The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 539 488 525
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +37
Contract jobs citing SUSE 90 93 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.096%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.77% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 45
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£380 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13036 12057 11717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.37% 22.89% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7652 6753 6129
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1053 1121
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SUSE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

SUSE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SUSE
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
England -28 89 £380 -10.58% 6
London +16 58 £380 -13.39% 2
Leeds +4 9 £325 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire +2 9 £325 -23.52% 2
West Yorkshire -1 9 £325 -16.66% 1
South East -18 9 £450 +9.09% 1
City of London +21 8 £433 -2.53%
East of England - 5 - -
Hampshire -24 4 £450 +2.85%
Surrey -3 3 - -
North West -16 3 £300 -5.88%
East Midlands - 3 £438 -
Manchester - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +13 2 - - 1
Birmingham -3 2 £338 -
West Midlands -19 2 £338 -11.18%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 155 (92.26%) Linux
2 72 (42.86%) VMware
3 65 (38.69%) UNIX
4 63 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 61 (36.31%) Windows
6 54 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (30.36%) IBM
8 50 (29.76%) Shell Script
9 49 (29.17%) Oracle
10 47 (27.98%) AIX
11 44 (26.19%) SAN
11 44 (26.19%) Banking
12 41 (24.40%) DNS
13 40 (23.81%) TCP/IP
14 39 (23.21%) Change Management
15 38 (22.62%) Apache
15 38 (22.62%) Perl
16 37 (22.02%) WebLogic
17 36 (21.43%) Java
18 32 (19.05%) SQL
19 30 (17.86%) SQL Server
19 30 (17.86%) vSphere
20 28 (16.67%) IIS
20 28 (16.67%) DB2
20 28 (16.67%) Solaris
21 25 (14.88%) Finance
22 24 (14.29%) EMC
23 23 (13.69%) Cisco
23 23 (13.69%) XML
23 23 (13.69%) Bash Shell

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (22.62%) Apache
2 37 (22.02%) WebLogic
3 28 (16.67%) IIS
4 17 (10.12%) Tomcat
5 16 (9.52%) WebSphere
6 14 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (6.55%) MS Exchange
9 7 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
10 4 (2.38%) CICS
10 4 (2.38%) MQSeries
10 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.79%) JBoss
11 3 (1.79%) nginx
12 2 (1.19%) CMS
12 2 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.19%) SAN
2 41 (24.40%) DNS
3 40 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 22 (13.10%) Firewall
5 18 (10.71%) Internet
6 17 (10.12%) VPN
6 17 (10.12%) Ethernet
7 15 (8.93%) VLAN
8 14 (8.33%) Network Security
8 14 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (8.33%) SSL
8 14 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 14 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (7.74%) Cisco ISE
9 13 (7.74%) BGP
10 12 (7.14%) IPsec
11 11 (6.55%) LDAP
12 10 (5.95%) FTP
12 10 (5.95%) NAS
13 7 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.67%) DB2
3 20 (11.90%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.17%) MS Access
6 6 (3.57%) MySQL
7 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Subversion
2 8 (4.76%) Introscope
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.60%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 44 (26.19%) Banking
2 25 (14.88%) Finance
3 16 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 14 (8.33%) Retail
5 7 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.57%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Advertising
8 2 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (1.19%) Front Office
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) French Language
9 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
2 31 (18.45%) Administrator
3 27 (16.07%) Developer
4 20 (11.90%) Perl Developer
5 16 (9.52%) UNIX Administrator
6 14 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.74%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Architect
10 8 (4.76%) Network Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) DBA
11 7 (4.17%) Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
13 5 (2.98%) Non-Functional Tester
13 5 (2.98%) Build Engineer
13 5 (2.98%) Tester
14 4 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) XML
2 14 (8.33%) LAMP
2 14 (8.33%) Regular Expression
3 9 (5.36%) Worklight
3 9 (5.36%) Middleware
3 9 (5.36%) HTML
4 7 (4.17%) J2EE
4 7 (4.17%) Web Services
5 4 (2.38%) .NET
6 3 (1.79%) JSP
7 2 (1.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.60%) JMS
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Oracle Exalogic
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.57%) PMI
5 4 (2.38%) Clustering
5 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.38%) Wiki
6 3 (1.79%) Equities
6 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.79%) AS400
7 2 (1.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.19%) Derivative
7 2 (1.19%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.19%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.60%) Open Source
8 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 155 (92.26%) Linux
2 65 (38.69%) UNIX
3 61 (36.31%) Windows
4 54 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (27.98%) AIX
6 28 (16.67%) Solaris
7 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (5.36%) HPUX
11 5 (2.98%) Debian
12 4 (2.38%) CentOS
13 3 (1.79%) NetWare
13 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.19%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.60%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.21%) Change Management
2 20 (11.90%) Migration
2 20 (11.90%) OO
3 14 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.74%) Performance Testing
5 12 (7.14%) Line Management
6 11 (6.55%) SOA
7 9 (5.36%) Service Management
8 8 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.76%) Release Management
9 7 (4.17%) Security Testing
9 7 (4.17%) Web Development
9 7 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (4.17%) Project Management
9 7 (4.17%) ITIL
9 7 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.57%) Wealth Management
10 6 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.76%) Shell Script
2 38 (22.62%) Perl
3 36 (21.43%) Java
4 32 (19.05%) SQL
5 23 (13.69%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.95%) Jython
7 8 (4.76%) VB
7 8 (4.76%) Python
7 8 (4.76%) Korn
8 7 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 7 (4.17%) C
9 5 (2.98%) C++
10 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.38%) VBA
10 4 (2.38%) Ruby
11 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.19%) C-shell
12 2 (1.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) COBOL
13 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.17%) ISEB
1 7 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
1 7 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 7 (4.17%) Security Cleared
1 7 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.98%) Degree
4 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.79%) CCNP
5 3 (1.79%) CCNA
5 3 (1.79%) CCDA
5 3 (1.79%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.79%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.79%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.19%) CNE
6 2 (1.19%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.60%) RHCE
7 1 (0.60%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.19%) COBIT
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (17.86%) vSphere
2 22 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.74%) FreeRADIUS
4 11 (6.55%) Firmware
5 10 (5.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
8 5 (2.98%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.79%) NFS
9 3 (1.79%) NDS
9 3 (1.79%) Novell eDirectory
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.19%) Samba
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.60%) Postfix
11 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.60%) Squid
11 1 (0.60%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) Puppet
2 8 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (3.57%) CA SiteMinder
5 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.98%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.79%) SCOM
6 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.19%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.19%) nmon
8 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.60%) SCCM
8 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (42.86%) VMware
2 63 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 51 (30.36%) IBM
4 49 (29.17%) Oracle
5 24 (14.29%) EMC
6 23 (13.69%) Cisco
7 22 (13.10%) HP
8 15 (8.93%) Citrix
9 14 (8.33%) CA
9 14 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 12 (7.14%) Veritas
11 8 (4.76%) Sun
11 8 (4.76%) Dell
11 8 (4.76%) SAP
12 7 (4.17%) TIBCO
13 6 (3.57%) Symantec
13 6 (3.57%) PlateSpin
13 6 (3.57%) Splunk
13 6 (3.57%) NetApp
14 5 (2.98%) Microsoft