The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 3 months to 23 June 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 76 68
Rank change year-on-year -26 -8  
Contract jobs citing Opscode Chef 18 71 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.89% 2.52% 2.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 9.52% 19.61% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 48 50
Median daily rate £450 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £396 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £565 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

Opscode Chef is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 189 362 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 9.37% 12.83% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 252 147
Median daily rate £420 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.57% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £9.50 £22.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.77% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Opscode Chef
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Opscode Chef as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Opscode Chef in Yorkshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Opscode Chef in Yorkshire

Opscode Chef
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Opscode Chef in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Opscode Chef in Yorkshire

Opscode Chef
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -18 15 £438 -18.60% 18
South Yorkshire -5 2 £500 -
Opscode Chef
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Opscode Chef.

1 67 (82.72%) Puppet
2 61 (75.31%) DevOps
2 61 (75.31%) Linux
3 43 (53.09%) Python
4 41 (50.62%) Jenkins
5 37 (45.68%) Ansible
6 36 (44.44%) Docker
7 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (41.98%) Ruby
8 34 (41.98%) Configuration Management
9 31 (38.27%) Java
9 31 (38.27%) Git (software)
10 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (30.86%) Bash Shell
12 22 (27.16%) Open Source
12 22 (27.16%) MongoDB
13 20 (24.69%) Salt
14 18 (22.22%) HTTP
15 17 (20.99%) MySQL
16 16 (19.75%) Web Services
17 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
18 14 (17.28%) Spring
18 14 (17.28%) PostgreSQL
19 13 (16.05%) Windows
19 13 (16.05%) Octopus Deploy
19 13 (16.05%) Web Operations
20 12 (14.81%) HTML5
20 12 (14.81%) HTML
20 12 (14.81%) Shell Script

Opscode Chef
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 8 (9.88%) Confluence
2 6 (7.41%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) Apache
4 4 (4.94%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.47%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.47%) nginx
7 1 (1.23%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.11%) GitHub
3 7 (8.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.41%) IaaS
5 5 (6.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.94%) Loggly
6 4 (4.94%) Sumo Logic
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.47%) Route 53
8 2 (2.47%) Slack
9 1 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.23%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.23%) Office 365
9 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) HTTP
2 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.88%) Firewall
3 8 (9.88%) SSL
4 5 (6.17%) DNS
5 4 (4.94%) DHCP
5 4 (4.94%) FTP
5 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
5 4 (4.94%) SMTP
5 4 (4.94%) Telnet
6 3 (3.70%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
8 1 (1.23%) NAS
8 1 (1.23%) OpenFlow
8 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) MongoDB
2 17 (20.99%) MySQL
3 14 (17.28%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (12.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 6 (7.41%) Redis
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.94%) Riak
9 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (3.70%) HBase
10 2 (2.47%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (50.62%) Jenkins
2 31 (38.27%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (14.81%) Maven
5 10 (12.35%) JIRA
6 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.41%) Grunt
6 6 (7.41%) Selenium
7 5 (6.17%) Subversion
7 5 (6.17%) Vagrant
8 4 (4.94%) git-flow
9 2 (2.47%) Hudson
9 2 (2.47%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.23%) Ant
10 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.23%) GitLab
10 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Platform Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) WebOps Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) Developer
4 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.17%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (6.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Architect
5 4 (4.94%) Implementation Specialist
5 4 (4.94%) Java Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (2.47%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (2.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (2.47%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) Web Services
2 14 (17.28%) Spring
3 12 (14.81%) HTML
3 12 (14.81%) HTML5
4 9 (11.11%) Node.js
5 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.64%) Apache Camel
5 7 (8.64%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (7.41%) CSS
6 6 (7.41%) CSS3
6 6 (7.41%) Django
6 6 (7.41%) jQuery
6 6 (7.41%) JSON
6 6 (7.41%) Play Framework
6 6 (7.41%) RESTful
6 6 (7.41%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.94%) LAMP
9 3 (3.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Social Media
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 61 (75.31%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Windows
3 10 (12.35%) Unix
4 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.94%) Android
7 2 (2.47%) CentOS
7 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.23%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (75.31%) DevOps
2 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (41.98%) Configuration Management
4 29 (35.80%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (27.16%) Open Source
6 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.05%) Web Operations
8 10 (12.35%) ITIL
9 9 (11.11%) High Availability
9 9 (11.11%) TDD
10 8 (9.88%) Load Balancing
11 6 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
11 6 (7.41%) Project Management
11 6 (7.41%) Scrum
12 5 (6.17%) Kanban
12 5 (6.17%) Microservices
12 5 (6.17%) SDLC
13 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.09%) Python
2 34 (41.98%) Ruby
3 31 (38.27%) Java
4 25 (30.86%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 10 (12.35%) Go
6 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
7 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.11%) Scala
8 8 (9.88%) PHP
9 7 (8.64%) SQL
10 4 (4.94%) C#
11 3 (3.70%) C++
12 2 (2.47%) Perl
13 1 (1.23%) Korn
13 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
1 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.47%) MCSE
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (44.44%) Docker
2 8 (9.88%) vSphere
3 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.70%) HDFS
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) KVM
5 1 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) Xen
5 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 67 (82.72%) Puppet
2 37 (45.68%) Ansible
3 20 (24.69%) Salt
4 10 (12.35%) Cobbler
5 7 (8.64%) Kubernetes
6 6 (7.41%) Nagios
6 6 (7.41%) SCCM
7 4 (4.94%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.70%) Mesos
8 3 (3.70%) Prometheus
9 2 (2.47%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (2.47%) Rancher
9 2 (2.47%) vRealize
10 1 (1.23%) Graphite
10 1 (1.23%) Opsview
10 1 (1.23%) SCOM
10 1 (1.23%) Terraform
10 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Red Hat
1 11 (13.58%) Splunk
2 10 (12.35%) VMware
3 9 (11.11%) SaltStack
4 7 (8.64%) Google
4 7 (8.64%) Rackspace
5 6 (7.41%) Oracle
6 4 (4.94%) New Relic
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.23%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.23%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas