Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 432 320 251
Rank change year-on-year -112 -69 -54
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 508 544 435
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.83% 1.06%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.62% 5.15% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 382 318
10th Percentile £431 £376 £350
25th Percentile £513 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £613 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.55%
75th Percentile £750 £650 £600
90th Percentile £800 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £528 £498 £520
% change year-on-year +6.03% -4.33% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
10th Percentile - £59.25 £49.52
25th Percentile - £60.75 £51.58
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year - +14.55% -
75th Percentile - - £57.50
90th Percentile - - £59.00
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 14,031 10,571 6,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.77% 16.07% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,146 7,457 4,388
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 156 149
10th Percentile £13.20 £15.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.75 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £33.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -32.33% +66.25% +5.26%
75th Percentile £47.50 £51.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £63.75 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.37% +14.44% +14.50%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -86 405 £619 +21.32% 99
Work from Home -67 287 £625 +13.64% 43
London -81 253 £700 +27.27% 44
UK excluding London -82 136 £528 +6.03% 63
North of England -69 43 £525 +5.00% 17
South East -22 32 £613 +28.95% 12
Yorkshire -20 24 £538 +2.38% 5
South West -11 22 £553 +25.57% 13
Midlands -42 18 £510 +28.79% 9
North West -69 17 £525 +5.00% 7
West Midlands -24 15 £540 -6.90% 8
East of England -25 11 £475 -26.92% 3
Scotland -28 9 £508 -5.58% 4
East Midlands -23 3 £438 +10.48% 1
North East - 2 £700 - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £700 - 2

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 384 (75.59%) Ansible
2 349 (68.70%) DevOps
3 345 (67.91%) Terraform
4 320 (62.99%) Python
5 307 (60.43%) Jenkins
6 274 (53.94%) Puppet
7 273 (53.74%) Kubernetes
8 251 (49.41%) CI/CD
9 235 (46.26%) AWS
10 203 (39.96%) Linux
11 185 (36.42%) Docker
12 184 (36.22%) Agile
13 183 (36.02%) Azure
14 174 (34.25%) Configuration Management
15 170 (33.46%) GCP
16 150 (29.53%) Infrastructure as Code
17 128 (25.20%) Bash
18 119 (23.43%) Google
19 113 (22.24%) Git (software)
20 106 (20.87%) Open Source
21 99 (19.49%) Java
21 99 (19.49%) AWS CloudFormation
22 92 (18.11%) PowerShell
23 87 (17.13%) Groovy
24 85 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
25 83 (16.34%) Google Kubernetes Engine
25 83 (16.34%) Ruby
26 82 (16.14%) Gradle
26 82 (16.14%) npm
27 81 (15.94%) Maven

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 44 (8.66%) Confluence
2 17 (3.35%) Apache
2 17 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.15%) IIS
3 16 (3.15%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.57%) nginx
6 7 (1.38%) Drupal
6 7 (1.38%) JBoss
6 7 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.59%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) assyst
2 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) Cloudability
Cloud Services
1 235 (46.26%) AWS
2 183 (36.02%) Azure
3 170 (33.46%) GCP
4 99 (19.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 83 (16.34%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 82 (16.14%) npm
7 64 (12.60%) GitHub
8 53 (10.43%) Azure DevOps
9 34 (6.69%) OpenShift
10 31 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (6.10%) Datadog
11 30 (5.91%) Serverless
12 28 (5.51%) Amazon S3
13 23 (4.53%) PaaS
14 22 (4.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (4.13%) Azure AKS
16 19 (3.74%) Amazon ECS
16 19 (3.74%) IaaS
16 19 (3.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (3.54%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.04%) Firewall
2 27 (5.31%) DNS
3 17 (3.35%) VPN
4 14 (2.76%) DHCP
4 14 (2.76%) HTTP
5 13 (2.56%) Internet
5 13 (2.56%) SSH
5 13 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.36%) IPsec
7 9 (1.77%) FTP
8 7 (1.38%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.38%) SSL
9 6 (1.18%) SAN
10 5 (0.98%) BGP
10 5 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.98%) VSAN
11 4 (0.79%) NAS
11 4 (0.79%) SMTP
11 4 (0.79%) SNMP
12 3 (0.59%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.09%) MySQL
2 32 (6.30%) MongoDB
3 29 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (4.72%) SQL Server
5 23 (4.53%) NoSQL
5 23 (4.53%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.36%) Redis
8 11 (2.17%) MariaDB
9 9 (1.77%) Big Data
10 8 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.18%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.18%) Metadata
12 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 307 (60.43%) Jenkins
2 113 (22.24%) Git (software)
3 82 (16.14%) Gradle
4 81 (15.94%) Maven
5 77 (15.16%) CircleCI
6 71 (13.98%) Travis CI
7 70 (13.78%) JIRA
8 67 (13.19%) gulp
9 53 (10.43%) GitLab
10 31 (6.10%) Spinnaker
11 23 (4.53%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.74%) JUnit
13 18 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (3.35%) Artifactory
14 17 (3.35%) Bitbucket
15 13 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (2.17%) SonarQube
17 10 (1.97%) Mockito
17 10 (1.97%) Selenium
General
1 77 (15.16%) Social Skills
2 71 (13.98%) Finance
3 36 (7.09%) Public Sector
4 34 (6.69%) Banking
5 29 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.94%) Retail
7 8 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.79%) Legal
10 3 (0.59%) Aviation
10 3 (0.59%) Games
10 3 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (0.59%) Law
10 3 (0.59%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.39%) French Language
11 2 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 203 (39.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (16.73%) GCP Engineer
3 77 (15.16%) Cloud Engineer
4 64 (12.60%) GCP DevOps
5 63 (12.40%) GCP DevOps Engineer
6 58 (11.42%) Developer
7 56 (11.02%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 52 (10.24%) Architect
9 50 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
10 39 (7.68%) AWS DevOps
11 35 (6.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 35 (6.89%) Platform Engineer
12 31 (6.10%) Senior DevOps
13 30 (5.91%) Azure Engineer
14 26 (5.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 23 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.74%) Security Engineer
18 18 (3.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 18 (3.54%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.66%) .NET
2 39 (7.68%) Kafka
3 21 (4.13%) React
4 18 (3.54%) RESTful
5 17 (3.35%) Node.js
6 16 (3.15%) JSON
7 15 (2.95%) ARM Templates
7 15 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
8 13 (2.56%) HTML
8 13 (2.56%) Spring
9 12 (2.36%) REST
10 10 (1.97%) Behat
10 10 (1.97%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.97%) POSIX
10 10 (1.97%) pytest
11 9 (1.77%) .NET Core
11 9 (1.77%) Django
11 9 (1.77%) Sensu
12 8 (1.57%) HTML5
13 7 (1.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.68%) Cloud Native
2 37 (7.28%) Public Cloud
3 32 (6.30%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (5.12%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.97%) User Experience
7 9 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.38%) Clustering
10 6 (1.18%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
10 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.18%) Replication
10 6 (1.18%) Social Media
11 5 (0.98%) CMDB
11 5 (0.98%) Derivative
11 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.98%) PKI
12 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 203 (39.96%) Linux
2 70 (13.78%) Windows
3 48 (9.45%) Unix
4 34 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.74%) CentOS
6 10 (1.97%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.18%) SUSE
8 6 (1.18%) VMS
9 5 (0.98%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.79%) FreeNAS
10 4 (0.79%) Solaris
11 3 (0.59%) Fedora
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (68.70%) DevOps
2 251 (49.41%) CI/CD
3 184 (36.22%) Agile
4 174 (34.25%) Configuration Management
5 150 (29.53%) Infrastructure as Code
6 106 (20.87%) Open Source
7 85 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (13.78%) Scrum
9 63 (12.40%) Mentoring
10 62 (12.20%) Microservices
11 60 (11.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 58 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 46 (9.06%) Software Engineering
15 45 (8.86%) Deployment Automation
16 40 (7.87%) Test Automation
17 37 (7.28%) Kanban
17 37 (7.28%) Platform Engineering
18 34 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 33 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 320 (62.99%) Python
2 128 (25.20%) Bash
3 99 (19.49%) Java
4 92 (18.11%) PowerShell
5 87 (17.13%) Groovy
6 83 (16.34%) Ruby
7 59 (11.61%) JavaScript
8 56 (11.02%) SQL
9 40 (7.87%) Go
10 30 (5.91%) Perl
11 29 (5.71%) C#
12 24 (4.72%) Shell Script
13 16 (3.15%) PHP
14 13 (2.56%) C++
14 13 (2.56%) TypeScript
15 11 (2.17%) C
16 9 (1.77%) R
17 7 (1.38%) Scala
18 6 (1.18%) Bicep
19 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 76 (14.96%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.76%) Degree
3 14 (2.76%) RHCE
4 9 (1.77%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.18%) CCNP
6 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.18%) RHCSA
6 6 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.98%) OCA
7 5 (0.98%) RHCA
8 4 (0.79%) HND
9 3 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.36%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) GDPR
3 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (36.42%) Docker
2 40 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.91%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.77%) OpenSSH
5 9 (1.77%) vSphere
6 7 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.38%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.79%) LXC
8 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.59%) pfSense
9 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 384 (75.59%) Ansible
2 345 (67.91%) Terraform
3 274 (53.94%) Puppet
4 273 (53.74%) Kubernetes
5 50 (9.84%) Grafana
6 42 (8.27%) Prometheus
7 33 (6.50%) Salt
8 20 (3.94%) Nagios
9 15 (2.95%) Istio
10 13 (2.56%) Mesos
10 13 (2.56%) Packer
10 13 (2.56%) vRealize
11 12 (2.36%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.36%) Marathon
12 10 (1.97%) CloudForms
13 9 (1.77%) Consul
13 9 (1.77%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.98%) Avamar
14 5 (0.98%) Kibana
14 5 (0.98%) rkt
Vendors
1 119 (23.43%) Google
2 58 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.25%) VMware
4 42 (8.27%) Red Hat
5 38 (7.48%) Oracle
6 34 (6.69%) Splunk
7 21 (4.13%) New Relic
8 16 (3.15%) AppDynamics
8 16 (3.15%) SaltStack
9 13 (2.56%) Cisco
9 13 (2.56%) PagerDuty
10 9 (1.77%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.77%) Dell
11 7 (1.38%) EMC
11 7 (1.38%) NetApp
12 6 (1.18%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.18%) Citrix
12 6 (1.18%) Mercator
13 5 (0.98%) HP
13 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow