The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 April 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
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 279 482
Rank change year-on-year -117 +203  
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 205 466 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.83% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.55% 4.79% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 335 111
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +11.76% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8043 9736 9930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.07% 17.43% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 6327 5971
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 216 380
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England -79 203 £500 +1.52% 47
London -40 103 £525 - 22
South East +6 73 £474 -5.20% 8
Buckinghamshire - 35 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 22 £388 -
Hampshire +6 18 £475 +17.86%
North West +30 9 £474 -2.82% 6
East of England -3 9 £475 +8.57% 1
City of London -29 9 £535 +7.00% 5
Berkshire +17 6 £525 +5.00% 3
Manchester +11 5 £475 - 6
Middlesex +7 5 £213 -48.48% 1
Home Counties - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 £463 -
Hook +11 4 £397 -3.52%
Lancashire +9 4 £473 +15.24%
South West +6 4 £725 +81.25% 5
Preston -7 4 £473 +15.24%
Southampton - 4 £530 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £463 +8.82% 4
Bristol +8 3 £725 - 3
Newbury - 3 £335 -
Reading +15 2 £525 +5.00% 3
West Yorkshire +15 2 £463 +8.82% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 2 - -
Surrey -11 2 £438 -16.66% 2
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Portsmouth - 2 £525 -
Guildford - 2 £438 - 1
Edinburgh +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 249 (65.18%) Linux
2 225 (58.90%) Amazon AWS
3 203 (53.14%) DevOps
4 157 (41.10%) Puppet
5 150 (39.27%) Python
6 134 (35.08%) Ansible
7 133 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (34.55%) Java
9 131 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 123 (32.20%) Docker
11 122 (31.94%) Opscode Chef
12 120 (31.41%) VMware
13 113 (29.58%) Ruby
14 105 (27.49%) Jenkins
15 103 (26.96%) Git (software)
16 95 (24.87%) Configuration Management
17 75 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (18.85%) Windows
19 66 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (16.23%) Open Source
21 61 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 61 (15.97%) Kubernetes
22 59 (15.45%) Perl
23 57 (14.92%) Red Hat
24 54 (14.14%) MySQL
24 54 (14.14%) Unix
25 53 (13.87%) IaaS
26 51 (13.35%) Continuous Delivery
27 50 (13.09%) PaaS
27 50 (13.09%) PostgreSQL

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (8.64%) Confluence
2 29 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 27 (7.07%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (6.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (5.76%) Tomcat
6 21 (5.50%) CloudStack
7 20 (5.24%) Apache
8 19 (4.97%) nginx
9 12 (3.14%) Apache Spark
10 11 (2.88%) IIS
10 11 (2.88%) WebLogic
11 8 (2.09%) Hubot
12 4 (1.05%) JBoss
12 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.52%) SAS
15 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) SAP Business One
1 4 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 225 (58.90%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (13.87%) IaaS
4 50 (13.09%) PaaS
5 41 (10.73%) OpenShift
6 35 (9.16%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (8.38%) GitHub
8 17 (4.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (4.45%) IBM Cloud
9 11 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.88%) SaaS
10 10 (2.62%) Bluemix
11 9 (2.36%) Heroku
12 7 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.83%) Office 365
12 7 (1.83%) SoftLayer
13 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (1.31%) Loggly
13 5 (1.31%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 26 (6.81%) DNS
3 23 (6.02%) SSL
4 22 (5.76%) Firewall
4 22 (5.76%) HTTP
5 12 (3.14%) HTTPS
6 11 (2.88%) Internet
6 11 (2.88%) SAN
6 11 (2.88%) WAN
7 10 (2.62%) LAN
7 10 (2.62%) LDAP
7 10 (2.62%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (2.62%) VPN
8 8 (2.09%) Network Security
9 7 (1.83%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.83%) NAS
10 4 (1.05%) VSAN
11 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.79%) MPLS
11 3 (0.79%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.14%) MySQL
2 50 (13.09%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (10.73%) MongoDB
4 28 (7.33%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.76%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.97%) Hadoop
6 19 (4.97%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (4.19%) Big Data
9 15 (3.93%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.66%) Redis
11 7 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.57%) Riak
13 5 (1.31%) HBase
13 5 (1.31%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.79%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.79%) DB2
15 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.52%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.52%) Impala
Development Applications
1 105 (27.49%) Jenkins
2 103 (26.96%) Git (software)
3 43 (11.26%) Vagrant
4 36 (9.42%) JIRA
5 31 (8.12%) Bitbucket
6 27 (7.07%) Maven
7 19 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.71%) Gradle
9 16 (4.19%) TeamCity
10 15 (3.93%) Ant
10 15 (3.93%) Subversion
11 14 (3.66%) Travis CI
12 13 (3.40%) Cucumber
12 13 (3.40%) GitLab
13 11 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (2.36%) GoCD
14 9 (2.36%) MSTest
14 9 (2.36%) NUnit
14 9 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (2.09%) NuGet
General
1 39 (10.21%) Finance
2 19 (4.97%) Banking
2 19 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.66%) Retail
4 5 (1.31%) Marketing
5 4 (1.05%) Electronics
5 4 (1.05%) Legal
5 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Billing
6 3 (0.79%) International Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Games
7 2 (0.52%) German Language
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (32.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (13.87%) Architect
3 48 (12.57%) Developer
4 44 (11.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 37 (9.69%) Linux Engineer
6 34 (8.90%) Cloud Architect
7 26 (6.81%) AWS DevOps
8 23 (6.02%) AWS Engineer
8 23 (6.02%) Consultant
9 22 (5.76%) Automation Engineer
10 19 (4.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
11 18 (4.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Platform Engineer
14 13 (3.40%) Java Developer
14 13 (3.40%) Perl Developer
14 13 (3.40%) Scala Developer
15 12 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.90%) Web Services
2 27 (7.07%) .NET
2 27 (7.07%) Elastic Stack
2 27 (7.07%) Node.js
3 26 (6.81%) jQuery
4 23 (6.02%) CSS
5 22 (5.76%) HTML
6 16 (4.19%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (3.93%) AngularJS
8 14 (3.66%) REST
9 13 (3.40%) Apache Flex
9 13 (3.40%) Catalyst
9 13 (3.40%) CPAN
9 13 (3.40%) Moose
9 13 (3.40%) XML
10 12 (3.14%) Middleware
11 10 (2.62%) LAMP
12 9 (2.36%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (2.36%) Sensu
12 9 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 40 (10.47%) Private Cloud
3 36 (9.42%) Public Cloud
4 32 (8.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (6.54%) Computer Science
6 21 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.09%) Replication
8 8 (2.09%) Video on Demand
9 7 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.57%) Online Banking
10 6 (1.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (1.31%) User Experience
12 4 (1.05%) FlexPod
12 4 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.79%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.79%) Clustering
13 3 (0.79%) Life Science
14 2 (0.52%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 249 (65.18%) Linux
2 72 (18.85%) Windows
3 61 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (14.14%) Unix
5 44 (11.52%) CentOS
6 22 (5.76%) Ubuntu
7 21 (5.50%) CoreOS
8 18 (4.71%) Windows Server
9 15 (3.93%) Fedora
10 12 (3.14%) Solaris
11 11 (2.88%) AIX
11 11 (2.88%) RancherOS
12 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.05%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (53.14%) DevOps
2 133 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (24.87%) Configuration Management
4 75 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (16.23%) Open Source
6 51 (13.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 43 (11.26%) Scrum
8 39 (10.21%) TDD
9 32 (8.38%) Kanban
10 23 (6.02%) E-Commerce
11 22 (5.76%) Migration
11 22 (5.76%) SOA
12 19 (4.97%) High Availability
13 18 (4.71%) Service Delivery
14 16 (4.19%) Software Engineering
15 13 (3.40%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (3.40%) Refactoring
15 13 (3.40%) Use Case
15 13 (3.40%) Validation
16 12 (3.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (39.27%) Python
2 132 (34.55%) Java
3 113 (29.58%) Ruby
4 59 (15.45%) Perl
5 41 (10.73%) Bash Shell
5 41 (10.73%) JavaScript
6 37 (9.69%) PowerShell
6 37 (9.69%) SQL
7 34 (8.90%) Go
8 24 (6.28%) Shell Script
9 17 (4.45%) Scala
10 15 (3.93%) PHP
11 11 (2.88%) C#
12 8 (2.09%) C++
12 8 (2.09%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (1.31%) C
14 4 (1.05%) Clojure
14 4 (1.05%) R
15 2 (0.52%) Haskell
16 1 (0.26%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 45 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.81%) Degree
4 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.31%) CCNP
5 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.31%) RHCA
5 5 (1.31%) RHCE
6 4 (1.05%) VCDX
7 3 (0.79%) MCSE
8 2 (0.52%) CCNA
8 2 (0.52%) CCSA
8 2 (0.52%) CCSE
8 2 (0.52%) CISA
8 2 (0.52%) CISM
8 2 (0.52%) CISSP
8 2 (0.52%) GSEC
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.88%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) SLA
3 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) GCP
System Software
1 123 (32.20%) Docker
2 66 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.12%) vSphere
4 25 (6.54%) Xen
5 22 (5.76%) vCloud
6 18 (4.71%) Active Directory
7 17 (4.45%) KVM
8 15 (3.93%) Hyper-V
9 13 (3.40%) XenServer
10 11 (2.88%) etcd
11 8 (2.09%) flannel
12 7 (1.83%) HDFS
12 7 (1.83%) VirtualBox
12 7 (1.83%) VMware ESX
13 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.31%) NFS
14 5 (1.31%) pfSense
15 4 (1.05%) LXC
15 4 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.79%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 157 (41.10%) Puppet
2 134 (35.08%) Ansible
3 122 (31.94%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (15.97%) Kubernetes
5 34 (8.90%) Terraform
6 29 (7.59%) Consul
7 24 (6.28%) logstash
8 23 (6.02%) Nagios
9 22 (5.76%) Graphite
10 21 (5.50%) Salt
11 19 (4.97%) Kibana
12 15 (3.93%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (3.93%) Mesos
13 14 (3.66%) ZABBIX
14 13 (3.40%) Packer
15 12 (3.14%) Ganglia
16 11 (2.88%) Rancher
17 10 (2.62%) Marathon
17 10 (2.62%) Rundeck
18 9 (2.36%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 120 (31.41%) VMware
2 57 (14.92%) Red Hat
3 40 (10.47%) Splunk
4 37 (9.69%) Oracle
5 34 (8.90%) Microsoft
6 27 (7.07%) Atlassian
7 20 (5.24%) Google
7 20 (5.24%) Rackspace
8 16 (4.19%) IBM
9 14 (3.66%) Cisco
9 14 (3.66%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.88%) New Relic
11 9 (2.36%) AppDynamics
12 8 (2.09%) SAP
13 6 (1.57%) Citrix
13 6 (1.57%) EMC
13 6 (1.57%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.57%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.57%) PagerDuty
13 6 (1.57%) SolarWinds
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