Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 502 553 469
Rank change year-on-year +51 -84 -8
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 106 283 437
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.69% 2.13% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 188 302
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £376
90th Percentile £650 £704 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% +31.25%
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year - -24.32% +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 6,254 13,276 15,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.51% 15.84% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,992 8,559 10,057
Median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
10th Percentile £281 £287 £273
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 263 331
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £51.25
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.67% -1.58% -

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenStack in England.

Daily rate trend for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenStack in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OpenStack in England

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OpenStack in England.

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 24 May 2020. 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
South East +67 31 £600 +14.29% 3
North of England +82 30 £554 +23.06% 7
London +52 26 £520 -5.45% 3
Yorkshire +67 25 £575 +27.78%
South West +36 12 £518 -23.33% 2
North West +50 5 £400 -13.51% 7
East of England +43 3 £450 -16.28% 2
West Midlands +66 1 £400 -21.95%
Midlands +65 1 £400 -27.27%
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 53 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 51 (48.11%) Linux
3 48 (45.28%) Python
4 47 (44.34%) Ansible
5 33 (31.13%) DevOps
6 30 (28.30%) Juniper
6 30 (28.30%) VMware
7 25 (23.58%) Azure
7 25 (23.58%) AWS
7 25 (23.58%) Docker
8 24 (22.64%) Kubernetes
9 22 (20.75%) VXLAN
9 22 (20.75%) Puppet
9 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (20.75%) Cisco
10 21 (19.81%) Perl
10 21 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (17.92%) Analytics
12 18 (16.98%) BGP
12 18 (16.98%) Bash Shell
13 17 (16.04%) Jenkins
14 16 (15.09%) OpenShift
14 16 (15.09%) Java
15 15 (14.15%) DNS
15 15 (14.15%) MPLS
15 15 (14.15%) Ubuntu
15 15 (14.15%) GCP
15 15 (14.15%) vCenter Server
16 14 (13.21%) Data Science
16 14 (13.21%) Co-Creation

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 9 (8.49%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.83%) Apache
2 3 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Fuse
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.58%) AWS
1 25 (23.58%) Azure
2 16 (15.09%) OpenShift
3 15 (14.15%) GCP
4 8 (7.55%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (6.60%) IaaS
5 7 (6.60%) SaaS
6 5 (4.72%) Heroku
6 5 (4.72%) PaaS
7 4 (3.77%) GitHub
8 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.89%) Datadog
9 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.94%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.75%) VXLAN
2 18 (16.98%) BGP
3 15 (14.15%) DNS
3 15 (14.15%) MPLS
4 13 (12.26%) Junos
5 10 (9.43%) Firewall
6 8 (7.55%) IPv6
7 7 (6.60%) Network Security
7 7 (6.60%) VPN
8 6 (5.66%) 4G
9 5 (4.72%) 2G
9 5 (4.72%) 3G
9 5 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (4.72%) OSPF
9 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.77%) WAN
10 4 (3.77%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.83%) LTE
11 3 (2.83%) RSVP
12 2 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (9.43%) Big Data
2 9 (8.49%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.49%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.55%) Apache Hive
3 8 (7.55%) Flink
3 8 (7.55%) HBase
3 8 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.66%) MySQL
5 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.94%) DB2
7 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Jenkins
2 14 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.83%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.83%) CF BOSH
4 3 (2.83%) GitLab
4 3 (2.83%) JIRA
4 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (1.89%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.89%) Postman
5 2 (1.89%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.89%) RSpec
5 2 (1.89%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.94%) git-flow
6 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.94%) Spinnaker
General
1 14 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.49%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.60%) Finance
4 4 (3.77%) Military
5 3 (2.83%) Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Games
6 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Architect
2 19 (17.92%) Consultant
3 17 (16.04%) Network Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Big Data Architect
5 7 (6.60%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.60%) Data Architect
6 5 (4.72%) Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) VMware Architect
7 4 (3.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (2.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Juniper Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Lead Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.83%) Network Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Python Engineer
8 3 (2.83%) Security Architect
8 3 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) Kafka
2 8 (7.55%) RESTful
3 7 (6.60%) Web Services
4 4 (3.77%) OAuth
4 4 (3.77%) OAuth2
5 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.83%) Jinja
5 3 (2.83%) Node.js
5 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.83%) React
5 3 (2.83%) REST
5 3 (2.83%) SAML
5 3 (2.83%) Spring
5 3 (2.83%) YAML
6 2 (1.89%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.89%) Middleware
6 2 (1.89%) Swagger
6 2 (1.89%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.94%) Core Data
7 1 (0.94%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.55%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.55%) User Experience
3 3 (2.83%) CMDB
3 3 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.89%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.89%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.94%) iSeries
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (48.11%) Linux
2 21 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (14.15%) Ubuntu
4 13 (12.26%) Unix
5 12 (11.32%) Windows
6 5 (4.72%) CentOS
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.83%) Debian
8 3 (2.83%) Solaris
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.94%) AIX
10 1 (0.94%) Android
10 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) SUSE
10 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.13%) DevOps
2 19 (17.92%) Analytics
3 14 (13.21%) Co-Creation
3 14 (13.21%) Data Science
4 13 (12.26%) Migration
4 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
5 12 (11.32%) Network Design
6 11 (10.38%) Data Analytics
7 10 (9.43%) Data Architecture
7 10 (9.43%) Microservices
8 9 (8.49%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (8.49%) Network Virtualisation
9 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.55%) Data Ingestion
9 8 (7.55%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (6.60%) Open Source
10 7 (6.60%) Product Management
10 7 (6.60%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.28%) Python
2 21 (19.81%) Perl
3 18 (16.98%) Bash Shell
4 16 (15.09%) Java
5 13 (12.26%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.38%) SQL
7 10 (9.43%) Scala
8 9 (8.49%) Go
9 8 (7.55%) C
9 8 (7.55%) Kotlin
10 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
11 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
11 5 (4.72%) PHP
11 5 (4.72%) Ruby
12 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.89%) C++
14 1 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.66%) JNCIE
4 5 (4.72%) CCIE
5 4 (3.77%) CCNP
5 4 (3.77%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.83%) RHCE
6 3 (2.83%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.89%) Degree
7 2 (1.89%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.89%) LPIC
8 1 (0.94%) CCNA
8 1 (0.94%) CISSP
8 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) PMO
1 3 (2.83%) RMADS
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (23.58%) Docker
2 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.38%) VMware NSX
3 11 (10.38%) vSphere
4 9 (8.49%) KVM
5 8 (7.55%) HDFS
6 5 (4.72%) Snort
6 5 (4.72%) vCloud
6 5 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.89%) iptables
Systems Management
1 47 (44.34%) Ansible
2 24 (22.64%) Kubernetes
3 22 (20.75%) Puppet
4 15 (14.15%) vCenter Server
5 13 (12.26%) Terraform
6 11 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (8.49%) Cobbler
8 8 (7.55%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (7.55%) Icinga
9 7 (6.60%) vRealize
10 5 (4.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (4.72%) OSSEC
10 5 (4.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 4 (3.77%) Nagios
11 4 (3.77%) Packer
12 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (1.89%) FreeIPA
13 2 (1.89%) Graphite
13 2 (1.89%) logstash
13 2 (1.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 30 (28.30%) Juniper
2 30 (28.30%) VMware
3 22 (20.75%) Cisco
4 9 (8.49%) Tableau
5 8 (7.55%) Mirantis
6 7 (6.60%) Google
6 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.66%) Dell
8 4 (3.77%) HP
8 4 (3.77%) Oracle
9 2 (1.89%) Alibaba
9 2 (1.89%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.89%) New Relic
9 2 (1.89%) Nokia
9 2 (1.89%) Splunk
10 1 (0.94%) Mavenir
10 1 (0.94%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow