Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 411 426 467
Rank change year-on-year +15 +41 +33
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 180 224 424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.63% 2.97% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 148 282
10th Percentile £323 £313 £381
25th Percentile £375 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £638 £607
90th Percentile £675 £741 £657
UK median daily rate £523 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.48% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £12.40

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 6,832 7,544 13,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.07% 14.62% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,882 5,254 8,992
10th Percentile £335 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £592 £599 £594
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 198 290
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.72 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -4.11% +4.29%
75th Percentile £44.43 £24.86 £27.44
90th Percentile £61.23 £43.66 £49.55
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £18.11 £18.50
% change year-on-year +32.56% -2.14% +5.71%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -48 84 £550 +4.76% 22
Midlands +50 26 £508 +45.00% 13
South East +57 22 £475 -10.04% 6
North of England +42 22 £413 -10.33% 14
North West +32 18 £375 -16.20% 9
West Midlands +28 17 £540 +54.29% 10
East Midlands - 9 £450 - 3
East of England +36 7 £600 -5.51% 1
South West +48 4 £400 -23.81% 5
North East +21 3 £700 +60.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 1 £450 -14.29% 3
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 93 (51.67%) Azure
2 84 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 70 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 57 (31.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 56 (31.11%) SAML
6 47 (26.11%) Microsoft 365
7 45 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
8 44 (24.44%) AWS
9 39 (21.67%) Windows
9 39 (21.67%) Identity Management
9 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (18.33%) PowerShell
10 33 (18.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 32 (17.78%) Finance
12 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 30 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (16.11%) SaaS
14 27 (15.00%) LDAP
15 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
16 24 (13.33%) Public Sector
17 22 (12.22%) Microsoft Intune
18 21 (11.67%) Java
18 21 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (11.11%) SQL
19 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
19 20 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (11.11%) OAuth
20 18 (10.00%) Analytics
20 18 (10.00%) Mentoring
20 18 (10.00%) DevOps

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 14 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.44%) Apache
4 7 (3.89%) Confluence
4 7 (3.89%) IIS
5 4 (2.22%) CMS
5 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.67%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.56%) Figma
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 93 (51.67%) Azure
2 57 (31.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 47 (26.11%) Microsoft 365
4 44 (24.44%) AWS
5 29 (16.11%) SaaS
6 16 (8.89%) PaaS
7 11 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (5.00%) GCP
9 8 (4.44%) OneDrive
10 6 (3.33%) Serverless
11 5 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.78%) IaaS
12 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (2.22%) Azure Sentinel
12 4 (2.22%) GitHub
13 2 (1.11%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (1.11%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (1.11%) Azure Key Vault
13 2 (1.11%) Slack
13 2 (1.11%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) VPN
2 17 (9.44%) DNS
3 15 (8.33%) HTTP
4 11 (6.11%) Kerberos
4 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (5.00%) Firewall
6 9 (5.00%) SSL
7 8 (4.44%) Network Security
8 6 (3.33%) DHCP
8 6 (3.33%) LAN
8 6 (3.33%) WAN
9 5 (2.78%) Skype
10 4 (2.22%) SMTP
11 3 (1.67%) Internet
11 3 (1.67%) Intranet
11 3 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.67%) POP3
11 3 (1.67%) SAN
12 2 (1.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.67%) Big Data
4 3 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 12 (6.67%) JIRA
2 7 (3.89%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.78%) FishEye
4 5 (2.78%) ScriptRunner
4 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.22%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.67%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.56%) GitLab
General
1 32 (17.78%) Finance
2 24 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 11 (6.11%) Marketing
3 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.56%) Electronics
4 10 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.56%) Publishing
5 4 (2.22%) Banking
5 4 (2.22%) Local Government
6 3 (1.67%) Law
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
7 2 (1.11%) Billing
7 2 (1.11%) French Language
7 2 (1.11%) German Language
7 2 (1.11%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (18.89%) Consultant
2 32 (17.78%) Architect
3 20 (11.11%) Developer
4 14 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Security Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
8 9 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Security Architect
9 8 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (4.44%) ServiceNow Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.33%) Designer
11 5 (2.78%) JIRA Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (31.11%) SAML
2 27 (15.00%) LDAP
3 20 (11.11%) OAuth
4 15 (8.33%) Web Services
5 14 (7.78%) REST
6 13 (7.22%) OpenID
7 11 (6.11%) SailPoint
8 10 (5.56%) HTML
9 9 (5.00%) .NET
9 9 (5.00%) CSS
10 8 (4.44%) OAuth2
11 7 (3.89%) J2EE
12 6 (3.33%) XML
13 5 (2.78%) ADSI
13 5 (2.78%) RESTful
13 5 (2.78%) SOAP
14 4 (2.22%) Django
14 4 (2.22%) Node.js
15 3 (1.67%) Flask
15 3 (1.67%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Social Media
1 14 (7.78%) User Experience
2 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.56%) Smartcard
4 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.00%) PKI
5 8 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.89%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.22%) Clustering
8 4 (2.22%) CMDB
8 4 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.11%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.11%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.11%) Social Network
10 1 (0.56%) DataPower
10 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.67%) Windows
2 17 (9.44%) Linux
3 11 (6.11%) Android
3 11 (6.11%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (4.44%) Unix
6 7 (3.89%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.11%) CatOS
8 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (21.67%) Identity Management
3 33 (18.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 30 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.00%) Analytics
7 18 (10.00%) DevOps
7 18 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 16 (8.89%) ITIL
8 16 (8.89%) Migration
9 15 (8.33%) Cryptography
10 14 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (7.22%) Information Security
12 12 (6.67%) Scrum
12 12 (6.67%) Strategic Roadmap
13 10 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (5.56%) Programme Management
13 10 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.67%) Java
3 20 (11.11%) SQL
4 16 (8.89%) Python
5 14 (7.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.89%) C#
7 5 (2.78%) XPath
8 4 (2.22%) Scala
8 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.67%) Perl
9 3 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.11%) Ruby
10 2 (1.11%) VBScript
11 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.56%) Java 8
11 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.11%) Degree
4 8 (4.44%) CISSP
5 6 (3.33%) CISM
5 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.67%) MCSE
8 2 (1.11%) CISA
8 2 (1.11%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.11%) MCSA
8 2 (1.11%) OSCP
8 2 (1.11%) SANS
9 1 (0.56%) CRISC
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCP
9 1 (0.56%) MCSD
9 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) NIST
2 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) GDPR
3 2 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) FISMA
4 1 (0.56%) GRC
System Software
1 84 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 13 (7.22%) Docker
4 11 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.22%) GlusterFS
5 4 (2.22%) XenApp
5 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.11%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.11%) KVM
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.11%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.56%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (6.11%) CASB
3 10 (5.56%) Ansible
4 9 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.89%) PingFederate
5 7 (3.89%) Terraform
6 5 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.78%) MIIS
7 4 (2.22%) Grafana
7 4 (2.22%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.67%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.67%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.67%) SCOM
9 2 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.11%) Puppet
9 2 (1.11%) SCCM
10 1 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 70 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.44%) VMware
3 13 (7.22%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.67%) Google
4 12 (6.67%) SAP
5 10 (5.56%) Samsung
6 8 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.89%) Citrix
7 7 (3.89%) Okta
7 7 (3.89%) Oracle
7 7 (3.89%) Ping Identity
8 6 (3.33%) ForgeRock
9 5 (2.78%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.22%) CyberArk
10 4 (2.22%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.22%) Splunk
11 3 (1.67%) Cisco
11 3 (1.67%) HP
11 3 (1.67%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.67%) NetIQ