Period
to 18 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 289 248
Rank change year-on-year +35 -41 +56
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 48 94 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.59% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.07% 3.36% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 32
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% -6.58%
10th Percentile £362 £363 £300
90th Percentile £650 £538 £538
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +12.50% +40.35%

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 1,561 2,796 2,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.40% 17.61% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 1,637 1,653
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 94 90
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -11.72% -13.64%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £50.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +24 37 £550 +46.67% 5
Berkshire +33 34 £538 +13.16% 1
Surrey +46 7 £500 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £550 +46.67% 2
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) Red Hat
2 19 (39.58%) AWS
3 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (25.00%) Docker
4 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 10 (20.83%) Juniper
5 10 (20.83%) Ansible
5 10 (20.83%) Private Cloud
5 10 (20.83%) vCenter Server
6 9 (18.75%) DevOps
6 9 (18.75%) Linux
6 9 (18.75%) Azure
7 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) Puppet
7 8 (16.67%) vCloud
7 8 (16.67%) OpenShift
7 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 8 (16.67%) Terraform
7 8 (16.67%) vRealize
8 7 (14.58%) Kubernetes
8 7 (14.58%) GCP
8 7 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (14.58%) IaaS
8 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (14.58%) PaaS
8 7 (14.58%) Python
9 6 (12.50%) DNS
9 6 (12.50%) Web Services

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 6 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) AWS
2 9 (18.75%) Azure
3 8 (16.67%) OpenShift
4 7 (14.58%) GCP
4 7 (14.58%) IaaS
4 7 (14.58%) PaaS
5 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (8.33%) GitHub
6 4 (8.33%) SaaS
7 2 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (2.08%) Heroku
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (10.42%) 2G
2 5 (10.42%) 3G
2 5 (10.42%) 4G
2 5 (10.42%) VXLAN
3 4 (8.33%) BGP
3 4 (8.33%) Junos
4 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) LTE
5 2 (4.17%) MGW
5 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 2 (4.17%) VSAN
6 1 (2.08%) 5G
6 1 (2.08%) AMQP
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.08%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) GitLab
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (68.75%) Architect
2 15 (31.25%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.33%) VMware Architect
6 3 (6.25%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.08%) JMS
4 1 (2.08%) Memcached
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Private Cloud
2 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Ubuntu
3 4 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) DevOps
2 7 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
3 6 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
3 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.42%) Analytics
4 5 (10.42%) Decision-Making
4 5 (10.42%) High Availability
4 5 (10.42%) Microservices
4 5 (10.42%) SOA
5 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.25%) Co-Creation
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Open Source
6 3 (6.25%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (25.00%) Docker
3 8 (16.67%) vCloud
4 6 (12.50%) vSphere
5 4 (8.33%) KVM
6 3 (6.25%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.08%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Ansible
1 10 (20.83%) vCenter Server
2 8 (16.67%) Puppet
2 8 (16.67%) Terraform
2 8 (16.67%) vRealize
3 7 (14.58%) Kubernetes
3 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (10.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (6.25%) Cobbler
5 3 (6.25%) Icinga
6 1 (2.08%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.08%) OpenView
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 19 (39.58%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.83%) Juniper
4 6 (12.50%) Dell
4 6 (12.50%) Google
5 4 (8.33%) Mirantis
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (2.08%) Coverity
8 1 (2.08%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) New Relic
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) Splunk