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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 600 623
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23  
Contract jobs citing Cacti 10 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.073% 0.035%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 33 10
Median daily rate £420 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 4519 4958 4505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.02% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3146 2679
Median daily rate £465 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 134 173
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cacti in the UK

Cacti
Top 2 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 28 March 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
London +21 9 £420 -6.66% 7
England +1 9 £420 -1.17% 10

Cacti
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 19 (95.00%) Nagios
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 11 (55.00%) Puppet
4 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (40.00%) DevOps
6 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (40.00%) DNS
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco
7 7 (35.00%) Python
7 7 (35.00%) logstash
8 6 (30.00%) New Relic
8 6 (30.00%) Splunk
8 6 (30.00%) OpenStack
8 6 (30.00%) Graphite
8 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (30.00%) Unix
8 6 (30.00%) Perl
8 6 (30.00%) MySQL
9 5 (25.00%) Apache
9 5 (25.00%) VPN
9 5 (25.00%) BGP
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 5 (25.00%) ZABBIX
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) PaaS
9 5 (25.00%) Analytics

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 6 (30.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (25.00%) Apache
3 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) nginx
5 1 (5.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (20.00%) Heroku
4 3 (15.00%) SaaS
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (5.00%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (5.00%) IaaS
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) BGP
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) HTTP
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.00%) IGMP
5 2 (10.00%) IPsec
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Ant
2 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) SAML
2 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) Debian
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) DevOps
2 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (25.00%) Analytics
3 5 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Network Management
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Go
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) vCloud
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (10.00%) BIND 9
2 2 (10.00%) Ceph
2 2 (10.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Dovecot
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) GlusterFS
3 1 (5.00%) iptables
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.00%) Squid
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (95.00%) Nagios
2 11 (55.00%) Puppet
3 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (35.00%) logstash
5 6 (30.00%) Graphite
6 5 (25.00%) ZABBIX
7 4 (20.00%) Ansible
7 4 (20.00%) Ganglia
7 4 (20.00%) Hyperic
8 2 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (10.00%) Check_MK
8 2 (10.00%) Kibana
8 2 (10.00%) Rundeck
8 2 (10.00%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (5.00%) CFEngine
9 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
9 1 (5.00%) Icinga
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (5.00%) RANCID
9 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) New Relic
3 6 (30.00%) Splunk
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.00%) CA
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Google
7 2 (10.00%) Lancope
7 2 (10.00%) NetScout
7 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.00%) Dynatrace
8 1 (5.00%) Meraki