The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England / London
Rank 372 400 405
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 34 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.18% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.91% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 6
Median daily rate £425 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -8.19% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4012 4414 4662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.61% 19.95% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 3118 3169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 127 163
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in London

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SUSE in London

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in London

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
New Malden - 3 - -
City of London -4 1 £500 +33.33%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 London region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 44 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (46.67%) Unix
5 40 (44.44%) Puppet
6 39 (43.33%) Bash Shell
6 39 (43.33%) VMware
7 27 (30.00%) Python
7 27 (30.00%) Oracle
8 25 (27.78%) Finance
8 25 (27.78%) Ruby
9 24 (26.67%) IBM
10 23 (25.56%) Windows
10 23 (25.56%) Ubuntu
10 23 (25.56%) CentOS
11 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
12 20 (22.22%) DevOps
12 20 (22.22%) AIX
12 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
13 19 (21.11%) Perl
13 19 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (20.00%) Ansible
14 18 (20.00%) SAN
15 17 (18.89%) GitHub
15 17 (18.89%) Docker
16 16 (17.78%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (17.78%) Veritas
16 16 (17.78%) DNS
16 16 (17.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.44%) OpenStack
1 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
2 3 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (18.89%) GitHub
3 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) SAN
2 16 (17.78%) DNS
3 15 (16.67%) Firewall
3 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (11.11%) WAN
5 9 (10.00%) DHCP
5 9 (10.00%) HTTP
6 8 (8.89%) LDAP
6 8 (8.89%) VPN
7 7 (7.78%) Ethernet
7 7 (7.78%) LAN
7 7 (7.78%) Network Security
7 7 (7.78%) Wireshark
8 5 (5.56%) NAS
8 5 (5.56%) SSL
9 4 (4.44%) FTP
10 2 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.33%) DB2
4 3 (3.33%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.22%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.22%) Vagrant
3 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) Administrator
4 14 (15.56%) Unix Administrator
5 13 (14.44%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (14.44%) Unix Engineer
6 12 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (8.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (8.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
10 7 (7.78%) DBA
10 7 (7.78%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (7.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
11 6 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 7 (7.78%) Sensu
4 5 (5.56%) Middleware
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (3.33%) SAP Basis
6 2 (2.22%) CGI
6 2 (2.22%) Embperl
6 2 (2.22%) FastCGI
6 2 (2.22%) LAMP
6 2 (2.22%) Memcached
6 2 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.33%) Replication
3 3 (3.33%) Symmetrix
3 3 (3.33%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.22%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.22%) Clustering
4 2 (2.22%) Equities
4 2 (2.22%) Fintech
4 2 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.11%) DataPower
5 1 (1.11%) Life Science
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (46.67%) Unix
4 23 (25.56%) CentOS
4 23 (25.56%) Ubuntu
4 23 (25.56%) Windows
5 20 (22.22%) AIX
6 16 (17.78%) Oracle Linux
6 16 (17.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 16 (17.78%) Windows Server
7 14 (15.56%) Solaris
7 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.33%) Debian
10 3 (3.33%) VMS
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.11%) Fedora
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 20 (22.22%) DevOps
2 15 (16.67%) ITIL
3 13 (14.44%) ITIL V3
4 12 (13.33%) Change Management
5 11 (12.22%) Analytics
5 11 (12.22%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (11.11%) Network Architecture
7 9 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.89%) ITSM
8 8 (8.89%) Service Management
9 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.78%) Network Management
9 7 (7.78%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (7.78%) Refactoring
9 7 (7.78%) Web Operations
10 6 (6.67%) Migration
11 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.44%) Network Design
11 4 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) Bash Shell
2 27 (30.00%) Python
3 25 (27.78%) Ruby
4 19 (21.11%) Perl
5 15 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (4.44%) Korn
6 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.33%) C++
7 3 (3.33%) Java
8 2 (2.22%) C
8 2 (2.22%) Go
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.11%) C-shell
9 1 (1.11%) Julia
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) CCDA
1 7 (7.78%) CCNA
1 7 (7.78%) CCNP
1 7 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (7.78%) JNCIA
1 7 (7.78%) JNCIP
1 7 (7.78%) JNCIS
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (18.89%) Docker
3 12 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (12.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (12.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 11 (12.22%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.89%) NFS
5 8 (8.89%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
7 3 (3.33%) SRDF
7 3 (3.33%) Veritas File System
8 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.22%) KVM
8 2 (2.22%) Samba
8 2 (2.22%) Squid
8 2 (2.22%) XenApp
8 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.11%) GPFS
9 1 (1.11%) vSphere
9 1 (1.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 40 (44.44%) Puppet
2 18 (20.00%) Ansible
3 10 (11.11%) Graphite
4 9 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (7.78%) Terraform
6 6 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (4.44%) Control-M
8 3 (3.33%) Data Guard
8 3 (3.33%) Kibana
8 3 (3.33%) logstash
8 3 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
9 2 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (2.22%) Nagios
9 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.22%) OpenView
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 50 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 39 (43.33%) VMware
3 27 (30.00%) Oracle
4 24 (26.67%) IBM
5 16 (17.78%) Veritas
6 12 (13.33%) Cisco
7 10 (11.11%) Dell
7 10 (11.11%) Juniper
8 9 (10.00%) EMC
8 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.78%) Riverbed
10 6 (6.67%) HP
10 6 (6.67%) SAP
11 3 (3.33%) AppDynamics
11 3 (3.33%) NetApp
11 3 (3.33%) Splunk
11 3 (3.33%) Sun
11 3 (3.33%) Sybase
12 2 (2.22%) BMC
12 2 (2.22%) Remedy