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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cacti
Rank 616 613 585
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing Cacti 30 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.045% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.49% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 16
Median daily rate £420 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +151.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +151.61%

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
6079 4673 4290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.29% 8.48% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3914 2886 2494
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 157 127
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £12.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.52%

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 28 June 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 14 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 28 June 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 0 27 £450 +20.00% 13
London +1 19 £435 -3.33% 4
South East -8 5 £450 +50.00% 3
Kent - 5 £450 -
Erskine - 3 £266 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £266 -
Scotland - 3 £266 -
City of London - 2 - -
Leeds -2 1 £375 -5.06% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 £375 -5.06% 1
West Yorkshire -11 1 £375 -5.06% 1
Manchester - 1 £350 - 2
North West - 1 £350 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £550 - 1

Cacti
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 64 (92.75%) Nagios
2 49 (71.01%) Linux
3 40 (57.97%) Perl
4 35 (50.72%) Python
5 32 (46.38%) VMware
6 30 (43.48%) Apache
6 30 (43.48%) Bash Shell
7 26 (37.68%) Puppet
8 25 (36.23%) Firewall
8 25 (36.23%) Red Hat
9 24 (34.78%) HTTP
9 24 (34.78%) Cisco
9 24 (34.78%) Data Centre
10 23 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 23 (33.33%) Shell Script
10 23 (33.33%) Debian
11 22 (31.88%) LAMP
11 22 (31.88%) Windows
12 21 (30.43%) MySQL
13 20 (28.99%) DNS
13 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (27.54%) Squid
14 19 (27.54%) Open Source
14 19 (27.54%) SMTP
14 19 (27.54%) Tomcat
15 17 (24.64%) LDAP
15 17 (24.64%) Unix
15 17 (24.64%) SSL
15 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure

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 30 (43.48%) Apache
2 19 (27.54%) Tomcat
3 16 (23.19%) OpenStack
4 11 (15.94%) nginx
5 9 (13.04%) JBoss
6 8 (11.59%) WebLogic
7 5 (7.25%) SAS
8 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (4.35%) lighttpd
9 2 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (2.90%) Jetty
10 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
1 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.25%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.90%) PaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.45%) CloudBees
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) Firewall
2 24 (34.78%) HTTP
3 20 (28.99%) DNS
4 19 (27.54%) SMTP
5 17 (24.64%) LDAP
5 17 (24.64%) SSL
6 15 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (21.74%) Network Security
6 15 (21.74%) Wireless
7 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.39%) LAN
9 11 (15.94%) VPN
9 11 (15.94%) WAN
10 10 (14.49%) BGP
10 10 (14.49%) FWSM
11 9 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (13.04%) VoIP
12 8 (11.59%) BIG-IP
12 8 (11.59%) DHCP
12 8 (11.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.90%) Informix
5 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.90%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.04%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.90%) GitLab
5 2 (2.90%) Hudson
5 2 (2.90%) JIRA
5 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (7.25%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (23.19%) Network Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Administrator
4 9 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
7 5 (7.25%) Digital Transformation
7 5 (7.25%) Linux Support
7 5 (7.25%) Linux Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) LAMP
2 11 (15.94%) LEMP Stack
3 9 (13.04%) Web Services
4 8 (11.59%) 802.1X
5 7 (10.14%) MCollective
6 5 (7.25%) .NET
6 5 (7.25%) J2EE
6 5 (7.25%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (5.80%) Middleware
7 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (5.80%) Regular Expression
8 3 (4.35%) CSS
8 3 (4.35%) Django
8 3 (4.35%) HTML
8 3 (4.35%) Laravel
8 3 (4.35%) XML
9 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.90%) Java EE
9 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.90%) Fintech
4 2 (2.90%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (71.01%) Linux
2 23 (33.33%) Debian
3 22 (31.88%) Windows
4 17 (24.64%) Unix
5 16 (23.19%) CentOS
5 16 (23.19%) Ubuntu
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
7 9 (13.04%) Mac OS
7 9 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.25%) SUSE
9 2 (2.90%) Solaris
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Open Source
2 16 (23.19%) DevOps
3 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
3 13 (18.84%) High Availability
4 10 (14.49%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.14%) Change Control
6 7 (10.14%) ITIL
6 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.14%) Network Planning
7 6 (8.70%) Escalation Management
8 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Change Management
9 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.35%) Network Design
10 3 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) Perl
2 35 (50.72%) Python
3 30 (43.48%) Bash Shell
4 23 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 15 (21.74%) PHP
6 11 (15.94%) Java
7 8 (11.59%) Korn
8 7 (10.14%) C
8 7 (10.14%) C++
9 6 (8.70%) Ruby
10 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
10 3 (4.35%) SQL
11 2 (2.90%) Go
12 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (23.19%) CCNP
3 13 (18.84%) Degree
4 11 (15.94%) CCIE
5 7 (10.14%) CCNA
6 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.35%) CCDE
7 3 (4.35%) CCSP
8 2 (2.90%) CCDP
8 2 (2.90%) CISSP
8 2 (2.90%) SANS
8 2 (2.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.45%) CCSA
9 1 (1.45%) CCSE
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (27.54%) Squid
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) KVM
4 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
4 8 (11.59%) qmail
5 7 (10.14%) NFS
6 6 (8.70%) iptables
6 6 (8.70%) Sendmail
7 5 (7.25%) Docker
7 5 (7.25%) Dovecot
7 5 (7.25%) SpamAssassin
8 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.35%) Postfix
9 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.90%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (2.90%) Gluster
10 2 (2.90%) vSphere
11 1 (1.45%) Ceph
11 1 (1.45%) Varnish
11 1 (1.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (92.75%) Nagios
2 26 (37.68%) Puppet
3 13 (18.84%) Graphite
4 10 (14.49%) logstash
5 9 (13.04%) Ganglia
5 9 (13.04%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (11.59%) Ansible
6 8 (11.59%) HAProxy
6 8 (11.59%) OpenNebula
6 8 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (11.59%) ZABBIX
7 7 (10.14%) collectd
7 7 (10.14%) SmokePing
8 5 (7.25%) Opsview
9 4 (5.80%) Munin
9 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
10 3 (4.35%) Bacula
10 3 (4.35%) Salt
11 2 (2.90%) Grafana
11 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) VMware
2 25 (36.23%) Red Hat
3 24 (34.78%) Cisco
4 17 (24.64%) F5
5 16 (23.19%) SolarWinds
6 15 (21.74%) Juniper
7 11 (15.94%) Splunk
8 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.59%) Google
8 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.59%) Palo Alto
8 8 (11.59%) Riverbed
9 7 (10.14%) Aruba
9 7 (10.14%) HP
10 6 (8.70%) Intel Security
11 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
12 4 (5.80%) New Relic
13 3 (4.35%) Stonesoft
13 3 (4.35%) Symantec
13 3 (4.35%) Veritas
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