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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 270 328
Rank change year-on-year -31 +58  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 101 158 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.71% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.73% 4.19% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 119 68
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £440 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £329
% change year-on-year +5.88% +29.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 3701 3771 3795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.98% 16.91% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2604 2501
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 100
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +11.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.80 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 March 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 -17 13 £503 -4.28% 8
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 128 (65.31%) Linux
2 119 (60.71%) DevOps
3 108 (55.10%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (42.35%) Puppet
5 78 (39.80%) Python
6 75 (38.27%) Java
7 74 (37.76%) Docker
8 73 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (34.69%) Git (software)
10 64 (32.65%) Jenkins
11 60 (30.61%) Ansible
11 60 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 59 (30.10%) Opscode Chef
13 58 (29.59%) Ruby
14 47 (23.98%) Configuration Management
15 45 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (21.43%) Open Source
17 40 (20.41%) VMware
18 39 (19.90%) Continuous Delivery
19 38 (19.39%) Perl
20 36 (18.37%) MySQL
21 35 (17.86%) Unix
21 35 (17.86%) Kubernetes
22 32 (16.33%) Go
23 30 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
24 29 (14.80%) Scrum
24 29 (14.80%) Windows
25 28 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
25 28 (14.29%) Terraform
26 27 (13.78%) TDD

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 24 (12.24%) Confluence
2 16 (8.16%) nginx
3 15 (7.65%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (6.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (6.12%) Apache
6 10 (5.10%) WebSphere
7 9 (4.59%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.08%) Hubot
9 5 (2.55%) CloudStack
9 5 (2.55%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.04%) Apache Spark
10 4 (2.04%) IIS
10 4 (2.04%) JBoss
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.02%) SAS
12 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.51%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) HipChat
2 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 108 (55.10%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (12.76%) IaaS
3 25 (12.76%) PaaS
4 18 (9.18%) GitHub
5 15 (7.65%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (3.57%) Bluemix
8 7 (3.57%) SaaS
9 6 (3.06%) Heroku
10 5 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.04%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.53%) Akamai
12 3 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.53%) Office 365
13 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (1.02%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.65%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.12%) DNS
3 9 (4.59%) HTTP
4 8 (4.08%) LDAP
5 7 (3.57%) SSL
6 6 (3.06%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.06%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (2.55%) NAS
7 5 (2.55%) SAN
8 4 (2.04%) Firewall
8 4 (2.04%) LAN
8 4 (2.04%) Network Security
8 4 (2.04%) VLAN
8 4 (2.04%) VPN
8 4 (2.04%) WAN
9 3 (1.53%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.02%) BGP
10 2 (1.02%) MPLS
10 2 (1.02%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.37%) MySQL
2 28 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (8.67%) MongoDB
4 16 (8.16%) Relational Database
5 15 (7.65%) NoSQL
6 12 (6.12%) RDBMS
6 12 (6.12%) SQL Server
7 10 (5.10%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.59%) Big Data
9 8 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (3.57%) Redis
11 4 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.53%) DB2
13 2 (1.02%) Riak
14 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
14 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.51%) DataStax
14 1 (0.51%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 68 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 64 (32.65%) Jenkins
3 26 (13.27%) JIRA
3 26 (13.27%) Vagrant
4 14 (7.14%) Bitbucket
4 14 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 13 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (6.12%) Maven
7 11 (5.61%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.61%) Gradle
7 11 (5.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (4.59%) Subversion
9 8 (4.08%) Ant
10 7 (3.57%) NuGet
11 6 (3.06%) RSpec
11 6 (3.06%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.06%) Travis CI
12 5 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.04%) NUnit
General
1 19 (9.69%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Banking
2 7 (3.57%) Retail
2 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.53%) Marketing
4 2 (1.02%) Billing
4 2 (1.02%) Electronics
4 2 (1.02%) Front Office
4 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (41.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (15.31%) Linux Engineer
3 27 (13.78%) Developer
4 26 (13.27%) Architect
5 22 (11.22%) AWS Engineer
5 22 (11.22%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (10.20%) AWS DevOps
7 18 (9.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 17 (8.67%) Senior DevOps
9 16 (8.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (8.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (5.61%) Consultant
11 11 (5.61%) Perl Developer
11 11 (5.61%) Scala Developer
12 9 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) E-Commerce Developer
13 8 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
14 7 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
15 6 (3.06%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.69%) Node.js
2 17 (8.67%) Web Services
3 16 (8.16%) .NET
4 14 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (6.12%) jQuery
6 11 (5.61%) Apache Flex
6 11 (5.61%) Catalyst
6 11 (5.61%) CPAN
6 11 (5.61%) Moose
6 11 (5.61%) REST
7 10 (5.10%) CSS
7 10 (5.10%) HTML
8 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.57%) DBIx::Class
9 7 (3.57%) LAMP
9 7 (3.57%) Plack
9 7 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.57%) SOAP
9 7 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.69%) Private Cloud
3 14 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.12%) Public Cloud
5 11 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.53%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.53%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.53%) Life Science
7 3 (1.53%) PKI
7 3 (1.53%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
9 1 (0.51%) Blog
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 128 (65.31%) Linux
2 35 (17.86%) Unix
3 29 (14.80%) Windows
4 27 (13.78%) CentOS
5 26 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.65%) Ubuntu
7 14 (7.14%) CoreOS
8 9 (4.59%) RancherOS
8 9 (4.59%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.55%) Fedora
10 4 (2.04%) SUSE
11 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (60.71%) DevOps
2 73 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (23.98%) Configuration Management
4 45 (22.96%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (21.43%) Open Source
6 39 (19.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 29 (14.80%) Scrum
8 27 (13.78%) TDD
9 24 (12.24%) Kanban
10 19 (9.69%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.16%) SOA
12 14 (7.14%) High Availability
12 14 (7.14%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.61%) Refactoring
14 9 (4.59%) OO
15 8 (4.08%) Data Centre Operations
15 8 (4.08%) Load Balancing
15 8 (4.08%) Migration
16 7 (3.57%) Analytics
16 7 (3.57%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.80%) Python
2 75 (38.27%) Java
3 58 (29.59%) Ruby
4 38 (19.39%) Perl
5 32 (16.33%) Go
6 25 (12.76%) Bash Shell
7 22 (11.22%) SQL
8 21 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 16 (8.16%) PowerShell
10 12 (6.12%) Scala
11 10 (5.10%) Shell Script
12 8 (4.08%) CoffeeScript
13 7 (3.57%) C#
14 5 (2.55%) Clojure
15 4 (2.04%) C
15 4 (2.04%) PHP
16 2 (1.02%) C++
17 1 (0.51%) C-shell
17 1 (0.51%) Julia
Qualifications
1 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.18%) Degree
4 8 (4.08%) RHCE
5 7 (3.57%) RHCA
6 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.04%) CCNP
8 3 (1.53%) CCNA
8 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.53%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.02%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.51%) CISSP
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) MCP
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.61%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) GCP
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (37.76%) Docker
2 30 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.16%) vCloud
4 12 (6.12%) Active Directory
5 10 (5.10%) etcd
6 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.08%) KVM
7 8 (4.08%) vSphere
8 7 (3.57%) NFS
9 6 (3.06%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.04%) Ceph
10 4 (2.04%) flannel
10 4 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.04%) XenServer
11 3 (1.53%) iptables
12 2 (1.02%) Xen
12 2 (1.02%) XenApp
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (42.35%) Puppet
2 60 (30.61%) Ansible
3 59 (30.10%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (17.86%) Kubernetes
5 28 (14.29%) Terraform
6 25 (12.76%) Consul
7 11 (5.61%) logstash
7 11 (5.61%) Nagios
8 10 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (5.10%) Mesos
9 9 (4.59%) Marathon
9 9 (4.59%) Rancher
10 7 (3.57%) Packer
10 7 (3.57%) Salt
11 6 (3.06%) OpenIDM
12 5 (2.55%) Graphite
12 5 (2.55%) Kibana
12 5 (2.55%) Sysdig
12 5 (2.55%) ZABBIX
12 5 (2.55%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (20.41%) VMware
2 23 (11.73%) Atlassian
2 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.22%) Splunk
4 17 (8.67%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.61%) Oracle
6 9 (4.59%) Google
7 8 (4.08%) IBM
7 8 (4.08%) Rackspace
8 7 (3.57%) Cisco
9 6 (3.06%) ForgeRock
9 6 (3.06%) New Relic
9 6 (3.06%) SAP
10 5 (2.55%) Citrix
10 5 (2.55%) EMC
10 5 (2.55%) SaltStack
11 4 (2.04%) Isilon
11 4 (2.04%) Perforce
11 4 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.04%) TIBCO
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