Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 239 131
Rank change year-on-year +5 -108 +33
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 390 935 2,152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.13% 2.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.50% 7.82% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 627 1,710
Median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £363 £410 £406
90th Percentile £663 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.81% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -16.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -3.85% -21.69%

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 5,999 11,955 15,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.30% 14.51% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,750 8,053 10,132
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £673 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 321 396
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.42 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.51% - +11.25%

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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 -31 301 £513 -6.82% 202
London -38 159 £550 -8.33% 73
UK excluding London +47 157 £474 -9.81% 147
Work from Home -46 129 £600 +11.63% 32
North of England +5 56 £450 -10.00% 62
South East +118 48 £510 -7.27% 28
North West +38 42 £450 -18.18% 32
Scotland +45 14 £375 -31.82% 6
Midlands +49 13 £375 -25.00% 21
East Midlands +43 11 £315 -37.00% 7
South West +82 9 £525 -4.55% 7
Wales +35 9 £363 -17.14% 10
East of England +70 8 £435 -30.40% 11
North East +14 7 £550 +22.22% 7
Yorkshire -2 7 £370 -26.00% 23
West Midlands +42 2 £375 -16.43% 13

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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.

1 270 (69.23%) DevOps
2 265 (67.95%) Ansible
3 251 (64.36%) Puppet
4 204 (52.31%) Python
5 203 (52.05%) Jenkins
6 197 (50.51%) Kubernetes
7 190 (48.72%) Terraform
8 188 (48.21%) Linux
9 172 (44.10%) AWS
10 170 (43.59%) Docker
11 144 (36.92%) Git (software)
12 138 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
13 136 (34.87%) Configuration Management
14 130 (33.33%) Azure
15 119 (30.51%) Infrastructure as Code
16 98 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
17 95 (24.36%) Bash Shell
18 85 (21.79%) Java
19 82 (21.03%) GCP
20 78 (20.00%) JIRA
21 77 (19.74%) Finance
22 75 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 73 (18.72%) GitHub
24 71 (18.21%) Windows
25 67 (17.18%) Open Source
26 64 (16.41%) Test Automation
27 63 (16.15%) Security Cleared
27 63 (16.15%) AWS CloudFormation
28 62 (15.90%) SC Cleared
29 59 (15.13%) PowerShell

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 38 (9.74%) nginx
2 34 (8.72%) Confluence
3 28 (7.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.10%) JBoss
6 14 (3.59%) Apache
7 8 (2.05%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.28%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.03%) IIS
11 4 (1.03%) Mule
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.51%) CMS
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.26%) Jetty
14 1 (0.26%) SAS
14 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 172 (44.10%) AWS
2 130 (33.33%) Azure
3 82 (21.03%) GCP
4 73 (18.72%) GitHub
5 63 (16.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 53 (13.59%) Serverless
7 51 (13.08%) PaaS
8 38 (9.74%) npm
9 37 (9.49%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (7.44%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (6.67%) OpenShift
12 25 (6.41%) Amazon S3
13 24 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (5.64%) IaaS
15 21 (5.38%) Amazon ELB
16 19 (4.87%) Amazon ECS
17 17 (4.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (3.59%) Amazon Cognito
18 14 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
19 11 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.31%) Firewall
2 31 (7.95%) HTTP
3 30 (7.69%) DNS
3 30 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
4 29 (7.44%) VLAN
5 24 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 20 (5.13%) SNMP
7 13 (3.33%) DHCP
8 10 (2.56%) Kerberos
9 9 (2.31%) SSL
10 7 (1.79%) BGP
10 7 (1.79%) FTP
10 7 (1.79%) SSH
11 6 (1.54%) Anycast
11 6 (1.54%) VRRP
12 5 (1.28%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.28%) Network Security
13 4 (1.03%) SMTP
14 3 (0.77%) Internet
14 3 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.69%) BigQuery
2 28 (7.18%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.15%) Big Data
4 21 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.87%) MySQL
6 17 (4.36%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 13 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 12 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.82%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (2.05%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.79%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.54%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.54%) Redis
15 5 (1.28%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
16 4 (1.03%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 203 (52.05%) Jenkins
2 144 (36.92%) Git (software)
3 78 (20.00%) JIRA
4 52 (13.33%) Maven
5 48 (12.31%) GitLab
6 45 (11.54%) Gradle
7 39 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (8.97%) CircleCI
8 35 (8.97%) Subversion
9 33 (8.46%) Bitbucket
10 32 (8.21%) Travis CI
11 30 (7.69%) gulp
12 20 (5.13%) JUnit
13 19 (4.87%) TeamCity
14 15 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (3.59%) GoCD
15 14 (3.59%) SonarQube
15 14 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (3.33%) Selenium
17 12 (3.08%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 77 (19.74%) Finance
2 43 (11.03%) Banking
3 25 (6.41%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.79%) Law
5 7 (1.79%) Retail
6 6 (1.54%) Front Office
6 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.54%) Marketing
7 3 (0.77%) Electronics
7 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (44.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (12.56%) AWS Engineer
2 49 (12.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 46 (11.79%) Azure Engineer
4 39 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 37 (9.49%) Developer
6 33 (8.46%) Architect
7 31 (7.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 29 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (7.18%) AWS DevOps
9 28 (7.18%) Azure DevOps
10 27 (6.92%) Linux Engineer
11 26 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 22 (5.64%) Consultant
13 20 (5.13%) AWS Architect
14 14 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
15 13 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
16 11 (2.82%) Cloud Architect
16 11 (2.82%) Site Engineer
16 11 (2.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.33%) Node.js
2 45 (11.54%) REST
3 34 (8.72%) Elastic Stack
4 23 (5.90%) Swagger
5 21 (5.38%) RESTful
6 20 (5.13%) .NET
7 19 (4.87%) CSS
7 19 (4.87%) HTML
8 18 (4.62%) gRPC
9 14 (3.59%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.59%) LDAP
10 13 (3.33%) Web Services
11 12 (3.08%) Kafka
12 10 (2.56%) CSS3
12 10 (2.56%) Spring
12 10 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.56%) YAML
13 9 (2.31%) .NET Core
13 9 (2.31%) Middleware
13 9 (2.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.10%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.33%) Cloud Native
4 13 (3.33%) Clustering
4 13 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.05%) User Experience
8 7 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.28%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.77%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 188 (48.21%) Linux
2 75 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 71 (18.21%) Windows
4 55 (14.10%) Unix
5 42 (10.77%) CentOS
5 42 (10.77%) Windows Server
6 38 (9.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (7.44%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.54%) Android
9 6 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.28%) Solaris
11 4 (1.03%) Debian
11 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
13 2 (0.51%) VMS
14 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (69.23%) DevOps
2 138 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (34.87%) Configuration Management
4 119 (30.51%) Infrastructure as Code
5 98 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (17.18%) Open Source
7 64 (16.41%) Test Automation
8 53 (13.59%) Scrum
9 50 (12.82%) Microservices
10 43 (11.03%) Deployment Automation
10 43 (11.03%) Mentoring
11 39 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 38 (9.74%) Continuous Deployment
13 33 (8.46%) High Availability
14 31 (7.95%) Infrastructure Automation
15 29 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (5.64%) Software Engineering
17 21 (5.38%) Collaborative Working
17 21 (5.38%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 204 (52.31%) Python
2 95 (24.36%) Bash Shell
3 85 (21.79%) Java
4 59 (15.13%) PowerShell
5 52 (13.33%) Ruby
6 40 (10.26%) C#
6 40 (10.26%) JavaScript
7 38 (9.74%) Go
8 36 (9.23%) Perl
9 35 (8.97%) Groovy
10 32 (8.21%) SQL
11 15 (3.85%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.59%) TypeScript
13 10 (2.56%) C
14 6 (1.54%) C++
15 5 (1.28%) Korn
15 5 (1.28%) PHP
16 4 (1.03%) Scala
17 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 62 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.54%) CCNP
4 6 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.28%) Degree
6 3 (0.77%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.51%) CCNA
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
7 2 (0.51%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.51%) ISEB
7 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) CSPO
8 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.26%) OCA
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) GDPR
2 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 170 (43.59%) Docker
2 51 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (10.51%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (8.21%) vSphere
5 27 (6.92%) Active Directory
6 9 (2.31%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.54%) NFS
9 3 (0.77%) Ceph
9 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.51%) KVM
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.51%) Xen
11 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.26%) GPFS
11 1 (0.26%) HDFS
11 1 (0.26%) oVirt
11 1 (0.26%) vCloud
11 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 265 (67.95%) Ansible
2 251 (64.36%) Puppet
3 197 (50.51%) Kubernetes
4 190 (48.72%) Terraform
5 48 (12.31%) Prometheus
6 40 (10.26%) Grafana
6 40 (10.26%) Packer
7 37 (9.49%) Salt
8 25 (6.41%) Argo
8 25 (6.41%) ZABBIX
9 18 (4.62%) Nagios
10 13 (3.33%) Rundeck
11 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.28%) Kibana
12 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.03%) Consul
14 3 (0.77%) Fluentd
14 3 (0.77%) Istio
14 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (15.13%) VMware
2 57 (14.62%) Atlassian
3 43 (11.03%) Google
3 43 (11.03%) Splunk
4 37 (9.49%) Red Hat
5 31 (7.95%) SaltStack
6 30 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 24 (6.15%) Oracle
8 19 (4.87%) Dell
9 18 (4.62%) EMC
10 9 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.79%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.79%) Cisco
11 7 (1.79%) Sybase
12 6 (1.54%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.54%) F5
12 6 (1.54%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.28%) New Relic
14 4 (1.03%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.03%) ServiceNow