Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 595 692 829
Rank change year-on-year +97 +137 -35
Contract jobs citing SUSE 35 35 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.052% 0.052%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 20
Median daily rate £375 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% -2.94%
10th Percentile £283 £325 £336
90th Percentile £484 £532 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £394
% change year-on-year -7.69% -0.95% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +28.57%
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 8,068 13,940 20,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 20.57% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,207 8,902 13,166
Median daily rate £440 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% -4.12% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 1,051 1,262
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.07% +1.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.83 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 27 February 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 12 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 27 February 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 +134 31 £371 -5.00% 12
UK excluding London +159 23 £360 -7.69% 9
South East +116 11 £360 -7.69%
London +64 9 £445 -1.11% 4
Work from Home -216 9 £400 +11.89% 2
Midlands +52 8 £280 -34.12% 8
West Midlands +41 8 £280 -34.12% 2
North of England +75 3 £375 -
North West +51 1 £300 -15.49%
Yorkshire +43 1 £375 -16.67%
North East - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £198 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Oracle
2 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 16 (45.71%) AWS
3 15 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (42.86%) Azure
4 14 (40.00%) CentOS
4 14 (40.00%) High Availability
4 14 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (37.14%) SQL
5 13 (37.14%) SAP
6 12 (34.29%) Java
6 12 (34.29%) Puppet
6 12 (34.29%) Terraform
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (31.43%) CA Gen
7 11 (31.43%) PL/SQL
7 11 (31.43%) J2EE
7 11 (31.43%) Unix
8 9 (25.71%) Python
9 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
9 8 (22.86%) Perl
9 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.14%) Proofpoint
11 6 (17.14%) Open Source
11 6 (17.14%) DevOps
11 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
11 6 (17.14%) DocuSign
11 6 (17.14%) Mailman

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 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) Mailman
3 3 (8.57%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) AWS
2 15 (42.86%) Azure
3 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
4 5 (14.29%) IaaS
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (14.29%) PaaS
5 4 (11.43%) SaaS
6 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.71%) GCP
7 2 (5.71%) GitHub
8 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.14%) IMAP
2 6 (17.14%) S/MIME
2 6 (17.14%) SMTP
3 4 (11.43%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) CA Gen
2 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) Serena SBM
3 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.86%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.57%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) International Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Consultant
1 7 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) AWS Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Integration Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Clustering
1 2 (5.71%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (40.00%) CentOS
4 11 (31.43%) Oracle Linux
4 11 (31.43%) Unix
5 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
5 4 (11.43%) Windows
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) HPUX
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) High Availability
1 14 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (17.14%) DevOps
2 6 (17.14%) Open Source
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.57%) Kernel Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Security Hardening
6 2 (5.71%) Storage Management
6 2 (5.71%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 11 (31.43%) PL/SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Python
5 8 (22.86%) Perl
6 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) CISA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CISM
3 1 (2.86%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.86%) ISSEP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) RHCA
3 1 (2.86%) RHCE
3 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.86%) VCP6
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) GDPR
1 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) NFS
2 2 (5.71%) Veritas File System
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Puppet
1 12 (34.29%) Terraform
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Control-M
3 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.71%) Icinga
3 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.71%) Netcool
3 2 (5.71%) QRadar
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Oracle
1 16 (45.71%) Red Hat
2 13 (37.14%) SAP
3 6 (17.14%) DocuSign
3 6 (17.14%) Proofpoint
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) BMC
6 2 (5.71%) CyberArk
6 2 (5.71%) EMC
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 2 (5.71%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.71%) Qualys
6 2 (5.71%) SaltStack
6 2 (5.71%) Serena
6 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.71%) Splunk
7 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco
7 1 (2.86%) Intel