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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cacti
Rank 562 539 540
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Cacti 27 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.047% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 24
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£525 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.05% -23.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4129 3753 3814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 7.34% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 2097 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 168 178
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.69% +22.85%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
England -2 26 £525 +121.05% 14
London +1 16 £525 +211.11% 10
North West -4 2 £425 - 2
East of England -28 1 - - 2
South East - 1 - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kirkcaldy - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 62 (92.54%) Nagios
2 60 (89.55%) Linux
3 51 (76.12%) Python
3 51 (76.12%) MySQL
4 49 (73.13%) Puppet
5 48 (71.64%) PHP
6 46 (68.66%) Apache
7 45 (67.16%) Web Services
7 45 (67.16%) Opscode Chef
8 43 (64.18%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (64.18%) Red Hat
9 42 (62.69%) CentOS
10 41 (61.19%) DevOps
11 36 (53.73%) LAMP
12 31 (46.27%) Perl
13 30 (44.78%) Bash Shell
14 28 (41.79%) ZABBIX
14 28 (41.79%) Debian
15 25 (37.31%) Ruby
16 24 (35.82%) Open Source
16 24 (35.82%) NoSQL
17 23 (34.33%) Configuration Management
18 22 (32.84%) Jenkins
19 21 (31.34%) Big Data
20 20 (29.85%) Rackspace
20 20 (29.85%) Percona
20 20 (29.85%) Hadoop
20 20 (29.85%) Salt
20 20 (29.85%) UNIX
21 19 (28.36%) Elasticsearch

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (68.66%) Apache
2 19 (28.36%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (25.37%) nginx
4 3 (4.48%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) Zope
5 2 (2.99%) Plone
6 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (64.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (25.37%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (23.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) Route 53
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (5.97%) Network Security
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (5.97%) SNMP
3 3 (4.48%) DHCP
3 3 (4.48%) DNS
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) IPsec
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) HTTP
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 2 (2.99%) Intranet
4 2 (2.99%) BGP
5 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.49%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (76.12%) MySQL
2 24 (35.82%) NoSQL
3 21 (31.34%) Big Data
4 20 (29.85%) Hadoop
5 19 (28.36%) CouchDB
5 19 (28.36%) MongoDB
5 19 (28.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (28.36%) Riak
6 5 (7.46%) Redis
7 4 (5.97%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Jenkins
2 19 (28.36%) Hudson
3 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Architect
2 9 (13.43%) DevOps Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Lead Architect
4 7 (10.45%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Python Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Monitoring Engineer
8 1 (1.49%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (67.16%) Web Services
2 36 (53.73%) LAMP
3 6 (8.96%) HTML
3 6 (8.96%) CSS
4 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) HTML5
5 3 (4.48%) JSON
6 2 (2.99%) CSS3
6 2 (2.99%) XML
6 2 (2.99%) XSLT
7 1 (1.49%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Open Source
2 2 (2.99%) Social Network
2 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 60 (89.55%) Linux
2 42 (62.69%) CentOS
3 28 (41.79%) Debian
4 20 (29.85%) UNIX
5 10 (14.93%) Windows
6 9 (13.43%) Ubuntu
7 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.49%) Solaris
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) DevOps
2 23 (34.33%) Configuration Management
3 19 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (25.37%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Analytics
7 2 (2.99%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.49%) Change Control
8 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.49%) Service Management
8 1 (1.49%) Change Management
8 1 (1.49%) TDD
8 1 (1.49%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.49%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (76.12%) Python
2 48 (71.64%) PHP
3 31 (46.27%) Perl
4 30 (44.78%) Bash Shell
5 25 (37.31%) Ruby
6 5 (7.46%) SQL
7 4 (5.97%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.97%) AWK
7 4 (5.97%) sed
8 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.48%) C++
9 2 (2.99%) VBScript
9 2 (2.99%) C#
10 1 (1.49%) C
10 1 (1.49%) Scala
10 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) CCNP
1 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) CCNA
3 1 (1.49%) CCIE
3 1 (1.49%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.48%) Varnish
2 2 (2.99%) NFS
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.49%) Squid
3 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.49%) XenServer
3 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (92.54%) Nagios
2 49 (73.13%) Puppet
3 45 (67.16%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (41.79%) ZABBIX
5 20 (29.85%) Salt
6 5 (7.46%) Opsview
6 5 (7.46%) OpenView
7 4 (5.97%) Ganglia
7 4 (5.97%) Munin
7 4 (5.97%) StatsD
8 3 (4.48%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.99%) Zenoss
10 1 (1.49%) Hyperic
10 1 (1.49%) Ansible
10 1 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.49%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 43 (64.18%) Red Hat
2 20 (29.85%) Percona
2 20 (29.85%) Rackspace
3 9 (13.43%) VMware
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco
4 6 (8.96%) HP
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix
6 2 (2.99%) CA
6 2 (2.99%) New Relic
6 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.49%) Splunk
7 1 (1.49%) Endeca
7 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) ATG
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) Dell
7 1 (1.49%) JBoss
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