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 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
CFEngine
Rank 613 587 552
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 11 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.25% 0.67% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 21
Average daily rate £419 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £363 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £400
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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%

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 5 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 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 -48 11 £419 +15.51% 4
London +1 10 £419 -20.23% 1
City of London +41 4 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1

CFEngine
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
3 30 (61.22%) VMware
3 30 (61.22%) Bash Shell
3 30 (61.22%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (57.14%) Puppet
5 26 (53.06%) Ansible
6 23 (46.94%) Python
7 22 (44.90%) Red Hat
8 21 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (40.82%) MySQL
9 20 (40.82%) DevOps
10 19 (38.78%) Perl
10 19 (38.78%) Apache
10 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (34.69%) nginx
12 16 (32.65%) Ruby
12 16 (32.65%) Unix
13 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
13 15 (30.61%) Finance
13 15 (30.61%) CentOS
13 15 (30.61%) Open Source
14 14 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (28.57%) SSH
15 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
15 13 (26.53%) DNS
15 13 (26.53%) Solaris
15 13 (26.53%) Java

CFEngine
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (38.78%) Apache
2 17 (34.69%) nginx
3 8 (16.33%) Tomcat
4 7 (14.29%) JBoss
5 4 (8.16%) Mule ESB
6 3 (6.12%) Confluence
7 2 (4.08%) Node.js
8 1 (2.04%) lighttpd
8 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.04%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (22.45%) IaaS
3 10 (20.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (20.41%) PaaS
3 10 (20.41%) SaaS
4 5 (10.20%) GitHub
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.04%) Datadog
5 1 (2.04%) Joyent
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) SSH
2 13 (26.53%) DNS
3 11 (22.45%) SAN
3 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.33%) Firewall
4 8 (16.33%) LDAP
4 8 (16.33%) VPN
5 5 (10.20%) DHCP
6 4 (8.16%) DMZ
6 4 (8.16%) OSPF
6 4 (8.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (6.12%) IPsec
7 3 (6.12%) IPv6
7 3 (6.12%) OpenVPN
8 2 (4.08%) FTP
8 2 (4.08%) SSL
9 1 (2.04%) BGP
9 1 (2.04%) HTTP
9 1 (2.04%) SNMP
9 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) MySQL
2 14 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (22.45%) MongoDB
4 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
4 6 (12.24%) Redis
5 3 (6.12%) MariaDB
6 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
1 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.37%) Artifactory
2 9 (18.37%) Gerrit
3 7 (14.29%) SonarQube
3 7 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (8.16%) Mercurial
4 4 (8.16%) Selenium
5 3 (6.12%) Ant
5 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.12%) GitLab
5 3 (6.12%) Gradle
5 3 (6.12%) JIRA
5 3 (6.12%) Maven
5 3 (6.12%) RSpec
6 2 (4.08%) Hudson
6 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.08%) MSI
6 2 (4.08%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.04%) Bower
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
2 5 (10.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Head of Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
3 7 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Head of Technology
4 6 (12.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Head of Engineering
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Head of Digital
6 3 (6.12%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Web Services
2 10 (20.41%) LAMP
3 9 (18.37%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (16.33%) J2EE
5 7 (14.29%) Middleware
6 6 (12.24%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (8.16%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (6.12%) MCollective
8 3 (6.12%) REST
9 2 (4.08%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (4.08%) jQuery
10 1 (2.04%) .NET
10 1 (2.04%) Java EE
10 1 (2.04%) Memcached
10 1 (2.04%) POSIX
10 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Hedge funds
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.16%) Replication
4 3 (6.12%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (32.65%) Unix
4 15 (30.61%) CentOS
5 13 (26.53%) Solaris
6 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
7 7 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (6.12%) CoreOS
8 3 (6.12%) Debian
8 3 (6.12%) SmartOS
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Configuration Management
2 20 (40.82%) DevOps
3 15 (30.61%) Open Source
4 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.41%) High Availability
6 7 (14.29%) Service Management
7 6 (12.24%) Scrum
7 6 (12.24%) Web Operations
8 5 (10.20%) Low Latency
8 5 (10.20%) OWASP
8 5 (10.20%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.12%) Coaching
9 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.12%) SOA
10 2 (4.08%) ITIL
10 2 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Bash Shell
2 23 (46.94%) Python
3 19 (38.78%) Perl
4 16 (32.65%) Ruby
5 13 (26.53%) Java
6 12 (24.49%) PHP
7 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.04%) C
10 1 (2.04%) C++
10 1 (2.04%) Korn
10 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) RHCE
1 10 (20.41%) RHCSA
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (26.53%) Docker
3 12 (24.49%) Squid
4 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
4 11 (22.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (22.45%) XenApp
4 11 (22.45%) XenDesktop
5 10 (20.41%) vCloud
6 7 (14.29%) GlusterFS
7 5 (10.20%) GFS2
7 5 (10.20%) iptables
7 5 (10.20%) OCFS2
8 4 (8.16%) KVM
9 3 (6.12%) Btrfs
9 3 (6.12%) LXC
9 3 (6.12%) Snort
9 3 (6.12%) Varnish
10 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
10 2 (4.08%) pfSense
10 2 (4.08%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 30 (61.22%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (57.14%) Puppet
3 26 (53.06%) Ansible
4 12 (24.49%) Salt
5 11 (22.45%) logstash
5 11 (22.45%) SCCM
5 11 (22.45%) ZABBIX
6 10 (20.41%) Kibana
7 9 (18.37%) HAProxy
7 9 (18.37%) Nagios
8 8 (16.33%) Rundeck
9 5 (10.20%) Cobbler
9 5 (10.20%) SELinux
10 4 (8.16%) systemd
11 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
11 3 (6.12%) Nessus
12 1 (2.04%) Cacti
12 1 (2.04%) Capistrano
12 1 (2.04%) Netcool
12 1 (2.04%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) VMware
2 22 (44.90%) Red Hat
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.41%) Google
5 7 (14.29%) Sonatype
6 6 (12.24%) HP
6 6 (12.24%) IBM
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle
7 5 (10.20%) Black Duck
7 5 (10.20%) SolarWinds
7 5 (10.20%) Veracode
8 3 (6.12%) SaltStack
9 2 (4.08%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
10 1 (2.04%) CA
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
10 1 (2.04%) Splunk
10 1 (2.04%) Supermicro
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