The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 409 523 480
Rank change year-on-year
+114 -43
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 148 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.050% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.74% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 16 10
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£500 £454 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% +17.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £663 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
OpenStack
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8521 7976 7212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.09% 17.49% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4804 4155
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 293 371
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.46 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.64%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +76 93 £500 +9.28% 18
Yorkshire +7 24 £300 -6.25% 5
South East - 16 £400 - 4
North West -15 4 £513 -
South West -7 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 3
East of England - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
OpenStack
UK

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 177 (61.25%) Puppet
2 172 (59.52%) Linux
3 157 (54.33%) DevOps
4 152 (52.60%) Python
5 140 (48.44%) VMware
6 127 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
7 112 (38.75%) Ruby
8 109 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (37.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 107 (37.02%) Jenkins
10 102 (35.29%) Configuration Management
11 100 (34.60%) Java
12 88 (30.45%) Windows
13 71 (24.57%) Open Source
14 65 (22.49%) Bash Shell
14 65 (22.49%) Red Hat
15 62 (21.45%) Nagios
16 60 (20.76%) NoSQL
17 56 (19.38%) MongoDB
17 56 (19.38%) Git (software)
18 55 (19.03%) MySQL
19 53 (18.34%) CentOS
20 50 (17.30%) vCloud
20 50 (17.30%) Ubuntu
21 49 (16.96%) Perl
22 48 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 45 (15.57%) Load Balancing
23 45 (15.57%) Apache
24 44 (15.22%) Security Cleared
25 43 (14.88%) New Relic

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 45 (15.57%) Apache
2 35 (12.11%) Node.js
3 21 (7.27%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.46%) IIS
6 9 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.08%) Eucalyptus
7 6 (2.08%) Confluence
8 5 (1.73%) nginx
9 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.38%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.35%) Jetty
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.35%) JBoss
12 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (12.46%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (11.42%) PaaS
5 25 (8.65%) IaaS
6 23 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (5.88%) Heroku
7 17 (5.88%) Engine Yard
8 15 (5.19%) SaaS
9 9 (3.11%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.38%) Google Apps
10 4 (1.38%) Office 365
11 2 (0.69%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.69%) GitHub
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.35%) Route 53
12 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.80%) DNS
2 33 (11.42%) SAN
3 30 (10.38%) TCP/IP
4 27 (9.34%) NAS
5 24 (8.30%) Firewall
6 18 (6.23%) Internet
7 16 (5.54%) NetScaler
8 15 (5.19%) VLAN
9 8 (2.77%) LAN
9 8 (2.77%) WAN
10 7 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (2.08%) SSL
12 5 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (1.73%) DHCP
12 5 (1.73%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.38%) LDAP
14 3 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.04%) VPN
14 3 (1.04%) HTTP
14 3 (1.04%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (20.76%) NoSQL
2 56 (19.38%) MongoDB
3 55 (19.03%) MySQL
4 43 (14.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (7.96%) SQL Server
6 16 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 16 (5.54%) RDBMS
7 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (3.46%) Redis
9 10 (3.46%) Big Data
10 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.73%) Riak
12 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.38%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.04%) HBase
14 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.69%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 107 (37.02%) Jenkins
2 56 (19.38%) Git (software)
3 35 (12.11%) Subversion
4 19 (6.57%) Maven
5 18 (6.23%) JIRA
6 7 (2.42%) StarTeam
7 6 (2.08%) Hudson
7 6 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.38%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.69%) GitLab
11 1 (0.35%) Mocha
11 1 (0.35%) Juju
11 1 (0.35%) JUnit
11 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.35%) Introscope
General
1 10 (3.46%) Banking
2 9 (3.11%) Publishing
3 8 (2.77%) Finance
4 3 (1.04%) Games
5 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.69%) Billing
5 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (37.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (15.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 41 (14.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 32 (11.07%) Consultant
5 30 (10.38%) Architect
6 25 (8.65%) DevOps Consultant
7 24 (8.30%) Senior Consultant
8 18 (6.23%) Analyst
9 17 (5.88%) Developer
10 16 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.50%) Wintel Analyst
12 12 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (3.11%) Technical Architect
15 7 (2.42%) Software Engineer
15 7 (2.42%) Linux Engineer
16 5 (1.73%) Systems Engineer
16 5 (1.73%) Java Developer
17 4 (1.38%) Technical Manager
17 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.46%) Web Services
2 25 (8.65%) .NET
3 20 (6.92%) Middleware
4 18 (6.23%) MCollective
5 12 (4.15%) RESTful
6 11 (3.81%) REST
6 11 (3.81%) JSON
7 9 (3.11%) XML
8 8 (2.77%) CSS
8 8 (2.77%) Servlets
8 8 (2.77%) SOAP
8 8 (2.77%) J2EE
8 8 (2.77%) HTML
9 7 (2.42%) Java EE
10 6 (2.08%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.08%) Spring
11 5 (1.73%) jQuery
11 5 (1.73%) Apache Camel
12 4 (1.38%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (1.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (24.57%) Open Source
2 22 (7.61%) Replication
3 21 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.88%) Clustering
5 15 (5.19%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.46%) Spread Betting
7 9 (3.11%) Wiki
7 9 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.08%) EFT
9 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.38%) CESG
10 4 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.38%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.04%) DataPower
11 3 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.04%) Statistics
12 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 172 (59.52%) Linux
2 88 (30.45%) Windows
3 53 (18.34%) CentOS
4 50 (17.30%) Ubuntu
5 30 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (7.27%) UNIX
8 12 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.11%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.11%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.42%) Debian
12 3 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.69%) AIX
13 2 (0.69%) Solaris
13 2 (0.69%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (54.33%) DevOps
2 109 (37.72%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 45 (15.57%) Load Balancing
5 38 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.03%) Service Delivery
6 29 (10.03%) Release Management
7 27 (9.34%) Kanban
7 27 (9.34%) Scrum
8 26 (9.00%) ITIL
9 23 (7.96%) SOA
10 20 (6.92%) Project Management
11 15 (5.19%) ITSM
11 15 (5.19%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.19%) Low Latency
12 13 (4.50%) Automated Testing
12 13 (4.50%) Validation
13 11 (3.81%) Service Management
14 10 (3.46%) TDD
14 10 (3.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 152 (52.60%) Python
2 112 (38.75%) Ruby
3 100 (34.60%) Java
4 65 (22.49%) Bash Shell
5 49 (16.96%) Perl
6 38 (13.15%) PowerShell
7 37 (12.80%) Shell Script
8 36 (12.46%) PHP
9 22 (7.61%) SQL
9 22 (7.61%) VBScript
10 21 (7.27%) C#
11 13 (4.50%) Korn
12 11 (3.81%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.42%) VB
14 6 (2.08%) C
15 5 (1.73%) C++
16 4 (1.38%) Scala
17 1 (0.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.00%) DV Cleared
3 21 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (2.77%) RHCE
4 8 (2.77%) VCAP
5 7 (2.42%) VCDX
5 7 (2.42%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.42%) RHCA
6 6 (2.08%) Degree
6 6 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.73%) VCP4
8 3 (1.04%) CCNP
8 3 (1.04%) CCNA
8 3 (1.04%) CCSA
9 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) HP APS
9 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.57%) QA
2 8 (2.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 109 (37.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (17.30%) vCloud
3 39 (13.49%) vSphere
4 29 (10.03%) Hyper-V
5 23 (7.96%) KVM
6 20 (6.92%) Active Directory
7 16 (5.54%) XenApp
8 15 (5.19%) QEMU
8 15 (5.19%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (4.84%) Docker
10 6 (2.08%) VirtualBox
10 6 (2.08%) Xen
11 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.04%) XenServer
12 3 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.69%) Firmware
13 2 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 177 (61.25%) Puppet
2 127 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (21.45%) Nagios
4 41 (14.19%) Ansible
5 37 (12.80%) ZABBIX
6 31 (10.73%) Salt
7 29 (10.03%) Vagrant
8 22 (7.61%) SCCM
8 22 (7.61%) Graphite
8 22 (7.61%) Cobbler
9 21 (7.27%) Kibana
10 19 (6.57%) Zenoss
11 15 (5.19%) collectd
11 15 (5.19%) Graylog
11 15 (5.19%) EdgeSight
11 15 (5.19%) HP SIM
11 15 (5.19%) SCOM
11 15 (5.19%) SCVMM
12 10 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 140 (48.44%) VMware
2 65 (22.49%) Red Hat
3 43 (14.88%) New Relic
4 40 (13.84%) Oracle
5 33 (11.42%) Microsoft
6 30 (10.38%) Perforce
7 26 (9.00%) IBM
7 26 (9.00%) Rackspace
8 23 (7.96%) HP
9 22 (7.61%) Citrix
10 16 (5.54%) Splunk
10 16 (5.54%) Cisco
11 15 (5.19%) Dell
11 15 (5.19%) CA
11 15 (5.19%) Veritas
11 15 (5.19%) Nimsoft
11 15 (5.19%) ServiceNow
11 15 (5.19%) Veeam
12 13 (4.50%) NetApp
13 11 (3.81%) AppDynamics
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