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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 358 355
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing LDAP 247 327 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 3.87% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 207 199
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +3.61% +10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £72.89 £29.00 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.34% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £29.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.62 £39.85 £58.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.89 £44.50 £29.17
% change year-on-year +63.79% +52.55%  

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 6370 8451 8390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.12% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 5103 4591
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

LDAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LDAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 24 April 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 30 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 24 April 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 +24 233 £460 +7.60% 39
London +30 104 £550 +15.78% 22
South East -16 54 £449 -0.33% 9
East of England +18 25 £424 -6.40% 2
Hampshire +13 23 £438 +34.61%
South West +1 19 £440 +12.10% 2
Berkshire +8 15 £436 -3.11% 3
Essex -2 13 £447 - 1
City of London +7 12 £600 +37.14% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 12 £447 - 1
Yorkshire +35 11 £343 -21.71% 2
North West +27 10 £295 -1.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £325 -
Hatfield - 8 £300 -
Wiltshire +3 7 £440 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 7 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £345 - 3
Reading +15 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Scotland +4 6 £450 +8.43% 1
Farnborough - 6 - -
Andover - 6 £490 -
West Midlands +28 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Manchester +17 5 £363 -9.37%
Southampton +8 5 £363 -14.70%
Somerset - 5 £375 -
Cheshire +28 4 £295 -1.66% 1
Edinburgh +4 4 £450 -5.26% 1
Bristol -2 4 £550 +30.17%
Surrey -9 4 £550 +15.78%

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 315 (52.41%) Linux
2 197 (32.78%) Unix
3 176 (29.28%) Active Directory
4 169 (28.12%) Windows
5 166 (27.62%) DevOps
6 159 (26.46%) Oracle
7 145 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (22.30%) DNS
9 133 (22.13%) Red Hat
10 131 (21.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 130 (21.63%) Java
12 121 (20.13%) VMware
13 114 (18.97%) SQL
13 114 (18.97%) Puppet
14 106 (17.64%) Finance
15 104 (17.30%) Microsoft
16 102 (16.97%) Git (software)
17 101 (16.81%) JavaScript
18 98 (16.31%) Python
19 93 (15.47%) Perl
19 93 (15.47%) Security Cleared
20 91 (15.14%) Bash Shell
21 90 (14.98%) Firewall
22 88 (14.64%) ITIL
22 88 (14.64%) Jenkins
23 87 (14.48%) Configuration Management
24 85 (14.14%) SC Cleared
25 84 (13.98%) Kerberos
26 83 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
27 78 (12.98%) XML

