The table below looks at the statistics for Cobbler skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cobbler over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cobbler
Rank 619 631 611
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 27 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 1
Median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5623 4535 4224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.47% 8.10% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3579 2824 2496
Median daily rate £450 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 184 149
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £35.25 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+73.39% -10.28%

Cobbler
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cobbler as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cobbler within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 27 £425 +21.42% 9
London +17 14 £450 -14.28%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £340 -
Cambridge - 9 £340 -
East of England - 9 £340 -
City of London +47 6 £475 +5.55%
North West - 2 - - 5
South East - 2 £425 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £425 -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cobbler also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cobbler.

1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (94.12%) Puppet
3 38 (74.51%) DevOps
4 37 (72.55%) Bash Shell
4 37 (72.55%) Python
4 37 (72.55%) Configuration Management
5 34 (66.67%) Unix
5 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (56.86%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (52.94%) Ruby
7 27 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (50.98%) Shell Script
9 21 (41.18%) SQL
10 19 (37.25%) Oracle
11 18 (35.29%) vSphere
12 17 (33.33%) Open Source
13 16 (31.37%) Scrum
13 16 (31.37%) RUP
13 16 (31.37%) DSDM
13 16 (31.37%) Tivoli
14 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
15 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
15 14 (27.45%) Windows
15 14 (27.45%) OpenStack
16 13 (25.49%) ITIL
16 13 (25.49%) Nagios
17 12 (23.53%) Ansible
18 11 (21.57%) Splunk
18 11 (21.57%) CloudStack
18 11 (21.57%) EMC

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (27.45%) OpenStack
2 11 (21.57%) CloudStack
3 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.88%) Apache
4 3 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.92%) JBoss
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.88%) Engine Yard
3 3 (5.88%) GitHub
3 3 (5.88%) Heroku
3 3 (5.88%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 4 (7.84%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) Internet
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) LDAP
5 1 (1.96%) Network Security
5 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (64.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Administrator
4 7 (13.73%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Splunk Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) LAMP
2 3 (5.88%) MCollective
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (66.67%) Unix
3 14 (27.45%) Windows
4 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (13.73%) CentOS
5 7 (13.73%) Solaris
6 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) DevOps
2 37 (72.55%) Configuration Management
3 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (33.33%) Open Source
6 16 (31.37%) DSDM
6 16 (31.37%) RUP
6 16 (31.37%) Scrum
7 13 (25.49%) ITIL
8 11 (21.57%) Load Balancing
9 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (17.65%) High Availability
10 7 (13.73%) Change Control
10 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
10 7 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.88%) Project Management
11 3 (5.88%) Server Building
11 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (72.55%) Bash Shell
1 37 (72.55%) Python
2 27 (52.94%) Ruby
3 26 (50.98%) Shell Script
4 21 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
6 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.84%) Java
8 3 (5.88%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) AWS Certification
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.96%) RHCE
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) vSphere
2 11 (21.57%) Xen
2 11 (21.57%) XenServer
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.73%) iptables
4 7 (13.73%) Postfix
4 7 (13.73%) Sendmail
5 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.88%) Docker
6 3 (5.88%) KVM
6 3 (5.88%) oVirt
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (1.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (94.12%) Puppet
2 29 (56.86%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (31.37%) Tivoli
4 13 (25.49%) Nagios
5 12 (23.53%) Ansible
6 7 (13.73%) OSSEC
7 5 (9.80%) Salt
8 4 (7.84%) Terraform
9 3 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (5.88%) Pingdom
9 3 (5.88%) yum
10 2 (3.92%) SCCM
10 2 (3.92%) SCOM
10 2 (3.92%) SCVMM
11 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
2 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
3 11 (21.57%) EMC
3 11 (21.57%) EnterpriseDB
3 11 (21.57%) Splunk
4 10 (19.61%) VMware
5 8 (15.69%) Cisco
5 8 (15.69%) HP
5 8 (15.69%) SolarWinds
6 7 (13.73%) LogRhythm
6 7 (13.73%) ServiceNow
6 7 (13.73%) TippingPoint
7 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.88%) BMC
8 3 (5.88%) Dell
8 3 (5.88%) F5
8 3 (5.88%) New Relic
8 3 (5.88%) Rackspace
8 3 (5.88%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.96%) Veritas