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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 191 195 207
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 20 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.92% 0.92% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% -21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £370 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £489 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £463 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+163.15% -
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London

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
1042 980 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.64% 16.75% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 662 796
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 57
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.48 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -22.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £28.20 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+29.51% -14.87%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 26 (74.29%) DevOps
2 24 (68.57%) Linux
3 19 (54.29%) Puppet
4 17 (48.57%) VMware
4 17 (48.57%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (45.71%) Ansible
6 15 (42.86%) Python
7 14 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (40.00%) Docker
7 14 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 12 (34.29%) Java
9 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (28.57%) Windows
10 10 (28.57%) KVM
11 9 (25.71%) Vagrant
11 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
11 9 (25.71%) Ruby
11 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.86%) JIRA
13 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
13 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 7 (20.00%) MySQL
14 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
14 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (14.29%) Release Management
15 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (14.29%) IIS
1 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.86%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) MySQL
2 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
5 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.86%) JIRA
3 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.57%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) Gradle
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) XSL
2 2 (5.71%) Django
2 2 (5.71%) Sinatra
2 2 (5.71%) Flask
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Kafka
3 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Java EE
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
4 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.29%) Open Source
5 5 (14.29%) Release Management
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Build Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Demand Management
8 2 (5.71%) Web Development
8 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
8 2 (5.71%) SDLC
9 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
9 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Python
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) Ruby
4 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
6 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.43%) SQL
7 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.57%) Perl
7 3 (8.57%) PHP
8 2 (5.71%) VBScript
8 2 (5.71%) Korn
9 1 (2.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) VCDX
3 1 (2.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Docker
2 10 (28.57%) KVM
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) Ceph
6 1 (2.86%) iptables
6 1 (2.86%) GPFS
6 1 (2.86%) NFS
6 1 (2.86%) Firmware
6 1 (2.86%) Gluster
6 1 (2.86%) Varnish
6 1 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) Puppet
2 17 (48.57%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (45.71%) Ansible
4 9 (25.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.71%) Cobbler
5 2 (5.71%) SCOM
6 1 (2.86%) yum
6 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.86%) Nagios
6 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.86%) logstash
6 1 (2.86%) Salt
6 1 (2.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (14.29%) IBM
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Perforce
4 4 (11.43%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) EMC
4 4 (11.43%) BMC
5 3 (8.57%) Hitachi
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) WorldPay
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.71%) Akamai
6 2 (5.71%) Splunk
6 2 (5.71%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.86%) Pega
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle