Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 396 246 249
Rank change year-on-year -150 +3 -114
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 512 425 777
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 1.06% 1.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.63% 6.30% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 301 551
10th Percentile £425 £363 £406
25th Percentile £513 £435 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.58% -5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £650
90th Percentile £750 £675 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 £40.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +57.50% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 - -

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 14,086 6,751 10,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 16.83% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,139 4,758 7,381
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £460 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £588
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 155 277
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.63 £15.88 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.35 £26.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year -17.88% +42.47% +4.29%
75th Percentile £48.75 £53.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £64.50 £63.25 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.51 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.64% +30.00% -

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 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Opscode Chef over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the UK

Opscode Chef
Top 17 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 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England -120 404 £575 +15.00% 195
London -129 231 £600 +9.09% 97
Work from Home -137 190 £600 - 35
UK excluding London -113 155 £525 +16.67% 129
North of England -46 56 £525 +15.45% 36
South East -62 41 £600 +17.65% 23
North West -37 33 £525 +16.60% 20
Yorkshire -23 20 £525 +16.67% 13
Scotland -59 16 £390 -8.24% 27
South West -46 15 £450 -5.26% 14
Midlands -64 12 £525 +40.00% 17
East of England -49 10 £538 +20.45% 8
East Midlands -34 8 £405 -13.09% 4
North East -1 3 £500 -9.09% 3
Wales -33 3 £495 +37.50% 4
West Midlands -61 3 £669 +78.33% 13
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 375 (73.24%) Ansible
2 370 (72.27%) DevOps
3 332 (64.84%) Terraform
4 262 (51.17%) Jenkins
5 258 (50.39%) AWS
6 254 (49.61%) Puppet
7 248 (48.44%) Python
8 245 (47.85%) Linux
9 222 (43.36%) Kubernetes
10 187 (36.52%) Configuration Management
11 186 (36.33%) Azure
11 186 (36.33%) Docker
12 185 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
13 162 (31.64%) GCP
14 156 (30.47%) Infrastructure as Code
15 125 (24.41%) Git (software)
16 124 (24.22%) AWS CloudFormation
17 122 (23.83%) Bash
18 119 (23.24%) Java
19 117 (22.85%) PowerShell
20 113 (22.07%) Windows
21 92 (17.97%) Google
22 89 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (16.41%) Open Source
24 82 (16.02%) Finance
25 80 (15.63%) GitHub
26 76 (14.84%) Microsoft
27 75 (14.65%) JIRA
28 70 (13.67%) Social Skills
29 68 (13.28%) 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 43 (8.40%) Confluence
2 39 (7.62%) nginx
3 28 (5.47%) Apache
4 19 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.73%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.76%) IIS
7 9 (1.76%) JBoss
8 6 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.59%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.39%) Jetty
11 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) Mule
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 258 (50.39%) AWS
2 186 (36.33%) Azure
3 162 (31.64%) GCP
4 124 (24.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 80 (15.63%) GitHub
6 38 (7.42%) npm
7 36 (7.03%) PaaS
8 34 (6.64%) IaaS
8 34 (6.64%) Serverless
9 29 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (5.66%) Amazon EKS
9 29 (5.66%) Amazon S3
10 25 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (4.30%) Amazon ECS
11 22 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (3.13%) Datadog
15 15 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (2.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.25%) Firewall
2 27 (5.27%) DNS
3 21 (4.10%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.32%) SSL
5 11 (2.15%) HTTP
6 10 (1.95%) SAN
7 8 (1.56%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.37%) DHCP
8 7 (1.37%) Internet
8 7 (1.37%) NAS
8 7 (1.37%) Network Security
9 6 (1.17%) IPsec
9 6 (1.17%) SNMP
9 6 (1.17%) SSH
9 6 (1.17%) VPN
10 5 (0.98%) FTP
11 4 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.78%) VoIP
12 3 (0.59%) BGP
12 3 (0.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.03%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.30%) MySQL
5 19 (3.71%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.52%) SQL Server
7 17 (3.32%) Big Data
8 12 (2.34%) Data Lake
8 12 (2.34%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.76%) Redis
12 8 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.37%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.98%) Bigtable
14 5 (0.98%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.98%) Metadata
14 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 262 (51.17%) Jenkins
2 125 (24.41%) Git (software)
3 75 (14.65%) JIRA
4 55 (10.74%) Maven
5 53 (10.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 49 (9.57%) CircleCI
6 49 (9.57%) GitLab
7 42 (8.20%) Gradle
7 42 (8.20%) gulp
7 42 (8.20%) Travis CI
8 39 (7.62%) Bitbucket
9 28 (5.47%) TeamCity
10 27 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (5.27%) SonarQube
10 27 (5.27%) Subversion
11 23 (4.49%) Selenium
12 17 (3.32%) JUnit
13 15 (2.93%) webpack
14 13 (2.54%) Terragrunt
15 12 (2.34%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 82 (16.02%) Finance
2 70 (13.67%) Social Skills
3 44 (8.59%) Public Sector
4 36 (7.03%) Banking
5 20 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.13%) Retail
7 10 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.56%) Legal
10 6 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (0.98%) Law
11 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Marketing
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Billing
13 2 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.39%) International Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Games
14 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (39.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (10.55%) Developer
3 49 (9.57%) AWS Engineer
4 43 (8.40%) Consultant
5 42 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 39 (7.62%) Architect
7 37 (7.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 36 (7.03%) AWS DevOps
9 35 (6.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 30 (5.86%) Senior DevOps
11 28 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
12 26 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
13 25 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.52%) DevOps Consultant
15 17 (3.32%) Site Engineer
15 17 (3.32%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 14 (2.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 13 (2.54%) Python Developer
18 11 (2.15%) Cloud Architect
18 11 (2.15%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.79%) Node.js
2 37 (7.23%) .NET
3 32 (6.25%) REST
4 30 (5.86%) React
5 24 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 23 (4.49%) Kafka
7 22 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (3.91%) Spring
9 16 (3.13%) HTML
10 15 (2.93%) RESTful
10 15 (2.93%) YAML
11 14 (2.73%) SOAP
12 13 (2.54%) CSS
13 12 (2.34%) LDAP
13 12 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (2.34%) Spring Boot
14 11 (2.15%) Web Services
15 8 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 8 (1.56%) LAMP
15 8 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.70%) Public Cloud
2 30 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (5.08%) Cloud Native
5 16 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.54%) PKI
7 12 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.95%) NVMe
9 9 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.56%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.56%) Replication
11 7 (1.37%) Clustering
11 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 245 (47.85%) Linux
2 113 (22.07%) Windows
3 41 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (7.23%) Unix
5 33 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 25 (4.88%) CentOS
7 14 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.95%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.17%) Solaris
13 5 (0.98%) Debian
14 4 (0.78%) Fedora
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.78%) SUSE
15 3 (0.59%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (72.27%) DevOps
2 187 (36.52%) Configuration Management
3 185 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (30.47%) Infrastructure as Code
5 89 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (16.41%) Open Source
7 68 (13.28%) Microservices
8 56 (10.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 44 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (8.01%) Scrum
11 40 (7.81%) SDLC
12 38 (7.42%) Migration
13 37 (7.23%) Infrastructure Automation
13 37 (7.23%) Mentoring
14 35 (6.84%) Deployment Automation
15 34 (6.64%) Software Engineering
16 30 (5.86%) DevSecOps
16 30 (5.86%) Test Automation
17 29 (5.66%) Change Management
18 27 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 248 (48.44%) Python
2 122 (23.83%) Bash
3 119 (23.24%) Java
4 117 (22.85%) PowerShell
5 65 (12.70%) Ruby
6 52 (10.16%) Groovy
6 52 (10.16%) JavaScript
7 41 (8.01%) SQL
8 36 (7.03%) Go
9 30 (5.86%) Perl
10 29 (5.66%) Shell Script
11 27 (5.27%) C#
12 17 (3.32%) PHP
13 9 (1.76%) Scala
14 8 (1.56%) ES6
15 7 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.98%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.59%) Java 8
18 2 (0.39%) Bicep
18 2 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.88%) Degree
4 15 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.98%) RHCE
6 5 (0.98%) RHCSA
7 4 (0.78%) CCNA
7 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.59%) CCNP
8 3 (0.59%) CEH
8 3 (0.59%) CISA
8 3 (0.59%) CISSP
8 3 (0.59%) CRISC
8 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.15%) GDPR
2 8 (1.56%) GRC
3 5 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.98%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.20%) NIST
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.20%) SOC 2
System Software
1 186 (36.33%) Docker
2 46 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 38 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.52%) vSphere
6 11 (2.15%) VMware NSX
7 9 (1.76%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.56%) vCloud
8 8 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.37%) KVM
10 6 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.17%) LXC
11 5 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.59%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.59%) Ceph
12 3 (0.59%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.39%) RHEV
13 2 (0.39%) Squid
13 2 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 375 (73.24%) Ansible
2 332 (64.84%) Terraform
3 254 (49.61%) Puppet
4 222 (43.36%) Kubernetes
5 41 (8.01%) Prometheus
6 40 (7.81%) Nagios
7 35 (6.84%) Grafana
8 31 (6.05%) Packer
9 28 (5.47%) Docker Swarm
10 24 (4.69%) Salt
11 23 (4.49%) Istio
12 18 (3.52%) vRealize
13 16 (3.13%) ZABBIX
14 15 (2.93%) Consul
15 8 (1.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 6 (1.17%) Kibana
16 6 (1.17%) Rancher
17 5 (0.98%) Avamar
17 5 (0.98%) logstash
17 5 (0.98%) VxRail
Vendors
1 92 (17.97%) Google
2 76 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.52%) VMware
4 36 (7.03%) Red Hat
5 33 (6.45%) Oracle
6 29 (5.66%) Splunk
7 26 (5.08%) SaltStack
8 15 (2.93%) Cisco
9 9 (1.76%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.56%) Dell
10 8 (1.56%) IBM
10 8 (1.56%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.98%) NetApp
11 5 (0.98%) Qualys
12 4 (0.78%) Asigra
12 4 (0.78%) CyberArk
12 4 (0.78%) New Relic
12 4 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (0.78%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.78%) Veeam