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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 509 534 581
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +47
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 106 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.067% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.01% 0.37% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 23 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £380 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £644 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £483 -
% change year-on-year
-11.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
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
10491 9394 9791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.95% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6560 5702 5530
Average daily rate £380 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 373 480
Average hourly rate £18.92 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 October 2014.

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 October 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
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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 +51 106 £450 -10.00% 21
London +64 62 £450 -10.00% 10
East Midlands - 15 £550 - 1
South East -11 9 £425 -22.72% 2
City of London +20 7 £413 -21.42% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 6
Yorkshire - 7 £375 - 6
Berkshire +16 6 £461 +7.26% 1
Leeds - 6 £375 - 6
East of England -18 5 £413 - 1
North West -8 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
South West - 2 £900 -
Northampton - 2 £400 - 1
Reading +14 1 £210 - 1
Surrey -2 1 £500 -9.09%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Watford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Altrincham - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 114 (68.67%) Linux
2 99 (59.64%) Puppet
3 96 (57.83%) DevOps
4 90 (54.22%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (45.78%) Python
6 68 (40.96%) Jenkins
7 66 (39.76%) Java
8 60 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (30.72%) VMware
10 48 (28.92%) Ruby
11 42 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (24.70%) Open Source
13 38 (22.89%) Red Hat
14 37 (22.29%) Nagios
15 35 (21.08%) Windows
15 35 (21.08%) vCloud
16 34 (20.48%) Configuration Management
16 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
16 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 31 (18.67%) Load Balancing
19 30 (18.07%) CentOS
19 30 (18.07%) MongoDB
19 30 (18.07%) Vagrant
20 28 (16.87%) Ubuntu
20 28 (16.87%) Apache
21 27 (16.27%) Ansible
21 27 (16.27%) NoSQL
22 26 (15.66%) Kanban
23 25 (15.06%) ZABBIX

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 28 (16.87%) Apache
2 22 (13.25%) Node.js
3 12 (7.23%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.01%) Eucalyptus
6 3 (1.81%) JBoss
6 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.81%) nginx
6 3 (1.81%) Confluence
7 2 (1.20%) lighttpd
7 2 (1.20%) Jetty
7 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Office
1 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.65%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (11.45%) IaaS
5 15 (9.04%) PaaS
6 12 (7.23%) SaaS
7 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.81%) Google Apps
9 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.20%) Heroku
9 2 (1.20%) Route 53
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.46%) Internet
2 17 (10.24%) SAN
3 13 (7.83%) DNS
4 9 (5.42%) WAN
4 9 (5.42%) NAS
5 8 (4.82%) Firewall
5 8 (4.82%) LAN
6 4 (2.41%) LDAP
6 4 (2.41%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.41%) HTTP
7 3 (1.81%) VoIP
7 3 (1.81%) VRRP
7 3 (1.81%) Network Security
7 3 (1.81%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.81%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.20%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.27%) NoSQL
3 21 (12.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (5.42%) MySQL
5 7 (4.22%) Big Data
6 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.61%) Redis
6 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.81%) DB2
7 3 (1.81%) Riak
8 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (40.96%) Jenkins
2 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.46%) Maven
4 17 (10.24%) JIRA
5 13 (7.83%) Subversion
6 4 (2.41%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.41%) Ant
6 4 (2.41%) JUnit
7 3 (1.81%) Selenium
7 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Mocha
9 1 (0.60%) Gradle
General
1 10 (6.02%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Publishing
3 6 (3.61%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Billing
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Games
5 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (38.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (16.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 27 (16.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 20 (12.05%) Consultant
5 19 (11.45%) Architect
6 17 (10.24%) DevOps Consultant
7 14 (8.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (8.43%) Senior Consultant
8 11 (6.63%) Developer
8 11 (6.63%) Storage Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.22%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.61%) Administrator
11 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.41%) VMware Engineer
12 4 (2.41%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.45%) JSON
2 15 (9.04%) XML
3 14 (8.43%) Web Services
4 6 (3.61%) REST
4 6 (3.61%) Java EE
4 6 (3.61%) .NET
5 4 (2.41%) Middleware
6 3 (1.81%) J2EE
6 3 (1.81%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.81%) RESTful
6 3 (1.81%) Spring
7 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.20%) OpenID
7 2 (1.20%) HTML5
7 2 (1.20%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.20%) SAML
7 2 (1.20%) HTML
7 2 (1.20%) Servlets
7 2 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.70%) Open Source
2 20 (12.05%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.83%) Wiki
4 8 (4.82%) Replication
5 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.81%) EFT
6 3 (1.81%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) Online Games
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) CMDB
8 1 (0.60%) NGOSS
8 1 (0.60%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 114 (68.67%) Linux
2 35 (21.08%) Windows
3 32 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (18.07%) CentOS
5 28 (16.87%) Ubuntu
6 14 (8.43%) UNIX
7 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.41%) Debian
9 4 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) VMS
10 1 (0.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (57.83%) DevOps
2 60 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.48%) Configuration Management
4 31 (18.67%) Load Balancing
5 26 (15.66%) Kanban
6 24 (14.46%) Service Delivery
7 21 (12.65%) ITIL
8 18 (10.84%) Scrum
9 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.83%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.63%) SOA
11 11 (6.63%) Migration
12 7 (4.22%) OO
12 7 (4.22%) Validation
12 7 (4.22%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.22%) Build Automation
12 7 (4.22%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.01%) Identity Management
13 5 (3.01%) Data Migration
13 5 (3.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.78%) Python
2 66 (39.76%) Java
3 48 (28.92%) Ruby
4 25 (15.06%) Shell Script
5 20 (12.05%) Bash Shell
5 20 (12.05%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.04%) Perl
7 11 (6.63%) PHP
8 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.81%) C
10 2 (1.20%) XPath
10 2 (1.20%) C#
11 1 (0.60%) SQL
11 1 (0.60%) Groovy
11 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.22%) VCDX
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (4.22%) VCAP
3 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) RHCE
6 1 (0.60%) MCSA
6 1 (0.60%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 42 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (21.08%) vCloud
3 17 (10.24%) vSphere
4 9 (5.42%) Xen
5 8 (4.82%) Active Directory
6 7 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.22%) KVM
7 5 (3.01%) XenServer
8 3 (1.81%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.20%) Docker
9 2 (1.20%) Ceph
9 2 (1.20%) Varnish
10 1 (0.60%) NFS
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.60%) Firmware
10 1 (0.60%) XenApp
10 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.60%) LXC
Systems Management
1 99 (59.64%) Puppet
2 90 (54.22%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (22.29%) Nagios
4 30 (18.07%) Vagrant
5 27 (16.27%) Ansible
6 25 (15.06%) ZABBIX
7 18 (10.84%) Zenoss
7 18 (10.84%) Salt
7 18 (10.84%) Kibana
8 17 (10.24%) Graylog2
9 15 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.20%) logstash
10 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.20%) SCOM
11 1 (0.60%) OpenView
11 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.60%) Netcool
11 1 (0.60%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.60%) WSUS
11 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (30.72%) VMware
2 38 (22.89%) Red Hat
3 23 (13.86%) Perforce
4 21 (12.65%) Rackspace
5 20 (12.05%) New Relic
6 17 (10.24%) Splunk
7 13 (7.83%) Atlassian
8 12 (7.23%) Google
9 11 (6.63%) Oracle
9 11 (6.63%) Cisco
10 10 (6.02%) Microsoft
11 7 (4.22%) HP
12 5 (3.01%) NetApp
13 4 (2.41%) F5
14 3 (1.81%) SAP
15 2 (1.20%) Scality
15 2 (1.20%) RightScale
15 2 (1.20%) Juniper
15 2 (1.20%) Remedy
15 2 (1.20%) webMethods
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