Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 176 199
Rank change year-on-year +31 +23 +37
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,022 768 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.85% 1.44% 1.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 13.81% 12.86% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 601 536
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £368 £358 £338
90th Percentile £613 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.69% - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year -16.13% - -

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 7,398 5,970 6,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.36% 11.18% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,522 3,686 3,913
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 228 213
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.73% -39.26% +35.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +19.23%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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
South East +23 305 £500 - 47
North of England +7 259 £500 +5.26% 71
Midlands +47 151 £450 -10.00% 27
North West +15 132 £525 - 41
South West +17 109 £425 - 21
Scotland +3 107 £600 +29.73% 10
East Midlands +63 93 £410 +11.56% 14
East of England -5 83 £518 +0.98% 27
Yorkshire -9 79 £488 -2.50% 22
West Midlands -11 57 £475 -9.52% 13
North East +14 53 £475 -11.21% 8
Wales +12 30 £500 +24.84% 4
Northern Ireland +32 4 £525 - 8
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 830 (81.21%) Puppet
2 768 (75.15%) Ansible
3 626 (61.25%) DevOps
4 599 (58.61%) Amazon AWS
5 511 (50.00%) Linux
6 496 (48.53%) Jenkins
7 428 (41.88%) Java
8 419 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
9 416 (40.70%) Docker
10 396 (38.75%) Python
11 300 (29.35%) Configuration Management
12 296 (28.96%) Continuous Integration
13 295 (28.86%) Terraform
14 275 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 242 (23.68%) Git (software)
16 223 (21.82%) NoSQL
17 217 (21.23%) TDD
18 205 (20.06%) Bash Shell
19 197 (19.28%) Kubernetes
20 189 (18.49%) Windows
21 168 (16.44%) MySQL
22 167 (16.34%) Tomcat
23 153 (14.97%) Oracle
24 147 (14.38%) Scrum
24 147 (14.38%) Test Automation
24 147 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 146 (14.29%) Unix
26 144 (14.09%) Red Hat
27 143 (13.99%) MongoDB
28 142 (13.89%) Open Source

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
1 167 (16.34%) Tomcat
2 133 (13.01%) JBoss
3 101 (9.88%) OpenStack
4 100 (9.78%) WebLogic
4 100 (9.78%) WebSphere
5 83 (8.12%) Apache
6 79 (7.73%) Jetty
7 65 (6.36%) nginx
8 61 (5.97%) Confluence
9 58 (5.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 22 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (1.37%) Apache Spark
13 13 (1.27%) IIS
14 6 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.49%) Apache Qpid
15 5 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.39%) CMS
16 4 (0.39%) Mongrel
16 4 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.098%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.098%) HipChat
5 1 (0.098%) Maya
5 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 599 (58.61%) Amazon AWS
2 275 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (12.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 95 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
5 71 (6.95%) Amazon S3
6 66 (6.46%) PaaS
7 62 (6.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 54 (5.28%) OpenShift
9 51 (4.99%) IaaS
10 50 (4.89%) Serverless
11 45 (4.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (3.33%) npm
13 33 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
14 30 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
14 30 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (2.94%) GitHub
15 22 (2.15%) Amazon Glacier
16 21 (2.05%) Route 53
16 21 (2.05%) SaaS
17 17 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.56%) DNS
2 52 (5.09%) TCP/IP
3 49 (4.79%) HTTP
4 46 (4.50%) SSL
5 39 (3.82%) Firewall
6 31 (3.03%) DSL
7 25 (2.45%) DHCP
8 23 (2.25%) iSCSI
9 20 (1.96%) Internet
10 18 (1.76%) VPN
11 13 (1.27%) SSH
12 11 (1.08%) AMQP
12 11 (1.08%) FTP
12 11 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
13 9 (0.88%) IPsec
13 9 (0.88%) Network Security
13 9 (0.88%) SAN
13 9 (0.88%) Unicast
14 8 (0.78%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (21.82%) NoSQL
2 168 (16.44%) MySQL
3 143 (13.99%) MongoDB
4 113 (11.06%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (10.57%) Hadoop
6 80 (7.83%) Relational Database
7 60 (5.87%) SQL Server
8 46 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 37 (3.62%) Redis
10 34 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
10 34 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 32 (3.13%) RDBMS
12 27 (2.64%) Amazon Aurora
13 22 (2.15%) Big Data
14 21 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 19 (1.86%) Couchbase
16 16 (1.57%) Riak
17 13 (1.27%) Oracle Database
18 11 (1.08%) Cosmos DB
19 9 (0.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 496 (48.53%) Jenkins
2 242 (23.68%) Git (software)
3 106 (10.37%) Maven
4 99 (9.69%) JIRA
5 78 (7.63%) Subversion
6 68 (6.65%) NUnit
7 67 (6.56%) MSTest
7 67 (6.56%) Vagrant
8 65 (6.36%) Selenium
9 62 (6.07%) Bitbucket
10 54 (5.28%) Artifactory
11 51 (4.99%) Gradle
12 47 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 46 (4.50%) Cucumber
13 46 (4.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 43 (4.21%) JUnit
15 38 (3.72%) Travis CI
16 36 (3.52%) TeamCity
17 34 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (2.84%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 74 (7.24%) Finance
2 26 (2.54%) Banking
3 24 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.08%) Marketing
4 11 (1.08%) Retail
5 8 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.59%) Electronics
6 6 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.49%) Publishing
8 3 (0.29%) Law
8 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.20%) Automotive
9 2 (0.20%) Games
9 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.098%) Back Office
10 1 (0.098%) Billing
10 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.098%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 438 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 243 (23.78%) Developer
3 193 (18.88%) Java Developer
4 139 (13.60%) AWS Engineer
5 121 (11.84%) AWS DevOps
6 99 (9.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 72 (7.05%) Cloud Engineer
8 59 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
9 55 (5.38%) Architect
10 51 (4.99%) Senior DevOps
11 37 (3.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 33 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
14 25 (2.45%) Consultant
15 22 (2.15%) AWS Developer
15 22 (2.15%) Azure DevOps
15 22 (2.15%) Azure Engineer
15 22 (2.15%) Platform Engineer
16 21 (2.05%) Administrator
17 18 (1.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (13.70%) Spring
2 96 (9.39%) Web Services
3 93 (9.10%) Hibernate
4 78 (7.63%) Node.js
5 56 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
6 54 (5.28%) AngularJS
7 46 (4.50%) HTML
8 45 (4.40%) .NET
9 37 (3.62%) REST
10 36 (3.52%) Kafka
10 36 (3.52%) SOAP
10 36 (3.52%) Spring Boot
11 31 (3.03%) RESTful
12 30 (2.94%) HTML5
12 30 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (2.84%) J2EE
14 27 (2.64%) CSS
14 27 (2.64%) React
15 25 (2.45%) JSON
16 24 (2.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 26 (2.54%) PKI
5 25 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.86%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.47%) User Experience
11 12 (1.17%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.98%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.78%) Replication
13 8 (0.78%) Wiki
14 5 (0.49%) Clustering
14 5 (0.49%) Video on Demand
15 4 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 511 (50.00%) Linux
2 189 (18.49%) Windows
3 147 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 146 (14.29%) Unix
5 67 (6.56%) CentOS
6 42 (4.11%) Windows Server
7 30 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 21 (2.05%) Debian
9 17 (1.66%) AIX
10 14 (1.37%) Solaris
11 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.88%) SUSE
12 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.78%) CoreOS
13 8 (0.78%) HPUX
14 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.39%) DC/OS
15 4 (0.39%) VMS
16 3 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (61.25%) DevOps
2 419 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (29.35%) Configuration Management
4 296 (28.96%) Continuous Integration
5 217 (21.23%) TDD
6 147 (14.38%) Scrum
6 147 (14.38%) Test Automation
7 142 (13.89%) Open Source
8 132 (12.92%) Software Engineering
9 117 (11.45%) Deployment Automation
10 115 (11.25%) Migration
11 112 (10.96%) BDD
12 96 (9.39%) OO
13 95 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
14 91 (8.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 74 (7.24%) Microservices
16 72 (7.05%) Multithreading
17 56 (5.48%) ITIL
17 56 (5.48%) Kanban
18 47 (4.60%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 428 (41.88%) Java
2 396 (38.75%) Python
3 205 (20.06%) Bash Shell
4 133 (13.01%) Ruby
5 126 (12.33%) SQL
6 125 (12.23%) PowerShell
7 113 (11.06%) JavaScript
8 104 (10.18%) Perl
9 92 (9.00%) Shell Script
10 88 (8.61%) Groovy
11 34 (3.33%) Java 8
11 34 (3.33%) PHP
12 28 (2.74%) C#
13 20 (1.96%) Go
14 18 (1.76%) Scala
15 13 (1.27%) Korn
16 9 (0.88%) C
17 8 (0.78%) C++
17 8 (0.78%) R
18 4 (0.39%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 98 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.76%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.47%) Degree
5 10 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.49%) RHCE
8 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.29%) CISSP
9 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.29%) MCSA
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.098%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.098%) CISM
11 1 (0.098%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.098%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.52%) QA
2 3 (0.29%) GDPR
3 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.20%) PMO
4 1 (0.098%) GPG13
4 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
System Software
1 416 (40.70%) Docker
2 78 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.99%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 26 (2.54%) NFS
5 22 (2.15%) Xen
6 20 (1.96%) vSphere
7 15 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.08%) KVM
10 10 (0.98%) iptables
11 8 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.49%) Squid
14 4 (0.39%) etcd
14 4 (0.39%) vCloud
15 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.29%) LXC
15 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 830 (81.21%) Puppet
2 768 (75.15%) Ansible
3 295 (28.86%) Terraform
4 197 (19.28%) Kubernetes
5 102 (9.98%) Salt
6 82 (8.02%) Cobbler
7 46 (4.50%) Nagios
8 33 (3.23%) Packer
9 32 (3.13%) ZABBIX
10 26 (2.54%) Kibana
11 24 (2.35%) Grafana
12 18 (1.76%) logstash
13 17 (1.66%) Prometheus
14 15 (1.47%) Consul
15 14 (1.37%) SCOM
16 11 (1.08%) Graphite
17 10 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (0.98%) Rundeck
18 9 (0.88%) Mesos
18 9 (0.88%) Rancher
Vendors
1 153 (14.97%) Oracle
2 144 (14.09%) Red Hat
3 122 (11.94%) VMware
4 67 (6.56%) Splunk
5 65 (6.36%) Microsoft
6 64 (6.26%) Google
7 43 (4.21%) SaltStack
8 35 (3.42%) IBM
9 21 (2.05%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.96%) HP
10 20 (1.96%) NetApp
11 16 (1.57%) Cisco
12 15 (1.47%) Citrix
13 13 (1.27%) Informatica
14 12 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.17%) New Relic
15 10 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
15 10 (0.98%) Rackspace
15 10 (0.98%) Remedy
15 10 (0.98%) TIBCO