The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CFEngine
Rank 578 583 538
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -45
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 8 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.19% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
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
4304 4072 3109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 7.52% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 2316 1783
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 173 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +19.25%

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 8 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 1 April 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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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 -9 8 £363 -34.09% 4
London +2 3 £406 -26.13% 3
Dorset - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -

CFEngine
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
1 23 (100.00%) Puppet
2 22 (95.65%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (91.30%) DevOps
3 21 (91.30%) Apache
4 20 (86.96%) Python
4 20 (86.96%) Oracle
5 19 (82.61%) Ruby
5 19 (82.61%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (78.26%) Ansible
6 18 (78.26%) Graphite
6 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
6 18 (78.26%) Fiddler
6 18 (78.26%) CouchDB
6 18 (78.26%) SaltStack
6 18 (78.26%) Hypertable
6 18 (78.26%) MongoDB
6 18 (78.26%) Splunk
6 18 (78.26%) Riak
6 18 (78.26%) C
6 18 (78.26%) PHP
6 18 (78.26%) SQL
6 18 (78.26%) Nagios
6 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Solaris
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) HTTP

CFEngine
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) CouchDB
1 18 (78.26%) Hypertable
1 18 (78.26%) MongoDB
1 18 (78.26%) Riak
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) DevOps
2 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Python
2 19 (82.61%) Ruby
3 18 (78.26%) C
3 18 (78.26%) PHP
3 18 (78.26%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (8.70%) RHCE
1 2 (8.70%) RHCSA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) NFS
2 1 (4.35%) Ceph
2 1 (4.35%) Gluster
2 1 (4.35%) GPFS
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (100.00%) Puppet
2 22 (95.65%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (78.26%) Ansible
3 18 (78.26%) Graphite
3 18 (78.26%) Nagios
4 1 (4.35%) yum
4 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
4 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Oracle
2 18 (78.26%) SaltStack
2 18 (78.26%) Splunk
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Brocade
5 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp