The table below looks at the statistics for openSUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited openSUSE 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
openSUSE Linux
Rank 580 552 569
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs citing openSUSE 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.027% 0.004%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.026% 0.12% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
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£275 £260 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -11.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £46.00 -
openSUSE
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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 England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11632 10933 11330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.73% 22.72% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6726 6223 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 967 1129
Average hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

openSUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

openSUSE Jobs Demand Trend in England

openSUSE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

openSUSE Daily Rate Trend in England

openSUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

openSUSE Hourly Rate Trend in England

openSUSE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing openSUSE within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
South East -16 2 £275 - 1
South West - - - - 1
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UK

openSUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing openSUSE 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 openSUSE.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) MetaFrame
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

openSUSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing openSUSE 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 openSUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) MetaFrame
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (33.33%) WMI
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense