Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 363 495
Rank change year-on-year -101 +132 -6
Contract jobs citing LDAP 318 206 398
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 1.82% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 150 253
10th Percentile £356 £309 £321
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £584 £550 £625
90th Percentile £650 £664 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
10th Percentile £16.75 £48.36 £20.35
25th Percentile £17.50 £51.30 £24.73
Median hourly rate £20.00 £56.20 £32.05
Median % change year-on-year -64.41% +75.38% +16.53%
75th Percentile £22.50 £61.10 £39.36
90th Percentile £23.25 £64.04 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.20 £32.05
% change year-on-year - +75.38% -8.44%

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 21,538 11,337 29,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.18% 30.43% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,427 8,028 20,804
10th Percentile £356 £335 £333
25th Percentile £416 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £575
90th Percentile £696 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 101 276
10th Percentile £15.51 £20.50 £17.82
25th Percentile £27.25 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.96
Median % change year-on-year - +0.09% +8.29%
75th Percentile £57.66 £58.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.44 £66.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.84% +10.00%

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 27 July 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 14 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 27 July 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 -102 227 £500 +2.04% 51
Work from Home -182 119 £475 -5.00% 9
UK excluding London -60 112 £500 +5.26% 36
London -112 110 £538 +4.88% 20
South East -47 36 £500 +5.26% 10
North of England -13 32 £473 +35.00% 11
North West +5 30 £460 +87.76% 11
Scotland -52 21 £518 +38.00% 6
South West -4 13 £500 +5.26%
Midlands -50 9 £313 -30.56% 4
West Midlands -35 5 - - 2
East Midlands -17 4 £313 -56.90% 2
East of England -13 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -16 2 £533 +18.33%

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 166 (52.20%) Active Directory
2 100 (31.45%) DNS
3 95 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 89 (27.99%) Java
4 89 (27.99%) Linux
5 81 (25.47%) Azure
6 80 (25.16%) Windows
7 74 (23.27%) Social Skills
8 70 (22.01%) PowerShell
9 69 (21.70%) SQL
9 69 (21.70%) Oracle
10 68 (21.38%) Security Cleared
11 66 (20.75%) ServiceNow
12 65 (20.44%) Unix
13 59 (18.55%) Migration
13 59 (18.55%) SC Cleared
14 58 (18.24%) Python
15 56 (17.61%) ITIL
15 56 (17.61%) Kerberos
15 56 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (17.30%) SAML
17 54 (16.98%) AWS
18 52 (16.35%) VMware
19 51 (16.04%) Web Services
20 50 (15.72%) DevOps
21 49 (15.41%) Configuration Management
22 48 (15.09%) ITSM
22 48 (15.09%) JIRA
23 47 (14.78%) JavaScript
23 47 (14.78%) Single Sign-On

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 36 (11.32%) Apache
2 25 (7.86%) Tomcat
3 22 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.60%) IIS
5 17 (5.35%) Confluence
6 16 (5.03%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.46%) nginx
8 7 (2.20%) Mule
9 6 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.57%) JBoss
11 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.26%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.94%) CMS
12 3 (0.94%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.63%) Appian
13 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (25.47%) Azure
2 54 (16.98%) AWS
3 41 (12.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (6.60%) GCP
5 19 (5.97%) SaaS
6 18 (5.66%) GitHub
6 18 (5.66%) Microsoft 365
7 17 (5.35%) Google Workspace
8 16 (5.03%) PaaS
9 12 (3.77%) IaaS
9 12 (3.77%) OpenShift
10 8 (2.52%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.57%) Apigee
11 5 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.26%) Amazon Cognito
12 4 (1.26%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.94%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 100 (31.45%) DNS
2 56 (17.61%) Kerberos
3 39 (12.26%) SSL
4 29 (9.12%) HTTP
5 28 (8.81%) X.500
6 27 (8.49%) DHCP
6 27 (8.49%) TCP/IP
7 23 (7.23%) Firewall
7 23 (7.23%) SMTP
8 22 (6.92%) VPN
9 21 (6.60%) SNMP
10 20 (6.29%) Network Security
11 17 (5.35%) FTP
12 16 (5.03%) SSH
13 13 (4.09%) SAN
14 11 (3.46%) TACACS
15 10 (3.14%) LAN
15 10 (3.14%) NAS
16 9 (2.83%) 5G
17 8 (2.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (8.18%) MySQL
4 21 (6.60%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (4.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (3.77%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.52%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.89%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.89%) Redis
10 6 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
11 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.57%) Riak
12 4 (1.26%) DB2
12 4 (1.26%) DB2 UDB
13 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (15.09%) JIRA
2 25 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.86%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.66%) TeamCity
4 14 (4.40%) Subversion
5 13 (4.09%) Maven
6 11 (3.46%) GitLab
7 7 (2.20%) Selenium
8 5 (1.57%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.57%) Serena SBM
8 5 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.26%) Ant
9 4 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.26%) Gradle
10 3 (0.94%) Appium
10 3 (0.94%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.94%) Mocha
10 3 (0.94%) NWDS
10 3 (0.94%) Toad
10 3 (0.94%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 36 (11.32%) Finance
3 30 (9.43%) Public Sector
4 21 (6.60%) Banking
5 19 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.89%) Retail
8 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.94%) Back Office
10 3 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.63%) International Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (13.84%) Consultant
2 37 (11.64%) Developer
3 29 (9.12%) Architect
4 24 (7.55%) Analyst
5 18 (5.66%) Administrator
6 15 (4.72%) ServiceNow Developer
7 8 (2.52%) CyberArk Specialist
7 8 (2.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (2.52%) Senior Developer
7 8 (2.52%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (2.20%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (2.20%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (2.20%) Unix Engineer
9 6 (1.89%) Business Analyst
9 6 (1.89%) IAM Specialist
9 6 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (1.57%) Security Architect
10 5 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (1.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.30%) SAML
2 51 (16.04%) Web Services
3 43 (13.52%) OAuth
4 37 (11.64%) XML
5 35 (11.01%) REST
6 33 (10.38%) OpenID
7 31 (9.75%) HTML
8 29 (9.12%) SOAP
9 24 (7.55%) .NET
10 23 (7.23%) SailPoint
11 22 (6.92%) AngularJS
12 21 (6.60%) CSS
13 18 (5.66%) Node.js
14 17 (5.35%) OAuth2
15 14 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (4.09%) JDBC
17 12 (3.77%) JSON
18 11 (3.46%) LAMP
19 10 (3.14%) CSS3
19 10 (3.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.26%) PKI
2 37 (11.64%) Replication
3 34 (10.69%) CMDB
4 17 (5.35%) Clustering
4 17 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.89%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.89%) NHS
8 6 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.26%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.94%) DataPower
11 3 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.94%) Symmetrix
11 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.99%) Linux
2 80 (25.16%) Windows
3 65 (20.44%) Unix
4 35 (11.01%) Windows Server
5 33 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (8.18%) Solaris
7 17 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (5.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (4.72%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (3.77%) AIX
10 10 (3.14%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.57%) CentOS
11 5 (1.57%) SUSE
12 4 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.26%) VMS
12 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.94%) Debian
13 3 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.55%) Migration
2 56 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.61%) ITIL
3 50 (15.72%) DevOps
4 49 (15.41%) Configuration Management
5 48 (15.09%) ITSM
6 47 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (13.21%) Identity Access Management
8 36 (11.32%) Identity Management
9 33 (10.38%) High Availability
10 29 (9.12%) Change Management
11 27 (8.49%) Data Migration
12 26 (8.18%) Data Modelling
13 25 (7.86%) Data Management
13 25 (7.86%) Due Diligence
14 23 (7.23%) Workflow
15 20 (6.29%) Change Control
16 18 (5.66%) Computer Science
16 18 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (5.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.99%) Java
2 70 (22.01%) PowerShell
3 69 (21.70%) SQL
4 58 (18.24%) Python
5 47 (14.78%) JavaScript
6 37 (11.64%) Bash Shell
7 26 (8.18%) Perl
8 23 (7.23%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.35%) PHP
10 13 (4.09%) Ruby
11 11 (3.46%) C#
12 10 (3.14%) Groovy
13 8 (2.52%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.20%) BeanShell
14 7 (2.20%) Go
14 7 (2.20%) Korn
15 6 (1.89%) VBScript
16 5 (1.57%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.57%) VB
17 4 (1.26%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (21.38%) Security Cleared
2 59 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 37 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (10.06%) MCSE
5 23 (7.23%) Degree
6 16 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.40%) CCNA
9 13 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.89%) RHCE
12 3 (0.94%) CCNP
12 3 (0.94%) CISSP
12 3 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.63%) LPIC
13 2 (0.63%) MOS
13 2 (0.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.77%) NIST
2 8 (2.52%) NCSC
2 8 (2.52%) QA
3 6 (1.89%) GDPR
3 6 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.63%) HL7
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 166 (52.20%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 28 (8.81%) Docker
5 14 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.09%) NFS
6 13 (4.09%) OpenAM
6 13 (4.09%) vSphere
7 9 (2.83%) OpenDJ
8 7 (2.20%) NDS
8 7 (2.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 6 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.89%) Veritas File System
9 6 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.26%) RACF
10 4 (1.26%) SRDF
11 3 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.94%) Snort
11 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (14.78%) Single Sign-On
2 37 (11.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 37 (11.64%) Ansible
3 24 (7.55%) Kubernetes
4 22 (6.92%) Terraform
5 17 (5.35%) WSUS
6 14 (4.40%) Tivoli
7 13 (4.09%) Puppet
8 12 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (3.14%) Control-M
10 10 (3.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (3.14%) QRadar
10 10 (3.14%) SCCM
10 10 (3.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (2.52%) HP NNM
11 8 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
13 6 (1.89%) Nagios
13 6 (1.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 95 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 69 (21.70%) Oracle
3 66 (20.75%) ServiceNow
4 52 (16.35%) VMware
5 38 (11.95%) Red Hat
6 29 (9.12%) CyberArk
6 29 (9.12%) IBM
7 19 (5.97%) Splunk
8 18 (5.66%) BMC
8 18 (5.66%) ForgeRock
9 14 (4.40%) Cisco
9 14 (4.40%) EMC
9 14 (4.40%) Qualys
10 13 (4.09%) Okta
10 13 (4.09%) SAP
11 12 (3.77%) Fortinet
11 12 (3.77%) HP
12 11 (3.46%) Micro Focus
13 9 (2.83%) CA
13 9 (2.83%) SaltStack