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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cobbler
Rank 561 570 528
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -42
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 34 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.023% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.32% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 25
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £316 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
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
4554 3718 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 7.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2242 1697
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 139 211
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.42 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.71 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.28 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.42% -6.66%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 -7 34 £375 -11.76% 5
London +29 21 £543 +20.55% 1
Leeds +4 12 £350 -17.64% 3
Yorkshire 0 12 £350 -17.64% 3
West Yorkshire -1 12 £350 -17.64% 3
South East - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Woking - - - -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 51 (96.23%) Linux
2 48 (90.57%) Puppet
3 38 (71.70%) Python
4 36 (67.92%) Ruby
5 31 (58.49%) Shell Script
6 30 (56.60%) VMware
7 27 (50.94%) CentOS
7 27 (50.94%) Bash Shell
7 27 (50.94%) DevOps
8 23 (43.40%) Perl
9 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (39.62%) Jenkins
10 21 (39.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (37.74%) MySQL
11 20 (37.74%) DNS
12 19 (35.85%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (32.08%) Nagios
13 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
14 16 (30.19%) Subversion
15 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
15 15 (28.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 15 (28.30%) Configuration Management
16 14 (26.42%) Tivoli
16 14 (26.42%) Clustering
16 14 (26.42%) UNIX
17 13 (24.53%) Oracle
17 13 (24.53%) Ubuntu
17 13 (24.53%) Release Management
18 12 (22.64%) QA
18 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (22.64%) OpenStack
2 11 (20.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (18.87%) Apache
4 4 (7.55%) JBoss
4 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.66%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Heroku
1 11 (20.75%) Engine Yard
1 11 (20.75%) PaaS
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DNS
2 11 (20.75%) Firewall
3 10 (18.87%) VLAN
3 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
4 6 (11.32%) LDAP
5 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (7.55%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.66%) SSL
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
8 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) MySQL
2 12 (22.64%) MongoDB
2 12 (22.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (22.64%) NoSQL
2 12 (22.64%) Relational Database
2 12 (22.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Jenkins
2 16 (30.19%) Subversion
3 12 (22.64%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
5 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (16.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (1.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) MCollective
2 11 (20.75%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Clustering
2 12 (22.64%) Device Driver
3 9 (16.98%) Online Games
3 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
4 7 (13.21%) Open Source
5 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (96.23%) Linux
2 27 (50.94%) CentOS
3 21 (39.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (26.42%) UNIX
5 13 (24.53%) Ubuntu
6 6 (11.32%) Windows
7 5 (9.43%) AIX
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) DevOps
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
3 15 (28.30%) Configuration Management
4 13 (24.53%) Release Management
5 10 (18.87%) Kanban
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 8 (15.09%) ITIL
7 6 (11.32%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) RUP
8 5 (9.43%) DSDM
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (9.43%) Analytics
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) Python
2 36 (67.92%) Ruby
3 31 (58.49%) Shell Script
4 27 (50.94%) Bash Shell
5 23 (43.40%) Perl
6 10 (18.87%) Korn
6 10 (18.87%) SQL
7 7 (13.21%) Java
8 5 (9.43%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) RHCSA
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.09%) Xen
3 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.32%) NFS
4 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) XenServer
6 2 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 48 (90.57%) Puppet
2 19 (35.85%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (32.08%) Nagios
4 15 (28.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 14 (26.42%) Tivoli
6 9 (16.98%) collectd
7 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (9.43%) Ansible
7 5 (9.43%) Opsview
8 2 (3.77%) SCCM
8 2 (3.77%) SCOM
8 2 (3.77%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) VMware
2 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
3 13 (24.53%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) IBM
4 5 (9.43%) EMC
4 5 (9.43%) Splunk
4 5 (9.43%) Brocade
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) Veritas
5 3 (5.66%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Perforce
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Akamai
7 1 (1.89%) EnterpriseDB
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