The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SUSE Linux
London / City of London
Rank 154 150 194
Rank change year-on-year -4 +44  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.27% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 1.28% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £500 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 688 705 1115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.71% 21.20% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 553 861
Median daily rate £475 £439 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +5.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 33
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in the City of London

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in the City of London

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Veritas
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (71.43%) Puppet
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) Control-M
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) OpenView
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Nagios
6 2 (28.57%) Remedy
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
6 2 (28.57%) Equities
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) Line Management
6 2 (28.57%) Fintech
7 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (14.29%) Terraform
7 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
7 1 (14.29%) Graphite

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Unix Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (14.29%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Equities
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 4 (57.14%) Control-M
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
3 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (28.57%) OpenView
4 1 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (14.29%) Graphite
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
1 6 (85.71%) Veritas
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) VMware