Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 602 822 831
Rank change year-on-year +220 +9 -34
Contract jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 23 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.026% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.079% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 34
Median daily rate £475 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -9.72% +10.43%
10th Percentile £390 £170 £322
90th Percentile £525 £621 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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 8,891 18,089 20,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.89% 20.10% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,450 11,452 13,091
Median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £148 £158 £185
90th Percentile £615 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 1,097 1,346
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +1.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% -

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Daily rate trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Hourly rate trend for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the UK

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Top 4 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 5 June 2020. 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 +224 7 £475 +22.58%
UK excluding London +178 4 £500 +17.65%
South East +130 4 £500 +29.03%
London +163 3 £450 +23.29%

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) SSH
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) Python
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) NFS
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
5 3 (42.86%) Puppet
5 3 (42.86%) Ansible
5 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 3 (42.86%) VMS
5 3 (42.86%) Firmware
6 2 (28.57%) AWK
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) JIRA
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 2 (28.57%) Veritas
6 2 (28.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) SSH
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (71.43%) Ubuntu
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) VMS
6 2 (28.57%) SUSE
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
7 1 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) AWK
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) NFS
3 3 (42.86%) Firmware
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (14.29%) Docker
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp