Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 365 410 441
Rank change year-on-year +45 +31 +117
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 154 336 464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.83% 3.51% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 218 342
Median daily rate £450 £500 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £322 £327 £400
90th Percentile £650 £704 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £510
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £20.34 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

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 5,439 9,577 13,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.27% 14.44% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,826 6,665 9,354
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £309
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 237 331
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% - +8.01%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.20 £47.69 £45.05
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.78% +4.29% +4.07%

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 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 17 January 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 +26 68 £463 -7.50% 16
South East +90 30 £500 -4.76% 5
North of England +84 21 £371 -19.51% 9
North West +72 18 £368 -20.11% 6
Midlands +60 16 £540 +2.86% 8
West Midlands +51 14 £540 +23.43% 6
East of England +55 10 £600 +50.00%
North East +31 3 £700 +43.59% 2
South West +77 2 £525 -0.94% 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Single Sign-On
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 74 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 70 (45.45%) Azure
3 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
4 57 (37.01%) SAML
5 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (27.92%) AWS
6 43 (27.92%) Identity Access Management
7 39 (25.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 36 (23.38%) Finance
9 35 (22.73%) Windows
10 33 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 31 (20.13%) Information Security
12 30 (19.48%) Identity Management
13 29 (18.83%) SQL
14 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
14 27 (17.53%) Security Cleared
15 25 (16.23%) DevOps
15 25 (16.23%) ITIL
16 24 (15.58%) Office 365
17 23 (14.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 22 (14.29%) Docker
19 21 (13.64%) SC Cleared
19 21 (13.64%) Linux
19 21 (13.64%) LDAP
19 21 (13.64%) Migration
19 21 (13.64%) VMware
20 20 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (12.34%) Java
22 18 (11.69%) Problem Management
23 17 (11.04%) OAuth

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 15 (9.74%) IIS
1 15 (9.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.44%) Apache
3 12 (7.79%) Confluence
4 10 (6.49%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.30%) Moodle
7 2 (1.30%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) Jadu
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 70 (45.45%) Azure
2 43 (27.92%) AWS
3 39 (25.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (15.58%) Office 365
5 17 (11.04%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (11.04%) SaaS
6 15 (9.74%) PaaS
7 11 (7.14%) GCP
8 9 (5.84%) GitHub
8 9 (5.84%) IaaS
9 6 (3.90%) OneDrive
10 4 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.95%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.95%) Serverless
12 2 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (1.30%) Route 53
12 2 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) DNS
2 13 (8.44%) DMZ
3 12 (7.79%) DHCP
4 11 (7.14%) SSL
5 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.84%) VPN
7 8 (5.19%) Firewall
7 8 (5.19%) HTTP
7 8 (5.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (4.55%) LAN
8 7 (4.55%) WAN
9 6 (3.90%) Network Security
10 4 (2.60%) Internet
10 4 (2.60%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.60%) Multicast
10 4 (2.60%) SAN
10 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.95%) Intranet
11 3 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.95%) Big Data
5 3 (1.95%) MySQL
5 3 (1.95%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) Ingres
7 1 (0.65%) Lumira
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (11.04%) Jenkins
1 17 (11.04%) JIRA
2 13 (8.44%) Bitbucket
3 10 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (6.49%) FishEye
3 10 (6.49%) ScriptRunner
4 9 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.84%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.95%) Subversion
5 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Mockito
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (23.38%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Public Sector
3 11 (7.14%) Banking
4 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.90%) Marketing
6 5 (3.25%) Electronics
6 5 (3.25%) Local Government
6 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.25%) Publishing
7 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.95%) Legal
9 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.30%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Billing
10 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Retail
10 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (19.48%) Architect
2 24 (15.58%) Consultant
3 19 (12.34%) Developer
4 14 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.49%) JIRA Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Designer
9 6 (3.90%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.25%) Operations Support Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Office 365 Consultant
11 4 (2.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (37.01%) SAML
2 21 (13.64%) LDAP
3 17 (11.04%) OAuth
4 13 (8.44%) Web Services
5 11 (7.14%) .NET
6 10 (6.49%) REST
6 10 (6.49%) RESTful
7 8 (5.19%) OpenID
7 8 (5.19%) SailPoint
8 6 (3.90%) OAuth2
8 6 (3.90%) ODBC
9 5 (3.25%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (3.25%) Spring
10 4 (2.60%) HTML
10 4 (2.60%) JDBC
10 4 (2.60%) JSON
10 4 (2.60%) Middleware
11 3 (1.95%) ADSI
11 3 (1.95%) CSS
11 3 (1.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.39%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.44%) User Experience
3 10 (6.49%) PKI
3 10 (6.49%) Smartcard
4 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 8 (5.19%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (4.55%) Social Media
7 6 (3.90%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.60%) Clustering
9 4 (2.60%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.95%) NHS
11 2 (1.30%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.65%) DataPower
12 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.65%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.73%) Windows
2 21 (13.64%) Linux
3 15 (9.74%) Unix
4 8 (5.19%) Solaris
5 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.25%) Android
6 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.25%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) Identity Access Management
3 31 (20.13%) Information Security
4 30 (19.48%) Identity Management
5 25 (16.23%) DevOps
5 25 (16.23%) ITIL
6 23 (14.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 21 (13.64%) Migration
8 20 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (11.69%) Problem Management
10 17 (11.04%) Mentoring
11 16 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (9.09%) Business Case
12 14 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (8.44%) Customer Requirements
13 13 (8.44%) Requirements Gathering
14 12 (7.79%) Configuration Management
14 12 (7.79%) Cryptography
15 11 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.83%) SQL
3 19 (12.34%) Java
4 13 (8.44%) Python
5 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.84%) C
7 5 (3.25%) C#
7 5 (3.25%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.25%) VBScript
8 4 (2.60%) Scala
9 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.95%) XPath
10 2 (1.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (17.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.04%) Degree
4 9 (5.84%) CISSP
5 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.25%) CISA
6 5 (3.25%) MCSE
7 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.95%) CSSLP
9 2 (1.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.65%) CCA
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CRISC
10 1 (0.65%) CWSP
10 1 (0.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) MCP
10 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) SLA
2 5 (3.25%) NIST
3 4 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) GDPR
4 1 (0.65%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.29%) Docker
3 15 (9.74%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 14 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (5.84%) GlusterFS
6 8 (5.19%) Firmware
7 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.95%) KVM
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.95%) Xen
8 2 (1.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.65%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.44%) Ansible
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (7.79%) Terraform
3 10 (6.49%) Kubernetes
4 9 (5.84%) Grafana
4 9 (5.84%) Prometheus
5 6 (3.90%) PingFederate
6 5 (3.25%) SCOM
7 4 (2.60%) CASB
7 4 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.95%) MIIS
8 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.95%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.95%) Puppet
9 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.65%) SCCM
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.64%) VMware
3 16 (10.39%) ServiceNow
4 14 (9.09%) Splunk
5 12 (7.79%) Google
6 11 (7.14%) Citrix
7 10 (6.49%) Atlassian
7 10 (6.49%) Oracle
8 8 (5.19%) Ping Identity
8 8 (5.19%) SAP
9 7 (4.55%) ForgeRock
10 6 (3.90%) Okta
11 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.60%) Samsung
12 3 (1.95%) Cisco
12 3 (1.95%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.95%) Intel
12 3 (1.95%) Remedy
13 2 (1.30%) CA
13 2 (1.30%) CyberArk