Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 383 427
Rank change year-on-year -66 +44 +140
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 488 569 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.01% 3.63% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 379 376
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £361
90th Percentile £605 £651 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +13.53% -24.25%
10th Percentile £52.50 £43.00 £30.04
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.00 £46.41
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +27.91% +4.88% -18.00%

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 16,213 15,680 17,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.87% 16.62% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,572 10,480 11,506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 384 421
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.16%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.08 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.27%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -10 263 £546 +4.05% 33
South East -75 98 £500 +5.26% 8
South West +4 46 £425 +6.12% 10
East of England +2 39 £518 +8.95% 5
Midlands -5 23 £500 +40.35% 7
West Midlands -10 15 £500 -4.76% 3
North of England -47 15 £444 +8.23% 7
North West -8 6 £475 -9.52% 3
Yorkshire -33 6 £438 -6.42% 4
East Midlands +2 4 £413 +17.86% 4
North East -26 3 £535 +47.45%
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 342 (70.08%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (57.38%) Ansible
3 269 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
4 261 (53.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 260 (53.28%) Puppet
6 248 (50.82%) Java
7 221 (45.29%) Opscode Chef
8 215 (44.06%) PostgreSQL
9 211 (43.24%) MySQL
10 205 (42.01%) Continuous Integration
11 194 (39.75%) NoSQL
11 194 (39.75%) Oracle
11 194 (39.75%) TDD
12 188 (38.52%) WebLogic
13 186 (38.11%) OO
14 183 (37.50%) WebSphere
15 179 (36.68%) NUnit
16 178 (36.48%) Tomcat
16 178 (36.48%) MSTest
17 172 (35.25%) Linux
18 150 (30.74%) DevOps
19 134 (27.46%) Python
20 127 (26.02%) Docker
21 122 (25.00%) Migration
22 121 (24.80%) Jenkins
23 106 (21.72%) Kubernetes
24 104 (21.31%) VMware
25 93 (19.06%) Red Hat
26 84 (17.21%) Bash Shell
27 76 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 188 (38.52%) WebLogic
2 183 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 178 (36.48%) Tomcat
4 28 (5.74%) nginx
5 22 (4.51%) JBoss
6 20 (4.10%) Apache
6 20 (4.10%) Confluence
7 18 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.64%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.61%) OpenWhisk
12 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.41%) IIS
13 1 (0.20%) Documentum
13 1 (0.20%) Hubot
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 342 (70.08%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (53.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (11.48%) GitHub
4 54 (11.07%) OpenShift
5 52 (10.66%) PaaS
6 42 (8.61%) IaaS
7 40 (8.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (2.87%) SaaS
9 11 (2.25%) Heroku
10 9 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.84%) npm
11 7 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.23%) Serverless
12 6 (1.23%) Slack
13 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (14.14%) Firewall
2 32 (6.56%) DNS
3 30 (6.15%) HTTP
4 26 (5.33%) VPN
5 25 (5.12%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.51%) VLAN
7 19 (3.89%) BGP
7 19 (3.89%) SSL
8 17 (3.48%) WAN
9 15 (3.07%) SAN
9 15 (3.07%) SNMP
9 15 (3.07%) Wireless
10 14 (2.87%) OSPF
10 14 (2.87%) SSH
11 13 (2.66%) 802.11
12 12 (2.46%) MPLS
13 11 (2.25%) LAN
13 11 (2.25%) VoIP
14 10 (2.05%) Junos
15 9 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (44.06%) PostgreSQL
2 211 (43.24%) MySQL
3 194 (39.75%) NoSQL
4 41 (8.40%) MongoDB
5 38 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (4.10%) Redis
7 14 (2.87%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.25%) NuoDB
9 10 (2.05%) SQL Server
10 9 (1.84%) Big Data
10 9 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.82%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.61%) HBase
12 3 (0.61%) icCube
12 3 (0.61%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
13 2 (0.41%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 179 (36.68%) NUnit
2 178 (36.48%) MSTest
3 121 (24.80%) Jenkins
4 61 (12.50%) GitLab
5 49 (10.04%) Git (software)
6 31 (6.35%) JIRA
7 24 (4.92%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.07%) Burp Suite
8 15 (3.07%) Metasploit
9 14 (2.87%) Selenium
10 12 (2.46%) CF BOSH
11 11 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.05%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.23%) GoCD
14 5 (1.02%) Subversion
14 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.61%) Maven
17 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (11.68%) Finance
2 24 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.84%) Banking
4 6 (1.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.02%) Marketing
6 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.41%) Front Office
7 2 (0.41%) Games
7 2 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 191 (39.14%) Developer
2 169 (34.63%) Java Developer
3 98 (20.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 54 (11.07%) Architect
5 36 (7.38%) Senior Developer
6 34 (6.97%) AWS Developer
7 32 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 32 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 28 (5.74%) Consultant
9 25 (5.12%) Digital Developer
9 25 (5.12%) Digital Transformation
10 19 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (3.69%) AWS Architect
12 16 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (2.87%) Penetration Tester
13 14 (2.87%) Senior DevOps
13 14 (2.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (2.87%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.87%) Tester
14 13 (2.66%) Cassandra Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.94%) RabbitMQ
2 22 (4.51%) .NET
2 22 (4.51%) JSON
3 17 (3.48%) ActiveMQ
3 17 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (3.28%) Node.js
4 16 (3.28%) XML
5 15 (3.07%) LAPP Stack
6 14 (2.87%) 802.1X
6 14 (2.87%) CSS
7 13 (2.66%) HTML
7 13 (2.66%) Kafka
7 13 (2.66%) Web Services
8 12 (2.46%) LAMP
8 12 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (1.43%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.43%) Catalyst
9 7 (1.43%) CPAN
9 7 (1.43%) DBIx::Class
9 7 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.12%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.07%) Private Cloud
3 14 (2.87%) Clustering
3 14 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (2.87%) PKI
3 14 (2.87%) SCADA
4 13 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.25%) Wiki
7 10 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.02%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 172 (35.25%) Linux
2 50 (10.25%) CentOS
3 43 (8.81%) Windows
4 38 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.89%) Unix
6 18 (3.69%) Windows Server
7 16 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 15 (3.07%) Kali Linux
9 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.82%) VMS
12 3 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.41%) Debian
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (42.01%) Continuous Integration
3 194 (39.75%) TDD
4 186 (38.11%) OO
5 150 (30.74%) DevOps
6 122 (25.00%) Migration
7 57 (11.68%) Configuration Management
8 55 (11.27%) Open Source
9 31 (6.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 31 (6.35%) Test Automation
10 29 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (5.94%) Deployment Automation
11 28 (5.74%) High Availability
11 28 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (5.12%) Microservices
13 24 (4.92%) Computer Science
14 22 (4.51%) Kanban
15 21 (4.30%) Scrum
16 20 (4.10%) Waterfall
17 19 (3.89%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 248 (50.82%) Java
2 134 (27.46%) Python
3 84 (17.21%) Bash Shell
4 47 (9.63%) Ruby
5 45 (9.22%) Perl
6 35 (7.17%) C#
7 33 (6.76%) JavaScript
8 31 (6.35%) SQL
9 25 (5.12%) PowerShell
10 24 (4.92%) Go
11 16 (3.28%) C
12 15 (3.07%) Lua
13 7 (1.43%) PHP
13 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.82%) C++
15 3 (0.61%) R
16 2 (0.41%) AWK
17 1 (0.20%) Groovy
17 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (6.15%) Degree
2 16 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.87%) OSCE
3 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.23%) CISSP
5 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.02%) CREST Certified
5 5 (1.02%) GPEN
5 5 (1.02%) OSCP
5 5 (1.02%) SANS
5 5 (1.02%) SSCP
5 5 (1.02%) Tigerscheme
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.61%) CCNP
7 3 (0.61%) MCSE
7 3 (0.61%) PhD
8 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.43%) FedRAMP
2 6 (1.23%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.61%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (26.02%) Docker
2 76 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.35%) KVM
3 31 (6.35%) Xen
4 17 (3.48%) NFS
5 16 (3.28%) vSphere
6 13 (2.66%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.46%) vCloud
7 12 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.05%) Active Directory
9 9 (1.84%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.43%) XenServer
12 6 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.02%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.61%) Ceph
15 2 (0.41%) BIND 9
15 2 (0.41%) Postfix
15 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 280 (57.38%) Ansible
2 260 (53.28%) Puppet
3 221 (45.29%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (21.72%) Kubernetes
5 43 (8.81%) Terraform
6 18 (3.69%) Mesos
6 18 (3.69%) Prometheus
7 17 (3.48%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (3.48%) Nagios
8 15 (3.07%) Grafana
8 15 (3.07%) Nessus
8 15 (3.07%) Nmap
9 14 (2.87%) Salt
10 12 (2.46%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.64%) vCenter Server
12 7 (1.43%) Consul
12 7 (1.43%) logstash
13 6 (1.23%) Icinga
13 6 (1.23%) Kibana
14 5 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 194 (39.75%) Oracle
2 104 (21.31%) VMware
3 93 (19.06%) Red Hat
4 34 (6.97%) Cisco
5 25 (5.12%) Google
5 25 (5.12%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.12%) Splunk
6 22 (4.51%) IBM
7 18 (3.69%) F5
7 18 (3.69%) Juniper
7 18 (3.69%) NetApp
8 16 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.66%) Mirantis
9 13 (2.66%) Rackspace
10 12 (2.46%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.64%) HP
11 8 (1.64%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.23%) EMC
12 6 (1.23%) Nokia
13 4 (0.82%) TIBCO