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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.500
Rank 589 583 560
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing X.500 20 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.036% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.27% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
8210 7293 7310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 12.97% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3837 3625
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 410 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 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 6 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 20 April 2015. 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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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
South East -9 15 £438 -2.77%
England -25 15 £438 -2.77%
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
3 18 (64.29%) X.400
4 16 (57.14%) Military
4 16 (57.14%) SMTP
5 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
6 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 13 (46.43%) Integration Testing
8 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 12 (42.86%) Boundary Protection
8 12 (42.86%) Clearswift
9 11 (39.29%) Firewall
9 11 (39.29%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (35.71%) PKI
10 10 (35.71%) LDAP
11 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
11 9 (32.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (32.14%) Replication
12 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (21.43%) Kerberos
12 6 (21.43%) DNS
12 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 5 (17.86%) Windows
13 5 (17.86%) Degree
14 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
14 4 (14.29%) Ajax
14 4 (14.29%) Validation
14 4 (14.29%) UML
14 4 (14.29%) SOA

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) X.400
2 16 (57.14%) SMTP
3 11 (39.29%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) LDAP
5 6 (21.43%) Kerberos
5 6 (21.43%) DNS
6 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.29%) FTP
7 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
7 3 (10.71%) SSL
General
1 16 (57.14%) Military
2 3 (10.71%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Build Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Ajax
1 4 (14.29%) SOAP
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
1 4 (14.29%) SAML
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) PKI
2 9 (32.14%) Replication
3 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Integration Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Boundary Protection
3 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
3 4 (14.29%) UML
3 4 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.14%) EAI
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) VBScript
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) C
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 4 (14.29%) MCP
7 3 (10.71%) MCSE
7 3 (10.71%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Forefront TMG
2 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Clearswift
3 3 (10.71%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) ICL
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (3.57%) Lumension
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee