The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 65 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing SUSE 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £418 £270
% change year-on-year
-22.15% +54.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £39.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
182 251 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.01% 27.61% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 105 110
Average daily rate £325 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SUSE across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SUSE across the Cheshire region.

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SAP CRM
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) HP