Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 397 341
Rank change year-on-year -59 -56 +260
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 497 548 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.89% 3.39% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 366 568
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.71% +7.61%
10th Percentile £363 £380 £330
90th Percentile £638 £603 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £38.25 £39.00 £35.88
90th Percentile £56.75 £42.65 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -20.00%

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 17,188 16,183 19,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.79% 16.93% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,239 10,472 13,108
UK median daily rate £450 £437 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.92% +4.11% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 404 475
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.40 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.68% -4.87% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £20.76
% change year-on-year +3.65% -7.03% +3.78%

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 14 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Top 14 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 14 August 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 -87 446 £525 +5.00% 103
UK excluding London -54 249 £425 -10.53% 56
London -29 244 £525 +0.10% 48
South East -117 82 £475 -5.00% 21
Scotland +2 48 £390 +17.47% 1
South West +32 46 £425 +21.43% 7
North of England -17 35 £425 -5.56% 4
East of England -11 21 £480 +6.67% 22
Midlands 0 17 £500 +5.26% 1
North West -9 14 £475 - 2
West Midlands -14 13 £500 -4.76%
North East 0 12 £350 -14.63% 1
Yorkshire -28 9 £488 +8.33% 1
East Midlands +6 3 £419 +17.54% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 284 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (42.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (39.44%) Ansible
5 186 (37.42%) Puppet
6 180 (36.22%) Linux
7 179 (36.02%) Continuous Integration
8 178 (35.81%) Java
9 163 (32.80%) Opscode Chef
10 149 (29.98%) PostgreSQL
10 149 (29.98%) MySQL
11 141 (28.37%) Oracle
12 136 (27.36%) TDD
12 136 (27.36%) DevOps
13 133 (26.76%) NoSQL
14 128 (25.75%) Jenkins
15 122 (24.55%) OO
16 121 (24.35%) Tomcat
16 121 (24.35%) WebLogic
17 118 (23.74%) WebSphere
18 116 (23.34%) Python
19 115 (23.14%) NUnit
19 115 (23.14%) MSTest
20 113 (22.74%) VMware
21 97 (19.52%) Docker
22 83 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
23 82 (16.50%) Kubernetes
24 80 (16.10%) Git (software)
25 78 (15.69%) Migration
25 78 (15.69%) Configuration Management

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
1 121 (24.35%) Tomcat
1 121 (24.35%) WebLogic
2 118 (23.74%) WebSphere
3 25 (5.03%) Confluence
4 21 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (3.22%) nginx
6 14 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.62%) JBoss
8 11 (2.21%) Apache
8 11 (2.21%) IIS
9 10 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.01%) Hubot
10 5 (1.01%) SAS
11 4 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.41%) InfoPath
2 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 284 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (42.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (10.87%) GitHub
4 49 (9.86%) PaaS
5 47 (9.46%) IaaS
6 36 (7.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (4.83%) OpenShift
9 19 (3.82%) SaaS
10 18 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (3.22%) Office 365
12 9 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.81%) npm
13 7 (1.41%) Serverless
14 6 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (1.01%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.01%) Slack
16 4 (0.80%) HP Helion
16 4 (0.80%) Stackdriver
17 2 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.05%) Firewall
2 27 (5.43%) TCP/IP
3 26 (5.23%) DNS
4 25 (5.03%) Software-Defined Networking
5 23 (4.63%) HTTP
6 19 (3.82%) VPN
7 17 (3.42%) NetScaler
8 16 (3.22%) SAN
8 16 (3.22%) WAN
9 14 (2.82%) NAS
10 13 (2.62%) BGP
10 13 (2.62%) SSL
11 11 (2.21%) OSPF
12 10 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.01%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.61%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.61%) OpenFlow
13 8 (1.61%) VLAN
14 7 (1.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (29.98%) MySQL
1 149 (29.98%) PostgreSQL
2 133 (26.76%) NoSQL
3 33 (6.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 32 (6.44%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.63%) SQL Server
6 27 (5.43%) Big Data
7 13 (2.62%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.41%) HBase
8 12 (2.41%) icCube
8 12 (2.41%) Redis
9 9 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.21%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.01%) DB2
11 5 (1.01%) NuoDB
11 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.60%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 128 (25.75%) Jenkins
2 115 (23.14%) MSTest
2 115 (23.14%) NUnit
3 80 (16.10%) Git (software)
4 54 (10.87%) GitLab
5 48 (9.66%) JIRA
6 19 (3.82%) Vagrant
7 16 (3.22%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.21%) Selenium
8 11 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.01%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.81%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.81%) Travis CI
11 7 (1.41%) Subversion
12 5 (1.01%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.01%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.80%) Zephyr
14 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 67 (13.48%) Finance
2 30 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.41%) Retail
4 7 (1.41%) Marketing
5 6 (1.21%) Banking
6 5 (1.01%) Billing
6 5 (1.01%) Publishing
6 5 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.80%) German Language
7 4 (0.80%) Law
8 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (31.99%) Developer
2 104 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 69 (13.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 64 (12.88%) Architect
5 38 (7.65%) Senior Developer
6 35 (7.04%) Digital Developer
6 35 (7.04%) Digital Transformation
6 35 (7.04%) Senior Java Developer
7 25 (5.03%) Network Architect
8 23 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (4.02%) Consultant
10 18 (3.62%) AWS Developer
10 18 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (3.22%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
13 15 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
14 14 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (2.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.24%) RabbitMQ
2 26 (5.23%) CSS
2 26 (5.23%) Node.js
3 25 (5.03%) .NET
3 25 (5.03%) XML
4 23 (4.63%) Elastic Stack
5 22 (4.43%) Web Services
6 21 (4.23%) Kafka
7 17 (3.42%) HTML
7 17 (3.42%) JSON
8 14 (2.82%) XSLT
9 13 (2.62%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.62%) jQuery
9 13 (2.62%) RESTful
10 12 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (2.21%) Catalyst
11 11 (2.21%) CPAN
11 11 (2.21%) DBIx::Class
11 11 (2.21%) Moose
11 11 (2.21%) Plack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.03%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.03%) Private Cloud
3 15 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.41%) User Experience
10 6 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.80%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.80%) Clustering
12 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.60%) PKI
13 3 (0.60%) Replication
13 3 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 180 (36.22%) Linux
2 73 (14.69%) Windows
3 44 (8.85%) CentOS
4 33 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (6.44%) Unix
6 30 (6.04%) Windows Server
7 21 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 17 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.62%) VMS
9 13 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.80%) Debian
11 3 (0.60%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.60%) Solaris
11 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.40%) AIX
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (36.02%) Continuous Integration
3 136 (27.36%) DevOps
3 136 (27.36%) TDD
4 122 (24.55%) OO
5 78 (15.69%) Configuration Management
5 78 (15.69%) Migration
6 55 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 54 (10.87%) ITIL
8 47 (9.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 45 (9.05%) Analytics
10 43 (8.65%) Project Management
11 40 (8.05%) Open Source
12 34 (6.84%) High Availability
12 34 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (6.24%) Scrum
13 31 (6.24%) Test Automation
14 30 (6.04%) Microservices
15 28 (5.63%) Deployment Automation
16 26 (5.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 178 (35.81%) Java
2 116 (23.34%) Python
3 54 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 53 (10.66%) SQL
5 51 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 50 (10.06%) Perl
6 50 (10.06%) Ruby
7 46 (9.26%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.84%) C#
9 28 (5.63%) Go
10 17 (3.42%) C
11 16 (3.22%) PHP
12 13 (2.62%) Scala
13 12 (2.41%) Groovy
14 10 (2.01%) C++
15 8 (1.61%) Java 8
16 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.01%) CoffeeScript
18 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
18 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.47%) SC Cleared
3 44 (8.85%) Degree
4 29 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.62%) MCSE
7 10 (2.01%) CCNP
8 9 (1.81%) CISSP
9 7 (1.41%) CCDP
9 7 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 7 (1.41%) CISM
9 7 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.01%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.80%) CCIE
12 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.60%) PhD
13 2 (0.40%) CCNA
13 2 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.63%) GCP
1 23 (4.63%) JSP 440
2 16 (3.22%) QA
3 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (19.52%) Docker
2 83 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.23%) KVM
5 20 (4.02%) XenServer
6 19 (3.82%) Ceph
6 19 (3.82%) XenApp
7 18 (3.62%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.22%) Active Directory
9 15 (3.02%) NFS
10 14 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (2.41%) VMware NSX
11 12 (2.41%) vSphere
11 12 (2.41%) Xen
12 10 (2.01%) Apache Flume
13 8 (1.61%) vCloud
14 7 (1.41%) Lustre
15 6 (1.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
16 4 (0.80%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 196 (39.44%) Ansible
2 186 (37.42%) Puppet
3 163 (32.80%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (16.50%) Kubernetes
5 32 (6.44%) Terraform
6 16 (3.22%) Prometheus
7 12 (2.41%) Grafana
7 12 (2.41%) Salt
8 9 (1.81%) logstash
9 8 (1.61%) Kibana
9 8 (1.61%) Mesos
10 7 (1.41%) Consul
10 7 (1.41%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.41%) StackStorm
10 7 (1.41%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.01%) CFEngine
11 5 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.80%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.80%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.80%) OpenView
Vendors
1 141 (28.37%) Oracle
2 113 (22.74%) VMware
3 62 (12.47%) Red Hat
4 55 (11.07%) Microsoft
5 36 (7.24%) Cisco
6 33 (6.64%) Google
7 20 (4.02%) Citrix
7 20 (4.02%) HP
8 19 (3.82%) Juniper
9 18 (3.62%) NetApp
9 18 (3.62%) Splunk
10 17 (3.42%) EMC
10 17 (3.42%) IBM
11 15 (3.02%) Ivanti
11 15 (3.02%) Rackspace
12 12 (2.41%) Vertica
13 11 (2.21%) SaltStack
14 10 (2.01%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.81%) Nintex
16 8 (1.61%) Mirantis