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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 135 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% - 0.078%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.70% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.48 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -41.04%
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
530 375 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.35% 15.04% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 173 232
Median daily rate £363 £335 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 81
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SUSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SUSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SUSE.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Solaris
3 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
7 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
7 5 (29.41%) Service Management
7 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
7 5 (29.41%) Project Management
7 5 (29.41%) Unix
7 5 (29.41%) AIX
7 5 (29.41%) Java
7 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (23.53%) Open Source
8 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
8 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) VLAN
9 3 (17.65%) 3Com

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) MindAlign
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) NAS
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) VLAN
2 2 (11.76%) IMAP
2 2 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (11.76%) S/MIME
2 2 (11.76%) SMTP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Server Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) AIX Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 3 (17.65%) PDA
2 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
3 2 (11.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) AIX
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) COBOL
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) 3Com
4 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Micro Focus
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Proofpoint