Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 170 197
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 +56
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 891 760 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.71% 1.48% 1.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.71% 12.96% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 570 462
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £368 £363 £338
90th Percentile £638 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.75 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year -9.68% - -

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 7,012 5,862 5,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.46% 11.41% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,236 3,628 3,374
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £234 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 207 181
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.90 £42.35 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
South East +16 267 £520 -3.26% 61
North of England -2 230 £525 +8.81% 64
Midlands +25 129 £450 -8.86% 32
North West +6 120 £575 +15.00% 44
South West +19 96 £425 -20.00% 19
Scotland 0 96 £700 +40.00% 13
East Midlands +51 93 £425 +13.33% 15
Yorkshire -23 78 £500 - 13
East of England +11 74 £550 - 20
North East +15 37 £525 -16.00% 7
West Midlands -34 36 £475 -9.52% 17
Wales -9 18 £525 -8.70% 7
Northern Ireland +28 7 £525 +2.44% 7
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 720 (80.81%) Puppet
2 664 (74.52%) Ansible
3 548 (61.50%) Amazon AWS
4 544 (61.05%) DevOps
5 446 (50.06%) Jenkins
6 439 (49.27%) Linux
7 381 (42.76%) Java
8 361 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
9 351 (39.39%) Python
10 340 (38.16%) Docker
11 268 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 259 (29.07%) Continuous Integration
13 253 (28.40%) Terraform
14 252 (28.28%) Configuration Management
15 213 (23.91%) Git (software)
16 194 (21.77%) NoSQL
17 190 (21.32%) Kubernetes
18 175 (19.64%) TDD
19 169 (18.97%) MySQL
20 167 (18.74%) Bash Shell
21 156 (17.51%) Windows
22 148 (16.61%) Tomcat
23 136 (15.26%) Test Automation
24 134 (15.04%) Oracle
25 131 (14.70%) Open Source
26 127 (14.25%) SQL
27 123 (13.80%) Unix
27 123 (13.80%) Migration
27 123 (13.80%) MongoDB
27 123 (13.80%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 148 (16.61%) Tomcat
2 102 (11.45%) JBoss
3 90 (10.10%) WebSphere
4 89 (9.99%) OpenStack
5 86 (9.65%) WebLogic
6 84 (9.43%) Apache
7 65 (7.30%) nginx
8 61 (6.85%) Jetty
9 58 (6.51%) Confluence
10 51 (5.72%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.80%) Apache Spark
12 16 (1.80%) IIS
13 10 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.90%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.67%) Apache Qpid
15 6 (0.67%) Mule
16 5 (0.56%) Mongrel
17 3 (0.34%) Anypoint
17 3 (0.34%) CloudStack
Applications
1 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
4 1 (0.11%) InVision
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 548 (61.50%) Amazon AWS
2 268 (30.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (13.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 92 (10.33%) Amazon EC2
5 66 (7.41%) Amazon S3
6 64 (7.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (5.72%) PaaS
8 48 (5.39%) Serverless
8 48 (5.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 43 (4.83%) OpenShift
10 34 (3.82%) IaaS
10 34 (3.82%) npm
11 29 (3.25%) Amazon EMR
12 27 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
14 21 (2.36%) GitHub
15 20 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 19 (2.13%) Amazon Glacier
16 19 (2.13%) Route 53
17 16 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.64%) DNS
2 48 (5.39%) HTTP
2 48 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 44 (4.94%) SSL
4 37 (4.15%) Firewall
5 33 (3.70%) DHCP
6 23 (2.58%) FTP
6 23 (2.58%) iSCSI
7 21 (2.36%) DSL
7 21 (2.36%) IPsec
8 16 (1.80%) Internet
9 12 (1.35%) Network Security
9 12 (1.35%) VPN
10 9 (1.01%) Unicast
11 8 (0.90%) NAS
12 7 (0.79%) AMQP
12 7 (0.79%) SSH
13 6 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.67%) SAN
14 4 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (21.77%) NoSQL
2 169 (18.97%) MySQL
3 123 (13.80%) MongoDB
4 104 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
5 90 (10.10%) Hadoop
6 74 (8.31%) Relational Database
7 56 (6.29%) SQL Server
8 45 (5.05%) RDBMS
9 36 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
12 24 (2.69%) Amazon Aurora
12 24 (2.69%) Big Data
13 14 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.57%) Redis
14 13 (1.46%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (1.35%) Pentaho
16 11 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 446 (50.06%) Jenkins
2 213 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 109 (12.23%) JIRA
4 95 (10.66%) Maven
5 70 (7.86%) Subversion
6 69 (7.74%) NUnit
7 68 (7.63%) MSTest
8 59 (6.62%) Vagrant
9 49 (5.50%) Travis CI
10 48 (5.39%) Artifactory
11 46 (5.16%) Gradle
11 46 (5.16%) Selenium
12 40 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 39 (4.38%) JUnit
14 36 (4.04%) TeamCity
15 32 (3.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (3.48%) Bitbucket
16 31 (3.48%) Cucumber
17 30 (3.37%) GitLab
18 29 (3.25%) gulp
General
1 76 (8.53%) Finance
2 23 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.13%) Banking
4 16 (1.80%) Retail
5 8 (0.90%) Marketing
6 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.56%) Electronics
7 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.45%) Law
8 4 (0.45%) Publishing
