Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 463 394 431
Rank change year-on-year -69 +37 +158
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 443 552 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.80% 3.59% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 370 412
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £406 £384 £330
90th Percentile £633 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
England median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.53% +9.57% -24.25%
10th Percentile £52.50 £40.30 £30.04
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.70 £46.41
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +32.53% +2.47% -19.00%

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 15,824 15,375 18,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.79% 16.83% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,430 10,114 12,156
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £631 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 384 478
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.71 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +3.53% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.95 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -41 230 £525 - 28
South East -90 87 £475 -5.00% 16
South West +22 47 £425 +2.97% 13
East of England -6 39 £505 +12.22% 19
North of England -47 23 £488 +18.90% 6
Midlands -14 13 £463 +27.59% 5
Yorkshire -29 10 £488 +4.84% 3
North West -12 9 £438 -16.67% 2
West Midlands -13 8 £500 -4.76% 5
East Midlands +1 4 £413 +17.86%
North East -15 4 £532 +46.62% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 288 (65.01%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (48.76%) Ansible
3 205 (46.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (45.60%) Puppet
5 189 (42.66%) Java
6 179 (40.41%) Linux
7 174 (39.28%) Opscode Chef
8 169 (38.15%) PostgreSQL
8 169 (38.15%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (35.44%) MySQL
10 146 (32.96%) TDD
11 143 (32.28%) NoSQL
12 139 (31.38%) Oracle
13 137 (30.93%) DevOps
14 132 (29.80%) WebLogic
15 130 (29.35%) OO
16 127 (28.67%) WebSphere
17 124 (27.99%) Tomcat
17 124 (27.99%) NUnit
18 123 (27.77%) MSTest
18 123 (27.77%) Docker
19 122 (27.54%) Jenkins
20 110 (24.83%) VMware
21 101 (22.80%) Python
21 101 (22.80%) Kubernetes
22 93 (20.99%) Red Hat
23 86 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 84 (18.96%) Migration
25 68 (15.35%) Configuration Management

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
1 132 (29.80%) WebLogic
2 127 (28.67%) WebSphere
3 124 (27.99%) Tomcat
4 25 (5.64%) Apache
5 24 (5.42%) Confluence
5 24 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (4.51%) nginx
7 13 (2.93%) JBoss
8 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.13%) CloudStack
9 5 (1.13%) IIS
10 4 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.45%) Eucalyptus
12 2 (0.45%) SAS
13 1 (0.23%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 288 (65.01%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (46.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (11.29%) GitHub
4 48 (10.84%) IaaS
5 47 (10.61%) PaaS
6 39 (8.80%) OpenShift
7 28 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (3.16%) SaaS
10 13 (2.93%) npm
11 11 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.58%) Slack
13 6 (1.35%) Serverless
14 4 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.90%) Trello
15 3 (0.68%) Office 365
15 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.45%) HP Helion
16 2 (0.45%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 59 (13.32%) Firewall
2 38 (8.58%) DNS
3 28 (6.32%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.87%) HTTP
5 21 (4.74%) SAN
6 18 (4.06%) WAN
7 17 (3.84%) BGP
8 15 (3.39%) NAS
8 15 (3.39%) SSL
8 15 (3.39%) VLAN
9 14 (3.16%) OSPF
9 14 (3.16%) Software-Defined Networking
10 13 (2.93%) VPN
11 10 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.26%) LAN
12 9 (2.03%) DHCP
12 9 (2.03%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.03%) Unicast
13 8 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (38.15%) PostgreSQL
2 157 (35.44%) MySQL
3 143 (32.28%) NoSQL
4 43 (9.71%) MongoDB
5 37 (8.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (4.51%) Redis
7 17 (3.84%) Big Data
8 16 (3.61%) Hadoop
9 15 (3.39%) SQL Server
10 13 (2.93%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.93%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.26%) NuoDB
12 7 (1.58%) HBase
12 7 (1.58%) icCube
13 4 (0.90%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.45%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.45%) DB2
15 2 (0.45%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 124 (27.99%) NUnit
2 123 (27.77%) MSTest
3 122 (27.54%) Jenkins
4 67 (15.12%) Git (software)
5 50 (11.29%) GitLab
6 40 (9.03%) JIRA
7 33 (7.45%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.39%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.93%) Selenium
10 9 (2.03%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.58%) Subversion
12 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.13%) Maven
13 5 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.68%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.68%) MSBuild
15 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 54 (12.19%) Finance
2 30 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.93%) Retail
4 7 (1.58%) Banking
5 5 (1.13%) Marketing
6 2 (0.45%) Games
6 2 (0.45%) Legal
6 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Publishing
6 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Law
7 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 160 (36.12%) Developer
2 124 (27.99%) Java Developer
3 76 (17.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (10.84%) Architect
5 30 (6.77%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.55%) Consultant
7 26 (5.87%) Digital Developer
7 26 (5.87%) Digital Transformation
7 26 (5.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 24 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (3.84%) AWS Developer
11 14 (3.16%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.16%) Senior DevOps
12 13 (2.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 13 (2.93%) Perl Developer
12 13 (2.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.71%) Cassandra Engineer
14 11 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
14 11 (2.48%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.35%) RabbitMQ
2 25 (5.64%) JSON
3 24 (5.42%) CSS
4 22 (4.97%) .NET
4 22 (4.97%) HTML
4 22 (4.97%) Node.js
5 21 (4.74%) XML
6 20 (4.51%) LAPP Stack
7 18 (4.06%) Kafka
8 17 (3.84%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (3.16%) LAMP
10 13 (2.93%) Catalyst
10 13 (2.93%) CPAN
10 13 (2.93%) DBIx::Class
10 13 (2.93%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (2.93%) Moose
10 13 (2.93%) Plack
10 13 (2.93%) Web Services
11 10 (2.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.55%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.19%) Private Cloud
3 16 (3.61%) PKI
4 12 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.71%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.81%) Clustering
9 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.68%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.45%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 179 (40.41%) Linux
2 62 (14.00%) CentOS
3 50 (11.29%) Windows
4 44 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.97%) Unix
5 22 (4.97%) Windows Server
6 15 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.81%) VMS
8 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.68%) Debian
10 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.45%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.45%) Solaris
12 1 (0.23%) AIX
12 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (38.15%) Continuous Integration
3 146 (32.96%) TDD
4 137 (30.93%) DevOps
5 130 (29.35%) OO
6 84 (18.96%) Migration
7 68 (15.35%) Configuration Management
8 52 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 44 (9.93%) Open Source
10 31 (7.00%) ITIL
11 29 (6.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 28 (6.32%) Test Automation
13 27 (6.09%) Kanban
13 27 (6.09%) Scrum
14 25 (5.64%) High Availability
15 22 (4.97%) Deployment Automation
15 22 (4.97%) Microservices
16 20 (4.51%) Load Balancing
17 18 (4.06%) Analytics
18 17 (3.84%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (42.66%) Java
2 101 (22.80%) Python
3 67 (15.12%) Bash Shell
4 55 (12.42%) Perl
5 51 (11.51%) JavaScript
6 44 (9.93%) Ruby
7 39 (8.80%) SQL
8 28 (6.32%) C#
9 22 (4.97%) Go
10 17 (3.84%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.39%) PHP
12 10 (2.26%) C
13 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.90%) C++
15 2 (0.45%) AWK
15 2 (0.45%) Groovy
15 2 (0.45%) Scala
16 1 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
16 1 (0.23%) Jython
16 1 (0.23%) Lua
Qualifications
1 30 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.87%) Degree
4 9 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.81%) CISSP
6 6 (1.35%) CCNP
6 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.13%) SSCP
8 4 (0.90%) MCSE
9 3 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.68%) CCDP
9 3 (0.68%) CCIE
9 3 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.68%) CISM
9 3 (0.68%) PhD
9 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.81%) QA
2 7 (1.58%) FedRAMP
3 3 (0.68%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.68%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.23%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (27.77%) Docker
2 86 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.97%) KVM
5 21 (4.74%) Xen
6 19 (4.29%) NFS
7 14 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.16%) vSphere
8 11 (2.48%) Active Directory
8 11 (2.48%) vCloud
9 9 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.58%) Apache Flume
11 7 (1.58%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.13%) Ceph
12 5 (1.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (1.13%) XenServer
13 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.45%) iptables
15 1 (0.23%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 216 (48.76%) Ansible
2 202 (45.60%) Puppet
3 174 (39.28%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (22.80%) Kubernetes
5 37 (8.35%) Terraform
6 21 (4.74%) Salt
7 18 (4.06%) Nagios
7 18 (4.06%) Prometheus
8 16 (3.61%) Grafana
9 14 (3.16%) Mesos
10 13 (2.93%) ZABBIX
11 11 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.81%) logstash
13 7 (1.58%) Consul
13 7 (1.58%) Kibana
13 7 (1.58%) vCenter Server
14 5 (1.13%) CFEngine
14 5 (1.13%) Icinga
15 4 (0.90%) Cobbler
15 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 139 (31.38%) Oracle
2 110 (24.83%) VMware
3 93 (20.99%) Red Hat
4 38 (8.58%) Cisco
5 33 (7.45%) Microsoft
6 31 (7.00%) NetApp
7 27 (6.09%) Google
8 22 (4.97%) IBM
9 20 (4.51%) Splunk
10 18 (4.06%) EMC
11 17 (3.84%) CheckPoint
12 14 (3.16%) Juniper
13 11 (2.48%) AppDynamics
13 11 (2.48%) HP
13 11 (2.48%) Rackspace
14 10 (2.26%) Mirantis
14 10 (2.26%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.58%) F5
15 7 (1.58%) Vertica
16 6 (1.35%) Nokia