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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 174 219
Rank change year-on-year +18 +45  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 758 796 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.42% 1.07%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.91% 13.92% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 585 454
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4763 5717 4716
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.11% 10.23% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3160 3622 2857
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 £304 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 133 203
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -15.55% +11.46%  

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +15 720 £500 - 273
London -2 420 £544 +8.75% 133
South East +40 90 £450 -5.26% 40
City of London -26 58 £548 +9.50% 25
Yorkshire +24 50 £450 -2.70% 24
North West +29 45 £475 +5.55% 30
East of England +14 44 £537 +19.33% 17
West Yorkshire +35 42 £450 +3.44% 18
Leeds +18 32 £450 +3.44% 16
Hampshire +32 29 £475 +18.75% 1
West Midlands +29 24 £475 +4.10% 6
Berkshire +25 21 £450 -10.00% 15
Manchester +16 21 £475 -5.00% 18
Essex +10 21 £525 +50.00% 7
East Midlands -12 20 £515 -6.36% 6
North East +7 17 £450 +32.25% 1
Scotland +39 16 £325 -13.33% 6
Edinburgh +18 15 £325 - 6
South West -1 14 £450 +12.50% 15
Surrey -8 14 £400 -20.00% 16
Cheshire +21 13 £519 +23.88% 5
Wales +15 13 £335 -31.28%
Tyne and Wear +10 13 £450 +36.36% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 13 £450 +32.25% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 13 £511 - 1
Oxfordshire +5 12 £475 +43.93% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 12 £515 +8.42% 4
Hertfordshire +17 11 £550 - 4
Nottinghamshire +1 11 £475 -13.63% 4
South Wales - 11 £276 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1161 (79.90%) Puppet
2 1112 (76.53%) DevOps
3 843 (58.02%) Linux
4 805 (55.40%) Ansible
5 682 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
6 665 (45.77%) Python
7 636 (43.77%) Jenkins
8 629 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
9 508 (34.96%) Java
10 464 (31.93%) Configuration Management
11 463 (31.87%) Continuous Integration
12 436 (30.01%) Docker
13 428 (29.46%) Ruby
14 394 (27.12%) Git (software)
15 278 (19.13%) Perl
16 264 (18.17%) Open Source
17 263 (18.10%) Unix
18 260 (17.89%) Bash Shell
19 256 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
20 236 (16.24%) Windows
21 228 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 218 (15.00%) Red Hat
23 215 (14.80%) Continuous Delivery
24 194 (13.35%) PowerShell
25 193 (13.28%) Finance
26 192 (13.21%) Web Services
27 183 (12.59%) Scrum
28 178 (12.25%) VMware
29 173 (11.91%) MongoDB
30 168 (11.56%) PostgreSQL

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
1 122 (8.40%) OpenStack
2 105 (7.23%) Apache
3 100 (6.88%) nginx
4 99 (6.81%) Elasticsearch
5 92 (6.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 82 (5.64%) Confluence
7 73 (5.02%) JBoss
8 69 (4.75%) Apache Spark
8 69 (4.75%) Tomcat
9 62 (4.27%) IIS
10 58 (3.99%) WebSphere
11 33 (2.27%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.38%) Apache Pig
12 20 (1.38%) CMS
12 20 (1.38%) Drupal
13 17 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.96%) CloudStack
15 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.83%) WordPress
16 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.28%) SPSS
2 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.069%) HipChat
3 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 682 (46.94%) Amazon AWS
2 256 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (8.81%) PaaS
4 106 (7.30%) GitHub
5 104 (7.16%) Amazon EC2
6 91 (6.26%) IaaS
7 89 (6.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 61 (4.20%) Amazon S3
9 37 (2.55%) Datadog
10 31 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 22 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
12 22 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
13 21 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (1.31%) Route 53
15 18 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 16 (1.10%) OpenShift
17 15 (1.03%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.88%) TCP/IP
2 122 (8.40%) HTTP
3 110 (7.57%) DNS
4 101 (6.95%) SSL
5 71 (4.89%) Firewall
6 43 (2.96%) LDAP
7 40 (2.75%) Internet
8 36 (2.48%) DHCP
9 32 (2.20%) Kerberos
10 29 (2.00%) VPN
11 26 (1.79%) SAN
12 20 (1.38%) HTTPS
13 16 (1.10%) Network Security
14 13 (0.89%) LAN
15 12 (0.83%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.69%) NAS
16 10 (0.69%) NX-OS
16 10 (0.69%) WAN
17 9 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
17 9 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (11.91%) MongoDB
2 168 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
3 163 (11.22%) MySQL
4 159 (10.94%) NoSQL
5 125 (8.60%) Big Data
5 125 (8.60%) Hadoop
6 119 (8.19%) SQL Server
7 94 (6.47%) Relational Database
8 82 (5.64%) Redis
9 77 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (3.72%) Apache Hive
11 45 (3.10%) HBase
12 33 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 33 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (2.00%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.03%) CouchDB
15 15 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.96%) Neo4j
16 14 (0.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 636 (43.77%) Jenkins
2 394 (27.12%) Git (software)
3 163 (11.22%) Maven
4 158 (10.87%) Subversion
5 145 (9.98%) JIRA
6 89 (6.13%) TeamCity
7 84 (5.78%) Vagrant
8 79 (5.44%) Gradle
8 79 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 72 (4.96%) Selenium
10 61 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 59 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 59 (4.06%) Hudson
12 56 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 54 (3.72%) Ant
14 48 (3.30%) Cucumber
15 41 (2.82%) Travis CI
16 35 (2.41%) JUnit
17 28 (1.93%) Bitbucket
17 28 (1.93%) SonarQube
General
1 193 (13.28%) Finance
2 100 (6.88%) Banking
3 56 (3.85%) Retail
4 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.93%) Marketing
6 16 (1.10%) Electronics
7 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.62%) Games
9 9 (0.62%) Publishing
10 6 (0.41%) Law
10 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.34%) Advertising
12 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.21%) Legal
13 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 1 (0.069%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.069%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 669 (46.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 194 (13.35%) Developer
3 160 (11.01%) AWS DevOps
4 142 (9.77%) AWS Engineer
5 120 (8.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 106 (7.30%) Senior DevOps
7 103 (7.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 102 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
9 90 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 87 (5.99%) Architect
11 79 (5.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 75 (5.16%) Consultant
12 75 (5.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 74 (5.09%) Java Developer
14 63 (4.34%) Administrator
15 47 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
16 45 (3.10%) AWS Developer
16 45 (3.10%) Operations Engineer
17 42 (2.89%) DevOps Consultant
18 41 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (13.21%) Web Services
2 119 (8.19%) .NET
3 111 (7.64%) Node.js
4 81 (5.57%) REST
5 77 (5.30%) HTML
6 76 (5.23%) Spring
7 75 (5.16%) JSON
8 64 (4.40%) AngularJS
9 63 (4.34%) Elastic Stack
10 56 (3.85%) J2EE
11 51 (3.51%) CSS
12 47 (3.23%) LAMP
13 46 (3.17%) Kafka
14 44 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
15 42 (2.89%) HTML5
16 40 (2.75%) RESTful
17 36 (2.48%) Middleware
18 35 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
18 35 (2.41%) SOAP
19 34 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 71 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.40%) Public Cloud
4 49 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 46 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.62%) Algorithms
7 35 (2.41%) User Experience
8 26 (1.79%) Replication
9 24 (1.65%) Clustering
9 24 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.58%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.51%) Blog
11 22 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.38%) Fintech
12 20 (1.38%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.03%) Smart Meter
15 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 843 (58.02%) Linux
2 263 (18.10%) Unix
3 236 (16.24%) Windows
4 228 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 117 (8.05%) CentOS
6 64 (4.40%) Ubuntu
7 62 (4.27%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.13%) CoreOS
9 30 (2.06%) Solaris
10 28 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.86%) AIX
11 27 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.51%) Fedora
13 17 (1.17%) Debian
14 15 (1.03%) VMS
15 14 (0.96%) SUSE
16 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.34%) Android
18 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1112 (76.53%) DevOps
2 629 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (31.93%) Configuration Management
4 463 (31.87%) Continuous Integration
5 264 (18.17%) Open Source
6 215 (14.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 183 (12.59%) Scrum
8 168 (11.56%) TDD
9 127 (8.74%) Microservices
10 108 (7.43%) High Availability
11 92 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 91 (6.26%) Software Engineering
13 89 (6.13%) Kanban
14 84 (5.78%) Mentoring
15 82 (5.64%) OO
16 80 (5.51%) Continuous Deployment
16 80 (5.51%) Migration
17 68 (4.68%) BDD
18 60 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 60 (4.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 665 (45.77%) Python
2 508 (34.96%) Java
3 428 (29.46%) Ruby
4 278 (19.13%) Perl
5 260 (17.89%) Bash Shell
6 194 (13.35%) PowerShell
7 167 (11.49%) SQL
8 128 (8.81%) JavaScript
9 119 (8.19%) Scala
10 115 (7.91%) Shell Script
11 105 (7.23%) Go
12 100 (6.88%) PHP
13 72 (4.96%) C#
14 58 (3.99%) Groovy
15 33 (2.27%) C
16 32 (2.20%) C++
17 28 (1.93%) Clojure
18 23 (1.58%) Korn
19 19 (1.31%) F#
20 18 (1.24%) R
Qualifications
1 109 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 89 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 58 (3.99%) Degree
4 23 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.24%) RHCE
6 15 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 15 (1.03%) CCNA
6 15 (1.03%) CCNP
7 13 (0.89%) CISSP
8 12 (0.83%) RHCSA
9 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.55%) MCSE
12 5 (0.34%) CCIE
13 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.28%) VCDX
14 3 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.58%) QA
2 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.55%) SLA
4 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.069%) GCP
6 1 (0.069%) PMO
System Software
1 436 (30.01%) Docker
2 115 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.06%) Active Directory
4 45 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (2.62%) vSphere
6 37 (2.55%) HDFS
7 30 (2.06%) Hyper-V
8 29 (2.00%) Xen
9 27 (1.86%) VMware ESX
10 22 (1.51%) LXC
10 22 (1.51%) NFS
11 19 (1.31%) vCloud
12 15 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 13 (0.89%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.89%) KVM
13 13 (0.89%) XenServer
14 11 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (0.62%) GPFS
17 8 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1161 (79.90%) Puppet
2 805 (55.40%) Ansible
3 141 (9.70%) Terraform
4 134 (9.22%) Salt
5 124 (8.53%) Kubernetes
6 116 (7.98%) Nagios
7 57 (3.92%) logstash
8 49 (3.37%) Kibana
9 48 (3.30%) Graphite
10 40 (2.75%) Hadoop YARN
10 40 (2.75%) ZABBIX
11 39 (2.68%) Mesos
12 34 (2.34%) Cobbler
13 30 (2.06%) Packer
14 23 (1.58%) vRealize
15 19 (1.31%) SCCM
16 18 (1.24%) Consul
17 17 (1.17%) Grafana
18 16 (1.10%) SCOM
19 14 (0.96%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 218 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 178 (12.25%) VMware
3 121 (8.33%) Splunk
4 120 (8.26%) Oracle
5 85 (5.85%) SaltStack
6 84 (5.78%) Microsoft
7 58 (3.99%) Google
8 57 (3.92%) Cisco
9 43 (2.96%) Atlassian
10 41 (2.82%) Rackspace
11 37 (2.55%) IBM
12 35 (2.41%) AppDynamics
13 32 (2.20%) New Relic
14 29 (2.00%) HP
15 27 (1.86%) EMC
15 27 (1.86%) NetApp
16 23 (1.58%) Veritas
17 20 (1.38%) SAP
17 20 (1.38%) Zend
18 18 (1.24%) Sybase
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Digital Skills
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Yoh
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Likelihood of extension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago