The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SUSE Linux
England / North West
Rank 121 158 147
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.026% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 0.12% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £330 - £500
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 North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 468 849 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.00% 22.21% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 439 371
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in the North West

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in the North West

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Merseyside - 8 £330 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (50.00%) NAS
5 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Packer
5 4 (33.33%) Terraform
5 4 (33.33%) Ansible
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 4 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (33.33%) GitLab
5 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
7 1 (8.33%) NetIQ
7 1 (8.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) Novell
7 1 (8.33%) PHP

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) NDS
3 1 (8.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (8.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Packer
1 4 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) NetApp
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) NetIQ
4 1 (8.33%) Novell