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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 520 541 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 60 28 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.055% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.63% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9475 8738 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.14% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4959 5534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 442 452
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +18 56 £400 -5.88% 32
London +33 44 £400 -21.56% 16
City of London +31 9 £401 -21.70% 5
South East -1 6 £600 +44.40% 2
North West -5 4 £388 +21.09% 3
Wales - 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £475 - 5
Leeds - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £475 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 - 1
Suffolk - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Leicester - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 78 (69.64%) Linux
2 68 (60.71%) Puppet
3 67 (59.82%) DevOps
4 59 (52.68%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (39.29%) Python
6 42 (37.50%) Java
7 40 (35.71%) Ruby
8 37 (33.04%) Jenkins
9 35 (31.25%) Configuration Management
10 33 (29.46%) VMware
11 31 (27.68%) Red Hat
12 27 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (22.32%) Open Source
13 25 (22.32%) vCloud
14 24 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (20.54%) Nagios
15 23 (20.54%) Apache
16 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
16 21 (18.75%) Vagrant
17 20 (17.86%) CentOS
17 20 (17.86%) Tomcat
17 20 (17.86%) Windows
17 20 (17.86%) Shell Script
18 18 (16.07%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (15.18%) Ansible
19 17 (15.18%) MongoDB
19 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (20.54%) Apache
2 20 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 13 (11.61%) Node.js
4 12 (10.71%) nginx
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.25%) Jetty
6 4 (3.57%) Confluence
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.07%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.71%) PaaS
3 12 (10.71%) IaaS
4 8 (7.14%) SaaS
5 7 (6.25%) Route 53
5 7 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (6.25%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.68%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.68%) Jelastic
7 2 (1.79%) Heroku
7 2 (1.79%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.89%) Joyent
8 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.89%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) DNS
2 12 (10.71%) Internet
3 10 (8.93%) SAN
3 10 (8.93%) HTTP
4 9 (8.04%) NAS
5 8 (7.14%) Firewall
5 8 (7.14%) DHCP
6 6 (5.36%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.57%) LDAP
8 3 (2.68%) VoIP
9 2 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.89%) MRTG
10 1 (0.89%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.89%) VLAN
10 1 (0.89%) IMAP
10 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.89%) WAN
10 1 (0.89%) SMTP
10 1 (0.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 17 (15.18%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.71%) MySQL
4 10 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (8.93%) Big Data
5 7 (6.25%) Redis
5 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.89%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (33.04%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.18%) Maven
3 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.04%) JUnit
5 8 (7.14%) JIRA
6 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.25%) Hudson
7 2 (1.79%) Subversion
8 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.89%) Mocha
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Publishing
3 4 (3.57%) Games
3 4 (3.57%) Billing
4 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (33.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (11.61%) Architect
2 13 (11.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Storage Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (5.36%) Consultant
5 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.36%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.46%) Administrator
7 4 (3.57%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (2.68%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.68%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) XML
1 15 (13.39%) JSON
2 13 (11.61%) Web Services
3 7 (6.25%) Servlets
4 5 (4.46%) RESTful
5 3 (2.68%) LAMP
6 2 (1.79%) XSLT
6 2 (1.79%) JAXB
6 2 (1.79%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) HTML
6 2 (1.79%) HTML5
6 2 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.79%) REST
6 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.89%) ExpressJS
7 1 (0.89%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Open Source
2 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.93%) Wiki
3 4 (3.57%) Spread Betting
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.79%) Online Games
5 1 (0.89%) NGOSS
5 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (69.64%) Linux
2 24 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (17.86%) CentOS
3 20 (17.86%) Windows
4 16 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.36%) UNIX
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.68%) Debian
7 2 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) DevOps
2 35 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (11.61%) ITIL
5 10 (8.93%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.93%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.04%) Kanban
6 9 (8.04%) Scrum
7 8 (7.14%) OOP
7 8 (7.14%) OO
7 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 7 (6.25%) Build Automation
8 7 (6.25%) JVM Tuning
9 6 (5.36%) Service Management
10 5 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.46%) Validation
10 5 (4.46%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.46%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) Python
2 42 (37.50%) Java
3 40 (35.71%) Ruby
4 20 (17.86%) Shell Script
5 16 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.46%) Perl
9 3 (2.68%) C
10 2 (1.79%) SQL
10 2 (1.79%) XPath
11 1 (0.89%) Groovy
11 1 (0.89%) Korn
11 1 (0.89%) Scala
11 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 7 (6.25%) VCDX
1 7 (6.25%) VCAP
2 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 27 (24.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (22.32%) vCloud
3 13 (11.61%) KVM
4 9 (8.04%) vSphere
4 9 (8.04%) Xen
5 6 (5.36%) Varnish
6 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.68%) Docker
8 1 (0.89%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.89%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.89%) XenServer
8 1 (0.89%) NFS
8 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.89%) Squid
Systems Management
1 68 (60.71%) Puppet
2 59 (52.68%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (20.54%) Nagios
4 21 (18.75%) Vagrant
5 17 (15.18%) Ansible
6 13 (11.61%) Salt
7 10 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (7.14%) ZABBIX
9 7 (6.25%) Zenoss
9 7 (6.25%) HAProxy
9 7 (6.25%) Kibana
9 7 (6.25%) Graylog2
10 6 (5.36%) Ganglia
11 5 (4.46%) collectd
11 5 (4.46%) StatsD
11 5 (4.46%) logstash
12 4 (3.57%) Opsview
13 2 (1.79%) Scalr
13 2 (1.79%) SCOM
14 1 (0.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (29.46%) VMware
2 31 (27.68%) Red Hat
3 11 (9.82%) Rackspace
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.14%) Atlassian
5 7 (6.25%) RightScale
5 7 (6.25%) Perforce
5 7 (6.25%) Splunk
6 6 (5.36%) Google
6 6 (5.36%) New Relic
6 6 (5.36%) SaltStack
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle
8 3 (2.68%) HP
9 2 (1.79%) Cisco
9 2 (1.79%) F5
10 1 (0.89%) hybris
10 1 (0.89%) Remedy
10 1 (0.89%) Dell
10 1 (0.89%) Citrix
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