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 56 (9.32%) Apache
2 43 (7.15%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.99%) Confluence
3 42 (6.99%) JBoss
4 34 (5.66%) WebLogic
5 30 (4.99%) SharePoint
6 29 (4.83%) IIS
7 22 (3.66%) WebSphere
8 19 (3.16%) Apache Spark
9 18 (3.00%) nginx
10 12 (2.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.50%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (1.16%) Skype for Business
14 6 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (1.00%) Liferay
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 18 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.50%) HipChat
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.50%) RMDS
2 3 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.50%) Staffware
3 2 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.49%) SaaS
2 33 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (4.99%) IaaS
4 30 (4.99%) PaaS
5 17 (2.83%) Office 365
6 11 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.83%) GitHub
6 11 (1.83%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.16%) G Suite
8 6 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.83%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.50%) Yammer
12 1 (0.17%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 134 (22.30%) DNS
2 90 (14.98%) Firewall
3 84 (13.98%) Kerberos
4 68 (11.31%) SSL
5 62 (10.32%) TCP/IP
6 48 (7.99%) SAN
7 45 (7.49%) HTTP
8 40 (6.66%) DHCP
9 34 (5.66%) SMTP
10 30 (4.99%) Network Security
11 25 (4.16%) SSH
12 24 (3.99%) LAN
12 24 (3.99%) WAN
13 23 (3.83%) Internet
14 19 (3.16%) VPN
15 17 (2.83%) NAS
16 16 (2.66%) SNMP
17 15 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
18 13 (2.16%) OpenLDAP
18 13 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.15%) MySQL
2 56 (9.32%) SQL Server
3 37 (6.16%) Hadoop
4 34 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 29 (4.83%) Big Data
5 29 (4.83%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.33%) DB2
7 21 (3.49%) Apache Hive
7 21 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
7 21 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.00%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.83%) MariaDB
9 17 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.66%) HBase
10 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.00%) Impala
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 102 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 88 (14.64%) Jenkins
3 49 (8.15%) JIRA
4 34 (5.66%) Maven
5 31 (5.16%) Selenium
6 30 (4.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 28 (4.66%) JUnit
8 22 (3.66%) Subversion
8 22 (3.66%) Vagrant
9 20 (3.33%) Mockito
10 13 (2.16%) ClearCase
11 12 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.83%) ClearQuest
13 8 (1.33%) Apache Ivy
13 8 (1.33%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.16%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
General
1 106 (17.64%) Finance
2 34 (5.66%) Banking
3 20 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.66%) Marketing
5 10 (1.66%) Back Office
6 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.83%) Publishing
9 4 (0.67%) Electronics
9 4 (0.67%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) Retail
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (15.81%) Administrator
2 90 (14.98%) Architect
3 77 (12.81%) Developer
4 74 (12.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (8.99%) Consultant
6 43 (7.15%) Analyst
6 43 (7.15%) Systems Administrator
7 42 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
8 37 (6.16%) Linux Administrator
9 29 (4.83%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.33%) Unix Administrator
11 22 (3.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 22 (3.66%) ServiceNow Developer
12 21 (3.49%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 19 (3.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 19 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.66%) DBA
14 16 (2.66%) Security Engineer
15 15 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
15 15 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.98%) HTML
1 78 (12.98%) XML
2 68 (11.31%) Web Services
3 67 (11.15%) REST
4 60 (9.98%) SAML
5 54 (8.99%) SOAP
6 53 (8.82%) CSS
7 36 (5.99%) Spring
8 27 (4.49%) .NET
9 23 (3.83%) Spring MVC
10 22 (3.66%) Hibernate
10 22 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (3.16%) OAuth
12 18 (3.00%) JMS
13 17 (2.83%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.83%) JAAS
13 17 (2.83%) Software Packaging
14 16 (2.66%) JAXB
14 16 (2.66%) Kafka
15 15 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.82%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.49%) Clustering
5 31 (5.16%) PKI
6 24 (3.99%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (3.33%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.66%) Replication
10 13 (2.16%) Private Cloud
10 13 (2.16%) User Experience
11 12 (2.00%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.66%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.50%) DataPower
14 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.16%) RSA SecurID
15 7 (1.16%) Symmetrix
15 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.16%) YubiKey
16 6 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 315 (52.41%) Linux
2 197 (32.78%) Unix
3 169 (28.12%) Windows
4 131 (21.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (9.48%) Solaris
6 56 (9.32%) CentOS
7 47 (7.82%) AIX
8 40 (6.66%) Windows Server
9 29 (4.83%) Ubuntu
9 29 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (3.16%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 13 (2.16%) SUSE
13 11 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (1.00%) VMS
16 6 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (27.62%) DevOps
2 145 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (14.64%) ITIL
4 87 (14.48%) Configuration Management
5 83 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (12.31%) Identity Management
7 58 (9.65%) Workflow
8 55 (9.15%) Identity Access Management
8 55 (9.15%) Migration
9 52 (8.65%) Open Source
10 51 (8.49%) Scrum
11 49 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 38 (6.32%) Service Management
13 37 (6.16%) Change Management
14 31 (5.16%) ITSM
15 30 (4.99%) PRINCE2
16 29 (4.83%) Project Management
17 26 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 26 (4.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.63%) Java
2 114 (18.97%) SQL
3 101 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 98 (16.31%) Python
5 93 (15.47%) Perl
6 91 (15.14%) Bash Shell
7 47 (7.82%) Shell Script
8 39 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 31 (5.16%) Ruby
10 25 (4.16%) PHP
10 25 (4.16%) PL/SQL
11 23 (3.83%) Korn
12 15 (2.50%) C++
13 14 (2.33%) C
14 13 (2.16%) R
15 12 (2.00%) C#
15 12 (2.00%) Scala
16 6 (1.00%) C-shell
16 6 (1.00%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.83%) F#
Qualifications
1 93 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 85 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.49%) Degree
4 13 (2.16%) CISSP
5 7 (1.16%) ISEB
5 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.83%) CISA
8 4 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (0.67%) CISM
8 4 (0.67%) RHCE
8 4 (0.67%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.50%) APMG
9 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.50%) GCIH
9 3 (0.50%) GIAC
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.50%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.33%) IIBA
10 2 (0.33%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.16%) QA
2 16 (2.66%) SLA
3 9 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.50%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (29.28%) Active Directory
2 62 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.99%) NFS
4 40 (6.66%) Docker
5 21 (3.49%) vCloud
6 20 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 19 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 15 (2.50%) VMware ESX
10 14 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.33%) vSphere
11 13 (2.16%) KVM
11 13 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (2.00%) HDFS
13 10 (1.66%) Samba
14 7 (1.16%) Hyper-V
14 7 (1.16%) iptables
14 7 (1.16%) SRDF
14 7 (1.16%) Veritas File System
14 7 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 114 (18.97%) Puppet
2 70 (11.65%) Ansible
3 46 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 19 (3.16%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.00%) Nagios
7 16 (2.66%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.66%) vRealize
7 16 (2.66%) ZABBIX
8 15 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 15 (2.50%) OpenAM
9 14 (2.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 13 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (2.00%) Forum Sentry
11 12 (2.00%) SCCM
12 11 (1.83%) Terraform
13 10 (1.66%) OpenIDM
13 10 (1.66%) Rancher
13 10 (1.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (1.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 159 (26.46%) Oracle
2 133 (22.13%) Red Hat
3 121 (20.13%) VMware
4 104 (17.30%) Microsoft
5 61 (10.15%) IBM
6 55 (9.15%) ServiceNow
7 53 (8.82%) HP
8 42 (6.99%) Cisco
8 42 (6.99%) Sun
9 35 (5.82%) Veritas
10 32 (5.32%) Atlassian
11 31 (5.16%) NetApp
12 23 (3.83%) Citrix
13 21 (3.49%) EMC
14 20 (3.33%) ForgeRock
15 18 (3.00%) Dell
15 18 (3.00%) Juniper
15 18 (3.00%) Symantec
16 17 (2.83%) Splunk
17 16 (2.66%) Google
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