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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 590 592 532
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -60
Contract jobs citing NDS 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
5360 5163 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.48% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2968 2655 2123
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 589 631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 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 27 April 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 -1 7 - - 2
London -16 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (35.71%) Nokia
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (21.43%) Data Management
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) CMS
4 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
4 2 (14.29%) SS7
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) RNC
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (14.29%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SS7
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) RNC
2 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (7.14%) GGSN
2 1 (7.14%) SGSN
2 1 (7.14%) LTE
2 1 (7.14%) MGW
2 1 (7.14%) GSM
2 1 (7.14%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) CS Core Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Product Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) HNC
2 1 (7.14%) HND
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Nokia
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.14%) Novell
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
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