Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 524 508
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 -90
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 74 179 370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 2.07% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 127 288
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £400 £413 £425
90th Percentile £620 £660 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.82% +37.50%
UK median hourly rate £66.00 £48.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +36.08% -11.82% +37.50%

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 5,448 8,663 14,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.99% 14.23% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,745 5,833 9,679
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 176 279
Median hourly rate £25.05 £19.09 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.19% +1.81% +0.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.80 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.96 £19.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +36.85% +6.49% -

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +84 29 £550 - 14
London +18 22 £545 -6.44% 19
East of England +54 8 £550 +22.22% 1
North of England +44 7 £425 -22.73% 5
South West +74 6 £475 -11.21% 9
North West +43 5 £450 -5.26% 5
Midlands +41 1 £400 - 2
West Midlands +37 1 £400 - 2
North East +34 1 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire +19 1 £500 -13.04%
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 36 (48.65%) Docker
2 31 (41.89%) AWS
3 30 (40.54%) Kubernetes
4 27 (36.49%) Red Hat
5 26 (35.14%) Linux
5 26 (35.14%) Azure
6 24 (32.43%) Ansible
7 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
8 18 (24.32%) KVM
8 18 (24.32%) Python
9 16 (21.62%) Juniper
9 16 (21.62%) VMware
9 16 (21.62%) OpenShift
9 16 (21.62%) DevOps
10 15 (20.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 15 (20.27%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (20.27%) JSON
10 15 (20.27%) XML
11 14 (18.92%) Cisco
11 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (17.57%) Telecoms
12 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
12 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.57%) OASIS TOSCA
13 12 (16.22%) Mirantis
13 12 (16.22%) Prometheus
13 12 (16.22%) Microservices
13 12 (16.22%) Terraform
13 12 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (16.22%) Open Source

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 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.05%) Confluence
1 3 (4.05%) nginx
1 3 (4.05%) SAS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 31 (41.89%) AWS
2 26 (35.14%) Azure
3 16 (21.62%) OpenShift
4 12 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (13.51%) GCP
6 9 (12.16%) IaaS
7 7 (9.46%) Serverless
8 4 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (5.41%) SaaS
9 3 (4.05%) PaaS
10 2 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (2.70%) Heroku
11 1 (1.35%) Apigee
11 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (1.35%) GitHub
11 1 (1.35%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) Software-Defined Networking
2 12 (16.22%) 3GPP
2 12 (16.22%) SGSN
3 5 (6.76%) BGP
3 5 (6.76%) DNS
4 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) HTTP
4 4 (5.41%) Internet
4 4 (5.41%) SMTP
4 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.05%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.70%) 3G
6 2 (2.70%) 4G
6 2 (2.70%) DWDM
6 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.70%) Junos
6 2 (2.70%) LTE
6 2 (2.70%) SDH
6 2 (2.70%) SONET
6 2 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.35%) NuoDB
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.35%) Redis
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.70%) CF BOSH
4 2 (2.70%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.35%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (17.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Cloud Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) Consultant
3 11 (14.86%) Cloud Consultant
4 10 (13.51%) Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Service Design Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Designer
9 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) VMware Consultant
11 1 (1.35%) DevOps Consultant
11 1 (1.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) JSON
1 15 (20.27%) XML
2 11 (14.86%) Spine.js
2 11 (14.86%) YAML
3 5 (6.76%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (6.76%) REST
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) Kafka
4 4 (5.41%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (5.41%) RESTful
5 3 (4.05%) SAML
6 2 (2.70%) OAuth
6 2 (2.70%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.35%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.35%) J2EE
7 1 (1.35%) Middleware
7 1 (1.35%) Node.js
7 1 (1.35%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.86%) Derivative
3 7 (9.46%) Cloud Native
3 7 (9.46%) Private Cloud
4 6 (8.11%) CMDB
5 4 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.05%) Clustering
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.35%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 10 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Windows
4 8 (10.81%) Unix
5 4 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.70%) CentOS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) DevOps
2 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.22%) Microservices
3 12 (16.22%) Open Source
4 10 (13.51%) Analytics
4 10 (13.51%) Migration
5 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.81%) Validation
7 6 (8.11%) Change Management
7 6 (8.11%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.11%) Log Aggregation
7 6 (8.11%) Presales
7 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
8 5 (6.76%) High Availability
8 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Management
8 5 (6.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) Python
2 10 (13.51%) SQL
3 6 (8.11%) C++
4 4 (5.41%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) Ruby
6 2 (2.70%) C
6 2 (2.70%) Go
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) Java 8
7 1 (1.35%) Korn
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) RHCE
2 8 (10.81%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.41%) RHCSA
3 4 (5.41%) RHCVA
3 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) CCNA
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) MCITP
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) VCP6
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) OCP
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 36 (48.65%) Docker
2 18 (24.32%) KVM
3 15 (20.27%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (14.86%) LXC
6 6 (8.11%) vSphere
7 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
7 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.05%) vCloud
9 1 (1.35%) iptables
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.35%) oVirt
9 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (40.54%) Kubernetes
2 24 (32.43%) Ansible
3 12 (16.22%) Prometheus
3 12 (16.22%) Terraform
4 11 (14.86%) Cloudify
4 11 (14.86%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (14.86%) Grafana
4 11 (14.86%) Juju
5 6 (8.11%) CloudForms
5 6 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.76%) Puppet
6 5 (6.76%) vRealize
7 3 (4.05%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) HAProxy
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) vCenter Server
7 3 (4.05%) vMotion
7 3 (4.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (1.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Red Hat
2 16 (21.62%) Juniper
2 16 (21.62%) VMware
3 14 (18.92%) Cisco
4 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.22%) Mirantis
6 11 (14.86%) Ericsson
6 11 (14.86%) Google
7 9 (12.16%) Dell
8 8 (10.81%) Rackspace
9 4 (5.41%) Arista
9 4 (5.41%) HP
9 4 (5.41%) IBM
10 3 (4.05%) F5
11 2 (2.70%) Nokia
12 1 (1.35%) Citrix
12 1 (1.35%) Oracle
12 1 (1.35%) SAP
12 1 (1.35%) Sybase
12 1 (1.35%) WSO2