The table below looks at the statistics for NDS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 579 534 561
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +27
Contract jobs citing NDS 9 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.040% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
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£340 £308 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -27.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £433 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.67 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.67 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5188 4831 4388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.80% 10.09% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2916 2527 2160
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 623 595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

NDS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NDS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NDS Jobs Demand Trend in England

NDS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NDS Daily Rate Trend in England

NDS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

NDS Hourly Rate Trend in England

NDS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NDS within the England region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
London +9 6 £340 +13.33% 1
South East -32 1 - -
NDS
UK

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NDS 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 NDS.

1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) HNC
6 3 (18.75%) HND
6 3 (18.75%) DHCP
6 3 (18.75%) NetWare
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Novell
6 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (18.75%) SUSE
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Advertising

NDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NDS 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 NDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) DVB
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) 3G
2 2 (12.50%) RNC
2 2 (12.50%) 4G
2 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
3 1 (6.25%) SS7
3 1 (6.25%) GSM
3 1 (6.25%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Novell Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) CS Core Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) POSIX
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) NetWare
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) HNC
2 3 (18.75%) HND
3 2 (12.50%) CNE
3 2 (12.50%) Novell Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Novell
5 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 1 (6.25%) NEC