The first table below looks at the demand for X.500 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X.500 over the 3 months to 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
X.500
Rank 550 564 576
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing X.500 40 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.13% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 0
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£400 £343 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 -
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

X.500
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X.500 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

X.500 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

X.500
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X.500 within the UK.

X.500 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

X.500
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X.500 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

X.500 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

X.500
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X.500 within the UK.

X.500 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

X.500
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X.500 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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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 +17 29 £400 +16.78% 1
South East +17 24 £413 - 1
Hampshire +14 24 £413 - 1
Hook - 7 £400 - 1

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.500 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 X.500.

1 51 (83.61%) Security Cleared
2 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (63.93%) X.400
3 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
4 30 (49.18%) Windows
5 28 (45.90%) SC Cleared
6 27 (44.26%) MS Exchange
7 26 (42.62%) Military
8 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
9 22 (36.07%) SMTP
10 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
11 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (26.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (24.59%) Firewall
12 15 (24.59%) VBScript
13 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (21.31%) Forefront TMG
15 12 (19.67%) XML
15 12 (19.67%) MCSE
15 12 (19.67%) Clearswift
16 11 (18.03%) VMware
16 11 (18.03%) LDAP
17 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
17 10 (16.39%) DNS
17 10 (16.39%) Replication
18 9 (14.75%) UNIX
18 9 (14.75%) PKI
18 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.500 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 X.500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (44.26%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (13.11%) IIS
5 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.92%) Documentum
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) X.400
2 22 (36.07%) SMTP
3 15 (24.59%) Firewall
4 11 (18.03%) LDAP
5 10 (16.39%) DNS
6 7 (11.48%) FTP
6 7 (11.48%) HTTP
6 7 (11.48%) Kerberos
6 7 (11.48%) Internet
7 6 (9.84%) S/MIME
8 4 (6.56%) SDH
9 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.28%) LAN
10 2 (3.28%) WAN
11 1 (1.64%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MSI
General
1 26 (42.62%) Military
2 2 (3.28%) German Language
2 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Messaging Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Design Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Designer
5 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Designer
6 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) Support Team Leader
8 1 (1.64%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) JSP
3 2 (3.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Replication
2 9 (14.75%) PKI
3 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.92%) CLARiiON
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) UNIX
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.28%) HPUX
6 2 (3.28%) Solaris
6 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Integration Testing
2 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
3 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
3 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.92%) ITIL
4 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.92%) Validation
4 3 (4.92%) Release Management
4 3 (4.92%) Document Management
5 2 (3.28%) Time Management
6 1 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
2 15 (24.59%) VBScript
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (83.61%) Security Cleared
2 28 (45.90%) SC Cleared
3 23 (37.70%) DV Cleared
4 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (19.67%) MCSE
6 8 (13.11%) MCP
7 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 4 (6.56%) MCTS
9 1 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.31%) Forefront TMG
3 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) Samba
5 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (9.84%) MIIS
3 4 (6.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) Clearswift
3 11 (18.03%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) ICL
5 4 (6.56%) Huawei
5 4 (6.56%) Siemens
5 4 (6.56%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) EMC
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco
7 2 (3.28%) Sun
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.59 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago