Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 828 836
Rank change year-on-year -51 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing Cacti 17 30 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.032% 0.056%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.12% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 51
UK median daily rate £400 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -0.59% +25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £350
90th Percentile £564 £491 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +36.00%
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 13,683 10,532 12,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 11.07% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,100 6,942 7,935
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £602 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 233 270
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -17.78% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.35 £47.90 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year - -24.73% +15.18%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -47 17 £400 -5.88% 20
UK excluding London -20 14 £400 -2.44% 16
South East +4 9 £400 - 3
London -61 3 £540 +24.14% 5
South West - 3 £350 - 2
North of England -6 2 £600 +41.18% 9
North West -20 2 £600 +41.18% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cacti also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cacti.

1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Perl
2 10 (58.82%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) Juniper
2 10 (58.82%) Nagios
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) SNMP
4 8 (47.06%) Bash Shell
5 7 (41.18%) Aruba
5 7 (41.18%) CentOS
5 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
5 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
5 7 (41.18%) SMTP
5 7 (41.18%) Unix
5 7 (41.18%) FTP
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) Wireless
5 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (35.29%) OSPF
6 6 (35.29%) BGP
6 6 (35.29%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) CCNP
6 6 (35.29%) Puppet
6 6 (35.29%) Network Management
6 6 (35.29%) Ansible
7 5 (29.41%) DevOps
7 5 (29.41%) Kibana
7 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef

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 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) lighttpd
1 5 (29.41%) nginx
2 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) SNMP
2 7 (41.18%) FTP
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) SMTP
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) BGP
3 6 (35.29%) OSPF
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) 802.11
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) VPLS
5 4 (23.53%) VRRP
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQLite
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (17.65%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Nagios Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Python Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Server Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (29.41%) LDAP
2 4 (23.53%) 802.1X
3 3 (17.65%) WAP
4 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) Kafka
5 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) CentOS
2 7 (41.18%) Unix
3 5 (29.41%) FreeBSD
4 4 (23.53%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (11.76%) Debian
5 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Network Management
2 5 (29.41%) DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
3 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design
5 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Perl
1 10 (58.82%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) AWK
4 2 (11.76%) Bourne shell
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CCNP
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) CCENT
3 4 (23.53%) CCSA
3 4 (23.53%) JNCIA
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Postfix
1 5 (29.41%) Varnish
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) VirtualBox
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware
4 2 (11.76%) Docker
4 2 (11.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Nagios
2 6 (35.29%) Ansible
2 6 (35.29%) Puppet
3 5 (29.41%) Grafana
3 5 (29.41%) Kibana
3 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (29.41%) ZABBIX
4 3 (17.65%) OpenView
5 2 (11.76%) collectd
5 2 (11.76%) Graphite
5 2 (11.76%) Icinga
5 2 (11.76%) logstash
5 2 (11.76%) Netcool
5 2 (11.76%) Observium
5 2 (11.76%) OpenNMS
5 2 (11.76%) Prometheus
5 2 (11.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Juniper
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Aruba
3 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Qualys
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
7 2 (11.76%) Huawei
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (11.76%) Splunk