Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 15 October 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - +107 0
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% - 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Cheshire median daily rate £550 - £435
North West median daily rate £438 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -16.67% +10.53% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 209 181 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.89% 14.42% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 131 155
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £365 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -6.41% -2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £568 £505 £568
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £396
% change year-on-year +3.90% -2.72% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +101.88% -11.76%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.60 £23.55
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £24.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.46% +54.84% -8.82%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in Cheshire

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in Cheshire

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Warrington - 2 £525 -
OpenStack
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (50.00%) vCloud
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (25.00%) Web Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Case Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) C#

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Web Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vCloud
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware