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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Opscode Chef
UK
Rank 176 189 236
Rank change year-on-year +13 +47  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 691 679 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.28% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.25% 13.85% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 498 371
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4531 4903 4388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3031 3106 2595
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 132 167
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +4.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 664 £500 - 249
London +16 387 £525 +5.00% 137
South East +35 79 £419 -16.25% 35
Yorkshire +11 64 £450 -10.00% 32
West Yorkshire +27 52 £450 -5.26% 26
City of London +6 52 £525 +10.52% 30
North West +25 42 £425 -15.00% 19
East of England +22 40 £550 +25.71% 10
Leeds +11 39 £425 -10.52% 25
Manchester +16 29 £450 -10.00% 15
Berkshire +31 23 £450 -10.00% 7
Hampshire +23 19 £450 +12.50% 8
North East -6 17 £450 +42.85% 1
Scotland +24 15 £438 +6.06% 10
Hertfordshire +16 15 £550 - 6
West Midlands +3 15 £488 -2.50% 11
Essex +3 14 £550 +29.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 14 £411 +30.55% 1
Tyne and Wear -7 14 £411 +30.55% 1
East Midlands -9 14 £525 -4.54% 1
Surrey -10 14 £400 -20.00% 10
Edinburgh +26 13 £425 - 9
Cambridgeshire +5 11 £515 +11.35% 3
Sheffield -2 11 £450 -5.26% 3
South Yorkshire -10 11 £450 -5.26% 3
Bradford - 10 £475 - 1
Birmingham - 10 £513 - 5
Hatfield - 10 £613 - 1
Wales +13 9 £438 +20.68% 3
Oxfordshire -5 9 £375 +29.31% 6

Opscode Chef
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1225 (80.17%) Puppet
2 1138 (74.48%) DevOps
3 900 (58.90%) Linux
4 824 (53.93%) Ansible
5 709 (46.40%) Amazon AWS
6 700 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
7 693 (45.35%) Python
8 655 (42.87%) Jenkins
9 525 (34.36%) Java
10 497 (32.53%) Configuration Management
11 496 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
12 458 (29.97%) Ruby
13 450 (29.45%) Docker
14 413 (27.03%) Git (software)
15 289 (18.91%) Bash Shell
16 287 (18.78%) Unix
17 280 (18.32%) Open Source
18 269 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 268 (17.54%) Perl
20 247 (16.16%) Windows
21 227 (14.86%) Web Services
22 223 (14.59%) Continuous Delivery
23 211 (13.81%) Red Hat
24 210 (13.74%) PowerShell
25 208 (13.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 204 (13.35%) Scrum
27 190 (12.43%) SQL
28 187 (12.24%) VMware
29 184 (12.04%) MySQL
30 177 (11.58%) Finance

Opscode Chef
Top Related 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
1 126 (8.25%) Elasticsearch
2 115 (7.53%) OpenStack
3 109 (7.13%) nginx
4 107 (7.00%) Apache
5 94 (6.15%) Confluence
6 91 (5.96%) Apache Spark
7 70 (4.58%) JBoss
8 62 (4.06%) WebSphere
9 61 (3.99%) IIS
9 61 (3.99%) Tomcat
10 57 (3.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 36 (2.36%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.51%) Apache Pig
13 21 (1.37%) Drupal
14 20 (1.31%) CMS
14 20 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 17 (1.11%) CloudStack
16 16 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.79%) WordPress
18 11 (0.72%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.26%) SPSS
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.065%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 12 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 709 (46.40%) Amazon AWS
2 269 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (8.25%) Amazon EC2
4 116 (7.59%) GitHub
5 114 (7.46%) IaaS
6 109 (7.13%) PaaS
7 107 (7.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 73 (4.78%) Amazon S3
9 45 (2.95%) Amazon EMR
10 40 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 38 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
13 30 (1.96%) Route 53
14 26 (1.70%) Datadog
15 24 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 24 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.44%) Heroku
