The table below looks at the statistics for LDAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LDAP over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Rank 190 202 167
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs citing LDAP 91 58 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.58% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 2.85% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 27 25
Average daily rate £438 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £383 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £29.17 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+52.55% -58.91%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2045 2035 1728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.44% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 990 760
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 118
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.54 £135.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

LDAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LDAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LDAP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LDAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LDAP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LDAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

LDAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LDAP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LDAP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LDAP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LDAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +31 32 £363 -19.44% 4
Hampshire +6 19 £328 -31.05% 2
Surrey -8 18 £475 +16.56% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 10 - -
Kent -27 10 £450 -12.40%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
LDAP
England

LDAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 89 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 86 (48.31%) DNS
3 69 (38.76%) Linux
4 59 (33.15%) Apache
5 55 (30.90%) Unix
6 52 (29.21%) VMware
7 46 (25.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (24.72%) Python
9 43 (24.16%) SOAP
10 42 (23.60%) Perl
11 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
12 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
13 37 (20.79%) SQL
14 35 (19.66%) SSL
15 34 (19.10%) Finance
15 34 (19.10%) PKI
16 33 (18.54%) TCP/IP
17 32 (17.98%) HTTP
17 32 (17.98%) SC Cleared
17 32 (17.98%) Puppet
18 30 (16.85%) High Availability
19 29 (16.29%) SMTP
19 29 (16.29%) Project Management
20 28 (15.73%) Java
21 27 (15.17%) Windows
21 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
22 26 (14.61%) Tomcat
22 26 (14.61%) DHCP
22 26 (14.61%) DevOps
23 25 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure

LDAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 59 (33.15%) Apache
2 26 (14.61%) Tomcat
3 22 (12.36%) IIS
4 21 (11.80%) JBoss
5 17 (9.55%) OpenStack
5 17 (9.55%) WebSphere
6 16 (8.99%) WebLogic
7 13 (7.30%) nginx
8 2 (1.12%) Confluence
8 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.12%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.67%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (2.81%) Office 365
4 4 (2.25%) SaaS
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 86 (48.31%) DNS
2 35 (19.66%) SSL
3 33 (18.54%) TCP/IP
4 32 (17.98%) HTTP
5 29 (16.29%) SMTP
6 26 (14.61%) DHCP
7 25 (14.04%) Kerberos
8 21 (11.80%) SAN
9 18 (10.11%) FTP
9 18 (10.11%) X.500
10 17 (9.55%) Firewall
10 17 (9.55%) Reverse Proxy
11 15 (8.43%) SSH
11 15 (8.43%) VPN
12 13 (7.30%) 3G
12 13 (7.30%) 4G
12 13 (7.30%) Diameter Protocol
12 13 (7.30%) SIGTRAN
13 10 (5.62%) HTTPS
13 10 (5.62%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.25%) OLTP
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.25%) VLDB
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.06%) Subversion
3 6 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.81%) JIRA
5 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.69%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.12%) Ant
6 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.12%) Hudson
6 2 (1.12%) JUnit
6 2 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 34 (19.10%) Finance
2 15 (8.43%) Banking
3 12 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.49%) Back Office
5 6 (3.37%) Front Office
6 3 (1.69%) French Language
6 3 (1.69%) German Language
6 3 (1.69%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (1.69%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.66%) Support Engineer
2 22 (12.36%) Linux Engineer
3 21 (11.80%) Developer
4 19 (10.67%) Administrator
4 19 (10.67%) Security Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Active Directory Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) VMware Engineer
7 14 (7.87%) VMware Support Engineer
8 13 (7.30%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) Security Support Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Consultant
10 9 (5.06%) Unix Administrator
11 8 (4.49%) Applications Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Linux Support
11 8 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (4.49%) Mobile Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.49%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.16%) SOAP
2 25 (14.04%) SAML
3 23 (12.92%) Web Services
4 22 (12.36%) REST
5 19 (10.67%) .NET
6 18 (10.11%) LAMP
7 17 (9.55%) HTML
8 16 (8.99%) CSS
8 16 (8.99%) HTML5
9 15 (8.43%) jQuery
9 15 (8.43%) XML
10 13 (7.30%) AngularJS
10 13 (7.30%) Laravel
10 13 (7.30%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (7.30%) MCollective
10 13 (7.30%) SPML
10 13 (7.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (4.49%) J2EE
12 6 (3.37%) JSP
12 6 (3.37%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.10%) PKI
2 23 (12.92%) Computer Science
3 21 (11.80%) Data Centre
4 17 (9.55%) Replication
5 13 (7.30%) HACMP
6 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.62%) DataPower
8 9 (5.06%) Algorithms
9 6 (3.37%) Clustering
10 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.25%) Cryptography
11 4 (2.25%) Driving Licence
11 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.69%) Grid Computing
13 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 2 (1.12%) Contactless
13 2 (1.12%) Smart Meter
13 2 (1.12%) Symmetrix DMX
13 2 (1.12%) Wiki
14 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 69 (38.76%) Linux
2 55 (30.90%) Unix
3 46 (25.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (15.17%) Windows
5 20 (11.24%) Solaris
6 17 (9.55%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.18%) zOS
8 8 (4.49%) AIX
9 6 (3.37%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.81%) Debian
11 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.69%) Android
12 3 (1.69%) CentOS
12 3 (1.69%) SUSE
13 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.85%) High Availability
2 29 (16.29%) Project Management
3 26 (14.61%) DevOps
4 24 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.48%) Configuration Management
5 22 (12.36%) Load Balancing
6 21 (11.80%) Change Management
7 20 (11.24%) Identity Management
8 19 (10.67%) Incident Management
9 16 (8.99%) Integration Testing
10 13 (7.30%) Technical Analysis
10 13 (7.30%) Web Development
11 12 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.74%) Security Operations
11 12 (6.74%) Workflow
12 11 (6.18%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.18%) Service Delivery
13 10 (5.62%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (5.62%) Validation
14 9 (5.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.72%) Python
2 42 (23.60%) Perl
3 37 (20.79%) SQL
4 28 (15.73%) Java
5 24 (13.48%) PowerShell
6 23 (12.92%) Shell Script
7 17 (9.55%) JavaScript
8 13 (7.30%) PHP
8 13 (7.30%) VB
9 11 (6.18%) C#
9 11 (6.18%) Tcl
10 5 (2.81%) C++
11 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.69%) C
11 3 (1.69%) Korn
12 2 (1.12%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) Jython
13 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.80%) Degree
4 15 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.74%) MCP
5 12 (6.74%) MCTS
6 8 (4.49%) HNC
6 8 (4.49%) HND
7 4 (2.25%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.69%) CISSP
8 3 (1.69%) GCIH
8 3 (1.69%) GIAC
9 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.12%) MCSE
10 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.56%) PMP
10 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.11%) Squid
4 15 (8.43%) NFS
5 13 (7.30%) qmail
5 13 (7.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (3.93%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.37%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (3.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.81%) SpamAssassin
9 4 (2.25%) XenApp
9 4 (2.25%) XenServer
10 2 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (1.12%) Gluster
10 2 (1.12%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.56%) Firmware
11 1 (0.56%) NDS
11 1 (0.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (17.98%) Puppet
2 18 (10.11%) Cacti
2 18 (10.11%) Nagios
3 13 (7.30%) collectd
3 13 (7.30%) Ganglia
3 13 (7.30%) Graphite
3 13 (7.30%) logstash
3 13 (7.30%) ZABBIX
4 10 (5.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 7 (3.93%) Ansible
5 7 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.93%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (3.37%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.37%) OpenAM
6 6 (3.37%) OpenIDM
6 6 (3.37%) SCCM
6 6 (3.37%) SCOM
6 6 (3.37%) SCOrch
6 6 (3.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (29.21%) VMware
2 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.92%) Red Hat
4 19 (10.67%) Veritas
5 16 (8.99%) Oracle
6 15 (8.43%) Splunk
7 14 (7.87%) IBM
8 13 (7.30%) Nokia
9 12 (6.74%) F5
10 8 (4.49%) Citrix
11 7 (3.93%) HP
12 6 (3.37%) ForgeRock
13 5 (2.81%) Sun
14 4 (2.25%) Brocade
14 4 (2.25%) Cisco
14 4 (2.25%) Dell
14 4 (2.25%) NetApp
14 4 (2.25%) StorageTek
15 3 (1.69%) CA
16 2 (1.12%) Avaya