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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 130 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.14% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.20% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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
499 512 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 17.58% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 236 376
Average daily rate £335 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 56 63
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £34.60 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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
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 18 September 2014. 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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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
Manchester - - - -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (66.67%) Puppet
3 9 (60.00%) DevOps
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (40.00%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Apache
6 5 (33.33%) vCloud
6 5 (33.33%) Ansible
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (26.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (26.67%) CentOS
7 4 (26.67%) nginx
7 4 (26.67%) Hudson
7 4 (26.67%) RightScale
7 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (26.67%) Open Source
7 4 (26.67%) JVM Tuning
7 4 (26.67%) Route 53
7 4 (26.67%) Big Data
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (26.67%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (26.67%) Vagrant
7 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
7 4 (26.67%) Java

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) Jetty
2 4 (26.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (26.67%) Amazon S3
3 4 (26.67%) Route 53
3 4 (26.67%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (13.33%) SaaS
4 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Maven
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (26.67%) Hudson
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Servlets
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (26.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 9 (60.00%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) JVM Tuning
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (33.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Puppet
2 6 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (33.33%) Ansible
4 4 (26.67%) Vagrant
5 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) RightScale
4 3 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Rackspace