The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 555 585 554
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -31
Contract jobs citing SUSE 79 79 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 45
Median daily rate £444 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £190 £323
% change year-on-year
+166.75% -41.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.23 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -0.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.23 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.56%

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
11412 12499 12705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.41% 21.42% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7257 7376 7229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 975 1071
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SUSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 77 £450 +12.50% 15
London +27 49 £425 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire +1 10 £525 +27.19%
South Yorkshire +3 9 £525 +27.19%
Sheffield +2 9 £525 +31.25%
South East +6 6 £450 - 7
City of London +32 5 £463 +8.75% 1
Berkshire +7 4 £488 +8.33% 2
West Midlands -41 4 £350 +133.33%
North West - 4 £425 -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Worcester - 3 £350 -
Manchester - 3 £425 -
Reading +16 2 £488 -2.50%
Slough +8 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £310 -
Scotland - 2 £310 -
Somerset +15 1 £350 -
Docklands, London +12 1 £350 -42.85%
South West +5 1 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Leeds -8 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £375 - 3
New Malden - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SUSE.

1 167 (100.00%) Linux
2 78 (46.71%) Red Hat
3 75 (44.91%) Unix
4 71 (42.51%) AIX
5 65 (38.92%) Oracle
6 62 (37.13%) Solaris
7 53 (31.74%) Windows
7 53 (31.74%) VMware
8 50 (29.94%) IBM
9 48 (28.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (26.95%) Bash Shell
11 44 (26.35%) ITIL
12 42 (25.15%) Firewall
13 41 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (23.95%) Perl
14 40 (23.95%) Middleware
15 38 (22.75%) SAN
16 36 (21.56%) HP
16 36 (21.56%) DNS
17 32 (19.16%) Oracle Linux
18 31 (18.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 31 (18.56%) EMC
19 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
19 29 (17.37%) Veritas
19 29 (17.37%) SSL
20 28 (16.77%) Shell Script
21 27 (16.17%) SQL
22 26 (15.57%) Migration
22 26 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (15.57%) NAS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.38%) IBM HTTP Server
2 13 (7.78%) CICS
3 11 (6.59%) Apache
3 11 (6.59%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.79%) IIS
5 7 (4.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.59%) JBoss
6 6 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.40%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.80%) lighttpd
8 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.80%) nginx
8 3 (1.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.20%) Liferay
9 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.58%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.15%) Firewall
2 38 (22.75%) SAN
3 36 (21.56%) DNS
4 29 (17.37%) SSL
5 26 (15.57%) NAS
6 17 (10.18%) FTP
7 12 (7.19%) HTTP
8 10 (5.99%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (4.79%) DHCP
9 8 (4.79%) LDAP
9 8 (4.79%) Network Security
10 7 (4.19%) SMTP
11 6 (3.59%) SNMP
11 6 (3.59%) WAN
12 5 (2.99%) LAN
13 4 (2.40%) Kerberos
13 4 (2.40%) SSH
14 3 (1.80%) Internet
14 3 (1.80%) IPv4
14 3 (1.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.78%) DB2
2 17 (10.18%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.39%) MySQL
4 9 (5.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.60%) HBase
6 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.80%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.20%) Introscope
4 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.20%) Subversion
4 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (14.37%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Banking
3 12 (7.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (23.95%) Administrator
2 25 (14.97%) Systems Administrator
3 23 (13.77%) Architect
4 18 (10.78%) Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (10.78%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (9.58%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (8.38%) Unix Administrator
7 12 (7.19%) Consultant
7 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.59%) Migration Specialist
8 11 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.99%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.39%) Applications Specialist
11 8 (4.79%) Windows Specialist
12 7 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (4.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.95%) Middleware
2 15 (8.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (7.19%) Web Services
4 10 (5.99%) XML
5 8 (4.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 7 (4.19%) HTML
7 6 (3.59%) CSS
8 5 (2.99%) Django
9 4 (2.40%) LAMP
9 4 (2.40%) Laravel
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (2.40%) Regular Expression
10 3 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.80%) Servlets
11 2 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.20%) XSLT
12 1 (0.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.98%) Replication
3 12 (7.19%) DataPower
4 11 (6.59%) Clustering
4 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.19%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (3.59%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.80%) FMCG
7 3 (1.80%) PDA
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
7 3 (1.80%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.20%) LPAR
8 2 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Linux
2 75 (44.91%) Unix
3 71 (42.51%) AIX
4 62 (37.13%) Solaris
5 53 (31.74%) Windows
6 48 (28.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (19.16%) Oracle Linux
8 23 (13.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 22 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (7.78%) zOS
12 12 (7.19%) CentOS
12 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (5.39%) Debian
13 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
14 8 (4.79%) HPUX
15 6 (3.59%) Ubuntu
16 4 (2.40%) VMS
17 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.35%) ITIL
2 26 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.57%) Migration
3 24 (14.37%) Load Balancing
4 18 (10.78%) Configuration Management
4 18 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (8.98%) Service Management
6 14 (8.38%) Change Management
6 14 (8.38%) DevOps
7 13 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (7.78%) High Availability
7 13 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.19%) Feasibility Study
9 10 (5.99%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.39%) ITSM
11 8 (4.79%) Project Management
12 7 (4.19%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2
12 7 (4.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (3.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.95%) Bash Shell
2 40 (23.95%) Perl
3 28 (16.77%) Shell Script
4 27 (16.17%) SQL
5 24 (14.37%) Python
6 12 (7.19%) Korn
7 11 (6.59%) Java
8 10 (5.99%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.39%) PHP
9 9 (5.39%) Ruby
10 7 (4.19%) AWK
10 7 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.19%) sed
11 3 (1.80%) C#
11 3 (1.80%) COBOL
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) C++
12 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.60%) Go
13 1 (0.60%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.80%) CCNA
4 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) CCDA
6 1 (0.60%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.60%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.60%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) OCP
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 41 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (18.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 25 (14.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 15 (8.98%) Active Directory
4 15 (8.98%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (8.38%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (7.19%) vSphere
7 8 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.19%) Samba
8 7 (4.19%) StorNext
9 6 (3.59%) NFS
10 4 (2.40%) Firmware
10 4 (2.40%) KVM
10 4 (2.40%) Xen
11 3 (1.80%) Squid
11 3 (1.80%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.20%) Docker
12 2 (1.20%) Postfix
13 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) Puppet
2 11 (6.59%) Ansible
3 8 (4.79%) Nagios
3 8 (4.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.59%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.99%) Cacti
6 3 (1.80%) Munin
7 2 (1.20%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.20%) nmon
7 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.60%) Bacula
8 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.60%) Packer
8 1 (0.60%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 78 (46.71%) Red Hat
2 65 (38.92%) Oracle
3 53 (31.74%) VMware
4 50 (29.94%) IBM
5 36 (21.56%) HP
6 31 (18.56%) EMC
7 29 (17.37%) Microsoft
7 29 (17.37%) Veritas
8 15 (8.98%) Software AG
8 15 (8.98%) webMethods
9 13 (7.78%) Intel
10 12 (7.19%) Cisco
11 5 (2.99%) Dell
12 3 (1.80%) 3Com
12 3 (1.80%) Avaya
12 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.80%) Citrix
12 3 (1.80%) Micro Focus
12 3 (1.80%) Sun
12 3 (1.80%) Terracotta
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