Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 January 2019 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 462 565 550
Rank change year-on-year +103 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 471 327 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.23% 2.71% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 210 200
UK median daily rate £510 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +17.65% -6.59%
10th Percentile £400 £320 £325
90th Percentile £700 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £398
% change year-on-year -5.26% +19.42% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
UK median hourly rate - £23.14 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.29% +107.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.14 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -52.29% +207.45%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,584 12,067 10,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.00% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,750 8,203 6,818
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £308 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 280 256
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.23 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.10 £46.95 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.22% -20.03% -

Single Sign-On
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Single Sign-On as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Single Sign-On.

Contractor daily rate trend for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Single Sign-On.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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 +119 462 £525 +5.00% 59
London +107 292 £575 +15.00% 29
UK excluding London +23 175 £450 -5.26% 35
South West -19 55 £450 -14.29% 2
South East +13 52 £475 -6.86% 10
North of England +2 28 £495 +16.47% 10
Midlands -3 22 £425 +30.77% 3
West Midlands -24 20 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -5 17 £453 +6.47% 6
East of England +4 10 £575 +15.00% 5
Scotland -7 8 £375 -28.57% 1
North East - 6 £515 - 3
Yorkshire -15 5 £500 +17.65% 1
East Midlands - 2 £285 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 with a requirement for Single Sign-On.

1 150 (31.85%) SAML
2 142 (30.15%) Active Directory
3 140 (29.72%) Microsoft
4 138 (29.30%) LDAP
5 128 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 119 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (25.05%) Identity Management
8 103 (21.87%) DevOps
9 97 (20.59%) Java
10 96 (20.38%) ITIL
11 89 (18.90%) Windows
12 86 (18.26%) Finance
13 74 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
14 73 (15.50%) Identity Access Management
15 72 (15.29%) Office 365
16 69 (14.65%) Web Services
17 62 (13.16%) OAuth
17 62 (13.16%) ServiceNow
18 59 (12.53%) Security Cleared
18 59 (12.53%) SQL
19 57 (12.10%) Tomcat
19 57 (12.10%) Migration
20 56 (11.89%) Kerberos
21 55 (11.68%) Python
21 55 (11.68%) JIRA
22 54 (11.46%) Problem Management
22 54 (11.46%) PKI
23 53 (11.25%) SOA
23 53 (11.25%) Azure Active Directory
24 52 (11.04%) Apache

Single Sign-On
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 57 (12.10%) Tomcat
2 52 (11.04%) Apache
3 49 (10.40%) IIS
4 29 (6.16%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (3.18%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.76%) Confluence
7 13 (2.76%) nginx
8 9 (1.91%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.49%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.06%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.85%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (7.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.03%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.64%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.42%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.21%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 128 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (15.29%) Office 365
4 53 (11.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (8.49%) SaaS
6 35 (7.43%) IaaS
6 35 (7.43%) PaaS
7 17 (3.61%) OneDrive
8 10 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (2.12%) Serverless
9 8 (1.70%) Apigee
10 7 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.49%) AWS CodePipeline
11 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.06%) G Suite
12 5 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.85%) GitHub
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.89%) Kerberos
2 43 (9.13%) Firewall
3 40 (8.49%) SSL
4 21 (4.46%) VPN
5 18 (3.82%) HTTP
6 16 (3.40%) Skype
7 14 (2.97%) DNS
8 11 (2.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (2.12%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.49%) Internet
11 6 (1.27%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.06%) DMZ
12 5 (1.06%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.85%) BGP
13 4 (0.85%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.85%) Intranet
13 4 (0.85%) Network Security
13 4 (0.85%) OSPF
14 3 (0.64%) IMAP
14 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.58%) Relational Database
2 25 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.46%) RDBMS
4 12 (2.55%) MySQL
4 12 (2.55%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.49%) Redis
8 6 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.27%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.06%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.06%) QlikView
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.06%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 55 (11.68%) JIRA
2 26 (5.52%) Maven
3 22 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.46%) Git (software)
5 19 (4.03%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (2.34%) JMeter
8 8 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.70%) webpack
9 7 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.49%) IBM UrbanCode
10 5 (1.06%) Grunt
10 5 (1.06%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.06%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.85%) gulp
11 4 (0.85%) JUnit
12 3 (0.64%) Bower
12 3 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.64%) Zephyr
General
1 86 (18.26%) Finance
2 36 (7.64%) Banking
3 19 (4.03%) Retail
4 11 (2.34%) Law
5 9 (1.91%) Legal
6 8 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.70%) Publishing
7 7 (1.49%) Billing
8 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.85%) Military
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.42%) German Language
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 103 (21.87%) Developer
2 92 (19.53%) Architect
3 43 (9.13%) Consultant
4 35 (7.43%) Security Architect
5 29 (6.16%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (5.52%) Office 365 Engineer
6 26 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.31%) Java Developer
8 24 (5.10%) Applications Engineer
9 18 (3.82%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (3.61%) ForgeRock Developer
11 16 (3.40%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.40%) Analyst
11 16 (3.40%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (3.18%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.18%) Support Engineer
13 14 (2.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (31.85%) SAML
2 138 (29.30%) LDAP
3 69 (14.65%) Web Services
4 62 (13.16%) OAuth
5 46 (9.77%) .NET
5 46 (9.77%) OpenID
6 42 (8.92%) SailPoint
7 39 (8.28%) REST
8 35 (7.43%) SOAP
9 28 (5.94%) XML
10 26 (5.52%) Spring
10 26 (5.52%) WCF
11 20 (4.25%) Spring Boot
12 19 (4.03%) Itk
13 17 (3.61%) JSON
13 17 (3.61%) Middleware
13 17 (3.61%) OAuth2
13 17 (3.61%) RESTful
14 16 (3.40%) HTML
15 15 (3.18%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.46%) PKI
2 23 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.03%) Mobile App
6 18 (3.82%) User Experience
7 16 (3.40%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.34%) Clustering
11 10 (2.12%) CMDB
12 8 (1.70%) Robotics
13 7 (1.49%) Fintech
13 7 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.27%) Fixed Income
15 5 (1.06%) NHS
15 5 (1.06%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.85%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.90%) Windows
2 31 (6.58%) Linux
3 27 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.67%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.76%) Unix
6 10 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.06%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.85%) Android
9 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.05%) Identity Management
3 103 (21.87%) DevOps
4 96 (20.38%) ITIL
5 73 (15.50%) Identity Access Management
6 57 (12.10%) Migration
7 54 (11.46%) Problem Management
8 53 (11.25%) SOA
9 51 (10.83%) Workflow
10 47 (9.98%) Change Management
11 43 (9.13%) Project Management
12 41 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (7.86%) Microservices
13 37 (7.86%) Quality Management
14 36 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 36 (7.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 35 (7.43%) ITIL V2
16 34 (7.22%) Change Control
16 34 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (7.22%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.59%) Java
2 59 (12.53%) SQL
3 55 (11.68%) Python
4 42 (8.92%) JavaScript
5 37 (7.86%) C#
6 36 (7.64%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.25%) C++
8 9 (1.91%) Ruby
9 7 (1.49%) Perl
10 6 (1.27%) ABAP
11 5 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.06%) Go
12 3 (0.64%) PHP
13 2 (0.42%) C
13 2 (0.42%) Jython
13 2 (0.42%) Korn
13 2 (0.42%) SOQL
14 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.21%) Erlang
14 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.40%) Degree
4 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.91%) MCSE
7 7 (1.49%) CCIE
8 6 (1.27%) CCNP
9 5 (1.06%) CISSP
9 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.06%) MCSA
9 5 (1.06%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.64%) CCIE Security
11 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.64%) MCP
11 3 (0.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.82%) QA
1 18 (3.82%) SLA
2 15 (3.18%) GDPR
3 13 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (2.55%) PSD2
5 10 (2.12%) PMO
6 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.85%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.64%) COBIT
8 3 (0.64%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 142 (30.15%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.22%) OpenAM
3 30 (6.37%) Docker
4 15 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.18%) OpenDJ
5 8 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.06%) HDFS
7 5 (1.06%) XenApp
8 4 (0.85%) KVM
8 4 (0.85%) LXC
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.42%) NDS
10 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (11.04%) CA Single Sign-On
2 41 (8.70%) Ansible
3 33 (7.01%) SCCM
4 21 (4.46%) Puppet
5 18 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (3.61%) HP Fortify
7 14 (2.97%) Terraform
8 13 (2.76%) Kubernetes
9 12 (2.55%) SCOM
10 7 (1.49%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (1.06%) Ambari
11 5 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (1.06%) Oozie
11 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.85%) MOM
12 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.64%) Nagios
13 3 (0.64%) rkt
Vendors
1 140 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.16%) ServiceNow
3 51 (10.83%) ForgeRock
4 43 (9.13%) CA
5 35 (7.43%) BMC
6 28 (5.94%) Oracle
7 23 (4.88%) Axway
7 23 (4.88%) Citrix
8 19 (4.03%) VMware
9 17 (3.61%) IBM
9 17 (3.61%) Okta
10 16 (3.40%) Google
11 15 (3.18%) Cisco
12 14 (2.97%) Splunk
13 13 (2.76%) TIBCO
14 11 (2.34%) Dynatrace
14 11 (2.34%) NetIQ
15 9 (1.91%) Ping Identity
15 9 (1.91%) SAP
16 8 (1.70%) Atlassian