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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 491 543 549
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +6
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 130 68 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.25% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £463 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+163.15% -

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
10418 9890 8735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 18.10% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6673 5850 4963
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 395 432
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 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 31 July 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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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 +37 126 £425 +6.25% 46
London +31 77 £425 +6.25% 19
South East +7 23 £444 -26.04% 10
City of London +1 19 £400 -0.31% 1
Surrey +5 11 £388 - 1
Yorkshire -16 8 £325 - 4
Leeds -17 8 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire -17 8 £325 - 4
North West -22 8 £429 +10.64% 2
Berkshire - 8 £450 - 8
Staines +7 7 - -
Reading - 6 £500 - 8
Lancashire +13 5 £475 +5.55%
Burnley - 5 £475 -
East of England +3 4 £575 - 4
North East - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £575 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 -
Wales -4 2 £550 -
Cheshire -9 2 £300 -22.58%
Guildford - 2 £375 -
Warrington - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Swansea - 1 £550 -
Essex - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £550 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 175 (59.12%) Linux
2 166 (56.08%) DevOps
3 163 (55.07%) Amazon AWS
4 154 (52.03%) Puppet
5 149 (50.34%) VMware
6 142 (47.97%) Python
7 126 (42.57%) Opscode Chef
8 125 (42.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 115 (38.85%) Configuration Management
10 110 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (31.08%) Jenkins
12 89 (30.07%) Ruby
13 82 (27.70%) Java
13 82 (27.70%) Bash Shell
14 73 (24.66%) Open Source
15 68 (22.97%) Windows
16 65 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
17 64 (21.62%) Ansible
18 62 (20.95%) Git (software)
19 52 (17.57%) KVM
19 52 (17.57%) Data Centre
20 47 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (15.88%) Red Hat
21 46 (15.54%) Perl
22 40 (13.51%) JIRA
23 39 (13.18%) Microsoft
24 38 (12.84%) Vagrant
25 36 (12.16%) Hyper-V
25 36 (12.16%) IBM
25 36 (12.16%) Subversion

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (10.14%) Apache
2 22 (7.43%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.76%) IIS
4 16 (5.41%) Node.js
5 14 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (4.05%) Eucalyptus
7 11 (3.72%) Confluence
8 10 (3.38%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.04%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (2.70%) WebLogic
10 8 (2.70%) JBoss
11 6 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.35%) GlassFish
14 3 (1.01%) nginx
14 3 (1.01%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Project
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 163 (55.07%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (21.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (8.45%) IaaS
5 19 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (6.08%) PaaS
7 12 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (3.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (3.04%) SaaS
10 7 (2.36%) OpenShift
11 6 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (1.69%) Heroku
12 5 (1.69%) Engine Yard
12 5 (1.69%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (1.35%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (1.01%) GitHub
15 2 (0.68%) Joyent
16 1 (0.34%) Route 53
16 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.82%) DNS
2 33 (11.15%) SAN
3 28 (9.46%) NAS
4 21 (7.09%) Internet
5 20 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 19 (6.42%) Firewall
7 16 (5.41%) DHCP
8 15 (5.07%) VLAN
9 13 (4.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (4.05%) Network Security
11 10 (3.38%) VPN
12 9 (3.04%) LDAP
13 8 (2.70%) WAN
13 8 (2.70%) HTTP
13 8 (2.70%) SSH
14 7 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (2.36%) NetScaler
15 6 (2.03%) MGCP
15 6 (2.03%) Megaco
15 6 (2.03%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.49%) MySQL
2 23 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.74%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.73%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.72%) Big Data
7 10 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.69%) OpenStack Swift
11 4 (1.35%) Redis
11 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.34%) MemSQL
14 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 92 (31.08%) Jenkins
2 62 (20.95%) Git (software)
3 40 (13.51%) JIRA
4 36 (12.16%) Subversion
5 17 (5.74%) Maven
6 11 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.38%) Ant
7 10 (3.38%) Hudson
8 6 (2.03%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.01%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.34%) Gradle
11 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.34%) JUnit
11 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
General
1 24 (8.11%) Finance
2 16 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.04%) Games
4 8 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 97 (32.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (19.26%) Architect
3 29 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
4 26 (8.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 26 (8.78%) Consultant
5 17 (5.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 17 (5.74%) DevOps Consultant
6 15 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (4.73%) Technical Architect
7 14 (4.73%) Developer
8 12 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.04%) Administrator
9 9 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) Telecoms Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.03%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.03%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.49%) Web Services
2 33 (11.15%) .NET
3 13 (4.39%) Middleware
4 11 (3.72%) Servlets
4 11 (3.72%) J2EE
4 11 (3.72%) REST
5 7 (2.36%) HTML
5 7 (2.36%) boto
6 6 (2.03%) LAMP
6 6 (2.03%) jQuery
7 5 (1.69%) RESTful
7 5 (1.69%) Java EE
7 5 (1.69%) Kafka
7 5 (1.69%) Apache Camel
7 5 (1.69%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.35%) MCollective
8 4 (1.35%) Django
9 3 (1.01%) HTML5
9 3 (1.01%) JSON
9 3 (1.01%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.49%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (6.76%) Public Cloud
4 18 (6.08%) Private Cloud
5 16 (5.41%) Replication
6 12 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.04%) Clustering
8 9 (3.04%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (2.36%) EMC VNX
9 7 (2.36%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (2.03%) FlexPod
10 6 (2.03%) CLARiiON
11 5 (1.69%) CESG
11 5 (1.69%) PMI
11 5 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.69%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 175 (59.12%) Linux
2 68 (22.97%) Windows
3 32 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (9.80%) UNIX
5 20 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (6.42%) CentOS
6 19 (6.42%) Ubuntu
7 9 (3.04%) Solaris
8 7 (2.36%) Debian
8 7 (2.36%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.68%) HPUX
11 2 (0.68%) Fedora
11 2 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (56.08%) DevOps
2 115 (38.85%) Configuration Management
3 110 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (24.66%) Open Source
5 47 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 25 (8.45%) Load Balancing
8 21 (7.09%) Migration
8 21 (7.09%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.74%) Scrum
10 16 (5.41%) ITIL
11 15 (5.07%) Workflow
11 15 (5.07%) Release Management
12 14 (4.73%) Automated Testing
12 14 (4.73%) SOA
13 13 (4.39%) Project Management
13 13 (4.39%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.39%) SDLC
14 12 (4.05%) Use Case
14 12 (4.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (47.97%) Python
2 89 (30.07%) Ruby
3 82 (27.70%) Java
3 82 (27.70%) Bash Shell
4 46 (15.54%) Perl
5 33 (11.15%) PHP
6 26 (8.78%) PowerShell
7 24 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.39%) Korn
9 11 (3.72%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.72%) C#
10 10 (3.38%) SQL
11 8 (2.70%) VBScript
12 3 (1.01%) Scala
12 3 (1.01%) C
13 2 (0.68%) C-shell
13 2 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) Go
14 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 27 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (3.04%) Degree
4 6 (2.03%) IBM Certification
5 5 (1.69%) CCNP
5 5 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.69%) VCDX
5 5 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.35%) CCIE
7 3 (1.01%) RHCE
7 3 (1.01%) CCNA
7 3 (1.01%) VCAP
8 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.68%) LPIC
8 2 (0.68%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.68%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.76%) QA
2 16 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 125 (42.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (17.57%) KVM
3 36 (12.16%) Hyper-V
4 32 (10.81%) vSphere
5 31 (10.47%) QEMU
6 30 (10.14%) Docker
7 28 (9.46%) vCloud
8 13 (4.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.70%) NFS
10 8 (2.70%) XenApp
11 6 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (2.03%) SRDF
11 6 (2.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (2.03%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.69%) VirtualBox
13 4 (1.35%) Ceph
13 4 (1.35%) Firmware
14 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 154 (52.03%) Puppet
2 126 (42.57%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (21.62%) Ansible
4 38 (12.84%) Vagrant
5 27 (9.12%) Nagios
6 21 (7.09%) Salt
7 18 (6.08%) ZABBIX
8 11 (3.72%) Kibana
9 9 (3.04%) Cobbler
9 9 (3.04%) NetBackup
10 8 (2.70%) SCOM
11 7 (2.36%) Rundeck
12 6 (2.03%) EMC VPLEX
12 6 (2.03%) SnapMirror
12 6 (2.03%) SnapVault
12 6 (2.03%) Graphite
12 6 (2.03%) SCVMM
12 6 (2.03%) SCCM
13 5 (1.69%) Tivoli
14 4 (1.35%) Munin
Vendors
1 149 (50.34%) VMware
2 47 (15.88%) Red Hat
3 39 (13.18%) Microsoft
4 36 (12.16%) IBM
5 32 (10.81%) New Relic
6 31 (10.47%) Rackspace
7 30 (10.14%) HP
8 29 (9.80%) Oracle
9 28 (9.46%) Cisco
10 25 (8.45%) Perforce
11 18 (6.08%) Atlassian
11 18 (6.08%) EMC
11 18 (6.08%) Citrix
12 16 (5.41%) NetApp
13 15 (5.07%) Symantec
13 15 (5.07%) AppDynamics
14 14 (4.73%) Google
15 13 (4.39%) Dell
16 10 (3.38%) Splunk
17 9 (3.04%) SAP
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