The first table below looks at the demand for Cacti skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cacti over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cacti
Rank 555 537 562
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing Cacti 41 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.029% 0.041%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 0.44% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 11
Average daily rate £500 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4126 3199 3765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.34% 6.60% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 1822 2003
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 163 156
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%

Cacti
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cacti within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 April 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cacti within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 39 £500 +17.64% 11
London +1 29 £500 +11.23% 8
South East - 7 £375 - 1
South West - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Egham - - - -
Goole - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cacti 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 Cacti.

1 51 (86.44%) Linux
2 44 (74.58%) Nagios
3 40 (67.80%) PHP
4 38 (64.41%) MySQL
5 35 (59.32%) Apache
6 34 (57.63%) Python
7 32 (54.24%) Puppet
8 31 (52.54%) Perl
9 28 (47.46%) Red Hat
9 28 (47.46%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (45.76%) CentOS
11 26 (44.07%) ZABBIX
11 26 (44.07%) Bash Shell
11 26 (44.07%) Web Services
11 26 (44.07%) Debian
12 24 (40.68%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (38.98%) LAMP
14 19 (32.20%) Windows
15 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
16 17 (28.81%) Rackspace
16 17 (28.81%) NoSQL
16 17 (28.81%) Ruby
17 16 (27.12%) Finance
17 16 (27.12%) MongoDB
18 15 (25.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (25.42%) Hudson
18 15 (25.42%) Riak
18 15 (25.42%) Big Data
18 15 (25.42%) Open Source
18 15 (25.42%) CouchDB

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cacti 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 Cacti. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (59.32%) Apache
2 11 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (13.56%) nginx
4 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
4 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.08%) Node.js
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (40.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.86%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.69%) Route 53
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
2 8 (13.56%) DHCP
2 8 (13.56%) SNMP
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (11.86%) VoIP
3 7 (11.86%) SAN
3 7 (11.86%) NAS
3 7 (11.86%) iSCSI
3 7 (11.86%) Network Security
4 5 (8.47%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 3 (5.08%) SSL
6 2 (3.39%) VPN
6 2 (3.39%) LAN
6 2 (3.39%) LDAP
6 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.39%) DMZ
6 2 (3.39%) IPsec
7 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (64.41%) MySQL
2 17 (28.81%) NoSQL
3 16 (27.12%) MongoDB
4 15 (25.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (25.42%) Riak
4 15 (25.42%) Big Data
4 15 (25.42%) CouchDB
5 12 (20.34%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.39%) Redis
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Jenkins
2 15 (25.42%) Hudson
3 4 (6.78%) Subversion
4 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Administrator
3 8 (13.56%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Trainee
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Developer
9 1 (1.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.69%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.69%) UNIX Administrator
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) Web Services
2 23 (38.98%) LAMP
3 6 (10.17%) CSS
3 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 5 (8.47%) JSON
5 4 (6.78%) HTML5
5 4 (6.78%) XML
5 4 (6.78%) jQuery
6 2 (3.39%) CSS3
7 1 (1.69%) Spring
7 1 (1.69%) JMS
7 1 (1.69%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Open Source
2 7 (11.86%) Clustering
2 7 (11.86%) EqualLogic
2 7 (11.86%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.39%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.39%) Social Network
5 1 (1.69%) Online Games
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 51 (86.44%) Linux
2 27 (45.76%) CentOS
3 26 (44.07%) Debian
4 19 (32.20%) Windows
5 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (20.34%) UNIX
7 10 (16.95%) Ubuntu
8 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (11.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.39%) Analytics
6 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL
7 1 (1.69%) Service Management
7 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (1.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) PHP
2 34 (57.63%) Python
3 31 (52.54%) Perl
4 26 (44.07%) Bash Shell
5 17 (28.81%) Ruby
6 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
7 6 (10.17%) sed
7 6 (10.17%) Java
7 6 (10.17%) AWK
8 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.47%) C++
8 5 (8.47%) SQL
9 4 (6.78%) VBScript
9 4 (6.78%) C#
9 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.08%) C
11 1 (1.69%) Korn
11 1 (1.69%) Tcl
11 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.47%) CCNP
3 3 (5.08%) CCNA
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) CCSA
4 1 (1.69%) CCSE
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (13.56%) NFS
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) VMware ESX
2 7 (11.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.69%) Squid
3 1 (1.69%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.69%) Varnish
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 44 (74.58%) Nagios
2 32 (54.24%) Puppet
3 28 (47.46%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (44.07%) ZABBIX
5 7 (11.86%) OpenNMS
5 7 (11.86%) Munin
6 6 (10.17%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (10.17%) OpenView
7 4 (6.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (5.08%) HAProxy
9 2 (3.39%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (3.39%) SCOM
10 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.69%) Ganglia
10 1 (1.69%) StatsD
10 1 (1.69%) Ansible
10 1 (1.69%) Hyperic
10 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Red Hat
2 17 (28.81%) Rackspace
3 14 (23.73%) VMware
4 8 (13.56%) Cisco
4 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.86%) NetApp
5 7 (11.86%) HP
5 7 (11.86%) Percona
6 2 (3.39%) New Relic
6 2 (3.39%) Polycom
6 2 (3.39%) Tandberg
6 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.39%) CA
6 2 (3.39%) Juniper
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle
6 2 (3.39%) NetScout
7 1 (1.69%) ATG
7 1 (1.69%) Endeca
7 1 (1.69%) JBoss
7 1 (1.69%) Dell
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