The table below looks at the statistics for NDS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 620 605 577
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -28
Contract jobs citing NDS 10 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£134 £310 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.93% -2.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £310 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £352 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 - £190
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.67

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5654 5445 5175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.68% 9.63% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3056 2686
Average daily rate £363 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 642 589
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

NDS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NDS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NDS
Daily Rate Trend

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

NDS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NDS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NDS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

NDS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NDS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NDS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NDS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NDS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England -11 10 £134 -56.93%
Berkshire +3 7 £340 -
South East -6 7 £340 -
Reading -3 2 £340 -
London -13 2 £133 -57.25%
City of London - 2 £133 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (46.67%) Nokia
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Novell
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
7 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) LTE
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (6.67%) 4G
8 1 (6.67%) XenApp
8 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
8 1 (6.67%) Product Marketing
8 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
8 1 (6.67%) Front Office
8 1 (6.67%) Back Office
8 1 (6.67%) Marketing
8 1 (6.67%) VoLTE
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) GSM
8 1 (6.67%) UMTS

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LTE
3 1 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (6.67%) VoLTE
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) UMTS
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (6.67%) SS7
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Front Office
4 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Customer Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus Notes Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Product Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HNC
2 1 (6.67%) HND
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Nokia
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (13.33%) Novell
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (6.67%) Ericsson