Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 197 272
Rank change year-on-year -98 +75 +87
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 87 168 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 1.05% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.10% 6.27% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 84 103
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £363 £362 £350
90th Percentile £575 £575 £713
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +34.38% -15.34% -5.50%

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 2,806 2,678 3,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.33% 16.67% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,544 2,196
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +0.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 93 112
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.48 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -9.04% +3.88%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.97 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.65% +2.75% +2.29%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -60 52 £475 -13.64% 5
Berkshire +3 39 £475 -9.52% 4
Hampshire -33 16 £468 -1.58% 11
Buckinghamshire -47 13 £475 -13.64% 1
East Sussex - 12 - -
Surrey -36 4 £463 -7.50% 5
Middlesex -5 3 £450 -10.00%
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 44 (50.57%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (34.48%) JIRA
3 30 (34.48%) Python
3 30 (34.48%) VMware
3 30 (34.48%) DevOps
4 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
5 26 (29.89%) Git (software)
5 26 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (28.74%) Red Hat
7 24 (27.59%) SQL
8 23 (26.44%) RabbitMQ
9 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (25.29%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (24.14%) Windows
10 21 (24.14%) Docker
11 19 (21.84%) Kubernetes
12 18 (20.69%) Java
13 17 (19.54%) Firewall
13 17 (19.54%) IaaS
13 17 (19.54%) Ansible
13 17 (19.54%) Software-Defined Networking
14 16 (18.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (17.24%) MongoDB
15 15 (17.24%) PaaS
15 15 (17.24%) Analytics
15 15 (17.24%) Kafka
15 15 (17.24%) Telecoms
15 15 (17.24%) C#
15 15 (17.24%) SQL 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 10 (11.49%) Confluence
2 6 (6.90%) Apache
3 5 (5.75%) JBoss
4 4 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.45%) IIS
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.30%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 44 (50.57%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.54%) IaaS
3 15 (17.24%) PaaS
4 13 (14.94%) OpenShift
5 12 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (5.75%) SaaS
9 3 (3.45%) HP Helion
9 3 (3.45%) Office 365
10 1 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Firewall
1 17 (19.54%) Software-Defined Networking
2 14 (16.09%) WAN
3 5 (5.75%) LAN
3 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.75%) VPN
4 4 (4.60%) DNS
4 4 (4.60%) HTTP
4 4 (4.60%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.60%) Network Security
4 4 (4.60%) SSL
5 3 (3.45%) BGP
5 3 (3.45%) Junos
5 3 (3.45%) OSPF
6 2 (2.30%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (2.30%) LTE
6 2 (2.30%) OpenFlow
6 2 (2.30%) VoLTE
6 2 (2.30%) VXLAN
6 2 (2.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (18.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (17.24%) MongoDB
3 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
4 12 (13.79%) HBase
4 12 (13.79%) icCube
4 12 (13.79%) Redis
5 10 (11.49%) Big Data
5 10 (11.49%) MySQL
6 9 (10.34%) NuoDB
7 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) JIRA
2 27 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 26 (29.89%) Git (software)
4 13 (14.94%) Selenium
5 7 (8.05%) GitLab
6 5 (5.75%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.60%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.60%) Marketing
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) International Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Architect
2 20 (22.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (20.69%) Network Architect
4 14 (16.09%) Developer
5 12 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (9.20%) Automation Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Virtualisation Architect
8 6 (6.90%) Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.75%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Network Security Architect
11 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
11 3 (3.45%) SQL BI Developer
11 3 (3.45%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (17.24%) Kafka
3 12 (13.79%) Web Services
4 10 (11.49%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (8.05%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (5.75%) OAuth
6 5 (5.75%) SOAP
6 5 (5.75%) XML
6 5 (5.75%) XSLT
7 4 (4.60%) Sensu
8 3 (3.45%) .NET
8 3 (3.45%) CSS
8 3 (3.45%) jQuery
9 2 (2.30%) Ajax
9 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.30%) RESTful
9 2 (2.30%) STL
10 1 (1.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.15%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.60%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) CESG
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 21 (24.14%) Windows
3 12 (13.79%) VMS
4 10 (11.49%) Unix
5 9 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.05%) CentOS
6 7 (8.05%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.30%) AIX
9 2 (2.30%) Debian
9 2 (2.30%) Solaris
10 1 (1.15%) DC/OS
10 1 (1.15%) SUSE
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) DevOps
2 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.24%) Analytics
4 13 (14.94%) Migration
4 13 (14.94%) Network Virtualisation
4 13 (14.94%) Use Case
5 12 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (13.79%) ETL
6 9 (10.34%) High Availability
6 9 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.05%) Functional Testing
8 7 (8.05%) Security Testing
9 6 (6.90%) Process Improvement
9 6 (6.90%) Product Management
9 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 5 (5.75%) Open Source
10 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.48%) Python
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 18 (20.69%) Java
4 15 (17.24%) C#
5 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.49%) C
6 10 (11.49%) Go
6 10 (11.49%) Perl
7 9 (10.34%) Groovy
7 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.90%) Ruby
9 4 (4.60%) PHP
10 2 (2.30%) C++
11 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) MCSE
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.30%) PhD
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) GCP
2 6 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (24.14%) Docker
3 13 (14.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.49%) Apache Flume
5 7 (8.05%) KVM
6 5 (5.75%) Xen
7 2 (2.30%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.30%) vSphere
8 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) Kubernetes
2 17 (19.54%) Ansible
3 9 (10.34%) Puppet
4 7 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.75%) Terraform
6 4 (4.60%) Grafana
6 4 (4.60%) HP ALM
6 4 (4.60%) logstash
7 3 (3.45%) Consul
7 3 (3.45%) Kibana
7 3 (3.45%) Prometheus
7 3 (3.45%) Uchiwa
7 3 (3.45%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.30%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.30%) Icinga
8 2 (2.30%) Netcool
8 2 (2.30%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (2.30%) OpenView
8 2 (2.30%) Rundeck
8 2 (2.30%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) VMware
2 25 (28.74%) Red Hat
3 12 (13.79%) Vertica
4 11 (12.64%) Google
5 9 (10.34%) IBM
6 8 (9.20%) Oracle
7 7 (8.05%) Mirantis
8 5 (5.75%) ATG
8 5 (5.75%) HP
8 5 (5.75%) Juniper
8 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.60%) Cisco
9 4 (4.60%) SaltStack
9 4 (4.60%) Splunk
10 3 (3.45%) Nintex
10 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
12 1 (1.15%) New Relic
12 1 (1.15%) PagerDuty