The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cobbler
Rank 576 542 567
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 11 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.004% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.27% 0.063% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 18
Average daily rate £300 - £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £355
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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 18 April 2014.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 14 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 11 £300 - 5
South East - 6 - - 1
London -23 2 £500 - 3
Bristol - 2 £300 - 1
South West - 2 £300 - 1
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (91.18%) Linux
1 31 (91.18%) Puppet
2 24 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (61.76%) Red Hat
4 17 (50.00%) UNIX
5 15 (44.12%) DNS
6 14 (41.18%) LDAP
7 13 (38.24%) Solaris
8 12 (35.29%) Apache
8 12 (35.29%) ITIL
9 11 (32.35%) NFS
9 11 (32.35%) HP
10 10 (29.41%) DHCP
10 10 (29.41%) ArcSight
10 10 (29.41%) SIEM
11 9 (26.47%) Python
12 8 (23.53%) Perl
12 8 (23.53%) Finance
12 8 (23.53%) Service Management
12 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
12 8 (23.53%) Xen
12 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (23.53%) Cyber-Ark
13 7 (20.59%) Subversion
14 6 (17.65%) CentOS
15 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (14.71%) Ruby
15 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
15 5 (14.71%) Veritas
15 5 (14.71%) Scrum

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (35.29%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.76%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (8.82%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 14 (41.18%) LDAP
3 10 (29.41%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) SNMP
4 2 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) VLAN
5 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQLPlus
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Subversion
2 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Administrator
2 13 (38.24%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (23.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 8 (23.53%) UNIX Administrator
3 8 (23.53%) Security Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 4 (11.76%) Online Games
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) IPTV
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Linux
2 24 (70.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (50.00%) UNIX
4 13 (38.24%) Solaris
5 6 (17.65%) CentOS
6 5 (14.71%) Windows
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) SIEM
3 8 (23.53%) Service Management
3 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 4 (11.76%) Workflow
5 4 (11.76%) Kanban
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Load Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.94%) Security Management
8 1 (2.94%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) Perl
2 8 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
3 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) Korn
5 3 (8.82%) AWK
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) RHCE
2 2 (5.88%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) NFS
2 8 (23.53%) Xen
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) XenServer
5 2 (5.88%) Samba
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (91.18%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.76%) Tivoli
3 4 (11.76%) Nagios
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.88%) CFEngine
5 2 (5.88%) Zenoss
6 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Red Hat
2 11 (32.35%) HP
3 10 (29.41%) ArcSight
4 8 (23.53%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (14.71%) Veritas
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 4 (11.76%) Dell
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) Splunk
6 4 (11.76%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.82%) VMware
7 3 (8.82%) IBM
7 3 (8.82%) Sun
8 2 (5.88%) JBoss
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco
8 2 (5.88%) EMC
8 2 (5.88%) Citrix
9 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.94%) Egenera
9 1 (2.94%) EnterpriseDB
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