Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 449 375
Rank change year-on-year -5 -74 -63
Contract jobs citing LDAP 395 540 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 1.50% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 310 390
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £337 £295
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +14.52% +3.75% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +68.10% -44.23%
10th Percentile £27.97 £20.40 £13.21
90th Percentile £47.70 £73.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £14.41
% change year-on-year +5.88% +195.04% -72.30%

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 27,408 35,915 31,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.16% 34.95% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,018 25,329 22,171
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 336 391
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £41.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.60% +4.22% +11.11%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.12 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +11.11%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 -30 342 £500 +5.26% 71
UK excluding London +35 255 £475 +14.52% 54
London -57 131 £550 - 22
South East 0 86 £450 +6.76% 19
East of England +40 49 £525 +23.53% 9
Scotland +34 43 £500 +17.65% 4
North of England +37 34 £400 - 10
South West -9 24 £475 +8.63% 7
Yorkshire +25 16 £475 +21.79% 2
Midlands +26 15 £444 +36.54% 4
North West +23 15 £400 - 8
West Midlands +31 10 £320 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +10 5 £525 +61.54% 2
North East +25 3 £488 +1.04%
Wales +22 3 £500 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 187 (47.34%) Active Directory
2 159 (40.25%) Linux
3 106 (26.84%) Windows
4 99 (25.06%) DNS
5 91 (23.04%) DevOps
6 89 (22.53%) Microsoft
7 88 (22.28%) Unix
8 86 (21.77%) AWS
9 82 (20.76%) PowerShell
9 82 (20.76%) Single Sign-On
10 80 (20.25%) Azure
10 80 (20.25%) Security Cleared
11 75 (18.99%) SQL
12 68 (17.22%) SC Cleared
13 67 (16.96%) Python
14 66 (16.71%) Java
14 66 (16.71%) SAML
14 66 (16.71%) Migration
15 63 (15.95%) VMware
16 61 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
17 55 (13.92%) Web Services
18 54 (13.67%) JavaScript
19 53 (13.42%) ITIL
20 50 (12.66%) Ansible
20 50 (12.66%) Identity Access Management
21 48 (12.15%) Windows Server
21 48 (12.15%) Oracle
22 46 (11.65%) Finance
22 46 (11.65%) IBM
23 45 (11.39%) Terraform

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 30 (7.59%) Apache
2 24 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 21 (5.32%) IIS
4 18 (4.56%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.30%) MS Exchange
6 16 (4.05%) JBoss
7 13 (3.29%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.78%) IBM Domino
8 11 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 10 (2.53%) nginx
9 10 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (2.53%) Skype for Business
10 9 (2.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.77%) Confluence
11 7 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.01%) Appian
13 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.01%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 4 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.76%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 86 (21.77%) AWS
2 80 (20.25%) Azure
3 21 (5.32%) Office 365
4 17 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.54%) SaaS
6 11 (2.78%) G Suite
6 11 (2.78%) GCP
7 10 (2.53%) Akamai
7 10 (2.53%) GitHub
8 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.03%) PaaS
10 6 (1.52%) IaaS
11 5 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.25%) Apigee
15 1 (0.25%) Kong
15 1 (0.25%) Serverless
15 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 99 (25.06%) DNS
2 42 (10.63%) SMTP
3 37 (9.37%) Network Security
4 36 (9.11%) Firewall
5 33 (8.35%) TCP/IP
6 30 (7.59%) DHCP
6 30 (7.59%) WAN
7 28 (7.09%) HTTP
7 28 (7.09%) SSL
8 24 (6.08%) Internet
9 23 (5.82%) SAN
10 22 (5.57%) Kerberos
11 19 (4.81%) HTTPS
12 16 (4.05%) DKIM
12 16 (4.05%) IMAP
13 15 (3.80%) VPN
14 14 (3.54%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (3.54%) LAN
15 13 (3.29%) DMARC
16 12 (3.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.62%) Relational Database
1 38 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.85%) MySQL
3 20 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.05%) MariaDB
5 15 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (3.29%) Amazon Aurora
7 11 (2.78%) DB2
8 8 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.77%) DB2 UDB
10 5 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.01%) Big Data
11 4 (1.01%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.01%) SQL Navigator
12 3 (0.76%) MySQL Workbench
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.57%) JIRA
4 16 (4.05%) SonarQube
5 12 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.53%) JUnit
7 9 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.77%) Selenium
8 7 (1.77%) Subversion
9 6 (1.52%) Ant
9 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.27%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.27%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.27%) Gerrit
11 4 (1.01%) GitLab
11 4 (1.01%) Hudson
11 4 (1.01%) StarTeam
11 4 (1.01%) Toad
11 4 (1.01%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 46 (11.65%) Finance
2 36 (9.11%) Banking
3 29 (7.34%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.05%) Retail
5 13 (3.29%) Law
6 8 (2.03%) Games
7 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (16.71%) Consultant
2 63 (15.95%) Architect
3 48 (12.15%) Developer
4 41 (10.38%) Administrator
5 28 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.58%) Analyst
7 23 (5.82%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.56%) ServiceNow Developer
10 14 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (3.29%) IAM Consultant
11 13 (3.29%) Lead DevOps
11 13 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.04%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.04%) Unix Administrator
13 11 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) Support Analyst
13 11 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.71%) SAML
2 55 (13.92%) Web Services
3 41 (10.38%) XML
4 40 (10.13%) SailPoint
5 30 (7.59%) OpenID
6 25 (6.33%) HTML
7 24 (6.08%) OAuth
8 23 (5.82%) .NET
9 17 (4.30%) RESTful
9 17 (4.30%) SOAP
10 15 (3.80%) J2EE
10 15 (3.80%) Regular Expression
11 13 (3.29%) REST
12 12 (3.04%) ADSI
13 11 (2.78%) Node.js
14 9 (2.28%) Apache Sling
14 9 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (2.03%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.03%) HTML5
15 8 (2.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.82%) PKI
2 21 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.80%) Clustering
5 12 (3.04%) BYOD
5 12 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.53%) HACMP
6 10 (2.53%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.77%) CMDB
7 7 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.77%) Replication
8 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 159 (40.25%) Linux
2 106 (26.84%) Windows
3 88 (22.28%) Unix
4 48 (12.15%) Windows Server
5 37 (9.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (7.34%) CentOS
7 26 (6.58%) Solaris
8 20 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.05%) AIX
10 14 (3.54%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (3.04%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (2.28%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.77%) VMS
16 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
17 5 (1.27%) HPUX
18 4 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (23.04%) DevOps
2 66 (16.71%) Migration
3 61 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (13.42%) ITIL
5 50 (12.66%) Identity Access Management
6 41 (10.38%) Workflow
7 39 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (9.11%) Change Management
8 36 (9.11%) Identity Management
8 36 (9.11%) Microservices
9 33 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (7.59%) ITSM
10 30 (7.59%) Open Source
11 28 (7.09%) Service Management
12 26 (6.58%) Technical Leadership
13 24 (6.08%) Configuration Management
13 24 (6.08%) High Availability
14 22 (5.57%) Analytics
14 22 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (5.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.76%) PowerShell
2 75 (18.99%) SQL
3 67 (16.96%) Python
4 66 (16.71%) Java
5 54 (13.67%) JavaScript
6 40 (10.13%) Perl
7 34 (8.61%) Bash Shell
8 22 (5.57%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.80%) C
10 14 (3.54%) C#
11 12 (3.04%) XPath
12 10 (2.53%) PHP
13 7 (1.77%) Bourne shell
13 7 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.52%) BeanShell
14 6 (1.52%) Korn
14 6 (1.52%) Ruby
15 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.76%) Groovy
16 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 68 (17.22%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.57%) Degree
4 13 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.28%) CISSP
7 8 (2.03%) CCNA
7 8 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.52%) CISM
8 6 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (1.27%) CCIE
9 5 (1.27%) MCSE
10 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.01%) MCITP
10 4 (1.01%) MCSA
10 4 (1.01%) MCTS
11 1 (0.25%) CCVP
11 1 (0.25%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.80%) GDPR
1 15 (3.80%) SLA
2 14 (3.54%) NIST
3 13 (3.29%) NCSC
4 7 (1.77%) QA
5 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) GAMP
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 187 (47.34%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (10.13%) Docker
4 15 (3.80%) KVM
4 15 (3.80%) NFS
5 14 (3.54%) NDS
5 14 (3.54%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 14 (3.54%) Samba
5 14 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 13 (3.29%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.28%) vSphere
8 8 (2.03%) RACF
9 6 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 6 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.27%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.01%) OpenAM
11 4 (1.01%) OpenIDM
11 4 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 82 (20.76%) Single Sign-On
2 50 (12.66%) Ansible
3 45 (11.39%) Terraform
4 39 (9.87%) Puppet
5 29 (7.34%) Kubernetes
5 29 (7.34%) Packer
6 18 (4.56%) Tivoli
7 17 (4.30%) Consul
8 15 (3.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (3.04%) SCCM
10 11 (2.78%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 10 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (2.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 7 (1.77%) Kibana
13 7 (1.77%) logstash
13 7 (1.77%) Nagios
13 7 (1.77%) NetBackup
13 7 (1.77%) SCOM
14 6 (1.52%) Netcool
14 6 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 89 (22.53%) Microsoft
2 63 (15.95%) VMware
3 48 (12.15%) Oracle
4 46 (11.65%) IBM
5 44 (11.14%) Red Hat
6 38 (9.62%) Cisco
7 33 (8.35%) ServiceNow
8 23 (5.82%) Veritas
9 20 (5.06%) Splunk
10 17 (4.30%) EMC
11 16 (4.05%) ForgeRock
12 14 (3.54%) Google
12 14 (3.54%) Okta
13 13 (3.29%) Citrix
13 13 (3.29%) F5
13 13 (3.29%) IronPort
13 13 (3.29%) NetIQ
14 12 (3.04%) CA
15 11 (2.78%) 3PAR
15 11 (2.78%) CyberArk