The table below looks at the statistics for Shibboleth skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Shibboleth over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet2 Shibboleth
Rank 612 603 575
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing Shibboleth 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.15% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£215 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.09% +12.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-36.29% +3.84%
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 System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

Shibboleth
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Shibboleth within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Shibboleth Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Shibboleth
Daily Rate Trend

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

Shibboleth Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Shibboleth
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Shibboleth within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Shibboleth Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Shibboleth
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shibboleth within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England -29 4 £475 +30.13%
Cardiff - 4 £215 -
South Wales - 4 £215 -
Wales - 4 £215 -
London -1 2 £513 +2.50%
South East -12 2 £338 -
Hampshire - 2 £338 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Andover - 1 £338 -

Shibboleth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Shibboleth 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 Shibboleth.

1 12 (100.00%) SAML
2 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) LDAP
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Identity Management
4 6 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (41.67%) Perl
5 5 (41.67%) PHP
5 5 (41.67%) UNIX
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) Juniper
5 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 5 (41.67%) Apache
5 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) SSL
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) IPsec
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) GlassFish
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Open Source
6 4 (33.33%) Ajax
6 4 (33.33%) WebSphere

Shibboleth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Shibboleth 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 Shibboleth. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 5 (41.67%) GlassFish
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LDAP
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) SSL
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Product Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) SAML
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Ajax
3 4 (33.33%) Spring Security
3 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) JDBC
3 4 (33.33%) JSP
3 4 (33.33%) Struts
4 2 (16.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Identity Management
2 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) RAD
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) PHP
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Juniper
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) IBM