The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing SUSE 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.031%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +15.21%
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 South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 422 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 18.84% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 199 312
Average daily rate £338 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 82 103
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) Samba
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Postfix
2 2 (66.67%) nginx
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Squid
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) CESG
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) nginx
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Samba
1 2 (66.67%) Postfix
2 1 (33.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware