The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 197 222 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.042% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.72% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £483 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.32% +48.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
972 1265 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.23% 17.64% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 888 828
Average daily rate £399 £412 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 46
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £35.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.32%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

OpenStack
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenStack across the City of London region.

OpenStack Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenStack across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

OpenStack Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OpenStack also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenStack.

1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 12 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) Python
4 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (50.00%) JSON
4 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
5 7 (43.75%) Ruby
6 6 (37.50%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) Wiki
7 5 (31.25%) Open Source
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) KVM
10 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (12.50%) REST
10 2 (12.50%) IaaS
10 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Debian
10 2 (12.50%) Replication
10 2 (12.50%) VMware
10 2 (12.50%) HP
10 2 (12.50%) SAN
10 2 (12.50%) XenServer
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (12.50%) CentOS
10 2 (12.50%) Test Management
10 2 (12.50%) JIRA

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing OpenStack also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenStack. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
2 1 (6.25%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) JSON
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Wiki
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Debian
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
1 2 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) OOP
2 1 (6.25%) OO
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
3 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) KVM
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Varnish
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
3 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) collectd
3 1 (6.25%) StatsD
3 1 (6.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
3 1 (6.25%) Scality