The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenStack
England / North West
Rank 119 139 144
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 9 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.25% 2.65% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Median daily rate £400 £475 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £425 £471
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £329
% change year-on-year - +29.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 400 678 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.59% 17.67% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 372 292
Median daily rate £360 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 32
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.74% -12.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the North West

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the North West

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +13 9 £400 -11.11% 4
OpenStack
England

OpenStack
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) Puppet
2 22 (95.65%) DevOps
3 20 (86.96%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (82.61%) Ruby
5 18 (78.26%) Python
5 18 (78.26%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (56.52%) Ansible
7 11 (47.83%) vSphere
7 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (47.83%) Java
8 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
8 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
9 9 (39.13%) CloudStack
9 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
9 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
9 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
9 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (39.13%) Kibana
10 8 (34.78%) Riemann
10 8 (34.78%) Graphite
10 8 (34.78%) Travis CI
10 8 (34.78%) GoCD
10 8 (34.78%) Subversion
10 8 (34.78%) Unix
10 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (34.78%) Fedora
10 8 (34.78%) CentOS
10 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
10 8 (34.78%) Nagios

OpenStack
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.70%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 20 (86.96%) 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 4 (17.39%) 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 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
2 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) GoCD
3 8 (34.78%) Subversion
3 8 (34.78%) Travis CI
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) 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%) Servlets
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 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (34.78%) CentOS
3 8 (34.78%) Fedora
3 8 (34.78%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
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%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Ruby
2 18 (78.26%) Python
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
5 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 22 (95.65%) 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
7 2 (8.70%) Terraform
8 1 (4.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk