The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for LDAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LDAP over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 285 357
Rank change year-on-year -56 +72  
Contract jobs citing LDAP 294 459 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.85% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 5.28% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 299 190
Median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.12% +5.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +78.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year - +78.26%  

LDAP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
Median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

LDAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LDAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LDAP.

Contractor daily rate trend for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LDAP over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LDAP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LDAP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 263 £450 +5.88% 47
UK excluding London +6 158 £410 +5.12% 19
London -80 130 £525 +11.11% 29
South East -41 47 £350 -4.10% 5
North of England +26 26 £410 +2.50% 5
Midlands +35 25 £490 +22.34% 2
East of England +4 21 £422 -12.08% 4
Northern Ireland -27 18 £463 - 1
South West +1 12 £388 -1.27% 2
Scotland +13 7 £450 +40.18%

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LDAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LDAP.

1 308 (53.38%) Linux
2 197 (34.14%) Active Directory
3 181 (31.37%) Windows
3 181 (31.37%) Java
4 165 (28.60%) Oracle
5 155 (26.86%) Unix
6 138 (23.92%) SQL
7 127 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (22.01%) DevOps
8 124 (21.49%) VMware
9 114 (19.76%) Finance
10 107 (18.54%) Jenkins
11 106 (18.37%) DNS
12 105 (18.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 98 (16.98%) Web Services
13 98 (16.98%) Red Hat
14 94 (16.29%) SQL Server
14 94 (16.29%) Git (software)
15 93 (16.12%) Firewall
16 92 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
17 90 (15.60%) Security Cleared
17 90 (15.60%) JavaScript
18 88 (15.25%) Bash Shell
19 84 (14.56%) SC Cleared
20 80 (13.86%) Perl
20 80 (13.86%) XML
21 77 (13.34%) Microsoft
22 76 (13.17%) Python
22 76 (13.17%) HTML
22 76 (13.17%) MySQL

LDAP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (9.19%) Apache
2 52 (9.01%) Tomcat
3 50 (8.67%) JBoss
4 33 (5.72%) SharePoint
4 33 (5.72%) WebLogic
5 30 (5.20%) IIS
6 24 (4.16%) Confluence
7 19 (3.29%) WebSphere
8 17 (2.95%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.43%) MS Exchange
10 13 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (2.25%) Liferay
11 10 (1.73%) Apache Solr
11 10 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.56%) MQSeries
12 9 (1.56%) WildFly
13 8 (1.39%) Skype for Business
14 6 (1.04%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Oracle Utilities
2 6 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.52%) Staffware
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.81%) SaaS
3 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.43%) PaaS
5 12 (2.08%) IaaS
6 11 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.91%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.56%) Office 365
8 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.52%) G Suite
9 3 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.17%) GitHub
11 1 (0.17%) Route 53
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (18.37%) DNS
2 93 (16.12%) Firewall
3 71 (12.31%) HTTP
4 57 (9.88%) SSL
5 51 (8.84%) Kerberos
6 45 (7.80%) SAN
7 43 (7.45%) TCP/IP
8 38 (6.59%) DHCP
9 31 (5.37%) SMTP
10 30 (5.20%) VPN
11 25 (4.33%) SSH
12 24 (4.16%) WAN
13 23 (3.99%) Internet
14 22 (3.81%) LAN
14 22 (3.81%) NAS
15 20 (3.47%) Network Security
16 16 (2.77%) Diameter Protocol
17 15 (2.60%) VLAN
18 14 (2.43%) IMAP
19 13 (2.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 76 (13.17%) MySQL
3 38 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 31 (5.37%) Hadoop
5 28 (4.85%) MariaDB
6 25 (4.33%) Big Data
7 24 (4.16%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.95%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.60%) DB2
10 13 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.91%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.73%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.73%) HBase
13 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.21%) Impala
16 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 107 (18.54%) Jenkins
2 94 (16.29%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.93%) JIRA
4 31 (5.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (5.20%) Artifactory
5 30 (5.20%) Maven
6 29 (5.03%) TeamCity
7 25 (4.33%) JUnit
8 21 (3.64%) Mockito
9 17 (2.95%) Vagrant
10 16 (2.77%) Selenium
11 12 (2.08%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.91%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.73%) Hudson
14 9 (1.56%) AppScan
14 9 (1.56%) Subversion
15 8 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (1.21%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.21%) Fiddler
General
1 114 (19.76%) Finance
2 57 (9.88%) Banking
3 22 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.91%) Back Office
5 7 (1.21%) Legal
5 7 (1.21%) Retail
6 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.69%) Electronics
8 4 (0.69%) Local Government
8 4 (0.69%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (14.56%) Developer
2 80 (13.86%) Architect
3 68 (11.79%) Administrator
4 64 (11.09%) Consultant
5 59 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (9.36%) Analyst
7 48 (8.32%) Linux Administrator
8 43 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
9 33 (5.72%) Java Developer
9 33 (5.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 32 (5.55%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (3.64%) Security Consultant
12 18 (3.12%) Java Engineer
12 18 (3.12%) ServiceNow Developer
13 16 (2.77%) AWS DevOps
13 16 (2.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 16 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
13 16 (2.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 14 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (16.98%) Web Services
2 80 (13.86%) XML
3 76 (13.17%) HTML
4 68 (11.79%) REST
5 59 (10.23%) SOAP
6 45 (7.80%) .NET
6 45 (7.80%) Spring
7 42 (7.28%) CSS
8 41 (7.11%) SAML
9 30 (5.20%) Hibernate
9 30 (5.20%) Middleware
10 29 (5.03%) Node.js
11 28 (4.85%) J2EE
11 28 (4.85%) Spring MVC
12 23 (3.99%) JAAS
13 22 (3.81%) Elastic Stack
13 22 (3.81%) JAXB
14 21 (3.64%) Kafka
15 20 (3.47%) EclipseLink
15 20 (3.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.76%) Clustering
3 30 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 27 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (3.47%) PKI
8 18 (3.12%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.95%) Client/Server
9 17 (2.95%) Replication
10 14 (2.43%) Private Cloud
11 12 (2.08%) YubiKey
12 10 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (1.39%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.39%) User Experience
14 7 (1.21%) CMDB
14 7 (1.21%) DataPower
15 6 (1.04%) Social Network
15 6 (1.04%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 308 (53.38%) Linux
2 181 (31.37%) Windows
3 155 (26.86%) Unix
4 105 (18.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (13.00%) CentOS
6 54 (9.36%) Windows Server
7 52 (9.01%) Solaris
8 35 (6.07%) AIX
9 34 (5.89%) Ubuntu
9 34 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (3.47%) Mac OS X
12 14 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.25%) SUSE
14 11 (1.91%) Data ONTAP
14 11 (1.91%) HPUX
15 6 (1.04%) Fedora
15 6 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
1 127 (22.01%) DevOps
2 92 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
3 73 (12.65%) Configuration Management
3 73 (12.65%) ITIL
4 56 (9.71%) Test Automation
5 52 (9.01%) Workflow
6 50 (8.67%) Migration
7 45 (7.80%) Identity Management
8 42 (7.28%) Scrum
9 39 (6.76%) Change Management
9 39 (6.76%) Identity Access Management
10 38 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 38 (6.59%) Open Source
11 33 (5.72%) MVC
11 33 (5.72%) TDD
12 32 (5.55%) Load Balancing
13 30 (5.20%) OO
14 27 (4.68%) Continuous Deployment
14 27 (4.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (31.37%) Java
2 138 (23.92%) SQL
3 90 (15.60%) JavaScript
4 88 (15.25%) Bash Shell
5 80 (13.86%) Perl
6 76 (13.17%) Python
7 63 (10.92%) Shell Script
8 53 (9.19%) PowerShell
9 34 (5.89%) Ruby
10 29 (5.03%) PL/SQL
11 23 (3.99%) C#
12 21 (3.64%) PHP
13 16 (2.77%) Korn
14 15 (2.60%) Groovy
15 10 (1.73%) C
16 8 (1.39%) VB
17 5 (0.87%) C++
17 5 (0.87%) F#
17 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.69%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 90 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 84 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.59%) Degree
4 11 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.91%) ISEB
5 9 (1.56%) CISSP
6 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.87%) JNCIA
7 5 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 4 (0.69%) CISA
8 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.69%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.52%) APMG
9 3 (0.52%) GCIH
9 3 (0.52%) GIAC
9 3 (0.52%) RHCE
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.35%) RHCSS
10 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.29%) QA
2 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (1.04%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.04%) SLA
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 197 (34.14%) Active Directory
2 74 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.19%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (5.89%) Docker
5 26 (4.51%) KVM
6 25 (4.33%) NFS
7 21 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (3.12%) vCloud
9 16 (2.77%) Hyper-V
9 16 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.91%) HDFS
10 11 (1.91%) XenApp
11 10 (1.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 9 (1.56%) iptables
13 8 (1.39%) vSphere
14 7 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (1.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 6 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.87%) Shibboleth
16 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 76 (13.17%) Puppet
2 63 (10.92%) Ansible
3 37 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.16%) NetBackup
5 20 (3.47%) Nagios
5 20 (3.47%) yum
6 19 (3.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 18 (3.12%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.95%) Tivoli
9 15 (2.60%) OpenAM
9 15 (2.60%) vRealize
9 15 (2.60%) ZABBIX
10 12 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (2.08%) SCCM
11 11 (1.91%) OpenIDM
12 9 (1.56%) Terraform
13 8 (1.39%) Grafana
13 8 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 165 (28.60%) Oracle
2 124 (21.49%) VMware
3 98 (16.98%) Red Hat
4 77 (13.34%) Microsoft
5 63 (10.92%) IBM
6 57 (9.88%) Cisco
7 48 (8.32%) HP
8 45 (7.80%) ServiceNow
9 33 (5.72%) Citrix
10 29 (5.03%) NetApp
10 29 (5.03%) Veritas
11 27 (4.68%) Sun
12 26 (4.51%) F5
13 24 (4.16%) Dell
13 24 (4.16%) McAfee
14 19 (3.29%) Juniper
14 19 (3.29%) Symantec
15 15 (2.60%) Atlassian
15 15 (2.60%) Cloudera
15 15 (2.60%) EMC
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