The table below looks at the statistics for openSUSE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited openSUSE over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
openSUSE Linux
Rank 602 574 607
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +33
Contract jobs citing openSUSE 4 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.034% 0.003%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.031% 0.15% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 2
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£275 £268 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -9.32%
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 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12736 12048 12244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 22.81% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7350 6771 6280
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1120 1016 1193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

openSUSE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

openSUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

openSUSE
Daily Rate Trend

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

openSUSE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

openSUSE
Hourly Rate Trend

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

openSUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

openSUSE
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing openSUSE within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -16 4 £275 +2.80%
South East -5 3 £275 -
East Sussex - 3 £275 -
South West - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -

openSUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) WMI
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

openSUSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SSH
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) SUSE
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WMI
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec