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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 571 573
Rank change year-on-year +60 +2  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 76 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.79% 0.66% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 36
Median daily rate £400 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +35.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £450 £156
% change year-on-year -15.27% +188.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +122.22% +15.38%  

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 9652 12296 12385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.85% 23.17% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6011 7745 7227
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 645 978
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 29 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 25 June 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 +49 76 £400 -11.11% 7
London -9 32 £600 +41.17% 1
South East +47 13 £440 -2.22% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +87 10 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear +83 10 £325 - 2
North East +75 10 £325 - 2
Bristol - 7 £406 -
South West - 7 £406 -
North West +30 6 £400 -11.11%
New Malden - 6 - -
Liverpool - 5 £400 -
Merseyside - 5 £400 -
Berkshire +19 4 £335 -25.55%
Yorkshire +17 4 £388 -26.19%
West Sussex - 4 £420 -
Worthing - 4 £420 -
West Yorkshire +21 3 £388 -26.19%
Leeds +18 3 £388 -26.19%
Surrey +5 3 £488 +30.00% 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Leatherhead +20 2 £488 +30.00% 1
City of London +1 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 2
Midlands - 2 £363 -
Manchester +13 1 £350 -22.22%
Sheffield +4 1 - -
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £335 -
Southampton - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (58.45%) VMware
3 72 (50.70%) Red Hat
4 55 (38.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (35.92%) Unix
6 44 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (30.99%) Puppet
7 43 (30.28%) Oracle
8 40 (28.17%) Windows
9 39 (27.46%) AIX
10 38 (26.76%) Firewall
10 38 (26.76%) DevOps
11 37 (26.06%) Ansible
12 35 (24.65%) Bash Shell
12 35 (24.65%) Cisco
13 33 (23.24%) ITIL
13 33 (23.24%) Ubuntu
14 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
15 30 (21.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 30 (21.13%) Windows Server
16 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
17 28 (19.72%) IBM
17 28 (19.72%) CentOS
18 27 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
18 27 (19.01%) Terraform
19 26 (18.31%) Solaris
20 24 (16.90%) Python
21 23 (16.20%) HP
21 23 (16.20%) Load Balancing
21 23 (16.20%) Git (software)

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 21 (14.79%) JBoss
1 21 (14.79%) Tomcat
1 21 (14.79%) WebLogic
2 19 (13.38%) Apache
3 16 (11.27%) iPlanet
3 16 (11.27%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (6.34%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.82%) CMS
8 4 (2.82%) Drupal
8 4 (2.82%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.41%) IIS
11 1 (0.70%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.08%) GitHub
3 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.76%) Firewall
2 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
3 20 (14.08%) SAN
4 19 (13.38%) DNS
5 12 (8.45%) VPN
6 11 (7.75%) WAN
7 9 (6.34%) DHCP
7 9 (6.34%) HTTP
7 9 (6.34%) NAS
8 8 (5.63%) Network Security
8 8 (5.63%) SSL
8 8 (5.63%) Wireshark
9 7 (4.93%) Ethernet
9 7 (4.93%) LAN
9 7 (4.93%) LDAP
10 3 (2.11%) FTP
10 3 (2.11%) VLAN
11 2 (1.41%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.41%) Internet
11 2 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.68%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.15%) SAP HANA
3 7 (4.93%) MySQL
4 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.11%) DB2
6 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.41%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.68%) Vagrant
3 9 (6.34%) GitLab
4 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.82%) Subversion
6 2 (1.41%) JIRA
7 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Retail
3 4 (2.82%) Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (29.58%) Linux Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (15.49%) Administrator
4 18 (12.68%) Unix Engineer
5 16 (11.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 16 (11.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 15 (10.56%) Support Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Unix Administrator
8 12 (8.45%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (6.34%) AWS DevOps
9 9 (6.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.93%) Linux Support
11 7 (4.93%) SAP Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (11.97%) Sensu
3 15 (10.56%) J2EE
4 13 (9.15%) SAP Basis
5 9 (6.34%) Web Services
6 8 (5.63%) Middleware
7 4 (2.82%) CSS
7 4 (2.82%) CSS3
7 4 (2.82%) HTML
7 4 (2.82%) HTML5
7 4 (2.82%) jQuery
7 4 (2.82%) LAMP
7 4 (2.82%) SAP Fiori
7 4 (2.82%) Sass
8 2 (1.41%) Embperl
8 2 (1.41%) FastCGI
8 2 (1.41%) Java EE
8 2 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.41%) XML
8 2 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.97%) Clustering
3 12 (8.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.63%) Virtual Team
5 7 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.82%) PKI
7 4 (2.82%) Replication
7 4 (2.82%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.11%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.70%) DataPower
10 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (38.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (35.92%) Unix
4 40 (28.17%) Windows
5 39 (27.46%) AIX
6 33 (23.24%) Ubuntu
7 30 (21.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 30 (21.13%) Windows Server
8 28 (19.72%) CentOS
9 26 (18.31%) Solaris
10 22 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (13.38%) HPUX
12 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (9.86%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (2.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.70%) Debian
15 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.76%) DevOps
2 33 (23.24%) ITIL
3 23 (16.20%) Load Balancing
4 20 (14.08%) Analytics
4 20 (14.08%) High Availability
5 17 (11.97%) Change Management
6 14 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.75%) ITIL V3
9 9 (6.34%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.34%) Network Architecture
9 9 (6.34%) Network Management
10 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.63%) Migration
10 8 (5.63%) Network Design
10 8 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.93%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (4.93%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Release Automation
12 6 (4.23%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.65%) Bash Shell
2 24 (16.90%) Python
3 19 (13.38%) Ruby
4 18 (12.68%) SQL
5 13 (9.15%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.04%) Perl
7 7 (4.93%) PHP
8 5 (3.52%) Java
8 5 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.11%) C
11 2 (1.41%) Korn
12 1 (0.70%) C-shell
12 1 (0.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (20.42%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.04%) CCNA
4 10 (7.04%) CCNP
5 7 (4.93%) CCDA
5 7 (4.93%) JNCIA
5 7 (4.93%) JNCIP
5 7 (4.93%) JNCIS
6 6 (4.23%) Degree
7 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.82%) CCIE
8 4 (2.82%) CCIE Security
8 4 (2.82%) CISSP
8 4 (2.82%) RHCE
8 4 (2.82%) RHCSA
9 3 (2.11%) MCSE
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 44 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (14.08%) Docker
3 19 (13.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 17 (11.97%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (9.15%) vSphere
6 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
6 12 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.34%) KVM
9 5 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.82%) NFS
11 3 (2.11%) Firmware
11 3 (2.11%) SRDF
11 3 (2.11%) Veritas File System
12 2 (1.41%) iptables
12 2 (1.41%) Samba
13 1 (0.70%) vCloud
13 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (30.99%) Puppet
2 37 (26.06%) Ansible
3 27 (19.01%) Terraform
4 18 (12.68%) Graphite
5 15 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (9.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (4.23%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.82%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.82%) Packer
9 3 (2.11%) CFEngine
9 3 (2.11%) Nagios
9 3 (2.11%) OpenView
9 3 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.41%) Control-M
10 2 (1.41%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.41%) SCCM
10 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.70%) Kibana
11 1 (0.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 83 (58.45%) VMware
2 72 (50.70%) Red Hat
3 43 (30.28%) Oracle
4 35 (24.65%) Cisco
5 28 (19.72%) IBM
6 23 (16.20%) HP
7 21 (14.79%) Sun
8 20 (14.08%) Veritas
9 18 (12.68%) F5
10 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.56%) SAP
12 14 (9.86%) Dell
13 10 (7.04%) Juniper
13 10 (7.04%) NetApp
14 9 (6.34%) EMC
14 9 (6.34%) Sybase
15 8 (5.63%) Riverbed
16 6 (4.23%) PlateSpin
16 6 (4.23%) SolarWinds
17 5 (3.52%) Fortinet
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