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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 254 233 224
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing SUSE 11 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.022% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.091% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£316 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £380 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £420 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
2348 2194 1725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.85% 24.25% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1010 793
Average daily rate £350 £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 256 259
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Hampshire -6 7 £263 -34.37% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) VMware
4 10 (43.48%) UNIX
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco
5 9 (39.13%) Sun
5 9 (39.13%) SAN
5 9 (39.13%) Firewall
6 8 (34.78%) Ubuntu
7 7 (30.43%) VLAN
7 7 (30.43%) Change Management
7 7 (30.43%) vSphere
7 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) IBM
7 7 (30.43%) VPN
7 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 7 (30.43%) Apache
7 7 (30.43%) AIX
7 7 (30.43%) Perl
8 6 (26.09%) Solaris
8 6 (26.09%) NFS
8 6 (26.09%) Veritas
8 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
8 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (26.09%) Clustering
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
9 5 (21.74%) HPUX

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (30.43%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) Confluence
3 3 (13.04%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SAN
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) VLAN
2 7 (30.43%) BGP
3 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) IPsec
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) OSPF
4 3 (13.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Linux Support
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) CGI
2 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) GIS
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) UNIX
4 8 (34.78%) Ubuntu
5 7 (30.43%) AIX
6 6 (26.09%) Solaris
6 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (21.74%) HPUX
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (13.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (4.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Change Management
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) VBScript
3 4 (17.39%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Korn
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
1 3 (13.04%) SCSA
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) vSphere
2 6 (26.09%) NFS
3 4 (17.39%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas File System
4 3 (13.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (13.04%) Firmware
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Server
5 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
6 1 (4.35%) Samba
6 1 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (13.04%) YaST
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Sun
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 7 (30.43%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) Veritas
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) CA
7 4 (17.39%) NetApp
7 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Splunk
8 3 (13.04%) BT
9 2 (8.70%) Symantec
9 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
10 1 (4.35%) Coverity