The table below looks at the statistics for OpenStack skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 374 435 514
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +79
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 269 219 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.03% 2.35% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 165 100
Median daily rate £475 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
8868 9329 10104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.85% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5693 5909 6414
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 259 365
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £41.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.70%

OpenStack
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OpenStack as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 228 £500 - 53
London +2 106 £525 +5.00% 19
Scotland +24 40 £340 -13.65%
South East +21 33 £488 -7.14% 10
Renfrewshire -2 31 £342 -13.96%
Erskine 0 30 £341 -14.21%
West Midlands - 23 £485 -
North East -8 22 £330 - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 22 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 21 £330 - 1
Yorkshire +27 16 £550 +9.89% 3
Berkshire +5 13 £475 -13.63% 4
Solihull - 12 - -
Leeds +19 9 £430 -14.08% 3
West Yorkshire +15 9 £430 -14.08% 3
Bristol +14 9 £538 - 1
South West +10 9 £538 +10.25% 3
Hampshire +28 8 £438 +2.69% 3
North West +11 8 £430 - 16
City of London -19 8 £575 +19.17% 2
Manchester - 8 £430 - 12
Glasgow +16 7 - -
Kent - 7 £613 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £550 -
Sheffield - 7 £550 -
Telford - 6 - -
Shropshire - 6 - -
Surrey +11 4 £500 -4.76% 2
Bracknell +6 4 £450 -
Westminster -3 3 £575 +43.75%

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 322 (55.71%) DevOps
2 311 (53.81%) Linux
3 249 (43.08%) Amazon AWS
4 234 (40.48%) Puppet
5 217 (37.54%) Python
6 177 (30.62%) Ruby
7 165 (28.55%) Docker
8 158 (27.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 152 (26.30%) Opscode Chef
10 149 (25.78%) Java
11 138 (23.88%) VMware
12 131 (22.66%) Security Cleared
13 130 (22.49%) Ansible
14 129 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
15 124 (21.45%) Jenkins
16 116 (20.07%) Configuration Management
17 115 (19.90%) SC Cleared
18 114 (19.72%) Git (software)
18 114 (19.72%) Bash Shell
19 110 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 106 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
21 89 (15.40%) Perl
22 84 (14.53%) HP
23 80 (13.84%) Open Source
23 80 (13.84%) Data Centre
24 79 (13.67%) Windows
25 78 (13.49%) Microsoft
25 78 (13.49%) PowerShell
25 78 (13.49%) IaaS
26 77 (13.32%) PaaS

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (12.98%) Apache
2 54 (9.34%) Confluence
3 30 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 25 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (4.33%) MS Exchange
5 23 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.98%) Skype for Business
6 22 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (3.63%) Tomcat
8 17 (2.94%) nginx
9 16 (2.77%) CloudStack
10 14 (2.42%) Apache Spark
10 14 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (2.42%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.90%) IIS
12 9 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.56%) JBoss
12 9 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (1.21%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 30 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 249 (43.08%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (27.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (13.49%) IaaS
4 77 (13.32%) PaaS
5 40 (6.92%) GitHub
6 36 (6.23%) Office 365
7 32 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (3.63%) SaaS
10 18 (3.11%) Heroku
11 14 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (1.38%) OpenShift
14 7 (1.21%) Google Compute Engine
14 7 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.52%) Datadog
16 3 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
16 3 (0.52%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 70 (12.11%) TCP/IP
2 61 (10.55%) HTTP
3 60 (10.38%) DNS
4 38 (6.57%) SSL
5 27 (4.67%) Firewall
6 26 (4.50%) iSCSI
7 25 (4.33%) SAN
8 24 (4.15%) VLAN
9 21 (3.63%) LDAP
10 20 (3.46%) Skype
11 15 (2.60%) NAS
12 13 (2.25%) WAN
13 11 (1.90%) Network Security
14 10 (1.73%) DHCP
15 9 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (1.56%) Internet
15 9 (1.56%) SNMP
15 9 (1.56%) VPN
16 8 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 65 (11.25%) MySQL
4 47 (8.13%) Redis
5 39 (6.75%) NoSQL
6 26 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (4.33%) SQL Server
8 24 (4.15%) Hadoop
9 18 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.08%) Big Data
11 8 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.87%) Riak
13 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.35%) DataStage
14 2 (0.35%) HBase
14 2 (0.35%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.35%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.35%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 124 (21.45%) Jenkins
2 114 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 58 (10.03%) JIRA
4 47 (8.13%) Vagrant
5 32 (5.54%) Bitbucket
6 29 (5.02%) Subversion
7 24 (4.15%) Maven
8 23 (3.98%) TeamCity
9 18 (3.11%) Ant
10 16 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (2.60%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.73%) ClearCase
13 10 (1.73%) Gradle
14 9 (1.56%) FishEye
14 9 (1.56%) StarTeam
14 9 (1.56%) Travis CI
15 8 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (1.21%) GitLab
16 7 (1.21%) Selenium
General
1 42 (7.27%) Finance
2 21 (3.63%) Retail
3 16 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.90%) Banking
5 7 (1.21%) Front Office
5 7 (1.21%) Games
6 2 (0.35%) Billing
6 2 (0.35%) Electronics
6 2 (0.35%) German Language
6 2 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.17%) Automotive
7 1 (0.17%) Law
7 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 217 (37.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 73 (12.63%) Architect
3 61 (10.55%) Linux Engineer
4 53 (9.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 49 (8.48%) Cloud Architect
6 45 (7.79%) Cloud Engineer
7 44 (7.61%) Developer
8 41 (7.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 36 (6.23%) AWS Engineer
10 34 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
11 33 (5.71%) Security Architect
12 32 (5.54%) Senior DevOps
13 29 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 21 (3.63%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (3.29%) Consultant
15 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (3.11%) AWS Architect
17 17 (2.94%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
18 16 (2.77%) Azure Architect
18 16 (2.77%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.17%) RabbitMQ
2 49 (8.48%) Node.js
3 46 (7.96%) Web Services
4 37 (6.40%) LAMP
5 32 (5.54%) .NET
6 31 (5.36%) REST
7 22 (3.81%) HTML
7 22 (3.81%) JSON
8 20 (3.46%) ELK Stack
9 19 (3.29%) ActiveMQ
10 18 (3.11%) CSS
11 17 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
12 16 (2.77%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (2.08%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.90%) HTML5
16 10 (1.73%) libvirt
17 9 (1.56%) boto
17 9 (1.56%) ZeroMQ
18 8 (1.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.86%) Private Cloud
3 55 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 35 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 26 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (2.60%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
10 9 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.56%) User Experience
11 7 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.04%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.87%) CMDB
14 4 (0.69%) Clustering
14 4 (0.69%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.69%) Online Games
15 3 (0.52%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.52%) NHS
15 3 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 311 (53.81%) Linux
2 79 (13.67%) Windows
3 73 (12.63%) CentOS
4 66 (11.42%) Unix
5 59 (10.21%) Ubuntu
6 53 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (7.61%) CoreOS
8 42 (7.27%) Windows Server
9 41 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (6.92%) RancherOS
11 35 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (3.29%) Fedora
14 17 (2.94%) Solaris
15 15 (2.60%) Debian
16 11 (1.90%) Apple iOS
17 10 (1.73%) Android
18 7 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (1.04%) HPUX
20 5 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (55.71%) DevOps
2 129 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (20.07%) Configuration Management
4 106 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (13.84%) Open Source
6 61 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 52 (9.00%) Software Engineering
8 49 (8.48%) Scrum
9 47 (8.13%) ITIL
10 45 (7.79%) Load Balancing
11 43 (7.44%) Migration
12 35 (6.06%) TDD
13 27 (4.67%) Security Hardening
13 27 (4.67%) Service Delivery
14 21 (3.63%) Kanban
15 20 (3.46%) Continuous Deployment
16 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Management
17 18 (3.11%) Data Centre Operations
17 18 (3.11%) Project Management
18 17 (2.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 217 (37.54%) Python
2 177 (30.62%) Ruby
3 149 (25.78%) Java
4 114 (19.72%) Bash Shell
5 89 (15.40%) Perl
6 78 (13.49%) PowerShell
7 55 (9.52%) Go
8 37 (6.40%) Shell Script
9 33 (5.71%) JavaScript
10 24 (4.15%) SQL
11 21 (3.63%) PHP
12 19 (3.29%) C#
13 18 (3.11%) Korn
14 14 (2.42%) C
15 11 (1.90%) Clojure
15 11 (1.90%) C-shell
16 8 (1.38%) C++
17 6 (1.04%) VBScript
18 5 (0.87%) Scala
19 2 (0.35%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 131 (22.66%) Security Cleared
2 115 (19.90%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.52%) Degree
4 42 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.67%) MCSE
6 21 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.94%) RHCE
8 15 (2.60%) CCNP
9 14 (2.42%) CCNA
10 11 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.73%) RHCA
11 10 (1.73%) RHCSA
12 8 (1.38%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.04%) MCP
15 4 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.69%) CISSP
15 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.60%) QA
2 13 (2.25%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) GCP
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 165 (28.55%) Docker
2 110 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.34%) Active Directory
4 42 (7.27%) etcd
5 34 (5.88%) vSphere
6 33 (5.71%) KVM
7 28 (4.84%) flannel
8 24 (4.15%) Xen
9 23 (3.98%) XenServer
10 22 (3.81%) iptables
11 19 (3.29%) vCloud
12 16 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (2.77%) NFS
12 16 (2.77%) Squid
13 13 (2.25%) Ceph
14 9 (1.56%) Firmware
14 9 (1.56%) Hyper-V
14 9 (1.56%) Samba
15 7 (1.21%) Dovecot
15 7 (1.21%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 234 (40.48%) Puppet
2 152 (26.30%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (22.49%) Ansible
4 58 (10.03%) Kubernetes
5 52 (9.00%) Consul
6 46 (7.96%) Mesos
7 41 (7.09%) Marathon
8 40 (6.92%) Rancher
9 37 (6.40%) Terraform
10 27 (4.67%) HAProxy
10 27 (4.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 27 (4.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 25 (4.33%) Nagios
12 23 (3.98%) Packer
13 17 (2.94%) Graphite
14 16 (2.77%) Salt
15 15 (2.60%) logstash
16 14 (2.42%) Grafana
17 12 (2.08%) Kibana
18 11 (1.90%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 138 (23.88%) VMware
2 84 (14.53%) HP
3 78 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 76 (13.15%) Red Hat
5 61 (10.55%) Atlassian
6 34 (5.88%) Oracle
7 30 (5.19%) Google
8 23 (3.98%) Splunk
9 22 (3.81%) Cisco
10 20 (3.46%) Rackspace
11 12 (2.08%) IBM
12 11 (1.90%) Citrix
12 11 (1.90%) EMC
12 11 (1.90%) IronPort
12 11 (1.90%) New Relic
13 10 (1.73%) AppDynamics
14 9 (1.56%) AppSense
14 9 (1.56%) F5
15 8 (1.38%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.38%) PagerDuty
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