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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 144 103 122
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +19
Contract jobs citing SUSE 4 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.56% 0.039%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 3.49% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Median daily rate £350 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £508 £190 £323
% change year-on-year
+166.75% -41.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.23 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.56%
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
541 401 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.74% 16.13% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 189 232
Median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.85 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Red Hat
3 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Solaris
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) Project Management
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
6 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) AIX
7 6 (31.58%) Service Management
8 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
8 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
8 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
10 3 (15.79%) PDA
10 3 (15.79%) Fat Client

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 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) NAS
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
1 3 (15.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Project Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Server Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) AIX Architect
6 1 (5.26%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
3 3 (15.79%) PDA
3 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Solaris
3 6 (31.58%) AIX
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Service Management
4 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
1 3 (15.79%) COBOL
1 3 (15.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Red Hat
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) 3Com
4 3 (15.79%) Avaya
4 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Micro Focus
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle