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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 249 238 212
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing SUSE 9 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.096% 0.078% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.31% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
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£450 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
-53.48% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-31.57% -
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
2368 2232 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.31% 24.92% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1071 1022
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 215 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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
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 3 July 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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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
Berkshire +20 7 £400 +100.00%
Hampshire +2 2 £450 +125.00% 1
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (55.00%) UNIX
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Perl
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Sun
5 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (20.00%) Confluence
6 4 (20.00%) Gerrit
6 4 (20.00%) Korn
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) NetApp
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) EMC
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) NFS
6 4 (20.00%) Solaris
6 4 (20.00%) AIX
6 4 (20.00%) VBScript
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Apache

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) ATM
2 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Gerrit
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Support
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Linux Support
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Wiki
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) UNIX
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 4 (20.00%) AIX
4 4 (20.00%) Solaris
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
6 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Fedora
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) OOD
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (20.00%) Korn
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Sun Certification
1 2 (10.00%) SCSA
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) NFS
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas File System
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.00%) yum
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Sun
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Coverity
7 1 (5.00%) BT
7 1 (5.00%) SAP