Period
to 16 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Single Sign-On skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 16 October 2021 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.

Single Sign-On (SSO)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 466 350 443
Rank change year-on-year -116 +93 +20
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 285 142 384
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.69% 3.32% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 92 237
10th Percentile £359 £319 £363
25th Percentile £463 £404 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £573 £481 £488
Median % change year-on-year +19.08% -1.38% -7.14%
75th Percentile £638 £566 £575
90th Percentile £735 £649 £680
UK median daily rate £573 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +14.50% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £16.17 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year - -79.79% -
UK median hourly rate - £20.34 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -74.58% -

Single Sign-On is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 10,593 4,274 11,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 16.08% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,636 2,976 7,985
10th Percentile £350 £308 £283
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 72 246
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.71 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.97 £14.34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.57
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.36% +11.83%
75th Percentile £47.63 £37.88 £28.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.90 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%

Single Sign-On
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Single Sign-On as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Single Sign-On in England

Single Sign-On
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Single Sign-On in England.

Daily rate trend for Single Sign-On in England

Single Sign-On
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Single Sign-On in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Single Sign-On in England

Single Sign-On
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Single Sign-On in England.

Hourly rate trend for Single Sign-On in England

Single Sign-On
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Single Sign-On within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -118 173 £575 +9.52% 42
South East -82 31 £491 -8.65% 12
North of England -66 28 £600 +49.07% 11
Midlands -71 15 £593 +39.41% 5
North West -53 14 £625 +56.25% 8
West Midlands -63 9 £600 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -43 8 £415 -12.63% 2
East Midlands - 6 £555 - 3
North East - 6 £588 - 1
South West -47 4 £550 +14.40% 5
East of England -46 2 - - 12
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Single Sign-On 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 across the England region with a requirement for Single Sign-On.

1 156 (54.74%) Azure
2 147 (51.58%) Active Directory
3 107 (37.54%) Microsoft
4 100 (35.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (31.93%) SAML
6 88 (30.88%) OAuth
7 86 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (25.26%) Social Skills
9 68 (23.86%) Windows
10 67 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
11 60 (21.05%) AWS
12 53 (18.60%) LDAP
13 50 (17.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 46 (16.14%) Migration
15 44 (15.44%) Java
16 42 (14.74%) OpenID
17 41 (14.39%) PowerShell
17 41 (14.39%) VMware
17 41 (14.39%) Identity Access Management
18 39 (13.68%) DevOps
18 39 (13.68%) Finance
19 38 (13.33%) SQL
19 38 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
20 37 (12.98%) OAuth2
21 33 (11.58%) SSL
22 32 (11.23%) Web Services
23 31 (10.88%) Microsoft Intune
24 30 (10.53%) Windows Server
25 28 (9.82%) Degree
26 27 (9.47%) REST

Single Sign-On
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (9.12%) Tomcat
2 17 (5.96%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.91%) Apache
4 12 (4.21%) Apache Spark
4 12 (4.21%) IIS
5 9 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.81%) Confluence
7 7 (2.46%) nginx
8 5 (1.75%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.40%) CMS
9 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.05%) NetWeaver
10 3 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.70%) Documentum
11 2 (0.70%) Drupal
11 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Figma
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 156 (54.74%) Azure
2 100 (35.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 67 (23.51%) Microsoft 365
4 60 (21.05%) AWS
5 25 (8.77%) SaaS
6 20 (7.02%) IaaS
7 17 (5.96%) PaaS
8 14 (4.91%) Serverless
9 13 (4.56%) OneDrive
10 8 (2.81%) GCP
10 8 (2.81%) Google Workspace
10 8 (2.81%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.11%) Apigee
11 6 (2.11%) Mimecast
11 6 (2.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (2.11%) Yammer
12 4 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.58%) SSL
2 21 (7.37%) DNS
3 20 (7.02%) Kerberos
4 18 (6.32%) DHCP
5 15 (5.26%) Firewall
6 13 (4.56%) VPN
7 12 (4.21%) Unified Communications
8 11 (3.86%) IPsec
8 11 (3.86%) VLAN
9 10 (3.51%) HTTP
10 8 (2.81%) LAN
10 8 (2.81%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.81%) Skype
11 6 (2.11%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.75%) SMTP
13 4 (1.40%) Internet
13 4 (1.40%) IPv4
13 4 (1.40%) SAN
13 4 (1.40%) WAN
13 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.32%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.96%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.91%) Big Data
5 12 (4.21%) Apache Hive
5 12 (4.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.21%) Parquet
5 12 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.51%) MySQL
7 8 (2.81%) Tableau
8 6 (2.11%) Power BI
9 4 (1.40%) FileMaker
10 3 (1.05%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.70%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (7.02%) JIRA
2 14 (4.91%) Maven
3 12 (4.21%) Hudson
3 12 (4.21%) IntelliJ
3 12 (4.21%) Subversion
4 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio Code
5 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.05%) NWDS
7 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.70%) Gradle
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.35%) Ant
8 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.35%) Emacs
8 1 (0.35%) GitLab
8 1 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 72 (25.26%) Social Skills
2 39 (13.68%) Finance
3 22 (7.72%) Public Sector
4 18 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.61%) Organisational Skills
6 10 (3.51%) Banking
7 9 (3.16%) Digital Economy
8 6 (2.11%) German Language
9 5 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.40%) French Language
10 4 (1.40%) Legal
10 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.05%) Publishing
12 2 (0.70%) Back Office
12 2 (0.70%) Electronics
12 2 (0.70%) Games
12 2 (0.70%) Marketing
12 2 (0.70%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 68 (23.86%) Architect
2 26 (9.12%) Consultant
3 22 (7.72%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (6.67%) Developer
5 18 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (5.61%) Senior Architect
7 14 (4.91%) Analyst
7 14 (4.91%) Big Data Engineer
7 14 (4.91%) Data Engineer
7 14 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.56%) Technical Architect
9 12 (4.21%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.16%) Exchange Engineer
11 8 (2.81%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (2.46%) Security Engineer
12 7 (2.46%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.11%) Messaging Engineer
13 6 (2.11%) Security Specialist
13 6 (2.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (31.93%) SAML
2 88 (30.88%) OAuth
3 53 (18.60%) LDAP
4 42 (14.74%) OpenID
5 37 (12.98%) OAuth2
6 32 (11.23%) Web Services
7 27 (9.47%) REST
8 15 (5.26%) Spring
9 14 (4.91%) SOAP
10 13 (4.56%) SailPoint
10 13 (4.56%) XML
11 12 (4.21%) Apache Avro
11 12 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (4.21%) Middleware
12 11 (3.86%) HTML
12 11 (3.86%) Spring Boot
12 11 (3.86%) XACML
13 10 (3.51%) JSON
13 10 (3.51%) Node.js
14 9 (3.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.72%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (5.96%) PKI
3 11 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.16%) Cloud Native
5 9 (3.16%) User Experience
6 8 (2.81%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.11%) Legacy Applications
8 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.40%) Clustering
9 4 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.86%) Windows
2 30 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.47%) Windows 10
4 25 (8.77%) Linux
5 21 (7.37%) Unix
6 12 (4.21%) Android
6 12 (4.21%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.51%) Mac OS
7 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.81%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.40%) SUSE
11 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (1.05%) Solaris
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.35%) AIX
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.14%) Migration
3 41 (14.39%) Identity Access Management
4 39 (13.68%) DevOps
5 38 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (9.47%) ITIL
7 25 (8.77%) Analytics
7 25 (8.77%) Identity Management
8 23 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (7.72%) Data Protection
9 22 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (7.37%) Security Architecture
11 20 (7.02%) Decision-Making
11 20 (7.02%) Microservices
12 19 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 19 (6.67%) SOA
13 17 (5.96%) Project Management
14 16 (5.61%) Software Engineering
15 15 (5.26%) B2B
15 15 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.44%) Java
2 41 (14.39%) PowerShell
3 38 (13.33%) SQL
4 23 (8.07%) Python
5 14 (4.91%) Java 8
5 14 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.21%) Kotlin
6 12 (4.21%) PL/SQL
6 12 (4.21%) Scala
7 10 (3.51%) Apex Code
7 10 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.16%) C
8 9 (3.16%) Ruby
9 8 (2.81%) C#
10 3 (1.05%) ABAP
10 3 (1.05%) Perl
10 3 (1.05%) VBScript
11 2 (0.70%) Go
11 2 (0.70%) PHP
11 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (9.82%) Degree
2 22 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.75%) CISSP
5 5 (1.75%) MCSE
5 5 (1.75%) RHCE
6 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.40%) CISM
6 4 (1.40%) MCITP
6 4 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.05%) MCP
7 3 (1.05%) MCSA
7 3 (1.05%) MCTS
7 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CCSP
8 2 (0.70%) CISA
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.42%) GDPR
2 16 (5.61%) NIST
3 9 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.75%) QA
5 4 (1.40%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.70%) PSD2
7 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.35%) GRC
8 1 (0.35%) NCSC
8 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 147 (51.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.61%) OpenAM
4 13 (4.56%) Docker
5 11 (3.86%) RACF
6 10 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.46%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.75%) vSphere
8 5 (1.75%) XenApp
8 5 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.35%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.35%) Postfix
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (17.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 31 (10.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (7.72%) SCCM
4 15 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 12 (4.21%) Ansible
5 12 (4.21%) CA Single Sign-On
5 12 (4.21%) Oozie
6 9 (3.16%) Kibana
6 9 (3.16%) logstash
7 8 (2.81%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (2.11%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (2.11%) Terraform
9 4 (1.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.05%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.05%) Grafana
10 3 (1.05%) MOM
10 3 (1.05%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 107 (37.54%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.39%) VMware
3 27 (9.47%) ForgeRock
4 25 (8.77%) Oracle
5 22 (7.72%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (7.02%) Okta
7 18 (6.32%) CA
7 18 (6.32%) Citrix
8 16 (5.61%) Google
9 12 (4.21%) Ivanti
9 12 (4.21%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.86%) Ping Identity
10 11 (3.86%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.16%) CyberArk
12 8 (2.81%) IBM
13 7 (2.46%) BMC
13 7 (2.46%) MuleSoft
13 7 (2.46%) SAP
14 6 (2.11%) Samsung
15 5 (1.75%) Splunk