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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 139 149 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.73% 1.54% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Median daily rate £500 £429 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% +10.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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
579 518 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.78% 13.72% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 307 221
Median daily rate £385 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.00 £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 July 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 July 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 - 7 £500 - 6
Cheshire +2 2 - -
Lancashire -9 1 - -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) Puppet
3 18 (62.07%) DevOps
4 16 (55.17%) Python
5 15 (51.72%) Bash Shell
6 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
6 14 (48.28%) Jenkins
7 13 (44.83%) Unix
8 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (37.93%) Ruby
9 11 (37.93%) CentOS
9 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (34.48%) Perl
10 10 (34.48%) Ubuntu
10 10 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (31.03%) Ansible
11 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
11 9 (31.03%) Windows
11 9 (31.03%) VMware
12 8 (27.59%) Open Source
12 8 (27.59%) PaaS
12 8 (27.59%) Docker
13 7 (24.14%) Nagios
14 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
14 6 (20.69%) Java
14 6 (20.69%) DNS
14 6 (20.69%) OpenNebula
15 5 (17.24%) KVM
15 5 (17.24%) Apache

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 (17.24%) Apache
2 4 (13.79%) SAS
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.90%) nginx
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (27.59%) PaaS
3 3 (10.34%) IaaS
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) Engine Yard
4 2 (6.90%) GitHub
4 2 (6.90%) Heroku
4 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
5 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 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) LDAP
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) HBase
3 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%) GoCD
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) NuGet
5 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps Engineer
1 10 (34.48%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Java Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Unix Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) EMC Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) MCollective
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) Lucene
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) DataPower
3 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) Unix
3 11 (37.93%) CentOS
4 10 (34.48%) Ubuntu
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) Debian
7 4 (13.79%) Mac OS
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.34%) AIX
8 3 (10.34%) Fedora
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
9 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) DevOps
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Open Source
4 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.90%) Microservices
7 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) SDLC
7 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.90%) Workflow
8 1 (3.45%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Python
2 15 (51.72%) Bash Shell
3 11 (37.93%) Ruby
4 10 (34.48%) Perl
5 6 (20.69%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.24%) C
6 5 (17.24%) C++
6 5 (17.24%) Korn
6 5 (17.24%) PHP
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) Go
8 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
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 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.90%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (27.59%) Docker
3 5 (17.24%) KVM
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
5 2 (6.90%) XenServer
6 1 (3.45%) HDFS
6 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) Puppet
2 10 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (31.03%) Ansible
4 7 (24.14%) Nagios
5 6 (20.69%) OpenNebula
6 5 (17.24%) Cacti
7 4 (13.79%) HAProxy
7 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
8 3 (10.34%) Salt
9 2 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (6.90%) Cobbler
9 2 (6.90%) Mesos
10 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
10 1 (3.45%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Isilon