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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cacti
Rank 611 634 609
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -25
Contract jobs citing Cacti 25 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.052% 0.052%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 17
Median daily rate £425 £340 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -35.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
5634 4809 4950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.70% 8.33% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3549 2978 2941
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 180 187
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.02% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%

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 1 October 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 13 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 1 October 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 +18 24 £425 +25.92% 9
London +16 16 £475 +31.03%
North West - 6 £425 - 2
Manchester - 6 £425 - 2
South East -1 2 £419 +26.41% 3
Reading +12 1 £475 +35.71%
Surrey +8 1 £363 +11.53% 3
Berkshire +4 1 £475 +128.91%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 - 1
Guildford - 1 £363 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (88.68%) Nagios
2 33 (62.26%) Cisco
3 29 (54.72%) Firewall
4 28 (52.83%) Data Centre
5 26 (49.06%) Wireless
5 26 (49.06%) Linux
6 23 (43.40%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (41.51%) SolarWinds
8 21 (39.62%) Shell Script
9 20 (37.74%) Python
9 20 (37.74%) Perl
10 19 (35.85%) Apache
10 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (33.96%) Juniper
11 18 (33.96%) CCNP
11 18 (33.96%) F5
11 18 (33.96%) Network Security
12 17 (32.08%) Debian
12 17 (32.08%) LAN
12 17 (32.08%) DNS
12 17 (32.08%) Windows
13 16 (30.19%) HTTP
13 16 (30.19%) VPN
13 16 (30.19%) DHCP
13 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
14 15 (28.30%) VMware
14 15 (28.30%) Red Hat
14 15 (28.30%) BGP
15 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
15 14 (26.42%) WAN

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 19 (35.85%) Apache
2 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
3 7 (13.21%) OpenStack
3 7 (13.21%) SAS
4 4 (7.55%) nginx
5 3 (5.66%) JBoss
5 3 (5.66%) lighttpd
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
6 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
1 10 (18.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (54.72%) Firewall
2 26 (49.06%) Wireless
3 23 (43.40%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (33.96%) Network Security
5 17 (32.08%) DNS
5 17 (32.08%) LAN
6 16 (30.19%) DHCP
6 16 (30.19%) HTTP
6 16 (30.19%) VPN
7 15 (28.30%) BGP
8 14 (26.42%) Cisco PIX
8 14 (26.42%) FWSM
8 14 (26.42%) WAN
9 12 (22.64%) LDAP
9 12 (22.64%) OSPF
9 12 (22.64%) SMTP
10 11 (20.75%) 802.11
10 11 (20.75%) EIGRP
10 11 (20.75%) VoIP
11 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) MySQL
2 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.89%) Hudson
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.89%) VisualVM
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Network Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Network Security Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Security Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (7.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) 802.1X
2 10 (18.87%) LAMP
3 4 (7.55%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (7.55%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) CSS
4 3 (5.66%) Django
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 3 (5.66%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (5.66%) Laravel
4 3 (5.66%) Middleware
4 3 (5.66%) Regular Expression
5 2 (3.77%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.77%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) J2EE
6 1 (1.89%) JMS
6 1 (1.89%) JMX
6 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (52.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Fintech
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) BBC
5 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.89%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 17 (32.08%) Debian
2 17 (32.08%) Windows
3 13 (24.53%) Ubuntu
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
4 10 (18.87%) CentOS
4 10 (18.87%) Unix
5 5 (9.43%) SUSE
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.89%) Mandriva Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (20.75%) E-Commerce
2 11 (20.75%) Open Source
3 10 (18.87%) Change Control
3 10 (18.87%) Network Planning
4 9 (16.98%) Escalation Management
4 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 6 (11.32%) Change Management
6 6 (11.32%) ITIL
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.43%) High Availability
8 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.66%) Network Design
9 3 (5.66%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.66%) Service Management
9 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Shell Script
2 20 (37.74%) Perl
2 20 (37.74%) Python
3 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
4 14 (26.42%) PHP
5 7 (13.21%) C
5 7 (13.21%) Korn
6 4 (7.55%) C++
7 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.77%) Java
8 2 (3.77%) Ruby
9 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.96%) CCNP
3 10 (18.87%) CCIE
3 10 (18.87%) Degree
4 8 (15.09%) CCNA
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.77%) CCSA
6 2 (3.77%) CCSE
6 2 (3.77%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) CCDE
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Squid
2 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.09%) iptables
4 7 (13.21%) Dovecot
4 7 (13.21%) KVM
4 7 (13.21%) Sendmail
5 4 (7.55%) BIND 9
5 4 (7.55%) Firmware
5 4 (7.55%) SpamAssassin
6 3 (5.66%) Ceph
6 3 (5.66%) NFS
6 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.77%) Docker
7 2 (3.77%) Postfix
8 1 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (1.89%) Gluster
8 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 47 (88.68%) Nagios
2 12 (22.64%) Puppet
3 11 (20.75%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (18.87%) SmokePing
5 8 (15.09%) HAProxy
6 6 (11.32%) Ansible
7 5 (9.43%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (9.43%) OpenNebula
8 4 (7.55%) Munin
9 3 (5.66%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (5.66%) Opsview
9 3 (5.66%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (3.77%) RANCID
11 1 (1.89%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.89%) Cisco CME
11 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (1.89%) Graphite
11 1 (1.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) SolarWinds
3 18 (33.96%) F5
3 18 (33.96%) Juniper
4 15 (28.30%) Red Hat
4 15 (28.30%) VMware
5 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
5 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.87%) Aruba
6 10 (18.87%) Riverbed
7 9 (16.98%) Intel Security
7 9 (16.98%) Palo Alto
8 6 (11.32%) Fortinet
9 5 (9.43%) HP
10 3 (5.66%) CA
10 3 (5.66%) Polycom
10 3 (5.66%) Siemens
10 3 (5.66%) Stonesoft
11 2 (3.77%) Dell
11 2 (3.77%) IBM