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 25 June 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.

OpenStack
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 148 178
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 7 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.38% 3.27% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 16
Median daily rate £431 £500 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +25.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £424 £350
% change year-on-year +17.99% +21.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 506 551 998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.45% 16.58% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 427 746
Median daily rate £493 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £22.00 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) DevOps
3 9 (45.00%) Open Source
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (40.00%) Python
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Puppet
6 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (30.00%) Terraform
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (30.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Unix
7 5 (25.00%) Ruby
7 5 (25.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) Ansible
7 5 (25.00%) Docker
7 5 (25.00%) vCloud
7 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (20.00%) nginx
8 4 (20.00%) PaaS
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (20.00%) IaaS
8 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) RHCE

OpenStack
Co-occurring 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 4 (20.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) CloudStack
2 2 (10.00%) Hubot
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) IaaS
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) PaaS
3 2 (10.00%) Akamai
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.00%) SaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Bluemix
4 1 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
1 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Junior DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) XSL
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) CoreOS
6 1 (5.00%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) DevOps
2 9 (45.00%) Open Source
3 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.00%) Security Hardening
7 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (10.00%) Network Design
7 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Kanban
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (15.00%) Go
5 2 (10.00%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) RHCA
1 4 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Docker
2 5 (25.00%) vCloud
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) etcd
4 1 (5.00%) flannel
4 1 (5.00%) KVM
4 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Xen
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 6 (30.00%) Terraform
3 5 (25.00%) Ansible
4 3 (15.00%) Consul
4 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (10.00%) OpenIDM
6 1 (5.00%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (5.00%) Marathon
6 1 (5.00%) Mesos
6 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (5.00%) Rancher
6 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (10.00%) Perforce
3 2 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (10.00%) Splunk