Period
to 29 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 330 422 463
Rank change year-on-year +92 +41 +160
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 144 403 476
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.51% 3.43% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 264 318
Median daily rate £481 £486 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.13% -7.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -3.85% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £20.34 £80.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% +128.57% +51.25%
UK median hourly rate £27.67 £80.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.42% +128.57% +51.25%

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 4,100 11,735 13,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 14.86% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,641 7,986 8,855
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 266 366
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +10.81% +5.71%
10th Percentile £13.66 £12.47 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.70 £54.63 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +112 75 £525 +10.53% 8
South East +122 27 £550 - 2
North of England +86 14 £403 -10.56% 8
North West +71 12 £400 -11.11% 3
South West +96 11 £481 -9.29% 1
Midlands +78 4 £450 -14.29% 7
East of England +63 4 £434 +2.06% 3
West Midlands +51 3 £450 -14.29% 4
Yorkshire +62 1 £475 +5.56% 3
North East +42 1 - - 2
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 68 (47.22%) SAML
2 66 (45.83%) Azure
3 57 (39.58%) Active Directory
4 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 43 (29.86%) Windows
6 42 (29.17%) SaaS
7 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
8 40 (27.78%) PowerShell
9 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
10 36 (25.00%) OAuth
10 36 (25.00%) Information Security
11 35 (24.31%) DNS
12 34 (23.61%) Linux
12 34 (23.61%) PaaS
13 32 (22.22%) AWS
13 32 (22.22%) Java
13 32 (22.22%) Oracle
14 31 (21.53%) Finance
14 31 (21.53%) Identity Access Management
15 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (20.83%) DMZ
16 27 (18.75%) C
16 27 (18.75%) DevOps
17 26 (18.06%) Migration
17 26 (18.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 24 (16.67%) Python
18 24 (16.67%) OpenID
19 23 (15.97%) Shell Script
20 22 (15.28%) Oracle Fusion
21 21 (14.58%) VPN

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 18 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (11.81%) IIS
2 17 (11.81%) WebLogic
3 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.78%) Apache
4 4 (2.78%) WordPress
5 3 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.39%) CMS
6 2 (1.39%) Confluence
6 2 (1.39%) Moodle
6 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.69%) Jadu
7 1 (0.69%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Magento
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.39%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.39%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (45.83%) Azure
2 42 (29.17%) SaaS
3 34 (23.61%) PaaS
4 32 (22.22%) AWS
5 19 (13.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (10.42%) Office 365
7 10 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (6.94%) IaaS
8 9 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (4.86%) Amazon S3
10 7 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (3.47%) Amazon EKS
11 5 (3.47%) OpenShift
11 5 (3.47%) Route 53
12 4 (2.78%) GCP
13 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (2.08%) G Suite
13 3 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.31%) DNS
2 30 (20.83%) DMZ
3 21 (14.58%) VPN
4 13 (9.03%) Firewall
5 10 (6.94%) DHCP
5 10 (6.94%) Kerberos
6 9 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (4.17%) HTTP
8 5 (3.47%) SSL
9 4 (2.78%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.78%) Internet
9 4 (2.78%) LAN
9 4 (2.78%) WAN
10 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.08%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (2.08%) Network Security
10 3 (2.08%) SAN
10 3 (2.08%) SMTP
10 3 (2.08%) SNMP
10 3 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) Oracle ODI
2 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.78%) MySQL
7 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.39%) OLTP
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.39%) Power BI
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.69%) HBase
9 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Redis
9 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.78%) JIRA
4 2 (1.39%) Ant
4 2 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.39%) FishEye
4 2 (1.39%) ScriptRunner
4 2 (1.39%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Mocha
5 1 (0.69%) Mockito
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 12 (8.33%) Banking
4 8 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.17%) Marketing
7 5 (3.47%) Electronics
8 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.08%) Publishing
10 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.69%) Billing
11 1 (0.69%) Law
11 1 (0.69%) Legal
11 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (24.31%) Developer
2 31 (21.53%) Architect
3 18 (12.50%) Consultant
4 15 (10.42%) Cloud Developer
5 11 (7.64%) IAM Consultant
6 10 (6.94%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Technical Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Operations Support Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.47%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (47.22%) SAML
2 36 (25.00%) OAuth
3 24 (16.67%) OpenID
4 22 (15.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 20 (13.89%) Web Services
6 18 (12.50%) .NET
6 18 (12.50%) LDAP
7 15 (10.42%) REST
8 9 (6.25%) XML
9 8 (5.56%) JSON
9 8 (5.56%) Node.js
10 7 (4.86%) OAuth2
10 7 (4.86%) React
10 7 (4.86%) YAML
11 6 (4.17%) SailPoint
11 6 (4.17%) SPML
11 6 (4.17%) WCF
11 6 (4.17%) XACML
12 5 (3.47%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.11%) PKI
3 9 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.86%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.08%) Clustering
6 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.08%) NHS
6 3 (2.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.39%) Social Media
7 2 (1.39%) Wiki
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.86%) Windows
2 34 (23.61%) Linux
3 18 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.33%) Unix
5 8 (5.56%) Solaris
6 4 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.08%) VMS
8 2 (1.39%) Android
8 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) Information Security
2 31 (21.53%) Identity Access Management
3 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.75%) DevOps
5 26 (18.06%) Migration
5 26 (18.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 21 (14.58%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 19 (13.19%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (13.19%) Microservices
7 19 (13.19%) SOA
8 16 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
9 14 (9.72%) Identity Management
9 14 (9.72%) ITIL
10 12 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
10 12 (8.33%) Problem Management
11 11 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.94%) Workflow
13 9 (6.25%) Patch Management
13 9 (6.25%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 32 (22.22%) Java
3 27 (18.75%) C
4 24 (16.67%) Python
5 23 (15.97%) Shell Script
6 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.33%) SQL
8 10 (6.94%) VB.NET
9 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.17%) C#
11 4 (2.78%) Perl
11 4 (2.78%) VBScript
12 3 (2.08%) Groovy
12 3 (2.08%) PHP
13 2 (1.39%) AWK
13 2 (1.39%) Jython
13 2 (1.39%) sed
13 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
2 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.50%) Degree
4 14 (9.72%) CISSP
5 13 (9.03%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.17%) CISA
7 5 (3.47%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.08%) CISM
8 3 (2.08%) CSSLP
8 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.39%) CCSP
9 2 (1.39%) CEH
9 2 (1.39%) MCSE
9 2 (1.39%) OSCP
10 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.69%) GSEC
10 1 (0.69%) LPIC
10 1 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.39%) GDPR
3 2 (1.39%) NIST
3 2 (1.39%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) PSD2
System Software
1 57 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.81%) Docker
3 12 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.25%) Firmware
5 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.08%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.39%) GlusterFS
6 2 (1.39%) NFS
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.69%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.69%) HDFS
7 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.69%) KVM
7 1 (0.69%) NDS
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.69%) Postfix
7 1 (0.69%) RHEV
7 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) Terraform
2 10 (6.94%) SCCM
3 9 (6.25%) WSUS
4 8 (5.56%) Ansible
4 8 (5.56%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.47%) PingFederate
7 3 (2.08%) FreeIPA
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.39%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.39%) Grafana
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.39%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.39%) Puppet
8 2 (1.39%) SCOM
9 1 (0.69%) Ambari
9 1 (0.69%) Oozie
9 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (22.22%) Oracle
3 19 (13.19%) ServiceNow
4 15 (10.42%) Splunk
5 14 (9.72%) Okta
6 13 (9.03%) VMware
7 12 (8.33%) Citrix
8 10 (6.94%) ForgeRock
9 9 (6.25%) SAP
10 8 (5.56%) CyberArk
11 7 (4.86%) Cisco
12 6 (4.17%) Centrify
12 6 (4.17%) NetIQ
13 3 (2.08%) Dell
13 3 (2.08%) Google
13 3 (2.08%) New Relic
13 3 (2.08%) Northgate
13 3 (2.08%) Ping Identity
13 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.39%) Tableau