Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 169 220
Rank change year-on-year +15 +51 +123
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1614 1720 1266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.56% 1.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.81% 14.62% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1287 969
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £638 £622 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
10th Percentile £38.88 - £43.75
90th Percentile £41.13 - £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 10208 11763 9687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.65% 10.69% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6754 7600 5897
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £601 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +8.39% +6.90% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 260 339
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -22.22% +11.47% +0.93%

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 22 July 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 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 22 July 2017. 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 +7 1532 £500 - 286
London -19 854 £543 +8.50% 172
UK excluding London +50 738 £500 +11.11% 126
North of England +27 223 £475 -4.04% 41
South East +52 213 £500 +11.11% 42
East of England +61 119 £513 +7.89% 13
North West +46 108 £500 +5.26% 11
Midlands +8 88 £520 +22.35% 10
Yorkshire -21 79 £450 -10.00% 30
West Midlands +29 53 £525 +40.00% 8
Scotland +42 45 £450 +12.50% 13
South West -5 39 £450 +5.88% 7
North East +62 38 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands -27 34 £515 +14.44% 2
Wales +5 16 £401 -21.47%
Northern Ireland - 9 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1274 (78.93%) Puppet
2 1206 (74.72%) DevOps
3 896 (55.51%) Ansible
4 885 (54.83%) Linux
5 761 (47.15%) Amazon AWS
6 707 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
7 666 (41.26%) Jenkins
8 642 (39.78%) Python
9 578 (35.81%) Configuration Management
10 547 (33.89%) Java
11 526 (32.59%) Continuous Integration
12 488 (30.24%) Docker
13 416 (25.77%) Ruby
14 382 (23.67%) Git (software)
15 317 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 316 (19.58%) Open Source
17 280 (17.35%) Bash Shell
18 277 (17.16%) Perl
19 275 (17.04%) Unix
20 274 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 263 (16.29%) Finance
22 252 (15.61%) TDD
23 243 (15.06%) Windows
24 234 (14.50%) Red Hat
25 217 (13.44%) Scrum
26 213 (13.20%) PowerShell
27 205 (12.70%) NoSQL
28 204 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
29 203 (12.58%) MySQL
30 202 (12.52%) PaaS

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
1 136 (8.43%) OpenStack
2 132 (8.18%) Apache
3 130 (8.05%) Tomcat
4 117 (7.25%) JBoss
5 107 (6.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 91 (5.64%) Elasticsearch
6 91 (5.64%) WebSphere
7 84 (5.20%) nginx
8 72 (4.46%) Confluence
8 72 (4.46%) WebLogic
9 55 (3.41%) IIS
10 28 (1.73%) Apache Spark
11 25 (1.55%) CMS
12 24 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (1.30%) Drupal
14 17 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.87%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.68%) WordPress
17 10 (0.62%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.31%) HipChat
1 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.19%) SPSS
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (0.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.062%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 761 (47.15%) Amazon AWS
2 317 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (12.52%) PaaS
4 156 (9.67%) IaaS
5 120 (7.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 102 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
7 98 (6.07%) GitHub
8 58 (3.59%) Amazon S3
9 42 (2.60%) SaaS
10 36 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (2.17%) OpenShift
12 33 (2.04%) Datadog
12 33 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
13 30 (1.86%) Route 53
14 28 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (1.30%) Office 365
17 18 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 173 (10.72%) HTTP
2 165 (10.22%) TCP/IP
3 119 (7.37%) SSL
4 101 (6.26%) DNS
5 83 (5.14%) Firewall
6 48 (2.97%) Network Security
7 45 (2.79%) HTTPS
7 45 (2.79%) LDAP
8 32 (1.98%) Internet
9 31 (1.92%) VPN
10 30 (1.86%) DHCP
11 29 (1.80%) SAN
12 27 (1.67%) SMTP
13 19 (1.18%) LAN
14 18 (1.12%) IPsec
15 15 (0.93%) SSH
16 14 (0.87%) Kerberos
16 14 (0.87%) NAS
16 14 (0.87%) WAN
17 12 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (12.70%) NoSQL
2 203 (12.58%) MySQL
3 191 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
4 187 (11.59%) MongoDB
5 140 (8.67%) SQL Server
6 109 (6.75%) Relational Database
7 88 (5.45%) Hadoop
8 86 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 86 (5.33%) Big Data
9 77 (4.77%) Redis
10 44 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 38 (2.35%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.92%) Apache Hive
13 30 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.80%) HBase
15 20 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
17 11 (0.68%) Sqoop
18 10 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
19 9 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 666 (41.26%) Jenkins
2 382 (23.67%) Git (software)
3 160 (9.91%) Maven
4 135 (8.36%) Subversion
5 131 (8.12%) JIRA
6 104 (6.44%) TeamCity
7 98 (6.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 72 (4.46%) Gradle
9 71 (4.40%) Vagrant
10 67 (4.15%) Selenium
11 61 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
12 57 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 48 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 47 (2.91%) Ant
15 45 (2.79%) Hudson
16 44 (2.73%) Cucumber
17 42 (2.60%) NUnit
18 38 (2.35%) MSTest
19 37 (2.29%) Bitbucket
20 36 (2.23%) Artifactory
General
1 263 (16.29%) Finance
2 114 (7.06%) Banking
3 70 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 60 (3.72%) Retail
5 59 (3.66%) Marketing
6 53 (3.28%) Electronics
7 51 (3.16%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.93%) Legal
9 13 (0.81%) Games
10 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.68%) Law
10 11 (0.68%) Local Government
11 10 (0.62%) Front Office
12 9 (0.56%) Back Office
13 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Publishing
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 719 (44.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 250 (15.49%) Developer
3 166 (10.29%) AWS DevOps
4 143 (8.86%) AWS Engineer
5 129 (7.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 128 (7.93%) Architect
7 119 (7.37%) Java Developer
8 103 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 103 (6.38%) Consultant
9 98 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
10 97 (6.01%) Senior DevOps
11 84 (5.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 71 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 64 (3.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 54 (3.35%) Administrator
14 54 (3.35%) AWS Developer
15 48 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
15 48 (2.97%) Platform Engineer
16 47 (2.91%) DevOps Consultant
16 47 (2.91%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (12.39%) Web Services
2 154 (9.54%) .NET
3 144 (8.92%) Node.js
4 101 (6.26%) Spring
5 88 (5.45%) Middleware
5 88 (5.45%) REST
6 82 (5.08%) JSON
7 81 (5.02%) AngularJS
8 80 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
9 68 (4.21%) HTML
10 62 (3.84%) J2EE
10 62 (3.84%) SOAP
11 60 (3.72%) RESTful
12 57 (3.53%) CSS
13 53 (3.28%) Sensu
14 52 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
15 49 (3.04%) XML
16 45 (2.79%) ASP.NET
17 41 (2.54%) Kafka
18 40 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.51%) Public Cloud
2 85 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 53 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.35%) User Experience
6 37 (2.29%) Clustering
6 37 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 35 (2.17%) PKI
8 31 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 27 (1.67%) Blog
10 26 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.43%) Fintech
12 21 (1.30%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.24%) Replication
14 19 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (1.05%) Smart Meter
16 16 (0.99%) Video on Demand
17 14 (0.87%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 885 (54.83%) Linux
2 275 (17.04%) Unix
3 274 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 243 (15.06%) Windows
5 106 (6.57%) CentOS
6 61 (3.78%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.85%) Windows Server
8 44 (2.73%) Solaris
9 31 (1.92%) AIX
10 26 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.49%) CoreOS
11 24 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.18%) VMS
13 17 (1.05%) Debian
14 12 (0.74%) Fedora
14 12 (0.74%) SUSE
15 10 (0.62%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.43%) HPUX
17 5 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1206 (74.72%) DevOps
2 707 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
3 578 (35.81%) Configuration Management
4 526 (32.59%) Continuous Integration
5 316 (19.58%) Open Source
6 252 (15.61%) TDD
7 217 (13.44%) Scrum
8 204 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 186 (11.52%) Test Automation
10 176 (10.90%) Microservices
11 140 (8.67%) OO
12 127 (7.87%) Software Engineering
13 122 (7.56%) Mentoring
14 106 (6.57%) Kanban
15 102 (6.32%) Migration
16 100 (6.20%) E-Commerce
17 92 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 91 (5.64%) High Availability
19 90 (5.58%) Continuous Deployment
20 88 (5.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 642 (39.78%) Python
2 547 (33.89%) Java
3 416 (25.77%) Ruby
4 280 (17.35%) Bash Shell
5 277 (17.16%) Perl
6 213 (13.20%) PowerShell
7 183 (11.34%) SQL
8 152 (9.42%) JavaScript
9 135 (8.36%) Shell Script
10 108 (6.69%) PHP
11 103 (6.38%) C#
12 95 (5.89%) Scala
13 80 (4.96%) Go
14 79 (4.89%) Groovy
15 32 (1.98%) Korn
16 31 (1.92%) C++
17 29 (1.80%) C
18 13 (0.81%) C-shell
19 11 (0.68%) TypeScript
20 10 (0.62%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 167 (10.35%) Security Cleared
2 137 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.03%) Degree
4 35 (2.17%) RHCE
5 32 (1.98%) CISSP
6 23 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.30%) RHCSA
9 16 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.93%) CCNP
11 14 (0.87%) CCNA
12 13 (0.81%) CEH
12 13 (0.81%) CREST Certified
12 13 (0.81%) GIAC
12 13 (0.81%) SANS
13 8 (0.50%) RHCA
14 7 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.43%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.28%) QA
2 10 (0.62%) SLA
3 7 (0.43%) GDPR
3 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.31%) GCP
5 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 488 (30.24%) Docker
2 106 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (4.71%) Active Directory
4 41 (2.54%) Xen
5 35 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.73%) vSphere
7 23 (1.43%) KVM
7 23 (1.43%) NFS
8 21 (1.30%) HDFS
8 21 (1.30%) Hyper-V
8 21 (1.30%) LXC
9 13 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.68%) iptables
10 11 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.62%) GPFS
12 9 (0.56%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (0.50%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.50%) XenServer
14 6 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1274 (78.93%) Puppet
2 896 (55.51%) Ansible
3 182 (11.28%) Kubernetes
4 155 (9.60%) Terraform
5 120 (7.43%) Salt
6 99 (6.13%) Nagios
7 55 (3.41%) logstash
8 50 (3.10%) Mesos
9 42 (2.60%) ZABBIX
10 38 (2.35%) Packer
11 36 (2.23%) Cobbler
12 33 (2.04%) Graphite
13 30 (1.86%) Kibana
14 22 (1.36%) SCCM
15 20 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
16 19 (1.18%) Consul
17 18 (1.12%) Grafana
17 18 (1.12%) vRealize
18 17 (1.05%) Rundeck
19 15 (0.93%) Rancher
Vendors
1 234 (14.50%) Red Hat
2 201 (12.45%) Oracle
3 172 (10.66%) VMware
4 122 (7.56%) Splunk
5 115 (7.13%) Microsoft
6 73 (4.52%) SaltStack
7 58 (3.59%) Google
7 58 (3.59%) SAP
8 41 (2.54%) IBM
9 32 (1.98%) AppDynamics
10 31 (1.92%) Atlassian
10 31 (1.92%) WSO2
11 30 (1.86%) Cisco
11 30 (1.86%) Rackspace
12 27 (1.67%) HP
13 26 (1.61%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.61%) Veritas
14 23 (1.43%) NetApp
15 22 (1.36%) New Relic
16 20 (1.24%) Informatica
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E-synergy Solutions
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London
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Linux Recruit
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Oliver Bernard
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