Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 446 418 370
Rank change year-on-year -28 -48 +8
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 110 232 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.93% 2.93% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 175 219
London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
10th Percentile £420 £450 £425
90th Percentile £747 £677 £675
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -11.82% +32.53% +9.57%

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 5,693 7,920 7,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.45% 17.31% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,027 5,599 5,509
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 101
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +7.50% +16.96%
10th Percentile £15.42 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.51 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.60% +4.88% +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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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
Central London +9 15 £575 +4.55% 12
West London -7 12 £661 +25.81% 2
East London - 5 £300 - 5
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 London region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 66 (60.00%) DevOps
2 59 (53.64%) Azure
3 56 (50.91%) AWS
3 56 (50.91%) Ansible
4 55 (50.00%) Linux
5 52 (47.27%) Puppet
6 37 (33.64%) Docker
7 34 (30.91%) Kubernetes
8 32 (29.09%) Terraform
9 31 (28.18%) Python
9 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (25.45%) Ubuntu
11 27 (24.55%) VPN
11 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
12 24 (21.82%) SaaS
12 24 (21.82%) PaaS
13 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 22 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (19.09%) VMware
15 20 (18.18%) Migration
15 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
16 19 (17.27%) Windows
16 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (17.27%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (17.27%) Consul
17 17 (15.45%) Unix
18 16 (14.55%) Firewall
18 16 (14.55%) Bash Shell

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 13 (11.82%) IIS
2 5 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.64%) Confluence
3 4 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.73%) nginx
5 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.82%) Ethereum
5 2 (1.82%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.82%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 59 (53.64%) Azure
2 56 (50.91%) AWS
3 24 (21.82%) PaaS
3 24 (21.82%) SaaS
4 13 (11.82%) GCP
5 11 (10.00%) IaaS
6 9 (8.18%) OpenShift
7 6 (5.45%) Heroku
8 4 (3.64%) GitHub
8 4 (3.64%) Office 365
9 3 (2.73%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
9 3 (2.73%) npm
9 3 (2.73%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) VPN
2 16 (14.55%) Firewall
3 15 (13.64%) DHCP
4 14 (12.73%) BGP
5 13 (11.82%) VLAN
6 11 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 11 (10.00%) Multicast
6 11 (10.00%) WAN
7 10 (9.09%) DNS
7 10 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (7.27%) OSPF
9 6 (5.45%) VXLAN
10 5 (4.55%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.55%) Internet
10 5 (4.55%) Intranet
10 5 (4.55%) IPv6
10 5 (4.55%) LAN
10 5 (4.55%) MPLS
10 5 (4.55%) NaaS
10 5 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.18%) MySQL
3 6 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.73%) Aerospike
6 3 (2.73%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.73%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (2.73%) Redis
6 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.82%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.91%) Big Data
8 1 (0.91%) DB2
8 1 (0.91%) HBase
8 1 (0.91%) Impala
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.64%) JIRA
3 4 (3.64%) Subversion
4 3 (2.73%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.73%) Selenium
4 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.91%) Gradle
5 1 (0.91%) Maven
General
1 13 (11.82%) Law
1 13 (11.82%) Legal
2 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.18%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.45%) Finance
5 5 (4.55%) Retail
6 4 (3.64%) Marketing
7 2 (1.82%) Publishing
8 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (29.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (24.55%) Architect
3 18 (16.36%) Cloud Architect
4 13 (11.82%) Security Architect
5 8 (7.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Consultant
6 7 (6.36%) Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Data Centre Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Lead DevOps
10 3 (2.73%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Operations Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Perl Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) Web Services
2 9 (8.18%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (5.45%) Django
4 6 (5.45%) Node.js
5 3 (2.73%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.73%) Catalyst
5 3 (2.73%) CPAN
5 3 (2.73%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) DBIx::Class
5 3 (2.73%) HTML
5 3 (2.73%) JSON
5 3 (2.73%) Kafka
5 3 (2.73%) Moose
5 3 (2.73%) Plack
5 3 (2.73%) REST
5 3 (2.73%) XML
6 2 (1.82%) Qt
6 2 (1.82%) RESTful
6 2 (1.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 13 (11.82%) PKI
4 10 (9.09%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.91%) NHS
7 1 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.00%) Linux
2 28 (25.45%) Ubuntu
3 19 (17.27%) Windows
4 17 (15.45%) Unix
5 9 (8.18%) CentOS
6 8 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.00%) DevOps
2 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (18.18%) Migration
5 19 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 13 (11.82%) Data Protection
7 13 (11.82%) Information Security
7 13 (11.82%) Load Balancing
7 13 (11.82%) Protective Monitoring
7 13 (11.82%) Risk Management
7 13 (11.82%) Security Architecture
7 13 (11.82%) TOGAF
8 11 (10.00%) High Availability
9 10 (9.09%) Scrum
10 9 (8.18%) Network Design
11 8 (7.27%) Network Virtualisation
11 8 (7.27%) Open Source
12 7 (6.36%) Kanban
12 7 (6.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.18%) Python
2 16 (14.55%) Bash Shell
3 12 (10.91%) Java
4 11 (10.00%) Go
4 11 (10.00%) Perl
5 7 (6.36%) Ruby
5 7 (6.36%) SQL
6 6 (5.45%) Tcl
7 5 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.73%) Clojure
8 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.73%) Scala
9 2 (1.82%) C++
10 1 (0.91%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.91%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.73%) AWS Certification
4 13 (11.82%) CISSP
4 13 (11.82%) IISP
5 9 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.36%) CCIE
7 5 (4.55%) CCNP
8 4 (3.64%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (3.64%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.73%) QA
System Software
1 37 (33.64%) Docker
2 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.45%) vCloud
5 4 (3.64%) pfSense
5 4 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.73%) KVM
6 3 (2.73%) oVirt
7 1 (0.91%) Ceph
7 1 (0.91%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 56 (50.91%) Ansible
2 52 (47.27%) Puppet
3 34 (30.91%) Kubernetes
4 32 (29.09%) Terraform
5 19 (17.27%) Consul
5 19 (17.27%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (11.82%) CASB
7 9 (8.18%) Salt
8 7 (6.36%) ZABBIX
9 4 (3.64%) Nagios
9 4 (3.64%) WSUS
10 3 (2.73%) Graphite
10 3 (2.73%) Juju
10 3 (2.73%) Packer
10 3 (2.73%) Pingdom
11 2 (1.82%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.09%) VMware
3 15 (13.64%) Cisco
3 15 (13.64%) F5
4 12 (10.91%) Google
5 10 (9.09%) HP
6 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.36%) SaltStack
7 6 (5.45%) Arista
7 6 (5.45%) Atlassian
7 6 (5.45%) Intel
8 5 (4.55%) EMC
8 5 (4.55%) Juniper
8 5 (4.55%) NetApp
9 4 (3.64%) Meraki
9 4 (3.64%) NEC
10 3 (2.73%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.73%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.73%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle