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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
UK
Rank 442 360 473
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +113
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 160 291 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.01% 3.36% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 218 93
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 £368 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £420 £506
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -17.03%
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
7969 8663 9157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.52% 16.92% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5206 5506 5590
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 225 310
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -66 160 £500 +11.11% 48
London +2 102 £525 +5.00% 19
South East -12 23 £425 +7.59% 7
City of London -1 15 £519 +6.41% 2
North West +16 13 £400 -5.88% 10
Manchester +11 13 £400 -8.57% 9
Yorkshire -4 10 £410 -3.52% 5
Berkshire +5 9 £500 +42.85% 1
Leeds -10 7 £410 -3.52% 3
West Yorkshire -11 7 £410 -3.52% 3
Hampshire +3 4 £400 -0.49% 4
Buckinghamshire - 4 £475 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £400 -
East of England - 4 £550 - 5
Middlesex +1 3 £214 -
Surrey -4 3 £425 +7.59%
Guildford - 3 £425 -
Windsor - 3 £500 -
Farnborough - 3 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire +4 2 £550 +12.82% 1
Sheffield +3 2 £550 +12.82% 1
South West -6 2 £288 -42.50% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £525 - 3
Milton Keynes - 2 £383 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £525 - 2
Bracknell +2 1 - -
Reading +1 1 £425 +21.42% 1

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 227 (51.71%) Linux
2 224 (51.03%) DevOps
3 207 (47.15%) Amazon AWS
4 173 (39.41%) Python
5 170 (38.72%) Puppet
6 142 (32.35%) Docker
7 140 (31.89%) Java
8 136 (30.98%) Ruby
9 128 (29.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 119 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
10 119 (27.11%) Opscode Chef
11 117 (26.65%) Jenkins
12 113 (25.74%) Git (software)
12 113 (25.74%) VMware
13 105 (23.92%) Ansible
14 95 (21.64%) Security Cleared
15 85 (19.36%) Configuration Management
16 84 (19.13%) SC Cleared
17 81 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
19 76 (17.31%) Windows
20 75 (17.08%) Microsoft
21 71 (16.17%) Bash Shell
22 68 (15.49%) PowerShell
23 65 (14.81%) Unix
24 61 (13.90%) Open Source
25 59 (13.44%) Active Directory
26 58 (13.21%) Data Centre
27 57 (12.98%) Kubernetes
28 55 (12.53%) HP

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 42 (9.57%) Confluence
2 34 (7.74%) Apache
3 31 (7.06%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (5.47%) CloudStack
5 22 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (4.78%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (4.56%) MS Exchange
7 20 (4.56%) nginx
7 20 (4.56%) Skype for Business
8 19 (4.33%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.51%) IIS
10 10 (2.28%) Apache Spark
10 10 (2.28%) Tomcat
11 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (2.05%) JBoss
11 9 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.59%) Hubot
Applications
1 29 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 207 (47.15%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (29.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (12.07%) IaaS
4 48 (10.93%) PaaS
5 36 (8.20%) GitHub
6 27 (6.15%) Office 365
7 24 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (4.78%) Heroku
9 18 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (3.64%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (2.51%) OpenShift
12 9 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.05%) Bluemix
13 8 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (1.82%) SaaS
14 5 (1.14%) Loggly
14 5 (1.14%) SoftLayer
14 5 (1.14%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.91%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.79%) TCP/IP
2 37 (8.43%) DNS
3 36 (8.20%) HTTP
4 26 (5.92%) Firewall
4 26 (5.92%) SSL
5 20 (4.56%) Skype
6 14 (3.19%) HTTPS
7 13 (2.96%) NAS
7 13 (2.96%) SAN
8 12 (2.73%) LDAP
9 11 (2.51%) Internet
10 10 (2.28%) iSCSI
10 10 (2.28%) VLAN
11 9 (2.05%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (1.82%) Network Security
13 7 (1.59%) WAN
14 6 (1.37%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.37%) LAN
15 5 (1.14%) VSAN
15 5 (1.14%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.53%) MySQL
2 46 (10.48%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 30 (6.83%) Redis
5 27 (6.15%) SQL Server
6 26 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 22 (5.01%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.10%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.73%) Big Data
9 12 (2.73%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.82%) Riak
12 5 (1.14%) HBase
13 3 (0.68%) DB2
13 3 (0.68%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
15 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 117 (26.65%) Jenkins
2 113 (25.74%) Git (software)
3 49 (11.16%) Vagrant
4 46 (10.48%) JIRA
5 33 (7.52%) Bitbucket
6 24 (5.47%) Maven
6 24 (5.47%) Subversion
7 20 (4.56%) TeamCity
8 17 (3.87%) Travis CI
9 15 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.73%) GoCD
10 12 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (2.51%) Ant
11 11 (2.51%) Gradle
12 10 (2.28%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.82%) NuGet
14 6 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 28 (6.38%) Finance
2 13 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.73%) Banking
4 7 (1.59%) Retail
5 3 (0.68%) Billing
5 3 (0.68%) Electronics
5 3 (0.68%) Games
5 3 (0.68%) Legal
5 3 (0.68%) Marketing
6 2 (0.46%) Front Office
6 2 (0.46%) German Language
6 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Law
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (32.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (12.98%) Architect
3 44 (10.02%) Linux Engineer
4 40 (9.11%) Developer
5 32 (7.29%) Cloud Architect
5 32 (7.29%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (6.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 27 (6.15%) Senior DevOps
8 26 (5.92%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (5.47%) AWS Engineer
9 24 (5.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 20 (4.56%) Platform Engineer
11 17 (3.87%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.19%) Consultant
13 13 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.73%) Software Engineer
15 11 (2.51%) Automation Engineer
15 11 (2.51%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.79%) Web Services
2 36 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
3 32 (7.29%) Node.js
4 30 (6.83%) .NET
5 22 (5.01%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (4.78%) LAMP
6 21 (4.78%) REST
7 20 (4.56%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (4.56%) HTML
8 17 (3.87%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.42%) jQuery
10 13 (2.96%) CSS
10 13 (2.96%) HTML5
11 12 (2.73%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
12 9 (2.05%) ZeroMQ
13 8 (1.82%) JSON
14 7 (1.59%) Apache Flex
14 7 (1.59%) CPAN
14 7 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 51 (11.62%) Computer Science
3 40 (9.11%) Private Cloud
4 19 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.10%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.05%) User Experience
10 8 (1.82%) Replication
11 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 5 (1.14%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.68%) Clustering
13 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.68%) Life Science
13 3 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 227 (51.71%) Linux
2 76 (17.31%) Windows
3 65 (14.81%) Unix
4 51 (11.62%) CentOS
5 46 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (9.11%) Windows Server
7 34 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (7.52%) Ubuntu
9 31 (7.06%) CoreOS
10 26 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (4.33%) RancherOS
12 11 (2.51%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.51%) Fedora
13 10 (2.28%) Android
14 7 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.14%) Solaris
16 4 (0.91%) Debian
16 4 (0.91%) SUSE
17 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (51.03%) DevOps
2 119 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (19.36%) Configuration Management
4 79 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (13.90%) Open Source
6 50 (11.39%) Scrum
7 47 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (10.02%) TDD
9 37 (8.43%) Software Engineering
10 35 (7.97%) Load Balancing
11 32 (7.29%) Migration
12 28 (6.38%) Kanban
13 26 (5.92%) Service Delivery
14 21 (4.78%) ITIL
15 20 (4.56%) Analytics
16 19 (4.33%) BDD
17 17 (3.87%) SOA
18 16 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
19 15 (3.42%) SDLC
20 13 (2.96%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 173 (39.41%) Python
2 140 (31.89%) Java
3 136 (30.98%) Ruby
4 71 (16.17%) Bash Shell
5 68 (15.49%) PowerShell
6 52 (11.85%) Perl
7 50 (11.39%) Go
8 35 (7.97%) JavaScript
9 34 (7.74%) Shell Script
10 29 (6.61%) SQL
11 17 (3.87%) PHP
12 12 (2.73%) C#
13 10 (2.28%) C
13 10 (2.28%) Scala
14 7 (1.59%) CoffeeScript
15 6 (1.37%) C++
15 6 (1.37%) Clojure
16 5 (1.14%) VBScript
17 4 (0.91%) Korn
18 2 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (21.64%) Security Cleared
2 84 (19.13%) SC Cleared
3 55 (12.53%) Degree
4 38 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (5.47%) MCSE
6 16 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.19%) CCNP
8 12 (2.73%) RHCE
9 10 (2.28%) CCNA
9 10 (2.28%) RHCA
10 6 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.37%) RHCSA
11 5 (1.14%) MCP
11 5 (1.14%) VCDX
12 3 (0.68%) MCTS
12 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.46%) CCSA
13 2 (0.46%) CCSE
13 2 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.64%) QA
2 9 (2.05%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.37%) SLA
4 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.91%) GCP
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 142 (32.35%) Docker
2 81 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (13.44%) Active Directory
4 44 (10.02%) vSphere
5 29 (6.61%) vCloud
6 23 (5.24%) XenServer
7 21 (4.78%) etcd
7 21 (4.78%) Xen
8 19 (4.33%) KVM
9 16 (3.64%) Hyper-V
10 13 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (2.51%) flannel
11 11 (2.51%) NFS
12 10 (2.28%) iptables
13 9 (2.05%) Firmware
14 7 (1.59%) Ceph
14 7 (1.59%) VirtualBox
15 6 (1.37%) Squid
15 6 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (1.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 170 (38.72%) Puppet
2 119 (27.11%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (23.92%) Ansible
4 57 (12.98%) Kubernetes
5 40 (9.11%) Consul
6 36 (8.20%) Terraform
7 31 (7.06%) Nagios
8 25 (5.69%) Docker Swarm
9 24 (5.47%) Mesos
10 21 (4.78%) Graphite
11 20 (4.56%) Marathon
12 19 (4.33%) Kibana
12 19 (4.33%) Rancher
13 18 (4.10%) logstash
14 14 (3.19%) ZABBIX
15 13 (2.96%) Cobbler
15 13 (2.96%) Salt
16 12 (2.73%) Ganglia
17 11 (2.51%) HAProxy
17 11 (2.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 113 (25.74%) VMware
2 75 (17.08%) Microsoft
3 55 (12.53%) HP
4 41 (9.34%) Red Hat
5 36 (8.20%) Atlassian
6 33 (7.52%) Splunk
7 25 (5.69%) Oracle
8 24 (5.47%) Cisco
9 18 (4.10%) Google
9 18 (4.10%) Rackspace
10 15 (3.42%) Citrix
10 15 (3.42%) New Relic
11 12 (2.73%) AppDynamics
11 12 (2.73%) SaltStack
12 10 (2.28%) IBM
13 9 (2.05%) PagerDuty
14 8 (1.82%) AppSense
14 8 (1.82%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.82%) F5
14 8 (1.82%) IronPort
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Cambridgeshire
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