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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 435 547 528
Rank change year-on-year
+112 -19
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 165 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.095% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 0.55% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 34 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £383 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £593 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10187 9531 8359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 17.49% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6177 5861 4724
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 310 411
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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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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 +113 160 £450 +0.55% 35
London +58 98 £500 +9.28% 20
Yorkshire - 31 £300 - 4
Leeds - 30 £300 - 4
West Yorkshire - 30 £300 - 4
City of London +17 16 £475 - 4
South East -10 10 £475 -
North West -23 10 £381 -4.68% 2
Berkshire +10 5 £650 -
Lancashire +9 4 £401 +0.31%
Wales -4 4 £350 -12.50%
Cheshire -11 4 £356 -16.17% 1
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Surrey - 4 - -
Staines - 4 - -
Warrington - 3 £250 - 1
Preston - 3 £503 -
Slough - 2 £750 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 -
Newport - 2 £350 -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -
East Midlands - 2 £347 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £347 -
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 3
East of England - 2 £210 - 2
Chester -2 1 £463 +8.82%
South West -4 1 - - 2
Newbury -6 1 £475 -
Manchester -13 1 £513 +28.12% 1

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 206 (63.19%) Linux
2 191 (58.59%) Amazon AWS
3 186 (57.06%) Puppet
4 173 (53.07%) DevOps
5 170 (52.15%) Python
6 169 (51.84%) VMware
7 139 (42.64%) Opscode Chef
8 133 (40.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 129 (39.57%) Configuration Management
10 119 (36.50%) Ruby
11 115 (35.28%) Jenkins
12 111 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (32.52%) Windows
14 95 (29.14%) Java
15 85 (26.07%) Bash Shell
16 77 (23.62%) Open Source
17 70 (21.47%) Red Hat
18 64 (19.63%) MySQL
19 62 (19.02%) Git (software)
20 60 (18.40%) Perl
21 54 (16.56%) Ansible
21 54 (16.56%) NoSQL
22 53 (16.26%) Nagios
23 52 (15.95%) vCloud
24 49 (15.03%) Security Cleared
24 49 (15.03%) PowerShell
24 49 (15.03%) Load Balancing
24 49 (15.03%) Subversion
25 48 (14.72%) Apache
25 48 (14.72%) vSphere

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 48 (14.72%) Apache
2 28 (8.59%) Node.js
3 23 (7.06%) IIS
4 22 (6.75%) Tomcat
4 22 (6.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 20 (6.13%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.76%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.45%) Eucalyptus
8 8 (2.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (2.15%) nginx
9 7 (2.15%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.15%) JBoss
10 4 (1.23%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.23%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.61%) Confluence
12 2 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Project
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 191 (58.59%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (11.96%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (10.43%) PaaS
5 29 (8.90%) IaaS
6 24 (7.36%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (5.21%) Heroku
7 17 (5.21%) Engine Yard
8 11 (3.37%) SaaS
8 11 (3.37%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.23%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (1.23%) Office 365
11 3 (0.92%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.61%) GitHub
12 2 (0.61%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.61%) Joyent
13 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.42%) DNS
2 37 (11.35%) TCP/IP
3 36 (11.04%) SAN
4 33 (10.12%) NAS
5 27 (8.28%) Firewall
6 23 (7.06%) Internet
7 20 (6.13%) VLAN
7 20 (6.13%) NetScaler
8 13 (3.99%) WAN
8 13 (3.99%) DHCP
9 11 (3.37%) LAN
10 8 (2.45%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.15%) VPN
11 7 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (1.84%) SSL
12 6 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.53%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.53%) LDAP
14 3 (0.92%) MGCP
14 3 (0.92%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.63%) MySQL
2 54 (16.56%) NoSQL
3 44 (13.50%) MongoDB
4 36 (11.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (8.28%) SQL Server
6 17 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.91%) RDBMS
8 15 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (3.07%) Big Data
11 8 (2.45%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.84%) Redis
12 6 (1.84%) OpenStack Swift
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.23%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.92%) HBase
15 2 (0.61%) Riak
15 2 (0.61%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 115 (35.28%) Jenkins
2 62 (19.02%) Git (software)
3 49 (15.03%) Subversion
4 24 (7.36%) JIRA
5 18 (5.52%) Maven
6 7 (2.15%) StarTeam
7 6 (1.84%) Hudson
8 5 (1.53%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.23%) Ant
9 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.61%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.61%) GitLab
11 1 (0.31%) Juju
11 1 (0.31%) Gradle
11 1 (0.31%) JUnit
11 1 (0.31%) Introscope
11 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (5.21%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Banking
3 7 (2.15%) Games
