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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 282 462 557
Rank change year-on-year
+180 +95
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 441 149 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.22% 1.49% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 105 37
Median daily rate £450 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+37.09% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
10443 9975 9375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.47% 18.40% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6202 5800
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.54% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 354 323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £38.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +123 305 £500 +11.11% 49
London +61 146 £525 +10.52% 20
Scotland - 118 £400 - 3
Renfrewshire - 86 £400 -
Erskine - 86 £400 -
South East +28 58 £550 +15.78% 5
Tyne and Wear -10 35 £330 -
North East -12 35 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 35 £330 -
City of London +48 25 £513 +20.58% 1
Kent - 22 £650 -
West Midlands -1 19 £370 +19.35% 2
Glasgow - 17 £335 - 1
Yorkshire -5 15 £450 +56.52% 8
North West -16 14 £500 +6.66% 6
Shropshire - 14 £370 - 1
Telford - 13 £370 - 1
Surrey -7 12 £550 - 1
Hampshire - 11 £428 - 1
Berkshire +1 10 £500 -18.36% 3
West Yorkshire -5 10 £461 +60.43% 8
Tonbridge - 10 £650 -
Cheshire -5 7 £525 +75.00%
East Midlands +12 6 £450 +29.50% 1
East of England +11 6 £513 +144.04% 1
Leeds -19 6 £545 +89.56% 8
Northamptonshire - 6 £450 -
South Yorkshire +1 5 £450 -
Staines -4 5 £550 -
Reading -8 5 £463 - 2

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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.

1 396 (53.37%) Linux
2 360 (48.52%) DevOps
3 353 (47.57%) Amazon AWS
4 317 (42.72%) Puppet
5 230 (31.00%) VMware
6 223 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
7 221 (29.78%) Ruby
8 220 (29.65%) Java
9 218 (29.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 215 (28.98%) Python
11 192 (25.88%) Opscode Chef
12 189 (25.47%) Windows
13 183 (24.66%) Security Cleared
14 174 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 170 (22.91%) Ansible
16 159 (21.43%) Jenkins
17 158 (21.29%) Configuration Management
18 148 (19.95%) Git (software)
19 146 (19.68%) HP
20 145 (19.54%) Bash Shell
21 138 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
21 138 (18.60%) Docker
22 136 (18.33%) PowerShell
23 135 (18.19%) SC Cleared
24 132 (17.79%) Microsoft
25 130 (17.52%) Continuous Delivery
26 120 (16.17%) Web Services
27 119 (16.04%) Software Engineering
28 118 (15.90%) vSphere
29 107 (14.42%) PaaS

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 74 (9.97%) Cloud Foundry
2 55 (7.41%) Confluence
3 51 (6.87%) Apache
4 40 (5.39%) Tomcat
5 34 (4.58%) SharePoint
6 31 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (4.18%) nginx
7 29 (3.91%) Node.js
8 26 (3.50%) JBoss
9 23 (3.10%) MS Exchange
10 20 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (2.43%) Skype for Business
12 18 (2.43%) WebLogic
13 17 (2.29%) CloudStack
14 15 (2.02%) IIS
14 15 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (1.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.67%) MS Office
2 5 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 353 (47.57%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (29.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (14.42%) PaaS
4 71 (9.57%) IaaS
5 65 (8.76%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (5.93%) Heroku
7 30 (4.04%) Office 365
7 30 (4.04%) SaaS
8 20 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.35%) GitHub
10 10 (1.35%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.94%) HP Helion
12 6 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.40%) Engine Yard
14 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.73%) DNS
2 64 (8.63%) Firewall
3 58 (7.82%) SAN
4 40 (5.39%) TCP/IP
5 37 (4.99%) DHCP
6 33 (4.45%) HTTP
6 33 (4.45%) Network Security
7 32 (4.31%) LDAP
8 30 (4.04%) SSL
9 28 (3.77%) WAN
10 25 (3.37%) LAN
11 23 (3.10%) SMTP
12 22 (2.96%) Internet
13 21 (2.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 21 (2.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 16 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (2.02%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.02%) Skype
16 13 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (1.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.89%) MySQL
2 56 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 52 (7.01%) Apache Cassandra
4 37 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (4.99%) Redis
5 21 (2.83%) Hadoop
6 20 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 20 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.16%) Big Data
8 15 (2.02%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.89%) MariaDB
10 10 (1.35%) DB2
10 10 (1.35%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.08%) OpenStack Swift
13 6 (0.81%) Datomic
14 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 159 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 148 (19.95%) Git (software)
3 90 (12.13%) Maven
4 87 (11.73%) JIRA
5 66 (8.89%) Ant
6 65 (8.76%) Vagrant
7 37 (4.99%) Subversion
8 33 (4.45%) Gradle
9 32 (4.31%) SonarQube
10 31 (4.18%) Selenium
11 27 (3.64%) Appium
11 27 (3.64%) Mocha
12 24 (3.23%) Hudson
13 23 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 22 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (1.89%) TeamCity
15 14 (1.89%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.48%) Bitbucket
17 8 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 59 (7.95%) Finance
2 22 (2.96%) Banking
3 21 (2.83%) Games
4 14 (1.89%) Retail
5 13 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.48%) Marketing
7 9 (1.21%) Law
7 9 (1.21%) Publishing
8 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 246 (33.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (11.99%) Developer
3 86 (11.59%) Linux Engineer
4 72 (9.70%) Architect
5 66 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
6 56 (7.55%) AWS Engineer
7 48 (6.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 47 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (5.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 34 (4.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 33 (4.45%) Cloud Architect
12 28 (3.77%) Software Engineer
13 27 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
14 26 (3.50%) Administrator
14 26 (3.50%) Applications Developer
15 25 (3.37%) Java Engineer
16 23 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
17 22 (2.96%) Cloud Developer
18 20 (2.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (16.17%) Web Services
2 62 (8.36%) RabbitMQ
3 41 (5.53%) .NET
4 33 (4.45%) ELK Stack
5 32 (4.31%) LAMP
6 28 (3.77%) Sensu
7 27 (3.64%) Chai
8 22 (2.96%) XML
9 19 (2.56%) HTML
9 19 (2.56%) Kafka
10 18 (2.43%) LEMP Stack
11 16 (2.16%) MCollective
12 15 (2.02%) REST
13 13 (1.75%) CSS
13 13 (1.75%) YAML
14 12 (1.62%) HTML5
14 12 (1.62%) jQuery
14 12 (1.62%) RESTful
15 10 (1.35%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.51%) Computer Science
2 74 (9.97%) Private Cloud
3 67 (9.03%) Data Centre
4 31 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.56%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.43%) User Experience
9 13 (1.75%) Clustering
9 13 (1.75%) Replication
10 10 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.35%) Online Games
10 10 (1.35%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.67%) Statistics
13 4 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 396 (53.37%) Linux
2 189 (25.47%) Windows
3 102 (13.75%) Unix
4 90 (12.13%) CentOS
5 78 (10.51%) Windows Server
6 68 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (7.28%) Ubuntu
8 53 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (2.96%) Fedora
11 20 (2.70%) VMS
12 18 (2.43%) AIX
13 14 (1.89%) Solaris
14 12 (1.62%) Debian
15 11 (1.48%) HPUX
16 7 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.94%) SUSE
17 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (48.52%) DevOps
2 223 (30.05%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (21.29%) Configuration Management
4 138 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 130 (17.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 119 (16.04%) Software Engineering
7 103 (13.88%) ITIL
8 94 (12.67%) Open Source
9 74 (9.97%) Migration
10 68 (9.16%) TDD
11 63 (8.49%) Scrum
12 57 (7.68%) Service Management
13 52 (7.01%) ITIL V3
14 48 (6.47%) Load Balancing
15 38 (5.12%) High Availability
15 38 (5.12%) Project Management
15 38 (5.12%) Service Delivery
15 38 (5.12%) Six Sigma
16 32 (4.31%) E-Commerce
17 28 (3.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (29.78%) Ruby
2 220 (29.65%) Java
3 215 (28.98%) Python
4 145 (19.54%) Bash Shell
5 136 (18.33%) PowerShell
6 99 (13.34%) Perl
7 93 (12.53%) SQL
8 85 (11.46%) Shell Script
9 56 (7.55%) Go
10 44 (5.93%) JavaScript
11 27 (3.64%) C
11 27 (3.64%) C#
12 19 (2.56%) VBScript
13 17 (2.29%) Korn
14 15 (2.02%) PHP
15 12 (1.62%) C++
16 10 (1.35%) Scala
17 9 (1.21%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.81%) Clojure
18 6 (0.81%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 183 (24.66%) Security Cleared
2 135 (18.19%) SC Cleared
3 87 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (11.32%) Degree
5 47 (6.33%) MCSE
6 28 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (3.10%) CCNA
8 23 (3.10%) CCNP
9 20 (2.70%) MCSA
10 17 (2.29%) RHCE
11 14 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.75%) RHCA
13 8 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.94%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.81%) MCSD
15 6 (0.81%) VCAP
16 4 (0.54%) EMC Certification
16 4 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.26%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.35%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) RMADS
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 174 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (18.60%) Docker
3 118 (15.90%) vSphere
4 103 (13.88%) Active Directory
5 59 (7.95%) KVM
6 49 (6.60%) Hyper-V
7 35 (4.72%) vCloud
8 31 (4.18%) Xen
9 29 (3.91%) NFS
10 22 (2.96%) Squid
11 17 (2.29%) XenServer
12 15 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (1.89%) qmail
13 14 (1.89%) XenApp
14 12 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.62%) VMware ESX
15 11 (1.48%) Firmware
15 11 (1.48%) iptables
16 9 (1.21%) XenDesktop
17 6 (0.81%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 317 (42.72%) Puppet
2 192 (25.88%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (22.91%) Ansible
4 59 (7.95%) Packer
5 53 (7.14%) Nagios
6 44 (5.93%) Terraform
7 43 (5.80%) Graphite
8 39 (5.26%) SCCM
9 34 (4.58%) logstash
10 31 (4.18%) Kubernetes
11 27 (3.64%) Mesos
12 26 (3.50%) SCOM
12 26 (3.50%) Uchiwa
13 22 (2.96%) Cacti
14 20 (2.70%) ZABBIX
15 18 (2.43%) Tivoli
16 16 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 14 (1.89%) Cobbler
17 14 (1.89%) Ganglia
17 14 (1.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 230 (31.00%) VMware
2 146 (19.68%) HP
3 132 (17.79%) Microsoft
4 102 (13.75%) Red Hat
5 84 (11.32%) Atlassian
6 63 (8.49%) Cisco
7 52 (7.01%) Google
8 47 (6.33%) Splunk
9 39 (5.26%) Citrix
10 38 (5.12%) NetApp
11 37 (4.99%) F5
12 36 (4.85%) Rackspace
13 34 (4.58%) Oracle
14 27 (3.64%) Juniper
15 26 (3.50%) MuleSoft
16 25 (3.37%) ForgeRock
17 24 (3.23%) EMC
18 21 (2.83%) CheckPoint
18 21 (2.83%) Dell
19 20 (2.70%) Fortinet
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