The first table below looks at the demand for CFEngine skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CFEngine over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CFEngine
Rank 574 561 570
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.10% 0.054% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£575 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3989 3735 3740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.46% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2113 1848
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 170 183
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £41.35 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.56 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +13.88%

CFEngine
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CFEngine within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

CFEngine Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CFEngine
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CFEngine within the UK.

CFEngine Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CFEngine
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CFEngine within the UK.

CFEngine Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CFEngine
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFEngine within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
London +14 4 £575 +35.29% 3
England -19 4 £575 +35.29% 3
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - -

CFEngine
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CFEngine 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 CFEngine.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (75.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (66.67%) Puppet
5 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (50.00%) Nagios
6 6 (50.00%) UNIX
6 6 (50.00%) Ruby
6 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (41.67%) Ganglia
7 5 (41.67%) SaaS
7 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
7 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (41.67%) DevOps
7 5 (41.67%) Oracle
7 5 (41.67%) Perl
7 5 (41.67%) Python
7 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (33.33%) Debian
8 4 (33.33%) CentOS
9 3 (25.00%) NFS
9 3 (25.00%) LDAP
9 3 (25.00%) Apache
9 3 (25.00%) DNS
9 3 (25.00%) Solaris
10 2 (16.67%) HP
10 2 (16.67%) RHCE
10 2 (16.67%) DHCP
10 2 (16.67%) ArcSight

CFEngine
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CFEngine 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 CFEngine. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) FishEye
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Security Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
4 4 (33.33%) Debian
4 4 (33.33%) CentOS
5 3 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Ruby
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Clojure
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (66.67%) Puppet
3 6 (50.00%) Nagios
4 5 (41.67%) Ganglia
5 2 (16.67%) Cobbler
6 1 (8.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (8.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (8.33%) VMware