Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 466 346
Rank change year-on-year 0 -120 +209
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 478 393 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.90% 2.55% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 264 532
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.79%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £331
90th Percentile £675 £609 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - -
10th Percentile £35.75 £38.75 £35.58
90th Percentile £56.38 £41.25 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 16,504 15,395 18,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.40% 17.09% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,960 9,926 11,936
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 345 449
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -8.78% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%

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 21 May 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 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 May 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 -6 439 £525 +5.00% 96
London -27 253 £525 - 44
UK excluding London 0 221 £428 -5.00% 58
South East -41 97 £461 -2.89% 14
North of England -6 44 £425 -1.16% 14
Scotland -10 35 £410 -25.45% 1
Midlands +17 29 £500 +21.21% 4
West Midlands +4 27 £575 +35.29% 3
North East - 20 £371 - 2
North West -24 14 £425 +2.41% 7
South West +12 13 £438 +45.83% 10
Yorkshire -15 10 £488 +8.33% 5
East of England -11 9 £413 -10.81% 10
East Midlands -6 2 £375 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 275 (57.53%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (40.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 191 (39.96%) Linux
5 182 (38.08%) DevOps
6 164 (34.31%) Continuous Integration
7 157 (32.85%) Puppet
8 153 (32.01%) Ansible
9 141 (29.50%) Opscode Chef
10 138 (28.87%) Java
11 131 (27.41%) Jenkins
12 129 (26.99%) PostgreSQL
13 126 (26.36%) Oracle
14 121 (25.31%) Python
15 117 (24.48%) MySQL
16 110 (23.01%) Git (software)
17 95 (19.87%) VMware
18 93 (19.46%) TDD
19 90 (18.83%) NoSQL
19 90 (18.83%) Red Hat
20 89 (18.62%) Docker
21 88 (18.41%) Kubernetes
22 87 (18.20%) Tomcat
23 84 (17.57%) WebSphere
24 83 (17.36%) Finance
25 82 (17.15%) OO
26 80 (16.74%) WebLogic
27 78 (16.32%) NUnit
27 78 (16.32%) MSTest
28 77 (16.11%) JIRA

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 87 (18.20%) Tomcat
2 84 (17.57%) WebSphere
3 80 (16.74%) WebLogic
4 60 (12.55%) Confluence
5 20 (4.18%) nginx
6 14 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (2.72%) Apache
7 13 (2.72%) CloudStack
7 13 (2.72%) JBoss
8 12 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (2.09%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.88%) IIS
11 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.05%) Hubot
13 4 (0.84%) Eucalyptus
13 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.05%) InfoPath
2 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 275 (57.53%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (40.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (14.23%) IaaS
4 62 (12.97%) PaaS
5 60 (12.55%) OpenShift
6 36 (7.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (5.44%) GitHub
8 25 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (4.60%) SaaS
10 14 (2.93%) Office 365
11 10 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.26%) Amazon S3
12 6 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.84%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (0.84%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.84%) Serverless
14 3 (0.63%) NuGet
14 3 (0.63%) Stackdriver
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.42%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.67%) Firewall
2 28 (5.86%) Software-Defined Networking
3 17 (3.56%) DNS
3 17 (3.56%) NetScaler
3 17 (3.56%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.35%) VPN
5 14 (2.93%) SAN
6 13 (2.72%) iSCSI
7 11 (2.30%) NAS
8 10 (2.09%) HTTP
9 8 (1.67%) SNMP
9 8 (1.67%) WAN
10 7 (1.46%) OpenFlow
10 7 (1.46%) SSL
11 6 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.26%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.05%) DHCP
12 5 (1.05%) Internet
12 5 (1.05%) LAN
12 5 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (26.99%) PostgreSQL
2 117 (24.48%) MySQL
3 90 (18.83%) NoSQL
4 59 (12.34%) MongoDB
5 31 (6.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (5.86%) Redis
7 24 (5.02%) SQL Server
8 23 (4.81%) Big Data
8 23 (4.81%) NuoDB
9 15 (3.14%) DB2
10 14 (2.93%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.30%) Hadoop
12 10 (2.09%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.88%) HBase
13 9 (1.88%) icCube
14 7 (1.46%) Couchbase
15 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
16 5 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
17 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 131 (27.41%) Jenkins
2 110 (23.01%) Git (software)
3 78 (16.32%) MSTest
3 78 (16.32%) NUnit
4 77 (16.11%) JIRA
5 32 (6.69%) Selenium
6 29 (6.07%) GitLab
7 17 (3.56%) Vagrant
8 16 (3.35%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.51%) Mercurial
10 11 (2.30%) Maven
10 11 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.30%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.30%) Travis CI
11 10 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.88%) Gradle
13 6 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 83 (17.36%) Finance
2 37 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.35%) Retail Banking
4 11 (2.30%) Banking
5 9 (1.88%) Retail
6 7 (1.46%) International Banking
7 6 (1.26%) Billing
7 6 (1.26%) Marketing
8 5 (1.05%) Publishing
9 4 (0.84%) German Language
9 4 (0.84%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 127 (26.57%) Developer
2 91 (19.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (14.85%) Architect
4 69 (14.44%) Java Developer
5 44 (9.21%) Senior Developer
6 43 (9.00%) Digital Developer
6 43 (9.00%) Digital Transformation
6 43 (9.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 35 (7.32%) Network Architect
8 31 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
9 23 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
11 19 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
13 17 (3.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
14 16 (3.35%) Citrix Engineer
15 15 (3.14%) Lead DevOps
15 15 (3.14%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.69%) RabbitMQ
2 27 (5.65%) Web Services
3 20 (4.18%) .NET
4 19 (3.97%) Node.js
5 18 (3.77%) REST
6 17 (3.56%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (3.35%) SOAP
8 15 (3.14%) CSS
9 13 (2.72%) LDAP
9 13 (2.72%) XML
10 12 (2.51%) RESTful
10 12 (2.51%) Spring
11 11 (2.30%) Kafka
12 10 (2.09%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.09%) jQuery
12 10 (2.09%) XSLT
13 9 (1.88%) HTML
14 8 (1.67%) LAMP
14 8 (1.67%) LAPP Stack
15 7 (1.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.95%) Private Cloud
2 33 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.51%) Video on Demand
7 11 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.26%) User Experience
11 5 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.63%) Life Science
13 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.63%) PKI
13 3 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
13 3 (0.63%) Replication
13 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 191 (39.96%) Linux
2 60 (12.55%) Windows
3 39 (8.16%) Unix
4 37 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (6.49%) CentOS
6 26 (5.44%) Windows Server
7 16 (3.35%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.88%) VMS
10 3 (0.63%) Solaris
11 2 (0.42%) AIX
11 2 (0.42%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.42%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.21%) Android
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (38.08%) DevOps
3 164 (34.31%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (19.46%) TDD
5 82 (17.15%) OO
6 76 (15.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 65 (13.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 62 (12.97%) Scrum
9 61 (12.76%) Configuration Management
10 49 (10.25%) Kanban
11 45 (9.41%) Release Management
12 42 (8.79%) Deployment Automation
13 38 (7.95%) Load Balancing
14 37 (7.74%) ITIL
15 36 (7.53%) Analytics
16 34 (7.11%) Open Source
17 31 (6.49%) Migration
18 29 (6.07%) Project Management
19 27 (5.65%) Mentoring
20 26 (5.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (28.87%) Java
2 121 (25.31%) Python
3 57 (11.92%) Ruby
4 48 (10.04%) Bash Shell
5 47 (9.83%) PowerShell
6 42 (8.79%) JavaScript
7 41 (8.58%) SQL
8 37 (7.74%) Perl
9 25 (5.23%) C++
10 22 (4.60%) C#
10 22 (4.60%) Go
11 18 (3.77%) PHP
12 17 (3.56%) C
13 16 (3.35%) Scala
14 14 (2.93%) Java 8
15 13 (2.72%) Groovy
15 13 (2.72%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.26%) Bourne shell
17 5 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
18 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (10.46%) Degree
2 47 (9.83%) Security Cleared
3 42 (8.79%) SC Cleared
4 29 (6.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.88%) MCSE
7 7 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.26%) CCNP
8 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.26%) CISM
8 6 (1.26%) CISSP
9 5 (1.05%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.05%) CCDP
9 5 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (0.84%) OCP
10 4 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.42%) RHCA
12 2 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.23%) GCP
2 16 (3.35%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.46%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.26%) GAAP
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 89 (18.62%) Docker
2 64 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.23%) Ceph
5 21 (4.39%) XenServer
6 19 (3.97%) XenApp
7 18 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.35%) vCloud
9 13 (2.72%) Active Directory
10 12 (2.51%) NFS
11 10 (2.09%) KVM
12 9 (1.88%) Lustre
13 8 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.67%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.46%) Apache Flume
14 7 (1.46%) Xen
15 6 (1.26%) vSphere
16 4 (0.84%) LXC
17 3 (0.63%) OpenDJ
17 3 (0.63%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 157 (32.85%) Puppet
2 153 (32.01%) Ansible
3 141 (29.50%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (18.41%) Kubernetes
5 35 (7.32%) Terraform
6 13 (2.72%) Salt
7 9 (1.88%) Grafana
7 9 (1.88%) HAProxy
8 7 (1.46%) Nagios
8 7 (1.46%) StackStorm
9 6 (1.26%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.05%) CFEngine
10 5 (1.05%) Kibana
10 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.05%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.84%) Consul
11 4 (0.84%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.84%) Mesos
12 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 126 (26.36%) Oracle
2 95 (19.87%) VMware
3 90 (18.83%) Red Hat
4 48 (10.04%) Microsoft
5 36 (7.53%) IBM
6 25 (5.23%) Google
7 21 (4.39%) SaltStack
8 20 (4.18%) Cisco
8 20 (4.18%) Citrix
9 17 (3.56%) NetApp
10 16 (3.35%) EMC
10 16 (3.35%) Splunk
11 15 (3.14%) Ivanti
12 14 (2.93%) Rackspace
13 9 (1.88%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.88%) F5
13 9 (1.88%) Juniper
13 9 (1.88%) Vertica
14 8 (1.67%) HP
15 6 (1.26%) New Relic