The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £281
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.88 - £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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
299 236 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.58% 19.63% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 119 119
Average daily rate £323 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 44
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Apache
2 8 (88.89%) Tomcat
3 7 (77.78%) HP
3 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
4 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (66.67%) Release Management
4 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
4 6 (66.67%) HPUX
4 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (66.67%) ISEB
4 6 (66.67%) TIBCO
4 6 (66.67%) MS Access
4 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
4 6 (66.67%) SOA
4 6 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 6 (66.67%) FTP
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) VB
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) FatWire
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (88.89%) Apache
1 8 (88.89%) Tomcat
2 6 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
2 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (11.11%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 6 (66.67%) MS Access
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Introscope
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
1 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SOA
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 6 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) V-Model
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) VB
1 6 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) TIBCO
4 2 (22.22%) FatWire
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Endeca
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) JBoss