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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 544 537 584
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +47
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 52 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.029% 0.005%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.54% 0.17% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 1
Average daily rate £458 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9638 8446 9854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.42% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5900 4775 5317
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 419 446
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 45 £448 +5.29% 16
London +7 28 £458 +7.64% 11
North West - 13 £400 - 1
City of London -2 7 £475 +35.71% 1
Manchester - 5 £400 -
South West - 3 - -
Wales - 2 £400 -
South East -17 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Woodbridge - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 51 (72.86%) Puppet
2 46 (65.71%) Linux
3 40 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 29 (41.43%) Java
6 23 (32.86%) Tomcat
6 23 (32.86%) Ruby
7 20 (28.57%) VMware
7 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 19 (27.14%) Apache
8 19 (27.14%) Jenkins
8 19 (27.14%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (25.71%) DNS
10 17 (24.29%) Vagrant
11 16 (22.86%) Python
12 15 (21.43%) nginx
12 15 (21.43%) Open Source
13 13 (18.57%) PaaS
13 13 (18.57%) CentOS
13 13 (18.57%) KVM
13 13 (18.57%) Windows
14 12 (17.14%) MySQL
14 12 (17.14%) Nagios
14 12 (17.14%) vCloud
14 12 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (15.71%) Node.js
15 11 (15.71%) NoSQL

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 23 (32.86%) Tomcat
2 19 (27.14%) Apache
3 15 (21.43%) nginx
4 11 (15.71%) Node.js
5 10 (14.29%) WebSphere
6 7 (10.00%) Jetty
7 4 (5.71%) Confluence
8 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.86%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.43%) CloudStack
10 1 (1.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.57%) PaaS
3 11 (15.71%) IaaS
4 10 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (11.43%) Amazon S3
6 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (10.00%) Route 53
6 7 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.71%) SaaS
8 3 (4.29%) Jelastic
8 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.86%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (1.43%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) DNS
2 8 (11.43%) DHCP
2 8 (11.43%) HTTP
2 8 (11.43%) Firewall
3 5 (7.14%) BIG-IP
4 3 (4.29%) SSH
4 3 (4.29%) FTP
5 2 (2.86%) LDAP
5 2 (2.86%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
5 2 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) MRTG
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.43%) IMAP
6 1 (1.43%) VLAN
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) MySQL
2 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
3 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.29%) Big Data
4 7 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.00%) Redis
4 7 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.43%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.43%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.43%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) Maven
3 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.00%) Hudson
3 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.00%) JUnit
4 5 (7.14%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) Mocha
6 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.43%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.71%) Publishing
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Architect
2 8 (11.43%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (2.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.43%) Development Engineer
8 1 (1.43%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Web Services
2 7 (10.00%) RESTful
2 7 (10.00%) Servlets
3 3 (4.29%) JSON
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) LAMP
5 1 (1.43%) Spring
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.43%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.43%) .NET
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Open Source
2 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) Clustering
4 3 (4.29%) CESG
4 3 (4.29%) Firmware
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.43%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) CentOS
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 12 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 6 (8.57%) UNIX
6 3 (4.29%) Debian
6 3 (4.29%) AIX
7 2 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.43%) Android
8 1 (1.43%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (10.00%) JVM Tuning
4 7 (10.00%) Service Management
4 7 (10.00%) Security Management
5 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.57%) Release Management
6 5 (7.14%) Fault Management
6 5 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.14%) SOA
6 5 (7.14%) OOP
6 5 (7.14%) OO
7 4 (5.71%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.29%) Data Management
8 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) Java
2 23 (32.86%) Ruby
3 16 (22.86%) Python
4 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.14%) Perl
6 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.29%) PHP
7 3 (4.29%) SQL
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) C
9 1 (1.43%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.43%) C#
9 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) RHCE
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.86%) VCAP
4 1 (1.43%) VCDX
4 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.57%) KVM
3 12 (17.14%) vCloud
4 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.57%) Xen
5 6 (8.57%) vSphere
6 5 (7.14%) Varnish
7 4 (5.71%) NFS
8 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.86%) Docker
8 2 (2.86%) XenServer
9 1 (1.43%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.43%) XenApp
9 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 51 (72.86%) Puppet
2 40 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (24.29%) Vagrant
4 12 (17.14%) Nagios
5 11 (15.71%) Ansible
6 7 (10.00%) HAProxy
7 5 (7.14%) Ganglia
7 5 (7.14%) collectd
7 5 (7.14%) StatsD
8 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.86%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.86%) Scalr
9 2 (2.86%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.43%) Cacti
10 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) VMware
1 20 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 10 (14.29%) Rackspace
3 7 (10.00%) RightScale
4 6 (8.57%) Oracle
4 6 (8.57%) Foundry
5 4 (5.71%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.29%) New Relic
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco
6 3 (4.29%) IBM
6 3 (4.29%) JBoss
7 2 (2.86%) Remedy
7 2 (2.86%) BMC
7 2 (2.86%) EMC
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix
8 1 (1.43%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (1.43%) SendGrid
8 1 (1.43%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) Dell
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
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