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 3 months to 22 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 301 326
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 113 131 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.18% 3.26% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 113 80
Median daily rate £525 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +17.64% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3549 4022 4372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.12% 18.53% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2495 2911 2912
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 103
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £26.38 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
City of London -10 7 £431 -15.85% 8
Feltham - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £650 -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 141 (66.51%) Linux
2 123 (58.02%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (50.94%) DevOps
5 94 (44.34%) Ansible
6 88 (41.51%) Puppet
7 74 (34.91%) Java
8 70 (33.02%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (32.55%) Opscode Chef
10 66 (31.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 66 (31.13%) Python
11 62 (29.25%) Jenkins
12 59 (27.83%) Git (software)
13 56 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
14 55 (25.94%) Docker
15 53 (25.00%) MySQL
16 52 (24.53%) Continuous Delivery
17 51 (24.06%) TDD
18 46 (21.70%) Configuration Management
19 44 (20.75%) Ruby
20 40 (18.87%) PaaS
21 39 (18.40%) VMware
22 37 (17.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 36 (16.98%) Open Source
23 36 (16.98%) Red Hat
23 36 (16.98%) Kubernetes
23 36 (16.98%) NoSQL
24 35 (16.51%) Perl
25 34 (16.04%) IaaS
26 33 (15.57%) Oracle

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 25 (11.79%) Tomcat
2 21 (9.91%) WebLogic
2 21 (9.91%) WebSphere
3 20 (9.43%) nginx
4 11 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (5.19%) Hubot
5 7 (3.30%) Apache
5 7 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.83%) CloudStack
6 6 (2.83%) Confluence
7 4 (1.89%) IIS
8 2 (0.94%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
9 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) HipChat
2 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 123 (58.02%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (31.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (18.87%) PaaS
4 34 (16.04%) IaaS
5 17 (8.02%) GitHub
6 14 (6.60%) OpenShift
7 10 (4.72%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (3.30%) Bluemix
11 5 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (2.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (2.36%) Heroku
11 5 (2.36%) SaaS
12 4 (1.89%) Akamai
12 4 (1.89%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.42%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.66%) HTTP
3 10 (4.72%) SSL
3 10 (4.72%) VPN
4 9 (4.25%) DNS
5 7 (3.30%) Kerberos
5 7 (3.30%) LDAP
5 7 (3.30%) Software-Defined Networking
5 7 (3.30%) WAN
6 6 (2.83%) Firewall
6 6 (2.83%) LAN
6 6 (2.83%) Network Security
7 3 (1.42%) NAS
7 3 (1.42%) SAN
8 2 (0.94%) BGP
8 2 (0.94%) MPLS
8 2 (0.94%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.94%) VLAN
9 1 (0.47%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
2 53 (25.00%) MySQL
3 36 (16.98%) NoSQL
4 17 (8.02%) RDBMS
4 17 (8.02%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.60%) Big Data
6 12 (5.66%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.89%) DB2
9 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.47%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (29.25%) Jenkins
2 59 (27.83%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.91%) MSTest
3 21 (9.91%) NUnit
4 17 (8.02%) Maven
5 15 (7.08%) Gradle
6 12 (5.66%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.19%) JIRA
8 10 (4.72%) Ant
8 10 (4.72%) Travis CI
8 10 (4.72%) Vagrant
9 7 (3.30%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.36%) Subversion
12 4 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.89%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.94%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.94%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.94%) NuGet
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Retail
3 7 (3.30%) Banking
4 6 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.42%) International Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Billing
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
6 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (32.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (22.64%) Developer
3 36 (16.98%) Linux Engineer
4 33 (15.57%) AWS Engineer
