The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
England / East of England
Rank 120 123 127
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.32% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.81% 0.78% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +102.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £347
% change year-on-year - +22.30%  
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 East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 386 386 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.79% 15.71% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 196 288
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 28
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +92.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £9.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £57.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the East of England

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £525 +16.66%
Hertfordshire +4 1 £575 +39.39% 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Essex - 1 - - 2
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Xen
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) R
4 2 (28.57%) KVM
4 2 (28.57%) Docker
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Mesos
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) MapReduce

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (14.29%) Anypoint
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 1 (14.29%) CloudStack
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (14.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
2 1 (14.29%) MuleSoft Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
1 1 (14.29%) POSIX
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) e-Health
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Bioinformatics
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (14.29%) Informatics
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Physics
3 1 (14.29%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) R
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Go
3 1 (14.29%) Haskell
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) GSEC
2 1 (14.29%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) Xen
2 1 (14.29%) LXC
2 1 (14.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) MuleSoft
3 1 (14.29%) Pegasus
3 1 (14.29%) Rackspace
3 1 (14.29%) Vertica
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