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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cobbler
Rank 569 566 543
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 31 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.029% 0.055%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.68% 0.41% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 23
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£350 £431 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
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
4592 3668 3315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.09% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2840 2225 1775
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 148 199
Average hourly rate £23.25 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +5.45%

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 November 2014.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 9 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 November 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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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 -36 31 £350 -18.84% 5
London +13 17 £561 +24.72% 2
West Yorkshire +9 14 £350 -17.64% 2
Yorkshire +5 14 £350 -17.64% 2
Leeds -7 13 £350 -17.64% 2
Harrow - - - -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 49 (96.08%) Linux
2 46 (90.20%) Puppet
3 35 (68.63%) Python
4 31 (60.78%) Ruby
5 27 (52.94%) Shell Script
6 26 (50.98%) VMware
7 24 (47.06%) CentOS
7 24 (47.06%) Bash Shell
7 24 (47.06%) DevOps
8 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (39.22%) Perl
9 20 (39.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (37.25%) DNS
11 18 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (33.33%) Jenkins
12 17 (33.33%) Nagios
13 16 (31.37%) MySQL
14 15 (29.41%) UNIX
14 15 (29.41%) Configuration Management
14 15 (29.41%) Subversion
14 15 (29.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 14 (27.45%) Tivoli
16 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
16 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
17 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
17 12 (23.53%) Scrum
18 11 (21.57%) Clustering
18 11 (21.57%) Kanban
19 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (19.61%) OpenStack
1 10 (19.61%) Apache
2 9 (17.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.80%) JBoss
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (7.84%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) PaaS
1 9 (17.65%) Heroku
1 9 (17.65%) Engine Yard
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
3 8 (15.69%) VLAN
3 8 (15.69%) LDAP
3 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.92%) SSL
8 1 (1.96%) SAN
8 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) MySQL
2 9 (17.65%) RDBMS
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 9 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (17.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 15 (29.41%) Subversion
3 13 (25.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) Selenium
5 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) Ant
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) JMeter
5 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) Gradle
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 10 (19.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (35.29%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.96%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (1.96%) Administrator
8 1 (1.96%) Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.96%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (1.96%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
1 9 (17.65%) MCollective
2 4 (7.84%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Clustering
2 10 (19.61%) Online Games
3 9 (17.65%) Device Driver
4 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 7 (13.73%) Open Source
5 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (96.08%) Linux
2 24 (47.06%) CentOS
3 20 (39.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (29.41%) UNIX
5 10 (19.61%) Ubuntu
6 6 (11.76%) Windows
7 5 (9.80%) AIX
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) DevOps
2 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 12 (23.53%) Scrum
5 11 (21.57%) Kanban
6 10 (19.61%) Release Management
7 9 (17.65%) ITIL
7 9 (17.65%) Workflow
8 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.80%) RUP
9 5 (9.80%) DSDM
9 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (9.80%) Analytics
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) Python
2 31 (60.78%) Ruby
3 27 (52.94%) Shell Script
4 24 (47.06%) Bash Shell
5 20 (39.22%) Perl
6 10 (19.61%) SQL
7 8 (15.69%) Korn
7 8 (15.69%) Java
8 5 (9.80%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) RHCSA
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.65%) Xen
3 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.76%) NFS
5 4 (7.84%) XenServer
6 3 (5.88%) vSphere
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (90.20%) Puppet
2 18 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (33.33%) Nagios
4 15 (29.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 14 (27.45%) Tivoli
6 8 (15.69%) collectd
7 7 (13.73%) Opsview
8 5 (9.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (7.84%) Ansible
10 3 (5.88%) SCCM
10 3 (5.88%) SCOM
11 2 (3.92%) CFEngine
11 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle
4 7 (13.73%) Splunk
5 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) Dell
5 5 (9.80%) Veritas
5 5 (9.80%) Infoblox
5 5 (9.80%) Brocade
6 4 (7.84%) EMC
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) Perforce
8 1 (1.96%) HP
8 1 (1.96%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (1.96%) Akamai
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