Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Cacti skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cacti over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 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.

Cacti
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 623 658
Rank change year-on-year -19 +35 -8
Contract jobs citing Cacti 17 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.030% 0.039% 0.020%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 10
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +28.79%
10th Percentile £345 £297 £343
90th Percentile £410 £600 £443
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £438
% change year-on-year +3.23% -11.43% +29.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.83 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.83 - -

Cacti is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,575 6,076 6,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.51% 11.33% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,576 3,771 3,700
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 219 202
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.69 £22.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -30.65% +18.89%
10th Percentile £12.11 £10.68 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.60 £55.23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +4.96%

Cacti
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cacti as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cacti in the UK excluding London

Cacti
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cacti in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cacti in the UK excluding London

Cacti
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cacti in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cacti in the UK excluding London

Cacti
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cacti within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 6 £400 - 4
East of England +8 5 £400 - 1
South West - 3 - - 2
Scotland -16 2 £388 +3.33%
North of England -17 1 £350 - 2
North West -26 1 £350 -
Cacti
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cacti also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cacti.

1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Apache
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Nagios
4 6 (35.29%) CentOS
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 5 (29.41%) Juniper
5 5 (29.41%) PHP
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) FreeBSD
6 4 (23.53%) LDAP
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) CCNP
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (23.53%) Postfix
6 4 (23.53%) nginx

Cacti
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 4 (23.53%) lighttpd
2 4 (23.53%) nginx
3 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) LAN
1 7 (41.18%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) SNMP
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Extranet
5 2 (11.76%) 802.11
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 3 (17.65%) MariaDB
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) PHP Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Web Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Web Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) jQuery
2 4 (23.53%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (23.53%) LDAP
3 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) CentOS
3 4 (23.53%) FreeBSD
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 2 (11.76%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PHP
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNP
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.76%) CCENT
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) CCSA
2 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Postfix
1 4 (23.53%) Varnish
2 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Nagios
2 3 (17.65%) Grafana
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) NetQoS
5 2 (11.76%) Aruba
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Meraki
5 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.76%) Qualys
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat