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 1 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 406 400 379
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing NDS 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Average daily rate
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- £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.67 -
NDS
England

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
1944 1874 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.69% 8.03% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1160 1077
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 147 151
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NDS within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
City of London - 2 - -
NDS
England

NDS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX

NDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP