Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 122 155
Rank change year-on-year -8 +33 +23
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 69 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.17% 0.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 11.75% 13.47% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 30
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £513 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +32.26% +25.00%
10th Percentile £425 £350 £306
90th Percentile £588 £590 £500
England median daily rate £525 £500 £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 £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -

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 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 587 386 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.40% 8.72% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 263 316
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +17.50% +10.73%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £295
90th Percentile £575 £575 £511
England median daily rate £488 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.21 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% +2.43% -38.61%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.13 £10.65
90th Percentile £23.15 £23.85 £24.55
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +8.99%

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 July 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 July 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 -4 23 £478 +30.82% 5
Birmingham -18 20 £540 +8.00% 11
Coventry -19 11 £525 -
Warwickshire -1 2 £500 +23.52% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 59 (85.51%) Puppet
1 59 (85.51%) DevOps
2 46 (66.67%) Linux
3 44 (63.77%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (63.77%) Ansible
4 40 (57.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (55.07%) Jenkins
7 32 (46.38%) Docker
8 29 (42.03%) Python
9 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (37.68%) Web Services
11 25 (36.23%) Terraform
12 24 (34.78%) Open Source
12 24 (34.78%) Configuration Management
13 20 (28.99%) Java
14 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
15 18 (26.09%) Ruby
16 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
16 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
16 17 (24.64%) Windows
17 16 (23.19%) Kubernetes
18 15 (21.74%) Subversion
19 14 (20.29%) JIRA
19 14 (20.29%) MySQL
19 14 (20.29%) .NET
20 13 (18.84%) Oracle
21 12 (17.39%) SSL
21 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
22 11 (15.94%) 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 11 (15.94%) Confluence
2 7 (10.14%) Apache
2 7 (10.14%) IIS
3 6 (8.70%) nginx
4 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.90%) JBoss
5 2 (2.90%) Jetty
5 2 (2.90%) Mongrel
5 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (63.77%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (57.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.70%) SaaS
4 5 (7.25%) IaaS
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (4.35%) PaaS
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.90%) Route 53
7 2 (2.90%) Slack
7 2 (2.90%) Trello
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) SSL
2 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.59%) HTTP
4 5 (7.25%) DNS
5 3 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.90%) Firewall
6 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.45%) DHCP
7 1 (1.45%) DSL
7 1 (1.45%) FTP
7 1 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.29%) MySQL
3 11 (15.94%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (13.04%) MongoDB
4 9 (13.04%) NoSQL
4 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
5 7 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (55.07%) Jenkins
2 17 (24.64%) Git (software)
3 15 (21.74%) Subversion
4 14 (20.29%) JIRA
5 8 (11.59%) Selenium
6 5 (7.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.25%) Maven
6 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.80%) MSBuild
7 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
8 3 (4.35%) Artifactory
8 3 (4.35%) ClearCase
8 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.90%) MSI
9 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
10 1 (1.45%) Gatling
10 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (53.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) Architect
3 17 (24.64%) AWS DevOps
4 15 (21.74%) Azure DevOps
5 14 (20.29%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (18.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (17.39%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (15.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 11 (15.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (13.04%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (11.59%) AWS Architect
10 8 (11.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 7 (10.14%) DevOps Architect
11 7 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (8.70%) Azure Architect
13 4 (5.80%) Digital Architect
13 4 (5.80%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 4 (5.80%) Python Engineer
13 4 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) Web Services
2 14 (20.29%) .NET
3 10 (14.49%) REST
4 8 (11.59%) Ajax
4 8 (11.59%) JSON
4 8 (11.59%) SOAP
5 7 (10.14%) RESTful
5 7 (10.14%) Spring
6 6 (8.70%) CSS
6 6 (8.70%) CSS3
6 6 (8.70%) Django
6 6 (8.70%) HTML
6 6 (8.70%) HTML5
7 3 (4.35%) J2EE
8 2 (2.90%) CGI
8 2 (2.90%) LAMP
8 2 (2.90%) LDAP
8 2 (2.90%) Memcached
8 2 (2.90%) Node.js
8 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.90%) Wiki
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) CentOS
4 2 (2.90%) Debian
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (85.51%) DevOps
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (40.58%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (34.78%) Configuration Management
4 24 (34.78%) Open Source
5 11 (15.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (14.49%) Scrum
7 9 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) Kanban
10 6 (8.70%) OO
10 6 (8.70%) OWASP
10 6 (8.70%) Prototyping
10 6 (8.70%) TDD
10 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.70%) Web Operations
11 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (7.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) Python
2 20 (28.99%) Java
3 18 (26.09%) Ruby
4 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
6 9 (13.04%) SQL
7 7 (10.14%) Scala
8 5 (7.25%) C#
8 5 (7.25%) Perl
8 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.80%) PHP
10 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.90%) C++
11 2 (2.90%) Groovy
12 1 (1.45%) C
12 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 32 (46.38%) Docker
2 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) LXC
4 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.35%) Xen
6 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.90%) NFS
6 2 (2.90%) Samba
6 2 (2.90%) Squid
6 2 (2.90%) Varnish
7 1 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.45%) etcd
Systems Management
1 59 (85.51%) Puppet
2 44 (63.77%) Ansible
3 25 (36.23%) Terraform
4 16 (23.19%) Kubernetes
5 9 (13.04%) Salt
6 5 (7.25%) Nagios
7 3 (4.35%) Rundeck
8 2 (2.90%) Consul
8 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.90%) WMI
9 1 (1.45%) collectd
9 1 (1.45%) Kibana
9 1 (1.45%) logstash
9 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Google
4 6 (8.70%) SaltStack
5 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.90%) Splunk
7 2 (2.90%) WSO2