The table below looks at the statistics for NDS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 410 421 418
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing NDS 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.028% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £311 £273
% change year-on-year
- +14.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2242 2134 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.31% 8.51% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1320 1168
Average daily rate £380 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 148 169
Average hourly rate £17.17 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £25.75 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

NDS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

NDS Jobs Demand Trend in London

NDS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NDS Daily Rate Trend in London

NDS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NDS Hourly Rate Trend in London

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) Python
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) NetWare
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Novell
6 3 (25.00%) DVB
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 3 (25.00%) SUSE
6 3 (25.00%) VMware

NDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) DVB
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Novell Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) MPEG
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) NetWare
4 3 (25.00%) SUSE
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (16.67%) CNE
3 2 (16.67%) Novell Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Novell
3 3 (25.00%) VMware