Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 - 106
Rank change year-on-year - +106 +6
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 6 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% - 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.70% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Cheshire median daily rate £550 - £513
10th Percentile £503 - £447
90th Percentile £610 - £564
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +42.86%
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 222 184 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.62% 15.21% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 137 211
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £263 £256
90th Percentile £563 £502 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +42.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.65 £10.89
90th Percentile £32.00 £33.00 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +47.81% -21.95% +7.89%

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 14 August 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
Knutsford - 3 - -
Warrington - 1 £525 -
OpenStack
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Law
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (50.00%) Groovy
3 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (50.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (50.00%) Express
1 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) BDD
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (50.00%) IT Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) Loose Coupling
1 3 (50.00%) Microservices
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Programme Governance
1 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (50.00%) Remediation Plan
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Go
1 3 (50.00%) Groovy
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Java 8
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) QEMU
3 2 (33.33%) vCloud
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware