Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 26 May 2020 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 186 159
Rank change year-on-year -42 -27 +27
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 262 687 879
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.00% 1.41% 1.64%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.16% 10.32% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 540 615
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £385 £363
90th Percentile £638 £630 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £51.58 - £40.00
10th Percentile £48.84 - £27.50
90th Percentile £54.32 - £67.50
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year +57.14% -24.32% +15.63%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 3,658 6,658 6,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.00% 13.70% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,256 4,158 4,085
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.41%
10th Percentile £236 £263 £260
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £479
% change year-on-year - +4.44% +6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 221 213
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.92% -18.93%
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £46.95
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.33 £18.25
% change year-on-year +10.70% +11.37% -20.65%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
North of England -1 121 £525 - 20
North West -9 61 £525 -3.89% 14
South East +10 60 £463 -9.76% 8
Yorkshire +27 48 £550 +10.00% 4
Scotland +18 34 £473 +0.80% 5
Midlands +7 16 £350 -22.22% 7
South West +5 15 £583 +22.63% 6
North East +21 12 £340 -24.44% 2
East of England +28 11 £538 -2.27% 17
East Midlands -4 10 £354 -16.72% 3
West Midlands +26 6 £350 -33.33% 4
Northern Ireland +16 5 £300 -29.41%
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 188 (71.76%) Ansible
2 183 (69.85%) AWS
3 180 (68.70%) DevOps
4 166 (63.36%) Puppet
5 157 (59.92%) Jenkins
6 152 (58.02%) Terraform
7 144 (54.96%) Linux
8 141 (53.82%) Python
9 128 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (42.75%) Configuration Management
10 112 (42.75%) Docker
11 107 (40.84%) Kubernetes
11 107 (40.84%) Git (software)
12 88 (33.59%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (30.92%) Azure
14 76 (29.01%) Java
15 73 (27.86%) Infrastructure as Code
16 70 (26.72%) Ruby
17 65 (24.81%) Test Automation
18 60 (22.90%) Bash Shell
19 59 (22.52%) AWS CloudFormation
20 53 (20.23%) Scrum
21 52 (19.85%) Open Source
22 44 (16.79%) Salt
22 44 (16.79%) GCP
23 43 (16.41%) Unix
24 42 (16.03%) HTTP
24 42 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
25 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
26 37 (14.12%) Google

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 17 (6.49%) Confluence
2 13 (4.96%) nginx
3 12 (4.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.82%) Apache
4 10 (3.82%) JBoss
5 9 (3.44%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.67%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.29%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.91%) Anypoint
9 5 (1.91%) GemFire
9 5 (1.91%) Mule
9 5 (1.91%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.15%) Drupal
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.76%) WildFly
12 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 183 (69.85%) AWS
2 81 (30.92%) Azure
3 59 (22.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 44 (16.79%) GCP
5 31 (11.83%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (9.92%) Amazon S3
7 24 (9.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (8.02%) OpenShift
8 21 (8.02%) Serverless
9 20 (7.63%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (6.87%) GitHub
11 13 (4.96%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (4.58%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (4.20%) Coveralls
14 9 (3.44%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (3.44%) Datadog
14 9 (3.44%) IaaS
15 8 (3.05%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (3.05%) PaaS
16 7 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.03%) HTTP
2 31 (11.83%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.92%) DNS
4 17 (6.49%) SSL
5 15 (5.73%) Firewall
6 10 (3.82%) DSL
7 9 (3.44%) SAN
8 8 (3.05%) DHCP
9 7 (2.67%) VPN
10 6 (2.29%) BGP
10 6 (2.29%) Internet
10 6 (2.29%) SNMP
10 6 (2.29%) WAN
11 4 (1.53%) Junos
11 4 (1.53%) LAN
11 4 (1.53%) VLAN
11 4 (1.53%) VXLAN
12 3 (1.15%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.96%) NoSQL
2 13 (4.96%) RDBMS
3 12 (4.58%) MySQL
4 10 (3.82%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.05%) MariaDB
6 7 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.29%) GIS
8 5 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.15%) Big Data
10 3 (1.15%) Redis
11 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.76%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 157 (59.92%) Jenkins
2 107 (40.84%) Git (software)
3 35 (13.36%) CircleCI
4 29 (11.07%) Maven
5 28 (10.69%) TeamCity
6 21 (8.02%) JIRA
7 20 (7.63%) Bitbucket
7 20 (7.63%) SonarQube
8 19 (7.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (6.87%) Gradle
10 17 (6.49%) Selenium
11 16 (6.11%) Cucumber
11 16 (6.11%) JUnit
12 15 (5.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (5.73%) Subversion
13 13 (4.96%) GitLab
13 13 (4.96%) Travis CI
14 11 (4.20%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (3.44%) SoapUI
16 8 (3.05%) Liquibase
General
1 32 (12.21%) Finance
2 29 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.53%) Banking
5 3 (1.15%) Electronics
5 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (39.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (12.21%) AWS Engineer
3 28 (10.69%) Senior DevOps
4 23 (8.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 22 (8.40%) AWS DevOps
5 22 (8.40%) Consultant
6 20 (7.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (7.63%) Developer
6 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (7.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) Tester
9 13 (4.96%) DevOps Consultant
10 12 (4.58%) Architect
11 10 (3.82%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Infrastructure Tester
12 9 (3.44%) Platform Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Test Engineer
13 8 (3.05%) Operations Engineer
14 7 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
15 6 (2.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.49%) Node.js
2 16 (6.11%) REST
3 14 (5.34%) Middleware
4 13 (4.96%) .NET
5 12 (4.58%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (3.82%) Web Services
7 9 (3.44%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.05%) Laravel
8 8 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (3.05%) React
8 8 (3.05%) Vue.js
9 7 (2.67%) HTML
9 7 (2.67%) Kafka
9 7 (2.67%) RESTful
9 7 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (2.67%) XML
10 6 (2.29%) Ajax
10 6 (2.29%) HTML5
10 6 (2.29%) RAML
10 6 (2.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.16%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.67%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.53%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.38%) AS400
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
8 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (54.96%) Linux
2 43 (16.41%) Unix
3 33 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (10.31%) Windows
5 11 (4.20%) CentOS
6 9 (3.44%) Ubuntu
6 9 (3.44%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.53%) AIX
8 4 (1.53%) Solaris
9 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.76%) HPUX
10 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.76%) zOS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (68.70%) DevOps
2 128 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (42.75%) Configuration Management
4 88 (33.59%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (27.86%) Infrastructure as Code
6 65 (24.81%) Test Automation
7 53 (20.23%) Scrum
8 52 (19.85%) Open Source
9 42 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 35 (13.36%) Kanban
11 34 (12.98%) Infrastructure Automation
12 31 (11.83%) TDD
13 29 (11.07%) Task Automation
14 28 (10.69%) Migration
15 27 (10.31%) Mentoring
16 21 (8.02%) Infrastructure Management
16 21 (8.02%) Microservices
17 20 (7.63%) Deployment Automation
18 19 (7.25%) BDD
18 19 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 141 (53.82%) Python
2 76 (29.01%) Java
3 70 (26.72%) Ruby
4 60 (22.90%) Bash Shell
5 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
6 34 (12.98%) Perl
7 29 (11.07%) PowerShell
8 19 (7.25%) C
9 16 (6.11%) Groovy
10 15 (5.73%) Go
10 15 (5.73%) SQL
11 13 (4.96%) PHP
11 13 (4.96%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.58%) C++
13 8 (3.05%) C#
14 5 (1.91%) Haskell
14 5 (1.91%) Rust
15 3 (1.15%) ES6
15 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.29%) Degree
5 3 (1.15%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.15%) MCSA
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.76%) CCNP
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.45%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 112 (42.75%) Docker
2 13 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.05%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.67%) vSphere
6 6 (2.29%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.53%) KVM
7 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.76%) NFS
9 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 188 (71.76%) Ansible
2 166 (63.36%) Puppet
3 152 (58.02%) Terraform
4 107 (40.84%) Kubernetes
5 44 (16.79%) Salt
6 22 (8.40%) Packer
7 16 (6.11%) Grafana
7 16 (6.11%) Nagios
7 16 (6.11%) Prometheus
8 12 (4.58%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (2.29%) Rancher
9 6 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.91%) Consul
10 5 (1.91%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.53%) Cobbler
11 4 (1.53%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.53%) Icinga
11 4 (1.53%) Kibana
12 3 (1.15%) Graphite
12 3 (1.15%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 37 (14.12%) Google
2 22 (8.40%) VMware
3 21 (8.02%) Oracle
4 20 (7.63%) Splunk
5 18 (6.87%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.11%) Cisco
7 10 (3.82%) New Relic
8 9 (3.44%) EMC
8 9 (3.44%) Juniper
8 9 (3.44%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.67%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.91%) Aruba
10 5 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.91%) Citrix
10 5 (1.91%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.91%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.53%) Brocade
11 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.53%) Informatica
11 4 (1.53%) NetApp