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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SUSE Linux
Rank 114 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SUSE 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.14% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.95% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £275 £360 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £360 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.63 -
% change year-on-year
-40.19% -
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
564 493 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.73% 22.60% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 224 189
Average daily rate £355 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 99 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.06 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.55% -9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 6 £400 +11.11%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) Unix
5 6 (50.00%) AIX
5 6 (50.00%) Solaris
5 6 (50.00%) Perl
5 6 (50.00%) Control-M
5 6 (50.00%) SSL
5 6 (50.00%) BMC
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (50.00%) SSH
5 6 (50.00%) Korn
5 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Investment Management
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
7 4 (33.33%) Micro Focus
7 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (33.33%) C#
7 4 (33.33%) COBOL
7 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) XML
8 3 (25.00%) Change Management
9 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) Windows
10 1 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SSH
1 6 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Migration Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
1 4 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) AIX
3 6 (50.00%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Korn
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) BMC
3 4 (33.33%) Micro Focus
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) VMware