Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 864 869
Rank change year-on-year +31 +5 -29
Contract jobs citing Cobbler 56 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 30
UK median daily rate £525 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +10.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £309 £335 £346
90th Percentile £538 £494 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £430 £388
% change year-on-year -9.88% +10.97% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cobbler 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 11554 11638 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.32% 11.01% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 7439 5986
UK median daily rate £475 £442 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 269 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +10.35% -4.42%
10th Percentile £10.95 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.30 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.87 £23.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year -32.49% +23.49% -5.13%

Cobbler
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cobbler as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cobbler in the UK

Cobbler
Top 8 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +69 48 £525 +22.09% 11
London +18 33 £525 +16.67% 1
UK excluding London +43 23 £388 -9.88% 13
North of England +65 8 £423 -1.74% 7
Scotland - 8 £338 - 3
Yorkshire +24 7 £420 -2.33% 5
South East +20 7 £375 - 1
North West +25 1 £450 +4.65% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 55 (98.21%) Puppet
2 45 (80.36%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (69.64%) Java
4 37 (66.07%) Ansible
5 36 (64.29%) JBoss
6 35 (62.50%) Tomcat
7 33 (58.93%) BDD
7 33 (58.93%) TDD
8 32 (57.14%) Spring
8 32 (57.14%) MongoDB
8 32 (57.14%) NoSQL
8 32 (57.14%) Hadoop
8 32 (57.14%) Jetty
8 32 (57.14%) Hibernate
9 31 (55.36%) Multithreading
10 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
11 24 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (41.07%) Linux
13 21 (37.50%) Python
14 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
15 18 (32.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 17 (30.36%) Finance
17 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (25.00%) Ruby
19 13 (23.21%) Unix
19 13 (23.21%) Docker
20 11 (19.64%) DevOps
20 11 (19.64%) DSDM

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 36 (64.29%) JBoss
2 35 (62.50%) Tomcat
3 32 (57.14%) Jetty
4 8 (14.29%) Apache
4 8 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.36%) CloudStack
6 3 (5.36%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) AMQP
2 5 (8.93%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.14%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) SSH
4 2 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (57.14%) Hadoop
1 32 (57.14%) MongoDB
1 32 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 9 (16.07%) Redis
3 8 (14.29%) Couchbase
3 8 (14.29%) Riak
4 6 (10.71%) MySQL
5 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Selenium
1 9 (16.07%) Vagrant
2 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 30 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Administrator
4 7 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Lead Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) BPM Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (5.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 32 (57.14%) Spring
2 8 (14.29%) HTML
2 8 (14.29%) JMS
2 8 (14.29%) JPA
2 8 (14.29%) LAMP
3 7 (12.50%) HTML5
3 7 (12.50%) Kafka
3 7 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) Drools
4 2 (3.57%) React
5 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.79%) JAAS
5 1 (1.79%) Java EE
5 1 (1.79%) JMX
5 1 (1.79%) JNDI
5 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.36%) Grid Computing
3 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Linux
2 14 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (23.21%) Unix
4 9 (16.07%) CentOS
5 7 (12.50%) Windows
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 4 (7.14%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) BDD
1 33 (58.93%) TDD
2 31 (55.36%) Multithreading
3 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
4 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (32.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (19.64%) DevOps
6 11 (19.64%) DSDM
6 11 (19.64%) RUP
6 11 (19.64%) Scrum
7 10 (17.86%) Kanban
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 7 (12.50%) Concurrent Programming
10 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Microservices
10 7 (12.50%) System Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) Python
3 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
4 14 (25.00%) Ruby
5 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
6 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.71%) Perl
8 5 (8.93%) C
9 4 (7.14%) PHP
9 4 (7.14%) SQL
10 3 (5.36%) C++
10 3 (5.36%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) RHCE
5 1 (1.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) NFS
3 4 (7.14%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Xen
4 3 (5.36%) XenServer
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (98.21%) Puppet
2 45 (80.36%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (66.07%) Ansible
4 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (5.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 7 (12.50%) Splunk
3 7 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle
5 3 (5.36%) EMC
5 3 (5.36%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.79%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica