Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 22 October 2018 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 > Wales
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 30 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.85% 0.26% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 14.22% 2.27% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 11
Wales median daily rate £500 £401 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.84% -22.98% +22.35%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £406
90th Percentile £577 £445 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year -20.25% - -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 211 132 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.01% 11.55% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 87 106
Wales median daily rate £425 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -11.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £312 £175 £316
90th Percentile £575 £527 £597
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £433
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.67% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Wales median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -14.29% +84.21%
10th Percentile £20.50 £10.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £21.50 £30.60 £17.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -23.40% +14.63%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Wales

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Opscode Chef in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Wales

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Wales over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Wales

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
South Wales -4 26 £500 +11.11% 3
Opscode Chef
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 23 (76.67%) Python
2 20 (66.67%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 18 (60.00%) DevOps
3 18 (60.00%) JIRA
4 17 (56.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (56.67%) Confluence
5 16 (53.33%) Docker
5 16 (53.33%) Groovy
6 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
8 13 (43.33%) SQL
8 13 (43.33%) Maven
8 13 (43.33%) Artifactory
9 12 (40.00%) Ansible
10 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
10 11 (36.67%) Puppet
10 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
10 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
11 10 (33.33%) WebSphere
11 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
11 10 (33.33%) Spring
11 10 (33.33%) JSF
11 10 (33.33%) J2EE
11 10 (33.33%) JUnit
11 10 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (33.33%) SOAP
11 10 (33.33%) Perl
11 10 (33.33%) JMS
11 10 (33.33%) Node.js

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 17 (56.67%) Confluence
2 10 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 10 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (20.00%) Apache
3 6 (20.00%) JBoss
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (20.00%) OpenShift
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) PaaS
5 2 (6.67%) NuGet
5 2 (6.67%) Serverless
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) OpenVPN
4 2 (6.67%) SSH
4 2 (6.67%) tcpdump
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Apache Hive
2 5 (16.67%) Big Data
2 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.00%) GIS
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 18 (60.00%) JIRA
3 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (43.33%) Artifactory
4 13 (43.33%) Maven
5 10 (33.33%) JUnit
6 6 (20.00%) SonarQube
7 5 (16.67%) Bitbucket
8 3 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (10.00%) Vagrant
9 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 10 (33.33%) J2EE
1 10 (33.33%) JMS
1 10 (33.33%) JSF
1 10 (33.33%) Node.js
1 10 (33.33%) SOAP
1 10 (33.33%) Spring
1 10 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 6 (20.00%) YAML
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
4 4 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) OAuth
5 2 (6.67%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) DevOps
2 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Data Management
5 4 (13.33%) ETL
5 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Storage Management
7 2 (6.67%) Build Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Change Control
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Server Hardening
7 2 (6.67%) Server Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Python
2 20 (66.67%) Java
3 16 (53.33%) Groovy
4 13 (43.33%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Java 8
5 10 (33.33%) Perl
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.00%) R
8 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) iptables
2 2 (6.67%) NFS
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) Ansible
2 11 (36.67%) Puppet
3 7 (23.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (10.00%) Terraform
5 2 (6.67%) Nagios
6 1 (3.33%) Packer
6 1 (3.33%) SCCM
6 1 (3.33%) SCOM
6 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 5 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 4 (13.33%) Cloudera
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.00%) ESRI
5 2 (6.67%) Hortonworks
5 2 (6.67%) New Relic
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) Splunk
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) VMware