The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenSSO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenSSO over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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.

Sun OpenSSO
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 642 644
Contract jobs citing OpenSSO 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Systems Management category - 0.033% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenSSO is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5008 6105 4800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.83% 11.35% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3283 3927 2955
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 138 163
Median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +61.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.39%  

OpenSSO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OpenSSO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenSSO in the UK

OpenSSO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenSSO.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenSSO in the UK