Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 704 479 734
Rank change year-on-year -225 +255 +55
Contract jobs citing SUSE 35 17 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.063% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 32
10th Percentile £325 " £302
25th Percentile £358 £310 £347
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £405 £351 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.30% -21.94% -
75th Percentile £483 £399 £490
90th Percentile £498 £466 £505
UK median daily rate £450 £343 £425
% change year-on-year +31.39% -19.41% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK median hourly rate - - £48.75

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 10,662 5,040 15,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.79% 18.61% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,336 3,276 10,122
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £584 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 255 1,005
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.30 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SUSE in England.

Daily rate trend for SUSE in England

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SUSE in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SUSE in England

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SUSE in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 20 October 2021. 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
South East -83 16 £405 +21.35% 3
London -206 7 £403 -10.56% 2
Midlands -73 5 £400 +77.78%
North West -52 4 £493 - 3
West Midlands -61 4 £425 +88.89%
North of England -79 4 £493 - 4
East of England - 2 £463 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
SUSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) Oracle
3 20 (57.14%) Azure
4 19 (54.29%) Social Skills
5 17 (48.57%) AWS
5 17 (48.57%) Migration
6 16 (45.71%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
8 14 (40.00%) SAP
9 13 (37.14%) AIX
9 13 (37.14%) Java
9 13 (37.14%) VMware
9 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
10 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
11 11 (31.43%) Clustering
12 9 (25.71%) SAP Basis
12 9 (25.71%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (25.71%) SAP BW
12 9 (25.71%) DNS
12 9 (25.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
12 9 (25.71%) CRM
12 9 (25.71%) SAP Portal
12 9 (25.71%) SAP PI
12 9 (25.71%) Data Guard
13 8 (22.86%) Supplier Relationship Management
14 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (20.00%) Puppet
14 7 (20.00%) Python
14 7 (20.00%) LDAP

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 9 (25.71%) SAP Portal
2 6 (17.14%) Apache
3 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.57%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (57.14%) Azure
2 17 (48.57%) AWS
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (8.57%) GCP
5 2 (5.71%) GitHub
5 2 (5.71%) IaaS
5 2 (5.71%) PaaS
5 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
3 4 (11.43%) VLAN
4 3 (8.57%) FTP
4 3 (8.57%) HTTP
4 3 (8.57%) SMTP
4 3 (8.57%) SNMP
5 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
2 9 (25.71%) SAP BW
3 4 (11.43%) FileMaker
4 3 (8.57%) MS Access
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL
6 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.86%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) CA Gen
2 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Serena SBM
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (54.29%) Social Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Administrator
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Java Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Server Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.86%) SAP Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) SAP Basis
1 9 (25.71%) SAP PI
2 7 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (11.43%) J2EE
3 4 (11.43%) SAML
4 1 (2.86%) LAMP
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
2 3 (8.57%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
3 13 (37.14%) AIX
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (20.00%) Solaris
4 7 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) HPUX
6 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
7 3 (8.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.71%) Debian
8 2 (5.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Migration
2 16 (45.71%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (25.71%) CRM
4 8 (22.86%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 4 (11.43%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) High Availability
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.43%) Server Management
5 4 (11.43%) Storage Management
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) Perl
2 7 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 3 (8.57%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) RHCE
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.57%) LPIC
3 3 (8.57%) RHCT
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GDPR
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) NFS
4 2 (5.71%) KVM
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.71%) Veritas File System
4 2 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) Docker
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
5 1 (2.86%) GPFS
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Data Guard
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (20.00%) Puppet
3 5 (14.29%) Terraform
4 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (11.43%) Ansible
4 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
4 4 (11.43%) SCCM
4 4 (11.43%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
6 2 (5.71%) Control-M
6 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (5.71%) Icinga
6 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
6 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (5.71%) vCenter Server
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Oracle
2 14 (40.00%) SAP
3 13 (37.14%) VMware
4 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
6 4 (11.43%) Forcepoint
6 4 (11.43%) IBM
6 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.57%) Micro Focus
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
7 3 (8.57%) TIBCO
8 2 (5.71%) BMC
8 2 (5.71%) HP
8 2 (5.71%) Qualys
8 2 (5.71%) Serena
8 2 (5.71%) Splunk
8 2 (5.71%) Sun
8 2 (5.71%) Veritas