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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 153 142 125
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 13 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 2.56% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Median daily rate £500 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
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
707 587 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.20% 16.01% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 332 219
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 27
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £45.80 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Cheshire -6 7 £525 +75.00%
Manchester - 4 £488 - 6
Lancashire +2 2 £410 -13.68% 1
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 19 (65.52%) Unix
2 19 (65.52%) Python
2 19 (65.52%) Puppet
2 19 (65.52%) DevOps
3 18 (62.07%) Bash Shell
4 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (51.72%) Ruby
6 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
7 12 (41.38%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (41.38%) Shell Script
8 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
9 10 (34.48%) SQL
10 9 (31.03%) Windows
10 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
10 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
11 8 (27.59%) CentOS
11 8 (27.59%) XenServer
11 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (27.59%) Scrum
11 8 (27.59%) VMware
11 8 (27.59%) Cobbler
12 7 (24.14%) Docker
12 7 (24.14%) Nagios
12 7 (24.14%) Perl
12 7 (24.14%) Ubuntu
13 6 (20.69%) Xen
13 6 (20.69%) vSphere

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 6 (20.69%) CloudStack
2 5 (17.24%) Apache
3 4 (13.79%) SAS
4 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (6.90%) JBoss
5 2 (6.90%) nginx
5 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (3.45%) Confluence
6 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) PaaS
3 4 (13.79%) IaaS
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (6.90%) Engine Yard
5 2 (6.90%) GitHub
5 2 (6.90%) Heroku
5 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
6 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) MRTG
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (13.79%) HTTP
3 4 (13.79%) IMAP
3 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
3 4 (13.79%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) Internet
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) HBase
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.34%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.90%) Ant
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) NuGet
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Java Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Unix Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Information Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (6.90%) MCollective
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) Lucene
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
1 2 (6.90%) DataPower
1 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
1 2 (6.90%) PKI
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 19 (65.52%) Unix
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) CentOS
5 7 (24.14%) Ubuntu
6 5 (17.24%) Debian
7 4 (13.79%) Mac OS
8 3 (10.34%) AIX
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) DevOps
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Configuration Management
3 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) DSDM
5 6 (20.69%) RUP
6 5 (17.24%) Open Source
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Server Building
9 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.90%) Microservices
9 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Workflow
10 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Python
2 18 (62.07%) Bash Shell
3 15 (51.72%) Ruby
4 12 (41.38%) Shell Script
5 10 (34.48%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) Perl
7 5 (17.24%) C
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) Java
7 5 (17.24%) Korn
7 5 (17.24%) PHP
8 2 (6.90%) Go
8 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (6.90%) CLAS
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.90%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (27.59%) XenServer
2 7 (24.14%) Docker
3 6 (20.69%) KVM
3 6 (20.69%) vSphere
3 6 (20.69%) Xen
4 4 (13.79%) Dovecot
4 4 (13.79%) iptables
4 4 (13.79%) Sendmail
4 4 (13.79%) Squid
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) vCloud
6 1 (3.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) Puppet
2 12 (41.38%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (27.59%) Cobbler
4 7 (24.14%) Nagios
5 6 (20.69%) Ansible
5 6 (20.69%) OpenNebula
5 6 (20.69%) Tivoli
6 5 (17.24%) Cacti
7 4 (13.79%) HAProxy
7 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
8 2 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (6.90%) Mesos
9 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
9 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) EnterpriseDB
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Rally