The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 62 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% - 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £42.00
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
217 202 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.71% 26.68% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 19
Average hourly rate £14.35 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.53% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
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%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
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%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle