Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 462 489
Rank change year-on-year +29 +27 +39
Contract jobs citing LDAP 197 259 436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.35% 1.31% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 181 280
Median daily rate £475 £513 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.33% +0.53%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £313
90th Percentile £588 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -1.25% +11.11% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 4
Median hourly rate £66.00 £40.00 £35.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% +11.65% +46.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.50 £40.00 £35.83
% change year-on-year +51.25% +11.65% +30.27%

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 14,628 19,832 32,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.41% 30.03% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,352 13,949 23,176
Median daily rate £492 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.65% +2.56% +4.84%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.99% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 184 258
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.96 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +10.49% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24.30 £19.95 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.60 £78.38 £60.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

LDAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LDAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LDAP.

Daily rate trend for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LDAP over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for LDAP in the UK

LDAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LDAP.

Hourly rate trend 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 7 March 2021. 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 +54 113 £475 -5.00% 51
UK excluding London +79 90 £494 -1.25% 37
Work from Home -184 66 £469 -12.66% 8
London +23 53 £498 -5.24% 21
Scotland +13 36 £510 -7.27% 7
South East +90 27 £450 -10.00% 7
Midlands +34 11 £400 -17.95% 7
South West +62 8 £525 +2.44% 6
North of England +68 6 £475 +11.76% 10
West Midlands +17 5 £400 -17.95% 3
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 4
North West +43 4 £500 +17.65% 5
East of England +57 3 £375 +15.38%
Yorkshire +46 1 £450 +12.50% 2
North East +27 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 132 (67.01%) Active Directory
2 79 (40.10%) Security Cleared
3 67 (34.01%) DNS
4 66 (33.50%) Microsoft
5 61 (30.96%) SC Cleared
6 60 (30.46%) Kerberos
7 57 (28.93%) PKI
8 55 (27.92%) Replication
9 53 (26.90%) Identity Management
10 52 (26.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 48 (24.37%) X.500
11 48 (24.37%) Azure
12 41 (20.81%) PowerShell
13 39 (19.80%) ServiceNow
14 38 (19.29%) Single Sign-On
15 36 (18.27%) Web Services
15 36 (18.27%) Linux
16 32 (16.24%) REST
17 29 (14.72%) DV Cleared
17 29 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (14.72%) Java
18 28 (14.21%) SailPoint
19 27 (13.71%) Oracle
19 27 (13.71%) SAML
20 26 (13.20%) Windows
20 26 (13.20%) CyberArk
20 26 (13.20%) Identity Access Management
21 25 (12.69%) SQL
21 25 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (12.69%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (6.09%) Apache
2 9 (4.57%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.06%) CMS
3 8 (4.06%) Confluence
3 8 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.54%) IIS
6 4 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.02%) JBoss
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.51%) nginx
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (24.37%) Azure
2 23 (11.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (10.66%) AWS
4 13 (6.60%) IaaS
4 13 (6.60%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (6.09%) SaaS
6 11 (5.58%) PaaS
7 8 (4.06%) GitHub
8 5 (2.54%) GCP
9 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.52%) G Suite
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.02%) Serverless
11 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (34.01%) DNS
2 60 (30.46%) Kerberos
3 48 (24.37%) X.500
4 22 (11.17%) SSL
5 12 (6.09%) HTTP
6 11 (5.58%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.08%) SMTP
7 10 (5.08%) SSH
8 8 (4.06%) Firewall
8 8 (4.06%) FTP
8 8 (4.06%) SNMP
9 7 (3.55%) DHCP
10 4 (2.03%) NAS
10 4 (2.03%) Network Security
10 4 (2.03%) SAN
11 3 (1.52%) 5G
11 3 (1.52%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.52%) POP3
11 3 (1.52%) VPN
11 3 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.54%) MySQL
5 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.03%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.02%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) Tableau
8 1 (0.51%) Ingres
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.14%) JIRA
2 8 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.54%) Artifactory
3 5 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.54%) Subversion
3 5 (2.54%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.03%) Serena SBM
5 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.02%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
6 2 (1.02%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.51%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.51%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) Mockito
7 1 (0.51%) Postman
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (6.60%) Finance
2 5 (2.54%) Banking
2 5 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.52%) International Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (16.24%) Consultant
1 32 (16.24%) Developer
2 17 (8.63%) Active Directory Engineer
3 16 (8.12%) ServiceNow Developer
4 14 (7.11%) Administrator
4 14 (7.11%) Architect
5 9 (4.57%) Active Directory Consultant
6 7 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.05%) CyberArk Consultant
7 6 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.05%) SailPoint Engineer
8 5 (2.54%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (2.03%) Active Directory Specialist
9 4 (2.03%) CyberArk Engineer
9 4 (2.03%) Identity Management Consultant
9 4 (2.03%) Management Consultant
9 4 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (1.52%) CyberArk Specialist
10 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 3 (1.52%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.27%) Web Services
2 32 (16.24%) REST
3 28 (14.21%) SailPoint
4 27 (13.71%) SAML
5 22 (11.17%) XML
6 18 (9.14%) AngularJS
6 18 (9.14%) HTML
6 18 (9.14%) SOAP
7 15 (7.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (7.11%) CSS
9 11 (5.58%) J2EE
9 11 (5.58%) OAuth
9 11 (5.58%) OpenID
10 10 (5.08%) JDBC
10 10 (5.08%) Node.js
11 8 (4.06%) .NET
12 6 (3.05%) Middleware
12 6 (3.05%) ODBC
13 4 (2.03%) Ajax
13 4 (2.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.93%) PKI
2 55 (27.92%) Replication
3 16 (8.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.06%) Clustering
5 7 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.05%) CMDB
6 6 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.54%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.54%) YubiKey
8 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.52%) DataPower
9 3 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.02%) User Experience
11 1 (0.51%) HACMP
11 1 (0.51%) IVR
11 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.27%) Linux
2 26 (13.20%) Windows
3 21 (10.66%) Unix
4 15 (7.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) CentOS
7 3 (1.52%) Solaris
7 3 (1.52%) VMS
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.02%) AIX
8 2 (1.02%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.90%) Identity Management
2 29 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.20%) Identity Access Management
4 25 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (9.64%) Configuration Management
5 19 (9.64%) DevOps
5 19 (9.64%) Workflow
6 17 (8.63%) ITIL
7 15 (7.61%) Migration
8 14 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (7.11%) High Availability
9 12 (6.09%) Change Management
9 12 (6.09%) Information Security
10 11 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.08%) Technical Leadership
12 9 (4.57%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.57%) SIEM
12 9 (4.57%) Task Automation
13 8 (4.06%) Computer Science
13 8 (4.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.81%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.72%) Java
3 25 (12.69%) SQL
4 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.11%) Python
6 13 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.08%) Perl
8 9 (4.57%) BeanShell
9 8 (4.06%) C#
10 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.03%) XPath
12 3 (1.52%) Ruby
13 2 (1.02%) AWK
13 2 (1.02%) C
13 2 (1.02%) Groovy
13 2 (1.02%) sed
14 1 (0.51%) VB
14 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (40.10%) Security Cleared
2 61 (30.96%) SC Cleared
3 29 (14.72%) DV Cleared
4 25 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (11.68%) MCSE
6 7 (3.55%) Degree
7 6 (3.05%) CISSP
7 6 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.52%) CCNP
8 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.02%) CCNA
9 2 (1.02%) CISA
9 2 (1.02%) CISM
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.02%) RHCE
9 2 (1.02%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.51%) MCSD
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) GDPR
1 4 (2.03%) NIST
1 4 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.52%) NCSC
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) GxP
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 132 (67.01%) Active Directory
2 52 (26.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 12 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.06%) NDS
4 8 (4.06%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 7 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.52%) Docker
6 3 (1.52%) NFS
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.52%) Samba
7 2 (1.02%) Firmware
7 2 (1.02%) KVM
7 2 (1.02%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.02%) Postfix
7 2 (1.02%) qmail
7 2 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.02%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.02%) vSphere
7 2 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (19.29%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (6.09%) Ansible
3 10 (5.08%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (3.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 7 (3.55%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.54%) Control-M
5 5 (2.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.54%) Netcool
5 5 (2.54%) PingFederate
5 5 (2.54%) QRadar
5 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.03%) Icinga
6 4 (2.03%) WSUS
7 3 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.52%) MIIS
7 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.52%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.80%) ServiceNow
3 27 (13.71%) Oracle
4 26 (13.20%) CyberArk
5 16 (8.12%) VMware
6 14 (7.11%) HP
7 13 (6.60%) IBM
7 13 (6.60%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.09%) ForgeRock
9 9 (4.57%) NetIQ
9 9 (4.57%) Okta
9 9 (4.57%) Remedy
10 8 (4.06%) BeyondTrust
10 8 (4.06%) Qualys
11 7 (3.55%) SAP
11 7 (3.55%) Splunk
12 6 (3.05%) BMC
13 5 (2.54%) EMC
13 5 (2.54%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.03%) Cisco