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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenStack
Rank 516 547 588
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +41
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 90 32 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.061% 0.005%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.88% 0.35% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 1
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£400 £423 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -6.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -

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
10199 9081 10100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.23% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 5282 5738
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 380 466
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +42 86 £400 -9.09% 25
London +59 57 £400 -20.00% 13
East Midlands - 12 £525 -
City of London +21 9 £388 -24.39% 4
Leicestershire - 9 £550 -
Leicester - 7 £550 -
North West -11 6 £394 +22.09%
East of England -23 5 £413 -35.29% 3
South East -14 4 £600 +41.92% 5
Cheshire - 4 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Wales - 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £438 -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - - 2
Northampton - 2 £438 -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Chester - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 107 (75.35%) Linux
2 93 (65.49%) Puppet
3 89 (62.68%) DevOps
4 84 (59.15%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (40.14%) Jenkins
6 55 (38.73%) Python
7 54 (38.03%) Java
8 43 (30.28%) VMware
9 41 (28.87%) Configuration Management
10 40 (28.17%) Ruby
11 38 (26.76%) Red Hat
12 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (23.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (23.94%) vCloud
14 32 (22.54%) Vagrant
15 31 (21.83%) Open Source
16 30 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (20.42%) Windows
17 29 (20.42%) Nagios
18 28 (19.72%) Ansible
18 28 (19.72%) Apache
19 26 (18.31%) CentOS
20 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
20 24 (16.90%) NoSQL
21 23 (16.20%) Load Balancing
22 22 (15.49%) Rackspace
22 22 (15.49%) MongoDB
22 22 (15.49%) Shell Script
22 22 (15.49%) Maven
23 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (19.72%) Apache
2 16 (11.27%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.56%) Node.js
4 10 (7.04%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.34%) nginx
6 6 (4.23%) Jetty
7 4 (2.82%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.41%) lighttpd
9 2 (1.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.38%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (9.86%) PaaS
5 13 (9.15%) IaaS
6 9 (6.34%) SaaS
7 6 (4.23%) Route 53
7 6 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (4.23%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.52%) OpenShift
9 4 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.41%) Heroku
10 2 (1.41%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.70%) Joyent
11 1 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.38%) Internet
2 16 (11.27%) DNS
3 13 (9.15%) SAN
4 10 (7.04%) NAS
5 9 (6.34%) Firewall
5 9 (6.34%) HTTP
6 7 (4.93%) DHCP
6 7 (4.93%) WAN
6 7 (4.93%) BIG-IP
7 6 (4.23%) LAN
8 4 (2.82%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.82%) LDAP
9 3 (2.11%) VPN
9 3 (2.11%) VRRP
9 3 (2.11%) VoIP
9 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.41%) VLAN
11 1 (0.70%) IMAP
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.90%) NoSQL
2 22 (15.49%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (10.56%) MySQL
4 10 (7.04%) Big Data
5 8 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.93%) Redis
7 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.11%) DB2
8 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.70%) ObjectStore
10 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (40.14%) Jenkins
2 24 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 22 (15.49%) Maven
4 10 (7.04%) Subversion
5 9 (6.34%) JIRA
6 8 (5.63%) JUnit
7 6 (4.23%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.23%) Hudson
8 4 (2.82%) Ant
8 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.70%) Mocha
10 1 (0.70%) Gradle
General
1 9 (6.34%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Publishing
3 6 (4.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.82%) Billing
4 4 (2.82%) Games
5 3 (2.11%) Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (40.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (20.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 23 (16.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 15 (10.56%) Architect
5 12 (8.45%) Consultant
5 12 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Storage Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) DevOps Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) Administrator
9 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.23%) Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
12 2 (1.41%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.97%) Web Services
2 16 (11.27%) XML
2 16 (11.27%) JSON
3 6 (4.23%) Servlets
4 4 (2.82%) Java EE
5 3 (2.11%) Middleware
5 3 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (2.11%) .NET
6 2 (1.41%) SOAP
6 2 (1.41%) XSLT
6 2 (1.41%) JAXB
6 2 (1.41%) HTML5
6 2 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.41%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) HTML
6 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.70%) ExpressJS
7 1 (0.70%) LAMP
7 1 (0.70%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.83%) Open Source
2 16 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.75%) Wiki
4 5 (3.52%) Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Spread Betting
6 3 (2.11%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.41%) Online Games
8 1 (0.70%) Firmware
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) CESG
8 1 (0.70%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.35%) Linux
2 34 (23.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (20.42%) Windows
4 26 (18.31%) CentOS
5 18 (12.68%) Ubuntu
6 12 (8.45%) UNIX
7 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.41%) Debian
9 2 (1.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (62.68%) DevOps
2 41 (28.87%) Configuration Management
3 23 (16.20%) Load Balancing
4 21 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (13.38%) ITIL
6 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (11.97%) E-Commerce
7 17 (11.97%) Kanban
8 15 (10.56%) Service Delivery
9 13 (9.15%) Scrum
10 9 (6.34%) Migration
11 8 (5.63%) Service Management
11 8 (5.63%) OOP
11 8 (5.63%) OO
11 8 (5.63%) Build Automation
12 6 (4.23%) JVM Tuning
12 6 (4.23%) SOA
12 6 (4.23%) Performance Testing
13 5 (3.52%) Validation
13 5 (3.52%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.73%) Python
2 54 (38.03%) Java
3 40 (28.17%) Ruby
4 22 (15.49%) Shell Script
5 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.56%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.75%) Perl
8 5 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.82%) PHP
10 3 (2.11%) C
11 2 (1.41%) XPath
11 2 (1.41%) SQL
12 1 (0.70%) Korn
12 1 (0.70%) Groovy
12 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
1 8 (5.63%) VCDX
1 8 (5.63%) VCAP
2 5 (3.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) Degree
3 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (23.94%) vCloud
3 12 (8.45%) Xen
4 11 (7.75%) KVM
4 11 (7.75%) vSphere
5 8 (5.63%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.23%) Varnish
7 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
8 3 (2.11%) Docker
9 2 (1.41%) XenServer
9 2 (1.41%) NFS
10 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.70%) Squid
10 1 (0.70%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.70%) XenApp
10 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.70%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 93 (65.49%) Puppet
2 84 (59.15%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (22.54%) Vagrant
4 29 (20.42%) Nagios
5 28 (19.72%) Ansible
6 17 (11.97%) Salt
7 16 (11.27%) ZABBIX
8 12 (8.45%) Zenoss
9 11 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (7.75%) Kibana
9 11 (7.75%) Graylog2
10 7 (4.93%) HAProxy
11 5 (3.52%) logstash
11 5 (3.52%) collectd
11 5 (3.52%) StatsD
12 4 (2.82%) Ganglia
13 2 (1.41%) SCOM
13 2 (1.41%) Opsview
14 1 (0.70%) RANCID
14 1 (0.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 43 (30.28%) VMware
2 38 (26.76%) Red Hat
3 22 (15.49%) Rackspace
4 14 (9.86%) Perforce
5 11 (7.75%) Splunk
5 11 (7.75%) New Relic
6 9 (6.34%) Atlassian
7 8 (5.63%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.93%) Oracle
8 7 (4.93%) Cisco
8 7 (4.93%) Google
9 6 (4.23%) RightScale
9 6 (4.23%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.82%) F5
10 4 (2.82%) NetApp
11 3 (2.11%) HP
11 3 (2.11%) SAP
11 3 (2.11%) JBoss
12 2 (1.41%) IBM
12 2 (1.41%) Citrix
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