Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 210 139
Rank change year-on-year -24 -71 +21
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 331 1,131 2,057
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.28% 2.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.04% 8.65% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 775 1,592
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £315 £406 £406
90th Percentile £663 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% -28.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year - -4.35% -30.72%

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 4,703 13,071 14,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.82% 14.80% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,981 8,798 9,512
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £288
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 318 390
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +14.97% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.42 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% +19.40% -

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 -20 285 £510 -7.27% 184
London -4 166 £525 -12.50% 97
UK excluding London +11 135 £450 -10.00% 101
Work from Home -21 71 £600 +20.00% 24
South East +110 44 £510 -7.27% 9
North of England -22 42 £436 -16.95% 40
North West 0 29 £445 -17.59% 24
Scotland +53 17 £290 -38.13% 8
Midlands +64 11 £315 -37.00% 18
East of England +88 9 £435 -10.77% 8
South West +77 8 £525 +13.51% 12
East Midlands +45 8 £315 -37.00% 8
Yorkshire +4 8 £413 -17.50% 15
North East +24 5 £572 +15.56% 1
Wales +35 4 £346 -20.86% 3
West Midlands +52 3 £375 -16.43% 10

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 239 (72.21%) Puppet
2 223 (67.37%) DevOps
3 220 (66.47%) Ansible
4 182 (54.98%) Jenkins
5 175 (52.87%) Linux
6 163 (49.24%) Python
7 156 (47.13%) Docker
7 156 (47.13%) Kubernetes
8 148 (44.71%) Terraform
9 145 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (42.60%) Configuration Management
11 140 (42.30%) AWS
12 129 (38.97%) Git (software)
13 104 (31.42%) Continuous Integration
14 91 (27.49%) Azure
14 91 (27.49%) Bash Shell
15 87 (26.28%) Infrastructure as Code
16 80 (24.17%) Java
17 76 (22.96%) Test Automation
18 68 (20.54%) Windows
19 65 (19.64%) Finance
19 65 (19.64%) GitHub
20 63 (19.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 62 (18.73%) Unix
22 61 (18.43%) JIRA
23 59 (17.82%) Scrum
23 59 (17.82%) PowerShell
24 55 (16.62%) DNS
25 52 (15.71%) HTTP
25 52 (15.71%) Splunk

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 29 (8.76%) Apache
1 29 (8.76%) Confluence
2 24 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.34%) nginx
4 17 (5.14%) JBoss
5 16 (4.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (3.63%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.81%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.21%) IIS
9 4 (1.21%) Mule
9 4 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.60%) CMS
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.30%) Liferay
12 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 140 (42.30%) AWS
2 91 (27.49%) Azure
3 65 (19.64%) GitHub
4 42 (12.69%) GCP
5 38 (11.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (9.06%) Serverless
7 25 (7.55%) PaaS
8 24 (7.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 22 (6.65%) SaaS
10 21 (6.34%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (6.04%) npm
12 19 (5.74%) Amazon S3
12 19 (5.74%) IaaS
12 19 (5.74%) OpenShift
13 16 (4.83%) Coveralls
14 15 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (4.23%) Amazon Cognito
16 12 (3.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (3.02%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.62%) DNS
2 52 (15.71%) HTTP
3 44 (13.29%) Firewall
4 26 (7.85%) VLAN
5 24 (7.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 24 (7.25%) SSL
6 20 (6.04%) TCP/IP
7 16 (4.83%) DHCP
7 16 (4.83%) SNMP
8 11 (3.32%) Kerberos
9 8 (2.42%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.81%) Anycast
10 6 (1.81%) BGP
10 6 (1.81%) FTP
10 6 (1.81%) Network Security
10 6 (1.81%) SSH
10 6 (1.81%) VRRP
11 4 (1.21%) Internet
11 4 (1.21%) SAN
11 4 (1.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.65%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.14%) Big Data
4 17 (5.14%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.53%) MySQL
6 14 (4.23%) BigQuery
6 14 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.81%) Redis
10 5 (1.51%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.21%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 182 (54.98%) Jenkins
2 129 (38.97%) Git (software)
3 61 (18.43%) JIRA
4 47 (14.20%) Maven
5 36 (10.88%) Gradle
5 36 (10.88%) Subversion
6 34 (10.27%) Bitbucket
7 31 (9.37%) GitLab
7 31 (9.37%) JUnit
8 30 (9.06%) TeamCity
9 29 (8.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (6.95%) SonarQube
11 21 (6.34%) CircleCI
12 20 (6.04%) Bitbucket Server
13 15 (4.53%) Selenium
14 14 (4.23%) gulp
14 14 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (4.23%) Travis CI
15 12 (3.63%) GoCD
General
1 65 (19.64%) Finance
2 22 (6.65%) Public Sector
3 21 (6.34%) Banking
4 8 (2.42%) Retail
5 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.51%) Front Office
6 5 (1.51%) Marketing
7 4 (1.21%) Legal
7 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (38.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (12.39%) AWS Engineer
3 35 (10.57%) Azure Engineer
3 35 (10.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 34 (10.27%) Developer
5 28 (8.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 26 (7.85%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 25 (7.55%) AWS DevOps
7 25 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
8 24 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (6.95%) Architect
9 23 (6.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 18 (5.44%) Consultant
11 15 (4.53%) AWS Architect
12 14 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
13 13 (3.93%) Platform Engineer
13 13 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
14 11 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.32%) Site Engineer
14 11 (3.32%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.97%) Node.js
2 25 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (6.95%) REST
4 19 (5.74%) Swagger
5 17 (5.14%) Web Services
6 16 (4.83%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.83%) CSS
6 16 (4.83%) HTML
6 16 (4.83%) RESTful
7 15 (4.53%) .NET
7 15 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (4.23%) gRPC
8 14 (4.23%) LDAP
9 12 (3.63%) Middleware
10 11 (3.32%) CSS3
10 11 (3.32%) XML
11 10 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (2.72%) J2EE
13 8 (2.42%) Ajax
13 8 (2.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (6.04%) Clustering
3 16 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.32%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.81%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.21%) FMCG
10 4 (1.21%) User Experience
11 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.60%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (52.87%) Linux
2 68 (20.54%) Windows
3 63 (19.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (18.73%) Unix
5 47 (14.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 45 (13.60%) Windows Server
7 38 (11.48%) CentOS
8 23 (6.95%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (1.51%) Solaris
13 4 (1.21%) Debian
14 2 (0.60%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.30%) AIX
15 1 (0.30%) HPUX
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (67.37%) DevOps
2 145 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (42.60%) Configuration Management
4 104 (31.42%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (26.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 76 (22.96%) Test Automation
7 59 (17.82%) Scrum
8 44 (13.29%) Deployment Automation
8 44 (13.29%) Open Source
9 34 (10.27%) Microservices
10 32 (9.67%) High Availability
11 29 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 28 (8.46%) Load Balancing
13 27 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (7.85%) Continuous Deployment
15 24 (7.25%) Infrastructure Automation
15 24 (7.25%) ITIL
16 22 (6.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 163 (49.24%) Python
2 91 (27.49%) Bash Shell
3 80 (24.17%) Java
4 59 (17.82%) PowerShell
5 48 (14.50%) Ruby
6 36 (10.88%) JavaScript
7 35 (10.57%) Perl
8 32 (9.67%) SQL
9 31 (9.37%) C#
10 25 (7.55%) Go
11 23 (6.95%) Shell Script
12 18 (5.44%) C
13 15 (4.53%) Groovy
14 10 (3.02%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.81%) PHP
15 6 (1.81%) Scala
16 3 (0.91%) Korn
17 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.81%) Degree
5 5 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.51%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.91%) CCNP
6 3 (0.91%) CISSP
7 2 (0.60%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.30%) CSPO
8 1 (0.30%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.30%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.30%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.30%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.08%) QA
2 15 (4.53%) GDPR
2 15 (4.53%) HIPAA
2 15 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (2.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.30%) NIST
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (47.13%) Docker
2 41 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.76%) Active Directory
4 26 (7.85%) vSphere
5 20 (6.04%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.81%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.51%) NFS
9 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.91%) KVM
9 3 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.60%) Xen
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.30%) oVirt
11 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 239 (72.21%) Puppet
2 220 (66.47%) Ansible
3 156 (47.13%) Kubernetes
4 148 (44.71%) Terraform
5 37 (11.18%) Packer
6 30 (9.06%) Salt
7 20 (6.04%) ZABBIX
8 19 (5.74%) Grafana
9 18 (5.44%) Prometheus
10 16 (4.83%) Nagios
11 12 (3.63%) Argo
11 12 (3.63%) Rundeck
12 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.51%) Kibana
14 4 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.91%) Graphite
15 3 (0.91%) Pacemaker
15 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.91%) SCOM
16 2 (0.60%) Cacti
Vendors
1 52 (15.71%) Splunk
2 46 (13.90%) VMware
3 43 (12.99%) Atlassian
4 34 (10.27%) SaltStack
5 31 (9.37%) Red Hat
6 29 (8.76%) Google
7 27 (8.16%) Oracle
8 26 (7.85%) Microsoft
9 16 (4.83%) Dell
9 16 (4.83%) EMC
10 7 (2.11%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.11%) Sybase
11 6 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.81%) F5
11 6 (1.81%) Infoblox
11 6 (1.81%) LogicMonitor
11 6 (1.81%) New Relic
12 5 (1.51%) Cisco
12 5 (1.51%) Informatica
13 4 (1.21%) NetApp