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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
UK
Rank 406 390 450
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +60
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 182 247 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.36% 2.90% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 184 100
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £410 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.26% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7703 8507 8832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.17% 17.02% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4938 5438 5516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 234 315
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +4 177 £500 +10.25% 55
London +5 100 £525 +1.44% 25
South East -13 21 £463 +17.08% 9
North West +38 17 £415 -2.35% 9
Manchester +24 17 £415 - 8
West Midlands - 16 - -
Berkshire +12 14 £500 +42.85%
City of London -7 14 £550 +10.00% 4
Solihull - 12 - -
Yorkshire -2 11 £410 -3.52% 3
Leeds +7 7 £410 -3.52% 3
West Yorkshire 0 7 £410 -3.52% 3
Surrey +11 5 £425 +7.59% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £400 - 1
Sheffield 0 4 £550 +22.22%
South Yorkshire -4 4 £550 +22.22%
Windsor - 4 £500 -
Bracknell +4 3 £463 -
Westminster - 3 £575 -
Hampshire +6 2 £400 -0.24% 4
East of England +5 2 £525 +16.66% 4
South West +1 2 £288 -28.12% 2
Reading -4 2 £475 +35.71%
Guildford - 2 £425 -
Wiltshire - 2 £288 -
Farnborough - 2 £400 - 4
Cardiff +10 1 - -
Glasgow +8 1 - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 270 (56.37%) Linux
2 264 (55.11%) DevOps
3 215 (44.89%) Amazon AWS
4 199 (41.54%) Puppet
5 192 (40.08%) Python
6 159 (33.19%) Ruby
7 153 (31.94%) Java
8 149 (31.11%) Docker
9 137 (28.60%) Opscode Chef
10 129 (26.93%) Microsoft Azure
11 127 (26.51%) VMware
12 121 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
13 118 (24.63%) Jenkins
13 118 (24.63%) Ansible
14 113 (23.59%) Git (software)
15 103 (21.50%) Security Cleared
15 103 (21.50%) Configuration Management
16 96 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 93 (19.42%) Bash Shell
18 90 (18.79%) SC Cleared
19 88 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
20 76 (15.87%) Microsoft
20 76 (15.87%) Windows
21 72 (15.03%) Unix
22 69 (14.41%) PowerShell
23 68 (14.20%) Perl
24 64 (13.36%) MySQL
24 64 (13.36%) HP
25 61 (12.73%) IaaS
26 60 (12.53%) Open Source

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 56 (11.69%) Apache
2 41 (8.56%) Confluence
3 28 (5.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (4.59%) MS Exchange
5 21 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.38%) Skype for Business
6 20 (4.18%) CloudStack
7 17 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (3.34%) nginx
9 15 (3.13%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.92%) Apache Spark
11 13 (2.71%) Tomcat
12 11 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (2.30%) IIS
13 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (1.88%) SAS
14 8 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (6.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 215 (44.89%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (26.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (12.73%) IaaS
4 51 (10.65%) PaaS
5 37 (7.72%) GitHub
6 32 (6.68%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (5.64%) Office 365
8 20 (4.18%) Heroku
9 18 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (2.71%) SaaS
11 12 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (2.51%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.46%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.25%) Google Compute Engine
15 5 (1.04%) Bluemix
15 5 (1.04%) SoftLayer
15 5 (1.04%) Sumo Logic
16 4 (0.84%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.53%) TCP/IP
2 54 (11.27%) HTTP
3 47 (9.81%) DNS
4 31 (6.47%) SSL
5 23 (4.80%) Firewall
6 20 (4.18%) Skype
7 19 (3.97%) iSCSI
7 19 (3.97%) VLAN
8 18 (3.76%) SAN
9 13 (2.71%) HTTPS
9 13 (2.71%) LDAP
9 13 (2.71%) NAS
10 10 (2.09%) Internet
11 9 (1.88%) DHCP
12 8 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (1.67%) Network Security
12 8 (1.67%) WAN
13 7 (1.46%) IMAP
13 7 (1.46%) MRTG
13 7 (1.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.36%) MySQL
2 60 (12.53%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (9.81%) MongoDB
4 39 (8.14%) Redis
5 31 (6.47%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.85%) Relational Database
7 26 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (5.22%) SQL Server
9 20 (4.18%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.92%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.67%) Big Data
12 8 (1.67%) Riak
13 5 (1.04%) HBase
14 3 (0.63%) DB2
15 2 (0.42%) DataStage
15 2 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
15 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.42%) OpenStack Swift
16 1 (0.21%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 118 (24.63%) Jenkins
2 113 (23.59%) Git (software)
3 51 (10.65%) Vagrant
4 43 (8.98%) JIRA
5 34 (7.10%) Bitbucket
6 27 (5.64%) Subversion
7 26 (5.43%) Maven
8 20 (4.18%) TeamCity
9 16 (3.34%) Travis CI
10 14 (2.92%) Ant
11 13 (2.71%) Gradle
11 13 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (2.51%) SonarQube
12 12 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (2.30%) GoCD
14 10 (2.09%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (1.25%) NuGet
17 5 (1.04%) FishEye
17 5 (1.04%) RSpec
General
1 33 (6.89%) Finance
2 12 (2.51%) Retail
3 11 (2.30%) Banking
4 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.46%) Games
6 5 (1.04%) Front Office
7 2 (0.42%) German Language
7 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (35.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (11.27%) Architect
3 49 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
4 44 (9.19%) Developer
5 35 (7.31%) Cloud Architect
5 35 (7.31%) Cloud Engineer
5 35 (7.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 30 (6.26%) AWS DevOps
7 28 (5.85%) AWS Engineer
7 28 (5.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 26 (5.43%) Senior DevOps
9 23 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) Platform Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) Security Architect
11 14 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
11 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (2.71%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.51%) Unix Engineer
14 11 (2.30%) Azure Architect
14 11 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.02%) RabbitMQ
2 42 (8.77%) Web Services
3 38 (7.93%) Node.js
4 31 (6.47%) LAMP
5 30 (6.26%) .NET
6 26 (5.43%) REST
7 24 (5.01%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (4.59%) HTML
9 20 (4.18%) ELK Stack
10 18 (3.76%) JSON
11 16 (3.34%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.34%) jQuery
12 15 (3.13%) CSS
13 14 (2.92%) LAPP Stack
14 12 (2.51%) HTML5
15 11 (2.30%) ASP.NET
16 9 (1.88%) Catalyst
16 9 (1.88%) CPAN
16 9 (1.88%) DBIx::Class
16 9 (1.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.27%) Computer Science
2 52 (10.86%) Data Centre
3 48 (10.02%) Private Cloud
4 28 (5.85%) Public Cloud
5 21 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.71%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.67%) User Experience
9 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.46%) VCE vBlock
10 6 (1.25%) Replication
10 6 (1.25%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.04%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.84%) Online Games
13 3 (0.63%) Clustering
13 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 270 (56.37%) Linux
2 76 (15.87%) Windows
3 72 (15.03%) Unix
4 60 (12.53%) CentOS
5 53 (11.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (8.77%) Windows Server
7 38 (7.93%) CoreOS
7 38 (7.93%) Ubuntu
8 37 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (6.26%) RancherOS
11 27 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (3.13%) Fedora
13 12 (2.51%) Debian
14 11 (2.30%) Apple iOS
15 10 (2.09%) Android
15 10 (2.09%) Solaris
16 7 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.84%) SUSE
18 3 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (55.11%) DevOps
2 121 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (21.50%) Configuration Management
4 88 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (12.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 60 (12.53%) Open Source
6 51 (10.65%) Scrum
7 42 (8.77%) Load Balancing
7 42 (8.77%) Software Engineering
8 41 (8.56%) TDD
9 31 (6.47%) Migration
10 29 (6.05%) ITIL
11 26 (5.43%) Kanban
12 25 (5.22%) Service Delivery
13 21 (4.38%) Analytics
13 21 (4.38%) Security Hardening
14 19 (3.97%) BDD
15 15 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
15 15 (3.13%) SOA
16 14 (2.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 192 (40.08%) Python
2 159 (33.19%) Ruby
3 153 (31.94%) Java
4 93 (19.42%) Bash Shell
5 69 (14.41%) PowerShell
6 68 (14.20%) Perl
7 49 (10.23%) Go
8 43 (8.98%) Shell Script
9 35 (7.31%) JavaScript
10 28 (5.85%) SQL
11 21 (4.38%) PHP
12 14 (2.92%) C
12 14 (2.92%) C#
13 11 (2.30%) Korn
14 9 (1.88%) C++
14 9 (1.88%) Scala
15 8 (1.67%) Clojure
16 5 (1.04%) C-shell
16 5 (1.04%) VBScript
17 4 (0.84%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 103 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 90 (18.79%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.48%) Degree
4 39 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.22%) MCSE
6 20 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.34%) RHCE
8 15 (3.13%) CCNP
9 12 (2.51%) CCNA
10 10 (2.09%) RHCA
11 8 (1.67%) RHCSA
12 6 (1.25%) AWS Certification
12 6 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.04%) MCP
13 5 (1.04%) VCDX
14 4 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (0.84%) CISSP
15 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.51%) JSP 440
2 11 (2.30%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) SLA
4 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.84%) GCP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 149 (31.11%) Docker
2 96 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (11.48%) Active Directory
4 41 (8.56%) vSphere
5 32 (6.68%) etcd
6 26 (5.43%) KVM
7 24 (5.01%) Xen
7 24 (5.01%) XenServer
8 22 (4.59%) vCloud
9 20 (4.18%) flannel
9 20 (4.18%) iptables
10 14 (2.92%) Hyper-V
11 13 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (2.09%) Ceph
12 10 (2.09%) NFS
12 10 (2.09%) Squid
13 9 (1.88%) Firmware
13 9 (1.88%) VirtualBox
14 7 (1.46%) Dovecot
14 7 (1.46%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 199 (41.54%) Puppet
2 137 (28.60%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (24.63%) Ansible
4 56 (11.69%) Kubernetes
5 49 (10.23%) Consul
6 36 (7.52%) Mesos
7 34 (7.10%) Nagios
8 31 (6.47%) Marathon
8 31 (6.47%) Terraform
9 30 (6.26%) Rancher
10 23 (4.80%) Packer
11 22 (4.59%) Graphite
12 21 (4.38%) HAProxy
13 20 (4.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 20 (4.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (3.34%) Kibana
15 13 (2.71%) Cobbler
15 13 (2.71%) ZABBIX
16 12 (2.51%) logstash
17 11 (2.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 127 (26.51%) VMware
2 76 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 64 (13.36%) HP
4 50 (10.44%) Red Hat
5 45 (9.39%) Atlassian
6 32 (6.68%) Google
7 31 (6.47%) Splunk
8 27 (5.64%) Oracle
9 23 (4.80%) Cisco
10 17 (3.55%) Rackspace
11 14 (2.92%) IBM
11 14 (2.92%) New Relic
12 13 (2.71%) Citrix
13 11 (2.30%) AppDynamics
14 10 (2.09%) SaltStack
15 9 (1.88%) IronPort
15 9 (1.88%) PagerDuty
16 8 (1.67%) AppSense
16 8 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.67%) MuleSoft
London
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Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day Contract to the end of 2017
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £575 to £650 per day Contract runs to 31st December 2017
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £423.00 per day
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