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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell Directory Services (NDS)
Rank 609 571 590
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +19
Contract jobs citing NDS 8 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.036% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
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£363 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% -9.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £433 £273
% change year-on-year
- +58.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
5493 5093 4903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 9.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2672 2339
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 595 639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 2014. 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 -29 8 £363 -5.84% 2
Reading +14 1 - - 1
Berkshire +9 1 - - 2
South East -20 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Advertising
7 3 (18.75%) SUSE
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) DVB
7 3 (18.75%) Change Management
7 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell

NDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DVB
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) 3G
2 2 (12.50%) RNC
2 2 (12.50%) 4G
2 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
3 1 (6.25%) SS7
3 1 (6.25%) UMTS
3 1 (6.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Advertising
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Novell Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Tester
3 2 (12.50%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (6.25%) STB
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) SUSE
4 3 (18.75%) NetWare
5 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Product Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (18.75%) HNC
3 3 (18.75%) HND
4 2 (12.50%) CNE
4 2 (12.50%) Novell Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Novell
5 1 (6.25%) NEC
5 1 (6.25%) TIBCO