Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 349 459 449
Rank change year-on-year +110 -10 -36
Contract jobs citing LDAP 186 380 533
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 1.46% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 250 320
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £327
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £414
% change year-on-year +5.00% +20.85% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Median hourly rate £66.00 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.29% -2.86% +45.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +203.71%

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 10,045 26,107 36,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.74% 30.85% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,632 18,129 25,443
Median daily rate £480 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.26% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 287 318
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.26 £17.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £68.50 £57.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% -

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LDAP over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 31 October 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 +135 141 £500 - 24
London +159 86 £500 -9.09% 9
UK excluding London +97 84 £525 +5.00% 21
Scotland +31 31 £575 +8.24% 6
Work from Home -103 27 £495 -1.00% 4
South West +105 18 £513 +7.78%
South East +115 15 £448 -0.44% 8
Midlands +85 15 £700 +55.56% 5
West Midlands +62 10 £363 +3.57% 2
East Midlands +51 4 £700 +30.23% 3
East of England +49 4 £309 -41.19%
North of England +89 1 £350 -12.50% 2
Wales +40 1 £600 +20.00%
North East +35 1 £350 -30.86%

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 114 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 67 (36.02%) Security Cleared
3 57 (30.65%) Microsoft
3 57 (30.65%) Linux
4 56 (30.11%) DNS
5 53 (28.49%) Oracle
6 51 (27.42%) Kerberos
7 43 (23.12%) AWS
8 41 (22.04%) SC Cleared
8 41 (22.04%) PKI
8 41 (22.04%) Windows
9 38 (20.43%) Azure
10 37 (19.89%) Java
11 36 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (18.82%) SailPoint
12 35 (18.82%) DevOps
13 33 (17.74%) DV Cleared
14 32 (17.20%) Web Services
14 32 (17.20%) Unix
15 30 (16.13%) X.500
16 29 (15.59%) Python
16 29 (15.59%) SAML
17 28 (15.05%) Replication
17 28 (15.05%) Ansible
17 28 (15.05%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
18 27 (14.52%) VMware
19 26 (13.98%) Identity Access Management
20 25 (13.44%) Terraform
20 25 (13.44%) MySQL
20 25 (13.44%) 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 19 (10.22%) Apache
2 11 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.84%) Confluence
4 8 (4.30%) CMS
4 8 (4.30%) IIS
4 8 (4.30%) nginx
4 8 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.15%) JBoss
7 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 43 (23.12%) AWS
2 38 (20.43%) Azure
3 16 (8.60%) SaaS
4 15 (8.06%) GitHub
5 13 (6.99%) PaaS
6 10 (5.38%) GCP
6 10 (5.38%) IaaS
7 9 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (4.30%) Office 365
9 6 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.08%) Datadog
11 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.11%) DNS
2 51 (27.42%) Kerberos
3 30 (16.13%) X.500
4 21 (11.29%) TCP/IP
5 19 (10.22%) Firewall
6 17 (9.14%) SSL
7 16 (8.60%) HTTP
8 14 (7.53%) DHCP
9 12 (6.45%) SAN
10 9 (4.84%) SMTP
11 8 (4.30%) SNMP
12 7 (3.76%) Skype
13 6 (3.23%) HTTPS
13 6 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (3.23%) VLAN
14 5 (2.69%) H.323
14 5 (2.69%) NAS
14 5 (2.69%) WAN
15 4 (2.15%) PBX
15 4 (2.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.44%) MySQL
2 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.69%) MariaDB
5 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.15%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.08%) Big Data
7 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.08%) DB2
7 2 (1.08%) Flink
7 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.08%) HBase
7 2 (1.08%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (8.06%) JIRA
2 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.91%) Subversion
3 10 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.30%) GitLab
5 6 (3.23%) Maven
6 5 (2.69%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.61%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.08%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.54%) JUnit
10 1 (0.54%) Mockito
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.54%) Selenium
10 1 (0.54%) Serena SBM
10 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (10.75%) Finance
2 9 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.30%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Retail
5 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.69%) Legal
5 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) International Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.13%) Developer
2 27 (14.52%) Architect
3 18 (9.68%) Consultant
4 15 (8.06%) Active Directory Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Administrator
7 9 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Site Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (2.69%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (2.15%) IAM Developer
9 4 (2.15%) Identity Management Developer
9 4 (2.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (2.15%) SailPoint Architect
9 4 (2.15%) SailPoint Developer
9 4 (2.15%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (2.15%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.82%) SailPoint
2 32 (17.20%) Web Services
3 29 (15.59%) SAML
4 20 (10.75%) XML
5 19 (10.22%) OpenID
6 16 (8.60%) OAuth
7 14 (7.53%) .NET
7 14 (7.53%) REST
8 13 (6.99%) HTML
9 12 (6.45%) Node.js
9 12 (6.45%) SOAP
10 10 (5.38%) J2EE
11 8 (4.30%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.30%) JDBC
11 8 (4.30%) Middleware
12 7 (3.76%) LAMP
13 6 (3.23%) CSS
13 6 (3.23%) JSP
13 6 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.04%) PKI
2 28 (15.05%) Replication
3 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 15 (8.06%) Clustering
5 11 (5.91%) CMDB
6 9 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.69%) IVR
9 4 (2.15%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.15%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.15%) YubiKey
10 3 (1.61%) Blog
10 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.08%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.08%) DataPower
11 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.65%) Linux
2 41 (22.04%) Windows
3 32 (17.20%) Unix
4 20 (10.75%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.38%) CentOS
7 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.84%) Solaris
9 8 (4.30%) AIX
10 7 (3.76%) Debian
11 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.69%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.54%) Fedora
14 1 (0.54%) HPUX
14 1 (0.54%) SUSE
14 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.82%) DevOps
3 26 (13.98%) Identity Access Management
4 24 (12.90%) Identity Management
5 23 (12.37%) ITIL
5 23 (12.37%) Workflow
6 22 (11.83%) Configuration Management
7 20 (10.75%) Change Management
7 20 (10.75%) High Availability
8 19 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (9.14%) Migration
10 16 (8.60%) Information Security
11 12 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (6.45%) Kanban
11 12 (6.45%) Scrum
11 12 (6.45%) TDD
12 11 (5.91%) BDD
13 10 (5.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.89%) Java
2 29 (15.59%) Python
3 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
4 22 (11.83%) SQL
5 18 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.06%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.53%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.91%) C#
9 10 (5.38%) Perl
10 8 (4.30%) BeanShell
11 4 (2.15%) Ruby
11 4 (2.15%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) ABAP
13 1 (0.54%) C
13 1 (0.54%) C-shell
13 1 (0.54%) Go
13 1 (0.54%) Korn
13 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (36.02%) Security Cleared
2 41 (22.04%) SC Cleared
3 33 (17.74%) DV Cleared
4 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.45%) MCSE
6 9 (4.84%) Degree
7 7 (3.76%) CISSP
8 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.61%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.08%) CCNA
9 2 (1.08%) CISA
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.08%) CISM
9 2 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CCNP
10 1 (0.54%) CEH
10 1 (0.54%) GIAC
10 1 (0.54%) OCP
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.54%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.15%) GDPR
2 4 (2.15%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.61%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) GxP
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) NCSC
4 2 (1.08%) NIST
5 1 (0.54%) GLP
5 1 (0.54%) GMP
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.05%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 24 (12.90%) Docker
4 23 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (9.68%) NDS
5 18 (9.68%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 12 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.61%) Firmware
7 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.61%) Samba
8 2 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.08%) NFS
8 2 (1.08%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.08%) Varnish
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.54%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.54%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.54%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.54%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 28 (15.05%) Ansible
2 25 (13.44%) Terraform
3 24 (12.90%) Puppet
4 22 (11.83%) Kubernetes
5 18 (9.68%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (9.14%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 14 (7.53%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (6.99%) Tivoli
9 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (3.76%) SCOM
11 6 (3.23%) Grafana
11 6 (3.23%) Kibana
12 5 (2.69%) Netcool
13 4 (2.15%) Nagios
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 3 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 3 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 57 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 53 (28.49%) Oracle
3 27 (14.52%) VMware
4 19 (10.22%) ForgeRock
4 19 (10.22%) ServiceNow
5 18 (9.68%) HP
6 17 (9.14%) NetIQ
7 15 (8.06%) IBM
8 13 (6.99%) Sybase
9 11 (5.91%) CyberArk
9 11 (5.91%) Novell
9 11 (5.91%) Red Hat
10 10 (5.38%) SaltStack
10 10 (5.38%) SAP
11 9 (4.84%) Splunk
12 7 (3.76%) Cisco
13 5 (2.69%) Okta
14 4 (2.15%) Avaya
14 4 (2.15%) Dell
14 4 (2.15%) Sun