Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 290 398
Rank change year-on-year -127 +108 +18
Contract jobs citing LDAP 558 888 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.84% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 5.44% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 561 419
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £280 £305 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 12
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £49.46 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.37% +32.78% -35.78%
10th Percentile £13.21 £40.39 £22.95
90th Percentile £40.00 £59.31 £48.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.41 £52.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -72.30% +14.29% +247.33%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 -130 514 £425 - 43
UK excluding London -81 296 £400 +6.67% 19
London -108 251 £500 +5.26% 24
South East -84 106 £400 +9.59% 10
Midlands +49 60 £325 -4.41% 1
North of England -42 58 £363 +3.57% 6
North East +25 35 £350 +2.94%
East Midlands +24 34 £288 -28.21% 1
Scotland -12 27 £388 +13.97%
West Midlands +26 26 £490 +44.12%
East of England -18 22 £475 +22.58% 1
North West -3 18 £425 -2.86% 3
South West -20 13 £443 +22.92% 1
Northern Ireland -31 8 £538 -
Yorkshire -28 5 £425 -2.86% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 263 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 255 (45.70%) Windows
3 254 (45.52%) Linux
4 170 (30.47%) Oracle
5 165 (29.57%) Unix
6 153 (27.42%) DNS
7 152 (27.24%) Java
8 128 (22.94%) SQL
9 125 (22.40%) Firewall
10 124 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 118 (21.15%) PowerShell
12 106 (19.00%) Red Hat
13 101 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 96 (17.20%) Python
14 96 (17.20%) Finance
15 95 (17.03%) VMware
16 92 (16.49%) Kerberos
17 91 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
18 90 (16.13%) TCP/IP
19 87 (15.59%) Perl
20 86 (15.41%) Windows Server
21 84 (15.05%) ITIL
22 78 (13.98%) Web Services
23 77 (13.80%) Apache
24 76 (13.62%) JBoss
24 76 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 75 (13.44%) Bash Shell
25 75 (13.44%) DevOps
25 75 (13.44%) PKI
26 74 (13.26%) DHCP

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 77 (13.80%) Apache
2 76 (13.62%) JBoss
3 66 (11.83%) WebLogic
4 55 (9.86%) Tomcat
5 29 (5.20%) IIS
6 28 (5.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 26 (4.66%) Confluence
7 26 (4.66%) WebSphere
8 21 (3.76%) OpenStack
9 19 (3.41%) MQSeries
10 18 (3.23%) SharePoint
11 16 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (2.69%) nginx
13 13 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
15 11 (1.97%) iPlanet
15 11 (1.97%) Oracle Application Server
16 10 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
18 8 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (8.60%) Office 365
3 33 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.33%) SaaS
5 10 (1.79%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.61%) IaaS
7 7 (1.25%) npm
7 7 (1.25%) PaaS
8 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.54%) Route 53
10 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 153 (27.42%) DNS
2 125 (22.40%) Firewall
3 92 (16.49%) Kerberos
4 90 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 74 (13.26%) DHCP
6 59 (10.57%) VPN
7 58 (10.39%) HTTP
8 54 (9.68%) SSL
9 48 (8.60%) SSH
9 48 (8.60%) WAN
10 39 (6.99%) SAN
11 37 (6.63%) IPsec
11 37 (6.63%) Network Security
12 32 (5.73%) LAN
13 29 (5.20%) Internet
14 25 (4.48%) OpenLDAP
15 24 (4.30%) FTP
15 24 (4.30%) NAS
16 22 (3.94%) SMTP
17 21 (3.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.35%) MySQL
3 23 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.41%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.69%) DB2
6 13 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.97%) MariaDB
7 11 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.25%) Big Data
10 7 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.25%) EDRMS
10 7 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.90%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.54%) Bigtable
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.42%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.09%) JIRA
4 16 (2.87%) Artifactory
5 13 (2.33%) Maven
6 12 (2.15%) JUnit
7 11 (1.97%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.43%) Mockito
10 7 (1.25%) JDeveloper
10 7 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.25%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.08%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.90%) Subversion
13 4 (0.72%) AppScan
13 4 (0.72%) JMeter
13 4 (0.72%) Log4j
General
1 96 (17.20%) Finance
2 44 (7.89%) Banking
3 24 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.97%) Legal
4 11 (1.97%) Publishing
5 8 (1.43%) Marketing
6 7 (1.25%) Law
7 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.72%) Electronics
8 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) International Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (13.98%) Administrator
2 65 (11.65%) Architect
2 65 (11.65%) Developer
3 60 (10.75%) Consultant
4 46 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
5 45 (8.06%) Linux Administrator
6 42 (7.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 40 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (6.27%) Linux Engineer
9 31 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (5.20%) Analyst
11 26 (4.66%) Support Engineer
12 24 (4.30%) Active Directory Engineer
13 20 (3.58%) Security Consultant
13 20 (3.58%) Windows Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) ServiceNow Developer
15 17 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (2.87%) Java Developer
16 16 (2.87%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.98%) Web Services
2 70 (12.54%) XML
3 55 (9.86%) SAML
4 52 (9.32%) REST
5 49 (8.78%) .NET
6 48 (8.60%) J2EE
7 47 (8.42%) SOAP
8 41 (7.35%) HTML
9 39 (6.99%) Spring
10 32 (5.73%) Hibernate
11 25 (4.48%) Middleware
11 25 (4.48%) Node.js
11 25 (4.48%) OAuth
12 23 (4.12%) OpenID
13 19 (3.41%) SailPoint
14 17 (3.05%) RESTful
15 14 (2.51%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (2.51%) JPA
16 13 (2.33%) LAMP
16 13 (2.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.44%) PKI
2 74 (13.26%) Data Centre
3 64 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.56%) Clustering
5 30 (5.38%) Computer Science
6 25 (4.48%) Replication
7 22 (3.94%) CMDB
8 21 (3.76%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.69%) Client/Server
10 14 (2.51%) DataPower
10 14 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.79%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.79%) User Experience
13 9 (1.61%) Grid Computing
13 9 (1.61%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.25%) Spread Betting
15 6 (1.08%) CESG
15 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
15 6 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 255 (45.70%) Windows
2 254 (45.52%) Linux
3 165 (29.57%) Unix
4 101 (18.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (15.41%) Windows Server
6 42 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (6.81%) Solaris
8 38 (6.81%) Ubuntu
9 35 (6.27%) CentOS
9 35 (6.27%) Windows 10
10 31 (5.56%) AIX
11 22 (3.94%) HPUX
11 22 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (3.76%) Windows XP
13 20 (3.58%) Debian
14 18 (3.23%) Windows 7
15 14 (2.51%) SUSE
16 13 (2.33%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (15.05%) ITIL
3 75 (13.44%) DevOps
4 62 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 53 (9.50%) Migration
6 44 (7.89%) Information Security
7 38 (6.81%) Identity Access Management
8 37 (6.63%) Change Management
8 37 (6.63%) Load Balancing
8 37 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
9 36 (6.45%) SOA
10 35 (6.27%) High Availability
10 35 (6.27%) OO
11 33 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (5.38%) Problem Management
14 29 (5.20%) Workflow
15 28 (5.02%) Open Source
16 25 (4.48%) Analytics
16 25 (4.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (27.24%) Java
2 128 (22.94%) SQL
3 118 (21.15%) PowerShell
4 96 (17.20%) Python
5 87 (15.59%) Perl
6 75 (13.44%) Bash Shell
7 66 (11.83%) JavaScript
8 45 (8.06%) PL/SQL
9 44 (7.89%) Shell Script
10 40 (7.17%) Korn
11 30 (5.38%) C#
12 24 (4.30%) Ruby
13 15 (2.69%) C-shell
14 14 (2.51%) C
15 13 (2.33%) PHP
16 12 (2.15%) Groovy
17 7 (1.25%) C++
17 7 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 6 (1.08%) VB
19 5 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 74 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 66 (11.83%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.94%) Degree
4 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.79%) ISEB
6 9 (1.61%) CISSP
6 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.90%) CCNP
8 5 (0.90%) GCIH
8 5 (0.90%) GIAC
8 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.90%) MCSE
9 4 (0.72%) OSCP
9 4 (0.72%) RHCE
9 4 (0.72%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.54%) CISM
10 3 (0.54%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 10 (1.79%) SLA
2 9 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.61%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.54%) GDPR
4 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 263 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 76 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.96%) NFS
4 40 (7.17%) Hyper-V
5 30 (5.38%) KVM
6 29 (5.20%) Samba
6 29 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.30%) Docker
8 22 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (2.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 13 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.79%) pfSense
13 8 (1.43%) iptables
14 7 (1.25%) Firmware
14 7 (1.25%) OpenDJ
14 7 (1.25%) Openswan
15 6 (1.08%) Gluster
16 5 (0.90%) Postfix
16 5 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (11.83%) Ansible
2 58 (10.39%) Puppet
3 42 (7.53%) SCCM
4 33 (5.91%) SCOM
5 24 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.05%) Nagios
7 16 (2.87%) CA Single Sign-On
8 14 (2.51%) yum
9 12 (2.15%) Kubernetes
9 12 (2.15%) NetBackup
9 12 (2.15%) OpenView
10 11 (1.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 10 (1.79%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.79%) Tivoli
12 8 (1.43%) Grafana
12 8 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
12 8 (1.43%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 170 (30.47%) Oracle
2 124 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 106 (19.00%) Red Hat
4 95 (17.03%) VMware
5 67 (12.01%) Cisco
6 53 (9.50%) IBM
7 46 (8.24%) HP
8 42 (7.53%) Citrix
9 41 (7.35%) ServiceNow
10 32 (5.73%) F5
10 32 (5.73%) Sun
11 28 (5.02%) Veritas
12 23 (4.12%) ForgeRock
13 20 (3.58%) Dell
14 18 (3.23%) BMC
14 18 (3.23%) CheckPoint
14 18 (3.23%) McAfee
14 18 (3.23%) Sybase
15 17 (3.05%) Atlassian
16 14 (2.51%) Remedy