Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 186 189
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 7 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.087% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 0.53% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £280 £513 £282
90th Percentile £563 £538 £485
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £37.88
% change year-on-year +32.53% +9.57% -24.25%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 830 752 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.43% 16.44% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 469 659
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.99% +14.68% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £40.03 £31.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%

OpenStack
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing OpenStack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for OpenStack in the West Midlands

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenStack in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenStack in the West Midlands

OpenStack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenStack in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenStack in the West Midlands

OpenStack
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenStack within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Shropshire - 2 £575 - 5
Warwickshire - 2 £280 - 1
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) TeamCity
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Rackspace
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) MSI
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V

OpenStack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Slack
2 2 (28.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) TeamCity
2 2 (28.57%) Artifactory
2 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
2 2 (28.57%) MSI
2 2 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Development
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Measurement
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Python
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Rackspace
2 2 (28.57%) VMware