Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 109 138
Rank change year-on-year -43 +29 +18
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 43 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.45% 0.95%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.63% 13.48% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 28
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +7.69% +6.85%
10th Percentile £368 £433 £393
90th Percentile £588 £613 £558
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% -20.00%

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 649 512 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.26% 10.72% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 329 217
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +12.64%
10th Percentile £272 £280 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £500 £498 £450
% change year-on-year +0.50% +10.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.06 £17.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +18.55% +4.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.03 £11.88
90th Percentile £35.30 £21.73 £33.25
England median hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.43% -16.67% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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
Birmingham -2 21 £525 -2.28% 1
Coventry -13 9 £550 +2.33%
Shropshire -32 4 £493 +10.92%
Wolverhampton - 2 £450 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £525 -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 40 (93.02%) Puppet
2 33 (76.74%) DevOps
3 27 (62.79%) Ansible
4 24 (55.81%) Jenkins
5 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (48.84%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (37.21%) Linux
8 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
9 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (32.56%) Docker
9 14 (32.56%) Terraform
10 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
10 13 (30.23%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (27.91%) Python
12 11 (25.58%) Finance
12 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (20.93%) Google
13 9 (20.93%) High Availability
13 9 (20.93%) Open Source
13 9 (20.93%) Kubernetes
13 9 (20.93%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (18.60%) Public Cloud
14 8 (18.60%) Retail
14 8 (18.60%) Perl
14 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
15 7 (16.28%) DNS
15 7 (16.28%) Web Services
15 7 (16.28%) Unix
15 7 (16.28%) Maven
15 7 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform

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 5 (11.63%) Anypoint
2 3 (6.98%) Mule
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (48.84%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (13.95%) GitHub
4 6 (13.95%) Serverless
5 3 (6.98%) Azure Functions
5 3 (6.98%) IaaS
5 3 (6.98%) PaaS
6 2 (4.65%) NuGet
7 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (55.81%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.28%) Maven
3 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.98%) Bitbucket
4 3 (6.98%) GitLab
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 2 (4.65%) Ant
5 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
5 2 (4.65%) CruiseControl
5 2 (4.65%) Gradle
5 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.65%) Subversion
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF Architect
5 2 (4.65%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.33%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (9.30%) Node.js
3 2 (4.65%) LAMP
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) DevOps
2 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (30.23%) Collaborative Working
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (20.93%) High Availability
5 9 (20.93%) Open Source
6 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.95%) Software Delivery
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
8 5 (11.63%) API Development
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (9.30%) Microservices
9 4 (9.30%) Scrum
10 3 (6.98%) API Design
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (6.98%) IT Strategy
10 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
2 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
3 12 (27.91%) Python
4 8 (18.60%) Perl
5 6 (13.95%) Java
6 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.30%) Ruby
8 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 3 (6.98%) SQL
9 2 (4.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (93.02%) Puppet
2 27 (62.79%) Ansible
3 14 (32.56%) Terraform
4 9 (20.93%) Kubernetes
5 6 (13.95%) Salt
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
7 2 (4.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Google
2 5 (11.63%) MuleSoft
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Splunk
4 2 (4.65%) Dell
4 2 (4.65%) EMC
4 2 (4.65%) F5
4 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.65%) Infoblox
4 2 (4.65%) Lets Encrypt
4 2 (4.65%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds