The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
X.500
Rank 628 611 595
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs citing X.500 30 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 13
Average daily rate £330 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £339 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £451 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-22.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016.

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 14 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 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
Scotland -6 16 £335 -3.73%
Renfrewshire -23 13 £328 -5.89%
Erskine -29 13 £328 -5.89%
England -32 12 £328 -25.14% 1
Hampshire -3 7 £318 -20.62%
South East -29 7 £318 -27.42% 1
Hook -2 5 £310 -22.50%
London - 3 £500 -
Blackpool - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 47 (97.92%) LDAP
2 45 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 43 (89.58%) DNS
3 43 (89.58%) PKI
4 42 (87.50%) Kerberos
4 42 (87.50%) Replication
5 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
6 33 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (68.75%) Security Cleared
7 24 (50.00%) MCTS
7 24 (50.00%) MCP
8 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
9 13 (27.08%) Degree
9 13 (27.08%) Validation
10 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
11 11 (22.92%) Identity Management
12 9 (18.75%) MCSE
13 6 (12.50%) HP
14 4 (8.33%) Windows
15 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
15 3 (6.25%) Migration
15 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
16 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
16 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (4.17%) Release Management
16 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
16 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
16 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) CICS
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (97.92%) LDAP
2 43 (89.58%) DNS
3 42 (87.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) IMAP
4 1 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.08%) POP3
4 1 (2.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) git-flow
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (4.17%) Consultant
3 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.08%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (2.08%) Design Engineer
4 1 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.08%) Identity Management Architect
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.08%) Security Specialist
4 1 (2.08%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (2.08%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (2.08%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) LAMP
1 1 (2.08%) Middleware
1 1 (2.08%) REST
1 1 (2.08%) SAML
1 1 (2.08%) Sensu
1 1 (2.08%) SOAP
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (89.58%) PKI
2 42 (87.50%) Replication
3 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Validation
2 11 (22.92%) Identity Management
3 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.17%) Change Management
4 2 (4.17%) Release Management
4 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) OO
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.08%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.08%) Security Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.08%) SOA
5 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) Perl
1 1 (2.08%) Python
1 1 (2.08%) Ruby
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 24 (50.00%) MCP
2 24 (50.00%) MCTS
3 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
4 13 (27.08%) Degree
5 9 (18.75%) MCSE
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) COBIT
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) RACF
2 1 (2.08%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.08%) Graylog
2 1 (2.08%) logstash
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) VMware