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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 526 492 535
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +43
Contract jobs citing SUSE 91 98 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.81% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 49
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£380 £422 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +20.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £418 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +54.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £44.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 - £40.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.00 - £48.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £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
12552 12056 11934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.94% 22.88% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7332 6789 6147
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1029 1191
Average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -22 90 £380 -10.58% 17
London +8 60 £380 -9.89%
City of London +27 10 £445 +1.71%
South East -16 10 £450 +5.88% 11
Leeds +4 5 - - 3
Yorkshire +2 5 - - 5
West Yorkshire -1 5 - - 3
Hampshire -8 5 £450 +2.85% 2
North West -12 5 £323 +1.17%
East of England - 5 - -
Manchester - 4 £311 -
Surrey 0 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £438 -
Berkshire +15 2 - - 8
Birmingham -7 2 £338 -
West Midlands -18 2 £338 -21.55%
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 167 (95.98%) Linux
2 73 (41.95%) UNIX
3 71 (40.80%) VMware
4 66 (37.93%) Red Hat
5 63 (36.21%) Windows
6 60 (34.48%) IBM
7 58 (33.33%) AIX
8 53 (30.46%) Shell Script
8 53 (30.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (27.01%) Oracle
10 43 (24.71%) SAN
11 42 (24.14%) Banking
12 40 (22.99%) Apache
12 40 (22.99%) TCP/IP
13 39 (22.41%) DNS
14 38 (21.84%) Perl
14 38 (21.84%) WebLogic
15 37 (21.26%) Java
15 37 (21.26%) Change Management
16 29 (16.67%) SQL
17 28 (16.09%) Solaris
17 28 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (15.52%) SQL Server
19 26 (14.94%) DB2
19 26 (14.94%) Bash Shell
20 25 (14.37%) HP
21 24 (13.79%) vSphere
22 23 (13.22%) EMC
22 23 (13.22%) XML
23 22 (12.64%) IIS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 40 (22.99%) Apache
2 38 (21.84%) WebLogic
3 22 (12.64%) IIS
4 19 (10.92%) WebSphere
5 17 (9.77%) Tomcat
5 17 (9.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (8.62%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (4.02%) MS Exchange
7 7 (4.02%) WebLogic Integration
8 4 (2.30%) CICS
8 4 (2.30%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.72%) nginx
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.15%) CMS
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.57%) Confluence
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.71%) SAN
2 40 (22.99%) TCP/IP
3 39 (22.41%) DNS
4 21 (12.07%) Firewall
5 16 (9.20%) SSL
5 16 (9.20%) Internet
6 15 (8.62%) Ethernet
6 15 (8.62%) VPN
7 13 (7.47%) VLAN
8 12 (6.90%) Network Security
8 12 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (6.90%) NetScaler
8 12 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (6.32%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (6.32%) BGP
9 11 (6.32%) FTP
9 11 (6.32%) LDAP
10 10 (5.75%) IPsec
10 10 (5.75%) NAS
11 7 (4.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.94%) DB2
3 20 (11.49%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.02%) MS Access
4 7 (4.02%) MySQL
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (12.64%) Subversion
2 10 (5.75%) Introscope
3 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (24.14%) Banking
2 22 (12.64%) Finance
3 19 (10.92%) Retail
4 16 (9.20%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.45%) Private Banking
5 6 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.72%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) Marketing
7 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (1.15%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (22.41%) Administrator
2 35 (20.11%) Systems Administrator
3 27 (15.52%) Developer
4 24 (13.79%) UNIX Administrator
5 20 (11.49%) Perl Developer
6 14 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.75%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Architect
9 8 (4.60%) Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.45%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) Non-Functional Tester
12 5 (2.87%) Build Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) DBA
12 5 (2.87%) Tester
13 4 (2.30%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.22%) XML
2 15 (8.62%) LAMP
3 12 (6.90%) Regular Expression
3 12 (6.90%) Worklight
4 11 (6.32%) Middleware
5 10 (5.75%) HTML
6 7 (4.02%) J2EE
6 7 (4.02%) Web Services
7 4 (2.30%) .NET
8 3 (1.72%) JSP
9 2 (1.15%) SOAP
10 1 (0.57%) JMS
10 1 (0.57%) CSS
10 1 (0.57%) VXML
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.92%) Oracle Exalogic
2 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.60%) PMI
4 7 (4.02%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.30%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.72%) AS400
6 3 (1.72%) Equities
6 3 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.15%) Derivative
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.15%) Wiki
7 2 (1.15%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 167 (95.98%) Linux
2 73 (41.95%) UNIX
3 63 (36.21%) Windows
4 58 (33.33%) AIX
5 53 (30.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (16.09%) Solaris
7 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (6.90%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.60%) HPUX
11 5 (2.87%) Debian
12 4 (2.30%) CentOS
13 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.72%) NetWare
14 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.57%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.26%) Change Management
2 20 (11.49%) OO
3 16 (9.20%) Migration
4 15 (8.62%) Performance Testing
5 12 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.32%) SOA
7 10 (5.75%) Line Management
8 8 (4.60%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.60%) Release Management
9 7 (4.02%) Security Testing
9 7 (4.02%) Service Management
9 7 (4.02%) Web Development
9 7 (4.02%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (4.02%) ITIL
9 7 (4.02%) Project Management
10 6 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.46%) Shell Script
2 38 (21.84%) Perl
3 37 (21.26%) Java
4 29 (16.67%) SQL
5 26 (14.94%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.47%) Jython
7 8 (4.60%) VB
7 8 (4.60%) Python
8 7 (4.02%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 7 (4.02%) C
9 6 (3.45%) Korn
10 5 (2.87%) C++
11 4 (2.30%) VBA
11 4 (2.30%) Ruby
12 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.72%) PHP
12 3 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.15%) C-shell
14 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.60%) PMI Certification
1 8 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 7 (4.02%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.02%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (4.02%) ISEB
3 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) Degree
4 4 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.72%) JNCIA
5 3 (1.72%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.72%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.72%) CCNP
5 3 (1.72%) CCNA
5 3 (1.72%) CCDA
6 2 (1.15%) CNE
6 2 (1.15%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.57%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) COBIT
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.79%) vSphere
3 12 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (6.32%) FreeRADIUS
5 9 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (5.17%) Firmware
6 8 (4.60%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.02%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.72%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (1.72%) NFS
8 3 (1.72%) NDS
9 2 (1.15%) Samba
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.57%) vCloud
10 1 (0.57%) Postfix
10 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.57%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (9.77%) Puppet
2 8 (4.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.45%) CA SiteMinder
4 6 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.87%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.87%) BladeLogic
6 4 (2.30%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.72%) SCOM
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.15%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.15%) nmon
9 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.57%) SCCM
9 1 (0.57%) WMI
9 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 71 (40.80%) VMware
2 66 (37.93%) Red Hat
3 60 (34.48%) IBM
4 47 (27.01%) Oracle
5 25 (14.37%) HP
6 23 (13.22%) EMC
7 21 (12.07%) Cisco
8 14 (8.05%) CA
9 13 (7.47%) Citrix
10 12 (6.90%) CheckPoint
11 10 (5.75%) Veritas
12 8 (4.60%) Dell
12 8 (4.60%) SAP
13 7 (4.02%) Sun
13 7 (4.02%) TIBCO
14 6 (3.45%) Symantec
14 6 (3.45%) PlateSpin
14 6 (3.45%) Splunk
15 5 (2.87%) BMC
15 5 (2.87%) NetApp
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