Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 841 847
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -38
Contract jobs citing Cacti 42 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.048% 0.050%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.38% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 46
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% -35.24%
10th Percentile £285 £325 £204
90th Percentile £535 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 11046 11783 9704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 11.09% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 7524 5932
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +4.40% +6.00% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 267 343
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.99% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.11 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.44 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -28.83% +16.67% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 8 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 20 October 2017. 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 +35 35 £413 -5.71% 3
UK excluding London +60 25 £375 -11.76% 3
London -3 17 £425 -5.56%
South East +23 9 £400 -15.79% 1
North of England +68 7 £350 -17.65% 2
North West +23 7 £350 -17.65% 2
Scotland +14 7 £395 +48.78%
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 29 (69.05%) Firewall
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
3 18 (42.86%) Nagios
3 18 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 18 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 18 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 16 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 15 (35.71%) BGP
5 15 (35.71%) LAN
6 14 (33.33%) VPN
6 14 (33.33%) OSPF
7 13 (30.95%) DNS
7 13 (30.95%) WAN
7 13 (30.95%) Wireless
7 13 (30.95%) IPsec
7 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
8 12 (28.57%) 802.1X
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
9 11 (26.19%) Palo Alto
9 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (23.81%) MPLS
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (23.81%) Internet
10 10 (23.81%) Python
10 10 (23.81%) MySQL
10 10 (23.81%) Perl

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 (11.90%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) Firewall
2 18 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 15 (35.71%) BGP
3 15 (35.71%) LAN
4 14 (33.33%) OSPF
4 14 (33.33%) VPN
5 13 (30.95%) DNS
5 13 (30.95%) IPsec
5 13 (30.95%) WAN
5 13 (30.95%) Wireless
5 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
7 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (23.81%) Internet
8 10 (23.81%) MPLS
9 9 (21.43%) HSRP
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.14%) InfluxDB
3 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Dutch Language
3 3 (7.14%) German Language
3 3 (7.14%) Polish Language
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.14%) WLAN Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Junior
7 2 (4.76%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) BYOD
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) CentOS
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (21.43%) Open Source
3 8 (19.05%) High Availability
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.29%) Network Design
5 6 (14.29%) Network Management
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL
6 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.90%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (7.14%) DevOps
8 3 (7.14%) Low Latency
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Perl
1 10 (23.81%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) PHP
3 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Go
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCNP
3 7 (16.67%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
5 4 (9.52%) CCNA
6 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) iptables
1 3 (7.14%) XenServer
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) Docker
3 1 (2.38%) Samba
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) Nagios
2 10 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (16.67%) Puppet
4 6 (14.29%) OpenView
4 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (11.90%) Icinga
5 5 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (11.90%) QRadar
6 4 (9.52%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (7.14%) Ansible
7 3 (7.14%) Grafana
7 3 (7.14%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (4.76%) CFEngine
8 2 (4.76%) logstash
8 2 (4.76%) OpenNMS
8 2 (4.76%) RANCID
8 2 (4.76%) Salt
8 2 (4.76%) SCCM
8 2 (4.76%) SELinux
8 2 (4.76%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) Citrix
2 18 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (26.19%) Palo Alto
5 10 (23.81%) F5
6 7 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (16.67%) Splunk
7 5 (11.90%) CA
7 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.52%) NetScout
9 3 (7.14%) Brocade
9 3 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.14%) Lancope
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle
10 2 (4.76%) Huawei
10 2 (4.76%) Meraki
10 2 (4.76%) VMware