Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 138 170
Rank change year-on-year -19 +32 -9
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 59 65 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 1.22% 0.69%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.34% 8.72% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 34
South West median daily rate £463 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +1.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £365 £368 £376
90th Percentile £755 £700 £560
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% 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 £70.00 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +31.25% -

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 1,105 745 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.65% 14.02% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 397 283
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £225
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 10
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -31.11% +193.06%
10th Percentile £14.94 £15.65 £26.01
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.20 £17.89
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.35% -18.70%

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 July 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 18 July 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 21 £513 -21.08% 3
Dorset +10 12 £122 - 1
Gloucestershire -8 12 £450 - 2
Bristol -27 11 £475 +8.57% 10
Somerset -2 1 £325 -16.13% 6
Cornwall - 1 £400 - 3
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 56 (94.92%) Puppet
2 46 (77.97%) Ansible
3 35 (59.32%) Jenkins
3 35 (59.32%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (50.85%) DevOps
5 29 (49.15%) Windows
5 29 (49.15%) Python
6 23 (38.98%) Linux
6 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (37.29%) Configuration Management
8 20 (33.90%) Java
8 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (33.90%) Docker
9 18 (30.51%) Infrastructure as Code
10 17 (28.81%) Terraform
11 15 (25.42%) Bash Shell
12 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
12 14 (23.73%) Ruby
13 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
14 12 (20.34%) TDD
14 12 (20.34%) Migration
14 12 (20.34%) Web Services
14 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
14 12 (20.34%) GitHub
14 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
16 10 (16.95%) Unix
16 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
16 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
16 10 (16.95%) Bitbucket

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 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.17%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (8.47%) nginx
3 5 (8.47%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.78%) JBoss
4 4 (6.78%) Jetty
5 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.39%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 35 (59.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.34%) GitHub
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (13.56%) Serverless
4 8 (13.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (11.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (10.17%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (10.17%) Amazon S3
6 6 (10.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (10.17%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (10.17%) CloudFront
6 6 (10.17%) PaaS
7 4 (6.78%) npm
8 3 (5.08%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (3.39%) IaaS
9 2 (3.39%) NuGet
9 2 (3.39%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) DNS
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
1 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.86%) Hadoop
2 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.08%) Apache Accumulo
4 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (59.32%) Jenkins
2 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.95%) Bitbucket
4 9 (15.25%) Maven
5 6 (10.17%) CF BOSH
5 6 (10.17%) GitLab
6 5 (8.47%) JIRA
6 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.47%) Vagrant
7 4 (6.78%) Gradle
7 4 (6.78%) gulp
7 4 (6.78%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (6.78%) JMeter
7 4 (6.78%) JUnit
8 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (5.08%) Selenium
8 3 (5.08%) WATIR
9 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) AWS Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) .NET
3 7 (11.86%) Hibernate
3 7 (11.86%) Node.js
3 7 (11.86%) Spring
4 6 (10.17%) Middleware
5 5 (8.47%) Kafka
5 5 (8.47%) REST
5 5 (8.47%) SOAP
6 4 (6.78%) .NET Core
6 4 (6.78%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.08%) JPA
7 3 (5.08%) LDAP
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.39%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (3.39%) WCF
8 2 (3.39%) WPF
9 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Public Cloud
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Unix
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) CentOS
5 2 (3.39%) CoreOS
5 2 (3.39%) Debian
5 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) DevOps
2 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Configuration Management
4 20 (33.90%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (30.51%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (20.34%) Migration
6 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
6 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 10 (16.95%) Microservices
7 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
8 9 (15.25%) Performance Metrics
9 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Automation
10 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (11.86%) Multithreading
10 7 (11.86%) Scrum
11 6 (10.17%) Auto-Scaling
11 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (8.47%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Python
2 20 (33.90%) Java
3 15 (25.42%) Bash Shell
4 14 (23.73%) Ruby
5 13 (22.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (13.56%) Perl
7 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
7 6 (10.17%) SQL
8 5 (8.47%) C
9 4 (6.78%) C#
9 4 (6.78%) Groovy
10 3 (5.08%) C++
11 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 20 (33.90%) Docker
2 11 (18.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.17%) LXC
3 6 (10.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.39%) NFS
6 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (94.92%) Puppet
2 46 (77.97%) Ansible
3 17 (28.81%) Terraform
4 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
5 6 (10.17%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (8.47%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (8.47%) Nagios
6 5 (8.47%) SCOM
6 5 (8.47%) Tivoli
7 4 (6.78%) Cobbler
8 3 (5.08%) Packer
9 2 (3.39%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (3.39%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) SaltStack
3 3 (5.08%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (3.39%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) Splunk
4 2 (3.39%) Veracode
5 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.69%) VMware