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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 150 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.43% 0.90% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate
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£429 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £388 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £438 £325
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% -
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
558 444 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 14.79% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 218 237
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 49
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £28.70 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Lancashire +13 5 £475 +5.55%
Cheshire -9 2 £300 -22.58%
Merseyside - 1 £383 -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (88.89%) Linux
1 16 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (66.67%) Python
2 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (55.56%) Puppet
5 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (50.00%) DevOps
5 9 (50.00%) Open Source
6 8 (44.44%) QEMU
6 8 (44.44%) KVM
7 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 5 (27.78%) CentOS
9 5 (27.78%) Ruby
9 5 (27.78%) Java
10 4 (22.22%) Perl
10 4 (22.22%) Windows
10 4 (22.22%) Debian
10 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
10 4 (22.22%) Nagios
10 4 (22.22%) IBM
10 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 4 (22.22%) Ubuntu
10 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
10 4 (22.22%) Munin

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 4 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) Jetty
2 1 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) PaaS
2 3 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
4 1 (5.56%) Heroku
4 1 (5.56%) Engine Yard
4 1 (5.56%) Route 53
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Servlets
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
3 4 (22.22%) Debian
3 4 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 9 (50.00%) Open Source
2 9 (50.00%) DevOps
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Auto-Scaling
6 1 (5.56%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Python
1 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) Ruby
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) QEMU
2 8 (44.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Puppet
2 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (22.22%) Nagios
3 4 (22.22%) Munin
3 4 (22.22%) Graphite
4 3 (16.67%) Ansible
4 3 (16.67%) Salt
5 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) RightScale