Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 424 567
Rank change year-on-year +41 +143 +84
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 577 516 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.68% 2.87% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 387 230
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £373 £356 £315
90th Percentile £643 £638 £618
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.88 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.57% -24.25% +222.58%
10th Percentile £40.30 £30.04 £45.00
90th Percentile £42.70 £46.41 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £42.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% -16.00% +189.86%

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 15692 17952 18535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.69% 18.58% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10391 11721 11797
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 447 553
England median hourly rate £20.71 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017. 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 +5 294 £525 - 23
South East +105 181 £500 +5.26% 10
North of England -4 46 £424 -0.29% 3
East of England +10 30 £469 -21.88% 9
Yorkshire +7 27 £470 -14.55% 2
North East +26 17 £363 +9.85%
Midlands -10 15 £350 -27.84% 2
East Midlands +10 11 £350 -24.32%
South West +10 9 £401 -25.49% 3
West Midlands -12 4 £525 +8.25% 2
North West +1 2 £525 +22.09% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 359 (62.22%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (54.77%) Linux
3 296 (51.30%) Ansible
4 277 (48.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 251 (43.50%) DevOps
6 249 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
7 222 (38.47%) Puppet
8 202 (35.01%) Continuous Integration
9 188 (32.58%) Opscode Chef
10 173 (29.98%) Python
11 158 (27.38%) Java
12 152 (26.34%) PostgreSQL
12 152 (26.34%) Jenkins
13 148 (25.65%) VMware
13 148 (25.65%) Git (software)
14 145 (25.13%) Oracle
15 140 (24.26%) Docker
16 139 (24.09%) Finance
17 135 (23.40%) MySQL
18 125 (21.66%) Configuration Management
19 117 (20.28%) Windows
20 115 (19.93%) Tomcat
21 109 (18.89%) TDD
22 106 (18.37%) Red Hat
23 104 (18.02%) NoSQL
24 100 (17.33%) OO
25 99 (17.16%) WebLogic
26 97 (16.81%) WebSphere
27 89 (15.42%) Continuous Delivery
28 88 (15.25%) Open Source

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
1 115 (19.93%) Tomcat
2 99 (17.16%) WebLogic
3 97 (16.81%) WebSphere
4 70 (12.13%) Confluence
5 25 (4.33%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 23 (3.99%) Apache
8 17 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (2.77%) Apache Spark
10 15 (2.60%) JBoss
11 12 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (2.08%) MQSeries
11 12 (2.08%) nginx
12 11 (1.91%) iPlanet
12 11 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
12 11 (1.91%) WebLogic Portal
13 10 (1.73%) MS Exchange
14 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.04%) HipChat
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.35%) SPSS
5 2 (0.35%) Weka
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 359 (62.22%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (48.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (14.21%) IaaS
4 52 (9.01%) Cloud Computing
5 46 (7.97%) GitHub
6 45 (7.80%) PaaS
7 38 (6.59%) OpenShift
8 36 (6.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.56%) Office 365
12 7 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (1.21%) Serverless
12 7 (1.21%) Slack
12 7 (1.21%) Trello
13 5 (0.87%) Akamai
13 5 (0.87%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.87%) HP Helion
13 5 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 39 (6.76%) Firewall
3 34 (5.89%) DNS
4 30 (5.20%) SAN
5 25 (4.33%) WAN
6 21 (3.64%) LDAP
7 18 (3.12%) HTTP
7 18 (3.12%) LAN
7 18 (3.12%) VPN
8 16 (2.77%) NAS
9 15 (2.60%) SSL
10 12 (2.08%) DHCP
11 10 (1.73%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (1.56%) Internet
12 9 (1.56%) Network Security
13 8 (1.39%) Skype
14 7 (1.21%) Junos
15 6 (1.04%) FCoE
15 6 (1.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (26.34%) PostgreSQL
2 135 (23.40%) MySQL
3 104 (18.02%) NoSQL
4 39 (6.76%) MongoDB
5 36 (6.24%) Big Data
6 27 (4.68%) SQL Server
7 25 (4.33%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.77%) HBase
9 15 (2.60%) Redis
10 13 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (2.08%) Apache Hive
11 12 (2.08%) Impala
11 12 (2.08%) Sqoop
12 11 (1.91%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.73%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.56%) DB2
15 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.21%) NuoDB
17 6 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 152 (26.34%) Jenkins
2 148 (25.65%) Git (software)
3 85 (14.73%) MSTest
3 85 (14.73%) NUnit
4 77 (13.34%) JIRA
5 39 (6.76%) TeamCity
5 39 (6.76%) Vagrant
6 35 (6.07%) GitLab
6 35 (6.07%) Maven
7 34 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (4.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (4.16%) NuGet
10 19 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (2.77%) Bitbucket
12 15 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (2.25%) Ant
14 12 (2.08%) Gradle
14 12 (2.08%) Subversion
15 11 (1.91%) Artifactory
15 11 (1.91%) Gerrit
General
1 139 (24.09%) Finance
2 60 (10.40%) Banking
3 48 (8.32%) Telecoms
4 33 (5.72%) Retail Banking
5 17 (2.95%) Retail
6 12 (2.08%) Marketing
7 11 (1.91%) Electronics
7 11 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.04%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Law
9 3 (0.52%) Local Government
9 3 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) International Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (24.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 134 (23.22%) Developer
3 81 (14.04%) Java Developer
4 60 (10.40%) Architect
5 52 (9.01%) Linux Engineer
6 51 (8.84%) Consultant
7 46 (7.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 33 (5.72%) Cloud Architect
8 33 (5.72%) Digital Developer
8 33 (5.72%) Digital Transformation
9 32 (5.55%) AWS Engineer
10 30 (5.20%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (4.85%) AWS DevOps
12 26 (4.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 23 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
13 23 (3.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.81%) Automation Engineer
14 22 (3.81%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.07%) .NET
2 27 (4.68%) Web Services
3 26 (4.51%) Sensu
4 23 (3.99%) Elastic Stack
5 21 (3.64%) Node.js
5 21 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (3.29%) REST
7 17 (2.95%) Kafka
8 12 (2.08%) JSON
8 12 (2.08%) Spark Streaming
9 11 (1.91%) J2EE
9 11 (1.91%) Middleware
10 10 (1.73%) RESTful
10 10 (1.73%) XML
11 7 (1.21%) boto
11 7 (1.21%) pytest
12 6 (1.04%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.04%) Spring
13 5 (0.87%) Django
13 5 (0.87%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.01%) Data Centre
1 52 (9.01%) Public Cloud
2 45 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 36 (6.24%) Private Cloud
4 13 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.08%) Clustering
6 10 (1.73%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.21%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.04%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.69%) PKI
11 4 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.52%) Derivative
12 3 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 316 (54.77%) Linux
2 117 (20.28%) Windows
3 86 (14.90%) Unix
4 67 (11.61%) Windows Server
5 51 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (6.76%) Ubuntu
7 33 (5.72%) AIX
8 31 (5.37%) Solaris
9 29 (5.03%) CentOS
10 15 (2.60%) SUSE
11 13 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.08%) HPUX
13 8 (1.39%) CoreOS
14 6 (1.04%) Android
15 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.87%) VMS
15 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.69%) Debian
17 3 (0.52%) RancherOS
18 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (43.50%) DevOps
2 249 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (35.01%) Continuous Integration
4 125 (21.66%) Configuration Management
5 109 (18.89%) TDD
6 100 (17.33%) OO
7 89 (15.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 88 (15.25%) Open Source
9 73 (12.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 68 (11.79%) Scrum
11 49 (8.49%) Kanban
12 47 (8.15%) Migration
13 40 (6.93%) Microservices
14 34 (5.89%) High Availability
15 29 (5.03%) Service Delivery
15 29 (5.03%) Test Automation
16 28 (4.85%) Load Balancing
17 24 (4.16%) Software Engineering
18 23 (3.99%) Release Management
19 22 (3.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 173 (29.98%) Python
2 158 (27.38%) Java
3 52 (9.01%) PowerShell
4 51 (8.84%) Bash Shell
5 48 (8.32%) Ruby
6 46 (7.97%) Perl
7 32 (5.55%) Shell Script
8 26 (4.51%) JavaScript
8 26 (4.51%) SQL
9 23 (3.99%) Go
10 19 (3.29%) Scala
11 16 (2.77%) C#
12 8 (1.39%) Groovy
12 8 (1.39%) PHP
13 7 (1.21%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.04%) C++
14 6 (1.04%) C-shell
14 6 (1.04%) Korn
15 4 (0.69%) C
16 3 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 56 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.77%) Degree
4 10 (1.73%) CISM
4 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.56%) CISSP
5 9 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.56%) RHCE
6 8 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.39%) JNCIP
6 8 (1.39%) MCSE
7 7 (1.21%) CCNP
7 7 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.04%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.87%) RHCA
10 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.52%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.35%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.25%) GCP
2 10 (1.73%) QA
3 7 (1.21%) SLA
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.87%) OASIS TOSCA
5 3 (0.52%) COBIT
5 3 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 140 (24.26%) Docker
2 84 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.68%) KVM
4 26 (4.51%) Active Directory
5 25 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.99%) vCloud
7 15 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (2.60%) vSphere
8 12 (2.08%) Apache Flume
8 12 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 10 (1.73%) VMware NSX
9 10 (1.73%) Xen
10 9 (1.56%) Samba
10 9 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.21%) Brightmail
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.69%) HDFS
13 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.52%) etcd
14 3 (0.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 296 (51.30%) Ansible
2 222 (38.47%) Puppet
3 188 (32.58%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (10.57%) Kubernetes
5 52 (9.01%) Terraform
6 22 (3.81%) Salt
7 20 (3.47%) ZABBIX
8 19 (3.29%) Consul
9 18 (3.12%) Rancher
10 15 (2.60%) OpenView
10 15 (2.60%) Prometheus
11 12 (2.08%) Mesos
11 12 (2.08%) Nagios
12 11 (1.91%) logstash
12 11 (1.91%) Packer
13 10 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (1.73%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.56%) Rundeck
15 8 (1.39%) Grafana
15 8 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 148 (25.65%) VMware
2 145 (25.13%) Oracle
3 106 (18.37%) Red Hat
4 61 (10.57%) Microsoft
5 42 (7.28%) Atlassian
6 36 (6.24%) SaltStack
7 30 (5.20%) Google
7 30 (5.20%) HP
8 26 (4.51%) IBM
9 24 (4.16%) Cisco
10 15 (2.60%) Rackspace
10 15 (2.60%) Sun
10 15 (2.60%) Veritas
11 14 (2.43%) EMC
11 14 (2.43%) F5
12 12 (2.08%) Cognos
12 12 (2.08%) Opsware
12 12 (2.08%) PlateSpin
12 12 (2.08%) Splunk
13 11 (1.91%) SAP