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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 307 485 570
Rank change year-on-year
+178 +85
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 388 148 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.12% 1.51% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 97 32
Median daily rate £454 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.07% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 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
9421 9831 9384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.55% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6294 6131 5668
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 341 356
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +107 272 £500 +12.67% 53
London +45 130 £525 +16.66% 25
Scotland +80 110 £395 - 2
Renfrewshire - 81 £398 - 1
Erskine - 81 £398 - 1
South East +36 50 £450 +1.40% 10
North East -12 42 £330 -5.71%
Tyne and Wear -17 41 £330 -5.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 41 £330 -5.71%
City of London +28 18 £500 +25.78% 3
Berkshire +4 16 £381 -15.27% 2
Glasgow - 16 £335 - 1
Yorkshire +6 13 £498 +65.83% 6
Surrey -6 12 £450 +20.00% 4
North West -10 12 £500 +42.85% 3
Hampshire - 11 £450 - 4
West Yorkshire -1 10 £545 +81.66% 5
Leeds -6 10 £545 +81.66% 5
West Midlands -11 9 £370 +19.35% 1
Kent - 8 £750 -
Newbury +4 7 £550 +15.78%
Telford - 6 £370 -
Manchester - 6 £500 - 3
Shropshire - 6 £370 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £450 -
East Midlands - 6 £450 - 2
East of England +20 5 £525 - 2
Northampton - 5 £450 -
Staines -10 4 £613 -
Woking - 4 £500 - 3

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 393 (52.19%) Linux
2 372 (49.40%) DevOps
3 363 (48.21%) Amazon AWS
4 321 (42.63%) Puppet
5 234 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 228 (30.28%) Ruby
7 222 (29.48%) Java
8 220 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
9 218 (28.95%) Python
10 210 (27.89%) VMware
11 196 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
12 180 (23.90%) Security Cleared
13 179 (23.77%) Windows
14 173 (22.97%) Ansible
15 161 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 158 (20.98%) Jenkins
17 154 (20.45%) Git (software)
18 145 (19.26%) Configuration Management
19 140 (18.59%) HP
20 137 (18.19%) SC Cleared
21 135 (17.93%) Docker
22 134 (17.80%) PowerShell
23 133 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (17.53%) Software Engineering
24 132 (17.53%) Microsoft
25 131 (17.40%) Bash Shell
26 128 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
27 126 (16.73%) PaaS
28 116 (15.41%) Web Services
29 111 (14.74%) Red Hat

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 71 (9.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 50 (6.64%) Apache
3 47 (6.24%) Confluence
4 43 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 34 (4.52%) Tomcat
6 26 (3.45%) nginx
7 23 (3.05%) MS Exchange
8 20 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (2.66%) JBoss
9 19 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (2.39%) Skype for Business
11 15 (1.99%) IIS
11 15 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
12 14 (1.86%) CloudStack
13 12 (1.59%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.59%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.66%) MS Office
2 5 (0.66%) MS Project
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 363 (48.21%) Amazon AWS
2 234 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (16.73%) PaaS
4 78 (10.36%) IaaS
5 65 (8.63%) Cloud Computing
6 44 (5.84%) Heroku
7 35 (4.65%) Office 365
8 31 (4.12%) SaaS
9 18 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (1.86%) GitHub
11 13 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.46%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.93%) HP Helion
15 6 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.40%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.29%) DNS
2 67 (8.90%) Firewall
3 60 (7.97%) SAN
4 45 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 38 (5.05%) DHCP
6 35 (4.65%) Network Security
7 33 (4.38%) LDAP
8 32 (4.25%) HTTP
9 29 (3.85%) SSL
10 27 (3.59%) WAN
11 22 (2.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 22 (2.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 22 (2.92%) Internet
12 21 (2.79%) LAN
13 18 (2.39%) iSCSI
14 17 (2.26%) SMTP
15 16 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (1.99%) Skype
16 15 (1.99%) VPN
17 13 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.50%) MySQL
2 55 (7.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 55 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 45 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (5.44%) Redis
5 25 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 24 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 24 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.66%) Big Data
8 18 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.86%) MariaDB
10 11 (1.46%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.06%) DB2
13 7 (0.93%) Datomic
14 6 (0.80%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 158 (20.98%) Jenkins
2 154 (20.45%) Git (software)
3 81 (10.76%) Maven
4 78 (10.36%) JIRA
5 68 (9.03%) Vagrant
6 62 (8.23%) Ant
7 38 (5.05%) Subversion
8 33 (4.38%) Gradle
9 24 (3.19%) Hudson
10 23 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 22 (2.92%) SonarQube
12 20 (2.66%) Selenium
12 20 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (2.12%) Appium
13 16 (2.12%) Mocha
14 14 (1.86%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.86%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.73%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 61 (8.10%) Finance
2 21 (2.79%) Banking
3 19 (2.52%) Games
4 15 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.46%) Marketing
6 10 (1.33%) Retail
7 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.53%) Law
8 4 (0.53%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 252 (33.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (12.22%) Developer
2 92 (12.22%) Linux Engineer
3 74 (9.83%) Architect
4 63 (8.37%) Cloud Engineer
5 58 (7.70%) AWS Engineer
6 57 (7.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 49 (6.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 47 (6.24%) AWS DevOps
9 41 (5.44%) Cloud Architect
10 40 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (5.31%) Senior DevOps
11 35 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 32 (4.25%) Software Engineer
13 28 (3.72%) Java Engineer
14 26 (3.45%) Applications Developer
15 23 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
16 22 (2.92%) Cloud Developer
16 22 (2.92%) VMware Engineer
17 21 (2.79%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (15.41%) Web Services
2 64 (8.50%) RabbitMQ
3 43 (5.71%) .NET
4 40 (5.31%) ELK Stack
5 35 (4.65%) Node.js
6 29 (3.85%) LAMP
6 29 (3.85%) Sensu
7 23 (3.05%) HTML
8 22 (2.92%) XML
9 18 (2.39%) CSS
9 18 (2.39%) Kafka
10 16 (2.12%) Chai
10 16 (2.12%) REST
11 15 (1.99%) HTML5
12 13 (1.73%) LEMP Stack
12 13 (1.73%) RESTful
13 12 (1.59%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.46%) jQuery
14 11 (1.46%) MCollective
14 11 (1.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.49%) Data Centre
2 76 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 66 (8.76%) Private Cloud
4 30 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.05%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.52%) User Experience
9 17 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.86%) Clustering
10 14 (1.86%) Enterprise Cloud
11 13 (1.73%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.33%) Online Games
12 10 (1.33%) Visualisation
13 9 (1.20%) Replication
14 7 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
15 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 393 (52.19%) Linux
2 179 (23.77%) Windows
3 97 (12.88%) Unix
4 90 (11.95%) CentOS
5 78 (10.36%) Windows Server
6 68 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (8.23%) Ubuntu
8 54 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.85%) Fedora
12 18 (2.39%) VMS
13 17 (2.26%) AIX
13 17 (2.26%) Solaris
14 13 (1.73%) HPUX
15 12 (1.59%) Debian
16 7 (0.93%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.80%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.80%) RancherOS
17 6 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (49.40%) DevOps
2 220 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (19.26%) Configuration Management
4 133 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (17.53%) Software Engineering
6 128 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 107 (14.21%) Open Source
8 95 (12.62%) ITIL
9 74 (9.83%) TDD
10 70 (9.30%) Migration
11 55 (7.30%) Scrum
12 50 (6.64%) Service Management
13 44 (5.84%) Load Balancing
14 37 (4.91%) ITIL V3
14 37 (4.91%) Service Delivery
15 31 (4.12%) High Availability
15 31 (4.12%) Unit Testing
16 29 (3.85%) BDD
17 27 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 27 (3.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (30.28%) Ruby
2 222 (29.48%) Java
3 218 (28.95%) Python
4 134 (17.80%) PowerShell
5 131 (17.40%) Bash Shell
6 101 (13.41%) Perl
7 90 (11.95%) SQL
8 83 (11.02%) Shell Script
9 64 (8.50%) Go
10 48 (6.37%) JavaScript
11 29 (3.85%) C#
12 21 (2.79%) C
13 20 (2.66%) Korn
14 19 (2.52%) VBScript
15 14 (1.86%) PHP
16 13 (1.73%) C++
17 12 (1.59%) Scala
18 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.93%) Clojure
19 7 (0.93%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 180 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 137 (18.19%) SC Cleared
3 88 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (10.76%) Degree
5 46 (6.11%) MCSE
6 28 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (3.19%) CCNA
8 24 (3.19%) CCNP
9 20 (2.66%) MCSA
10 17 (2.26%) RHCE
11 14 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.73%) RHCA
13 9 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.06%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.93%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.80%) MCSD
16 6 (0.80%) VCAP
17 4 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.59%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.33%) SLA
3 9 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) QA
4 4 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 161 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 135 (17.93%) Docker
3 104 (13.81%) vSphere
4 98 (13.01%) Active Directory
5 49 (6.51%) KVM
6 44 (5.84%) Hyper-V
7 36 (4.78%) vCloud
8 28 (3.72%) NFS
9 27 (3.59%) Xen
10 20 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (2.26%) Squid
12 15 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (1.86%) XenApp
13 14 (1.86%) XenServer
14 11 (1.46%) Firmware
14 11 (1.46%) iptables
14 11 (1.46%) VMware ESX
15 10 (1.33%) Ceph
16 9 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 321 (42.63%) Puppet
2 196 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
3 173 (22.97%) Ansible
4 57 (7.57%) Packer
5 48 (6.37%) Nagios
6 44 (5.84%) Consul
6 44 (5.84%) Terraform
7 39 (5.18%) logstash
8 38 (5.05%) Graphite
8 38 (5.05%) SCCM
9 37 (4.91%) Kubernetes
10 32 (4.25%) Mesos
11 26 (3.45%) Uchiwa
12 25 (3.32%) Salt
13 24 (3.19%) SCOM
14 17 (2.26%) Cacti
14 17 (2.26%) Kibana
14 17 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 17 (2.26%) ZABBIX
15 15 (1.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 210 (27.89%) VMware
2 140 (18.59%) HP
3 132 (17.53%) Microsoft
4 111 (14.74%) Red Hat
5 78 (10.36%) Atlassian
6 62 (8.23%) Cisco
7 53 (7.04%) Google
8 42 (5.58%) Splunk
9 40 (5.31%) Citrix
10 37 (4.91%) F5
11 34 (4.52%) Oracle
12 30 (3.98%) Rackspace
13 28 (3.72%) Juniper
13 28 (3.72%) NetApp
14 26 (3.45%) MuleSoft
15 25 (3.32%) ForgeRock
16 23 (3.05%) EMC
17 22 (2.92%) CheckPoint
18 21 (2.79%) Fortinet
18 21 (2.79%) TippingPoint
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