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 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 120 148
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 20 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 0.20% 0.033%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.43% 1.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £450 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
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 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 451 408 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.60% 16.36% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 252 370
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 41
Median hourly rate £16.98 £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.92% -17.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 June 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
Hertfordshire +11 15 £450 - 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £450 -
OpenStack
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 13 (48.15%) Docker
1 13 (48.15%) DevOps
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) Perl
5 4 (14.81%) IaaS
5 4 (14.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (11.11%) Ansible
6 3 (11.11%) Microservices
6 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (11.11%) Office 365
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) SAML
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) CISM
7 2 (7.41%) CISSP
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.41%) AIX
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris

OpenStack
Co-occurring 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 (3.70%) Anypoint
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.70%) CloudStack
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (14.81%) IaaS
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) Office 365
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (7.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.70%) PaaS
6 1 (3.70%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) MPLS
1 1 (3.70%) NAS
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
1 1 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) SNMP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) NuoDB
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Principal Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Principal Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Site Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) POSIX
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) e-Health
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Debian
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) Microservices
3 2 (7.41%) Bioinformatics
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Security
4 1 (3.70%) Health Informatics
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) MapReduce
4 1 (3.70%) Physics
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) Use Case
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) R
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) AWK
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Go
4 1 (3.70%) Haskell
4 1 (3.70%) Scala
4 1 (3.70%) sed
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.41%) CISM
1 2 (7.41%) CISSP
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CISA
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) GSEC
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Docker
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) KVM
3 2 (7.41%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) LXC
4 1 (3.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Mesos
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.70%) Rundeck
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) BT
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.70%) Pegasus
5 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Vertica