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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cobbler
Rank 605 584 538
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -46
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 6 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.029% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.13% 0.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 24
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£350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £467 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
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
4630 4353 3951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.11% 7.96% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2555 2206
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 133 175
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £31.54 £40.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

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
Top 6 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 29 July 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 -22 6 £350 +7.69% 9
Leeds - 5 £350 - 4
West Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 4
Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 4
London -2 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 - - 1

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 35 (100.00%) Python
1 35 (100.00%) Puppet
2 33 (94.29%) Linux
3 31 (88.57%) DevOps
4 30 (85.71%) Bash Shell
5 28 (80.00%) Ruby
6 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
7 24 (68.57%) Configuration Management
8 22 (62.86%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (60.00%) Tivoli
9 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (54.29%) UNIX
11 16 (45.71%) Perl
11 16 (45.71%) SQL
12 12 (34.29%) VMware
13 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
13 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
14 9 (25.71%) OpenStack
14 9 (25.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
14 9 (25.71%) MySQL
14 9 (25.71%) Subversion
14 9 (25.71%) CentOS
15 8 (22.86%) Release Management
16 7 (20.00%) MCollective
16 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
16 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (20.00%) Ubuntu
16 7 (20.00%) Oracle
16 7 (20.00%) DNS

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (25.71%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.43%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.43%) Heroku
1 4 (11.43%) Engine Yard
2 3 (8.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.14%) VLAN
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) MySQL
2 6 (17.14%) RDBMS
2 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) Subversion
3 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) MCollective
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Device Driver
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Wiki
5 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.86%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Linux
2 19 (54.29%) UNIX
3 9 (25.71%) CentOS
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) DevOps
2 24 (68.57%) Configuration Management
3 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
5 8 (22.86%) Release Management
6 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.43%) Server Building
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) RUP
8 3 (8.57%) DSDM
8 3 (8.57%) Scrum
9 2 (5.71%) Kanban
9 2 (5.71%) Open Source
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.86%) Change Management
10 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) Python
2 30 (85.71%) Bash Shell
3 28 (80.00%) Ruby
4 26 (74.29%) Shell Script
5 16 (45.71%) SQL
5 16 (45.71%) Perl
6 6 (17.14%) Korn
7 3 (8.57%) Java
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) KVM
2 4 (11.43%) Ceph
3 3 (8.57%) Gluster
3 3 (8.57%) GPFS
3 3 (8.57%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) Xen
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (100.00%) Puppet
2 22 (62.86%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (60.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (11.43%) Ansible
5 3 (8.57%) Nagios
5 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
5 3 (8.57%) yum
5 3 (8.57%) collectd
5 3 (8.57%) CFEngine
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (2.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) VMware
2 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Symantec
5 2 (5.71%) Akamai
6 1 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
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