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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 373 518 541
Rank change year-on-year
+145 +23
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 311 144 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 1.39% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 92 49
Median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £391 £438
% change year-on-year
+15.01% -10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +163.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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
10106 10363 9884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.54% 17.73% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6612 6491 5764
Median daily rate £424 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 335 425
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +131 288 £525 +20.00% 43
London +90 176 £550 +15.78% 18
South East +28 39 £450 +5.88% 9
City of London +44 32 £550 +37.50% 5
Berkshire +20 21 £425 -5.55% 1
North East -6 21 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +10 20 £550 +62.96% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 20 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -10 20 £350 - 1
Scotland +30 18 £400 - 4
Renfrewshire - 16 £415 -
Erskine - 16 £415 -
North West +28 14 £490 +40.00% 2
West Midlands - 14 £485 - 2
Westminster - 14 £550 -
West Yorkshire +12 13 £450 +33.33% 3
Leeds +7 13 £450 +33.33% 3
Manchester 0 11 £490 - 2
Shropshire - 10 £450 -
Newbury +3 8 £575 -
Surrey -2 8 £450 +16.12% 5
Telford - 8 £450 -
Sheffield - 7 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £550 -
Reading +12 6 £401 -15.68%
Wales +20 5 £520 -5.45% 1
Hampshire - 5 £450 - 3
West Wales +10 4 £520 -5.45%
Swansea +8 4 £520 -5.45%
Harrow - 4 £500 -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 408 (53.54%) Linux
2 404 (53.02%) DevOps
3 352 (46.19%) Amazon AWS
4 309 (40.55%) Puppet
5 225 (29.53%) Ruby
6 222 (29.13%) Python
7 208 (27.30%) Java
7 208 (27.30%) Opscode Chef
8 206 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 202 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
10 187 (24.54%) VMware
11 186 (24.41%) Security Cleared
12 184 (24.15%) Ansible
13 162 (21.26%) Docker
14 156 (20.47%) Configuration Management
15 152 (19.95%) Git (software)
16 151 (19.82%) Windows
17 149 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 145 (19.03%) Jenkins
19 143 (18.77%) SC Cleared
20 140 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
21 138 (18.11%) PaaS
22 136 (17.85%) HP
23 129 (16.93%) PowerShell
24 127 (16.67%) Bash Shell
25 122 (16.01%) Red Hat
26 117 (15.35%) Microsoft
26 117 (15.35%) Software Engineering
27 116 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
28 109 (14.30%) Perl

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 72 (9.45%) Apache
2 58 (7.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 55 (7.22%) Confluence
4 37 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (4.20%) Tomcat
7 28 (3.67%) MS Exchange
8 24 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (2.76%) Skype for Business
11 20 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (2.62%) nginx
12 19 (2.49%) Apache Spark
13 15 (1.97%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (1.71%) IIS
15 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.66%) CloudStack
Applications
1 45 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.66%) MS Office
2 5 (0.66%) MS Project
3 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 352 (46.19%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (18.11%) PaaS
4 95 (12.47%) IaaS
5 55 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (5.64%) Office 365
7 39 (5.12%) SaaS
8 36 (4.72%) Heroku
9 26 (3.41%) GitHub
10 23 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.57%) OpenShift
12 11 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.31%) HP Helion
14 8 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
16 6 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
17 5 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 4 (0.52%) Engine Yard
18 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.42%) DNS
2 72 (9.45%) TCP/IP
3 61 (8.01%) Firewall
4 51 (6.69%) SAN
5 48 (6.30%) HTTP
6 45 (5.91%) SSL
7 32 (4.20%) LDAP
8 30 (3.94%) WAN
9 29 (3.81%) Network Security
10 28 (3.67%) DHCP
11 26 (3.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 26 (3.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 21 (2.76%) Internet
12 21 (2.76%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.36%) LAN
14 16 (2.10%) VLAN
15 15 (1.97%) Skype
15 15 (1.97%) VPN
16 12 (1.57%) NAS
16 12 (1.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (9.06%) MySQL
3 66 (8.66%) MongoDB
4 55 (7.22%) Redis
5 43 (5.64%) SQL Server
6 42 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 39 (5.12%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.71%) Big Data
10 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.18%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.05%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.92%) Datomic
14 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 152 (19.95%) Git (software)
2 145 (19.03%) Jenkins
3 76 (9.97%) JIRA
4 65 (8.53%) Maven
5 54 (7.09%) Ant
6 53 (6.96%) Vagrant
7 39 (5.12%) Subversion
8 35 (4.59%) Gradle
9 25 (3.28%) Bitbucket
10 19 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (1.97%) Hudson
13 14 (1.84%) SonarQube
13 14 (1.84%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.84%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.57%) ClearCase
15 11 (1.44%) FishEye
16 10 (1.31%) StarTeam
17 9 (1.18%) GitLab
General
1 65 (8.53%) Finance
2 17 (2.23%) Banking
2 17 (2.23%) Retail
2 17 (2.23%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.97%) Games
4 6 (0.79%) Front Office
5 5 (0.66%) Marketing
5 5 (0.66%) Publishing
6 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.39%) Law
7 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.26%) Back Office
8 2 (0.26%) Billing
8 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.13%) Advertising
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.13%) German Language
9 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 278 (36.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (11.81%) Linux Engineer
3 80 (10.50%) Architect
4 71 (9.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 60 (7.87%) Cloud Engineer
5 60 (7.87%) Developer
6 58 (7.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 56 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
8 53 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
9 50 (6.56%) Cloud Architect
10 37 (4.86%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
11 36 (4.72%) Senior DevOps
11 36 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (3.81%) Software Engineer
14 26 (3.41%) AWS Architect
15 25 (3.28%) Security Architect
16 24 (3.15%) Automation Engineer
16 24 (3.15%) Java Engineer
17 23 (3.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (13.52%) Web Services
2 60 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
3 48 (6.30%) Node.js
4 41 (5.38%) .NET
5 36 (4.72%) ELK Stack
6 34 (4.46%) LAMP
7 28 (3.67%) XML
8 24 (3.15%) HTML
8 24 (3.15%) REST
9 23 (3.02%) CSS
9 23 (3.02%) Sensu
10 21 (2.76%) JSON
11 17 (2.23%) HTML5
12 15 (1.97%) RESTful
13 13 (1.71%) Kafka
13 13 (1.71%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (1.44%) jQuery
15 10 (1.31%) boto
15 10 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
16 9 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.15%) Data Centre
2 71 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 66 (8.66%) Private Cloud
4 39 (5.12%) Public Cloud
5 29 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.62%) Enterprise Cloud
9 15 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.97%) User Experience
9 15 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.84%) Clustering
11 12 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.31%) Replication
13 7 (0.92%) Online Games
13 7 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
14 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.66%) CMDB
15 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 408 (53.54%) Linux
2 151 (19.82%) Windows
3 98 (12.86%) CentOS
4 75 (9.84%) Unix
5 70 (9.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 69 (9.06%) Windows Server
7 66 (8.66%) Ubuntu
8 55 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (5.25%) Fedora
10 40 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (3.41%) CoreOS
11 26 (3.41%) RancherOS
12 24 (3.15%) Solaris
13 15 (1.97%) Debian
14 14 (1.84%) AIX
15 12 (1.57%) HPUX
16 11 (1.44%) VMS
17 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (53.02%) DevOps
2 202 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (20.47%) Configuration Management
4 140 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (15.35%) Software Engineering
6 116 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 101 (13.25%) Open Source
8 89 (11.68%) ITIL
9 71 (9.32%) Migration
10 66 (8.66%) TDD
11 54 (7.09%) Scrum
12 53 (6.96%) Load Balancing
13 43 (5.64%) Service Management
14 38 (4.99%) Continuous Deployment
15 34 (4.46%) Unit Testing
16 32 (4.20%) ITIL V3
17 29 (3.81%) Service Delivery
18 28 (3.67%) BDD
19 27 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
20 25 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 225 (29.53%) Ruby
2 222 (29.13%) Python
3 208 (27.30%) Java
4 129 (16.93%) PowerShell
5 127 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 109 (14.30%) Perl
7 78 (10.24%) SQL
8 69 (9.06%) Go
9 58 (7.61%) Shell Script
10 51 (6.69%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.02%) C#
12 22 (2.89%) Korn
13 20 (2.62%) VBScript
14 14 (1.84%) PHP
15 13 (1.71%) C
16 12 (1.57%) C-shell
16 12 (1.57%) Scala
17 10 (1.31%) Clojure
18 9 (1.18%) C++
18 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 186 (24.41%) Security Cleared
2 143 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 79 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (10.24%) Degree
5 43 (5.64%) MCSE
6 31 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.28%) CCNA
7 25 (3.28%) CCNP
8 23 (3.02%) RHCE
9 22 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.84%) MCSA
11 14 (1.84%) RHCA
12 11 (1.44%) AWS Certification
13 10 (1.31%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.05%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.79%) MCSD
17 5 (0.66%) MCP
17 5 (0.66%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.62%) JSP 440
2 11 (1.44%) SLA
3 10 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.79%) QA
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 162 (21.26%) Docker
2 149 (19.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (11.29%) Active Directory
4 67 (8.79%) vSphere
5 46 (6.04%) KVM
6 34 (4.46%) Hyper-V
7 30 (3.94%) vCloud
8 27 (3.54%) NFS
9 26 (3.41%) etcd
10 22 (2.89%) flannel
11 21 (2.76%) Xen
12 15 (1.97%) iptables
12 15 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (1.84%) Squid
13 14 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (1.71%) XenApp
14 13 (1.71%) XenServer
15 10 (1.31%) Samba
16 9 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 309 (40.55%) Puppet
2 208 (27.30%) Opscode Chef
3 184 (24.15%) Ansible
4 50 (6.56%) Packer
5 48 (6.30%) Kubernetes
6 45 (5.91%) Consul
7 43 (5.64%) Mesos
7 43 (5.64%) Terraform
8 32 (4.20%) Nagios
9 31 (4.07%) SCCM
10 30 (3.94%) Graphite
10 30 (3.94%) logstash
11 26 (3.41%) Marathon
11 26 (3.41%) Rancher
12 24 (3.15%) Salt
13 21 (2.76%) HAProxy
13 21 (2.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 21 (2.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 20 (2.62%) Uchiwa
15 19 (2.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 187 (24.54%) VMware
2 136 (17.85%) HP
3 122 (16.01%) Red Hat
4 117 (15.35%) Microsoft
5 74 (9.71%) Atlassian
6 50 (6.56%) Google
7 49 (6.43%) Cisco
8 39 (5.12%) Citrix
9 35 (4.59%) Oracle
10 34 (4.46%) Rackspace
11 31 (4.07%) F5
12 30 (3.94%) Splunk
13 24 (3.15%) Juniper
13 24 (3.15%) NetApp
14 23 (3.02%) CheckPoint
15 22 (2.89%) EMC
16 21 (2.76%) Fortinet
16 21 (2.76%) MuleSoft
16 21 (2.76%) TippingPoint
17 18 (2.36%) IronPort
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