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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 557 583
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 65 82 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 0.71% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 30
Median daily rate £400 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +1.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

SUSE is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9317 11544 11778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 21.54% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 7180 6685
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 687 974
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SUSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 20 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 65 £400 -3.61% 6
London +16 34 £425 -
South East +19 18 £350 -6.66% 3
North West +36 9 £330 - 1
Liverpool - 8 £330 -
Merseyside - 8 £330 -
Berkshire +29 6 £310 -17.33%
Surrey +18 5 £588 +30.55% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £589 -
Yorkshire +7 3 £406 +1.56%
New Malden - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £388 +6.82%
Leeds +8 2 £388 +6.82%
Middlesex - 2 £603 -
Reading +18 1 - -
Sheffield +1 1 £425 -8.10%
South Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +6.25%
City of London -16 1 £500 +33.33%
Leatherhead - 1 £450 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SUSE.

1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (54.84%) Red Hat
3 74 (47.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 72 (46.45%) VMware
5 70 (45.16%) Unix
6 49 (31.61%) Windows
6 49 (31.61%) Oracle
7 47 (30.32%) Puppet
8 43 (27.74%) Bash Shell
9 41 (26.45%) AIX
10 36 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (23.23%) Solaris
10 36 (23.23%) IBM
11 33 (21.29%) Finance
11 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
12 30 (19.35%) Python
13 28 (18.06%) Ruby
13 28 (18.06%) Ubuntu
14 27 (17.42%) SAN
14 27 (17.42%) DevOps
15 26 (16.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 26 (16.77%) CentOS
15 26 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
15 26 (16.77%) Data Centre
15 26 (16.77%) Veritas
16 25 (16.13%) Perl
17 24 (15.48%) Configuration Management
17 24 (15.48%) Ansible
18 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
19 22 (14.19%) HP

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 (5.16%) Apache
1 8 (5.16%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.52%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.87%) JBoss
4 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.29%) CICS
7 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.29%) IIS
7 2 (1.29%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.97%) GitHub
3 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.42%) SAN
2 22 (14.19%) DNS
2 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
3 21 (13.55%) Firewall
4 18 (11.61%) NAS
5 13 (8.39%) LDAP
6 11 (7.10%) SSL
7 10 (6.45%) DHCP
8 9 (5.81%) HTTP
8 9 (5.81%) WAN
9 8 (5.16%) VPN
10 7 (4.52%) Ethernet
10 7 (4.52%) FTP
10 7 (4.52%) LAN
11 6 (3.87%) Network Security
11 6 (3.87%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.58%) SSH
13 1 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.81%) SAP HANA
3 7 (4.52%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.23%) DB2
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.94%) MySQL
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.74%) Vagrant
3 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.23%) GitLab
4 5 (3.23%) JIRA
5 3 (1.94%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.65%) Hudson
7 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (21.29%) Finance
2 15 (9.68%) Banking
3 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.58%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Linux Engineer
2 27 (17.42%) Administrator
3 24 (15.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (13.55%) Unix Administrator
5 19 (12.26%) Unix Engineer
6 16 (10.32%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (9.03%) Support Engineer
9 13 (8.39%) Linux Administrator
9 13 (8.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 10 (6.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 9 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (5.16%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (4.52%) Linux Support
13 7 (4.52%) Linux Support Engineer
13 7 (4.52%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (4.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) Web Services
2 10 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (5.81%) Middleware
3 9 (5.81%) SAP Basis
4 7 (4.52%) Sensu
5 5 (3.23%) LAMP
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.94%) XML
7 2 (1.29%) CGI
7 2 (1.29%) Embperl
7 2 (1.29%) FastCGI
7 2 (1.29%) J2EE
7 2 (1.29%) Memcached
7 2 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.45%) Replication
3 9 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.52%) Symmetrix
5 7 (4.52%) Virtual Team
6 6 (3.87%) Clustering
7 4 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.58%) PKI
7 4 (2.58%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) DataPower
8 2 (1.29%) Equities
8 2 (1.29%) Fintech
8 2 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.65%) Life Science
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 74 (47.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (45.16%) Unix
4 49 (31.61%) Windows
5 41 (26.45%) AIX
6 36 (23.23%) Solaris
7 33 (21.29%) Windows Server
8 28 (18.06%) Ubuntu
9 26 (16.77%) CentOS
9 26 (16.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (10.97%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (4.52%) VMS
15 5 (3.23%) Debian
16 4 (2.58%) HPUX
17 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
17 2 (1.29%) zOS
18 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.42%) DevOps
2 24 (15.48%) Configuration Management
3 22 (14.19%) ITIL
4 17 (10.97%) Change Management
5 16 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.03%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.10%) Analytics
8 11 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.81%) Migration
9 9 (5.81%) Network Architecture
9 9 (5.81%) Service Management
10 8 (5.16%) ITSM
11 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.52%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (4.52%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.52%) Refactoring
11 7 (4.52%) Web Operations
12 6 (3.87%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.74%) Bash Shell
2 30 (19.35%) Python
3 28 (18.06%) Ruby
4 25 (16.13%) Perl
5 16 (10.32%) SQL
6 12 (7.74%) Java
6 12 (7.74%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.87%) Korn
9 5 (3.23%) PHP
10 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.94%) C#
11 3 (1.94%) C++
11 3 (1.94%) COBOL
12 2 (1.29%) C
12 2 (1.29%) Go
13 1 (0.65%) C-shell
13 1 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.65%) Julia
13 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.16%) CCNA
4 8 (5.16%) CCNP
4 8 (5.16%) Degree
5 7 (4.52%) CCDA
5 7 (4.52%) JNCIA
5 7 (4.52%) JNCIP
5 7 (4.52%) JNCIS
6 4 (2.58%) CCIE
6 4 (2.58%) CISSP
6 4 (2.58%) RHCE
6 4 (2.58%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.94%) MCSE
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 18 (11.61%) Docker
4 17 (10.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 17 (10.97%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (8.39%) NFS
6 12 (7.74%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (7.74%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (7.10%) Active Directory
8 10 (6.45%) vSphere
9 7 (4.52%) SRDF
9 7 (4.52%) Veritas File System
10 5 (3.23%) KVM
11 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.29%) Samba
12 2 (1.29%) Squid
12 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
12 2 (1.29%) XenApp
12 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (30.32%) Puppet
2 24 (15.48%) Ansible
3 12 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.74%) Terraform
3 12 (7.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (6.45%) Graphite
5 7 (4.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (3.23%) Control-M
6 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.58%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.58%) Packer
8 3 (1.94%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.94%) Kibana
8 3 (1.94%) logstash
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.29%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.29%) Nagios
9 2 (1.29%) OpenView
9 2 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 85 (54.84%) Red Hat
2 72 (46.45%) VMware
3 49 (31.61%) Oracle
4 36 (23.23%) IBM
5 26 (16.77%) Veritas
6 22 (14.19%) HP
7 20 (12.90%) EMC
8 17 (10.97%) Cisco
8 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
9 15 (9.68%) NetApp
10 11 (7.10%) SAP
11 10 (6.45%) Dell
12 9 (5.81%) Juniper
12 9 (5.81%) Sun
12 9 (5.81%) Sybase
13 6 (3.87%) Riverbed
14 5 (3.23%) 3PAR
15 3 (1.94%) AppDynamics
15 3 (1.94%) BMC
15 3 (1.94%) Splunk