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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 120 113
Contract jobs citing SUSE 0 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.48% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Median daily rate - £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 340 609 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 22.26% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 281 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SUSE in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SUSE in the West Midlands

SUSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (60.00%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) Micro Focus
5 1 (20.00%) Korn
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (20.00%) SSH
5 1 (20.00%) SSL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Micro Focus
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat