The first table below looks at the demand for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 248 226 244
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs citing SUSE 2 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.13% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.083% 0.60% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £400 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £230 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £360 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £360
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2400 1830 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.78% 21.87% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 848 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 252 302
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 2 £400 +14.28%
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (52.38%) SAN
4 11 (52.38%) IBM
4 11 (52.38%) HP
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) Novell
5 10 (47.62%) Banking
5 10 (47.62%) Performance Management
6 9 (42.86%) Windows
7 8 (38.10%) ISEB
7 8 (38.10%) Service Management
7 8 (38.10%) ITSM
7 8 (38.10%) Middleware
7 8 (38.10%) Remedy
7 8 (38.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (33.33%) Change Control
8 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) WAN
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco
9 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 6 (28.57%) VPN
9 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) Change Management
10 5 (23.81%) MPLS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
7 1 (4.76%) DHCP
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) SSH
7 1 (4.76%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
General
1 10 (47.62%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Build Engineer
1 11 (52.38%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Support
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Debian
6 1 (4.76%) Gentoo
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
1 10 (47.62%) Performance Management
2 8 (38.10%) Service Management
2 8 (38.10%) ITSM
3 7 (33.33%) Change Control
4 6 (28.57%) Change Management
5 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) AWK
2 1 (4.76%) Korn
2 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.76%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 11 (52.38%) IBM
3 11 (52.38%) HP
4 10 (47.62%) Novell
5 8 (38.10%) Remedy
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco
7 1 (4.76%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) CQG
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Reuters
7 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg