Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 199 296
Rank change year-on-year -97 +97 +64
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 82 193 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 1.19% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.88% 6.88% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 84 62
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £378 £376
90th Percentile £644 £575 £725
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £37.88
% change year-on-year +37.50% +5.61% -24.25%

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 2,850 2,804 3,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.19% 17.22% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,758 1,670 2,025
South East median daily rate £438 £401 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -2.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 127
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £17.49 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.64% -14.68% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +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 18 September 2018.

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 September 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
Thames Valley -75 46 £500 - 8
Berkshire -9 34 £525 - 5
Hampshire -40 19 £485 -3.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -44 12 £375 -11.76% 3
East Sussex - 12 - -
Surrey -41 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Middlesex -3 1 £450 -10.00%
OpenStack
England

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

1 49 (59.76%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (45.12%) Linux
3 27 (32.93%) VMware
4 23 (28.05%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (28.05%) RabbitMQ
5 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (26.83%) Ansible
5 22 (26.83%) Python
5 22 (26.83%) DevOps
6 21 (25.61%) Windows
6 21 (25.61%) JIRA
7 20 (24.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
8 19 (23.17%) Migration
8 19 (23.17%) Kafka
9 18 (21.95%) Docker
9 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (21.95%) C#
10 17 (20.73%) SQL
10 17 (20.73%) MongoDB
10 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
11 16 (19.51%) PaaS
11 16 (19.51%) IaaS
11 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
11 16 (19.51%) Java
12 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
12 15 (18.29%) Analytics
12 15 (18.29%) Kubernetes
13 14 (17.07%) Big Data

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 (9.76%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.32%) Confluence
2 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.10%) Apache
3 5 (6.10%) JBoss
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.88%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.66%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 49 (59.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (19.51%) IaaS
3 16 (19.51%) PaaS
4 11 (13.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (12.20%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (7.32%) OpenShift
7 4 (4.88%) SaaS
8 3 (3.66%) HP Helion
8 3 (3.66%) Office 365
9 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.22%) npm
10 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) WAN
2 11 (13.41%) Firewall
3 10 (12.20%) Software-Defined Networking
4 8 (9.76%) HTTP
5 6 (7.32%) DNS
6 5 (6.10%) LAN
6 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.88%) BGP
7 4 (4.88%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.88%) OSPF
7 4 (4.88%) SAN
7 4 (4.88%) SSL
7 4 (4.88%) VPN
8 3 (3.66%) Junos
8 3 (3.66%) Network Security
9 2 (2.44%) LTE
9 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.44%) VoLTE
9 2 (2.44%) VXLAN
9 2 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (24.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (20.73%) MongoDB
4 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
5 14 (17.07%) Big Data
6 12 (14.63%) HBase
6 12 (14.63%) icCube
6 12 (14.63%) Redis
7 10 (12.20%) MySQL
8 9 (10.98%) NoSQL
9 5 (6.10%) NuoDB
10 4 (4.88%) Neo4j
11 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (1.22%) Power BI
12 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) JIRA
2 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
3 16 (19.51%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.32%) NUnit
4 6 (7.32%) Selenium
5 5 (6.10%) MSTest
6 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.66%) GitLab
7 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.22%) Ant
8 1 (1.22%) Gatling
8 1 (1.22%) JMeter
8 1 (1.22%) JUnit
8 1 (1.22%) Maven
8 1 (1.22%) Mockito
8 1 (1.22%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.22%) Subversion
8 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Architect
2 17 (20.73%) Developer
3 12 (14.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Automation Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.88%) TIBCO Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Platform Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.05%) RabbitMQ
2 19 (23.17%) Kafka
3 10 (12.20%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (9.76%) .NET
5 5 (6.10%) OAuth
5 5 (6.10%) Web Services
6 4 (4.88%) .NET Core
6 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.88%) JSON
6 4 (4.88%) Lucene
6 4 (4.88%) Memcached
6 4 (4.88%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (4.88%) Sensu
6 4 (4.88%) Velocity
7 3 (3.66%) CSS
7 3 (3.66%) jQuery
7 3 (3.66%) XML
7 3 (3.66%) XSLT
8 2 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (4.88%) Video on Demand
2 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) CESG
3 1 (1.22%) CMDB
3 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Linux
2 21 (25.61%) Windows
3 12 (14.63%) VMS
4 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.10%) CentOS
5 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.44%) AIX
8 2 (2.44%) Solaris
8 2 (2.44%) Unix
9 1 (1.22%) Debian
9 1 (1.22%) SUSE
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) DevOps
2 19 (23.17%) Migration
3 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.29%) Analytics
5 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (14.63%) ETL
6 10 (12.20%) High Availability
7 9 (10.98%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.98%) Open Source
8 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.32%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (7.32%) TDD
9 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.10%) Functional Testing
9 5 (6.10%) Kanban
9 5 (6.10%) OO
10 4 (4.88%) DRM
10 4 (4.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.83%) Python
2 18 (21.95%) C#
3 17 (20.73%) SQL
4 16 (19.51%) Java
5 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.20%) C
6 10 (12.20%) Go
6 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
7 8 (9.76%) Perl
8 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.10%) Groovy
9 4 (4.88%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) MCSE
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.44%) PhD
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) GCP
2 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (21.95%) Docker
3 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.41%) KVM
5 10 (12.20%) Apache Flume
6 5 (6.10%) Xen
7 3 (3.66%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.44%) vSphere
9 1 (1.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (26.83%) Ansible
2 15 (18.29%) Kubernetes
3 13 (15.85%) Puppet
4 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (9.76%) Terraform
6 5 (6.10%) Grafana
7 4 (4.88%) logstash
7 4 (4.88%) Prometheus
7 4 (4.88%) vCenter Server
8 3 (3.66%) Consul
8 3 (3.66%) Kibana
8 3 (3.66%) Uchiwa
9 2 (2.44%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.44%) Icinga
9 2 (2.44%) Netcool
9 2 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (2.44%) OpenView
9 2 (2.44%) Rundeck
9 2 (2.44%) TeMIP
10 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) VMware
2 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle
4 12 (14.63%) Google
4 12 (14.63%) Vertica
5 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.76%) Mirantis
7 6 (7.32%) Cisco
8 5 (6.10%) ATG
8 5 (6.10%) HP
8 5 (6.10%) IBM
8 5 (6.10%) Splunk
9 4 (4.88%) Juniper
9 4 (4.88%) SaltStack
9 4 (4.88%) TIBCO
10 3 (3.66%) Nintex
10 3 (3.66%) Nokia
11 2 (2.44%) F5
12 1 (1.22%) Ivanti
12 1 (1.22%) Rackspace