Period
to 24 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Identity Access Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Identity Access Management over the 6 months to 24 June 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.

Identity & Access Management
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 294 319 363
Rank change year-on-year +25 +44 +72
Contract jobs citing Identity Access Management 533 297 649
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 221 444
10th Percentile £377 £363 £400
25th Percentile £461 £460 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.32%
75th Percentile £645 £613 £638
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
10th Percentile £17.60 £48.36 £36.17
25th Percentile £23.00 £51.30 £37.92
Median hourly rate £32.50 £56.20 £40.84
Median % change year-on-year -42.17% +37.63% +89.93%
75th Percentile £41.50 £61.10 £43.75
90th Percentile £46.60 £64.04 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £56.20 £46.67
% change year-on-year -73.31% +20.42% -

Identity Access Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 55,984 35,796 79,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.83% 86.01% 87.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38,269 23,930 53,044
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £400 £390 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,580 1,006 2,081
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.02 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.67 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year +10.27% -1.06% +14.58%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.25 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.86
% change year-on-year +7.32% -10.32% +20.41%

Identity Access Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Identity Access Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Identity Access Management in the UK

Identity Access Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Identity Access Management.

Daily rate trend for Identity Access Management in the UK

Identity Access Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Identity Access Management over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Identity Access Management in the UK

Identity Access Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Identity Access Management.

Hourly rate trend for Identity Access Management in the UK

Identity Access Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Identity Access Management over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Identity Access Management in the UK

Identity Access Management
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Identity Access Management within the UK over the 6 months to 24 June 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
England +23 401 £541 +3.05% 66
London +39 232 £575 +8.75% 35
UK excluding London -20 172 £500 -4.76% 32
Work from Home -147 155 £550 -4.39% 12
Midlands -12 37 £381 -15.28% 8
South East -3 36 £513 -2.38% 8
Scotland -32 34 £525 +5.00% 1
West Midlands -16 30 £350 -33.33% 7
North of England -27 29 £519 -13.54% 6
South West -13 19 £500 +4.00% 7
North West +8 17 £500 -4.81% 3
Wales +13 11 £525 -
Yorkshire -26 9 £538 -12.24% 2
East Midlands -4 7 £463 +68.18% 1
East of England -3 5 £450 -11.33% 2
North East +13 4 £600 +54.84% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £563 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Identity Access Management 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 with a requirement for Identity Access Management.

1 207 (38.84%) Azure
2 145 (27.20%) Active Directory
3 134 (25.14%) Finance
4 128 (24.02%) Cybersecurity
5 124 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 111 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 99 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (18.39%) Social Skills
9 89 (16.70%) AWS
10 86 (16.14%) DevOps
11 83 (15.57%) Information Security
12 73 (13.70%) OAuth
13 72 (13.51%) SAML
13 72 (13.51%) Windows
14 68 (12.76%) Security Architecture
14 68 (12.76%) Privileged Access Management
15 60 (11.26%) OpenID
16 59 (11.07%) Microsoft 365
17 56 (10.51%) Network Security
18 54 (10.13%) Risk Management
19 53 (9.94%) SailPoint
20 52 (9.76%) CyberArk
20 52 (9.76%) Project Delivery
20 52 (9.76%) Firewall
20 52 (9.76%) Banking
21 50 (9.38%) Migration
21 50 (9.38%) Java
22 49 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
22 49 (9.19%) Identity Management
23 48 (9.01%) Security Cleared

Identity Access Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.88%) Confluence
3 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.94%) Apache
5 5 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.56%) IIS
7 3 (0.56%) JBoss
7 3 (0.56%) Jetty
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 207 (38.84%) Azure
2 111 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 89 (16.70%) AWS
4 59 (11.07%) Microsoft 365
5 43 (8.07%) GCP
6 28 (5.25%) SaaS
7 22 (4.13%) PaaS
8 21 (3.94%) IaaS
9 12 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (2.25%) Serverless
10 11 (2.06%) GitHub
11 10 (1.88%) Azure Key Vault
12 9 (1.69%) Kong
13 8 (1.50%) OneDrive
14 7 (1.31%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.94%) Azure App Service
15 5 (0.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.75%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.51%) Network Security
2 52 (9.76%) Firewall
3 24 (4.50%) VoIP
4 18 (3.38%) LAN
4 18 (3.38%) WAN
5 17 (3.19%) DNS
6 14 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (2.63%) PBX
7 13 (2.44%) RTP
8 11 (2.06%) HTTP
8 11 (2.06%) SAN
8 11 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.88%) VPN
10 7 (1.31%) MPLS
11 6 (1.13%) Broadband
11 6 (1.13%) SDH
11 6 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.94%) NAS
13 4 (0.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.44%) MySQL
4 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.31%) Data Lake
5 7 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.75%) Big Data
7 4 (0.75%) CockroachDB
7 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.56%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.56%) Bigtable
8 3 (0.56%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (0.56%) Redis
8 3 (0.56%) Riak
9 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.88%) JIRA
2 18 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.63%) LoadRunner
4 13 (2.44%) Bitbucket
5 12 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.88%) GitLab
7 7 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.94%) Burp Suite
8 5 (0.94%) Gradle
8 5 (0.94%) kappa
9 4 (0.75%) Maven
9 4 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.56%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.38%) Selenium
11 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.19%) JUnit
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 134 (25.14%) Finance
2 98 (18.39%) Social Skills
3 52 (9.76%) Banking
4 46 (8.63%) Public Sector
5 32 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 29 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
8 13 (2.44%) Back Office
8 13 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.25%) Legal
10 11 (2.06%) Documentation Skills
11 7 (1.31%) International Banking
12 6 (1.13%) Retail
13 5 (0.94%) Law
13 5 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.75%) Marketing
14 4 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.56%) Electronics
15 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (27.58%) Architect
2 81 (15.20%) Consultant
3 58 (10.88%) Analyst
4 49 (9.19%) Security Architect
5 40 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 35 (6.57%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (6.00%) IAM Consultant
9 29 (5.44%) Business Analyst
10 26 (4.88%) Security Consultant
11 23 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
11 23 (4.32%) Security Manager
12 21 (3.94%) Developer
13 17 (3.19%) Azure Architect
14 16 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (3.00%) Identity Management Architect
15 15 (2.81%) Security Project Manager
15 15 (2.81%) Technical Architect
15 15 (2.81%) Test Analyst
16 14 (2.63%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.70%) OAuth
2 72 (13.51%) SAML
3 60 (11.26%) OpenID
4 53 (9.94%) SailPoint
5 36 (6.75%) LDAP
6 27 (5.07%) OAuth2
7 22 (4.13%) REST
8 16 (3.00%) .NET
8 16 (3.00%) SOAP
9 13 (2.44%) HTML
9 13 (2.44%) Node.js
10 12 (2.25%) Web Services
11 10 (1.88%) Kafka
12 9 (1.69%) Middleware
12 9 (1.69%) RESTful
13 8 (1.50%) CSS
13 8 (1.50%) Spring
14 7 (1.31%) SPML
14 7 (1.31%) Spring Boot
14 7 (1.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.63%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.50%) PKI
4 20 (3.75%) Cloud Native
5 18 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.06%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.88%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.94%) CESG
11 5 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.94%) User Experience
12 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.56%) BYOD
13 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.51%) Windows
2 46 (8.63%) Linux
3 36 (6.75%) Unix
4 16 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.94%) AIX
6 5 (0.94%) Kali Linux
6 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (24.02%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (16.14%) DevOps
4 83 (15.57%) Information Security
5 68 (12.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 68 (12.76%) Security Architecture
6 54 (10.13%) Risk Management
7 52 (9.76%) Project Delivery
8 50 (9.38%) Migration
9 49 (9.19%) Identity Management
9 49 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (8.44%) Project Management
11 40 (7.50%) SIEM
12 37 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 29 (5.44%) Security Management
15 28 (5.25%) Use Case
16 27 (5.07%) ITIL
16 27 (5.07%) TOGAF
17 26 (4.88%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.38%) Java
2 47 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 35 (6.57%) SQL
4 29 (5.44%) Python
5 22 (4.13%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.44%) Ruby
7 10 (1.88%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.13%) C#
8 6 (1.13%) Go
8 6 (1.13%) PHP
9 5 (0.94%) Perl
10 4 (0.75%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.75%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.75%) VBScript
11 3 (0.56%) Groovy
11 3 (0.56%) Java 8
11 3 (0.56%) Scala
12 2 (0.38%) BeanShell
12 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.44%) CISSP
3 42 (7.88%) Degree
3 42 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.25%) CISM
5 12 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.13%) CISA
8 6 (1.13%) GIAC
9 5 (0.94%) FFIEC
9 5 (0.94%) PMP
10 4 (0.75%) CCNA
10 4 (0.75%) CCNP
10 4 (0.75%) CEH
10 4 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.07%) NIST
2 23 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.06%) GRC
4 10 (1.88%) COBIT
5 8 (1.50%) QA
6 7 (1.31%) GDPR
6 7 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.31%) SLA
7 5 (0.94%) PMO
8 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.19%) GxP
10 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 145 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.81%) OpenAM
4 14 (2.63%) Docker
5 11 (2.06%) OpenDJ
6 7 (1.31%) OpenIDM
7 6 (1.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 5 (0.94%) NDS
8 5 (0.94%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.56%) NFS
11 2 (0.38%) Samba
12 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
12 1 (0.19%) SRDF
12 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (8.07%) Single Sign-On
2 42 (7.88%) Kubernetes
3 34 (6.38%) Terraform
4 18 (3.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (1.88%) Puppet
6 9 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.50%) Ansible
8 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.13%) SCCM
10 5 (0.94%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.94%) Istio
10 5 (0.94%) Nessus
10 5 (0.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (0.94%) PingFederate
11 4 (0.75%) FreeIPA
11 4 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.56%) CASB
13 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 124 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.76%) CyberArk
3 31 (5.82%) Google
3 31 (5.82%) Oracle
4 25 (4.69%) ForgeRock
5 21 (3.94%) Okta
6 19 (3.56%) Cisco
6 19 (3.56%) VMware
7 17 (3.19%) SolarWinds
8 13 (2.44%) SAP
9 11 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.06%) F5
10 10 (1.88%) NetIQ
11 9 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.69%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.69%) Splunk
12 8 (1.50%) McAfee
13 6 (1.13%) Carbon Black
13 6 (1.13%) Palo Alto
14 5 (0.94%) Black Duck