The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank - 127 134
Contract jobs citing SUSE 0 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.24% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate
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- £323 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £323 £331
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.23 £31.53 -
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -
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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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
882 723 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.27% 23.31% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 370 286
Average daily rate £370 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 95 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SUSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SUSE Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (66.67%) FTP
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) BMC