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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 514 491 513
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Contract jobs citing SUSE 81 87 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.73% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 62
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£345 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 - £39.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.88 - £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.00

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
12673 11961 12164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 22.44% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6664 6184
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1012 1198
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -31 80 £345 -13.75% 19
London +7 51 £400 - 13
City of London +27 8 £433 +1.76% 1
North West +7 8 £323 -4.44% 1
South East -6 7 £200 -38.46% 3
East of England - 7 - -
Manchester - 6 £323 - 1
Hampshire -5 4 £200 -
Yorkshire +1 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +2 2 £200 -38.46% 2
Reading +5 1 £200 -38.46%
Birmingham 0 1 - -
West Midlands -24 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bath - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 159 (98.15%) Linux
2 71 (43.83%) UNIX
3 68 (41.98%) Windows
4 66 (40.74%) Red Hat
5 60 (37.04%) VMware
5 60 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (35.19%) IBM
6 57 (35.19%) AIX
7 47 (29.01%) Oracle
8 42 (25.93%) WebLogic
8 42 (25.93%) Apache
9 40 (24.69%) Shell Script
10 37 (22.84%) SAN
10 37 (22.84%) TCP/IP
11 36 (22.22%) Banking
12 34 (20.99%) HP
12 34 (20.99%) Java
13 31 (19.14%) Perl
14 29 (17.90%) Solaris
14 29 (17.90%) Change Management
15 28 (17.28%) DNS
16 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 27 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (16.05%) Oracle Database
17 26 (16.05%) DB2
18 24 (14.81%) IIS
18 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (14.20%) vSphere
19 23 (14.20%) Bash Shell
19 23 (14.20%) EMC

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (25.93%) WebLogic
1 42 (25.93%) Apache
2 24 (14.81%) IIS
3 22 (13.58%) Tomcat
4 18 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 16 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (8.02%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
8 7 (4.32%) MQSeries
9 5 (3.09%) MS Exchange
10 4 (2.47%) nginx
11 3 (1.85%) CICS
12 2 (1.23%) Confluence
12 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.62%) SAS
13 1 (0.62%) CMS
13 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.62%) TorqueBox
13 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.84%) SAN
1 37 (22.84%) TCP/IP
2 28 (17.28%) DNS
3 19 (11.73%) Firewall
4 15 (9.26%) FTP
4 15 (9.26%) SSL
5 13 (8.02%) VLAN
6 11 (6.79%) Internet
6 11 (6.79%) LDAP
7 10 (6.17%) VPN
8 9 (5.56%) NAS
9 8 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (4.94%) Network Security
9 8 (4.94%) NetScaler
9 8 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (4.94%) Ethernet
10 7 (4.32%) BGP
10 7 (4.32%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (3.70%) IPsec
12 5 (3.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.05%) Oracle Database
2 26 (16.05%) DB2
3 10 (6.17%) MySQL
4 9 (5.56%) MS Access
5 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.62%) KDB
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Subversion
2 7 (4.32%) Introscope
3 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.62%) JUnit
5 1 (0.62%) JMeter
5 1 (0.62%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (22.22%) Banking
2 20 (12.35%) Retail
3 17 (10.49%) Finance
4 14 (8.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.70%) Private Banking
5 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.85%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Front Office
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (21.60%) Systems Administrator
2 34 (20.99%) Administrator
3 22 (13.58%) Developer
4 18 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
5 17 (10.49%) Architect
6 16 (9.88%) Perl Developer
7 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (6.79%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (6.17%) Analyst
10 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.09%) Solaris Administrator
12 5 (3.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.09%) Consultant
12 5 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.11%) XML
2 16 (9.88%) LAMP
3 10 (6.17%) HTML
4 8 (4.94%) Regular Expression
4 8 (4.94%) Middleware
5 7 (4.32%) J2EE
5 7 (4.32%) Worklight
6 5 (3.09%) Web Services
7 3 (1.85%) .NET
7 3 (1.85%) SOAP
8 2 (1.23%) JSP
8 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.62%) CSS
9 1 (0.62%) CORBA
9 1 (0.62%) JMS
9 1 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.62%) Xerces
9 1 (0.62%) Xalan
9 1 (0.62%) VXML
9 1 (0.62%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Oracle Exalogic
2 9 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 9 (5.56%) Replication
3 6 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.70%) AS400
3 6 (3.70%) PMI
4 5 (3.09%) Firmware
5 3 (1.85%) Equities
5 3 (1.85%) Open Source
6 2 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.23%) Derivative
6 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) CESG
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 159 (98.15%) Linux
2 71 (43.83%) UNIX
3 68 (41.98%) Windows
4 60 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (35.19%) AIX
6 29 (17.90%) Solaris
7 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (6.79%) HPUX
10 10 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (4.94%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (4.32%) Debian
13 4 (2.47%) CentOS
13 4 (2.47%) NetWare
14 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.62%) zOS
16 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.62%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.90%) Change Management
2 17 (10.49%) Migration
3 16 (9.88%) OO
4 15 (9.26%) Performance Testing
5 14 (8.64%) SOA
6 12 (7.41%) ITIL
7 11 (6.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (6.17%) Web Development
8 10 (6.17%) Release Management
8 10 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.17%) Project Management
9 9 (5.56%) Security Testing
9 9 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
10 8 (4.94%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.32%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.32%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.69%) Shell Script
2 34 (20.99%) Java
3 31 (19.14%) Perl
4 23 (14.20%) Bash Shell
5 22 (13.58%) SQL
6 10 (6.17%) Python
6 10 (6.17%) VB
7 9 (5.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 8 (4.94%) Jython
9 6 (3.70%) Ruby
9 6 (3.70%) C
10 5 (3.09%) C++
10 5 (3.09%) Korn
11 4 (2.47%) PHP
11 4 (2.47%) VBA
12 3 (1.85%) C-shell
13 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.62%) JCL
14 1 (0.62%) Lisp
14 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.56%) ISEB
1 9 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
1 9 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 9 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 6 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) Degree
4 4 (2.47%) CCNP
5 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.23%) CNE
6 2 (1.23%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.62%) RHCE
7 1 (0.62%) LPIC
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.62%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) COBIT
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (14.20%) vSphere
3 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.79%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (4.32%) FreeRADIUS
7 7 (4.32%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.47%) SRDF
9 4 (2.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 4 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.47%) Novell eDirectory
10 3 (1.85%) NDS
10 3 (1.85%) NFS
10 3 (1.85%) Samba
11 2 (1.23%) Postfix
11 2 (1.23%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.62%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) Puppet
2 9 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (4.94%) BladeLogic
4 6 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.70%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (2.47%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.85%) SCOM
7 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.23%) nmon
8 1 (0.62%) Novell Identity Manager
8 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.62%) Nessus
8 1 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.62%) WMI
8 1 (0.62%) SCCM
8 1 (0.62%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 66 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 60 (37.04%) VMware
3 57 (35.19%) IBM
4 47 (29.01%) Oracle
5 34 (20.99%) HP
6 23 (14.20%) EMC
7 22 (13.58%) Cisco
8 11 (6.79%) Citrix
8 11 (6.79%) TIBCO
9 10 (6.17%) CA
10 9 (5.56%) Dell
10 9 (5.56%) Sun
10 9 (5.56%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.94%) SAP
11 8 (4.94%) BMC
11 8 (4.94%) Veritas
12 6 (3.70%) PlateSpin
12 6 (3.70%) Microsoft
12 6 (3.70%) Symantec
13 5 (3.09%) Novell
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