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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 241 254 232
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing SUSE 15 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.60% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 10
Average daily rate £365 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £390 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.63 -
% change year-on-year
-40.19% -
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
2096 2328 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.72% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1138 929
Average daily rate £353 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.44% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 199 244
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
Hampshire - 9 £365 -
Berkshire +7 6 £575 +91.66%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (54.17%) Unix
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 10 (41.67%) AIX
6 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
6 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (33.33%) vRealize
8 7 (29.17%) Oracle
8 7 (29.17%) Solaris
8 7 (29.17%) Finance
9 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (25.00%) Apache
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) ITIL
9 6 (25.00%) Citrix
9 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (25.00%) Change Management
10 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
10 5 (20.83%) SAN
10 5 (20.83%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
10 5 (20.83%) LDAP
10 5 (20.83%) IBM
10 5 (20.83%) J2EE
10 5 (20.83%) Perl
10 5 (20.83%) Tomcat

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (20.83%) JBoss
3 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
4 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
1 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
2 3 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.17%) 2G
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
4 1 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) SS7
4 1 (4.17%) TCAP
4 1 (4.17%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) FishEye
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Trac
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Systems Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Unix Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Support
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) J2EE
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Mainframe
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (16.67%) Wiki
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) IVR
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (54.17%) Unix
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (41.67%) AIX
5 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Solaris
7 5 (20.83%) CentOS
8 3 (12.50%) Debian
8 3 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 2 (8.33%) Fedora
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
9 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (4.17%) HPUX
10 1 (4.17%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Change Management
1 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Perl
1 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.67%) Korn
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Docker
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) Samba
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) vRealize
2 3 (12.50%) Packer
3 1 (4.17%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) IBM
7 4 (16.67%) EMC
7 4 (16.67%) Veritas
8 2 (8.33%) Sun
9 1 (4.17%) Huawei
9 1 (4.17%) SAP