The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for OpenStack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenStack over the 3 months to 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 141 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.067% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.25% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £580 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £423 £350
% change year-on-year +18.34% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

OpenStack is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 400 544 526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.72% 18.18% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 385 354
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £543 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +110.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing OpenStack as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the South West

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenStack in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the South West

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the South West

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 4 £580 +28.88% 3
Gloucestershire +10 1 - - 2
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) KVM
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) NAS
5 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (37.50%) Xen
5 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Apache
5 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (12.50%) iPlanet
3 1 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) IaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) FCoE
3 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) CouchDB
3 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Graduate
1 2 (25.00%) Graduate Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Graduate IT Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) IT Graduate
1 2 (25.00%) IT Operations Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Trainee
1 2 (25.00%) Trainee Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Trainee Operations Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) e-Health
3 1 (12.50%) Grid Computing
3 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) HPUX
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) SUSE
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) C-shell
4 1 (12.50%) Go
4 1 (12.50%) Haskell
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) R
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) CISA
4 1 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) GSEC
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) KVM
2 3 (37.50%) Xen
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) LXC
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (12.50%) Samba
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) Grafana
3 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (12.50%) logstash
3 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) arcserve
5 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Opsware
5 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin
5 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas