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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cobbler
Rank 568 593 546
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -47
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 34 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.020% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.78% 0.26% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
4347 4239 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.54% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2651 2426 1872
Average daily rate £408 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +5.33%
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 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 161 163
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +25.00%

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 21 April 2015.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 15 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 21 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 +27 34 £350 +16.66% 2
London +18 17 £488 -2.50%
Leeds - 17 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire - 17 £350 - 2
Yorkshire - 17 £350 - 2
City of London - 2 £513 -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Woking - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 64 (100.00%) Puppet
2 63 (98.44%) Linux
3 61 (95.31%) Python
4 54 (84.38%) Ruby
5 50 (78.13%) Bash Shell
5 50 (78.13%) DevOps
6 48 (75.00%) Shell Script
7 38 (59.38%) VMware
8 36 (56.25%) Perl
9 34 (53.13%) CentOS
10 32 (50.00%) Red Hat
11 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (45.31%) Configuration Management
12 29 (45.31%) MySQL
12 29 (45.31%) Jenkins
12 29 (45.31%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (37.50%) MCollective
13 24 (37.50%) MongoDB
13 24 (37.50%) Tivoli
13 24 (37.50%) DNS
13 24 (37.50%) Ubuntu
14 23 (35.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (35.94%) NoSQL
14 23 (35.94%) Load Balancing
14 23 (35.94%) OpenStack
15 22 (34.38%) Release Management
15 22 (34.38%) Clustering
15 22 (34.38%) Subversion
15 22 (34.38%) Oracle
16 21 (32.81%) RDBMS

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 23 (35.94%) OpenStack
2 16 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (9.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (25.00%) Heroku
2 16 (25.00%) Engine Yard
3 11 (17.19%) PaaS
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (37.50%) DNS
2 20 (31.25%) Firewall
2 20 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 19 (29.69%) VLAN
4 6 (9.38%) SSL
5 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.13%) SAN
7 1 (1.56%) LDAP
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (45.31%) MySQL
2 24 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 23 (35.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 23 (35.94%) NoSQL
4 21 (32.81%) Relational Database
4 21 (32.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Jenkins
2 22 (34.38%) Subversion
3 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.25%) Selenium
5 3 (4.69%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) Juju
General
1 4 (6.25%) Games
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (60.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.56%) Linux Consultant
8 1 (1.56%) Consultant
8 1 (1.56%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (1.56%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) MCollective
2 15 (23.44%) Web Services
3 5 (7.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Clustering
2 21 (32.81%) Device Driver
3 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) Online Games
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) Open Source
6 2 (3.13%) Wiki
7 1 (1.56%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (98.44%) Linux
2 34 (53.13%) CentOS
3 24 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 20 (31.25%) UNIX
5 16 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.94%) Windows
7 4 (6.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (78.13%) DevOps
2 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (45.31%) Configuration Management
4 23 (35.94%) Load Balancing
5 22 (34.38%) Release Management
6 13 (20.31%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (18.75%) Software Delivery
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (7.81%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.81%) Kanban
10 5 (7.81%) Workflow
11 4 (6.25%) ITIL
11 4 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 3 (4.69%) RUP
12 3 (4.69%) DSDM
12 3 (4.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (95.31%) Python
2 54 (84.38%) Ruby
3 50 (78.13%) Bash Shell
4 48 (75.00%) Shell Script
5 36 (56.25%) Perl
6 19 (29.69%) SQL
6 19 (29.69%) Korn
7 4 (6.25%) Java
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (1.56%) Tcl
9 1 (1.56%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.81%) Xen
3 4 (6.25%) NFS
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.25%) KVM
4 3 (4.69%) GPFS
4 3 (4.69%) Ceph
4 3 (4.69%) Firmware
4 3 (4.69%) Gluster
5 1 (1.56%) XenServer
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 64 (100.00%) Puppet
2 29 (45.31%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (37.50%) Tivoli
4 18 (28.13%) Nagios
5 13 (20.31%) collectd
6 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (10.94%) Ansible
8 3 (4.69%) yum
8 3 (4.69%) CFEngine
8 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.56%) Cacti
9 1 (1.56%) Munin
9 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.56%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.56%) logstash
9 1 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) VMware
2 32 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 22 (34.38%) Oracle
4 4 (6.25%) Akamai
4 4 (6.25%) EMC
5 3 (4.69%) Symantec
6 1 (1.56%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) Rackspace