The table below looks at the statistics for X.500 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X.500 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X.500
Rank 558 554 541
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing X.500 22 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.062% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £470 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £470 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £470 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £470 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7500 6477 7335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.38% 13.62% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4378 3622 3602
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 448 569
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

X.500
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X.500 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

X.500 Jobs Demand Trend in England

X.500
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X.500 across the England region.

X.500 Daily Rate Trend in England

X.500
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X.500 across the England region.

X.500 Hourly Rate Trend in England

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing X.500 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 X.500.

1 49 (94.23%) Security Cleared
2 47 (90.38%) X.400
3 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 34 (65.38%) SMTP
5 32 (61.54%) DV Cleared
6 27 (51.92%) MS Exchange
7 26 (50.00%) Windows
7 26 (50.00%) Military
8 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
9 22 (42.31%) Forefront TMG
10 20 (38.46%) PowerShell
11 19 (36.54%) Firewall
12 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
13 16 (30.77%) Clearswift
14 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (28.85%) MCP
15 14 (26.92%) MCSE
15 14 (26.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
16 13 (25.00%) XML
16 13 (25.00%) VBScript
16 13 (25.00%) FTP
17 10 (19.23%) HTTP
17 10 (19.23%) IIS
17 10 (19.23%) Internet
18 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
18 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
19 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
19 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
20 6 (11.54%) S/MIME

X.500
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing X.500 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 X.500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (51.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) IIS
3 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) X.400
2 34 (65.38%) SMTP
3 19 (36.54%) Firewall
4 13 (25.00%) FTP
5 10 (19.23%) HTTP
5 10 (19.23%) Internet
6 6 (11.54%) S/MIME
7 4 (7.69%) LDAP
8 3 (5.77%) BIG-IP
8 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.85%) DNS
9 2 (3.85%) LAN
9 2 (3.85%) WAN
10 1 (1.92%) SDH
10 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.92%) SSL
10 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
General
1 26 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Build Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (5.77%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Messaging Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Messaging Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) JSP
3 3 (5.77%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (3.85%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) UNIX
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.85%) HPUX
5 2 (3.85%) Solaris
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Integration Testing
2 3 (5.77%) Validation
3 2 (3.85%) Time Management
3 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 1 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 13 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (5.77%) C
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (94.23%) Security Cleared
2 32 (61.54%) DV Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 15 (28.85%) MCP
4 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (26.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) MCTS
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (42.31%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (3.85%) Samba
4 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.77%) Clearswift
3 3 (5.77%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Sun
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) ICL
5 1 (1.92%) Huawei
5 1 (1.92%) F5
5 1 (1.92%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) Siemens