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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 155 191
Rank change year-on-year +14 +36  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 851 889 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.65% 1.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 16.78% 14.68% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 653 525
Median daily rate £513 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.50
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 5072 6056 4813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.23% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3329 3894 2965
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 136 164
Median hourly rate £20.88 £28.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +42.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 801 £525 +5.00% 237
London -25 457 £550 +10.00% 124
South East +60 113 £500 +11.11% 31
North West +40 69 £500 +11.11% 22
East of England +36 61 £500 +5.26% 17
Essex +27 48 £500 - 1
City of London -50 44 £550 +4.76% 29
Hampshire +38 36 £500 +17.64% 5
Surrey +13 34 £500 +11.11% 8
Scotland +39 29 £456 +14.06% 11
Manchester +13 29 £450 -7.21% 13
Cheshire +43 28 £500 +28.20% 6
Berkshire +24 26 £488 -2.50% 11
Edinburgh +21 24 £456 +5.79% 7
South West +10 24 £438 +9.37% 9
East Midlands -2 23 £500 - 6
West Midlands +20 22 £425 +13.33% 10
Yorkshire -25 18 £450 -10.00% 18
Southend-on-Sea - 18 £500 -
Nottinghamshire +10 16 £500 -9.09% 3
Nottingham +15 15 £500 -9.09% 3
West Yorkshire -17 15 £438 -18.60% 17
Oxfordshire -4 13 £600 +45.45% 3
Hertfordshire +9 12 £510 +61.90% 6
Leeds -25 11 £425 -20.93% 17
North East +55 10 £475 +26.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne +65 9 £475 +26.66%
Tyne and Wear +63 9 £475 +26.66%
Bristol -2 9 £475 +11.76% 3
Reading +24 8 £451 -5.15% 7

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1193 (78.23%) Puppet
2 1134 (74.36%) DevOps
3 851 (55.80%) Linux
4 838 (54.95%) Ansible
5 713 (46.75%) Amazon AWS
6 657 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
7 636 (41.70%) Jenkins
8 630 (41.31%) Python
9 526 (34.49%) Configuration Management
10 508 (33.31%) Java
11 488 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
12 474 (31.08%) Docker
13 414 (27.15%) Ruby
14 373 (24.46%) Git (software)
15 296 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
16 294 (19.28%) Open Source
17 279 (18.30%) Perl
18 267 (17.51%) Unix
19 266 (17.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 258 (16.92%) Bash Shell
21 238 (15.61%) Windows
22 232 (15.21%) Finance
23 224 (14.69%) TDD
24 222 (14.56%) Red Hat
25 210 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery
26 208 (13.64%) Scrum
26 208 (13.64%) PowerShell
27 198 (12.98%) MySQL
28 195 (12.79%) Web Services
29 192 (12.59%) NoSQL

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
1 125 (8.20%) OpenStack
2 118 (7.74%) Apache
3 113 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 101 (6.62%) JBoss
5 92 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
6 91 (5.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 78 (5.11%) nginx
8 69 (4.52%) WebSphere
9 65 (4.26%) Confluence
10 56 (3.67%) IIS
11 48 (3.15%) WebLogic
12 40 (2.62%) Apache Spark
13 25 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (1.51%) CMS
15 20 (1.31%) Drupal
16 15 (0.98%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.72%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.72%) WordPress
18 9 (0.59%) Skype for Business
19 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.26%) HipChat
1 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.20%) SPSS
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 30 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.066%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.066%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 713 (46.75%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (11.54%) PaaS
4 145 (9.51%) IaaS
5 107 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
6 96 (6.30%) GitHub
7 95 (6.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 63 (4.13%) Amazon S3
9 35 (2.30%) SaaS
10 33 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (2.16%) Datadog
11 32 (2.10%) OpenShift
12 28 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
12 28 (1.84%) Route 53
13 26 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (1.38%) Office 365
16 18 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
17 17 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 172 (11.28%) HTTP
2 157 (10.30%) TCP/IP
3 115 (7.54%) SSL
4 105 (6.89%) DNS
5 77 (5.05%) Firewall
6 41 (2.69%) Network Security
7 39 (2.56%) HTTPS
8 36 (2.36%) LDAP
9 35 (2.30%) Internet
10 29 (1.90%) DHCP
10 29 (1.90%) VPN
11 26 (1.70%) SMTP
12 25 (1.64%) SAN
13 19 (1.25%) LAN
14 16 (1.05%) IPsec
15 15 (0.98%) Kerberos
15 15 (0.98%) SSH
15 15 (0.98%) WAN
16 14 (0.92%) Ethernet
16 14 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (12.98%) MySQL
2 192 (12.59%) NoSQL
3 176 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 176 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 132 (8.66%) SQL Server
5 102 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 99 (6.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 98 (6.43%) Hadoop
8 95 (6.23%) Big Data
9 80 (5.25%) Redis
10 40 (2.62%) Apache Hive
11 39 (2.56%) HBase
12 38 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 36 (2.36%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (1.11%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
17 14 (0.92%) Neo4j
18 12 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 636 (41.70%) Jenkins
2 373 (24.46%) Git (software)
3 157 (10.30%) Maven
4 150 (9.84%) Subversion
5 130 (8.52%) JIRA
6 99 (6.49%) TeamCity
7 97 (6.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 76 (4.98%) Gradle
9 74 (4.85%) Vagrant
10 67 (4.39%) Selenium
11 57 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 56 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 53 (3.48%) Hudson
14 52 (3.41%) Ant
15 51 (3.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 41 (2.69%) Cucumber
17 34 (2.23%) Bitbucket
17 34 (2.23%) Travis CI
18 32 (2.10%) gulp
19 30 (1.97%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 232 (15.21%) Finance
2 109 (7.15%) Banking
3 59 (3.87%) Retail
4 49 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.56%) Marketing
6 32 (2.10%) Electronics
7 30 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.79%) Law
9 11 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.72%) Local Government
10 10 (0.66%) Games
11 7 (0.46%) Back Office
11 7 (0.46%) Front Office
11 7 (0.46%) Legal
11 7 (0.46%) Publishing
11 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 660 (43.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 227 (14.89%) Developer
3 149 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
4 135 (8.85%) AWS Engineer
5 120 (7.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 108 (7.08%) Linux Engineer
7 106 (6.95%) Architect
8 103 (6.75%) Java Developer
9 99 (6.49%) Senior DevOps
10 91 (5.97%) Consultant
11 89 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 86 (5.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 74 (4.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 71 (4.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 54 (3.54%) Administrator
15 54 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
16 52 (3.41%) AWS Developer
17 42 (2.75%) DevOps Consultant
17 42 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
17 42 (2.75%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (12.79%) Web Services
2 139 (9.11%) .NET
3 130 (8.52%) Node.js
4 92 (6.03%) Spring
5 80 (5.25%) AngularJS
6 78 (5.11%) REST
7 73 (4.79%) HTML
8 72 (4.72%) JSON
9 70 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
10 69 (4.52%) Middleware
11 61 (4.00%) CSS
11 61 (4.00%) J2EE
12 57 (3.74%) SOAP
13 56 (3.67%) RESTful
14 49 (3.21%) Kafka
14 49 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
15 44 (2.89%) ASP.NET
15 44 (2.89%) Sensu
15 44 (2.89%) XML
16 42 (2.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.64%) Public Cloud
2 74 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 56 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.56%) User Experience
6 35 (2.30%) Clustering
7 27 (1.77%) Blog
7 27 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.57%) Fintech
10 23 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.51%) Replication
11 22 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.38%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.18%) Video on Demand
13 18 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.11%) Smart Meter
15 16 (1.05%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 851 (55.80%) Linux
2 267 (17.51%) Unix
3 266 (17.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 238 (15.61%) Windows
5 109 (7.15%) CentOS
6 57 (3.74%) Ubuntu
7 55 (3.61%) Windows Server
8 36 (2.36%) Solaris
9 26 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.64%) CoreOS
10 25 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.11%) VMS
12 16 (1.05%) AIX
13 15 (0.98%) Fedora
13 15 (0.98%) SUSE
14 14 (0.92%) Debian
15 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.66%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1134 (74.36%) DevOps
2 657 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 526 (34.49%) Configuration Management
4 488 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 294 (19.28%) Open Source
6 224 (14.69%) TDD
7 210 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 208 (13.64%) Scrum
9 178 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 149 (9.77%) Microservices
11 129 (8.46%) Software Engineering
12 114 (7.48%) Mentoring
13 112 (7.34%) OO
14 104 (6.82%) Kanban
15 100 (6.56%) E-Commerce
16 92 (6.03%) High Availability
17 90 (5.90%) Continuous Deployment
18 80 (5.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 76 (4.98%) Migration
20 73 (4.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 630 (41.31%) Python
2 508 (33.31%) Java
3 414 (27.15%) Ruby
4 279 (18.30%) Perl
5 258 (16.92%) Bash Shell
6 208 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 165 (10.82%) SQL
8 146 (9.57%) JavaScript
9 129 (8.46%) Shell Script
10 113 (7.41%) Scala
11 109 (7.15%) PHP
12 91 (5.97%) C#
13 79 (5.18%) Go
14 68 (4.46%) Groovy
15 31 (2.03%) Korn
16 30 (1.97%) C
17 29 (1.90%) C++
18 16 (1.05%) Clojure
19 13 (0.85%) C-shell
20 10 (0.66%) F#
Qualifications
1 126 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 100 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.07%) Degree
4 35 (2.30%) RHCE
5 32 (2.10%) CISSP
6 28 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.38%) RHCSA
9 16 (1.05%) CCNP
10 15 (0.98%) CCNA
11 13 (0.85%) CEH
11 13 (0.85%) CREST Certified
11 13 (0.85%) GIAC
11 13 (0.85%) SANS
12 11 (0.72%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.46%) RHCA
14 7 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.61%) QA
2 12 (0.79%) SLA
3 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.46%) GDPR
4 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) GCP
6 3 (0.20%) PMO
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 474 (31.08%) Docker
2 101 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (4.72%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.23%) Xen
5 33 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (2.10%) HDFS
7 29 (1.90%) vSphere
8 27 (1.77%) Hyper-V
9 26 (1.70%) KVM
10 25 (1.64%) LXC
11 20 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.25%) NFS
13 15 (0.98%) vCloud
14 13 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.79%) GPFS
16 11 (0.72%) iptables
16 11 (0.72%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.66%) Apache Flume
18 7 (0.46%) XenServer
19 6 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1193 (78.23%) Puppet
2 838 (54.95%) Ansible
3 161 (10.56%) Kubernetes
4 138 (9.05%) Terraform
5 117 (7.67%) Salt
6 111 (7.28%) Nagios
7 57 (3.74%) logstash
8 47 (3.08%) ZABBIX
9 46 (3.02%) Mesos
10 41 (2.69%) Graphite
11 34 (2.23%) Cobbler
11 34 (2.23%) Kibana
12 32 (2.10%) Hadoop YARN
13 27 (1.77%) vRealize
14 26 (1.70%) Packer
14 26 (1.70%) SCCM
15 20 (1.31%) Grafana
16 18 (1.18%) Consul
17 16 (1.05%) SCOM
18 15 (0.98%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 222 (14.56%) Red Hat
2 159 (10.43%) Oracle
3 158 (10.36%) VMware
4 129 (8.46%) Splunk
5 108 (7.08%) Microsoft
6 79 (5.18%) SaltStack
7 55 (3.61%) Google
8 37 (2.43%) SAP
9 36 (2.36%) Cisco
10 35 (2.30%) Rackspace
11 32 (2.10%) AppDynamics
12 28 (1.84%) IBM
12 28 (1.84%) WSO2
13 27 (1.77%) Atlassian
14 26 (1.70%) NetApp
15 23 (1.51%) New Relic
15 23 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.51%) Veritas
16 19 (1.25%) EMC
17 16 (1.05%) Sybase
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
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