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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 511 481 494
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing SUSE 79 89 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 68 59
Average daily rate
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£334 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £318 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 - £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £42.00
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12383 11409 12106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.38% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7019 6252 5949
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -32 72 £338 -15.62% 18
London -14 43 £388 -3.12% 11
South East -17 9 £275 -15.38% 4
North West +2 8 £323 -4.44%
City of London +15 4 £550 +37.50% 4
West Midlands -10 4 - - 1
Hampshire -11 4 £200 -52.94% 1
Surrey - 4 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
South West - 2 £400 - 1
Reading -2 1 £200 -38.46% 2
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
Berkshire -7 1 £200 -38.46% 2
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Bath - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Lewes - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 138 (99.28%) Linux
2 66 (47.48%) Windows
3 64 (46.04%) UNIX
4 61 (43.88%) Red Hat
5 59 (42.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (37.41%) AIX
7 51 (36.69%) Oracle
8 49 (35.25%) VMware
9 44 (31.65%) IBM
10 42 (30.22%) WebLogic
11 36 (25.90%) Apache
12 35 (25.18%) Oracle Database
13 34 (24.46%) HP
14 31 (22.30%) Shell Script
14 31 (22.30%) Banking
14 31 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (20.86%) Java
16 28 (20.14%) SAN
17 24 (17.27%) Perl
17 24 (17.27%) DB2
17 24 (17.27%) Solaris
17 24 (17.27%) Tomcat
17 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
18 23 (16.55%) Change Management
19 22 (15.83%) SQL Server
19 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 20 (14.39%) Migration
21 19 (13.67%) Finance
21 19 (13.67%) WebSphere
21 19 (13.67%) IIS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 42 (30.22%) WebLogic
2 36 (25.90%) Apache
3 24 (17.27%) Tomcat
4 19 (13.67%) WebSphere
4 19 (13.67%) IIS
5 18 (12.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (10.79%) IBM HTTP Server
7 10 (7.19%) MQSeries
8 9 (6.47%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (2.88%) nginx
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.44%) Confluence
11 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.72%) Lync
11 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.72%) CICS
11 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.14%) SAN
2 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.95%) DNS
4 16 (11.51%) Firewall
4 16 (11.51%) FTP
5 13 (9.35%) SSL
6 9 (6.47%) LDAP
6 9 (6.47%) VLAN
7 7 (5.04%) HTTP
8 6 (4.32%) VPN
9 5 (3.60%) NetScaler
9 5 (3.60%) LAN
10 4 (2.88%) WAN
10 4 (2.88%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.88%) OSPF
10 4 (2.88%) Internet
10 4 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.88%) Network Security
10 4 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.16%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.18%) Oracle Database
2 24 (17.27%) DB2
3 22 (15.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.47%) MySQL
4 9 (6.47%) MS Access
5 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) KDB
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Subversion
2 6 (4.32%) Introscope
3 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.16%) JIRA
5 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.72%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 31 (22.30%) Banking
2 19 (13.67%) Finance
3 17 (12.23%) Retail
4 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.32%) Private Banking
6 4 (2.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (20.14%) Systems Administrator
2 25 (17.99%) Administrator
3 19 (13.67%) Developer
4 18 (12.95%) Architect
5 14 (10.07%) UNIX Administrator
5 14 (10.07%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (9.35%) Perl Developer
7 11 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.04%) Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Technical Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Services Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Service Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.79%) XML
2 14 (10.07%) LAMP
3 10 (7.19%) HTML
4 6 (4.32%) Worklight
5 5 (3.60%) Middleware
5 5 (3.60%) J2EE
6 4 (2.88%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (2.16%) Web Services
8 2 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.72%) wxWidgets
9 1 (0.72%) VXML
9 1 (0.72%) CORBA
9 1 (0.72%) .NET
9 1 (0.72%) CSS
9 1 (0.72%) Xerces
9 1 (0.72%) Xalan
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Oracle Exalogic
2 11 (7.91%) Replication
3 9 (6.47%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.32%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.32%) PMI
5 5 (3.60%) AS400
6 2 (1.44%) Derivative
6 2 (1.44%) Open Source
6 2 (1.44%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) CESG
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 138 (99.28%) Linux
2 66 (47.48%) Windows
3 64 (46.04%) UNIX
4 59 (42.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (37.41%) AIX
6 24 (17.27%) Solaris
7 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (7.91%) HPUX
10 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (5.04%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (5.04%) Debian
12 6 (4.32%) CentOS
13 3 (2.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.16%) Fedora
14 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.72%) OpenSolaris
14 1 (0.72%) zOS
14 1 (0.72%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.55%) Change Management
2 20 (14.39%) Migration
3 15 (10.79%) Performance Testing
4 13 (9.35%) Web Development
4 13 (9.35%) OO
5 12 (8.63%) ITIL
5 12 (8.63%) Project Management
6 11 (7.91%) SOA
7 10 (7.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (7.19%) Release Management
8 9 (6.47%) Security Testing
8 9 (6.47%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.47%) Statistical Analysis
9 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.04%) Data Protection
10 7 (5.04%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) Shell Script
2 29 (20.86%) Java
3 24 (17.27%) Perl
4 18 (12.95%) SQL
4 18 (12.95%) Bash Shell
5 10 (7.19%) VB
6 9 (6.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 7 (5.04%) Python
7 7 (5.04%) Korn
7 7 (5.04%) Ruby
7 7 (5.04%) Jython
8 5 (3.60%) C-shell
9 4 (2.88%) VBA
9 4 (2.88%) PHP
10 3 (2.16%) sed
10 3 (2.16%) AWK
11 2 (1.44%) C
11 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.72%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 9 (6.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 9 (6.47%) ISEB
1 9 (6.47%) ISTQB
1 9 (6.47%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (4.32%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.88%) CCNP
5 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) Degree
6 2 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.72%) LPIC
7 1 (0.72%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) COBIT
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.79%) vSphere
3 14 (10.07%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (9.35%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
5 10 (7.19%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.88%) Xen
6 4 (2.88%) vCloud
6 4 (2.88%) KVM
6 4 (2.88%) SRDF
6 4 (2.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (2.16%) XenServer
7 3 (2.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (2.16%) Samba
8 2 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.44%) Squid
8 2 (1.44%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.76%) Puppet
3 6 (4.32%) BladeLogic
3 6 (4.32%) CA SiteMinder
4 5 (3.60%) SCOM
5 4 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.88%) nmon
6 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.44%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.72%) SCCM
8 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.72%) Novell Identity Manager
8 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.72%) Nessus
8 1 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (43.88%) Red Hat
2 51 (36.69%) Oracle
3 49 (35.25%) VMware
4 44 (31.65%) IBM
5 34 (24.46%) HP
6 18 (12.95%) EMC
6 18 (12.95%) Cisco
7 12 (8.63%) Sun
8 11 (7.91%) TIBCO
8 11 (7.91%) Citrix
9 10 (7.19%) Dell
10 8 (5.76%) SAP
10 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.76%) CA
11 6 (4.32%) PlateSpin
11 6 (4.32%) Symantec
11 6 (4.32%) BMC
12 5 (3.60%) Avaya
12 5 (3.60%) Hitachi
12 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
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