5 24 (11.32%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (10.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (9.91%) Java Developer
8 20 (9.43%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (9.43%) Scala Developer
9 17 (8.02%) Architect
10 16 (7.55%) Senior DevOps
10 16 (7.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 15 (7.08%) Consultant
11 15 (7.08%) Perl Developer
12 13 (6.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (6.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 11 (5.19%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (4.72%) Automation Engineer
14 10 (4.72%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.43%) Node.js
2 15 (7.08%) ActiveMQ
3 13 (6.13%) Catalyst
3 13 (6.13%) CPAN
3 13 (6.13%) jQuery
3 13 (6.13%) Moose
4 12 (5.66%) Apache Flex
5 11 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (5.19%) REST
5 11 (5.19%) XML
6 10 (4.72%) CSS
6 10 (4.72%) HTML
6 10 (4.72%) Web Services
7 9 (4.25%) JSON
8 8 (3.77%) SOAP
9 7 (3.30%) .NET
9 7 (3.30%) Ajax
9 7 (3.30%) DBIx::Class
9 7 (3.30%) Plack
10 6 (2.83%) mod_perl
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.79%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.30%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.36%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.42%) Blog
9 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.94%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.94%) Life Science
10 2 (0.94%) PKI
10 2 (0.94%) Replication
10 2 (0.94%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.47%) Fintech
11 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 141 (66.51%) Linux
2 37 (17.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (13.68%) Unix
4 24 (11.32%) CentOS
5 21 (9.91%) Windows
6 16 (7.55%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.30%) Fedora
8 6 (2.83%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.94%) RancherOS
9 2 (0.94%) SUSE
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (50.94%) DevOps
3 70 (33.02%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (24.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 51 (24.06%) TDD
6 46 (21.70%) Configuration Management
7 36 (16.98%) Open Source
8 30 (14.15%) Kanban
9 29 (13.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 29 (13.68%) OO
10 28 (13.21%) Scrum
11 23 (10.85%) E-Commerce
12 18 (8.49%) SOA
13 14 (6.60%) High Availability
13 14 (6.60%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.13%) Refactoring
15 12 (5.66%) Continuous Deployment
16 8 (3.77%) Migration
16 8 (3.77%) Task Automation
16 8 (3.77%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.91%) Java
2 66 (31.13%) Python
3 44 (20.75%) Ruby
4 35 (16.51%) Perl
5 25 (11.79%) Bash Shell
6 24 (11.32%) Go
7 23 (10.85%) SQL
8 21 (9.91%) Scala
9 18 (8.49%) JavaScript
10 11 (5.19%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (2.83%) PHP
11 6 (2.83%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) Julia
13 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.66%) Degree
4 8 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.36%) RHCA
5 5 (2.36%) RHCE
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 55 (25.94%) Docker
2 24 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.91%) vCloud
4 9 (4.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (4.25%) vSphere
5 5 (2.36%) KVM
5 5 (2.36%) pfSense
5 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.89%) NFS
7 3 (1.42%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.94%) LXC
8 2 (0.94%) Xen
8 2 (0.94%) XenServer
9 1 (0.47%) Ceph
9 1 (0.47%) etcd
9 1 (0.47%) iptables
9 1 (0.47%) QEMU
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 94 (44.34%) Ansible
2 88 (41.51%) Puppet
3 69 (32.55%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (16.98%) Kubernetes
5 32 (15.09%) Terraform
6 16 (7.55%) Consul
7 10 (4.72%) Nagios
8 8 (3.77%) Packer
9 7 (3.30%) logstash
9 7 (3.30%) OpenIDM
9 7 (3.30%) Salt
10 5 (2.36%) Graphite
10 5 (2.36%) Sysdig
10 5 (2.36%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.89%) OpenNMS
12 3 (1.42%) Cacti
12 3 (1.42%) Control-M
12 3 (1.42%) Ganglia
12 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (18.40%) VMware
2 36 (16.98%) Red Hat
3 33 (15.57%) Oracle
4 13 (6.13%) IBM
4 13 (6.13%) Splunk
5 11 (5.19%) Google
5 11 (5.19%) SaltStack
6 8 (3.77%) Rackspace
7 7 (3.30%) ForgeRock
7 7 (3.30%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.83%) EMC
8 6 (2.83%) Isilon
8 6 (2.83%) Perforce
9 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.36%) Cisco
9 5 (2.36%) New Relic
10 4 (1.89%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.42%) HP
11 3 (1.42%) Remedy
11 3 (1.42%) SAP