Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 647 835 783
Rank change year-on-year +188 -52 -78
Contract jobs citing SUSE 35 42 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.043% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.21% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 52
Median daily rate £375 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £257 £336 £300
90th Percentile £453 £538 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -10.00% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.01 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +80.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 12,579 19,884 21,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.63% 20.51% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,730 12,567 13,571
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £137 £159 £180
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,042 1,198 1,272
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% +2.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SUSE over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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 8 April 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 +177 31 £360 -10.00% 4
UK excluding London +131 21 £360 -10.00% 3
London +128 11 £400 -7.25% 2
South East +107 10 £390 -22.00%
North of England +76 8 £355 -11.25% 2
North West +46 7 £355 -18.86% 2
Work from Home +15 5 £358 +2.14%
Northern Ireland - 2 £390 -
Midlands +65 1 £425 -
West Midlands +63 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 16 (45.71%) Clustering
4 14 (40.00%) Unix
4 14 (40.00%) Oracle
5 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 10 (28.57%) Solaris
7 9 (25.71%) Sun
7 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) AIX
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
8 8 (22.86%) AWS
9 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 7 (20.00%) SAP Basis
9 7 (20.00%) DNS
9 7 (20.00%) CRM
9 7 (20.00%) SAP
9 7 (20.00%) Java
9 7 (20.00%) SAP BW
9 7 (20.00%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 7 (20.00%) Azure
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (17.14%) Ansible
10 6 (17.14%) Perl
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
1 4 (11.43%) SAP Portal
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Mailman
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Abaqus
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) AWS
2 7 (20.00%) Azure
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) HP Helion
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) DHCP
2 5 (14.29%) HTTP
3 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.86%) Calico
6 1 (2.86%) IMAP
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) S/MIME
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (17.14%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Solaris Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Server Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) AWS Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Azure Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
8 1 (2.86%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior SAP Basis Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) SAP Basis
2 4 (11.43%) SAP PI
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) LDAP
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Clustering
2 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.57%) Fibre Optics
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Unix
3 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (28.57%) Solaris
5 8 (22.86%) AIX
6 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (14.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
9 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.71%) CentOS
10 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (20.00%) CRM
2 7 (20.00%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.57%) Network Management
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
7 1 (2.86%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.86%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (2.86%) High Availability
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) AWK
3 4 (11.43%) Python
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CCDA
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
3 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
3 3 (8.57%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 5 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Ceph
5 1 (2.86%) Gluster
5 1 (2.86%) KVM
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Ansible
1 6 (17.14%) Data Guard
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
3 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.86%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
3 9 (25.71%) Sun
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) SAP
6 5 (14.29%) Veritas
7 3 (8.57%) Dell
7 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.57%) Juniper
7 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.71%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco
9 1 (2.86%) DocuSign
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) Proofpoint
9 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow