Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 416 473 460
Rank change year-on-year +57 -13 +112
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 504 388 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.30% 2.44% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 276 325
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £368 £343 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +40.35% - -

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 15,270 15,922 16,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.37% 17.90% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,291 10,308 10,636
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 338 464
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +46 283 £525 - 33
South East +68 136 £450 -5.26% 9
North of England -9 38 £370 -9.76% 12
Midlands -3 25 £438 -6.42% 4
North East +30 18 £362 +9.55%
West Midlands -3 18 £620 +32.62% 3
East of England +5 17 £525 -4.55% 16
Yorkshire -10 15 £550 +10.00% 4
South West +3 11 £438 -18.60% 9
East Midlands +12 7 £345 -13.75% 1
North West -4 5 £244 -42.65% 8
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 337 (66.87%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (50.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 220 (43.65%) Linux
5 219 (43.45%) Ansible
6 200 (39.68%) DevOps
7 193 (38.29%) Puppet
8 179 (35.52%) Continuous Integration
9 175 (34.72%) Opscode Chef
10 161 (31.94%) Java
11 160 (31.75%) PostgreSQL
12 156 (30.95%) Oracle
13 137 (27.18%) MySQL
14 131 (25.99%) Git (software)
15 127 (25.20%) Jenkins
16 125 (24.80%) Python
17 117 (23.21%) Finance
18 116 (23.02%) Tomcat
19 113 (22.42%) NoSQL
20 111 (22.02%) WebSphere
20 111 (22.02%) TDD
21 110 (21.83%) Red Hat
22 109 (21.63%) VMware
23 107 (21.23%) OO
24 106 (21.03%) WebLogic
25 104 (20.63%) Docker
26 102 (20.24%) MSTest
26 102 (20.24%) NUnit
27 95 (18.85%) IaaS
28 92 (18.25%) Digital Transformation Programme

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
1 116 (23.02%) Tomcat
2 111 (22.02%) WebSphere
3 106 (21.03%) WebLogic
4 82 (16.27%) Confluence
5 23 (4.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (2.58%) Apache
8 12 (2.38%) CloudStack
9 11 (2.18%) JBoss
9 11 (2.18%) MS Exchange
9 11 (2.18%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.98%) nginx
11 8 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.59%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.99%) HipChat
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.40%) SPSS
4 2 (0.40%) Weka
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 337 (66.87%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (50.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (18.85%) IaaS
4 70 (13.89%) OpenShift
5 51 (10.12%) PaaS
6 41 (8.13%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (7.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (3.77%) GitHub
9 15 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.58%) SaaS
11 12 (2.38%) Office 365
12 8 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.39%) Slack
13 7 (1.39%) Trello
14 6 (1.19%) Akamai
14 6 (1.19%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
16 2 (0.40%) HP Helion
16 2 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.93%) Firewall
2 25 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.97%) Software-Defined Networking
4 17 (3.37%) SAN
5 14 (2.78%) Internet
6 10 (1.98%) DNS
7 9 (1.79%) NAS
7 9 (1.79%) Skype
8 7 (1.39%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.19%) LAN
9 6 (1.19%) VPN
10 5 (0.99%) HTTP
10 5 (0.99%) VoLTE
11 4 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.79%) WAN
12 3 (0.60%) DMZ
12 3 (0.60%) IPsec
12 3 (0.60%) Junos
12 3 (0.60%) LTE
13 2 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (31.75%) PostgreSQL
2 137 (27.18%) MySQL
3 113 (22.42%) NoSQL
4 55 (10.91%) MongoDB
5 35 (6.94%) Redis
6 28 (5.56%) NuoDB
7 23 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (3.97%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.57%) DB2
9 18 (3.57%) SQL Server
10 11 (2.18%) Big Data
11 10 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.59%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.39%) Relational Database
14 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.99%) MariaDB
16 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.40%) KNIME
16 2 (0.40%) Riak
16 2 (0.40%) STATISTICA
Development Applications
1 131 (25.99%) Git (software)
2 127 (25.20%) Jenkins
3 102 (20.24%) MSTest
3 102 (20.24%) NUnit
4 83 (16.47%) JIRA
5 30 (5.95%) Selenium
6 27 (5.36%) GitLab
6 27 (5.36%) Maven
7 25 (4.96%) Bitbucket
8 24 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (4.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (4.56%) TeamCity
10 18 (3.57%) Mercurial
11 17 (3.37%) Vagrant
12 16 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (2.78%) Gradle
15 12 (2.38%) NuGet
16 7 (1.39%) git-flow
16 7 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (23.21%) Finance
2 43 (8.53%) Banking
3 41 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 37 (7.34%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.38%) Retail
6 8 (1.59%) International Banking
7 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.79%) Law
9 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Local Government
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (29.17%) Developer
2 105 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (19.25%) Java Developer
4 64 (12.70%) Architect
5 50 (9.92%) Digital Developer
5 50 (9.92%) Digital Transformation
6 41 (8.13%) Senior Developer
7 40 (7.94%) Cloud Architect
7 40 (7.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 35 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
9 32 (6.35%) Consultant
10 30 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
11 28 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
13 24 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 19 (3.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.77%) Network Architect
16 18 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
17 16 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
2 27 (5.36%) .NET
3 26 (5.16%) Web Services
4 21 (4.17%) REST
5 18 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (3.17%) Node.js
7 13 (2.58%) SOAP
8 11 (2.18%) LDAP
8 11 (2.18%) Spring
8 11 (2.18%) XML
9 10 (1.98%) Sensu
10 7 (1.39%) pytest
10 7 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (1.19%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.19%) boto
11 6 (1.19%) CSS
11 6 (1.19%) HTML
11 6 (1.19%) J2EE
11 6 (1.19%) STL
12 5 (0.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.54%) Private Cloud
2 35 (6.94%) Public Cloud
3 30 (5.95%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.98%) Video on Demand
6 14 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.79%) PKI
10 3 (0.60%) Blog
10 3 (0.60%) Clustering
10 3 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.40%) Derivative
11 2 (0.40%) Life Science
11 2 (0.40%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 220 (43.65%) Linux
2 87 (17.26%) Windows
3 54 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 50 (9.92%) Unix
5 48 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (4.37%) CentOS
7 16 (3.17%) Solaris
7 16 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 12 (2.38%) AIX
8 12 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.39%) Android
10 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.19%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.60%) Debian
12 3 (0.60%) SUSE
13 2 (0.40%) HPUX
13 2 (0.40%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (39.68%) DevOps
3 179 (35.52%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (22.02%) TDD
5 107 (21.23%) OO
6 92 (18.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 84 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 75 (14.88%) Scrum
9 59 (11.71%) Configuration Management
10 58 (11.51%) Kanban
11 45 (8.93%) Release Management
12 43 (8.53%) Open Source
13 42 (8.33%) Load Balancing
14 32 (6.35%) Migration
15 30 (5.95%) Microservices
16 28 (5.56%) High Availability
17 23 (4.56%) SOA
18 22 (4.37%) Use Case
19 21 (4.17%) Service Delivery
19 21 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (31.94%) Java
2 125 (24.80%) Python
3 48 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 46 (9.13%) PowerShell
5 35 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.94%) Ruby
6 29 (5.75%) Perl
7 25 (4.96%) C++
8 19 (3.77%) SQL
9 14 (2.78%) C#
9 14 (2.78%) Scala
10 13 (2.58%) PHP
10 13 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.18%) Bourne shell
12 10 (1.98%) Groovy
13 9 (1.79%) Go
14 5 (0.99%) C
15 2 (0.40%) AWK
15 2 (0.40%) sed
15 2 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.56%) Degree
2 25 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.59%) MCSE
5 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.19%) RHCE
7 5 (0.99%) CISM
7 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.99%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.79%) OCP
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.60%) JNCIE
9 3 (0.60%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.40%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.57%) GCP
2 6 (1.19%) GAAP
2 6 (1.19%) QA
3 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.79%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) OASIS TOSCA
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (20.63%) Docker
2 66 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.56%) vCloud
4 17 (3.37%) Active Directory
5 16 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.58%) KVM
7 12 (2.38%) vSphere
8 10 (1.98%) Ceph
8 10 (1.98%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.39%) Brightmail
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.60%) NFS
13 3 (0.60%) Samba
13 3 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.60%) Xen
14 2 (0.40%) XenApp
14 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 219 (43.45%) Ansible
2 193 (38.29%) Puppet
3 175 (34.72%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (15.08%) Kubernetes
5 27 (5.36%) Terraform
6 18 (3.57%) Salt
7 12 (2.38%) Nagios
8 11 (2.18%) Rancher
9 10 (1.98%) Mesos
9 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (1.98%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.79%) Grafana
10 9 (1.79%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (1.19%) CFEngine
12 6 (1.19%) vRealize
13 5 (0.99%) Kibana
13 5 (0.99%) vMotion
14 4 (0.79%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.79%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 156 (30.95%) Oracle
2 110 (21.83%) Red Hat
3 109 (21.63%) VMware
4 48 (9.52%) IBM
5 38 (7.54%) Microsoft
6 27 (5.36%) Google
6 27 (5.36%) SaltStack
7 20 (3.97%) Atlassian
8 15 (2.98%) Splunk
9 14 (2.78%) Cisco
9 14 (2.78%) HP
10 13 (2.58%) Rackspace
11 11 (2.18%) NetApp
12 10 (1.98%) F5
13 9 (1.79%) EMC
13 9 (1.79%) Juniper
14 8 (1.59%) CA
14 8 (1.59%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.59%) Sun
15 7 (1.39%) IronPort