17 21 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (9.75%) TCP/IP
2 139 (9.10%) HTTP
3 120 (7.85%) DNS
4 117 (7.66%) SSL
5 74 (4.84%) Firewall
6 54 (3.53%) LDAP
7 46 (3.01%) Internet
8 42 (2.75%) DHCP
9 39 (2.55%) Kerberos
10 28 (1.83%) VPN
11 23 (1.51%) Network Security
11 23 (1.51%) SAN
12 17 (1.11%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.85%) FTP
14 12 (0.79%) LAN
15 11 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.65%) IPsec
17 9 (0.59%) NAS
17 9 (0.59%) SMTP
17 9 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (12.04%) MySQL
2 174 (11.39%) MongoDB
3 164 (10.73%) NoSQL
3 164 (10.73%) PostgreSQL
4 154 (10.08%) Big Data
5 135 (8.84%) Hadoop
6 124 (8.12%) SQL Server
7 100 (6.54%) Relational Database
8 73 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 65 (4.25%) Redis
10 59 (3.86%) Apache Hive
11 45 (2.95%) HBase
12 42 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
13 40 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 30 (1.96%) RDBMS
15 19 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.98%) Blockchain
18 14 (0.92%) Neo4j
19 13 (0.85%) Riak
Development Applications
1 655 (42.87%) Jenkins
2 413 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 173 (11.32%) Subversion
4 158 (10.34%) Maven
5 156 (10.21%) JIRA
6 99 (6.48%) TeamCity
7 98 (6.41%) Vagrant
8 82 (5.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 81 (5.30%) Selenium
10 67 (4.38%) Gradle
11 66 (4.32%) Hudson
11 66 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 64 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 60 (3.93%) Ant
14 50 (3.27%) JUnit
15 49 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 45 (2.95%) Cucumber
17 38 (2.49%) Travis CI
18 31 (2.03%) Bitbucket
18 31 (2.03%) SonarQube
General
1 177 (11.58%) Finance
2 100 (6.54%) Banking
3 59 (3.86%) Retail
4 30 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.90%) Marketing
6 17 (1.11%) Games
7 13 (0.85%) Electronics
7 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.52%) Publishing
10 7 (0.46%) Law
11 6 (0.39%) Advertising
11 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.20%) Front Office
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.13%) Legal
15 1 (0.065%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 678 (44.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 216 (14.14%) Developer
3 177 (11.58%) AWS DevOps
4 157 (10.27%) AWS Engineer
5 127 (8.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 112 (7.33%) Linux Engineer
7 103 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
8 92 (6.02%) Architect
9 86 (5.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 81 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
11 80 (5.24%) Java Developer
12 77 (5.04%) Administrator
13 70 (4.58%) Consultant
13 70 (4.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 59 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
15 53 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (3.08%) AWS Developer
16 47 (3.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 44 (2.88%) Azure DevOps
18 42 (2.75%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (14.86%) Web Services
2 123 (8.05%) .NET
3 113 (7.40%) Node.js
4 111 (7.26%) REST
5 96 (6.28%) Spring
6 92 (6.02%) AngularJS
7 91 (5.96%) HTML
8 77 (5.04%) JSON
9 71 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
10 59 (3.86%) CSS
11 57 (3.73%) LAMP
12 52 (3.40%) HTML5
13 51 (3.34%) J2EE
14 46 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
15 45 (2.95%) LEMP Stack
16 42 (2.75%) RESTful
17 41 (2.68%) Kafka
18 35 (2.29%) SOAP
19 33 (2.16%) ASP.NET
20 31 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 60 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 51 (3.34%) Algorithms
5 44 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.03%) User Experience
7 27 (1.77%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 25 (1.64%) Fintech
9 25 (1.64%) Replication
10 22 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.31%) Blog
12 19 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.98%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.92%) Clustering
16 13 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 900 (58.90%) Linux
2 287 (18.78%) Unix
3 247 (16.16%) Windows
4 208 (13.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 118 (7.72%) CentOS
6 74 (4.84%) Ubuntu
7 61 (3.99%) Windows Server
8 40 (2.62%) AIX
9 32 (2.09%) CoreOS
10 29 (1.90%) Solaris
11 27 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.31%) Debian
14 19 (1.24%) Fedora
15 12 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.79%) SUSE
16 8 (0.52%) Android
16 8 (0.52%) VMS
17 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1138 (74.48%) DevOps
2 700 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
3 497 (32.53%) Configuration Management
4 496 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
5 280 (18.32%) Open Source
6 223 (14.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 204 (13.35%) Scrum
8 175 (11.45%) TDD
9 117 (7.66%) Microservices
10 110 (7.20%) High Availability
11 104 (6.81%) OO
12 92 (6.02%) E-Commerce
13 91 (5.96%) BDD
14 90 (5.89%) Kanban
15 87 (5.69%) Software Engineering
16 77 (5.04%) Continuous Deployment
17 76 (4.97%) Migration
18 75 (4.91%) Mentoring
19 69 (4.52%) ITIL
20 68 (4.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 693 (45.35%) Python
2 525 (34.36%) Java
3 458 (29.97%) Ruby
4 289 (18.91%) Bash Shell
5 268 (17.54%) Perl
6 210 (13.74%) PowerShell
7 190 (12.43%) SQL
8 162 (10.60%) JavaScript
9 151 (9.88%) Scala
10 123 (8.05%) Go
11 111 (7.26%) PHP
12 109 (7.13%) Shell Script
13 79 (5.17%) C#
14 40 (2.62%) C
14 40 (2.62%) Groovy
15 38 (2.49%) C++
16 32 (2.09%) Clojure
17 24 (1.57%) R
18 20 (1.31%) F#
18 20 (1.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 100 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 81 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.73%) Degree
4 25 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.24%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.18%) CCNP
7 16 (1.05%) CCNA
8 14 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.79%) RHCE
10 11 (0.72%) MCSE
11 8 (0.52%) CISSP
12 7 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.39%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.33%) CCIE
14 5 (0.33%) VCDX
15 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.13%) CISM
16 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.80%) QA
2 12 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.72%) SLA
4 9 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) GCP
7 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 450 (29.45%) Docker
2 112 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (4.38%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (2.75%) vSphere
6 37 (2.42%) HDFS
7 36 (2.36%) Hyper-V
8 25 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.51%) vCloud
9 23 (1.51%) Xen
10 22 (1.44%) NFS
11 18 (1.18%) LXC
11 18 (1.18%) XenServer
12 15 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 13 (0.85%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.72%) Apache Flume
14 11 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
15 9 (0.59%) KVM
15 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1225 (80.17%) Puppet
2 824 (53.93%) Ansible
3 147 (9.62%) Terraform
4 145 (9.49%) Salt
5 127 (8.31%) Nagios
6 106 (6.94%) Kubernetes
7 68 (4.45%) logstash
8 61 (3.99%) Kibana
9 50 (3.27%) Graphite
10 40 (2.62%) Hadoop YARN
11 38 (2.49%) Mesos
12 36 (2.36%) ZABBIX
13 31 (2.03%) Cobbler
13 31 (2.03%) Packer
14 21 (1.37%) SCOM
15 19 (1.24%) SCCM
16 18 (1.18%) vRealize
17 15 (0.98%) Ganglia
17 15 (0.98%) StatsD
18 14 (0.92%) Grafana
Vendors
1 211 (13.81%) Red Hat
2 187 (12.24%) VMware
3 130 (8.51%) Oracle
4 106 (6.94%) Splunk
5 85 (5.56%) SaltStack
6 77 (5.04%) Microsoft
7 67 (4.38%) Cisco
8 59 (3.86%) Rackspace
9 56 (3.66%) Atlassian
10 54 (3.53%) Google
11 43 (2.81%) IBM
12 41 (2.68%) HP
13 39 (2.55%) New Relic
14 36 (2.36%) AppDynamics
15 23 (1.51%) Hortonworks
15 23 (1.51%) Informatica
16 21 (1.37%) EMC
17 20 (1.31%) NetApp
17 20 (1.31%) Zend
18 19 (1.24%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Contino Solutions Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 19 days ago