Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 451 391
Rank change year-on-year -89 -60 +26
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 232 485 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.15% 3.01% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 354 381
England median daily rate £550 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £369
90th Percentile £700 £600 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £510
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% +27.91% +13.53%
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -11.82% +27.91% +2.38%

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 10,809 16,094 15,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.76% 16.80% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,043 10,504 10,540
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £458 £450
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 368 393
England median hourly rate £20.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.75% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% -

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -44 113 £588 +8.29% 33
South East +15 45 £500 - 7
North of England +54 36 £550 +23.94% 11
Yorkshire +53 22 £550 +25.71% 7
East of England +24 22 £450 -11.76% 8
South West -29 17 £540 +27.06% 4
North West +22 10 £550 +15.79% 4
North East +27 4 £500 -6.45%
Midlands +30 2 £475 -5.00% 4
East Midlands +26 1 - - 3
West Midlands +24 1 £475 -5.00% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 120 (51.72%) DevOps
2 115 (49.57%) Linux
3 111 (47.84%) Azure
4 105 (45.26%) AWS
5 101 (43.53%) Ansible
6 84 (36.21%) Python
7 76 (32.76%) Puppet
8 65 (28.02%) Docker
9 61 (26.29%) Kubernetes
10 60 (25.86%) VMware
10 60 (25.86%) Terraform
11 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
12 52 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (21.55%) SC Cleared
14 49 (21.12%) PaaS
15 48 (20.69%) Ubuntu
15 48 (20.69%) Windows
16 47 (20.26%) GCP
17 46 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (19.83%) Java
18 44 (18.97%) Bash Shell
19 42 (18.10%) Firewall
20 39 (16.81%) Jenkins
21 37 (15.95%) Git (software)
21 37 (15.95%) SaaS
21 37 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
22 36 (15.52%) Cisco
23 35 (15.09%) Microsoft
23 35 (15.09%) IaaS
24 33 (14.22%) VPN

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 13 (5.60%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (5.60%) IIS
2 12 (5.17%) Confluence
3 11 (4.74%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.72%) JBoss
5 4 (1.72%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.29%) nginx
7 2 (0.86%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.86%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.43%) Camunda
8 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.86%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.43%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 111 (47.84%) Azure
2 105 (45.26%) AWS
3 49 (21.12%) PaaS
4 47 (20.26%) GCP
5 37 (15.95%) SaaS
6 35 (15.09%) IaaS
7 18 (7.76%) OpenShift
8 14 (6.03%) GitHub
9 11 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (3.88%) Heroku
11 8 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (1.72%) Office 365
13 3 (1.29%) Google App Engine
13 3 (1.29%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.86%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.10%) Firewall
2 33 (14.22%) VPN
3 25 (10.78%) WAN
4 20 (8.62%) DNS
5 18 (7.76%) BGP
6 17 (7.33%) DHCP
6 17 (7.33%) Network Security
7 14 (6.03%) VLAN
8 13 (5.60%) LAN
9 12 (5.17%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.74%) EIGRP
10 11 (4.74%) Internet
10 11 (4.74%) Multicast
10 11 (4.74%) OSPF
10 11 (4.74%) VXLAN
11 10 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (3.88%) Wireless
13 8 (3.45%) IPv6
14 7 (3.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.19%) Big Data
2 18 (7.76%) MongoDB
2 18 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.88%) Apache Hive
5 9 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.88%) HBase
6 8 (3.45%) Flink
7 7 (3.02%) MySQL
8 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.72%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.29%) Aerospike
11 3 (1.29%) InfluxDB
11 3 (1.29%) Redis
12 2 (0.86%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.86%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 39 (16.81%) Jenkins
2 37 (15.95%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.90%) JIRA
4 13 (5.60%) Vagrant
5 10 (4.31%) Bitbucket
5 10 (4.31%) Gerrit
6 9 (3.88%) Artifactory
6 9 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.45%) Gradle
7 8 (3.45%) Robot Framework
8 7 (3.02%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (1.72%) Buildbot
9 4 (1.72%) Maven
9 4 (1.72%) RSpec
9 4 (1.72%) Subversion
10 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.29%) Selenium
10 3 (1.29%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.78%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.47%) Finance
4 13 (5.60%) Law
4 13 (5.60%) Legal
5 5 (2.16%) Marketing
5 5 (2.16%) Military
6 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (30.60%) Architect
2 55 (23.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (17.67%) Cloud Architect
4 26 (11.21%) Security Architect
5 19 (8.19%) AWS Architect
6 16 (6.90%) Consultant
6 16 (6.90%) Developer
7 10 (4.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (4.31%) VMware Architect
8 9 (3.88%) Data Architect
8 9 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.45%) Big Data Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (3.02%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.19%) Web Services
2 13 (5.60%) Kafka
3 10 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (4.31%) Spring
4 9 (3.88%) Node.js
5 7 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (2.59%) Django
6 6 (2.59%) RESTful
7 5 (2.16%) REST
8 4 (1.72%) NumPy
8 4 (1.72%) Pandas
8 4 (1.72%) PySpark
8 4 (1.72%) scikit-learn
9 3 (1.29%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.29%) JMS
9 3 (1.29%) Middleware
9 3 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.86%) .NET
10 2 (0.86%) J2EE
10 2 (0.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (13.36%) Data Centre
3 23 (9.91%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 14 (6.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (5.60%) PKI
7 10 (4.31%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.45%) User Experience
9 7 (3.02%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.16%) Cloud Native
10 5 (2.16%) Grid Computing
10 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.72%) CAN bus
12 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.29%) Cyberattack
12 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.86%) Derivative
13 2 (0.86%) NHS
13 2 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 115 (49.57%) Linux
2 48 (20.69%) Ubuntu
2 48 (20.69%) Windows
3 28 (12.07%) Unix
4 15 (6.47%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.60%) CentOS
7 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.72%) AIX
8 4 (1.72%) Solaris
9 3 (1.29%) VMS
10 2 (0.86%) Android
10 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (51.72%) DevOps
2 52 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (13.79%) Analytics
5 25 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (10.78%) Security Architecture
6 22 (9.48%) Microservices
7 21 (9.05%) Test Automation
8 20 (8.62%) Migration
9 19 (8.19%) Configuration Management
9 19 (8.19%) Data Analytics
9 19 (8.19%) Load Balancing
9 19 (8.19%) TOGAF
10 18 (7.76%) Information Security
10 18 (7.76%) Open Source
11 17 (7.33%) Network Design
11 17 (7.33%) Risk Management
12 16 (6.90%) High Availability
12 16 (6.90%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 84 (36.21%) Python
2 46 (19.83%) Java
3 44 (18.97%) Bash Shell
4 27 (11.64%) Go
5 25 (10.78%) Perl
6 19 (8.19%) SQL
7 14 (6.03%) Ruby
8 11 (4.74%) Scala
9 10 (4.31%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.88%) Kotlin
11 8 (3.45%) C
12 7 (3.02%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.59%) Tcl
14 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.72%) R
16 3 (1.29%) Clojure
16 3 (1.29%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.86%) C++
17 2 (0.86%) Groovy
18 1 (0.43%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
2 50 (21.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.47%) CISSP
4 14 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.60%) AWS Certification
5 13 (5.60%) Degree
5 13 (5.60%) IISP
6 8 (3.45%) CCIE
7 7 (3.02%) CCNP
8 6 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.59%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.72%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.29%) CCNA
11 2 (0.86%) GIAC
11 2 (0.86%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.86%) MCSE
11 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.45%) QA
5 5 (2.16%) RMADS
6 2 (0.86%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (28.02%) Docker
2 46 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.21%) Active Directory
4 14 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (5.60%) VMware NSX
5 13 (5.60%) vSphere
6 9 (3.88%) HDFS
6 9 (3.88%) KVM
7 8 (3.45%) oVirt
7 8 (3.45%) vCloud
8 5 (2.16%) Snort
9 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.72%) pfSense
9 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.29%) Ceph
10 3 (1.29%) XenApp
11 2 (0.86%) LXC
11 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.43%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 101 (43.53%) Ansible
2 76 (32.76%) Puppet
3 61 (26.29%) Kubernetes
4 60 (25.86%) Terraform
5 32 (13.79%) Consul
6 27 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (6.47%) vRealize
8 14 (6.03%) vCenter Server
9 13 (5.60%) CASB
10 11 (4.74%) Salt
11 8 (3.45%) Grafana
11 8 (3.45%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (3.45%) Nagios
12 7 (3.02%) Packer
12 7 (3.02%) ZABBIX
13 6 (2.59%) Cobbler
14 5 (2.16%) Kibana
14 5 (2.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (2.16%) OSSEC
14 5 (2.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (25.86%) VMware
2 36 (15.52%) Cisco
3 35 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 28 (12.07%) Google
5 26 (11.21%) Red Hat
6 24 (10.34%) F5
7 15 (6.47%) Juniper
8 13 (5.60%) HP
9 12 (5.17%) Fortinet
9 12 (5.17%) Tableau
10 9 (3.88%) Alibaba
10 9 (3.88%) Oracle
11 7 (3.02%) Citrix
11 7 (3.02%) Coverity
12 6 (2.59%) Arista
12 6 (2.59%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.59%) Intel
12 6 (2.59%) Mirantis
12 6 (2.59%) SaltStack
13 5 (2.16%) Sun