Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 157 190
Rank change year-on-year +24 +33 +44
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1,969 1,513 1,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.67% 1.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.05% 15.64% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,460 1,103 1,072
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.10%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £650 £648 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £28.75 £38.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £67.75 £41.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 13,079 9,675 10,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 10.71% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,707 6,415 6,909
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £274 £263
90th Percentile £631 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £380
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 215 267
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.24% +5.67%

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 24 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor 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 24 May 2018. 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 +29 1,876 £525 +5.00% 473
London +11 1,081 £550 +0.92% 251
UK excluding London +23 872 £488 +2.63% 255
North of England +17 306 £450 - 79
South East +23 250 £525 +12.00% 54
North West +16 162 £465 +3.33% 49
Midlands +41 130 £500 -2.91% 24
Yorkshire -1 103 £440 -2.22% 27
West Midlands +15 68 £525 +10.53% 18
Scotland -14 65 £500 +11.11% 24
East Midlands +25 58 £450 -12.62% 6
South West +38 57 £500 +11.11% 30
East of England -36 52 £525 - 34
North East +16 43 £406 -9.72% 3
Wales -9 14 £513 +27.97% 8

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 1,508 (76.59%) Puppet
2 1,410 (71.61%) DevOps
3 1,286 (65.31%) Ansible
4 1,020 (51.80%) Linux
5 994 (50.48%) Amazon AWS
6 959 (48.70%) Jenkins
7 858 (43.58%) Python
8 843 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
9 828 (42.05%) Docker
10 731 (37.13%) Configuration Management
11 627 (31.84%) Continuous Integration
12 624 (31.69%) Java
13 507 (25.75%) Terraform
14 496 (25.19%) Git (software)
15 483 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 475 (24.12%) Ruby
17 406 (20.62%) Bash Shell
18 391 (19.86%) Kubernetes
19 372 (18.89%) Finance
20 355 (18.03%) Windows
21 319 (16.20%) Open Source
22 297 (15.08%) Unix
23 292 (14.83%) MySQL
24 289 (14.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 288 (14.63%) JavaScript
26 264 (13.41%) TDD
27 257 (13.05%) Oracle
28 252 (12.80%) JIRA
29 249 (12.65%) Perl
30 247 (12.54%) PowerShell

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
1 202 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 163 (8.28%) Confluence
3 149 (7.57%) WebSphere
4 140 (7.11%) OpenStack
5 136 (6.91%) WebLogic
6 115 (5.84%) JBoss
7 106 (5.38%) Apache
8 92 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
9 89 (4.52%) nginx
10 87 (4.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 47 (2.39%) IIS
12 42 (2.13%) Apache Spark
13 35 (1.78%) Jetty
14 24 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.81%) CMS
17 15 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.71%) Apache Pig
19 13 (0.66%) Mule
20 12 (0.61%) Mongrel
Applications
1 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.25%) HipChat
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.051%) Maya
6 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.41%) Magento
5 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.051%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.051%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.051%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 994 (50.48%) Amazon AWS
2 483 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 155 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
5 147 (7.47%) Serverless
6 130 (6.60%) GitHub
7 129 (6.55%) PaaS
8 127 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
9 126 (6.40%) Amazon S3
9 126 (6.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 115 (5.84%) IaaS
11 94 (4.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 88 (4.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 78 (3.96%) npm
14 69 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
15 68 (3.45%) Route 53
16 64 (3.25%) SaaS
17 57 (2.89%) CloudFront
18 56 (2.84%) OpenShift
19 32 (1.63%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 128 (6.50%) HTTP
2 125 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 108 (5.49%) SSL
4 106 (5.38%) DNS
5 81 (4.11%) Firewall
6 79 (4.01%) DHCP
7 45 (2.29%) FTP
8 40 (2.03%) IPsec
9 29 (1.47%) SAN
10 27 (1.37%) VPN
11 26 (1.32%) Internet
12 18 (0.91%) SNMP
13 14 (0.71%) LAN
13 14 (0.71%) SMTP
13 14 (0.71%) WAN
14 13 (0.66%) SSH
15 12 (0.61%) Network Security
16 11 (0.56%) SMS
16 11 (0.56%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (14.83%) MySQL
2 245 (12.44%) PostgreSQL
3 233 (11.83%) NoSQL
4 170 (8.63%) MongoDB
5 123 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 115 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 109 (5.54%) Hadoop
8 100 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
9 86 (4.37%) Big Data
10 59 (3.00%) RDBMS
11 53 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 50 (2.54%) Redis
13 30 (1.52%) DB2
14 27 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.27%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (1.17%) Apache Hive
18 20 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
19 17 (0.86%) HBase
20 15 (0.76%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 959 (48.70%) Jenkins
2 496 (25.19%) Git (software)
3 252 (12.80%) JIRA
4 177 (8.99%) TeamCity
5 142 (7.21%) Maven
6 115 (5.84%) Subversion
7 105 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 104 (5.28%) Vagrant
9 99 (5.03%) Travis CI
10 98 (4.98%) Selenium
10 98 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 94 (4.77%) Gradle
12 85 (4.32%) JUnit
13 79 (4.01%) gulp
13 79 (4.01%) MSTest
13 79 (4.01%) NUnit
14 62 (3.15%) Ant
15 56 (2.84%) Cucumber
16 52 (2.64%) Bitbucket
17 50 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 372 (18.89%) Finance
2 143 (7.26%) Banking
3 51 (2.59%) Retail
4 48 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.42%) Games
6 22 (1.12%) Law
6 22 (1.12%) Marketing
7 21 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.02%) Publishing
9 19 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.81%) Back Office
10 16 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.76%) Electronics
12 4 (0.20%) Automotive
12 4 (0.20%) French Language
12 4 (0.20%) Legal
13 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.051%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 985 (50.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 358 (18.18%) Developer
3 318 (16.15%) AWS Engineer
4 280 (14.22%) AWS DevOps
5 261 (13.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 173 (8.79%) Java Developer
7 169 (8.58%) Cloud Engineer
8 111 (5.64%) Linux Engineer
8 111 (5.64%) Senior DevOps
9 96 (4.88%) Consultant
10 94 (4.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 93 (4.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 81 (4.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 80 (4.06%) Architect
14 74 (3.76%) Senior Developer
15 67 (3.40%) Platform Engineer
16 65 (3.30%) Administrator
17 59 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
18 56 (2.84%) DevOps Consultant
19 53 (2.69%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (11.22%) Web Services
2 207 (10.51%) Node.js
3 137 (6.96%) AngularJS
4 127 (6.45%) Spring
5 122 (6.20%) .NET
6 98 (4.98%) REST
7 82 (4.16%) HTML
8 80 (4.06%) Middleware
9 79 (4.01%) React
10 77 (3.91%) CSS
11 67 (3.40%) jQuery
12 64 (3.25%) Elastic Stack
12 64 (3.25%) JSON
13 63 (3.20%) SOAP
14 62 (3.15%) HTML5
15 61 (3.10%) RESTful
16 55 (2.79%) Kafka
17 50 (2.54%) XML
18 45 (2.29%) J2EE
19 41 (2.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
2 86 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (2.84%) Public Cloud
4 55 (2.79%) Fintech
5 46 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 42 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.88%) Private Cloud
8 34 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 34 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.32%) Clustering
10 25 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 19 (0.96%) Replication
12 19 (0.96%) User Experience
13 18 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,020 (51.80%) Linux
2 355 (18.03%) Windows
3 297 (15.08%) Unix
4 289 (14.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (5.08%) CentOS
6 99 (5.03%) Windows Server
7 66 (3.35%) Ubuntu
8 39 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (1.83%) Debian
10 32 (1.63%) Solaris
11 29 (1.47%) AIX
11 29 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (1.12%) DC/OS
13 13 (0.66%) CoreOS
13 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.56%) VMS
15 7 (0.36%) Fedora
16 6 (0.30%) Android
16 6 (0.30%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,410 (71.61%) DevOps
2 843 (42.81%) Agile Software Development
3 731 (37.13%) Configuration Management
4 627 (31.84%) Continuous Integration
5 319 (16.20%) Open Source
6 264 (13.41%) TDD
7 246 (12.49%) Deployment Automation
8 243 (12.34%) Test Automation
9 207 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 198 (10.06%) OO
11 190 (9.65%) Scrum
12 188 (9.55%) Microservices
13 140 (7.11%) Migration
14 126 (6.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 123 (6.25%) SDLC
15 123 (6.25%) Software Engineering
16 119 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
17 98 (4.98%) BDD
18 96 (4.88%) Continuous Deployment
18 96 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 858 (43.58%) Python
2 624 (31.69%) Java
3 475 (24.12%) Ruby
4 406 (20.62%) Bash Shell
5 288 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 249 (12.65%) Perl
7 247 (12.54%) PowerShell
8 205 (10.41%) SQL
9 138 (7.01%) Shell Script
10 119 (6.04%) Groovy
11 97 (4.93%) Go
12 87 (4.42%) PHP
13 74 (3.76%) C#
14 57 (2.89%) Java 8
15 50 (2.54%) Scala
16 49 (2.49%) C++
17 42 (2.13%) C
18 26 (1.32%) ES6
18 26 (1.32%) Korn
19 24 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 175 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 83 (4.22%) AWS Certification
4 51 (2.59%) Degree
5 33 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.36%) MCSE
9 7 (0.36%) RHCE
9 7 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.25%) CCNA
10 5 (0.25%) VCP6
11 4 (0.20%) CCNP
11 4 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.20%) CISSP
11 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.20%) QA
2 36 (1.83%) GCP
3 12 (0.61%) SLA
4 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) PMO
6 1 (0.051%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.051%) GDPR
System Software
1 828 (42.05%) Docker
2 123 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
4 65 (3.30%) Active Directory
5 34 (1.73%) VirtualBox
6 33 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 27 (1.37%) vSphere
8 23 (1.17%) Xen
9 21 (1.07%) KVM
10 20 (1.02%) vCloud
10 20 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.86%) NFS
12 15 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.71%) Firmware
14 11 (0.56%) HDFS
15 10 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.46%) Samba
17 8 (0.41%) LXC
18 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,508 (76.59%) Puppet
2 1,286 (65.31%) Ansible
3 507 (25.75%) Terraform
4 391 (19.86%) Kubernetes
5 188 (9.55%) Salt
6 127 (6.45%) Packer
7 62 (3.15%) Nagios
8 56 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
9 47 (2.39%) Mesos
10 36 (1.83%) Kibana
11 34 (1.73%) Rancher
12 30 (1.52%) logstash
13 27 (1.37%) CFEngine
14 26 (1.32%) Cobbler
15 20 (1.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 18 (0.91%) Grafana
17 17 (0.86%) Automic
18 16 (0.81%) Capistrano
19 14 (0.71%) Consul
20 13 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 257 (13.05%) Oracle
2 211 (10.72%) Red Hat
3 182 (9.24%) VMware
4 155 (7.87%) Microsoft
5 141 (7.16%) Splunk
6 132 (6.70%) Google
7 99 (5.03%) SaltStack
8 89 (4.52%) Atlassian
9 54 (2.74%) IBM
9 54 (2.74%) New Relic
10 42 (2.13%) AppDynamics
11 33 (1.68%) SAP
12 29 (1.47%) HP
13 28 (1.42%) Cisco
14 26 (1.32%) Sybase
15 24 (1.22%) Rackspace
16 21 (1.07%) EMC
17 16 (0.81%) Remedy
18 15 (0.76%) F5
19 13 (0.66%) Qualys