The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 121 132 142
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing SUSE 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.038% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £395 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.55% +46.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -
SUSE
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
530 686 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.47% 26.21% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 321 206
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 61 43
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SUSE across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SUSE across the Berkshire region.

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
SUSE
South East

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) AIX Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint