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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
UK / England
Rank 426 320 465
Rank change year-on-year -106 +145  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 157 334 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.68% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.14% 3.97% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 255 99
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £380 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £329
% change year-on-year - +29.28%  
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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7324 8422 8362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.24% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4791 5397 5026
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 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 212 301
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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 -21 98 £538 +2.38% 29
South East -34 30 £425 -5.55% 8
North West +20 9 £400 -15.78% 4
East of England +1 7 £525 +23.52% 4
Yorkshire -10 6 £500 +17.64% 5
South West -4 3 £288 -43.20% 9
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
West Midlands -29 1 £425 +6.25% 1
OpenStack
UK

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 215 (61.08%) Linux
2 200 (56.82%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (56.82%) DevOps
3 163 (46.31%) Python
4 153 (43.47%) Puppet
5 135 (38.35%) Java
6 134 (38.07%) Docker
7 125 (35.51%) Ruby
8 124 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 114 (32.39%) Opscode Chef
11 109 (30.97%) Jenkins
12 105 (29.83%) Git (software)
13 103 (29.26%) Ansible
14 96 (27.27%) VMware
15 79 (22.44%) Configuration Management
16 77 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
17 63 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 63 (17.90%) Open Source
18 59 (16.76%) Kubernetes
19 56 (15.91%) IaaS
19 56 (15.91%) MySQL
20 55 (15.63%) Unix
21 52 (14.77%) Bash Shell
22 49 (13.92%) Perl
22 49 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
23 48 (13.64%) Scrum
24 46 (13.07%) Vagrant
24 46 (13.07%) Security Cleared
24 46 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

OpenStack
Top Related 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 39 (11.08%) Confluence
2 27 (7.67%) Apache
3 25 (7.10%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 21 (5.97%) CloudStack
6 19 (5.40%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (5.40%) nginx
7 12 (3.41%) Apache Spark
7 12 (3.41%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.27%) Hubot
8 8 (2.27%) JBoss
9 7 (1.99%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.85%) IIS
11 3 (0.85%) SAS
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.28%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.28%) Jetty
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.57%) HipChat
1 2 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 200 (56.82%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (15.91%) IaaS
4 40 (11.36%) PaaS
5 35 (9.94%) GitHub
6 21 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (4.83%) OpenShift
9 16 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
10 11 (3.13%) Heroku
11 10 (2.84%) SaaS
12 9 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (2.56%) Bluemix
13 8 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.42%) Loggly
15 5 (1.42%) SoftLayer
15 5 (1.42%) Sumo Logic
16 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (1.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 27 (7.67%) DNS
3 23 (6.53%) HTTP
4 21 (5.97%) Firewall
4 21 (5.97%) SSL
5 10 (2.84%) Internet
5 10 (2.84%) LDAP
5 10 (2.84%) NAS
5 10 (2.84%) SAN
6 9 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (2.27%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.99%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.99%) VLAN
9 6 (1.70%) LAN
9 6 (1.70%) WAN
10 5 (1.42%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.42%) Network Security
10 5 (1.42%) VPN
10 5 (1.42%) VSAN
10 5 (1.42%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.91%) MySQL
2 49 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (10.80%) MongoDB
4 28 (7.95%) Relational Database
5 22 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 20 (5.68%) Redis
7 19 (5.40%) Hadoop
8 18 (5.11%) SQL Server
9 17 (4.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (4.26%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.69%) Big Data
12 8 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (2.27%) Riak
13 5 (1.42%) HBase
13 5 (1.42%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.85%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.85%) DB2
15 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.57%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.57%) Impala
Development Applications
1 109 (30.97%) Jenkins
2 105 (29.83%) Git (software)
3 46 (13.07%) Vagrant
4 42 (11.93%) JIRA
5 33 (9.38%) Bitbucket
6 25 (7.10%) Maven
7 22 (6.25%) Subversion
8 19 (5.40%) TeamCity
9 14 (3.98%) Gradle
9 14 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.98%) Travis CI
10 13 (3.69%) Ant
11 12 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (3.13%) Cucumber
12 11 (3.13%) GoCD
12 11 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (2.56%) SonarQube
14 8 (2.27%) NuGet
15 6 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.70%) RSpec
General
1 24 (6.82%) Finance
2 14 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.69%) Banking
4 11 (3.13%) Retail
5 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Billing
6 3 (0.85%) Electronics
