The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 188 220 212
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing SUSE 8 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.68% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 14
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£433 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £370 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £281
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.88 - £39.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1321 1609 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.42% 21.86% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1076 1017
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 87
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SUSE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SUSE across the City of London region.

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SUSE across the City of London region.

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) AIX
2 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) Apache
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 4 (36.36%) SAN
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression
5 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) IPsec
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Firmware
5 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) BGP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) IPsec
2 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Network Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) AIX
3 5 (45.45%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Management
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Jython
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (27.27%) vSphere
1 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) EMC