Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 494 504 550
Rank change year-on-year +10 +46 -77
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 111 112 285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 1.72% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 182
10th Percentile £393 £363 £425
25th Percentile £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £540 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% -1.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £650
90th Percentile £658 £665 £711
UK median daily rate £545 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +0.93% -1.82% +4.76%

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 6,049 6,509 13,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.39% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,191 4,401 8,650
10th Percentile £300 £275 £286
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 147 246
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.53
25th Percentile £16.63 £14.90 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £17.38
Median % change year-on-year +23.75% +15.11% -6.08%
75th Percentile £56.50 £34.38 £31.25
90th Percentile £65.53 £54.25 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.50% +14.29% -

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +37 41 £550 -4.35% 10
London -31 32 £500 -3.85% 13
East of England +49 18 £575 +27.78% 2
South West +34 8 £550 +6.28% 1
North of England +13 8 £513 -7.45% 7
North West +13 6 £525 +31.25% 7
Midlands +8 2 £400 - 2
West Midlands +4 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +10 1 £500 -13.04%
North East - 1 £400 -
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 59 (53.15%) Kubernetes
2 52 (46.85%) Docker
3 43 (38.74%) AWS
4 42 (37.84%) Red Hat
5 38 (34.23%) Azure
6 36 (32.43%) Linux
7 32 (28.83%) Data Centre
8 30 (27.03%) Ansible
8 30 (27.03%) Juniper
9 29 (26.13%) Software-Defined Networking
10 27 (24.32%) Grafana
10 27 (24.32%) Cisco
10 27 (24.32%) Open Source
11 26 (23.42%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (23.42%) Python
12 25 (22.52%) XML
12 25 (22.52%) Telecoms
12 25 (22.52%) VMware
12 25 (22.52%) Google
12 25 (22.52%) JSON
12 25 (22.52%) DevOps
12 25 (22.52%) Prometheus
13 24 (21.62%) GCP
13 24 (21.62%) SGSN
14 23 (20.72%) Microservices
14 23 (20.72%) KVM
14 23 (20.72%) OASIS TOSCA
15 22 (19.82%) Cloudify
15 22 (19.82%) Social Skills
15 22 (19.82%) Docker Swarm

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 (2.70%) Apache
1 3 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (2.70%) Confluence
1 3 (2.70%) nginx
1 3 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 43 (38.74%) AWS
2 38 (34.23%) Azure
3 24 (21.62%) GCP
4 18 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (16.22%) OpenShift
5 13 (11.71%) IaaS
6 10 (9.01%) Serverless
7 6 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (4.50%) PaaS
8 5 (4.50%) SaaS
9 3 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.80%) Azure Service Fabric
10 2 (1.80%) Heroku
10 2 (1.80%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.90%) Akamai
11 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.90%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.13%) Software-Defined Networking
2 24 (21.62%) SGSN
3 22 (19.82%) 3GPP
4 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.31%) DNS
5 7 (6.31%) Internet
6 6 (5.41%) 5G
7 5 (4.50%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (4.50%) Firewall
7 5 (4.50%) HTTP
7 5 (4.50%) SMTP
8 3 (2.70%) 4G
8 3 (2.70%) BGP
8 3 (2.70%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.70%) GGSN
8 3 (2.70%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.70%) SS7
8 3 (2.70%) VLAN
9 2 (1.80%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.80%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.41%) Big Data
2 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.50%) Redis
4 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.60%) MySQL
4 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.90%) NuoDB
6 1 (0.90%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.41%) JIRA
4 4 (3.60%) JUnit
4 4 (3.60%) Mockito
4 4 (3.60%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.80%) CF BOSH
6 2 (1.80%) GitLab
6 2 (1.80%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (1.80%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.90%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.90%) Buildbot
7 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.90%) TestRail
7 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (22.52%) Telecoms
2 22 (19.82%) Social Skills
3 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.21%) Finance
4 3 (2.70%) French Language
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Cloud Engineer
2 24 (21.62%) Consultant
3 17 (15.32%) Cloud Consultant
3 17 (15.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.91%) Senior Consultant
6 10 (9.01%) Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Cloud Developer
10 3 (2.70%) Designer
10 3 (2.70%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.70%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
10 3 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 2 (1.80%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.52%) JSON
1 25 (22.52%) XML
2 21 (18.92%) Spine.js
2 21 (18.92%) YAML
3 8 (7.21%) Kafka
4 6 (5.41%) REST
4 6 (5.41%) Spring
5 5 (4.50%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.50%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.60%) Akka
6 4 (3.60%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (3.60%) Memcached
6 4 (3.60%) RESTEasy
6 4 (3.60%) RESTful
6 4 (3.60%) SAML
6 4 (3.60%) Spring MVC
6 4 (3.60%) Swagger
6 4 (3.60%) Web Services
6 4 (3.60%) WireMock
7 2 (1.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.83%) Data Centre
2 21 (18.92%) Derivative
3 15 (13.51%) Cloud Native
4 13 (11.71%) Private Cloud
5 11 (9.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (6.31%) CMDB
7 5 (4.50%) Clustering
8 4 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.90%) LPAR
11 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.43%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) Unix
3 13 (11.71%) Windows
4 9 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.70%) Debian
7 3 (2.70%) VMS
8 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Open Source
2 25 (22.52%) DevOps
3 23 (20.72%) Microservices
4 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.92%) Migration
6 13 (11.71%) Analytics
7 12 (10.81%) Presales
8 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
8 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.21%) Auto-Scaling
9 8 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (7.21%) Security Architecture
10 7 (6.31%) High Availability
10 7 (6.31%) Log Aggregation
10 7 (6.31%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.31%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (6.31%) Validation
11 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) Python
2 12 (10.81%) SQL
3 9 (8.11%) Java
4 6 (5.41%) C++
4 6 (5.41%) Perl
5 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.50%) Ruby
6 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.60%) Scala
7 3 (2.70%) Go
8 2 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.90%) Java 8
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
1 11 (9.91%) RHCE
2 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.60%) RHCSA
4 4 (3.60%) RHCVA
4 4 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.70%) CCNA
5 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.70%) MCITP
5 3 (2.70%) MCSA
5 3 (2.70%) VCP6
6 1 (0.90%) CCNP
6 1 (0.90%) MCSE
6 1 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.90%) OCP
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.90%) NIST
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (46.85%) Docker
2 26 (23.42%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (20.72%) KVM
4 21 (18.92%) LXC
5 19 (17.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (6.31%) vSphere
7 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
8 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.60%) vCloud
8 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.70%) Ceph
10 2 (1.80%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.90%) iptables
11 1 (0.90%) NFS
11 1 (0.90%) QEMU
11 1 (0.90%) Samba
Systems Management
1 59 (53.15%) Kubernetes
2 30 (27.03%) Ansible
3 27 (24.32%) Grafana
4 25 (22.52%) Prometheus
5 22 (19.82%) Cloudify
5 22 (19.82%) Docker Swarm
6 21 (18.92%) Juju
7 12 (10.81%) Puppet
8 10 (9.01%) Terraform
9 9 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (6.31%) CloudForms
12 5 (4.50%) vRealize
13 4 (3.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 3 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
14 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (2.70%) vCenter Server
14 3 (2.70%) vMotion
15 2 (1.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (37.84%) Red Hat
2 30 (27.03%) Juniper
3 27 (24.32%) Cisco
4 25 (22.52%) Google
4 25 (22.52%) VMware
5 21 (18.92%) Ericsson
5 21 (18.92%) Mirantis
6 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
7 15 (13.51%) Dell
8 14 (12.61%) Rackspace
9 6 (5.41%) HP
10 4 (3.60%) IBM
11 3 (2.70%) Arista
11 3 (2.70%) SAP
12 2 (1.80%) Alibaba
12 2 (1.80%) F5
12 2 (1.80%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.80%) Nokia
13 1 (0.90%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.90%) Trend Micro