The table below looks at the statistics for LDAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LDAP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Rank 354 334 336
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing LDAP 311 313 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 3.76% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 184 126
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £509 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.86% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £71.00 £27.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.15% +156.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £71.00 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £71.00 £36.39
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +95.13%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

LDAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LDAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LDAP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LDAP within the UK.

LDAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LDAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LDAP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

LDAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LDAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

LDAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LDAP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LDAP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

LDAP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LDAP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LDAP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
England -4 293 £425 +6.25% 41
London +10 150 £438 +9.37% 15
South East 0 70 £438 +6.70% 14
City of London +16 37 £444 +10.93% 7
East of England +6 27 £463 +1.92%
Berkshire +4 21 £420 +15.86% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £438 +9.37% 1
Milton Keynes -3 14 £350 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +6 13 £385 -1.91% 2
Scotland -4 13 £398 +22.30% 6
West Yorkshire -18 13 £300 -
Yorkshire -20 13 £300 -14.28%
Surrey -3 12 £525 -4.54% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £375 -28.57%
Leeds -19 9 £300 -
South West -21 9 £420 +5.00% 7
Hertfordshire +14 8 £450 -
Cambridge +6 8 £375 -28.57%
North West -28 8 £400 +46.52% 4
North East -33 8 £263 +4.79%
Welwyn Garden City -2 7 £500 -
Reading -6 7 £420 +13.89% 2
Staines - 6 £525 -
Slough +10 5 £360 +26.31%
Canary Wharf -4 5 £400 -
Essex -21 5 £444 -0.83%
Docklands, London - 5 £403 -
Leatherhead - 5 £550 -
Hook +7 4 £325 -7.14%
Durham -3 4 £406 +160.00%

LDAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 295 (47.05%) Linux
2 217 (34.61%) UNIX
3 212 (33.81%) Active Directory
4 204 (32.54%) Windows
5 184 (29.35%) Java
6 176 (28.07%) Oracle
7 163 (26.00%) DNS
8 150 (23.92%) Microsoft
9 144 (22.97%) Finance
10 138 (22.01%) Red Hat
11 118 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 114 (18.18%) Perl
13 112 (17.86%) SQL
14 109 (17.38%) Firewall
15 107 (17.07%) Shell Script
16 104 (16.59%) ITIL
17 100 (15.95%) SQL Server
18 98 (15.63%) VMware
19 94 (14.99%) Python
20 87 (13.88%) XML
20 87 (13.88%) Security Cleared
21 85 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
22 83 (13.24%) SOAP
23 80 (12.76%) HTML
24 79 (12.60%) PowerShell
25 78 (12.44%) Apache
26 76 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
26 76 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
27 75 (11.96%) Web Services
28 74 (11.80%) HP

LDAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 78 (12.44%) Apache
2 57 (9.09%) IIS
3 50 (7.97%) Tomcat
4 47 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 46 (7.34%) WebSphere
6 44 (7.02%) MS Exchange
7 42 (6.70%) WebLogic
8 38 (6.06%) JBoss
9 26 (4.15%) Lync
10 21 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 18 (2.87%) Office Communications Server
13 17 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (2.55%) Confluence
14 16 (2.55%) OpenStack
15 13 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (1.75%) nginx
18 10 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 9 (1.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 73 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.26%) MS Office
3 5 (0.80%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Tridion
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.48%) Eikon
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.07%) Office 365
3 13 (2.07%) IaaS
4 10 (1.59%) PaaS
5 9 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (1.28%) SaaS
7 5 (0.80%) Yammer
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 163 (26.00%) DNS
2 109 (17.38%) Firewall
3 74 (11.80%) SAN
4 71 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 63 (10.05%) DHCP
6 61 (9.73%) SSL
7 55 (8.77%) LAN
8 54 (8.61%) SSH
9 51 (8.13%) NAS
9 51 (8.13%) Kerberos
10 50 (7.97%) VPN
11 42 (6.70%) HTTP
12 39 (6.22%) WAN
13 36 (5.74%) Internet
14 24 (3.83%) VLAN
15 21 (3.35%) FTP
16 19 (3.03%) SMTP
16 19 (3.03%) IPsec
17 17 (2.71%) Network Security
17 17 (2.71%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 58 (9.25%) MySQL
3 32 (5.10%) Oracle Database
4 29 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.83%) DB2
6 18 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.55%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.23%) DB2 UDB
9 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.59%) Big Data
10 9 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.26%) JIRA
4 31 (4.94%) Ant
5 28 (4.47%) Maven
6 25 (3.99%) Subversion
7 16 (2.55%) Toad
8 10 (1.59%) Hudson
9 9 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.44%) JUnit
10 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.12%) Introscope
12 6 (0.96%) Gradle
13 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.64%) Selenium
14 4 (0.64%) JProfiler
14 4 (0.64%) VisualVM
15 3 (0.48%) SonarQube
15 3 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 144 (22.97%) Finance
2 60 (9.57%) Banking
3 35 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.07%) Retail
6 9 (1.44%) Marketing
7 8 (1.28%) Front Office
8 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.64%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Billing
10 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (12.28%) Administrator
2 70 (11.16%) Developer
3 67 (10.69%) Architect
4 63 (10.05%) Analyst
5 55 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
6 52 (8.29%) Consultant
7 26 (4.15%) Java Developer
8 23 (3.67%) UNIX Administrator
9 22 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.35%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (3.19%) Security Analyst
12 19 (3.03%) Support Engineer
13 18 (2.87%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 17 (2.71%) Technical Support
15 16 (2.55%) UNIX Engineer
16 14 (2.23%) Technical Consultant
17 13 (2.07%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.88%) XML
2 83 (13.24%) SOAP
3 80 (12.76%) HTML
4 75 (11.96%) Web Services
5 62 (9.89%) .NET
6 44 (7.02%) Middleware
7 41 (6.54%) SAML
8 38 (6.06%) J2EE
9 33 (5.26%) REST
10 30 (4.78%) CSS
11 25 (3.99%) Servlets
12 24 (3.83%) JSP
13 23 (3.67%) JDBC
13 23 (3.67%) SailPoint
14 20 (3.19%) Hibernate
14 20 (3.19%) Spring
15 18 (2.87%) Ajax
16 17 (2.71%) JMS
17 16 (2.55%) SPML
18 15 (2.39%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (11.00%) Clustering
3 64 (10.21%) PKI
4 37 (5.90%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.15%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.67%) Computer Science
7 19 (3.03%) Replication
8 18 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.55%) DataPower
10 12 (1.91%) HACMP
11 11 (1.75%) CMDB
12 10 (1.59%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.44%) Smartcard
14 7 (1.12%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.12%) Wiki
14 7 (1.12%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
16 5 (0.80%) STB
16 5 (0.80%) Cryptography
16 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 295 (47.05%) Linux
2 217 (34.61%) UNIX
3 204 (32.54%) Windows
4 118 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (11.64%) Solaris
6 44 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (6.06%) AIX
9 35 (5.58%) CentOS
10 32 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (4.15%) Ubuntu
12 18 (2.87%) Windows 7
13 14 (2.23%) Debian
14 12 (1.91%) HPUX
15 11 (1.75%) Windows 8
16 10 (1.59%) Android
17 8 (1.28%) Windows XP
18 7 (1.12%) SUSE
19 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
20 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.59%) ITIL
2 76 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (10.69%) Identity Management
4 63 (10.05%) Service Management
5 57 (9.09%) Project Management
6 55 (8.77%) Migration
7 43 (6.86%) DevOps
8 36 (5.74%) Change Management
8 36 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (5.42%) Configuration Management
9 34 (5.42%) Workflow
10 30 (4.78%) Information Security
10 30 (4.78%) Load Balancing
10 30 (4.78%) Open Source
11 24 (3.83%) SOA
12 21 (3.35%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.35%) Problem Management
13 20 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
13 20 (3.19%) Change Control
14 18 (2.87%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (29.35%) Java
2 114 (18.18%) Perl
3 112 (17.86%) SQL
4 107 (17.07%) Shell Script
5 94 (14.99%) Python
6 79 (12.60%) PowerShell
7 64 (10.21%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.74%) Bash Shell
9 35 (5.58%) C
10 28 (4.47%) C++
10 28 (4.47%) Ruby
11 24 (3.83%) VB
12 22 (3.51%) PHP
13 20 (3.19%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.71%) C#
15 16 (2.55%) BeanShell
16 14 (2.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 9 (1.44%) Bourne shell
17 9 (1.44%) C-shell
18 8 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 87 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 62 (9.89%) Degree
4 31 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.51%) CISSP
6 20 (3.19%) MCSE
7 18 (2.87%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.07%) CCNA
10 7 (1.12%) OCA
10 7 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.96%) RHCE
12 5 (0.80%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.80%) CCSE
13 4 (0.64%) CCSA
13 4 (0.64%) MCTS
13 4 (0.64%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (0.64%) ISEB
13 4 (0.64%) CCNP
14 3 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.90%) SLA
2 15 (2.39%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.48%) COSO
3 3 (0.48%) COBIT
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 212 (33.81%) Active Directory
2 76 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.70%) NFS
4 26 (4.15%) vSphere
5 25 (3.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 25 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 18 (2.87%) Samba
8 17 (2.71%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 12 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.91%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.59%) Snort
11 9 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (1.44%) Shibboleth
12 8 (1.28%) Squid
12 8 (1.28%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.12%) Sendmail
13 7 (1.12%) iptables
13 7 (1.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (8.45%) Puppet
2 42 (6.70%) Tivoli
3 32 (5.10%) CA Single Sign-On
4 26 (4.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 20 (3.19%) ZABBIX
6 19 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.71%) Oracle ZFS
8 16 (2.55%) Nagios
9 14 (2.23%) OpenView
9 14 (2.23%) Ansible
10 13 (2.07%) NetBackup
11 12 (1.91%) BladeLogic
12 9 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (1.28%) logstash
13 8 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (1.28%) OpenAM
14 7 (1.12%) HP UCMDB
14 7 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 176 (28.07%) Oracle
2 150 (23.92%) Microsoft
3 138 (22.01%) Red Hat
4 98 (15.63%) VMware
5 74 (11.80%) HP
6 72 (11.48%) IBM
7 67 (10.69%) Cisco
8 59 (9.41%) Sun
9 40 (6.38%) CA
10 30 (4.78%) Veritas
10 30 (4.78%) EMC
11 28 (4.47%) NetApp
11 28 (4.47%) Cyber-Ark
12 27 (4.31%) Splunk
13 25 (3.99%) Dell
14 21 (3.35%) Citrix
15 20 (3.19%) Informatica
16 18 (2.87%) Sybase
17 17 (2.71%) Juniper
18 16 (2.55%) Adobe
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