Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 478 404
Rank change year-on-year -70 -74 -42
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 269 481 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.04% 2.83% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 344 373
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £363
90th Percentile £726 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 13,204 17,021 16,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 16.70% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,409 11,137 10,735
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 426 421
UK median hourly rate £21.10 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.33 £51.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -3.52%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -52 255 £550 +4.76% 65
UK excluding London -47 146 £525 +23.53% 44
London -6 122 £575 +9.52% 25
South East -1 63 £550 +15.79% 17
North of England +31 29 £550 +29.41% 9
Yorkshire +39 25 £550 +12.82% 3
East of England +20 24 £450 -10.00% 7
South West -45 21 £675 +58.82% 6
Northern Ireland - 7 £475 -
Midlands +31 4 £500 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +27 4 £500 -
North West +15 3 £600 +14.29% 6
Scotland -11 2 - - 3
North East +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 157 (58.36%) DevOps
2 150 (55.76%) Linux
3 138 (51.30%) AWS
4 130 (48.33%) Azure
5 126 (46.84%) Ansible
6 107 (39.78%) Docker
7 105 (39.03%) Agile Software Development
8 102 (37.92%) Kubernetes
9 87 (32.34%) Python
10 80 (29.74%) VMware
11 76 (28.25%) Red Hat
12 74 (27.51%) Puppet
13 66 (24.54%) OpenShift
14 64 (23.79%) Jenkins
14 64 (23.79%) PaaS
15 62 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (19.70%) Git (software)
17 50 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (18.22%) Java
18 49 (18.22%) Microsoft
19 48 (17.84%) High Availability
20 47 (17.47%) Bash Shell
21 45 (16.73%) IaaS
21 45 (16.73%) Windows
22 44 (16.36%) Active Directory
22 44 (16.36%) Cisco
23 43 (15.99%) Migration
24 42 (15.61%) Private Cloud
25 40 (14.87%) Data Centre
25 40 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 15 (5.58%) Confluence
2 14 (5.20%) JBoss
3 13 (4.83%) IIS
4 11 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (3.35%) Jupyter
6 7 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.23%) nginx
8 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.12%) Apache
9 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.74%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.37%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.37%) lighttpd
Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.37%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 138 (51.30%) AWS
2 130 (48.33%) Azure
3 66 (24.54%) OpenShift
4 64 (23.79%) PaaS
5 45 (16.73%) IaaS
6 39 (14.50%) GCP
7 29 (10.78%) SaaS
8 14 (5.20%) GitHub
9 13 (4.83%) Azure Stack
10 9 (3.35%) Heroku
11 7 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.86%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (1.49%) Office 365
14 3 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (1.12%) Google App Engine
14 3 (1.12%) npm
14 3 (1.12%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.64%) Firewall
2 32 (11.90%) WAN
3 29 (10.78%) DNS
3 29 (10.78%) VPN
4 24 (8.92%) LAN
5 23 (8.55%) SAN
6 19 (7.06%) DHCP
7 15 (5.58%) BGP
7 15 (5.58%) Network Security
8 14 (5.20%) VLAN
9 13 (4.83%) Internet
10 11 (4.09%) EIGRP
10 11 (4.09%) Multicast
11 10 (3.72%) NAS
11 10 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (3.35%) OSPF
12 9 (3.35%) VXLAN
12 9 (3.35%) Wireless
13 7 (2.60%) Intranet
13 7 (2.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (5.20%) MySQL
3 12 (4.46%) Big Data
4 9 (3.35%) BigQuery
5 8 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.12%) Aerospike
9 3 (1.12%) InfluxDB
9 3 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (1.12%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.12%) Redis
10 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.37%) DB2
11 1 (0.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 64 (23.79%) Jenkins
2 53 (19.70%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.43%) Gradle
4 18 (6.69%) JIRA
5 13 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (4.46%) Maven
7 5 (1.86%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.49%) Selenium
8 4 (1.49%) Subversion
9 3 (1.12%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.12%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.12%) Robot Framework
9 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.74%) GitLab
10 2 (0.74%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.74%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.37%) WebLOAD
General
1 29 (10.78%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.18%) Finance
3 13 (4.83%) Law
3 13 (4.83%) Legal
4 9 (3.35%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.60%) Retail
6 5 (1.86%) Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 74 (27.51%) Architect
2 52 (19.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (11.90%) Cloud Architect
4 30 (11.15%) Cloud Engineer
5 25 (9.29%) Developer
6 23 (8.55%) Security Architect
7 22 (8.18%) Platform Engineer
8 18 (6.69%) AWS Architect
9 15 (5.58%) Technical Architect
10 13 (4.83%) Consultant
10 13 (4.83%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.46%) Python Developer
12 11 (4.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.35%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.35%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.97%) Network Engineer
15 6 (2.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.55%) Web Services
2 15 (5.58%) Middleware
3 14 (5.20%) Spring
4 13 (4.83%) J2EE
4 13 (4.83%) Node.js
4 13 (4.83%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (3.35%) NumPy
5 9 (3.35%) Pandas
5 9 (3.35%) PySpark
5 9 (3.35%) scikit-learn
6 8 (2.97%) Django
6 8 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (2.60%) JSON
8 5 (1.86%) .NET
8 5 (1.86%) CPAN
8 5 (1.86%) CSS
8 5 (1.86%) HTML
8 5 (1.86%) XML
9 4 (1.49%) JMS
9 4 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.61%) Private Cloud
2 40 (14.87%) Data Centre
3 26 (9.67%) Public Cloud
4 22 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (5.20%) PKI
5 14 (5.20%) Replication
6 5 (1.86%) Grid Computing
6 5 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.74%) Derivative
9 2 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) SCADA
10 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (55.76%) Linux
2 45 (16.73%) Windows
3 40 (14.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (14.50%) Unix
5 25 (9.29%) CentOS
5 25 (9.29%) Ubuntu
6 17 (6.32%) Solaris
7 13 (4.83%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.23%) AIX
9 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (58.36%) DevOps
2 105 (39.03%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (23.05%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (17.84%) High Availability
5 43 (15.99%) Migration
6 31 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (11.15%) Load Balancing
8 29 (10.78%) Continuous Deployment
9 25 (9.29%) Analytics
10 23 (8.55%) Configuration Management
10 23 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (8.18%) Information Security
11 22 (8.18%) TDD
12 21 (7.81%) Security Architecture
13 20 (7.43%) Data Migration
14 19 (7.06%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.69%) Deployment Automation
16 17 (6.32%) Computer Science
16 17 (6.32%) Microservices
16 17 (6.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 87 (32.34%) Python
2 49 (18.22%) Java
3 47 (17.47%) Bash Shell
4 27 (10.04%) Perl
5 21 (7.81%) Ruby
6 17 (6.32%) Go
7 14 (5.20%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.83%) SQL
9 12 (4.46%) C
9 12 (4.46%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.35%) R
11 8 (2.97%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.23%) PHP
12 6 (2.23%) Tcl
13 4 (1.49%) C++
14 3 (1.12%) Clojure
15 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.37%) Groovy
16 1 (0.37%) Lua
16 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.58%) CISSP
4 14 (5.20%) AWS Certification
5 13 (4.83%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.83%) IISP
6 11 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.97%) Degree
8 7 (2.60%) CCIE
8 7 (2.60%) CCNP
9 4 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.49%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.74%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
11 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.37%) OSCE
11 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) PCI DSS
1 14 (5.20%) SLA
2 9 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.49%) QA
5 2 (0.74%) COBIT
5 2 (0.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 107 (39.78%) Docker
2 50 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (16.36%) Active Directory
4 18 (6.69%) vCloud
5 12 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (3.72%) vSphere
7 8 (2.97%) oVirt
8 7 (2.60%) KVM
8 7 (2.60%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.49%) Ceph
9 4 (1.49%) pfSense
9 4 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.12%) XenApp
11 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.37%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.37%) GPFS
12 1 (0.37%) HDFS
12 1 (0.37%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 126 (46.84%) Ansible
2 102 (37.92%) Kubernetes
3 74 (27.51%) Puppet
4 35 (13.01%) Terraform
5 28 (10.41%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (6.69%) vRealize
7 17 (6.32%) Consul
8 13 (4.83%) CASB
9 9 (3.35%) Salt
10 7 (2.60%) Nagios
10 7 (2.60%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.23%) Grafana
11 6 (2.23%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.86%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (1.86%) OpenView
12 5 (1.86%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.86%) WSUS
13 4 (1.49%) Prometheus
14 3 (1.12%) Kibana
14 3 (1.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 80 (29.74%) VMware
2 76 (28.25%) Red Hat
3 49 (18.22%) Microsoft
4 44 (16.36%) Cisco
5 26 (9.67%) Google
6 19 (7.06%) F5
7 15 (5.58%) HP
8 13 (4.83%) ServiceNow
9 12 (4.46%) Juniper
9 12 (4.46%) Micro Focus
9 12 (4.46%) NetApp
10 10 (3.72%) EMC
11 9 (3.35%) Oracle
11 9 (3.35%) Splunk
12 8 (2.97%) Citrix
12 8 (2.97%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.97%) IBM
13 7 (2.60%) SaltStack
14 6 (2.23%) Arista
14 6 (2.23%) Intel