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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 440 545 533
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -12
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 157 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.072% 0.048%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 26 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £650 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £550 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +57.14%
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
10048 9280 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6500 5650 4968
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 383 447
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +97 157 £500 - 22
London +87 94 £500 - 16
South East +8 35 £438 -27.68% 2
Hampshire - 17 £288 - 1
City of London +15 12 £475 +11.76% 1
Basingstoke - 12 £450 - 1
Leeds +5 11 £375 +17.18% 2
Yorkshire +1 11 £375 +17.18% 2
West Yorkshire 0 11 £375 +17.18% 2
Berkshire +10 9 £413 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £550 -
South West - 7 - -
Surrey -5 3 £500 -9.09%
Reading +19 2 £305 - 1
North West - 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 170 (66.93%) Linux
2 148 (58.27%) Puppet
3 138 (54.33%) DevOps
4 117 (46.06%) Python
5 115 (45.28%) Opscode Chef
6 105 (41.34%) Jenkins
7 91 (35.83%) Java
8 90 (35.43%) VMware
9 84 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (33.07%) Ruby
10 72 (28.35%) Windows
11 66 (25.98%) Open Source
11 66 (25.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (25.59%) Red Hat
13 60 (23.62%) Configuration Management
14 55 (21.65%) Nagios
15 52 (20.47%) Git (software)
15 52 (20.47%) NoSQL
16 51 (20.08%) Ubuntu
17 49 (19.29%) MongoDB
17 49 (19.29%) CentOS
18 48 (18.90%) Load Balancing
19 45 (17.72%) vCloud
20 43 (16.93%) Apache
21 41 (16.14%) Shell Script
21 41 (16.14%) Bash Shell
21 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
22 40 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 40 (15.75%) Apache Cassandra
23 38 (14.96%) MySQL

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 43 (16.93%) Apache
2 25 (9.84%) Node.js
3 19 (7.48%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (3.15%) Eucalyptus
6 7 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.36%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.36%) Confluence
7 6 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.57%) nginx
8 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.57%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.18%) JBoss
10 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.79%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.79%) Jetty
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (11.02%) PaaS
4 24 (9.45%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (7.87%) IaaS
6 15 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (4.72%) Heroku
7 12 (4.72%) Engine Yard
8 11 (4.33%) SaaS
9 6 (2.36%) Google Apps
9 6 (2.36%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.18%) Office 365
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.79%) GitHub
11 2 (0.79%) Route 53
11 2 (0.79%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.42%) DNS
2 26 (10.24%) SAN
3 18 (7.09%) Firewall
3 18 (7.09%) Internet
4 17 (6.69%) TCP/IP
5 15 (5.91%) NAS
6 13 (5.12%) WAN
7 12 (4.72%) LAN
7 12 (4.72%) VLAN
8 8 (3.15%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.76%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.97%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.97%) LDAP
10 5 (1.97%) VoIP
11 4 (1.57%) HTTP
11 4 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.47%) NoSQL
2 49 (19.29%) MongoDB
3 40 (15.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 38 (14.96%) MySQL
5 13 (5.12%) Big Data
6 12 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.72%) SQL Server
7 9 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.15%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.36%) Redis
11 5 (1.97%) Riak
12 4 (1.57%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.18%) HBase
13 3 (1.18%) DB2
13 3 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.79%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 105 (41.34%) Jenkins
2 52 (20.47%) Git (software)
3 29 (11.42%) Subversion
4 28 (11.02%) Maven
5 22 (8.66%) JIRA
6 7 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (2.76%) StarTeam
7 6 (2.36%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.36%) Hudson
8 4 (1.57%) Ant
8 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.18%) JUnit
9 3 (1.18%) Selenium
10 2 (0.79%) GitLab
11 1 (0.39%) Gradle
11 1 (0.39%) Mocha
11 1 (0.39%) Introscope
11 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (3.54%) Finance
2 8 (3.15%) Banking
2 8 (3.15%) Publishing
3 5 (1.97%) Retail
4 3 (1.18%) Marketing
4 3 (1.18%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (38.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (16.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 41 (16.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 26 (10.24%) Consultant
4 24 (9.45%) Architect
5 19 (7.48%) DevOps Consultant
6 16 (6.30%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.12%) Developer
8 13 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.33%) Analyst
10 10 (3.94%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.15%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.76%) Wintel Analyst
12 7 (2.76%) Administrator
13 6 (2.36%) Storage Engineer
14 5 (1.97%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.42%) Web Services
2 17 (6.69%) JSON
3 14 (5.51%) XML
4 13 (5.12%) .NET
5 12 (4.72%) Middleware
6 11 (4.33%) RESTful
6 11 (4.33%) MCollective
7 9 (3.54%) Java EE
8 8 (3.15%) REST
9 7 (2.76%) SOAP
10 5 (1.97%) Spring
10 5 (1.97%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.57%) CSS
11 4 (1.57%) HTML
12 3 (1.18%) Apache Camel
12 3 (1.18%) J2EE
12 3 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.79%) Lucene
13 2 (0.79%) Spring MVC
13 2 (0.79%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 66 (25.98%) Open Source
2 26 (10.24%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.48%) Replication
4 12 (4.72%) Clustering
4 12 (4.72%) Wiki
5 11 (4.33%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.36%) EFT
8 5 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.57%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.18%) Statistics
11 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.39%) DataPower
12 1 (0.39%) Online Games
12 1 (0.39%) CMDB
12 1 (0.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 170 (66.93%) Linux
2 72 (28.35%) Windows
3 51 (20.08%) Ubuntu
4 49 (19.29%) CentOS
5 40 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (8.66%) UNIX
7 19 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (5.12%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (4.33%) Windows XP
11 10 (3.94%) Windows 7
12 8 (3.15%) Debian
13 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (54.33%) DevOps
2 84 (33.07%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.62%) Configuration Management
4 48 (18.90%) Load Balancing
5 32 (12.60%) Kanban
6 29 (11.42%) Service Delivery
7 28 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (10.24%) ITIL
9 24 (9.45%) Release Management
10 19 (7.48%) Scrum
11 17 (6.69%) SOA
12 14 (5.51%) Migration
13 13 (5.12%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.54%) Service Management
14 9 (3.54%) TDD
15 8 (3.15%) Incident Management
15 8 (3.15%) ITSM
15 8 (3.15%) Project Management
15 8 (3.15%) Data Migration
15 8 (3.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 117 (46.06%) Python
2 91 (35.83%) Java
3 84 (33.07%) Ruby
4 41 (16.14%) Shell Script
4 41 (16.14%) Bash Shell
5 34 (13.39%) Perl
6 31 (12.20%) PowerShell
7 20 (7.87%) PHP
8 18 (7.09%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.91%) SQL
10 14 (5.51%) VBScript
11 12 (4.72%) C#
12 9 (3.54%) Korn
13 7 (2.76%) VB
14 6 (2.36%) C
15 4 (1.57%) C++
16 3 (1.18%) Scala
17 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.63%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.15%) RHCE
4 8 (3.15%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.76%) RHCA
6 6 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.36%) VCAP
7 5 (1.97%) VCDX
8 4 (1.57%) Degree
8 4 (1.57%) CCNA
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.39%) HP APS
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.91%) QA
2 9 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (25.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (17.72%) vCloud
3 24 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.06%) vSphere
5 20 (7.87%) Active Directory
6 11 (4.33%) Xen
7 8 (3.15%) XenApp
7 8 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.76%) KVM
8 7 (2.76%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.97%) XenServer
10 4 (1.57%) Docker
11 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.79%) NFS
11 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.79%) Ceph
12 1 (0.39%) LXC
12 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 148 (58.27%) Puppet
2 115 (45.28%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (21.65%) Nagios
4 36 (14.17%) Ansible
5 33 (12.99%) Vagrant
5 33 (12.99%) ZABBIX
6 27 (10.63%) Graphite
7 24 (9.45%) Kibana
8 22 (8.66%) Salt
9 21 (8.27%) Zenoss
10 19 (7.48%) Graylog2
11 14 (5.51%) SCCM
12 13 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (4.72%) Cobbler
14 10 (3.94%) collectd
15 8 (3.15%) SCOM
16 7 (2.76%) EdgeSight
16 7 (2.76%) HP SIM
16 7 (2.76%) SCVMM
16 7 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 90 (35.43%) VMware
2 65 (25.59%) Red Hat
3 33 (12.99%) Oracle
4 28 (11.02%) Perforce
4 28 (11.02%) Microsoft
4 28 (11.02%) Rackspace
5 26 (10.24%) New Relic
6 20 (7.87%) Splunk
7 17 (6.69%) Cisco
8 16 (6.30%) Atlassian
8 16 (6.30%) HP
9 14 (5.51%) NetApp
10 13 (5.12%) IBM
11 11 (4.33%) Google
12 9 (3.54%) Citrix
13 7 (2.76%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.76%) Nimsoft
13 7 (2.76%) Veeam
13 7 (2.76%) CA
13 7 (2.76%) Dell
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