Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 183 139
Rank change year-on-year -56 -44 +17
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 426 1,399 1,984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.49% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.86% 10.05% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 1,015 1,490
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £345 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £51.58 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.36% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £38.95 £35.00 £26.88
90th Percentile £58.50 £85.75 £67.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.58 - £32.50

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 6,214 13,925 13,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 14.81% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,019 9,338 9,132
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 352 357
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +7.89% -1.30%
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.02 £47.83 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -0.77%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 15 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 12 July 2020. 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 -53 397 £525 -4.55% 122
UK excluding London -23 234 £510 +2.00% 94
London -49 179 £550 -8.33% 44
North of England -6 110 £525 - 34
South East +46 60 £510 -2.86% 13
North West +3 57 £517 -4.26% 25
Yorkshire +25 48 £550 +7.32% 7
Work from Home -16 29 £525 +5.00% 17
Scotland +37 22 £461 -0.27% 10
Midlands +28 18 £350 -30.00% 15
South West +44 13 £565 +22.16% 8
East Midlands +23 12 £310 -32.05% 5
East of England +48 11 £450 -18.18% 8
West Midlands +48 6 £350 -36.36% 10
North East +15 5 £449 -0.33% 2

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 309 (72.54%) Ansible
2 307 (72.07%) DevOps
3 304 (71.36%) Puppet
4 245 (57.51%) AWS
5 233 (54.69%) Jenkins
6 220 (51.64%) Terraform
7 217 (50.94%) Linux
8 206 (48.36%) Python
9 195 (45.77%) Docker
10 189 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
11 181 (42.49%) Configuration Management
12 176 (41.31%) Git (software)
13 172 (40.38%) Kubernetes
14 141 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
15 118 (27.70%) Azure
15 118 (27.70%) Infrastructure as Code
16 113 (26.53%) Java
17 97 (22.77%) Bash Shell
18 90 (21.13%) AWS CloudFormation
19 77 (18.08%) Test Automation
20 72 (16.90%) Ruby
20 72 (16.90%) Scrum
20 72 (16.90%) GCP
21 70 (16.43%) Windows
22 69 (16.20%) JavaScript
23 68 (15.96%) HTTP
24 66 (15.49%) Finance
25 65 (15.26%) PowerShell
26 62 (14.55%) Unix
27 60 (14.08%) Salt

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 31 (7.28%) Confluence
2 28 (6.57%) Apache
3 23 (5.40%) Tomcat
4 19 (4.46%) nginx
5 16 (3.76%) JBoss
6 15 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.58%) Apache Solr
8 10 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.41%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.41%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.17%) Anypoint
11 5 (1.17%) Mule
12 3 (0.70%) Drupal
12 3 (0.70%) GemFire
12 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 245 (57.51%) AWS
2 118 (27.70%) Azure
3 90 (21.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 72 (16.90%) GCP
5 55 (12.91%) GitHub
6 37 (8.69%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (7.75%) OpenShift
7 33 (7.75%) Serverless
8 31 (7.28%) Amazon S3
8 31 (7.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 26 (6.10%) IaaS
10 25 (5.87%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (5.63%) SaaS
12 17 (3.99%) Coveralls
12 17 (3.99%) PaaS
13 16 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (3.52%) npm
15 14 (3.29%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (3.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (3.05%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 68 (15.96%) HTTP
2 54 (12.68%) DNS
3 43 (10.09%) TCP/IP
4 38 (8.92%) Firewall
5 31 (7.28%) SSL
6 20 (4.69%) VLAN
7 15 (3.52%) VPN
8 14 (3.29%) DHCP
9 13 (3.05%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (3.05%) SAN
10 9 (2.11%) SNMP
11 8 (1.88%) BGP
11 8 (1.88%) DSL
11 8 (1.88%) WAN
12 7 (1.64%) Internet
12 7 (1.64%) IPsec
12 7 (1.64%) LAN
12 7 (1.64%) Network Security
13 6 (1.41%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.81%) Relational Database
3 23 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.16%) MySQL
5 21 (4.93%) RDBMS
6 15 (3.52%) Big Data
6 15 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (2.35%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.17%) Sybase ASE
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.94%) Redis
11 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 233 (54.69%) Jenkins
2 176 (41.31%) Git (software)
3 49 (11.50%) Maven
4 47 (11.03%) CircleCI
4 47 (11.03%) JIRA
5 42 (9.86%) Bitbucket
6 38 (8.92%) Subversion
7 34 (7.98%) TeamCity
8 31 (7.28%) GitLab
8 31 (7.28%) Gradle
9 28 (6.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (6.57%) JUnit
10 25 (5.87%) SonarQube
11 23 (5.40%) Sonatype Nexus
12 22 (5.16%) Bitbucket Server
12 22 (5.16%) Selenium
13 19 (4.46%) Cucumber
14 18 (4.23%) Travis CI
15 11 (2.58%) SoapUI
16 10 (2.35%) gulp
General
1 66 (15.49%) Finance
2 22 (5.16%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.46%) Banking
4 8 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.64%) Retail
6 5 (1.17%) Front Office
6 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (39.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (14.55%) AWS Engineer
3 48 (11.27%) AWS DevOps
4 42 (9.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 39 (9.15%) Developer
6 33 (7.75%) Architect
6 33 (7.75%) Senior DevOps
7 30 (7.04%) Consultant
8 28 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (6.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 22 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (4.23%) AWS Architect
11 18 (4.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
12 16 (3.76%) Tester
13 15 (3.52%) Platform Engineer
14 13 (3.05%) DevOps Consultant
14 13 (3.05%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 13 (3.05%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.75%) Node.js
2 24 (5.63%) AngularJS
3 22 (5.16%) Middleware
4 19 (4.46%) .NET
4 19 (4.46%) HTML
5 18 (4.23%) CSS
5 18 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (4.23%) REST
6 17 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (3.76%) Web Services
8 12 (2.82%) CSS3
8 12 (2.82%) XML
9 11 (2.58%) RESTful
10 10 (2.35%) React
10 10 (2.35%) Vue.js
11 9 (2.11%) Ajax
11 9 (2.11%) SAML
12 8 (1.88%) gRPC
12 8 (1.88%) HTML5
12 8 (1.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.63%) Public Cloud
2 20 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.23%) Clustering
4 17 (3.99%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.41%) Replication
8 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.94%) Derivative
9 4 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.70%) FMCG
10 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 217 (50.94%) Linux
2 70 (16.43%) Windows
3 62 (14.55%) Unix
4 52 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (8.69%) Windows Server
6 32 (7.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (6.34%) CentOS
8 15 (3.52%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.94%) AIX
9 4 (0.94%) Solaris
9 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.47%) HPUX
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (72.07%) DevOps
2 189 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (42.49%) Configuration Management
4 141 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
5 118 (27.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 77 (18.08%) Test Automation
7 72 (16.90%) Scrum
8 59 (13.85%) Open Source
9 57 (13.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 53 (12.44%) Infrastructure Automation
11 44 (10.33%) Deployment Automation
12 40 (9.39%) Migration
13 39 (9.15%) Microservices
14 36 (8.45%) TDD
15 35 (8.22%) Kanban
15 35 (8.22%) Mentoring
16 34 (7.98%) Task Automation
17 31 (7.28%) Load Balancing
18 29 (6.81%) ITIL
18 29 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 206 (48.36%) Python
2 113 (26.53%) Java
3 97 (22.77%) Bash Shell
4 72 (16.90%) Ruby
5 69 (16.20%) JavaScript
6 65 (15.26%) PowerShell
7 41 (9.62%) Perl
8 39 (9.15%) SQL
9 30 (7.04%) Go
10 27 (6.34%) C#
11 26 (6.10%) Shell Script
12 22 (5.16%) C
13 21 (4.93%) Groovy
14 15 (3.52%) PHP
15 13 (3.05%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.64%) C++
16 7 (1.64%) ES6
17 6 (1.41%) Haskell
17 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.41%) Rust
Qualifications
1 37 (8.69%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.58%) Degree
4 7 (1.64%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.64%) CCNA
5 5 (1.17%) CCNP
5 5 (1.17%) MCSA
5 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.70%) CISSP
7 3 (0.70%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.47%) CISA
8 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.47%) OCP
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.33%) QA
2 14 (3.29%) GDPR
2 14 (3.29%) HIPAA
2 14 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.05%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.64%) SLA
5 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.94%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.23%) MiFID
7 1 (0.23%) NIST
System Software
1 195 (45.77%) Docker
2 36 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.75%) Active Directory
4 22 (5.16%) vSphere
5 13 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.05%) VMware NSX
6 9 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.94%) XenApp
9 3 (0.70%) KVM
9 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.70%) NFS
9 3 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 309 (72.54%) Ansible
2 304 (71.36%) Puppet
3 220 (51.64%) Terraform
4 172 (40.38%) Kubernetes
5 60 (14.08%) Salt
6 30 (7.04%) Packer
7 20 (4.69%) Grafana
7 20 (4.69%) Nagios
8 18 (4.23%) Prometheus
9 14 (3.29%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (3.29%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.88%) SCCM
11 7 (1.64%) Kibana
12 6 (1.41%) CFEngine
12 6 (1.41%) SCOM
12 6 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (1.17%) Consul
13 5 (1.17%) Rancher
13 5 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (13.15%) Google
2 50 (11.74%) Splunk
3 45 (10.56%) VMware
4 33 (7.75%) Oracle
5 32 (7.51%) Microsoft
6 24 (5.63%) SaltStack
7 23 (5.40%) Red Hat
8 20 (4.69%) Cisco
9 17 (3.99%) Atlassian
9 17 (3.99%) EMC
10 10 (2.35%) Dell
10 10 (2.35%) Juniper
10 10 (2.35%) NetApp
11 9 (2.11%) Citrix
11 9 (2.11%) F5
12 8 (1.88%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.88%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.64%) HP
14 6 (1.41%) LogicMonitor
14 6 (1.41%) Sybase