Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 406 387
Rank change year-on-year -63 -19 +216
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 486 568 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.81% 3.41% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 379 477
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £370 £365 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £461 £425
% change year-on-year -7.86% +8.53% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.53% +2.47% -19.00%
10th Percentile £38.50 £40.30 £36.53
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.70 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -20.00%

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 17,295 16,669 19,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.78% 16.77% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,271 10,891 12,996
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 411 517
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.05 £48.75 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.52% +9.11%

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 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 2018. 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 -69 443 £500 - 84
UK excluding London -64 247 £425 -7.86% 62
London -41 230 £525 - 28
South East -90 87 £475 -5.00% 15
South West +22 47 £425 +2.97% 13
East of England -6 39 £505 +12.22% 17
Scotland +12 37 £375 +17.19%
North of England -47 23 £488 +18.90% 6
Midlands -14 13 £463 +27.59% 5
Yorkshire -29 10 £488 +4.84% 3
North West -12 9 £438 -16.67% 2
West Midlands -13 8 £500 -4.76% 5
East Midlands +1 4 £413 +17.86%
North East -15 4 £532 +46.62% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 294 (60.49%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (44.44%) Ansible
3 214 (44.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 207 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (41.56%) Puppet
6 190 (39.09%) Java
7 180 (37.04%) Linux
8 174 (35.80%) Opscode Chef
9 170 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
10 169 (34.77%) PostgreSQL
11 157 (32.30%) MySQL
12 146 (30.04%) TDD
13 143 (29.42%) NoSQL
14 140 (28.81%) DevOps
15 139 (28.60%) Oracle
16 132 (27.16%) WebLogic
17 130 (26.75%) OO
18 127 (26.13%) WebSphere
19 124 (25.51%) NUnit
19 124 (25.51%) Tomcat
19 124 (25.51%) Docker
20 123 (25.31%) Jenkins
20 123 (25.31%) MSTest
21 110 (22.63%) VMware
22 102 (20.99%) Python
22 102 (20.99%) Kubernetes
23 93 (19.14%) Red Hat
24 92 (18.93%) Migration
25 86 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
26 68 (13.99%) Git (software)

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
1 132 (27.16%) WebLogic
2 127 (26.13%) WebSphere
3 124 (25.51%) Tomcat
4 25 (5.14%) Apache
5 24 (4.94%) Confluence
5 24 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (4.12%) nginx
7 14 (2.88%) JBoss
8 12 (2.47%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.65%) IIS
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.03%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.82%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 294 (60.49%) Amazon AWS
2 214 (44.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (10.29%) GitHub
3 50 (10.29%) IaaS
4 49 (10.08%) PaaS
5 42 (8.64%) OpenShift
6 29 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (3.29%) SaaS
8 14 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.88%) Office 365
9 13 (2.67%) npm
10 11 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.44%) Slack
12 6 (1.23%) Serverless
13 4 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.82%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.82%) Trello
14 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.35%) Firewall
2 38 (7.82%) DNS
3 28 (5.76%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.35%) HTTP
5 21 (4.32%) SAN
6 19 (3.91%) WAN
7 17 (3.50%) BGP
8 16 (3.29%) NAS
9 15 (3.09%) SSL
9 15 (3.09%) VLAN
10 14 (2.88%) OSPF
10 14 (2.88%) Software-Defined Networking
10 14 (2.88%) VPN
11 10 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.06%) LAN
12 9 (1.85%) DHCP
12 9 (1.85%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.85%) Unicast
13 8 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (34.77%) PostgreSQL
2 157 (32.30%) MySQL
3 143 (29.42%) NoSQL
4 43 (8.85%) MongoDB
5 37 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (4.12%) Redis
7 17 (3.50%) Big Data
7 17 (3.50%) SQL Server
8 16 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.06%) NuoDB
11 7 (1.44%) HBase
11 7 (1.44%) icCube
12 4 (0.82%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.41%) DB2
14 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 124 (25.51%) NUnit
2 123 (25.31%) Jenkins
2 123 (25.31%) MSTest
3 68 (13.99%) Git (software)
4 50 (10.29%) GitLab
5 40 (8.23%) JIRA
6 33 (6.79%) Vagrant
7 15 (3.09%) TeamCity
8 13 (2.67%) Selenium
9 9 (1.85%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.65%) Subversion
10 8 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.03%) Maven
12 5 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.62%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.62%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (12.96%) Finance
2 30 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.67%) Retail
4 7 (1.44%) Banking
5 5 (1.03%) Marketing
6 2 (0.41%) Games
6 2 (0.41%) Legal
6 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.41%) Publishing
6 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Automotive
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Electronics
7 1 (0.21%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 161 (33.13%) Developer
2 125 (25.72%) Java Developer
3 77 (15.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 51 (10.49%) Architect
5 30 (6.17%) Senior Developer
6 29 (5.97%) Consultant
7 26 (5.35%) Digital Developer
7 26 (5.35%) Digital Transformation
7 26 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (5.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 24 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (4.53%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.50%) AWS Developer
12 14 (2.88%) Senior DevOps
13 13 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 13 (2.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 13 (2.67%) Perl Developer
13 13 (2.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.61%) RabbitMQ
2 27 (5.56%) CSS
3 25 (5.14%) JSON
4 24 (4.94%) .NET
4 24 (4.94%) XML
5 22 (4.53%) HTML
5 22 (4.53%) Node.js
6 20 (4.12%) LAPP Stack
7 18 (3.70%) Kafka
8 17 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
9 14 (2.88%) LAMP
9 14 (2.88%) Web Services
10 13 (2.67%) Catalyst
10 13 (2.67%) CPAN
10 13 (2.67%) DBIx::Class
10 13 (2.67%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (2.67%) Moose
10 13 (2.67%) Plack
11 10 (2.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.73%) Private Cloud
3 16 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.29%) PKI
4 12 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.65%) Clustering
7 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.03%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.62%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.62%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 180 (37.04%) Linux
2 62 (12.76%) CentOS
3 61 (12.55%) Windows
4 44 (9.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (5.76%) Windows Server
6 22 (4.53%) Unix
7 16 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.09%) Ubuntu
9 14 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.65%) VMS
12 3 (0.62%) Debian
12 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.41%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.41%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) AIX
14 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (34.98%) Continuous Integration
3 146 (30.04%) TDD
4 140 (28.81%) DevOps
5 130 (26.75%) OO
6 92 (18.93%) Migration
7 68 (13.99%) Configuration Management
8 54 (11.11%) ITIL
9 52 (10.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 44 (9.05%) Open Source
11 35 (7.20%) Project Management
12 31 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (5.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 28 (5.76%) High Availability
14 28 (5.76%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.56%) Kanban
15 27 (5.56%) Scrum
16 26 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (4.73%) Load Balancing
17 23 (4.73%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 190 (39.09%) Java
2 102 (20.99%) Python
3 68 (13.99%) Bash Shell
4 55 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 55 (11.32%) Perl
5 44 (9.05%) Ruby
6 39 (8.02%) SQL
7 30 (6.17%) C#
8 23 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 22 (4.53%) Go
10 15 (3.09%) PHP
11 10 (2.06%) C
12 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.82%) C++
14 2 (0.41%) AWK
14 2 (0.41%) Groovy
14 2 (0.41%) Scala
15 1 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.21%) Jython
15 1 (0.21%) Lua
Qualifications
1 56 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.58%) Degree
4 12 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.85%) MCSE
7 8 (1.65%) CISSP
8 7 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.23%) CCNP
10 5 (1.03%) SSCP
11 3 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.62%) CCDP
11 3 (0.62%) CCIE
11 3 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.62%) CISM
11 3 (0.62%) PhD
11 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.14%) JSP 440
2 8 (1.65%) QA
3 7 (1.44%) FedRAMP
4 3 (0.62%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (25.51%) Docker
2 86 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.53%) KVM
5 21 (4.32%) Xen
6 20 (4.12%) NFS
7 18 (3.70%) Active Directory
8 14 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.88%) vSphere
9 11 (2.26%) vCloud
10 9 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.44%) Apache Flume
12 7 (1.44%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.03%) Ceph
13 5 (1.03%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 5 (1.03%) XenServer
14 3 (0.62%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.41%) iptables
16 1 (0.21%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 216 (44.44%) Ansible
2 202 (41.56%) Puppet
3 174 (35.80%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (20.99%) Kubernetes
5 37 (7.61%) Terraform
6 21 (4.32%) Salt
7 20 (4.12%) Nagios
8 18 (3.70%) Prometheus
9 16 (3.29%) Grafana
10 14 (2.88%) Mesos
11 13 (2.67%) ZABBIX
12 11 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (1.65%) logstash
14 7 (1.44%) Consul
14 7 (1.44%) Kibana
14 7 (1.44%) vCenter Server
15 5 (1.03%) CFEngine
15 5 (1.03%) Icinga
16 4 (0.82%) Cobbler
16 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 139 (28.60%) Oracle
2 110 (22.63%) VMware
3 93 (19.14%) Red Hat
4 40 (8.23%) Microsoft
5 38 (7.82%) Cisco
6 32 (6.58%) NetApp
7 28 (5.76%) Google
8 22 (4.53%) IBM
8 22 (4.53%) Splunk
9 20 (4.12%) HP
10 19 (3.91%) EMC
11 17 (3.50%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.88%) Juniper
13 11 (2.26%) AppDynamics
13 11 (2.26%) Rackspace
14 10 (2.06%) Mirantis
14 10 (2.06%) SaltStack
15 7 (1.44%) F5
15 7 (1.44%) Vertica
16 6 (1.23%) Nokia