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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 127 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 1.05% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £451 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +150.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £281
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +17.77%
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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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
523 381 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.20% 17.96% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 203 230
Average daily rate £303 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 49 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 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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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
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (90.00%) Solaris
3 6 (60.00%) Apache
4 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) FTP
4 5 (50.00%) SSL
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) Sun
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 4 (40.00%) CA
5 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (40.00%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) LDAP
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Replication
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (40.00%) Private Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Web Development
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (40.00%) Wealth Management

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (90.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (60.00%) Apache
3 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) FTP
1 5 (50.00%) SSL
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) IMAP
3 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (10.00%) S/MIME
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (40.00%) Web Development
1 4 (40.00%) Wealth Management
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Sun
2 4 (40.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Proofpoint
3 1 (10.00%) HP