Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 128 133
Rank change year-on-year -32 +5 +28
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 49 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.24% 1.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.39% 11.91% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 49
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £425 £325
90th Percentile £588 £613 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 663 512 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.76% 10.43% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 310 270
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +38.33%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £275
90th Percentile £575 £590 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.37% -3.17% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.96 £12.80
90th Percentile £28.25 £51.50 £19.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.53% -17.67% +3.65%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -30 26 £450 -7.69% 1
Birmingham -12 7 £475 -5.00% 8
Coventry -29 2 £363 -36.96%
Warwickshire +7 1 £525 - 2
Staffordshire -14 1 - - 1
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 42 (85.71%) DevOps
2 39 (79.59%) Ansible
3 34 (69.39%) Jenkins
3 34 (69.39%) Puppet
4 31 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (57.14%) Linux
6 24 (48.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (36.73%) Terraform
10 17 (34.69%) Java
11 16 (32.65%) JIRA
11 16 (32.65%) Docker
12 15 (30.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
13 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
13 13 (26.53%) Confluence
13 13 (26.53%) Oracle
13 13 (26.53%) Windows
14 12 (24.49%) Web Services
14 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
14 12 (24.49%) Bitbucket
15 11 (22.45%) Atlassian
15 11 (22.45%) Subversion
15 11 (22.45%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (22.45%) Python
15 11 (22.45%) ClearCase
15 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
15 11 (22.45%) Continuous Deployment
16 10 (20.41%) Deployment Automation

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 13 (26.53%) Confluence
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
3 8 (16.33%) nginx
4 4 (8.16%) JBoss
5 3 (6.12%) Mule
5 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 31 (63.27%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) IaaS
3 3 (6.12%) NuGet
3 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 3 (6.12%) SaaS
4 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.04%) Route 53
5 1 (2.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) SSL
2 8 (16.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (12.24%) DNS
4 3 (6.12%) HTTP
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) DSL
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
1 11 (22.45%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.16%) MySQL
6 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Jenkins
2 16 (32.65%) JIRA
3 15 (30.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
4 13 (26.53%) Vagrant
5 12 (24.49%) Bitbucket
6 11 (22.45%) ClearCase
6 11 (22.45%) Subversion
7 8 (16.33%) Maven
8 5 (10.20%) Selenium
9 4 (8.16%) Gradle
9 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
10 3 (6.12%) Ant
10 3 (6.12%) Apache Archiva
10 3 (6.12%) Artifactory
10 3 (6.12%) CruiseControl
10 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
11 2 (4.08%) FishEye
12 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) AWS DevOps
3 11 (22.45%) Architect
4 10 (20.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (16.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Consultant
7 6 (12.24%) DevOps Architect
8 5 (10.20%) AWS Architect
8 5 (10.20%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (10.20%) JIRA Consultant
9 4 (8.16%) Azure Architect
9 4 (8.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Administrator
11 2 (4.08%) Java Technical Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.29%) Spring
3 6 (12.24%) JSON
3 6 (12.24%) REST
3 6 (12.24%) SOAP
4 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 4 (8.16%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.12%) Ajax
5 3 (6.12%) CSS
5 3 (6.12%) CSS3
5 3 (6.12%) Django
5 3 (6.12%) HTML
5 3 (6.12%) HTML5
5 3 (6.12%) Java EE
5 3 (6.12%) Java SE
5 3 (6.12%) JSON Schema
5 3 (6.12%) OAuth
5 3 (6.12%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 13 (26.53%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.12%) AIX
4 3 (6.12%) HPUX
4 3 (6.12%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) DevOps
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.45%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (20.41%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (20.41%) Scrum
7 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) Kanban
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.20%) Microservices
9 5 (10.20%) Open Source
10 4 (8.16%) Coaching
10 4 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
10 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.12%) OWASP
11 3 (6.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.29%) Groovy
4 7 (14.29%) Ruby
5 6 (12.24%) Perl
6 4 (8.16%) Scala
6 4 (8.16%) SQL
7 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.12%) XPath
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) Docker
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) LXC
4 1 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.04%) etcd
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (79.59%) Ansible
2 34 (69.39%) Puppet
3 18 (36.73%) Terraform
4 10 (20.41%) Rundeck
5 8 (16.33%) Nagios
5 8 (16.33%) Salt
6 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.04%) Consul
7 1 (2.04%) HP ALM
7 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 11 (22.45%) Atlassian
3 8 (16.33%) IBM
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) Google
5 4 (8.16%) Splunk
6 3 (6.12%) WSO2
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds