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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 527 537 431
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -106
Contract jobs citing SUSE 59 56 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 0.47% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 81
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£408 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.25 - £25.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 - £23.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £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
12176 11824 9931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 21.85% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6916 6467 5250
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1079 1023
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -1 56 £410 -3.52% 13
London +1 15 £500 +11.11% 6
West Midlands +3 14 £475 -3.06% 2
South East -11 11 £316 -20.93% 2
Hampshire -2 7 £263 -34.37% 1
Yorkshire -10 5 £345 +12.19% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £345 -
Farnborough - 4 £263 - 1
South West +3 3 - -
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £347 -
East Midlands -3 3 £347 -
Nottingham -6 3 £347 -
North West -17 3 £500 +21.95% 1
Devon - 3 - -
Manchester -10 2 - -
City of London +14 1 - - 2
East of England +7 1 £275 - 1
Cheshire -3 1 £500 +33.33% 1
Leeds - 1 £405 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Essex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 130 (93.53%) Linux
2 87 (62.59%) Red Hat
3 78 (56.12%) UNIX
4 73 (52.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (41.73%) TCP/IP
6 52 (37.41%) Perl
7 47 (33.81%) Windows
8 45 (32.37%) Oracle
8 45 (32.37%) VMware
9 44 (31.65%) Solaris
10 43 (30.94%) Shell Script
11 42 (30.22%) DNS
12 38 (27.34%) SAN
12 38 (27.34%) Banking
12 38 (27.34%) Finance
13 37 (26.62%) Java
14 34 (24.46%) Change Management
15 32 (23.02%) Configuration Management
15 32 (23.02%) SQL Server
16 31 (22.30%) WebLogic
16 31 (22.30%) XML
17 30 (21.58%) AIX
17 30 (21.58%) Clustering
18 29 (20.86%) Firewall
19 28 (20.14%) OO
20 27 (19.42%) Veritas
21 26 (18.71%) Cisco
21 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
22 25 (17.99%) Sun
22 25 (17.99%) HP

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 31 (22.30%) WebLogic
2 25 (17.99%) Apache
3 19 (13.67%) IIS
4 13 (9.35%) SharePoint
5 12 (8.63%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.32%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.60%) Confluence
7 5 (3.60%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.44%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.44%) JBoss
10 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.44%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Project
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) GitHub
2 4 (2.88%) PaaS
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.72%) Route 53
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (41.73%) TCP/IP
2 42 (30.22%) DNS
3 38 (27.34%) SAN
4 29 (20.86%) Firewall
5 17 (12.23%) Internet
6 15 (10.79%) VLAN
7 14 (10.07%) VPN
7 14 (10.07%) HTTP
7 14 (10.07%) WAN
8 13 (9.35%) SSL
9 12 (8.63%) LAN
9 12 (8.63%) BGP
10 10 (7.19%) Ethernet
11 9 (6.47%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (6.47%) NetScaler
11 9 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (6.47%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (6.47%) NAS
11 9 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (6.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.79%) MySQL
3 14 (10.07%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.47%) DB2
6 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.44%) MS Access
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.72%) Big Data
10 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.72%) Redis
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.76%) Subversion
3 5 (3.60%) Gerrit
3 5 (3.60%) JIRA
General
1 38 (27.34%) Banking
1 38 (27.34%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Investment Banking
3 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.16%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
5 3 (2.16%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Developer
2 22 (15.83%) Administrator
3 21 (15.11%) Perl Developer
4 12 (8.63%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) UNIX Administrator
5 11 (7.91%) UNIX Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) DBA
6 10 (7.19%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.47%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.76%) Consultant
9 7 (5.04%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Website Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.30%) XML
2 13 (9.35%) Middleware
3 11 (7.91%) HTML
4 9 (6.47%) Regular Expression
5 8 (5.76%) CSS
5 8 (5.76%) CGI
6 7 (5.04%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (4.32%) D3.js
7 6 (4.32%) REST
7 6 (4.32%) Flot
8 5 (3.60%) Web Services
9 4 (2.88%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.44%) XHTML
10 2 (1.44%) J2EE
10 2 (1.44%) Ajax
11 1 (0.72%) HTML5
11 1 (0.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.72%) LAMP
11 1 (0.72%) Spring
11 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.58%) Clustering
2 23 (16.55%) Oracle Exalogic
3 20 (14.39%) Open Source
4 12 (8.63%) Wiki
5 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (6.47%) Symmetrix DMX
7 8 (5.76%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.76%) Replication
8 6 (4.32%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.88%) GIS
9 4 (2.88%) Eurex
10 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.44%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.72%) PKI
12 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 130 (93.53%) Linux
2 78 (56.12%) UNIX
3 73 (52.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (33.81%) Windows
5 44 (31.65%) Solaris
6 30 (21.58%) AIX
7 23 (16.55%) HPUX
8 17 (12.23%) Ubuntu
8 17 (12.23%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (10.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (5.04%) Windows 7
13 7 (5.04%) CentOS
14 5 (3.60%) Slackware
15 4 (2.88%) zOS
15 4 (2.88%) Debian
15 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
16 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.46%) Change Management
2 32 (23.02%) Configuration Management
3 28 (20.14%) OO
4 21 (15.11%) ITIL
5 14 (10.07%) Service Management
6 12 (8.63%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.91%) Migration
8 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.76%) ITSM
10 8 (5.76%) DevOps
11 7 (5.04%) Low Latency
11 7 (5.04%) Analytics
11 7 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.04%) Algorithmic Trading
12 6 (4.32%) Web Development
12 6 (4.32%) Web Design
12 6 (4.32%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.41%) Perl
2 43 (30.94%) Shell Script
3 37 (26.62%) Java
4 22 (15.83%) Ruby
5 20 (14.39%) Python
6 19 (13.67%) SQL
7 18 (12.95%) Korn
8 16 (11.51%) Bash Shell
9 12 (8.63%) PowerShell
10 10 (7.19%) JavaScript
11 6 (4.32%) VBScript
12 3 (2.16%) C-shell
12 3 (2.16%) C++
12 3 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (1.44%) C
13 2 (1.44%) VB
13 2 (1.44%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.72%) AWK
14 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) SCSA
3 3 (2.16%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.44%) ISEB
4 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.72%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.72%) CITP
5 1 (0.72%) CCNP
5 1 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) CCDA
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (15.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (15.11%) vSphere
3 13 (9.35%) Active Directory
4 11 (7.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (6.47%) FreeRADIUS
6 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (5.04%) Firmware
6 7 (5.04%) NFS
7 6 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.16%) Veritas File System
9 3 (2.16%) Samba
9 3 (2.16%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.44%) KVM
11 1 (0.72%) Snort
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) Puppet
2 16 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 7 (5.04%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (4.32%) Kibana
6 3 (2.16%) YaST
7 2 (1.44%) ZENworks
7 2 (1.44%) OpenView
7 2 (1.44%) SCOM
7 2 (1.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.44%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.72%) Salt
8 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (62.59%) Red Hat
2 45 (32.37%) Oracle
2 45 (32.37%) VMware
3 27 (19.42%) Veritas
4 26 (18.71%) Cisco
4 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
5 25 (17.99%) Sun
5 25 (17.99%) HP
6 23 (16.55%) EMC
7 17 (12.23%) IBM
8 16 (11.51%) NetApp
9 14 (10.07%) Citrix
10 9 (6.47%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.04%) F5
11 7 (5.04%) CA
12 6 (4.32%) Dell
12 6 (4.32%) Splunk
13 5 (3.60%) Brocade
13 5 (3.60%) Compaq
13 5 (3.60%) TIBCO
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Net Forte
Rate: £475 - £540 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Telford
Net Forte
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago