The table below looks at the statistics for Cobbler skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cobbler over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cobbler
Rank 566 532 553
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 22 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.058% 0.021%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.82% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 6
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cobbler
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4292 3424 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.08% 7.12% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2109 1804
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 148 192
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +14.47%

Cobbler
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cobbler across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Cobbler Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cobbler
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cobbler across the England region.

Cobbler Daily Rate Trend in England

Cobbler
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cobbler within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 8 £350 -17.64% 6
South East - 5 £413 -
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Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cobbler also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cobbler.

1 33 (94.29%) Linux
2 30 (85.71%) Puppet
3 19 (54.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (45.71%) Python
5 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (40.00%) Shell Script
7 13 (37.14%) UNIX
7 13 (37.14%) Perl
8 12 (34.29%) Scrum
8 12 (34.29%) VMware
8 12 (34.29%) Bash Shell
9 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
9 11 (31.43%) Ruby
9 11 (31.43%) Tivoli
10 10 (28.57%) Xen
10 10 (28.57%) Kanban
10 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 10 (28.57%) CentOS
11 9 (25.71%) DevOps
11 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
11 9 (25.71%) DNS
12 8 (22.86%) IBM
12 8 (22.86%) LDAP
12 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
12 8 (22.86%) SQL
12 8 (22.86%) Apache
12 8 (22.86%) Nagios
12 8 (22.86%) Subversion
12 8 (22.86%) Games

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cobbler also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cobbler. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) Apache
2 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.29%) JBoss
4 5 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) LDAP
3 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) Subversion
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.86%) Maven
5 1 (2.86%) Ant
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.86%) Hudson
5 1 (2.86%) Gradle
General
1 8 (22.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Online Games
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Linux
2 19 (54.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (37.14%) UNIX
4 10 (28.57%) CentOS
5 6 (17.14%) Windows
6 5 (14.29%) AIX
7 4 (11.43%) Solaris
8 3 (8.57%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 10 (28.57%) Kanban
4 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
4 9 (25.71%) DevOps
5 7 (20.00%) ITIL
5 7 (20.00%) Workflow
6 5 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) RUP
7 4 (11.43%) DSDM
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.86%) Release Management
10 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
10 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Python
2 14 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 13 (37.14%) Perl
4 12 (34.29%) Bash Shell
5 11 (31.43%) Ruby
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) Java
8 5 (14.29%) PHP
9 3 (8.57%) Korn
9 3 (8.57%) AWK
10 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.86%) Groovy
11 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) MCSE
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Xen
2 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) XenServer
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.57%) NFS
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (85.71%) Puppet
2 11 (31.43%) Tivoli
3 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 9 (25.71%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (22.86%) Opsview
5 8 (22.86%) Nagios
6 5 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (8.57%) SCCM
7 3 (8.57%) SCOM
8 2 (5.71%) CFEngine
8 2 (5.71%) Ansible
9 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Splunk
2 8 (22.86%) IBM
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (17.14%) Veritas
4 6 (17.14%) Infoblox
4 6 (17.14%) Dell
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Brocade
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix
7 3 (8.57%) Sun
8 2 (5.71%) EMC
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) Perforce
9 1 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
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