Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 119 134
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15 +9
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 23 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 1.27% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.85% 8.73% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 13
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £360 £300 £425
90th Percentile £556 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £500 £431 £450
% change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 598 584 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.28% 14.57% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 301 265
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £258
90th Percentile £575 £588 £548
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 26
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% -7.32% -8.89%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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
Slough +1 11 £383 -
Newbury -7 8 - -
Reading -21 3 £525 +13.51%
Bracknell - 1 £550 -
OpenStack
South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
3 13 (56.52%) Ansible
3 13 (56.52%) Private Cloud
4 12 (52.17%) Python
5 10 (43.48%) Docker
6 9 (39.13%) Ubuntu
6 9 (39.13%) SQL
7 8 (34.78%) MPLS
7 8 (34.78%) BGP
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
7 8 (34.78%) KVM
7 8 (34.78%) Mirantis
8 7 (30.43%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (30.43%) OpenShift
9 6 (26.09%) IaaS
9 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
9 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
10 5 (21.74%) MySQL
10 5 (21.74%) NFS
10 5 (21.74%) SNMP
10 5 (21.74%) PRINCE
10 5 (21.74%) Dell

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) OpenShift
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) IaaS
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (17.39%) PaaS
5 3 (13.04%) SaaS
6 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) BGP
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) MPLS
2 5 (21.74%) iSCSI
2 5 (21.74%) NAS
2 5 (21.74%) SNMP
2 5 (21.74%) VLAN
2 5 (21.74%) VXLAN
3 4 (17.39%) Value-Added Service
3 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) Junos
4 3 (13.04%) L2TP
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) OSPF
4 3 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (21.74%) MariaDB
1 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
1 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Designer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Onboarding Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Node.js
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Private Cloud
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Ubuntu
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Network Virtualisation
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (26.09%) DevOps
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (21.74%) High Availability
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
3 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (17.39%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Python
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) AWS Certification
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Docker
2 8 (34.78%) KVM
3 5 (21.74%) BIND 9
3 5 (21.74%) NFS
3 5 (21.74%) Postfix
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Ansible
2 6 (26.09%) Kubernetes
3 3 (13.04%) Netcool
4 1 (4.35%) Consul
4 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.35%) Pingdom
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Red Hat
2 8 (34.78%) Mirantis
3 5 (21.74%) Dell
3 5 (21.74%) EMC
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) BMC
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Remedy
6 2 (8.70%) TOWER Software
7 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
7 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (4.35%) Intel
7 1 (4.35%) PagerDuty