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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 142 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 6 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.25% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.95% 1.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£503 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
631 433 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 15.28% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 228 209
Average daily rate £375 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 43
Average hourly rate £16.17 £29.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.18% +51.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £14.75 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 2015. 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
Lancashire - 3 £503 -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Salt
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (50.00%) Ansible
3 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (50.00%) OpenShift
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Jetty

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (16.67%) Jetty
3 1 (16.67%) nginx
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
1 3 (50.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (16.67%) Route 53
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) AIX Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (50.00%) Ansible
2 3 (50.00%) Salt
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) RightScale
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat