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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 364 481
Rank change year-on-year +15 +117  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 266 281 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.69% 3.15% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 217 98
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £424 £363
% change year-on-year +17.99% +16.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

OpenStack is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7207 8908 8916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.67% 17.96% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4636 6044 5693
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 211 295
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OpenStack as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 114 £525 - 20
South East +76 113 £500 +11.11% 11
East of England +16 22 £450 -14.28% 3
North West +14 6 £475 -5.00% 6
South West +7 5 £580 +32.57% 8
North East +33 4 £428 +29.54% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £528 +6.03% 6
East Midlands -10 1 £475 +5.55% 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 275 (64.55%) Linux
2 239 (56.10%) Amazon AWS
3 208 (48.83%) DevOps
4 174 (40.85%) Ansible
5 172 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (36.15%) Puppet
7 146 (34.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 133 (31.22%) VMware
9 125 (29.34%) Python
10 123 (28.87%) Opscode Chef
11 117 (27.46%) Docker
12 110 (25.82%) Java
13 108 (25.35%) Configuration Management
14 102 (23.94%) Jenkins
15 100 (23.47%) Git (software)
16 98 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
17 88 (20.66%) Red Hat
18 80 (18.78%) Windows
19 77 (18.08%) MySQL
20 76 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
21 74 (17.37%) Ruby
22 72 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 69 (16.20%) IaaS
24 68 (15.96%) Oracle
24 68 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
25 67 (15.73%) Open Source
26 63 (14.79%) Kubernetes
27 62 (14.55%) PaaS
28 61 (14.32%) Perl
29 57 (13.38%) TDD

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 43 (10.09%) Tomcat
2 41 (9.62%) WebSphere
3 31 (7.28%) WebLogic
4 21 (4.93%) nginx
5 19 (4.46%) Confluence
6 17 (3.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 17 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (3.52%) Apache
8 11 (2.58%) Hubot
9 10 (2.35%) CloudStack
9 10 (2.35%) IIS
9 10 (2.35%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.41%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.17%) JBoss
11 5 (1.17%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.94%) iPlanet
12 4 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.47%) HipChat
3 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 239 (56.10%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (34.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (16.20%) IaaS
4 62 (14.55%) PaaS
5 42 (9.86%) OpenShift
6 41 (9.62%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (6.10%) GitHub
8 16 (3.76%) IBM Cloud
9 14 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (3.29%) SaaS
10 11 (2.58%) Bluemix
11 9 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (2.11%) Office 365
12 7 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.41%) Heroku
14 5 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.17%) SoftLayer
15 4 (0.94%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.80%) TCP/IP
2 39 (9.15%) DNS
3 32 (7.51%) Firewall
4 29 (6.81%) SSL
4 29 (6.81%) WAN
5 28 (6.57%) HTTP
6 18 (4.23%) LAN
6 18 (4.23%) SAN
7 17 (3.99%) HTTPS
8 16 (3.76%) LDAP
9 15 (3.52%) VPN
10 12 (2.82%) DHCP
11 11 (2.58%) NAS
11 11 (2.58%) Network Security
12 9 (2.11%) Internet
12 9 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (1.88%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.64%) LTE
14 7 (1.64%) VoIP
15 5 (1.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.08%) MySQL
2 68 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 41 (9.62%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (4.93%) Big Data
6 20 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.76%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.58%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.17%) InfluxDB
10 5 (1.17%) Redis
11 4 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.94%) DB2
12 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.47%) Impala
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.47%) Riak
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.23%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 102 (23.94%) Jenkins
2 100 (23.47%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.34%) Maven
4 26 (6.10%) JIRA
4 26 (6.10%) MSTest
4 26 (6.10%) NUnit
5 22 (5.16%) Vagrant
6 21 (4.93%) Bitbucket
7 20 (4.69%) GitLab
7 20 (4.69%) Gradle
8 16 (3.76%) Ant
9 15 (3.52%) Travis CI
10 12 (2.82%) Subversion
11 11 (2.58%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.17%) GoCD
12 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (12.68%) Finance
2 31 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.34%) Banking
4 23 (5.40%) Retail
5 6 (1.41%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.17%) Marketing
7 4 (0.94%) Electronics
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Billing
8 3 (0.70%) International Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Military
