Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 393 381
Rank change year-on-year -60 -12 +182
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 447 536 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.85% 3.58% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 356 483
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £385 £360
90th Percentile £650 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
England median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -15.34% -5.50%
10th Percentile £51.38 £39.00 £46.13
90th Percentile £57.13 £42.65 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% - -20.00%

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 15,707 14,959 18,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.85% 16.93% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,349 9,714 12,331
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 381 444
England median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.63 £20.39
% change year-on-year +4.46% -3.75% +1.95%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 -21 243 £525 +1.45% 46
South East -125 77 £475 -5.00% 19
South West +24 45 £425 +21.43% 8
North of England -19 34 £425 -5.56% 6
East of England -10 30 £475 +5.56% 18
Midlands -9 17 £500 +17.65% 1
North West -11 13 £475 - 5
West Midlands -19 13 £500 -4.76%
North East +5 12 £350 -14.63%
Yorkshire -26 9 £488 +8.33% 1
East Midlands -11 3 £419 +19.64% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 290 (64.88%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (46.09%) Ansible
3 205 (45.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 196 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
5 195 (43.62%) Puppet
6 187 (41.83%) Linux
7 180 (40.27%) Java
8 177 (39.60%) Continuous Integration
9 171 (38.26%) Opscode Chef
10 157 (35.12%) PostgreSQL
11 156 (34.90%) MySQL
12 141 (31.54%) DevOps
13 137 (30.65%) Oracle
14 136 (30.43%) TDD
14 136 (30.43%) Jenkins
15 134 (29.98%) NoSQL
16 124 (27.74%) Python
17 122 (27.29%) OO
18 121 (27.07%) Tomcat
18 121 (27.07%) WebLogic
19 118 (26.40%) WebSphere
20 115 (25.73%) MSTest
20 115 (25.73%) NUnit
21 109 (24.38%) VMware
22 105 (23.49%) Docker
23 88 (19.69%) Kubernetes
24 83 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
25 78 (17.45%) Configuration Management
26 77 (17.23%) Git (software)
27 70 (15.66%) Migration

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
1 121 (27.07%) Tomcat
1 121 (27.07%) WebLogic
2 118 (26.40%) WebSphere
3 26 (5.82%) nginx
4 24 (5.37%) Confluence
5 21 (4.70%) Apache
5 21 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.91%) JBoss
7 5 (1.12%) Hubot
7 5 (1.12%) SAS
8 4 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.89%) IIS
8 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.67%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.45%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 290 (64.88%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (45.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (12.53%) GitHub
4 48 (10.74%) PaaS
5 45 (10.07%) IaaS
6 36 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (4.92%) OpenShift
9 18 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (3.80%) SaaS
11 9 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (2.01%) npm
12 7 (1.57%) Serverless
13 6 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 5 (1.12%) Slack
15 4 (0.89%) Stackdriver
16 3 (0.67%) HP Helion
16 3 (0.67%) Office 365
17 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.86%) Firewall
2 36 (8.05%) DNS
3 29 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.37%) HTTP
5 19 (4.25%) Software-Defined Networking
6 18 (4.03%) SAN
6 18 (4.03%) VPN
7 16 (3.58%) WAN
8 14 (3.13%) BGP
8 14 (3.13%) SSL
9 13 (2.91%) NAS
10 12 (2.68%) OSPF
11 11 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.24%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.01%) HTTPS
13 9 (2.01%) VLAN
14 8 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.79%) NetScaler
14 8 (1.79%) OpenFlow
15 7 (1.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (35.12%) PostgreSQL
2 156 (34.90%) MySQL
3 134 (29.98%) NoSQL
4 38 (8.50%) MongoDB
5 33 (7.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (6.04%) Big Data
7 22 (4.92%) SQL Server
8 18 (4.03%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.91%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.91%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.68%) HBase
10 12 (2.68%) icCube
11 11 (2.46%) Redis
12 5 (1.12%) DB2
12 5 (1.12%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.89%) NuoDB
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.67%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 136 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 115 (25.73%) MSTest
2 115 (25.73%) NUnit
3 77 (17.23%) Git (software)
4 55 (12.30%) GitLab
5 47 (10.51%) JIRA
6 29 (6.49%) Vagrant
7 16 (3.58%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.24%) Selenium
9 9 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.01%) Travis CI
10 8 (1.79%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.12%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.12%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.12%) Subversion
11 5 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.89%) Maven
12 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.89%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (13.20%) Finance
2 30 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.68%) Retail
4 7 (1.57%) Marketing
5 6 (1.34%) Banking
6 5 (1.12%) Billing
6 5 (1.12%) Publishing
6 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.89%) German Language
7 4 (0.89%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (35.57%) Developer
2 106 (23.71%) Java Developer
3 75 (16.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 58 (12.98%) Architect
5 38 (8.50%) Senior Developer
6 34 (7.61%) Digital Developer
6 34 (7.61%) Digital Transformation
6 34 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
8 21 (4.70%) Consultant
9 19 (4.25%) Senior DevOps
10 18 (4.03%) AWS Developer
10 18 (4.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.80%) Network Architect
12 15 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
13 14 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
14 13 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.68%) Perl Developer
15 12 (2.68%) Python Developer
16 11 (2.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.71%) RabbitMQ
2 26 (5.82%) Node.js
3 24 (5.37%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (4.92%) Web Services
5 21 (4.70%) Kafka
6 20 (4.47%) LAPP Stack
7 19 (4.25%) .NET
7 19 (4.25%) CSS
8 18 (4.03%) XML
9 17 (3.80%) HTML
9 17 (3.80%) JSON
10 14 (3.13%) LAMP
11 13 (2.91%) AngularJS
11 13 (2.91%) RESTful
12 12 (2.68%) ActiveMQ
12 12 (2.68%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (2.46%) Catalyst
13 11 (2.46%) CPAN
13 11 (2.46%) DBIx::Class
13 11 (2.46%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.37%) Private Cloud
3 15 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.68%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.68%) PKI
6 9 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.57%) User Experience
8 6 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.12%) Clustering
9 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.89%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.89%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.67%) Replication
11 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 187 (41.83%) Linux
2 58 (12.98%) Windows
3 53 (11.86%) CentOS
4 33 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (7.38%) Unix
5 21 (4.70%) Ubuntu
6 19 (4.25%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.91%) VMS
8 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.89%) Debian
10 3 (0.67%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.67%) Solaris
10 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (39.60%) Continuous Integration
3 141 (31.54%) DevOps
4 136 (30.43%) TDD
5 122 (27.29%) OO
6 78 (17.45%) Configuration Management
7 70 (15.66%) Migration
8 54 (12.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (9.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 39 (8.72%) Open Source
11 36 (8.05%) Analytics
12 32 (7.16%) Test Automation
13 31 (6.94%) ITIL
13 31 (6.94%) Scrum
14 28 (6.26%) Deployment Automation
15 27 (6.04%) High Availability
16 26 (5.82%) Kanban
16 26 (5.82%) Microservices
17 24 (5.37%) Project Management
18 23 (5.15%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (40.27%) Java
2 124 (27.74%) Python
3 62 (13.87%) Bash Shell
4 59 (13.20%) Ruby
5 58 (12.98%) Perl
6 55 (12.30%) JavaScript
7 51 (11.41%) SQL
8 29 (6.49%) Go
8 29 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 28 (6.26%) C#
10 17 (3.80%) C
11 16 (3.58%) PHP
12 12 (2.68%) Groovy
13 11 (2.46%) Scala
14 9 (2.01%) C++
15 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.89%) Java 8
18 3 (0.67%) TypeScript
19 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 31 (6.94%) Degree
1 31 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.01%) CCNP
6 8 (1.79%) CISSP
6 8 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.34%) CCDP
7 6 (1.34%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.34%) CISM
7 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.12%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.89%) CCIE
9 4 (0.89%) MCSE
10 3 (0.67%) PhD
11 2 (0.45%) CCNA
11 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.45%) MCSA
11 2 (0.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.15%) GCP
2 16 (3.58%) QA
3 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.45%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (23.49%) Docker
2 83 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.92%) KVM
5 18 (4.03%) Ceph
6 15 (3.36%) NFS
7 14 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.13%) Xen
8 13 (2.91%) VMware NSX
9 12 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.68%) vSphere
10 11 (2.46%) XenServer
11 10 (2.24%) Active Directory
11 10 (2.24%) Apache Flume
11 10 (2.24%) XenApp
12 9 (2.01%) XenDesktop
13 8 (1.79%) vCloud
14 7 (1.57%) Lustre
15 6 (1.34%) Slurm Workload Manager
16 4 (0.89%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 206 (46.09%) Ansible
2 195 (43.62%) Puppet
3 171 (38.26%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (19.69%) Kubernetes
5 41 (9.17%) Terraform
6 21 (4.70%) Salt
7 15 (3.36%) Prometheus
8 13 (2.91%) Nagios
9 12 (2.68%) Grafana
10 11 (2.46%) ZABBIX
11 9 (2.01%) logstash
11 9 (2.01%) Mesos
12 8 (1.79%) Kibana
13 7 (1.57%) Consul
13 7 (1.57%) HAProxy
13 7 (1.57%) StackStorm
13 7 (1.57%) vCenter Server
14 6 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (1.12%) CFEngine
16 4 (0.89%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 137 (30.65%) Oracle
2 109 (24.38%) VMware
3 68 (15.21%) Red Hat
4 40 (8.95%) Microsoft
5 36 (8.05%) Cisco
6 33 (7.38%) Google
7 26 (5.82%) NetApp
8 19 (4.25%) Juniper
9 18 (4.03%) Splunk
10 16 (3.58%) EMC
10 16 (3.58%) IBM
11 15 (3.36%) Rackspace
12 14 (3.13%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.68%) Citrix
13 12 (2.68%) Vertica
14 11 (2.46%) HP
14 11 (2.46%) SaltStack
15 10 (2.24%) Atlassian
16 9 (2.01%) Ivanti
17 8 (1.79%) Mirantis