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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.500
Rank 607 553 576
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +23
Contract jobs citing X.500 4 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.073% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.051% 0.53% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 6
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£425 £400 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £327 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.78%
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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 27 July 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
Scotland -9 3 £435 +33.02%
Erskine +9 2 £435 +33.02%
Renfrewshire +3 2 £435 +33.02%
Hampshire -23 1 £425 +3.03%
South East -38 1 £425 +3.03%
England -54 1 £425 +6.25%

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (50.00%) X.400
4 12 (50.00%) LDAP
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) Replication
5 11 (45.83%) Military
6 10 (41.67%) SMTP
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 8 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Firewall
8 8 (33.33%) PKI
8 8 (33.33%) Clearswift
9 7 (29.17%) Kerberos
9 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
9 7 (29.17%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (25.00%) Degree
10 6 (25.00%) MCSE
10 6 (25.00%) Boundary Protection
11 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
12 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 4 (16.67%) Middleware
12 4 (16.67%) SOA
12 4 (16.67%) SAML
12 4 (16.67%) UML

X.500
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) LDAP
1 12 (50.00%) X.400
2 10 (41.67%) SMTP
3 9 (37.50%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) Kerberos
General
1 11 (45.83%) Military
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
1 4 (16.67%) SAML
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Replication
2 8 (33.33%) PKI
3 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Boundary Protection
3 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
4 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) UML
4 4 (16.67%) SOA
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) EAI
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
5 6 (25.00%) MCSE
6 4 (16.67%) MCP
7 3 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Clearswift
3 3 (12.50%) ICL
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) Lumension