The first table below looks at the demand for CloudStack skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CloudStack over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache CloudStack
Rank 586 565 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing CloudStack 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.041% 0.092% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9655 8718 9866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.67% 17.05% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5674 4980 5629
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 420 443
Average hourly rate £17.68 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

CloudStack
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CloudStack within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CloudStack Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CloudStack
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CloudStack within the UK.

CloudStack Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CloudStack
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CloudStack within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
London +3 4 £444 -6.57% 1
England -8 4 £444 -3.53% 2
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1

CloudStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CloudStack 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 CloudStack.

1 15 (83.33%) UNIX
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
2 11 (61.11%) Nagios
2 11 (61.11%) Ruby
2 11 (61.11%) nginx
2 11 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (61.11%) Akamai
2 11 (61.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (61.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (61.11%) collectd
2 11 (61.11%) DevOps
2 11 (61.11%) Opsview
3 10 (55.56%) Ansible
3 10 (55.56%) Node.js
3 10 (55.56%) Java
3 10 (55.56%) Apache
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Security Management
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (38.89%) AppSense
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 7 (38.89%) XenApp
5 7 (38.89%) XenServer
5 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) SQL

CloudStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CloudStack 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 CloudStack. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
1 11 (61.11%) nginx
1 11 (61.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (55.56%) Node.js
2 10 (55.56%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Apache Cassandra
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Support
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) UNIX
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) DevOps
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Security Management
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Ruby
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (38.89%) XenApp
1 7 (38.89%) XenServer
1 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) Nagios
1 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (61.11%) collectd
1 11 (61.11%) Opsview
2 10 (55.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Akamai
2 7 (38.89%) AppSense
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Vyatta