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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetIQ eDirectory (formerly Novell Directory Services NDS)
Rank 621 591 567
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Contract jobs citing NDS 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.040% 0.039% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £494 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +51.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £494 -
% change year-on-year
-18.98% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

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
4954 5106 4876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.77% 9.98% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2938 2776 2429
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 596 557
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.47 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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
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 5 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 13 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +9 1 £400 -11.11%
England +3 1 £400 -18.98%
Scotland - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £400 -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Novell
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Novell eDirectory
3 7 (63.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 6 (54.55%) SAML
4 6 (54.55%) Unix
4 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
4 6 (54.55%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
5 4 (36.36%) LDAP
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) Investment Management
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) SOAP
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Service Management
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) NetWare
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (18.18%) SIEM

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) GroupWise
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Application Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) SAML
2 3 (27.27%) REST
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) NetWare
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Management
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Novell eDirectory
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Novell
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (9.09%) NetIQ
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Q1 Labs
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) TippingPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Tripwire