Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 617 671
Rank change year-on-year -24 +54 -22
Contract jobs citing Cacti 17 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.031% 0.048% 0.027%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.24% 0.43% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 15
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +30.77%
10th Percentile £378 £308 £261
90th Percentile £503 £575 £503
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +25.00%
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 7,174 5,774 6,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.08% 11.07% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,377 3,512 4,111
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £233
90th Percentile £580 £575 £545
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £430
% change year-on-year +6.95% +8.72% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 221 219
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.40 £12.70
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year - -29.29% +22.62%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cacti in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 October 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 -8 7 £400 - 4
East of England 0 4 £450 -
North West -22 3 £475 +35.71% 4
North of England -29 3 £475 +35.71% 4
South West - 3 - - 2
Cacti
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Nagios
3 9 (52.94%) CentOS
4 8 (47.06%) Juniper
4 8 (47.06%) Apache
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 7 (41.18%) SNMP
5 7 (41.18%) Unix
5 7 (41.18%) Python
5 7 (41.18%) Perl
5 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) PHP
7 5 (29.41%) MySQL
7 5 (29.41%) FreeBSD
7 5 (29.41%) LDAP
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (29.41%) Postfix
7 5 (29.41%) nginx
7 5 (29.41%) lighttpd
7 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
7 5 (29.41%) Varnish
7 5 (29.41%) Network Management
7 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (29.41%) Grafana
7 5 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (23.53%) jQuery
8 4 (23.53%) Red Hat

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 8 (47.06%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (29.41%) lighttpd
2 5 (29.41%) nginx
3 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SNMP
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) BGP
3 4 (23.53%) OSPF
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Extranet
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) Junos
5 2 (11.76%) MRTG
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) VPLS
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (29.41%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) Big Data
3 3 (17.65%) MariaDB
4 2 (11.76%) SQLite
5 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) PHP Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Web Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Web Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (29.41%) LDAP
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Kafka
4 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) CentOS
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
4 5 (29.41%) FreeBSD
5 2 (11.76%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (11.76%) Debian
5 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (29.41%) Network Management
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 Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Perl
1 7 (41.18%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) PHP
3 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Bourne shell
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.76%) CCENT
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) CCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Postfix
1 5 (29.41%) Varnish
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Docker
3 2 (11.76%) KVM
3 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Nagios
2 5 (29.41%) Grafana
3 3 (17.65%) Ansible
3 3 (17.65%) Puppet
4 2 (11.76%) collectd
4 2 (11.76%) Graphite
4 2 (11.76%) Icinga
4 2 (11.76%) Kibana
4 2 (11.76%) logstash
4 2 (11.76%) Netcool
4 2 (11.76%) Observium
4 2 (11.76%) OpenNMS
4 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (11.76%) Prometheus
4 2 (11.76%) Salt
4 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
5 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) Juniper
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) NetQoS
5 2 (11.76%) Aruba
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.76%) Huawei
5 2 (11.76%) Qualys
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Splunk