Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenAM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenAM over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ForgeRock OpenAM
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 787 603 739
Rank change year-on-year -184 +136 +93
Contract jobs citing OpenAM 38 10 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.023% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 10
10th Percentile £563 £474 £517
25th Percentile £596 £523 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £605 £619
Median % change year-on-year +3.31% -2.22% +3.13%
75th Percentile £638 £781 £744
90th Percentile £649 £800 £784
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £517 £825
% change year-on-year +20.89% -37.33% +53.49%

OpenAM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,109 6,304 11,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 14.79% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,652 4,299 7,560
10th Percentile £200 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -3.23%
75th Percentile £619 £563 £563
90th Percentile £690 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 272 624
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.91
Median hourly rate £18.12 £18.51 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.13% +12.18% +3.13%
75th Percentile £26.00 £47.13 £22.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.15 £47.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.24 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +4.47%

OpenAM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenAM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenAM in the UK

OpenAM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenAM.

Daily rate trend for OpenAM in the UK

OpenAM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenAM over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for OpenAM in the UK

OpenAM
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenAM within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -179 34 £625 +20.89% 1
London -155 19 £595 -
UK excluding London -110 12 £625 +20.89%
Work from Home -162 7 £650 -13.33%
South East - 6 £625 -
North West -40 3 £625 +38.89%
West Midlands -56 3 £625 +2.46%
North of England -58 3 £625 +29.27%
Midlands -66 3 £625 +2.46%

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing OpenAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for OpenAM.

1 30 (78.95%) ForgeRock
2 28 (73.68%) Azure
3 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (55.26%) OAuth
5 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 19 (50.00%) OpenID
7 18 (47.37%) GCP
8 16 (42.11%) Kubernetes
8 16 (42.11%) Docker
8 16 (42.11%) Data Protection
8 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 16 (42.11%) Migration
8 16 (42.11%) Google
8 16 (42.11%) JIRA
8 16 (42.11%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (42.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (42.11%) Organisational Skills
8 16 (42.11%) Social Skills
8 16 (42.11%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (39.47%) OpenIDM
10 14 (36.84%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (31.58%) AWS
11 12 (31.58%) Java
12 11 (28.95%) REST
13 10 (26.32%) LDAP
13 10 (26.32%) Kerberos
13 10 (26.32%) SAML
13 10 (26.32%) Biometrics
13 10 (26.32%) JWT

OpenAM
Co-occurring 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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 28 (73.68%) Azure
2 18 (47.37%) GCP
3 16 (42.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) AWS
5 7 (18.42%) Apigee
5 7 (18.42%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (18.42%) Cloud Spanner
2 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Gatling
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JMeter
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 16 (42.11%) Organisational Skills
1 16 (42.11%) Social Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Finance
4 5 (13.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Architect
2 16 (42.11%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) ForgeRock Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) JIRA Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) OAuth
2 19 (50.00%) OpenID
3 11 (28.95%) REST
4 10 (26.32%) FIDO
4 10 (26.32%) JSON Web Signature
4 10 (26.32%) JWT
4 10 (26.32%) LDAP
4 10 (26.32%) SAML
5 9 (23.68%) WebAuthn
6 7 (18.42%) GraphQL
6 7 (18.42%) Kafka
6 7 (18.42%) RAML
6 7 (18.42%) Spring
6 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
7 2 (5.26%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (18.42%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Data Protection
2 16 (42.11%) Migration
3 14 (36.84%) Identity Access Management
4 10 (26.32%) Biometrics
5 9 (23.68%) Fraud Detection
6 8 (21.05%) DevOps
6 8 (21.05%) Digital Identity
7 7 (18.42%) Data Architecture
7 7 (18.42%) Data Management
7 7 (18.42%) Event-Driven
7 7 (18.42%) Microservices
7 7 (18.42%) Reference Data Management
7 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 7 (18.42%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (15.79%) CI/CD
8 6 (15.79%) Design Thinking
8 6 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (15.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (42.11%) Docker
3 15 (39.47%) OpenIDM
4 4 (10.53%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) Kubernetes
1 16 (42.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) ForgeRock
2 16 (42.11%) Google
2 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Atlassian
4 7 (18.42%) MuleSoft
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle
5 6 (15.79%) Splunk