Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 702 761
Rank change year-on-year -39 +59 -32
Contract jobs citing SUSE 146 189 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.68% 0.84% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 83
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +5.59% +11.81%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £135
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -3.33% -3.23% +20.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.72% -6.55%
10th Percentile £25.00 £50.00 £20.05
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £29.00

SUSE 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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -22 145 £410 -3.53% 5
UK excluding London +62 102 £363 -3.33% 5
London -86 43 £600 +37.14% 1
North of England +63 42 £350 -6.67% 2
Midlands +40 30 £320 -8.57%
North East +80 29 £340 +6.25%
South East +11 19 £538 +34.38% 1
West Midlands +39 17 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +1 12 £320 -
North West +22 9 £425 +28.79% 2
South West +2 8 £410 +17.14%
Yorkshire +5 4 £425 -15.00%
East of England - 3 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for SUSE.

1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 101 (69.18%) Red Hat
3 96 (65.75%) Unix
4 82 (56.16%) AIX
5 80 (54.79%) Solaris
6 76 (52.05%) Oracle
7 57 (39.04%) TCP/IP
7 57 (39.04%) Firewall
7 57 (39.04%) VMware
8 56 (38.36%) Cisco
9 53 (36.30%) Security Cleared
10 52 (35.62%) SAN
11 50 (34.25%) Windows
12 49 (33.56%) Apache
12 49 (33.56%) Sun
13 48 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (32.19%) Tomcat
14 47 (32.19%) JBoss
15 46 (31.51%) HPUX
15 46 (31.51%) WebLogic
16 45 (30.82%) ITIL
16 45 (30.82%) iPlanet
16 45 (30.82%) SC Cleared
17 44 (30.14%) Load Balancing
18 43 (29.45%) Oracle Application Server
18 43 (29.45%) High Availability
19 42 (28.77%) Clustering
19 42 (28.77%) J2EE
20 38 (26.03%) Shell Script
20 38 (26.03%) F5

SUSE
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 49 (33.56%) Apache
2 47 (32.19%) JBoss
2 47 (32.19%) Tomcat
3 46 (31.51%) WebLogic
4 45 (30.82%) iPlanet
5 43 (29.45%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (10.27%) OpenStack
7 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
8 11 (7.53%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (7.53%) IIS
8 11 (7.53%) MQSeries
9 10 (6.85%) Skype for Business
9 10 (6.85%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (2.74%) MS Exchange
11 3 (2.05%) CICS
11 3 (2.05%) IBM Domino
11 3 (2.05%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.37%) SAS
12 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (15.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.01%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.42%) Office 365
4 3 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.05%) GitHub
4 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (39.04%) Firewall
1 57 (39.04%) TCP/IP
2 52 (35.62%) SAN
3 36 (24.66%) DNS
4 21 (14.38%) WAN
5 19 (13.01%) NAS
6 15 (10.27%) FCoE
6 15 (10.27%) iSCSI
7 14 (9.59%) LDAP
8 12 (8.22%) DHCP
9 10 (6.85%) Skype
9 10 (6.85%) VPN
10 7 (4.79%) LAN
10 7 (4.79%) Network Security
10 7 (4.79%) VLAN
11 6 (4.11%) SMS
12 5 (3.42%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.42%) HTTP
12 5 (3.42%) SSL
12 5 (3.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.42%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.05%) DB2
5 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.05%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.37%) GitLab
4 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 27 (18.49%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Banking
3 9 (6.16%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.11%) Retail
6 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) International Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (35.62%) Unix Engineer
2 28 (19.18%) Solaris Engineer
3 27 (18.49%) Administrator
4 19 (13.01%) AIX Engineer
5 16 (10.96%) Architect
6 15 (10.27%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (10.27%) Unix Administrator
7 12 (8.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.85%) Developer
8 10 (6.85%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Unix Scripting Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.11%) Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Juniper Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (3.42%) 3rd Line Technical Support
12 5 (3.42%) Solaris Administrator
12 5 (3.42%) Technical Support
13 4 (2.74%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.77%) J2EE
2 15 (10.27%) Web Services
3 5 (3.42%) Middleware
4 4 (2.74%) XML
5 3 (2.05%) .NET
5 3 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (2.05%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.05%) Sensu
5 3 (2.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.37%) SOAP
7 1 (0.68%) CSS
7 1 (0.68%) CSS3
7 1 (0.68%) HTML
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) jQuery
7 1 (0.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.77%) Clustering
2 33 (22.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.11%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.74%) Replication
6 3 (2.05%) Derivative
6 3 (2.05%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) iPad
7 2 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.68%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 96 (65.75%) Unix
3 82 (56.16%) AIX
4 80 (54.79%) Solaris
5 50 (34.25%) Windows
6 46 (31.51%) HPUX
7 36 (24.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (13.70%) Windows Server
9 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (10.27%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (7.53%) CentOS
13 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (6.16%) Ubuntu
15 6 (4.11%) Mac OS
15 6 (4.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (2.05%) Debian
16 3 (2.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.82%) ITIL
2 44 (30.14%) Load Balancing
3 43 (29.45%) High Availability
4 34 (23.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (12.33%) Unit Testing
6 15 (10.27%) Service Delivery
7 14 (9.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (8.90%) Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (6.85%) DevOps
9 10 (6.85%) Migration
9 10 (6.85%) Task Automation
10 9 (6.16%) Change Management
11 8 (5.48%) Asset Management
11 8 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (5.48%) Network Management
11 8 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.79%) Business Continuity
12 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.03%) Shell Script
2 35 (23.97%) Bash Shell
3 33 (22.60%) Perl
4 32 (21.92%) Korn
5 21 (14.38%) C-shell
6 15 (10.27%) SQL
7 9 (6.16%) Python
8 5 (3.42%) C#
8 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.05%) Java
9 3 (2.05%) Ruby
10 2 (1.37%) C
10 2 (1.37%) COBOL
10 2 (1.37%) VBScript
11 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (36.30%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.42%) CCDA
4 5 (3.42%) CCNA
4 5 (3.42%) CCNP
4 5 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.42%) JNCIA
4 5 (3.42%) JNCIP
4 5 (3.42%) JNCIS
5 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.37%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) MCPD
7 1 (0.68%) MCSD
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) GCP
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (21.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 27 (18.49%) Hyper-V
4 22 (15.07%) Samba
5 21 (14.38%) KVM
6 17 (11.64%) Active Directory
7 15 (10.27%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (6.85%) vSphere
10 7 (4.79%) NFS
11 6 (4.11%) Docker
11 6 (4.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (3.42%) SRDF
12 5 (3.42%) Terminal Services
12 5 (3.42%) Veritas File System
12 5 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (2.74%) Firmware
14 3 (2.05%) vCloud
15 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (17.81%) Puppet
2 15 (10.27%) Ansible
3 14 (9.59%) SCCM
4 13 (8.90%) OpenView
5 12 (8.22%) BladeLogic
5 12 (8.22%) NetBackup
6 8 (5.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (3.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (3.42%) Terraform
8 5 (3.42%) WSUS
9 4 (2.74%) Nagios
9 4 (2.74%) vRealize
9 4 (2.74%) yum
10 3 (2.05%) CFEngine
10 3 (2.05%) Graphite
10 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (2.05%) SCOrch
10 3 (2.05%) Unicenter
10 3 (2.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 101 (69.18%) Red Hat
2 76 (52.05%) Oracle
3 57 (39.04%) VMware
4 56 (38.36%) Cisco
5 49 (33.56%) Sun
6 38 (26.03%) F5
7 34 (23.29%) HP
8 32 (21.92%) Veritas
9 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
9 23 (15.75%) PlateSpin
10 20 (13.70%) IBM
11 19 (13.01%) EMC
12 14 (9.59%) Dell
13 13 (8.90%) NetApp
14 12 (8.22%) Citrix
15 11 (7.53%) Cognos
15 11 (7.53%) Opsware
16 8 (5.48%) Juniper
17 7 (4.79%) Micro Focus
18 6 (4.11%) McAfee