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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 142 169 131
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -38
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 13 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.045% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.31% 0.32% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Median daily rate £425 £383 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £383 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £383 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +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
563 633 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.89% 14.31% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 397 266
Median daily rate £400 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £512 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £10.94 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £27.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 11 £425 - 7
Cheshire - 1 £435 - 2
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 21 (84.00%) Linux
2 20 (80.00%) Puppet
3 19 (76.00%) DevOps
4 16 (64.00%) Python
5 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
6 13 (52.00%) Perl
7 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (44.00%) Ruby
9 10 (40.00%) Ubuntu
9 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (40.00%) CentOS
10 9 (36.00%) Open Source
10 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (36.00%) VMware
11 8 (32.00%) Unix
11 8 (32.00%) Ansible
11 8 (32.00%) PaaS
12 7 (28.00%) Nagios
12 7 (28.00%) DNS
13 6 (24.00%) Apache
13 6 (24.00%) PHP
13 6 (24.00%) MySQL
13 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
14 5 (20.00%) Cacti

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 (24.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) SAS
3 3 (12.00%) nginx
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (32.00%) PaaS
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (12.00%) IaaS
4 2 (8.00%) Engine Yard
4 2 (8.00%) GitHub
4 2 (8.00%) Heroku
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (20.00%) IMAP
2 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 5 (20.00%) MRTG
2 5 (20.00%) SMTP
3 3 (12.00%) LDAP
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) NAS
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) Maven
3 3 (12.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) GoCD
4 2 (8.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (28.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) AIX Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) EMC Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) EMC Storage Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Unix Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Broadcast Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) MCollective
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) DataPower
3 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) BBC
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) CentOS
2 10 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 8 (32.00%) Unix
4 5 (20.00%) Debian
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Fedora
7 2 (8.00%) AIX
8 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) DevOps
2 9 (36.00%) Open Source
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) Microservices
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (8.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) ERP
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Python
2 14 (56.00%) Bash Shell
3 13 (52.00%) Perl
4 11 (44.00%) Ruby
5 6 (24.00%) PHP
5 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (20.00%) C
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Korn
7 4 (16.00%) C++
8 2 (8.00%) Go
8 2 (8.00%) SQL
9 1 (4.00%) C#
9 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.00%) AWS Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) Dovecot
2 5 (20.00%) iptables
2 5 (20.00%) KVM
2 5 (20.00%) Sendmail
2 5 (20.00%) Squid
3 4 (16.00%) Docker
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) XenServer
5 1 (4.00%) Ceph
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (80.00%) Puppet
2 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (32.00%) Ansible
4 7 (28.00%) Nagios
5 5 (20.00%) Cacti
5 5 (20.00%) HAProxy
5 5 (20.00%) OpenNebula
6 3 (12.00%) Salt
7 2 (8.00%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
7 2 (8.00%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
8 1 (4.00%) Mesos
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) BMC
4 2 (8.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) Isilon
4 2 (8.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Talend