The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SUSE Linux
South East > Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 115 110
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.42% 0.86% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Berkshire median daily rate £335 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +12.50%  
10th Percentile £328 £450 £365
90th Percentile £343 £511 £465
South East median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.22% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 - -

SUSE is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 282 466 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.43% 19.80% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 548 567
Berkshire median daily rate £368 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £130 £161 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £388 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +0.64% +3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 75 126
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £32.29 £43.28 £36.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +32.35%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SUSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in Berkshire

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SUSE in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in Berkshire

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in Berkshire

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 3 - -
Newbury - 1 £335 -
SUSE
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Python
6 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Shell Script

SUSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Domino
4 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Support
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Linux Support
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Server Support
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) DataPower
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) CentOS
7 1 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) API Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) Korn
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (10.00%) vCloud
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (10.00%) Unicenter
3 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (10.00%) Lotus
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (10.00%) Nimsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Software AG
6 1 (10.00%) Sun
6 1 (10.00%) SunGard
6 1 (10.00%) webMethods