The first table below looks at the demand for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 16 April 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 England 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 522 514 560
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +46
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 44 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.034% 0.005%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.19% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 1
Average daily rate £458 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8985 7697 9111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.16% 17.53% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5536 4430 5046
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 395 414
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
OpenStack
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OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in England

OpenStack
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

OpenStack Daily Rate Trend in England

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenStack across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

OpenStack Daily Rate Histogram in England

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 28 £458 -8.50% 16
North West - 12 £400 -
South West -12 3 - - 1
South East -11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
OpenStack
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OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 45 (70.31%) Puppet
2 42 (65.63%) Linux
3 33 (51.56%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (43.75%) Configuration Management
5 25 (39.06%) Java
6 23 (35.94%) Tomcat
7 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
7 19 (29.69%) Apache
8 18 (28.13%) Red Hat
8 18 (28.13%) DNS
8 18 (28.13%) Ruby
8 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (25.00%) Open Source
9 16 (25.00%) VMware
9 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.44%) Windows
10 15 (23.44%) nginx
10 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (20.31%) PaaS
11 13 (20.31%) Vagrant
12 12 (18.75%) Nagios
13 11 (17.19%) Web Services
13 11 (17.19%) Python
13 11 (17.19%) IaaS
13 11 (17.19%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (17.19%) Node.js
14 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (15.63%) Big Data
14 10 (15.63%) Maven

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 23 (35.94%) Tomcat
2 19 (29.69%) Apache
3 15 (23.44%) nginx
4 11 (17.19%) Node.js
5 10 (15.63%) WebSphere
6 7 (10.94%) Jetty
7 4 (6.25%) Confluence
8 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
9 2 (3.13%) IIS
10 1 (1.56%) CloudStack
10 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (20.31%) PaaS
3 11 (17.19%) IaaS
3 11 (17.19%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (14.06%) Amazon S3
4 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (10.94%) Route 53
5 7 (10.94%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (6.25%) SaaS
8 3 (4.69%) OpenShift
8 3 (4.69%) Jelastic
9 2 (3.13%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (3.13%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) DHCP
2 8 (12.50%) HTTP
2 8 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (4.69%) SSH
3 3 (4.69%) FTP
4 2 (3.13%) NAS
4 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) LDAP
5 1 (1.56%) VLAN
5 1 (1.56%) IMAP
5 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.56%) SMTP
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) MRTG
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Big Data
2 9 (14.06%) MySQL
3 8 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.69%) Redis
7 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.56%) ObjectStore
8 1 (1.56%) OrientDB
8 1 (1.56%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.56%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.63%) Maven
3 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.94%) JUnit
4 7 (10.94%) Hudson
4 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.81%) JIRA
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.56%) Mocha
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Games
2 2 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.13%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Consultant
10 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Web Services
2 7 (10.94%) Servlets
2 7 (10.94%) RESTful
3 3 (4.69%) Middleware
3 3 (4.69%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) XML
5 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.56%) SAML
5 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Open Source
2 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.25%) Clustering
4 3 (4.69%) CESG
4 3 (4.69%) Firmware
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.56%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (65.63%) Linux
2 15 (23.44%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (15.63%) Ubuntu
4 9 (14.06%) CentOS
5 7 (10.94%) UNIX
6 3 (4.69%) Debian
6 3 (4.69%) AIX
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.94%) Service Management
4 7 (10.94%) Security Management
4 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (10.94%) JVM Tuning
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
5 6 (9.38%) Release Management
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.81%) SOA
6 5 (7.81%) Fault Management
6 5 (7.81%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.69%) Data Management
8 3 (4.69%) ITIL
8 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) Ruby
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.81%) Perl
7 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 4 (6.25%) SQL
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.13%) C
10 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) Korn
10 1 (1.56%) C#
10 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.69%) RHCE
2 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) VCAP
3 2 (3.13%) VCDX
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.06%) KVM
3 8 (12.50%) vCloud
4 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.38%) vSphere
5 4 (6.25%) NFS
6 2 (3.13%) Docker
6 2 (3.13%) XenServer
6 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.13%) Xen
7 1 (1.56%) Squid
7 1 (1.56%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.56%) Varnish
7 1 (1.56%) XenApp
7 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 45 (70.31%) Puppet
2 33 (51.56%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (20.31%) Vagrant
4 12 (18.75%) Nagios
5 8 (12.50%) Ansible
6 5 (7.81%) Ganglia
7 3 (4.69%) HAProxy
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (3.13%) Scalr
8 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (3.13%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.56%) Cacti
9 1 (1.56%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.56%) collectd
9 1 (1.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Red Hat
2 16 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Rackspace
3 7 (10.94%) RightScale
4 6 (9.38%) Foundry
4 6 (9.38%) Oracle
5 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.69%) JBoss
6 3 (4.69%) IBM
6 3 (4.69%) BMC
6 3 (4.69%) New Relic
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) Remedy
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.56%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (1.56%) SendGrid
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