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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cacti
Rank 576 594 564
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs citing Cacti 48 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.043% 0.044%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.09% 0.51% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 13 18
Average daily rate £350 £525 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £302 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -22.69%
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
4386 4354 3776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.43% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 2590 2133
Average daily rate £425 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 142 140
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+62.79% +2.38%

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 9 February 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 18 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 46 £375 -28.57% 18
South East +14 19 £338 -3.57% 5
London +3 15 £413 -21.42% 8
Berkshire - 13 £340 - 1
Reading - 13 £340 - 1
Leeds - 7 £550 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £550 - 2
Surrey - 6 £330 - 4
North West -8 4 £425 - 3
Manchester -14 4 £425 - 2
City of London +42 2 £413 -2.94% 2
Salford - 2 £425 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £463 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £463 -
Essex - 1 £463 -

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 58 (82.86%) Linux
1 58 (82.86%) Nagios
2 48 (68.57%) Perl
3 42 (60.00%) Python
4 37 (52.86%) VMware
4 37 (52.86%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 35 (50.00%) Puppet
5 35 (50.00%) Apache
6 34 (48.57%) DNS
7 30 (42.86%) Web Services
8 28 (40.00%) MySQL
8 28 (40.00%) SMTP
9 26 (37.14%) HTTP
10 24 (34.29%) Tomcat
10 24 (34.29%) LAMP
10 24 (34.29%) Configuration Management
10 24 (34.29%) Open Source
11 23 (32.86%) High Availability
12 22 (31.43%) DevOps
12 22 (31.43%) Red Hat
12 22 (31.43%) SSL
13 21 (30.00%) Windows
13 21 (30.00%) Java
13 21 (30.00%) OpenStack
13 21 (30.00%) Graphite
14 20 (28.57%) logstash
14 20 (28.57%) Ganglia
14 20 (28.57%) CentOS
15 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Cacti
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 35 (50.00%) Apache
2 24 (34.29%) Tomcat
3 21 (30.00%) OpenStack
4 16 (22.86%) nginx
5 15 (21.43%) JBoss
5 15 (21.43%) WebLogic
6 10 (14.29%) IIS
7 7 (10.00%) Jetty
8 6 (8.57%) SAS
9 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
10 2 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (1.43%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 37 (52.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.71%) Google App Engine
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.86%) PaaS
7 1 (1.43%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 34 (48.57%) DNS
2 28 (40.00%) SMTP
3 26 (37.14%) HTTP
4 22 (31.43%) SSL
5 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
6 17 (24.29%) LDAP
7 15 (21.43%) Firewall
8 13 (18.57%) IMAP
9 12 (17.14%) DHCP
9 12 (17.14%) VPN
10 10 (14.29%) SNMP
11 9 (12.86%) BGP
11 9 (12.86%) Ethernet
11 9 (12.86%) OSPF
12 8 (11.43%) MRTG
13 7 (10.00%) MPLS
14 6 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (8.57%) IPsec
14 6 (8.57%) iSCSI
14 6 (8.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) MySQL
2 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (10.00%) Couchbase
4 6 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (8.57%) Big Data
5 5 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.29%) Informix
8 2 (2.86%) HPCC
8 2 (2.86%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.86%) Redis
8 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
3 5 (7.14%) Subversion
4 4 (5.71%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.29%) GitLab
5 3 (4.29%) JConsole
5 3 (4.29%) JMeter
5 3 (4.29%) JProfiler
5 3 (4.29%) Selenium
5 3 (4.29%) VisualVM
5 3 (4.29%) YourKit
6 2 (2.86%) Hudson
6 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Games
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Linux Engineer
1 18 (25.71%) Support Engineer
2 15 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) Administrator
4 12 (17.14%) Applications Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Applications Support
4 12 (17.14%) Applications Support Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (17.14%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (17.14%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) VMware Support Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Web Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Operational Support Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Operations Support Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Web Support Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (42.86%) Web Services
2 24 (34.29%) LAMP
3 16 (22.86%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (18.57%) MCollective
5 8 (11.43%) .NET
5 8 (11.43%) Java EE
6 7 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (7.14%) JMS
8 4 (5.71%) ELK Stack
8 4 (5.71%) J2EE
8 4 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.29%) JMX
9 3 (4.29%) Swagger
10 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.86%) CSS
10 2 (2.86%) Kafka
10 2 (2.86%) Middleware
10 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.86%) Clustering
3 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.71%) User Experience
6 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.43%) Fintech
8 1 (1.43%) Handset
8 1 (1.43%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 58 (82.86%) Linux
2 21 (30.00%) Windows
3 20 (28.57%) CentOS
4 15 (21.43%) Debian
4 15 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 15 (21.43%) Unix
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
6 12 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.57%) Mac OS
7 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Configuration Management
1 24 (34.29%) Open Source
2 23 (32.86%) High Availability
3 22 (31.43%) DevOps
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (8.57%) Web Operations
9 5 (7.14%) Change Management
10 4 (5.71%) Analytics
10 4 (5.71%) Auto-Scaling
10 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (5.71%) Change Control
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.71%) ITIL
10 4 (5.71%) Network Management
10 4 (5.71%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (5.71%) Web Development
11 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 48 (68.57%) Perl
2 42 (60.00%) Python
3 35 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 21 (30.00%) Java
5 19 (27.14%) Shell Script
6 10 (14.29%) PHP
7 9 (12.86%) C
8 8 (11.43%) Korn
9 7 (10.00%) C++
10 6 (8.57%) Ruby
10 6 (8.57%) SQL
11 4 (5.71%) C-shell
11 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 4 (5.71%) VB
12 2 (2.86%) Go
13 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.00%) CCNA
4 7 (10.00%) CCNP
5 5 (7.14%) MCSE
6 4 (5.71%) MCP
6 4 (5.71%) MCSA
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.29%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.86%) CCENT
8 2 (2.86%) CCIE
8 2 (2.86%) CCSE
8 2 (2.86%) CCSP
8 2 (2.86%) CISSP
8 2 (2.86%) RHCE
9 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (27.14%) Squid
1 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.57%) qmail
3 10 (14.29%) KVM
4 8 (11.43%) NFS
5 6 (8.57%) Dovecot
5 6 (8.57%) iptables
5 6 (8.57%) Sendmail
6 5 (7.14%) Docker
6 5 (7.14%) vSphere
7 3 (4.29%) Ceph
7 3 (4.29%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (4.29%) Varnish
7 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.86%) vCloud
8 2 (2.86%) VirtualBox
8 2 (2.86%) Xen
9 1 (1.43%) Firmware
9 1 (1.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 58 (82.86%) Nagios
2 35 (50.00%) Puppet
3 21 (30.00%) Graphite
4 20 (28.57%) Ganglia
4 20 (28.57%) logstash
5 15 (21.43%) ZABBIX
6 14 (20.00%) collectd
7 10 (14.29%) HAProxy
8 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
9 6 (8.57%) OpenNebula
10 5 (7.14%) Opsview
11 4 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (5.71%) WSUS
12 3 (4.29%) Ansible
12 3 (4.29%) Bacula
12 3 (4.29%) Oracle ZFS
13 2 (2.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) VMware
2 22 (31.43%) Red Hat
3 17 (24.29%) Splunk
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco
5 8 (11.43%) Google
5 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.14%) Dell
7 5 (7.14%) HP
7 5 (7.14%) Oracle
8 4 (5.71%) CommVault
8 4 (5.71%) F5
8 4 (5.71%) Intel Security
8 4 (5.71%) Rackspace
8 4 (5.71%) Symantec
9 3 (4.29%) Aruba
9 3 (4.29%) Juniper
9 3 (4.29%) New Relic
9 3 (4.29%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.29%) SaltStack
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