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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cobbler
Rank 568 551 537
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 31 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.037% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.49% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 1
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£395 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
4145 3888 3036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.49% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2186 1740
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 175
Average hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +14.28%

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 27 March 2015.

Cobbler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cobbler
Top 16 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 27 March 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 +3 31 £395 -21.00% 4
London +7 16 £488 -2.50%
West Yorkshire +6 14 £350 +9.37% 3
Leeds 0 14 £350 +9.37% 3
Yorkshire -3 14 £350 +9.37% 3
City of London - 2 £525 -
South East -31 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £400 -
Guildford - 1 £400 -
Harrow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South West - - - - 1

Cobbler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (100.00%) Puppet
2 64 (98.46%) Linux
3 61 (93.85%) Python
4 57 (87.69%) Ruby
5 51 (78.46%) Shell Script
6 50 (76.92%) Bash Shell
6 50 (76.92%) DevOps
7 38 (58.46%) VMware
8 35 (53.85%) Perl
8 35 (53.85%) CentOS
9 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (47.69%) MySQL
10 31 (47.69%) Red Hat
10 31 (47.69%) Jenkins
10 31 (47.69%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (44.62%) Configuration Management
12 25 (38.46%) DNS
13 24 (36.92%) Tivoli
13 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
13 24 (36.92%) Ubuntu
13 24 (36.92%) MCollective
13 24 (36.92%) MongoDB
14 23 (35.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (35.38%) NoSQL
15 22 (33.85%) Clustering
15 22 (33.85%) Oracle
16 21 (32.31%) UNIX
16 21 (32.31%) RDBMS
16 21 (32.31%) Device Driver
16 21 (32.31%) Release Management

Cobbler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (32.31%) OpenStack
2 16 (24.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (10.77%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Heroku
1 16 (24.62%) Engine Yard
2 15 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (16.92%) PaaS
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) DNS
2 20 (30.77%) Firewall
2 20 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 19 (29.23%) VLAN
4 6 (9.23%) SSL
5 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.15%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.15%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.08%) SAN
8 1 (1.54%) LDAP
8 1 (1.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (47.69%) MySQL
2 24 (36.92%) MongoDB
3 23 (35.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 23 (35.38%) NoSQL
4 21 (32.31%) Relational Database
4 21 (32.31%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (47.69%) Jenkins
2 20 (30.77%) Subversion
3 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) Juju
General
1 4 (6.15%) Games
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (32.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (1.54%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (1.54%) Consultant
7 1 (1.54%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.92%) MCollective
2 15 (23.08%) Web Services
3 6 (9.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Clustering
2 21 (32.31%) Device Driver
3 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.15%) Online Games
5 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 1 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Wiki
6 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 64 (98.46%) Linux
2 35 (53.85%) CentOS
3 24 (36.92%) Ubuntu
4 21 (32.31%) UNIX
5 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.77%) Windows
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (76.92%) DevOps
2 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (44.62%) Configuration Management
4 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
5 21 (32.31%) Release Management
6 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.23%) Kanban
7 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.23%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Workflow
9 4 (6.15%) Scrum
9 4 (6.15%) ITIL
9 4 (6.15%) RUP
9 4 (6.15%) DSDM
10 1 (1.54%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 61 (93.85%) Python
2 57 (87.69%) Ruby
3 51 (78.46%) Shell Script
4 50 (76.92%) Bash Shell
5 35 (53.85%) Perl
6 20 (30.77%) SQL
7 19 (29.23%) Korn
8 4 (6.15%) Java
9 3 (4.62%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (1.54%) Tcl
10 1 (1.54%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Xen
3 4 (6.15%) NFS
3 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.54%) Docker
5 1 (1.54%) GPFS
5 1 (1.54%) Ceph
5 1 (1.54%) XenServer
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Gluster
5 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (100.00%) Puppet
2 31 (47.69%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (36.92%) Tivoli
4 18 (27.69%) Nagios
5 13 (20.00%) collectd
6 11 (16.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 8 (12.31%) Ansible
8 1 (1.54%) logstash
8 1 (1.54%) Salt
8 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.54%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.54%) Cacti
8 1 (1.54%) Munin
8 1 (1.54%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (58.46%) VMware
2 31 (47.69%) Red Hat
3 22 (33.85%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) EMC
5 4 (6.15%) Akamai
6 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.54%) Symantec