Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 381 240 251
Rank change year-on-year -141 +11 -113
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 542 338 992
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 1.10% 1.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.07% 6.80% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 239 686
10th Percentile £400 £315 £406
25th Percentile £481 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £601 £650
90th Percentile £750 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £63.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 - £27.50

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 13,308 4,969 12,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.10% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,508 3,412 8,678
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 92 293
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.55
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.19 £41.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £19.82
% change year-on-year -1.94% -2.25% +13.26%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -139 424 £550 +7.84% 215
London -120 259 £600 +11.11% 114
Work from Home -125 197 £575 -4.17% 40
UK excluding London -150 147 £525 +9.38% 123
North of England -72 58 £525 +16.67% 40
North West -58 35 £500 +11.05% 25
Midlands -68 23 £428 +23.91% 18
South East -110 23 £450 -11.76% 20
Yorkshire -35 22 £525 +16.67% 12
East Midlands -33 18 £405 +28.57% 9
Scotland -76 17 £533 +84.26% 10
East of England -38 14 £550 +45.21% 13
South West -35 9 £550 +4.76% 10
West Midlands -65 4 £580 +54.67% 9
Wales -29 3 £448 +29.24% 12
North East -14 1 £500 -12.59% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 404 (74.54%) DevOps
2 397 (73.25%) Ansible
3 323 (59.59%) Terraform
4 321 (59.23%) Puppet
5 274 (50.55%) Jenkins
6 263 (48.52%) Python
7 255 (47.05%) AWS
8 243 (44.83%) Linux
9 240 (44.28%) Kubernetes
10 208 (38.38%) Azure
11 191 (35.24%) Docker
12 175 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
13 171 (31.55%) GCP
14 165 (30.44%) Configuration Management
15 144 (26.57%) Git (software)
16 141 (26.01%) Infrastructure as Code
17 130 (23.99%) Java
18 123 (22.69%) Bash Shell
19 118 (21.77%) AWS CloudFormation
20 117 (21.59%) PowerShell
21 112 (20.66%) Windows
22 100 (18.45%) Google
23 94 (17.34%) Finance
24 91 (16.79%) GitHub
25 87 (16.05%) Open Source
26 78 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
26 78 (14.39%) Maven
27 77 (14.21%) JIRA
28 74 (13.65%) VMware
29 73 (13.47%) Microservices

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 39 (7.20%) Confluence
2 21 (3.87%) Apache
3 19 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 18 (3.32%) nginx
5 15 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.66%) IIS
8 9 (1.66%) JBoss
8 9 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.48%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.29%) Mule
10 7 (1.29%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.55%) Jetty
14 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.37%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 255 (47.05%) AWS
2 208 (38.38%) Azure
3 171 (31.55%) GCP
4 118 (21.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 91 (16.79%) GitHub
6 52 (9.59%) npm
7 44 (8.12%) PaaS
8 39 (7.20%) IaaS
9 34 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (6.09%) Serverless
11 31 (5.72%) OpenShift
12 27 (4.98%) AWS Lambda
12 27 (4.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 25 (4.61%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (4.24%) SaaS
15 22 (4.06%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (4.06%) Amazon S3
16 20 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (2.95%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.93%) Firewall
2 38 (7.01%) DNS
3 22 (4.06%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.69%) HTTP
5 18 (3.32%) SSL
6 13 (2.40%) HTTPS
7 12 (2.21%) SNMP
8 11 (2.03%) Kerberos
8 11 (2.03%) NAS
8 11 (2.03%) SAN
9 8 (1.48%) WAN
10 7 (1.29%) IPv4
10 7 (1.29%) LAN
11 6 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.11%) Internet
11 6 (1.11%) Network Security
12 4 (0.74%) VPN
13 3 (0.55%) SMTP
14 2 (0.37%) FTP
14 2 (0.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.35%) Amazon RDS
2 28 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 25 (4.61%) MySQL
3 25 (4.61%) SQL Server
4 24 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.06%) Data Lake
7 13 (2.40%) BigQuery
7 13 (2.40%) MariaDB
8 12 (2.21%) Big Data
9 10 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.48%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.29%) Tableau
13 6 (1.11%) Bigtable
14 5 (0.92%) Looker
14 5 (0.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 274 (50.55%) Jenkins
2 144 (26.57%) Git (software)
3 78 (14.39%) Maven
4 77 (14.21%) JIRA
5 58 (10.70%) Gradle
6 57 (10.52%) CircleCI
7 54 (9.96%) gulp
8 52 (9.59%) Travis CI
9 37 (6.83%) Subversion
10 36 (6.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 35 (6.46%) TeamCity
12 34 (6.27%) Bitbucket
13 32 (5.90%) GitLab
14 27 (4.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (4.06%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (2.77%) JUnit
16 15 (2.77%) Visual Studio
17 14 (2.58%) Terragrunt
18 12 (2.21%) Selenium
18 12 (2.21%) Vagrant
General
1 94 (17.34%) Finance
2 68 (12.55%) Social Skills
3 45 (8.30%) Banking
4 40 (7.38%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.06%) Retail
7 13 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (2.03%) Law
9 10 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.74%) Legal
13 3 (0.55%) Automotive
13 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.37%) International Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Marketing
