Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 October 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 296 202
Rank change year-on-year +2 -94 +108
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 52 88 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.54% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 3.10% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 77
South East median daily rate £538 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £385
90th Percentile £679 £596 £575
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -11.82% +32.53% +9.57%

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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,092 2,838 2,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.03% 17.26% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,201 1,729 1,695
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -2.44%
10th Percentile £250 £294 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 86 93
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.72% +58.82% -13.68%
10th Percentile £10.66 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.83 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.12% +4.88% +2.50%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the South East

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the South East

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the South East over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the South East

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley +1 37 £538 +16.22% 8
Berkshire -14 27 £550 +4.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £460 +22.67% 1
Surrey +47 8 £625 +38.89% 4
East Sussex +1 2 £513 -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 31 (59.62%) AWS
2 27 (51.92%) DevOps
3 23 (44.23%) Linux
3 23 (44.23%) Red Hat
4 20 (38.46%) Ansible
5 19 (36.54%) VMware
6 18 (34.62%) Azure
7 16 (30.77%) Docker
8 15 (28.85%) OpenShift
8 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (26.92%) PaaS
10 13 (25.00%) Kubernetes
10 13 (25.00%) Private Cloud
10 13 (25.00%) Firewall
10 13 (25.00%) Python
11 10 (19.23%) IaaS
12 9 (17.31%) vCloud
12 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
13 8 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (15.38%) High Availability
13 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
13 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
13 8 (15.38%) Ruby
14 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (13.46%) Windows
14 7 (13.46%) Java
14 7 (13.46%) Open Source
14 7 (13.46%) Puppet
14 7 (13.46%) Analytics

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 31 (59.62%) AWS
2 18 (34.62%) Azure
3 15 (28.85%) OpenShift
4 14 (26.92%) PaaS
5 10 (19.23%) IaaS
6 5 (9.62%) Heroku
7 4 (7.69%) GCP
7 4 (7.69%) GitHub
8 3 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) AMQP
4 3 (5.77%) DNS
4 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) 5G
5 2 (3.85%) BGP
5 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) Intranet
5 2 (3.85%) LAN
5 2 (3.85%) MPLS
5 2 (3.85%) Network Security
5 2 (3.85%) VSAN
5 2 (3.85%) VXLAN
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) SSH
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) GitLab
5 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.92%) Gradle
6 1 (1.92%) Maven
6 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Cloud Architect
3 10 (19.23%) AWS Architect
3 10 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (9.62%) Spring
2 4 (7.69%) JMS
2 4 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.92%) Memcached
5 1 (1.92%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Windows
3 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.85%) AIX
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) DevOps
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) High Availability
4 7 (13.46%) Analytics
4 7 (13.46%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.46%) Open Source
5 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.62%) Data Privacy
6 5 (9.62%) Information Security
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (9.62%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (9.62%) Release Management
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.69%) ITIL
7 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Python
2 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby
3 7 (13.46%) Java
4 5 (9.62%) Go
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Docker
2 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.31%) vCloud
4 3 (5.77%) KVM
4 3 (5.77%) vSphere
5 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.92%) BIND 9
6 1 (1.92%) Corosync
6 1 (1.92%) NFS
6 1 (1.92%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (38.46%) Ansible
2 13 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (13.46%) Puppet
4 6 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (9.62%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (9.62%) OpenView
5 5 (9.62%) Terraform
6 3 (5.77%) vRealize
7 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Pacemaker
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Red Hat
2 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Cisco
4 5 (9.62%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) IBM
4 5 (9.62%) New Relic
4 5 (9.62%) Splunk
5 4 (7.69%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) Mirantis
6 3 (5.77%) Juniper
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) Google
7 2 (3.85%) Planview
8 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.92%) Coverity
8 1 (1.92%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp