The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CFEngine skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CFEngine over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

CFEngine
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 627 627
Rank change year-on-year +28 0  
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 11 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.050% 0.027%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 10
Median daily rate £550 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £365
% change year-on-year +16.66% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CFEngine 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 5110 6167 4748
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.85% 11.42% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3343 3963 2927
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 146 159
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.39% +36.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.64 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -46.96% +60.97%  

CFEngine
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CFEngine as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for CFEngine in the UK

CFEngine
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CFEngine.

Contractor daily rate trend for CFEngine in the UK

CFEngine
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CFEngine over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFEngine in the UK

CFEngine
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CFEngine in the UK

CFEngine
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFEngine within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
England +8 11 £550 +15.78% 2
London -9 8 £550 +15.78% 1
South East +15 3 £525 +16.66%
Surrey +8 2 £525 +16.66%
Berkshire +24 1 £335 -
Newbury - 1 £335 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CFEngine 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 CFEngine.

1 19 (100.00%) Puppet
2 16 (84.21%) Python
3 15 (78.95%) Linux
3 15 (78.95%) Ruby
4 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (63.16%) Unix
6 8 (42.11%) DevOps
7 7 (36.84%) Ansible
7 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
7 7 (36.84%) Splunk
7 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
7 7 (36.84%) Nagios
7 7 (36.84%) PHP
8 6 (31.58%) Java
8 6 (31.58%) Perl
8 6 (31.58%) HTTP
8 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 6 (31.58%) High Availability
8 6 (31.58%) OCFS2
8 6 (31.58%) Clustering
8 6 (31.58%) SCCM
8 6 (31.58%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (31.58%) SELinux
8 6 (31.58%) GlusterFS
8 6 (31.58%) GFS2
9 5 (26.32%) SDLC
9 5 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (26.32%) Regular Expression
9 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
9 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery

CFEngine
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 (21.05%) Apache
1 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
3 2 (10.53%) Intranet
3 2 (10.53%) SSL
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Hudson
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Linux Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Splunk Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Linux Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Unix Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Unix Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Unix Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Regular Expression
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) LAMP
3 2 (10.53%) CGI
3 2 (10.53%) Embperl
3 2 (10.53%) FastCGI
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Taxonomies
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) CentOS
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE
5 2 (10.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Patch Management
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) High Availability
4 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Data Security
6 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
6 2 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
6 2 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) Python
2 15 (78.95%) Ruby
3 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
3 7 (36.84%) PHP
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Perl
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) GFS2
1 6 (31.58%) GlusterFS
1 6 (31.58%) OCFS2
2 4 (21.05%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) vCloud
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (100.00%) Puppet
2 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (36.84%) Ansible
3 7 (36.84%) Nagios
4 6 (31.58%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (31.58%) SCCM
4 6 (31.58%) SELinux
5 5 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (10.53%) logstash
6 2 (10.53%) Netcool
7 1 (5.26%) SCOM
7 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (5.26%) SCVMM
7 1 (5.26%) Unicenter
7 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Splunk
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
5 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.26%) CA
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Nimsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Snow
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) SunGard
5 1 (5.26%) VMware