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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 278 477 577
Rank change year-on-year
+199 +100
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 472 164 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.29% 0.096%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.50% 1.59% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 115 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
10484 10327 9728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.86% 18.50% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6890 6273 6007
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 382 329
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £40.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +130 342 £500 +11.11% 77
London +40 168 £525 +5.00% 35
Scotland +79 111 £400 - 9
Renfrewshire - 79 £400 - 3
Erskine - 79 £400 -
South East +60 72 £550 +25.71% 11
West Midlands +37 45 £400 +28.87% 3
Shropshire - 34 £400 - 2
Telford - 33 £400 - 2
City of London +46 29 £500 +5.26% 7
Kent - 25 £650 - 1
Yorkshire -8 18 £425 +41.66% 6
Glasgow - 18 £420 - 1
Surrey +7 17 £550 - 2
North West +2 17 £488 +27.86% 5
Berkshire +16 13 £500 -18.36% 7
Hampshire - 13 £420 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £388 - 2
North East - 13 £388 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 13 £388 - 2
West Yorkshire -5 12 £425 +41.66% 5
Tonbridge - 11 £631 - 1
Reading - 9 £500 - 3
Manchester +3 8 £475 -7.31% 5
Leeds -26 8 £425 +41.66% 5
Woking - 8 £525 - 1
Staines 0 7 £550 -
South Yorkshire -1 6 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £450 - 1
Cheshire -12 5 £525 +47.36%

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 383 (52.54%) Linux
2 362 (49.66%) DevOps
3 350 (48.01%) Amazon AWS
4 309 (42.39%) Puppet
5 233 (31.96%) VMware
6 224 (30.73%) Java
7 222 (30.45%) Ruby
8 221 (30.32%) Python
8 221 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
9 219 (30.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 186 (25.51%) Windows
11 182 (24.97%) Opscode Chef
12 174 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 169 (23.18%) Ansible
14 166 (22.77%) Security Cleared
15 157 (21.54%) Jenkins
16 155 (21.26%) Configuration Management
17 144 (19.75%) Git (software)
18 140 (19.20%) Bash Shell
19 137 (18.79%) HP
20 134 (18.38%) Docker
21 133 (18.24%) Continuous Delivery
21 133 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
22 126 (17.28%) PowerShell
23 123 (16.87%) SC Cleared
23 123 (16.87%) Microsoft
24 117 (16.05%) vSphere
25 110 (15.09%) Software Engineering
25 110 (15.09%) Web Services
26 103 (14.13%) Unix

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 78 (10.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 49 (6.72%) Apache
3 48 (6.58%) Confluence
4 40 (5.49%) Tomcat
5 34 (4.66%) Node.js
6 28 (3.84%) JBoss
7 26 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (3.43%) nginx
9 21 (2.88%) MS Exchange
10 20 (2.74%) WebLogic
11 18 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (2.33%) CloudStack
12 17 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (2.19%) Skype for Business
14 15 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (1.78%) IIS
16 11 (1.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.41%) MS Office
2 3 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 350 (48.01%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (30.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (13.31%) PaaS
4 74 (10.15%) IaaS
5 66 (9.05%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (5.62%) Heroku
7 30 (4.12%) SaaS
8 28 (3.84%) Office 365
9 23 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.23%) OpenShift
13 8 (1.10%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.10%) GitHub
14 7 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.82%) HP Helion
16 4 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 2 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (10.56%) DNS
2 57 (7.82%) SAN
3 55 (7.54%) Firewall
4 33 (4.53%) DHCP
4 33 (4.53%) HTTP
5 32 (4.39%) TCP/IP
6 31 (4.25%) LDAP
6 31 (4.25%) Network Security
7 28 (3.84%) WAN
8 27 (3.70%) SMTP
9 26 (3.57%) SSL
10 25 (3.43%) LAN
11 22 (3.02%) Internet
12 17 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (2.33%) iSCSI
13 15 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 15 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 15 (2.06%) Skype
14 14 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (1.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.96%) MySQL
2 54 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 47 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 36 (4.94%) Redis
5 35 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.33%) Big Data
9 14 (1.92%) MariaDB
9 14 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.51%) DB2
10 11 (1.51%) Neo4j
11 8 (1.10%) OpenStack Swift
12 7 (0.96%) Datomic
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 157 (21.54%) Jenkins
2 144 (19.75%) Git (software)
3 89 (12.21%) Maven
4 85 (11.66%) JIRA
5 65 (8.92%) Ant
6 60 (8.23%) Vagrant
7 36 (4.94%) Subversion
8 31 (4.25%) Selenium
8 31 (4.25%) SonarQube
9 30 (4.12%) Gradle
10 28 (3.84%) Hudson
11 27 (3.70%) Appium
11 27 (3.70%) Mocha
12 23 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (2.19%) TeamCity
15 11 (1.51%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (8.37%) Finance
2 22 (3.02%) Banking
2 22 (3.02%) Games
3 14 (1.92%) Retail
4 13 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.51%) Law
6 10 (1.37%) Marketing
7 9 (1.23%) Publishing
8 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 243 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (11.93%) Developer
3 78 (10.70%) Architect
3 78 (10.70%) Linux Engineer
4 70 (9.60%) Cloud Engineer
5 57 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 50 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
7 39 (5.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 34 (4.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
10 32 (4.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.70%) Administrator
11 27 (3.70%) Software Engineer
11 27 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
12 26 (3.57%) Java Engineer
13 25 (3.43%) Applications Developer
14 24 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
15 21 (2.88%) Cloud Developer
16 20 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.09%) Web Services
2 60 (8.23%) RabbitMQ
3 38 (5.21%) .NET
4 34 (4.66%) ELK Stack
5 31 (4.25%) LAMP
6 27 (3.70%) Sensu
7 20 (2.74%) Kafka
8 17 (2.33%) HTML
9 16 (2.19%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (1.92%) CSS
10 14 (1.92%) XML
11 13 (1.78%) MCollective
11 13 (1.78%) RESTful
11 13 (1.78%) YAML
12 12 (1.65%) jQuery
12 12 (1.65%) REST
13 11 (1.51%) SOAP
14 10 (1.37%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.37%) HTML5
15 9 (1.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.43%) Private Cloud
2 75 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 75 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.02%) User Experience
6 20 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.51%) Online Games
9 10 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.37%) Replication
9 10 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.82%) Clustering
11 6 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.69%) BBC
12 5 (0.69%) iDTV
12 5 (0.69%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 383 (52.54%) Linux
2 186 (25.51%) Windows
3 103 (14.13%) Unix
4 81 (11.11%) CentOS
5 74 (10.15%) Windows Server
6 60 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (6.45%) Ubuntu
9 31 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (3.16%) VMS
11 18 (2.47%) AIX
12 13 (1.78%) Fedora
13 12 (1.65%) Debian
14 11 (1.51%) Solaris
15 9 (1.23%) HPUX
15 9 (1.23%) SUSE
16 7 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (49.66%) DevOps
2 221 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (21.26%) Configuration Management
4 133 (18.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 133 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (15.09%) Software Engineering
6 100 (13.72%) ITIL
7 88 (12.07%) Open Source
8 69 (9.47%) Migration
9 68 (9.33%) TDD
10 62 (8.50%) Scrum
11 56 (7.68%) Service Management
12 52 (7.13%) ITIL V3
13 44 (6.04%) Project Management
14 43 (5.90%) Six Sigma
15 41 (5.62%) Load Balancing
15 41 (5.62%) Service Delivery
16 40 (5.49%) High Availability
17 32 (4.39%) E-Commerce
18 28 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 224 (30.73%) Java
2 222 (30.45%) Ruby
3 221 (30.32%) Python
4 140 (19.20%) Bash Shell
5 126 (17.28%) PowerShell
6 94 (12.89%) Perl
7 82 (11.25%) Shell Script
8 76 (10.43%) SQL
9 56 (7.68%) Go
10 36 (4.94%) JavaScript
11 27 (3.70%) C
12 24 (3.29%) C#
13 16 (2.19%) Korn
14 14 (1.92%) C++
14 14 (1.92%) PHP
15 10 (1.37%) Scala
15 10 (1.37%) VBScript
16 7 (0.96%) Clojure
16 7 (0.96%) Erlang
17 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 123 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 82 (11.25%) Degree
4 72 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (5.08%) MCSE
6 29 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.88%) CCNA
8 21 (2.88%) CCNP
9 18 (2.47%) MCSA
10 15 (2.06%) RHCE
11 13 (1.78%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.78%) RHCA
12 7 (0.96%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.69%) VCAP
14 4 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (0.55%) CLAS
14 4 (0.55%) EMC Certification
15 3 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.04%) JSP 440
2 6 (0.82%) SLA
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.55%) RMADS
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 174 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (18.38%) Docker
3 117 (16.05%) vSphere
4 96 (13.17%) Active Directory
5 55 (7.54%) KVM
6 42 (5.76%) Hyper-V
7 31 (4.25%) vCloud
8 28 (3.84%) Xen
9 26 (3.57%) NFS
10 19 (2.61%) Squid
10 19 (2.61%) VMware ESX
11 17 (2.33%) XenServer
12 14 (1.92%) iptables
12 14 (1.92%) qmail
13 11 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.51%) XenApp
14 8 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (1.10%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.96%) Firmware
15 7 (0.96%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 309 (42.39%) Puppet
2 182 (24.97%) Opscode Chef
3 169 (23.18%) Ansible
4 57 (7.82%) Packer
5 53 (7.27%) Nagios
6 41 (5.62%) Graphite
7 40 (5.49%) Terraform
8 38 (5.21%) SCCM
9 32 (4.39%) Kubernetes
10 27 (3.70%) Mesos
10 27 (3.70%) SCOM
11 26 (3.57%) logstash
12 25 (3.43%) Uchiwa
13 23 (3.16%) Cacti
14 16 (2.19%) Tivoli
15 15 (2.06%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.92%) Ganglia
17 13 (1.78%) collectd
17 13 (1.78%) HAProxy
18 12 (1.65%) Grafana
Vendors
1 233 (31.96%) VMware
2 137 (18.79%) HP
3 123 (16.87%) Microsoft
4 85 (11.66%) Atlassian
4 85 (11.66%) Red Hat
5 56 (7.68%) Cisco
6 51 (7.00%) Google
7 47 (6.45%) Splunk
8 40 (5.49%) NetApp
9 39 (5.35%) Rackspace
10 34 (4.66%) Oracle
11 32 (4.39%) F5
12 31 (4.25%) Citrix
13 27 (3.70%) EMC
14 25 (3.43%) MuleSoft
15 24 (3.29%) Dell
15 24 (3.29%) ForgeRock
16 22 (3.02%) Juniper
17 21 (2.88%) IBM
18 18 (2.47%) New Relic
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Rolled out in 6 month increments
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Peopleworks
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Great Yarmouth
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Tonbridge
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 26 days ago