The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for OpenStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
London / City of London
Rank 142 137 187
Rank change year-on-year -5 +50  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 13 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.63% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.27% 3.82% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 6
Median daily rate £503 £513 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.95% -4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £411 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £329
% change year-on-year - +29.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenStack is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 573 550 856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.00% 16.54% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 409 630
Median daily rate £475 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 25
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +27.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.80 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing OpenStack as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the City of London

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the City of London

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the City of London

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 14 (63.64%) DevOps
3 9 (40.91%) Puppet
3 9 (40.91%) Open Source
4 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (36.36%) Docker
4 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 8 (36.36%) Java
5 7 (31.82%) Python
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) Ruby
5 7 (31.82%) Go
5 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (27.27%) Node.js
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 6 (27.27%) Unix
6 6 (27.27%) Kubernetes
6 6 (27.27%) Security Hardening
6 6 (27.27%) Consul
7 5 (22.73%) RHCE
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
8 4 (18.18%) Redis
8 4 (18.18%) PaaS
8 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (18.18%) GitHub
8 4 (18.18%) Bitbucket
8 4 (18.18%) Ansible

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) CloudStack
2 2 (9.09%) Hubot
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) GitHub
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) PaaS
3 3 (13.64%) IaaS
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (4.55%) Akamai
5 1 (4.55%) Bluemix
5 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.55%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
1 4 (18.18%) SSL
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) LDAP
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (18.18%) Redis
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) Bitbucket
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) FishEye
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) LAMP
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSL
3 1 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Unix
4 4 (18.18%) CoreOS
4 4 (18.18%) RancherOS
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (9.09%) CentOS
5 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) DevOps
2 9 (40.91%) Open Source
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) Security Hardening
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Go
2 7 (31.82%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) RHCE
2 4 (18.18%) RHCA
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Docker
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) etcd
3 4 (18.18%) flannel
4 3 (13.64%) vCloud
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.55%) Ceph
6 1 (4.55%) GlusterFS
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.55%) vSphere
6 1 (4.55%) Xen
6 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Puppet
2 6 (27.27%) Consul
2 6 (27.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (18.18%) Ansible
3 4 (18.18%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (18.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (18.18%) Marathon
3 4 (18.18%) Mesos
3 4 (18.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (18.18%) Rancher
4 3 (13.64%) Terraform
5 2 (9.09%) OpenIDM
6 1 (4.55%) Cacti
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) ForgeRock
4 2 (9.09%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Perforce