Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 574 456
Rank change year-on-year +99 -118 -48
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 62 249 518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.30% 1.96% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 149 400
Median daily rate £475 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £358 £400 £400
90th Percentile £660 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £425
% change year-on-year +7.32% +20.59% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.82% +32.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +7.78% +4.65%

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 4,772 12,682 17,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.54% 14.94% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,940 8,176 11,362
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £273
90th Percentile £650 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.46% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 325 402
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.47% -1.15% +8.75%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £59.88 £51.45 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year +13.07% -1.75% +8.72%

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 30 October 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 9 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 30 October 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 +116 51 £475 -15.56% 30
London +104 30 £425 -27.66% 8
UK excluding London +177 22 £550 +7.32% 22
Work from Home -100 17 £550 -2.22% 6
South East +155 14 £550 +2.33% 5
East of England +68 4 £550 +22.22% 6
Scotland +82 2 £440 -
South West +90 1 £475 -33.33% 2
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (46.77%) Ansible
3 27 (43.55%) Docker
4 24 (38.71%) VMware
5 23 (37.10%) Kubernetes
6 22 (35.48%) Python
7 21 (33.87%) Red Hat
7 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (33.87%) Terraform
8 20 (32.26%) DevOps
9 18 (29.03%) AWS
10 17 (27.42%) Jenkins
10 17 (27.42%) Cisco
11 16 (25.81%) Ubuntu
12 15 (24.19%) Puppet
13 14 (22.58%) OpenShift
14 13 (20.97%) CentOS
14 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
14 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
15 12 (19.35%) HP
15 12 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (17.74%) Azure
16 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (16.13%) KVM
18 9 (14.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (14.52%) TeamCity
18 9 (14.52%) Dell
18 9 (14.52%) NetApp
18 9 (14.52%) Continuous Deployment

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 3 (4.84%) nginx
2 2 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) AWS
2 14 (22.58%) OpenShift
3 11 (17.74%) Azure
4 5 (8.06%) GCP
5 4 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.23%) GitHub
6 2 (3.23%) iTunes
6 2 (3.23%) Office 365
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.61%) Datadog
7 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Ethernet
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) VPN
3 4 (6.45%) BGP
3 4 (6.45%) DWDM
3 4 (6.45%) OpenVPN
3 4 (6.45%) SDH
3 4 (6.45%) SGSN
3 4 (6.45%) SONET
4 3 (4.84%) 3G
4 3 (4.84%) 4G
4 3 (4.84%) GGSN
4 3 (4.84%) GPRS
4 3 (4.84%) LTE
4 3 (4.84%) MPLS
4 3 (4.84%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (4.84%) VoLTE
4 3 (4.84%) WAN
5 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
1 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.45%) Neo4j
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.61%) DB2
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.23%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.23%) Front Office
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 6 (9.68%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (9.68%) Consultant
4 5 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (6.45%) DevOps Specialist
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Python Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Sybase Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) JSON
2 5 (8.06%) Node.js
3 4 (6.45%) JSON Schema
3 4 (6.45%) Kafka
3 4 (6.45%) Swagger
3 4 (6.45%) TAPI
4 3 (4.84%) REST
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) XML
5 2 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.23%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) Spine.js
5 2 (3.23%) YAML
6 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.61%) Catalyst
6 1 (1.61%) DBIx::Class
6 1 (1.61%) Moose
6 1 (1.61%) Plack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) CMDB
2 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Derivative
3 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Robotics
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 16 (25.81%) Ubuntu
3 13 (20.97%) CentOS
4 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (8.06%) Windows
7 3 (4.84%) Unix
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.23%) Android
8 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) DevOps
2 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (14.52%) Continuous Deployment
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Automation
4 8 (12.90%) Analytics
5 7 (11.29%) Microservices
6 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.68%) Open Source
6 6 (9.68%) Scrum
7 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.06%) Log Aggregation
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.45%) TDD
9 3 (4.84%) BDD
9 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.84%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) Python
2 7 (11.29%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.06%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) Perl
4 4 (6.45%) Go
4 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.84%) PHP
5 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.84%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) Korn
6 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.23%) Scala
6 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.23%) RHCE
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.61%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Docker
2 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (16.13%) KVM
5 6 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (6.45%) oVirt
6 4 (6.45%) vCloud
7 3 (4.84%) VMware NSX
8 2 (3.23%) LXC
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.23%) PowerDNS
8 2 (3.23%) vSphere
8 2 (3.23%) Xen
9 1 (1.61%) Ceph
9 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (46.77%) Ansible
2 23 (37.10%) Kubernetes
3 21 (33.87%) Terraform
4 15 (24.19%) Puppet
5 6 (9.68%) Nagios
5 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (8.06%) CloudForms
6 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (6.45%) Grafana
8 3 (4.84%) HAProxy
8 3 (4.84%) Prometheus
9 2 (3.23%) Cloudify
9 2 (3.23%) Data Guard
9 2 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (3.23%) Juju
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (3.23%) Packer
9 2 (3.23%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
10 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) VMware
2 21 (33.87%) Red Hat
3 17 (27.42%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) HP
5 9 (14.52%) Dell
5 9 (14.52%) NetApp
6 4 (6.45%) Google
6 4 (6.45%) Juniper
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.84%) Ericsson
7 3 (4.84%) Mirantis
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.23%) Sybase
8 2 (3.23%) Zerto
9 1 (1.61%) F5
9 1 (1.61%) IronPort
9 1 (1.61%) New Relic
9 1 (1.61%) Splunk
9 1 (1.61%) WSO2