Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 462 451
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 +148
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 517 433 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.13% 2.53% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 307 371
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £340
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16,528 17,116 18,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 17.83% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,052 11,031 11,556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 365 497
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +8.57%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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
England +57 504 £525 +5.00% 83
London +46 283 £525 - 33
UK excluding London -8 228 £438 +2.94% 51
South East +68 136 £450 -5.26% 9
North of England -9 38 £370 -9.76% 12
Midlands -3 25 £438 -6.42% 4
North East +30 18 £362 +9.55%
West Midlands -3 18 £620 +32.62% 3
East of England +5 17 £525 -4.55% 16
Yorkshire -10 15 £550 +10.00% 4
South West +3 11 £438 -18.60% 9
East Midlands +12 7 £345 -13.75% 1
Scotland -66 6 £488 +43.38% 1
North West -4 5 £244 -42.65% 8
Wales 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 345 (66.73%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (49.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 225 (43.52%) Linux
4 225 (43.52%) Ansible
5 205 (39.65%) DevOps
6 198 (38.30%) Puppet
7 182 (35.20%) Continuous Integration
7 182 (35.20%) Opscode Chef
8 161 (31.14%) Java
9 160 (30.95%) Oracle
9 160 (30.95%) PostgreSQL
10 137 (26.50%) MySQL
11 135 (26.11%) Git (software)
12 131 (25.34%) Jenkins
12 131 (25.34%) Python
13 118 (22.82%) Finance
14 116 (22.44%) Tomcat
15 113 (21.86%) NoSQL
16 111 (21.47%) WebSphere
16 111 (21.47%) Red Hat
16 111 (21.47%) VMware
16 111 (21.47%) TDD
17 110 (21.28%) Docker
18 107 (20.70%) OO
19 106 (20.50%) WebLogic
20 102 (19.73%) NUnit
20 102 (19.73%) MSTest
21 95 (18.38%) IaaS
22 93 (17.99%) Digital Transformation Programme

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
1 116 (22.44%) Tomcat
2 111 (21.47%) WebSphere
3 106 (20.50%) WebLogic
4 83 (16.05%) Confluence
5 26 (5.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (3.09%) CloudStack
7 15 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (2.51%) Apache
9 12 (2.32%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.32%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.13%) JBoss
11 10 (1.93%) nginx
12 9 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (1.55%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.97%) HipChat
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) SPSS
4 2 (0.39%) Weka
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 345 (66.73%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (49.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (18.38%) IaaS
4 70 (13.54%) OpenShift
5 51 (9.86%) PaaS
6 42 (8.12%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (7.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (3.68%) GitHub
9 15 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (2.51%) Office 365
10 13 (2.51%) SaaS
11 8 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.35%) Slack
12 7 (1.35%) Trello
13 6 (1.16%) Akamai
13 6 (1.16%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
15 3 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.70%) Firewall
2 25 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.87%) Software-Defined Networking
4 17 (3.29%) SAN
5 14 (2.71%) Internet
6 10 (1.93%) DNS
7 9 (1.74%) NAS
7 9 (1.74%) Skype
8 7 (1.35%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.16%) LAN
9 6 (1.16%) VPN
10 5 (0.97%) HTTP
10 5 (0.97%) VoLTE
11 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.77%) WAN
12 3 (0.58%) DMZ
12 3 (0.58%) IPsec
12 3 (0.58%) Junos
12 3 (0.58%) LTE
13 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (30.95%) PostgreSQL
2 137 (26.50%) MySQL
3 113 (21.86%) NoSQL
4 55 (10.64%) MongoDB
5 35 (6.77%) Redis
6 28 (5.42%) NuoDB
7 23 (4.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (3.87%) Oracle Database
9 19 (3.68%) SQL Server
10 18 (3.48%) DB2
11 11 (2.13%) Big Data
12 10 (1.93%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.55%) Couchbase
14 7 (1.35%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.16%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.97%) MariaDB
17 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
17 2 (0.39%) KNIME
17 2 (0.39%) Riak
17 2 (0.39%) STATISTICA
Development Applications
1 135 (26.11%) Git (software)
2 131 (25.34%) Jenkins
3 102 (19.73%) MSTest
3 102 (19.73%) NUnit
4 84 (16.25%) JIRA
5 32 (6.19%) Selenium
6 29 (5.61%) Maven
7 27 (5.22%) GitLab
8 25 (4.84%) Bitbucket
8 25 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (4.64%) TeamCity
10 20 (3.87%) Vagrant
11 18 (3.48%) Mercurial
12 17 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (2.71%) Gradle
15 13 (2.51%) NuGet
16 7 (1.35%) git-flow
16 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (22.82%) Finance
2 43 (8.32%) Banking
3 42 (8.12%) Telecoms
4 37 (7.16%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.32%) Retail
6 8 (1.55%) International Banking
7 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.77%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (28.63%) Developer
2 108 (20.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (18.76%) Java Developer
4 66 (12.77%) Architect
5 50 (9.67%) Digital Developer
5 50 (9.67%) Digital Transformation
