Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 173 153
Rank change year-on-year -14 -20 -
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 14 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.21% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.80% 1.53% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £620 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +27.84% -
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +32.53% +45.61% -

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 776 653 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.87% 13.85% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 438 452
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £261 £206 £220
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.38 £12.58 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.00 £45.50 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Warwickshire - 13 £500 -
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for OpenStack.

1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Python
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Nessus
1 12 (85.71%) Nmap
1 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Ruby
1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
1 12 (85.71%) Metasploit
1 12 (85.71%) Lua
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
1 12 (85.71%) Burp Suite
1 12 (85.71%) Kali Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Software Delivery
2 11 (78.57%) Patch Management
2 11 (78.57%) OSCE
2 11 (78.57%) Security Architecture
2 11 (78.57%) Open Source
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 11 (78.57%) SCADA
2 11 (78.57%) Mathematics
2 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
2 11 (78.57%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) OSINT
2 11 (78.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 11 (78.57%) Threat Intelligence

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) 802.11
1 10 (71.43%) HTTP
1 10 (71.43%) SNMP
1 10 (71.43%) VPN
2 8 (57.14%) VoIP
2 8 (57.14%) Wireless
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Burp Suite
1 12 (85.71%) Metasploit
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Penetration Tester
1 11 (78.57%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) 802.1X
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) SCADA
2 10 (71.43%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 8 (57.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Kali Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
2 11 (78.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 11 (78.57%) Mathematics
2 11 (78.57%) Open Source
2 11 (78.57%) OSINT
2 11 (78.57%) Patch Management
2 11 (78.57%) Security Architecture
2 11 (78.57%) Software Delivery
2 11 (78.57%) Threat Intelligence
3 10 (71.43%) Cyber Intelligence
3 10 (71.43%) Remediation Plan
3 10 (71.43%) Social Engineering
4 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (57.14%) Security Operations
5 8 (57.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Lua
1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
1 12 (85.71%) Python
1 12 (85.71%) Ruby
2 11 (78.57%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
1 11 (78.57%) OSCE
2 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
2 2 (14.29%) GPEN
2 2 (14.29%) OSCP
2 2 (14.29%) SANS
2 2 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (7.14%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Nessus
1 12 (85.71%) Nmap