The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 260 243 224
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -19
Contract jobs citing SUSE 10 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.087% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.36% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
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£450 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £30.88 -
% change year-on-year
-5.32% -
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2378 2233 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.00% 24.42% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1121 1062
Average daily rate £355 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 223 239
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Berkshire -1 5 £450 +125.00%
Hampshire -7 5 £450 +125.00% 1
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 14 (77.78%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (44.44%) UNIX
6 7 (38.89%) Perl
6 7 (38.89%) EMC
7 6 (33.33%) Banking
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 6 (33.33%) Puppet
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
8 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) Solaris
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
8 5 (27.78%) Middleware
8 5 (27.78%) Symantec
8 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
8 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
8 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Python
9 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (16.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Commerce Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) ATM
1 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Support
2 6 (33.33%) Linux Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Project Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris Support Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) AIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Solaris
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) CentOS
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
4 4 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) Korn
6 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (27.78%) NetBackup
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (16.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (11.11%) yum
4 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Nagios
4 2 (11.11%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) EMC
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) Symantec
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) IBM
8 1 (5.56%) SAP
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco