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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 373 353
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20  
Contract jobs citing LDAP 285 293 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.34% 3.67% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 195 193
Median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +11.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Median hourly rate £72.89 £29.00 £34.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.34% -14.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £28.10 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.62 £29.60 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.89 £28.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +153.53% -26.28%  

LDAP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LDAP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LDAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +69 274 £475 +11.76% 39
London +75 132 £525 +10.52% 19
South East -25 55 £450 +5.88% 11
Hampshire +14 28 £431 +32.69% 2
East of England +11 18 £424 +19.29% 5
North West +33 16 £400 +33.33% 1
South West +2 16 £450 +18.03% 1
Yorkshire +29 15 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire +15 14 £450 +28.57% 3
City of London +15 13 £550 +25.71% 3
Manchester +23 11 £488 +21.87% 1
West Midlands - 10 £428 - 1
Birmingham - 9 £428 -
West Yorkshire +20 8 £575 +27.77%
Leeds +13 8 £575 +27.77%
Wiltshire +7 8 £440 -
Essex -7 8 £469 -
Croydon - 8 £469 -
South Yorkshire +15 7 £325 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £469 -
Farnborough +8 6 - -
East Midlands -4 6 £330 -5.71%
Andover - 6 £490 -
Southampton +8 5 £363 -14.70%
Hertfordshire +5 5 £370 +13.84% 3
Derby - 5 £330 -
Salford - 5 £525 -
Derbyshire - 5 £330 -
Sheffield +6 4 £438 -
Reading +5 4 £438 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LDAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LDAP.

1 334 (50.30%) Linux
2 213 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 202 (30.42%) Windows
4 196 (29.52%) Unix
5 187 (28.16%) DNS
6 183 (27.56%) DevOps
7 170 (25.60%) Oracle
8 152 (22.89%) Java
9 146 (21.99%) Red Hat
10 141 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 138 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
12 135 (20.33%) VMware
13 125 (18.83%) Python
13 125 (18.83%) Puppet
14 121 (18.22%) Microsoft
15 119 (17.92%) JavaScript
16 117 (17.62%) Security Cleared
17 115 (17.32%) Finance
18 113 (17.02%) Kerberos
19 112 (16.87%) SQL
20 108 (16.27%) Git (software)
21 105 (15.81%) Bash Shell
21 105 (15.81%) Perl
22 101 (15.21%) Firewall
23 98 (14.76%) Jenkins
24 96 (14.46%) SC Cleared
25 93 (14.01%) ITIL
26 88 (13.25%) Identity Management
27 86 (12.95%) HTML
28 84 (12.65%) Configuration Management

