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 3 months to 29 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.

SUSE Linux
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 543 550
Rank change year-on-year +31 +7  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 65 83 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.76% 0.78% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 29
Median daily rate £400 £415 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -6.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.25
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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8546 10627 10710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.48% 21.40% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 6666 6112
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 643 898
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.80 £37.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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
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 3 months to 29 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
London +22 34 £425 -
South East +24 18 £350 -6.66% 3
North West +38 9 £330 - 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £388 -3.12%
SUSE
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 151 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (54.97%) Red Hat
3 74 (49.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (45.70%) VMware
5 67 (44.37%) Unix
6 49 (32.45%) Windows
6 49 (32.45%) Oracle
7 46 (30.46%) Puppet
8 42 (27.81%) Bash Shell
9 40 (26.49%) AIX
10 37 (24.50%) IBM
11 34 (22.52%) Solaris
11 34 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (22.52%) Finance
12 33 (21.85%) Windows Server
13 29 (19.21%) Python
14 27 (17.88%) Ruby
14 27 (17.88%) Ubuntu
14 27 (17.88%) Data Centre
14 27 (17.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 26 (17.22%) DevOps
15 26 (17.22%) CentOS
15 26 (17.22%) Amazon AWS
15 26 (17.22%) SAN
16 25 (16.56%) Veritas
16 25 (16.56%) Perl
17 24 (15.89%) Ansible
18 23 (15.23%) HP
18 23 (15.23%) Configuration Management
19 22 (14.57%) ITIL

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 8 (5.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.64%) Apache
2 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.97%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.31%) JBoss
4 5 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.32%) CICS
7 2 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.22%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.60%) GitHub
3 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.66%) Office 365
5 1 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.22%) SAN
2 21 (13.91%) DNS
3 20 (13.25%) Firewall
4 19 (12.58%) TCP/IP
5 18 (11.92%) NAS
6 13 (8.61%) LDAP
7 11 (7.28%) SSL
8 9 (5.96%) DHCP
9 8 (5.30%) HTTP
9 8 (5.30%) WAN
10 7 (4.64%) FTP
10 7 (4.64%) VPN
11 6 (3.97%) Ethernet
11 6 (3.97%) LAN
12 5 (3.31%) Network Security
12 5 (3.31%) Wireshark
13 4 (2.65%) SSH
14 1 (0.66%) DMZ
14 1 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
14 1 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.96%) SAP HANA
3 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.31%) DB2
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.99%) MySQL
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (14.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.28%) Vagrant
3 7 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.31%) GitLab
4 5 (3.31%) JIRA
5 3 (1.99%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.66%) Hudson
7 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (22.52%) Finance
2 15 (9.93%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Back Office
4 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (25.83%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (17.22%) Administrator
3 23 (15.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (13.25%) Unix Administrator
5 18 (11.92%) Unix Engineer
6 15 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (9.93%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (9.27%) Support Engineer
8 13 (8.61%) Linux Administrator
9 12 (7.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 10 (6.62%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 9 (5.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (5.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 9 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (5.30%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (5.30%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (4.64%) DBA
13 7 (4.64%) Linux Support Engineer
13 7 (4.64%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (4.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) Web Services
2 10 (6.62%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.62%) Middleware
3 9 (5.96%) SAP Basis
4 7 (4.64%) Sensu
5 5 (3.31%) LAMP
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.99%) XML
7 2 (1.32%) CGI
7 2 (1.32%) Embperl
7 2 (1.32%) FastCGI
7 2 (1.32%) Memcached
7 2 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.66%) J2EE
8 1 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.88%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.62%) Replication
3 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.64%) Symmetrix
5 7 (4.64%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.31%) Clustering
7 4 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.65%) PKI
7 4 (2.65%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) DataPower
8 2 (1.32%) Equities
8 2 (1.32%) Fintech
8 2 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Linux
2 74 (49.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 67 (44.37%) Unix
4 49 (32.45%) Windows
5 40 (26.49%) AIX
6 34 (22.52%) Solaris
7 33 (21.85%) Windows Server
8 27 (17.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 27 (17.88%) Ubuntu
9 26 (17.22%) CentOS
10 19 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (11.26%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (4.64%) VMS
14 5 (3.31%) Debian
15 3 (1.99%) HPUX
16 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 2 (1.32%) zOS
17 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.22%) DevOps
2 23 (15.23%) Configuration Management
3 22 (14.57%) ITIL
4 17 (11.26%) Change Management
5 15 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.27%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.95%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.62%) Analytics
8 10 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.96%) Migration
9 9 (5.96%) Service Management
10 8 (5.30%) ITSM
10 8 (5.30%) Network Architecture
11 7 (4.64%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.64%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (4.64%) Performance Testing
12 6 (3.97%) Refactoring
12 6 (3.97%) Web Operations
13 5 (3.31%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.81%) Bash Shell
2 29 (19.21%) Python
3 27 (17.88%) Ruby
4 25 (16.56%) Perl
5 15 (9.93%) SQL
6 13 (8.61%) Java
7 12 (7.95%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.97%) Korn
10 5 (3.31%) PHP
11 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.99%) C#
12 3 (1.99%) C++
12 3 (1.99%) COBOL
13 2 (1.32%) C
13 2 (1.32%) Go
14 1 (0.66%) C-shell
14 1 (0.66%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.66%) Julia
14 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.96%) Degree
5 7 (4.64%) CCNA
5 7 (4.64%) CCNP
6 6 (3.97%) CCDA
6 6 (3.97%) JNCIA
6 6 (3.97%) JNCIP
6 6 (3.97%) JNCIS
7 4 (2.65%) CCIE
7 4 (2.65%) CISSP
7 4 (2.65%) RHCE
7 4 (2.65%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.99%) MCSE
8 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (12.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 17 (11.26%) Docker
4 16 (10.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (10.60%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (8.61%) NFS
6 12 (7.95%) Active Directory
6 12 (7.95%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (6.62%) vSphere
8 7 (4.64%) SRDF
8 7 (4.64%) Veritas File System
9 5 (3.31%) KVM
10 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.32%) Samba
11 2 (1.32%) Squid
11 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.32%) XenApp
11 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (30.46%) Puppet
2 24 (15.89%) Ansible
3 12 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.95%) Terraform
3 12 (7.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (6.62%) Graphite
5 7 (4.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 6 (3.97%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.31%) Control-M
8 4 (2.65%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.65%) Packer
9 3 (1.99%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.99%) Kibana
9 3 (1.99%) logstash
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.32%) Nagios
10 2 (1.32%) OpenView
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (54.97%) Red Hat
2 69 (45.70%) VMware
3 49 (32.45%) Oracle
4 37 (24.50%) IBM
5 25 (16.56%) Veritas
6 23 (15.23%) HP
7 19 (12.58%) EMC
8 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
9 15 (9.93%) Cisco
9 15 (9.93%) NetApp
10 11 (7.28%) SAP
11 10 (6.62%) Dell
12 9 (5.96%) Sun
12 9 (5.96%) Sybase
13 8 (5.30%) Juniper
14 5 (3.31%) 3PAR
14 5 (3.31%) Riverbed
15 3 (1.99%) AppDynamics
15 3 (1.99%) Brocade
15 3 (1.99%) Splunk