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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 542 526 518
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing SUSE 81 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 37
Average daily rate £410 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £318 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.63 -
% change year-on-year
-40.19% -

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
10817 11512 11115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.34% 22.51% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6558 6671 6003
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 910 1017
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +21 81 £410 -8.88% 19
London -8 40 £425 -5.55% 15
South East +10 15 £365 -
Yorkshire - 12 £400 - 3
West Midlands -9 11 £275 -23.61%
Hampshire - 9 £365 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 3
City of London +49 7 £425 -22.72% 2
Berkshire +13 6 £575 +91.66%
Birmingham 0 6 £400 +11.11%
Portsmouth - 5 £308 -
Sheffield - 5 £400 -
Bracknell +2 4 £575 +91.66%
Leeds - 4 £456 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £456 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £550 -
North East - 4 £550 -
Barnsley - 2 £403 - 3
Warwickshire - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £420 -
Croydon -11 1 £525 +7.69%
Paddington - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £375 -
Hook - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (94.74%) Linux
2 81 (60.90%) Unix
3 59 (44.36%) Red Hat
4 56 (42.11%) VMware
5 53 (39.85%) IBM
6 50 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (33.83%) AIX
7 45 (33.83%) Finance
8 43 (32.33%) Oracle
9 42 (31.58%) Solaris
10 40 (30.08%) Windows
10 40 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (26.32%) SAN
12 34 (25.56%) EMC
12 34 (25.56%) Perl
13 32 (24.06%) HP
14 29 (21.80%) Veritas
15 28 (21.05%) Banking
16 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
16 27 (20.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 27 (20.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 22 (16.54%) Bash Shell
18 20 (15.04%) NAS
19 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
19 19 (14.29%) Configuration Management
20 18 (13.53%) Shell Script
20 18 (13.53%) Oracle Database
21 17 (12.78%) CentOS
21 17 (12.78%) Git (software)
21 17 (12.78%) Java

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (11.28%) Apache
1 15 (11.28%) WebSphere
2 12 (9.02%) IIS
2 12 (9.02%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.02%) JBoss
5 7 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 7 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.76%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.26%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.26%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.50%) FileNet
8 2 (1.50%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
2 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Maximo
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.76%) GitHub
2 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.32%) SAN
2 20 (15.04%) NAS
3 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.78%) Firewall
5 13 (9.77%) DNS
5 13 (9.77%) LAN
5 13 (9.77%) WAN
6 12 (9.02%) HTTP
6 12 (9.02%) LDAP
6 12 (9.02%) SSH
6 12 (9.02%) SSL
7 8 (6.02%) Network Security
8 6 (4.51%) DHCP
8 6 (4.51%) Ethernet
8 6 (4.51%) FTP
8 6 (4.51%) VPN
8 6 (4.51%) Wireshark
9 5 (3.76%) Unified Communications
10 4 (3.01%) ATM
10 4 (3.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) Oracle Database
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.02%) MySQL
4 6 (4.51%) DB2
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.52%) Subversion
3 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.51%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.76%) JIRA
6 4 (3.01%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (3.01%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.26%) FishEye
7 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.50%) Selenium
8 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.75%) Trac
General
1 45 (33.83%) Finance
2 28 (21.05%) Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.77%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.51%) Retail
6 5 (3.76%) Front Office
7 2 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Administrator
2 20 (15.04%) Unix Administrator
3 19 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (11.28%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 12 (9.02%) Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.77%) Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Unix Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Solaris Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Solaris Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.51%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.76%) Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Systems Architect
12 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) Web Services
2 12 (9.02%) Middleware
3 8 (6.02%) XML
4 7 (5.26%) J2EE
5 5 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.01%) LAMP
7 3 (2.26%) .NET
7 3 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.26%) Servlets
8 2 (1.50%) ELK Stack
8 2 (1.50%) Sensu
8 2 (1.50%) SOAP
9 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.75%) Drools
9 1 (0.75%) JMS
9 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.75%) Ultra Messaging
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.76%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.01%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (3.01%) Wiki
5 3 (2.26%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.26%) Clustering
5 3 (2.26%) DataPower
6 2 (1.50%) Equities
6 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.75%) AS400
7 1 (0.75%) EFT
7 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) iSeries
7 1 (0.75%) IVR
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 126 (94.74%) Linux
2 81 (60.90%) Unix
3 50 (37.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (33.83%) AIX
5 42 (31.58%) Solaris
6 40 (30.08%) Windows
7 17 (12.78%) CentOS
8 16 (12.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
10 12 (9.02%) Ubuntu
10 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (6.77%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (4.51%) HPUX
14 3 (2.26%) Debian
14 3 (2.26%) Fedora
14 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 17 (12.78%) ITIL
3 15 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.53%) Change Management
5 11 (8.27%) DevOps
6 10 (7.52%) Investment Management
7 9 (6.77%) Network Architecture
8 7 (5.26%) Migration
8 7 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.51%) Analytics
9 6 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (3.76%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.01%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.56%) Perl
2 22 (16.54%) Bash Shell
3 18 (13.53%) Shell Script
4 17 (12.78%) Java
4 17 (12.78%) SQL
5 16 (12.03%) Korn
5 16 (12.03%) Ruby
6 15 (11.28%) Python
7 7 (5.26%) C#
8 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.01%) COBOL
10 3 (2.26%) C++
10 3 (2.26%) VBScript
11 2 (1.50%) C
11 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.50%) Jython
11 2 (1.50%) PHP
11 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) CCNP
1 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.26%) Degree
3 6 (4.51%) CCDA
3 6 (4.51%) CCNA
3 6 (4.51%) JNCIA
3 6 (4.51%) JNCIP
3 6 (4.51%) JNCIS
4 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.26%) MCSE
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.50%) MCITP
7 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.75%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) MCPD
8 1 (0.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 40 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (20.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 27 (20.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 14 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (10.53%) vSphere
4 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
5 9 (6.77%) Docker
6 7 (5.26%) NFS
6 7 (5.26%) Samba
7 6 (4.51%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.01%) Xen
9 3 (2.26%) KVM
10 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) Puppet
2 9 (6.77%) Control-M
3 8 (6.02%) vRealize
4 5 (3.76%) Ansible
4 5 (3.76%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.01%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.26%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (2.26%) Netcool
6 3 (2.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (2.26%) Packer
7 2 (1.50%) OpenView
7 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (44.36%) Red Hat
2 56 (42.11%) VMware
3 53 (39.85%) IBM
4 43 (32.33%) Oracle
5 34 (25.56%) EMC
6 32 (24.06%) HP
7 29 (21.80%) Veritas
8 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
9 12 (9.02%) BMC
10 10 (7.52%) Dell
11 8 (6.02%) Citrix
12 7 (5.26%) Cisco
12 7 (5.26%) Juniper
13 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
14 4 (3.01%) Micro Focus
14 4 (3.01%) NetApp
14 4 (3.01%) Splunk
15 3 (2.26%) Software AG
15 3 (2.26%) Sybase
15 3 (2.26%) webMethods
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