The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 253 261
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 18 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.06% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Median daily rate £350 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +18.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £342 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -8.19% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1693 2323 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.72% 25.19% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1419 1172
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 222
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in the South East

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SUSE in the South East

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in the South East

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +32 6 £310 -17.33%
Surrey +9 5 £588 +30.55% 2
Middlesex - 2 £603 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Unix
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (29.17%) SAP
5 7 (29.17%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (25.00%) Sybase
6 6 (25.00%) SAP Basis
6 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Puppet
6 6 (25.00%) SAP HANA
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification

SUSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
1 5 (20.83%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) SAP Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Support
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior IT Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Server Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Server Support
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) SAP Basis
2 2 (8.33%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 4 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 4 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) DataPower
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Unix
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.67%) AIX
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.33%) Debian
9 2 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (4.17%) CentOS
10 1 (4.17%) HPUX
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (4.17%) Solaris
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
3 3 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) People Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Korn
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP
3 4 (16.67%) RHCE
3 4 (16.67%) RHCSA
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.17%) NFS
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (16.67%) Cobbler
4 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (4.17%) Ansible
6 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
3 7 (29.17%) SAP
4 6 (25.00%) Sybase
5 5 (20.83%) IBM
6 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Software AG
7 1 (4.17%) webMethods