Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 776 816 700
Rank change year-on-year +40 -116 +53
Contract jobs citing SUSE 58 77 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.36% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 102
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £241 £338 £308
90th Percentile £538 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -15.88% +14.86% -7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £49.50
90th Percentile £47.50 - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 18,679 21,504 19,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 20.75% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,758 13,453 12,373
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £156 £180 £199
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,189 1,464 1,142
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
UK excluding London +18 49 £358 -15.88% 15
England +15 43 £400 -5.88% 18
South East +28 17 £358 -20.56% 1
Scotland - 12 £213 - 1
London +28 9 £438 -2.78% 4
North of England +17 9 £400 +3.23% 7
East of England +11 6 £325 -
North West +19 5 £475 +26.67% 6
Wales - 3 £550 -
West Midlands +18 2 - - 4
Yorkshire +14 2 - - 1
Midlands +12 2 - - 5
North East - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (48.28%) Red Hat
4 27 (46.55%) Oracle
4 27 (46.55%) VMware
5 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (37.93%) Unix
7 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.86%) Solaris
8 15 (25.86%) SQL
8 15 (25.86%) Oracle Database
9 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 12 (20.69%) AIX
11 11 (18.97%) Internet
11 11 (18.97%) Clustering
12 10 (17.24%) Replication
12 10 (17.24%) Sun
12 10 (17.24%) PL/SQL
12 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
13 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (15.52%) EMC
13 9 (15.52%) SAN
14 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
14 8 (13.79%) Java
14 8 (13.79%) Apache
14 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (13.79%) Case Management
14 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning

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 (13.79%) Apache
2 6 (10.34%) NetWeaver
3 4 (6.90%) Commerce Server
3 4 (6.90%) SAP Portal
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (5.17%) Mailman
5 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Internet
2 9 (15.52%) SAN
3 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.17%) DKIM
4 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.17%) IMAP
4 3 (5.17%) NAS
4 3 (5.17%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (5.17%) SMTP
5 2 (3.45%) VSAN
6 1 (1.72%) Firewall
6 1 (1.72%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
6 1 (1.72%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.72%) WAN
6 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle Database
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.90%) DB2
4 4 (6.90%) MySQL
4 4 (6.90%) SAP BW
5 3 (5.17%) MariaDB
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 6 (10.34%) German Language
2 4 (6.90%) French Language
2 4 (6.90%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Hindi Language
3 2 (3.45%) Japanese Language
3 2 (3.45%) Korean Language
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (3.45%) Russian Language
3 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Front Office
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Administrator
2 10 (17.24%) DBA
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle DBA
3 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) IT Support
8 3 (5.17%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) SAP Basis
2 4 (6.90%) SAP PI
3 3 (5.17%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (5.17%) LDAP
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (18.97%) Clustering
3 10 (17.24%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Exalogic
6 2 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.72%) Derivative
7 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (37.93%) Unix
4 15 (25.86%) Solaris
5 12 (20.69%) AIX
6 7 (12.07%) Windows
7 6 (10.34%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
9 4 (6.90%) CentOS
9 4 (6.90%) Debian
9 4 (6.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.45%) Fedora
11 1 (1.72%) HPUX
11 1 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (13.79%) Case Management
2 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (12.07%) Database Tuning
3 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 7 (12.07%) Security Management
4 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps
6 4 (6.90%) CRM
6 4 (6.90%) ITIL
6 4 (6.90%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
7 3 (5.17%) Data Security
7 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.17%) ITSM
7 3 (5.17%) MVC
7 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) PL/SQL
3 8 (13.79%) Java
4 6 (10.34%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.34%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) Korn
5 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.17%) Perl
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) C++
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) CCNA
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) MCSA
4 4 (6.90%) MCSE
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.90%) RHCA
4 4 (6.90%) RHCE
4 4 (6.90%) RHCSA
4 4 (6.90%) VCP6
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.07%) KVM
3 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.90%) RHEV
4 4 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (5.17%) Sendmail
5 3 (5.17%) SRDF
5 3 (5.17%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) Docker
6 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Data Guard
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (12.07%) vCenter Server
2 6 (10.34%) Ansible
2 6 (10.34%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.90%) vRealize
3 4 (6.90%) yum
4 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.45%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.72%) Mesos
6 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.72%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Red Hat
2 27 (46.55%) Oracle
2 27 (46.55%) VMware
3 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.24%) Sun
5 9 (15.52%) EMC
6 7 (12.07%) SAP
7 6 (10.34%) Veritas
8 5 (8.62%) Cisco
8 5 (8.62%) HP
8 5 (8.62%) IBM
9 4 (6.90%) Intel
10 3 (5.17%) Proofpoint
11 2 (3.45%) Brocade
11 2 (3.45%) Google
11 2 (3.45%) Symantec
12 1 (1.72%) Citrix
12 1 (1.72%) Dell
12 1 (1.72%) Juniper
12 1 (1.72%) NetApp