Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 222 299
Rank change year-on-year -73 +77 +38
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 93 160 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.95% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.12% 5.37% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 56 44
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £400
90th Percentile £538 £575 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £37.88
% change year-on-year +27.91% +13.53% -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 2,985 2,981 2,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.68% 17.74% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,773 1,756 1,710
South East median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +3.43%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £232
90th Percentile £575 £574 £553
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.26% -15.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +7.07%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -54 46 £413 -8.33% 5
Hampshire -2 38 £500 +8.70% 3
Berkshire -17 31 £500 +2.56% 3
Buckinghamshire -40 14 £375 -6.25%
Surrey -14 5 £425 -15.00% 3
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Oxfordshire +15 1 £450 -18.18% 2
Middlesex +9 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 61 (65.59%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (48.39%) Ansible
4 42 (45.16%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (43.01%) Migration
7 39 (41.94%) Oracle
7 39 (41.94%) Puppet
8 38 (40.86%) NoSQL
8 38 (40.86%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (40.86%) MySQL
9 35 (37.63%) Java
9 35 (37.63%) TDD
10 34 (36.56%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (35.48%) WebSphere
11 33 (35.48%) NUnit
12 32 (34.41%) WebLogic
12 32 (34.41%) OO
12 32 (34.41%) Tomcat
12 32 (34.41%) MSTest
13 31 (33.33%) Linux
14 25 (26.88%) DevOps
15 24 (25.81%) Red Hat
15 24 (25.81%) MongoDB
16 21 (22.58%) Python
17 19 (20.43%) Firewall
17 19 (20.43%) PaaS
17 19 (20.43%) IaaS
17 19 (20.43%) Docker
18 18 (19.35%) Redis

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 33 (35.48%) WebSphere
2 32 (34.41%) Tomcat
2 32 (34.41%) WebLogic
3 10 (10.75%) Confluence
4 9 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.30%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.08%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.08%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (1.08%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 61 (65.59%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (20.43%) IaaS
3 19 (20.43%) PaaS
4 11 (11.83%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 3 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.15%) Slack
7 2 (2.15%) Trello
7 2 (2.15%) Yammer
8 1 (1.08%) npm
8 1 (1.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.43%) Firewall
2 14 (15.05%) WAN
3 8 (8.60%) HTTP
3 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.53%) BGP
4 7 (7.53%) DNS
4 7 (7.53%) LAN
5 6 (6.45%) MPLS
6 5 (5.38%) Junos
6 5 (5.38%) OSPF
7 4 (4.30%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.30%) Internet
7 4 (4.30%) L2TP
7 4 (4.30%) SAN
7 4 (4.30%) SSL
7 4 (4.30%) VPN
7 4 (4.30%) Wireless
8 3 (3.23%) DHCP
8 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (45.16%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (40.86%) MySQL
2 38 (40.86%) NoSQL
3 24 (25.81%) MongoDB
4 18 (19.35%) Redis
5 11 (11.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (9.68%) NuoDB
7 6 (6.45%) Big Data
8 4 (4.30%) Neo4j
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.15%) InfluxDB
10 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.08%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.08%) HBase
11 1 (1.08%) icCube
11 1 (1.08%) Power BI
11 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (35.48%) NUnit
2 32 (34.41%) MSTest
3 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
4 15 (16.13%) Jenkins
5 11 (11.83%) JIRA
6 10 (10.75%) Selenium
7 3 (3.23%) GitLab
7 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.08%) CF BOSH
9 1 (1.08%) Gatling
9 1 (1.08%) JMeter
9 1 (1.08%) Maven
9 1 (1.08%) Mockito
9 1 (1.08%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.08%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.08%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.08%) Subversion
9 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Developer
2 29 (31.18%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.35%) Architect
4 17 (18.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) TIBCO Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Java Development Team Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Java Team Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Platform Architect
8 3 (3.23%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (10.75%) Kafka
3 6 (6.45%) .NET
4 4 (4.30%) .NET Core
4 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (4.30%) JSON
4 4 (4.30%) Lucene
4 4 (4.30%) Memcached
4 4 (4.30%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (4.30%) Sensu
4 4 (4.30%) Velocity
5 3 (3.23%) Node.js
5 3 (3.23%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.15%) Swagger
7 1 (1.08%) Jinja
7 1 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.08%) LDAP
7 1 (1.08%) RESTful
7 1 (1.08%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) PMI
4 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) CESG
5 1 (1.08%) CMDB
5 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.45%) CentOS
5 5 (5.38%) Windows
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) Unix
7 1 (1.08%) VMS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (43.01%) Migration
3 35 (37.63%) TDD
4 34 (36.56%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (34.41%) OO
6 25 (26.88%) DevOps
7 13 (13.98%) Open Source
8 10 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
9 9 (9.68%) Configuration Management
9 9 (9.68%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (7.53%) Kanban
10 7 (7.53%) Microservices
11 6 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (6.45%) ITIL
11 6 (6.45%) Scrum
11 6 (6.45%) Technical Leadership
12 5 (5.38%) High Availability
12 5 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 35 (37.63%) Java
2 21 (22.58%) Python
3 9 (9.68%) Perl
4 7 (7.53%) C#
4 7 (7.53%) SQL
5 4 (4.30%) PHP
6 3 (3.23%) Java 8
7 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.15%) Go
8 1 (1.08%) C
8 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) PhD
3 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.15%) MCSE
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.15%) PMP
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.08%) CCNA
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) Docker
2 17 (18.28%) KVM
3 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.30%) Xen
5 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.15%) BIND 9
5 2 (2.15%) NFS
5 2 (2.15%) Postfix
5 2 (2.15%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.15%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) vCloud
6 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (48.39%) Ansible
2 39 (41.94%) Puppet
3 38 (40.86%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (11.83%) Kubernetes
5 7 (7.53%) Grafana
6 6 (6.45%) Prometheus
7 4 (4.30%) Consul
7 4 (4.30%) Kibana
7 4 (4.30%) logstash
7 4 (4.30%) Terraform
7 4 (4.30%) Uchiwa
8 3 (3.23%) Netcool
8 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.15%) Icinga
9 2 (2.15%) Nagios
9 2 (2.15%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (2.15%) OpenView
9 2 (2.15%) TeMIP
10 1 (1.08%) Cobbler
10 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (41.94%) Oracle
2 24 (25.81%) Red Hat
3 15 (16.13%) VMware
4 10 (10.75%) Mirantis
5 9 (9.68%) IBM
6 7 (7.53%) Cisco
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.45%) Juniper
8 5 (5.38%) Splunk
9 4 (4.30%) F5
9 4 (4.30%) Nokia
9 4 (4.30%) SaltStack
9 4 (4.30%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.15%) BMC
10 2 (2.15%) Dell
10 2 (2.15%) EMC
10 2 (2.15%) Google
10 2 (2.15%) HP
10 2 (2.15%) Remedy
11 1 (1.08%) Intel