Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 248 263 152
Rank change year-on-year +15 -111 -16
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 488 639 1,793
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.96% 1.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.14% 6.66% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 491 1,413
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £375 £406 £406
90th Percentile £700 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 0
Median hourly rate £61.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7,950 9,595 14,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.54% 14.42% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,584 6,601 9,821
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £319 £263 £310
90th Percentile £668 £670 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 273 340
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.43% - -
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.14% - +14.75%

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 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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 -17 347 £500 -9.09% 230
Work from Home -71 195 £600 +14.29% 57
London -17 191 £550 -8.33% 96
UK excluding London +35 168 £450 -14.29% 163
North of England +7 59 £450 -14.29% 51
North West +21 49 £450 -14.29% 29
South East +60 37 £495 -1.00% 29
Scotland +14 22 £425 -22.73% 7
South West +62 17 £440 -22.12% 11
Midlands +36 13 £418 +19.29% 31
Wales +26 11 £363 - 18
East of England +52 9 £448 -28.40% 11
East Midlands +26 9 £466 +77.52% 17
Yorkshire +8 6 £450 -10.00% 19
West Midlands +29 4 £375 -31.82% 13
North East +9 4 £550 +51.20% 3

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 333 (68.24%) DevOps
2 315 (64.55%) Ansible
3 267 (54.71%) Puppet
4 251 (51.43%) Python
5 243 (49.80%) AWS
6 238 (48.77%) Jenkins
7 232 (47.54%) Terraform
8 220 (45.08%) Linux
9 219 (44.88%) Kubernetes
10 217 (44.47%) Docker
11 168 (34.43%) Git (software)
12 163 (33.40%) Azure
13 147 (30.12%) Configuration Management
14 135 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
15 120 (24.59%) Infrastructure as Code
16 119 (24.39%) GCP
17 108 (22.13%) Windows
18 102 (20.90%) Java
19 98 (20.08%) Bash Shell
20 92 (18.85%) PowerShell
21 91 (18.65%) AWS CloudFormation
22 85 (17.42%) Finance
23 84 (17.21%) Test Automation
24 82 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (16.19%) VMware
26 78 (15.98%) Open Source
27 77 (15.78%) Security Cleared
28 75 (15.37%) Ruby
29 73 (14.96%) JIRA
29 73 (14.96%) Node.js

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 49 (10.04%) nginx
2 34 (6.97%) Confluence
3 27 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (5.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (3.89%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.28%) JBoss
7 11 (2.25%) Apache
8 8 (1.64%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.43%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.43%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.02%) IIS
11 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.82%) CMS
12 3 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.41%) Drupal
13 2 (0.41%) Jetty
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 243 (49.80%) AWS
2 163 (33.40%) Azure
3 119 (24.39%) GCP
4 91 (18.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (13.52%) PaaS
6 56 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (11.48%) Serverless
7 52 (10.66%) GitHub
8 50 (10.25%) npm
9 47 (9.63%) Amazon S3
10 41 (8.40%) IaaS
11 36 (7.38%) OpenShift
12 35 (7.17%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (6.76%) Amazon ECS
14 31 (6.35%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (4.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (4.51%) AWS CodePipeline
16 20 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
18 15 (3.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.27%) Firewall
2 28 (5.74%) DNS
3 20 (4.10%) VLAN
4 19 (3.89%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 15 (3.07%) HTTP
7 14 (2.87%) SSL
8 12 (2.46%) SNMP
9 10 (2.05%) ATM
9 10 (2.05%) DHCP
10 7 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.43%) Internet
10 7 (1.43%) LAN
10 7 (1.43%) SSH
10 7 (1.43%) WAN
11 6 (1.23%) BIG-IP
11 6 (1.23%) NAS
11 6 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.23%) SAN
12 5 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.79%) BigQuery
2 32 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 29 (5.94%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (4.71%) Big Data
4 23 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 21 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 17 (3.48%) SQL Server
7 14 (2.87%) MySQL
8 13 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.25%) Cosmos DB
10 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.05%) Redis
11 8 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.64%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.23%) Amazon Athena
12 6 (1.23%) Looker
12 6 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 238 (48.77%) Jenkins
2 168 (34.43%) Git (software)
3 73 (14.96%) JIRA
4 66 (13.52%) Maven
5 54 (11.07%) Gradle
6 45 (9.22%) CircleCI
6 45 (9.22%) GitLab
6 45 (9.22%) Travis CI
7 43 (8.81%) gulp
8 39 (7.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 32 (6.56%) Subversion
10 28 (5.74%) Bitbucket
10 28 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 25 (5.12%) SonarQube
12 18 (3.69%) JUnit
13 16 (3.28%) GoCD
13 16 (3.28%) TeamCity
14 14 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (2.66%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.25%) Selenium
General
1 85 (17.42%) Finance
2 45 (9.22%) Banking
3 26 (5.33%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.05%) Marketing
6 7 (1.43%) Law
6 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.23%) Retail
8 5 (1.02%) Electronics
9 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 212 (43.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (12.09%) Developer
3 56 (11.48%) AWS Engineer
4 47 (9.63%) Cloud Engineer
5 43 (8.81%) Azure Engineer
6 40 (8.20%) Architect
7 39 (7.99%) AWS DevOps
8 36 (7.38%) Consultant
9 35 (7.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 34 (6.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 31 (6.35%) Azure DevOps
12 25 (5.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 23 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (4.51%) Platform Engineer
15 18 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
16 15 (3.07%) Cloud Architect
17 14 (2.87%) AWS Architect
17 14 (2.87%) DevOps Consultant
17 14 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
18 13 (2.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.96%) Node.js
2 50 (10.25%) Elastic Stack
3 46 (9.43%) REST
4 33 (6.76%) Web Services
5 22 (4.51%) RESTful
6 21 (4.30%) .NET
7 20 (4.10%) Kafka
8 14 (2.87%) Swagger
9 13 (2.66%) gRPC
10 11 (2.25%) React
11 10 (2.05%) YAML
12 9 (1.84%) Spring
12 9 (1.84%) Spring Boot
13 8 (1.64%) HTML
14 7 (1.43%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.43%) CSS
14 7 (1.43%) GraphQL
14 7 (1.43%) Middleware
14 7 (1.43%) Task Parallel Library
15 6 (1.23%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.97%) Public Cloud
2 32 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (5.12%) Private Cloud
4 24 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.51%) Cloud Native
6 20 (4.10%) User Experience
7 15 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.84%) Replication
11 8 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.64%) Wiki
12 7 (1.43%) Clustering
12 7 (1.43%) CMDB
13 6 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 5 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 220 (45.08%) Linux
2 108 (22.13%) Windows
3 71 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (13.52%) Unix
5 35 (7.17%) Windows Server
6 27 (5.53%) Windows 10
7 25 (5.12%) CentOS
8 21 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.64%) Android
9 8 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.82%) VMS
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.41%) AIX
11 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (68.24%) DevOps
2 147 (30.12%) Configuration Management
3 135 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (24.59%) Infrastructure as Code
5 84 (17.21%) Test Automation
6 82 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (15.98%) Open Source
8 68 (13.93%) Microservices
9 60 (12.30%) Scrum
10 59 (12.09%) Deployment Automation
11 58 (11.89%) Mentoring
12 45 (9.22%) Software Engineering
13 42 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 39 (7.99%) Infrastructure Automation
15 38 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (6.76%) Migration
17 32 (6.56%) Continuous Deployment
18 30 (6.15%) TDD
19 29 (5.94%) High Availability
20 28 (5.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 251 (51.43%) Python
2 102 (20.90%) Java
3 98 (20.08%) Bash Shell
4 92 (18.85%) PowerShell
5 75 (15.37%) Ruby
6 53 (10.86%) Go
7 52 (10.66%) Groovy
8 48 (9.84%) JavaScript
9 40 (8.20%) Perl
10 39 (7.99%) SQL
11 37 (7.58%) C#
12 18 (3.69%) C++
13 15 (3.07%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.66%) PHP
15 9 (1.84%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.23%) C
17 5 (1.02%) Scala
18 4 (0.82%) Korn
18 4 (0.82%) R
19 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (15.78%) Security Cleared
2 69 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.71%) Degree
4 8 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.82%) CCNP
8 4 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.61%) CCIE
9 3 (0.61%) CCNA
10 2 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.41%) ISEB
10 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.41%) VCAP
11 1 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.02%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.20%) NCSC
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 217 (44.47%) Docker
2 62 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (12.09%) Virtual Machines
4 47 (9.63%) Active Directory
5 31 (6.35%) vSphere
6 14 (2.87%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.25%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (0.82%) vCloud
10 3 (0.61%) Ceph
10 3 (0.61%) KVM
11 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.41%) UAG
12 1 (0.20%) GPFS
12 1 (0.20%) HDFS
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 315 (64.55%) Ansible
2 267 (54.71%) Puppet
3 232 (47.54%) Terraform
4 219 (44.88%) Kubernetes
5 52 (10.66%) Prometheus
6 45 (9.22%) Grafana
7 37 (7.58%) Salt
8 35 (7.17%) Packer
9 33 (6.76%) Argo
10 19 (3.89%) Nagios
11 17 (3.48%) ZABBIX
12 16 (3.28%) Kibana
12 16 (3.28%) vRealize
13 13 (2.66%) Rundeck
14 11 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (2.25%) Istio
15 10 (2.05%) Consul
16 5 (1.02%) logstash
16 5 (1.02%) SCCM
16 5 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (16.19%) VMware
2 69 (14.14%) Google
3 43 (8.81%) Splunk
4 42 (8.61%) Microsoft
5 37 (7.58%) Red Hat
6 36 (7.38%) Atlassian
7 27 (5.53%) SaltStack
8 20 (4.10%) Cisco
9 18 (3.69%) Dell
10 16 (3.28%) EMC
11 13 (2.66%) Oracle
12 12 (2.46%) AppDynamics
12 12 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (2.25%) F5
13 11 (2.25%) ServiceNow
14 10 (2.05%) Fortinet
15 7 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.43%) CyberArk
15 7 (1.43%) Informatica
16 5 (1.02%) New Relic