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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache CloudStack
Rank 568 519 576
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +57
Contract jobs citing CloudStack 19 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.007%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.20% 0.23% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
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
9356 8283 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.37% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5744 4690 5295
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 410 445
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CloudStack within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

CloudStack Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CloudStack
Top 2 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 19 £450 +5.88% 2
London -7 10 £465 -2.10% 1

CloudStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (87.10%) UNIX
1 27 (87.10%) Linux
2 19 (61.29%) Nagios
2 19 (61.29%) Ruby
2 19 (61.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (61.29%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (58.06%) Akamai
3 18 (58.06%) collectd
3 18 (58.06%) Web Services
4 17 (54.84%) Tomcat
5 16 (51.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (51.61%) Apache
6 15 (48.39%) nginx
7 13 (41.94%) Windows
7 13 (41.94%) Java
8 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
8 12 (38.71%) Citrix
8 12 (38.71%) XenApp
8 12 (38.71%) XenServer
8 12 (38.71%) XenDesktop
8 12 (38.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (38.71%) AppSense
8 12 (38.71%) NetScaler
9 11 (35.48%) Node.js
9 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
10 10 (32.26%) DNS
10 10 (32.26%) Security Management

CloudStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (54.84%) Tomcat
2 16 (51.61%) Apache
2 16 (51.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (48.39%) nginx
4 11 (35.48%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) NetScaler
2 10 (32.26%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (61.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Redis
2 1 (3.23%) Hazelcast
2 1 (3.23%) OrientDB
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Linux
1 27 (87.10%) UNIX
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Gentoo
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Security Management
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Kanban
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Ruby
2 13 (41.94%) Java
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) XenApp
1 12 (38.71%) XenServer
1 12 (38.71%) XenDesktop
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) Nagios
1 19 (61.29%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (58.06%) collectd
3 6 (19.35%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Akamai
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Citrix
2 12 (38.71%) AppSense
3 10 (32.26%) Foundry
4 8 (25.81%) Vyatta
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 3 (9.68%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.23%) SendGrid
7 1 (3.23%) New Relic
7 1 (3.23%) Percona
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
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