The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 525 540 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 69 30 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.059% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.71% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £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 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 31 July 2014.

OpenStack Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
England +12 65 £400 -11.11% 35
London +47 44 £400 -20.00% 22
City of London +26 9 £401 -21.70% 5
East Midlands - 8 £513 - 4
South East -4 6 £600 +44.40% 3
Leicestershire - 6 £550 - 2
North West -3 4 £388 +21.09% 2
Surrey - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £550 -
Wales - 3 - - 2
East of England -21 2 £413 -35.29% 3
Cheshire - 2 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 -
Kent - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (70.49%) Linux
2 78 (63.93%) Puppet
3 76 (62.30%) DevOps
4 70 (57.38%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (40.98%) Python
6 48 (39.34%) Java
7 46 (37.70%) Jenkins
8 40 (32.79%) Ruby
9 36 (29.51%) Configuration Management
10 33 (27.05%) VMware
11 32 (26.23%) Red Hat
12 28 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (22.13%) Vagrant
14 26 (21.31%) vCloud
15 25 (20.49%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (20.49%) Open Source
15 25 (20.49%) Nagios
16 24 (19.67%) Apache
16 24 (19.67%) Ansible
17 22 (18.03%) NoSQL
17 22 (18.03%) Maven
18 21 (17.21%) Windows
18 21 (17.21%) CentOS
19 20 (16.39%) Git (software)
19 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (16.39%) Tomcat
19 20 (16.39%) Shell Script
20 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (14.75%) Amazon EC2

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (19.67%) Apache
2 20 (16.39%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.66%) Node.js
4 11 (9.02%) nginx
5 10 (8.20%) WebSphere
6 7 (5.74%) Jetty
7 4 (3.28%) Confluence
8 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.82%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.49%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.75%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.84%) PaaS
3 12 (9.84%) IaaS
4 8 (6.56%) SaaS
5 7 (5.74%) Route 53
5 7 (5.74%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (5.74%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.46%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.46%) Jelastic
7 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.64%) Heroku
7 2 (1.64%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.82%) Joyent
8 1 (0.82%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) DNS
2 13 (10.66%) Internet
3 10 (8.20%) SAN
3 10 (8.20%) HTTP
4 9 (7.38%) Firewall
4 9 (7.38%) NAS
5 8 (6.56%) DHCP
6 6 (4.92%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.28%) LDAP
8 3 (2.46%) VoIP
9 2 (1.64%) VPN
9 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.82%) MRTG
10 1 (0.82%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.82%) WAN
10 1 (0.82%) SMTP
10 1 (0.82%) LAN
10 1 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.03%) NoSQL
2 18 (14.75%) MongoDB
3 13 (10.66%) MySQL
4 11 (9.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (8.20%) Big Data
6 7 (5.74%) Redis
6 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.46%) DB2
8 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.82%) ObjectStore
9 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (37.70%) Jenkins
2 22 (18.03%) Maven
3 20 (16.39%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.38%) JUnit
5 8 (6.56%) JIRA
6 7 (5.74%) Subversion
6 7 (5.74%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.74%) Hudson
7 4 (3.28%) Ant
8 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.82%) Mocha
9 1 (0.82%) Selenium
9 1 (0.82%) Gradle
General
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Publishing
3 4 (3.28%) Games
3 4 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (37.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (13.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) Architect
4 12 (9.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Consultant
6 7 (5.74%) DevOps Consultant
7 6 (4.92%) Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Administrator
9 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (2.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.46%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) XML
1 15 (12.30%) JSON
2 13 (10.66%) Web Services
3 7 (5.74%) Servlets
4 5 (4.10%) RESTful
5 3 (2.46%) LAMP
6 2 (1.64%) XSLT
6 2 (1.64%) JAXB
6 2 (1.64%) SOAP
6 2 (1.64%) HTML
6 2 (1.64%) HTML5
6 2 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.64%) REST
6 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.82%) ExpressJS
7 1 (0.82%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.49%) Open Source
2 11 (9.02%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.20%) Wiki
4 4 (3.28%) Spread Betting
4 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.64%) Online Games
6 1 (0.82%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 86 (70.49%) Linux
2 28 (22.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (17.21%) CentOS
3 21 (17.21%) Windows
4 17 (13.93%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.56%) UNIX
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.46%) Debian
7 2 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (62.30%) DevOps
2 36 (29.51%) Configuration Management
3 20 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.30%) ITIL
5 15 (12.30%) E-Commerce
6 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.20%) Kanban
7 10 (8.20%) Scrum
8 9 (7.38%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.56%) OOP
9 8 (6.56%) OO
9 8 (6.56%) Build Automation
10 7 (5.74%) JVM Tuning
10 7 (5.74%) Performance Testing
11 6 (4.92%) Service Management
12 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.10%) Validation
12 5 (4.10%) SOA
12 5 (4.10%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) Python
2 48 (39.34%) Java
3 40 (32.79%) Ruby
4 20 (16.39%) Shell Script
5 16 (13.11%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.92%) Perl
9 3 (2.46%) C
10 2 (1.64%) SQL
10 2 (1.64%) XPath
11 1 (0.82%) Groovy
11 1 (0.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.82%) Scala
11 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 7 (5.74%) VCDX
1 7 (5.74%) VCAP
2 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) Degree
3 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (21.31%) vCloud
3 13 (10.66%) KVM
4 10 (8.20%) Xen
5 9 (7.38%) vSphere
6 6 (4.92%) Varnish
7 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.46%) Docker
9 1 (0.82%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.82%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.82%) XenServer
9 1 (0.82%) NFS
9 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.82%) Squid
Systems Management
1 78 (63.93%) Puppet
2 70 (57.38%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (22.13%) Vagrant
4 25 (20.49%) Nagios
5 24 (19.67%) Ansible
6 14 (11.48%) Salt
7 10 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (7.38%) ZABBIX
9 8 (6.56%) Zenoss
9 8 (6.56%) Kibana
9 8 (6.56%) Graylog2
10 7 (5.74%) HAProxy
11 6 (4.92%) Ganglia
12 5 (4.10%) collectd
12 5 (4.10%) StatsD
12 5 (4.10%) logstash
13 3 (2.46%) Opsview
14 2 (1.64%) Scalr
14 2 (1.64%) SCOM
15 1 (0.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) VMware
2 32 (26.23%) Red Hat
3 17 (13.93%) Rackspace
4 8 (6.56%) Perforce
4 8 (6.56%) Splunk
4 8 (6.56%) Atlassian
4 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.74%) RightScale
6 6 (4.92%) Google
6 6 (4.92%) New Relic
6 6 (4.92%) SaltStack
7 5 (4.10%) Oracle
8 3 (2.46%) SAP
8 3 (2.46%) HP
9 2 (1.64%) Cisco
9 2 (1.64%) F5
10 1 (0.82%) hybris
10 1 (0.82%) Remedy
10 1 (0.82%) IBM
10 1 (0.82%) Dell
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