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 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.

CFEngine
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 627 619
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8  
Contract jobs citing CFEngine 8 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.18% 0.24% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Median daily rate £563 £438 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £465 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £363
% change year-on-year +33.33% +13.79%  
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 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%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CFEngine in the UK

CFEngine
Top 9 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 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
England +28 8 £563 +32.35% 4
London +20 5 £575 +31.42% 2
South East +14 2 £550 - 1
East Midlands -8 1 £575 +53.33%
City of London - 1 £575 -
Northampton - 1 £575 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £575 -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £550 -

CFEngine
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (100.00%) Puppet
2 10 (90.91%) Python
3 9 (81.82%) Ruby
4 8 (72.73%) Linux
5 7 (63.64%) Unix
5 7 (63.64%) DevOps
6 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
7 5 (45.45%) High Availability
7 5 (45.45%) Clustering
7 5 (45.45%) OCFS2
7 5 (45.45%) Ansible
7 5 (45.45%) SELinux
7 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
7 5 (45.45%) GlusterFS
7 5 (45.45%) GFS2
7 5 (45.45%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (36.36%) Java
9 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (27.27%) Perl
9 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
9 3 (27.27%) Finance
9 3 (27.27%) Nagios
9 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
9 3 (27.27%) Splunk
9 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
9 3 (27.27%) Docker
9 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
10 2 (18.18%) Hudson

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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Hudson
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Linux Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Unix Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Unix Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
5 1 (9.09%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Python
2 9 (81.82%) Ruby
3 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 4 (36.36%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) PHP
7 1 (9.09%) C
7 1 (9.09%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) GFS2
1 5 (45.45%) GlusterFS
1 5 (45.45%) OCFS2
2 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (100.00%) Puppet
2 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (45.45%) Ansible
3 5 (45.45%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (45.45%) SELinux
4 3 (27.27%) Nagios
5 2 (18.18%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 1 (9.09%) Cacti
6 1 (9.09%) Icinga
6 1 (9.09%) logstash
6 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) SaltStack
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat