The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Cobbler skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cobbler over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cobbler
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 273 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.010% -
As % of the Systems Management category 1.51% 0.094% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £333 £350
% change year-on-year +20.30% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cobbler is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 797 1066 1057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 9.67% 10.95% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 636 582
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 39
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +86.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.46%  

Cobbler
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cobbler as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for Cobbler in the South East

Cobbler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cobbler in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cobbler in the South East

Cobbler
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cobbler in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cobbler in the South East

Cobbler
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cobbler within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +19 7 £438 +2.94%
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Cobbler
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cobbler also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cobbler.

1 15 (100.00%) Linux
1 15 (100.00%) Puppet
2 14 (93.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
3 13 (86.67%) Unix
3 13 (86.67%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (66.67%) JBoss
4 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (53.33%) Smart Meter
6 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (53.33%) Java
7 7 (46.67%) RHCE
8 6 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (40.00%) DevOps
9 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (33.33%) RHCSA
9 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
9 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
9 5 (33.33%) CISSP
9 5 (33.33%) Perl
10 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (26.67%) SSL
10 4 (26.67%) CCIE
10 4 (26.67%) Firewall
10 4 (26.67%) SUSE
10 4 (26.67%) PKI
10 4 (26.67%) WebSphere

Cobbler
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.67%) CloudStack
5 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Redis
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Linux Specialist
2 5 (33.33%) Unix Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
5 1 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Support
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.67%) CGI
2 1 (6.67%) JAAS
2 1 (6.67%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) JMX
2 1 (6.67%) JNDI
2 1 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Smart Meter
2 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (26.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (86.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) SUSE
5 2 (13.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
4 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) Kanban
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Server Building
7 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) RHCE
4 5 (33.33%) CISSP
4 5 (33.33%) RHCSA
5 4 (26.67%) CCIE
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Xen
1 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (100.00%) Puppet
2 13 (86.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Splunk
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Arqiva
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle