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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.500
Rank 564 555 527
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing X.500 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 0.062% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £460 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £460 £350
% change year-on-year
- +31.42%
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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 29 January 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 41 (97.62%) Security Cleared
2 40 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 35 (83.33%) X.400
4 33 (78.57%) SMTP
5 27 (64.29%) DV Cleared
6 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
7 21 (50.00%) Boundary Protection
7 21 (50.00%) Military
8 20 (47.62%) Forefront TMG
9 18 (42.86%) Clearswift
9 18 (42.86%) Firewall
9 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
10 17 (40.48%) Integration Testing
11 15 (35.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (33.33%) FTP
12 14 (33.33%) MCP
12 14 (33.33%) Windows
12 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
13 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
13 12 (28.57%) PKI
14 10 (23.81%) MCSE
14 10 (23.81%) XML
15 9 (21.43%) IIS
15 9 (21.43%) VBScript
16 8 (19.05%) LDAP
16 8 (19.05%) HTTP
16 8 (19.05%) Replication
16 8 (19.05%) Validation
16 8 (19.05%) Internet

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.43%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.38%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (83.33%) X.400
2 33 (78.57%) SMTP
3 18 (42.86%) Firewall
4 14 (33.33%) FTP
5 8 (19.05%) LDAP
5 8 (19.05%) HTTP
5 8 (19.05%) Internet
6 6 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 6 (14.29%) Kerberos
6 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (14.29%) DNS
7 4 (9.52%) HTTPS
7 4 (9.52%) SSL
8 1 (2.38%) NAS
8 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Build Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Platform Architect
6 1 (2.38%) IT Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Messaging Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) XML
2 6 (14.29%) Ajax
3 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) PKI
2 8 (19.05%) Replication
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Boundary Protection
2 17 (40.48%) Integration Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Validation
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (21.43%) VBScript
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) C
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (97.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (64.29%) DV Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (33.33%) MCP
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (23.81%) MCSE
5 4 (9.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Forefront TMG
2 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (42.86%) Clearswift
3 4 (9.52%) F5
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Lumension
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) ICL
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee