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 23 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.

Internet2 Shibboleth
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 639 629
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10  
Contract jobs citing Shibboleth 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.019% 0.059% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +109.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £215
% change year-on-year +20.00% +74.41%  
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 5227 6793 5977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.62% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3357 4206 3390
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 475 631
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

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
Top 4 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 23 June 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 +29 1 £450 - 1
South East +8 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire -11 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 20 (90.91%) SAML
2 19 (86.36%) Linux
3 18 (81.82%) Unix
3 18 (81.82%) Java
3 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (68.18%) Ruby
4 15 (68.18%) Mac OS
5 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
6 10 (45.45%) Continuous Deployment
7 9 (40.91%) RESTful
7 9 (40.91%) Web Services
8 8 (36.36%) Web Development
9 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
10 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
10 5 (22.73%) LDAP
10 5 (22.73%) HTML
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
11 4 (18.18%) Internet
11 4 (18.18%) Apache
11 4 (18.18%) Windows
11 4 (18.18%) MySQL
11 4 (18.18%) Oracle
11 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 4 (18.18%) PHP
11 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
11 4 (18.18%) LAMP
11 4 (18.18%) VMware

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 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) GlassFish
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Alfresco
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (4.55%) phpBB
4 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LDAP
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) SAML
2 9 (40.91%) RESTful
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) LAMP
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Tika
6 1 (4.55%) JSF
6 1 (4.55%) Smarty
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Linux
2 18 (81.82%) Unix
3 15 (68.18%) Mac OS
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) CentOS
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (36.36%) Web Development
5 5 (22.73%) Front End Development
6 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.55%) Content Management
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
9 1 (4.55%) Release Management
9 1 (4.55%) Web Operations
9 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) Ruby
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.09%) SANS
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (4.55%) Piwik
1 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Dell
3 3 (13.64%) F5
3 3 (13.64%) Gemalto
3 3 (13.64%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
4 2 (9.09%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.55%) Capita
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Zend