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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 148 197 212
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +15
Contract jobs citing SUSE 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.055% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 0.26% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% +0.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
SUSE
London

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
734 1153 1231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.03% 21.09% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 884 889
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
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 29 April 2016, 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 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) IBM
2 13 (72.22%) Unix
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 11 (61.11%) Bash Shell
4 8 (44.44%) Middleware
4 8 (44.44%) Perl
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) AIX
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) SAN
5 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
6 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (33.33%) NAS
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Puppet
6 6 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (33.33%) Veritas
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) Solaris
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
6 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 6 (33.33%) HP
6 6 (33.33%) EMC
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) JBoss
4 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.56%) FileNet
5 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) SAN
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) NAS
3 6 (33.33%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) FTP
4 3 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (11.11%) Multicast
5 2 (11.11%) SMTP
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) Unicast
6 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Front Office
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (22.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) DataPower
2 2 (11.11%) Equities
2 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Unix
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Debian
7 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.56%) CentOS
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Bash Shell
2 8 (44.44%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Korn
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (5.56%) AWK
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Jython
5 1 (5.56%) sed
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 6 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (22.22%) NFS
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) Postfix
4 2 (11.11%) Squid
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) Samba
5 1 (5.56%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) Cacti
3 2 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) IBM
2 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) EMC
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Veritas
4 4 (22.22%) Software AG
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) webMethods
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft