The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cacti skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cacti over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Cacti
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 616 619
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cacti 16 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.054% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 10
Median daily rate £400 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -0.60% +10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

Cacti 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5072 6056 4813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.23% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3329 3894 2965
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +9.75% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 136 164
Median hourly rate £20.88 £28.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +42.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

Cacti
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cacti over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England +34 13 £400 -11.11% 10
London +9 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland +34 3 £413 +55.36% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £413 - 1
Hayes - 2 £294 -
South East +16 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cacti also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cacti.

1 16 (61.54%) Nagios
1 16 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
4 12 (46.15%) Wireless
5 11 (42.31%) OSPF
5 11 (42.31%) 802.1X
6 10 (38.46%) NetScaler
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (38.46%) BGP
6 10 (38.46%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) LAN
7 9 (34.62%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (30.77%) CCNP
8 8 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
9 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
9 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (26.92%) HP
9 7 (26.92%) CCIE
9 7 (26.92%) WLAN
9 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (26.92%) Puppet
10 6 (23.08%) Network Design

Cacti
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (19.23%) Skype for Business
2 3 (11.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) PaaS
3 3 (11.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (11.54%) Heroku
4 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 12 (46.15%) Wireless
4 11 (42.31%) OSPF
5 10 (38.46%) BGP
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (38.46%) LAN
5 10 (38.46%) NetScaler
6 9 (34.62%) DNS
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
8 7 (26.92%) WLAN
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (23.08%) MPLS
9 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 5 (19.23%) IPsec
10 5 (19.23%) Skype
11 4 (15.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.69%) Ant
2 2 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cloud Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Architect
5 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) 802.1X
2 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (11.54%) SAML
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) BYOD
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Network Management
3 5 (19.23%) Open Source
4 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
6 2 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CCNP
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCIE
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) vCloud
1 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) Nagios
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (26.92%) Puppet
4 6 (23.08%) OpenView
4 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (19.23%) Graphite
5 5 (19.23%) logstash
5 5 (19.23%) QRadar
5 5 (19.23%) ZABBIX
6 3 (11.54%) Ganglia
6 3 (11.54%) Hyperic
7 2 (7.69%) Ansible
7 2 (7.69%) Check_MK
7 2 (7.69%) Kibana
7 2 (7.69%) Rundeck
8 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (3.85%) SCCM
8 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
3 10 (38.46%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
5 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) NetScout
6 5 (19.23%) New Relic
7 4 (15.38%) F5
7 4 (15.38%) Splunk
8 3 (11.54%) Juniper
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 2 (7.69%) CA
9 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.85%) EMC
10 1 (3.85%) Google
10 1 (3.85%) Meraki
10 1 (3.85%) Nimsoft
10 1 (3.85%) Rackspace