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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 265 253
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 13 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.056% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.76% 0.22% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £440 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £150
% change year-on-year -11.11% +200.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +122.22% +15.38%  

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 1709 2231 2356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.04% 24.81% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 1314 1247
Median daily rate £383 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +3.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 238
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 +24 4 £335 -25.55%
West Sussex - 4 £420 -
Surrey +10 3 £488 +30.00%
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 1
SUSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
4 9 (29.03%) Unix
4 9 (29.03%) Oracle
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) SAP Basis
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) SAP
5 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
5 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (25.81%) Puppet
5 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (25.81%) SAP HANA
5 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Firewall
7 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (19.35%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) IBM
7 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
7 6 (19.35%) SSL
7 6 (19.35%) Python
7 6 (19.35%) SQL

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.90%) CMS
3 4 (12.90%) Drupal
3 4 (12.90%) JBoss
3 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) SSL
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SAP HANA
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) SAP Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Support
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) SAP Basis
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) CSS3
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
2 4 (12.90%) Sass
3 2 (6.45%) LAMP
3 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) XSLT
4 1 (3.23%) Drush
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
2 4 (12.90%) Smart Meter
2 4 (12.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) DataPower
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Unix
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.13%) AIX
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.45%) CentOS
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (6.45%) Solaris
10 1 (3.23%) HPUX
10 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) DevOps
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Case Management
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Virtual Team Management
5 3 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
2 6 (19.35%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 5 (16.13%) PHP
3 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Korn
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE Security
3 4 (12.90%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) RHCE
3 4 (12.90%) RHCSA
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
1 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.23%) vCloud
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Ansible
2 4 (12.90%) Cobbler
3 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.45%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (6.45%) SCCM
4 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.23%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.23%) Unicenter
5 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) SAP
5 6 (19.35%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) IBM
5 6 (19.35%) Sybase
6 4 (12.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.45%) Dell
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) CA
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) Lotus
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Software AG
8 1 (3.23%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) SunGard
8 1 (3.23%) webMethods