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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 530 515 439
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -76
Contract jobs citing SUSE 67 78 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.63% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 85
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £25.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 - £22.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 - £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - £27.50

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
12155 12288 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.07% 22.67% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7037 7005 5527
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1062 968
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.94 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 -20 65 £400 - 13
London -1 21 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -1 16 £400 -20.59% 2
Shropshire +5 13 £475 -5.70%
Telford +6 12 £438 -13.15%
South East -15 8 £400 +10.34% 5
South West +15 7 - -
Devon - 6 - -
Croydon -5 5 £338 -34.14%
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 £400 - 2
North West -12 4 £500 +21.95% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £345 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £345 - 2
City of London +9 3 £451 +9.21%
Basingstoke +4 3 - - 2
Hampshire +3 3 - - 3
East Midlands -2 3 £347 -
Nottingham -3 3 £347 -
Nottinghamshire -8 3 £347 -
Manchester -4 2 - - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £500 +33.33%
Scotland -9 2 £350 +55.55%
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Bracknell - 2 £400 -
Chester - 2 £500 -
Somerset +12 1 - -
East of England +8 1 £275 -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 111 (98.23%) Linux
2 73 (64.60%) Red Hat
3 57 (50.44%) UNIX
4 53 (46.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (39.82%) Oracle
6 44 (38.94%) Windows
7 41 (36.28%) TCP/IP
8 35 (30.97%) Solaris
9 33 (29.20%) AIX
9 33 (29.20%) Perl
10 32 (28.32%) VMware
11 30 (26.55%) Configuration Management
12 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
13 27 (23.89%) HP
14 26 (23.01%) SAN
15 25 (22.12%) Java
16 24 (21.24%) Finance
17 22 (19.47%) ITIL
17 22 (19.47%) EMC
18 21 (18.58%) DNS
19 20 (17.70%) Veritas
19 20 (17.70%) Sun
19 20 (17.70%) Ruby
20 19 (16.81%) Clustering
20 19 (16.81%) XML
20 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
21 18 (15.93%) Apache
21 18 (15.93%) Firewall
21 18 (15.93%) Banking
22 17 (15.04%) OO

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 18 (15.93%) Apache
2 17 (15.04%) WebLogic
3 12 (10.62%) WebSphere
4 11 (9.73%) IIS
5 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (4.42%) Confluence
6 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.65%) iPlanet
7 3 (2.65%) JBoss
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.77%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.77%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.77%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.88%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Project
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) GitHub
2 2 (1.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Route 53
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (36.28%) TCP/IP
2 26 (23.01%) SAN
3 21 (18.58%) DNS
4 18 (15.93%) Firewall
5 12 (10.62%) WAN
6 10 (8.85%) NAS
6 10 (8.85%) SSL
6 10 (8.85%) HTTP
7 9 (7.96%) LAN
7 9 (7.96%) Internet
8 7 (6.19%) VLAN
9 6 (5.31%) VPN
10 5 (4.42%) LDAP
11 4 (3.54%) iSCSI
11 4 (3.54%) BIG-IP
12 3 (2.65%) BGP
12 3 (2.65%) ATM
12 3 (2.65%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.65%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.65%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) MongoDB
2 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 13 (11.50%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.65%) DB2
7 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.77%) MS Access
8 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) Redis
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.42%) JIRA
2 5 (4.42%) Gerrit
3 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.65%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 18 (15.93%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Developer
2 20 (17.70%) Administrator
3 11 (9.73%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (8.85%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (7.96%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Perl Developer
6 8 (7.08%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) DBA
7 7 (6.19%) UNIX Administrator
7 7 (6.19%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.31%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Website Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Server Support
9 5 (4.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) XML
2 13 (11.50%) Middleware
3 11 (9.73%) Web Services
4 9 (7.96%) HTML
5 8 (7.08%) CSS
5 8 (7.08%) CGI
6 7 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.31%) REST
7 6 (5.31%) D3.js
7 6 (5.31%) Flot
8 3 (2.65%) J2EE
9 2 (1.77%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.77%) Ajax
9 2 (1.77%) XHTML
10 1 (0.88%) .NET
10 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.88%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.88%) Catalyst
10 1 (0.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.81%) Clustering
2 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.08%) Oracle Exalogic
3 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.31%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.31%) Replication
5 3 (2.65%) Wiki
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.77%) Eurex
6 2 (1.77%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.77%) AS400
6 2 (1.77%) GIS
6 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Celerra
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 111 (98.23%) Linux
2 57 (50.44%) UNIX
3 53 (46.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (38.94%) Windows
5 35 (30.97%) Solaris
6 33 (29.20%) AIX
7 16 (14.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 13 (11.50%) HPUX
8 13 (11.50%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (10.62%) Ubuntu
10 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (6.19%) CentOS
12 5 (4.42%) NetWare
13 4 (3.54%) Debian
13 4 (3.54%) zOS
14 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.77%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Configuration Management
2 22 (19.47%) ITIL
3 17 (15.04%) OO
3 17 (15.04%) Open Source
4 14 (12.39%) Change Management
5 11 (9.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (7.96%) Service Management
8 8 (7.08%) SDLC
8 8 (7.08%) ITSM
8 8 (7.08%) Web Development
9 7 (6.19%) Migration
9 7 (6.19%) Analytics
10 6 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (5.31%) Low Latency
10 6 (5.31%) DevOps
10 6 (5.31%) Microservices
10 6 (5.31%) Web Design
10 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.31%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.20%) Perl
2 25 (22.12%) Java
3 20 (17.70%) Ruby
4 17 (15.04%) Python
4 17 (15.04%) Shell Script
5 16 (14.16%) Bash Shell
6 14 (12.39%) SQL
7 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.85%) Korn
8 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.42%) VBScript
10 4 (3.54%) C-shell
11 3 (2.65%) COBOL
11 3 (2.65%) C#
12 2 (1.77%) VB
12 2 (1.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.88%) ABAP
13 1 (0.88%) C++
13 1 (0.88%) PHP
13 1 (0.88%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (7.96%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.65%) SCSA
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) CCNP
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) CCDA
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.88%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.88%) CITP
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (12.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.62%) vSphere
4 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (7.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.31%) NFS
7 4 (3.54%) Veritas File System
7 4 (3.54%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.65%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.65%) Samba
8 3 (2.65%) KVM
8 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.77%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.88%) Firmware
10 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.88%) SRDF
10 1 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) Puppet
2 13 (11.50%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (5.31%) Kibana
5 5 (4.42%) ZENworks
5 5 (4.42%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.77%) yum
7 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.77%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.77%) OpenView
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
8 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.88%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.88%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Ansible
8 1 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (64.60%) Red Hat
2 45 (39.82%) Oracle
3 32 (28.32%) VMware
4 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
5 27 (23.89%) HP
6 22 (19.47%) EMC
7 20 (17.70%) Veritas
7 20 (17.70%) Sun
8 14 (12.39%) IBM
9 12 (10.62%) Cisco
9 12 (10.62%) NetApp
10 8 (7.08%) Dell
10 8 (7.08%) Citrix
11 7 (6.19%) F5
12 6 (5.31%) Novell
13 4 (3.54%) BMC
14 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
14 3 (2.65%) Micro Focus
14 3 (2.65%) Atlassian
14 3 (2.65%) PlateSpin
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + TBA
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £385 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Up to £300 per day all inclusive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
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