Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 143 137
Rank change year-on-year -118 -6 +28
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 681 1,873 1,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.89% 1.91%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.84% 12.92% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 1,441 1,496
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £406 £406
90th Percentile £713 £700 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 9,952 14,500 12,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.44% 14.61% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,644 9,688 8,231
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £274 £310 £271
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 358 272
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.84 £47.83 £47.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -19.46%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 -114 618 £550 +4.76% 251
London -90 338 £600 +9.09% 104
UK excluding London -100 328 £525 +5.00% 185
North of England 0 149 £500 -4.76% 54
North West +4 79 £525 -8.70% 32
South East -65 75 £525 +5.00% 46
Yorkshire +13 41 £488 -2.50% 18
Scotland -30 39 £550 -8.33% 22
North East +16 29 £365 -30.48% 4
South West -18 24 £558 +15.84% 15
Midlands -37 22 £540 +20.00% 19
West Midlands +17 13 £545 +13.25% 14
East of England -23 9 £588 +3.98% 13
East Midlands -35 9 £275 -35.29% 5
Northern Ireland +13 8 £388 -26.19%
Wales +19 2 £450 -5.26% 16

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 518 (76.06%) DevOps
2 476 (69.90%) Puppet
3 475 (69.75%) Ansible
4 412 (60.50%) AWS
5 363 (53.30%) Python
6 317 (46.55%) Terraform
7 315 (46.26%) Linux
8 312 (45.81%) Docker
9 310 (45.52%) Jenkins
10 264 (38.77%) Kubernetes
11 255 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
12 232 (34.07%) Configuration Management
13 226 (33.19%) Azure
14 212 (31.13%) Java
15 194 (28.49%) Ruby
16 166 (24.38%) Infrastructure as Code
17 155 (22.76%) Git (software)
18 148 (21.73%) Bash Shell
19 146 (21.44%) AWS CloudFormation
20 118 (17.33%) PowerShell
21 117 (17.18%) Windows
22 116 (17.03%) Perl
23 112 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
24 106 (15.57%) Migration
25 104 (15.27%) GCP
26 100 (14.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 98 (14.39%) Security Cleared
28 95 (13.95%) Finance
29 90 (13.22%) Microservices
30 89 (13.07%) Scrum

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 33 (4.85%) Apache
2 31 (4.55%) Confluence
3 30 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 29 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 29 (4.26%) nginx
5 23 (3.38%) OpenStack
6 21 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (2.64%) JBoss
8 17 (2.50%) IIS
9 16 (2.35%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.91%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.76%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.59%) GemFire
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.44%) Drupal
14 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.44%) Jetty
14 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 412 (60.50%) AWS
2 226 (33.19%) Azure
3 146 (21.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 104 (15.27%) GCP
5 74 (10.87%) GitHub
6 69 (10.13%) OpenShift
7 67 (9.84%) Amazon EC2
8 66 (9.69%) PaaS
9 64 (9.40%) Serverless
10 61 (8.96%) Amazon S3
10 61 (8.96%) IaaS
11 51 (7.49%) AWS Lambda
12 42 (6.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (4.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (4.70%) npm
15 27 (3.96%) Datadog
16 25 (3.67%) Route 53
17 21 (3.08%) Amazon ECS
18 17 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.61%) VPN
2 42 (6.17%) TCP/IP
3 32 (4.70%) Firewall
3 32 (4.70%) HTTP
4 24 (3.52%) DNS
4 24 (3.52%) SSL
5 21 (3.08%) Junos
6 18 (2.64%) BGP
6 18 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (2.64%) EIGRP
6 18 (2.64%) LAN
6 18 (2.64%) Wireshark
7 17 (2.50%) Multicast
8 16 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (2.35%) Ethernet
8 16 (2.35%) MPLS
8 16 (2.35%) NX-OS
8 16 (2.35%) OSPF
8 16 (2.35%) Wireless
8 16 (2.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.29%) MySQL
3 33 (4.85%) Amazon RDS
4 25 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.79%) Big Data
7 17 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.17%) MariaDB
10 8 (1.17%) Redis
10 8 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.88%) GIS
12 6 (0.88%) Power BI
13 5 (0.73%) Flink
Development Applications
1 310 (45.52%) Jenkins
2 155 (22.76%) Git (software)
3 64 (9.40%) JIRA
4 60 (8.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 48 (7.05%) Maven
6 38 (5.58%) CircleCI
7 36 (5.29%) Travis CI
8 35 (5.14%) TeamCity
9 32 (4.70%) GitLab
10 28 (4.11%) Subversion
11 26 (3.82%) Gradle
12 25 (3.67%) SonarQube
13 24 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (3.52%) Bitbucket
14 23 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (3.08%) Selenium
16 20 (2.94%) gulp
16 20 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (2.20%) Cucumber
General
1 95 (13.95%) Finance
2 58 (8.52%) Public Sector
3 43 (6.31%) Banking
4 21 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.50%) Front Office
5 17 (2.50%) Retail
6 9 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.88%) Games
9 5 (0.73%) Billing
9 5 (0.73%) Legal
9 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 319 (46.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 93 (13.66%) AWS Engineer
3 78 (11.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 69 (10.13%) AWS DevOps
5 65 (9.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 53 (7.78%) Architect
7 50 (7.34%) Senior DevOps
8 48 (7.05%) Consultant
9 43 (6.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 40 (5.87%) Developer
11 33 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
12 29 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 25 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.38%) Automation Engineer
14 23 (3.38%) DevOps Consultant
15 22 (3.23%) Lead DevOps
15 22 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
15 22 (3.23%) Network Engineer
16 20 (2.94%) Azure DevOps
16 20 (2.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.37%) Node.js
2 48 (7.05%) Web Services
3 46 (6.75%) .NET
4 29 (4.26%) REST
5 27 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
6 24 (3.52%) React
7 21 (3.08%) HTML
8 20 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 20 (2.94%) Spring
9 19 (2.79%) Kafka
9 19 (2.79%) SOAP
10 18 (2.64%) JSON
10 18 (2.64%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (2.64%) Vue.js
11 17 (2.50%) Middleware
12 16 (2.35%) CSS
12 16 (2.35%) SAML
13 15 (2.20%) 802.1X
14 13 (1.91%) XML
15 12 (1.76%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.87%) Public Cloud
2 52 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.79%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.50%) Replication
9 12 (1.76%) Clustering
10 11 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.17%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.88%) PKI
15 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.59%) Derivative
16 4 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 315 (46.26%) Linux
2 117 (17.18%) Windows
3 100 (14.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 65 (9.54%) Unix
5 45 (6.61%) Windows Server
6 41 (6.02%) CentOS
7 36 (5.29%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.17%) Android
10 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.88%) Solaris
11 6 (0.88%) VMS
12 5 (0.73%) AIX
12 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.73%) zOS
13 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.29%) Debian
14 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (76.06%) DevOps
2 255 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (34.07%) Configuration Management
4 166 (24.38%) Infrastructure as Code
5 112 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (15.57%) Migration
7 90 (13.22%) Microservices
8 89 (13.07%) Open Source
8 89 (13.07%) Scrum
9 85 (12.48%) Test Automation
10 52 (7.64%) High Availability
11 51 (7.49%) Kanban
12 50 (7.34%) Infrastructure Automation
13 46 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 45 (6.61%) Deployment Automation
14 45 (6.61%) Mentoring
15 44 (6.46%) ITIL
16 41 (6.02%) Software Engineering
16 41 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 363 (53.30%) Python
2 212 (31.13%) Java
3 194 (28.49%) Ruby
4 148 (21.73%) Bash Shell
5 118 (17.33%) PowerShell
6 116 (17.03%) Perl
7 66 (9.69%) SQL
8 64 (9.40%) Go
9 59 (8.66%) JavaScript
10 44 (6.46%) C#
11 39 (5.73%) Groovy
12 35 (5.14%) Shell Script
13 33 (4.85%) PHP
14 30 (4.41%) C
15 23 (3.38%) C++
16 17 (2.50%) TypeScript
17 8 (1.17%) Rust
18 7 (1.03%) ES6
18 7 (1.03%) Haskell
19 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.87%) AWS Certification
4 22 (3.23%) CCNA
4 22 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.79%) Degree
6 17 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.20%) CCNP
7 15 (2.20%) MCSA
8 9 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.17%) RHCE
10 6 (0.88%) CISA
10 6 (0.88%) CISM
10 6 (0.88%) CISMP
10 6 (0.88%) CISSP
10 6 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 6 (0.88%) ISSMP
11 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.55%) QA
2 11 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.47%) SSAE 16
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (0.88%) NIST
4 6 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.73%) SLA
6 4 (0.59%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.59%) NCSC
7 2 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 312 (45.81%) Docker
2 51 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.91%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.76%) vSphere
8 6 (0.88%) KVM
8 6 (0.88%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.73%) NFS
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.44%) HDFS
11 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.29%) LXC
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.29%) vCloud
12 2 (0.29%) XenApp
12 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 476 (69.90%) Puppet
2 475 (69.75%) Ansible
3 317 (46.55%) Terraform
4 264 (38.77%) Kubernetes
5 62 (9.10%) Nagios
6 61 (8.96%) Salt
7 33 (4.85%) Grafana
7 33 (4.85%) Prometheus
8 32 (4.70%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (3.82%) Packer
10 19 (2.79%) ZABBIX
11 17 (2.50%) SCCM
11 17 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (2.35%) CFEngine
12 16 (2.35%) Rancher
13 15 (2.20%) Cacti
13 15 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (2.20%) NetMRI
13 15 (2.20%) Statseeker
14 13 (1.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 79 (11.60%) Red Hat
2 70 (10.28%) Splunk
3 64 (9.40%) VMware
4 62 (9.10%) Google
5 58 (8.52%) Microsoft
6 35 (5.14%) Cisco
7 34 (4.99%) Oracle
8 23 (3.38%) Juniper
9 22 (3.23%) SaltStack
10 17 (2.50%) New Relic
11 16 (2.35%) NetScout
11 16 (2.35%) Solarflare
12 14 (2.06%) TOWER Software
13 13 (1.91%) IBM
14 12 (1.76%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.62%) Citrix
15 11 (1.62%) Qualys
16 10 (1.47%) ServiceNow
17 6 (0.88%) F5
17 6 (0.88%) Tableau