Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 700 547 796
Rank change year-on-year -153 +249 +53
Contract jobs citing SUSE 48 25 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 25
10th Percentile £358 £243 £238
25th Percentile £372 £272 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £320 £370
Median % change year-on-year +36.72% -13.51% -12.94%
75th Percentile £513 £399 £488
90th Percentile £610 £494 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £320 £358
% change year-on-year +25.78% -10.49% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £47.50
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 11,146 7,056 18,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 19.31% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,342 4,635 11,899
10th Percentile £185 £156 £153
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 422 1,161
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.78 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.40 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £41.87 £29.31 £36.00
90th Percentile £60.95 £48.12 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.50 £16.21
% change year-on-year -7.26% +7.99% +1.28%

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 30 July 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 10 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 30 July 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 -148 31 £403 +25.78% 8
UK excluding London -57 22 £403 +25.78% 3
Work from Home -252 21 £475 - 1
South East -44 13 £385 +20.31%
London -133 9 £425 +6.25% 5
North of England -30 5 £493 +64.17% 2
North West -33 5 £493 +71.30% 1
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Midlands - 3 £375 -
Wales -5 1 £600 +26.32%

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (60.42%) AWS
3 25 (52.08%) Migration
4 24 (50.00%) Oracle
4 24 (50.00%) SAP
5 20 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 20 (41.67%) Azure
5 20 (41.67%) Social Skills
6 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (33.33%) Windows
7 16 (33.33%) AIX
7 16 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (29.17%) Java
9 13 (27.08%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
9 13 (27.08%) DevOps
10 11 (22.92%) IaaS
10 11 (22.92%) SaaS
10 11 (22.92%) PaaS
10 11 (22.92%) Clustering
11 10 (20.83%) VMware
11 10 (20.83%) SAP Basis
11 10 (20.83%) SAN
12 9 (18.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (18.75%) CRM
12 9 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (18.75%) SAP BW
12 9 (18.75%) SAP Portal
12 9 (18.75%) Data Guard
12 9 (18.75%) SAP PI

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 9 (18.75%) SAP Portal
2 8 (16.67%) Apache
3 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.25%) Confluence
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.25%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
1 1 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (60.42%) AWS
2 20 (41.67%) Azure
3 11 (22.92%) IaaS
3 11 (22.92%) PaaS
3 11 (22.92%) SaaS
4 3 (6.25%) AWS CodePipeline
4 3 (6.25%) GCP
5 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.17%) GitHub
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.08%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (2.08%) AWS KMS
6 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.08%) Route 53
6 1 (2.08%) Serverless
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) DHCP
5 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.25%) FTP
5 3 (6.25%) HTTP
5 3 (6.25%) LAN
5 3 (6.25%) NAS
5 3 (6.25%) VPN
5 3 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle Database
2 9 (18.75%) SAP BW
3 3 (6.25%) MS Access
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) CA Gen
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) CircleCI
2 3 (6.25%) GitLab
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Travis CI
3 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.17%) Serena SBM
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 20 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Consultant
2 9 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 9 (18.75%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) AWS Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) SAP Basis
2 9 (18.75%) SAP PI
3 5 (10.42%) LDAP
4 4 (8.33%) J2EE
5 2 (4.17%) LAMP
5 2 (4.17%) Middleware
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Replication
4 3 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
4 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.25%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (33.33%) AIX
3 16 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (27.08%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (18.75%) CentOS
6 8 (16.67%) Solaris
6 8 (16.67%) Unix
7 6 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 4 (8.33%) HPUX
8 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 3 (6.25%) Alpine Linux
9 3 (6.25%) VMS
9 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Migration
2 16 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (27.08%) DevOps
4 9 (18.75%) CRM
4 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Automation
4 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (16.67%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 7 (14.58%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Maintenance
6 7 (14.58%) ITIL
6 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (14.58%) Task Automation
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.42%) High Availability
8 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (10.42%) Re-Platforming
8 5 (10.42%) Storage Management
9 4 (8.33%) Change Management
9 4 (8.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) Python
4 6 (12.50%) Perl
5 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) Go
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) AWS Certification
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CCDA
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) CCNP
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.25%) JNCIA
3 3 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 3 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.08%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (2.08%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) GDPR
1 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) NFS
1 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.33%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) GPFS
2 4 (8.33%) Veritas File System
2 4 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.25%) SRDF
4 2 (4.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Data Guard
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
1 9 (18.75%) Terraform
2 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Ansible
4 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (4.17%) Control-M
5 2 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.17%) Icinga
5 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.17%) QRadar
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (2.08%) Istio
6 1 (2.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Oracle
1 24 (50.00%) SAP
2 20 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (20.83%) VMware
4 6 (12.50%) EMC
4 6 (12.50%) IBM
5 4 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 3 (6.25%) Dell
6 3 (6.25%) Juniper
6 3 (6.25%) Micro Focus
6 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.25%) SaltStack
6 3 (6.25%) Sun
6 3 (6.25%) TIBCO
6 3 (6.25%) Veritas
7 2 (4.17%) BMC
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 2 (4.17%) Serena
7 2 (4.17%) Sybase