9 2 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (26.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (15.73%) Developer
3 54 (12.68%) Cloud Engineer
4 52 (12.21%) Architect
5 47 (11.03%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (9.39%) Consultant
7 39 (9.15%) AWS Engineer
8 31 (7.28%) Automation Engineer
9 30 (7.04%) AWS DevOps
9 30 (7.04%) Cloud Architect
10 27 (6.34%) Java Developer
11 26 (6.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.46%) Scala Developer
13 17 (3.99%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (3.76%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 15 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (3.29%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.04%) Elastic Stack
2 25 (5.87%) Node.js
3 22 (5.16%) Web Services
4 21 (4.93%) jQuery
5 18 (4.23%) Sensu
6 17 (3.99%) CSS
6 17 (3.99%) REST
7 16 (3.76%) Middleware
7 16 (3.76%) XML
8 14 (3.29%) ActiveMQ
8 14 (3.29%) HTML
9 12 (2.82%) .NET
9 12 (2.82%) Catalyst
9 12 (2.82%) CPAN
9 12 (2.82%) Moose
10 11 (2.58%) Apache Flex
10 11 (2.58%) JSON
11 9 (2.11%) SOAP
12 8 (1.88%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.92%) Hybrid Cloud
2 38 (8.92%) Public Cloud
3 35 (8.22%) Private Cloud
4 18 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.23%) Video on Demand
5 13 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.64%) Online Banking
8 6 (1.41%) Clustering
9 5 (1.17%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.94%) Replication
10 4 (0.94%) User Experience
10 4 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.70%) Blog
11 3 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 275 (64.55%) Linux
2 80 (18.78%) Windows
3 72 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (12.68%) Unix
5 51 (11.97%) CentOS
6 22 (5.16%) Ubuntu
7 21 (4.93%) AIX
8 20 (4.69%) Solaris
9 19 (4.46%) Windows Server
10 12 (2.82%) Fedora
11 9 (2.11%) CoreOS
11 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.88%) SUSE
12 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.17%) HPUX
15 4 (0.94%) RancherOS
16 3 (0.70%) VMS
17 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (48.83%) DevOps
2 172 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (25.35%) Configuration Management
4 98 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (15.73%) Open Source
6 57 (13.38%) TDD
7 55 (12.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 38 (8.92%) Scrum
9 34 (7.98%) Kanban
9 34 (7.98%) OO
10 32 (7.51%) Migration
11 29 (6.81%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 22 (5.16%) E-Commerce
12 22 (5.16%) SOA
13 21 (4.93%) High Availability
14 19 (4.46%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.23%) Task Automation
16 17 (3.99%) Continuous Deployment
16 17 (3.99%) Test Automation
17 16 (3.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 125 (29.34%) Python
2 110 (25.82%) Java
3 74 (17.37%) Ruby
4 61 (14.32%) Perl
5 42 (9.86%) SQL
6 35 (8.22%) Bash Shell
7 31 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 28 (6.57%) Go
9 23 (5.40%) PowerShell
10 22 (5.16%) Scala
11 18 (4.23%) PHP
12 11 (2.58%) CoffeeScript
13 9 (2.11%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.94%) C#
14 4 (0.94%) C++
14 4 (0.94%) R
15 3 (0.70%) C
15 3 (0.70%) C-shell
15 3 (0.70%) Korn
16 2 (0.47%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 47 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.23%) Degree
4 13 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.41%) CCNP
6 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.17%) CISM
7 5 (1.17%) CISSP
8 4 (0.94%) MCSE
8 4 (0.94%) RHCA
8 4 (0.94%) RHCE
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.47%) CISA
9 2 (0.47%) GSEC
9 2 (0.47%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.47%) VCDX
10 1 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) GCP
System Software
1 117 (27.46%) Docker
2 76 (17.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.04%) KVM
4 26 (6.10%) vCloud
5 25 (5.87%) Xen
6 19 (4.46%) Active Directory
7 17 (3.99%) vSphere
8 15 (3.52%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.17%) pfSense
11 5 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (1.17%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.94%) LXC
13 3 (0.70%) etcd
13 3 (0.70%) flannel
13 3 (0.70%) HDFS
13 3 (0.70%) NFS
13 3 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 174 (40.85%) Ansible
2 154 (36.15%) Puppet
3 123 (28.87%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (14.79%) Kubernetes
5 39 (9.15%) Terraform
6 29 (6.81%) logstash
7 22 (5.16%) Consul
8 19 (4.46%) Salt
9 17 (3.99%) Nagios
10 15 (3.52%) Graphite
11 14 (3.29%) Grafana
11 14 (3.29%) Rundeck
12 11 (2.58%) Kibana
12 11 (2.58%) ZABBIX
13 9 (2.11%) Packer
14 8 (1.88%) Ganglia
14 8 (1.88%) OpenView
15 7 (1.64%) Fluentd
15 7 (1.64%) OpenIDM
15 7 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 133 (31.22%) VMware
2 88 (20.66%) Red Hat
3 68 (15.96%) Oracle
4 31 (7.28%) Splunk
5 27 (6.34%) Microsoft
6 25 (5.87%) SaltStack
7 20 (4.69%) IBM
8 17 (3.99%) Cisco
8 17 (3.99%) Google
8 17 (3.99%) Rackspace
9 14 (3.29%) HP
10 12 (2.82%) Atlassian
11 10 (2.35%) EMC
12 8 (1.88%) Isilon
13 7 (1.64%) Citrix
13 7 (1.64%) ForgeRock
14 6 (1.41%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.41%) New Relic
14 6 (1.41%) Perforce
14 6 (1.41%) Sun
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