Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 136 160
Rank change year-on-year -103 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 992 2,101 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 2.04% 1.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.96% 14.45% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 1,585 1,243
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.19% +4.80%
10th Percentile £406 £401 £386
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -20.25% -
10th Percentile £29.75 £31.25 £40.08
90th Percentile £78.50 £33.75 £42.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -15.38% -21.69% -

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 12,462 14,535 11,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.09% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,417 9,783 7,604
UK median daily rate £500 £498 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +6.13% +9.01%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 390 271
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% - -29.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% +9.38% -40.74%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -101 924 £550 +4.76% 351
London -82 493 £600 +14.29% 169
UK excluding London -79 474 £500 - 203
North of England +1 196 £500 - 77
South East -81 115 £550 +8.64% 41
North West +2 96 £550 +4.76% 33
Yorkshire +30 75 £475 -2.56% 30
South West -62 50 £475 +11.76% 25
Midlands -50 42 £418 -9.24% 21
Scotland -30 39 £488 -15.22% 17
North East -9 25 £458 -2.66% 14
West Midlands 0 24 £375 -25.00% 13
East of England -9 22 £488 -2.50% 18
East Midlands -24 18 £500 +25.00% 6
Wales +2 11 £438 -12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 772 (77.82%) DevOps
2 681 (68.65%) Puppet
3 666 (67.14%) AWS
4 655 (66.03%) Ansible
5 577 (58.17%) Linux
6 534 (53.83%) Jenkins
7 515 (51.92%) Python
8 443 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
9 437 (44.05%) Docker
10 427 (43.04%) Configuration Management
11 403 (40.63%) Terraform
12 343 (34.58%) Kubernetes
13 328 (33.06%) Git (software)
14 311 (31.35%) Azure
15 304 (30.65%) Bash Shell
16 279 (28.13%) Java
17 270 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
18 244 (24.60%) Ruby
19 237 (23.89%) Infrastructure as Code
20 215 (21.67%) Windows
21 212 (21.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 184 (18.55%) PowerShell
23 179 (18.04%) AWS CloudFormation
24 176 (17.74%) Security Cleared
25 167 (16.83%) Finance
25 167 (16.83%) GCP
25 167 (16.83%) Microservices
26 163 (16.43%) Red Hat
27 157 (15.83%) Migration
28 153 (15.42%) Perl

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 76 (7.66%) Apache
2 65 (6.55%) nginx
3 56 (5.65%) Confluence
4 48 (4.84%) Tomcat
5 44 (4.44%) JBoss
6 30 (3.02%) Apache Spark
7 29 (2.92%) IIS
8 28 (2.82%) OpenStack
9 27 (2.72%) Cloud Foundry
9 27 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.92%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.51%) Jetty
12 11 (1.11%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.01%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.71%) Drupal
14 7 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.50%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.40%) GemFire
16 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 666 (67.14%) AWS
2 311 (31.35%) Azure
3 179 (18.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 167 (16.83%) GCP
5 115 (11.59%) GitHub
6 102 (10.28%) Amazon EC2
7 92 (9.27%) Amazon S3
8 89 (8.97%) Serverless
9 86 (8.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 82 (8.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 81 (8.17%) IaaS
12 77 (7.76%) OpenShift
13 75 (7.56%) PaaS
14 69 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
15 58 (5.85%) Route 53
16 57 (5.75%) Datadog
17 52 (5.24%) Amazon ECS
18 41 (4.13%) CloudFront
19 40 (4.03%) Amazon ELB
20 31 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.67%) HTTP
2 67 (6.75%) TCP/IP
3 58 (5.85%) DNS
4 55 (5.54%) SSL
5 44 (4.44%) Firewall
6 42 (4.23%) VPN
7 35 (3.53%) Internet
8 25 (2.52%) DHCP
9 14 (1.41%) FTP
10 12 (1.21%) IPsec
10 12 (1.21%) Network Security
11 11 (1.11%) DSL
11 11 (1.11%) SSH
12 10 (1.01%) WAN
13 9 (0.91%) BGP
13 9 (0.91%) Multicast
13 9 (0.91%) NetScaler
14 8 (0.81%) EIGRP
15 7 (0.71%) SAN
15 7 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.98%) MySQL
2 74 (7.46%) MongoDB
3 67 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 66 (6.65%) Amazon RDS
5 59 (5.95%) Big Data
6 53 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 51 (5.14%) NoSQL
8 44 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (4.13%) Hadoop
10 39 (3.93%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.21%) HBase
16 9 (0.91%) Power BI
16 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
17 8 (0.81%) Redis
17 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 534 (53.83%) Jenkins
2 328 (33.06%) Git (software)
3 127 (12.80%) JIRA
4 98 (9.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 71 (7.16%) Maven
6 56 (5.65%) Subversion
7 53 (5.34%) Bitbucket
8 52 (5.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 47 (4.74%) TeamCity
10 42 (4.23%) Travis CI
11 38 (3.83%) Gradle
12 37 (3.73%) SonarQube
12 37 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 36 (3.63%) GitLab
13 36 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (3.33%) Selenium
15 29 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (2.62%) Cucumber
17 25 (2.52%) CircleCI
18 22 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 167 (16.83%) Finance
2 68 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.63%) Retail
4 35 (3.53%) Banking
5 10 (1.01%) Law
6 9 (0.91%) Billing
6 9 (0.91%) Games
7 8 (0.81%) Legal
8 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.50%) Front Office
11 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.40%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Marketing
14 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 506 (51.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 146 (14.72%) AWS Engineer
3 141 (14.21%) Cloud Engineer
4 124 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
5 113 (11.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 77 (7.76%) Senior DevOps
7 70 (7.06%) Architect
7 70 (7.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 57 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
9 51 (5.14%) Developer
10 47 (4.74%) Azure Engineer
11 46 (4.64%) Consultant
12 43 (4.33%) Automation Engineer
12 43 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 41 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
14 39 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 38 (3.83%) DevOps Consultant
16 35 (3.53%) Azure DevOps
17 33 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 28 (2.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (11.19%) Web Services
2 95 (9.58%) Node.js
3 72 (7.26%) JSON
4 60 (6.05%) .NET
5 43 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
6 35 (3.53%) Kafka
6 35 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
6 35 (3.53%) Spring
7 33 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 31 (3.13%) RESTful
9 26 (2.62%) React
10 25 (2.52%) REST
11 23 (2.32%) Hibernate
11 23 (2.32%) LAMP
12 22 (2.22%) Middleware
13 20 (2.02%) LEMP Stack
14 19 (1.92%) J2EE
15 15 (1.51%) SAML
16 13 (1.31%) CSS
16 13 (1.31%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.88%) Public Cloud
2 77 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.93%) Linux Command Line
5 38 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.33%) Cloud Native
7 27 (2.72%) Enterprise Cloud
8 26 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (2.42%) Clustering
10 22 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.61%) PKI
13 13 (1.31%) Replication
14 10 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (1.01%) User Experience
15 9 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 7 (0.71%) Management Information System
17 7 (0.71%) Private Cloud
18 5 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 577 (58.17%) Linux
2 215 (21.67%) Windows
3 212 (21.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (10.28%) Unix
5 80 (8.06%) CentOS
6 70 (7.06%) Windows Server
7 58 (5.85%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.81%) Android
11 7 (0.71%) Debian
12 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.60%) Solaris
12 6 (0.60%) VMS
12 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.50%) AIX
14 4 (0.40%) zOS
15 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.30%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (77.82%) DevOps
2 443 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (43.04%) Configuration Management
4 270 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
5 237 (23.89%) Infrastructure as Code
6 167 (16.83%) Microservices
7 157 (15.83%) Migration
8 146 (14.72%) Open Source
9 139 (14.01%) Scrum
10 102 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 99 (9.98%) Kanban
12 97 (9.78%) Test Automation
13 95 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (8.06%) Deployment Automation
15 73 (7.36%) Infrastructure Automation
16 71 (7.16%) ITIL
17 63 (6.35%) Project Delivery
18 58 (5.85%) High Availability
19 50 (5.04%) Continuous Deployment
20 48 (4.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 515 (51.92%) Python
2 304 (30.65%) Bash Shell
3 279 (28.13%) Java
4 244 (24.60%) Ruby
5 184 (18.55%) PowerShell
6 153 (15.42%) Perl
7 85 (8.57%) Shell Script
7 85 (8.57%) SQL
8 73 (7.36%) Go
9 58 (5.85%) JavaScript
10 48 (4.84%) PHP
11 45 (4.54%) C#
12 40 (4.03%) Groovy
13 21 (2.12%) C
14 14 (1.41%) Scala
15 10 (1.01%) C++
16 8 (0.81%) R
16 8 (0.81%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.60%) Tcl
18 4 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 176 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 86 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 67 (6.75%) AWS Certification
4 42 (4.23%) RHCE
5 27 (2.72%) Degree
6 13 (1.31%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.21%) CISA
7 12 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.21%) CISM
7 12 (1.21%) CISMP
7 12 (1.21%) CISSP
7 12 (1.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 12 (1.21%) ISSMP
8 9 (0.91%) CCNP
8 9 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.91%) MCSA
8 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.02%) QA
2 19 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.41%) NIST
4 13 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.11%) SLA
6 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.50%) NCSC
7 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 437 (44.05%) Docker
2 65 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.24%) Active Directory
4 51 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.02%) vSphere
7 12 (1.21%) KVM
8 10 (1.01%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.81%) NFS
9 8 (0.81%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.60%) LXC
10 6 (0.60%) vCloud
10 6 (0.60%) Xen
11 5 (0.50%) Postfix
11 5 (0.50%) XenApp
12 4 (0.40%) HDFS
12 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.30%) oVirt
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 681 (68.65%) Puppet
2 655 (66.03%) Ansible
3 403 (40.63%) Terraform
4 343 (34.58%) Kubernetes
5 124 (12.50%) Salt
6 51 (5.14%) Packer
7 42 (4.23%) Prometheus
8 41 (4.13%) Grafana
9 36 (3.63%) Nagios
10 32 (3.23%) Suricata
11 24 (2.42%) Docker Swarm
12 21 (2.12%) Rancher
13 18 (1.81%) SCCM
14 17 (1.71%) Kibana
15 14 (1.41%) HAProxy
16 12 (1.21%) Cobbler
16 12 (1.21%) logstash
16 12 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
17 11 (1.11%) Consul
18 9 (0.91%) Istio
Vendors
1 163 (16.43%) Red Hat
2 113 (11.39%) Google
3 108 (10.89%) Splunk
4 99 (9.98%) Microsoft
5 90 (9.07%) VMware
6 47 (4.74%) Oracle
7 38 (3.83%) SaltStack
8 36 (3.63%) Cisco
9 34 (3.43%) Qualys
10 27 (2.72%) Atlassian
11 25 (2.52%) Citrix
12 18 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.51%) AppDynamics
13 15 (1.51%) F5
14 12 (1.21%) IBM
15 11 (1.11%) HP
16 10 (1.01%) NetApp
16 10 (1.01%) Tableau
17 9 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
17 9 (0.91%) Palo Alto