Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 408 555
Rank change year-on-year +13 +147 +90
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 593 570 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.47% 3.00% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 412 269
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £352 £338 £315
90th Percentile £646 £636 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -22.00% +189.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £33.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year +27.41% -32.50% +163.16%

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 17104 18986 19720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.55% 18.39% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11344 12248 12450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £231
90th Percentile £613 £588 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 449 594
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £48.45 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £18.68
% change year-on-year -3.52% +10.97% +6.74%

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 13 December 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 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 13 December 2017. 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 +33 573 £525 +4.90% 43
London +2 306 £525 -1.64% 18
UK excluding London +14 278 £438 +1.74% 27
South East +73 161 £488 +2.63% 10
North of England -3 47 £410 -3.53% 2
Yorkshire +22 28 £468 -15.00%
East of England +4 28 £475 -20.83% 11
Midlands -6 19 £356 -26.55% 1
North East +31 17 £363 +9.85%
East Midlands +6 11 £350 -26.32% 1
Scotland -63 11 £332 -2.35% 2
South West +5 10 £401 -25.49% 1
West Midlands -14 8 £525 +8.25%
Wales +13 2 - -
North West -9 2 £525 +22.09% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 368 (62.06%) Amazon AWS
2 314 (52.95%) Linux
3 290 (48.90%) Ansible
4 279 (47.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 257 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
5 257 (43.34%) DevOps
6 231 (38.95%) Puppet
7 203 (34.23%) Continuous Integration
8 198 (33.39%) Opscode Chef
9 173 (29.17%) Python
10 170 (28.67%) Java
11 160 (26.98%) PostgreSQL
11 160 (26.98%) Jenkins
12 157 (26.48%) Oracle
13 155 (26.14%) Git (software)
14 148 (24.96%) Docker
15 141 (23.78%) Finance
16 140 (23.61%) VMware
17 131 (22.09%) MySQL
18 122 (20.57%) Windows
19 120 (20.24%) Tomcat
20 117 (19.73%) Configuration Management
21 116 (19.56%) Red Hat
22 108 (18.21%) TDD
23 106 (17.88%) NoSQL
24 104 (17.54%) WebLogic
25 103 (17.37%) WebSphere
26 99 (16.69%) OO
27 92 (15.51%) IaaS
28 91 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 120 (20.24%) Tomcat
2 104 (17.54%) WebLogic
3 103 (17.37%) WebSphere
4 73 (12.31%) Confluence
5 31 (5.23%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.05%) Apache
6 24 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (3.37%) JBoss
8 16 (2.70%) Apache Spark
9 15 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (2.02%) IIS
10 12 (2.02%) MQSeries
11 11 (1.85%) iPlanet
11 11 (1.85%) MS Exchange
11 11 (1.85%) nginx
11 11 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.01%) HipChat
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.34%) SPSS
5 2 (0.34%) Weka
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 368 (62.06%) Amazon AWS
2 279 (47.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (15.51%) IaaS
4 51 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
4 51 (8.60%) OpenShift
5 48 (8.09%) GitHub
5 48 (8.09%) PaaS
6 38 (6.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.53%) Office 365
9 12 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (1.18%) Slack
10 7 (1.18%) Trello
11 6 (1.01%) Akamai
11 6 (1.01%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.84%) HP Helion
12 5 (0.84%) SaaS
13 4 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 38 (6.41%) Firewall
3 30 (5.06%) SAN
4 29 (4.89%) DNS
5 24 (4.05%) LDAP
6 19 (3.20%) WAN
7 17 (2.87%) NAS
8 16 (2.70%) VPN
9 15 (2.53%) LAN
10 12 (2.02%) HTTP
10 12 (2.02%) Internet
11 10 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (1.52%) DHCP
12 9 (1.52%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.52%) Network Security
12 9 (1.52%) SSL
13 8 (1.35%) Skype
14 7 (1.18%) Junos
15 6 (1.01%) FCoE
16 5 (0.84%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (26.98%) PostgreSQL
2 131 (22.09%) MySQL
3 106 (17.88%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.91%) MongoDB
5 36 (6.07%) Big Data
6 35 (5.90%) SQL Server
7 26 (4.38%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.20%) Redis
9 18 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.70%) DB2
10 16 (2.70%) HBase
11 13 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 12 (2.02%) Apache Hive
12 12 (2.02%) Impala
12 12 (2.02%) Sqoop
13 11 (1.85%) NuoDB
14 10 (1.69%) Relational Database
15 9 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.84%) InfluxDB
16 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 160 (26.98%) Jenkins
2 155 (26.14%) Git (software)
3 90 (15.18%) MSTest
3 90 (15.18%) NUnit
4 77 (12.98%) JIRA
5 42 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (6.58%) TeamCity
7 38 (6.41%) Maven
7 38 (6.41%) Vagrant
8 35 (5.90%) GitLab
9 29 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
10 26 (4.38%) NuGet
11 20 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (2.87%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.70%) Gradle
13 16 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (2.19%) Ant
15 12 (2.02%) Mercurial
15 12 (2.02%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.85%) Gerrit
General
1 141 (23.78%) Finance
2 61 (10.29%) Banking
3 46 (7.76%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.07%) Retail Banking
5 18 (3.04%) Retail
6 12 (2.02%) Marketing
7 11 (1.85%) Electronics
7 11 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.67%) International Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Law
8 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Local Government
9 3 (0.51%) Military
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (24.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (23.27%) Developer
3 89 (15.01%) Java Developer
4 63 (10.62%) Architect
5 49 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
6 47 (7.93%) Consultant
7 46 (7.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 40 (6.75%) Digital Developer
8 40 (6.75%) Digital Transformation
9 34 (5.73%) Cloud Architect
10 31 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
11 29 (4.89%) AWS DevOps
11 29 (4.89%) Senior Developer
11 29 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
12 27 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
13 26 (4.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 23 (3.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.25%) .NET
2 31 (5.23%) Web Services
3 28 (4.72%) Sensu
4 26 (4.38%) REST
5 25 (4.22%) RabbitMQ
6 23 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
7 17 (2.87%) Kafka
7 17 (2.87%) Node.js
8 15 (2.53%) J2EE
8 15 (2.53%) XML
9 13 (2.19%) Middleware
10 12 (2.02%) SOAP
10 12 (2.02%) Spark Streaming
11 10 (1.69%) RESTful
11 10 (1.69%) Spring
12 9 (1.52%) JSON
13 8 (1.35%) boto
13 8 (1.35%) CSS
14 7 (1.18%) jQuery
14 7 (1.18%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.11%) Public Cloud
2 53 (8.94%) Data Centre
3 43 (7.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 36 (6.07%) Private Cloud
5 23 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.19%) Clustering
7 10 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.69%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.01%) Grid Computing
10 4 (0.67%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.67%) PKI
10 4 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.51%) Derivative
11 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 314 (52.95%) Linux
2 122 (20.57%) Windows
3 84 (14.17%) Unix
4 78 (13.15%) Windows Server
5 49 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (5.56%) AIX
7 32 (5.40%) Solaris
8 29 (4.89%) Ubuntu
9 25 (4.22%) CentOS
10 20 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (2.36%) SUSE
12 12 (2.02%) HPUX
12 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.35%) CoreOS
15 7 (1.18%) Android
16 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.51%) Debian
17 3 (0.51%) RancherOS
17 3 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
1 257 (43.34%) DevOps
2 203 (34.23%) Continuous Integration
3 117 (19.73%) Configuration Management
4 108 (18.21%) TDD
5 99 (16.69%) OO
6 91 (15.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 85 (14.33%) Open Source
8 82 (13.83%) Scrum
9 77 (12.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 59 (9.95%) Kanban
11 52 (8.77%) Migration
12 44 (7.42%) High Availability
13 41 (6.91%) Microservices
14 34 (5.73%) Load Balancing
15 33 (5.56%) Service Delivery
16 28 (4.72%) Test Automation
17 27 (4.55%) SOA
18 24 (4.05%) Release Management
19 22 (3.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 173 (29.17%) Python
2 170 (28.67%) Java
3 63 (10.62%) PowerShell
4 61 (10.29%) Bash Shell
5 53 (8.94%) Ruby
6 43 (7.25%) Perl
7 38 (6.41%) JavaScript
8 36 (6.07%) Shell Script
9 30 (5.06%) SQL
10 22 (3.71%) Go
11 21 (3.54%) C#
12 14 (2.36%) Scala
13 12 (2.02%) C++
14 10 (1.69%) PHP
15 8 (1.35%) Groovy
16 7 (1.18%) Bourne shell
17 6 (1.01%) C
17 6 (1.01%) C-shell
17 6 (1.01%) Korn
18 3 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 62 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.72%) Degree
4 19 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.19%) MCSE
7 11 (1.85%) CISM
8 10 (1.69%) CISSP
9 9 (1.52%) JNCIP
9 9 (1.52%) RHCE
10 8 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.18%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.18%) CCNP
12 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.84%) RHCA
13 4 (0.67%) JNCIE
13 4 (0.67%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.67%) OCP
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.53%) GCP
2 12 (2.02%) QA
3 7 (1.18%) SLA
4 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.84%) OASIS TOSCA
5 3 (0.51%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 148 (24.96%) Docker
2 78 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.05%) KVM
4 24 (4.05%) vCloud
5 19 (3.20%) vSphere
6 15 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (2.02%) Apache Flume
7 12 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 12 (2.02%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.85%) Xen
9 10 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.52%) Samba
11 8 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.18%) Brightmail
13 6 (1.01%) XenServer
14 4 (0.67%) HDFS
14 4 (0.67%) NFS
14 4 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 290 (48.90%) Ansible
2 231 (38.95%) Puppet
3 198 (33.39%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (11.64%) Kubernetes
5 46 (7.76%) Terraform
6 23 (3.88%) ZABBIX
7 22 (3.71%) Salt
8 17 (2.87%) Rancher
9 16 (2.70%) Prometheus
10 13 (2.19%) Consul
10 13 (2.19%) Mesos
10 13 (2.19%) Nagios
11 12 (2.02%) OpenView
12 11 (1.85%) Packer
12 11 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (1.69%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.52%) Grafana
14 9 (1.52%) logstash
14 9 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 157 (26.48%) Oracle
2 140 (23.61%) VMware
3 116 (19.56%) Red Hat
4 71 (11.97%) Microsoft
5 39 (6.58%) Atlassian
6 35 (5.90%) IBM
7 34 (5.73%) HP
8 33 (5.56%) Google
9 32 (5.40%) SaltStack
10 24 (4.05%) Cisco
11 17 (2.87%) Sun
12 15 (2.53%) EMC
12 15 (2.53%) F5
12 15 (2.53%) Rackspace
12 15 (2.53%) Veritas
13 12 (2.02%) Cognos
13 12 (2.02%) NetApp
13 12 (2.02%) Opsware
13 12 (2.02%) PlateSpin
13 12 (2.02%) Splunk