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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 517 486 492
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Contract jobs citing SUSE 77 84 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.74% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 59
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £313 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £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
12331 11374 12051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.25% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7001 6237 5961
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1015 1232
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £41.50
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 31 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 31 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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -37 72 £340 -15.00% 17
London +3 44 £394 -1.56% 9
South East -11 10 £275 -15.38% 6
North West +3 7 £323 -4.44%
Manchester - 5 £323 -
Surrey - 5 £350 - 2
City of London +16 4 £550 +37.50% 3
Hampshire -9 4 £200 -52.94% 1
East of England - 4 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 - -
West Midlands -19 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Reading 0 1 £200 -38.46% 3
Berkshire -6 1 £200 -38.46% 3
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Bath - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 136 (98.55%) Linux
2 64 (46.38%) UNIX
3 61 (44.20%) Windows
3 61 (44.20%) Red Hat
4 60 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (36.96%) AIX
6 48 (34.78%) Oracle
7 46 (33.33%) VMware
8 44 (31.88%) IBM
9 41 (29.71%) WebLogic
10 36 (26.09%) Apache
11 33 (23.91%) Banking
12 32 (23.19%) HP
12 32 (23.19%) Shell Script
12 32 (23.19%) Oracle Database
13 30 (21.74%) Java
14 28 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (19.57%) TCP/IP
16 26 (18.84%) Perl
17 25 (18.12%) SAN
18 24 (17.39%) Change Management
18 24 (17.39%) DB2
18 24 (17.39%) Solaris
18 24 (17.39%) Tomcat
19 20 (14.49%) IIS
19 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
19 20 (14.49%) WebSphere
19 20 (14.49%) Bash Shell
20 19 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (13.77%) DNS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 41 (29.71%) WebLogic
2 36 (26.09%) Apache
3 24 (17.39%) Tomcat
4 20 (14.49%) IIS
4 20 (14.49%) WebSphere
5 18 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (10.87%) IBM HTTP Server
7 10 (7.25%) MQSeries
8 9 (6.52%) WebLogic Integration
9 4 (2.90%) nginx
10 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.45%) Confluence
12 1 (0.72%) Lync
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.72%) SAS
12 1 (0.72%) CICS
12 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.57%) TCP/IP
2 25 (18.12%) SAN
3 19 (13.77%) DNS
4 16 (11.59%) FTP
4 16 (11.59%) Firewall
5 14 (10.14%) SSL
6 9 (6.52%) LDAP
6 9 (6.52%) VLAN
7 7 (5.07%) HTTP
8 6 (4.35%) VPN
9 5 (3.62%) LAN
10 4 (2.90%) WAN
10 4 (2.90%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.90%) Internet
10 4 (2.90%) OSPF
10 4 (2.90%) Network Security
10 4 (2.90%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.19%) Oracle Database
2 24 (17.39%) DB2
3 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.52%) MySQL
4 9 (6.52%) MS Access
5 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) KDB
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Subversion
2 6 (4.35%) Introscope
3 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.72%) JMeter
5 1 (0.72%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 33 (23.91%) Banking
2 18 (13.04%) Finance
3 17 (12.32%) Retail
4 11 (7.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Private Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.17%) Marketing
8 2 (1.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Systems Administrator
2 25 (18.12%) Administrator
3 20 (14.49%) Developer
4 19 (13.77%) Architect
5 14 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (10.14%) Perl Developer
5 14 (10.14%) UNIX Administrator
6 10 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.07%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Technical Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) XML
2 15 (10.87%) LAMP
3 10 (7.25%) HTML
4 7 (5.07%) Middleware
5 6 (4.35%) Worklight
6 5 (3.62%) J2EE
7 4 (2.90%) Regular Expression
8 3 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.17%) SOAP
8 3 (2.17%) Web Services
9 1 (0.72%) CORBA
9 1 (0.72%) JMS
9 1 (0.72%) CSS
9 1 (0.72%) .NET
9 1 (0.72%) VXML
9 1 (0.72%) Xerces
9 1 (0.72%) Xalan
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.72%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Oracle Exalogic
2 11 (7.97%) Replication
3 9 (6.52%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.35%) PMI
4 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.62%) AS400
6 2 (1.45%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.45%) Equities
6 2 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.45%) Derivative
6 2 (1.45%) Open Source
6 2 (1.45%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) DataPower
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) CESG
7 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 136 (98.55%) Linux
2 64 (46.38%) UNIX
3 61 (44.20%) Windows
4 60 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (36.96%) AIX
6 24 (17.39%) Solaris
7 19 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (7.97%) HPUX
10 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (5.07%) Debian
12 6 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (3.62%) CentOS
14 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.45%) Fedora
16 1 (0.72%) NetWare
16 1 (0.72%) zOS
16 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.72%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.72%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.39%) Change Management
2 18 (13.04%) Migration
3 15 (10.87%) Performance Testing
4 14 (10.14%) ITIL
4 14 (10.14%) OO
5 13 (9.42%) Web Development
6 12 (8.70%) SOA
6 12 (8.70%) Project Management
7 10 (7.25%) Release Management
8 9 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.52%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (6.52%) Security Testing
8 9 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.07%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.07%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.07%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.19%) Shell Script
2 30 (21.74%) Java
3 26 (18.84%) Perl
4 20 (14.49%) Bash Shell
5 18 (13.04%) SQL
6 10 (7.25%) VB
7 9 (6.52%) Python
7 9 (6.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 8 (5.80%) Ruby
9 7 (5.07%) Jython
10 6 (4.35%) Korn
11 4 (2.90%) C-shell
11 4 (2.90%) VBA
11 4 (2.90%) PHP
11 4 (2.90%) C
12 3 (2.17%) C++
13 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.45%) sed
13 2 (1.45%) AWK
14 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.52%) ISEB
1 9 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
1 9 (6.52%) ISTQB
1 9 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) CCNP
5 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.45%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.72%) LPIC
7 1 (0.72%) RHCE
7 1 (0.72%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) COBIT
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.87%) vSphere
3 11 (7.97%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (7.97%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.52%) Active Directory
5 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.07%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.90%) SRDF
7 4 (2.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.17%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (2.17%) vCloud
8 3 (2.17%) KVM
8 3 (2.17%) Xen
8 3 (2.17%) NFS
8 3 (2.17%) Samba
9 2 (1.45%) Squid
9 2 (1.45%) Postfix
9 2 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) Puppet
2 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.35%) CA SiteMinder
3 6 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.90%) SCOM
5 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.17%) nmon
6 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.45%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.72%) SCCM
7 1 (0.72%) Novell Identity Manager
7 1 (0.72%) Nessus
7 1 (0.72%) WMI
7 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (44.20%) Red Hat
2 48 (34.78%) Oracle
3 46 (33.33%) VMware
4 44 (31.88%) IBM
5 32 (23.19%) HP
6 18 (13.04%) EMC
6 18 (13.04%) Cisco
7 12 (8.70%) Sun
8 11 (7.97%) TIBCO
9 10 (7.25%) Dell
10 9 (6.52%) Citrix
11 8 (5.80%) CA
11 8 (5.80%) SAP
12 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
12 6 (4.35%) BMC
12 6 (4.35%) Symantec
12 6 (4.35%) PlateSpin
13 5 (3.62%) Avaya
13 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.62%) Hitachi
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 17 days ago