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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OpenStack
Rank 344 519 548
Rank change year-on-year
+175 +29
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 336 151 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.38% 1.46% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 109 67
Median daily rate £500 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £586 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +189.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £50.00 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £50.00 £18.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £50.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +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
9936 10378 10160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.90% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6493 6614 6075
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 327 403
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 September 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 September 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 +150 286 £525 +10.52% 67
London +68 153 £550 +10.00% 22
Scotland +75 57 £345 - 1
Erskine - 49 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire - 49 £350 - 1
North East +16 41 £330 -2.22%
Tyne and Wear +12 41 £330 -2.22%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 40 £330 -2.22%
City of London +27 27 £550 +22.22% 8
South East +22 25 £538 +19.44% 12
West Midlands - 22 £485 -
Yorkshire +24 20 £550 +69.23% 9
Shropshire - 16 £450 -
Telford - 14 £450 -
North West +32 13 £425 +11.11% 10
West Yorkshire +12 12 £430 +32.30% 5
Leeds +7 12 £430 +32.30% 5
Manchester +9 11 £425 - 8
Berkshire +12 10 £425 +13.33% 2
Westminster -10 10 £550 +37.50%
Sheffield - 8 £550 - 3
South Yorkshire - 8 £550 - 4
South West +21 7 £538 -14.68% 5
Bristol - 6 £538 - 4
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Kent - 6 £625 - 1
Reading +16 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Hampshire +11 4 £513 - 4
East of England 0 3 £600 +33.33% 9
Harrow - 3 £500 -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 348 (48.07%) Linux
2 337 (46.55%) DevOps
3 269 (37.15%) Amazon AWS
4 257 (35.50%) Puppet
5 206 (28.45%) Security Cleared
6 198 (27.35%) Python
7 176 (24.31%) HP
8 173 (23.90%) Ruby
9 165 (22.79%) VMware
9 165 (22.79%) Opscode Chef
10 161 (22.24%) SC Cleared
11 149 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
11 149 (20.58%) Java
12 148 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 143 (19.75%) Windows
14 140 (19.34%) PowerShell
15 139 (19.20%) Ansible
16 138 (19.06%) Docker
17 134 (18.51%) Microsoft
18 131 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 126 (17.40%) Configuration Management
20 121 (16.71%) Red Hat
21 119 (16.44%) Git (software)
21 119 (16.44%) Jenkins
22 116 (16.02%) Bash Shell
23 107 (14.78%) Active Directory
24 106 (14.64%) PaaS
25 104 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
26 103 (14.23%) Perl
27 101 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification

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 76 (10.50%) Apache
2 48 (6.63%) Confluence
3 47 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 43 (5.94%) MS Exchange
5 42 (5.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 38 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (4.97%) Skype for Business
8 27 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (3.73%) Tomcat
9 25 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (3.04%) nginx
12 19 (2.62%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (2.21%) IIS
14 15 (2.07%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.97%) CloudStack
16 6 (0.83%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.83%) SAS
17 5 (0.69%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.69%) MS Office
2 5 (0.69%) MS Project
3 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 269 (37.15%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (20.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (14.64%) PaaS
4 69 (9.53%) IaaS
5 55 (7.60%) Office 365
6 38 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (4.14%) GitHub
8 27 (3.73%) Heroku
9 21 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.76%) SaaS
11 10 (1.38%) HP Helion
12 8 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.97%) Google Compute Engine
14 6 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.55%) Engine Yard
16 4 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (12.57%) DNS
2 79 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 56 (7.73%) HTTP
4 53 (7.32%) Firewall
5 49 (6.77%) SAN
6 47 (6.49%) SSL
7 33 (4.56%) LDAP
8 30 (4.14%) DHCP
8 30 (4.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 30 (4.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 30 (4.14%) Network Security
8 30 (4.14%) Skype
9 27 (3.73%) WAN
10 24 (3.31%) iSCSI
11 23 (3.18%) Internet
12 18 (2.49%) VLAN
13 16 (2.21%) SNMP
14 13 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (1.80%) LAN
14 13 (1.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 62 (8.56%) MySQL
4 49 (6.77%) Redis
5 45 (6.22%) SQL Server
6 34 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 31 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.38%) Big Data
11 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.83%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.55%) Datomic
13 4 (0.55%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.41%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 119 (16.44%) Git (software)
1 119 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 60 (8.29%) JIRA
3 38 (5.25%) Vagrant
4 34 (4.70%) Maven
5 30 (4.14%) Subversion
6 29 (4.01%) Ant
7 17 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 16 (2.21%) Gradle
9 13 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.66%) ClearCase
10 12 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.52%) FishEye
11 11 (1.52%) StarTeam
11 11 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.38%) GitLab
12 10 (1.38%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.38%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.24%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (7.73%) Finance
2 18 (2.49%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.35%) Retail
4 12 (1.66%) Banking
5 9 (1.24%) Games
6 6 (0.83%) Front Office
7 3 (0.41%) Electronics
7 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
7 3 (0.41%) Publishing
8 2 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 226 (31.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (11.74%) Linux Engineer
3 73 (10.08%) Architect
4 66 (9.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 53 (7.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 50 (6.91%) Cloud Engineer
7 48 (6.63%) Cloud Architect
8 45 (6.22%) AWS Engineer
9 43 (5.94%) AWS DevOps
10 40 (5.52%) Developer
11 32 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (4.01%) Senior DevOps
13 28 (3.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 27 (3.73%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
14 27 (3.73%) Security Architect
15 26 (3.59%) Automation Engineer
15 26 (3.59%) Network Engineer
16 22 (3.04%) AWS Architect
17 21 (2.90%) Consultant
17 21 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.53%) Web Services
2 57 (7.87%) RabbitMQ
3 43 (5.94%) Node.js
4 34 (4.70%) LAMP
5 32 (4.42%) .NET
6 31 (4.28%) REST
7 25 (3.45%) ELK Stack
8 24 (3.31%) JSON
9 23 (3.18%) XML
10 16 (2.21%) CSS
10 16 (2.21%) HTML
10 16 (2.21%) Sensu
11 15 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
13 11 (1.52%) RESTful
14 10 (1.38%) boto
14 10 (1.38%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (1.24%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.24%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 81 (11.19%) Data Centre
3 55 (7.60%) Private Cloud
4 39 (5.39%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.76%) Enterprise Cloud
8 20 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.93%) Clustering
9 14 (1.93%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.38%) Replication
12 6 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.83%) User Experience
13 5 (0.69%) CMDB
13 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.69%) Online Games
14 4 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 348 (48.07%) Linux
2 143 (19.75%) Windows
3 86 (11.88%) CentOS
4 80 (11.05%) Unix
5 75 (10.36%) Windows Server
6 73 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (8.84%) Ubuntu
9 56 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (4.56%) Fedora
11 28 (3.87%) CoreOS
11 28 (3.87%) RancherOS
12 25 (3.45%) Solaris
13 16 (2.21%) Debian
14 12 (1.66%) HPUX
15 11 (1.52%) AIX
16 9 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.97%) Android
17 7 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (46.55%) DevOps
2 149 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (17.40%) Configuration Management
4 104 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (13.26%) ITIL
6 95 (13.12%) Open Source
7 83 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 79 (10.91%) Software Engineering
9 78 (10.77%) Migration
10 71 (9.81%) Load Balancing
11 42 (5.80%) Scrum
11 42 (5.80%) TDD
12 38 (5.25%) ITIL V3
13 32 (4.42%) Service Delivery
14 30 (4.14%) Project Management
15 29 (4.01%) Continuous Deployment
16 28 (3.87%) Analytics
16 28 (3.87%) Service Management
17 26 (3.59%) Six Sigma
18 24 (3.31%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 198 (27.35%) Python
2 173 (23.90%) Ruby
3 149 (20.58%) Java
4 140 (19.34%) PowerShell
5 116 (16.02%) Bash Shell
6 103 (14.23%) Perl
7 65 (8.98%) SQL
8 57 (7.87%) Go
9 38 (5.25%) JavaScript
10 37 (5.11%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.45%) Korn
11 25 (3.45%) VBScript
12 19 (2.62%) C#
12 19 (2.62%) PHP
13 14 (1.93%) C
14 13 (1.80%) C-shell
15 9 (1.24%) Scala
15 9 (1.24%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.10%) C++
17 7 (0.97%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 206 (28.45%) Security Cleared
2 161 (22.24%) SC Cleared
3 101 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (13.67%) Degree
5 56 (7.73%) MCSE
6 31 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (3.59%) CCNA
7 26 (3.59%) CCNP
8 24 (3.31%) RHCE
9 21 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (2.07%) MCSA
12 14 (1.93%) RHCA
13 13 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.52%) AWS Certification
15 10 (1.38%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.24%) MCP
17 7 (0.97%) MCTS
17 7 (0.97%) RHCSA
18 6 (0.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.18%) JSP 440
2 11 (1.52%) SLA
3 10 (1.38%) QA
4 9 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (19.06%) Docker
2 131 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (14.78%) Active Directory
4 50 (6.91%) vSphere
5 40 (5.52%) KVM
6 30 (4.14%) Hyper-V
7 28 (3.87%) etcd
8 25 (3.45%) NFS
9 24 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (3.18%) flannel
11 22 (3.04%) vCloud
12 20 (2.76%) Xen
13 19 (2.62%) Squid
14 18 (2.49%) Firmware
14 18 (2.49%) iptables
15 15 (2.07%) XenServer
16 14 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (1.80%) XenApp
18 11 (1.52%) Samba
19 10 (1.38%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 257 (35.50%) Puppet
2 165 (22.79%) Opscode Chef
3 139 (19.20%) Ansible
4 38 (5.25%) Kubernetes
5 35 (4.83%) Mesos
6 33 (4.56%) Nagios
7 31 (4.28%) Consul
8 30 (4.14%) Packer
9 29 (4.01%) Terraform
10 28 (3.87%) Marathon
10 28 (3.87%) Rancher
11 27 (3.73%) SCCM
12 25 (3.45%) HAProxy
13 24 (3.31%) Graphite
13 24 (3.31%) logstash
14 23 (3.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 22 (3.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 22 (3.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 21 (2.90%) Salt
17 16 (2.21%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 176 (24.31%) HP
2 165 (22.79%) VMware
3 134 (18.51%) Microsoft
4 121 (16.71%) Red Hat
5 51 (7.04%) Atlassian
6 47 (6.49%) Cisco
7 43 (5.94%) Citrix
8 35 (4.83%) Oracle
9 34 (4.70%) Google
10 32 (4.42%) F5
11 28 (3.87%) Rackspace
12 25 (3.45%) CheckPoint
12 25 (3.45%) Juniper
13 24 (3.31%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.31%) TippingPoint
14 22 (3.04%) EMC
15 21 (2.90%) AppSense
15 21 (2.90%) IronPort
16 18 (2.49%) NetApp
16 18 (2.49%) Splunk
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