Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 342 594
Rank change year-on-year -65 +252 +167
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 506 770 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.70% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.15% 3.91% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 568 208
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +7.35%
10th Percentile £390 £330 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +14.71% +21.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +163.16%
10th Percentile £38.88 £35.80 £45.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £43.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +163.16%

OpenStack is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16060 19679 20161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.88% 17.90% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10379 12866 12399
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 472 696
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £20.39 £19.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +4.68% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.70 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% +11.76%

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 25 July 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 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 25 July 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 +1 494 £500 - 50
UK excluding London -71 258 £488 +14.71% 21
London -26 241 £525 - 31
South East +62 171 £500 +5.26% 10
North of England -8 36 £460 +8.24% 7
East of England +4 29 £450 -12.20% 1
Yorkshire +2 19 £465 +3.33% 4
North West +24 11 £475 -5.00% 3
Midlands -19 8 £525 +31.25% 1
Scotland -71 8 £344 -14.00% 2
South West +6 7 £580 +32.57%
North East +11 6 £410 +24.24%
West Midlands -9 5 £525 +31.25% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £398 -14.05%

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 311 (61.46%) Linux
2 265 (52.37%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (48.81%) DevOps
4 222 (43.87%) Ansible
5 203 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (37.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 182 (35.97%) Puppet
8 150 (29.64%) Python
9 143 (28.26%) VMware
10 142 (28.06%) Opscode Chef
11 138 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (25.69%) Configuration Management
13 123 (24.31%) Docker
14 118 (23.32%) Java
15 116 (22.92%) Git (software)
16 112 (22.13%) Jenkins
17 105 (20.75%) Red Hat
18 96 (18.97%) Windows
19 93 (18.38%) Oracle
20 91 (17.98%) Open Source
21 90 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
22 89 (17.59%) MySQL
23 81 (16.01%) Finance
23 81 (16.01%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (14.23%) IaaS
25 70 (13.83%) TDD
26 69 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 68 (13.44%) Unix
28 67 (13.24%) Security Cleared
28 67 (13.24%) 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 62 (12.25%) Tomcat
2 58 (11.46%) WebSphere
3 49 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 33 (6.52%) Confluence
5 23 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (3.75%) Apache
6 19 (3.75%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (3.36%) nginx
9 15 (2.96%) IIS
10 14 (2.77%) Apache Spark
11 11 (2.17%) CloudStack
12 9 (1.78%) JBoss
13 8 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.58%) MQSeries
13 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (1.38%) iPlanet
14 7 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.40%) HipChat
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 265 (52.37%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (37.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (14.23%) IaaS
4 64 (12.65%) PaaS
5 51 (10.08%) OpenShift
6 43 (8.50%) GitHub
7 40 (7.91%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (2.77%) Office 365
9 14 (2.77%) SaaS
10 12 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.37%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.38%) Bluemix
13 6 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.99%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.79%) Akamai
15 4 (0.79%) Heroku
16 3 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.30%) DNS
2 40 (7.91%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.71%) Firewall
4 38 (7.51%) WAN
5 28 (5.53%) VPN
6 26 (5.14%) HTTP
6 26 (5.14%) LAN
7 25 (4.94%) SSL
8 21 (4.15%) LDAP
9 20 (3.95%) SAN
10 16 (3.16%) DHCP
11 13 (2.57%) HTTPS
11 13 (2.57%) Network Security
12 12 (2.37%) NAS
13 9 (1.78%) Kerberos
14 8 (1.58%) Internet
15 7 (1.38%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.38%) LTE
15 7 (1.38%) VoIP
16 6 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
2 89 (17.59%) MySQL
3 57 (11.26%) NoSQL
4 45 (8.89%) MongoDB
5 36 (7.11%) Big Data
6 24 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (4.55%) SQL Server
8 20 (3.95%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.77%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.57%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.57%) Impala
11 12 (2.37%) HBase
12 11 (2.17%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.17%) Sqoop
13 6 (1.19%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.59%) Redis
16 2 (0.40%) DB2
16 2 (0.40%) GIS
Development Applications
1 116 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 112 (22.13%) Jenkins
3 42 (8.30%) JIRA
4 40 (7.91%) MSTest
4 40 (7.91%) NUnit
5 33 (6.52%) Vagrant
6 29 (5.73%) Maven
7 27 (5.34%) GitLab
8 24 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.95%) Ant
10 18 (3.56%) Gradle
11 16 (3.16%) Bitbucket
11 16 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 13 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (2.17%) NuGet
14 9 (1.78%) Subversion
15 8 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (1.38%) Artifactory
16 7 (1.38%) Travis CI
17 6 (1.19%) Cucumber
General
1 81 (16.01%) Finance
2 45 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.51%) Banking
4 30 (5.93%) Retail
5 14 (2.77%) Marketing
6 13 (2.57%) Electronics
6 13 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.58%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.79%) Billing
8 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.59%) International Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (27.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (17.00%) Developer
3 61 (12.06%) Architect
4 60 (11.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 52 (10.28%) Linux Engineer
6 47 (9.29%) Consultant
7 41 (8.10%) Java Developer
8 34 (6.72%) Automation Engineer
9 33 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
9 33 (6.52%) Cloud Architect
10 27 (5.34%) AWS DevOps
11 23 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 22 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 21 (4.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.56%) DevOps Consultant
14 18 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 16 (3.16%) Senior DevOps
16 15 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (2.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.32%) Elastic Stack
2 31 (6.13%) Sensu
3 24 (4.74%) Web Services
4 23 (4.55%) .NET
5 21 (4.15%) CSS
5 21 (4.15%) XML
6 20 (3.95%) jQuery
7 19 (3.75%) Middleware
7 19 (3.75%) REST
8 16 (3.16%) Node.js
9 15 (2.96%) Kafka
10 14 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (2.57%) HTML
11 13 (2.57%) JSON
12 12 (2.37%) Spark Streaming
13 9 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (1.78%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.58%) J2EE
14 8 (1.58%) Java EE
14 8 (1.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 41 (8.10%) Hybrid Cloud
3 41 (8.10%) Private Cloud
4 21 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.16%) Video on Demand
6 12 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.98%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.78%) Clustering
9 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.38%) Online Banking
11 6 (1.19%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Blog
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.59%) Replication
13 3 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 311 (61.46%) Linux
2 96 (18.97%) Windows
3 69 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 68 (13.44%) Unix
5 45 (8.89%) CentOS
6 31 (6.13%) Ubuntu
6 31 (6.13%) Windows Server
7 27 (5.34%) AIX
8 24 (4.74%) Solaris
9 14 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.17%) SUSE
13 8 (1.58%) HPUX
14 7 (1.38%) Fedora
15 6 (1.19%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.99%) VMS
17 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.40%) RancherOS
18 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (48.81%) DevOps
2 203 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (25.69%) Configuration Management
5 91 (17.98%) Open Source
6 70 (13.83%) TDD
7 67 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 51 (10.08%) OO
9 46 (9.09%) Migration
9 46 (9.09%) Scrum
10 39 (7.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 38 (7.51%) Kanban
12 27 (5.34%) High Availability
13 24 (4.74%) SOA
14 22 (4.35%) E-Commerce
14 22 (4.35%) Task Automation
15 20 (3.95%) Information Security
16 19 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (3.75%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 150 (29.64%) Python
2 118 (23.32%) Java
3 62 (12.25%) Ruby
4 58 (11.46%) Perl
5 42 (8.30%) Bash Shell
6 38 (7.51%) SQL
7 36 (7.11%) PowerShell
8 32 (6.32%) JavaScript
9 28 (5.53%) Go
10 24 (4.74%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.36%) Scala
12 16 (3.16%) PHP
13 11 (2.17%) C#
14 6 (1.19%) C++
14 6 (1.19%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.99%) C
16 4 (0.79%) C-shell
16 4 (0.79%) Korn
17 3 (0.59%) R
18 2 (0.40%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 67 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 60 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.35%) Degree
4 16 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.78%) CISSP
7 8 (1.58%) CISM
7 8 (1.58%) MCSE
8 7 (1.38%) CCNP
8 7 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.19%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.99%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.40%) CCDP
11 2 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.40%) CISA
11 2 (0.40%) GSEC
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.40%) RHCA
11 2 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) GCP
2 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.40%) COBIT
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 123 (24.31%) Docker
2 81 (16.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.52%) KVM
4 28 (5.53%) Xen
5 22 (4.35%) vCloud
6 21 (4.15%) Active Directory
7 17 (3.36%) Hyper-V
8 14 (2.77%) vSphere
9 11 (2.17%) Apache Flume
10 8 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.38%) OpenDJ
11 7 (1.38%) OpenIDM
11 7 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.99%) pfSense
12 5 (0.99%) XenServer
13 4 (0.79%) NFS
13 4 (0.79%) Samba
13 4 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 222 (43.87%) Ansible
2 182 (35.97%) Puppet
3 142 (28.06%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (11.46%) Kubernetes
5 47 (9.29%) Terraform
6 26 (5.14%) logstash
7 19 (3.75%) Consul
8 18 (3.56%) Packer
8 18 (3.56%) Salt
9 17 (3.36%) Prometheus
10 16 (3.16%) ZABBIX
11 15 (2.96%) Grafana
11 15 (2.96%) Rundeck
12 11 (2.17%) OpenView
13 8 (1.58%) Fluentd
13 8 (1.58%) Graphite
13 8 (1.58%) Nagios
14 7 (1.38%) SCCM
15 6 (1.19%) StatsD
16 5 (0.99%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 143 (28.26%) VMware
2 105 (20.75%) Red Hat
3 93 (18.38%) Oracle
4 51 (10.08%) Microsoft
5 31 (6.13%) SaltStack
6 27 (5.34%) Splunk
7 24 (4.74%) Atlassian
8 22 (4.35%) HP
9 20 (3.95%) IBM
10 18 (3.56%) Google
11 17 (3.36%) Cisco
12 15 (2.96%) Rackspace
13 14 (2.77%) SAP
14 11 (2.17%) EMC
15 10 (1.98%) Isilon
16 9 (1.78%) Sun
17 8 (1.58%) Cognos
17 8 (1.58%) Opsware
17 8 (1.58%) PlateSpin
17 8 (1.58%) Veritas
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