The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 26 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 136 138
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2  
Contract jobs citing SUSE 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 1.34% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £388 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.19% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £450 £150
% change year-on-year -15.27% +200.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 408 671 638
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.28% 24.20% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 470 357
Median daily rate £360 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 56
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £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 in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SUSE in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in Yorkshire

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in Yorkshire

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire +17 3 £388 -26.19%
South Yorkshire +2 1 - -
SUSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (50.00%) KVM
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Veritas
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) Solaris
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
6 1 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (16.67%) DMZ
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall

SUSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DMZ
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) GitLab
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) KYC
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Sun