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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 641 512 520
Rank change year-on-year -129 +8 +42
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 129 109 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 1.79% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 65 74
10th Percentile £460 £393 £363
25th Percentile £500 £475 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £545 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.09% -0.91% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £602
90th Percentile £713 £663 £676
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 8,633 6,078 6,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.26% 13.12% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,967 4,189 4,229
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £584 £573
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 121 136
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.50 £16.23 £15.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £64.75 £56.50 £34.06
90th Percentile £77.46 £65.54 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £20.11
% change year-on-year +38.61% +25.56% +14.91%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -42 92 £620 +21.02% 13
South East -46 27 £500 -9.09% 6
North of England -61 4 £375 -28.57% 1
North West -37 3 £375 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire -31 1 - -
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 85 (65.89%) Kubernetes
2 81 (62.79%) Linux
3 77 (59.69%) Docker
4 68 (52.71%) VMware
5 62 (48.06%) Python
5 62 (48.06%) DevOps
6 59 (45.74%) AWS
7 53 (41.09%) Ansible
8 51 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (36.43%) Azure
10 43 (33.33%) CI/CD
11 41 (31.78%) OpenShift
12 40 (31.01%) Google
13 36 (27.91%) Telecoms
14 35 (27.13%) GCP
14 35 (27.13%) Terraform
15 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
16 32 (24.81%) Java
16 32 (24.81%) Unix
16 32 (24.81%) Git (software)
16 32 (24.81%) Puppet
17 30 (23.26%) Jenkins
17 30 (23.26%) Agile
18 29 (22.48%) PaaS
18 29 (22.48%) Prometheus
18 29 (22.48%) Private Cloud
19 28 (21.71%) Finance
20 27 (20.93%) SSL
21 25 (19.38%) Red Hat
21 25 (19.38%) Firewall

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 11 (8.53%) nginx
2 9 (6.98%) Apache
3 7 (5.43%) Confluence
3 7 (5.43%) JBoss
4 6 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (4.65%) IIS
5 5 (3.88%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (3.88%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.78%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 59 (45.74%) AWS
2 47 (36.43%) Azure
3 41 (31.78%) OpenShift
4 35 (27.13%) GCP
5 29 (22.48%) PaaS
6 16 (12.40%) GitHub
6 16 (12.40%) IaaS
6 16 (12.40%) SaaS
7 14 (10.85%) Amazon S3
8 12 (9.30%) GitHub Actions
8 12 (9.30%) Serverless
9 11 (8.53%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (7.75%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (6.20%) Tricentis Tosca
12 5 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (3.10%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (3.10%) Datadog
14 1 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.93%) SSL
2 25 (19.38%) Firewall
3 17 (13.18%) VPN
4 16 (12.40%) IPsec
5 15 (11.63%) DNS
5 15 (11.63%) IKE
6 8 (6.20%) Network Security
7 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.88%) Broadband
8 5 (3.88%) Internet
9 4 (3.10%) MPLS
9 4 (3.10%) OSPF
10 3 (2.33%) 5G
10 3 (2.33%) BGP
11 2 (1.55%) Calico
11 2 (1.55%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.55%) Multicast
11 2 (1.55%) SD-WAN
11 2 (1.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 14 (10.85%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.53%) Hadoop
5 8 (6.20%) Couchbase
5 8 (6.20%) Redis
6 6 (4.65%) BigQuery
6 6 (4.65%) MySQL
7 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.10%) Big Data
8 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.55%) Flink
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.78%) Bigtable
10 1 (0.78%) ClickHouse
10 1 (0.78%) HBase
10 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 32 (24.81%) Git (software)
2 30 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.30%) JIRA
4 11 (8.53%) Artifactory
5 5 (3.88%) GitLab
5 5 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.33%) Gradle
6 3 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.55%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.55%) GoCD
7 2 (1.55%) RSpec
7 2 (1.55%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) Gatling
8 1 (0.78%) Redmine
8 1 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.78%) Serenity BDD
8 1 (0.78%) TestComplete
General
1 36 (27.91%) Telecoms
2 28 (21.71%) Finance
3 17 (13.18%) Social Skills
4 14 (10.85%) Games
5 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (24.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (20.93%) Architect
3 15 (11.63%) Cloud Architect
3 15 (11.63%) Security Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Security Architect
4 14 (10.85%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Telecoms Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Design Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Azure Architect
8 9 (6.98%) Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Unix Security Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.88%) Security Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.88%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.28%) Kafka
2 20 (15.50%) OAuth
3 15 (11.63%) OAuth2
4 14 (10.85%) Node.js
4 14 (10.85%) RESTful
5 12 (9.30%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (7.75%) REST
7 8 (6.20%) React
8 7 (5.43%) ARM Templates
8 7 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (5.43%) Spring Boot
9 6 (4.65%) OpenTracing
9 6 (4.65%) Spring
9 6 (4.65%) Web Services
10 5 (3.88%) gRPC
10 5 (3.88%) JWT
11 3 (2.33%) Apache Camel
11 3 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (2.33%) LDAP
11 3 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.48%) Private Cloud
2 22 (17.05%) PKI
3 21 (16.28%) Data Centre
4 16 (12.40%) Public Cloud
5 14 (10.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (8.53%) Cloud Native
7 8 (6.20%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (4.65%) Cybercrime
9 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
10 5 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (3.10%) Clustering
12 2 (1.55%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.55%) Legacy Code
12 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.55%) NHS
13 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (62.79%) Linux
2 32 (24.81%) Unix
3 10 (7.75%) Windows
4 7 (5.43%) CentOS
4 7 (5.43%) Debian
5 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.65%) VMS
6 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.06%) DevOps
2 43 (33.33%) CI/CD
3 30 (23.26%) Agile
4 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (17.83%) Application Security
5 23 (17.83%) Microservices
6 22 (17.05%) Load Balancing
6 22 (17.05%) Open Source
7 21 (16.28%) Observability
8 20 (15.50%) Key Management
9 18 (13.95%) Configuration Management
10 17 (13.18%) Cloud Operations
10 17 (13.18%) Identity Access Management
11 16 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (11.63%) Data Loss Prevention
12 15 (11.63%) Password Management
12 15 (11.63%) Visualisation
12 15 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (11.63%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 62 (48.06%) Python
2 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
3 32 (24.81%) Java
4 24 (18.60%) SQL
5 22 (17.05%) Go
6 20 (15.50%) Bash
7 9 (6.98%) C
7 9 (6.98%) C++
7 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.20%) Perl
9 5 (3.88%) Ruby
10 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.55%) ES6
11 2 (1.55%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (7.75%) Degree
3 9 (6.98%) CCIE
4 7 (5.43%) RHCE
5 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.88%) CCIE Security
7 4 (3.10%) CISSP
7 4 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.33%) CCNA
8 3 (2.33%) CCNP
8 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.33%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.55%) CISMP
9 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.78%) OCP
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 77 (59.69%) Docker
2 51 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (19.38%) vCloud
4 15 (11.63%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (10.08%) Ceph
6 10 (7.75%) KVM
7 8 (6.20%) VMware NSX
8 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.43%) Xen
9 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
9 6 (4.65%) vSphere
10 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.55%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 85 (65.89%) Kubernetes
2 53 (41.09%) Ansible
3 35 (27.13%) Terraform
4 32 (24.81%) Puppet
5 29 (22.48%) Prometheus
6 24 (18.60%) Grafana
7 19 (14.73%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (10.08%) Consul
9 11 (8.53%) vRealize
10 8 (6.20%) ZABBIX
11 7 (5.43%) CloudForms
11 7 (5.43%) HAProxy
11 7 (5.43%) Rancher
11 7 (5.43%) Salt
12 6 (4.65%) Istio
13 5 (3.88%) Fluentd
13 5 (3.88%) Nagios
14 4 (3.10%) Cloudify
15 3 (2.33%) Packer
15 3 (2.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 68 (52.71%) VMware
2 40 (31.01%) Google
3 25 (19.38%) Red Hat
4 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
5 20 (15.50%) CA
6 16 (12.40%) Cisco
7 11 (8.53%) IBM
7 11 (8.53%) Splunk
8 6 (4.65%) Juniper
8 6 (4.65%) Oracle
8 6 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.88%) BEA
9 5 (3.88%) CyberArk
9 5 (3.88%) NetApp
9 5 (3.88%) Nokia
9 5 (3.88%) Sonatype
10 4 (3.10%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.10%) F5
10 4 (3.10%) Mirantis
11 3 (2.33%) Databricks