Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 160 216
Rank change year-on-year +16 +56 +30
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,832 1,621 1,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.70% 1.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.01% 15.94% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,141 908
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £350
90th Percentile £651 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £50.00
10th Percentile £32.00 - £47.50
90th Percentile £43.38 - £62.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - £61.25

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 11,441 10,169 9,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.49% 10.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,817 6,485 5,670
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.11% +4.06%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 249 331
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.80 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.69 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +2.63% -8.43%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 16 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 22 January 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
England +8 1,702 £525 +5.00% 513
London +1 1,040 £525 - 257
UK excluding London +26 765 £500 +11.11% 282
South East +25 249 £538 +13.16% 66
North of England -12 215 £483 +13.53% 93
North West +14 114 £500 +20.48% 55
Midlands 0 101 £500 - 37
Scotland +56 100 £500 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire -12 92 £500 +11.11% 36
East of England -30 58 £550 +8.37% 33
West Midlands -8 54 £525 +5.00% 17
East Midlands +15 43 £375 -16.67% 20
South West +19 42 £538 +10.26% 27
North East +18 23 £625 +81.16% 2
Wales -5 4 £575 +9.52% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £513 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1,415 (77.24%) Puppet
2 1,258 (68.67%) DevOps
3 1,235 (67.41%) Ansible
4 924 (50.44%) Linux
5 876 (47.82%) Amazon AWS
6 836 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
7 826 (45.09%) Jenkins
8 740 (40.39%) Python
9 721 (39.36%) Docker
10 681 (37.17%) Java
11 654 (35.70%) Configuration Management
12 607 (33.13%) Continuous Integration
13 526 (28.71%) Git (software)
14 478 (26.09%) Ruby
15 456 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 431 (23.53%) Bash Shell
17 409 (22.33%) Finance
18 335 (18.29%) Windows
19 314 (17.14%) Terraform
20 305 (16.65%) TDD
21 295 (16.10%) Oracle
22 292 (15.94%) MySQL
23 286 (15.61%) Unix
24 270 (14.74%) PowerShell
25 267 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 264 (14.41%) JavaScript
27 261 (14.25%) PostgreSQL
28 257 (14.03%) NoSQL
28 257 (14.03%) Kubernetes
29 251 (13.70%) Open Source

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
1 220 (12.01%) Tomcat
2 193 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 146 (7.97%) Confluence
4 138 (7.53%) WebLogic
5 133 (7.26%) WebSphere
6 121 (6.60%) JBoss
7 113 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
8 91 (4.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 86 (4.69%) Apache
10 80 (4.37%) nginx
11 60 (3.28%) Jetty
12 40 (2.18%) Apache Spark
13 39 (2.13%) IIS
14 32 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.66%) CloudStack
16 12 (0.66%) CMS
17 10 (0.55%) Apache Solr
18 8 (0.44%) SAS
19 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.49%) HipChat
2 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.55%) Magento
4 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.055%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.055%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 876 (47.82%) Amazon AWS
2 456 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (7.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 127 (6.93%) PaaS
5 122 (6.66%) GitHub
6 110 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
7 93 (5.08%) IaaS
8 88 (4.80%) Amazon S3
9 85 (4.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 79 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
11 67 (3.66%) npm
12 57 (3.11%) Route 53
13 50 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 50 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 48 (2.62%) Serverless
15 47 (2.57%) SaaS
16 41 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (1.80%) OpenShift
18 32 (1.75%) Slack
19 28 (1.53%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 129 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 99 (5.40%) Firewall
3 90 (4.91%) HTTP
4 87 (4.75%) DNS
5 66 (3.60%) SSL
6 46 (2.51%) Internet
7 40 (2.18%) SAN
8 33 (1.80%) DHCP
9 21 (1.15%) LAN
9 21 (1.15%) WAN
10 20 (1.09%) VPN
11 13 (0.71%) AMQP
11 13 (0.71%) FTP
12 12 (0.66%) SSH
13 11 (0.60%) OpenFlow
13 11 (0.60%) VoIP
14 10 (0.55%) 3G
14 10 (0.55%) 4G
14 10 (0.55%) GSM
15 9 (0.49%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (15.94%) MySQL
2 261 (14.25%) PostgreSQL
3 257 (14.03%) NoSQL
4 185 (10.10%) MongoDB
5 138 (7.53%) Hadoop
6 117 (6.39%) Relational Database
7 98 (5.35%) SQL Server
8 86 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
9 66 (3.60%) Big Data
9 66 (3.60%) Redis
10 49 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.58%) DB2
13 24 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 20 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 20 (1.09%) Riak
15 18 (0.98%) Couchbase
16 17 (0.93%) HBase
17 15 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 14 (0.76%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 826 (45.09%) Jenkins
2 526 (28.71%) Git (software)
3 222 (12.12%) JIRA
4 217 (11.84%) TeamCity
5 208 (11.35%) Maven
6 125 (6.82%) Subversion
7 112 (6.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 109 (5.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 101 (5.51%) Selenium
10 99 (5.40%) NUnit
11 95 (5.19%) Ant
11 95 (5.19%) MSTest
12 91 (4.97%) Gradle
13 80 (4.37%) JUnit
13 80 (4.37%) Vagrant
14 77 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 67 (3.66%) Cucumber
16 63 (3.44%) Bitbucket
17 61 (3.33%) gulp
18 59 (3.22%) Mockito
General
1 409 (22.33%) Finance
2 128 (6.99%) Banking
3 54 (2.95%) Retail
4 49 (2.67%) Retail Banking
5 45 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.26%) Games
8 22 (1.20%) Marketing
9 20 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.09%) Publishing
10 18 (0.98%) Electronics
11 15 (0.82%) Law
12 13 (0.71%) Front Office
13 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.22%) Advertising
14 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.16%) Legal
16 2 (0.11%) Automotive
16 2 (0.11%) French Language
16 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 878 (47.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 403 (22.00%) Developer
3 249 (13.59%) AWS Engineer
4 230 (12.55%) Java Developer
5 225 (12.28%) AWS DevOps
6 202 (11.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 132 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
8 123 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
9 111 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 102 (5.57%) Senior DevOps
11 96 (5.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 86 (4.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 82 (4.48%) Consultant
14 68 (3.71%) Senior Developer
15 61 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
16 57 (3.11%) Architect
17 54 (2.95%) Azure DevOps
18 51 (2.78%) Administrator
19 49 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 49 (2.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (12.06%) Web Services
2 220 (12.01%) Node.js
3 144 (7.86%) Spring
4 138 (7.53%) AngularJS
5 137 (7.48%) .NET
6 125 (6.82%) React
7 92 (5.02%) REST
8 90 (4.91%) jQuery
9 77 (4.20%) JSON
9 77 (4.20%) Kafka
10 70 (3.82%) HTML
10 70 (3.82%) Middleware
11 66 (3.60%) Hibernate
12 65 (3.55%) CSS
13 64 (3.49%) RESTful
14 58 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
15 51 (2.78%) Spring MVC
16 49 (2.67%) XML
17 48 (2.62%) HTML5
18 45 (2.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 45 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 44 (2.40%) Fintech
5 38 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 35 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 32 (1.75%) Clustering
10 30 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.31%) PKI
11 24 (1.31%) Replication
12 22 (1.20%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.98%) Derivative
15 16 (0.87%) User Experience
16 15 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
16 15 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 924 (50.44%) Linux
2 335 (18.29%) Windows
3 286 (15.61%) Unix
4 267 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 119 (6.50%) Windows Server
6 94 (5.13%) CentOS
7 72 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (1.91%) Ubuntu
10 33 (1.80%) Solaris
11 27 (1.47%) Debian
12 23 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.04%) VMS
14 16 (0.87%) AIX
15 15 (0.82%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.49%) DC/OS
17 7 (0.38%) Fedora
18 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
19 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
20 3 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,258 (68.67%) DevOps
2 836 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
3 654 (35.70%) Configuration Management
4 607 (33.13%) Continuous Integration
5 305 (16.65%) TDD
6 251 (13.70%) Open Source
7 236 (12.88%) Scrum
8 214 (11.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 213 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 167 (9.12%) Microservices
11 143 (7.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 141 (7.70%) BDD
12 141 (7.70%) Mentoring
13 134 (7.31%) Migration
14 126 (6.88%) OO
15 125 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 102 (5.57%) Continuous Deployment
17 88 (4.80%) Unit Testing
18 87 (4.75%) E-Commerce
18 87 (4.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 740 (40.39%) Python
2 681 (37.17%) Java
3 478 (26.09%) Ruby
4 431 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 270 (14.74%) PowerShell
6 264 (14.41%) JavaScript
7 215 (11.74%) SQL
8 211 (11.52%) Perl
9 114 (6.22%) PHP
10 95 (5.19%) Shell Script
11 81 (4.42%) Groovy
12 78 (4.26%) C#
13 65 (3.55%) Go
14 48 (2.62%) Scala
15 38 (2.07%) C
16 36 (1.97%) C++
17 23 (1.26%) ES6
17 23 (1.26%) TypeScript
17 23 (1.26%) XPath
18 16 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 147 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 52 (2.84%) AWS Certification
4 42 (2.29%) Degree
5 19 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.60%) CISSP
7 8 (0.44%) CEH
7 8 (0.44%) RHCE
7 8 (0.44%) SANS
8 7 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.33%) MCSE
9 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.22%) CCNP
11 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.22%) MCITP
11 4 (0.22%) OCP
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.71%) QA
2 38 (2.07%) GCP
3 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.22%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.055%) COBIT
7 1 (0.055%) GDPR
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 721 (39.36%) Docker
2 86 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 39 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (2.02%) vSphere
6 36 (1.97%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.80%) vCloud
8 30 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (1.26%) Xen
11 22 (1.20%) HDFS
12 19 (1.04%) KVM
13 13 (0.71%) Apache Flume
14 11 (0.60%) Samba
15 10 (0.55%) LXC
16 9 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 8 (0.44%) NFS
18 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,415 (77.24%) Puppet
2 1,235 (67.41%) Ansible
3 314 (17.14%) Terraform
4 257 (14.03%) Kubernetes
5 101 (5.51%) Salt
6 73 (3.98%) Nagios
7 65 (3.55%) Packer
8 53 (2.89%) Cobbler
9 46 (2.51%) Mesos
10 36 (1.97%) Kibana
11 35 (1.91%) logstash
12 33 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
13 27 (1.47%) Grafana
14 24 (1.31%) Consul
15 17 (0.93%) CFEngine
15 17 (0.93%) WMI
16 16 (0.87%) Icinga
16 16 (0.87%) Rancher
16 16 (0.87%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.82%) Suricata
Vendors
1 295 (16.10%) Oracle
2 220 (12.01%) Red Hat
3 170 (9.28%) Splunk
4 168 (9.17%) VMware
5 125 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 75 (4.09%) Google
7 73 (3.98%) SaltStack
8 60 (3.28%) Atlassian
9 48 (2.62%) IBM
10 39 (2.13%) SAP
11 36 (1.97%) Cisco
12 35 (1.91%) New Relic
13 31 (1.69%) AppDynamics
14 24 (1.31%) Rackspace
15 23 (1.26%) Juniper
16 21 (1.15%) HP
17 20 (1.09%) Qualys
18 19 (1.04%) Cloudera
19 16 (0.87%) CA
20 15 (0.82%) Sun