4 6 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.84%) Publishing
5 3 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 114 (34.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (14.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 38 (11.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 36 (11.04%) Architect
5 33 (10.12%) Consultant
6 21 (6.44%) DevOps Consultant
7 20 (6.13%) Senior Consultant
8 19 (5.83%) Analyst
9 16 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.91%) Wintel Analyst
10 14 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (3.68%) Developer
12 11 (3.37%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
15 7 (2.15%) Cloud Architect
15 7 (2.15%) Administrator
16 6 (1.84%) Software Engineer
16 6 (1.84%) Systems Administrator
16 6 (1.84%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.88%) Web Services
2 33 (10.12%) .NET
3 23 (7.06%) Middleware
4 18 (5.52%) MCollective
5 10 (3.07%) REST
5 10 (3.07%) XML
5 10 (3.07%) Servlets
6 9 (2.76%) SOAP
6 9 (2.76%) HTML
6 9 (2.76%) CSS
6 9 (2.76%) Java EE
7 8 (2.45%) RESTful
8 7 (2.15%) JSON
8 7 (2.15%) J2EE
9 6 (1.84%) jQuery
10 5 (1.53%) HTML5
10 5 (1.53%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.53%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.23%) Spring
11 4 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 77 (23.62%) Open Source
2 35 (10.74%) Private Cloud
3 32 (9.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (8.28%) Replication
5 19 (5.83%) Clustering
6 18 (5.52%) Computer Science
7 17 (5.21%) Public Cloud
8 15 (4.60%) Device Driver
9 10 (3.07%) Spread Betting
10 8 (2.45%) Wiki
11 7 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.23%) CESG
14 3 (0.92%) EFT
14 3 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.92%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.92%) DataPower
15 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 206 (63.19%) Linux
2 106 (32.52%) Windows
3 45 (13.80%) CentOS
4 37 (11.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (11.04%) Ubuntu
6 28 (8.59%) UNIX
7 27 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.15%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.84%) Solaris
11 6 (1.84%) Debian
12 4 (1.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.92%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.61%) SUSE
14 2 (0.61%) HPUX
14 2 (0.61%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (53.07%) DevOps
2 129 (39.57%) Configuration Management
3 111 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (15.03%) Load Balancing
5 45 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (12.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (9.20%) ITIL
8 28 (8.59%) Release Management
9 25 (7.67%) Service Delivery
9 25 (7.67%) Scrum
10 24 (7.36%) Project Management
11 23 (7.06%) Kanban
12 21 (6.44%) SOA
13 19 (5.83%) ITSM
13 19 (5.83%) Low Latency
14 18 (5.52%) Incident Management
15 16 (4.91%) Service Management
16 15 (4.60%) Migration
16 15 (4.60%) Automated Testing
17 14 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (52.15%) Python
2 119 (36.50%) Ruby
3 95 (29.14%) Java
4 85 (26.07%) Bash Shell
5 60 (18.40%) Perl
6 49 (15.03%) PowerShell
7 45 (13.80%) PHP
8 33 (10.12%) Shell Script
9 26 (7.98%) VBScript
10 23 (7.06%) SQL
10 23 (7.06%) C#
11 16 (4.91%) Korn
12 10 (3.07%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.15%) C++
13 7 (2.15%) VB
13 7 (2.15%) C
14 4 (1.23%) Scala
15 2 (0.61%) C-shell
16 1 (0.31%) Go
16 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 49 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.59%) DV Cleared
3 23 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.76%) RHCE
5 8 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (2.45%) VCAP
6 7 (2.15%) RHCSA
6 7 (2.15%) VCDX
6 7 (2.15%) RHCA
6 7 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.53%) Degree
8 4 (1.23%) CCNP
9 3 (0.92%) CCNA
9 3 (0.92%) CCSA
10 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.31%) CCIE
11 1 (0.31%) ISEB
11 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.31%) LPIC
11 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.59%) QA
2 10 (3.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 133 (40.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (15.95%) vCloud
3 48 (14.72%) vSphere
4 46 (14.11%) Hyper-V
5 36 (11.04%) KVM
6 25 (7.67%) QEMU
7 24 (7.36%) Active Directory
8 23 (7.06%) Docker
9 19 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (5.83%) XenApp
10 18 (5.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 18 (5.52%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.84%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.23%) Xen
12 4 (1.23%) Firmware
13 3 (0.92%) XenServer
13 3 (0.92%) NFS
13 3 (0.92%) Gluster
13 3 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 186 (57.06%) Puppet
2 139 (42.64%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (16.56%) Ansible
4 53 (16.26%) Nagios
5 36 (11.04%) ZABBIX
6 31 (9.51%) Vagrant
7 28 (8.59%) Salt
8 25 (7.67%) SCCM
9 23 (7.06%) Cobbler
10 19 (5.83%) Kibana
10 19 (5.83%) SCOM
11 18 (5.52%) SCVMM
12 16 (4.91%) HP SIM
12 16 (4.91%) EdgeSight
13 14 (4.29%) collectd
13 14 (4.29%) Zenoss
14 9 (2.76%) Graphite
14 9 (2.76%) Graylog
15 7 (2.15%) HAProxy
15 7 (2.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 169 (51.84%) VMware
2 70 (21.47%) Red Hat
3 46 (14.11%) New Relic
4 38 (11.66%) Oracle
5 37 (11.35%) IBM
6 35 (10.74%) Microsoft
6 35 (10.74%) Perforce
7 31 (9.51%) Rackspace
8 26 (7.98%) HP
8 26 (7.98%) Citrix
9 20 (6.13%) Veritas
10 19 (5.83%) Dell
10 19 (5.83%) Cisco
11 18 (5.52%) ServiceNow
12 16 (4.91%) Nimsoft
12 16 (4.91%) Veeam
12 16 (4.91%) CA
12 16 (4.91%) NetApp
13 13 (3.99%) AppDynamics
14 11 (3.37%) Splunk
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