Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 April 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 160 85
Rank change year-on-year -18 -75 +103
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 20 2 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.056% 2.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.63% 0.35% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 79
Scotland median daily rate £428 - £410
10th Percentile £285 - £312
90th Percentile £533 - £444
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Scotland median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% +2.56% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 761 576 1,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.26% 16.03% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 351 616
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £207 £163 £223
90th Percentile £500 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -50.00% +55.56%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.20 £14.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £40.43 £40.80
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.85% -4.88% +10.81%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in Scotland

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in Scotland

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in Scotland

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenStack in Scotland

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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
Renfrewshire - 13 £430 -
Glasgow -14 5 £225 -
Edinburgh -18 2 £513 - 2
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenStack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) XenServer
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (45.00%) Citrix
6 9 (45.00%) XenDesktop
6 9 (45.00%) XenApp
6 9 (45.00%) NetScaler
6 9 (45.00%) Analytics
7 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (30.00%) Ivanti
7 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) Workflow
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby
9 4 (20.00%) InfoPath
9 4 (20.00%) jQuery
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) Windows

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (20.00%) CloudStack
1 4 (20.00%) IIS
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) GoCD
3 2 (10.00%) PVCS
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Pega Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Release Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
1 4 (20.00%) XML
1 4 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Analytics
2 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Records Management
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Workflow
5 3 (15.00%) DSDM
5 3 (15.00%) RUP
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) Kanban
7 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (5.00%) Statistics
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) XenServer
2 9 (45.00%) XenApp
2 9 (45.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
3 3 (15.00%) Xen
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Cobbler
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) Ivanti
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) Nintex
7 3 (15.00%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (5.00%) Pega
8 1 (5.00%) SaltStack