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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 536 528 585
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +57
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 51 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.034% 0.005%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.53% 0.19% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 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
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 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 18 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 -58 44 £458 +7.64% 26
London +1 28 £458 -8.50% 16
North West - 12 £400 - 1
City of London -8 7 £475 +35.71% 3
Manchester - 4 £400 -
South West -19 3 - - 1
Wales - 2 £400 -
South East -13 1 - - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Woodbridge - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 54 (72.97%) Puppet
2 49 (66.22%) Linux
3 43 (58.11%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
5 29 (39.19%) Java
6 25 (33.78%) Ruby
7 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (31.08%) Tomcat
8 20 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
9 19 (25.68%) Apache
9 19 (25.68%) Red Hat
9 19 (25.68%) VMware
10 18 (24.32%) Python
10 18 (24.32%) DNS
10 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (22.97%) Vagrant
12 16 (21.62%) Windows
13 15 (20.27%) PaaS
13 15 (20.27%) nginx
13 15 (20.27%) Open Source
14 13 (17.57%) CentOS
14 13 (17.57%) IaaS
14 13 (17.57%) KVM
14 13 (17.57%) Web Services
15 12 (16.22%) MySQL
15 12 (16.22%) Nagios
15 12 (16.22%) NoSQL
16 11 (14.86%) Node.js

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (31.08%) Tomcat
2 19 (25.68%) Apache
3 15 (20.27%) nginx
4 11 (14.86%) Node.js
5 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
6 7 (9.46%) Jetty
7 4 (5.41%) Confluence
8 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.70%) Apache Solr
9 2 (2.70%) IIS
10 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (1.35%) CloudStack
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (20.27%) PaaS
3 13 (17.57%) IaaS
4 11 (14.86%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (12.16%) Amazon S3
5 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (9.46%) Route 53
6 7 (9.46%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (5.41%) SaaS
8 3 (4.05%) Jelastic
8 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.70%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (2.70%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.32%) DNS
2 8 (10.81%) DHCP
2 8 (10.81%) HTTP
2 8 (10.81%) Firewall
3 5 (6.76%) BIG-IP
4 3 (4.05%) SSH
4 3 (4.05%) FTP
5 2 (2.70%) NAS
5 2 (2.70%) LDAP
5 2 (2.70%) SAN
5 2 (2.70%) VPN
6 1 (1.35%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) IMAP
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) SMTP
6 1 (1.35%) MRTG
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) MySQL
1 12 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 10 (13.51%) Big Data
2 10 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.46%) Redis
4 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.35%) OrientDB
5 1 (1.35%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.51%) Maven
3 7 (9.46%) JUnit
3 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.46%) Hudson
4 5 (6.76%) JIRA
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (1.35%) Mocha
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
6 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (5.41%) Publishing
2 3 (4.05%) Games
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Architect
3 8 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.70%) Linux Specialist
9 1 (1.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Web Services
2 9 (12.16%) RESTful
3 7 (9.46%) Servlets
4 5 (6.76%) JSON
5 3 (4.05%) Middleware
6 2 (2.70%) LAMP
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.35%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Open Source
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.41%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) CESG
4 3 (4.05%) Firmware
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (66.22%) Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Windows
3 13 (17.57%) CentOS
4 11 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (13.51%) Ubuntu
6 7 (9.46%) UNIX
7 3 (4.05%) Debian
7 3 (4.05%) AIX
8 2 (2.70%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Gentoo
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
2 23 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (12.16%) Service Management
5 7 (9.46%) Security Management
5 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Release Management
5 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (9.46%) JVM Tuning
6 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.76%) ITSM
7 5 (6.76%) SOA
7 5 (6.76%) OOP
7 5 (6.76%) OO
7 5 (6.76%) Fault Management
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.41%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) Java
2 25 (33.78%) Ruby
3 18 (24.32%) Python
4 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.11%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.76%) Perl
7 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
8 3 (4.05%) SQL
9 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.70%) C
10 1 (1.35%) Korn
10 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.35%) C#
10 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) RHCE
2 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) VCAP
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) VCDX
4 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.57%) KVM
3 11 (14.86%) vCloud
4 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.11%) vSphere
5 6 (8.11%) Xen
6 5 (6.76%) Varnish
7 4 (5.41%) NFS
8 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
9 2 (2.70%) Docker
9 2 (2.70%) XenServer
10 1 (1.35%) Squid
10 1 (1.35%) Dovecot
10 1 (1.35%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.35%) XenApp
10 1 (1.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 54 (72.97%) Puppet
2 43 (58.11%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (22.97%) Vagrant
4 12 (16.22%) Nagios
5 10 (13.51%) Ansible
6 7 (9.46%) HAProxy
7 5 (6.76%) Ganglia
7 5 (6.76%) collectd
7 5 (6.76%) StatsD
8 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.70%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.70%) Scalr
9 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.35%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Red Hat
1 19 (25.68%) VMware
2 11 (14.86%) Rackspace
3 7 (9.46%) RightScale
4 6 (8.11%) Foundry
4 6 (8.11%) Oracle
5 5 (6.76%) Remedy
6 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco
7 3 (4.05%) IBM
7 3 (4.05%) JBoss
7 3 (4.05%) New Relic
8 2 (2.70%) BMC
8 2 (2.70%) EMC
8 2 (2.70%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Dell
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.35%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (1.35%) SendGrid
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