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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 181 221
Rank change year-on-year +28 +40  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 753 782 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.40% 1.08%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.11% 13.88% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 575 462
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4675 5633 4705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.06% 10.08% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3104 3561 2855
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 198
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.42 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +6.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 715 £500 - 265
London 0 421 £543 +8.50% 135
South East +41 88 £450 -6.49% 36
City of London -19 57 £548 +9.50% 28
Yorkshire +20 52 £450 -5.26% 20
North West +26 44 £474 +5.27% 30
East of England +24 44 £537 +19.33% 16
West Yorkshire +30 43 £450 -2.70% 16
Leeds +20 33 £438 -5.40% 14
Hampshire +29 28 £475 +18.75% 1
West Midlands +27 23 £475 +4.10% 5
Manchester +15 23 £463 -7.50% 22
Essex +6 21 £525 +23.52% 6
Berkshire +28 20 £450 -10.00% 12
East Midlands -10 17 £515 -6.36% 5
Scotland +34 16 £325 -13.33% 7
North East +8 16 £463 +35.92% 2
Edinburgh +17 15 £325 - 6
South West -5 14 £450 +12.50% 13
Surrey -6 14 £400 -20.00% 16
Wales +20 13 £335 -31.28%
Oxfordshire 0 13 £425 +28.78% 3
Southend-on-Sea -17 13 £511 +16.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 12 £515 +8.42% 5
Tyne and Wear 0 12 £450 +36.36% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 12 £450 +32.25% 2
Cheshire +27 11 £513 +22.38% 4
Hertfordshire +18 11 £550 - 4
Birmingham - 11 £525 -
South Wales - 11 £276 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Opscode Chef also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 1170 (79.81%) Puppet
2 1120 (76.40%) DevOps
3 852 (58.12%) Linux
4 813 (55.46%) Ansible
5 684 (46.66%) Amazon AWS
6 669 (45.63%) Python
7 642 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
8 641 (43.72%) Jenkins
9 512 (34.92%) Java
10 474 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
11 472 (32.20%) Configuration Management
12 441 (30.08%) Docker
13 429 (29.26%) Ruby
14 401 (27.35%) Git (software)
15 283 (19.30%) Perl
16 270 (18.42%) Unix
16 270 (18.42%) Open Source
17 260 (17.74%) Bash Shell
18 257 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 239 (16.30%) Windows
20 232 (15.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 225 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
22 217 (14.80%) Red Hat
23 197 (13.44%) PowerShell
24 195 (13.30%) Finance
25 193 (13.17%) Web Services
26 187 (12.76%) Scrum
27 179 (12.21%) VMware
28 173 (11.80%) MongoDB
29 170 (11.60%) PostgreSQL

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
1 121 (8.25%) OpenStack
2 108 (7.37%) Apache
3 101 (6.89%) nginx
4 100 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
5 91 (6.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 83 (5.66%) Confluence
7 73 (4.98%) JBoss
8 71 (4.84%) Apache Spark
9 69 (4.71%) Tomcat
10 61 (4.16%) IIS
11 58 (3.96%) WebSphere
12 33 (2.25%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.36%) Apache Pig
13 20 (1.36%) CMS
13 20 (1.36%) Drupal
14 18 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.95%) CloudStack
16 12 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.82%) WordPress
17 10 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.27%) SPSS
2 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.068%) HipChat
3 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 684 (46.66%) Amazon AWS
2 257 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (8.53%) PaaS
4 106 (7.23%) GitHub
5 103 (7.03%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (6.14%) IaaS
7 89 (6.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 61 (4.16%) Amazon S3
9 38 (2.59%) Datadog
10 32 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
13 22 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
14 21 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 19 (1.30%) Route 53
16 18 (1.23%) OpenShift
17 17 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 17 (1.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 137 (9.35%) TCP/IP
2 128 (8.73%) HTTP
3 112 (7.64%) DNS
4 107 (7.30%) SSL
5 70 (4.77%) Firewall
6 47 (3.21%) LDAP
7 41 (2.80%) Internet
8 36 (2.46%) DHCP
9 32 (2.18%) Kerberos
10 28 (1.91%) VPN
11 26 (1.77%) SAN
12 20 (1.36%) HTTPS
13 17 (1.16%) Network Security
14 13 (0.89%) LAN
15 12 (0.82%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.68%) NAS
16 10 (0.68%) NX-OS
16 10 (0.68%) WAN
17 9 (0.61%) FTP
17 9 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (11.80%) MongoDB
2 170 (11.60%) PostgreSQL
3 163 (11.12%) MySQL
4 158 (10.78%) NoSQL
5 127 (8.66%) Big Data
6 126 (8.59%) Hadoop
7 119 (8.12%) SQL Server
8 95 (6.48%) Relational Database
9 83 (5.66%) Redis
10 77 (5.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 54 (3.68%) Apache Hive
12 45 (3.07%) HBase
13 33 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.98%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.09%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.02%) CouchDB
16 15 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.95%) InterSystems Cache
17 14 (0.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 641 (43.72%) Jenkins
2 401 (27.35%) Git (software)
3 164 (11.19%) Subversion
4 163 (11.12%) Maven
5 146 (9.96%) JIRA
6 89 (6.07%) TeamCity
7 87 (5.93%) Vagrant
8 79 (5.39%) Gradle
8 79 (5.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 75 (5.12%) Selenium
10 63 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 61 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 60 (4.09%) Hudson
13 56 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (3.68%) Ant
15 48 (3.27%) Cucumber
16 41 (2.80%) Travis CI
17 39 (2.66%) JUnit
18 28 (1.91%) Bitbucket
18 28 (1.91%) SonarQube
General
1 195 (13.30%) Finance
2 98 (6.68%) Banking
3 56 (3.82%) Retail
4 34 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.91%) Marketing
6 16 (1.09%) Electronics
7 15 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.68%) Publishing
9 9 (0.61%) Games
10 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.34%) Advertising
11 5 (0.34%) Law
12 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.20%) Legal
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 1 (0.068%) Billing
15 1 (0.068%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 672 (45.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 198 (13.51%) Developer
3 162 (11.05%) AWS DevOps
4 143 (9.75%) AWS Engineer
5 121 (8.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 106 (7.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 105 (7.16%) Senior DevOps
8 103 (7.03%) Linux Engineer
9 88 (6.00%) Architect
9 88 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 78 (5.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 76 (5.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 73 (4.98%) Java Developer
13 72 (4.91%) Consultant
14 64 (4.37%) Administrator
15 48 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
16 47 (3.21%) AWS Developer
17 45 (3.07%) Operations Engineer
18 42 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
18 42 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (13.17%) Web Services
2 121 (8.25%) .NET
3 112 (7.64%) Node.js
4 84 (5.73%) REST
5 79 (5.39%) HTML
6 76 (5.18%) JSON
7 75 (5.12%) Spring
8 67 (4.57%) AngularJS
9 64 (4.37%) Elastic Stack
10 57 (3.89%) J2EE
11 53 (3.62%) CSS
12 48 (3.27%) LAMP
13 46 (3.14%) Kafka
14 43 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
15 42 (2.86%) HTML5
16 41 (2.80%) RESTful
17 38 (2.59%) Middleware
18 36 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
19 35 (2.39%) SOAP
20 34 (2.32%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (4.43%) Public Cloud
4 50 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 47 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 35 (2.39%) User Experience
8 26 (1.77%) Replication
9 23 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.50%) Blog
10 22 (1.50%) Clustering
11 20 (1.36%) Fintech
11 20 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (1.02%) Smart Meter
14 11 (0.75%) PKI
15 10 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 852 (58.12%) Linux
2 270 (18.42%) Unix
3 239 (16.30%) Windows
4 232 (15.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (7.84%) CentOS
6 64 (4.37%) Ubuntu
7 61 (4.16%) Windows Server
8 32 (2.18%) AIX
9 31 (2.11%) CoreOS
10 29 (1.98%) Solaris
11 27 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (1.50%) Fedora
14 17 (1.16%) Debian
15 14 (0.95%) VMS
16 13 (0.89%) SUSE
17 9 (0.61%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.34%) Android
19 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (76.40%) DevOps
2 642 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
4 472 (32.20%) Configuration Management
5 270 (18.42%) Open Source
6 225 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 187 (12.76%) Scrum
8 170 (11.60%) TDD
9 127 (8.66%) Microservices
10 109 (7.44%) High Availability
11 92 (6.28%) E-Commerce
12 91 (6.21%) Software Engineering
13 90 (6.14%) Kanban
14 86 (5.87%) Mentoring
15 84 (5.73%) OO
16 80 (5.46%) Continuous Deployment
17 79 (5.39%) Migration
18 70 (4.77%) BDD
19 60 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
19 60 (4.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 669 (45.63%) Python
2 512 (34.92%) Java
3 429 (29.26%) Ruby
4 283 (19.30%) Perl
5 260 (17.74%) Bash Shell
6 197 (13.44%) PowerShell
7 167 (11.39%) SQL
8 130 (8.87%) JavaScript
9 119 (8.12%) Scala
10 116 (7.91%) Shell Script
11 107 (7.30%) Go
12 101 (6.89%) PHP
13 73 (4.98%) C#
14 56 (3.82%) Groovy
15 34 (2.32%) C
16 32 (2.18%) C++
17 28 (1.91%) Clojure
18 23 (1.57%) Korn
19 19 (1.30%) F#
20 18 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 111 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 91 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.02%) Degree
4 22 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.23%) RHCE
6 15 (1.02%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.95%) CCNA
7 14 (0.95%) CCNP
8 13 (0.89%) CISSP
9 12 (0.82%) RHCSA
10 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.55%) MCSE
13 5 (0.34%) CCIE
14 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.27%) VCDX
15 3 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.68%) QA
2 12 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.55%) SLA
4 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.068%) GCP
6 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 441 (30.08%) Docker
2 116 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 48 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (2.66%) vSphere
6 37 (2.52%) HDFS
7 31 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 29 (1.98%) Xen
9 27 (1.84%) VMware ESX
10 22 (1.50%) LXC
10 22 (1.50%) NFS
11 18 (1.23%) vCloud
12 15 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.95%) KVM
14 13 (0.89%) Apache Flume
14 13 (0.89%) XenServer
15 11 (0.75%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 9 (0.61%) GPFS
18 8 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1170 (79.81%) Puppet
2 813 (55.46%) Ansible
3 144 (9.82%) Terraform
4 137 (9.35%) Salt
5 124 (8.46%) Kubernetes
6 115 (7.84%) Nagios
7 58 (3.96%) logstash
8 50 (3.41%) Kibana
9 48 (3.27%) Graphite
10 40 (2.73%) Hadoop YARN
10 40 (2.73%) Mesos
10 40 (2.73%) ZABBIX
11 34 (2.32%) Cobbler
12 30 (2.05%) Packer
13 23 (1.57%) vRealize
14 18 (1.23%) Grafana
14 18 (1.23%) SCCM
15 17 (1.16%) Consul
16 15 (1.02%) SCOM
17 14 (0.95%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 217 (14.80%) Red Hat
2 179 (12.21%) VMware
3 121 (8.25%) Oracle
3 121 (8.25%) Splunk
4 85 (5.80%) SaltStack
5 84 (5.73%) Microsoft
6 59 (4.02%) Google
7 56 (3.82%) Cisco
8 48 (3.27%) Atlassian
9 42 (2.86%) Rackspace
10 38 (2.59%) IBM
11 35 (2.39%) AppDynamics
12 32 (2.18%) New Relic
13 30 (2.05%) HP
14 26 (1.77%) NetApp
15 25 (1.71%) EMC
16 21 (1.43%) Veritas
16 21 (1.43%) Zend
17 20 (1.36%) SAP
18 18 (1.23%) Sybase
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
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Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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London
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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London
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Rate: £600 - £620 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Rate: £600.00 per day
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West Yorkshire
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London
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Hertfordshire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
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Surrey
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lafosse Contractors
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London
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