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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 448 528 538
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +10
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 160 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.10% 0.023%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 0.59% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 36 5
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£438 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9903 9123 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.33% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 5700 4695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 305 460
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.45 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +80 155 £438 -4.37% 45
London +51 92 £475 - 27
Yorkshire - 29 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire - 28 £300 - 1
Leeds - 28 £300 -
City of London +19 16 £438 -16.66% 6
North West -17 15 £469 +17.18%
South East -7 10 £475 - 6
Lancashire +16 8 £475 +18.75%
Cheshire -11 6 £300 -29.41%
Berkshire -2 5 £613 - 6
Warrington - 5 £275 -
Staines +11 4 - -
Wales +9 4 £350 -12.50%
Burnley +7 4 £475 +18.75%
Surrey +7 4 - -
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Preston - 3 £503 -
Newport - 2 £350 -
Nottingham - 2 £347 -
Slough - 2 £750 -
East Midlands - 2 £347 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £347 -
West Midlands - 2 £310 -
Newbury -1 1 £475 -
Chester -3 1 £463 +8.82%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Brentwood - 1 £210 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 200 (64.52%) Linux
2 175 (56.45%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (56.45%) Puppet
3 169 (54.52%) DevOps
4 162 (52.26%) Python
5 152 (49.03%) VMware
6 138 (44.52%) Opscode Chef
7 123 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 122 (39.35%) Configuration Management
9 112 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (35.16%) Ruby
11 104 (33.55%) Jenkins
12 92 (29.68%) Windows
13 88 (28.39%) Java
14 86 (27.74%) Bash Shell
15 74 (23.87%) Open Source
16 60 (19.35%) Red Hat
17 58 (18.71%) Git (software)
18 56 (18.06%) Perl
19 54 (17.42%) MySQL
19 54 (17.42%) Ansible
20 47 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (14.19%) vCloud
22 43 (13.87%) PowerShell
22 43 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
22 43 (13.87%) Nagios
23 42 (13.55%) PHP
23 42 (13.55%) Hyper-V
24 41 (13.23%) vSphere
24 41 (13.23%) Web Services

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 41 (13.23%) Apache
2 23 (7.42%) Node.js
2 23 (7.42%) IIS
3 19 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 18 (5.81%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.90%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.58%) JBoss
9 7 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.94%) nginx
10 6 (1.94%) Eucalyptus
10 6 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.29%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.29%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.65%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Project
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 175 (56.45%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (10.97%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (9.35%) PaaS
5 28 (9.03%) IaaS
6 24 (7.74%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.55%) SaaS
7 11 (3.55%) OpenShift
8 9 (2.90%) Heroku
8 9 (2.90%) Engine Yard
9 6 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.29%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (1.29%) Office 365
10 4 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.65%) GitHub
12 2 (0.65%) Joyent
12 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.94%) DNS
2 30 (9.68%) SAN
3 29 (9.35%) TCP/IP
3 29 (9.35%) NAS
4 25 (8.06%) Internet
5 20 (6.45%) Firewall
6 17 (5.48%) NetScaler
7 13 (4.19%) DHCP
7 13 (4.19%) VLAN
8 11 (3.55%) WAN
9 9 (2.90%) LAN
10 8 (2.58%) Software-Defined Networking
11 7 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.26%) VPN
12 6 (1.94%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.61%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.61%) Megaco
13 5 (1.61%) ISUP
13 5 (1.61%) MGCP
13 5 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.42%) MySQL
2 38 (12.26%) NoSQL
3 33 (10.65%) MongoDB
4 26 (8.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (7.74%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.23%) Big Data
8 10 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.90%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.58%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.94%) Redis
12 5 (1.61%) OpenStack Swift
13 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.97%) HBase
14 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.65%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.65%) Riak
16 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 104 (33.55%) Jenkins
2 58 (18.71%) Git (software)
3 39 (12.58%) Subversion
4 23 (7.42%) JIRA
5 15 (4.84%) Maven
6 5 (1.61%) Hudson
6 5 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.61%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.29%) Ant
7 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.97%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.65%) GitLab
10 1 (0.32%) Gradle
10 1 (0.32%) Juju
10 1 (0.32%) JUnit
General
1 22 (7.10%) Finance
2 10 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.23%) Games
3 9 (2.90%) Banking
4 5 (1.61%) Publishing
5 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (34.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (13.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 33 (10.65%) Architect
4 29 (9.35%) Consultant
4 29 (9.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 18 (5.81%) DevOps Consultant
6 17 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
6 17 (5.48%) Analyst
7 14 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (4.52%) Wintel Analyst
8 13 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.87%) Developer
10 10 (3.23%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (2.58%) Administrator
13 7 (2.26%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
14 6 (1.94%) Cloud Consultant
15 5 (1.61%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.23%) Web Services
2 28 (9.03%) .NET
3 22 (7.10%) Middleware
4 11 (3.55%) MCollective
4 11 (3.55%) REST
4 11 (3.55%) Servlets
5 9 (2.90%) SOAP
6 8 (2.58%) XML
7 7 (2.26%) Java EE
7 7 (2.26%) CSS
7 7 (2.26%) HTML
7 7 (2.26%) J2EE
8 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.61%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.61%) jQuery
8 5 (1.61%) HTML5
8 5 (1.61%) RESTful
8 5 (1.61%) JSON
9 4 (1.29%) LAMP
9 4 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.87%) Open Source
2 32 (10.32%) Private Cloud
3 27 (8.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (7.42%) Replication
5 15 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.84%) Public Cloud
6 13 (4.19%) Clustering
7 9 (2.90%) Spread Betting
7 9 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.58%) Device Driver
9 7 (2.26%) Wiki
10 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.29%) CESG
10 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.97%) DataPower
11 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 200 (64.52%) Linux
2 92 (29.68%) Windows
3 38 (12.26%) CentOS
4 35 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (9.03%) Ubuntu
6 25 (8.06%) UNIX
7 24 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.23%) Debian
9 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.26%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.26%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.94%) Solaris
12 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.29%) AIX
14 2 (0.65%) HPUX
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.65%) SUSE
14 2 (0.65%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (54.52%) DevOps
2 122 (39.35%) Configuration Management
3 112 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (11.61%) Load Balancing
6 33 (10.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (8.39%) ITIL
8 24 (7.74%) Scrum
9 23 (7.42%) Project Management
10 22 (7.10%) Service Delivery
11 18 (5.81%) SOA
11 18 (5.81%) ITSM
11 18 (5.81%) Release Management
12 17 (5.48%) Low Latency
13 16 (5.16%) Incident Management
13 16 (5.16%) Kanban
14 14 (4.52%) Automated Testing
14 14 (4.52%) Service Management
15 13 (4.19%) Mentoring
15 13 (4.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (52.26%) Python
2 109 (35.16%) Ruby
3 88 (28.39%) Java
4 86 (27.74%) Bash Shell
5 56 (18.06%) Perl
6 43 (13.87%) PowerShell
7 42 (13.55%) PHP
8 29 (9.35%) Shell Script
9 22 (7.10%) VBScript
10 21 (6.77%) C#
11 18 (5.81%) SQL
12 11 (3.55%) JavaScript
13 10 (3.23%) Korn
14 6 (1.94%) C
14 6 (1.94%) C++
14 6 (1.94%) Scala
15 5 (1.61%) VB
16 2 (0.65%) C-shell
16 2 (0.65%) Go
17 1 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.13%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.58%) RHCE
5 6 (1.94%) Degree
5 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (1.94%) VCDX
5 6 (1.94%) VCAP
6 5 (1.61%) RHCSA
6 5 (1.61%) RHCA
6 5 (1.61%) CCNP
7 3 (0.97%) CCSA
7 3 (0.97%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) CCIE
8 2 (0.65%) LPIC
8 2 (0.65%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.65%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) QA
2 10 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (14.19%) vCloud
3 42 (13.55%) Hyper-V
4 41 (13.23%) vSphere
5 40 (12.90%) KVM
6 28 (9.03%) Docker
6 28 (9.03%) QEMU
7 20 (6.45%) Active Directory
8 17 (5.48%) XenApp
8 17 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (5.16%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.94%) VirtualBox
11 5 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (1.29%) Firmware
12 4 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.97%) GPFS
13 3 (0.97%) Ceph
13 3 (0.97%) Gluster
13 3 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 175 (56.45%) Puppet
2 138 (44.52%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (17.42%) Ansible
4 43 (13.87%) Nagios
5 31 (10.00%) ZABBIX
6 30 (9.68%) Vagrant
7 23 (7.42%) Salt
8 21 (6.77%) SCCM
9 17 (5.48%) SCOM
10 16 (5.16%) SCVMM
10 16 (5.16%) Cobbler
11 14 (4.52%) Kibana
12 13 (4.19%) EdgeSight
12 13 (4.19%) HP SIM
13 12 (3.87%) Zenoss
14 11 (3.55%) Graphite
15 8 (2.58%) HAProxy
15 8 (2.58%) collectd
16 7 (2.26%) Graylog
16 7 (2.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 152 (49.03%) VMware
2 60 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 39 (12.58%) New Relic
4 36 (11.61%) IBM
5 32 (10.32%) Microsoft
6 30 (9.68%) Rackspace
6 30 (9.68%) Perforce
7 27 (8.71%) Oracle
7 27 (8.71%) HP
8 23 (7.42%) Citrix
9 18 (5.81%) Cisco
9 18 (5.81%) Veritas
10 17 (5.48%) Dell
11 16 (5.16%) ServiceNow
12 14 (4.52%) NetApp
13 13 (4.19%) Nimsoft
13 13 (4.19%) AppDynamics
13 13 (4.19%) Veeam
13 13 (4.19%) CA
14 10 (3.23%) Google
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