The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 62 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing SUSE 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 2.07% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £171
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £281
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.88 - £39.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
171 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.35% 21.97% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 55
Average daily rate £320 £293 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) Private Banking
3 4 (66.67%) Web Development
3 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (66.67%) Sun
3 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (66.67%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (66.67%) CA
3 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) PKI
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (100.00%) Apache
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) S/MIME
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) IMAP
3 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (66.67%) Web Development
1 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Sun
1 4 (66.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Proofpoint
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle