Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 728 723
Rank change year-on-year -82 -5 +42
Contract jobs citing SUSE 84 153 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.72% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 91 115
UK median daily rate £456 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.22% -5.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £363 £305 £325
90th Percentile £552 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +69.72%
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 21,706 21,281 22,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 20.98% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,422 13,520 14,253
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 1,294 1,307
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.46
% change year-on-year -1.49% +8.33% -4.32%

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 19 November 2018.

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 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 19 November 2018. 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 -66 83 £456 +12.17% 20
UK excluding London -60 47 £450 +24.14% 16
London 0 37 £530 -11.67% 6
South East -7 36 £456 -13.20% 5
South West -29 4 £363 -11.59% 2
North of England -54 4 £425 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire -11 3 - - 2
Midlands -43 2 - - 2
East Midlands -5 1 - -
North West -24 1 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands -37 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 84 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (55.95%) Red Hat
3 39 (46.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (36.90%) Oracle
5 29 (34.52%) Change Management
6 28 (33.33%) SAP
6 28 (33.33%) DNS
7 27 (32.14%) Unix
8 25 (29.76%) Puppet
9 24 (28.57%) Oracle Database
10 23 (27.38%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (26.19%) Ansible
11 22 (26.19%) Solaris
11 22 (26.19%) Apache
11 22 (26.19%) Java
11 22 (26.19%) Migration
11 22 (26.19%) VMware
12 21 (25.00%) ITIL
13 20 (23.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 18 (21.43%) MySQL
14 18 (21.43%) Load Balancing
15 17 (20.24%) Perl
15 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
15 17 (20.24%) Clustering
16 16 (19.05%) LAMP
16 16 (19.05%) CGI
16 16 (19.05%) PHP
16 16 (19.05%) C
16 16 (19.05%) AIX
16 16 (19.05%) Ruby

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 22 (26.19%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) NetWeaver
3 6 (7.14%) SAP Portal
4 5 (5.95%) IIS
4 5 (5.95%) nginx
5 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.38%) SAP GTS
3 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.33%) DNS
2 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.86%) BIG-IP
3 15 (17.86%) HTTP
3 15 (17.86%) SSL
4 13 (15.48%) Internet
5 9 (10.71%) DHCP
6 7 (8.33%) Intranet
7 6 (7.14%) SAN
8 4 (4.76%) IPsec
8 4 (4.76%) NAS
8 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.76%) VPN
9 2 (2.38%) WAN
10 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.19%) FTP
10 1 (1.19%) LAN
10 1 (1.19%) SMTP
10 1 (1.19%) SNMP
10 1 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 18 (21.43%) MySQL
3 15 (17.86%) MariaDB
4 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 12 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (7.14%) SAP BW
8 4 (4.76%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (2.38%) DB2
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 11 (13.10%) Legal
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Consultant
2 13 (15.48%) Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Developer
3 11 (13.10%) Perl Developer
3 11 (13.10%) SAP Consultant
4 10 (11.90%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Administrator
8 6 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) CGI
1 16 (19.05%) LAMP
1 16 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails
2 15 (17.86%) Embperl
3 12 (14.29%) Web Services
4 11 (13.10%) FastCGI
4 11 (13.10%) SAP Basis
5 7 (8.33%) LDAP
6 6 (7.14%) SAP PI
7 4 (4.76%) Java EE
8 2 (2.38%) Middleware
8 2 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.19%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (1.19%) Memcached
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (1.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Clustering
2 16 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (11.90%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 7 (8.33%) PKI
7 6 (7.14%) Replication
8 3 (3.57%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (46.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (32.14%) Unix
4 22 (26.19%) Solaris
5 20 (23.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 16 (19.05%) AIX
7 14 (16.67%) CentOS
7 14 (16.67%) Windows
8 12 (14.29%) Ubuntu
9 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
10 5 (5.95%) Debian
11 4 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) Change Management
2 22 (26.19%) Migration
3 21 (25.00%) ITIL
4 18 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 16 (19.05%) SDLC
6 15 (17.86%) Security Management
7 12 (14.29%) OO
8 11 (13.10%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (13.10%) Problem Management
8 11 (13.10%) Unit Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (11.90%) System Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Refactoring
11 8 (9.52%) Service Management
12 7 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
12 7 (8.33%) Web Development
13 6 (7.14%) Runbook
13 6 (7.14%) Security Patching
13 6 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Java
2 17 (20.24%) Perl
3 16 (19.05%) C
3 16 (19.05%) PHP
3 16 (19.05%) Ruby
4 15 (17.86%) SQL
5 12 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 11 (13.10%) Python
7 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) MCP
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (13.10%) vSphere
3 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.52%) Docker
4 8 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (8.33%) iptables
6 6 (7.14%) vCloud
7 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (5.95%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.38%) NFS
9 1 (1.19%) Squid
9 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.19%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) Puppet
2 23 (27.38%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (26.19%) Ansible
4 15 (17.86%) CFEngine
5 11 (13.10%) Data Guard
5 11 (13.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (11.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (9.52%) Nagios
8 7 (8.33%) SELinux
9 6 (7.14%) yum
10 2 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
11 1 (1.19%) EMC VPLEX
11 1 (1.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (1.19%) Simpana
Vendors
1 47 (55.95%) Red Hat
2 31 (36.90%) Oracle
3 28 (33.33%) SAP
4 22 (26.19%) VMware
5 15 (17.86%) F5
6 13 (15.48%) CA
7 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 9 (10.71%) Splunk
9 7 (8.33%) HP
10 5 (5.95%) Cisco
10 5 (5.95%) Dell
10 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.76%) Ariba
11 4 (4.76%) EMC
11 4 (4.76%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.76%) jetNEXUS
11 4 (4.76%) Sybase
12 3 (3.57%) Brocade
12 3 (3.57%) IBM
13 2 (2.38%) Sun