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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
England / North West
Rank 114 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -15
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 17 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.16% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.91% 0.99% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Median daily rate £415 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £410 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.26% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
435 604 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.72% 15.91% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 341 265
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +44.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +24 17 £415 - 8
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 (96.43%) Linux
1 27 (96.43%) Puppet
2 25 (89.29%) Python
3 24 (85.71%) DevOps
4 21 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (75.00%) Ruby
5 19 (67.86%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
7 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (46.43%) Shell Script
9 12 (42.86%) Nagios
9 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
9 12 (42.86%) Unix
9 12 (42.86%) Java
9 12 (42.86%) CentOS
10 10 (35.71%) Ansible
11 9 (32.14%) CloudStack
11 9 (32.14%) Open Source
11 9 (32.14%) vSphere
11 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
12 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
12 8 (28.57%) Perl
12 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (28.57%) VMware
12 8 (28.57%) Kibana
13 7 (25.00%) Graphite
13 7 (25.00%) Riemann
13 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (25.00%) Travis CI

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 9 (32.14%) CloudStack
2 7 (25.00%) Apache
3 5 (17.86%) SAS
4 2 (7.14%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 21 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 7 (25.00%) SSL
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (17.86%) HTTP
3 5 (17.86%) IMAP
3 5 (17.86%) iSCSI
3 5 (17.86%) MRTG
3 5 (17.86%) SMTP
4 3 (10.71%) LDAP
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) GoCD
2 7 (25.00%) Subversion
2 7 (25.00%) Travis CI
3 2 (7.14%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) ELK Stack
2 1 (3.57%) MCollective
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) CentOS
2 12 (42.86%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Fedora
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Debian
4 5 (17.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) DevOps
2 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
2 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (32.14%) Open Source
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Python
2 21 (75.00%) Ruby
3 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
4 13 (46.43%) Shell Script
5 12 (42.86%) Java
6 8 (28.57%) Perl
7 6 (21.43%) PHP
8 5 (17.86%) C
8 5 (17.86%) Korn
9 4 (14.29%) C++
10 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) vSphere
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) Xen
3 7 (25.00%) XenServer
4 5 (17.86%) Dovecot
4 5 (17.86%) iptables
4 5 (17.86%) KVM
4 5 (17.86%) Sendmail
4 5 (17.86%) Squid
5 1 (3.57%) Ceph
5 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (96.43%) Puppet
2 19 (67.86%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (42.86%) Nagios
4 10 (35.71%) Ansible
5 8 (28.57%) Kibana
6 7 (25.00%) Cobbler
6 7 (25.00%) Ganglia
6 7 (25.00%) Graphite
6 7 (25.00%) Riemann
7 5 (17.86%) Cacti
7 5 (17.86%) HAProxy
7 5 (17.86%) OpenNebula
8 1 (3.57%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
8 1 (3.57%) logstash
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) Isilon
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) Talend