The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 North West 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 132 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing SUSE 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.041% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.18% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £410 £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
696 567 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.66% 23.46% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 304
Average daily rate £280 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 69 72
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SUSE
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SUSE across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

SUSE Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) HPUX
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) NetIQ
3 1 (25.00%) Novell Identity Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Novell eDirectory
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) NetWare
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) HPUX
3 1 (25.00%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Novell Identity Manager
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) NetIQ
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Novell