Period
to 22 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE Linux Enterprise Server over the 6 months to 22 October 2019 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 Enterprise Server (SLES)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 784 840 855
Rank change year-on-year +56 +15 +6
Contract jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 30 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.050% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 8
UK median daily rate £435 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +25.00% -15.79%
10th Percentile £381 £315 £300
90th Percentile £525 £613 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17,666 21,570 20,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.88% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,981 13,331 13,092
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,255 1,510 1,235
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -0.21% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 27 £420 -16.00% 3
UK excluding London +87 22 £420 -6.67% 3
North of England +44 11 £450 -
Yorkshire +40 9 £450 -
London +30 8 £600 +14.29%
South East +50 4 £388 -18.42% 2
Wales - 3 £500 -
South West -11 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £435 -
Midlands +52 1 £450 +111.76%
West Midlands +27 1 £450 +111.76%
East of England +26 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Ansible
3 16 (53.33%) DevOps
4 15 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (46.67%) Bash Shell
5 14 (46.67%) Finance
6 13 (43.33%) Puppet
7 12 (40.00%) Python
7 12 (40.00%) Oracle
8 11 (36.67%) Perl
8 11 (36.67%) Unix
8 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
9 10 (33.33%) Clustering
10 9 (30.00%) VMware
10 9 (30.00%) Change Management
10 9 (30.00%) IBM
10 9 (30.00%) IIS
10 9 (30.00%) NAS
10 9 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (26.67%) GitHub
11 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
11 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (26.67%) SUSE
12 7 (23.33%) Replication
12 7 (23.33%) AWK
12 7 (23.33%) Solaris
12 7 (23.33%) Degree
12 7 (23.33%) JIRA
12 7 (23.33%) Blog

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 7 (23.33%) Confluence
3 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 4 (13.33%) GlassFish
3 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) GitHub
2 4 (13.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) NAS
2 6 (20.00%) SSL
3 5 (16.67%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Publishing
3 3 (10.00%) Automotive
4 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Environment Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Hadoop Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) RESTful
1 5 (16.67%) Swagger
2 4 (13.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Clustering
2 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (23.33%) Blog
3 7 (23.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (36.67%) Unix
4 8 (26.67%) SUSE
5 7 (23.33%) Solaris
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.67%) AIX
9 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) Change Management
2 9 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 7 (23.33%) Open Source
3 7 (23.33%) Prototyping
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (20.00%) Task Automation
5 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.67%) Data Management
6 4 (13.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) Architectural Design
6 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Automation
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Microservices
7 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Bash Shell
2 12 (40.00%) Python
3 11 (36.67%) Perl
4 7 (23.33%) AWK
5 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (13.33%) Java
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Docker
4 2 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (63.33%) Ansible
2 13 (43.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.67%) Ambari
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
3 9 (30.00%) IBM
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) Sybase
5 5 (16.67%) Citrix
5 5 (16.67%) EMC
5 5 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) Veritas
6 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (13.33%) BEA
7 2 (6.67%) Hortonworks
7 2 (6.67%) Informatica
7 2 (6.67%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) Teradata
8 1 (3.33%) Microsoft