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Front Office
7 2 (0.57%) Games
7 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (35.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (15.63%) Architect
3 48 (13.64%) Developer
4 39 (11.08%) Linux Engineer
5 31 (8.81%) Cloud Architect
6 28 (7.95%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (7.39%) AWS DevOps
8 24 (6.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 23 (6.53%) AWS Engineer
10 21 (5.97%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (5.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (5.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.83%) Consultant
12 17 (4.83%) Platform Engineer
13 14 (3.98%) Python Developer
14 13 (3.69%) Security Architect
15 11 (3.13%) Perl Developer
15 11 (3.13%) Scala Developer
16 10 (2.84%) Windows Engineer
17 9 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.80%) Web Services
2 30 (8.52%) Node.js
3 23 (6.53%) .NET
3 23 (6.53%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (6.53%) HTML
4 18 (5.11%) jQuery
5 17 (4.83%) CSS
5 17 (4.83%) LAMP
5 17 (4.83%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.41%) HTML5
8 12 (3.41%) REST
9 11 (3.13%) Apache Flex
9 11 (3.13%) Catalyst
9 11 (3.13%) CPAN
9 11 (3.13%) Moose
10 9 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (2.27%) Middleware
11 8 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.23%) Private Cloud
3 25 (7.10%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.40%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.27%) Replication
8 8 (2.27%) User Experience
9 7 (1.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.42%) FlexPod
11 4 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.14%) Online Banking
11 4 (1.14%) PKI
12 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.85%) Life Science
12 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 215 (61.08%) Linux
2 55 (15.63%) Unix
3 46 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (12.50%) Windows
5 43 (12.22%) CentOS
6 30 (8.52%) CoreOS
7 26 (7.39%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.11%) RancherOS
9 13 (3.69%) Windows Server
10 12 (3.41%) Fedora
11 5 (1.42%) Solaris
12 4 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.14%) SUSE
13 3 (0.85%) Android
14 2 (0.57%) AIX
15 1 (0.28%) Debian
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (56.82%) DevOps
2 124 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (22.44%) Configuration Management
4 77 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (17.90%) Open Source
6 48 (13.64%) Scrum
7 42 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (11.65%) TDD
9 30 (8.52%) Kanban
10 22 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 20 (5.68%) SOA
12 18 (5.11%) BDD
13 16 (4.55%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.26%) Service Delivery
15 14 (3.98%) High Availability
16 12 (3.41%) Data Centre Operations
16 12 (3.41%) Presales
16 12 (3.41%) Security Hardening
17 11 (3.13%) Mentoring
17 11 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 163 (46.31%) Python
2 135 (38.35%) Java
3 125 (35.51%) Ruby
4 52 (14.77%) Bash Shell
5 49 (13.92%) Perl
6 45 (12.78%) Go
7 40 (11.36%) JavaScript
8 32 (9.09%) SQL
9 28 (7.95%) PowerShell
10 27 (7.67%) Shell Script
11 15 (4.26%) Scala
12 11 (3.13%) C#
12 11 (3.13%) PHP
13 9 (2.56%) C
14 8 (2.27%) CoffeeScript
15 7 (1.99%) C++
16 6 (1.70%) Clojure
17 4 (1.14%) R
18 2 (0.57%) Haskell
19 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.67%) Degree
4 11 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.56%) CCNP
5 9 (2.56%) RHCE
6 8 (2.27%) RHCA
7 5 (1.42%) CCNA
7 5 (1.42%) VCDX
8 4 (1.14%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.85%) CISSP
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.57%) CCSA
10 2 (0.57%) CCSE
10 2 (0.57%) CISA
10 2 (0.57%) CISM
10 2 (0.57%) GSEC
11 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.69%) QA
2 6 (1.70%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.14%) GCP
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 134 (38.07%) Docker
2 63 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.66%) vSphere
4 28 (7.95%) vCloud
5 20 (5.68%) Active Directory
6 19 (5.40%) etcd
7 18 (5.11%) Xen
7 18 (5.11%) XenServer
8 15 (4.26%) Hyper-V
9 14 (3.98%) KVM
10 10 (2.84%) flannel
11 8 (2.27%) NFS
12 7 (1.99%) HDFS
13 6 (1.70%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.70%) VMware ESX
14 5 (1.42%) Ceph
14 5 (1.42%) iptables
14 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.85%) LXC
Systems Management
1 153 (43.47%) Puppet
2 114 (32.39%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (29.26%) Ansible
4 59 (16.76%) Kubernetes
5 38 (10.80%) Consul
6 34 (9.66%) Terraform
7 27 (7.67%) Nagios
8 23 (6.53%) Docker Swarm
8 23 (6.53%) Mesos
9 21 (5.97%) Graphite
9 21 (5.97%) logstash
10 20 (5.68%) Kibana
11 18 (5.11%) Marathon
11 18 (5.11%) Rancher
12 17 (4.83%) Salt
13 16 (4.55%) ZABBIX
14 12 (3.41%) Ganglia
15 11 (3.13%) Cobbler
16 10 (2.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (2.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 96 (27.27%) VMware
2 37 (10.51%) Red Hat
3 33 (9.38%) Splunk
4 32 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 32 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 25 (7.10%) Oracle
6 19 (5.40%) Cisco
6 19 (5.40%) Rackspace
7 17 (4.83%) Google
8 14 (3.98%) New Relic
9 11 (3.13%) AppDynamics
10 10 (2.84%) IBM
10 10 (2.84%) SaltStack
11 8 (2.27%) Citrix
11 8 (2.27%) PagerDuty
12 6 (1.70%) ForgeRock
12 6 (1.70%) SAP
13 5 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.42%) EMC
13 5 (1.42%) Nimsoft
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