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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cobbler
Rank 587 539 574
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +35
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 19 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.066% 0.032%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.43% 0.93% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 9
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£350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £341 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.05%
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
4401 3761 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.12% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2221 1965
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 155 175
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +30.55%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 -52 19 £350 -10.25% 5
London -8 10 £502 +29.54% 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £350 -17.64% 4
West Yorkshire -4 3 £350 -17.64% 4
Leeds -3 2 £350 -17.64% 4
City of London +21 1 - - 1
Harrow - - - -

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 33 (94.29%) Linux
2 30 (85.71%) Puppet
3 24 (68.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (42.86%) Perl
5 13 (37.14%) Xen
6 12 (34.29%) UNIX
6 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
7 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
7 11 (31.43%) Scrum
7 11 (31.43%) Python
7 11 (31.43%) IBM
7 11 (31.43%) Subversion
8 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
8 10 (28.57%) VMware
9 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) Tivoli
9 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 9 (25.71%) CentOS
9 9 (25.71%) Kanban
10 8 (22.86%) Online Games
10 8 (22.86%) Splunk
10 8 (22.86%) Opsview
10 8 (22.86%) DNS
10 8 (22.86%) LDAP
10 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
10 8 (22.86%) Nagios
10 8 (22.86%) Games
11 7 (20.00%) Workflow

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (20.00%) Apache
1 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) LDAP
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQLPlus
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Subversion
2 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.71%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.86%) Hudson
5 1 (2.86%) Gradle
5 1 (2.86%) Maven
5 1 (2.86%) Ant
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 8 (22.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (8.57%) Server Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) J2EE
1 1 (2.86%) LAMP
1 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Online Games
2 6 (17.14%) Open Source
2 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (34.29%) UNIX
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
4 9 (25.71%) CentOS
5 7 (20.00%) Solaris
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (14.29%) AIX
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Scrum
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Kanban
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Workflow
4 5 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) DevOps
6 3 (8.57%) RUP
6 3 (8.57%) DSDM
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Load Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Stress Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Perl
2 11 (31.43%) Python
2 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
3 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (17.14%) AWK
5 6 (17.14%) Korn
6 5 (14.29%) Ruby
7 4 (11.43%) PHP
8 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.86%) Groovy
9 1 (2.86%) VB
9 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) MCSE
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Xen
2 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenServer
3 4 (11.43%) NFS
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (85.71%) Puppet
2 9 (25.71%) Tivoli
2 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (22.86%) Opsview
3 8 (22.86%) Nagios
4 5 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (8.57%) SCCM
6 3 (8.57%) SCOM
7 2 (5.71%) CFEngine
8 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.86%) Ansible
8 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
2 11 (31.43%) IBM
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 8 (22.86%) Splunk
5 7 (20.00%) Veritas
5 7 (20.00%) Oracle
6 6 (17.14%) Sun
6 6 (17.14%) Dell
6 6 (17.14%) Infoblox
7 5 (14.29%) JBoss
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.29%) Brocade
8 3 (8.57%) Citrix
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
10 1 (2.86%) HP
10 1 (2.86%) Perforce
10 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
10 1 (2.86%) Egenera
10 1 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
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