Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 260 202
Rank change year-on-year -73 -58 -56
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 560 364 1,297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.01% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.83% 6.69% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 260 923
10th Percentile £385 £325 £406
25th Percentile £463 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £638
90th Percentile £750 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
10th Percentile £60.98 £49.52 "
25th Percentile £61.31 £51.58 £26.25
Median hourly rate £62.25 £55.00 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.18% +100.00% -15.38%
75th Percentile £62.81 £57.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £62.93 £59.00 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.58 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +87.55% -4.35%

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 11,588 5,444 13,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 15.11% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,175 3,762 9,445
10th Percentile £350 £306 £288
25th Percentile £431 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.16% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 113 309
10th Percentile £14.28 £12.52 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -2.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £50.06 £40.75 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.42 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -

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 3 August 2021.

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
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 3 August 2021. 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 -92 427 £525 - 200
London -47 267 £550 +4.76% 95
Work from Home -116 200 £550 -8.33% 49
UK excluding London -110 158 £500 -1.96% 113
North of England -64 57 £500 -3.29% 56
North West -31 41 £500 +11.11% 23
Scotland -51 26 £531 +84.46% 6
South East -75 25 £450 -13.46% 19
Midlands -39 22 £396 +25.71% 12
East Midlands -18 16 £396 +25.71% 4
Yorkshire -53 15 £525 -8.70% 27
East of England -20 12 £750 +63.04% 6
South West -6 11 £510 -15.00% 10
West Midlands -38 6 £580 +65.71% 8
Wales - 5 £405 - 2
North East -6 1 £500 -12.59% 6

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 393 (70.18%) DevOps
2 391 (69.82%) Ansible
3 338 (60.36%) Puppet
4 301 (53.75%) Terraform
5 283 (50.54%) Python
6 253 (45.18%) Jenkins
7 250 (44.64%) AWS
8 245 (43.75%) Linux
9 236 (42.14%) Azure
10 232 (41.43%) Kubernetes
11 193 (34.46%) Docker
12 172 (30.71%) GCP
13 171 (30.54%) Configuration Management
14 167 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
15 149 (26.61%) Git (software)
16 141 (25.18%) Infrastructure as Code
17 133 (23.75%) Java
18 126 (22.50%) PowerShell
19 118 (21.07%) Google
20 107 (19.11%) Windows
21 106 (18.93%) Finance
22 104 (18.57%) Open Source
22 104 (18.57%) Bash Shell
23 100 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
24 95 (16.96%) VMware
25 86 (15.36%) Maven
26 77 (13.75%) Migration
26 77 (13.75%) Social Skills
27 74 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
28 73 (13.04%) Gradle

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 27 (4.82%) Confluence
2 26 (4.64%) nginx
3 17 (3.04%) Apache
3 17 (3.04%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.32%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.61%) IIS
7 9 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.43%) JBoss
9 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.89%) Mule
10 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.54%) Jetty
12 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Actimize
1 2 (0.36%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 250 (44.64%) AWS
2 236 (42.14%) Azure
3 172 (30.71%) GCP
4 100 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 72 (12.86%) GitHub
6 62 (11.07%) npm
7 51 (9.11%) PaaS
8 46 (8.21%) IaaS
9 39 (6.96%) Serverless
10 32 (5.71%) OpenShift
11 29 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (4.64%) SaaS
14 17 (3.04%) Amazon ECS
14 17 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (2.86%) Amazon S3
16 15 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (2.50%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.79%) Firewall
2 34 (6.07%) DNS
3 20 (3.57%) HTTP
4 18 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.68%) SSL
6 12 (2.14%) HTTPS
6 12 (2.14%) SNMP
7 11 (1.96%) NAS
7 11 (1.96%) SAN
8 10 (1.79%) LAN
8 10 (1.79%) WAN
9 7 (1.25%) Kerberos
10 6 (1.07%) ATM
10 6 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.07%) IPv4
11 4 (0.71%) DHCP
11 4 (0.71%) Network Security
11 4 (0.71%) VLAN
12 3 (0.54%) Internet
12 3 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.36%) MongoDB
2 26 (4.64%) Data Lake
2 26 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.11%) MySQL
5 19 (3.39%) BigQuery
6 15 (2.68%) Big Data
7 13 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.79%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (1.43%) Tableau
13 6 (1.07%) Looker
13 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.07%) Power BI
13 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.89%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 253 (45.18%) Jenkins
2 149 (26.61%) Git (software)
3 86 (15.36%) Maven
4 73 (13.04%) Gradle
5 68 (12.14%) CircleCI
6 65 (11.61%) JIRA
7 62 (11.07%) gulp
7 62 (11.07%) Travis CI
8 34 (6.07%) Subversion
9 30 (5.36%) GitLab
10 27 (4.82%) TeamCity
11 25 (4.46%) Bitbucket
12 23 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 23 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (3.75%) Visual Studio
14 17 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (2.50%) Vagrant
16 12 (2.14%) JUnit
16 12 (2.14%) SonarQube
17 7 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 106 (18.93%) Finance
2 77 (13.75%) Social Skills
3 46 (8.21%) Banking
4 35 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (5.71%) Public Sector
6 19 (3.39%) Retail
7 15 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.61%) Law
9 8 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.71%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Military
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 218 (38.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (13.04%) Cloud Engineer
3 59 (10.54%) Architect
4 54 (9.64%) Developer
5 44 (7.86%) AWS Engineer
6 43 (7.68%) Azure Engineer
7 34 (6.07%) AWS DevOps
7 34 (6.07%) Consultant
7 34 (6.07%) Senior DevOps
8 31 (5.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 30 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 29 (5.18%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 29 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (4.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 24 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
12 24 (4.29%) Platform Engineer
13 22 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.21%) DevOps Consultant
15 16 (2.86%) Administrator
15 16 (2.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.46%) .NET
2 50 (8.93%) Node.js
3 31 (5.54%) YAML
4 27 (4.82%) JSON
5 24 (4.29%) Web Services
6 23 (4.11%) AngularJS
7 22 (3.93%) Kafka
7 22 (3.93%) Spring
8 21 (3.75%) ARM Templates
9 18 (3.21%) React
10 17 (3.04%) Spring Boot
11 15 (2.68%) REST
12 13 (2.32%) Middleware
13 12 (2.14%) .NET Core
13 12 (2.14%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.96%) HTML
15 10 (1.79%) CSS
15 10 (1.79%) LDAP
15 10 (1.79%) RESTful
16 8 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.64%) Public Cloud
2 37 (6.61%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.36%) Cloud Native
4 25 (4.46%) Clustering
5 20 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.68%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.79%) PKI
10 10 (1.79%) User Experience
11 8 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.43%) Replication
12 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.07%) iPad
14 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (43.75%) Linux
2 107 (19.11%) Windows
3 55 (9.82%) Unix
4 48 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.14%) CentOS
7 11 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.07%) AIX
10 5 (0.89%) zOS
11 4 (0.71%) Solaris
12 3 (0.54%) SUSE
13 2 (0.36%) Android
13 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.18%) HPUX
14 1 (0.18%) VMS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (70.18%) DevOps
2 171 (30.54%) Configuration Management
3 167 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (25.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 104 (18.57%) Open Source
6 77 (13.75%) Migration
7 74 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (12.86%) Microservices
9 56 (10.00%) Scrum
10 50 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 49 (8.75%) ITIL
12 45 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 43 (7.68%) Infrastructure Automation
14 40 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 38 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (6.61%) Change Management
17 36 (6.43%) Project Delivery
17 36 (6.43%) Software Engineering
18 34 (6.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 32 (5.71%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 283 (50.54%) Python
2 133 (23.75%) Java
3 126 (22.50%) PowerShell
4 104 (18.57%) Bash Shell
5 71 (12.68%) Groovy
6 59 (10.54%) SQL
7 50 (8.93%) Ruby
8 46 (8.21%) JavaScript
9 42 (7.50%) C#
10 33 (5.89%) Perl
11 32 (5.71%) Go
12 26 (4.64%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.86%) PHP
14 12 (2.14%) C
14 12 (2.14%) C++
14 12 (2.14%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.07%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.07%) Scala
16 5 (0.89%) VB
16 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.82%) Degree
4 8 (1.43%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.36%) CCNP
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.36%) CISSP
6 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.36%) GIAC
6 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.36%) RHCE
7 1 (0.18%) CCIE
7 1 (0.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.18%) CEH
7 1 (0.18%) HND
7 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (1.07%) GDPR
3 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) NCSC
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 193 (34.46%) Docker
2 59 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.07%) Active Directory
4 22 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.43%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.25%) KVM
7 7 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.89%) NFS
8 5 (0.89%) vSphere
9 3 (0.54%) LXC
10 2 (0.36%) Ceph
10 2 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.36%) vCloud
10 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.18%) IAG
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 391 (69.82%) Ansible
2 338 (60.36%) Puppet
3 301 (53.75%) Terraform
4 232 (41.43%) Kubernetes
5 37 (6.61%) Salt
6 32 (5.71%) Prometheus
7 31 (5.54%) Grafana
8 26 (4.64%) Nagios
9 25 (4.46%) Packer
10 17 (3.04%) Istio
10 17 (3.04%) SCCM
11 12 (2.14%) Argo
12 11 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.96%) vRealize
13 9 (1.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (1.07%) Capistrano
14 6 (1.07%) CASB
14 6 (1.07%) FortiGate
14 6 (1.07%) Kibana
14 6 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (21.07%) Google
2 95 (16.96%) VMware
3 70 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 44 (7.86%) Red Hat
5 41 (7.32%) Oracle
6 39 (6.96%) Splunk
7 32 (5.71%) SaltStack
8 22 (3.93%) Cisco
9 17 (3.04%) IBM
9 17 (3.04%) New Relic
10 14 (2.50%) Databricks
11 13 (2.32%) SolarWinds
11 13 (2.32%) Veritas
11 13 (2.32%) Zscaler
12 12 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.96%) EMC
13 11 (1.96%) Symantec
14 10 (1.79%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.43%) Citrix
16 7 (1.25%) Palo Alto