The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 515 559 599
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +40
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 97 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.051% 0.009%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.95% 0.29% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 18 2
Average daily rate
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£414 £440 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £559 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OpenStack Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenStack
Daily Rate Trend

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

OpenStack Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

OpenStack Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OpenStack
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack within the UK.

OpenStack Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenStack
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +62 94 £414 -8.05% 31
London +59 59 £400 -20.00% 15
East Midlands - 13 £500 - 1
Leicestershire - 9 £550 -
City of London +31 8 £414 -19.26% 4
Leicester - 7 £550 -
North West -3 6 £394 +24.01%
South East +8 5 £513 +21.23% 7
East of England -18 5 £413 -35.29% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Wales - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £400 - 1
Northampton - 3 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
Suffolk - 2 - -
South West - 2 £900 - 2
Berkshire +7 1 £513 +21.23% 2
Leeds - 1 - - 4
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Reading - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 113 (73.86%) Linux
2 94 (61.44%) Puppet
3 89 (58.17%) DevOps
4 85 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (38.56%) Python
6 58 (37.91%) Jenkins
7 57 (37.25%) Java
8 48 (31.37%) VMware
9 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (26.80%) Red Hat
11 39 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (24.84%) Ruby
12 38 (24.84%) Configuration Management
13 37 (24.18%) Open Source
14 35 (22.88%) vCloud
15 34 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (21.57%) Nagios
17 31 (20.26%) Vagrant
18 30 (19.61%) Windows
19 29 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (18.95%) Ansible
20 28 (18.30%) CentOS
21 27 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
21 27 (17.65%) Apache
22 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
23 25 (16.34%) NoSQL
23 25 (16.34%) Load Balancing
24 24 (15.69%) Shell Script
25 23 (15.03%) Ubuntu
25 23 (15.03%) Rackspace

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (17.65%) Apache
2 15 (9.80%) Node.js
3 13 (8.50%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.23%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.92%) nginx
6 4 (2.61%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (2.61%) Jetty
7 3 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.31%) Confluence
8 2 (1.31%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Office
1 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (12.42%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (10.46%) IaaS
5 15 (9.80%) PaaS
6 12 (7.84%) SaaS
7 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.61%) Route 53
8 4 (2.61%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.61%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.96%) Google Apps
10 2 (1.31%) Heroku
11 1 (0.65%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.65%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.73%) Internet
2 17 (11.11%) SAN
3 13 (8.50%) DNS
4 10 (6.54%) Firewall
4 10 (6.54%) NAS
5 9 (5.88%) WAN
6 8 (5.23%) LAN
7 7 (4.58%) HTTP
8 6 (3.92%) LDAP
8 6 (3.92%) BIG-IP
9 5 (3.27%) DHCP
10 4 (2.61%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.96%) VLAN
11 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.96%) VoIP
11 3 (1.96%) VPN
11 3 (1.96%) VRRP
11 3 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.34%) NoSQL
2 22 (14.38%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (8.50%) MySQL
5 9 (5.88%) Big Data
6 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.27%) Redis
8 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.96%) DB2
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (37.91%) Jenkins
2 26 (16.99%) Git (software)
3 22 (14.38%) Maven
4 12 (7.84%) JIRA
5 10 (6.54%) Subversion
6 6 (3.92%) JUnit
7 4 (2.61%) Hudson
7 4 (2.61%) Ant
7 4 (2.61%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.96%) Selenium
9 2 (1.31%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 9 (5.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Publishing
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
4 4 (2.61%) Billing
5 3 (1.96%) Games
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (37.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (18.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 23 (15.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Architect
5 16 (10.46%) Consultant
6 14 (9.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (8.50%) DevOps Consultant
8 11 (7.19%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.54%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (6.54%) Administrator
10 9 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.58%) Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
14 5 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
15 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Architect
15 4 (2.61%) Technical Architect
15 4 (2.61%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.76%) JSON
2 16 (10.46%) Web Services
2 16 (10.46%) XML
3 4 (2.61%) REST
3 4 (2.61%) Servlets
3 4 (2.61%) Java EE
4 3 (1.96%) .NET
4 3 (1.96%) Middleware
5 2 (1.31%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.31%) SAML
5 2 (1.31%) HTML
5 2 (1.31%) SOAP
5 2 (1.31%) XSLT
5 2 (1.31%) JAXB
5 2 (1.31%) OpenID
5 2 (1.31%) HTML5
5 2 (1.31%) RESTful
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.18%) Open Source
2 18 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.50%) Wiki
4 7 (4.58%) Replication
5 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.61%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.96%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.31%) Online Games
9 1 (0.65%) NGOSS
9 1 (0.65%) CESG
9 1 (0.65%) Statistics
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 113 (73.86%) Linux
2 34 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (19.61%) Windows
4 28 (18.30%) CentOS
5 23 (15.03%) Ubuntu
6 14 (9.15%) UNIX
7 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.27%) Debian
8 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (58.17%) DevOps
2 43 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (24.84%) Configuration Management
4 25 (16.34%) Load Balancing
5 22 (14.38%) ITIL
6 19 (12.42%) Kanban
7 17 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 15 (9.80%) E-Commerce
9 14 (9.15%) Scrum
10 10 (6.54%) Migration
11 8 (5.23%) Build Automation
12 7 (4.58%) SOA
12 7 (4.58%) OOP
12 7 (4.58%) OO
12 7 (4.58%) Service Management
12 7 (4.58%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.27%) Validation
13 5 (3.27%) Identity Management
14 4 (2.61%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.56%) Python
2 57 (37.25%) Java
3 38 (24.84%) Ruby
4 24 (15.69%) Shell Script
5 21 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.19%) Perl
8 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.27%) PHP
9 3 (1.96%) C
10 2 (1.31%) SQL
10 2 (1.31%) XPath
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) Korn
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) VCAP
1 8 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (5.23%) Security Cleared
1 8 (5.23%) VCDX
2 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.96%) Degree
4 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) RHCE
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 39 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (22.88%) vCloud
3 12 (7.84%) Xen
4 11 (7.19%) vSphere
4 11 (7.19%) KVM
5 9 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.92%) Active Directory
7 5 (3.27%) XenServer
7 5 (3.27%) Varnish
8 3 (1.96%) Docker
9 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.31%) NFS
10 1 (0.65%) Squid
10 1 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.65%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 94 (61.44%) Puppet
2 85 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (21.57%) Nagios
4 31 (20.26%) Vagrant
5 29 (18.95%) Ansible
6 18 (11.76%) Salt
7 17 (11.11%) ZABBIX
8 14 (9.15%) Zenoss
9 13 (8.50%) Kibana
9 13 (8.50%) Graylog2
9 13 (8.50%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (3.92%) HAProxy
11 4 (2.61%) logstash
11 4 (2.61%) collectd
11 4 (2.61%) StatsD
11 4 (2.61%) Ganglia
12 2 (1.31%) SCOM
13 1 (0.65%) Cacti
13 1 (0.65%) OpenView
13 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (31.37%) VMware
2 41 (26.80%) Red Hat
3 23 (15.03%) Rackspace
4 16 (10.46%) Perforce
5 13 (8.50%) New Relic
5 13 (8.50%) Splunk
6 12 (7.84%) Google
7 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.54%) Cisco
8 10 (6.54%) Atlassian
9 9 (5.88%) Oracle
10 5 (3.27%) HP
10 5 (3.27%) SaltStack
11 4 (2.61%) F5
11 4 (2.61%) NetApp
11 4 (2.61%) RightScale
12 3 (1.96%) JBoss
12 3 (1.96%) SAP
13 2 (1.31%) IBM
14 1 (0.65%) EnterpriseDB
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