15 1 (0.18%) Electronics
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (41.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (11.07%) Cloud Engineer
3 57 (10.52%) Architect
4 55 (10.15%) AWS Engineer
5 47 (8.67%) Developer
6 40 (7.38%) AWS DevOps
7 38 (7.01%) Azure Engineer
8 37 (6.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 30 (5.54%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 30 (5.54%) Senior DevOps
10 29 (5.35%) Consultant
11 26 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (4.43%) Platform Engineer
14 22 (4.06%) Cloud Architect
15 20 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
16 17 (3.14%) Azure DevOps
17 14 (2.58%) Azure Architect
17 14 (2.58%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.23%) .NET
2 48 (8.86%) Node.js
3 29 (5.35%) AngularJS
4 28 (5.17%) YAML
5 27 (4.98%) REST
5 27 (4.98%) Web Services
6 26 (4.80%) Spring
7 21 (3.87%) Spring Boot
8 20 (3.69%) JSON
8 20 (3.69%) Kafka
9 18 (3.32%) ARM Templates
10 17 (3.14%) HTML
11 16 (2.95%) .NET Framework
11 16 (2.95%) CSS
11 16 (2.95%) LDAP
11 16 (2.95%) React
12 14 (2.58%) .NET Core
13 13 (2.40%) RESTful
14 12 (2.21%) Middleware
15 10 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.33%) Public Cloud
2 34 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.35%) Cloud Native
4 20 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (3.51%) Clustering
6 18 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.40%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (2.40%) PKI
9 11 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.29%) iPad
13 6 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.92%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 243 (44.83%) Linux
2 112 (20.66%) Windows
3 46 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (7.38%) Unix
5 24 (4.43%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.85%) CentOS
8 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.11%) AIX
9 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.92%) Solaris
10 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.92%) zOS
11 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.55%) SUSE
13 1 (0.18%) Android
13 1 (0.18%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (74.54%) DevOps
2 175 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (30.44%) Configuration Management
4 141 (26.01%) Infrastructure as Code
5 87 (16.05%) Open Source
6 78 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (13.47%) Microservices
8 63 (11.62%) Migration
9 53 (9.78%) Scrum
10 49 (9.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 42 (7.75%) Deployment Automation
12 41 (7.56%) Infrastructure Automation
13 36 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (6.46%) ITIL
14 35 (6.46%) Mentoring
15 30 (5.54%) Test Automation
16 28 (5.17%) Change Management
16 28 (5.17%) DevSecOps
16 28 (5.17%) SDLC
17 27 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 263 (48.52%) Python
2 130 (23.99%) Java
3 123 (22.69%) Bash Shell
4 117 (21.59%) PowerShell
5 62 (11.44%) Groovy
6 61 (11.25%) SQL
7 54 (9.96%) Ruby
8 50 (9.23%) JavaScript
9 35 (6.46%) Go
10 34 (6.27%) C#
11 28 (5.17%) Perl
11 28 (5.17%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.77%) PHP
13 11 (2.03%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.48%) Scala
15 7 (1.29%) C
15 7 (1.29%) C++
15 7 (1.29%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.11%) ES6
17 5 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.32%) Degree
4 10 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.92%) CISSP
7 4 (0.74%) CEH
8 3 (0.55%) CISA
8 3 (0.55%) CRISC
9 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) GCED
10 1 (0.18%) GIAC
10 1 (0.18%) GREM
10 1 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.03%) GDPR
2 7 (1.29%) GRC
3 6 (1.11%) SLA
4 4 (0.74%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) NCSC
7 1 (0.18%) NIST
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) SOC 1
7 1 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 191 (35.24%) Docker
2 43 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.01%) Active Directory
4 18 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.85%) KVM
6 9 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.48%) vCloud
8 7 (1.29%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.29%) LXC
8 7 (1.29%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.11%) NFS
10 5 (0.92%) Ceph
10 5 (0.92%) vSphere
11 4 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.18%) qmail
13 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.18%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 397 (73.25%) Ansible
2 323 (59.59%) Terraform
3 321 (59.23%) Puppet
4 240 (44.28%) Kubernetes
5 29 (5.35%) Packer
6 27 (4.98%) Prometheus
7 25 (4.61%) Grafana
7 25 (4.61%) Nagios
8 21 (3.87%) Salt
9 20 (3.69%) Istio
10 14 (2.58%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.21%) SCCM
12 11 (2.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 9 (1.66%) vRealize
14 6 (1.11%) Argo
14 6 (1.11%) CASB
14 6 (1.11%) FortiGate
14 6 (1.11%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.92%) CA Wily
15 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 100 (18.45%) Google
2 74 (13.65%) VMware
3 62 (11.44%) Microsoft
4 45 (8.30%) Oracle
5 43 (7.93%) Splunk
6 35 (6.46%) Red Hat
7 25 (4.61%) Cisco
7 25 (4.61%) SaltStack
8 16 (2.95%) IBM
8 16 (2.95%) New Relic
9 12 (2.21%) Zscaler
10 11 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.03%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.85%) Databricks
11 10 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.66%) Citrix
13 8 (1.48%) Brio
14 7 (1.29%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.29%) Neustar
15 6 (1.11%) Alibaba