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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cacti
Rank 609 615 603
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Cacti 12 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.053% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.62% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 20
Median daily rate £450 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +13.82%
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
5417 4648 5050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.42% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 2850 3112
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 162 173
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -27.08%

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 8 December 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 10 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 8 December 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 +12 11 £450 +28.57% 7
London -5 9 £450 +28.57% 1
South East +30 2 £388 +17.42%
Berkshire +12 1 £475 +25.00%
City of London -7 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £300 -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 33 (86.84%) Nagios
2 25 (65.79%) Cisco
3 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 20 (52.63%) Data Centre
4 18 (47.37%) Wireless
5 17 (44.74%) Linux
5 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (39.47%) SolarWinds
7 14 (36.84%) Python
7 14 (36.84%) DNS
7 14 (36.84%) DHCP
8 13 (34.21%) VPN
8 13 (34.21%) Shell Script
8 13 (34.21%) F5
9 12 (31.58%) Open Source
9 12 (31.58%) Network Security
9 12 (31.58%) HTTP
9 12 (31.58%) Apache
9 12 (31.58%) MySQL
10 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
10 11 (28.95%) BGP
11 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
11 10 (26.32%) Juniper
11 10 (26.32%) Debian
11 10 (26.32%) VMware
11 10 (26.32%) LAN
11 10 (26.32%) CCNP
11 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (26.32%) Puppet

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 12 (31.58%) Apache
2 8 (21.05%) OpenStack
3 7 (18.42%) SAS
4 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) JBoss
5 1 (2.63%) nginx
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) Firewall
2 18 (47.37%) Wireless
3 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (36.84%) DHCP
4 14 (36.84%) DNS
5 13 (34.21%) VPN
6 12 (31.58%) HTTP
6 12 (31.58%) Network Security
7 11 (28.95%) BGP
8 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (26.32%) FWSM
8 10 (26.32%) LAN
9 8 (21.05%) WAN
10 7 (18.42%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (18.42%) IMAP
10 7 (18.42%) IPsec
10 7 (18.42%) iSCSI
10 7 (18.42%) MRTG
10 7 (18.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Core Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) 802.1X
2 4 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) JMX
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.26%) Fintech
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) BBC
5 1 (2.63%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Debian
3 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
3 8 (21.05%) Windows
4 7 (18.42%) CentOS
4 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.63%) Mandriva Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Open Source
2 7 (18.42%) Change Management
2 7 (18.42%) DevOps
2 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 6 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
4 5 (13.16%) Escalation Management
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.16%) Network Planning
5 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
8 1 (2.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Python
2 13 (34.21%) Shell Script
3 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
3 9 (23.68%) Perl
3 9 (23.68%) PHP
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 7 (18.42%) Korn
6 6 (15.79%) Java
7 5 (13.16%) C++
8 3 (7.89%) SQL
9 2 (5.26%) Ruby
10 1 (2.63%) Go
10 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) CCNP
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) CCIE
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) CCSA
4 2 (5.26%) CCSE
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Dovecot
2 7 (18.42%) iptables
2 7 (18.42%) KVM
2 7 (18.42%) Sendmail
2 7 (18.42%) Squid
3 6 (15.79%) BIND 9
4 5 (13.16%) Firmware
5 4 (10.53%) Ceph
6 3 (7.89%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
7 1 (2.63%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 33 (86.84%) Nagios
2 10 (26.32%) Puppet
3 7 (18.42%) HAProxy
3 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (13.16%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (13.16%) OpenNebula
4 5 (13.16%) SmokePing
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (7.89%) Ansible
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (5.26%) RANCID
8 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco CME
8 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (2.63%) Icinga
8 1 (2.63%) logstash
8 1 (2.63%) Netcool
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) SolarWinds
3 13 (34.21%) F5
4 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
5 10 (26.32%) Juniper
5 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 10 (26.32%) VMware
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) Palo Alto
8 5 (13.16%) Aruba
8 5 (13.16%) CA
8 5 (13.16%) Intel Security
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) Riverbed
9 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.89%) Citrix
9 3 (7.89%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.89%) Lancope
9 3 (7.89%) Polycom
9 3 (7.89%) Siemens