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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 121 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing SUSE 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.075% 0.092%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£323 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +2.27%
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
696 627 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 23.48% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 276 265
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
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 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 25 July 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Apache
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) HPUX
3 10 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 10 (83.33%) SOA
3 10 (83.33%) TIBCO
4 9 (75.00%) Oracle
4 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
5 8 (66.67%) MS Access
5 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
5 8 (66.67%) VB
5 8 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 8 (66.67%) FTP
5 8 (66.67%) HP
5 8 (66.67%) ISEB
5 8 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
5 8 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
5 8 (66.67%) Release Management
5 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
5 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
5 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
5 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) SAP
7 2 (16.67%) CRM

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (91.67%) Apache
2 10 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (66.67%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Lync
5 1 (8.33%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) MS Access
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) HPUX
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) NetWare
3 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) SOA
2 8 (66.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 8 (66.67%) Release Management
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) VB
1 8 (66.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) TIBCO
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) NetIQ
5 1 (8.33%) FatWire
5 1 (8.33%) Endeca
5 1 (8.33%) Novell