The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 April 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 93 97
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.61% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.94% 4.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Median daily rate £438 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -7.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +11.52% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.25 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 204 256 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.61% 14.14% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 123 146
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.62% +166.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £30.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £190.00 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in Manchester

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) DevOps
3 21 (91.30%) Puppet
4 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (78.26%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (78.26%) Python
5 18 (78.26%) Ruby
6 13 (56.52%) Ansible
7 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (47.83%) vSphere
9 10 (43.48%) Java
9 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
9 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
10 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
10 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
10 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
10 9 (39.13%) CloudStack
10 9 (39.13%) Kibana
11 8 (34.78%) Riemann
11 8 (34.78%) Graphite
11 8 (34.78%) Travis CI
11 8 (34.78%) GoCD
11 8 (34.78%) Ganglia
11 8 (34.78%) Subversion
11 8 (34.78%) Unix
11 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (34.78%) Fedora
11 8 (34.78%) CentOS
11 8 (34.78%) Shell Script

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (39.13%) CloudStack
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTPS
1 8 (34.78%) SSL
1 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) Impala
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
1 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) GoCD
2 8 (34.78%) Subversion
2 8 (34.78%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Graduate
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (34.78%) CentOS
3 8 (34.78%) Fedora
3 8 (34.78%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) DevOps
2 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Python
1 18 (78.26%) Ruby
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
4 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) vSphere
2 7 (30.43%) Xen
2 7 (30.43%) XenServer
3 3 (13.04%) Docker
4 2 (8.70%) HDFS
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (91.30%) Puppet
2 18 (78.26%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (56.52%) Ansible
4 9 (39.13%) Kibana
5 8 (34.78%) Ganglia
5 8 (34.78%) Graphite
5 8 (34.78%) Nagios
5 8 (34.78%) Riemann
6 7 (30.43%) Cobbler
7 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
7 2 (8.70%) Salt
8 1 (4.35%) logstash
8 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk