Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 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
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 680 826 782
Rank change year-on-year +146 -44 -77
Contract jobs citing SUSE 44 53 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.26% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 56
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £336 £300
90th Percentile £502 £539 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £42.07 £42.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 14,186 20,412 20,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.74% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,745 12,774 13,381
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £138 £158 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £393
% change year-on-year -2.50% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,134 1,302 1,281
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.73% +4.85%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.88%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +136 38 £425 - 12
UK excluding London +97 29 £400 - 12
London +121 13 £450 +2.86% 2
North of England +58 13 £400 -3.03% 7
South East +75 11 £490 -2.00% 3
Yorkshire +55 8 £425 -
North West +42 5 £355 -25.26% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £390 -
Midlands +56 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £550 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (56.82%) Red Hat
3 20 (45.45%) Unix
3 20 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (43.18%) Clustering
5 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
7 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
7 13 (29.55%) Oracle
7 13 (29.55%) Ansible
8 12 (27.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 12 (27.27%) Solaris
9 11 (25.00%) SAP
9 11 (25.00%) Change Management
9 11 (25.00%) Confluence
9 11 (25.00%) Puppet
9 11 (25.00%) AWK
9 11 (25.00%) JIRA
10 10 (22.73%) VMware
10 10 (22.73%) Sun
11 9 (20.45%) Windows
11 9 (20.45%) AIX
11 9 (20.45%) Finance
11 9 (20.45%) SAP Basis
11 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
12 8 (18.18%) Data Guard
12 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 8 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (18.18%) Migration
12 8 (18.18%) SAP BW

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 11 (25.00%) Confluence
2 6 (13.64%) NetWeaver
3 5 (11.36%) SAP Portal
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Abaqus
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (4.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.27%) AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) DHCP
1 6 (13.64%) DNS
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
1 6 (13.64%) HTTP
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) MPLS
4 2 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) Calico
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
1 8 (18.18%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.55%) DB2
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Git (software)
2 11 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 9 (20.45%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Solaris Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Unix Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Linux Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Unix Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) AWS Operator
9 1 (2.27%) IT Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) IT Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.27%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) SAP Basis
2 5 (11.36%) SAP PI
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Clustering
2 17 (38.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.09%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 20 (45.45%) Unix
3 12 (27.27%) Solaris
3 12 (27.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 9 (20.45%) AIX
4 9 (20.45%) Windows
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Change Management
2 8 (18.18%) CRM
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 7 (15.91%) Supplier Relationship Management
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 4 (9.09%) Network Management
5 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.27%) Document Management
7 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.27%) Network Design
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Bash Shell
2 11 (25.00%) AWK
3 8 (18.18%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) Degree
4 4 (9.09%) CCDA
4 4 (9.09%) CCNA
4 4 (9.09%) CCNP
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.09%) JNCIA
4 4 (9.09%) JNCIP
4 4 (9.09%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (11.36%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Ceph
5 1 (2.27%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) Ansible
2 11 (25.00%) Puppet
3 8 (18.18%) Data Guard
3 8 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (4.55%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.27%) SCCM
5 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Red Hat
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle
3 11 (25.00%) SAP
4 10 (22.73%) Sun
4 10 (22.73%) VMware
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.36%) Veritas
7 4 (9.09%) Dell
7 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 4 (9.09%) Juniper
7 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.82%) Ariba
9 2 (4.55%) NetApp
9 2 (4.55%) OpenText
10 1 (2.27%) Cisco
10 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
10 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.27%) Teradata