The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 542 433 523
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +90
Contract jobs citing SUSE 61 119 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 1.17% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 89 50
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £360
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £25.75 £32.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £32.16
% change year-on-year
- -14.48%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -100 51 £418 +4.37% 12
London -102 27 £401 +0.12% 5
City of London -20 7 £425 -5.55% 4
Scotland - 7 £450 - 2
West Midlands -2 6 £490 +48.48%
East of England -32 6 - -
Watford - 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
North West -18 4 £410 -8.88% 2
Hampshire -5 2 £400 +14.28%
East Midlands -6 2 - -
South East -20 2 £400 +45.45% 2
North East - 2 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Basingstoke +12 1 £425 +21.42%
Birmingham -11 1 - -
South West -14 1 £425 -15.00% 2
Manchester -15 1 - - 2
Northumberland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 74 (58.73%) Red Hat
3 63 (50.00%) VMware
4 62 (49.21%) UNIX
5 60 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 55 (43.65%) Windows
7 52 (41.27%) SAN
8 50 (39.68%) IBM
9 49 (38.89%) AIX
10 44 (34.92%) Solaris
11 43 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (32.54%) Oracle
13 38 (30.16%) HP
14 33 (26.19%) Shell Script
15 29 (23.02%) EMC
16 28 (22.22%) ITIL
17 27 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (20.63%) Oracle Database
19 25 (19.84%) Finance
20 21 (16.67%) Veritas
20 21 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
21 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
21 20 (15.87%) VMware ESX
21 20 (15.87%) Banking
22 19 (15.08%) Active Directory
22 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
23 17 (13.49%) Perl
24 16 (12.70%) WebLogic
24 16 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
24 16 (12.70%) vSphere

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (12.70%) WebLogic
2 15 (11.90%) IIS
3 11 (8.73%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.94%) WebSphere
4 10 (7.94%) Apache
5 9 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (4.76%) MQSeries
7 4 (3.17%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (1.59%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.79%) Confluence
9 1 (0.79%) Lync
9 1 (0.79%) nginx
9 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Office
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 52 (41.27%) SAN
2 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.11%) WAN
4 12 (9.52%) Firewall
5 11 (8.73%) FTP
6 10 (7.94%) LAN
7 9 (7.14%) NAS
8 8 (6.35%) VPN
9 7 (5.56%) NetScaler
9 7 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (4.76%) DNS
10 6 (4.76%) HTTP
11 5 (3.97%) MPLS
12 4 (3.17%) VLAN
12 4 (3.17%) OSPF
12 4 (3.17%) LDAP
13 3 (2.38%) SSH
14 2 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.59%) PBX
15 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.63%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.94%) DB2
3 9 (7.14%) MySQL
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.59%) DataStage
6 2 (1.59%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) QualityStage
7 1 (0.79%) KDB
7 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Subversion
1 2 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) JUnit
2 1 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Banking
3 15 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.73%) Retail
5 7 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.38%) Marketing
6 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Administrator
2 24 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 19 (15.08%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (12.70%) Architect
6 14 (11.11%) Build Engineer
7 10 (7.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.56%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.59%) CSS
3 2 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (0.79%) Worklight
4 1 (0.79%) wxWidgets
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
4 1 (0.79%) CORBA
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) J2EE
4 1 (0.79%) Java EE
4 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.79%) Xerces
4 1 (0.79%) Xalan
4 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Replication
2 9 (7.14%) Wiki
3 8 (6.35%) Symmetrix DMX
4 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.97%) AS400
5 3 (2.38%) Open Source
6 2 (1.59%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (49.21%) UNIX
3 60 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (43.65%) Windows
5 49 (38.89%) AIX
6 44 (34.92%) Solaris
7 27 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.76%) Fedora
10 6 (4.76%) CentOS
11 5 (3.97%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.97%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.97%) HPUX
12 4 (3.17%) Debian
12 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.79%) OpenSolaris
14 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (10.32%) Migration
2 13 (10.32%) Performance Management
3 12 (9.52%) Service Management
3 12 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (9.52%) ITSM
3 12 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (8.73%) Change Management
5 10 (7.94%) Change Control
6 8 (6.35%) Web Development
7 7 (5.56%) RDF
8 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.76%) Project Management
8 6 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.17%) Integration Testing
9 4 (3.17%) SOA
9 4 (3.17%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.17%) Data Virtualisation
10 3 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) Shell Script
2 17 (13.49%) Perl
3 11 (8.73%) Korn
4 10 (7.94%) Python
5 9 (7.14%) SQL
6 8 (6.35%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.56%) Ruby
8 6 (4.76%) AWK
9 5 (3.97%) sed
9 5 (3.97%) Java
10 4 (3.17%) C-shell
11 3 (2.38%) PHP
12 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.59%) VB
12 2 (1.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.79%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.79%) C
13 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) ISEB
2 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.17%) CCNP
4 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) MCP
5 1 (0.79%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (15.87%) VMware ESX
4 19 (15.08%) Active Directory
5 16 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (12.70%) vSphere
6 13 (10.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 10 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
8 7 (5.56%) XenApp
9 6 (4.76%) Xen
9 6 (4.76%) XenServer
9 6 (4.76%) Hyper-V
9 6 (4.76%) KVM
10 5 (3.97%) vCloud
11 4 (3.17%) SRDF
11 4 (3.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (2.38%) Samba
13 2 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (1.59%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 6 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) ZABBIX
3 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.59%) SCOM
4 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.59%) nmon
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.79%) Novell Identity Manager
5 1 (0.79%) Nagios
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 74 (58.73%) Red Hat
2 63 (50.00%) VMware
3 50 (39.68%) IBM
4 41 (32.54%) Oracle
5 38 (30.16%) HP
6 29 (23.02%) EMC
7 21 (16.67%) Veritas
8 15 (11.90%) Cisco
8 15 (11.90%) Citrix
8 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.11%) Sun
9 14 (11.11%) Novell
10 11 (8.73%) Remedy
11 10 (7.94%) Dell
12 9 (7.14%) Intel
13 7 (5.56%) BMC
13 7 (5.56%) Hitachi
13 7 (5.56%) NetApp
13 7 (5.56%) AppSense
13 7 (5.56%) Wyse
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Scotland
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 13 days ago