.59%) Data Extraction
14 5 (4.59%) ETL
15 4 (3.67%) Benchmarking
15 4 (3.67%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 54 (49.54%) Java
2 30 (27.52%) Python
3 20 (18.35%) Bash Shell
4 17 (15.60%) PowerShell
5 14 (12.84%) Ruby
6 11 (10.09%) SQL
7 10 (9.17%) Perl
8 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.59%) C#
9 5 (4.59%) Korn
10 4 (3.67%) ES6
10 4 (3.67%) Go
10 4 (3.67%) PHP
11 3 (2.75%) Groovy
11 3 (2.75%) R
12 2 (1.83%) C
13 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.67%) Degree
3 4 (3.67%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.75%) MCSA
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (38.53%) Docker
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.92%) KVM
3 1 (0.92%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 100 (91.74%) Puppet
2 86 (78.90%) Ansible
3 26 (23.85%) Kubernetes
4 14 (12.84%) Terraform
5 8 (7.34%) Nagios
6 3 (2.75%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.75%) Grafana
6 3 (2.75%) Icinga
7 2 (1.83%) SCCM
7 2 (1.83%) SCOM
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.92%) Packer
8 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.92%) Salt
8 1 (0.92%) Suricata
Vendors
1 48 (44.04%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.59%) SaltStack
5 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.75%) VMware
6 2 (1.83%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.83%) Splunk
7 1 (0.92%) Google
7 1 (0.92%) hybris
7 1 (0.92%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.92%) New Relic
7 1 (0.92%) Qualys