Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 494 386 417
Rank change year-on-year -108 +31 +33
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 263 153 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.36% 2.81% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 98 210
10th Percentile £358 £319 £325
25th Percentile £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £600
90th Percentile £700 £650 £706
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £15.50 £20.17 £77.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.34 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year -21.32% -74.58% -
75th Percentile £16.50 £20.50 £82.50
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £30.17 £80.00
% change year-on-year -46.96% -62.29% -

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 11,143 5,453 9,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.16% 16.46% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,152 3,864 6,761
10th Percentile £350 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £600
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 117 237
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +31.43% -
75th Percentile £41.10 £48.75 £28.25
90th Percentile £63.20 £61.25 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £21.35 £26.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -17.88% +42.47% +4.29%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -102 148 £550 +15.79% 36
South East -62 34 £500 - 11
North of England -57 19 £525 +41.41% 21
North West -43 11 £409 +11.29% 14
Midlands -68 10 £575 +7.98% 9
Yorkshire - 8 £590 - 6
West Midlands -66 7 £625 +15.74% 7
East of England -52 6 £550 -8.33% 1
South West -44 4 £550 +4.76% 2
East Midlands -32 2 £488 - 1
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 145 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 142 (53.99%) Azure
3 94 (35.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 83 (31.56%) Microsoft
5 82 (31.18%) Windows
6 70 (26.62%) Social Skills
7 62 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (22.81%) Microsoft 365
9 56 (21.29%) LDAP
10 53 (20.15%) SAML
11 49 (18.63%) Migration
11 49 (18.63%) AWS
12 46 (17.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 41 (15.59%) OAuth
14 39 (14.83%) Linux
15 38 (14.45%) Finance
16 37 (14.07%) PowerShell
17 36 (13.69%) VMware
17 36 (13.69%) Java
17 36 (13.69%) Identity Access Management
18 33 (12.55%) DNS
19 32 (12.17%) ITIL
20 29 (11.03%) DevOps
21 28 (10.65%) Security Cleared
22 27 (10.27%) SQL
22 27 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
23 25 (9.51%) Data Protection
23 25 (9.51%) Data Protection Act
24 24 (9.13%) Microsoft Intune
24 24 (9.13%) Windows Server

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 17 (6.46%) Tomcat
2 16 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.56%) IIS
4 9 (3.42%) Apache
5 7 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.66%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.90%) Confluence
7 5 (1.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.52%) nginx
8 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.14%) JBoss
9 3 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
10 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.76%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.38%) ProjectWise
3 1 (0.38%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.38%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 142 (53.99%) Azure
2 94 (35.74%) Azure Active Directory
3 60 (22.81%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (18.63%) AWS
5 16 (6.08%) IaaS
6 15 (5.70%) PaaS
7 13 (4.94%) GCP
8 11 (4.18%) OneDrive
8 11 (4.18%) Power Platform
8 11 (4.18%) SaaS
8 11 (4.18%) Serverless
9 9 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (3.04%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.66%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.90%) Azure Monitor
12 5 (1.90%) GitHub
12 5 (1.90%) Kong
13 4 (1.52%) Apigee
13 4 (1.52%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.55%) DNS
2 21 (7.98%) DHCP
3 17 (6.46%) SSL
4 16 (6.08%) Firewall
5 15 (5.70%) VPN
6 12 (4.56%) VLAN
7 9 (3.42%) HTTP
8 8 (3.04%) LAN
9 7 (2.66%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.66%) Network Security
9 7 (2.66%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.28%) Internet
10 6 (2.28%) Kerberos
10 6 (2.28%) SMTP
11 5 (1.90%) BIG-IP
11 5 (1.90%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.52%) DMZ
12 4 (1.52%) Intranet
12 4 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.32%) Relational Database
1 14 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.18%) Tableau
4 9 (3.42%) Big Data
5 7 (2.66%) Apache Hive
5 7 (2.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.66%) MySQL
5 7 (2.66%) Parquet
6 5 (1.90%) Power BI
6 5 (1.90%) Tableau Server
7 4 (1.52%) FileMaker
8 3 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.76%) Metadata
10 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (4.94%) JIRA
2 9 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.42%) Maven
3 8 (3.04%) Subversion
4 7 (2.66%) Artifactory
4 7 (2.66%) Hudson
4 7 (2.66%) IntelliJ
4 7 (2.66%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.28%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.90%) GitLab
6 5 (1.90%) Postman
7 4 (1.52%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.76%) NWDS
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.76%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.38%) Selenium
9 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (26.62%) Social Skills
2 38 (14.45%) Finance
3 21 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.08%) Organisational Skills
5 14 (5.32%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.04%) Legal
7 6 (2.28%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.52%) Back Office
8 4 (1.52%) Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.14%) Digital Economy
9 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.76%) Marketing
10 2 (0.76%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.76%) Police
10 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (21.29%) Architect
2 25 (9.51%) Azure Engineer
3 20 (7.60%) Consultant
4 19 (7.22%) Developer
5 17 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.08%) Security Architect
7 11 (4.18%) Analyst
7 11 (4.18%) Azure Architect
7 11 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (3.42%) Administrator
8 9 (3.42%) Big Data Engineer
8 9 (3.42%) Data Engineer
8 9 (3.42%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (2.66%) Cloud Consultant
10 7 (2.66%) Enterprise Architect
10 7 (2.66%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (2.66%) Security Specialist
10 7 (2.66%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (21.29%) LDAP
2 53 (20.15%) SAML
3 41 (15.59%) OAuth
4 22 (8.37%) REST
5 21 (7.98%) Web Services
6 19 (7.22%) SOAP
7 17 (6.46%) OAuth2
7 17 (6.46%) XML
8 16 (6.08%) OpenID
8 16 (6.08%) Spring
9 13 (4.94%) JSON
10 12 (4.56%) JDBC
10 12 (4.56%) Middleware
11 11 (4.18%) HTML
12 10 (3.80%) Spring Boot
13 9 (3.42%) CSS
13 9 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (2.66%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.66%) ODBC
14 7 (2.66%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.51%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (6.46%) PKI
3 16 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.80%) Legacy Applications
6 7 (2.66%) Clustering
6 7 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.28%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.28%) User Experience
8 5 (1.90%) Blog
8 5 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.90%) Replication
9 4 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.14%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 82 (31.18%) Windows
2 39 (14.83%) Linux
3 24 (9.13%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.22%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.46%) Unix
6 11 (4.18%) Mac OS
7 10 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.66%) Android
9 7 (2.66%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.28%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (1.52%) Solaris
12 4 (1.52%) SUSE
12 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.63%) Migration
3 36 (13.69%) Identity Access Management
4 32 (12.17%) ITIL
5 29 (11.03%) DevOps
6 27 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (9.51%) Data Protection
8 20 (7.60%) Analytics
8 20 (7.60%) Identity Management
8 20 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (7.22%) Security Architecture
10 18 (6.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 17 (6.46%) Information Security
12 16 (6.08%) ITSM
12 16 (6.08%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (5.70%) Microservices
13 15 (5.70%) Project Delivery
14 12 (4.56%) Project Management
15 11 (4.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.07%) PowerShell
2 36 (13.69%) Java
3 27 (10.27%) SQL
4 18 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.08%) Bash
5 16 (6.08%) Python
6 8 (3.04%) C
7 7 (2.66%) Java 8
7 7 (2.66%) Kotlin
7 7 (2.66%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.66%) Scala
8 6 (2.28%) Perl
9 4 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.52%) Java 11
10 3 (1.14%) Google Apps Script
11 2 (0.76%) ABAP
11 2 (0.76%) C#
11 2 (0.76%) Ruby
11 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.46%) Degree
4 6 (2.28%) MCSE
5 4 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.52%) MCSA
6 3 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.14%) MCITP
6 3 (1.14%) MCP
6 3 (1.14%) MCTS
6 3 (1.14%) RHCE
7 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.76%) CISSP
8 1 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.38%) IISP
8 1 (0.38%) SANS
8 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.84%) GDPR
2 14 (5.32%) NIST
3 11 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.28%) NCSC
5 5 (1.90%) SLA
6 4 (1.52%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.76%) QA
8 1 (0.38%) COBIT
8 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 145 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.08%) OpenAM
4 15 (5.70%) Docker
5 9 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.52%) Firmware
7 4 (1.52%) vSphere
8 3 (1.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.38%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.38%) Postfix
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 46 (17.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 24 (9.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (7.22%) SCCM
4 18 (6.84%) Kubernetes
5 15 (5.70%) Ansible
6 13 (4.94%) Terraform
7 8 (3.04%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (2.66%) Oozie
9 6 (2.28%) Kibana
9 6 (2.28%) logstash
10 5 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.52%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.52%) MIIS
11 4 (1.52%) Puppet
11 4 (1.52%) ThinApp
12 3 (1.14%) QRadar
12 3 (1.14%) Rundeck
12 3 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (31.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.69%) VMware
3 23 (8.75%) Google
4 22 (8.37%) ForgeRock
5 21 (7.98%) Oracle
5 21 (7.98%) ServiceNow
6 20 (7.60%) Okta
7 17 (6.46%) Citrix
8 13 (4.94%) IBM
9 11 (4.18%) CA
10 9 (3.42%) Splunk
11 8 (3.04%) Ping Identity
11 8 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.66%) Apple
12 7 (2.66%) CyberArk
12 7 (2.66%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.28%) SAP
14 5 (1.90%) Cisco
14 5 (1.90%) F5
14 5 (1.90%) Forcepoint