Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 146 222
Rank change year-on-year -11 +76 +40
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1756 1885 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.79% 1.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.05% 16.20% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1355 937
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £348
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
UK median hourly rate £38.75 - £60.00
10th Percentile £32.00 - £47.00
90th Percentile £43.30 - £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £60.00

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 11664 11633 9758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.05% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 7438 5957
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +11.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%
10th Percentile £10.97 £12.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £21.63 £19.03
% change year-on-year -27.26% +13.64% -5.13%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -18 1633 £525 +5.00% 259
London -29 959 £525 - 144
UK excluding London +12 769 £500 +11.11% 123
South East +17 243 £500 +8.11% 26
North of England +7 211 £475 +5.56% 43
North West +37 100 £525 +22.09% 18
Scotland +65 93 £469 +7.14% 8
East of England +6 89 £513 +2.50% 18
Midlands -12 87 £500 +11.11% 18
Yorkshire -27 86 £488 +2.63% 23
West Midlands -1 53 £550 +22.22% 10
South West 0 47 £438 -2.78% 10
North East +52 39 £535 +53.96% 2
East Midlands -13 32 £368 -8.13% 8
Northern Ireland - 6 £538 -
Wales -5 2 £401 -22.98%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 1360 (77.45%) Puppet
2 1217 (69.31%) DevOps
3 1153 (65.66%) Ansible
4 909 (51.77%) Linux
5 860 (48.97%) Amazon AWS
6 821 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
7 792 (45.10%) Jenkins
8 707 (40.26%) Python
9 680 (38.72%) Configuration Management
10 651 (37.07%) Docker
11 637 (36.28%) Java
12 580 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
13 468 (26.65%) Git (software)
14 430 (24.49%) Ruby
15 418 (23.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 401 (22.84%) Bash Shell
17 370 (21.07%) Finance
18 332 (18.91%) TDD
19 310 (17.65%) Oracle
20 295 (16.80%) Windows
21 287 (16.34%) Unix
22 282 (16.06%) MySQL
22 282 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 261 (14.86%) Open Source
24 258 (14.69%) Scrum
25 255 (14.52%) Terraform
26 250 (14.24%) NoSQL
27 246 (14.01%) PowerShell
28 241 (13.72%) PostgreSQL
29 237 (13.50%) Red Hat

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
1 210 (11.96%) Tomcat
2 194 (11.05%) OpenStack
3 146 (8.31%) Confluence
4 135 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 133 (7.57%) WebSphere
6 126 (7.18%) JBoss
7 114 (6.49%) Apache
8 96 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
9 84 (4.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 84 (4.78%) nginx
10 49 (2.79%) IIS
11 47 (2.68%) Jetty
12 39 (2.22%) Apache Spark
13 27 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.74%) CMS
16 12 (0.68%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.51%) Mule
19 8 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (0.74%) HipChat
2 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 11 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.057%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.057%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 860 (48.97%) Amazon AWS
2 418 (23.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (8.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 135 (7.69%) PaaS
5 127 (7.23%) GitHub
6 121 (6.89%) Amazon EC2
7 100 (5.69%) IaaS
8 86 (4.90%) Amazon S3
9 61 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (3.13%) Serverless
11 53 (3.02%) Route 53
12 50 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 49 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (2.79%) SaaS
14 46 (2.62%) npm
15 43 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
16 39 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 37 (2.11%) Slack
18 28 (1.59%) OpenShift
19 26 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 150 (8.54%) TCP/IP
2 115 (6.55%) HTTP
3 99 (5.64%) DNS
4 89 (5.07%) Firewall
5 80 (4.56%) SSL
6 41 (2.33%) SAN
7 35 (1.99%) Internet
8 28 (1.59%) DHCP
9 24 (1.37%) LDAP
10 23 (1.31%) VPN
11 20 (1.14%) HTTPS
11 20 (1.14%) LAN
12 19 (1.08%) Network Security
12 19 (1.08%) WAN
13 14 (0.80%) SMTP
14 12 (0.68%) AMQP
14 12 (0.68%) OpenFlow
15 11 (0.63%) ICMP
15 11 (0.63%) VoIP
16 10 (0.57%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (16.06%) MySQL
2 250 (14.24%) NoSQL
3 241 (13.72%) PostgreSQL
4 189 (10.76%) MongoDB
5 127 (7.23%) Hadoop
5 127 (7.23%) Relational Database
6 95 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 88 (5.01%) Amazon RDS
8 64 (3.64%) Big Data
9 62 (3.53%) Redis
10 46 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 38 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 29 (1.65%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.25%) DB2
15 17 (0.97%) Riak
16 16 (0.91%) Couchbase
17 15 (0.85%) HBase
17 15 (0.85%) InfluxDB
18 14 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 792 (45.10%) Jenkins
2 468 (26.65%) Git (software)
3 202 (11.50%) JIRA
4 199 (11.33%) TeamCity
5 184 (10.48%) Maven
6 115 (6.55%) Subversion
7 104 (5.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 93 (5.30%) NUnit
8 93 (5.30%) Selenium
9 92 (5.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 92 (5.24%) Vagrant
10 88 (5.01%) MSTest
11 82 (4.67%) Gradle
12 81 (4.61%) Ant
12 81 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 67 (3.82%) Bitbucket
14 63 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
15 55 (3.13%) gulp
15 55 (3.13%) JUnit
16 51 (2.90%) Cucumber
General
1 370 (21.07%) Finance
2 107 (6.09%) Banking
3 68 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 52 (2.96%) Marketing
5 48 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.68%) Electronics
7 46 (2.62%) Retail Banking
8 45 (2.56%) Retail
9 26 (1.48%) Games
10 21 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.08%) Front Office
12 14 (0.80%) Legal
13 13 (0.74%) Law
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.34%) Publishing
15 5 (0.28%) Billing
16 4 (0.23%) Advertising
16 4 (0.23%) Back Office
17 2 (0.11%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 831 (47.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 352 (20.05%) Developer
3 207 (11.79%) AWS Engineer
4 205 (11.67%) AWS DevOps
5 181 (10.31%) Java Developer
6 176 (10.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 128 (7.29%) Linux Engineer
8 111 (6.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 99 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 98 (5.58%) Architect
11 86 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 84 (4.78%) Senior DevOps
13 83 (4.73%) Consultant
14 75 (4.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 56 (3.19%) Senior Developer
16 55 (3.13%) Administrator
17 54 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
18 47 (2.68%) Java Engineer
18 47 (2.68%) Operations Engineer
19 46 (2.62%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (12.81%) Web Services
2 188 (10.71%) Node.js
3 139 (7.92%) .NET
4 118 (6.72%) AngularJS
4 118 (6.72%) Spring
5 98 (5.58%) React
6 93 (5.30%) Middleware
7 85 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
8 84 (4.78%) REST
9 81 (4.61%) JSON
10 75 (4.27%) RESTful
11 66 (3.76%) Kafka
12 65 (3.70%) jQuery
13 61 (3.47%) HTML
14 59 (3.36%) SOAP
15 56 (3.19%) CSS
15 56 (3.19%) XML
16 52 (2.96%) Hibernate
17 49 (2.79%) J2EE
18 44 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.50%) Public Cloud
2 61 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 45 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.33%) PKI
5 41 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 38 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (2.11%) Clustering
8 33 (1.88%) Fintech
9 31 (1.77%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.71%) Replication
11 23 (1.31%) User Experience
12 22 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.20%) Cloud Native
14 19 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.74%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 909 (51.77%) Linux
2 295 (16.80%) Windows
3 287 (16.34%) Unix
4 282 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 107 (6.09%) CentOS
6 98 (5.58%) Windows Server
7 62 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (2.79%) Solaris
9 47 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 32 (1.82%) AIX
12 24 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.08%) Debian
14 15 (0.85%) CoreOS
15 12 (0.68%) VMS
16 10 (0.57%) DC/OS
17 7 (0.40%) HPUX
18 6 (0.34%) Fedora
19 3 (0.17%) SUSE
19 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1217 (69.31%) DevOps
2 821 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (38.72%) Configuration Management
4 580 (33.03%) Continuous Integration
5 332 (18.91%) TDD
6 261 (14.86%) Open Source
7 258 (14.69%) Scrum
8 211 (12.02%) Test Automation
9 193 (10.99%) Microservices
10 182 (10.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 145 (8.26%) OO
12 142 (8.09%) Mentoring
13 139 (7.92%) Migration
14 126 (7.18%) Software Engineering
15 122 (6.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 114 (6.49%) BDD
17 95 (5.41%) E-Commerce
17 95 (5.41%) Kanban
18 94 (5.35%) Continuous Deployment
19 85 (4.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 707 (40.26%) Python
2 637 (36.28%) Java
3 430 (24.49%) Ruby
4 401 (22.84%) Bash Shell
5 246 (14.01%) PowerShell
6 234 (13.33%) Perl
7 221 (12.59%) JavaScript
8 187 (10.65%) SQL
9 114 (6.49%) PHP
10 96 (5.47%) Shell Script
11 92 (5.24%) C#
12 77 (4.38%) Groovy
13 72 (4.10%) Go
14 62 (3.53%) Scala
15 36 (2.05%) C++
16 34 (1.94%) C
17 20 (1.14%) Korn
18 18 (1.03%) ES6
18 18 (1.03%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 155 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 124 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.36%) Degree
4 37 (2.11%) AWS Certification
5 27 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.80%) RHCE
7 10 (0.57%) CISSP
8 9 (0.51%) CEH
8 9 (0.51%) RHCA
8 9 (0.51%) SANS
9 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.23%) CCNP
10 4 (0.23%) MCITP
10 4 (0.23%) MCSE
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.87%) QA
2 30 (1.71%) GCP
3 9 (0.51%) SLA
4 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.057%) GDPR
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 651 (37.07%) Docker
2 90 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 36 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (1.99%) Xen
6 34 (1.94%) vSphere
7 29 (1.65%) vCloud
7 29 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (1.25%) KVM
9 21 (1.20%) HDFS
10 19 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.74%) LXC
11 13 (0.74%) NFS
12 11 (0.63%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.57%) Samba
14 7 (0.40%) GPFS
14 7 (0.40%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1360 (77.45%) Puppet
2 1153 (65.66%) Ansible
3 255 (14.52%) Terraform
4 228 (12.98%) Kubernetes
5 114 (6.49%) Salt
6 78 (4.44%) Nagios
7 69 (3.93%) Packer
8 50 (2.85%) Mesos
9 48 (2.73%) Cobbler
9 48 (2.73%) logstash
10 35 (1.99%) Kibana
11 28 (1.59%) Consul
12 27 (1.54%) Grafana
13 24 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
14 22 (1.25%) Rancher
15 20 (1.14%) Rundeck
15 20 (1.14%) WMI
15 20 (1.14%) ZABBIX
16 18 (1.03%) StatsD
17 17 (0.97%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 310 (17.65%) Oracle
2 237 (13.50%) Red Hat
3 180 (10.25%) VMware
4 148 (8.43%) Splunk
5 127 (7.23%) Microsoft
6 68 (3.87%) SaltStack
7 67 (3.82%) SAP
8 66 (3.76%) Google
9 55 (3.13%) Atlassian
10 52 (2.96%) IBM
11 38 (2.16%) Cisco
12 32 (1.82%) HP
13 31 (1.77%) Rackspace
14 30 (1.71%) New Relic
15 29 (1.65%) AppDynamics
16 24 (1.37%) Juniper
16 24 (1.37%) WSO2
17 20 (1.14%) Sun
18 18 (1.03%) Cloudera
19 17 (0.97%) ServiceNow