Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 844 830
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Cacti 36 44 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.31% 0.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 47
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +28.68% -35.24%
10th Percentile £279 £353 £204
90th Percentile £555 £581 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -14.71% +30.77% -7.14%
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 11564 11475 9798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.31% 11.03% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7833 7330 5985
UK median daily rate £475 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% +10.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 266 337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.87 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +9.64% -3.43%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -30.43% +20.86% -5.13%

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 November 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 November 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 +16 32 £413 -5.71% 8
UK excluding London +47 22 £363 -14.71% 7
London -34 14 £425 -5.56% 1
South East +12 9 £400 +10.34% 1
North of England +59 7 £350 -17.65% 5
North West +21 7 £350 -17.65% 5
Scotland -10 4 £375 -
East of England - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 21 (58.33%) Cisco
3 17 (47.22%) Nagios
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (36.11%) Citrix
5 13 (36.11%) NetScaler
5 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
6 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 12 (33.33%) BGP
6 12 (33.33%) VPN
7 11 (30.56%) DNS
7 11 (30.56%) OSPF
7 11 (30.56%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (27.78%) Python
8 10 (27.78%) LAN
8 10 (27.78%) WAN
8 10 (27.78%) MySQL
8 10 (27.78%) Perl
8 10 (27.78%) IPsec
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
10 8 (22.22%) Open Source
10 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
10 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 8 (22.22%) Wireless
10 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (19.44%) Wireshark
11 7 (19.44%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (19.44%) MPLS

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (36.11%) NetScaler
4 12 (33.33%) BGP
4 12 (33.33%) VPN
5 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 11 (30.56%) OSPF
6 10 (27.78%) IPsec
6 10 (27.78%) LAN
6 10 (27.78%) WAN
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 8 (22.22%) Wireless
8 7 (19.44%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (19.44%) Ethernet
8 7 (19.44%) Internet
8 7 (19.44%) MPLS
8 7 (19.44%) VoIP
8 7 (19.44%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (19.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) MariaDB
3 3 (8.33%) InfluxDB
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Dutch Language
3 3 (8.33%) German Language
3 3 (8.33%) Polish Language
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Junior
7 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) WLAN Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.33%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.33%) BYOD
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) CentOS
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (22.22%) Open Source
3 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.67%) Change Management
4 6 (16.67%) High Availability
4 6 (16.67%) Network Management
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
5 5 (13.89%) Time Management
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) Network Design
7 3 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
7 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.33%) DevOps
7 3 (8.33%) Low Latency
7 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Perl
1 10 (27.78%) Python
2 7 (19.44%) PHP
3 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) C
5 2 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Go
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.67%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CCIE
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) iptables
1 3 (8.33%) XenServer
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Samba
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) Nagios
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (19.44%) Puppet
3 5 (13.89%) Icinga
3 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (11.11%) OpenView
4 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (8.33%) Ansible
5 3 (8.33%) Grafana
5 3 (8.33%) QRadar
5 3 (8.33%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (5.56%) CFEngine
6 2 (5.56%) logstash
6 2 (5.56%) Netcool
6 2 (5.56%) OpenNMS
6 2 (5.56%) RANCID
6 2 (5.56%) Salt
6 2 (5.56%) SELinux
6 2 (5.56%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco
2 13 (36.11%) Citrix
3 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (19.44%) F5
5 7 (19.44%) Splunk
6 5 (13.89%) CA
6 5 (13.89%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.33%) Brocade
7 3 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.33%) Lancope
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) NetScout
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle
8 2 (5.56%) Foundry
8 2 (5.56%) Meraki
8 2 (5.56%) Polycom