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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cacti
Rank 555 538 503
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -35
Contract jobs citing Cacti 23 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.039% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.56% 0.53% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 18
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£525 £463 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-22.69% +36.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4081 3571 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.05% 7.33% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2480 2077 1571
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 145 199
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £32.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -15.53%

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 January 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 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 January 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 -20 21 £525 +10.52% 15
London +4 18 £525 +7.69% 9
City of London +11 2 £425 - 2
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
South East - 1 £350 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Staines - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 49 (94.23%) Linux
2 46 (88.46%) Red Hat
2 46 (88.46%) Nagios
3 43 (82.69%) Python
3 43 (82.69%) PHP
3 43 (82.69%) Apache
4 42 (80.77%) Puppet
5 41 (78.85%) CentOS
5 41 (78.85%) MySQL
6 40 (76.92%) Web Services
6 40 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (76.92%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (76.92%) DevOps
7 37 (71.15%) LAMP
8 25 (48.08%) Open Source
8 25 (48.08%) Bash Shell
9 24 (46.15%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (44.23%) Amazon S3
10 23 (44.23%) nginx
10 23 (44.23%) Load Balancing
10 23 (44.23%) UNIX
10 23 (44.23%) Perl
10 23 (44.23%) Configuration Management
11 21 (40.38%) Ruby
11 21 (40.38%) Percona
12 20 (38.46%) ZABBIX
13 19 (36.54%) MongoDB
13 19 (36.54%) Debian
14 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (34.62%) Hadoop

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 43 (82.69%) Apache
2 23 (44.23%) nginx
3 17 (32.69%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.69%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.92%) JBoss
6 1 (1.92%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.92%) Jetty
6 1 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 40 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (46.15%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (44.23%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.85%) VLAN
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.85%) FTP
3 2 (3.85%) HTTP
3 2 (3.85%) SMTP
3 2 (3.85%) SNMP
3 2 (3.85%) OSPF
3 2 (3.85%) BGP
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) IPsec
3 2 (3.85%) Multicast
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.92%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.92%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (78.85%) MySQL
2 19 (36.54%) MongoDB
3 18 (34.62%) Hadoop
3 18 (34.62%) NoSQL
3 18 (34.62%) Big Data
4 17 (32.69%) Riak
4 17 (32.69%) CouchDB
4 17 (32.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) HBase
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 17 (32.69%) Hudson
3 1 (1.92%) Juju
3 1 (1.92%) Introscope
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Architect
2 15 (28.85%) DevOps Architect
3 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (3.85%) Network Consultant
4 2 (3.85%) Consultant
4 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Administrator
4 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Security Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Web Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (76.92%) Web Services
2 37 (71.15%) LAMP
3 1 (1.92%) Kafka
3 1 (1.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Open Source
2 5 (9.62%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (94.23%) Linux
2 41 (78.85%) CentOS
3 23 (44.23%) UNIX
4 19 (36.54%) Debian
5 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.85%) Windows
6 2 (3.85%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (76.92%) DevOps
2 23 (44.23%) Load Balancing
2 23 (44.23%) Configuration Management
3 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (1.92%) MapReduce
5 1 (1.92%) Data Governance
5 1 (1.92%) High Availability
5 1 (1.92%) Data Analytics
5 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) Analytics
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.92%) Line Management
5 1 (1.92%) Workflow
5 1 (1.92%) Migration
5 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 43 (82.69%) Python
1 43 (82.69%) PHP
2 25 (48.08%) Bash Shell
3 23 (44.23%) Perl
4 21 (40.38%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) Java
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) RHCE
2 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.92%) CCNP
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Docker
1 3 (5.77%) NFS
2 2 (3.85%) Postfix
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Squid
2 2 (3.85%) KVM
2 2 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.92%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (1.92%) Corosync
3 1 (1.92%) GPFS
3 1 (1.92%) HDFS
3 1 (1.92%) Xen
3 1 (1.92%) Samba
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (88.46%) Nagios
2 42 (80.77%) Puppet
3 40 (76.92%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (38.46%) ZABBIX
5 17 (32.69%) Salt
6 6 (11.54%) Ansible
7 2 (3.85%) Munin
7 2 (3.85%) OpenView
8 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.92%) Ambari
8 1 (1.92%) Oozie
8 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.92%) SmokePing
8 1 (1.92%) logstash
8 1 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) Red Hat
2 21 (40.38%) Percona
3 18 (34.62%) Rackspace
4 8 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.85%) Splunk
7 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.92%) Vertica
7 1 (1.92%) ATG
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Crossbeam