Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 441 465 527
Rank change year-on-year +24 +62 -2
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 233 424 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.86% 3.18% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 286 220
Median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £385 £313
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.49
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.49

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 8,153 13,352 11,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 15.01% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,399 8,986 8,079
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £278
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £483
% change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 323 253
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +7.97% -14.33%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.57 £47.83
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +6.86% -12.50%

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 29 March 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Single Sign-On in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 29 March 2020. 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 +54 138 £525 -4.55% 20
North of England +64 35 £455 -9.00% 8
South East +53 31 £558 +17.42% 9
North West +41 14 £448 -1.65% 6
North East +24 12 £438 -15.05% 1
East of England +34 10 £635 +1.60% 5
Yorkshire +59 9 £525 +5.00% 1
Midlands +51 9 £350 -12.50% 4
West Midlands +48 9 £350 -7.89% 3
South West -16 9 £525 +16.67% 3
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 106 (45.49%) Active Directory
2 104 (44.64%) Azure
3 82 (35.19%) Microsoft
4 73 (31.33%) SAML
5 69 (29.61%) Windows
6 56 (24.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 50 (21.46%) Identity Access Management
7 50 (21.46%) Identity Management
7 50 (21.46%) Office 365
8 49 (21.03%) AWS
9 46 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (18.88%) Finance
10 44 (18.88%) LDAP
11 39 (16.74%) JavaScript
12 37 (15.88%) DevOps
13 32 (13.73%) Firewall
13 32 (13.73%) PowerShell
13 32 (13.73%) OAuth
14 31 (13.30%) Windows Server
15 30 (12.88%) VPN
16 29 (12.45%) PKI
17 28 (12.02%) Web Services
18 27 (11.59%) Migration
18 27 (11.59%) REST
19 26 (11.16%) OpenID
19 26 (11.16%) SaaS
19 26 (11.16%) Java
19 26 (11.16%) Linux
20 25 (10.73%) DNS
21 23 (9.87%) SSL

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 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.43%) Apache
3 8 (3.43%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (3.00%) IIS
5 5 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.15%) SAS
6 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.86%) JBoss
8 2 (0.86%) Mendix
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) InDesign
2 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) assyst
2 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 104 (44.64%) Azure
2 56 (24.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 50 (21.46%) Office 365
4 49 (21.03%) AWS
5 26 (11.16%) SaaS
6 20 (8.58%) PaaS
7 18 (7.73%) IaaS
8 10 (4.29%) GCP
9 7 (3.00%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.58%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (1.72%) GitHub
12 4 (1.72%) Route 53
13 3 (1.29%) G Suite
13 3 (1.29%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (1.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.73%) Firewall
2 30 (12.88%) VPN
3 25 (10.73%) DNS
4 23 (9.87%) SSL
5 16 (6.87%) Kerberos
6 12 (5.15%) IPsec
6 12 (5.15%) Network Security
7 11 (4.72%) DHCP
7 11 (4.72%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.29%) Skype
8 10 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (3.43%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (3.43%) SAN
10 7 (3.00%) NAS
11 6 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.58%) DMZ
11 6 (2.58%) HTTP
11 6 (2.58%) LAN
11 6 (2.58%) WAN
12 5 (2.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.01%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.29%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.00%) MySQL
4 7 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.58%) Big Data
5 6 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.15%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.15%) HBase
6 5 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.15%) Sqoop
7 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.29%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.00%) GitLab
4 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.58%) JIRA
5 4 (1.72%) CircleCI
6 3 (1.29%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.86%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.86%) Selenium
7 2 (0.86%) Subversion
8 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.43%) CF BOSH
8 1 (0.43%) Maven
8 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (18.88%) Finance
2 14 (6.01%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.86%) Banking
4 6 (2.58%) Publishing
5 5 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.72%) Marketing
7 3 (1.29%) Back Office
7 3 (1.29%) Retail
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
8 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (15.02%) Architect
2 34 (14.59%) Developer
3 32 (13.73%) Consultant
4 18 (7.73%) Analyst
5 15 (6.44%) Administrator
6 14 (6.01%) Security Engineer
7 11 (4.72%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 10 (4.29%) Security Architect
8 10 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.86%) Active Directory Architect
9 9 (3.86%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.00%) IT Support
11 7 (3.00%) ServiceNow Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (2.58%) Infrastructure Support
13 5 (2.15%) IAM Consultant
13 5 (2.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (31.33%) SAML
2 44 (18.88%) LDAP
3 32 (13.73%) OAuth
4 28 (12.02%) Web Services
5 27 (11.59%) REST
6 26 (11.16%) OpenID
7 19 (8.15%) SOAP
8 14 (6.01%) .NET
8 14 (6.01%) XML
9 11 (4.72%) HTML
10 9 (3.86%) XSLT
11 8 (3.43%) SailPoint
12 7 (3.00%) ADSI
12 7 (3.00%) CSS
12 7 (3.00%) J2SE
12 7 (3.00%) OAuth2
12 7 (3.00%) React
13 6 (2.58%) .NET Core
14 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Graph
14 5 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.45%) PKI
2 15 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.72%) User Experience
4 8 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.00%) Replication
6 6 (2.58%) Clustering
7 5 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.86%) CESG
10 2 (0.86%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.86%) NHS
10 2 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.61%) Windows
2 31 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 26 (11.16%) Linux
4 22 (9.44%) Windows 10
5 21 (9.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.29%) Android
9 9 (3.86%) Unix
10 7 (3.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.15%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.15%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.86%) CentOS
13 2 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.46%) Identity Access Management
1 50 (21.46%) Identity Management
2 46 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.88%) DevOps
4 27 (11.59%) Migration
5 20 (8.58%) Workflow
6 19 (8.15%) Information Security
6 19 (8.15%) SIEM
7 18 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (7.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 18 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (6.44%) Change Management
8 15 (6.44%) DevSecOps
8 15 (6.44%) ITIL
8 15 (6.44%) Microservices
8 15 (6.44%) Privileged Access Management
8 15 (6.44%) Scrum
9 13 (5.58%) Analytics
9 13 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.58%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.74%) JavaScript
2 32 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.16%) Java
4 22 (9.44%) SQL
5 20 (8.58%) Python
6 10 (4.29%) C#
7 9 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.00%) XPath
9 6 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.15%) Ruby
11 4 (1.72%) Apex Code
11 4 (1.72%) Perl
11 4 (1.72%) SOQL
11 4 (1.72%) SOSL
11 4 (1.72%) VBScript
12 3 (1.29%) C
12 3 (1.29%) PHP
12 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.15%) Degree
5 7 (3.00%) MCITP
6 5 (2.15%) A+ Certification
6 5 (2.15%) ACSP
6 5 (2.15%) MCSE
6 5 (2.15%) MCTS
6 5 (2.15%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.86%) CISMP
9 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.86%) MCP
9 2 (0.86%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) SSAE 16
2 8 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.00%) SLA
4 3 (1.29%) COBIT
4 3 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.29%) GDPR
4 3 (1.29%) QA
5 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.86%) RMADS
5 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 106 (45.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 11 (4.72%) Docker
4 7 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.15%) HDFS
5 5 (2.15%) NDS
6 4 (1.72%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 15 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (6.01%) SCCM
4 11 (4.72%) AirWatch
4 11 (4.72%) Jamf Pro
5 9 (3.86%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (3.43%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.43%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (2.15%) Ambari
7 5 (2.15%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (2.15%) Oozie
7 5 (2.15%) Puppet
8 4 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 4 (1.72%) Terraform
9 3 (1.29%) CASB
9 3 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.86%) Ansible
10 2 (0.86%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.86%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 82 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.44%) Okta
3 18 (7.73%) Oracle
4 14 (6.01%) Cisco
5 13 (5.58%) ServiceNow
5 13 (5.58%) VMware
6 12 (5.15%) Adobe
7 11 (4.72%) CA
8 10 (4.29%) Google
9 9 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.43%) Apple
10 8 (3.43%) ForgeRock
11 6 (2.58%) SAP
11 6 (2.58%) Splunk
12 5 (2.15%) Citrix
12 5 (2.15%) Cloudera
12 5 (2.15%) CyberArk
12 5 (2.15%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.15%) NetIQ
12 5 (2.15%) Workday