Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 137 156
Rank change year-on-year -48 +19 +14
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,361 1,966 1,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.90% 1.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.92% 14.40% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 1,463 1,184
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £406 £400 £375
90th Percentile £719 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £498
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.52% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29.75 £26.88 £38.88
90th Percentile £78.50 £67.75 £41.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.38% - -

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 13,726 13,650 10,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.82% 13.19% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,216 9,072 6,938
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 363 234
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £47.83 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -23.91%

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 18 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 July 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
England -64 1,274 £550 +4.76% 401
UK excluding London -29 679 £500 +5.26% 225
London -46 660 £600 +9.09% 196
North of England -1 261 £525 +16.67% 86
South East -17 173 £525 +5.00% 50
North West -8 136 £541 +17.03% 46
Yorkshire +23 96 £500 +13.64% 30
Midlands -28 78 £488 -2.26% 23
South West -19 59 £463 +4.23% 25
Scotland +2 55 £463 -7.50% 16
East Midlands +2 42 £438 +2.94% 7
East of England -3 39 £550 +10.00% 21
West Midlands -23 36 £538 +2.38% 16
North East -3 29 £450 +12.50% 10
Wales -2 13 £450 - 2
Northern Ireland +10 2 £425 -26.09% 1

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1,033 (75.90%) DevOps
2 968 (71.12%) Puppet
3 879 (64.58%) Ansible
4 835 (61.35%) Amazon AWS
5 806 (59.22%) Jenkins
6 731 (53.71%) Linux
7 587 (43.13%) Python
8 541 (39.75%) Docker
9 499 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
10 480 (35.27%) Configuration Management
11 459 (33.73%) Git (software)
12 458 (33.65%) Terraform
13 433 (31.81%) Kubernetes
14 418 (30.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 402 (29.54%) Continuous Integration
16 352 (25.86%) Java
17 317 (23.29%) Bash Shell
18 253 (18.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 250 (18.37%) Ruby
20 245 (18.00%) Finance
21 234 (17.19%) Windows
22 230 (16.90%) Infrastructure as Code
23 220 (16.16%) PowerShell
24 213 (15.65%) Red Hat
25 205 (15.06%) Microservices
26 201 (14.77%) Google Cloud Platform
27 188 (13.81%) Web Services
28 185 (13.59%) Test Automation
29 180 (13.23%) Open Source
30 175 (12.86%) Security Cleared

