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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenStack
Rank 456 528 559
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +31
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 149 58 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.11% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 0.60% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 34 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £372 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
10116 9593 8669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.36% 17.86% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6402 5773 4856
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 367 434
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
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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 +77 146 £450 +12.50% 32
London +58 100 £450 +8.43% 17
City of London +8 24 £425 +2.40% 1
South East -9 18 £450 - 7
North West -9 12 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £300 - 1
Leeds - 9 £300 - 1
Surrey +3 8 £375 -
Berkshire - 7 £463 - 5
Lancashire +13 6 £475 +18.75%
Staines +8 6 - -
Cheshire +1 5 £275 -
Burnley +1 5 £475 +18.75%
Reading - 5 £475 - 5
Warrington - 5 £275 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £575 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £375 -
Blackpool - 2 £325 -
North East - 2 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £575 - 4
Wales +1 1 - - 2
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Newbury - 1 £475 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 174 (58.59%) Linux
2 173 (58.25%) DevOps
3 172 (57.91%) Amazon AWS
4 163 (54.88%) Puppet
5 154 (51.85%) Python
6 148 (49.83%) VMware
7 134 (45.12%) Opscode Chef
8 125 (42.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 124 (41.75%) Configuration Management
10 109 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (32.66%) Ruby
12 96 (32.32%) Jenkins
13 89 (29.97%) Java
14 79 (26.60%) Bash Shell
15 72 (24.24%) Windows
16 67 (22.56%) Open Source
17 62 (20.88%) Ansible
18 58 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 58 (19.53%) Git (software)
19 53 (17.85%) Perl
20 50 (16.84%) Data Centre
21 47 (15.82%) Red Hat
21 47 (15.82%) KVM
22 40 (13.47%) New Relic
22 40 (13.47%) vSphere
23 39 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
24 38 (12.79%) Hyper-V
24 38 (12.79%) Amazon EC2
24 38 (12.79%) Vagrant
25 37 (12.46%) IBM

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 34 (11.45%) Apache
2 25 (8.42%) IIS
3 22 (7.41%) Node.js
4 21 (7.07%) Tomcat
5 14 (4.71%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.70%) Eucalyptus
7 10 (3.37%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.69%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.69%) JBoss
10 7 (2.36%) Confluence
11 6 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.35%) nginx
13 4 (1.35%) GlassFish
14 3 (1.01%) CloudStack
15 2 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.67%) MS Project
2 2 (0.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 172 (57.91%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (12.79%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (9.09%) IaaS
5 22 (7.41%) PaaS
6 19 (6.40%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (4.38%) SaaS
8 9 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (2.36%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.68%) Heroku
10 5 (1.68%) Engine Yard
11 4 (1.35%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) Joyent
12 2 (0.67%) GitHub
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.34%) Route 53
13 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.78%) DNS
2 24 (8.08%) SAN
3 23 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.74%) Internet
4 21 (7.07%) NAS
5 20 (6.73%) Firewall
6 16 (5.39%) DHCP
7 14 (4.71%) Software-Defined Networking
8 13 (4.38%) VLAN
9 11 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 10 (3.37%) Network Security
10 10 (3.37%) WAN
10 10 (3.37%) VPN
11 8 (2.69%) LAN
12 7 (2.36%) HTTP
12 7 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (2.02%) SSH
13 6 (2.02%) LDAP
13 6 (2.02%) SSL
13 6 (2.02%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.46%) MySQL
2 26 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.74%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (4.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.36%) Big Data
10 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.68%) OpenStack Swift
11 4 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.01%) Redis
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.34%) DB2
14 1 (0.34%) MemSQL
14 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 96 (32.32%) Jenkins
2 58 (19.53%) Git (software)
3 36 (12.12%) Subversion
4 34 (11.45%) JIRA
5 16 (5.39%) Maven
6 9 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.69%) Hudson
8 7 (2.36%) Ant
9 5 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.01%) Gerrit
10 3 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.34%) JUnit
12 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 24 (8.08%) Finance
2 14 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.03%) Games
4 7 (2.36%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
6 1 (0.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (35.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (16.50%) Architect
3 34 (11.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 32 (10.77%) Consultant
5 24 (8.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 22 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
7 20 (6.73%) Senior Consultant
8 16 (5.39%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (4.38%) Developer
9 13 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.03%) Analyst
11 9 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (2.69%) Wintel Analyst
13 7 (2.36%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.36%) Telecoms Engineer
13 7 (2.36%) Administrator
14 6 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
14 6 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.45%) .NET
2 33 (11.11%) Web Services
3 17 (5.72%) Middleware
4 11 (3.70%) Servlets
4 11 (3.70%) J2EE
5 9 (3.03%) REST
6 7 (2.36%) MCollective
7 6 (2.02%) Java EE
7 6 (2.02%) XML
8 5 (1.68%) HTML
8 5 (1.68%) LAMP
8 5 (1.68%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.35%) boto
9 4 (1.35%) JSON
9 4 (1.35%) jQuery
9 4 (1.35%) RESTful
10 3 (1.01%) Kafka
10 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.84%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 17 (5.72%) Replication
5 14 (4.71%) Public Cloud
6 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.03%) Clustering
9 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.68%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.68%) CESG
11 5 (1.68%) Wiki
11 5 (1.68%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.35%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.35%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.01%) EMC VNX
13 3 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
13 3 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 174 (58.59%) Linux
2 72 (24.24%) Windows
3 29 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (9.43%) CentOS
5 27 (9.09%) UNIX
6 22 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.06%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.02%) Solaris
8 6 (2.02%) Debian
9 4 (1.35%) AIX
9 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.67%) SUSE
11 2 (0.67%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) Fedora
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (58.25%) DevOps
2 124 (41.75%) Configuration Management
3 109 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (22.56%) Open Source
5 39 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (11.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 31 (10.44%) Load Balancing
8 24 (8.08%) ITIL
9 23 (7.74%) Service Delivery
10 21 (7.07%) Scrum
11 18 (6.06%) Project Management
12 17 (5.72%) SOA
13 16 (5.39%) Migration
14 15 (5.05%) Release Management
15 14 (4.71%) Automated Testing
16 13 (4.38%) ITSM
16 13 (4.38%) E-Commerce
17 12 (4.04%) Workflow
17 12 (4.04%) Unit Testing
17 12 (4.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 154 (51.85%) Python
2 97 (32.66%) Ruby
3 89 (29.97%) Java
4 79 (26.60%) Bash Shell
5 53 (17.85%) Perl
6 36 (12.12%) PHP
7 27 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 20 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 15 (5.05%) C#
10 12 (4.04%) VBScript
11 10 (3.37%) SQL
12 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
13 8 (2.69%) Korn
14 4 (1.35%) Scala
14 4 (1.35%) C
15 3 (1.01%) C++
16 2 (0.67%) C-shell
16 2 (0.67%) Go
17 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.69%) CCNP
3 8 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) Degree
7 4 (1.35%) CCIE
8 3 (1.01%) CCSA
8 3 (1.01%) RHCE
8 3 (1.01%) CCNA
8 3 (1.01%) VCDX
9 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.67%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.67%) HP ASE
9 2 (0.67%) HP MASE
9 2 (0.67%) LPIC
10 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.34%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.40%) QA
2 15 (5.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 125 (42.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (15.82%) KVM
3 40 (13.47%) vSphere
4 38 (12.79%) Hyper-V
5 34 (11.45%) vCloud
6 30 (10.10%) Docker
7 29 (9.76%) QEMU
8 13 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (4.38%) Active Directory
9 12 (4.04%) XenApp
10 10 (3.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (3.37%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.68%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.35%) Ceph
12 4 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (1.35%) Firmware
12 4 (1.35%) NFS
13 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 163 (54.88%) Puppet
2 134 (45.12%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (20.88%) Ansible
4 38 (12.79%) Vagrant
5 36 (12.12%) Nagios
6 25 (8.42%) ZABBIX
6 25 (8.42%) Salt
7 12 (4.04%) Kibana
7 12 (4.04%) Cobbler
7 12 (4.04%) SCOM
8 10 (3.37%) SCVMM
8 10 (3.37%) SCCM
9 8 (2.69%) Graphite
10 7 (2.36%) Rundeck
10 7 (2.36%) EdgeSight
10 7 (2.36%) HP SIM
11 6 (2.02%) Zenoss
11 6 (2.02%) Tivoli
11 6 (2.02%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.68%) collectd
Vendors
1 148 (49.83%) VMware
2 47 (15.82%) Red Hat
3 40 (13.47%) New Relic
4 37 (12.46%) IBM
5 34 (11.45%) Microsoft
6 30 (10.10%) Rackspace
6 30 (10.10%) Perforce
7 28 (9.43%) HP
8 26 (8.75%) Cisco
9 24 (8.08%) Oracle
10 22 (7.41%) Citrix
11 16 (5.39%) AppDynamics
12 14 (4.71%) Atlassian
13 13 (4.38%) Veritas
13 13 (4.38%) Dell
14 12 (4.04%) Google
15 10 (3.37%) CA
15 10 (3.37%) ServiceNow
16 9 (3.03%) Splunk
16 9 (3.03%) Veeam
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