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 28 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet2 Shibboleth
Rank 593 578 567
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing Shibboleth 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.057% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
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£230 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 - -
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
5508 5261 4605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.16% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 2735 2183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 642 706
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 2014.

Shibboleth Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Shibboleth
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 Shibboleth within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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 -51 4 £230 -23.33%
London - - - -

Shibboleth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 16 (61.54%) SAML
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 15 (57.69%) Hibernate
2 15 (57.69%) Spring
2 15 (57.69%) Spring Security
2 15 (57.69%) Relational Database
3 13 (50.00%) Ajax
3 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (50.00%) HTML
3 13 (50.00%) CSS
4 12 (46.15%) Struts
4 12 (46.15%) Tomcat
5 11 (42.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (42.31%) RDBMS
5 11 (42.31%) IBM
5 11 (42.31%) XML
5 11 (42.31%) JDBC
5 11 (42.31%) JSP
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
6 7 (26.92%) J2EE
6 7 (26.92%) UNIX
7 6 (23.08%) ODBC
7 6 (23.08%) MySQL
7 6 (23.08%) PHP
7 6 (23.08%) Python
7 6 (23.08%) Apache
7 6 (23.08%) Subversion
7 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
7 6 (23.08%) Git (software)

Shibboleth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 12 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 11 (42.31%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
3 6 (23.08%) Apache
4 4 (15.38%) uWSGI
4 4 (15.38%) CMS
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) SMTP
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) Relational Database
2 11 (42.31%) RDBMS
3 6 (23.08%) MySQL
4 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Subversion
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (11.54%) Back Office
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 16 (61.54%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) SAML
2 15 (57.69%) Hibernate
2 15 (57.69%) Spring
2 15 (57.69%) Spring Security
3 13 (50.00%) Ajax
3 13 (50.00%) HTML
3 13 (50.00%) CSS
4 12 (46.15%) Struts
5 11 (42.31%) XML
5 11 (42.31%) JDBC
5 11 (42.31%) JSP
6 7 (26.92%) J2EE
7 6 (23.08%) ODBC
7 6 (23.08%) Regular Expression
8 4 (15.38%) WSGI
8 4 (15.38%) Apache Camel
8 4 (15.38%) Web Services
9 3 (11.54%) Middleware
10 2 (7.69%) Symfony
10 2 (7.69%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) iSeries
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.54%) SOA
3 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
3 3 (11.54%) BPMN
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (7.69%) Content Management
4 2 (7.69%) User Stories
4 2 (7.69%) RAD
4 2 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) PHP
4 6 (23.08%) Python
4 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) VMware