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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 134 103
Contract jobs citing SUSE 0 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.26% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.38% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 18
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £450 £163
% change year-on-year -15.27% +176.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +122.22% +15.38%  

SUSE is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 381 580 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.98% 19.21% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 302 232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 61
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SUSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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