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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 364 516 554
Rank change year-on-year
+152 +38
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 312 130 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.16% 1.30% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 86 37
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £329 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.71% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +163.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +163.15%

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
9866 9978 9590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.48% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6533 6311 5637
Median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 308 394
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.57% +18.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.95 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +118 277 £500 +12.67% 62
London +69 143 £525 +13.51% 32
South East +33 45 £450 +1.40% 12
North East 0 38 £330 -5.71% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 37 £330 -5.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 37 £330 -5.71% 1
Scotland +24 28 £325 - 4
Renfrewshire - 22 £325 - 2
Erskine - 22 £325 - 2
City of London +51 21 £525 +23.52% 5
Yorkshire +12 21 £538 +65.38% 4
Berkshire +12 21 £425 -5.55% 4
West Yorkshire +9 17 £498 +53.07% 4
Leeds +4 17 £498 +53.07% 4
North West +7 11 £500 +16.61% 10
Hampshire - 11 £450 - 3
Surrey -5 9 £450 +16.12% 5
Westminster - 9 £525 -
Newbury - 8 £575 -
Manchester - 8 £500 - 9
Reading +5 7 £394 -21.20% 1
Harrow - 6 £500 -
East of England +24 5 £563 -2.17% 2
Wales +17 5 £520 -5.45%
East Midlands - 5 £450 -
Northampton - 5 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £450 -
West Wales +14 4 £520 -5.45%
Swansea +10 4 £520 -5.45%
West Midlands - 4 £370 - 1

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 416 (53.40%) Linux
2 388 (49.81%) DevOps
3 362 (46.47%) Amazon AWS
4 324 (41.59%) Puppet
5 239 (30.68%) Ruby
6 230 (29.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 226 (29.01%) Python
8 209 (26.83%) Java
8 209 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
9 208 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
10 197 (25.29%) VMware
11 189 (24.26%) Security Cleared
12 182 (23.36%) Ansible
13 174 (22.34%) Windows
14 161 (20.67%) Git (software)
15 157 (20.15%) Jenkins
16 155 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 150 (19.26%) Docker
18 145 (18.61%) Configuration Management
19 144 (18.49%) SC Cleared
20 141 (18.10%) HP
21 137 (17.59%) PowerShell
22 135 (17.33%) Software Engineering
23 134 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
23 134 (17.20%) PaaS
24 131 (16.82%) Bash Shell
25 130 (16.69%) Microsoft
26 126 (16.17%) Red Hat
27 118 (15.15%) Open Source
28 114 (14.63%) Continuous Delivery

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 67 (8.60%) Cloud Foundry
2 57 (7.32%) Apache
3 54 (6.93%) Confluence
4 37 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
4 37 (4.75%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 28 (3.59%) MS Exchange
7 24 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (2.70%) Skype for Business
10 20 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (2.44%) nginx
12 17 (2.18%) Apache Spark
13 15 (1.93%) IIS
13 15 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (1.54%) JBoss
15 9 (1.16%) CloudStack
16 7 (0.90%) SAS
17 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.64%) MS Office
2 5 (0.64%) MS Project
3 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 362 (46.47%) Amazon AWS
2 230 (29.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (17.20%) PaaS
4 88 (11.30%) IaaS
5 67 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (5.52%) Office 365
7 38 (4.88%) Heroku
8 36 (4.62%) SaaS
9 24 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (2.18%) GitHub
11 15 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.54%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.28%) HP Helion
14 7 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.51%) Engine Yard
17 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (10.65%) DNS
2 67 (8.60%) Firewall
3 59 (7.57%) TCP/IP
4 52 (6.68%) SAN
5 37 (4.75%) SSL
6 34 (4.36%) HTTP
6 34 (4.36%) Network Security
7 31 (3.98%) DHCP
7 31 (3.98%) WAN
8 29 (3.72%) LDAP
9 26 (3.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 26 (3.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 22 (2.82%) Internet
10 22 (2.82%) LAN
11 21 (2.70%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.31%) VPN
13 15 (1.93%) Skype
14 14 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (1.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (8.09%) MySQL
3 52 (6.68%) MongoDB
4 50 (6.42%) Redis
5 49 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 47 (6.03%) SQL Server
7 30 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.08%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (1.93%) Big Data
10 14 (1.80%) MariaDB
11 10 (1.28%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.03%) Datomic
14 5 (0.64%) DB2
15 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 161 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 157 (20.15%) Jenkins
3 79 (10.14%) JIRA
4 72 (9.24%) Maven
5 67 (8.60%) Vagrant
6 61 (7.83%) Ant
7 43 (5.52%) Subversion
8 35 (4.49%) Gradle
9 23 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
10 22 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (2.44%) Bitbucket
11 19 (2.44%) Hudson
11 19 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.05%) SonarQube
13 14 (1.80%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.67%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.54%) Selenium
16 9 (1.16%) ClearCase
17 8 (1.03%) Appium
17 8 (1.03%) Mocha
General
1 67 (8.60%) Finance
2 19 (2.44%) Banking
3 17 (2.18%) Games
3 17 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.05%) Retail
5 8 (1.03%) Marketing
6 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.64%) Publishing
7 4 (0.51%) Front Office
7 4 (0.51%) Law
8 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Back Office
9 2 (0.26%) Billing
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 263 (33.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (12.32%) Linux Engineer
3 82 (10.53%) Architect
4 78 (10.01%) Developer
5 69 (8.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 63 (8.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 58 (7.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 56 (7.19%) AWS Engineer
9 52 (6.68%) AWS DevOps
10 47 (6.03%) Cloud Architect
11 40 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (4.62%) Senior DevOps
13 35 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 30 (3.85%) Software Engineer
15 26 (3.34%) Applications Developer
15 26 (3.34%) Java Engineer
16 25 (3.21%) Consultant
17 24 (3.08%) AWS Architect
17 24 (3.08%) Security Architect
17 24 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (13.61%) Web Services
2 64 (8.22%) RabbitMQ
3 44 (5.65%) Node.js
4 42 (5.39%) ELK Stack
5 41 (5.26%) .NET
6 29 (3.72%) Sensu
7 25 (3.21%) LAMP
7 25 (3.21%) XML
8 21 (2.70%) CSS
8 21 (2.70%) HTML
9 20 (2.57%) REST
10 17 (2.18%) HTML5
11 15 (1.93%) RESTful
12 13 (1.67%) Kafka
13 12 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (1.41%) JSON
15 10 (1.28%) boto
16 9 (1.16%) SOAP
17 8 (1.03%) jQuery
17 8 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.17%) Data Centre
2 74 (9.50%) Computer Science
3 61 (7.83%) Private Cloud
4 31 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (2.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 19 (2.44%) User Experience
10 16 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.80%) Clustering
11 14 (1.80%) Visualisation
12 13 (1.67%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.28%) Replication
14 9 (1.16%) Online Games
15 8 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
16 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.64%) CMDB
17 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 416 (53.40%) Linux
2 174 (22.34%) Windows
3 101 (12.97%) CentOS
4 89 (11.42%) Unix
5 75 (9.63%) Windows Server
6 69 (8.86%) Ubuntu
7 61 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (4.62%) Fedora
12 21 (2.70%) Solaris
13 18 (2.31%) AIX
14 16 (2.05%) CoreOS
14 16 (2.05%) Debian
14 16 (2.05%) RancherOS
15 15 (1.93%) VMS
16 14 (1.80%) HPUX
17 7 (0.90%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (49.81%) DevOps
2 208 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (18.61%) Configuration Management
4 135 (17.33%) Software Engineering
5 134 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (15.15%) Open Source
7 114 (14.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 92 (11.81%) ITIL
9 76 (9.76%) Migration
10 68 (8.73%) TDD
11 58 (7.45%) Service Management
12 50 (6.42%) Scrum
13 49 (6.29%) Load Balancing
14 37 (4.75%) ITIL V3
15 34 (4.36%) Service Delivery
16 32 (4.11%) Unit Testing
17 29 (3.72%) BDD
18 27 (3.47%) Project Management
19 26 (3.34%) E-Commerce
19 26 (3.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 239 (30.68%) Ruby
2 226 (29.01%) Python
3 209 (26.83%) Java
4 137 (17.59%) PowerShell
5 131 (16.82%) Bash Shell
6 107 (13.74%) Perl
7 78 (10.01%) Shell Script
7 78 (10.01%) SQL
8 66 (8.47%) Go
9 49 (6.29%) JavaScript
10 27 (3.47%) C#
11 24 (3.08%) Korn
12 20 (2.57%) VBScript
13 17 (2.18%) C
13 17 (2.18%) PHP
14 13 (1.67%) C++
14 13 (1.67%) Scala
15 9 (1.16%) Clojure
15 9 (1.16%) C-shell
15 9 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 144 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 83 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (10.53%) Degree
5 46 (5.91%) MCSE
6 28 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.21%) CCNA
7 25 (3.21%) CCNP
8 22 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (2.57%) RHCE
10 15 (1.93%) MCSA
11 14 (1.80%) RHCA
12 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.03%) AWS Certification
13 8 (1.03%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.77%) MCSD
14 6 (0.77%) VCAP
15 5 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.21%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (1.28%) SLA
3 7 (0.90%) QA
4 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.51%) RMADS
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (19.26%) Docker
3 95 (12.20%) Active Directory
4 80 (10.27%) vSphere
5 57 (7.32%) KVM
6 38 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 33 (4.24%) vCloud
8 30 (3.85%) NFS
9 26 (3.34%) Xen
10 18 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (2.05%) etcd
11 16 (2.05%) Squid
12 15 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (1.93%) XenApp
13 14 (1.80%) flannel
14 12 (1.54%) iptables
14 12 (1.54%) XenServer
15 11 (1.41%) Firmware
16 9 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 324 (41.59%) Puppet
2 209 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
3 182 (23.36%) Ansible
4 60 (7.70%) Packer
5 57 (7.32%) Terraform
6 52 (6.68%) Consul
7 43 (5.52%) Kubernetes
8 41 (5.26%) Nagios
9 36 (4.62%) Graphite
10 35 (4.49%) Mesos
10 35 (4.49%) SCCM
11 31 (3.98%) logstash
12 26 (3.34%) Uchiwa
13 25 (3.21%) Salt
14 23 (2.95%) SCOM
15 19 (2.44%) Grafana
15 19 (2.44%) Kibana
16 18 (2.31%) HAProxy
17 17 (2.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 16 (2.05%) Rancher
Vendors
1 197 (25.29%) VMware
2 141 (18.10%) HP
3 130 (16.69%) Microsoft
4 126 (16.17%) Red Hat
5 81 (10.40%) Atlassian
6 57 (7.32%) Cisco
7 55 (7.06%) Google
8 41 (5.26%) Citrix
9 37 (4.75%) Oracle
10 35 (4.49%) F5
11 34 (4.36%) Rackspace
12 32 (4.11%) Splunk
13 26 (3.34%) Juniper
13 26 (3.34%) MuleSoft
14 25 (3.21%) EMC
14 25 (3.21%) ForgeRock
14 25 (3.21%) NetApp
15 22 (2.82%) CheckPoint
16 21 (2.70%) Fortinet
16 21 (2.70%) TippingPoint
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