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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SUSE Linux
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 123 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 -  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.32% 0.12% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £310 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -8.19% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 283 507 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.28% 20.69% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 303 287
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 37
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SUSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Reading +20 1 - -
SUSE
South East

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
6 1 (16.67%) Perl
6 1 (16.67%) PHP
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) FTP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

SUSE
Top Related 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 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Linux Support
2 4 (66.67%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) IT Support
3 3 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Linux Server Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (33.33%) Senior Server Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat