Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 151 176
Rank change year-on-year -60 +25 +38
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 581 975 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.21% 1.77% 1.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.53% 13.61% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 707 559
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £350
90th Percentile £639 £608 £606
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -21.69% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £40.75
90th Percentile £28.75 £65.75 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% -

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 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 6,815 7,166 5,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.21% 13.02% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,354 4,370 3,473
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £231
90th Percentile £613 £575 £568
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £465
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 296 214
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.32% -35.39%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.86 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.00 £43.93
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +3.89% -28.00%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the UK excluding London.

Contractor 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 18 September 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
North of England +21 248 £525 +10.53% 59
South East -53 149 £550 +4.76% 39
North West +19 134 £541 +8.25% 25
Yorkshire +41 91 £500 +5.26% 29
Midlands -41 58 £463 -2.63% 12
South West -67 52 £463 +8.82% 21
Scotland -11 39 £475 -17.39% 20
West Midlands -1 30 £450 -10.00% 8
East Midlands -23 28 £500 +19.47% 4
North East -5 23 £480 +12.94% 5
East of England -21 23 £488 -2.50% 21
Wales -6 11 £450 -10.00% 1
Northern Ireland 0 2 £425 -19.05%
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 430 (74.01%) DevOps
2 416 (71.60%) Puppet
3 375 (64.54%) Ansible
4 370 (63.68%) AWS
5 349 (60.07%) Linux
6 330 (56.80%) Jenkins
7 272 (46.82%) Configuration Management
8 264 (45.44%) Docker
9 255 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
10 250 (43.03%) Python
11 218 (37.52%) Continuous Integration
12 197 (33.91%) Kubernetes
13 193 (33.22%) Terraform
14 190 (32.70%) Azure
15 187 (32.19%) Git (software)
16 168 (28.92%) Java
17 154 (26.51%) Bash Shell
18 132 (22.72%) Windows
19 122 (21.00%) Infrastructure as Code
20 119 (20.48%) Microservices
21 105 (18.07%) Ruby
22 94 (16.18%) PowerShell
23 92 (15.83%) GCP
24 91 (15.66%) Open Source
25 89 (15.32%) HTTP
26 87 (14.97%) Test Automation
27 82 (14.11%) MySQL
28 81 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 77 (13.25%) Finance
29 77 (13.25%) Public Cloud

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 65 (11.19%) Apache
2 41 (7.06%) Confluence
3 40 (6.88%) JBoss
4 38 (6.54%) nginx
5 35 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 26 (4.48%) Apache Spark
7 17 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (2.41%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (2.24%) IIS
10 8 (1.38%) Jetty
11 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.20%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.03%) Drupal
12 6 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.69%) GemFire
14 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.52%) iPlanet
15 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 370 (63.68%) AWS
2 190 (32.70%) Azure
3 92 (15.83%) GCP
4 76 (13.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (9.81%) GitHub
7 51 (8.78%) Amazon S3
8 46 (7.92%) Serverless
9 44 (7.57%) IaaS
9 44 (7.57%) OpenShift
9 44 (7.57%) PaaS
10 43 (7.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 35 (6.02%) Amazon ELB
12 31 (5.34%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (4.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (4.30%) Route 53
15 20 (3.44%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (2.93%) CloudFront
17 16 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.32%) HTTP
2 61 (10.50%) TCP/IP
3 58 (9.98%) SSL
4 40 (6.88%) DNS
5 21 (3.61%) DHCP
6 19 (3.27%) FTP
7 18 (3.10%) Firewall
8 17 (2.93%) IPsec
9 15 (2.58%) DSL
10 13 (2.24%) Internet
11 8 (1.38%) SSH
12 7 (1.20%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.20%) VPN
13 5 (0.86%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.52%) DMZ
15 2 (0.34%) BIG-IP
15 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
15 2 (0.34%) Multicast
15 2 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.11%) MySQL
2 64 (11.02%) MongoDB
3 58 (9.98%) Relational Database
4 43 (7.40%) NoSQL
5 41 (7.06%) RDBMS
6 34 (5.85%) Hadoop
6 34 (5.85%) SQL Server
7 33 (5.68%) Amazon RDS
8 27 (4.65%) Big Data
8 27 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.58%) HBase
11 12 (2.07%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.03%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
16 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 330 (56.80%) Jenkins
2 187 (32.19%) Git (software)
3 55 (9.47%) JIRA
4 38 (6.54%) Subversion
5 35 (6.02%) Maven
6 31 (5.34%) Bitbucket
6 31 (5.34%) SonarQube
7 29 (4.99%) GitLab
8 27 (4.65%) TeamCity
9 25 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 24 (4.13%) Selenium
10 24 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (3.27%) Travis CI
13 18 (3.10%) Gradle
14 17 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (2.93%) Cucumber
15 15 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (2.58%) Vagrant
16 14 (2.41%) JUnit
General
1 77 (13.25%) Finance
2 53 (9.12%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.48%) Retail
4 16 (2.75%) Banking
5 9 (1.55%) Legal
6 6 (1.03%) Games
7 5 (0.86%) Law
8 4 (0.69%) Publishing
9 3 (0.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Automotive
9 3 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.34%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 289 (49.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (11.53%) AWS Engineer
3 66 (11.36%) Cloud Engineer
4 58 (9.98%) Senior DevOps
5 54 (9.29%) AWS DevOps
6 52 (8.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 48 (8.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 41 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
9 37 (6.37%) Developer
10 29 (4.99%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (4.82%) Architect
11 28 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.13%) Consultant
13 22 (3.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 22 (3.79%) Platform Engineer
14 20 (3.44%) DevOps Consultant
15 19 (3.27%) Azure DevOps
16 18 (3.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 18 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.36%) Web Services
2 50 (8.61%) .NET
3 42 (7.23%) Node.js
4 33 (5.68%) Kafka
5 30 (5.16%) Elastic Stack
6 29 (4.99%) AngularJS
6 29 (4.99%) RESTful
7 24 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (3.79%) Middleware
8 22 (3.79%) React
9 21 (3.61%) J2EE
10 20 (3.44%) LAMP
11 19 (3.27%) Spring
12 18 (3.10%) LEMP Stack
13 16 (2.75%) Hibernate
13 16 (2.75%) REST
14 13 (2.24%) CSS
15 12 (2.07%) HTML
16 11 (1.89%) JSON
17 9 (1.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (13.25%) Public Cloud
2 18 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.10%) Clustering
3 17 (2.93%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (1.72%) Cloud Native
4 10 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (1.55%) User Experience
6 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.52%) iSeries
11 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.34%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.17%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.17%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 349 (60.07%) Linux
2 132 (22.72%) Windows
3 81 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (13.08%) Unix
5 64 (11.02%) CentOS
6 38 (6.54%) Ubuntu
7 32 (5.51%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.38%) AIX
8 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.03%) Debian
10 5 (0.86%) Android
10 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.52%) VMS
12 2 (0.34%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (74.01%) DevOps
2 272 (46.82%) Configuration Management
3 255 (43.89%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (37.52%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (21.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 119 (20.48%) Microservices
7 91 (15.66%) Open Source
8 87 (14.97%) Test Automation
9 74 (12.74%) Scrum
10 73 (12.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 59 (10.15%) Deployment Automation
12 57 (9.81%) Software Engineering
13 51 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (8.26%) Project Delivery
15 45 (7.75%) Migration
16 41 (7.06%) TDD
17 37 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 36 (6.20%) Kanban
19 33 (5.68%) ITIL
20 30 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (43.03%) Python
2 168 (28.92%) Java
3 154 (26.51%) Bash Shell
4 105 (18.07%) Ruby
5 94 (16.18%) PowerShell
6 52 (8.95%) SQL
7 47 (8.09%) JavaScript
8 45 (7.75%) Perl
9 40 (6.88%) Shell Script
10 32 (5.51%) Groovy
11 31 (5.34%) PHP
12 25 (4.30%) Go
13 19 (3.27%) C#
14 12 (2.07%) C
15 9 (1.55%) Java 8
16 6 (1.03%) Korn
16 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.03%) R
17 4 (0.69%) C++
17 4 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (9.98%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.58%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.55%) Degree
6 8 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.69%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.69%) RHCE
9 4 (0.69%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.34%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.13%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.03%) SLA
4 5 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.69%) NCSC
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 264 (45.44%) Docker
2 35 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 32 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.24%) vSphere
6 9 (1.55%) NFS
7 6 (1.03%) LXC
7 6 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.03%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.69%) HDFS
9 4 (0.69%) Xen
10 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.17%) Varnish
12 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 416 (71.60%) Puppet
2 375 (64.54%) Ansible
3 197 (33.91%) Kubernetes
4 193 (33.22%) Terraform
5 57 (9.81%) Salt
6 28 (4.82%) Packer
6 28 (4.82%) Prometheus
7 26 (4.48%) Nagios
8 23 (3.96%) Grafana
9 15 (2.58%) Rancher
10 11 (1.89%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.55%) PowerBroker
13 8 (1.38%) Consul
13 8 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.86%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.86%) Oozie
15 4 (0.69%) Kibana
15 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 75 (12.91%) Red Hat
2 72 (12.39%) Google
3 52 (8.95%) Microsoft
4 49 (8.43%) VMware
5 39 (6.71%) Splunk
6 29 (4.99%) Oracle
7 15 (2.58%) SaltStack
8 14 (2.41%) AppDynamics
9 13 (2.24%) EMC
10 12 (2.07%) NetApp
11 9 (1.55%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.38%) Cisco
13 6 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
13 6 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.86%) HP
14 5 (0.86%) IBM
14 5 (0.86%) TOWER Software
14 5 (0.86%) webMethods
14 5 (0.86%) WSO2
15 4 (0.69%) Cloudera