The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NDS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

NetIQ eDirectory (formerly Novell Directory Services NDS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 647 622
Rank change year-on-year +44 -25  
Contract jobs citing NDS 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.040% 0.017% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.13% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NDS is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

NDS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for NDS in the UK

NDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NDS.

Contractor daily rate trend for NDS in the UK

NDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NDS in the UK

NDS
Top 4 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 29 March 2017. 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 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 +49 1 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Novell
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WLAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) GroupWise
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) NHS
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Presales
7 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (12.50%) Spring
7 1 (12.50%) Capita
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
7 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 1 (12.50%) MVC

NDS
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) GroupWise
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) WLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) JMS
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
1 1 (12.50%) Servlets
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) SUSE
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Strategic Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (12.50%) Shibboleth
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Novell
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Capita
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) NetIQ
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) VMware