Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 302 397
Rank change year-on-year -56 +95 -3
Contract jobs citing LDAP 652 886 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.83% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 5.24% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 564 407
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £296 £305 £265
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 7
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £52.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.23% +79.31% -59.15%
10th Percentile £13.21 £43.79 £22.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £59.31 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.41 £52.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -72.30% +52.94% +57.41%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13580 16908 15979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.80% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8174 10312 9104
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £198 £223 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 830 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.73%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LDAP over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017. 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 -50 587 £447 +5.18% 39
UK excluding London -13 369 £400 +1.91% 23
London -82 273 £525 +10.53% 16
South East -55 123 £400 +6.67% 8
North of England +20 71 £361 -9.69% 6
Midlands +65 63 £345 +1.47% 1
West Midlands +47 37 £450 +32.35% 1
Scotland +7 34 £400 +17.65%
North East +41 32 £356 +4.78%
East of England -2 32 £447 -2.83% 5
East Midlands +17 26 £300 -21.36%
South West -13 23 £430 +10.97% 3
North West +14 21 £350 -17.65% 5
Northern Ireland -34 21 £488 -
Yorkshire +12 18 £363 -14.71% 1
Wales -9 1 £450 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 331 (50.77%) Linux
2 279 (42.79%) Active Directory
3 269 (41.26%) Windows
4 215 (32.98%) Unix
4 215 (32.98%) Oracle
5 210 (32.21%) Java
6 182 (27.91%) SQL
7 140 (21.47%) DNS
8 132 (20.25%) Firewall
9 130 (19.94%) Microsoft
10 129 (19.79%) Finance
11 118 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
11 118 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 114 (17.48%) Red Hat
13 113 (17.33%) VMware
14 109 (16.72%) PowerShell
15 108 (16.56%) DevOps
16 105 (16.10%) Python
17 102 (15.64%) Perl
18 98 (15.03%) Web Services
19 94 (14.42%) SQL Server
20 93 (14.26%) Kerberos
20 93 (14.26%) Jenkins
21 90 (13.80%) ITIL
22 88 (13.50%) JavaScript
23 87 (13.34%) JBoss
24 86 (13.19%) XML
25 83 (12.73%) Windows Server
26 81 (12.42%) Ansible
26 81 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure

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 87 (13.34%) JBoss
2 75 (11.50%) Apache
3 66 (10.12%) WebLogic
4 63 (9.66%) Tomcat
5 47 (7.21%) IIS
6 33 (5.06%) WebSphere
7 29 (4.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (3.83%) SharePoint
9 23 (3.53%) Confluence
10 20 (3.07%) OpenStack
10 20 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (2.61%) MQSeries
12 14 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (2.15%) WildFly
13 13 (1.99%) Liferay
14 12 (1.84%) Skype for Business
14 12 (1.84%) WebLogic Portal
15 10 (1.53%) iPlanet
15 10 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
16 9 (1.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (1.69%) Oracle Utilities
3 6 (0.92%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.75%) Office 365
3 29 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.91%) npm
5 14 (2.15%) IaaS
6 13 (1.99%) OpenShift
7 12 (1.84%) SaaS
8 11 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.53%) PaaS
10 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.31%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.31%) Route 53
13 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 140 (21.47%) DNS
2 132 (20.25%) Firewall
3 93 (14.26%) Kerberos
4 71 (10.89%) TCP/IP
5 68 (10.43%) DHCP
6 67 (10.28%) SSL
7 65 (9.97%) HTTP
8 52 (7.98%) VPN
9 46 (7.06%) Network Security
10 45 (6.90%) SSH
11 44 (6.75%) WAN
12 37 (5.67%) SAN
13 34 (5.21%) IPsec
14 30 (4.60%) LAN
15 29 (4.45%) Internet
16 26 (3.99%) NAS
17 22 (3.37%) FTP
17 22 (3.37%) SMTP
18 20 (3.07%) NetScaler
18 20 (3.07%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.28%) MySQL
3 38 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 33 (5.06%) Hadoop
5 21 (3.22%) DB2
5 21 (3.22%) MariaDB
6 18 (2.76%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.61%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.45%) Big Data
9 15 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (2.15%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.53%) HBase
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.07%) EDRMS
15 6 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 93 (14.26%) Jenkins
2 78 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.06%) Artifactory
3 33 (5.06%) JIRA
4 32 (4.91%) TeamCity
5 26 (3.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (2.91%) Maven
7 18 (2.76%) JUnit
8 13 (1.99%) Mockito
9 11 (1.69%) AppScan
10 10 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.38%) Fiddler
11 9 (1.38%) Vagrant
11 9 (1.38%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.23%) Hudson
13 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.07%) JMeter
13 7 (1.07%) Selenium
13 7 (1.07%) YourKit
General
1 129 (19.79%) Finance
2 71 (10.89%) Banking
3 27 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.15%) Legal
5 9 (1.38%) Publishing
6 8 (1.23%) Marketing
7 7 (1.07%) Law
7 7 (1.07%) Retail
8 6 (0.92%) Back Office
8 6 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
11 3 (0.46%) Local Government
