The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Novell products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Novell over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Novell, Inc.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Novell
Rank 567 553 491
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -62
Contract jobs citing Novell 33 42 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.077% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 29
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£363 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £433 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £238 £275
% change year-on-year
+47.36% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £19.59 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Novell
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Novell within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Novell Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Novell
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Novell within the UK.

Novell Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Novell
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Novell within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Novell Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Novell
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Novell within the UK.

Novell Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Novell
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Novell within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Novell Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Novell
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Novell within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -19 29 £350 +55.55% 3
Devon +15 11 - -
South West +13 11 - -
South East -4 8 £450 +89.47% 3
London -13 7 £375 +66.66%
Barnstaple - 5 - -
City of London +4 3 £375 +66.66%
Scotland 0 3 £463 -
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
East of England +7 2 £331 -16.13%
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +5.88% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £331 -
Fife - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Surrey +3 1 - -
East Midlands -17 1 £250 +127.27%
Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Swansea - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £313 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Cupar - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - - 1

Novell
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Novell 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 Novell.

1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Active Directory
3 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
5 15 (25.00%) GroupWise
6 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (21.67%) Lotus
7 13 (21.67%) DNS
8 12 (20.00%) HP
8 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (18.33%) ITIL
9 11 (18.33%) ZENworks
9 11 (18.33%) Service Management
10 10 (16.67%) Degree
10 10 (16.67%) IBM Notes
10 10 (16.67%) MS Office
11 9 (15.00%) SAN
11 9 (15.00%) LDAP
11 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.00%) Migration
11 9 (15.00%) Clustering
12 8 (13.33%) Application Packaging
12 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.33%) Data Governance
12 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
12 8 (13.33%) IBM
12 8 (13.33%) IIS
12 8 (13.33%) SQL
12 8 (13.33%) Linux
12 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery

Novell
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Novell 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 Novell. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.00%) GroupWise
3 10 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (13.33%) IIS
5 6 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (6.67%) Apache Solr
7 3 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (5.00%) Lync
8 2 (3.33%) CMS
9 1 (1.67%) JBoss
9 1 (1.67%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 9 (15.00%) SAN
2 9 (15.00%) LDAP
3 7 (11.67%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) POP3
3 7 (11.67%) SMTP
3 7 (11.67%) IMAP
4 3 (5.00%) DMZ
4 3 (5.00%) HTTP
4 3 (5.00%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.33%) SSH
5 2 (3.33%) NAS
5 2 (3.33%) PuTTY
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) Intranet
5 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (3.33%) Telnet
6 1 (1.67%) RTP
6 1 (1.67%) DHCP
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.33%) IDOL
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MSI
2 4 (6.67%) InstallShield
3 3 (5.00%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Server Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 8 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.33%) Field Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Data Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Data Governance Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Support Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Packager
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Technician
9 2 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.00%) SAML
2 3 (5.00%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) JSON
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Clustering
2 7 (11.67%) Statistics
3 3 (5.00%) CMDB
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) BYOD
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.33%) Linux
4 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.33%) NetWare
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.00%) Android
7 3 (5.00%) SUSE
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Tru64
9 1 (1.67%) zOS
9 1 (1.67%) MVS
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) HPUX
9 1 (1.67%) Solaris
9 1 (1.67%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) ITIL
1 11 (18.33%) Service Management
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 8 (13.33%) Data Governance
3 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.67%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (10.00%) Information Security
6 5 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
7 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.67%) Analytics
7 4 (6.67%) E-Discovery
7 4 (6.67%) Workflow
7 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.33%) Data Management
9 2 (3.33%) Content Management
9 2 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) VBScript
5 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) MCTS
4 7 (11.67%) MCITP
5 5 (8.33%) MCSE
6 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) CNA
7 1 (1.67%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) XenApp
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.33%) Samba
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (3.33%) NFS
4 2 (3.33%) NDS
5 1 (1.67%) Firmware
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) ZENworks
2 2 (3.33%) Casper Suite
2 2 (3.33%) ARCserve
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.67%) Novell Identity Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Lotus
3 12 (20.00%) HP
4 8 (13.33%) IBM
5 7 (11.67%) VMware
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) CA
7 3 (5.00%) EMC
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (3.33%) Sun
8 2 (3.33%) NetApp
8 2 (3.33%) Veritas
8 2 (3.33%) McAfee
9 1 (1.67%) Symantec
9 1 (1.67%) Apple
9 1 (1.67%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.67%) Nortel
9 1 (1.67%) BMC
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