Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 January 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 403 364
Rank change year-on-year -25 -39 +24
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 84 226 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.88% 3.04% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 171 235
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £448 £450 £463
90th Percentile £725 £650 £690
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.78% +8.43% +45.61%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,472 7,423 7,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.86% 16.92% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,140 5,249 5,733
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £278 £305 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 94
London median hourly rate £25.68 £24.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.64% +7.02% +21.33%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.20 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.54 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.52 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.56% -2.50%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in London

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenStack in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in London

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in London

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenStack in London

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Central London +27 16 £575 +4.55% 8
East London +24 4 £300 -53.85% 3
West London +19 4 - -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 58 (69.05%) Linux
1 58 (69.05%) DevOps
2 56 (66.67%) Ansible
2 56 (66.67%) Puppet
3 47 (55.95%) Azure
4 42 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 42 (50.00%) Terraform
5 39 (46.43%) Security Cleared
6 35 (41.67%) SC Cleared
7 30 (35.71%) Consul
8 28 (33.33%) Python
8 28 (33.33%) Windows
9 26 (30.95%) AWS
10 21 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (22.62%) F5
12 17 (20.24%) Java
13 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (16.67%) Docker
15 13 (15.48%) Migration
15 13 (15.48%) VMware
15 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
15 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (15.48%) Public Sector
16 12 (14.29%) Firewall
16 12 (14.29%) SaaS
16 12 (14.29%) PaaS
17 11 (13.10%) Cisco
17 11 (13.10%) VPN
18 10 (11.90%) DNS

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (9.52%) Confluence
2 6 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.76%) nginx
4 3 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.38%) Ethereum
5 2 (2.38%) Hyperledger
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.19%) Camunda
6 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (2.38%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 47 (55.95%) Azure
2 26 (30.95%) AWS
3 12 (14.29%) PaaS
3 12 (14.29%) SaaS
4 10 (11.90%) GCP
4 10 (11.90%) IaaS
5 8 (9.52%) OpenShift
6 7 (8.33%) Heroku
7 5 (5.95%) GitHub
8 4 (4.76%) Office 365
9 3 (3.57%) Google App Engine
9 3 (3.57%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) Firewall
2 11 (13.10%) VPN
3 10 (11.90%) DHCP
3 10 (11.90%) DNS
3 10 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.52%) VXLAN
5 7 (8.33%) WAN
6 6 (7.14%) BGP
6 6 (7.14%) EIGRP
6 6 (7.14%) Multicast
7 4 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.76%) Kerberos
7 4 (4.76%) VLAN
8 2 (2.38%) Junos
8 2 (2.38%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 1 (1.19%) Intranet
9 1 (1.19%) LTE
9 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.19%) SSH
9 1 (1.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.14%) MySQL
4 4 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.76%) Redis
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.57%) Aerospike
5 3 (3.57%) Big Data
5 3 (3.57%) InfluxDB
5 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.38%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.19%) HBase
7 1 (1.19%) Impala
7 1 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.52%) JIRA
3 7 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (4.76%) RSpec
4 4 (4.76%) Subversion
5 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.57%) Selenium
5 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.57%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.19%) CF BOSH
6 1 (1.19%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.19%) GitLab
General
1 13 (15.48%) Public Sector
2 7 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Law
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (44.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (9.52%) Consultant
2 8 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (8.33%) Architect
3 7 (8.33%) Developer
4 6 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.38%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Django
1 6 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (7.14%) Node.js
1 6 (7.14%) Web Services
2 5 (5.95%) RESTful
3 4 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.38%) Kafka
4 2 (2.38%) LDAP
4 2 (2.38%) Qt
4 2 (2.38%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) STL
5 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.19%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (1.19%) Core Data
5 1 (1.19%) Express
5 1 (1.19%) jBPM
5 1 (1.19%) LAMP
5 1 (1.19%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.19%) SAML
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.95%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.57%) PKI
5 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (69.05%) Linux
2 42 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 28 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (9.52%) CentOS
5 6 (7.14%) Unix
6 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) VMS
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.05%) DevOps
2 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
3 13 (15.48%) Migration
3 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.33%) Change Control
7 7 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
7 7 (8.33%) Open Source
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (5.95%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.95%) Scrum
8 5 (5.95%) SDLC
9 4 (4.76%) Data Security
9 4 (4.76%) Dependency Management
9 4 (4.76%) ITIL
9 4 (4.76%) Network Design
9 4 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Python
2 17 (20.24%) Java
3 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.71%) Perl
4 9 (10.71%) Ruby
5 7 (8.33%) Go
5 7 (8.33%) SQL
6 6 (7.14%) Tcl
7 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.57%) Clojure
8 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.57%) Scala
9 2 (2.38%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) C
10 1 (1.19%) HiveQL
10 1 (1.19%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 35 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.57%) CISSP
4 3 (3.57%) IISP
5 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.38%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Docker
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.95%) KVM
5 4 (4.76%) pfSense
5 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.57%) oVirt
7 2 (2.38%) LXC
7 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.19%) HDFS
8 1 (1.19%) iptables
Systems Management
1 56 (66.67%) Ansible
1 56 (66.67%) Puppet
2 42 (50.00%) Terraform
3 30 (35.71%) Consul
4 21 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (11.90%) Salt
6 9 (10.71%) Kubernetes
7 7 (8.33%) Packer
8 6 (7.14%) Nagios
9 4 (4.76%) Cobbler
9 4 (4.76%) WSUS
10 3 (3.57%) CASB
10 3 (3.57%) Graphite
10 3 (3.57%) Pingdom
10 3 (3.57%) ZABBIX
11 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
11 2 (2.38%) Icinga
11 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
12 1 (1.19%) FreeIPA
12 1 (1.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) F5
2 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.48%) VMware
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco
5 10 (11.90%) Google
5 10 (11.90%) HP
6 9 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.14%) Arista
7 6 (7.14%) Intel
7 6 (7.14%) SaltStack
8 5 (5.95%) Juniper
9 4 (4.76%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.76%) Meraki
9 4 (4.76%) NEC
10 2 (2.38%) Mirantis
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle
11 1 (1.19%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.19%) Splunk
11 1 (1.19%) Teradata