The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Shibboleth skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Shibboleth over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Internet2 Shibboleth
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 - 620
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Shibboleth 21 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% - 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% - 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £308
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 - £308
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Shibboleth
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Shibboleth as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Shibboleth in the UK

Shibboleth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Shibboleth in the UK

Shibboleth
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Shibboleth over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Shibboleth in the UK

Shibboleth
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Shibboleth within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 21 £475 -
London - 16 £463 -
City of London - 4 £475 -
South East - 3 £469 -
Hampshire - 2 £538 -
South West - 2 £575 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
Andover - 1 £538 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Shibboleth 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 Shibboleth.

1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) SAML
3 21 (65.63%) Linux
3 21 (65.63%) Java
4 18 (56.25%) Unix
5 15 (46.88%) Ruby
5 15 (46.88%) Mac OS
6 14 (43.75%) Web Services
7 11 (34.38%) RESTful
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (28.13%) HTML
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) Identity Management
10 8 (25.00%) Web Development
11 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) CSS
11 7 (21.88%) MySQL
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (18.75%) Open Source
13 5 (15.63%) Front End Development
13 5 (15.63%) Windows
13 5 (15.63%) PHP
13 5 (15.63%) Apache
13 5 (15.63%) Firewall
14 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

Shibboleth
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 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 5 (15.63%) Apache
3 3 (9.38%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (9.38%) GlassFish
3 3 (9.38%) Liferay
4 2 (6.25%) Confluence
4 2 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
5 1 (3.13%) phpBB
5 1 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (12.50%) LDAP
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (9.38%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) SNMP
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.25%) git-flow
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) SAML
2 14 (43.75%) Web Services
3 11 (34.38%) RESTful
4 9 (28.13%) HTML
5 7 (21.88%) CSS
6 4 (12.50%) LAMP
7 3 (9.38%) .NET
7 3 (9.38%) JSON
7 3 (9.38%) JSON-LD
7 3 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (9.38%) XML
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.25%) OAuth
9 1 (3.13%) Ajax
9 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.13%) JSF
9 1 (3.13%) Smarty
9 1 (3.13%) SOAP
9 1 (3.13%) Spring
9 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Digital Media
1 3 (9.38%) Semantic Web
1 3 (9.38%) W3C
2 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.13%) SCORM
3 1 (3.13%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) Unix
3 15 (46.88%) Mac OS
4 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) CentOS
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) SUSE
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 8 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source
5 5 (15.63%) Front End Development
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Coaching
7 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (9.38%) PLM
7 3 (9.38%) Secure Coding
7 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) Ruby
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) PHP
5 3 (9.38%) C
5 3 (9.38%) Perl
5 3 (9.38%) SPARQL
5 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) SANS
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Xen
4 1 (3.13%) Docker
4 1 (3.13%) NDS
4 1 (3.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.13%) OpenAM
2 1 (3.13%) Piwik
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) F5
3 3 (9.38%) Gemalto
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Juniper
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 2 (6.25%) Rackspace
4 2 (6.25%) WSO2
5 1 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (3.13%) Capita
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.13%) Novell
5 1 (3.13%) Zend