Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 270 181
Rank change year-on-year -16 -89 -46
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 489 510 1,505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.98% 1.62%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.49% 6.75% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 373 1,114
10th Percentile £400 £363 £411
25th Percentile £450 £428 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £655 £606 £638
90th Percentile £711 £700 £721
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £61.50 £55.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +11.82% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.58 -

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 8,908 7,561 13,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 14.57% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,349 5,184 9,216
10th Percentile £341 £275 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £595 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 221 319
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.03
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year +44.74% +1.06% +7.43%
75th Percentile £53.00 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.15 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +12.90%

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 10 May 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 10 May 2021. 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 -32 365 £500 -7.41% 196
London -15 210 £550 -4.35% 85
Work from Home -123 177 £588 +11.90% 34
UK excluding London -42 154 £475 -9.52% 134
North of England -25 47 £500 -4.76% 52
North West -11 39 £500 -4.76% 30
South East +15 29 £495 +7.03% 19
Scotland -12 25 £519 -0.81% 6
South West +44 18 £440 -26.67% 10
Midlands +18 18 £396 +11.89% 19
East of England +29 13 £449 -18.41% 11
East Midlands +17 12 £396 +11.89% 10
West Midlands +1 6 £375 -15.73% 9
Yorkshire -22 5 £500 -9.09% 20
Wales - 4 £403 - 16
North East +20 3 £550 +61.76% 2

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 338 (69.12%) DevOps
2 334 (68.30%) Ansible
3 286 (58.49%) Puppet
4 259 (52.97%) Python
5 248 (50.72%) AWS
6 235 (48.06%) Terraform
7 228 (46.63%) Jenkins
8 213 (43.56%) Linux
9 201 (41.10%) Docker
10 200 (40.90%) Kubernetes
11 190 (38.85%) Azure
12 153 (31.29%) Git (software)
13 151 (30.88%) Configuration Management
14 136 (27.81%) GCP
15 135 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
16 122 (24.95%) Java
17 114 (23.31%) PowerShell
18 107 (21.88%) Windows
19 102 (20.86%) Infrastructure as Code
20 97 (19.84%) VMware
21 88 (18.00%) Google
21 88 (18.00%) Open Source
22 84 (17.18%) Finance
23 83 (16.97%) AWS CloudFormation
24 80 (16.36%) Maven
24 80 (16.36%) Bash Shell
25 68 (13.91%) Unix
25 68 (13.91%) Gradle
26 67 (13.70%) Migration
27 66 (13.50%) Social Skills

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 41 (8.38%) nginx
2 29 (5.93%) Confluence
2 29 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.86%) JBoss
3 14 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.66%) Apache
5 10 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.84%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.64%) IIS
8 7 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.61%) CMS
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.41%) OpenWhisk
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Actimize
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 248 (50.72%) AWS
2 190 (38.85%) Azure
3 136 (27.81%) GCP
4 83 (16.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 59 (12.07%) PaaS
6 57 (11.66%) npm
7 54 (11.04%) IaaS
8 45 (9.20%) GitHub
9 39 (7.98%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (7.77%) Serverless
11 37 (7.57%) Amazon S3
11 37 (7.57%) OpenShift
12 23 (4.70%) SaaS
13 22 (4.50%) AWS CodePipeline
14 21 (4.29%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (4.09%) Amazon ELB
16 19 (3.89%) Amazon ECS
17 15 (3.07%) Amazon EKS
18 12 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.95%) Firewall
2 25 (5.11%) DNS
3 18 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.07%) HTTP
4 15 (3.07%) SSL
5 11 (2.25%) ATM
6 9 (1.84%) LAN
6 9 (1.84%) WAN
7 7 (1.43%) Internet
7 7 (1.43%) NAS
7 7 (1.43%) SAN
8 6 (1.23%) DHCP
8 6 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (1.23%) VLAN
9 4 (0.82%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.82%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.82%) VPN
10 3 (0.61%) Network Security
10 3 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.32%) BigQuery
2 24 (4.91%) Amazon RDS
2 24 (4.91%) MongoDB
2 24 (4.91%) NoSQL
3 23 (4.70%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.07%) Data Lake
6 15 (3.07%) MySQL
7 9 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (1.43%) Big Data
9 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.23%) PowerCenter
10 6 (1.23%) Redis
10 6 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 228 (46.63%) Jenkins
2 153 (31.29%) Git (software)
3 80 (16.36%) Maven
4 68 (13.91%) Gradle
5 61 (12.47%) CircleCI
6 60 (12.27%) JIRA
7 55 (11.25%) Travis CI
8 52 (10.63%) gulp
9 34 (6.95%) Subversion
10 29 (5.93%) GitLab
11 27 (5.52%) SonarQube
11 27 (5.52%) Sonatype Nexus
12 23 (4.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (3.89%) Bitbucket
13 19 (3.89%) TeamCity
14 18 (3.68%) Visual Studio
15 15 (3.07%) JUnit
15 15 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (2.04%) Vagrant
17 9 (1.84%) CA Release Automation
General
1 84 (17.18%) Finance
2 66 (13.50%) Social Skills
3 43 (8.79%) Banking
4 30 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.32%) Public Sector
6 16 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (2.04%) Retail
9 6 (1.23%) Marketing
10 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.82%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) Electronics
12 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.41%) French Language
13 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
14 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 201 (41.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (12.27%) Developer
3 47 (9.61%) Cloud Engineer
4 46 (9.41%) AWS Engineer
5 45 (9.20%) Architect
6 40 (8.18%) AWS DevOps
7 35 (7.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 35 (7.16%) Consultant
8 30 (6.13%) Azure Engineer
9 26 (5.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 26 (5.32%) Platform Engineer
10 23 (4.70%) Senior DevOps
10 23 (4.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 19 (3.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.07%) DevOps Consultant
14 14 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (2.45%) Cloud Consultant
15 12 (2.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.88%) Node.js
2 39 (7.98%) Web Services
3 33 (6.75%) .NET
4 32 (6.54%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (4.09%) JSON
5 20 (4.09%) Kafka
6 19 (3.89%) REST
7 18 (3.68%) YAML
8 13 (2.66%) Middleware
9 12 (2.45%) React
9 12 (2.45%) Spring
10 11 (2.25%) Spring Boot
11 9 (1.84%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.64%) RESTful
13 7 (1.43%) HTML
14 6 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 6 (1.23%) Qt
14 6 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (1.23%) Task Parallel Library
15 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.22%) Public Cloud
2 36 (7.36%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.70%) Cloud Native
4 21 (4.29%) Private Cloud
4 21 (4.29%) User Experience
5 17 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.07%) Clustering
7 14 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.04%) Replication
10 9 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.43%) Wiki
12 6 (1.23%) CMDB
13 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.02%) PKI
14 4 (0.82%) BYOD
14 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 213 (43.56%) Linux
2 107 (21.88%) Windows
3 68 (13.91%) Unix
4 57 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (4.29%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.45%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.84%) CentOS
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.82%) Android
10 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.61%) VMS
12 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
13 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (69.12%) DevOps
2 151 (30.88%) Configuration Management
3 135 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (20.86%) Infrastructure as Code
5 88 (18.00%) Open Source
6 67 (13.70%) Migration
7 64 (13.09%) Microservices
8 63 (12.88%) Test Automation
9 62 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (12.27%) Mentoring
11 45 (9.20%) Infrastructure Automation
12 42 (8.59%) Deployment Automation
12 42 (8.59%) Scrum
12 42 (8.59%) Software Engineering
13 38 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
14 37 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (6.75%) ITIL
15 33 (6.75%) Project Delivery
15 33 (6.75%) TDD
16 25 (5.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 259 (52.97%) Python
2 122 (24.95%) Java
3 114 (23.31%) PowerShell
4 80 (16.36%) Bash Shell
5 63 (12.88%) Groovy
5 63 (12.88%) Ruby
6 48 (9.82%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.59%) Go
8 40 (8.18%) SQL
9 33 (6.75%) C#
10 32 (6.54%) Perl
11 19 (3.89%) PHP
12 14 (2.86%) C++
12 14 (2.86%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.43%) C
14 7 (1.43%) Scala
15 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.41%) AWK
16 2 (0.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 61 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 47 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.93%) Degree
4 7 (1.43%) AWS Certification
5 6 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.61%) CCIE
8 2 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB
8 2 (0.41%) VCAP
9 1 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.20%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) OSCP
9 1 (0.20%) RHCE
9 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.91%) QA
2 5 (1.02%) GDPR
3 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 201 (41.10%) Docker
2 65 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (10.02%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (9.20%) Active Directory
5 17 (3.48%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.66%) vSphere
7 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.43%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.82%) KVM
9 3 (0.61%) vCloud
9 3 (0.61%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.41%) UAG
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.20%) IAG
Systems Management
1 334 (68.30%) Ansible
2 286 (58.49%) Puppet
3 235 (48.06%) Terraform
4 200 (40.90%) Kubernetes
5 40 (8.18%) Salt
6 31 (6.34%) Prometheus
7 30 (6.13%) Grafana
8 26 (5.32%) Argo
9 20 (4.09%) Packer
10 18 (3.68%) Nagios
11 17 (3.48%) Istio
12 16 (3.27%) Kibana
12 16 (3.27%) vRealize
13 15 (3.07%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (2.86%) SCCM
15 6 (1.23%) Capistrano
15 6 (1.23%) Consul
15 6 (1.23%) logstash
16 5 (1.02%) Avamar
16 5 (1.02%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 97 (19.84%) VMware
2 88 (18.00%) Google
3 63 (12.88%) Microsoft
4 41 (8.38%) Red Hat
5 30 (6.13%) Splunk
6 27 (5.52%) SaltStack
7 25 (5.11%) Oracle
8 18 (3.68%) Cisco
9 13 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.25%) EMC
10 11 (2.25%) ServiceNow
10 11 (2.25%) Symantec
10 11 (2.25%) Veritas
11 10 (2.04%) Fortinet
12 8 (1.64%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.43%) Databricks
13 7 (1.43%) F5
13 7 (1.43%) Informatica
13 7 (1.43%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.23%) Dell