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 92 (6.76%) nginx
2 84 (6.17%) Apache
2 84 (6.17%) Tomcat
3 82 (6.02%) Confluence
4 71 (5.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 48 (3.53%) WebSphere
6 47 (3.45%) JBoss
7 37 (2.72%) IIS
8 36 (2.65%) Apache Spark
9 26 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 17 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.96%) Jetty
13 10 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.37%) Drupal
16 5 (0.37%) SAS
16 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.22%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 835 (61.35%) Amazon AWS
2 418 (30.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (14.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 171 (12.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 122 (8.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 120 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
7 112 (8.23%) GitHub
8 109 (8.01%) Amazon S3
9 108 (7.94%) PaaS
10 84 (6.17%) IaaS
11 83 (6.10%) Amazon ELB
12 81 (5.95%) Serverless
13 75 (5.51%) Datadog
14 67 (4.92%) OpenShift
15 64 (4.70%) Amazon ECS
16 63 (4.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 63 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
17 56 (4.11%) Route 53
18 48 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
19 45 (3.31%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 118 (8.67%) HTTP
2 91 (6.69%) TCP/IP
3 89 (6.54%) DNS
4 83 (6.10%) SSL
5 57 (4.19%) Firewall
6 56 (4.11%) DHCP
7 39 (2.87%) VPN
8 38 (2.79%) IPsec
9 37 (2.72%) FTP
10 24 (1.76%) Internet
11 23 (1.69%) WAN
12 22 (1.62%) DSL
13 16 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (0.96%) LAN
15 12 (0.88%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.66%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.66%) Kerberos
16 9 (0.66%) MPLS
17 8 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (0.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.68%) MySQL
2 119 (8.74%) MongoDB
3 117 (8.60%) NoSQL
4 96 (7.05%) Big Data
5 91 (6.69%) Amazon RDS
6 90 (6.61%) SQL Server
7 83 (6.10%) Relational Database
8 63 (4.63%) Hadoop
9 59 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (4.34%) RDBMS
10 38 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.18%) HBase
16 15 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (1.10%) Power BI
16 15 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 806 (59.22%) Jenkins
2 459 (33.73%) Git (software)
3 162 (11.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 156 (11.46%) JIRA
5 113 (8.30%) Maven
6 86 (6.32%) Bitbucket
7 85 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 74 (5.44%) Gradle
9 60 (4.41%) JUnit
10 59 (4.34%) Travis CI
11 57 (4.19%) Subversion
12 56 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 49 (3.60%) SonarQube
13 49 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 48 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 45 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 45 (3.31%) Vagrant
16 44 (3.23%) Selenium
17 41 (3.01%) gulp
18 36 (2.65%) GitLab
General
1 245 (18.00%) Finance
2 65 (4.78%) Retail
3 60 (4.41%) Banking
4 23 (1.69%) Games
5 17 (1.25%) Law
6 13 (0.96%) Legal
7 12 (0.88%) Marketing
8 11 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.73%) Billing
9 10 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.66%) Advertising
11 8 (0.59%) Publishing
12 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.37%) Electronics
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Front Office
15 4 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 692 (50.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 161 (11.83%) AWS Engineer
3 144 (10.58%) AWS DevOps
4 130 (9.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 127 (9.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 123 (9.04%) Senior DevOps
7 115 (8.45%) Developer
8 102 (7.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 90 (6.61%) Architect
10 72 (5.29%) Consultant
11 68 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
12 65 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
13 64 (4.70%) Platform Engineer
14 57 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
15 54 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 50 (3.67%) Java Developer
17 46 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 44 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 43 (3.16%) DevOps Consultant
20 41 (3.01%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (13.81%) Web Services
2 118 (8.67%) Node.js
3 81 (5.95%) Kafka
4 75 (5.51%) .NET
5 74 (5.44%) RESTful
6 66 (4.85%) JSON
7 54 (3.97%) Spring
8 45 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
9 43 (3.16%) Hibernate
9 43 (3.16%) Middleware
10 42 (3.09%) AngularJS
11 41 (3.01%) REST
12 40 (2.94%) React
13 39 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (2.20%) ActiveMQ
14 30 (2.20%) HTML
15 27 (1.98%) CSS
16 24 (1.76%) J2EE
17 21 (1.54%) Spring Boot
18 19 (1.40%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.57%) Public Cloud
2 62 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 46 (3.38%) Cloud Native
4 45 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
5 39 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (1.84%) Clustering
8 25 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 19 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.40%) PKI
11 15 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
13 13 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.81%) FMCG
16 9 (0.66%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 731 (53.71%) Linux
2 253 (18.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 234 (17.19%) Windows
4 143 (10.51%) Unix
5 78 (5.73%) CentOS
6 68 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 32 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.10%) Debian
9 13 (0.96%) AIX
9 13 (0.96%) VMS
9 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.73%) Solaris
12 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.37%) Android
13 5 (0.37%) Fedora
14 4 (0.29%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.22%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,033 (75.90%) DevOps
2 499 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
3 480 (35.27%) Configuration Management
4 402 (29.54%) Continuous Integration
5 230 (16.90%) Infrastructure as Code
6 205 (15.06%) Microservices
7 185 (13.59%) Test Automation
8 180 (13.23%) Open Source
9 154 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 137 (10.07%) Migration
11 135 (9.92%) Deployment Automation
12 116 (8.52%) Scrum
13 109 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
14 107 (7.86%) Software Engineering
15 96 (7.05%) TDD
16 91 (6.69%) Continuous Deployment
17 85 (6.25%) Infrastructure Automation
18 77 (5.66%) Kanban
19 74 (5.44%) Security Operations
20 71 (5.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 587 (43.13%) Python
2 352 (25.86%) Java
3 317 (23.29%) Bash Shell
4 250 (18.37%) Ruby
5 220 (16.16%) PowerShell
6 134 (9.85%) SQL
7 128 (9.40%) Perl
8 121 (8.89%) JavaScript
9 108 (7.94%) Shell Script
10 93 (6.83%) Groovy
11 63 (4.63%) C#
12 59 (4.34%) Go
13 39 (2.87%) PHP
14 36 (2.65%) C++
15 27 (1.98%) Java 8
16 21 (1.54%) Scala
17 14 (1.03%) C
17 14 (1.03%) Korn
18 12 (0.88%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 175 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 109 (8.01%) RHCE
4 89 (6.54%) AWS Certification
5 32 (2.35%) Degree
6 15 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.81%) CCNP
10 8 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.44%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.37%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.37%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.29%) CISSP
14 4 (0.29%) PhD
15 3 (0.22%) CCIE
15 3 (0.22%) CISA
15 3 (0.22%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 36 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (2.65%) QA
3 35 (2.57%) NIST
4 34 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (0.51%) SLA
6 5 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.22%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.073%) NCSC
9 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 541 (39.75%) Docker
2 109 (8.01%) Virtual Machines
3 67 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.98%) vSphere
6 19 (1.40%) KVM
7 17 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.81%) Xen
10 9 (0.66%) LXC
10 9 (0.66%) Varnish
10 9 (0.66%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.59%) NFS
11 8 (0.59%) vCloud
12 7 (0.51%) Squid
13 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.37%) Postfix
14 5 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 968 (71.12%) Puppet
2 879 (64.58%) Ansible
3 458 (33.65%) Terraform
4 433 (31.81%) Kubernetes
5 116 (8.52%) Salt
6 53 (3.89%) Packer
7 38 (2.79%) Prometheus
8 35 (2.57%) Nagios
9 31 (2.28%) SELinux
10 25 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (1.54%) Grafana
12 19 (1.40%) Rancher
13 17 (1.25%) Consul
14 16 (1.18%) SCCM
15 15 (1.10%) Suricata
16 14 (1.03%) Mesos
17 13 (0.96%) Kibana
18 12 (0.88%) Cobbler
19 11 (0.81%) HAProxy
20 10 (0.73%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 213 (15.65%) Red Hat
2 162 (11.90%) Splunk
3 136 (9.99%) Google
4 129 (9.48%) Microsoft
5 93 (6.83%) VMware
6 90 (6.61%) Oracle
7 61 (4.48%) Qualys
8 48 (3.53%) Atlassian
9 42 (3.09%) Cisco
10 37 (2.72%) SaltStack
11 29 (2.13%) EMC
12 24 (1.76%) AppDynamics
13 21 (1.54%) Citrix
13 21 (1.54%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.47%) NetApp
15 19 (1.40%) F5
15 19 (1.40%) Palo Alto
16 16 (1.18%) IBM
16 16 (1.18%) MuleSoft
17 14 (1.03%) TOWER Software