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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 322 340
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18  
Contract jobs citing LDAP 285 366 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.68% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 4.35% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 231 184
Median daily rate £450 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £316 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £350
% change year-on-year +8.28% +12.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £44.50 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.50 £29.09
% change year-on-year - +52.99%  

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 5996 8409 8169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.38% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3571 5098 4515
Median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 378 462
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +3 256 £450 +4.65% 47
London -25 104 £525 +16.66% 32
South East +13 64 £425 +8.97% 5
East of England +12 27 £422 -12.08% 2
West Midlands +43 18 £410 +36.66% 1
Hampshire +18 16 £438 +34.61% 1
Yorkshire +27 15 £361 -15.00% 2
Essex +2 15 £447 - 1
City of London -16 15 £550 +15.78% 6
South West +12 14 £440 +4.14%
Buckinghamshire -5 14 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £425 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 13 £447 - 1
Berkshire -2 12 £436 +24.57%
County Antrim - 12 £438 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 11 £325 -
North West +19 10 £295 -29.76% 5
Surrey +7 10 £550 +15.78% 1
Belfast - 10 £438 - 1
South Yorkshire - 10 £325 - 1
Hatfield - 9 £295 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £295 -
Scotland +11 7 £450 +21.62% 1
Warwickshire - 7 £420 - 1
West Sussex +26 6 £300 -17.80%
Warwick - 6 - -
Andover - 6 £490 -
Wolverhampton - 6 £419 -
Cheshire +36 5 £295 -30.58% 1
West Yorkshire +24 5 £450 +2.85% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 312 (52.70%) Linux
2 182 (30.74%) Active Directory
3 169 (28.55%) Windows
4 168 (28.38%) Unix
5 165 (27.87%) Oracle
6 146 (24.66%) Java
7 143 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
8 142 (23.99%) DevOps
9 124 (20.95%) SQL
10 117 (19.76%) VMware
11 114 (19.26%) Finance
12 113 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 108 (18.24%) Red Hat
14 99 (16.72%) Microsoft
15 98 (16.55%) Jenkins
16 97 (16.39%) DNS
17 94 (15.88%) Web Services
18 93 (15.71%) JavaScript
19 90 (15.20%) Security Cleared
20 89 (15.03%) Git (software)
21 86 (14.53%) ITIL
22 85 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (14.19%) SC Cleared
23 84 (14.19%) Bash Shell
23 84 (14.19%) SQL Server
24 83 (14.02%) Firewall
25 78 (13.18%) Puppet
26 76 (12.84%) Python
27 75 (12.67%) Perl
28 72 (12.16%) Configuration Management

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 49 (8.28%) Apache
2 39 (6.59%) Tomcat
3 37 (6.25%) JBoss
4 29 (4.90%) IIS
5 27 (4.56%) SharePoint
5 27 (4.56%) WebLogic
6 26 (4.39%) Confluence
7 22 (3.72%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.36%) MS Exchange
9 13 (2.20%) Liferay
9 13 (2.20%) nginx
10 12 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.69%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.52%) Apache Spark
12 9 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (1.35%) Skype for Business
14 7 (1.18%) WildFly
15 6 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 6 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 18 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Oracle Utilities
2 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.51%) Staffware
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
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%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.42%) SaaS
2 34 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (5.07%) PaaS
4 28 (4.73%) IaaS
5 20 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.69%) Office 365
8 9 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.01%) G Suite
9 6 (1.01%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.51%) GitHub
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Route 53
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (16.39%) DNS
2 83 (14.02%) Firewall
3 62 (10.47%) Kerberos
4 60 (10.14%) HTTP
5 58 (9.80%) SSL
6 44 (7.43%) TCP/IP
7 40 (6.76%) SAN
8 34 (5.74%) DHCP
9 27 (4.56%) SMTP
10 26 (4.39%) SSH
11 24 (4.05%) Network Security
12 21 (3.55%) LAN
13 20 (3.38%) Internet
14 19 (3.21%) WAN
15 18 (3.04%) NAS
16 16 (2.70%) Diameter Protocol
17 14 (2.36%) IMAP
17 14 (2.36%) VPN
18 13 (2.20%) IPsec
19 11 (1.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 61 (10.30%) MySQL
3 34 (5.74%) Relational Database
4 32 (5.41%) Hadoop
4 32 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 30 (5.07%) DB2
6 25 (4.22%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.89%) Big Data
8 21 (3.55%) MariaDB
9 17 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.20%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.20%) HBase
10 13 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.18%) Impala
14 5 (0.84%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 98 (16.55%) Jenkins
2 89 (15.03%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.59%) JIRA
4 31 (5.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (5.07%) Maven
6 26 (4.39%) Selenium
7 24 (4.05%) Artifactory
7 24 (4.05%) JUnit
7 24 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.55%) Mockito
9 17 (2.87%) Vagrant
10 15 (2.53%) Subversion
11 11 (1.86%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.35%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.18%) AppScan
13 7 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.18%) Hudson
14 6 (1.01%) ClearQuest
14 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (19.26%) Finance
2 53 (8.95%) Banking
3 21 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.69%) Back Office
5 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.84%) Marketing
6 5 (0.84%) Retail
7 4 (0.68%) Electronics
7 4 (0.68%) Local Government
8 3 (0.51%) Legal
8 3 (0.51%) Publishing
9 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (15.20%) Architect
2 81 (13.68%) Administrator
2 81 (13.68%) Developer
3 59 (9.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 56 (9.46%) Consultant
5 47 (7.94%) Analyst
6 41 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
7 39 (6.59%) Linux Administrator
8 31 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
9 30 (5.07%) Java Developer
10 23 (3.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 21 (3.55%) ServiceNow Developer
12 18 (3.04%) Security Consultant
12 18 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (2.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 16 (2.70%) DBA
14 16 (2.70%) Unix Administrator
15 15 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (2.53%) Security Architect
15 15 (2.53%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.88%) Web Services
2 71 (11.99%) REST
3 70 (11.82%) HTML
4 68 (11.49%) XML
5 57 (9.63%) SAML
5 57 (9.63%) SOAP
6 44 (7.43%) CSS
7 38 (6.42%) Spring
8 36 (6.08%) .NET
9 25 (4.22%) Spring MVC
10 23 (3.89%) Middleware
10 23 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (3.72%) Hibernate
12 19 (3.21%) J2EE
12 19 (3.21%) JAAS
12 19 (3.21%) Kafka
12 19 (3.21%) Node.js
13 18 (3.04%) JAXB
13 18 (3.04%) RESTful
14 17 (2.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.57%) Clustering
3 33 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (4.22%) PKI
6 24 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 12 (2.03%) Replication
8 12 (2.03%) YubiKey
9 11 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.86%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.69%) User Experience
11 7 (1.18%) DataPower
11 7 (1.18%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.84%) CMDB
13 5 (0.84%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 312 (52.70%) Linux
2 169 (28.55%) Windows
3 168 (28.38%) Unix
4 113 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (10.30%) CentOS
6 49 (8.28%) Solaris
7 46 (7.77%) Windows Server
8 39 (6.59%) AIX
9 30 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (4.05%) Ubuntu
12 18 (3.04%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (2.03%) SUSE
15 8 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.01%) Fedora
17 6 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (1.01%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (23.99%) DevOps
3 86 (14.53%) ITIL
4 85 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (12.16%) Configuration Management
6 63 (10.64%) Identity Management
7 62 (10.47%) Test Automation
8 58 (9.80%) Open Source
9 53 (8.95%) Migration
9 53 (8.95%) Workflow
10 47 (7.94%) Identity Access Management
10 47 (7.94%) Scrum
11 44 (7.43%) Change Management
12 41 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (5.41%) Service Management
14 30 (5.07%) MVC
15 29 (4.90%) ITSM
15 29 (4.90%) PRINCE2
16 28 (4.73%) OO
17 27 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 146 (24.66%) Java
2 124 (20.95%) SQL
3 93 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 84 (14.19%) Bash Shell
5 76 (12.84%) Python
6 75 (12.67%) Perl
7 56 (9.46%) Shell Script
8 39 (6.59%) PowerShell
9 37 (6.25%) Ruby
10 24 (4.05%) PHP
11 22 (3.72%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.53%) Korn
13 12 (2.03%) C#
14 10 (1.69%) Groovy
15 8 (1.35%) C
16 6 (1.01%) C++
16 6 (1.01%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.84%) F#
18 4 (0.68%) Jython
18 4 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 84 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.25%) Degree
4 11 (1.86%) CISSP
5 8 (1.35%) ISEB
5 8 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.84%) CISA
6 5 (0.84%) JNCIA
6 5 (0.84%) JNCIS
7 4 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.68%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.51%) APMG
8 3 (0.51%) GCIH
8 3 (0.51%) GIAC
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.51%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.34%) CISM
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.34%) RHCE
9 2 (0.34%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.05%) QA
2 14 (2.36%) SLA
3 9 (1.52%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 182 (30.74%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (6.25%) Docker
5 26 (4.39%) NFS
6 17 (2.87%) vCloud
6 17 (2.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 16 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 14 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (2.20%) HDFS
11 12 (2.03%) KVM
12 11 (1.86%) XenApp
13 9 (1.52%) vSphere
14 8 (1.35%) Hyper-V
14 8 (1.35%) iptables
15 7 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (1.01%) Samba
16 6 (1.01%) Squid
17 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 78 (13.18%) Puppet
2 59 (9.97%) Ansible
3 36 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (3.89%) NetBackup
5 19 (3.21%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 15 (2.53%) Nagios
7 15 (2.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 15 (2.53%) vRealize
8 13 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 13 (2.20%) OpenAM
8 13 (2.20%) SCCM
8 13 (2.20%) ZABBIX
9 12 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.86%) Terraform
11 10 (1.69%) OpenIDM
11 10 (1.69%) Oracle Identity Management
11 10 (1.69%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.69%) yum
12 9 (1.52%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 165 (27.87%) Oracle
2 117 (19.76%) VMware
3 108 (18.24%) Red Hat
4 99 (16.72%) Microsoft
5 68 (11.49%) IBM
6 54 (9.12%) ServiceNow
7 47 (7.94%) HP
8 46 (7.77%) Cisco
9 33 (5.57%) NetApp
9 33 (5.57%) Veritas
10 29 (4.90%) Citrix
11 27 (4.56%) Sun
12 23 (3.89%) F5
12 23 (3.89%) Symantec
13 22 (3.72%) McAfee
14 21 (3.55%) Dell
14 21 (3.55%) EMC
15 19 (3.21%) Juniper
16 18 (3.04%) Google
17 17 (2.87%) Cloudera
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday