Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 201 244
Rank change year-on-year +1 +43 -47
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 2 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.035% 0.32% 0.047%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 2.01% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 5
North West median daily rate £525 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +22.86% -11.11%
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.88 £50.00
% change year-on-year +9.57% -24.25% +222.58%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 902 1097 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.85% 16.17% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 699 788
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £234 £258 £252
90th Percentile £590 £553 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 66
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £14.93 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.66% -13.05% +1.96%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £20.73 £36.25
England median hourly rate £20.71 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.56% +8.33%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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
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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Lancashire +14 2 £525 -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

OpenStack
Co-occurring 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 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware