The table below looks at the statistics for OpenSSO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenSSO over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun OpenSSO
Rank 623 600 587
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing OpenSSO 2 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.029% 0.002%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.042% 0.36% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£533 £400 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.12% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £700
% change year-on-year
- -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4785 4457 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.17% 8.01% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2928 2634 2312
Average daily rate £403 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 150 157
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.33 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.98% -0.45%

OpenSSO
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OpenSSO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenSSO
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK.

OpenSSO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenSSO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK.

OpenSSO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenSSO
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 2 £533 +33.12%
England -26 2 £533 +33.12%

OpenSSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenSSO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenSSO.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (50.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe
3 2 (50.00%) BEA
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) B2C
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) ATG
3 2 (50.00%) CMS
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Lucene
3 2 (50.00%) Endeca
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Mule
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) Apigee
3 2 (50.00%) Mule ESB
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

OpenSSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenSSO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenSSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Mule
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Mule ESB
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Lucene
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) B2C
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (25.00%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) BEA
1 2 (50.00%) ATG
1 2 (50.00%) Endeca
1 2 (50.00%) Apigee
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy