Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 159 145
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14 +25
Contract jobs citing OpenStack 25 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.37% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.59% 2.61% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 31
West Midlands median daily rate £620 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.88% +6.25% +29.03%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £360
90th Percentile £665 £438 £473
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.63% - -

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 696 652 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.47% 14.30% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 362 497
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £251 £225 £244
90th Percentile £575 £514 £525
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +31.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £10.78
90th Percentile £30.15 £29.50 £23.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.95%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 - 13 £665 -
Coventry +5 5 £438 +2.94%
Solihull -8 4 - - 1
Birmingham -14 3 - - 4
OpenStack
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 17 (68.00%) Scrum
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (68.00%) Kanban
2 14 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (56.00%) DevOps
3 13 (52.00%) Line Management
3 13 (52.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (52.00%) Coaching
3 13 (52.00%) Confluence
3 13 (52.00%) Performance Management
3 13 (52.00%) Release Management
3 13 (52.00%) JIRA
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (52.00%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (52.00%) Deployment Automation
4 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (20.00%) Puppet
5 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (20.00%) Ansible
6 4 (16.00%) Docker
6 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (16.00%) OpenDaylight
6 4 (16.00%) Terraform
6 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (16.00%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (16.00%) VMware NSX
6 4 (16.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (16.00%) Java 8
6 4 (16.00%) JPA

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 13 (52.00%) Confluence
2 4 (16.00%) JBoss
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) OpenFlow
1 4 (16.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
1 4 (16.00%) MariaDB
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
1 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
1 7 (28.00%) Lead DevOps
1 7 (28.00%) Platform Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Environment And Release Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Operations Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Release Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Lead Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (16.00%) J2EE
1 4 (16.00%) JPA
1 4 (16.00%) MSMQ
1 4 (16.00%) OpenDaylight
1 4 (16.00%) REST
1 4 (16.00%) SOAP
1 4 (16.00%) Spring
1 4 (16.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (68.00%) Kanban
1 17 (68.00%) Scrum
2 14 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (56.00%) DevOps
3 13 (52.00%) Coaching
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (52.00%) Deployment Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Line Management
3 13 (52.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (52.00%) Performance Management
3 13 (52.00%) Release Management
4 4 (16.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Network Management
4 4 (16.00%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (16.00%) RUP
4 4 (16.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (16.00%) Use Case
5 3 (12.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) Java 8
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) OCP
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Ansible
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
1 4 (16.00%) Juniper
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
1 4 (16.00%) VMware