Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 748 815 738
Rank change year-on-year +67 -77 +10
Contract jobs citing SUSE 57 83 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.38% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 95
UK median daily rate £450 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +13.93% -5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £363 £306
90th Percentile £549 £552 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £363
% change year-on-year +1.69% +22.07% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £42.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 17,602 21,610 21,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.01% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,870 13,374 13,491
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £145 £163 £171
90th Percentile £613 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,299 1,474 1,286
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 12 November 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 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 12 November 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 +35 45 £450 -1.25% 7
UK excluding London +54 44 £450 +1.69% 8
North of England +51 17 £450 +5.88%
London +42 13 £370 -30.19%
Yorkshire +32 13 £400 -
South East +12 10 £490 +8.20% 5
Scotland +31 8 £238 - 1
North West +30 4 £485 +14.12%
East of England +39 3 £300 -
Wales - 3 £550 -
Midlands +41 2 £400 - 1
West Midlands +40 2 £400 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (52.63%) Red Hat
3 25 (43.86%) VMware
4 23 (40.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (35.09%) Unix
6 18 (31.58%) Oracle
6 18 (31.58%) Clustering
7 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
8 16 (28.07%) Windows
8 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
8 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
9 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
10 13 (22.81%) SAN
10 13 (22.81%) AIX
10 13 (22.81%) SAP
10 13 (22.81%) SQL
11 12 (21.05%) Solaris
11 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (19.30%) Migration
12 11 (19.30%) SAP Basis
13 10 (17.54%) Change Management
13 10 (17.54%) Sun
13 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
13 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
13 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.79%) Data Guard
14 9 (15.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (15.79%) CCNA

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 8 (14.04%) NetWeaver
2 7 (12.28%) Confluence
3 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) SAP Portal
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.75%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.75%) Mailman
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.51%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.75%) AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Azure
2 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.81%) SAN
3 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
4 9 (15.79%) Firewall
4 9 (15.79%) WAN
5 8 (14.04%) Internet
6 7 (12.28%) DHCP
6 7 (12.28%) DNS
6 7 (12.28%) HTTP
6 7 (12.28%) LAN
6 7 (12.28%) VPN
7 5 (8.77%) NAS
7 5 (8.77%) VSAN
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security
8 3 (5.26%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.51%) MPLS
9 2 (3.51%) VLAN
10 1 (1.75%) IMAP
10 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (1.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.04%) SAP BW
3 4 (7.02%) DB2
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.51%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) German Language
3 4 (7.02%) French Language
3 4 (7.02%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.51%) Hindi Language
4 2 (3.51%) Japanese Language
4 2 (3.51%) Korean Language
4 2 (3.51%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Russian Language
4 2 (3.51%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Consultant
2 10 (17.54%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 10 (17.54%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Solaris Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Linux Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Unix Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) SAP Basis
2 5 (8.77%) SAP PI
3 4 (7.02%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
4 1 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Clustering
2 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
3 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.28%) Fibre Optics
5 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.77%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (8.77%) EMC VNX
7 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle Exalogic
8 2 (3.51%) Device Driver
8 2 (3.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (40.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (35.09%) Unix
4 16 (28.07%) Windows
5 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
6 13 (22.81%) AIX
7 12 (21.05%) Solaris
8 9 (15.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (7.02%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
11 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.75%) CentOS
12 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) Change Management
3 8 (14.04%) CRM
3 8 (14.04%) Network Architecture
4 7 (12.28%) Case Management
4 7 (12.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 7 (12.28%) Network Management
4 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (12.28%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL
7 3 (5.26%) ITSM
7 3 (5.26%) Network Design
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.28%) AWK
5 6 (10.53%) Perl
6 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.51%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) CCNA
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.28%) CCDA
3 7 (12.28%) CCNP
3 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 7 (12.28%) JNCIA
3 7 (12.28%) JNCIP
3 7 (12.28%) JNCIS
3 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (8.77%) MCP
5 2 (3.51%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) MCSE
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.51%) RHCA
5 2 (3.51%) RHCE
5 2 (3.51%) RHCSA
5 2 (3.51%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (12.28%) vSphere
4 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (7.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.26%) SRDF
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.75%) RHEV
7 1 (1.75%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Data Guard
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (14.04%) Ansible
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (14.04%) Puppet
3 5 (8.77%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.75%) Avamar
5 1 (1.75%) Mesos
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.75%) vMotion
5 1 (1.75%) vRealize
5 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Red Hat
2 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 18 (31.58%) Oracle
4 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.81%) SAP
6 10 (17.54%) Sun
7 9 (15.79%) EMC
8 7 (12.28%) Dell
8 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
8 7 (12.28%) HP
8 7 (12.28%) Juniper
8 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.77%) Brocade
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco
10 4 (7.02%) Veritas
11 3 (5.26%) Ariba
11 3 (5.26%) IBM
11 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.51%) Intel
12 2 (3.51%) OpenText