Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 491 406
Rank change year-on-year -49 -85 -29
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 277 427 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.10% 2.73% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 291 338
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £391
90th Percentile £725 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
England median hourly rate - £53.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.38% -15.34%
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +31.25% -

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 13,185 15,618 15,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.67% 16.57% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,459 10,333 9,740
England median daily rate £475 £450 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.67% +5.18%
10th Percentile £270 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 368 373
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.65% -0.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £51.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -4.36%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -38 136 £550 +4.76% 24
South East -3 70 £525 +10.53% 17
North of England +28 38 £499 +17.35% 9
Yorkshire +44 29 £513 +5.13% 7
South West -24 26 £675 +58.82% 10
East of England +4 19 £500 +9.59% 4
North West +11 9 £425 -10.53% 2
Midlands +14 5 £463 -7.50% 2
West Midlands +2 3 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 2
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 167 (60.29%) DevOps
2 153 (55.23%) Linux
3 144 (51.99%) Docker
4 135 (48.74%) Amazon AWS
5 126 (45.49%) Agile Software Development
6 122 (44.04%) Ansible
7 120 (43.32%) Kubernetes
8 98 (35.38%) Python
9 94 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 84 (30.32%) Red Hat
11 77 (27.80%) OpenShift
12 76 (27.44%) VMware
13 73 (26.35%) Jenkins
14 70 (25.27%) PaaS
15 69 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (22.38%) Puppet
17 60 (21.66%) High Availability
18 50 (18.05%) Git (software)
19 47 (16.97%) Continuous Deployment
20 44 (15.88%) Bash Shell
20 44 (15.88%) Microsoft
20 44 (15.88%) Windows
20 44 (15.88%) Java
21 43 (15.52%) Active Directory
21 43 (15.52%) Private Cloud
22 42 (15.16%) Migration
23 41 (14.80%) Unix
23 41 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (14.44%) Data Centre
25 38 (13.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 21 (7.58%) JBoss
2 18 (6.50%) nginx
3 14 (5.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (4.69%) Confluence
5 10 (3.61%) Apache
5 10 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.61%) IIS
6 9 (3.25%) Jupyter
7 8 (2.89%) CloudStack
8 6 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.17%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.81%) lighttpd
10 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.36%) Hubot
Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 135 (48.74%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (33.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (27.80%) OpenShift
4 70 (25.27%) PaaS
5 34 (12.27%) IaaS
6 28 (10.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (5.78%) SaaS
8 14 (5.05%) Azure Stack
9 12 (4.33%) Heroku
10 11 (3.97%) GitHub
11 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.81%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (1.81%) npm
13 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.55%) Firewall
2 26 (9.39%) SAN
2 26 (9.39%) WAN
3 24 (8.66%) LAN
4 20 (7.22%) VPN
5 18 (6.50%) DNS
6 13 (4.69%) BGP
6 13 (4.69%) Internet
7 12 (4.33%) VLAN
8 11 (3.97%) NAS
8 11 (3.97%) Network Security
9 9 (3.25%) DHCP
9 9 (3.25%) OSPF
10 8 (2.89%) SSL
10 8 (2.89%) Wireless
11 7 (2.53%) Intranet
11 7 (2.53%) MPLS
12 6 (2.17%) HTTP
12 6 (2.17%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.81%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (9.03%) MySQL
3 20 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.69%) Big Data
5 11 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.97%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (3.25%) BigQuery
8 6 (2.17%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.72%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.36%) DB2
12 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 73 (26.35%) Jenkins
2 50 (18.05%) Git (software)
3 22 (7.94%) JIRA
4 15 (5.42%) Gradle
5 13 (4.69%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (3.25%) CF BOSH
7 9 (3.25%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.53%) Maven
9 3 (1.08%) MSTest
9 3 (1.08%) NUnit
10 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 2 (0.72%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.36%) fabric8
11 1 (0.36%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.36%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.36%) Rational Performance Tester
11 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 33 (11.91%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.14%) Finance
3 10 (3.61%) Law
3 10 (3.61%) Legal
4 9 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.89%) Retail
6 4 (1.44%) Banking
6 4 (1.44%) Marketing
6 4 (1.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (26.35%) Architect
2 56 (20.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (17.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 30 (10.83%) Platform Engineer
5 24 (8.66%) Developer
5 24 (8.66%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (8.30%) Cloud Architect
7 20 (7.22%) Security Architect
8 16 (5.78%) Consultant
8 16 (5.78%) Python Developer
8 16 (5.78%) Technical Architect
9 15 (5.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 14 (5.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.25%) AWS Architect
12 9 (3.25%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (2.17%) Designer
14 6 (2.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.30%) Middleware
2 18 (6.50%) JSON
3 15 (5.42%) Web Services
4 14 (5.05%) J2EE
4 14 (5.05%) Node.js
4 14 (5.05%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (4.69%) CSS
5 13 (4.69%) HTML
6 12 (4.33%) Kafka
7 11 (3.97%) NumPy
7 11 (3.97%) Pandas
8 9 (3.25%) Django
8 9 (3.25%) PySpark
8 9 (3.25%) REST
8 9 (3.25%) scikit-learn
9 7 (2.53%) .NET
9 7 (2.53%) CPAN
9 7 (2.53%) XML
10 6 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.52%) Private Cloud
2 40 (14.44%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.42%) Replication
4 14 (5.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (5.05%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.97%) PKI
6 8 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.72%) TM Forum
12 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 153 (55.23%) Linux
2 44 (15.88%) Windows
3 41 (14.80%) Unix
4 38 (13.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.14%) CentOS
5 17 (6.14%) Solaris
6 12 (4.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.17%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.81%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (60.29%) DevOps
2 126 (45.49%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (21.66%) High Availability
5 47 (16.97%) Continuous Deployment
6 42 (15.16%) Migration
7 30 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 28 (10.11%) Deployment Automation
9 25 (9.03%) Configuration Management
10 24 (8.66%) Open Source
11 22 (7.94%) Analytics
11 22 (7.94%) Information Security
11 22 (7.94%) Load Balancing
12 21 (7.58%) Data Migration
13 19 (6.86%) Computer Science
14 18 (6.50%) Data Protection
14 18 (6.50%) TDD
15 17 (6.14%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (6.14%) Microservices
15 17 (6.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.38%) Python
2 44 (15.88%) Bash Shell
2 44 (15.88%) Java
3 24 (8.66%) Perl
4 21 (7.58%) Ruby
5 16 (5.78%) SQL
6 15 (5.42%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.33%) C
8 11 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.25%) C++
9 9 (3.25%) Go
9 9 (3.25%) R
10 7 (2.53%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.17%) PHP
12 3 (1.08%) Java 8
12 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.72%) C#
14 1 (0.36%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.36%) Lua
Qualifications
1 29 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.86%) CISSP
3 17 (6.14%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.42%) AWS Certification
5 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.61%) IISP
8 9 (3.25%) CCIE
9 7 (2.53%) CCNP
10 6 (2.17%) Degree
10 6 (2.17%) JNCIE
11 5 (1.81%) SSCP
12 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.44%) ISSAP
12 4 (1.44%) MCSE
12 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.08%) RHCE
14 2 (0.72%) RHCA
15 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.22%) SLA
2 14 (5.05%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.17%) GDPR
4 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.44%) COBIT
5 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.72%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.36%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (51.99%) Docker
2 43 (15.52%) Active Directory
3 41 (14.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.42%) vCloud
5 8 (2.89%) KVM
6 7 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.81%) oVirt
7 5 (1.81%) vSphere
8 4 (1.44%) Ceph
9 3 (1.08%) NFS
10 2 (0.72%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.72%) Postfix
11 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.36%) Xen
11 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 122 (44.04%) Ansible
2 120 (43.32%) Kubernetes
3 62 (22.38%) Puppet
4 18 (6.50%) Terraform
5 15 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.42%) vRealize
6 10 (3.61%) CASB
7 9 (3.25%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (2.89%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.53%) Consul
10 5 (1.81%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.44%) Cloudify
12 3 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (1.08%) Juju
12 3 (1.08%) OpenView
13 2 (0.72%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.72%) Grafana
13 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.72%) Nagios
13 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (30.32%) Red Hat
2 76 (27.44%) VMware
3 44 (15.88%) Microsoft
4 30 (10.83%) Cisco
5 20 (7.22%) F5
5 20 (7.22%) Oracle
6 18 (6.50%) Google
6 18 (6.50%) Splunk
7 15 (5.42%) ServiceNow
8 13 (4.69%) Micro Focus
8 13 (4.69%) NetApp
9 11 (3.97%) EMC
10 7 (2.53%) IBM
10 7 (2.53%) Juniper
11 6 (2.17%) Citrix
11 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.81%) Sun
13 4 (1.44%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.44%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.44%) Mirantis