Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 155 217
Rank change year-on-year +5 +62 +89
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 1658 1814 1301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.69% 1.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.25% 15.39% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1218 1322 976
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £377 £363 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £53.75
10th Percentile £39.00 - £45.38
90th Percentile £42.05 - £59.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £53.75

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 10874 11784 9616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.02% 11.01% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7215 7557 5941
UK median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +6.41% +6.85% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 344
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £26.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -34.38% +31.29% +0.62%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 September 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 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 19 September 2017. 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 -7 1539 £525 +5.00% 223
London -30 880 £550 +7.32% 117
UK excluding London +37 754 £500 +11.11% 113
South East +44 228 £500 +8.11% 26
North of England +12 193 £475 +5.56% 42
East of England +33 105 £513 +2.50% 15
North West +34 101 £535 +18.89% 21
Midlands +9 90 £500 +17.65% 17
Scotland +80 83 £425 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -39 65 £450 -10.00% 21
West Midlands +18 51 £525 +35.48% 13
South West -4 42 £413 -8.33% 6
East Midlands -9 39 £475 +5.56% 4
North East +60 36 £475 +22.58%
Northern Ireland - 10 £500 - 2
Wales -6 9 £401 -22.98%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1287 (77.62%) Puppet
2 1205 (72.68%) DevOps
3 977 (58.93%) Ansible
4 856 (51.63%) Linux
5 762 (45.96%) Amazon AWS
6 704 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
7 695 (41.92%) Jenkins
8 663 (39.99%) Python
9 609 (36.73%) Configuration Management
10 574 (34.62%) Docker
11 563 (33.96%) Java
12 531 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
13 406 (24.49%) Git (software)
14 396 (23.88%) Ruby
15 361 (21.77%) Microsoft Azure
16 319 (19.24%) Finance
17 309 (18.64%) Bash Shell
18 275 (16.59%) Open Source
18 275 (16.59%) Perl
18 275 (16.59%) Unix
19 267 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 250 (15.08%) Oracle
21 247 (14.90%) TDD
22 242 (14.60%) Red Hat
23 240 (14.48%) Windows
24 230 (13.87%) MySQL
25 223 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
26 219 (13.21%) Scrum
27 217 (13.09%) Terraform
28 215 (12.97%) Kubernetes

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
1 176 (10.62%) OpenStack
2 171 (10.31%) Tomcat
3 125 (7.54%) Apache
4 111 (6.69%) Confluence
5 109 (6.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 103 (6.21%) JBoss
7 98 (5.91%) WebLogic
7 98 (5.91%) WebSphere
8 86 (5.19%) nginx
9 80 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
10 51 (3.08%) IIS
11 33 (1.99%) Apache Spark
12 20 (1.21%) Jetty
13 15 (0.90%) CMS
13 15 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.66%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.48%) AquaLogic
15 8 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (0.60%) HipChat
2 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.060%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.060%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 762 (45.96%) Amazon AWS
2 361 (21.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (11.52%) PaaS
4 147 (8.87%) IaaS
5 132 (7.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 97 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
7 84 (5.07%) GitHub
8 61 (3.68%) Amazon S3
9 49 (2.96%) SaaS
10 43 (2.59%) Route 53
11 37 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (2.23%) npm
12 35 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
12 35 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 35 (2.11%) OpenShift
13 31 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 27 (1.63%) Slack
15 26 (1.57%) Datadog
16 23 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
17 21 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 141 (8.50%) TCP/IP
2 135 (8.14%) HTTP
3 93 (5.61%) DNS
4 79 (4.76%) SSL
5 78 (4.70%) Firewall
6 44 (2.65%) Network Security
7 42 (2.53%) LDAP
8 41 (2.47%) HTTPS
9 25 (1.51%) SAN
10 24 (1.45%) Internet
10 24 (1.45%) VPN
11 20 (1.21%) SMTP
12 17 (1.03%) DHCP
13 15 (0.90%) IPsec
14 14 (0.84%) LAN
15 13 (0.78%) Kerberos
16 12 (0.72%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.72%) SSH
16 12 (0.72%) WAN
17 11 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (13.87%) MySQL
2 223 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
3 207 (12.48%) NoSQL
4 191 (11.52%) MongoDB
5 114 (6.88%) Relational Database
6 107 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 88 (5.31%) Hadoop
8 77 (4.64%) Redis
9 73 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 67 (4.04%) Big Data
11 50 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (2.23%) RDBMS
13 35 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 25 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 21 (1.27%) HBase
16 18 (1.09%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.78%) DB2
18 12 (0.72%) Couchbase
19 10 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
20 9 (0.54%) Riak
Development Applications
1 695 (41.92%) Jenkins
2 406 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 166 (10.01%) JIRA
4 155 (9.35%) Maven
5 130 (7.84%) TeamCity
6 110 (6.63%) Subversion
7 90 (5.43%) Vagrant
8 89 (5.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 83 (5.01%) Selenium
10 82 (4.95%) Gradle
11 79 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 62 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 62 (3.74%) NUnit
13 59 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 58 (3.50%) MSTest
15 52 (3.14%) Artifactory
16 51 (3.08%) Cucumber
17 47 (2.83%) Bitbucket
18 41 (2.47%) gulp
19 39 (2.35%) Ant
General
1 319 (19.24%) Finance
2 112 (6.76%) Banking
3 72 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.92%) Retail
5 64 (3.86%) Marketing
6 56 (3.38%) Manufacturing
7 55 (3.32%) Electronics
8 21 (1.27%) Games
9 20 (1.21%) Front Office
10 19 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.15%) Law
11 15 (0.90%) Legal
12 12 (0.72%) Local Government
13 9 (0.54%) Back Office
14 5 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 745 (44.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 266 (16.04%) Developer
3 173 (10.43%) AWS DevOps
4 153 (9.23%) AWS Engineer
5 134 (8.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 132 (7.96%) Architect
6 132 (7.96%) Java Developer
7 109 (6.57%) Consultant
8 100 (6.03%) Linux Engineer
9 90 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 87 (5.25%) Senior DevOps
11 82 (4.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 74 (4.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 65 (3.92%) Administrator
14 61 (3.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 53 (3.20%) Java Engineer
16 51 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
17 50 (3.02%) Automation Engineer
18 47 (2.83%) DevOps Consultant
19 43 (2.59%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (11.52%) Web Services
2 132 (7.96%) .NET
3 128 (7.72%) Node.js
4 93 (5.61%) Spring
5 89 (5.37%) Middleware
6 87 (5.25%) Elastic Stack
7 75 (4.52%) RESTful
8 73 (4.40%) JSON
9 71 (4.28%) REST
10 70 (4.22%) AngularJS
11 64 (3.86%) HTML
12 62 (3.74%) SOAP
13 58 (3.50%) XML
14 55 (3.32%) Kafka
15 53 (3.20%) Sensu
16 48 (2.90%) CSS
17 43 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
18 40 (2.41%) J2EE
18 40 (2.41%) React
19 38 (2.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.25%) Public Cloud
2 72 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (2.41%) Clustering
6 38 (2.29%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 33 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 33 (1.99%) PKI
9 31 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.63%) User Experience
11 23 (1.39%) Fintech
12 22 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.03%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.03%) Replication
14 16 (0.97%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.84%) Blog
15 14 (0.84%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 856 (51.63%) Linux
2 275 (16.59%) Unix
3 267 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 240 (14.48%) Windows
5 108 (6.51%) CentOS
6 56 (3.38%) Windows Server
7 50 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 43 (2.59%) Solaris
9 32 (1.93%) AIX
10 23 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.21%) Debian
12 19 (1.15%) VMS
12 19 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.66%) CoreOS
13 11 (0.66%) Fedora
14 9 (0.54%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.42%) SUSE
17 6 (0.36%) HPUX
18 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1205 (72.68%) DevOps
2 704 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
3 609 (36.73%) Configuration Management
4 531 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
5 275 (16.59%) Open Source
6 247 (14.90%) TDD
7 219 (13.21%) Scrum
8 198 (11.94%) Test Automation
9 193 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 182 (10.98%) Microservices
11 141 (8.50%) OO
12 121 (7.30%) Mentoring
13 120 (7.24%) Software Engineering
14 111 (6.69%) Migration
15 109 (6.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 100 (6.03%) E-Commerce
17 89 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
18 88 (5.31%) SDLC
19 80 (4.83%) Kanban
20 78 (4.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 663 (39.99%) Python
2 563 (33.96%) Java
3 396 (23.88%) Ruby
4 309 (18.64%) Bash Shell
5 275 (16.59%) Perl
6 194 (11.70%) PowerShell
7 160 (9.65%) SQL
8 144 (8.69%) JavaScript
9 122 (7.36%) Shell Script
10 109 (6.57%) PHP
11 89 (5.37%) Groovy
12 86 (5.19%) C#
13 76 (4.58%) Go
14 64 (3.86%) Scala
15 36 (2.17%) Korn
16 21 (1.27%) C
17 18 (1.09%) C++
18 16 (0.97%) TypeScript
19 13 (0.78%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.78%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 170 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 145 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.10%) Degree
4 33 (1.99%) CISSP
5 28 (1.69%) RHCE
6 26 (1.57%) AWS Certification
7 24 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.27%) CEH
8 21 (1.27%) SANS
9 16 (0.97%) RHCSA
10 13 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.78%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.78%) GIAC
11 11 (0.66%) CCNA
11 11 (0.66%) CCNP
12 10 (0.60%) RHCA
13 6 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.30%) OCP
14 5 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.92%) QA
2 9 (0.54%) GCP
2 9 (0.54%) SLA
3 8 (0.48%) GDPR
4 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.18%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 574 (34.62%) Docker
2 101 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (3.98%) Active Directory
4 46 (2.77%) Xen
5 36 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (1.51%) vSphere
7 23 (1.39%) Hyper-V
8 22 (1.33%) HDFS
8 22 (1.33%) KVM
9 17 (1.03%) LXC
10 16 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.84%) vCloud
12 13 (0.78%) iptables
13 10 (0.60%) GPFS
13 10 (0.60%) NFS
14 8 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.48%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.42%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1287 (77.62%) Puppet
2 977 (58.93%) Ansible
3 217 (13.09%) Terraform
4 215 (12.97%) Kubernetes
5 123 (7.42%) Salt
6 81 (4.89%) Nagios
7 55 (3.32%) Packer
8 52 (3.14%) logstash
9 49 (2.96%) Mesos
10 37 (2.23%) ZABBIX
11 34 (2.05%) Cobbler
12 33 (1.99%) Consul
13 28 (1.69%) Kibana
14 22 (1.33%) Grafana
14 22 (1.33%) Graphite
15 19 (1.15%) Rundeck
16 18 (1.09%) Rancher
17 17 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
17 17 (1.03%) vRealize
18 16 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 250 (15.08%) Oracle
2 242 (14.60%) Red Hat
3 165 (9.95%) VMware
4 119 (7.18%) Splunk
5 118 (7.12%) Microsoft
6 73 (4.40%) SaltStack
7 67 (4.04%) SAP
8 59 (3.56%) Google
9 38 (2.29%) IBM
10 37 (2.23%) Atlassian
11 28 (1.69%) AppDynamics
12 26 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.51%) Cisco
14 24 (1.45%) HP
15 23 (1.39%) Veritas
16 22 (1.33%) WSO2
17 20 (1.21%) Cloudera
17 20 (1.21%) EMC
18 19 (1.15%) Rackspace
19 18 (1.09%) Perforce