The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 519 512 516
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing SUSE 89 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 40
Average daily rate £420 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £341 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.63 -
% change year-on-year
-40.19% -
SUSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10085 10732 10112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.36% 22.85% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6188 6263 5607
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 870 931
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.45 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in England

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in England

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram in England

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in England

SUSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

SUSE Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 46 £425 -5.55% 9
South East -2 16 £370 +1.36%
Yorkshire - 12 £400 - 5
West Midlands -4 11 £275 -23.61%
North East - 4 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
SUSE
UK

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 130 (94.20%) Linux
2 83 (60.14%) Unix
3 63 (45.65%) Red Hat
4 57 (41.30%) VMware
5 56 (40.58%) IBM
6 52 (37.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (34.06%) AIX
7 47 (34.06%) Finance
8 45 (32.61%) Oracle
9 43 (31.16%) Solaris
10 42 (30.43%) Windows
11 40 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (26.09%) EMC
12 36 (26.09%) SAN
13 34 (24.64%) Perl
14 33 (23.91%) HP
15 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
15 30 (21.74%) Veritas
15 30 (21.74%) Banking
16 28 (20.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 28 (20.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 22 (15.94%) Bash Shell
18 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
18 20 (14.49%) NAS
18 20 (14.49%) Oracle Database
19 19 (13.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 19 (13.77%) Configuration Management
20 18 (13.04%) Shell Script
21 17 (12.32%) Java
21 17 (12.32%) SQL

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (10.87%) Apache
1 15 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.42%) IIS
3 12 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.80%) JBoss
6 7 (5.07%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (4.35%) MS Exchange
8 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.17%) CloudStack
9 3 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.45%) FileNet
10 2 (1.45%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
2 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Maximo
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.62%) GitHub
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (26.09%) SAN
2 20 (14.49%) NAS
2 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 17 (12.32%) Firewall
4 13 (9.42%) DNS
4 13 (9.42%) LAN
4 13 (9.42%) WAN
5 12 (8.70%) HTTP
5 12 (8.70%) LDAP
5 12 (8.70%) SSH
5 12 (8.70%) SSL
6 8 (5.80%) Network Security
7 6 (4.35%) DHCP
7 6 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.35%) FTP
7 6 (4.35%) VPN
7 6 (4.35%) Wireshark
8 5 (3.62%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.90%) Multicast
9 4 (2.90%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) Oracle Database
2 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.80%) MySQL
4 6 (4.35%) DB2
5 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.90%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.97%) Subversion
3 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.35%) JIRA
4 6 (4.35%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.90%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.17%) FishEye
6 3 (2.17%) Selenium
6 3 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.72%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.72%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.72%) Trac
General
1 47 (34.06%) Finance
2 30 (21.74%) Banking
3 11 (7.97%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.25%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Front Office
5 6 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Administrator
2 21 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
2 21 (15.22%) Unix Administrator
3 15 (10.87%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (10.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 14 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 12 (8.70%) Architect
7 10 (7.25%) Unix Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Solaris Administrator
10 7 (5.07%) Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.32%) Web Services
2 12 (8.70%) Middleware
3 8 (5.80%) XML
4 7 (5.07%) J2EE
5 5 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.90%) LAMP
7 3 (2.17%) .NET
7 3 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.17%) Servlets
8 2 (1.45%) ELK Stack
8 2 (1.45%) Sensu
8 2 (1.45%) SOAP
9 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.72%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.72%) Drools
9 1 (0.72%) JMS
9 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.72%) Spring
9 1 (0.72%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.90%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (2.90%) Wiki
5 3 (2.17%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) DataPower
6 2 (1.45%) Equities
6 2 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) iSeries
7 1 (0.72%) IVR
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 130 (94.20%) Linux
2 83 (60.14%) Unix
3 52 (37.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (34.06%) AIX
5 43 (31.16%) Solaris
6 42 (30.43%) Windows
7 19 (13.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 17 (12.32%) CentOS
8 17 (12.32%) Windows Server
9 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (8.70%) Ubuntu
10 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (6.52%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (4.35%) HPUX
14 3 (2.17%) Debian
14 3 (2.17%) Fedora
14 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.77%) Configuration Management
2 17 (12.32%) ITIL
3 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.14%) Change Management
5 11 (7.97%) DevOps
6 10 (7.25%) Investment Management
7 9 (6.52%) Network Architecture
8 8 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.07%) Migration
10 6 (4.35%) Analytics
10 6 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (3.62%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.62%) Low Latency
11 5 (3.62%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.64%) Perl
2 22 (15.94%) Bash Shell
3 18 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 17 (12.32%) Java
4 17 (12.32%) SQL
5 16 (11.59%) Korn
5 16 (11.59%) Ruby
6 15 (10.87%) Python
7 7 (5.07%) C#
8 6 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.90%) COBOL
10 3 (2.17%) C++
10 3 (2.17%) VBScript
11 2 (1.45%) C
11 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.45%) Jython
11 2 (1.45%) PHP
11 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) CCNP
1 8 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.07%) Degree
3 6 (4.35%) CCDA
3 6 (4.35%) CCNA
3 6 (4.35%) JNCIA
3 6 (4.35%) JNCIP
3 6 (4.35%) JNCIS
4 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.90%) MCSE
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.17%) MCITP
6 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.72%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) MCPD
7 1 (0.72%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 40 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (20.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 28 (20.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 15 (10.87%) vSphere
4 14 (10.14%) Active Directory
4 14 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.52%) Docker
6 7 (5.07%) NFS
6 7 (5.07%) Samba
7 6 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.90%) Xen
9 3 (2.17%) KVM
10 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Puppet
2 9 (6.52%) Control-M
3 8 (5.80%) vRealize
4 5 (3.62%) Ansible
4 5 (3.62%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.90%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (2.17%) Netcool
6 3 (2.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (2.17%) Packer
7 2 (1.45%) OpenView
7 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (45.65%) Red Hat
2 57 (41.30%) VMware
3 56 (40.58%) IBM
4 45 (32.61%) Oracle
5 36 (26.09%) EMC
6 33 (23.91%) HP
7 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 30 (21.74%) Veritas
8 12 (8.70%) BMC
9 10 (7.25%) Dell
10 8 (5.80%) Citrix
11 7 (5.07%) Cisco
11 7 (5.07%) Juniper
12 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.90%) ATG
13 4 (2.90%) Micro Focus
13 4 (2.90%) NetApp
13 4 (2.90%) Software AG
13 4 (2.90%) Splunk
13 4 (2.90%) webMethods
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