The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cacti
Rank 598 587 567
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Cacti 32 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.67% 0.65% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 12
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£338 £525 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +111.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £470 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - -

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
4746 4478 4040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 7.92% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 2652 2350
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 160 156
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £45.00 £40.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.04% -7.77%

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 3 September 2015.

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 17 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 3 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -9 29 £338 -35.71% 14
South East +6 18 £300 - 1
Berkshire +5 8 £208 - 1
London -21 7 £475 -9.52% 5
Slough - 6 £208 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 -
Surrey - 3 £325 -
West Sussex - 3 £338 -
Crawley - 3 £338 -
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Reading -3 1 £350 - 1
Leeds - 1 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 3
St Albans - 1 £288 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 5
East of England - 1 £288 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £288 -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 47 (82.46%) Linux
2 37 (64.91%) Nagios
3 33 (57.89%) Firewall
4 31 (54.39%) Red Hat
5 29 (50.88%) MySQL
5 29 (50.88%) Load Balancing
6 28 (49.12%) Windows
7 25 (43.86%) Cisco
8 23 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (38.60%) DNS
10 21 (36.84%) PHP
11 20 (35.09%) Web Services
12 19 (33.33%) SolarWinds
13 18 (31.58%) DevOps
13 18 (31.58%) VPN
13 18 (31.58%) VMware
14 16 (28.07%) BGP
14 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
14 16 (28.07%) Apache
14 16 (28.07%) Tomcat
14 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (26.32%) Open Source
15 15 (26.32%) Jenkins
16 14 (24.56%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (24.56%) DHCP
16 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
16 14 (24.56%) SAN
17 13 (22.81%) Python
17 13 (22.81%) UNIX

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 16 (28.07%) Apache
1 16 (28.07%) Tomcat
2 11 (19.30%) Node.js
3 9 (15.79%) IIS
4 6 (10.53%) nginx
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.26%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 23 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (24.56%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (19.30%) Amazon S3
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.02%) SaaS
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (57.89%) Firewall
2 22 (38.60%) DNS
3 18 (31.58%) VPN
4 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
4 16 (28.07%) BGP
5 14 (24.56%) SAN
5 14 (24.56%) DHCP
5 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
6 12 (21.05%) Internet
7 11 (19.30%) OSPF
7 11 (19.30%) IPsec
7 11 (19.30%) LAN
7 11 (19.30%) WAN
8 9 (15.79%) VLAN
8 9 (15.79%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (14.04%) MPLS
10 7 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.28%) NAS
11 6 (10.53%) Network Security
11 6 (10.53%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.88%) MySQL
2 11 (19.30%) RDBMS
2 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (12.28%) Informix
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.26%) Big Data
6 3 (5.26%) Couchbase
6 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 10 (17.54%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) Selenium
3 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) JProfiler
3 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.26%) JConsole
3 3 (5.26%) VisualVM
3 3 (5.26%) YourKit
3 3 (5.26%) JMeter
3 3 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.04%) Retail
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Senior UNIX Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Web Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Development Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) LAMP
4 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (5.26%) Java EE
4 3 (5.26%) JMS
4 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) Memcached
5 1 (1.75%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
1 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (12.28%) IBM XIV
3 5 (8.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (82.46%) Linux
2 28 (49.12%) Windows
3 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (22.81%) UNIX
4 13 (22.81%) CentOS
5 7 (12.28%) Ubuntu
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.26%) Debian
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Load Balancing
2 18 (31.58%) DevOps
3 15 (26.32%) Open Source
4 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (14.04%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Build Automation
8 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.02%) Code Coverage
9 4 (7.02%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (7.02%) Web Development
9 4 (7.02%) Data Security
9 4 (7.02%) MVC
9 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
10 3 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) PHP
2 13 (22.81%) Python
3 11 (19.30%) Perl
4 9 (15.79%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) SQL
6 6 (10.53%) Ruby
7 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.51%) C
11 1 (1.75%) C++
11 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) CCNP
1 10 (17.54%) CCNA
1 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.04%) RHCE
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.26%) JNCIA
4 3 (5.26%) CCENT
4 3 (5.26%) CCSE
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) CCIE
5 1 (1.75%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.28%) vSphere
3 5 (8.77%) XenServer
3 5 (8.77%) ProxySG
4 3 (5.26%) NFS
4 3 (5.26%) Varnish
4 3 (5.26%) VirtualBox
4 3 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (5.26%) Docker
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.75%) Firmware
6 1 (1.75%) Samba
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) iptables
6 1 (1.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 37 (64.91%) Nagios
2 13 (22.81%) Puppet
3 10 (17.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (17.54%) Graphite
4 9 (15.79%) Opsview
4 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (14.04%) NetBackup
5 8 (14.04%) Salt
6 7 (12.28%) Icinga
7 6 (10.53%) OpenView
8 5 (8.77%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (8.77%) logstash
8 5 (8.77%) ZABBIX
9 4 (7.02%) SmokePing
10 1 (1.75%) collectd
10 1 (1.75%) Ganglia
10 1 (1.75%) Netcool
10 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Red Hat
2 25 (43.86%) Cisco
3 19 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 18 (31.58%) VMware
5 9 (15.79%) Dell
6 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
7 7 (12.28%) HP
7 7 (12.28%) IBM
7 7 (12.28%) Veritas
8 6 (10.53%) CommVault
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.77%) Citrix
9 5 (8.77%) CA
9 5 (8.77%) Lancope
9 5 (8.77%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.02%) Aruba
11 3 (5.26%) Percona
11 3 (5.26%) SaltStack
11 3 (5.26%) Qualys
11 3 (5.26%) Juniper
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