Period
to 7 December 2019

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 6 months to 7 December 2019 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
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 496 443 436
Rank change year-on-year -53 -7 -121
Contract jobs citing LDAP 308 526 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.27% 1.44% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 318 328
UK median daily rate £500 £461 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% +9.82% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £280
90th Percentile £635 £638 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +19.05% +8.39% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.55% -42.83%
10th Percentile £25.63 £26.65 £13.16
90th Percentile £47.88 £45.00 £39.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £14.41
% change year-on-year - +195.04% -72.30%

LDAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 24,286 36,425 33,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.25% 34.79% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,743 25,744 23,523
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 314 376
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £18.76 £17.50 £17.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £59.63 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +5.26%

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 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LDAP over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Top 16 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 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -73 239 £500 +5.26% 68
UK excluding London +51 212 £500 +19.05% 51
London -57 90 £525 -4.55% 25
Scotland +60 58 £540 +30.91% 7
South East +6 45 £450 +6.64% 13
East of England +31 28 £525 +25.00% 6
South West -6 26 £482 +7.00% 5
Midlands +54 24 £400 +17.65% 7
North of England +36 24 £400 - 12
West Midlands +51 21 £335 -25.56% 7
North West +20 12 £400 -2.56% 9
North East +32 7 £506 - 3
Wales +32 6 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +32 5 £400 -
East Midlands +19 3 £538 +65.38%
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LDAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for LDAP.

1 161 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 122 (39.61%) Linux
3 99 (32.14%) Windows
4 89 (28.90%) Microsoft
5 85 (27.60%) PowerShell
6 81 (26.30%) Azure
7 75 (24.35%) DevOps
8 71 (23.05%) Python
9 69 (22.40%) DNS
10 67 (21.75%) Security Cleared
11 66 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (20.13%) Single Sign-On
13 60 (19.48%) Unix
14 57 (18.51%) Identity Access Management
15 56 (18.18%) SAML
15 56 (18.18%) Migration
16 55 (17.86%) SC Cleared
17 53 (17.21%) Java
18 52 (16.88%) SQL
19 51 (16.56%) AWS
20 48 (15.58%) Finance
21 47 (15.26%) Red Hat
21 47 (15.26%) Ansible
22 43 (13.96%) Puppet
23 42 (13.64%) Git (software)
24 40 (12.99%) SQL Server
24 40 (12.99%) Windows Server
25 38 (12.34%) Identity Management
26 37 (12.01%) XML
27 36 (11.69%) Oracle

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 22 (7.14%) Apache
2 21 (6.82%) IIS
3 17 (5.52%) Confluence
4 14 (4.55%) JBoss
5 12 (3.90%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.25%) nginx
6 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.60%) Skype for Business
9 7 (2.27%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.95%) SAS
10 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 5 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.97%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) assyst
4 2 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 81 (26.30%) Azure
2 51 (16.56%) AWS
3 31 (10.06%) GitHub
4 30 (9.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (8.44%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (6.82%) Office 365
7 18 (5.84%) SaaS
8 11 (3.57%) Google Docs
8 11 (3.57%) Slack
9 10 (3.25%) Akamai
10 8 (2.60%) GCP
11 7 (2.27%) PaaS
12 6 (1.95%) IaaS
12 6 (1.95%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.30%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.65%) Apigee
16 2 (0.65%) Datadog
16 2 (0.65%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.40%) DNS
2 28 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.47%) HTTP
4 22 (7.14%) Firewall
5 21 (6.82%) DHCP
6 20 (6.49%) Skype
7 17 (5.52%) HTTPS
8 16 (5.19%) Network Security
9 15 (4.87%) Kerberos
10 14 (4.55%) SMTP
10 14 (4.55%) SSL
11 12 (3.90%) Internet
11 12 (3.90%) VPN
12 10 (3.25%) SAN
12 10 (3.25%) SSH
13 9 (2.92%) IPsec
13 9 (2.92%) NAS
14 8 (2.60%) VLAN
15 7 (2.27%) POP3
16 6 (1.95%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.57%) MySQL
4 9 (2.92%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.30%) DB2
8 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.97%) Redis
10 2 (0.65%) Aerospike
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.65%) Cloudera CDH
10 2 (0.65%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.65%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 42 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 36 (11.69%) Jenkins
3 28 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (8.77%) Bitbucket
5 23 (7.47%) JIRA
6 17 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.60%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.30%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.30%) Maven
9 4 (1.30%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.30%) StarTeam
9 4 (1.30%) Subversion
9 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.97%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.97%) GitLab
10 3 (0.97%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.97%) WebLogic Workshop
11 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (15.58%) Finance
2 27 (8.77%) Public Sector
3 16 (5.19%) Banking
4 9 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.30%) Back Office
5 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.97%) Law
6 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Games
7 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (15.58%) Consultant
2 40 (12.99%) Developer
3 35 (11.36%) Administrator
4 33 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (8.77%) Architect
6 20 (6.49%) Analyst
7 16 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (3.57%) Azure Developer
9 11 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
9 11 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.57%) ServiceNow Developer
10 10 (3.25%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.92%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) ITSM Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.27%) IAM Specialist
13 7 (2.27%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.18%) SAML
2 37 (12.01%) XML
3 34 (11.04%) OpenID
4 33 (10.71%) Web Services
5 27 (8.77%) SailPoint
6 21 (6.82%) REST
7 20 (6.49%) JSON
8 19 (6.17%) .NET
9 17 (5.52%) SOAP
10 16 (5.19%) ADSI
10 16 (5.19%) OAuth
11 15 (4.87%) Node.js
12 14 (4.55%) HTML
13 12 (3.90%) J2EE
14 9 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (2.60%) Apache Sling
15 8 (2.60%) RESTful
16 7 (2.27%) Middleware
17 5 (1.62%) CSS
17 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.77%) PKI
2 18 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.92%) Clustering
7 8 (2.60%) Replication
8 7 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.95%) DataPower
9 6 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.62%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.30%) CMDB
11 4 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (39.61%) Linux
2 99 (32.14%) Windows
3 60 (19.48%) Unix
4 40 (12.99%) Windows Server
5 26 (8.44%) Amazon Linux
6 18 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.22%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.57%) CentOS
10 9 (2.92%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.60%) Solaris
11 8 (2.60%) VMS
12 7 (2.27%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.95%) AIX
14 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.32%) HPUX
16 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.35%) DevOps
2 66 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (18.51%) Identity Access Management
4 56 (18.18%) Migration
5 38 (12.34%) Identity Management
6 34 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (10.06%) ITIL
7 31 (10.06%) Mentoring
8 30 (9.74%) Workflow
9 25 (8.12%) Change Management
9 25 (8.12%) Kanban
10 24 (7.79%) Change Control
11 21 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (6.49%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.17%) Coaching
13 19 (6.17%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.17%) Technical Leadership
14 17 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (27.60%) PowerShell
2 71 (23.05%) Python
3 53 (17.21%) Java
4 52 (16.88%) SQL
5 35 (11.36%) Bash Shell
6 31 (10.06%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.79%) Perl
8 15 (4.87%) Shell Script
8 15 (4.87%) XPath
9 12 (3.90%) C#
10 8 (2.60%) Ruby
11 7 (2.27%) C
12 5 (1.62%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.30%) PHP
14 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.65%) Go
15 2 (0.65%) Groovy
15 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.32%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (21.75%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.57%) Degree
4 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.62%) CISSP
6 5 (1.62%) MCSA
6 5 (1.62%) MCSE
6 5 (1.62%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.30%) MCITP
7 4 (1.30%) MCTS
8 3 (0.97%) CCNA
8 3 (0.97%) CISM
8 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.65%) RHCE
10 1 (0.32%) CCSP
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.92%) SLA
2 5 (1.62%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) GDPR
3 4 (1.30%) NIST
4 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) GAMP
6 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.32%) NCSC
6 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 161 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.74%) Docker
3 20 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 13 (4.22%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.22%) NDS
5 13 (4.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 11 (3.57%) NFS
7 7 (2.27%) Samba
7 7 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 6 (1.95%) vSphere
9 5 (1.62%) KVM
10 4 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.30%) OpenAM
10 4 (1.30%) OpenDJ
10 4 (1.30%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (20.13%) Single Sign-On
2 47 (15.26%) Ansible
3 43 (13.96%) Puppet
4 17 (5.52%) Kubernetes
5 16 (5.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (5.19%) Tivoli
6 15 (4.87%) Terraform
7 10 (3.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 10 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.92%) SCCM
9 8 (2.60%) Kibana
9 8 (2.60%) Nagios
10 7 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (1.95%) logstash
11 6 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.95%) SCOM
12 5 (1.62%) Nessus
12 5 (1.62%) Netcool
13 4 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 89 (28.90%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.26%) Red Hat
3 36 (11.69%) Oracle
4 34 (11.04%) IBM
5 33 (10.71%) VMware
6 22 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 20 (6.49%) Google
8 19 (6.17%) Cisco
9 18 (5.84%) ForgeRock
10 15 (4.87%) Citrix
10 15 (4.87%) F5
11 12 (3.90%) NetApp
11 12 (3.90%) NetIQ
12 10 (3.25%) Splunk
12 10 (3.25%) Veritas
13 9 (2.92%) CA
13 9 (2.92%) CyberArk
13 9 (2.92%) McAfee
13 9 (2.92%) Okta
14 8 (2.60%) Novell