The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Rank 113 105 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing LDAP 19 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.91% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 6.58% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Average daily rate
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£404 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +21.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +40.62%
LDAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 380 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.43% 13.87% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 190 189
Average daily rate £325 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.56% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +8 10 £458 +24.70%
Manchester -11 5 - - 1
LDAP
England

LDAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) UNIX
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 16 (50.00%) IIS
3 16 (50.00%) CA SiteMinder
4 13 (40.63%) ITIL
5 11 (34.38%) Sun
6 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
6 10 (31.25%) Oracle
7 9 (28.13%) C#
7 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 8 (25.00%) VBScript
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (21.88%) C
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) SLA
10 6 (18.75%) CA
10 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.50%) iPlanet
11 4 (12.50%) Java
11 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
12 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
12 3 (9.38%) FTP
12 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.38%) JBoss
12 3 (9.38%) Apache
12 3 (9.38%) Tivoli

LDAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 16 (50.00%) IIS
2 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (12.50%) iPlanet
6 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.38%) JBoss
6 3 (9.38%) Apache
7 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) AMQP
2 1 (3.13%) MQTT
2 1 (3.13%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Identity Management Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Management Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Apache CXF
2 1 (3.13%) Java EE
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.13%) Play Framework
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) JMS
2 1 (3.13%) ADSI
2 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (3.13%) JMX
2 1 (3.13%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) UNIX
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) HPUX
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.13%) Workflow
3 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) VBScript
2 8 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (21.88%) C
4 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.25%) CA Wily
3 2 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (6.25%) Foglight
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Sun
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) CA
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Tumbleweed