Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SUSE Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 200 159
Rank change year-on-year +39 -41 +13
Contract jobs citing SUSE 17 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.84% 1.15% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +133.33% -56.99%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £135
90th Percentile £388 £375 £169
England median daily rate £410 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -3.53% +5.59% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £29.46
% change year-on-year - +69.72% -6.55%

SUSE is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 922 1041 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 16.83% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 552 360
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SUSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the West Midlands

SUSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SUSE in the West Midlands

SUSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +24 15 £375 -
Coventry - 2 - -
SUSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 15 (88.24%) Shell Script
2 15 (88.24%) Solaris
2 15 (88.24%) Unix
2 15 (88.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (88.24%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
3 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
3 14 (82.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (76.47%) AIX
5 12 (70.59%) Oracle
6 11 (64.71%) SAN
6 11 (64.71%) NetBackup
6 11 (64.71%) BladeLogic
6 11 (64.71%) Puppet
7 10 (58.82%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
7 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Micro Focus
8 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
8 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) XML
8 2 (11.76%) C#
8 2 (11.76%) COBOL
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

SUSE
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (88.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) AIX Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Unix Scripting Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Unix Scripter
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (88.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (88.24%) Solaris
2 15 (88.24%) Unix
3 13 (76.47%) AIX
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) COBOL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) BladeLogic
1 11 (64.71%) NetBackup
1 11 (64.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 10 (58.82%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) Micro Focus