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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Rank 375 342 319
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -23
Contract jobs citing LDAP 266 300 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 3.91% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 172 134
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.97% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 5
Average hourly rate £35.25 £39.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% -24.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.08 £28.32 £45.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £71.00 £63.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £39.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+14.46% -11.66%

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
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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
England -48 218 £400 -11.11% 56
South East +59 91 £383 -10.00% 18
London -46 90 £420 -11.57% 24
Scotland +4 28 £328 -34.50% 1
Surrey +17 26 £450 -15.88% 5
Hampshire +24 25 £335 -4.28% 2
Berkshire +18 18 £350 - 9
Reading +6 16 £350 - 6
Wales +5 14 £450 +35.89% 1
City of London +41 13 £425 - 8
South Wales +1 13 £450 +35.89% 1
Cardiff -3 12 £455 +37.39% 1
Leatherhead - 12 £488 -
North West -29 11 £350 -14.11% 2
Glasgow +16 10 £350 +2.18%
Edinburgh -11 10 £350 -30.00% 1
Kent +3 8 £450 -
West Sussex +10 7 - -
South West 0 7 £480 +12.94% 4
Yorkshire -25 7 £500 +11.11% 4
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 2
Hook - 7 £335 -
Manchester -16 6 £400 - 2
Erskine - 6 £321 -
Milton Keynes - 6 - - 2
Renfrewshire - 6 £321 -
Portsmouth -1 5 £365 -18.88%
East of England -3 5 £325 -23.52% 4
Crawley - 5 - -
Bristol -1 4 - - 1

LDAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 276 (45.17%) Linux
2 222 (36.33%) Active Directory
3 212 (34.70%) Unix
4 198 (32.41%) DNS
5 157 (25.70%) Windows
6 145 (23.73%) Java
7 132 (21.60%) Microsoft
8 127 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 124 (20.29%) Red Hat
10 121 (19.80%) Oracle
11 119 (19.48%) VMware
12 118 (19.31%) Finance
13 115 (18.82%) Security Cleared
14 113 (18.49%) Perl
15 108 (17.68%) Apache
16 103 (16.86%) Web Services
17 92 (15.06%) TCP/IP
18 91 (14.89%) Python
19 90 (14.73%) HTTP
20 87 (14.24%) Shell Script
21 84 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
22 80 (13.09%) SSL
22 80 (13.09%) SQL
23 79 (12.93%) SC Cleared
24 78 (12.77%) JavaScript
25 77 (12.60%) Firewall
25 77 (12.60%) XML
26 75 (12.27%) Kerberos
26 75 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
26 75 (12.27%) Puppet

LDAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 108 (17.68%) Apache
2 44 (7.20%) WebLogic
3 40 (6.55%) Tomcat
4 32 (5.24%) WebSphere
5 30 (4.91%) JBoss
6 29 (4.75%) OpenStack
7 27 (4.42%) nginx
8 26 (4.26%) IIS
9 21 (3.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 17 (2.78%) MS Exchange
11 16 (2.62%) Skype for Business
12 14 (2.29%) SharePoint
13 12 (1.96%) CMS
13 12 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
15 8 (1.31%) Apache Spark
15 8 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.31%) Node.js
15 8 (1.31%) SAS
16 7 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.60%) MS Office
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Maple
5 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.65%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.45%) Office 365
3 10 (1.64%) SaaS
4 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.82%) PaaS
6 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.49%) GitHub
7 3 (0.49%) IaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.16%) Taleo
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 198 (32.41%) DNS
2 92 (15.06%) TCP/IP
3 90 (14.73%) HTTP
4 80 (13.09%) SSL
5 77 (12.60%) Firewall
6 75 (12.27%) Kerberos
7 67 (10.97%) DHCP
8 63 (10.31%) SAN
9 58 (9.49%) VPN
10 45 (7.36%) SSH
11 44 (7.20%) SMTP
12 38 (6.22%) X.500
13 37 (6.06%) FTP
14 36 (5.89%) LAN
15 34 (5.56%) Internet
16 33 (5.40%) WAN
17 23 (3.76%) HTTPS
18 21 (3.44%) Network Security
19 18 (2.95%) IMAP
19 18 (2.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.56%) MySQL
2 34 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 34 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (2.62%) Hadoop
4 16 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (1.64%) DB2
9 8 (1.31%) Big Data
9 8 (1.31%) Star Schema
10 7 (1.15%) InfluxDB
11 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.65%) OLTP
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.65%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 36 (5.89%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.42%) Subversion
4 21 (3.44%) JUnit
5 19 (3.11%) Selenium
6 16 (2.62%) JIRA
7 13 (2.13%) Maven
8 8 (1.31%) Ant
8 8 (1.31%) Artifactory
8 8 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.15%) Hudson
10 6 (0.98%) Grunt
10 6 (0.98%) Mockito
10 6 (0.98%) Protractor
10 6 (0.98%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.98%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.82%) Flyway
11 5 (0.82%) Gradle
11 5 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 118 (19.31%) Finance
2 37 (6.06%) Banking
3 35 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.31%) Back Office
5 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.98%) Marketing
6 6 (0.98%) Retail
7 5 (0.82%) Advertising
7 5 (0.82%) Electronics
8 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
9 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (15.55%) Administrator
2 78 (12.77%) Developer
3 62 (10.15%) Systems Administrator
4 52 (8.51%) Consultant
5 46 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 40 (6.55%) Active Directory Engineer
7 38 (6.22%) Analyst
8 37 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
9 33 (5.40%) Architect
9 33 (5.40%) Unix Administrator
10 32 (5.24%) Linux Administrator
11 29 (4.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 28 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (4.58%) Network Engineer
13 23 (3.76%) Technical Support
14 22 (3.60%) Java Developer
14 22 (3.60%) Unix Engineer
15 21 (3.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 20 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
16 20 (3.27%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (16.86%) Web Services
2 77 (12.60%) XML
3 58 (9.49%) HTML
4 55 (9.00%) .NET
5 49 (8.02%) SOAP
6 39 (6.38%) J2EE
7 37 (6.06%) Middleware
8 33 (5.40%) CSS
9 29 (4.75%) SAML
10 25 (4.09%) .NET Framework
11 23 (3.76%) Hibernate
11 23 (3.76%) Servlets
12 22 (3.60%) LAMP
12 22 (3.60%) REST
13 21 (3.44%) Ajax
14 20 (3.27%) XSLT
15 19 (3.11%) ASP.NET
15 19 (3.11%) JSP
15 19 (3.11%) Spring
16 18 (2.95%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.67%) PKI
2 47 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.69%) Replication
3 43 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 38 (6.22%) Clustering
5 27 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 25 (4.09%) DataPower
7 19 (3.11%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.78%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.29%) Private Cloud
10 13 (2.13%) CMDB
11 10 (1.64%) NHS
12 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.47%) HACMP
12 9 (1.47%) Wiki
13 8 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
14 7 (1.15%) EMC VNX
14 7 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 276 (45.17%) Linux
2 212 (34.70%) Unix
3 157 (25.70%) Windows
4 127 (20.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (10.97%) Solaris
6 57 (9.33%) Windows Server
7 36 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (5.07%) AIX
10 22 (3.60%) CentOS
11 19 (3.11%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.78%) HPUX
12 17 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.62%) Ubuntu
14 15 (2.45%) Debian
15 13 (2.13%) Windows 7
16 12 (1.96%) SUSE
17 7 (1.15%) Android
18 6 (0.98%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (10.31%) Migration
3 61 (9.98%) DevOps
4 57 (9.33%) ITIL
5 54 (8.84%) Configuration Management
6 52 (8.51%) High Availability
7 48 (7.86%) Identity Management
8 39 (6.38%) Identity Access Management
8 39 (6.38%) Open Source
9 38 (6.22%) Load Balancing
9 38 (6.22%) Project Management
10 33 (5.40%) Unit Testing
11 30 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (4.58%) MVC
13 27 (4.42%) Workflow
14 25 (4.09%) OO
14 25 (4.09%) Service Management
15 24 (3.93%) Information Security
16 23 (3.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 145 (23.73%) Java
2 113 (18.49%) Perl
3 91 (14.89%) Python
4 87 (14.24%) Shell Script
5 80 (13.09%) SQL
6 78 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 48 (7.86%) PowerShell
8 46 (7.53%) C#
9 42 (6.87%) Bash Shell
10 35 (5.73%) C++
11 26 (4.26%) C
12 21 (3.44%) PHP
12 21 (3.44%) Ruby
13 17 (2.78%) Korn
14 16 (2.62%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.13%) BeanShell
16 9 (1.47%) Tcl
17 8 (1.31%) VBScript
18 6 (0.98%) Jython
18 6 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 115 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.02%) Degree
4 40 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.44%) MCTS
6 20 (3.27%) MCP
7 17 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.29%) MCSE
9 13 (2.13%) CCNA
10 11 (1.80%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.15%) CISSP
12 6 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.98%) RHCE
12 6 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.65%) MCSA
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (1.47%) SLA
2 6 (0.98%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 222 (36.33%) Active Directory
2 75 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.71%) NFS
4 33 (5.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 27 (4.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 24 (3.93%) Samba
6 24 (3.93%) Squid
7 17 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 17 (2.78%) vSphere
8 16 (2.62%) VMware ESX
9 15 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.13%) qmail
10 13 (2.13%) XenApp
11 11 (1.80%) Docker
11 11 (1.80%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 11 (1.80%) vCloud
12 9 (1.47%) Firmware
13 8 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (1.15%) XenServer
15 6 (0.98%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 75 (12.27%) Puppet
2 27 (4.42%) Ansible
3 24 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.60%) logstash
4 22 (3.60%) Nagios
5 21 (3.44%) ZABBIX
6 18 (2.95%) Tivoli
7 17 (2.78%) Cacti
8 15 (2.45%) FreeIPA
8 15 (2.45%) SCOM
9 14 (2.29%) Oracle ZFS
9 14 (2.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 14 (2.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 13 (2.13%) collectd
10 13 (2.13%) Ganglia
10 13 (2.13%) Graphite
11 11 (1.80%) SCCM
12 10 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
13 9 (1.47%) Kibana
13 9 (1.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 124 (20.29%) Red Hat
3 121 (19.80%) Oracle
4 119 (19.48%) VMware
5 61 (9.98%) Cisco
6 51 (8.35%) IBM
7 49 (8.02%) EMC
8 42 (6.87%) HP
8 42 (6.87%) Veritas
9 36 (5.89%) Splunk
10 29 (4.75%) CA
10 29 (4.75%) NetApp
10 29 (4.75%) Sun
11 26 (4.26%) Citrix
11 26 (4.26%) ServiceNow
12 17 (2.78%) Adobe
12 17 (2.78%) F5
13 16 (2.62%) Dell
13 16 (2.62%) Juniper
14 15 (2.45%) SAP
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