Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 820 833 818
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -21
Contract jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 29 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.061% 0.046%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 21
UK median daily rate £423 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.05% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £201 £348 £350
90th Percentile £606 £613 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -6.11% +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 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 18,590 21,614 19,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 20.75% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,695 13,528 12,508
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £155 £180 £195
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,184 1,475 1,149
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +26 28 £420 -11.58% 2
UK excluding London +23 23 £423 -6.11% 2
North of England +18 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +25 6 £500 +17.65% 1
London +21 6 - -
Midlands +28 5 £250 +17.65%
West Midlands +24 5 £250 +17.65%
South East +18 4 £388 -21.52%
South West -29 3 £575 +4.55%
East of England +13 2 £150 -
North West - 2 £435 - 1
Wales - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) DevOps
3 13 (44.83%) NAS
3 13 (44.83%) Oracle
4 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (37.93%) VMware
5 11 (37.93%) Clustering
6 10 (34.48%) Solaris
6 10 (34.48%) Python
6 10 (34.48%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) IBM
6 10 (34.48%) SAN
7 9 (31.03%) SSL
7 9 (31.03%) Perl
7 9 (31.03%) IIS
7 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
8 8 (27.59%) Ansible
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
9 7 (24.14%) Task Automation
9 7 (24.14%) Replication
9 7 (24.14%) Puppet
9 7 (24.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (24.14%) Veritas
9 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
10 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
10 6 (20.69%) Finance
10 6 (20.69%) Sybase
10 6 (20.69%) DB2
10 6 (20.69%) AIX

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 (31.03%) IIS
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) Apache
3 4 (13.79%) GlassFish
3 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
4 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) GitHub
2 5 (17.24%) Trello
3 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) NAS
2 10 (34.48%) SAN
3 9 (31.03%) SSL
4 5 (17.24%) Skype
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 4 (13.79%) FTP
5 4 (13.79%) HTTP
5 4 (13.79%) SMTP
5 4 (13.79%) SSH
5 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
7 1 (3.45%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Hive
3 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.34%) HBase
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Publishing
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Automotive
5 2 (6.90%) Law
6 1 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Environment Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Hadoop Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Resourcing Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Business Operations Manager
6 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) RESTful
1 5 (17.24%) Swagger
2 4 (13.79%) LDAP
2 4 (13.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Clustering
2 7 (24.14%) Replication
3 5 (17.24%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (34.48%) Solaris
3 10 (34.48%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (20.69%) AIX
5 6 (20.69%) Unix
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) DevOps
2 7 (24.14%) Task Automation
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (17.24%) Architectural Design
4 5 (17.24%) Commercial Awareness
4 5 (17.24%) Data Management
4 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (17.24%) Open Source
4 5 (17.24%) Prototyping
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) Data Security
5 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Python
2 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
2 9 (31.03%) Perl
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (13.79%) vSphere
5 3 (10.34%) HDFS
6 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Ansible
2 7 (24.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Ambari
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) IBM
4 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
4 7 (24.14%) Veritas
5 6 (20.69%) EMC
5 6 (20.69%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Sybase
6 5 (17.24%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
7 4 (13.79%) BEA
7 4 (13.79%) BMC
8 3 (10.34%) Cloudera
8 3 (10.34%) Hortonworks
9 2 (6.90%) SAP
10 1 (3.45%) Informatica
10 1 (3.45%) Sun
10 1 (3.45%) Teradata