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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NetIQ eDirectory (formerly Novell Directory Services NDS)
Rank 637 659 629
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -30
Contract jobs citing NDS 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.049% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £388 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £250
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 -

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
6364 6115 5665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.78% 10.44% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3438 3142
Median daily rate £401 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 621 652
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.24 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 7 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 31 August 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 +11 8 £388 -13.88%
London - 5 £388 -
South East +13 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

NDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (91.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) Novell
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) LDAP
3 7 (58.33%) Sybase
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
4 6 (50.00%) Unix
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (33.33%) OAuth
6 4 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (33.33%) SPML
6 4 (33.33%) OpenID
6 4 (33.33%) SailPoint
6 4 (33.33%) MySQL
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (33.33%) SOAP
6 4 (33.33%) AIX
6 4 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (33.33%) CA

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Identity Management Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Management Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Novell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) OAuth
3 4 (33.33%) OpenID
3 4 (33.33%) SailPoint
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) SPML
4 3 (25.00%) EJB
4 3 (25.00%) JMS
4 3 (25.00%) JSP
4 3 (25.00%) Servlets
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Struts
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) SAML
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Presales
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
7 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) Data Security
7 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) OpenAM
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Novell
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Sybase
3 4 (33.33%) CA
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (16.67%) ForgeRock
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) VMware