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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 135 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing SUSE 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.27% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £418 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +54.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £39.00
SUSE
England

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
717 635 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.45% 21.81% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 265 312
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 88 87
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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
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 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 £311 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) Apache
2 10 (90.91%) Tomcat
3 9 (81.82%) HP
4 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
5 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (63.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (63.64%) Release Management
5 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
5 7 (63.64%) Security Testing
5 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (63.64%) WebLogic Integration
5 7 (63.64%) Statistical Analysis
5 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
5 7 (63.64%) ISEB
5 7 (63.64%) HPUX
5 7 (63.64%) TIBCO
5 7 (63.64%) MS Access
5 7 (63.64%) N-Tier
5 7 (63.64%) SOA
5 7 (63.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 7 (63.64%) FTP
5 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 7 (63.64%) VB
5 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
6 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
6 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) FatWire

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (90.91%) Apache
1 10 (90.91%) Tomcat
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 2 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (9.09%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) FTP
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (63.64%) MS Access
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Introscope
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) N-Tier
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) HPUX
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Release Management
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Security Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Statistical Analysis
1 7 (63.64%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Content Management
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 7 (63.64%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB Practitioner
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 2 (18.18%) CA Wily
2 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) TIBCO
4 3 (27.27%) FatWire
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) JBoss
5 2 (18.18%) CA
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Endeca