Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 431 499 528
Rank change year-on-year +68 +29 -183
Contract jobs citing LDAP 274 418 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 1.32% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 274 240
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £666 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £26.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.84% +23.95% -68.33%
10th Percentile £13.75 £26.65 £21.25
90th Percentile £17.25 £41.33 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £26.65 £27.50
% change year-on-year -41.84% -3.09% -59.49%

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 18,467 31,669 32,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.85% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,519 22,345 23,173
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +9.83%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 304 328
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £41.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +0.72% +1.74%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.03
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £59.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.61
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.14% +4.03%

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 4 April 2020.

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 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 4 April 2020. 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 +43 223 £513 +7.89% 45
UK excluding London +78 160 £500 +11.11% 31
London +70 111 £525 -3.00% 13
Scotland +48 46 £538 +26.47%
South East +57 37 £475 +5.56% 11
Midlands +74 27 £500 +15.94% 10
West Midlands +80 25 £500 +51.52% 7
South West +18 21 £525 +16.67% 3
North of England +60 18 £438 -2.78% 6
Work from Home +15 16 £550 +22.22% 4
North West +36 10 £425 - 5
East of England -8 7 £325 -2.99% 1
Wales +39 6 £588 -
North East +32 6 £525 +1.94%
Yorkshire +42 2 £425 -2.30% 1
East Midlands +29 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 156 (56.93%) Active Directory
2 100 (36.50%) Linux
3 99 (36.13%) Windows
3 99 (36.13%) DevOps
4 90 (32.85%) Azure
5 81 (29.56%) Microsoft
6 76 (27.74%) PowerShell
7 71 (25.91%) Security Cleared
7 71 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (24.82%) Java
9 65 (23.72%) PKI
9 65 (23.72%) SC Cleared
10 63 (22.99%) DNS
11 59 (21.53%) Python
12 58 (21.17%) AWS
13 54 (19.71%) Identity Access Management
14 53 (19.34%) SQL Server
14 53 (19.34%) Red Hat
14 53 (19.34%) Finance
15 52 (18.98%) SAML
15 52 (18.98%) Unix
16 49 (17.88%) XML
17 48 (17.52%) Single Sign-On
18 47 (17.15%) Migration
18 47 (17.15%) Bash Shell
19 45 (16.42%) Firewall
20 44 (16.06%) SQL
20 44 (16.06%) Oracle
20 44 (16.06%) Git (software)
20 44 (16.06%) Ansible

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 18 (6.57%) Confluence
2 16 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.28%) Apache
5 8 (2.92%) IIS
5 8 (2.92%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.55%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.55%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.19%) SAS
8 5 (1.82%) JBoss
9 3 (1.09%) Documentum
9 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.36%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.73%) assyst
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 90 (32.85%) Azure
2 58 (21.17%) AWS
3 40 (14.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (10.58%) Office 365
5 28 (10.22%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (9.12%) GitHub
7 14 (5.11%) GCP
8 13 (4.74%) OneDrive
9 12 (4.38%) IaaS
10 11 (4.01%) PaaS
11 10 (3.65%) SaaS
11 10 (3.65%) Slack
12 9 (3.28%) Google Docs
13 7 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (2.19%) OpenShift
15 3 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (1.09%) Apigee
15 3 (1.09%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.73%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 63 (22.99%) DNS
2 45 (16.42%) Firewall
3 39 (14.23%) Kerberos
4 28 (10.22%) SSL
5 23 (8.39%) DHCP
5 23 (8.39%) TCP/IP
6 19 (6.93%) VPN
7 18 (6.57%) Network Security
8 17 (6.20%) Skype
8 17 (6.20%) WAN
9 15 (5.47%) HTTP
9 15 (5.47%) SMTP
9 15 (5.47%) X.500
10 11 (4.01%) LAN
11 8 (2.92%) HTTPS
12 7 (2.55%) Internet
12 7 (2.55%) SNMP
12 7 (2.55%) SSH
13 6 (2.19%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.49%) MySQL
3 20 (7.30%) Hadoop
4 17 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (5.84%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.38%) Big Data
7 10 (3.65%) HBase
8 9 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.28%) Sqoop
9 7 (2.55%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.55%) DB2
10 6 (2.19%) DB2 UDB
10 6 (2.19%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.46%) Flink
12 4 (1.46%) JanusGraph
13 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.68%) Jenkins
3 27 (9.85%) JIRA
4 25 (9.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (8.39%) Bitbucket
6 12 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.65%) Artifactory
8 9 (3.28%) JUnit
8 9 (3.28%) Maven
9 8 (2.92%) GitLab
9 8 (2.92%) Selenium
9 8 (2.92%) Subversion
10 7 (2.55%) Ant
11 6 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.46%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.09%) Travis CI
15 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
15 1 (0.36%) CF BOSH
15 1 (0.36%) Charles Proxy
General
1 53 (19.34%) Finance
2 35 (12.77%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.38%) Banking
4 8 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.19%) Marketing
7 4 (1.46%) Electronics
7 4 (1.46%) Retail
8 3 (1.09%) Legal
9 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.73%) Games
9 2 (0.73%) Law
9 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (13.14%) Developer
2 33 (12.04%) Architect
3 32 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (10.22%) Consultant
5 25 (9.12%) Administrator
6 23 (8.39%) Senior DevOps
7 18 (6.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.84%) Analyst
8 16 (5.84%) Azure Developer
9 12 (4.38%) Active Directory Engineer
10 10 (3.65%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (2.92%) Active Directory Consultant
13 7 (2.55%) ServiceNow Developer
13 7 (2.55%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.19%) 3rd Line Support
14 6 (2.19%) Node.js Developer
14 6 (2.19%) SAS Administrator
14 6 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (18.98%) SAML
2 49 (17.88%) XML
3 42 (15.33%) SOAP
4 36 (13.14%) OpenID
5 34 (12.41%) Web Services
6 33 (12.04%) REST
7 28 (10.22%) SailPoint
8 26 (9.49%) Node.js
9 23 (8.39%) OAuth
10 22 (8.03%) HTML
11 18 (6.57%) JSON
12 17 (6.20%) Servlets
13 15 (5.47%) JSP
14 11 (4.01%) ADSI
15 9 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (3.28%) Hibernate
15 9 (3.28%) Middleware
16 8 (2.92%) .NET
17 7 (2.55%) RESTful
18 6 (2.19%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (23.72%) PKI
2 31 (11.31%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.84%) Clustering
4 15 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.38%) Mainframe
6 12 (4.38%) Public Cloud
6 12 (4.38%) Replication
7 9 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.19%) User Experience
9 5 (1.82%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.82%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.82%) DataPower
9 5 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.09%) Blog
11 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.73%) BYOD
12 2 (0.73%) NHS
13 1 (0.36%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.50%) Linux
2 99 (36.13%) Windows
3 52 (18.98%) Unix
4 29 (10.58%) Windows Server
5 25 (9.12%) Amazon Linux
6 21 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.74%) Windows 10
10 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.92%) Solaris
11 8 (2.92%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.55%) AIX
13 6 (2.19%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (1.82%) Android
14 5 (1.82%) CentOS
15 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (36.13%) DevOps
2 71 (25.91%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.71%) Identity Access Management
4 47 (17.15%) Migration
5 38 (13.87%) Identity Management
5 38 (13.87%) Test Automation
6 34 (12.41%) Mentoring
7 29 (10.58%) Kanban
8 28 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (9.49%) ITIL
9 26 (9.49%) Workflow
10 24 (8.76%) Technical Leadership
11 23 (8.39%) Change Control
11 23 (8.39%) Scrum
12 22 (8.03%) Load Balancing
13 18 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (6.20%) Configuration Management
14 17 (6.20%) High Availability
15 16 (5.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.74%) PowerShell
2 68 (24.82%) Java
3 59 (21.53%) Python
4 47 (17.15%) Bash Shell
5 44 (16.06%) SQL
6 32 (11.68%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.30%) Perl
8 12 (4.38%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.01%) Ruby
10 10 (3.65%) BeanShell
11 7 (2.55%) C
11 7 (2.55%) C#
11 7 (2.55%) XPath
12 6 (2.19%) Bourne shell
12 6 (2.19%) Korn
13 5 (1.82%) PHP
14 4 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.09%) Scala
15 3 (1.09%) VB
16 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 71 (25.91%) Security Cleared
2 65 (23.72%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.55%) Degree
5 6 (2.19%) MCSE
6 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.82%) MCTS
6 5 (1.82%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.46%) CISSP
7 4 (1.46%) MCP
8 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.73%) CCNA
9 2 (0.73%) CISM
9 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.73%) MCSA
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.09%) NIST
3 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 156 (56.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.50%) Docker
3 24 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (8.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 11 (4.01%) NDS
6 10 (3.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 9 (3.28%) Hyper-V
8 7 (2.55%) HDFS
8 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.19%) RACF
10 5 (1.82%) iptables
10 5 (1.82%) KVM
11 4 (1.46%) IAG
12 3 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.73%) NFS
13 2 (0.73%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 48 (17.52%) Single Sign-On
2 44 (16.06%) Ansible
3 42 (15.33%) Puppet
4 17 (6.20%) Kubernetes
5 16 (5.84%) SCCM
6 15 (5.47%) Terraform
7 12 (4.38%) Kibana
8 10 (3.65%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 10 (3.65%) Tivoli
9 9 (3.28%) Grafana
9 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (3.28%) SCOM
10 8 (2.92%) SCOrch
11 7 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (2.19%) Ambari
12 6 (2.19%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (2.19%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (2.19%) Prometheus
12 6 (2.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (29.56%) Microsoft
2 53 (19.34%) Red Hat
3 44 (16.06%) Oracle
4 26 (9.49%) VMware
5 16 (5.84%) ForgeRock
5 16 (5.84%) IBM
6 15 (5.47%) ServiceNow
7 13 (4.74%) Google
7 13 (4.74%) SAP
8 12 (4.38%) Cisco
9 11 (4.01%) NetIQ
10 10 (3.65%) Cloudera
10 10 (3.65%) Novell
10 10 (3.65%) Sun
11 9 (3.28%) CA
11 9 (3.28%) HP
11 9 (3.28%) Splunk
12 8 (2.92%) CyberArk
12 8 (2.92%) NetApp
13 7 (2.55%) Hortonworks