The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 354 362 386
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Contract jobs citing SUSE 60 61 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.09% 1.06% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 29
Average daily rate
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£380 £422 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £418 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +54.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £39.00
SUSE
England

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

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5483 5781 5395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.63% 22.92% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3721 3827 3413
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 241 295
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in London

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in London

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram in London

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in London

SUSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SUSE Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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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
City of London +27 10 £445 +1.71%
New Malden - 1 - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 105 (98.13%) Linux
2 54 (50.47%) UNIX
3 46 (42.99%) IBM
4 45 (42.06%) AIX
5 42 (39.25%) VMware
6 41 (38.32%) Red Hat
7 40 (37.38%) Shell Script
8 36 (33.64%) TCP/IP
8 36 (33.64%) DNS
9 33 (30.84%) Windows
10 32 (29.91%) Change Management
11 31 (28.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (28.04%) Banking
13 28 (26.17%) Oracle
14 25 (23.36%) Perl
14 25 (23.36%) Java
15 24 (22.43%) SAN
16 23 (21.50%) SQL
16 23 (21.50%) Apache
17 22 (20.56%) WebLogic
17 22 (20.56%) Subversion
18 21 (19.63%) XML
19 20 (18.69%) OO
19 20 (18.69%) Bash Shell
20 19 (17.76%) Oracle Exalogic
21 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
21 18 (16.82%) Cisco
22 17 (15.89%) DB2
22 17 (15.89%) vSphere
23 16 (14.95%) Retail

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (21.50%) Apache
2 22 (20.56%) WebLogic
3 16 (14.95%) IIS
4 14 (13.08%) WebSphere
5 13 (12.15%) IBM HTTP Server
5 13 (12.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (33.64%) TCP/IP
1 36 (33.64%) DNS
2 24 (22.43%) SAN
3 12 (11.21%) Ethernet
3 12 (11.21%) Firewall
3 12 (11.21%) VLAN
4 11 (10.28%) NetScaler
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (10.28%) Network Security
4 11 (10.28%) VPN
5 10 (9.35%) SSL
5 10 (9.35%) Internet
5 10 (9.35%) BGP
5 10 (9.35%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (8.41%) IPsec
7 7 (6.54%) LDAP
8 6 (5.61%) NAS
9 5 (4.67%) DHCP
10 3 (2.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.89%) DB2
2 14 (13.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.74%) MySQL
5 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Subversion
2 8 (7.48%) Introscope
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (28.04%) Banking
2 16 (14.95%) Retail
3 14 (13.08%) Finance
4 12 (11.21%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.80%) Advertising
7 2 (1.87%) Front Office
7 2 (1.87%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.93%) French Language
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (23.36%) Administrator
2 24 (22.43%) Developer
3 23 (21.50%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (18.69%) UNIX Administrator
4 20 (18.69%) Perl Developer
5 10 (9.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.67%) DBA
10 4 (3.74%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.74%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (2.80%) Novell Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) Solaris Administrator
11 3 (2.80%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) XML
2 14 (13.08%) LAMP
3 12 (11.21%) Worklight
4 11 (10.28%) Regular Expression
5 8 (7.48%) Middleware
6 6 (5.61%) HTML
7 1 (0.93%) .NET
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.93%) Web Services
7 1 (0.93%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Oracle Exalogic
2 8 (7.48%) PMI
3 3 (2.80%) AS400
3 3 (2.80%) Equities
4 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Wiki
5 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 105 (98.13%) Linux
2 54 (50.47%) UNIX
3 45 (42.06%) AIX
4 33 (30.84%) Windows
5 31 (28.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (14.02%) Solaris
7 11 (10.28%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.80%) NetWare
10 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.93%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Change Management
2 20 (18.69%) OO
3 16 (14.95%) Migration
4 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
5 8 (7.48%) Line Management
6 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.61%) Service Management
6 6 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.80%) Web Development
8 3 (2.80%) Low Latency
8 3 (2.80%) ITIL
8 3 (2.80%) Project Management
9 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma
9 2 (1.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.87%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (1.87%) Performance Management
9 2 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.87%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.38%) Shell Script
2 25 (23.36%) Perl
2 25 (23.36%) Java
3 23 (21.50%) SQL
4 20 (18.69%) Bash Shell
5 13 (12.15%) Jython
6 3 (2.80%) Ruby
6 3 (2.80%) PHP
6 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.80%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) C
7 2 (1.87%) C++
8 1 (0.93%) Korn
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.87%) CNE
2 2 (1.87%) Novell Certification
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
3 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
3 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
3 1 (0.93%) LPIC
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) CCNP
3 1 (0.93%) CCNA
3 1 (0.93%) CCDA
3 1 (0.93%) RHCE
3 1 (0.93%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (15.89%) vSphere
3 10 (9.35%) FreeRADIUS
4 8 (7.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (6.54%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.61%) Firmware
6 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.80%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (2.80%) NFS
7 3 (2.80%) NDS
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.93%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Puppet
2 5 (4.67%) BladeLogic
2 5 (4.67%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.87%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.93%) WMI
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 46 (42.99%) IBM
2 42 (39.25%) VMware
3 41 (38.32%) Red Hat
4 28 (26.17%) Oracle
5 18 (16.82%) Cisco
6 16 (14.95%) EMC
7 12 (11.21%) Citrix
8 11 (10.28%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.41%) Veritas
10 8 (7.48%) HP
11 7 (6.54%) CA
12 6 (5.61%) SAP
12 6 (5.61%) PlateSpin
13 5 (4.67%) Splunk
13 5 (4.67%) Dell
13 5 (4.67%) NetApp
13 5 (4.67%) BMC
14 3 (2.80%) Symantec
14 3 (2.80%) Novell
15 2 (1.87%) Sun