Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 570 470
Rank change year-on-year +66 -100 +25
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 119 292 479
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.69% 2.01% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 195 335
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £363
90th Percentile £665 £695 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £46.25
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 7,048 14,496 16,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 15.81% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,402 9,242 10,905
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 289 365
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.67% -1.58% -
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.00 £11.51
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.55 £48.38
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% -4.29% -2.78%

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 24 May 2020.

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 13 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 24 May 2020. 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 +51 106 £550 - 17
UK excluding London +73 82 £550 +4.76% 20
South East +67 31 £600 +14.29% 3
North of England +82 30 £554 +23.06% 7
London +52 26 £520 -5.45% 3
Yorkshire +67 25 £575 +27.78%
Work from Home +25 13 £613 +44.12% 3
South West +36 12 £518 -23.33% 2
North West +50 5 £400 -13.51% 7
Scotland +36 5 £500 -4.76%
East of England +43 3 £450 -16.28% 2
West Midlands +66 1 £400 -21.95%
Midlands +65 1 £400 -27.27%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 55 (46.22%) Red Hat
2 54 (45.38%) Linux
3 49 (41.18%) Ansible
4 48 (40.34%) Python
5 36 (30.25%) DevOps
6 35 (29.41%) VMware
7 33 (27.73%) Juniper
8 26 (21.85%) Azure
8 26 (21.85%) AWS
8 26 (21.85%) Docker
9 25 (21.01%) Kubernetes
9 25 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (19.33%) Cisco
10 23 (19.33%) Puppet
10 23 (19.33%) VXLAN
11 22 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (18.49%) Perl
12 21 (17.65%) Data Centre
13 19 (15.97%) Analytics
13 19 (15.97%) BGP
14 18 (15.13%) Bash Shell
15 17 (14.29%) Migration
15 17 (14.29%) Java
15 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 17 (14.29%) OpenShift
16 16 (13.45%) MPLS
17 15 (12.61%) Unix
17 15 (12.61%) DNS
17 15 (12.61%) Junos
17 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared

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 9 (7.56%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.36%) Apache
2 4 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 2 (1.68%) JBoss
3 2 (1.68%) nginx
4 1 (0.84%) CMS
4 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.85%) AWS
1 26 (21.85%) Azure
2 17 (14.29%) OpenShift
3 15 (12.61%) GCP
4 8 (6.72%) Amazon Kinesis
4 8 (6.72%) IaaS
4 8 (6.72%) SaaS
5 5 (4.20%) GitHub
5 5 (4.20%) Heroku
5 5 (4.20%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.68%) Datadog
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.84%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.33%) VXLAN
2 19 (15.97%) BGP
3 16 (13.45%) MPLS
4 15 (12.61%) DNS
4 15 (12.61%) Junos
5 10 (8.40%) Firewall
6 9 (7.56%) IPv6
7 8 (6.72%) VPN
8 7 (5.88%) Network Security
9 6 (5.04%) 4G
9 6 (5.04%) OSPF
9 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.20%) 2G
10 5 (4.20%) 3G
10 5 (4.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (4.20%) WAN
11 4 (3.36%) RSVP
11 4 (3.36%) Wireshark
12 3 (2.52%) LTE
13 2 (1.68%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (8.40%) Big Data
2 9 (7.56%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.56%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.72%) Apache Hive
3 8 (6.72%) Flink
3 8 (6.72%) HBase
3 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.04%) MySQL
5 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.84%) DB2
6 1 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.52%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.52%) CF BOSH
4 3 (2.52%) GitLab
4 3 (2.52%) JIRA
4 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.52%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.68%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (1.68%) Gerrit
5 2 (1.68%) Postman
5 2 (1.68%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.68%) RSpec
5 2 (1.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.84%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.84%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.84%) git-flow
6 1 (0.84%) Spinnaker
General
1 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.56%) Public Sector
3 8 (6.72%) Finance
4 4 (3.36%) Military
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Games
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) German Language
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (21.01%) Architect
1 25 (21.01%) Consultant
2 18 (15.13%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (5.88%) Big Data Architect
4 7 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 5 (4.20%) Administrator
5 5 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (4.20%) VMware Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Developer
6 4 (3.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (2.52%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.52%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (2.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (2.52%) Juniper Consultant
7 3 (2.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.52%) Network Consultant
7 3 (2.52%) Python Engineer
7 3 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) Kafka
2 9 (7.56%) RESTful
3 8 (6.72%) Web Services
4 4 (3.36%) Jinja
4 4 (3.36%) OAuth
4 4 (3.36%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.36%) Spring
5 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.52%) Node.js
5 3 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.52%) React
5 3 (2.52%) REST
5 3 (2.52%) SAML
5 3 (2.52%) YAML
6 2 (1.68%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.68%) Middleware
6 2 (1.68%) Swagger
6 2 (1.68%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.84%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.84%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.72%) User Experience
4 7 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) CMDB
5 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.68%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.84%) iSeries
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.38%) Linux
2 22 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (12.61%) Ubuntu
3 15 (12.61%) Unix
4 12 (10.08%) Windows
5 5 (4.20%) CentOS
6 4 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.52%) Debian
7 3 (2.52%) Solaris
8 2 (1.68%) SUSE
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.84%) AIX
9 1 (0.84%) Android
9 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) DevOps
2 19 (15.97%) Analytics
3 17 (14.29%) Migration
4 14 (11.76%) Co-Creation
4 14 (11.76%) Data Science
4 14 (11.76%) Network Design
5 13 (10.92%) Network Virtualisation
5 13 (10.92%) Software Engineering
6 11 (9.24%) Data Analytics
6 11 (9.24%) Microservices
7 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (8.40%) Data Architecture
8 9 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.56%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (6.72%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.72%) Data Ingestion
9 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.72%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (5.88%) Product Management
10 7 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.34%) Python
2 22 (18.49%) Perl
3 18 (15.13%) Bash Shell
4 17 (14.29%) Java
5 13 (10.92%) Shell Script
6 11 (9.24%) SQL
7 10 (8.40%) Scala
8 9 (7.56%) Go
9 8 (6.72%) C
9 8 (6.72%) Kotlin
9 8 (6.72%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
11 5 (4.20%) MATLAB
11 5 (4.20%) PHP
11 5 (4.20%) Ruby
12 2 (1.68%) C++
13 1 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.88%) JNCIE
4 6 (5.04%) CCIE
4 6 (5.04%) Degree
5 5 (4.20%) CCNP
5 5 (4.20%) JNCIS
5 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.52%) RHCE
7 3 (2.52%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.68%) LPIC
9 1 (0.84%) CCNA
9 1 (0.84%) CISSP
9 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) MCSE
9 1 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PMO
1 3 (2.52%) RMADS
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (21.85%) Docker
2 25 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) vSphere
4 11 (9.24%) VMware NSX
5 9 (7.56%) KVM
6 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
6 8 (6.72%) HDFS
7 5 (4.20%) Snort
7 5 (4.20%) vCloud
7 5 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.68%) iptables
10 1 (0.84%) Ceph
10 1 (0.84%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 49 (41.18%) Ansible
2 25 (21.01%) Kubernetes
3 23 (19.33%) Puppet
4 15 (12.61%) vCenter Server
5 13 (10.92%) Terraform
6 11 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (7.56%) Cobbler
8 8 (6.72%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (6.72%) Icinga
9 7 (5.88%) vRealize
10 5 (4.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (4.20%) OSSEC
10 5 (4.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 4 (3.36%) Nagios
11 4 (3.36%) Packer
12 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (1.68%) FreeIPA
13 2 (1.68%) Graphite
13 2 (1.68%) logstash
13 2 (1.68%) SELinux
Vendors
1 55 (46.22%) Red Hat
2 35 (29.41%) VMware
3 33 (27.73%) Juniper
4 23 (19.33%) Cisco
5 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.56%) Tableau
7 8 (6.72%) Mirantis
8 7 (5.88%) Google
9 6 (5.04%) Dell
10 5 (4.20%) HP
11 4 (3.36%) Citrix
11 4 (3.36%) Ivanti
11 4 (3.36%) Oracle
12 2 (1.68%) Alibaba
12 2 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 2 (1.68%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.68%) New Relic
12 2 (1.68%) Nokia
12 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.68%) Splunk