Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 452 377 450
Rank change year-on-year -75 +73 +24
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 222 170 407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 3.31% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 116 243
10th Percentile £330 £350 £369
25th Percentile £420 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £633 £628 £600
90th Percentile £715 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £12.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +400.00% -65.71% -10.26%
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £29.20 £23.70
% change year-on-year +105.48% +23.22% -39.24%

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 8,911 5,132 12,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.83% 15.37% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,289 3,628 8,737
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £431 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 98 268
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £14.50 £13.84
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.39 £18.78
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% +3.28% -1.18%
75th Percentile £47.34 £33.06 £26.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.72% -2.50% +5.26%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -84 142 £600 +9.09% 22
Midlands -20 22 £525 +47.37% 5
North of England -28 21 £575 +37.72% 12
South East -43 18 £448 -26.94% 15
North West -23 13 £525 +31.25% 4
East Midlands - 12 £525 - 4
West Midlands -25 10 £500 +40.35% 1
North East -2 6 £588 +51.61% 2
South West -18 2 £338 -29.80% 7
Yorkshire -25 2 £393 -25.24% 6
East of England -20 1 - - 4
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 114 (51.35%) Azure
2 92 (41.44%) Active Directory
3 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
4 78 (35.14%) SAML
5 73 (32.88%) OAuth
6 66 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (28.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (27.93%) Microsoft 365
9 56 (25.23%) AWS
10 49 (22.07%) Social Skills
11 47 (21.17%) Windows
12 44 (19.82%) Finance
12 44 (19.82%) Cybersecurity
13 39 (17.57%) OpenID
13 39 (17.57%) Java
14 37 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 36 (16.22%) PowerShell
16 35 (15.77%) SQL
16 35 (15.77%) LDAP
17 34 (15.32%) Web Services
17 34 (15.32%) SaaS
18 33 (14.86%) OAuth2
19 30 (13.51%) DevOps
20 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
20 29 (13.06%) Public Sector
21 28 (12.61%) Identity Management
22 27 (12.16%) Identity Access Management
23 26 (11.71%) Python
23 26 (11.71%) SSL
24 25 (11.26%) VMware

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 19 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.66%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.05%) Apache
3 9 (4.05%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.60%) CMS
5 7 (3.15%) IIS
6 6 (2.70%) nginx
7 5 (2.25%) Confluence
7 5 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.35%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.90%) Documentum
9 2 (0.90%) Drupal
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 114 (51.35%) Azure
2 63 (28.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 62 (27.93%) Microsoft 365
4 56 (25.23%) AWS
5 34 (15.32%) SaaS
6 16 (7.21%) OneDrive
6 16 (7.21%) PaaS
7 13 (5.86%) IaaS
8 12 (5.41%) Serverless
9 9 (4.05%) Google Workspace
10 7 (3.15%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (2.70%) Yammer
12 5 (2.25%) Apigee
12 5 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (1.80%) GCP
13 4 (1.80%) Mimecast
14 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.71%) SSL
2 24 (10.81%) Kerberos
3 17 (7.66%) DNS
4 16 (7.21%) VPN
5 15 (6.76%) HTTP
6 13 (5.86%) Firewall
6 13 (5.86%) IPsec
7 10 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.05%) DHCP
8 9 (4.05%) Unified Communications
9 8 (3.60%) Skype
10 7 (3.15%) LAN
10 7 (3.15%) SMTP
10 7 (3.15%) WAN
11 5 (2.25%) Network Security
11 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.80%) Internet
12 4 (1.80%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.80%) POP3
13 3 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.56%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.05%) Apache Hive
4 9 (4.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.05%) Big Data
4 9 (4.05%) Parquet
4 9 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.60%) MySQL
6 5 (2.25%) Power BI
6 5 (2.25%) Tableau
7 3 (1.35%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.90%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (6.31%) JIRA
2 11 (4.95%) Maven
3 9 (4.05%) Hudson
3 9 (4.05%) IntelliJ
3 9 (4.05%) Subversion
4 7 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio Code
6 3 (1.35%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.35%) NWDS
7 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.90%) GitLab
7 2 (0.90%) Gradle
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Ant
8 1 (0.45%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 49 (22.07%) Social Skills
2 44 (19.82%) Finance
3 29 (13.06%) Public Sector
4 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.50%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.50%) Publishing
5 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.05%) Banking
6 9 (4.05%) Electronics
6 9 (4.05%) Marketing
7 8 (3.60%) German Language
8 6 (2.70%) Digital Economy
8 6 (2.70%) French Language
9 5 (2.25%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.90%) Billing
11 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Law
11 1 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (22.97%) Architect
2 30 (13.51%) Consultant
3 26 (11.71%) Developer
4 17 (7.66%) Senior Architect
5 12 (5.41%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 12 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 10 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (4.50%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
6 10 (4.50%) Security Engineer
6 10 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (4.50%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.05%) Big Data Engineer
7 9 (4.05%) Data Engineer
7 9 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
8 8 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) ServiceNow Developer
8 8 (3.60%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (35.14%) SAML
2 73 (32.88%) OAuth
3 39 (17.57%) OpenID
4 35 (15.77%) LDAP
5 34 (15.32%) Web Services
6 33 (14.86%) OAuth2
7 22 (9.91%) REST
8 16 (7.21%) CSS
8 16 (7.21%) HTML
9 13 (5.86%) Node.js
9 13 (5.86%) XML
10 12 (5.41%) Spring
11 11 (4.95%) SailPoint
11 11 (4.95%) XACML
12 9 (4.05%) Apache Avro
13 8 (3.60%) SOAP
13 8 (3.60%) Spring Boot
14 7 (3.15%) .NET
15 6 (2.70%) J2EE
15 6 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.21%) PKI
2 12 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (4.50%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.50%) Social Media
4 9 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.15%) User Experience
6 6 (2.70%) CMDB
7 5 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.35%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.90%) Clustering
9 2 (0.90%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.90%) iPad
9 2 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.90%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.17%) Windows
2 20 (9.01%) Windows 10
2 20 (9.01%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.56%) Unix
4 15 (6.76%) Android
4 15 (6.76%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.95%) Linux
6 9 (4.05%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (1.35%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.90%) CatOS
11 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.82%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (13.51%) DevOps
4 28 (12.61%) Identity Management
5 27 (12.16%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 20 (9.01%) Decision-Making
7 20 (9.01%) SOA
8 19 (8.56%) ITIL
8 19 (8.56%) Migration
8 19 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (8.56%) Scrum
9 18 (8.11%) Microservices
10 17 (7.66%) Security Architecture
11 15 (6.76%) Mentoring
12 14 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (6.31%) Project Management
12 14 (6.31%) Software Engineering
12 14 (6.31%) Strategic Roadmap
12 14 (6.31%) Web SSO
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.57%) Java
2 36 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 35 (15.77%) SQL
4 26 (11.71%) Python
5 20 (9.01%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.41%) Java 8
7 10 (4.50%) C#
7 10 (4.50%) Ruby
8 9 (4.05%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.05%) Scala
9 7 (3.15%) Apex Code
10 6 (2.70%) C
11 4 (1.80%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.35%) ABAP
12 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.35%) Perl
12 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.35%) VBScript
13 2 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (11.26%) Degree
2 18 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.05%) CISSP
5 8 (3.60%) CISM
5 8 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.35%) CISA
8 3 (1.35%) MCSE
8 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.90%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.90%) MCITP
9 2 (0.90%) OSCP
9 2 (0.90%) RHCE
9 2 (0.90%) SANS
10 1 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.95%) GDPR
2 7 (3.15%) NIST
3 5 (2.25%) QA
4 4 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.90%) GRC
5 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.90%) PSD2
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.45%) FISMA
6 1 (0.45%) NCSC
6 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.41%) Docker
4 11 (4.95%) RACF
5 8 (3.60%) XenApp
5 8 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.90%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 29 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (6.31%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.95%) SCCM
5 10 (4.50%) Ansible
6 9 (4.05%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (4.05%) Oozie
7 8 (3.60%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.25%) Kibana
8 5 (2.25%) logstash
9 4 (1.80%) CASB
9 4 (1.80%) Terraform
10 3 (1.35%) MOM
10 3 (1.35%) PingFederate
11 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.90%) MIIS
11 2 (0.90%) MobiControl
12 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.26%) VMware
3 22 (9.91%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (7.66%) Oracle
5 16 (7.21%) Citrix
6 15 (6.76%) ServiceNow
7 14 (6.31%) SAP
8 12 (5.41%) CA
9 11 (4.95%) Ivanti
10 10 (4.50%) Okta
11 9 (4.05%) MuleSoft
11 9 (4.05%) Samsung
12 8 (3.60%) BMC
12 8 (3.60%) ForgeRock
12 8 (3.60%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.15%) Google
14 6 (2.70%) CyberArk
15 5 (2.25%) OneLogin
15 5 (2.25%) Ping Identity
16 4 (1.80%) Palo Alto