6 41 (7.93%) Senior Developer
7 40 (7.74%) Cloud Architect
7 40 (7.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 35 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
9 32 (6.19%) Consultant
10 30 (5.80%) AWS Engineer
11 28 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (5.22%) AWS DevOps
13 24 (4.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 20 (3.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 19 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 19 (3.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.68%) Network Architect
16 16 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
2 28 (5.42%) .NET
3 27 (5.22%) Web Services
4 21 (4.06%) REST
5 18 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (3.09%) Node.js
7 13 (2.51%) SOAP
8 11 (2.13%) LDAP
8 11 (2.13%) Spring
8 11 (2.13%) XML
9 10 (1.93%) Sensu
10 7 (1.35%) pytest
10 7 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (1.16%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.16%) boto
11 6 (1.16%) CSS
11 6 (1.16%) HTML
11 6 (1.16%) J2EE
11 6 (1.16%) STL
12 5 (0.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.74%) Private Cloud
2 35 (6.77%) Public Cloud
3 31 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 30 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 21 (4.06%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.90%) Video on Demand
7 14 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.77%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.77%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) Blog
11 3 (0.58%) Clustering
11 3 (0.58%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.39%) Derivative
12 2 (0.39%) Life Science
12 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 225 (43.52%) Linux
2 90 (17.41%) Windows
3 57 (11.03%) Windows Server
4 53 (10.25%) Unix
5 49 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.45%) CentOS
7 17 (3.29%) Solaris
8 16 (3.09%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.32%) AIX
11 7 (1.35%) Android
12 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.16%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.77%) SUSE
15 3 (0.58%) Debian
15 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.39%) HPUX
16 2 (0.39%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (39.65%) DevOps
3 182 (35.20%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (21.47%) TDD
5 107 (20.70%) OO
6 93 (17.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 85 (16.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 79 (15.28%) Scrum
9 64 (12.38%) Configuration Management
10 59 (11.41%) Kanban
11 45 (8.70%) Release Management
12 43 (8.32%) Open Source
13 42 (8.12%) Load Balancing
14 32 (6.19%) Migration
15 30 (5.80%) Microservices
16 28 (5.42%) High Availability
17 23 (4.45%) SOA
18 22 (4.26%) Service Delivery
18 22 (4.26%) Use Case
19 21 (4.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 161 (31.14%) Java
2 131 (25.34%) Python
3 53 (10.25%) Bash Shell
4 48 (9.28%) PowerShell
5 39 (7.54%) Ruby
6 35 (6.77%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.61%) Perl
8 25 (4.84%) C++
9 23 (4.45%) SQL
10 16 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.71%) C#
11 14 (2.71%) Scala
12 13 (2.51%) PHP
13 11 (2.13%) Bourne shell
14 10 (1.93%) Groovy
15 9 (1.74%) Go
16 5 (0.97%) C
17 2 (0.39%) AWK
17 2 (0.39%) sed
17 2 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.42%) Degree
2 26 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.55%) MCSE
5 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.16%) RHCE
7 5 (0.97%) CISM
7 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.77%) OCP
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.58%) JNCIE
9 3 (0.58%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.39%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.39%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) GCP
2 6 (1.16%) GAAP
2 6 (1.16%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.77%) SLA
4 3 (0.58%) OASIS TOSCA
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (21.28%) Docker
2 67 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.64%) vCloud
4 17 (3.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (3.29%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.90%) vSphere
6 13 (2.51%) KVM
7 10 (1.93%) Ceph
7 10 (1.93%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.35%) Brightmail
11 6 (1.16%) Xen
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.77%) XenServer
14 3 (0.58%) NFS
14 3 (0.58%) Samba
14 3 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 225 (43.52%) Ansible
2 198 (38.30%) Puppet
3 182 (35.20%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (15.47%) Kubernetes
5 29 (5.61%) Terraform
6 18 (3.48%) Salt
7 12 (2.32%) Nagios
8 11 (2.13%) Rancher
9 10 (1.93%) Mesos
9 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (1.93%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.74%) Grafana
10 9 (1.74%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.35%) CFEngine
12 7 (1.35%) vRealize
13 5 (0.97%) Kibana
13 5 (0.97%) SCCM
13 5 (0.97%) vMotion
14 4 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 160 (30.95%) Oracle
2 111 (21.47%) Red Hat
2 111 (21.47%) VMware
3 49 (9.48%) IBM
4 41 (7.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (5.61%) Google
6 28 (5.42%) SaltStack
7 21 (4.06%) Atlassian
8 17 (3.29%) HP
9 15 (2.90%) Splunk
10 14 (2.71%) Cisco
11 13 (2.51%) Rackspace
12 12 (2.32%) NetApp
13 10 (1.93%) EMC
13 10 (1.93%) F5
14 9 (1.74%) CA
14 9 (1.74%) Juniper
14 9 (1.74%) Sun
15 8 (1.55%) Palo Alto
16 7 (1.35%) IronPort