9 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 364 (40.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (22.56%) Developer
3 156 (17.51%) Java Developer
4 128 (14.37%) AWS Engineer
5 106 (11.90%) AWS DevOps
6 86 (9.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 60 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
8 50 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (5.05%) Senior DevOps
10 40 (4.49%) Architect
11 31 (3.48%) Platform Engineer
11 31 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.14%) Consultant
13 27 (3.03%) Administrator
14 26 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (2.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 19 (2.13%) AWS Developer
16 19 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
17 18 (2.02%) Azure Engineer
17 18 (2.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.01%) Spring
2 83 (9.32%) Web Services
3 78 (8.75%) Hibernate
4 66 (7.41%) Node.js
5 56 (6.29%) Elastic Stack
6 45 (5.05%) AngularJS
7 44 (4.94%) Spring Boot
8 40 (4.49%) .NET
9 34 (3.82%) J2EE
10 33 (3.70%) HTML
10 33 (3.70%) REST
11 31 (3.48%) Kafka
12 27 (3.03%) SOAP
13 23 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (2.36%) CSS
14 21 (2.36%) JSON
14 21 (2.36%) LAMP
15 20 (2.24%) RESTful
16 19 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
17 18 (2.02%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.13%) PKI
6 15 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.35%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.23%) User Experience
11 9 (1.01%) Clustering
11 9 (1.01%) Replication
11 9 (1.01%) Wiki
12 6 (0.67%) iSeries
12 6 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 439 (49.27%) Linux
2 156 (17.51%) Windows
3 123 (13.80%) Unix
4 120 (13.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (6.96%) CentOS
6 28 (3.14%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.91%) Debian
8 15 (1.68%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.57%) Solaris
10 11 (1.23%) AIX
11 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.90%) CoreOS
12 8 (0.90%) SUSE
13 6 (0.67%) HPUX
14 5 (0.56%) VMS
14 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.45%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (61.05%) DevOps
2 361 (40.52%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (29.07%) Continuous Integration
4 252 (28.28%) Configuration Management
5 175 (19.64%) TDD
6 136 (15.26%) Test Automation
7 131 (14.70%) Open Source
8 123 (13.80%) Migration
9 121 (13.58%) Scrum
10 99 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 97 (10.89%) Microservices
11 97 (10.89%) OO
12 90 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 88 (9.88%) BDD
14 82 (9.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 77 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
16 59 (6.62%) Multithreading
17 46 (5.16%) ITIL
18 41 (4.60%) Build Automation
18 41 (4.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 381 (42.76%) Java
2 351 (39.39%) Python
3 167 (18.74%) Bash Shell
4 127 (14.25%) SQL
5 104 (11.67%) PowerShell
6 100 (11.22%) Ruby
7 92 (10.33%) JavaScript
7 92 (10.33%) Perl
8 85 (9.54%) Shell Script
9 71 (7.97%) Groovy
10 40 (4.49%) Java 8
11 25 (2.81%) PHP
12 21 (2.36%) C#
13 14 (1.57%) Go
13 14 (1.57%) Korn
14 12 (1.35%) R
15 8 (0.90%) C++
16 7 (0.79%) C
16 7 (0.79%) Scala
17 4 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 84 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 17 (1.91%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.68%) Degree
5 13 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.67%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.45%) CISSP
7 4 (0.45%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.34%) MCSA
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.34%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.22%) CISM
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.11%) APMP
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (0.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) GPG13
4 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 340 (38.16%) Docker
2 67 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 36 (4.04%) Active Directory
5 26 (2.92%) NFS
6 17 (1.91%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (1.68%) Xen
9 14 (1.57%) vSphere
10 12 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.79%) iptables
11 7 (0.79%) KVM
11 7 (0.79%) Squid
12 5 (0.56%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.34%) HDFS
14 3 (0.34%) XenServer
15 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.22%) vCloud
15 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 720 (80.81%) Puppet
2 664 (74.52%) Ansible
3 253 (28.40%) Terraform
4 190 (21.32%) Kubernetes
5 90 (10.10%) Salt
6 60 (6.73%) Cobbler
7 30 (3.37%) Nagios
8 24 (2.69%) Packer
9 21 (2.36%) Prometheus
10 20 (2.24%) Grafana
11 19 (2.13%) ZABBIX
12 18 (2.02%) Kibana
13 17 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.12%) Consul
14 10 (1.12%) logstash
14 10 (1.12%) Rancher
15 8 (0.90%) Mesos
15 8 (0.90%) Rundeck
16 7 (0.79%) SCCM
16 7 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 134 (15.04%) Oracle
2 106 (11.90%) Red Hat
3 96 (10.77%) VMware
4 61 (6.85%) Google
5 58 (6.51%) Microsoft
6 48 (5.39%) Splunk
7 29 (3.25%) SaltStack
8 23 (2.58%) Atlassian
9 22 (2.47%) NetApp
10 13 (1.46%) IBM
11 12 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.35%) Cisco
12 11 (1.23%) Citrix
12 11 (1.23%) PagerDuty
13 10 (1.12%) AppDynamics
14 9 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
14 9 (1.01%) EMC
15 8 (0.90%) Cloudera
15 8 (0.90%) Remedy
16 7 (0.79%) New Relic