The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for X.500 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited X.500 over the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
X.500
UK
Rank - 612 598
Contract jobs citing X.500 0 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 5
Median daily rate - £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £328 £400
% change year-on-year - -18.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

X.500 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 6502 7774 7741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.64% 14.72% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 4619 4207
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 337 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

X.500
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing X.500 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for X.500 in the UK

X.500
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing X.500.

Contractor daily rate trend for X.500 in the UK

X.500
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X.500.

Contractor hourly rate trend for X.500 in the UK

X.500
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing X.500 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 X.500.

1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) PKI
2 19 (82.61%) Replication
2 19 (82.61%) LDAP
2 19 (82.61%) Kerberos
2 19 (82.61%) DNS
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (65.22%) MCP
4 15 (65.22%) MCTS
4 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
7 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) Samba
8 3 (13.04%) LAN
8 3 (13.04%) WAN
8 3 (13.04%) Windows

X.500
Top Related 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 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) DNS
1 19 (82.61%) Kerberos
1 19 (82.61%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (82.61%) PKI
1 19 (82.61%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) HPUX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (65.22%) MCP
2 15 (65.22%) MCTS
2 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Samba
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Sun