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.31%) International Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 92 (14.11%) Administrator
2 79 (12.12%) Architect
3 73 (11.20%) Developer
4 71 (10.89%) Consultant
5 54 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 53 (8.13%) Linux Administrator
7 46 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
8 43 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 37 (5.67%) Linux Engineer
10 36 (5.52%) Analyst
11 29 (4.45%) Support Engineer
12 27 (4.14%) Security Consultant
13 24 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
13 24 (3.68%) Java Developer
14 18 (2.76%) Technical Support
14 18 (2.76%) Unix Engineer
14 18 (2.76%) Windows Engineer
15 16 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.45%) Network Engineer
15 16 (2.45%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (15.03%) Web Services
2 86 (13.19%) XML
3 68 (10.43%) .NET
3 68 (10.43%) REST
4 61 (9.36%) SOAP
5 58 (8.90%) SAML
6 56 (8.59%) HTML
7 54 (8.28%) J2EE
8 46 (7.06%) Spring
9 40 (6.13%) Node.js
10 38 (5.83%) Middleware
11 37 (5.67%) Hibernate
12 25 (3.83%) RESTful
13 23 (3.53%) CSS
14 21 (3.22%) SailPoint
15 20 (3.07%) ODBC
16 19 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
17 18 (2.76%) JPA
17 18 (2.76%) OAuth
18 16 (2.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 64 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (9.82%) PKI
3 36 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 35 (5.37%) Clustering
5 27 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.68%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.76%) DataPower
9 15 (2.30%) Mainframe
10 14 (2.15%) Replication
11 12 (1.84%) CMDB
11 12 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.38%) Grid Computing
14 8 (1.23%) IVR
14 8 (1.23%) Social Network
14 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
16 6 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 331 (50.77%) Linux
2 269 (41.26%) Windows
3 215 (32.98%) Unix
4 118 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (12.73%) Windows Server
6 54 (8.28%) CentOS
7 46 (7.06%) Solaris
7 46 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (5.98%) AIX
10 28 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 27 (4.14%) Windows 10
12 20 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (2.91%) HPUX
14 18 (2.76%) Mac OS X
15 17 (2.61%) Windows XP
16 14 (2.15%) SUSE
16 14 (2.15%) Windows 7
17 9 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (1.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.56%) DevOps
3 90 (13.80%) ITIL
4 71 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (9.66%) Configuration Management
6 58 (8.90%) Migration
7 51 (7.82%) Load Balancing
8 48 (7.36%) Change Management
9 47 (7.21%) Identity Access Management
10 43 (6.60%) OO
11 40 (6.13%) Information Security
12 39 (5.98%) Workflow
13 37 (5.67%) High Availability
13 37 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (5.52%) SOA
15 31 (4.75%) Open Source
16 30 (4.60%) Scrum
16 30 (4.60%) Test Automation
17 29 (4.45%) MVC
17 29 (4.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 210 (32.21%) Java
2 182 (27.91%) SQL
3 109 (16.72%) PowerShell
4 105 (16.10%) Python
5 102 (15.64%) Perl
6 88 (13.50%) JavaScript
7 77 (11.81%) Bash Shell
8 73 (11.20%) Shell Script
9 50 (7.67%) PL/SQL
10 37 (5.67%) Korn
11 32 (4.91%) C#
12 25 (3.83%) Ruby
13 16 (2.45%) Groovy
14 14 (2.15%) C
14 14 (2.15%) C-shell
15 11 (1.69%) C++
16 6 (0.92%) F#
16 6 (0.92%) PHP
16 6 (0.92%) VB
17 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 71 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.21%) Degree
4 13 (1.99%) ISEB
5 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.23%) CISSP
7 8 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.77%) CCNP
9 5 (0.77%) GCIH
9 5 (0.77%) GIAC
9 5 (0.77%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.77%) JNCIS
9 5 (0.77%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.61%) MCSE
10 4 (0.61%) RHCE
11 3 (0.46%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.84%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.07%) SLA
4 6 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.31%) GDPR
6 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 279 (42.79%) Active Directory
2 81 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.06%) NFS
4 43 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (5.52%) Docker
6 30 (4.60%) Hyper-V
7 28 (4.29%) KVM
8 24 (3.68%) Samba
9 19 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (1.69%) XenApp
13 10 (1.53%) vSphere
14 9 (1.38%) iptables
14 9 (1.38%) OpenAM
15 7 (1.07%) HDFS
16 6 (0.92%) OpenDJ
16 6 (0.92%) pfSense
16 6 (0.92%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 81 (12.42%) Ansible
2 64 (9.82%) Puppet
3 42 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.75%) SCCM
5 27 (4.14%) SCOM
6 24 (3.68%) NetBackup
7 20 (3.07%) Kubernetes
8 18 (2.76%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.61%) Nagios
9 17 (2.61%) yum
10 12 (1.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 11 (1.69%) CA Single Sign-On
11 11 (1.69%) OpenView
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 10 (1.53%) SCOrch
12 10 (1.53%) vRealize
13 9 (1.38%) Grafana
13 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 215 (32.98%) Oracle
2 130 (19.94%) Microsoft
3 114 (17.48%) Red Hat
4 113 (17.33%) VMware
5 78 (11.96%) IBM
6 71 (10.89%) Cisco
7 60 (9.20%) HP
8 46 (7.06%) Citrix
9 44 (6.75%) F5
10 40 (6.13%) ServiceNow
11 35 (5.37%) Sun
12 33 (5.06%) Veritas
13 29 (4.45%) Dell
14 27 (4.14%) McAfee
14 27 (4.14%) NetApp
15 22 (3.37%) ForgeRock
15 22 (3.37%) Sybase
15 22 (3.37%) Symantec
16 18 (2.76%) BMC
17 17 (2.61%) Juniper