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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CFEngine
Rank 605 - 594
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 7 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% - 0.017%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.16% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£575 - £418
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.00

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
4396 3745 3697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.10% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2209 1935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 155 172
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CFEngine within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CFEngine Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
England - 7 £575 - 2
London - 5 £575 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £413 -
South East - 1 £413 -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -

CFEngine
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (55.56%) Ruby
4 5 (55.56%) UNIX
4 5 (55.56%) CentOS
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Debian
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (22.22%) Hudson
7 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
7 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (22.22%) Nagios
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
8 1 (11.11%) AIX
8 1 (11.11%) Ant
8 1 (11.11%) J2EE
8 1 (11.11%) Java
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

CFEngine
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Hudson
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Gradle
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 5 (55.56%) CentOS
4 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
4 4 (44.44%) Debian
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Korn
4 1 (11.11%) C-shell
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
3 2 (22.22%) Nagios
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Ganglia
4 1 (11.11%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) Brocade