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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SUSE Linux
Rank 509 495 488
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing SUSE 83 75 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 44
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£380 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £305 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.13 £10.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+231.25% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.13 £10.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+231.25% -37.50%

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
12507 11628 10791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.71% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7404 6469 5707
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1048 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -19 83 £380 -10.58% 13
London +33 64 £409 -9.16% 6
South East -39 12 £365 -2.66% 3
City of London +1 6 £500 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
Leeds - 5 £325 -
Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 1
Berkshire 0 4 £300 +4.34% 3
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
West Midlands -7 2 £360 -7.09%
Birmingham - 2 £360 -
Surrey - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Wales - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 3
Chorley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Goole - - - -
Guildford - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 161 (91.48%) Linux
2 91 (51.70%) UNIX
3 85 (48.30%) Red Hat
4 76 (43.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (41.48%) VMware
6 66 (37.50%) Shell Script
7 63 (35.80%) Perl
8 56 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 56 (31.82%) SAN
9 54 (30.68%) DNS
9 54 (30.68%) Banking
10 51 (28.98%) IBM
11 48 (27.27%) Windows
12 47 (26.70%) Oracle
13 46 (26.14%) Solaris
13 46 (26.14%) Change Management
14 45 (25.57%) AIX
15 42 (23.86%) Java
16 40 (22.73%) Finance
17 38 (21.59%) WebLogic
18 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
19 33 (18.75%) XML
20 32 (18.18%) OO
20 32 (18.18%) vSphere
21 31 (17.61%) Oracle Exalogic
22 30 (17.05%) Apache
23 29 (16.48%) IIS
23 29 (16.48%) Veritas
24 28 (15.91%) Cisco
24 28 (15.91%) EMC

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (21.59%) WebLogic
2 30 (17.05%) Apache
3 29 (16.48%) IIS
4 16 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 12 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.82%) MS Exchange
6 11 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.70%) CICS
9 3 (1.70%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.14%) JBoss
10 2 (1.14%) CMS
10 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) GitHub
2 2 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (31.82%) TCP/IP
1 56 (31.82%) SAN
2 54 (30.68%) DNS
3 26 (14.77%) Firewall
4 21 (11.93%) Internet
4 21 (11.93%) VPN
5 19 (10.80%) Ethernet
6 18 (10.23%) VLAN
6 18 (10.23%) BGP
7 16 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 16 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
7 16 (9.09%) IPsec
8 15 (8.52%) Network Security
8 15 (8.52%) NAS
9 10 (5.68%) SSL
9 10 (5.68%) HTTP
10 7 (3.98%) DHCP
10 7 (3.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.80%) DB2
3 14 (7.95%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.84%) MySQL
8 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.70%) MS Access
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Subversion
2 6 (3.41%) Introscope
2 6 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 54 (30.68%) Banking
2 40 (22.73%) Finance
3 18 (10.23%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.25%) Retail
4 11 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.70%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Front Office
6 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 37 (21.02%) Developer
2 32 (18.18%) Administrator
3 29 (16.48%) Perl Developer
4 23 (13.07%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (10.80%) UNIX Administrator
6 18 (10.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
8 11 (6.25%) Network Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) UNIX Engineer
10 9 (5.11%) DBA
11 6 (3.41%) Security Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.84%) Storage Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Build Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) SQL DBA
13 4 (2.27%) Oracle DBA
14 3 (1.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.75%) XML
2 18 (10.23%) Middleware
3 16 (9.09%) Regular Expression
4 7 (3.98%) Worklight
5 5 (2.84%) LAMP
5 5 (2.84%) HTML
5 5 (2.84%) Web Services
6 4 (2.27%) .NET
7 3 (1.70%) J2EE
7 3 (1.70%) JSP
7 3 (1.70%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.57%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.57%) HTML5
8 1 (0.57%) Spring
8 1 (0.57%) Servlets
8 1 (0.57%) JMS
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.57%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Oracle Exalogic
2 22 (12.50%) Clustering
3 12 (6.82%) Wiki
4 10 (5.68%) Symmetrix DMX
5 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Open Source
6 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.27%) PMI
7 4 (2.27%) Replication
8 3 (1.70%) Equities
8 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.14%) AS400
9 2 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.14%) GIS
9 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.14%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.57%) DataPower
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.57%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 161 (91.48%) Linux
2 91 (51.70%) UNIX
3 76 (43.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (27.27%) Windows
5 46 (26.14%) Solaris
6 45 (25.57%) AIX
7 21 (11.93%) Oracle Linux
8 20 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (10.80%) HPUX
10 14 (7.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (5.11%) Ubuntu
13 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
13 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (3.41%) CentOS
15 5 (2.84%) Slackware
16 3 (1.70%) Debian
16 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.70%) NetWare
16 3 (1.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.14%) Change Management
2 32 (18.18%) OO
3 17 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 16 (9.09%) Service Management
5 15 (8.52%) Migration
5 15 (8.52%) ITIL
6 14 (7.95%) Line Management
7 13 (7.39%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.11%) Low Latency
9 8 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.98%) SOA
10 7 (3.98%) Performance Testing
10 7 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.41%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (2.84%) Content Management
12 5 (2.84%) Project Management
12 5 (2.84%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 63 (35.80%) Perl
3 42 (23.86%) Java
4 27 (15.34%) SQL
5 25 (14.20%) Bash Shell
6 16 (9.09%) Korn
7 15 (8.52%) Python
8 13 (7.39%) Ruby
9 8 (4.55%) Jython
10 7 (3.98%) C
10 7 (3.98%) C++
11 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.27%) VB
12 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (1.70%) PHP
12 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.14%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.70%) Degree
3 3 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (1.70%) JNCIA
3 3 (1.70%) JNCIS
3 3 (1.70%) JNCIP
3 3 (1.70%) CCNP
3 3 (1.70%) CCNA
3 3 (1.70%) CCDA
3 3 (1.70%) ISEB
3 3 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.14%) CNE
4 2 (1.14%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.57%) RHCE
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.57%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (18.18%) vSphere
2 24 (13.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (9.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 16 (9.09%) FreeRADIUS
5 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (7.95%) Firmware
6 7 (3.98%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.98%) Active Directory
7 5 (2.84%) NFS
7 5 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.70%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (1.70%) NDS
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.14%) Samba
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.57%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.57%) Snort
10 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 22 (12.50%) Puppet
2 11 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.11%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (3.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.84%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.27%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.70%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.70%) YaST
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.14%) SCOM
8 2 (1.14%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.57%) SCCM
9 1 (0.57%) WMI
9 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 85 (48.30%) Red Hat
2 73 (41.48%) VMware
3 51 (28.98%) IBM
4 47 (26.70%) Oracle
5 29 (16.48%) Veritas
6 28 (15.91%) Cisco
6 28 (15.91%) EMC
7 23 (13.07%) HP
8 17 (9.66%) Citrix
9 16 (9.09%) CheckPoint
10 13 (7.39%) Sun
11 11 (6.25%) CA
11 11 (6.25%) NetApp
12 9 (5.11%) Splunk
13 8 (4.55%) Symantec
14 6 (3.41%) TIBCO
14 6 (3.41%) Dell
15 5 (2.84%) Compaq
15 5 (2.84%) Sybase
15 5 (2.84%) SGI
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £275 - £300 per day all inclusive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago