The table below looks at the statistics for NDS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetIQ eDirectory (formerly Novell Directory Services NDS)
Rank 606 646 632
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -14
Contract jobs citing NDS 14 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.20% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £325 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £363 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

NDS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NDS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NDS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 14 £325 -23.52%
Essex - 6 £325 -
East of England - 6 £325 -
London -11 4 £350 -6.66%
Basildon - 4 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Pudsey - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £313 -
North West - 1 £313 -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NDS.

1 22 (100.00%) Novell
2 18 (81.82%) Migration
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
4 10 (45.45%) LDAP
4 10 (45.45%) Sybase
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle
4 10 (45.45%) XML
4 10 (45.45%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 9 (40.91%) Strategic Planning
5 9 (40.91%) Unix
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) WLAN
5 9 (40.91%) WAN
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) Identity Management
6 8 (36.36%) Internet
7 7 (31.82%) GroupWise
7 7 (31.82%) NHS
7 7 (31.82%) IBM
7 7 (31.82%) CA
7 7 (31.82%) Sun
7 7 (31.82%) MySQL
7 7 (31.82%) AIX
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
7 7 (31.82%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) HTML
7 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
7 7 (31.82%) OAuth
7 7 (31.82%) SPML
7 7 (31.82%) OpenID

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) GroupWise
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
1 5 (22.73%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) LDAP
2 9 (40.91%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) WLAN
3 8 (36.36%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Migration Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Data Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Migration Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Access Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Novell Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) OAuth
2 7 (31.82%) OpenID
2 7 (31.82%) SailPoint
2 7 (31.82%) SOAP
2 7 (31.82%) SPML
3 3 (13.64%) EJB
3 3 (13.64%) J2EE
3 3 (13.64%) JMS
3 3 (13.64%) JSP
3 3 (13.64%) Servlets
3 3 (13.64%) Spring
3 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
3 3 (13.64%) Struts
4 2 (9.09%) SAML
5 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) NHS
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) SUSE
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Migration
2 9 (40.91%) Strategic Planning
3 8 (36.36%) Identity Management
4 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (13.64%) MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Coaching
9 2 (9.09%) Presales
9 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 2 (9.09%) System Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Use Case
10 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCA
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
1 5 (22.73%) MCP
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) OpenAM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Novell
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Sybase
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) CA
4 7 (31.82%) IBM
4 7 (31.82%) Sun
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 1 (4.55%) Capita
8 1 (4.55%) NetIQ