Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 25 May 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 461 444 384
Rank change year-on-year -17 -60 +144
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 438 395 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.88% 2.74% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 269 449
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £391 £350
90th Percentile £675 £613 £620
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% - -

OpenStack is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15,224 14,419 16,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.41% 17.26% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,194 9,363 11,104
England median daily rate £455 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 323 410
England median hourly rate £19.28 £19.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% -1.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.63 £51.10 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
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 OpenStack within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 252 £525 - 46
South East -39 95 £461 -7.75% 21
North of England -5 45 £425 +3.66% 17
Midlands +16 29 £500 +21.21% 1
West Midlands +1 27 £575 +35.29%
North East - 20 £371 - 3
South West +13 14 £469 +56.25% 7
North West -23 14 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -15 11 £488 +13.37% 5
East of England -14 9 £413 -10.81% 13
East Midlands -2 2 £375 -6.25% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 266 (60.73%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (48.40%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (43.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 185 (42.24%) Linux
5 177 (40.41%) DevOps
6 162 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
7 153 (34.93%) Puppet
8 151 (34.47%) Ansible
9 141 (32.19%) Java
10 135 (30.82%) Opscode Chef
11 126 (28.77%) PostgreSQL
12 122 (27.85%) Jenkins
13 120 (27.40%) Oracle
14 117 (26.71%) Python
15 114 (26.03%) MySQL
16 102 (23.29%) Git (software)
17 94 (21.46%) TDD
18 93 (21.23%) NoSQL
19 88 (20.09%) Tomcat
20 87 (19.86%) Red Hat
20 87 (19.86%) Docker
21 86 (19.63%) VMware
22 84 (19.18%) WebSphere
23 83 (18.95%) OO
24 82 (18.72%) Kubernetes
25 81 (18.49%) WebLogic
26 80 (18.26%) Finance
27 79 (18.04%) NUnit
27 79 (18.04%) MSTest
28 77 (17.58%) Continuous Delivery

OpenStack
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 88 (20.09%) Tomcat
2 84 (19.18%) WebSphere
3 81 (18.49%) WebLogic
4 59 (13.47%) Confluence
5 20 (4.57%) nginx
6 14 (3.20%) Apache
7 11 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.51%) JBoss
7 11 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (2.05%) CloudStack
9 8 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.14%) Hubot
11 4 (0.91%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.91%) SAS
12 3 (0.68%) IIS
13 2 (0.46%) CMS
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 266 (60.73%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (43.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (15.30%) IaaS
4 60 (13.70%) PaaS
5 57 (13.01%) OpenShift
6 32 (7.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (5.48%) GitHub
9 21 (4.79%) SaaS
10 12 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.37%) Office 365
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.68%) HP Helion
14 3 (0.68%) NuGet
14 3 (0.68%) Serverless
14 3 (0.68%) Stackdriver
15 2 (0.46%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (0.46%) DigitalOcean
16 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.96%) Firewall
2 28 (6.39%) Software-Defined Networking
3 18 (4.11%) DNS
4 17 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.42%) VPN
6 14 (3.20%) iSCSI
6 14 (3.20%) SAN
7 11 (2.51%) NAS
8 10 (2.28%) HTTP
9 8 (1.83%) NetScaler
9 8 (1.83%) SNMP
9 8 (1.83%) WAN
10 7 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.60%) OpenFlow
10 7 (1.60%) SSL
11 6 (1.37%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.14%) DHCP
12 5 (1.14%) Internet
12 5 (1.14%) LAN
13 4 (0.91%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (28.77%) PostgreSQL
2 114 (26.03%) MySQL
3 93 (21.23%) NoSQL
4 55 (12.56%) MongoDB
5 32 (7.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (5.94%) Redis
7 23 (5.25%) Big Data
8 21 (4.79%) NuoDB
9 19 (4.34%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.97%) DB2
10 13 (2.97%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.51%) Hadoop
12 9 (2.05%) HBase
12 9 (2.05%) icCube
12 9 (2.05%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.60%) Couchbase
14 6 (1.37%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.37%) Relational Database
15 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 122 (27.85%) Jenkins
2 102 (23.29%) Git (software)
3 79 (18.04%) MSTest
3 79 (18.04%) NUnit
4 75 (17.12%) JIRA
5 28 (6.39%) Selenium
6 27 (6.16%) GitLab
7 17 (3.88%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.42%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.51%) Mercurial
10 11 (2.51%) Travis CI
11 9 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (2.05%) Maven
12 8 (1.83%) Gradle
13 7 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (1.14%) SoapUI
16 4 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (18.26%) Finance
2 37 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.65%) Retail Banking
4 10 (2.28%) Banking
5 9 (2.05%) Retail
6 6 (1.37%) International Banking
6 6 (1.37%) Marketing
7 5 (1.14%) Billing
8 4 (0.91%) German Language
8 4 (0.91%) Law
8 4 (0.91%) Publishing
9 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 126 (28.77%) Developer
2 86 (19.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (15.98%) Java Developer
4 67 (15.30%) Architect
5 46 (10.50%) Senior Developer
6 45 (10.27%) Digital Developer
6 45 (10.27%) Digital Transformation
6 45 (10.27%) Senior Java Developer
7 34 (7.76%) Network Architect
8 30 (6.85%) Cloud Architect
9 24 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
10 23 (5.25%) AWS DevOps
11 20 (4.57%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) Lead DevOps
14 14 (3.20%) Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 14 (3.20%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.85%) RabbitMQ
2 26 (5.94%) Web Services
3 20 (4.57%) Node.js
4 17 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
5 16 (3.65%) REST
6 15 (3.42%) .NET
7 14 (3.20%) SOAP
8 13 (2.97%) LDAP
9 11 (2.51%) Kafka
9 11 (2.51%) RESTful
9 11 (2.51%) Spring
10 10 (2.28%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.28%) CSS
11 9 (2.05%) HTML
12 8 (1.83%) LAMP
12 8 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
12 8 (1.83%) XML
13 7 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (1.60%) STL
14 6 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.68%) Private Cloud
2 26 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (5.02%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.57%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.51%) Video on Demand
8 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.37%) User Experience
11 5 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (0.91%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.68%) Life Science
13 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.68%) PKI
13 3 (0.68%) Replication
13 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.46%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 185 (42.24%) Linux
2 54 (12.33%) Windows
3 37 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (8.22%) Unix
5 32 (7.31%) CentOS
6 19 (4.34%) Windows Server
7 16 (3.65%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.05%) VMS
9 4 (0.91%) Solaris
10 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.46%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.46%) SmartOS
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (48.40%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (40.41%) DevOps
3 162 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (21.46%) TDD
5 83 (18.95%) OO
6 77 (17.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 67 (15.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 60 (13.70%) Configuration Management
9 56 (12.79%) Scrum
10 46 (10.50%) Kanban
11 45 (10.27%) Release Management
12 39 (8.90%) Deployment Automation
13 34 (7.76%) Open Source
14 33 (7.53%) Load Balancing
15 30 (6.85%) ITIL
16 27 (6.16%) Analytics
16 27 (6.16%) Mentoring
17 26 (5.94%) Line Management
17 26 (5.94%) Performance Management
18 24 (5.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 141 (32.19%) Java
2 117 (26.71%) Python
3 53 (12.10%) Ruby
4 45 (10.27%) Bash Shell
5 39 (8.90%) Perl
6 38 (8.68%) JavaScript
6 38 (8.68%) SQL
7 35 (7.99%) PowerShell
8 24 (5.48%) C++
9 23 (5.25%) Go
10 19 (4.34%) PHP
11 17 (3.88%) C
11 17 (3.88%) C#
12 15 (3.42%) Scala
13 13 (2.97%) Groovy
13 13 (2.97%) Java 8
14 9 (2.05%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.37%) Bourne shell
16 5 (1.14%) CoffeeScript
17 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (9.13%) Degree
2 25 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.37%) CCNP
7 6 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.37%) CISM
7 6 (1.37%) CISSP
8 5 (1.14%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.14%) CCDP
8 5 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.68%) OCP
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) RHCA
10 2 (0.46%) RHCE
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.25%) GCP
2 16 (3.65%) QA
3 7 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.37%) GAAP
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (19.86%) Docker
2 64 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.48%) Ceph
5 15 (3.42%) vCloud
6 13 (2.97%) NFS
7 10 (2.28%) KVM
7 10 (2.28%) XenApp
8 9 (2.05%) Lustre
8 9 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.05%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.05%) XenServer
9 8 (1.83%) Active Directory
9 8 (1.83%) VMware NSX
10 7 (1.60%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.91%) LXC
11 4 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.91%) vSphere
12 3 (0.68%) OpenDJ
12 3 (0.68%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 153 (34.93%) Puppet
2 151 (34.47%) Ansible
3 135 (30.82%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (18.72%) Kubernetes
5 32 (7.31%) Terraform
6 13 (2.97%) Salt
7 8 (1.83%) Grafana
7 8 (1.83%) HAProxy
8 7 (1.60%) Nagios
8 7 (1.60%) StackStorm
9 6 (1.37%) CFEngine
9 6 (1.37%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.14%) Kibana
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.14%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.91%) Consul
11 4 (0.91%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.91%) Mesos
12 3 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.68%) logstash
Vendors
1 120 (27.40%) Oracle
2 87 (19.86%) Red Hat
3 86 (19.63%) VMware
4 35 (7.99%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.31%) IBM
6 22 (5.02%) Google
7 21 (4.79%) Cisco
8 20 (4.57%) SaltStack
9 18 (4.11%) NetApp
10 17 (3.88%) EMC
11 15 (3.42%) Splunk
12 14 (3.20%) Rackspace
13 11 (2.51%) Citrix
14 9 (2.05%) Atlassian
14 9 (2.05%) F5
14 9 (2.05%) Ivanti
14 9 (2.05%) Juniper
14 9 (2.05%) Vertica
15 6 (1.37%) HP
15 6 (1.37%) New Relic