Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 448 415
Rank change year-on-year -100 -33 +17
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 249 517 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.07% 2.96% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 371 387
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £400 £400 £356
90th Percentile £700 £598 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% +27.91% +2.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 - £43.00

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 12,052 17,481 17,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.72% 16.71% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,744 11,273 11,294
UK median daily rate £450 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +1.27% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 397 425
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.23 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +2.50% -2.44%

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 5 December 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 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 5 December 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 -64 236 £550 +10.00% 69
UK excluding London -26 126 £500 +14.29% 36
London -37 116 £588 +8.80% 35
South East +2 45 £500 - 6
North of England +60 36 £550 +22.22% 12
Yorkshire +58 23 £550 +25.71% 6
East of England +21 23 £450 -10.89% 8
South West -23 17 £540 +27.06% 4
North West +16 9 £575 +15.00% 5
Northern Ireland +9 5 £488 +14.71%
North East +19 4 £500 -6.45% 1
Midlands +33 2 £475 -5.00% 4
Scotland +7 2 - -
East Midlands +32 1 - - 3
West Midlands +23 1 £475 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 128 (51.41%) DevOps
2 124 (49.80%) Azure
3 122 (49.00%) Linux
4 119 (47.79%) AWS
5 105 (42.17%) Ansible
6 86 (34.54%) Python
7 80 (32.13%) Puppet
8 66 (26.51%) Docker
9 63 (25.30%) VMware
9 63 (25.30%) Terraform
10 62 (24.90%) Kubernetes
11 58 (23.29%) Security Cleared
12 56 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (21.69%) GCP
14 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
14 51 (20.48%) Java
15 50 (20.08%) PaaS
16 49 (19.68%) Windows
17 48 (19.28%) Ubuntu
17 48 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
18 47 (18.88%) Jenkins
19 46 (18.47%) Bash Shell
20 43 (17.27%) Git (software)
21 42 (16.87%) Microsoft
21 42 (16.87%) Firewall
22 38 (15.26%) SaaS
23 37 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
24 36 (14.46%) IaaS
24 36 (14.46%) Cisco
25 33 (13.25%) VPN

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 16 (6.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (5.22%) Confluence
2 13 (5.22%) IIS
3 11 (4.42%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.01%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.61%) JBoss
7 3 (1.20%) nginx
8 2 (0.80%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.80%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) Camunda
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.80%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.40%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 124 (49.80%) Azure
2 119 (47.79%) AWS
3 54 (21.69%) GCP
4 50 (20.08%) PaaS
5 38 (15.26%) SaaS
6 36 (14.46%) IaaS
7 21 (8.43%) OpenShift
8 15 (6.02%) GitHub
9 11 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (3.61%) Heroku
11 8 (3.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (2.01%) Office 365
13 3 (1.20%) Azure Stack
13 3 (1.20%) Google App Engine
13 3 (1.20%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.87%) Firewall
2 33 (13.25%) VPN
3 25 (10.04%) WAN
4 20 (8.03%) DNS
5 18 (7.23%) BGP
6 17 (6.83%) DHCP
6 17 (6.83%) Network Security
7 14 (5.62%) VLAN
8 13 (5.22%) LAN
8 13 (5.22%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.42%) EIGRP
9 11 (4.42%) Internet
9 11 (4.42%) Multicast
9 11 (4.42%) OSPF
9 11 (4.42%) VXLAN
10 10 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (3.61%) Wireless
12 8 (3.21%) IPv6
13 7 (2.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.03%) Big Data
2 19 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (7.23%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.43%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.61%) Apache Hive
6 9 (3.61%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.61%) HBase
7 8 (3.21%) Flink
7 8 (3.21%) MySQL
8 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.01%) BigQuery
9 5 (2.01%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.20%) Aerospike
10 3 (1.20%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.20%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.20%) Redis
11 2 (0.80%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.80%) DB2
11 2 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 47 (18.88%) Jenkins
2 43 (17.27%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.83%) JIRA
4 14 (5.62%) Gradle
5 12 (4.82%) Vagrant
6 10 (4.02%) Bitbucket
6 10 (4.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (3.61%) Gerrit
7 9 (3.61%) Maven
8 8 (3.21%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.81%) Robot Framework
9 7 (2.81%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.61%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (1.61%) RSpec
10 4 (1.61%) Subversion
11 3 (1.20%) Buildbot
11 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.20%) Selenium
11 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (11.65%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.04%) Public Sector
3 16 (6.43%) Finance
4 13 (5.22%) Law
4 13 (5.22%) Legal
5 5 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.01%) Marketing
5 5 (2.01%) Military
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (28.92%) Architect
2 59 (23.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (16.87%) Cloud Architect
4 26 (10.44%) Security Architect
5 22 (8.84%) Developer
6 19 (7.63%) AWS Architect
7 17 (6.83%) Consultant
8 11 (4.42%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 10 (4.02%) VMware Architect
10 9 (3.61%) Data Architect
10 9 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.61%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) Big Data Architect
11 8 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
12 7 (2.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.64%) Web Services
2 14 (5.62%) Spring
3 13 (5.22%) Kafka
4 10 (4.02%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (3.61%) Node.js
6 7 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.41%) Django
7 6 (2.41%) REST
7 6 (2.41%) RESTful
8 5 (2.01%) NumPy
8 5 (2.01%) Pandas
8 5 (2.01%) PySpark
8 5 (2.01%) scikit-learn
9 3 (1.20%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.20%) JMS
9 3 (1.20%) Middleware
9 3 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.80%) .NET
10 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (12.45%) Data Centre
3 29 (11.65%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (6.43%) Private Cloud
5 13 (5.22%) PKI
6 10 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (3.21%) User Experience
8 7 (2.81%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.01%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.01%) Grid Computing
9 5 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.61%) CAN bus
10 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.20%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.80%) Derivative
12 2 (0.80%) NHS
12 2 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 122 (49.00%) Linux
2 49 (19.68%) Windows
3 48 (19.28%) Ubuntu
4 28 (11.24%) Unix
5 19 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.02%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.62%) CentOS
8 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.61%) AIX
9 4 (1.61%) Solaris
10 3 (1.20%) VMS
11 2 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (51.41%) DevOps
2 56 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (13.25%) Analytics
5 30 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (10.84%) Microservices
7 25 (10.04%) Security Architecture
8 22 (8.84%) Migration
9 20 (8.03%) Configuration Management
9 20 (8.03%) Data Analytics
9 20 (8.03%) Load Balancing
9 20 (8.03%) Test Automation
10 19 (7.63%) Open Source
10 19 (7.63%) TOGAF
11 18 (7.23%) Information Security
12 17 (6.83%) High Availability
12 17 (6.83%) Infrastructure as Code
12 17 (6.83%) Network Design
12 17 (6.83%) Network Virtualisation
12 17 (6.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (34.54%) Python
2 51 (20.48%) Java
3 46 (18.47%) Bash Shell
4 28 (11.24%) Go
5 25 (10.04%) Perl
6 20 (8.03%) SQL
7 14 (5.62%) Ruby
8 11 (4.42%) Scala
9 9 (3.61%) Kotlin
9 9 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.21%) C
11 7 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.41%) Tcl
13 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.01%) R
14 3 (1.20%) Clojure
14 3 (1.20%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.80%) C++
15 2 (0.80%) Groovy
16 1 (0.40%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 58 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.02%) CISSP
4 14 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.22%) AWS Certification
5 13 (5.22%) IISP
6 12 (4.82%) Degree
7 8 (3.21%) CCIE
8 7 (2.81%) CCNP
9 6 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (2.41%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.61%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.20%) CCNA
12 2 (0.80%) GIAC
12 2 (0.80%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.80%) MCSE
12 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.82%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.21%) QA
5 5 (2.01%) RMADS
6 2 (0.80%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 66 (26.51%) Docker
2 48 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.44%) Active Directory
4 17 (6.83%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (5.22%) VMware NSX
5 13 (5.22%) vSphere
6 9 (3.61%) HDFS
6 9 (3.61%) KVM
7 8 (3.21%) oVirt
7 8 (3.21%) vCloud
8 5 (2.01%) Snort
9 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.61%) pfSense
9 4 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.20%) Ceph
10 3 (1.20%) XenApp
11 2 (0.80%) LXC
11 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.40%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 105 (42.17%) Ansible
2 80 (32.13%) Puppet
3 63 (25.30%) Terraform
4 62 (24.90%) Kubernetes
5 32 (12.85%) Consul
6 30 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (6.02%) vRealize
8 14 (5.62%) vCenter Server
9 13 (5.22%) CASB
10 11 (4.42%) Salt
11 8 (3.21%) Grafana
11 8 (3.21%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (3.21%) Nagios
12 7 (2.81%) Packer
12 7 (2.81%) ZABBIX
13 6 (2.41%) Cobbler
14 5 (2.01%) Kibana
14 5 (2.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (2.01%) OSSEC
14 5 (2.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (25.30%) VMware
2 42 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 36 (14.46%) Cisco
4 31 (12.45%) Red Hat
5 30 (12.05%) Google
6 24 (9.64%) F5
7 15 (6.02%) Juniper
8 13 (5.22%) HP
9 12 (4.82%) Fortinet
10 11 (4.42%) Tableau
11 9 (3.61%) Alibaba
11 9 (3.61%) Citrix
11 9 (3.61%) Oracle
12 7 (2.81%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.81%) Coverity
13 6 (2.41%) Arista
13 6 (2.41%) Intel
13 6 (2.41%) Mirantis
13 6 (2.41%) SaltStack
14 5 (2.01%) Sun