Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 630 619 821
Rank change year-on-year -11 +202 -13
Contract jobs citing SUSE 46 35 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.066% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 24
10th Percentile £358 £251 £280
25th Percentile £360 £315 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £390 £394
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.95% -4.55%
75th Percentile £495 £399 £445
90th Percentile £608 £469 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -0.67% -3.23% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.01 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8,890 10,698 18,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.86% 20.17% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,838 6,895 12,143
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £335 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £613 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 819 1,094
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.82 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £43.75 £22.75 £31.06
90th Percentile £56.63 £47.50 £47.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 6 May 2021.

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 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 6 May 2021. 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 +26 36 £375 +4.17% 5
UK excluding London +66 26 £373 -0.67% 6
Work from Home -250 16 £450 +25.87% 3
South East +46 11 £365 -6.41%
London -9 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Midlands +22 8 £375 -11.76% 1
North of England +41 6 £400 +15.11% 2
West Midlands +13 5 £440 +3.53% 1
North West +22 4 £495 +45.59% 2
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +31 1 £375 -3.85%
North East - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 23 (50.00%) AWS
3 22 (47.83%) Oracle
4 19 (41.30%) Azure
5 18 (39.13%) SAP
6 17 (36.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (30.43%) Java
8 13 (28.26%) SQL
8 13 (28.26%) Unix
8 13 (28.26%) Windows
8 13 (28.26%) Migration
8 13 (28.26%) Social Skills
9 12 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (23.91%) High Availability
10 11 (23.91%) CentOS
10 11 (23.91%) AIX
11 10 (21.74%) VMware
11 10 (21.74%) Terraform
12 9 (19.57%) SAN
12 9 (19.57%) Python
12 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
13 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (17.39%) Puppet
13 8 (17.39%) ITIL
13 8 (17.39%) Perl
13 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
14 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL

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 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 5 (10.87%) SAP Portal
3 4 (8.70%) Confluence
4 3 (6.52%) Mailman
4 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.35%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
1 1 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (50.00%) AWS
2 19 (41.30%) Azure
3 7 (15.22%) IaaS
3 7 (15.22%) PaaS
4 6 (13.04%) SaaS
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
6 2 (4.35%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (4.35%) GCP
6 2 (4.35%) GitHub
6 2 (4.35%) Serverless
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (2.17%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (2.17%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) SAN
2 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.22%) Firewall
4 6 (13.04%) DNS
5 5 (10.87%) VPN
6 3 (6.52%) DHCP
6 3 (6.52%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.52%) HTTP
6 3 (6.52%) IMAP
6 3 (6.52%) LAN
6 3 (6.52%) S/MIME
6 3 (6.52%) SMTP
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) FTP
7 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
7 2 (4.35%) NAS
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security
7 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.17%) SSL
8 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) SAP BW
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.35%) MS Access
5 2 (4.35%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) CA Gen
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) CircleCI
4 2 (4.35%) GitLab
4 2 (4.35%) Serena SBM
4 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.35%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.17%) Hudson
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 13 (28.26%) Social Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) International Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Consultant
2 11 (23.91%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) AWS Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Java Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Developer
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) J2EE
2 6 (13.04%) SAP Basis
3 5 (10.87%) SAP PI
4 4 (8.70%) LDAP
5 2 (4.35%) .NET
5 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) LAMP
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (36.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (28.26%) Unix
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 12 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
5 11 (23.91%) AIX
5 11 (23.91%) CentOS
6 7 (15.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (13.04%) Solaris
7 6 (13.04%) Ubuntu
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
9 3 (6.52%) HPUX
9 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (4.35%) Alpine Linux
10 2 (4.35%) VMS
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Migration
2 11 (23.91%) High Availability
3 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (15.22%) DevOps
5 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (13.04%) CRM
7 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (10.87%) Supplier Relationship Management
8 4 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Automation
8 4 (8.70%) Storage Management
8 4 (8.70%) Task Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.52%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) Perl
5 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) Go
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.52%) CCDA
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
2 3 (6.52%) CCNP
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) JNCIA
2 3 (6.52%) JNCIP
2 3 (6.52%) JNCIS
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CISA
4 1 (2.17%) CISM
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
4 1 (2.17%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) GDPR
1 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) NIST
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 4 (8.70%) GPFS
2 4 (8.70%) NFS
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Veritas File System
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) Firmware
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.35%) SRDF
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Terraform
2 8 (17.39%) Puppet
3 6 (13.04%) Data Guard
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (6.52%) Ansible
5 3 (6.52%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 2 (4.35%) Control-M
6 2 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.35%) Icinga
6 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.35%) Netcool
6 2 (4.35%) QRadar
6 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Istio
7 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 22 (47.83%) Oracle
3 18 (39.13%) SAP
4 10 (21.74%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) IBM
6 4 (8.70%) EMC
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) DocuSign
7 3 (6.52%) Juniper
7 3 (6.52%) Proofpoint
7 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.35%) BMC
8 2 (4.35%) CyberArk
8 2 (4.35%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.35%) Qualys
8 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
8 2 (4.35%) Splunk
8 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.35%) Veritas