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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 365 452 568
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +116
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 278 160 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.31% 0.040%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.95% 1.71% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 100 13
Average daily rate £450 £500 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £500 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.80% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
9411 9330 8902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.29% 18.02% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 5780 5258
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 323 315
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +75 240 £450 -10.00% 62
London +17 118 £500 - 24
South East +39 53 £395 -21.00% 13
Scotland - 32 £420 - 1
Yorkshire +5 31 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire +13 28 £425 - 1
Renfrewshire - 27 £415 -
Erskine - 27 £415 -
Berkshire +22 19 £350 -46.15% 4
City of London +42 18 £456 -6.41% 5
Surrey +5 16 £395 -21.00% 6
Leeds 0 16 £425 - 1
Reading +10 15 £350 -12.50% 4
North West -4 15 £425 -17.07% 8
Manchester -4 13 £438 -14.63% 7
West Midlands - 10 £400 - 1
Telford - 9 £400 - 1
Shropshire - 9 £400 - 1
South West +5 7 £500 - 5
Kent - 7 £575 - 2
Hampshire -5 6 £401 -10.88% 1
Gloucestershire +10 5 £400 - 4
Middlesex - 5 £425 -
Staines - 5 £450 -
Cheltenham +6 4 £400 - 1
Harrow - 4 £500 -
Tonbridge - 3 £600 - 2
Wales - 3 £363 -
South Wales - 3 £363 -
Hammersmith - 3 £512 -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 264 (54.89%) Linux
2 253 (52.60%) DevOps
3 245 (50.94%) Amazon AWS
4 221 (45.95%) Puppet
5 195 (40.54%) VMware
6 192 (39.92%) Python
7 182 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (30.98%) Opscode Chef
8 149 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (28.48%) Java
10 132 (27.44%) Ruby
11 131 (27.23%) Jenkins
12 127 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
13 121 (25.16%) Configuration Management
14 112 (23.28%) Ansible
15 104 (21.62%) Windows
16 98 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (20.37%) Docker
17 94 (19.54%) Bash Shell
18 90 (18.71%) Git (software)
19 80 (16.63%) Continuous Delivery
20 75 (15.59%) Open Source
21 73 (15.18%) Microsoft
22 72 (14.97%) Unix
23 70 (14.55%) vSphere
24 69 (14.35%) ITIL
25 68 (14.14%) Data Centre
26 66 (13.72%) Security Cleared
27 65 (13.51%) Nagios
28 64 (13.31%) HP

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 51 (10.60%) Apache
2 43 (8.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 32 (6.65%) Tomcat
4 29 (6.03%) Confluence
5 28 (5.82%) Node.js
6 27 (5.61%) nginx
7 23 (4.78%) JBoss
8 16 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (3.33%) WebLogic
9 14 (2.91%) CloudStack
10 8 (1.66%) Eucalyptus
11 7 (1.46%) SAS
11 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.25%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.04%) IIS
13 5 (1.04%) Smallworld
14 4 (0.83%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.42%) Jetty
16 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 245 (50.94%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (6.03%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (5.20%) IaaS
6 24 (4.99%) PaaS
7 21 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (2.91%) SaaS
10 11 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.29%) Heroku
11 8 (1.66%) GitHub
12 5 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.04%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.83%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.62%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.42%) Route 53
16 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.89%) DNS
2 38 (7.90%) SAN
3 30 (6.24%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.03%) LDAP
5 27 (5.61%) HTTP
6 24 (4.99%) SMTP
7 22 (4.57%) DHCP
7 22 (4.57%) Firewall
7 22 (4.57%) SSL
8 18 (3.74%) iSCSI
9 16 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (3.33%) NAS
10 13 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (2.70%) LAN
10 13 (2.70%) Network Security
10 13 (2.70%) WAN
11 11 (2.29%) Ethernet
12 10 (2.08%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.66%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.66%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.52%) MySQL
2 23 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 22 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (4.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (3.33%) Big Data
6 13 (2.70%) Redis
7 12 (2.49%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.66%) DB2
8 8 (1.66%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.46%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.46%) OpenStack Swift
10 6 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.04%) Datomic
12 4 (0.83%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.42%) OpenTSDB
15 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.21%) Mahout
15 1 (0.21%) MemSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (27.23%) Jenkins
2 90 (18.71%) Git (software)
3 63 (13.10%) JIRA
4 53 (11.02%) Maven
5 38 (7.90%) Ant
6 35 (7.28%) Subversion
6 35 (7.28%) Vagrant
7 30 (6.24%) Selenium
8 26 (5.41%) Hudson
9 22 (4.57%) Appium
9 22 (4.57%) Mocha
9 22 (4.57%) SonarQube
10 17 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (2.70%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.87%) Gerrit
13 8 (1.66%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.62%) Gradle
General
1 35 (7.28%) Finance
2 21 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.33%) Games
4 15 (3.12%) Banking
5 12 (2.49%) Retail
6 8 (1.66%) Law
7 6 (1.25%) Marketing
7 6 (1.25%) Publishing
8 4 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 155 (32.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (12.68%) Linux Engineer
3 56 (11.64%) Architect
4 41 (8.52%) Developer
5 35 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 34 (7.07%) AWS Engineer
7 32 (6.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 29 (6.03%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
10 22 (4.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 21 (4.37%) Operations Engineer
12 19 (3.95%) Administrator
12 19 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
13 18 (3.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Consultant
15 15 (3.12%) Azure Engineer
16 14 (2.91%) DevOps Consultant
16 14 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
16 14 (2.91%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.64%) Web Services
2 23 (4.78%) LAMP
2 23 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (2.91%) Kafka
3 14 (2.91%) SOAP
4 13 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (2.70%) MCollective
4 13 (2.70%) Middleware
5 10 (2.08%) .NET
5 10 (2.08%) YAML
6 9 (1.87%) Java EE
6 9 (1.87%) JSON
6 9 (1.87%) Spring
7 8 (1.66%) Apache Camel
7 8 (1.66%) REST
8 7 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.46%) CSS
8 7 (1.46%) ELK Stack
8 7 (1.46%) HTML
8 7 (1.46%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.14%) Data Centre
2 60 (12.47%) Private Cloud
3 41 (8.52%) Public Cloud
4 38 (7.90%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.08%) Replication
8 10 (2.08%) User Experience
9 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.25%) Online Games
10 5 (1.04%) BBC
10 5 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.04%) iDTV
10 5 (1.04%) IPTV
10 5 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.04%) PMI
10 5 (1.04%) STB
10 5 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 264 (54.89%) Linux
2 104 (21.62%) Windows
3 72 (14.97%) Unix
4 54 (11.23%) CentOS
5 38 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (6.65%) Ubuntu
7 25 (5.20%) Windows Server
8 21 (4.37%) VMS
9 18 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.08%) Fedora
12 9 (1.87%) Solaris
13 8 (1.66%) Debian
14 7 (1.46%) SUSE
14 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.25%) AIX
15 6 (1.25%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.62%) HPUX
16 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (52.60%) DevOps
2 182 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (25.16%) Configuration Management
4 98 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (16.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 75 (15.59%) Open Source
7 69 (14.35%) ITIL
8 48 (9.98%) Scrum
9 38 (7.90%) Service Management
10 34 (7.07%) ITIL V3
11 33 (6.86%) Project Management
12 32 (6.65%) Six Sigma
13 30 (6.24%) High Availability
13 30 (6.24%) Migration
14 29 (6.03%) E-Commerce
14 29 (6.03%) TDD
15 27 (5.61%) Service Delivery
16 23 (4.78%) Software Deployment
17 20 (4.16%) Use Case
18 18 (3.74%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 192 (39.92%) Python
2 137 (28.48%) Java
3 132 (27.44%) Ruby
4 94 (19.54%) Bash Shell
5 60 (12.47%) Perl
6 57 (11.85%) PowerShell
7 51 (10.60%) SQL
8 45 (9.36%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.41%) C
10 16 (3.33%) C#
10 16 (3.33%) Go
11 14 (2.91%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.70%) Korn
13 12 (2.49%) PHP
14 8 (1.66%) C++
14 8 (1.66%) Scala
15 5 (1.04%) Clojure
15 5 (1.04%) Erlang
16 4 (0.83%) VBScript
17 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.24%) Degree
4 24 (4.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.49%) MCSE
7 11 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.08%) CCNA
8 10 (2.08%) CCNP
8 10 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.08%) MCSA
8 10 (2.08%) RHCE
8 10 (2.08%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.46%) VCDX
10 5 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.83%) RHCA
11 4 (0.83%) VCAP
12 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.24%) JSP 440
2 15 (3.12%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 149 (30.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (20.37%) Docker
3 70 (14.55%) vSphere
4 52 (10.81%) KVM
5 51 (10.60%) Active Directory
6 39 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 25 (5.20%) vCloud
8 20 (4.16%) Xen
9 19 (3.95%) Squid
10 16 (3.33%) VMware ESX
11 13 (2.70%) iptables
11 13 (2.70%) NFS
11 13 (2.70%) qmail
12 12 (2.49%) XenServer
13 8 (1.66%) RHEV
14 7 (1.46%) Ceph
14 7 (1.46%) QEMU
15 6 (1.25%) Dovecot
15 6 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 221 (45.95%) Puppet
2 149 (30.98%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (23.28%) Ansible
4 65 (13.51%) Nagios
5 26 (5.41%) Graphite
6 23 (4.78%) SCOM
7 21 (4.37%) Cacti
7 21 (4.37%) SCCM
8 19 (3.95%) Kubernetes
8 19 (3.95%) logstash
9 18 (3.74%) Ganglia
10 17 (3.53%) Salt
10 17 (3.53%) ZABBIX
11 16 (3.33%) Packer
12 14 (2.91%) Terraform
13 13 (2.70%) collectd
14 12 (2.49%) Mesos
15 11 (2.29%) Cobbler
15 11 (2.29%) Tivoli
16 10 (2.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 195 (40.54%) VMware
2 73 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 64 (13.31%) HP
4 59 (12.27%) Red Hat
5 42 (8.73%) Atlassian
5 42 (8.73%) Cisco
6 41 (8.52%) Splunk
7 35 (7.28%) Google
7 35 (7.28%) NetApp
8 32 (6.65%) Oracle
9 29 (6.03%) Rackspace
10 25 (5.20%) IBM
11 22 (4.57%) EMC
11 22 (4.57%) New Relic
12 21 (4.37%) Dell
13 11 (2.29%) EnterpriseDB
13 11 (2.29%) F5
14 7 (1.46%) Rally
15 6 (1.25%) BMC
15 6 (1.25%) Citrix
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London
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Central London / West End
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London
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Telford, Shropshire
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Manchester
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Rate: £Neg
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Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
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North London
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
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United Kingdom
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