Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 298 337
Rank change year-on-year +73 +39 +6
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 161 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.37% 2.21% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 30
South East median daily rate £488 £488 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.11%
10th Percentile £300 £400 £339
90th Percentile £575 £638 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £37.88 £50.00
% change year-on-year +13.53% -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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2996 2891 3548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.72% 17.98% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 1712 2126
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £250 £233 £236
90th Percentile £574 £552 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 111 123
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +28.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.12
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year - +7.07% +3.78%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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
Thames Valley +81 132 £450 -5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire - 87 £400 -
Berkshire +14 44 £488 +2.63% 1
Hampshire +9 13 £460 +12.20% 6
Middlesex - 6 £500 -
Home Counties - 6 - -
Surrey -19 5 £500 -10.11% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 South East region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 115 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (54.66%) Linux
3 72 (44.72%) DevOps
4 70 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 56 (34.78%) Ansible
6 55 (34.16%) VMware
7 53 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (31.68%) IaaS
9 41 (25.47%) Red Hat
10 40 (24.84%) Jenkins
11 38 (23.60%) Banking
12 36 (22.36%) Finance
13 35 (21.74%) Windows
14 32 (19.88%) Git (software)
15 31 (19.25%) Docker
15 31 (19.25%) Public Cloud
16 30 (18.63%) OpenShift
17 29 (18.01%) PaaS
18 28 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
19 27 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (15.53%) JIRA
20 25 (15.53%) Configuration Management
20 25 (15.53%) Hybrid Cloud
21 24 (14.91%) Continuous Delivery
21 24 (14.91%) Telecoms
21 24 (14.91%) Python
22 23 (14.29%) Scrum
22 23 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
22 23 (14.29%) Confluence
22 23 (14.29%) Windows Server

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 23 (14.29%) Confluence
2 9 (5.59%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.48%) IIS
4 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.24%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.24%) Apache
5 2 (1.24%) CMS
5 2 (1.24%) Drupal
5 2 (1.24%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.24%) JBoss
5 2 (1.24%) Liferay
5 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 115 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (31.68%) IaaS
4 30 (18.63%) OpenShift
5 29 (18.01%) PaaS
6 28 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (6.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.11%) HP Helion
9 4 (2.48%) Slack
9 4 (2.48%) Trello
10 3 (1.86%) GitHub
11 2 (1.24%) Heroku
11 2 (1.24%) SaaS
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) npm
12 1 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.66%) Firewall
2 13 (8.07%) DNS
3 6 (3.73%) SAN
4 5 (3.11%) Junos
4 5 (3.11%) VoLTE
5 4 (2.48%) DHCP
5 4 (2.48%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.86%) DMZ
6 3 (1.86%) IPsec
6 3 (1.86%) LDAP
6 3 (1.86%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (1.24%) Internet
7 2 (1.24%) LTE
7 2 (1.24%) Network Security
7 2 (1.24%) VPN
8 1 (0.62%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.62%) 4G
8 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.18%) Redis
2 17 (10.56%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (8.07%) NuoDB
4 9 (5.59%) MySQL
5 4 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.48%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.48%) InfluxDB
5 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (24.84%) Jenkins
2 32 (19.88%) Git (software)
3 25 (15.53%) JIRA
4 14 (8.70%) GitLab
5 13 (8.07%) Maven
5 13 (8.07%) Selenium
6 6 (3.73%) Gradle
7 5 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.48%) git-flow
8 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.86%) Ant
9 3 (1.86%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.62%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.62%) MSTest
11 1 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 38 (23.60%) Banking
2 36 (22.36%) Finance
3 24 (14.91%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.59%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.11%) International Banking
6 4 (2.48%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.86%) Military
8 2 (1.24%) Marketing
8 2 (1.24%) Retail
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (23.60%) Architect
3 22 (13.66%) Consultant
4 20 (12.42%) Cloud Architect
5 16 (9.94%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (9.32%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (7.45%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (6.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (6.21%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Support Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) Developer
12 8 (4.97%) AWS Consultant
12 8 (4.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.97%) Optimisation Engineer
12 8 (4.97%) Security Architect
13 7 (4.35%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 7 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (8.07%) Web Services
3 8 (4.97%) Middleware
3 8 (4.97%) Sensu
4 5 (3.11%) RESTful
4 5 (3.11%) Spring
4 5 (3.11%) Velocity
5 4 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.48%) pytest
6 3 (1.86%) Node.js
6 3 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.24%) SOAP
8 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.62%) JSON
8 1 (0.62%) LAMP
8 1 (0.62%) OAuth
8 1 (0.62%) RAML
8 1 (0.62%) REST
8 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.25%) Public Cloud
2 25 (15.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (8.07%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.21%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.48%) PKI
5 4 (2.48%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Fintech
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (54.66%) Linux
2 35 (21.74%) Windows
3 23 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.59%) Unix
6 8 (4.97%) CentOS
6 8 (4.97%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.48%) Solaris
9 3 (1.86%) AIX
9 3 (1.86%) VMS
10 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.24%) SUSE
10 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (44.72%) DevOps
2 53 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.53%) Configuration Management
4 24 (14.91%) Continuous Delivery
5 23 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.29%) Scrum
6 19 (11.80%) Migration
7 18 (11.18%) Release Management
8 15 (9.32%) Load Balancing
9 13 (8.07%) Process Improvement
10 11 (6.83%) Microservices
11 10 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (6.21%) Test Automation
12 9 (5.59%) SOA
13 8 (4.97%) Network Virtualisation
14 7 (4.35%) Network Design
14 7 (4.35%) Use Case
15 5 (3.11%) Information Security
15 5 (3.11%) Kanban
15 5 (3.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.91%) Python
2 10 (6.21%) Java
3 7 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.73%) SQL
5 5 (3.11%) Groovy
5 5 (3.11%) Perl
5 5 (3.11%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.86%) C#
6 3 (1.86%) Ruby
6 3 (1.86%) VBScript
7 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.48%) Degree
3 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.62%) CISSP
4 1 (0.62%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) GCP
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (19.25%) Docker
2 27 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.48%) vCloud
5 4 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.86%) vSphere
7 2 (1.24%) KVM
7 2 (1.24%) Xen
8 1 (0.62%) LXC
8 1 (0.62%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (34.78%) Ansible
2 23 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (13.04%) Puppet
4 9 (5.59%) Kubernetes
5 8 (4.97%) Salt
6 7 (4.35%) vRealize
7 6 (3.73%) vCenter Server
8 5 (3.11%) Icinga
8 5 (3.11%) Rundeck
9 4 (2.48%) Grafana
9 4 (2.48%) Graphite
9 4 (2.48%) SCCM
10 3 (1.86%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.86%) Fluentd
10 3 (1.86%) logstash
10 3 (1.86%) Nagios
10 3 (1.86%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.86%) StatsD
10 3 (1.86%) Terraform
10 3 (1.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (34.16%) VMware
2 41 (25.47%) Red Hat
3 17 (10.56%) IBM
4 13 (8.07%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.83%) Oracle
6 10 (6.21%) Google
7 7 (4.35%) Juniper
8 6 (3.73%) CA
8 6 (3.73%) Cisco
8 6 (3.73%) HP
8 6 (3.73%) NetApp
9 5 (3.11%) Splunk
10 4 (2.48%) Citrix
10 4 (2.48%) EMC
10 4 (2.48%) Nokia
10 4 (2.48%) Sun
11 3 (1.86%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.86%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.86%) Symantec
11 3 (1.86%) Tripwire