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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 229 217 231
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing SUSE 9 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.62% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £440 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £42.00
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2192 2082 2022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.89% 24.59% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1046 839
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 265 290
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
Hampshire -15 4 £200 -52.94%
Surrey - 4 £350 - 1
Berkshire -6 1 £200 -38.46% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Debian
6 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 3 (27.27%) EMC
6 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
6 3 (27.27%) Network Design
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Korn
7 2 (18.18%) Derivative
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) AIX
7 2 (18.18%) Solaris
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) SOAP

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Debian
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) AIX
6 2 (18.18%) Solaris
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
1 3 (27.27%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) Korn
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) vCloud
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Novell