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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cobbler
Rank 612 596 550
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -46
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 13 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.036% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.45% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 22
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£350 £369 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
4785 4457 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.01% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2928 2634 2312
Average daily rate £403 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 7 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 28 August 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 -19 13 £350 -5.08% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 3
Leeds - 7 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 3
London +10 4 £450 -10.35%
Surrey -2 2 £394 -
South East -23 2 £394 -4.54%

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (100.00%) Puppet
2 26 (96.30%) Linux
3 25 (92.59%) Python
4 24 (88.89%) DevOps
5 23 (85.19%) Bash Shell
6 19 (70.37%) Configuration Management
7 18 (66.67%) Tivoli
7 18 (66.67%) Shell Script
7 18 (66.67%) UNIX
7 18 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (62.96%) Ruby
9 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (55.56%) SQL
11 9 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (33.33%) Software Delivery
12 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
13 6 (22.22%) VMware
13 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
14 5 (18.52%) Perl
15 4 (14.81%) Java
15 4 (14.81%) Finance
15 4 (14.81%) Open Source
15 4 (14.81%) Banking
15 4 (14.81%) Low Latency
15 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
16 3 (11.11%) Ceph
16 3 (11.11%) KVM

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (18.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Linux Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Linux
2 18 (66.67%) UNIX
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) DevOps
2 19 (70.37%) Configuration Management
3 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Open Source
5 4 (14.81%) Low Latency
6 3 (11.11%) Server Building
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) RUP
6 3 (11.11%) DSDM
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Python
2 23 (85.19%) Bash Shell
3 18 (66.67%) Shell Script
4 17 (62.96%) Ruby
5 15 (55.56%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Perl
7 4 (14.81%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) PHP
9 1 (3.70%) C++
9 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) KVM
2 3 (11.11%) Ceph
3 2 (7.41%) GPFS
3 2 (7.41%) Firmware
3 2 (7.41%) Xen
3 2 (7.41%) XenServer
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 27 (100.00%) Puppet
2 18 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (66.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (11.11%) Nagios
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.41%) yum
4 2 (7.41%) Ansible
4 2 (7.41%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 3 (11.11%) Splunk
3 3 (11.11%) EMC
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
4 2 (7.41%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Dell