Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 121 157
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36 +5
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 61 83 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.42% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 12.37% 19.12% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 2
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +37.04%
10th Percentile £438 £325 £419
90th Percentile £613 £575 £516
England median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.47% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 - £61.25

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 493 434 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.24% 7.44% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 144
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +38.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £269 £215
90th Percentile £590 £540 £481
England median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.80 £10.90
90th Percentile £52.25 £19.95 £27.51
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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
Birmingham -5 25 £500 -4.76% 7
Coventry +21 18 £575 +53.33% 3
Walsall - 5 £580 -
Warwickshire +1 3 £475 +35.71% 2
Shropshire -3 3 £488 +30.00% 2
Staffordshire +11 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 £450 -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 54 (88.52%) Puppet
2 47 (77.05%) DevOps
3 45 (73.77%) Ansible
4 39 (63.93%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (52.46%) Jenkins
5 32 (52.46%) Linux
6 30 (49.18%) Python
6 30 (49.18%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (45.90%) Ruby
8 26 (42.62%) Docker
8 26 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (40.98%) Git (software)
10 24 (39.34%) Configuration Management
11 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (36.07%) Windows
13 21 (34.43%) Subversion
14 19 (31.15%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (29.51%) MySQL
16 17 (27.87%) SQL
16 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
17 16 (26.23%) HTTP
17 16 (26.23%) Oracle
17 16 (26.23%) Salt
18 14 (22.95%) Terraform
18 14 (22.95%) TeamCity
18 14 (22.95%) Open Source
18 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
18 14 (22.95%) Web Services
18 14 (22.95%) SSL
19 13 (21.31%) Microsoft

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 (18.03%) JBoss
2 8 (13.11%) OpenStack
3 7 (11.48%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (9.84%) Apache
4 6 (9.84%) IIS
4 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (8.20%) nginx
5 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.92%) Confluence
7 2 (3.28%) Mule
7 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.64%) Jetty
8 1 (1.64%) Mongrel
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (63.93%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (19.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (11.48%) PaaS
5 6 (9.84%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (9.84%) Route 53
6 5 (8.20%) Heroku
7 4 (6.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (6.56%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (6.56%) Amazon S3
7 4 (6.56%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (6.56%) SaaS
7 4 (6.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (3.28%) GitHub
9 2 (3.28%) IaaS
10 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.64%) Google App Engine
10 1 (1.64%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
2 16 (26.23%) HTTP
3 14 (22.95%) SSL
4 3 (4.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) ICMP
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 1 (1.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.15%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (29.51%) MySQL
3 12 (19.67%) MongoDB
4 9 (14.75%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
7 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
8 4 (6.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (6.56%) DB2
8 4 (6.56%) MariaDB
8 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.28%) Big Data
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (52.46%) Jenkins
2 25 (40.98%) Git (software)
3 21 (34.43%) Subversion
4 14 (22.95%) TeamCity
5 9 (14.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (14.75%) GitLab
6 6 (9.84%) Selenium
7 5 (8.20%) JMeter
7 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
8 4 (6.56%) JIRA
8 4 (6.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.92%) Maven
9 3 (4.92%) NuGet
10 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (1.64%) Ant
11 1 (1.64%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (8.20%) Billing
2 2 (3.28%) Automotive
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Consultant
3 8 (13.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) WebOps Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) DBA
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Java Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) Web Services
2 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) REST
2 11 (18.03%) SOAP
2 11 (18.03%) Spring
3 8 (13.11%) JSON
3 8 (13.11%) Middleware
4 7 (11.48%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (11.48%) Sensu
4 7 (11.48%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.56%) J2EE
5 4 (6.56%) JPA
5 4 (6.56%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (6.56%) MSMQ
5 4 (6.56%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.28%) Java EE
6 2 (3.28%) Java SE
6 2 (3.28%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) PKI
1 6 (9.84%) Public Cloud
2 5 (8.20%) DataPower
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) RIA
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (52.46%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Unix
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.28%) AIX
5 2 (3.28%) HPUX
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) CentOS
6 1 (1.64%) Debian
6 1 (1.64%) Fedora
6 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) DevOps
2 30 (49.18%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (39.34%) Configuration Management
4 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.95%) Open Source
6 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (19.67%) ITIL
8 11 (18.03%) Web Operations
9 9 (14.75%) Release Automation
10 8 (13.11%) High Availability
10 8 (13.11%) Load Balancing
11 7 (11.48%) API Design
11 7 (11.48%) Microservices
11 7 (11.48%) Scrum
11 7 (11.48%) Task Automation
12 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (9.84%) Kanban
13 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Python
2 28 (45.90%) Ruby
3 17 (27.87%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
5 13 (21.31%) Java
5 13 (21.31%) Perl
6 11 (18.03%) PHP
7 10 (16.39%) Shell Script
8 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.56%) Go
9 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.28%) Groovy
10 2 (3.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) OCP
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.64%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Docker
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) KVM
4 1 (1.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (88.52%) Puppet
2 45 (73.77%) Ansible
3 16 (26.23%) Salt
4 14 (22.95%) Terraform
5 12 (19.67%) Kubernetes
6 10 (16.39%) logstash
7 5 (8.20%) collectd
7 5 (8.20%) Graylog
7 5 (8.20%) Kibana
7 5 (8.20%) Nagios
7 5 (8.20%) Rundeck
7 5 (8.20%) StatsD
7 5 (8.20%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.28%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.64%) Packer
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) CA
3 9 (14.75%) IBM
3 9 (14.75%) Micro Focus
3 9 (14.75%) Serena
4 8 (13.11%) Rackspace
5 6 (9.84%) Google
6 5 (8.20%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (8.20%) SaltStack
6 5 (8.20%) Splunk
6 5 (8.20%) Teradata
7 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.56%) VMware
8 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.28%) HP
9 2 (3.28%) webMethods
9 2 (3.28%) WSO2
9 2 (3.28%) Zend
10 1 (1.64%) Perforce