Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 679 691 733
Rank change year-on-year +12 +42 -53
Contract jobs citing SUSE 152 182 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 0.86% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 81
England median daily rate £406 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +3.03% +13.01%
10th Percentile £306 £326 £135
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £403 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.29% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.72% -6.88%
10th Percentile £25.00 £50.00 £20.05
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £29.46
% change year-on-year - +69.72% -6.88%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19705 21162 22776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.99% 21.56% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12667 13501 13567
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1191 1830
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -75 44 £600 +37.54% 1
North of England +70 43 £350 -6.67%
North East +88 31 £330 +3.13%
Midlands +39 30 £320 -8.57%
South East +22 22 £525 +23.53% 1
West Midlands +40 17 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +14 12 £320 -
North West +27 9 £400 +21.21%
South West +19 8 £410 +17.14%
Yorkshire +6 3 £431 -15.85%
East of England - 3 £425 -
SUSE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 152 (100.00%) Linux
2 101 (66.45%) Red Hat
3 98 (64.47%) Unix
4 83 (54.61%) AIX
5 80 (52.63%) Solaris
6 77 (50.66%) Oracle
7 59 (38.82%) TCP/IP
8 58 (38.16%) Firewall
9 57 (37.50%) VMware
10 56 (36.84%) Cisco
11 55 (36.18%) Security Cleared
12 50 (32.89%) Apache
12 50 (32.89%) SAN
13 49 (32.24%) Sun
14 48 (31.58%) Tomcat
14 48 (31.58%) JBoss
14 48 (31.58%) Windows
14 48 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (30.92%) HPUX
15 47 (30.92%) WebLogic
16 46 (30.26%) iPlanet
16 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
17 45 (29.61%) Load Balancing
18 44 (28.95%) Oracle Application Server
18 44 (28.95%) ITIL
18 44 (28.95%) High Availability
19 43 (28.29%) Clustering
20 42 (27.63%) J2EE
21 39 (25.66%) F5
22 37 (24.34%) Shell Script

SUSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 50 (32.89%) Apache
2 48 (31.58%) JBoss
2 48 (31.58%) Tomcat
3 47 (30.92%) WebLogic
4 46 (30.26%) iPlanet
5 44 (28.95%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (9.87%) OpenStack
7 13 (8.55%) SharePoint
8 11 (7.24%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (7.24%) MQSeries
9 10 (6.58%) IIS
9 10 (6.58%) WebLogic Portal
10 9 (5.92%) Skype for Business
11 4 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.97%) CICS
12 3 (1.97%) CMS
12 3 (1.97%) Drupal
12 3 (1.97%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.97%) MS Exchange
13 2 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.84%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.63%) Office 365
5 3 (1.97%) GitHub
6 2 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (38.82%) TCP/IP
2 58 (38.16%) Firewall
3 50 (32.89%) SAN
4 34 (22.37%) DNS
5 20 (13.16%) WAN
6 18 (11.84%) NAS
7 14 (9.21%) FCoE
7 14 (9.21%) iSCSI
7 14 (9.21%) LDAP
8 11 (7.24%) DHCP
8 11 (7.24%) VPN
9 9 (5.92%) Skype
10 7 (4.61%) LAN
10 7 (4.61%) Network Security
10 7 (4.61%) VLAN
11 6 (3.95%) SMS
12 5 (3.29%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.29%) HTTP
12 5 (3.29%) SSL
12 5 (3.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) MySQL
1 7 (4.61%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.29%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (3.29%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.97%) DB2
5 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.97%) GitLab
3 3 (1.97%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.32%) JIRA
4 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.32%) Subversion
4 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (17.76%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
3 8 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 8 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.95%) Retail
5 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) International Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Unix Engineer
2 27 (17.76%) Administrator
2 27 (17.76%) Solaris Engineer
3 20 (13.16%) AIX Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Architect
4 16 (10.53%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (8.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 11 (7.24%) Developer
8 10 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) Consultant
9 9 (5.92%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (5.26%) Unix Scripting Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.95%) Juniper Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Solaris Administrator
13 5 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
14 4 (2.63%) 3rd Line Technical Support
14 4 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 4 (2.63%) SAP HANA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.63%) J2EE
2 14 (9.21%) Web Services
3 5 (3.29%) Middleware
4 4 (2.63%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.63%) SAP Fiori
4 4 (2.63%) XML
5 3 (1.97%) .NET
5 3 (1.97%) CSS
5 3 (1.97%) CSS3
5 3 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.97%) HTML
5 3 (1.97%) HTML5
5 3 (1.97%) jQuery
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (1.97%) Sass
5 3 (1.97%) Sensu
5 3 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.32%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (28.29%) Clustering
2 33 (21.71%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.95%) Grid Computing
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.63%) Replication
6 3 (1.97%) Derivative
7 2 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.66%) DataPower
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 152 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (64.47%) Unix
3 83 (54.61%) AIX
4 80 (52.63%) Solaris
5 48 (31.58%) Windows
6 47 (30.92%) HPUX
7 35 (23.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (11.84%) Windows Server
9 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (9.87%) Oracle Linux
10 15 (9.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (6.58%) CentOS
11 10 (6.58%) Ubuntu
12 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (4.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (3.95%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.97%) Debian
15 3 (1.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.61%) Load Balancing
2 44 (28.95%) High Availability
2 44 (28.95%) ITIL
3 33 (21.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (11.84%) Unit Testing
5 15 (9.87%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.55%) Procure-to-Pay
6 13 (8.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (7.24%) Migration
8 10 (6.58%) DevOps
9 9 (5.92%) Change Management
9 9 (5.92%) Task Automation
10 8 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.61%) Analytics
11 7 (4.61%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.61%) Network Management
11 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.34%) Shell Script
2 34 (22.37%) Bash Shell
3 33 (21.71%) Perl
4 31 (20.39%) Korn
5 20 (13.16%) C-shell
6 16 (10.53%) SQL
7 8 (5.26%) Python
8 5 (3.29%) C#
9 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.97%) Java
10 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.97%) PHP
10 3 (1.97%) Ruby
11 2 (1.32%) C
11 2 (1.32%) COBOL
11 2 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (36.18%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.29%) CCDA
4 5 (3.29%) CCNA
4 5 (3.29%) CCNP
4 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.29%) JNCIA
4 5 (3.29%) JNCIP
4 5 (3.29%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.32%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.66%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) MCPD
7 1 (0.66%) MCSD
7 1 (0.66%) MCSE
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) GCP
1 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (21.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 26 (17.11%) Hyper-V
4 21 (13.82%) KVM
4 21 (13.82%) Samba
5 16 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 15 (9.87%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (7.24%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (7.24%) vSphere
8 7 (4.61%) NFS
9 6 (3.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (3.29%) Docker
10 5 (3.29%) SRDF
10 5 (3.29%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.29%) Veritas File System
10 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.63%) Firmware
12 2 (1.32%) vCloud
13 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (17.11%) Puppet
2 15 (9.87%) Ansible
3 14 (9.21%) OpenView
4 13 (8.55%) NetBackup
5 12 (7.89%) BladeLogic
5 12 (7.89%) SCCM
6 8 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.95%) Terraform
8 5 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (3.29%) Nagios
9 4 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.63%) WSUS
9 4 (2.63%) yum
10 3 (1.97%) Control-M
10 3 (1.97%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.97%) Graphite
10 3 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.97%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.97%) vRealize
11 2 (1.32%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 101 (66.45%) Red Hat
2 77 (50.66%) Oracle
3 57 (37.50%) VMware
4 56 (36.84%) Cisco
5 49 (32.24%) Sun
6 39 (25.66%) F5
7 34 (22.37%) HP
8 33 (21.71%) Veritas
9 23 (15.13%) PlateSpin
10 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
11 19 (12.50%) IBM
12 17 (11.18%) EMC
13 13 (8.55%) Dell
14 11 (7.24%) Citrix
14 11 (7.24%) Cognos
14 11 (7.24%) NetApp
14 11 (7.24%) Opsware
15 8 (5.26%) Juniper
16 6 (3.95%) Micro Focus
17 5 (3.29%) McAfee