Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 374 347
Rank change year-on-year -101 -27 +41
Contract jobs citing LDAP 444 573 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.96% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 361 487
UK median daily rate £470 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +8.24% +4.29%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 16
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £67.89 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.49% +37.26% +69.56%
10th Percentile £21.13 £39.25 £26.63
90th Percentile £73.13 £74.62 £57.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £72.89 £50.00
% change year-on-year -62.27% +45.78% +71.41%

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 33,402 29,276 30,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.32% 32.05% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,473 20,245 21,269
UK median daily rate £470 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 377 418
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £55.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% +7.14%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -108 410 £475 +2.70% 49
London -71 220 £531 +1.19% 27
UK excluding London -98 215 £425 - 28
South East -64 68 £425 - 11
North of England -34 49 £413 +3.13% 5
South West +7 29 £525 +22.09% 2
North West -26 24 £413 +3.13% 2
Scotland -29 24 £438 -2.78% 4
East of England -14 22 £435 +2.72% 4
Midlands -24 19 £355 -16.96%
Yorkshire -27 16 £390 +5.76% 3
West Midlands -47 11 £410 -6.82%
North East +5 9 £440 -2.22%
East Midlands 0 8 £300 -9.09%
Wales -9 3 £463 +17.83%
Northern Ireland 0 1 £500 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 196 (44.14%) Linux
2 139 (31.31%) Active Directory
3 123 (27.70%) Java
4 110 (24.77%) Unix
5 108 (24.32%) Windows
6 105 (23.65%) SQL
7 99 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
8 97 (21.85%) Kerberos
9 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
10 88 (19.82%) DevOps
11 86 (19.37%) Finance
12 83 (18.69%) SC Cleared
13 82 (18.47%) Oracle
14 79 (17.79%) Web Services
15 78 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
16 74 (16.67%) Red Hat
16 74 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
17 72 (16.22%) Python
18 71 (15.99%) Ansible
19 69 (15.54%) Docker
19 69 (15.54%) Microsoft
20 68 (15.32%) Git (software)
21 67 (15.09%) Firewall
22 64 (14.41%) VMware
22 64 (14.41%) DNS
23 62 (13.96%) SAML
24 60 (13.51%) SQL Server
25 59 (13.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 59 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
26 56 (12.61%) 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 32 (7.21%) Tomcat
2 31 (6.98%) Apache
3 30 (6.76%) nginx
4 27 (6.08%) WebLogic
5 25 (5.63%) Apache Spark
5 25 (5.63%) IIS
6 20 (4.50%) Confluence
7 16 (3.60%) JBoss
7 16 (3.60%) Skype for Business
8 15 (3.38%) WebSphere
9 14 (3.15%) Gunicorn
10 12 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (2.03%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.80%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (1.35%) FileNet
15 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (1.13%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 78 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 19 (4.28%) IaaS
3 19 (4.28%) Office 365
3 19 (4.28%) PaaS
4 14 (3.15%) Route 53
4 14 (3.15%) Serverless
5 13 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (2.25%) SaaS
7 7 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (1.58%) AWS CloudTrail
7 7 (1.58%) GitHub
8 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.35%) npm
8 6 (1.35%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.68%) NuGet
12 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 97 (21.85%) Kerberos
2 67 (15.09%) Firewall
3 64 (14.41%) DNS
4 44 (9.91%) TCP/IP
5 42 (9.46%) Network Security
6 39 (8.78%) SSL
7 34 (7.66%) DHCP
7 34 (7.66%) HTTP
8 24 (5.41%) VPN
9 21 (4.73%) SSH
10 20 (4.50%) SAN
11 19 (4.28%) LAN
12 16 (3.60%) WAN
13 14 (3.15%) Skype
13 14 (3.15%) SMTP
13 14 (3.15%) VoIP
14 13 (2.93%) IMAP
15 10 (2.25%) MPLS
16 9 (2.03%) FTP
16 9 (2.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.78%) Hadoop
2 39 (8.78%) MySQL
3 27 (6.08%) Big Data
4 20 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.28%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.93%) Apache Hive
7 11 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.25%) HBase
8 10 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.03%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.58%) Cloudera CDH
10 7 (1.58%) Impala
10 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (1.13%) DB2
11 5 (1.13%) QlikView
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 36 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.08%) JIRA
4 18 (4.05%) Maven
5 16 (3.60%) Artifactory
6 13 (2.93%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.70%) Subversion
7 12 (2.70%) Vagrant
8 9 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.35%) Gerrit
9 6 (1.35%) Selenium
10 5 (1.13%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.90%) Hudson
11 4 (0.90%) JDeveloper
11 4 (0.90%) JUnit
11 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.68%) Ant
General
1 86 (19.37%) Finance
2 44 (9.91%) Banking
3 15 (3.38%) Financial Institution
3 15 (3.38%) Law
4 11 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.03%) Legal
6 8 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.90%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (19.14%) Developer
2 52 (11.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 47 (10.59%) Consultant
4 45 (10.14%) Architect
5 43 (9.68%) Administrator
6 27 (6.08%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (4.73%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.28%) AWS Engineer
9 18 (4.05%) Security Engineer
9 18 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
10 16 (3.60%) Big Data Engineer
10 16 (3.60%) Data Engineer
10 16 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
11 14 (3.15%) Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.93%) Java Developer
12 13 (2.93%) Unix Administrator
12 13 (2.93%) Unix Engineer
13 12 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (17.79%) Web Services
2 62 (13.96%) SAML
3 53 (11.94%) SOAP
4 47 (10.59%) REST
5 46 (10.36%) XML
6 35 (7.88%) HTML
7 33 (7.43%) OAuth
8 31 (6.98%) SailPoint
9 30 (6.76%) Middleware
10 24 (5.41%) Node.js
11 22 (4.95%) OAuth2
12 21 (4.73%) .NET
12 21 (4.73%) Kafka
13 20 (4.50%) RESTful
14 19 (4.28%) J2EE
15 14 (3.15%) LAMP
16 11 (2.48%) CSS
16 11 (2.48%) JSON
16 11 (2.48%) JSP
17 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (11.04%) PKI
3 40 (9.01%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.05%) Clustering
4 18 (4.05%) Replication
5 16 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.70%) DataPower
8 10 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.03%) Hedge funds
9 9 (2.03%) User Experience
10 8 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.58%) Fintech
11 7 (1.58%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.58%) Web 2.0
12 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.13%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 196 (44.14%) Linux
2 110 (24.77%) Unix
3 108 (24.32%) Windows
4 59 (13.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 36 (8.11%) CentOS
6 36 (8.11%) Windows Server
7 24 (5.41%) Solaris
8 23 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (4.28%) AIX
9 19 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.13%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.90%) Debian
12 4 (0.90%) FreeBSD
12 4 (0.90%) SUSE
12 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.82%) DevOps
3 59 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (12.16%) Migration
5 50 (11.26%) Configuration Management
6 49 (11.04%) Identity Access Management
6 49 (11.04%) Identity Management
7 48 (10.81%) ITIL
8 43 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (8.56%) Scrum
10 33 (7.43%) Workflow
11 32 (7.21%) Service Management
12 29 (6.53%) Information Security
13 26 (5.86%) Analytics
13 26 (5.86%) Test Automation
14 24 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (5.18%) ITSM
15 23 (5.18%) SOA
16 20 (4.50%) Capacity Management
16 20 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.70%) Java
2 105 (23.65%) SQL
3 72 (16.22%) Python
4 56 (12.61%) PowerShell
5 45 (10.14%) Shell Script
6 43 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 40 (9.01%) Bash Shell
8 38 (8.56%) Perl
9 17 (3.83%) C#
10 14 (3.15%) BeanShell
11 11 (2.48%) PHP
11 11 (2.48%) Ruby
12 8 (1.80%) Groovy
12 8 (1.80%) XPath
13 7 (1.58%) C++
14 6 (1.35%) Apex Code
14 6 (1.35%) PyPy
14 6 (1.35%) Scala
15 5 (1.13%) VB
15 5 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 83 (18.69%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.83%) Degree
4 9 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.80%) CCNP
5 8 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.35%) CCNA
6 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.13%) CISSP
7 5 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.90%) MCSE
9 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) RHCE
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MBA
10 2 (0.45%) MCITP
10 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.28%) QA
2 17 (3.83%) SLA
3 11 (2.48%) GDPR
4 10 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.68%) PMO
9 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 139 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 69 (15.54%) Docker
3 42 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.05%) NFS
5 16 (3.60%) vSphere
6 15 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.93%) Samba
8 11 (2.48%) HDFS
9 10 (2.25%) Hyper-V
9 10 (2.25%) iptables
9 10 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (2.25%) XenApp
10 8 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (1.13%) KVM
12 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.13%) Postfix
12 5 (1.13%) Varnish
12 5 (1.13%) vCloud
13 4 (0.90%) Squid
Systems Management
1 74 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
2 71 (15.99%) Ansible
3 37 (8.33%) Puppet
4 30 (6.76%) Terraform
5 24 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (4.28%) CA Single Sign-On
6 19 (4.28%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.03%) BladeLogic
7 9 (2.03%) Nagios
7 9 (2.03%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.03%) ZABBIX
8 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.58%) RSA Archer
9 6 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.35%) Forum Sentry
9 6 (1.35%) Grafana
9 6 (1.35%) Oozie
9 6 (1.35%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.35%) Salt
10 5 (1.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 82 (18.47%) Oracle
2 74 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 69 (15.54%) Microsoft
4 64 (14.41%) VMware
5 47 (10.59%) ServiceNow
6 32 (7.21%) Cisco
7 25 (5.63%) IBM
7 25 (5.63%) Sun
8 20 (4.50%) Splunk
9 19 (4.28%) Cloudera
9 19 (4.28%) HP
10 18 (4.05%) Citrix
10 18 (4.05%) ForgeRock
11 15 (3.38%) Axway
12 14 (3.15%) CyberArk
12 14 (3.15%) Dell
12 14 (3.15%) F5
13 13 (2.93%) CA
13 13 (2.93%) Veritas
14 12 (2.70%) BMC