Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 2 April 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
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 160 130
Rank change year-on-year -84 -30 +39
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 629 1,702 2,092
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.77% 2.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.08% 11.98% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 1,312 1,637
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £406
90th Percentile £700 £700 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Median hourly rate £48.15 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.57% -9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £28.13
90th Percentile £58.00 £35.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.15 - £40.00

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 8,889 14,210 12,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 14.74% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,814 9,483 8,723
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £273
90th Percentile £663 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 348 286
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £48.68 £49.50 £47.67
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -20.51%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef.

Daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Opscode Chef.

Hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 2 April 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
England -82 578 £550 - 243
UK excluding London -71 339 £525 +5.00% 187
London -87 282 £575 - 83
North of England +17 160 £525 - 69
South East -46 75 £513 +2.50% 39
North West -11 72 £525 -4.55% 44
Yorkshire +24 64 £550 +10.00% 20
Scotland -16 37 £563 -13.46% 19
Midlands -14 27 £354 -21.35% 29
North East +15 24 £361 -27.75% 5
South West +9 20 £550 +10.00% 11
Work from Home +1 20 £525 - 17
East Midlands -24 15 £350 -17.65% 10
West Midlands +24 12 £540 +13.68% 19
East of England -21 11 £625 +13.64% 12
Northern Ireland +11 8 £388 -8.82%
Wales +21 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 468 (74.40%) DevOps
2 448 (71.22%) Ansible
2 448 (71.22%) Puppet
3 380 (60.41%) AWS
4 316 (50.24%) Python
5 313 (49.76%) Terraform
6 299 (47.54%) Jenkins
7 284 (45.15%) Linux
8 262 (41.65%) Docker
9 240 (38.16%) Kubernetes
10 239 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
11 216 (34.34%) Configuration Management
12 209 (33.23%) Azure
13 181 (28.78%) Java
14 171 (27.19%) Git (software)
15 157 (24.96%) Infrastructure as Code
16 140 (22.26%) Ruby
17 139 (22.10%) Continuous Integration
18 135 (21.46%) AWS CloudFormation
19 110 (17.49%) GCP
20 109 (17.33%) Bash Shell
21 100 (15.90%) PowerShell
22 97 (15.42%) Open Source
23 94 (14.94%) Windows
24 92 (14.63%) Finance
24 92 (14.63%) Test Automation
25 82 (13.04%) Migration
26 80 (12.72%) Perl
27 79 (12.56%) JavaScript
28 77 (12.24%) Scrum

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 31 (4.93%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (4.77%) Confluence
3 26 (4.13%) nginx
4 19 (3.02%) Apache
5 18 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 17 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (2.38%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.23%) JBoss
9 10 (1.59%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.59%) IIS
10 5 (0.79%) Anypoint
10 5 (0.79%) GemFire
10 5 (0.79%) Mule
11 4 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.48%) Drupal
12 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 380 (60.41%) AWS
2 209 (33.23%) Azure
3 135 (21.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 110 (17.49%) GCP
5 67 (10.65%) Amazon EC2
6 59 (9.38%) OpenShift
7 57 (9.06%) Amazon S3
8 55 (8.74%) Serverless
9 50 (7.95%) GitHub
10 43 (6.84%) AWS Lambda
10 43 (6.84%) PaaS
11 38 (6.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (5.72%) IaaS
13 33 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (5.25%) npm
14 22 (3.50%) Amazon ECS
15 20 (3.18%) Route 53
16 18 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
16 18 (2.86%) AWS CodePipeline
17 17 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 49 (7.79%) HTTP
3 38 (6.04%) VPN
4 36 (5.72%) Firewall
5 28 (4.45%) DNS
6 24 (3.82%) Junos
6 24 (3.82%) SSL
7 22 (3.50%) BGP
8 20 (3.18%) LAN
9 19 (3.02%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (3.02%) OSPF
10 18 (2.86%) EIGRP
10 18 (2.86%) MPLS
10 18 (2.86%) Wireshark
11 17 (2.70%) DWDM
11 17 (2.70%) Multicast
12 16 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (2.54%) NX-OS
12 16 (2.54%) SAN
12 16 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.09%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (4.61%) MySQL
4 20 (3.18%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.86%) Big Data
5 18 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (1.59%) MariaDB
9 10 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.95%) GIS
11 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.79%) DB2
12 5 (0.79%) QlikView
12 5 (0.79%) Redis
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 299 (47.54%) Jenkins
2 171 (27.19%) Git (software)
3 60 (9.54%) CircleCI
4 57 (9.06%) Maven
5 42 (6.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 39 (6.20%) JIRA
7 38 (6.04%) Subversion
8 36 (5.72%) Bitbucket
9 35 (5.56%) Travis CI
10 34 (5.41%) TeamCity
11 32 (5.09%) Gradle
12 26 (4.13%) GitLab
13 24 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (3.82%) SonarQube
14 23 (3.66%) Selenium
15 22 (3.50%) gulp
16 21 (3.34%) Cucumber
17 16 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
18 14 (2.23%) Artifactory
18 14 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (14.63%) Finance
2 51 (8.11%) Public Sector
3 40 (6.36%) Banking
4 20 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.86%) Front Office
6 12 (1.91%) Retail
7 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.95%) Games
10 4 (0.64%) Billing
10 4 (0.64%) Marketing
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.48%) Law
11 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 276 (43.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (13.35%) AWS Engineer
3 68 (10.81%) AWS DevOps
4 62 (9.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 51 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 49 (7.79%) Architect
6 49 (7.79%) Consultant
7 45 (7.15%) Senior DevOps
8 40 (6.36%) Developer
9 38 (6.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 29 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.97%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (3.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.34%) Network Engineer
13 21 (3.34%) Tester
14 20 (3.18%) Automation Engineer
15 18 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
16 17 (2.70%) Azure DevOps
16 17 (2.70%) Lead DevOps
16 17 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.00%) Node.js
2 35 (5.56%) .NET
3 33 (5.25%) REST
4 26 (4.13%) AngularJS
5 24 (3.82%) Web Services
6 21 (3.34%) React
7 20 (3.18%) HTML
7 20 (3.18%) Middleware
8 17 (2.70%) 802.1X
8 17 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
8 17 (2.70%) SOAP
8 17 (2.70%) Vue.js
9 16 (2.54%) Kafka
10 14 (2.23%) CSS
10 14 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (2.23%) RESTful
10 14 (2.23%) SAML
10 14 (2.23%) Spring
11 12 (1.91%) XML
12 10 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.38%) Public Cloud
2 45 (7.15%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (2.38%) Replication
9 14 (2.23%) Clustering
10 11 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.79%) PKI
13 4 (0.64%) Derivative
13 4 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.48%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 284 (45.15%) Linux
2 94 (14.94%) Windows
3 76 (12.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 63 (10.02%) Unix
5 40 (6.36%) Windows Server
6 36 (5.72%) CentOS
7 26 (4.13%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (1.43%) Solaris
10 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.11%) AIX
11 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.95%) zOS
13 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.79%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.64%) Android
15 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.32%) HPUX
16 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (74.40%) DevOps
2 239 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (34.34%) Configuration Management
4 157 (24.96%) Infrastructure as Code
5 139 (22.10%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (15.42%) Open Source
7 92 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 82 (13.04%) Migration
9 77 (12.24%) Scrum
10 74 (11.76%) Microservices
11 63 (10.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 63 (10.02%) Infrastructure Automation
12 59 (9.38%) Mentoring
13 50 (7.95%) Kanban
14 47 (7.47%) Deployment Automation
14 47 (7.47%) Software Engineering
15 43 (6.84%) Task Automation
16 42 (6.68%) TDD
17 41 (6.52%) High Availability
18 39 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (50.24%) Python
2 181 (28.78%) Java
3 140 (22.26%) Ruby
4 109 (17.33%) Bash Shell
5 100 (15.90%) PowerShell
6 80 (12.72%) Perl
7 79 (12.56%) JavaScript
8 59 (9.38%) SQL
9 49 (7.79%) Go
10 39 (6.20%) Groovy
11 37 (5.88%) C#
12 26 (4.13%) C
13 25 (3.97%) Shell Script
14 24 (3.82%) PHP
15 20 (3.18%) C++
16 13 (2.07%) TypeScript
17 8 (1.27%) ES6
17 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.27%) Rust
18 7 (1.11%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 76 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.82%) AWS Certification
5 23 (3.66%) CCNA
6 17 (2.70%) CCNP
7 16 (2.54%) Degree
8 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.07%) MCSA
10 10 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.79%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.32%) MCTS
14 2 (0.32%) OCP
14 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.41%) QA
2 10 (1.59%) SSAE 16
3 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.48%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 262 (41.65%) Docker
2 45 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (4.13%) Active Directory
5 19 (3.02%) VMware NSX
6 15 (2.38%) vSphere
7 11 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.27%) KVM
9 5 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.64%) NFS
10 4 (0.64%) XenApp
11 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.32%) HDFS
12 2 (0.32%) LXC
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.32%) vCloud
12 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 448 (71.22%) Ansible
1 448 (71.22%) Puppet
2 313 (49.76%) Terraform
3 240 (38.16%) Kubernetes
4 68 (10.81%) Salt
5 54 (8.59%) Nagios
6 27 (4.29%) Docker Swarm
6 27 (4.29%) Grafana
6 27 (4.29%) Prometheus
7 24 (3.82%) Packer
8 19 (3.02%) SCCM
8 19 (3.02%) ZABBIX
9 16 (2.54%) CFEngine
10 15 (2.38%) Cacti
10 15 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (2.38%) NetMRI
10 15 (2.38%) Statseeker
11 14 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.91%) vCenter Server
13 11 (1.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 72 (11.45%) Google
2 63 (10.02%) VMware
3 52 (8.27%) Red Hat
3 52 (8.27%) Splunk
4 47 (7.47%) Microsoft
5 39 (6.20%) Cisco
6 38 (6.04%) Oracle
7 30 (4.77%) Juniper
8 16 (2.54%) NetScout
8 16 (2.54%) Solarflare
9 15 (2.38%) TOWER Software
10 14 (2.23%) Citrix
10 14 (2.23%) IBM
10 14 (2.23%) New Relic
11 13 (2.07%) Atlassian
11 13 (2.07%) EMC
11 13 (2.07%) SaltStack
12 10 (1.59%) NetApp
13 8 (1.27%) Mirantis
14 7 (1.11%) HP