The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 System Software category for the London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 397 397 408
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing NDS 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.041% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.52% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£305 £306 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £575 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate - £190 £273
% change year-on-year
- -30.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2075 1910 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.80% 7.88% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1136 1161
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 160 205
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
NDS
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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 24 July 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) DVB
6 2 (20.00%) MPEG
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (10.00%) Novell

NDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) DVB
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Novell Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) MPEG
3 1 (10.00%) DTV
3 1 (10.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Novell
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