The table below looks at the statistics for Cobbler skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cobbler over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cobbler
Rank 602 577 563
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 24 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.068% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.55% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 17
Average daily rate £320 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.35% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £580 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
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 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

Cobbler
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cobbler Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cobbler
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cobbler Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cobbler
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cobbler within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
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 Cobbler within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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 -14 24 £320 -34.35% 5
North West - 13 £320 - 1
Manchester - 13 £320 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 9 £320 -8.57% 2
Leeds -8 9 £320 -8.57% 2
Yorkshire -18 9 £320 -8.57% 2
London -18 2 £444 -8.97% 1
Harrow - 1 £463 -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cobbler 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 Cobbler.

1 47 (97.92%) Linux
2 43 (89.58%) Puppet
3 38 (79.17%) DevOps
4 37 (77.08%) Bash Shell
5 36 (75.00%) Python
6 34 (70.83%) Configuration Management
7 29 (60.42%) Shell Script
7 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (60.42%) Unix
8 28 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (58.33%) Ruby
9 26 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (41.67%) Tivoli
11 17 (35.42%) Scrum
11 17 (35.42%) RUP
11 17 (35.42%) DSDM
12 15 (31.25%) SQL
12 15 (31.25%) Oracle
12 15 (31.25%) Nagios
13 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
14 12 (25.00%) EnterpriseDB
15 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (22.92%) XenServer
15 11 (22.92%) Xen
15 11 (22.92%) OpenStack
15 11 (22.92%) CloudStack
15 11 (22.92%) vSphere
15 11 (22.92%) VMware
16 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (18.75%) MySQL

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cobbler 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 Cobbler. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (22.92%) CloudStack
1 11 (22.92%) OpenStack
2 8 (16.67%) Apache
3 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) Jetty
5 1 (2.08%) nginx
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) SSH
1 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) IMAP
5 1 (2.08%) IPsec
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.08%) SMTP
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) JConsole
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) JMeter
3 1 (2.08%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.08%) YourKit
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
1 6 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (64.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (14.58%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
5 5 (10.42%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) DevOps Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Office Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) JMS
4 1 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (97.92%) Linux
2 29 (60.42%) Unix
3 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Solaris
5 4 (8.33%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows
7 1 (2.08%) Debian
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) DevOps
2 34 (70.83%) Configuration Management
3 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (54.17%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (35.42%) DSDM
5 17 (35.42%) RUP
5 17 (35.42%) Scrum
6 6 (12.50%) Low Latency
7 5 (10.42%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) Server Building
9 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.25%) High Availability
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (6.25%) Open Source
9 3 (6.25%) Project Management
9 3 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.08%) Load Testing
11 1 (2.08%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (77.08%) Bash Shell
2 36 (75.00%) Python
3 29 (60.42%) Shell Script
4 28 (58.33%) Ruby
5 15 (31.25%) SQL
6 7 (14.58%) Java
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) RHCE
2 5 (10.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (22.92%) vSphere
1 11 (22.92%) Xen
1 11 (22.92%) XenServer
2 5 (10.42%) Squid
3 4 (8.33%) Docker
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (2.08%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 43 (89.58%) Puppet
2 28 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (41.67%) Tivoli
4 15 (31.25%) Nagios
5 7 (14.58%) Ansible
6 5 (10.42%) CFEngine
7 2 (4.17%) Terraform
8 1 (2.08%) Cacti
8 1 (2.08%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
3 12 (25.00%) EnterpriseDB
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) HP
5 6 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 5 (10.42%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco
8 1 (2.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) Intel
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.08%) Splunk
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas