Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 833 808
Rank change year-on-year -38 -25 +1
Contract jobs citing Cacti 25 32 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.033% 0.060%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.31% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 60
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +30.43% -34.29%
10th Percentile £269 £356 £308
90th Percentile £625 £519 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £338
% change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,482 10,424 9,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.45% 10.71% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,832 6,645 5,545
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £234
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 244 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £47.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.97% -2.63% -7.32%

Cacti
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cacti as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 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
England -7 25 £375 -16.67% 13
UK excluding London +35 18 £350 -17.65% 10
South East -12 9 £400 +10.34% 2
North of England +50 7 £350 -17.65% 5
North West +19 7 £350 -17.65% 5
London -35 7 £425 -5.56% 4
East of England - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 15 (60.00%) Nagios
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco
4 11 (44.00%) VPN
5 10 (40.00%) MySQL
6 9 (36.00%) DNS
6 9 (36.00%) Open Source
7 8 (32.00%) Puppet
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (32.00%) SNMP
7 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (32.00%) Perl
7 8 (32.00%) Linux
7 8 (32.00%) Python
8 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (24.00%) Splunk
9 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (24.00%) PHP
9 6 (24.00%) DHCP
10 5 (20.00%) LAN
10 5 (20.00%) VoIP
10 5 (20.00%) WAN
10 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (20.00%) IPv6
10 5 (20.00%) CCNA

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 4 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) VPN
3 9 (36.00%) DNS
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (32.00%) SNMP
4 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (24.00%) DHCP
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.00%) IPsec
6 5 (20.00%) IPv6
6 5 (20.00%) LAN
6 5 (20.00%) VoIP
6 5 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (16.00%) HTTP
7 4 (16.00%) IPv4
7 4 (16.00%) MRTG
7 4 (16.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) MariaDB
3 3 (12.00%) InfluxDB
3 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Dutch Language
2 3 (12.00%) German Language
2 3 (12.00%) Polish Language
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Workstream Lead
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (16.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) CentOS
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (20.00%) Network Management
3 5 (20.00%) Time Management
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (12.00%) High Availability
5 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Network Design
7 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Perl
1 8 (32.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) AWK
6 1 (4.00%) Go
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCENT
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) CCSA
5 1 (4.00%) CCSP
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) iptables
1 3 (12.00%) XenServer
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Docker
3 1 (4.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Nagios
2 8 (32.00%) Puppet
3 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (20.00%) Icinga
5 4 (16.00%) Ansible
5 4 (16.00%) Grafana
6 3 (12.00%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (12.00%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (8.00%) CFEngine
7 2 (8.00%) logstash
7 2 (8.00%) Netcool
7 2 (8.00%) OpenNMS
7 2 (8.00%) RANCID
7 2 (8.00%) Salt
7 2 (8.00%) SCCM
7 2 (8.00%) SCOM
7 2 (8.00%) SELinux
7 2 (8.00%) SmokePing
8 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (24.00%) Splunk
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (12.00%) CA
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (12.00%) F5
6 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 3 (12.00%) Lancope
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 2 (8.00%) Brocade
7 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (8.00%) HP
7 2 (8.00%) Huawei
7 2 (8.00%) Meraki
7 2 (8.00%) Polycom