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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sun OpenSSO
Rank - 637 598
Contract jobs citing OpenSSO 0 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% 0.033%
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.066% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £500 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
5597 4550 4291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.08% 8.16% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3541 2767 2468
Median daily rate £450 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
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 134 198 158
Median hourly rate £22.25 £20.19 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -17.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -18.00%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Informatica
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) JMX
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) JSF
1 1 (100.00%) BODI
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing

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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BODI
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (100.00%) JMX
1 1 (100.00%) JSF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos
1 1 (100.00%) Informatica
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Sun