The first table below looks at the demand for LDAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LDAP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Rank 131 106 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing LDAP 5 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 4.42% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 9
Average daily rate £310 £389 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.25% -5.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £305 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £17.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £57.50 £33.43
% change year-on-year
+23.47% +72.00%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
LDAP
England

LDAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LDAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LDAP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LDAP across the North West region.

LDAP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LDAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LDAP across the North West region.

LDAP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LDAP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LDAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 3 £310 -22.98% 3
Cheshire -18 1 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
LDAP
England

LDAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing LDAP 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 LDAP.

1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 17 (54.84%) SNMP
3 15 (48.39%) Linux
4 12 (38.71%) UNIX
4 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
4 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
4 12 (38.71%) Identity Management
5 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
5 10 (32.26%) DNS
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) SMTP
6 9 (29.03%) HP
6 9 (29.03%) CISSP
6 9 (29.03%) Project Management
6 9 (29.03%) Password Management
6 9 (29.03%) SIEM
6 9 (29.03%) Network Management
6 9 (29.03%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (25.81%) Workflow
7 8 (25.81%) Data Security
7 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
7 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity
7 8 (25.81%) Exstream
7 8 (25.81%) WebSphere
8 6 (19.35%) Middleware
8 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
9 5 (16.13%) Oracle
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 5 (16.13%) IBM
9 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Application Server

LDAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing LDAP 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 LDAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (12.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Exstream
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) SNMP
2 10 (32.26%) DNS
3 9 (29.03%) SMTP
4 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) SSL
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) HTTP
7 1 (3.23%) SSH
7 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
7 1 (3.23%) DHCP
7 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.23%) MSDE
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 8 (25.81%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) JNDI
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.23%) JMS
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) JDBC
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.68%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) CESG
4 1 (3.23%) Tandem
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 5 (16.13%) AIX
4 2 (6.45%) HPUX
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Debian
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Identity Management
2 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
3 9 (29.03%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Password Management
3 9 (29.03%) SIEM
3 9 (29.03%) Network Management
4 8 (25.81%) Workflow
4 8 (25.81%) Data Security
4 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
4 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Security Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.23%) High Availability
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) BPEL
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) GIAC
2 1 (3.23%) CISA
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Samba
3 1 (3.23%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (3.23%) KVM
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.90%) CA Wily
3 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (3.23%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) HP
2 9 (29.03%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) IBM
4 4 (12.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) JBoss
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee