Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 365 316
Rank change year-on-year -81 -49 +98
Contract jobs citing LDAP 513 610 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 1.97% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 366 534
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £305
90th Percentile £638 £617 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £393
% change year-on-year +2.18% +2.23% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 17
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -23.08% +78.27%
10th Percentile £21.05 £32.50 £37.35
90th Percentile £73.50 £40.00 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.67% -45.45% +88.55%

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 35,210 31,027 31,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.40% 32.45% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,875 21,424 22,143
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £291
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 382 385
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Top 15 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 14 August 2018. 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 -83 471 £463 +2.78% 57
London -13 263 £550 +4.76% 33
UK excluding London -96 240 £410 +2.18% 29
South East -42 96 £416 +4.06% 9
North of England -37 45 £400 +12.68% 3
Scotland -21 34 £438 -2.78% 5
Midlands -34 26 £325 -18.75% 1
East of England -16 22 £425 - 4
North West -10 21 £400 +14.29%
Yorkshire -18 17 £390 +7.59% 3
South West -14 15 £488 +12.72% 7
East Midlands +3 14 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -44 12 £360 -20.00% 1
North East -29 7 £428 +20.00%
Wales -15 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 208 (40.55%) Linux
2 154 (30.02%) Active Directory
3 151 (29.43%) Java
4 139 (27.10%) Windows
5 131 (25.54%) Kerberos
6 127 (24.76%) SQL
7 118 (23.00%) SAML
7 118 (23.00%) Single Sign-On
8 115 (22.42%) Unix
9 100 (19.49%) Microsoft
10 98 (19.10%) Oracle
11 96 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (17.54%) DevOps
13 89 (17.35%) Finance
14 88 (17.15%) Ansible
15 87 (16.96%) Security Cleared
16 85 (16.57%) DNS
17 83 (16.18%) PKI
18 80 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
19 78 (15.20%) Python
20 76 (14.81%) Identity Management
21 75 (14.62%) SC Cleared
22 70 (13.65%) SQL Server
23 69 (13.45%) Web Services
23 69 (13.45%) Docker
24 68 (13.26%) Red Hat
25 66 (12.87%) XML
26 65 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
27 63 (12.28%) Firewall
27 63 (12.28%) PowerShell

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 (10.92%) Apache
2 51 (9.94%) Tomcat
3 48 (9.36%) nginx
4 35 (6.82%) IIS
4 35 (6.82%) WebLogic
5 31 (6.04%) Apache Spark
6 23 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 18 (3.51%) JBoss
8 17 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (3.12%) Skype for Business
10 14 (2.73%) Gunicorn
11 13 (2.53%) Confluence
12 12 (2.34%) SharePoint
12 12 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (2.14%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (1.95%) OpenStack
15 9 (1.75%) Appian
15 9 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
16 7 (1.36%) MS Exchange
17 6 (1.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (2.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (0.97%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.58%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 80 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.48%) PaaS
4 20 (3.90%) IaaS
5 18 (3.51%) Office 365
5 18 (3.51%) SaaS
6 15 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.73%) Route 53
7 14 (2.73%) Serverless
8 13 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.36%) AWS CloudTrail
9 7 (1.36%) GitHub
10 6 (1.17%) npm
11 4 (0.78%) Datadog
11 4 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (25.54%) Kerberos
2 85 (16.57%) DNS
3 63 (12.28%) Firewall
4 62 (12.09%) SSL
5 41 (7.99%) DHCP
6 33 (6.43%) HTTP
6 33 (6.43%) TCP/IP
7 31 (6.04%) VPN
8 26 (5.07%) Network Security
9 25 (4.87%) SAN
10 17 (3.31%) SSH
11 16 (3.12%) Internet
11 16 (3.12%) LAN
12 14 (2.73%) Skype
13 13 (2.53%) NAS
13 13 (2.53%) VoIP
14 12 (2.34%) WAN
15 11 (2.14%) Wireshark
16 10 (1.95%) SNMP
16 10 (1.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.41%) MySQL
3 34 (6.63%) Big Data
4 33 (6.43%) Hadoop
5 32 (6.24%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.70%) HBase
7 16 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (3.12%) Apache Hive
7 16 (3.12%) DB2
8 15 (2.92%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.14%) QlikView
10 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.75%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.36%) Cloudera CDH
12 7 (1.36%) Impala
12 7 (1.36%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.17%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 49 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.19%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.85%) Artifactory
4 29 (5.65%) JIRA
5 24 (4.68%) Bitbucket
6 16 (3.12%) Maven
7 14 (2.73%) JDeveloper
7 14 (2.73%) Subversion
8 8 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.17%) Selenium
10 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.97%) GitLab
10 5 (0.97%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.78%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.78%) JUnit
11 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.58%) Ant
12 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.58%) Xcode
General
1 89 (17.35%) Finance
2 50 (9.75%) Banking
3 17 (3.31%) Law
4 15 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.14%) Legal
6 10 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Publishing
9 4 (0.78%) Retail
10 3 (0.58%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) German Language
10 3 (0.58%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) International Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (19.49%) Developer
2 55 (10.72%) Administrator
2 55 (10.72%) Architect
3 50 (9.75%) Consultant
4 36 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (4.68%) Java Developer
7 23 (4.48%) Big Data Engineer
8 22 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
8 22 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 22 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 21 (4.09%) Data Engineer
10 19 (3.70%) Analyst
11 18 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.12%) Security Architect
13 15 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.92%) Unix Engineer
14 14 (2.73%) Unix Administrator
15 13 (2.53%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (2.53%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (23.00%) SAML
2 69 (13.45%) Web Services
3 66 (12.87%) XML
4 51 (9.94%) SOAP
5 39 (7.60%) HTML
5 39 (7.60%) OAuth
6 35 (6.82%) Middleware
7 33 (6.43%) REST
8 32 (6.24%) SailPoint
9 30 (5.85%) .NET
10 25 (4.87%) J2EE
10 25 (4.87%) Kafka
11 21 (4.09%) OAuth2
11 21 (4.09%) SPNEGO
12 20 (3.90%) Node.js
13 18 (3.51%) WCF
14 16 (3.12%) RESTful
15 14 (2.73%) Windows Identity Foundation
16 13 (2.53%) JSP
17 12 (2.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.18%) PKI
2 57 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.60%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.90%) Clustering
4 20 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.90%) Replication
5 17 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.92%) DataPower
7 14 (2.73%) Mainframe
8 12 (2.34%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.75%) User Experience
10 8 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.36%) Fintech
11 7 (1.36%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.36%) Web 2.0
12 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 208 (40.55%) Linux
2 139 (27.10%) Windows
3 115 (22.42%) Unix
4 55 (10.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (9.16%) Ubuntu
6 44 (8.58%) Windows Server
7 36 (7.02%) Solaris
8 26 (5.07%) CentOS
9 25 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (3.90%) AIX
12 8 (1.56%) SUSE
12 8 (1.56%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.17%) FreeBSD
13 6 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.58%) Android
16 3 (0.58%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (17.54%) DevOps
3 76 (14.81%) Identity Management
4 65 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (11.50%) ITIL
6 52 (10.14%) Migration
7 51 (9.94%) SOA
8 49 (9.55%) Configuration Management
9 47 (9.16%) Identity Access Management
10 45 (8.77%) Workflow
11 43 (8.38%) Scrum
12 36 (7.02%) Project Management
13 31 (6.04%) Service Management
14 29 (5.65%) Analytics
14 29 (5.65%) Release Management
15 28 (5.46%) Information Security
16 27 (5.26%) Capacity Management
16 27 (5.26%) Test Automation
17 25 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
18 24 (4.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 151 (29.43%) Java
2 127 (24.76%) SQL
3 78 (15.20%) Python
4 63 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 53 (10.33%) JavaScript
6 40 (7.80%) Bash Shell
7 38 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 31 (6.04%) Perl
9 26 (5.07%) C#
10 16 (3.12%) C++
11 9 (1.75%) BeanShell
11 9 (1.75%) Ruby
12 8 (1.56%) PHP
13 6 (1.17%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.17%) Java 8
13 6 (1.17%) PyPy
13 6 (1.17%) Scala
13 6 (1.17%) XPath
14 5 (0.97%) VB
14 5 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 75 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.12%) Degree
4 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.56%) CCNA
6 8 (1.56%) CCNP
6 8 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.56%) MCSE
7 6 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.97%) RHCE
8 5 (0.97%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.78%) CISSP
9 4 (0.78%) RHCVA
10 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.58%) MBA
11 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.68%) SLA
2 18 (3.51%) QA
3 16 (3.12%) GDPR
4 15 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (30.02%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.45%) Docker
3 46 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.31%) vSphere
5 16 (3.12%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.73%) HDFS
7 14 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.53%) NFS
9 12 (2.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 12 (2.34%) Samba
10 11 (2.14%) iptables
11 9 (1.75%) Hyper-V
11 9 (1.75%) XenApp
12 8 (1.56%) KVM
12 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.36%) Firmware
13 7 (1.36%) Postfix
13 7 (1.36%) Varnish
14 6 (1.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 118 (23.00%) Single Sign-On
2 88 (17.15%) Ansible
3 45 (8.77%) CA Single Sign-On
4 36 (7.02%) Puppet
5 29 (5.65%) Terraform
6 28 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (4.29%) Kubernetes
8 14 (2.73%) Oracle Identity Management
8 14 (2.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 12 (2.34%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.14%) Oozie
10 11 (2.14%) SELinux
11 10 (1.95%) Nagios
11 10 (1.95%) yum
12 9 (1.75%) Forum Sentry
13 8 (1.56%) HP ALM
14 7 (1.36%) HAProxy
14 7 (1.36%) HP Fortify
14 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (1.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 100 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 98 (19.10%) Oracle
3 68 (13.26%) Red Hat
4 59 (11.50%) VMware
5 49 (9.55%) ServiceNow
6 42 (8.19%) Cisco
7 37 (7.21%) HP
8 31 (6.04%) BMC
9 30 (5.85%) Axway
10 28 (5.46%) CA
11 25 (4.87%) Sun
12 24 (4.68%) Citrix
13 23 (4.48%) ForgeRock
13 23 (4.48%) IBM
14 22 (4.29%) Cloudera
14 22 (4.29%) Splunk
15 18 (3.51%) McAfee
16 17 (3.31%) CyberArk
17 16 (3.12%) Centrify
18 15 (2.92%) F5