The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 186 212 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.099% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.94% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£401 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
959 1168 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.63% 16.49% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 792 932
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £59.00 £53.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Python
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Ruby
4 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (50.00%) Puppet
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (43.75%) Ubuntu
6 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 6 (37.50%) JSON
6 6 (37.50%) XML
6 6 (37.50%) DevOps
7 5 (31.25%) KVM
7 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (31.25%) Nagios
7 5 (31.25%) Wiki
8 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 4 (25.00%) Release Management
8 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
8 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
8 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
8 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (25.00%) Service Management
8 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) IMAP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) MRTG
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) OSS Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Wiki
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Ubuntu
4 3 (18.75%) Debian
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (25.00%) Release Management
2 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
2 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Security
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Python
2 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
3 8 (50.00%) Ruby
3 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) KVM
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
3 1 (6.25%) Dovecot
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) Squid
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Puppet
2 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (31.25%) Nagios
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) Ganglia
5 1 (6.25%) Cacti
5 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (12.50%) Rackspace
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell