The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cobbler skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cobbler over the 3 months to 23 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.

Cobbler
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 616 630
Rank change year-on-year +28 +14  
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 14 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.050% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.28% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 6
Median daily rate £450 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +32.35% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cobbler 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 5063 6065 4804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.82% 11.27% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3321 3905 2951
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 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 137 164
Median hourly rate £24.18 £28.63 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +39.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.85 £20.19
% change year-on-year -49.78% +72.65%  

Cobbler
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cobbler in the UK

Cobbler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cobbler in the UK

Cobbler
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cobbler over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cobbler in the UK

Cobbler
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cobbler within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +18 13 £450 +5.88% 8
South East +12 5 £300 -
Hampshire - 4 - -
North West +24 3 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 3
Leeds - 3 £450 - 3
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
London -7 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cobbler 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 Cobbler.

1 38 (100.00%) Puppet
2 36 (94.74%) Linux
3 33 (86.84%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (68.42%) DevOps
5 25 (65.79%) Bash Shell
6 22 (57.89%) Unix
7 21 (55.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (47.37%) Shell Script
8 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (42.11%) Red Hat
10 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
11 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
11 13 (34.21%) JBoss
12 12 (31.58%) Java
12 12 (31.58%) Perl
12 12 (31.58%) Smart Meter
13 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (28.95%) Splunk
13 11 (28.95%) RHCE
13 11 (28.95%) Docker
14 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
14 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
14 10 (26.32%) Redis
15 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
15 9 (23.68%) CISSP
15 9 (23.68%) RHCSA
16 8 (21.05%) Python
16 8 (21.05%) SQL
16 8 (21.05%) VMware

Cobbler
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 13 (34.21%) JBoss
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SSL
2 5 (13.16%) Wireshark
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) DNS
5 2 (5.26%) IPv6
5 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (26.32%) Redis
2 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.53%) git-flow
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Hudson
3 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Front Office
2 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Private Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Linux Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Unix Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Support Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) UI Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Unix Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (13.16%) JAAS
1 5 (13.16%) Java EE
1 5 (13.16%) JMS
1 5 (13.16%) JMX
1 5 (13.16%) JNDI
1 5 (13.16%) LAMP
1 5 (13.16%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) CGI
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Smart Meter
2 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.79%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Unix
3 21 (55.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.16%) CentOS
5 4 (10.53%) SUSE
6 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) DevOps
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
4 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.16%) Server Building
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) Kanban
7 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) Bash Shell
2 18 (47.37%) Shell Script
3 12 (31.58%) Java
3 12 (31.58%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) Python
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby
6 4 (10.53%) C
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) RHCE
4 9 (23.68%) CISSP
4 9 (23.68%) RHCSA
5 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (10.53%) CCIE
6 4 (10.53%) CCIE Security
7 2 (5.26%) CCNA
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.26%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Xen
4 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (100.00%) Puppet
2 33 (86.84%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (18.42%) Ansible
4 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (10.53%) Terraform
6 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Red Hat
2 11 (28.95%) Splunk
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Arqiva
5 3 (7.89%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) Informatica