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 3 months to 27 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 51 132
Rank change year-on-year -59 +81  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 3 110 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 3.74% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.88% 17.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 52 0
Median daily rate £550 £395 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.24% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £424 £363
% change year-on-year +17.99% +16.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 342 639 518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.59% 21.74% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 344 260
Median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Edinburgh +23 2 - - 1
OpenStack
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) OpenShift
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Interwoven
3 1 (33.33%) GitLab
3 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Rundeck
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Black Duck
3 1 (33.33%) QRadar
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) Sensu
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management

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 1 (33.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) OpenShift
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JPA
1 1 (33.33%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Go
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) QRadar
2 1 (33.33%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Black Duck
2 1 (33.33%) Interwoven
2 1 (33.33%) VMware