The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 132 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 8 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% - 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.52% - 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 13
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+71.87% -8.57%
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 South West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
525 486 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.45% 19.82% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 293 277
Average daily rate £375 £374 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 13
Average hourly rate £23.22 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £29.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OpenStack
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenStack across the South West region.

OpenStack Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Dorset - - - -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) NetApp
5 5 (50.00%) UNIX
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (50.00%) Service Management
5 5 (50.00%) Replication
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Java EE
5 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (50.00%) Eucalyptus
5 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (40.00%) Puppet
6 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Ruby
6 4 (40.00%) Python
7 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (50.00%) Eucalyptus
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Java EE
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Ruby
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) vCloud
3 1 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) NetApp
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Google