The table below looks at the statistics for Cacti skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cacti over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cacti
Rank 626 620 605
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Cacti 24 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 17
Median daily rate £425 £338 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +151.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +151.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
5986 5061 4735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.03% 8.66% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3096 2758
Median daily rate £450 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 164 159
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.41% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.32 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+31.31% +9.34%

Cacti
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cacti as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

Cacti Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cacti
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cacti within the UK.

Cacti Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cacti
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cacti within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Cacti Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cacti
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cacti within the UK.

Cacti Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cacti
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cacti within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -14 24 £425 +25.92% 10
London -5 17 £494 +3.94% 4
North West - 5 £425 - 3
Manchester - 5 £425 - 3
Surrey -4 1 £363 +11.53%
South East -9 1 £363 +20.83% 1
West Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £363 -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cacti also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cacti.

1 46 (85.19%) Nagios
2 31 (57.41%) Firewall
2 31 (57.41%) Cisco
3 28 (51.85%) Linux
3 28 (51.85%) Data Centre
4 24 (44.44%) Wireless
5 23 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (38.89%) SolarWinds
7 20 (37.04%) F5
7 20 (37.04%) Network Security
7 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (37.04%) Juniper
7 20 (37.04%) Perl
8 19 (35.19%) Python
8 19 (35.19%) CCNP
9 18 (33.33%) Shell Script
9 18 (33.33%) LAN
10 17 (31.48%) VPN
10 17 (31.48%) Apache
10 17 (31.48%) Windows
11 16 (29.63%) WAN
11 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
11 16 (29.63%) Debian
12 14 (25.93%) VMware
12 14 (25.93%) Cisco PIX
12 14 (25.93%) BGP
12 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
12 14 (25.93%) MySQL
12 14 (25.93%) 802.1X
12 14 (25.93%) FWSM

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (31.48%) Apache
2 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.41%) nginx
3 4 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 3 (5.56%) JBoss
4 3 (5.56%) lighttpd
4 3 (5.56%) SAS
5 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
1 10 (18.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) Firewall
2 24 (44.44%) Wireless
3 23 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (37.04%) Network Security
5 18 (33.33%) LAN
6 17 (31.48%) VPN
7 16 (29.63%) WAN
8 14 (25.93%) BGP
8 14 (25.93%) Cisco PIX
8 14 (25.93%) FWSM
9 12 (22.22%) DNS
9 12 (22.22%) HTTP
9 12 (22.22%) VoIP
10 11 (20.37%) 802.11
10 11 (20.37%) EIGRP
10 11 (20.37%) OSPF
11 10 (18.52%) BIG-IP
11 10 (18.52%) DHCP
11 10 (18.52%) HSRP
11 10 (18.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.81%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.85%) Hudson
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.85%) VisualVM
General
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Security Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.70%) Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) 802.1X
2 13 (24.07%) LAMP
3 4 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (7.41%) Middleware
3 4 (7.41%) Regular Expression
3 4 (7.41%) XML
4 3 (5.56%) CSS
4 3 (5.56%) Django
4 3 (5.56%) HTML
4 3 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (5.56%) Laravel
5 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.70%) REST
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.85%) JMS
6 1 (1.85%) JMX
6 1 (1.85%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.85%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (51.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Fintech
2 3 (5.56%) PKI
2 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) BBC
4 1 (1.85%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 16 (29.63%) Debian
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 10 (18.52%) Ubuntu
5 10 (18.52%) Unix
6 9 (16.67%) CentOS
7 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.26%) SUSE
9 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.70%) Solaris
10 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.85%) Fedora
11 1 (1.85%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 12 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (18.52%) Change Control
2 10 (18.52%) Network Planning
3 9 (16.67%) Escalation Management
3 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 9 (16.67%) Open Source
4 8 (14.81%) DevOps
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
6 6 (11.11%) High Availability
7 5 (9.26%) Change Management
8 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.56%) Network Design
9 3 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.56%) Service Management
9 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) Perl
2 19 (35.19%) Python
3 18 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 13 (24.07%) Bash Shell
5 12 (22.22%) PHP
6 3 (5.56%) C
6 3 (5.56%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) Korn
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (35.19%) CCNP
3 12 (22.22%) CCIE
4 10 (18.52%) Degree
5 9 (16.67%) CCNA
6 3 (5.56%) CCDE
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.70%) CCDP
7 2 (3.70%) CCSA
7 2 (3.70%) CCSE
7 2 (3.70%) CCSP
7 2 (3.70%) SANS
8 1 (1.85%) CISSP
8 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.52%) Squid
3 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (9.26%) NFS
4 5 (9.26%) SpamAssassin
5 4 (7.41%) iptables
5 4 (7.41%) KVM
5 4 (7.41%) Sendmail
6 3 (5.56%) Docker
6 3 (5.56%) Dovecot
6 3 (5.56%) Firmware
6 3 (5.56%) Postfix
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.70%) BIND 9
7 2 (3.70%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (3.70%) Gluster
7 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.85%) qmail
8 1 (1.85%) Varnish
8 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (85.19%) Nagios
2 11 (20.37%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (18.52%) SmokePing
4 9 (16.67%) Puppet
5 6 (11.11%) Ansible
6 4 (7.41%) HAProxy
6 4 (7.41%) Munin
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
7 3 (5.56%) OpenNebula
7 3 (5.56%) Opsview
8 2 (3.70%) Graphite
8 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.70%) Salt
9 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.85%) Grafana
9 1 (1.85%) Kibana
9 1 (1.85%) logstash
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 21 (38.89%) SolarWinds
3 20 (37.04%) F5
3 20 (37.04%) Juniper
4 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
5 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.93%) VMware
6 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
7 11 (20.37%) Palo Alto
8 10 (18.52%) Aruba
8 10 (18.52%) Riverbed
9 9 (16.67%) Intel Security
10 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
11 5 (9.26%) HP
12 3 (5.56%) IBM
12 3 (5.56%) Polycom
12 3 (5.56%) Siemens
12 3 (5.56%) Stonesoft
12 3 (5.56%) Symantec
13 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
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