Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 524 528 532
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -87
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 105 189 376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.56% 2.00% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 127 287
Median daily rate £550 £558 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +6.19% -
10th Percentile £450 £413 £425
90th Percentile £600 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £540 £500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £66.00 £48.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.08% -11.82% +18.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year +36.08% - -

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 6,729 9,447 15,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.99% 14.30% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,580 6,243 10,309
Median daily rate £475 £453 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 194 300
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.95 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.83% +7.84% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.62 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.42 £53.53 £48.05
Median hourly rate £23.43 £18.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +26.65% +7.25% -1.43%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenStack.

Daily rate trend for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenStack over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the UK

OpenStack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OpenStack.

Hourly rate trend 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 7 March 2021. 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 +43 72 £550 -0.68% 50
UK excluding London +88 56 £550 +1.85% 33
Work from Home -200 49 £550 -15.38% 6
South East +80 29 £550 - 14
London +25 20 £545 -6.44% 19
East of England +61 8 £550 +15.79% 1
North of England +48 7 £425 -22.73% 5
South West +68 6 £475 -11.21% 9
North West +45 5 £450 -5.26% 5
Scotland +28 5 £495 -15.74% 1
Midlands +43 1 £400 - 2
West Midlands +33 1 £400 - 2
North East +30 1 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire +21 1 £500 -13.04%

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 42 (40.00%) Linux
2 40 (38.10%) Docker
3 36 (34.29%) AWS
4 32 (30.48%) Azure
5 29 (27.62%) Kubernetes
6 27 (25.71%) Ansible
7 26 (24.76%) Red Hat
8 25 (23.81%) DevOps
9 23 (21.90%) Python
10 20 (19.05%) Data Centre
11 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
12 18 (17.14%) JSON
12 18 (17.14%) KVM
12 18 (17.14%) Terraform
13 17 (16.19%) OpenShift
13 17 (16.19%) Microservices
13 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
13 17 (16.19%) VMware
14 16 (15.24%) OASIS TOSCA
15 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (14.29%) Juniper
15 15 (14.29%) 3G
15 15 (14.29%) 3GPP
15 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.29%) 4G
16 14 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
16 14 (13.33%) Analytics
16 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (13.33%) XML
16 14 (13.33%) Cisco

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 3 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (2.86%) Confluence
1 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.86%) nginx
1 3 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (2.86%) SAS
1 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.90%) Apache
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 36 (34.29%) AWS
2 32 (30.48%) Azure
3 17 (16.19%) OpenShift
4 13 (12.38%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (9.52%) GCP
6 9 (8.57%) IaaS
7 7 (6.67%) Serverless
8 4 (3.81%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.81%) SaaS
9 3 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (2.86%) PaaS
10 2 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.90%) Heroku
11 1 (0.95%) Apigee
11 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.29%) 3G
1 15 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 15 (14.29%) 4G
2 14 (13.33%) 5G
2 14 (13.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 11 (10.48%) DNS
3 11 (10.48%) SGSN
4 7 (6.67%) BGP
4 7 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 7 (6.67%) HTTP
5 6 (5.71%) DWDM
5 6 (5.71%) SDH
5 6 (5.71%) SONET
6 5 (4.76%) Firewall
6 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.81%) Internet
7 4 (3.81%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.81%) LTE
7 4 (3.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.81%) Neo4j
2 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.95%) NuoDB
5 1 (0.95%) Redis
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.90%) CF BOSH
4 2 (1.90%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.90%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (1.90%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.95%) GitLab
5 1 (0.95%) Selenium
5 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.38%) Billing
3 5 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Consultant
2 18 (17.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Architect
3 11 (10.48%) Cloud Consultant
4 10 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Designer
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Service Design Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Mobile Designer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Test Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) SCCM Consultant
11 2 (1.90%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) JSON
2 14 (13.33%) XML
3 10 (9.52%) Spine.js
3 10 (9.52%) YAML
4 8 (7.62%) Kafka
5 5 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.76%) REST
5 5 (4.76%) Web Services
6 4 (3.81%) JSON Schema
6 4 (3.81%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (3.81%) RESTful
6 4 (3.81%) Swagger
6 4 (3.81%) TAPI
7 3 (2.86%) SAML
8 2 (1.90%) OAuth
8 2 (1.90%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.95%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.95%) Node.js
9 1 (0.95%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.52%) Derivative
3 7 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.71%) CMDB
5 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.86%) Clustering
6 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.95%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.95%) Robotics
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.00%) Linux
2 13 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (10.48%) Windows
4 8 (7.62%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.67%) Unix
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.81%) DevOps
2 17 (16.19%) Microservices
3 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.33%) Analytics
5 13 (12.38%) Migration
6 12 (11.43%) Open Source
7 10 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.57%) Validation
9 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.71%) ITIL
10 6 (5.71%) Log Aggregation
10 6 (5.71%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.71%) Presales
10 6 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.71%) Scrum
10 6 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) Python
2 9 (8.57%) SQL
3 6 (5.71%) C++
4 5 (4.76%) Java
5 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.86%) Go
6 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.86%) Perl
6 3 (2.86%) Ruby
7 2 (1.90%) C
8 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.95%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.52%) RHCE
4 7 (6.67%) Degree
5 4 (3.81%) RHCSA
5 4 (3.81%) RHCVA
6 3 (2.86%) CCNA
6 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.86%) MCITP
6 3 (2.86%) MCSA
6 3 (2.86%) MCSE
6 3 (2.86%) VCP6
6 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.95%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) OCP
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) Docker
2 18 (17.14%) KVM
3 14 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.52%) LXC
5 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (5.71%) vSphere
7 5 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.95%) Ceph
10 1 (0.95%) iptables
10 1 (0.95%) NFS
10 1 (0.95%) oVirt
10 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.95%) XenApp
10 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (27.62%) Kubernetes
2 27 (25.71%) Ansible
3 18 (17.14%) Terraform
4 12 (11.43%) Grafana
4 12 (11.43%) Prometheus
5 10 (9.52%) Cloudify
5 10 (9.52%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (9.52%) Juju
6 6 (5.71%) CloudForms
6 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (4.76%) Puppet
7 5 (4.76%) vRealize
8 3 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.86%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (2.86%) SCCM
8 3 (2.86%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Red Hat
2 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.19%) VMware
4 15 (14.29%) Juniper
5 14 (13.33%) Cisco
6 11 (10.48%) Ericsson
6 11 (10.48%) Google
6 11 (10.48%) Mirantis
7 9 (8.57%) Dell
7 9 (8.57%) HP
8 8 (7.62%) Rackspace
9 5 (4.76%) Arista
10 4 (3.81%) IBM
11 3 (2.86%) F5
11 3 (2.86%) IronPort
11 3 (2.86%) Trend Micro
12 2 (1.90%) Citrix
12 2 (1.90%) Nokia
13 1 (0.95%) Coverity
13 1 (0.95%) SAP