Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 141 143
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +27
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 59 49 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.07% 1.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.90% 10.54% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 46
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £525 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +28.05% -18.00%
10th Percentile £416 £400 £309
90th Percentile £588 £592 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.75 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 596 465 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.80% 10.17% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 289 301
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £440 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +9.86% +29.19%
10th Percentile £275 £230 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £14.53 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.92% +3.75% -34.12%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.70 £11.18
90th Percentile £24.05 £50.75 £21.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +8.33%

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Opscode Chef as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in the West Midlands

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in the West Midlands

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in the West Midlands

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Shropshire -17 33 £478 +30.82% 1
Birmingham -12 10 £525 +7.69% 12
Coventry -23 3 £500 -13.04% 1
Warwickshire +3 1 £451 +11.23%
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 50 (84.75%) DevOps
2 44 (74.58%) Puppet
3 42 (71.19%) Ansible
4 41 (69.49%) Linux
5 39 (66.10%) Jenkins
5 39 (66.10%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (55.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 29 (49.15%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (44.07%) Docker
10 22 (37.29%) JIRA
11 21 (35.59%) Java
12 20 (33.90%) Web Services
12 20 (33.90%) Terraform
13 19 (32.20%) Windows
13 19 (32.20%) Oracle
14 18 (30.51%) Confluence
15 17 (28.81%) Continuous Deployment
16 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
16 16 (27.12%) Python
17 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
17 15 (25.42%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (23.73%) Scrum
18 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
18 14 (23.73%) Deployment Automation
18 14 (23.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (23.73%) Oracle Database
19 12 (20.34%) Bitbucket
19 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
19 12 (20.34%) Windows Server

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 18 (30.51%) Confluence
2 9 (15.25%) Apache
3 8 (13.56%) nginx
4 4 (6.78%) JBoss
5 3 (5.08%) IIS
5 3 (5.08%) Mule
5 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.69%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (66.10%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (55.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.47%) IaaS
4 4 (6.78%) SaaS
5 3 (5.08%) OpenShift
5 3 (5.08%) PaaS
6 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.39%) Slack
6 2 (3.39%) Trello
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.69%) Route 53
7 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) SSL
2 8 (13.56%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.78%) HTTP
6 1 (1.69%) DSL
6 1 (1.69%) Firewall
6 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (23.73%) Oracle Database
2 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
3 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
4 11 (18.64%) MySQL
5 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
6 8 (13.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
7 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 39 (66.10%) Jenkins
2 22 (37.29%) JIRA
3 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
4 14 (23.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (20.34%) Bitbucket
5 12 (20.34%) Subversion
6 10 (16.95%) Vagrant
7 9 (15.25%) Maven
8 8 (13.56%) ClearCase
8 8 (13.56%) Selenium
9 3 (5.08%) MSBuild
9 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.39%) FishEye
10 2 (3.39%) Gradle
10 2 (3.39%) Grunt
10 2 (3.39%) MSI
10 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (28.81%) Architect
3 14 (23.73%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (20.34%) Azure DevOps
5 11 (18.64%) AWS Engineer
6 10 (16.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 10 (16.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (15.25%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (13.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (13.56%) Consultant
8 8 (13.56%) DevOps Architect
9 7 (11.86%) AWS Architect
9 7 (11.86%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (10.17%) Azure Architect
11 5 (8.47%) JIRA Consultant
11 5 (8.47%) Senior DevOps
11 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (6.78%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 4 (6.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 4 (6.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) Web Services
2 11 (18.64%) Spring
3 10 (16.95%) JSON
3 10 (16.95%) REST
3 10 (16.95%) SOAP
4 8 (13.56%) RESTful
5 7 (11.86%) Ajax
6 6 (10.17%) CSS
6 6 (10.17%) CSS3
6 6 (10.17%) Django
6 6 (10.17%) HTML
6 6 (10.17%) HTML5
7 5 (8.47%) Spring Boot
8 4 (6.78%) .NET
8 4 (6.78%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (6.78%) XML
9 3 (5.08%) Java SE
9 3 (5.08%) Middleware
9 3 (5.08%) WSDL
9 3 (5.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (10.17%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.47%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Linux
2 19 (32.20%) Windows
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.08%) AIX
4 3 (5.08%) HPUX
4 3 (5.08%) Solaris
4 3 (5.08%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Debian
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (84.75%) DevOps
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (49.15%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (28.81%) Continuous Deployment
5 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
6 14 (23.73%) Deployment Automation
6 14 (23.73%) Scrum
7 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
8 11 (18.64%) Open Source
9 9 (15.25%) Kanban
10 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (11.86%) ITIL
10 7 (11.86%) Microservices
10 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.17%) Coaching
11 6 (10.17%) OWASP
11 6 (10.17%) Prototyping
11 6 (10.17%) TDD
12 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
12 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) Java
2 16 (27.12%) Python
3 10 (16.95%) Ruby
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
5 7 (11.86%) Scala
6 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.17%) Groovy
7 3 (5.08%) Perl
7 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.08%) XPath
8 2 (3.39%) C#
8 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.39%) PHP
8 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) Docker
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.17%) LXC
4 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (3.39%) etcd
6 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.69%) NFS
6 1 (1.69%) Samba
6 1 (1.69%) Squid
6 1 (1.69%) Varnish
6 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (74.58%) Puppet
2 42 (71.19%) Ansible
3 20 (33.90%) Terraform
4 10 (16.95%) Kubernetes
4 10 (16.95%) Rundeck
5 9 (15.25%) Nagios
6 3 (5.08%) Salt
7 2 (3.39%) Consul
8 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
8 1 (1.69%) WMI
8 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Oracle
2 12 (20.34%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) Atlassian
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.56%) IBM
6 4 (6.78%) WSO2
7 3 (5.08%) Google
7 3 (5.08%) HP
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.39%) Splunk
9 1 (1.69%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow