The first table below looks at the demand for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.26% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
674 556 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.20% 23.03% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 268 206
Average daily rate £375 £350 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £189 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 43
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.77 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% -39.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £34.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SUSE
UK

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Dundee - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
SUSE
UK

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) UNIX
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) Banking
5 3 (37.50%) Replication
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) DB2
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (25.00%) Perl
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (25.00%) Intel
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (25.00%) Middleware
6 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (25.00%) Korn
6 2 (25.00%) Marketing

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Korn
2 2 (25.00%) C-shell
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (25.00%) nmon
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Intel
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Sybase
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