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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 513 481 539
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +58
Contract jobs citing SUSE 99 105 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.87% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 74 53
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£380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £343 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £400 £270
% change year-on-year
-19.06% +48.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.75 - £44.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 - £40.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 - £48.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 - £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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -12 98 £380 -5.00% 10
London +13 65 £388 -3.12% 4
South East +1 11 £438 +16.66% 2
City of London +21 9 £440 +3.52%
North West -5 8 £323 +1.17%
East of England - 7 - -
Manchester - 7 £323 -
Hampshire -8 5 £450 -
West Yorkshire +9 4 - - 1
Leeds +4 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 4 - - 3
Surrey -3 3 - -
Berkshire +2 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Birmingham -5 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 168 (97.67%) Linux
2 71 (41.28%) UNIX
3 70 (40.70%) VMware
4 66 (38.37%) Red Hat
5 65 (37.79%) Windows
6 60 (34.88%) AIX
6 60 (34.88%) IBM
7 52 (30.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (29.07%) Shell Script
9 47 (27.33%) Oracle
10 44 (25.58%) SAN
11 42 (24.42%) Apache
12 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
12 39 (22.67%) WebLogic
13 38 (22.09%) DNS
13 38 (22.09%) Banking
14 36 (20.93%) Change Management
14 36 (20.93%) Perl
15 35 (20.35%) Java
16 29 (16.86%) SQL
16 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (15.70%) Bash Shell
17 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
18 26 (15.12%) Solaris
19 25 (14.53%) DB2
19 25 (14.53%) HP
20 24 (13.95%) vSphere
21 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (13.37%) Firewall
22 22 (12.79%) EMC

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (24.42%) Apache
2 39 (22.67%) WebLogic
3 22 (12.79%) IIS
4 18 (10.47%) WebSphere
5 17 (9.88%) Tomcat
5 17 (9.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (8.72%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (4.07%) WebLogic Integration
8 6 (3.49%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.33%) MQSeries
9 4 (2.33%) nginx
10 3 (1.74%) CICS
11 2 (1.16%) CMS
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.16%) Confluence
12 1 (0.58%) Lync
12 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (25.58%) SAN
2 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
3 38 (22.09%) DNS
4 23 (13.37%) Firewall
5 16 (9.30%) VPN
5 16 (9.30%) SSL
6 15 (8.72%) Internet
6 15 (8.72%) Ethernet
7 14 (8.14%) VLAN
8 12 (6.98%) Network Security
8 12 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (6.98%) NetScaler
8 12 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (6.40%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (6.40%) BGP
10 10 (5.81%) IPsec
10 10 (5.81%) LDAP
10 10 (5.81%) FTP
10 10 (5.81%) NAS
11 7 (4.07%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.53%) DB2
3 20 (11.63%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.07%) MS Access
4 7 (4.07%) MySQL
5 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (12.21%) Subversion
2 10 (5.81%) Introscope
3 4 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.58%) Lombardi
General
1 38 (22.09%) Banking
2 19 (11.05%) Retail
3 18 (10.47%) Finance
4 15 (8.72%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.49%) Private Banking
6 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.74%) Advertising
8 2 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (1.16%) Front Office
8 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) French Language
9 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 38 (22.09%) Administrator
2 34 (19.77%) Systems Administrator
3 25 (14.53%) Developer
4 22 (12.79%) UNIX Administrator
5 19 (11.05%) Perl Developer
6 14 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (6.40%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.40%) Architect
8 10 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Non-Functional Tester
12 5 (2.91%) Build Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Tester
13 4 (2.33%) Consultant
13 4 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.21%) XML
2 16 (9.30%) LAMP
3 12 (6.98%) Regular Expression
3 12 (6.98%) Worklight
4 11 (6.40%) Middleware
5 10 (5.81%) HTML
6 6 (3.49%) J2EE
7 5 (2.91%) Web Services
8 2 (1.16%) .NET
8 2 (1.16%) JSP
8 2 (1.16%) SOAP
9 1 (0.58%) JMS
9 1 (0.58%) CSS
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.58%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Oracle Exalogic
2 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Firmware
3 8 (4.65%) PMI
4 7 (4.07%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.33%) AS400
5 4 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.74%) Equities
6 3 (1.74%) Replication
7 2 (1.16%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.16%) Derivative
7 2 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.58%) CMDB
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 168 (97.67%) Linux
2 71 (41.28%) UNIX
3 65 (37.79%) Windows
4 60 (34.88%) AIX
5 52 (30.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (15.12%) Solaris
7 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.65%) HPUX
11 6 (3.49%) Debian
12 4 (2.33%) NetWare
12 4 (2.33%) CentOS
13 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.58%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.93%) Change Management
2 19 (11.05%) OO
3 15 (8.72%) Migration
3 15 (8.72%) Performance Testing
4 12 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.40%) SOA
6 10 (5.81%) Line Management
7 8 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.65%) Release Management
8 7 (4.07%) Security Testing
8 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.07%) ITIL
8 7 (4.07%) Project Management
8 7 (4.07%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (4.07%) Web Development
8 7 (4.07%) Service Management
9 6 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.49%) Integration Testing
9 6 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.49%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.07%) Shell Script
2 36 (20.93%) Perl
3 35 (20.35%) Java
4 29 (16.86%) SQL
5 27 (15.70%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.56%) Jython
7 8 (4.65%) VB
8 7 (4.07%) Python
8 7 (4.07%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 6 (3.49%) C
10 5 (2.91%) Ruby
11 4 (2.33%) Korn
11 4 (2.33%) C++
11 4 (2.33%) VBA
12 3 (1.74%) PHP
12 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.16%) C-shell
14 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.65%) PMI Certification
2 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 7 (4.07%) ISEB
2 7 (4.07%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (4.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.33%) Degree
4 4 (2.33%) CCNP
5 3 (1.74%) CCNA
5 3 (1.74%) CCDA
5 3 (1.74%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.74%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.74%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.16%) CNE
6 2 (1.16%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) RHCE
7 1 (0.58%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) COBIT
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.95%) vSphere
3 12 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (6.40%) FreeRADIUS
5 9 (5.23%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.65%) Active Directory
7 7 (4.07%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.33%) Novell eDirectory
10 3 (1.74%) NDS
11 2 (1.16%) Samba
11 2 (1.16%) NFS
11 2 (1.16%) Postfix
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.58%) vCloud
12 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.58%) SRDF
12 1 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.58%) RACF
Systems Management
1 18 (10.47%) Puppet
2 8 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.49%) CA SiteMinder
4 6 (3.49%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.91%) BladeLogic
5 5 (2.91%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.33%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.74%) SCOM
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.16%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.16%) nmon
9 1 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.58%) SCCM
9 1 (0.58%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 70 (40.70%) VMware
2 66 (38.37%) Red Hat
3 60 (34.88%) IBM
4 47 (27.33%) Oracle
5 25 (14.53%) HP
6 22 (12.79%) EMC
6 22 (12.79%) Cisco
7 14 (8.14%) CA
7 14 (8.14%) Citrix
8 12 (6.98%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.65%) TIBCO
9 8 (4.65%) Dell
9 8 (4.65%) SAP
10 7 (4.07%) Symantec
10 7 (4.07%) Veritas
11 6 (3.49%) PlateSpin
11 6 (3.49%) Sun
11 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
11 6 (3.49%) Splunk
12 5 (2.91%) NetApp
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago