Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for OpenStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenStack over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

OpenStack
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 135 148
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +25
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 43 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.12% 0.55% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 3.78% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 26
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +30.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £362 £370 £336
90th Percentile £575 £584 £559
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - -

OpenStack is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 531 529 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.77% 14.44% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 261 465
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £253
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.08% -4.00% -39.02%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £54.88 £55.65 £49.52
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.22
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.94% +3.88%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in Berkshire

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenStack in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in Berkshire

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in Berkshire

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury -1 23 £494 +47.39% 2
Reading +13 15 £525 - 6
Maidenhead - 5 £375 -
Slough - 2 - -
OpenStack
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 26 (60.47%) VMware
1 26 (60.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (53.49%) Software-Defined Networking
3 21 (48.84%) Telecoms
4 18 (41.86%) Use Case
5 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (39.53%) Network Virtualisation
6 15 (34.88%) Docker
6 15 (34.88%) Kubernetes
7 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (18.60%) DevOps
8 8 (18.60%) WAN
8 8 (18.60%) Linux
9 7 (16.28%) Python
9 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
9 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Project Management
11 5 (11.63%) SOAP
11 5 (11.63%) Web Services
11 5 (11.63%) Java
11 5 (11.63%) QA
11 5 (11.63%) JIRA
11 5 (11.63%) Product Management
11 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
11 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
11 5 (11.63%) GitLab
11 5 (11.63%) Mirantis
12 4 (9.30%) HP ALM
12 4 (9.30%) Zephyr

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) IaaS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) SaaS
3 3 (6.98%) HP Helion
3 3 (6.98%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (18.60%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) Network Security
3 4 (9.30%) VPN
4 3 (6.98%) Firewall
5 2 (4.65%) BGP
5 2 (4.65%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (4.65%) OSPF
5 2 (4.65%) SNMP
6 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.33%) Junos
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) LTE
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (2.33%) Skype
6 1 (2.33%) VXLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) GitLab
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (48.84%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (69.77%) Architect
2 27 (62.79%) Network Architect
3 17 (39.53%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (27.91%) Virtualisation Architect
5 10 (23.26%) Automation Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) WAN Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) SOAP
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Use Case
2 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Network Virtualisation
3 8 (18.60%) DevOps
4 7 (16.28%) Security Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) Product Management
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
7 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Security Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.65%) Analytics
9 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
9 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) Groovy
3 4 (9.30%) Ruby
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
1 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) GCP
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (34.88%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) KVM
3 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.30%) HP ALM
3 2 (4.65%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.33%) Icinga
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Mirantis
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) Juniper
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Mercator
5 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto