Period
to 19 June 2019

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 6 months to 19 June 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 566 481 451
Rank change year-on-year -85 -30 -102
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 293 464 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.06% 2.85% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 312 281
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £388
90th Percentile £725 £665 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £430 £475
% change year-on-year +22.09% -9.47% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +15.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 14,252 16,308 15,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 16.35% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,097 10,779 10,059
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.92% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 365 365
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.28 £49.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year - -6.32% -8.88%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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 15 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 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
England -65 278 £550 +4.76% 17
UK excluding London -36 167 £525 +22.09% 11
London -51 137 £550 +4.76% 7
South East -8 73 £525 +12.00% 5
North of England +27 39 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire +33 25 £468 -4.10%
South West -17 21 £675 +54.29% 1
East of England +12 16 £513 +24.24% 1
North West +12 11 £500 +17.65% 2
Midlands -1 10 £625 +16.28% 1
East Midlands +31 7 £700 +86.67%
Northern Ireland - 7 £475 -
Scotland -6 5 £525 +34.62% 1
North East +1 3 £575 +54.88%
West Midlands -15 3 £525 -8.70% 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 168 (57.34%) DevOps
2 153 (52.22%) Docker
3 152 (51.88%) Amazon AWS
4 144 (49.15%) Linux
5 131 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (44.71%) Ansible
6 127 (43.34%) Kubernetes
7 103 (35.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 99 (33.79%) Python
9 90 (30.72%) Red Hat
10 87 (29.69%) OpenShift
11 85 (29.01%) VMware
12 79 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (26.28%) Jenkins
14 73 (24.91%) Puppet
15 68 (23.21%) High Availability
15 68 (23.21%) PaaS
16 57 (19.45%) Java
17 54 (18.43%) Migration
18 53 (18.09%) Microsoft
19 52 (17.75%) Continuous Deployment
20 50 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 50 (17.06%) Git (software)
21 44 (15.02%) Private Cloud
22 43 (14.68%) Bash Shell
22 43 (14.68%) Windows
23 41 (13.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 38 (12.97%) Deployment Automation
25 37 (12.63%) MySQL
26 36 (12.29%) Active Directory

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 25 (8.53%) JBoss
2 24 (8.19%) nginx
3 19 (6.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (5.12%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.78%) Tomcat
6 13 (4.44%) Confluence
7 12 (4.10%) Apache
8 11 (3.75%) CloudStack
8 11 (3.75%) WebLogic
9 10 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
11 7 (2.39%) lighttpd
12 6 (2.05%) IIS
12 6 (2.05%) Jupyter
13 4 (1.37%) Apache Solr
14 3 (1.02%) Apache Spark
14 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.34%) Hubot
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) InfoPath
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (51.88%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (35.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (29.69%) OpenShift
4 68 (23.21%) PaaS
5 34 (11.60%) IaaS
6 31 (10.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (5.46%) Heroku
8 14 (4.78%) SaaS
9 12 (4.10%) Azure Stack
10 8 (2.73%) Office 365
11 7 (2.39%) GitHub
12 5 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.71%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.71%) npm
13 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.90%) Firewall
2 25 (8.53%) SAN
3 19 (6.48%) DNS
4 18 (6.14%) LAN
4 18 (6.14%) WAN
5 13 (4.44%) NAS
5 13 (4.44%) VPN
6 12 (4.10%) BGP
6 12 (4.10%) DHCP
7 9 (3.07%) VLAN
8 8 (2.73%) Internet
8 8 (2.73%) MPLS
8 8 (2.73%) Network Security
8 8 (2.73%) SSL
8 8 (2.73%) Wireless
9 7 (2.39%) Intranet
10 6 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (2.05%) HTTP
10 6 (2.05%) OSPF
11 5 (1.71%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.63%) MySQL
2 32 (10.92%) NoSQL
2 32 (10.92%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.41%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.41%) SQL Server
7 9 (3.07%) Big Data
7 9 (3.07%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.05%) BigQuery
8 6 (2.05%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.37%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.02%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.02%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.34%) Impala
12 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 77 (26.28%) Jenkins
2 50 (17.06%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.17%) JIRA
4 17 (5.80%) Gradle
5 14 (4.78%) Bitbucket
6 13 (4.44%) CF BOSH
7 11 (3.75%) MSTest
7 11 (3.75%) NUnit
8 10 (3.41%) Maven
9 9 (3.07%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.71%) GitLab
12 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.68%) GoCD
13 2 (0.68%) Selenium
13 2 (0.68%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
14 1 (0.34%) fabric8
14 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
14 1 (0.34%) WebLOAD
General
1 32 (10.92%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.46%) Finance
3 9 (3.07%) Retail
4 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.05%) Law
4 6 (2.05%) Legal
4 6 (2.05%) Marketing
5 4 (1.37%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (0.68%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (26.62%) Architect
2 61 (20.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (17.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 31 (10.58%) Platform Engineer
5 23 (7.85%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (7.51%) Developer
6 22 (7.51%) Technical Architect
7 21 (7.17%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (5.80%) Consultant
9 16 (5.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 15 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.78%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.44%) Python Developer
13 12 (4.10%) AWS Architect
14 8 (2.73%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
15 6 (2.05%) Java Architect
15 6 (2.05%) Java Technical Architect
15 6 (2.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.85%) Middleware
2 19 (6.48%) JSON
2 19 (6.48%) Web Services
3 17 (5.80%) CSS
4 15 (5.12%) Node.js
5 14 (4.78%) HTML
5 14 (4.78%) Kafka
5 14 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (4.10%) J2EE
7 11 (3.75%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (3.75%) XML
8 10 (3.41%) REST
9 9 (3.07%) Django
9 9 (3.07%) NumPy
9 9 (3.07%) Pandas
10 7 (2.39%) .NET
10 7 (2.39%) CPAN
10 7 (2.39%) LAMP
10 7 (2.39%) Spring
10 7 (2.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.02%) Private Cloud
2 36 (12.29%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (5.12%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.44%) Replication
6 8 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.73%) PKI
7 7 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.68%) TM Forum
12 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (49.15%) Linux
2 43 (14.68%) Windows
3 41 (13.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (10.92%) Unix
5 16 (5.46%) CentOS
6 15 (5.12%) Solaris
7 12 (4.10%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.02%) AIX
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (57.34%) DevOps
2 131 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (23.21%) High Availability
5 54 (18.43%) Migration
6 52 (17.75%) Continuous Deployment
7 38 (12.97%) Deployment Automation
8 30 (10.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (9.90%) TDD
10 26 (8.87%) Microservices
11 23 (7.85%) Configuration Management
11 23 (7.85%) Open Source
12 22 (7.51%) Load Balancing
13 20 (6.83%) Analytics
13 20 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (6.83%) Data Migration
13 20 (6.83%) TOGAF
14 19 (6.48%) OO
15 17 (5.80%) Computer Science
15 17 (5.80%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 99 (33.79%) Python
2 57 (19.45%) Java
3 43 (14.68%) Bash Shell
4 25 (8.53%) Ruby
5 24 (8.19%) Perl
6 20 (6.83%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.83%) SQL
7 13 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.75%) C
9 10 (3.41%) C++
9 10 (3.41%) Go
10 7 (2.39%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.05%) PHP
11 6 (2.05%) R
12 5 (1.71%) Java 8
13 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.68%) C#
15 1 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 33 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.80%) DV Cleared
3 15 (5.12%) CISSP
4 13 (4.44%) AWS Certification
4 13 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.73%) CCIE
7 7 (2.39%) MCSE
7 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.05%) Degree
8 6 (2.05%) IISP
8 6 (2.05%) JNCIE
9 5 (1.71%) SSCP
10 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.37%) ISSAP
11 3 (1.02%) BC Cleared
11 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.02%) RHCE
12 2 (0.68%) CCNP
12 2 (0.68%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.85%) SLA
2 10 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.73%) GDPR
4 4 (1.37%) COBIT
4 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.68%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 153 (52.22%) Docker
2 50 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (12.29%) Active Directory
4 15 (5.12%) vCloud
5 11 (3.75%) KVM
6 10 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.05%) vSphere
8 4 (1.37%) NFS
8 4 (1.37%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.02%) BIND 9
9 3 (1.02%) Postfix
9 3 (1.02%) Xen
10 2 (0.68%) Ceph
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.34%) HDFS
11 1 (0.34%) IAG
11 1 (0.34%) oVirt
11 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 131 (44.71%) Ansible
2 127 (43.34%) Kubernetes
3 73 (24.91%) Puppet
4 27 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (8.19%) Terraform
6 12 (4.10%) vRealize
7 9 (3.07%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.39%) Cloudify
8 7 (2.39%) Prometheus
9 6 (2.05%) CASB
9 6 (2.05%) Consul
10 3 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (1.02%) OpenView
11 2 (0.68%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.68%) Juju
11 2 (0.68%) Nagios
11 2 (0.68%) Netcool
11 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (30.72%) Red Hat
2 85 (29.01%) VMware
3 53 (18.09%) Microsoft
4 32 (10.92%) Oracle
5 26 (8.87%) Cisco
6 19 (6.48%) F5
6 19 (6.48%) Google
6 19 (6.48%) Splunk
7 14 (4.78%) EMC
7 14 (4.78%) ServiceNow
8 12 (4.10%) Micro Focus
9 11 (3.75%) NetApp
10 7 (2.39%) IBM
10 7 (2.39%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.71%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.37%) Dell
12 4 (1.37%) Mirantis
13 3 (1.02%) BMC
13 3 (1.02%) Citrix
13 3 (1.02%) HP