Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 165 157
Rank change year-on-year +48 -8 -16
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 112 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 0.78% 0.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.70% 9.62% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 39 42
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £406 £336 £324
90th Percentile £575 £555 £572
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.75 -

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 882 447 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.57% 8.11% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 284 398
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 7
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.90% +18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.85 £12.91
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £94.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -21.35% +5.95%

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 October 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 October 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 +35 69 £425 +6.25% 10
Wiltshire -9 19 £550 +31.34% 2
Dorset - 9 - - 2
Gloucestershire +4 6 £475 - 1
Devon +5 4 £385 -23.00% 2
Somerset -1 3 £388 - 4
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 105 (93.75%) Puppet
2 92 (82.14%) Ansible
3 80 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (58.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 60 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (51.79%) Java
8 53 (47.32%) Migration
9 49 (43.75%) Linux
10 48 (42.86%) Oracle
11 47 (41.96%) MySQL
11 47 (41.96%) Tomcat
11 47 (41.96%) NoSQL
12 46 (41.07%) DevOps
12 46 (41.07%) TDD
12 46 (41.07%) OO
13 42 (37.50%) WebLogic
13 42 (37.50%) NUnit
13 42 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
13 42 (37.50%) WebSphere
13 42 (37.50%) MSTest
13 42 (37.50%) OpenStack
14 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
15 35 (31.25%) Docker
16 29 (25.89%) Python
17 27 (24.11%) Windows
18 25 (22.32%) Configuration Management
19 24 (21.43%) Kubernetes
20 20 (17.86%) Bash Shell
21 18 (16.07%) Scrum

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 47 (41.96%) Tomcat
2 42 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 42 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 42 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.46%) Apache Qpid
4 4 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 80 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (58.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.93%) Amazon S3
4 8 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.25%) GitHub
5 7 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.46%) IaaS
6 5 (4.46%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.79%) PaaS
7 2 (1.79%) Route 53
7 2 (1.79%) Serverless
8 1 (0.89%) Datadog
8 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) NAS
1 3 (2.68%) SAN
1 3 (2.68%) VPN
2 2 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) Firewall
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.89%) Network Security
3 1 (0.89%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (41.96%) MySQL
1 47 (41.96%) NoSQL
2 42 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.57%) Apache Accumulo
5 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.89%) DataStax
8 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (37.50%) MSTest
1 42 (37.50%) NUnit
2 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.04%) Selenium
5 8 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.36%) Maven
7 5 (4.46%) JIRA
8 4 (3.57%) Ant
8 4 (3.57%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.57%) CF BOSH
8 4 (3.57%) GitLab
8 4 (3.57%) JMeter
8 4 (3.57%) PostCSS
8 4 (3.57%) Travis CI
8 4 (3.57%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.57%) WATIR
9 2 (1.79%) Hudson
9 2 (1.79%) Subversion
10 1 (0.89%) Gradle
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Developer
2 47 (41.96%) Java Developer
3 28 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) AWS Developer
5 8 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.57%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
1 6 (5.36%) React
2 5 (4.46%) Kafka
2 5 (4.46%) Node.js
2 5 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (4.46%) REST
2 5 (4.46%) SOAP
3 4 (3.57%) CSS
3 4 (3.57%) CSS3
3 4 (3.57%) HTML
3 4 (3.57%) HTML5
3 4 (3.57%) JSON
3 4 (3.57%) JSP
3 4 (3.57%) LAMP
3 4 (3.57%) RxJS
3 4 (3.57%) Struts
4 3 (2.68%) .NET
4 3 (2.68%) .NET Core
4 3 (2.68%) Handlebars
4 3 (2.68%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.46%) Digital Media
2 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.46%) Wiki
3 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.68%) LPAR
4 3 (2.68%) Replication
4 3 (2.68%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.75%) Linux
2 27 (24.11%) Windows
3 10 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.14%) CoreOS
4 8 (7.14%) Debian
4 8 (7.14%) Unix
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (47.32%) Migration
4 46 (41.07%) DevOps
4 46 (41.07%) OO
4 46 (41.07%) TDD
5 25 (22.32%) Configuration Management
6 18 (16.07%) Scrum
7 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.82%) Build Automation
9 10 (8.93%) Data Analysis
9 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.25%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (4.46%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
12 5 (4.46%) Business Process Improvement
12 5 (4.46%) Data Extraction
12 5 (4.46%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 58 (51.79%) Java
2 29 (25.89%) Python
3 20 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 16 (14.29%) Ruby
5 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
6 11 (9.82%) Perl
7 10 (8.93%) SQL
8 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.36%) Korn
9 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.46%) C#
11 4 (3.57%) C
11 4 (3.57%) ES6
11 4 (3.57%) Go
11 4 (3.57%) PHP
12 3 (2.68%) Groovy
12 3 (2.68%) R
13 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
3 5 (4.46%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.68%) MCSA
5 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.68%) RHCE
6 2 (1.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
System Software
1 35 (31.25%) Docker
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.79%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 105 (93.75%) Puppet
2 92 (82.14%) Ansible
3 24 (21.43%) Kubernetes
4 15 (13.39%) Terraform
5 6 (5.36%) Nagios
6 5 (4.46%) Packer
7 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.79%) Salt
9 1 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.89%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.89%) SCCM
9 1 (0.89%) SCOM
9 1 (0.89%) Suricata
Vendors
1 48 (42.86%) Oracle
2 14 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 8 (7.14%) VMware
4 7 (6.25%) Google
4 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.57%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (3.57%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.68%) Citrix
6 3 (2.68%) IBM
6 3 (2.68%) MKS
7 2 (1.79%) Splunk
8 1 (0.89%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.89%) New Relic
8 1 (0.89%) Qualys