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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.500
Rank 575 556 527
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -29
Contract jobs citing X.500 12 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.15% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
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£425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
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
7706 6666 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.66% 13.13% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 3408 3452
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 383 605
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 2015.

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
3 31 (88.57%) X.400
4 28 (80.00%) SMTP
5 23 (65.71%) DV Cleared
6 19 (54.29%) PowerShell
6 19 (54.29%) Military
7 17 (48.57%) Forefront TMG
7 17 (48.57%) Boundary Protection
8 16 (45.71%) Clearswift
9 15 (42.86%) Firewall
9 15 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
10 14 (40.00%) Windows
10 14 (40.00%) Integration Testing
10 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
12 10 (28.57%) MCP
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (28.57%) FTP
13 9 (25.71%) MCSE
13 9 (25.71%) PKI
14 8 (22.86%) Validation
15 7 (20.00%) XML
16 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
16 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
16 6 (17.14%) Ajax
16 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
17 5 (14.29%) Replication
17 5 (14.29%) VBScript

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) X.400
2 28 (80.00%) SMTP
3 15 (42.86%) Firewall
4 10 (28.57%) FTP
5 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
6 5 (14.29%) LDAP
7 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
7 4 (11.43%) SSL
7 4 (11.43%) Internet
7 4 (11.43%) HTTP
8 3 (8.57%) Kerberos
8 3 (8.57%) DNS
General
1 19 (54.29%) Military
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Build Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (17.14%) Ajax
3 4 (11.43%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) SAML
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) PKI
2 5 (14.29%) Replication
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Boundary Protection
2 14 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Validation
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) UML
5 1 (2.86%) EAI
5 1 (2.86%) SOA
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) VBScript
4 3 (8.57%) C
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (97.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (65.71%) DV Cleared
3 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) MCP
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (25.71%) MCSE
6 3 (8.57%) VCP4
7 1 (2.86%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Forefront TMG
2 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Clearswift
3 4 (11.43%) F5
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) ICL
6 1 (2.86%) Lumension
6 1 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee