The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CloudStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CloudStack over the 3 months to 29 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.

Apache CloudStack
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 612 601
Rank change year-on-year +44 -11  
Contract jobs citing CloudStack 9 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.16% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £650 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.15% -2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £970 £475 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.59% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CloudStack 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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7286 8567 8474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.46% 17.25% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5521 5073
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 209 317
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

CloudStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CloudStack in England

CloudStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CloudStack in England

CloudStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CloudStack in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CloudStack in England

CloudStack
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CloudStack within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +34 5 £750 +64.38% 4
South East +18 1 - -
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
CloudStack
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CloudStack 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 England region with a requirement for CloudStack.

1 22 (91.67%) OpenStack
2 20 (83.33%) DevOps
2 20 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (75.00%) Ruby
3 18 (75.00%) Linux
3 18 (75.00%) Python
3 18 (75.00%) Puppet
4 17 (70.83%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (66.67%) vSphere
6 15 (62.50%) Bash Shell
6 15 (62.50%) Xen
6 15 (62.50%) XenServer
7 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
8 12 (50.00%) Unix
9 11 (45.83%) Cobbler
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (25.00%) Ansible
10 6 (25.00%) Open Source
11 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (20.83%) VMware
12 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
13 3 (12.50%) Migration
13 3 (12.50%) ITIL
13 3 (12.50%) Scrum
13 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (12.50%) Windows
13 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
13 3 (12.50%) Firewall

CloudStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 22 (91.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 20 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) NAS
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Chief Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.17%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Open Source
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Python
1 18 (75.00%) Ruby
2 15 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) vSphere
2 15 (62.50%) Xen
2 15 (62.50%) XenServer
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) KVM
5 1 (4.17%) Docker
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) vCloud
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (75.00%) Puppet
2 17 (70.83%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (45.83%) Cobbler
4 6 (25.00%) Ansible
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM
5 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) BT
3 1 (4.17%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft