Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 807 763 686
Rank change year-on-year -44 -77 +68
Contract jobs citing SUSE 71 124 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.34% 0.60% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 63 126
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £331 £301 £324
90th Percentile £538 £635 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +24.14% +3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% +69.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -15.52%

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 20,810 20,802 20,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 20.74% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,983 13,264 12,890
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £170 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.96% +3.99% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,356 1,262 1,285
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 18 January 2019.

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
Top 11 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 18 January 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 -40 70 £450 +5.88% 13
UK excluding London -62 45 £450 +24.14% 12
South East +4 30 £456 -13.20% 2
London +6 26 £475 -9.09% 2
South West - 7 £375 - 3
North of England -43 6 £525 +50.00% 4
North West -10 3 £525 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire -20 3 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -
Midlands -43 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE 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.

1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (59.15%) Red Hat
3 27 (38.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (36.62%) Oracle
4 26 (36.62%) SAP
5 24 (33.80%) ITIL
5 24 (33.80%) Change Management
6 23 (32.39%) DNS
7 22 (30.99%) Apache
7 22 (30.99%) Oracle Database
8 21 (29.58%) Puppet
9 20 (28.17%) Ansible
9 20 (28.17%) Unix
9 20 (28.17%) Java
10 19 (26.76%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (26.76%) Load Balancing
11 18 (25.35%) Security Management
12 17 (23.94%) Windows
13 16 (22.54%) Solaris
13 16 (22.54%) VMware
13 16 (22.54%) Clustering
13 16 (22.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
15 14 (19.72%) SSL
15 14 (19.72%) AIX
15 14 (19.72%) Web Services
15 14 (19.72%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (30.99%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) nginx
3 4 (5.63%) NetWeaver
3 4 (5.63%) SAP Portal
4 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.41%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.41%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.82%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) DNS
2 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
3 14 (19.72%) SSL
4 12 (16.90%) BIG-IP
5 11 (15.49%) HTTP
6 9 (12.68%) Internet
7 7 (9.86%) IPsec
7 7 (9.86%) VPN
8 6 (8.45%) Intranet
9 4 (5.63%) DHCP
9 4 (5.63%) SAN
10 2 (2.82%) AMQP
10 2 (2.82%) NAS
11 1 (1.41%) Firewall
11 1 (1.41%) FTP
11 1 (1.41%) InfiniBand
11 1 (1.41%) Network Security
11 1 (1.41%) WAN
11 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) Oracle Database
2 13 (18.31%) MySQL
2 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database 12c
3 12 (16.90%) MariaDB
3 12 (16.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.63%) SAP BW
5 4 (5.63%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (4.23%) DB2
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.90%) Legal
2 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Perl Developer
4 8 (11.27%) SAP Consultant
5 7 (9.86%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Sybase DBA
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Unix Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Unix Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) Web Services
2 12 (16.90%) CGI
2 12 (16.90%) Embperl
2 12 (16.90%) LAMP
2 12 (16.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (11.27%) SAP Basis
4 7 (9.86%) FastCGI
5 4 (5.63%) Java EE
5 4 (5.63%) LDAP
5 4 (5.63%) SAP PI
6 3 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.82%) Kafka
7 2 (2.82%) Middleware
7 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Clustering
2 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
4 7 (9.86%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (7.04%) Replication
6 4 (5.63%) PKI
7 2 (2.82%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (38.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (28.17%) Unix
4 17 (23.94%) Windows
5 16 (22.54%) Solaris
5 16 (22.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 14 (19.72%) AIX
7 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
8 7 (9.86%) CentOS
9 6 (8.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (4.23%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Change Management
1 24 (33.80%) ITIL
2 19 (26.76%) Load Balancing
3 18 (25.35%) Security Management
4 12 (16.90%) Migration
4 12 (16.90%) SDLC
5 11 (15.49%) OO
5 11 (15.49%) Problem Management
6 10 (14.08%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (14.08%) Service Management
7 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
7 7 (9.86%) Refactoring
7 7 (9.86%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (9.86%) System Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Web Development
8 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineering
9 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (7.04%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) Java
2 13 (18.31%) Perl
3 12 (16.90%) C
3 12 (16.90%) PHP
3 12 (16.90%) Ruby
4 10 (14.08%) Python
4 10 (14.08%) SQL
5 8 (11.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (15.49%) Degree
2 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) MCP
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
1 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) vSphere
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.63%) Docker
5 4 (5.63%) iptables
6 1 (1.41%) NFS
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (29.58%) Puppet
2 20 (28.17%) Ansible
3 19 (26.76%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (16.90%) CFEngine
5 9 (12.68%) Data Guard
5 9 (12.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (11.27%) Nagios
6 8 (11.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (5.63%) SELinux
8 3 (4.23%) yum
9 2 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.41%) Control-M
10 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.41%) OpenView
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (59.15%) Red Hat
2 26 (36.62%) Oracle
2 26 (36.62%) SAP
3 16 (22.54%) VMware
4 13 (18.31%) CA
4 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.90%) F5
5 12 (16.90%) HP
6 8 (11.27%) Cisco
6 8 (11.27%) SolarWinds
7 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
7 7 (9.86%) jetNEXUS
7 7 (9.86%) Splunk
8 6 (8.45%) Dell
8 6 (8.45%) IBM
9 4 (5.63%) Ariba
9 4 (5.63%) Brocade
9 4 (5.63%) Sybase
10 3 (4.23%) NetApp
11 2 (2.82%) EMC