The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 148 138 127
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.00% 2.22% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.07% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
OpenStack
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
601 541 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.02% 14.55% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 312 215
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 30
Median hourly rate £14.34 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing OpenStack as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

OpenStack
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

OpenStack Daily Rate Trend in the North West

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenStack across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

OpenStack Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 6 £500 - 3
Cheshire -5 3 £550 +100.00%
Lancashire -5 3 £410 -13.68%
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 27 (90.00%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Puppet
2 21 (70.00%) DevOps
3 18 (60.00%) Python
4 17 (56.67%) Unix
4 17 (56.67%) Bash Shell
5 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (46.67%) Red Hat
6 14 (46.67%) Jenkins
7 13 (43.33%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (43.33%) Ruby
8 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (36.67%) CentOS
10 10 (33.33%) Ubuntu
10 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
11 9 (30.00%) Windows
11 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (30.00%) Ansible
12 8 (26.67%) Docker
12 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (26.67%) Open Source
12 8 (26.67%) PaaS
12 8 (26.67%) Perl
12 8 (26.67%) VMware
13 7 (23.33%) Nagios
13 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
13 7 (23.33%) SQL
14 6 (20.00%) OpenNebula
14 6 (20.00%) Java
14 6 (20.00%) DNS

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) CloudStack
2 4 (13.33%) SAS
3 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (6.67%) nginx
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (26.67%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Engine Yard
4 2 (6.67%) GitHub
4 2 (6.67%) Heroku
4 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) MRTG
3 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (13.33%) HTTP
3 4 (13.33%) IMAP
3 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
3 4 (13.33%) SMTP
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) LDAP
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) HBase
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.67%) Ant
4 2 (6.67%) GoCD
4 2 (6.67%) Maven
4 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) NuGet
5 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 3 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) AIX Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Java Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Unix Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Information Security Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Linux Scripter
8 1 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (6.67%) MCollective
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Lucene
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) DataPower
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Unix
3 11 (36.67%) CentOS
4 10 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 9 (30.00%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) Debian
7 4 (13.33%) Mac OS
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.00%) AIX
8 3 (10.00%) Fedora
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) DevOps
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Open Source
4 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.33%) DSDM
7 4 (13.33%) RUP
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.67%) Microservices
9 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Server Building
9 2 (6.67%) SOA
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.67%) Workflow
10 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
10 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Python
2 17 (56.67%) Bash Shell
3 13 (43.33%) Ruby
4 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 8 (26.67%) Perl
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) Java
8 5 (16.67%) C
8 5 (16.67%) C++
8 5 (16.67%) Korn
8 5 (16.67%) PHP
9 2 (6.67%) Go
9 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (6.67%) CLAS
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) XenServer
3 5 (16.67%) KVM
3 5 (16.67%) vSphere
4 4 (13.33%) Dovecot
4 4 (13.33%) iptables
4 4 (13.33%) Sendmail
4 4 (13.33%) Squid
4 4 (13.33%) Xen
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) vCloud
6 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (70.00%) Puppet
2 13 (43.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (30.00%) Ansible
4 7 (23.33%) Nagios
5 6 (20.00%) Cobbler
5 6 (20.00%) OpenNebula
6 5 (16.67%) Cacti
7 4 (13.33%) HAProxy
7 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
7 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
8 3 (10.00%) Salt
9 2 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (6.67%) Mesos
10 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
10 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) EnterpriseDB
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian