Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 319 398
Rank change year-on-year -173 +79 0
Contract jobs citing LDAP 417 705 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.73% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 2.33% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 442 397
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £285 £310 £281
90th Percentile £618 £613 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +12.00% -1.64% -6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 23
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £49.46 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.53% +70.55% -24.18%
10th Percentile £15.27 £33.88 £20.40
90th Percentile £29.95 £74.34 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £49.46 £45.50
% change year-on-year -66.83% +8.70% +25.52%

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 32,393 30,289 30,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.54% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,054 20,969 21,477
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 344 541
UK median hourly rate £40.15 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £19.00 £15.58 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.12 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% +0.65% +10.71%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 -163 387 £475 +11.11% 74
London -144 209 £525 +10.53% 37
UK excluding London -132 197 £420 +12.00% 40
South East -61 65 £400 +12.28% 18
Midlands -4 34 £288 -15.44% 5
North of England -76 32 £375 +7.14% 6
South West +23 30 £525 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +13 22 £280 -20.57% 2
North West -24 18 £388 -3.13% 1
Scotland -26 18 £388 +13.97% 2
East of England -13 15 £475 +40.74% 4
West Midlands -23 12 £325 -4.41% 3
North East +7 9 £375 +10.29%
Yorkshire -45 5 £500 +11.11% 5
Wales 0 2 £463 -2.63%
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 186 (44.60%) Linux
2 177 (42.45%) Active Directory
3 152 (36.45%) Windows
4 107 (25.66%) Unix
5 94 (22.54%) Kerberos
6 90 (21.58%) Oracle
7 89 (21.34%) Java
7 89 (21.34%) Red Hat
8 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (20.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 86 (20.62%) DNS
10 85 (20.38%) Finance
11 82 (19.66%) Microsoft
12 79 (18.94%) Firewall
13 76 (18.23%) Security Cleared
14 75 (17.99%) Web Services
14 75 (17.99%) Ansible
15 74 (17.75%) VMware
16 73 (17.51%) PowerShell
16 73 (17.51%) TCP/IP
17 71 (17.03%) SQL
17 71 (17.03%) DevOps
17 71 (17.03%) Git (software)
18 67 (16.07%) SC Cleared
19 66 (15.83%) Python
20 58 (13.91%) Windows Server
21 56 (13.43%) ITIL
22 54 (12.95%) Migration
22 54 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
22 54 (12.95%) REST

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 (11.75%) Apache
2 32 (7.67%) WebLogic
3 31 (7.43%) Tomcat
4 25 (6.00%) JBoss
5 21 (5.04%) Confluence
6 19 (4.56%) nginx
7 12 (2.88%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.88%) IIS
8 11 (2.64%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.64%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.96%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.96%) SAS
13 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 54 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (8.63%) Office 365
3 32 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.60%) IaaS
5 12 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.88%) OpenShift
6 10 (2.40%) PaaS
7 6 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.96%) SaaS
9 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.48%) GitHub
10 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.48%) Route 53
11 1 (0.24%) Boomi
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.54%) Kerberos
2 86 (20.62%) DNS
3 79 (18.94%) Firewall
4 73 (17.51%) TCP/IP
5 48 (11.51%) DHCP
6 46 (11.03%) HTTP
7 41 (9.83%) Network Security
8 33 (7.91%) SSL
9 29 (6.95%) IPsec
10 26 (6.24%) SSH
10 26 (6.24%) VPN
11 23 (5.52%) SAN
12 22 (5.28%) SMTP
12 22 (5.28%) WAN
13 19 (4.56%) LAN
14 16 (3.84%) FTP
15 13 (3.12%) VoIP
16 12 (2.88%) MPLS
17 11 (2.64%) Internet
18 10 (2.40%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.67%) Hadoop
2 30 (7.19%) MySQL
3 23 (5.52%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.12%) Big Data
6 11 (2.64%) Apache Hive
7 10 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.16%) Impala
8 9 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.44%) DB2
10 5 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.20%) HBase
10 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.96%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 71 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 42 (10.07%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.24%) JIRA
4 22 (5.28%) Maven
5 17 (4.08%) Vagrant
6 13 (3.12%) JUnit
7 11 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.92%) Mockito
9 6 (1.44%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.44%) Subversion
10 5 (1.20%) Ant
10 5 (1.20%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.96%) GitLab
11 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.72%) Hudson
13 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 85 (20.38%) Finance
2 29 (6.95%) Banking
3 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.64%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.68%) Publishing
7 5 (1.20%) Legal
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (15.35%) Developer
2 53 (12.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (11.51%) Architect
4 47 (11.27%) Administrator
5 37 (8.87%) Consultant
6 31 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (5.28%) Linux Administrator
8 22 (5.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.04%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (4.80%) Active Directory Engineer
11 18 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 18 (4.32%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.84%) Technical Architect
13 15 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
13 15 (3.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 14 (3.36%) Support Engineer
15 13 (3.12%) Active Directory Specialist
15 13 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.88%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (17.99%) Web Services
2 54 (12.95%) REST
3 42 (10.07%) SOAP
4 36 (8.63%) XML
5 33 (7.91%) SAML
6 28 (6.71%) HTML
7 23 (5.52%) SailPoint
8 22 (5.28%) Spring
9 21 (5.04%) .NET
10 19 (4.56%) J2EE
11 18 (4.32%) Middleware
11 18 (4.32%) OpenID
12 17 (4.08%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.60%) RESTful
14 14 (3.36%) LAMP
15 13 (3.12%) CSS
16 12 (2.88%) AngularJS
16 12 (2.88%) OAuth
17 10 (2.40%) JPA
17 10 (2.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.75%) PKI
2 48 (11.51%) Data Centre
3 45 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.00%) Replication
5 21 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 20 (4.80%) CMDB
7 17 (4.08%) Clustering
8 15 (3.60%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.16%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.92%) User Experience
12 7 (1.68%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.68%) DataPower
12 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.44%) CESG
14 4 (0.96%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 186 (44.60%) Linux
2 152 (36.45%) Windows
3 107 (25.66%) Unix
4 87 (20.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (13.91%) Windows Server
6 43 (10.31%) CentOS
7 29 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (5.76%) Ubuntu
10 23 (5.52%) Windows 10
11 19 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (3.84%) Debian
13 12 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.88%) Solaris
14 11 (2.64%) Windows 7
15 9 (2.16%) AIX
16 7 (1.68%) HPUX
17 4 (0.96%) Fedora
17 4 (0.96%) Scientific Linux
17 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (17.03%) DevOps
3 56 (13.43%) ITIL
4 54 (12.95%) Migration
5 51 (12.23%) Configuration Management
6 41 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (8.39%) Identity Access Management
8 34 (8.15%) Information Security
9 26 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (5.76%) Service Management
11 23 (5.52%) Analytics
12 21 (5.04%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (4.80%) Identity Management
13 20 (4.80%) Refactoring
13 20 (4.80%) Server Virtualisation
14 19 (4.56%) Change Management
14 19 (4.56%) Incident Management
14 19 (4.56%) ITSM
15 17 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (3.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.34%) Java
2 73 (17.51%) PowerShell
3 71 (17.03%) SQL
4 66 (15.83%) Python
5 47 (11.27%) Bash Shell
6 41 (9.83%) JavaScript
7 38 (9.11%) Shell Script
8 28 (6.71%) Perl
9 22 (5.28%) Ruby
10 16 (3.84%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.88%) PHP
12 11 (2.64%) BeanShell
12 11 (2.64%) C
12 11 (2.64%) C#
13 9 (2.16%) Korn
14 8 (1.92%) Groovy
15 7 (1.68%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.44%) VBA
17 4 (0.96%) C++
17 4 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 67 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.56%) Degree
4 13 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.68%) CISSP
6 7 (1.68%) MCSE
7 5 (1.20%) RHCE
8 4 (0.96%) SANS
9 3 (0.72%) ISEB
9 3 (0.72%) OSCP
10 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CISM
10 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCITP
10 2 (0.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.48%) MCTS
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.60%) QA
2 9 (2.16%) SLA
3 8 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.96%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.72%) GDPR
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 177 (42.45%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.79%) Docker
3 39 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (5.04%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.08%) NFS
5 17 (4.08%) Samba
6 16 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.36%) KVM
8 12 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.16%) vSphere
10 8 (1.92%) HDFS
11 6 (1.44%) iptables
11 6 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.20%) vCloud
12 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.96%) Firmware
13 4 (0.96%) Gluster
13 4 (0.96%) pfSense
14 3 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 75 (17.99%) Ansible
2 53 (12.71%) Single Sign-On
3 47 (11.27%) Puppet
4 32 (7.67%) SCCM
5 24 (5.76%) SCOM
6 18 (4.32%) Terraform
7 17 (4.08%) CA Single Sign-On
8 15 (3.60%) BladeLogic
9 14 (3.36%) Kubernetes
10 12 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (2.64%) HAProxy
11 11 (2.64%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (2.16%) Nagios
14 8 (1.92%) Oozie
15 7 (1.68%) Grafana
15 7 (1.68%) Kibana
16 6 (1.44%) AirWatch
16 6 (1.44%) Tivoli
16 6 (1.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 90 (21.58%) Oracle
2 89 (21.34%) Red Hat
3 82 (19.66%) Microsoft
4 74 (17.75%) VMware
5 49 (11.75%) ServiceNow
6 27 (6.47%) IBM
7 22 (5.28%) Cisco
8 17 (4.08%) HP
9 16 (3.84%) Citrix
10 12 (2.88%) Cloudera
10 12 (2.88%) F5
10 12 (2.88%) McAfee
10 12 (2.88%) SaltStack
11 11 (2.64%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.64%) BMC
11 11 (2.64%) Dell
11 11 (2.64%) ForgeRock
11 11 (2.64%) Veritas
12 10 (2.40%) NetApp
13 9 (2.16%) Sun