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 65 (9.79%) Apache
2 51 (7.68%) Tomcat
3 44 (6.63%) Confluence
4 41 (6.17%) JBoss
5 38 (5.72%) IIS
6 37 (5.57%) WebLogic
7 34 (5.12%) SharePoint
8 31 (4.67%) WebSphere
9 28 (4.22%) nginx
10 21 (3.16%) Apache Spark
11 14 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (1.81%) MS Exchange
13 10 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (1.36%) Skype for Business
15 8 (1.20%) OpenStack
15 8 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (1.05%) Liferay
17 6 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 31 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.41%) MS Office
2 16 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.45%) HipChat
3 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Staffware
2 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.45%) RMDS
3 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.02%) SaaS
2 39 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.82%) PaaS
5 28 (4.22%) IaaS
6 25 (3.77%) Office 365
7 14 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.11%) GitHub
8 11 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.66%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.20%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.05%) G Suite
11 6 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.90%) Yammer
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.75%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 187 (28.16%) DNS
2 113 (17.02%) Kerberos
3 101 (15.21%) Firewall
4 79 (11.90%) TCP/IP
5 77 (11.60%) SSL
6 47 (7.08%) SAN
6 47 (7.08%) SMTP
7 45 (6.78%) HTTP
8 39 (5.87%) DHCP
9 30 (4.52%) SSH
10 27 (4.07%) Network Security
11 25 (3.77%) Internet
12 22 (3.31%) LAN
12 22 (3.31%) WAN
13 21 (3.16%) SNMP
14 19 (2.86%) X.500
15 18 (2.71%) VPN
16 17 (2.56%) NAS
17 16 (2.41%) OpenLDAP
18 13 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.13%) MySQL
3 41 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 36 (5.42%) Hadoop
5 31 (4.67%) Big Data
6 26 (3.92%) DB2
7 25 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.46%) Apache Hive
9 22 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 20 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.66%) MariaDB
14 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (1.20%) HBase
16 8 (1.20%) RDBMS
17 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
18 6 (0.90%) Impala
Development Applications
1 108 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 98 (14.76%) Jenkins
3 49 (7.38%) JIRA
4 43 (6.48%) Maven
5 30 (4.52%) Selenium
6 27 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 26 (3.92%) JUnit
8 25 (3.77%) Subversion
9 20 (3.01%) Vagrant
10 16 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.11%) Mockito
12 12 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.81%) ClearCase
13 11 (1.66%) ClearQuest
14 9 (1.36%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.36%) Eclipse
15 8 (1.20%) Apache Ivy
16 7 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
17 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (17.32%) Finance
2 35 (5.27%) Banking
3 19 (2.86%) Marketing
3 19 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.36%) Back Office
5 7 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.60%) Electronics
7 4 (0.60%) Games
7 4 (0.60%) Publishing
8 3 (0.45%) Advertising
8 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) Local Government
8 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Front Office
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
9 2 (0.30%) Retail
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 102 (15.36%) Administrator
2 94 (14.16%) Architect
3 78 (11.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (11.45%) Developer
5 62 (9.34%) Consultant
6 46 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
7 44 (6.63%) Analyst
8 39 (5.87%) Linux Engineer
9 38 (5.72%) Linux Administrator
10 28 (4.22%) Java Developer
10 28 (4.22%) Unix Administrator
11 26 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
12 23 (3.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 23 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.31%) ServiceNow Developer
13 22 (3.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 18 (2.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 17 (2.56%) DBA
15 17 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (2.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.95%) HTML
2 82 (12.35%) XML
3 67 (10.09%) SAML
4 64 (9.64%) Web Services
5 59 (8.89%) CSS
6 55 (8.28%) REST
7 52 (7.83%) SOAP
8 32 (4.82%) Spring
9 28 (4.22%) .NET
9 28 (4.22%) OAuth
10 21 (3.16%) Middleware
10 21 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (3.01%) AngularJS
11 20 (3.01%) Hibernate
11 20 (3.01%) jQuery
12 19 (2.86%) Spring MVC
13 18 (2.71%) Software Packaging
14 16 (2.41%) J2EE
14 16 (2.41%) JMS
15 14 (2.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.43%) PKI
2 55 (8.28%) Data Centre
3 38 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.57%) Management Information System
5 34 (5.12%) Replication
6 29 (4.37%) Clustering
7 24 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (3.01%) Computer Science
8 20 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (2.26%) Credit Risk
10 14 (2.11%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.96%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.96%) User Experience
12 9 (1.36%) DataPower
12 9 (1.36%) Symmetrix
13 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
13 7 (1.05%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.05%) YubiKey
14 6 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 334 (50.30%) Linux
2 202 (30.42%) Windows
3 196 (29.52%) Unix
4 141 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (9.64%) Solaris
6 62 (9.34%) CentOS
7 51 (7.68%) AIX
8 44 (6.63%) Ubuntu
9 42 (6.33%) Windows Server
10 40 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (2.11%) SUSE
13 13 (1.96%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.81%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.36%) zOS
16 8 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (1.05%) VMS
17 7 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (27.56%) DevOps
2 138 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (14.01%) ITIL
4 88 (13.25%) Identity Management
5 84 (12.65%) Configuration Management
6 77 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (8.58%) Migration
8 54 (8.13%) Workflow
9 52 (7.83%) Identity Access Management
9 52 (7.83%) Open Source
10 49 (7.38%) Scrum
11 45 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
12 44 (6.63%) Change Management
13 35 (5.27%) Service Management
14 31 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (4.52%) PRINCE2
15 30 (4.52%) Project Management
16 29 (4.37%) ITSM
17 27 (4.07%) OO
18 26 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 152 (22.89%) Java
2 125 (18.83%) Python
3 119 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 112 (16.87%) SQL
5 105 (15.81%) Bash Shell
5 105 (15.81%) Perl
6 48 (7.23%) Shell Script
7 42 (6.33%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.67%) Ruby
9 29 (4.37%) PHP
10 28 (4.22%) Korn
11 21 (3.16%) C
12 20 (3.01%) C#
13 18 (2.71%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.56%) C++
14 17 (2.56%) R
15 16 (2.41%) Scala
16 7 (1.05%) C-shell
17 6 (0.90%) VB
17 6 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (17.62%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.57%) Degree
4 21 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.41%) CISSP
6 15 (2.26%) MCP
6 15 (2.26%) MCTS
7 8 (1.20%) CISA
8 7 (1.05%) CISM
8 7 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.90%) ISEB
10 5 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.60%) MCITP
11 4 (0.60%) RHCE
11 4 (0.60%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.45%) GCIH
12 3 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.07%) QA
2 15 (2.26%) SLA
3 9 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.36%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 213 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (7.53%) NFS
4 44 (6.63%) Docker
5 20 (3.01%) vCloud
5 20 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 20 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 19 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.86%) vSphere
7 17 (2.56%) KVM
7 17 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (1.81%) Samba
9 12 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.51%) HDFS
11 9 (1.36%) SRDF
11 9 (1.36%) Veritas File System
12 7 (1.05%) iptables
13 6 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 125 (18.83%) Puppet
2 75 (11.30%) Ansible
3 51 (7.68%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
5 21 (3.16%) Nagios
6 20 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 20 (3.01%) ZABBIX
7 16 (2.41%) vRealize
8 15 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 14 (2.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 13 (1.96%) Forum Sentry
10 13 (1.96%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.96%) OpenAM
10 13 (1.96%) Rancher
11 12 (1.81%) SCCM
12 11 (1.66%) Terraform
12 11 (1.66%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.51%) OpenIDM
13 10 (1.51%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 170 (25.60%) Oracle
2 146 (21.99%) Red Hat
3 135 (20.33%) VMware
4 121 (18.22%) Microsoft
5 65 (9.79%) IBM
6 59 (8.89%) HP
7 48 (7.23%) ServiceNow
8 45 (6.78%) Sun
9 43 (6.48%) Cisco
10 37 (5.57%) Veritas
11 34 (5.12%) Atlassian
12 31 (4.67%) NetApp
13 26 (3.92%) Splunk
14 23 (3.46%) EMC
15 20 (3.01%) ForgeRock
16 19 (2.86%) Citrix
17 17 (2.56%) Juniper
17 17 (2.56%) Symantec
18 15 (2.26%) CyberArk
18 15 (2.26%) Google
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