The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 104 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing SUSE 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.096% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.52% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £465 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £10.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+276.25% -37.50%
SUSE
England

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 385 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.70% 18.47% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 55 64
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SUSE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Warwickshire - - - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Wiki
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Sun
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) HPUX
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (60.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (60.00%) Korn
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) PKI
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) CentOS
5 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) SMTP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) S/MIME
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Wiki
2 3 (60.00%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
3 3 (60.00%) HPUX
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (60.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Veritas
1 3 (60.00%) Sun
1 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint