Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 438 554 456
Rank change year-on-year +116 -98 -51
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 51 233 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.30% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.25% 2.01% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 139 375
Median daily rate £475 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £351 £400 £413
90th Percentile £735 £703 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.82% +32.53%
UK median hourly rate - £48.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -11.82% +32.53%

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 4,078 11,584 15,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.55% 14.96% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,541 7,588 10,534
Median daily rate £463 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 266 375
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.86 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.01% -5.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.01 £10.90 £12.30
90th Percentile £58.74 £53.75 £49.50
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +60.47% -1.15% +8.75%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
London +104 30 £425 -27.66% 8
South East +155 14 £550 +2.33% 5
East of England +68 4 £550 +22.22% 6
South West +90 1 £475 -33.33% 2
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 26 (50.98%) Ansible
2 25 (49.02%) Linux
3 21 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 21 (41.18%) VMware
3 21 (41.18%) Kubernetes
4 20 (39.22%) Docker
4 20 (39.22%) Terraform
5 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (31.37%) Python
7 15 (29.41%) Cisco
7 15 (29.41%) DevOps
7 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 14 (27.45%) OpenShift
8 14 (27.45%) Puppet
9 13 (25.49%) CentOS
10 12 (23.53%) AWS
10 12 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (23.53%) Ubuntu
11 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
12 10 (19.61%) Azure
12 10 (19.61%) HP
13 9 (17.65%) Dell
13 9 (17.65%) NetApp
13 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
13 9 (17.65%) TeamCity
13 9 (17.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Automation
14 8 (15.69%) Analytics

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 3 (5.88%) nginx
2 2 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) OpenShift
2 12 (23.53%) AWS
3 10 (19.61%) Azure
4 5 (9.80%) GCP
5 4 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.92%) GitHub
6 2 (3.92%) iTunes
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.96%) Datadog
7 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) VPN
2 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) OpenVPN
2 4 (7.84%) SGSN
3 3 (5.88%) BGP
3 3 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (3.92%) 2G
4 2 (3.92%) 3G
4 2 (3.92%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.92%) 4G
4 2 (3.92%) FTP
4 2 (3.92%) Junos
4 2 (3.92%) MPLS
4 2 (3.92%) OSPF
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) SSL
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) 5G
5 1 (1.96%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.84%) MySQL
1 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (17.65%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Python Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Sybase Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Architect
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 3 (5.88%) JSON
2 3 (5.88%) REST
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) Spine.js
3 2 (3.92%) YAML
4 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.96%) Catalyst
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.96%) Moose
4 1 (1.96%) Plack
4 1 (1.96%) Spring
4 1 (1.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) CMDB
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Derivative
3 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Robotics
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 13 (25.49%) CentOS
3 12 (23.53%) Ubuntu
4 9 (17.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.88%) Unix
7 2 (3.92%) Android
7 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.92%) Windows
8 1 (1.96%) Debian
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) DevOps
2 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
3 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Automation
4 8 (15.69%) Analytics
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.80%) Log Aggregation
6 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) TDD
8 3 (5.88%) BDD
8 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design
8 3 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (3.92%) Line Management
9 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.92%) Mobile Development
9 2 (3.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) Python
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.84%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) Go
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Korn
6 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Scala
6 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) RHCE
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) OASIS TOSCA
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Docker
2 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (15.69%) KVM
5 4 (7.84%) oVirt
5 4 (7.84%) vCloud
6 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.92%) LXC
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.92%) PowerDNS
7 2 (3.92%) vSphere
7 2 (3.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) Ansible
2 21 (41.18%) Kubernetes
3 20 (39.22%) Terraform
4 14 (27.45%) Puppet
5 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (9.80%) CloudForms
6 5 (9.80%) Nagios
7 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (5.88%) HAProxy
9 2 (3.92%) Cloudify
9 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
9 2 (3.92%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (3.92%) Grafana
9 2 (3.92%) Juju
9 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (3.92%) Packer
9 2 (3.92%) Prometheus
9 2 (3.92%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
10 1 (1.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Red Hat
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 15 (29.41%) Cisco
3 10 (19.61%) HP
4 9 (17.65%) Dell
4 9 (17.65%) NetApp
5 4 (7.84%) Google
5 4 (7.84%) Juniper
6 3 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 3 (5.88%) Mirantis
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.92%) Sybase
7 2 (3.92%) Zerto
8 1 (1.96%) Arista
8 1 (1.96%) F5
8 1 (1.96%) New Relic
8 1 (1.96%) Splunk
8 1 (1.96%) WSO2