The table below looks at the statistics for OpenSSO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenSSO over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun OpenSSO
Rank 640 660 620
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -40
Contract jobs citing OpenSSO 5 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.003% 0.029%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.085% 0.040% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Median daily rate £375 £533 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +33.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5879 5060 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.88% 8.63% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3777 3090 2744
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 167 154
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.43 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.98%

OpenSSO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OpenSSO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

OpenSSO Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenSSO within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 5 £375 -29.57%
South West - 4 £370 -
Bath - 4 £370 -
Somerset - 4 £370 -
London -22 1 £500 -6.10%

OpenSSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing OpenSSO 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 OpenSSO.

1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) SAML
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Semantic Web
2 4 (66.67%) Sun Identity Manager
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (66.67%) Shibboleth
2 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) OAuth2
2 4 (66.67%) ForgeRock
2 4 (66.67%) OpenAM
2 4 (66.67%) JSON-LD
2 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source Development
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) React
3 2 (33.33%) API Development
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL

OpenSSO
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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) BODI
2 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) Neo4j
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Java Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Integration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
2 4 (66.67%) JSON-LD
2 4 (66.67%) OAuth2
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) SAML
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) EJB
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) JAXB
3 2 (33.33%) JAX-WS
3 2 (33.33%) JMX
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
3 2 (33.33%) React
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Semantic Web
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) API Development
2 2 (33.33%) B2B
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Document Management
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source Development
2 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenAM
1 4 (66.67%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) ForgeRock
3 2 (33.33%) Cognos
3 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle