Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 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
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 386 485 491
Rank change year-on-year +99 +6 +86
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 202 419 466
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.25% 3.06% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 270 271
Median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £350 £369 £325
90th Percentile £725 £651 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.70 £35.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.69% -34.14% +118.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £12.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year +182.37% -64.59% +112.12%

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 6,224 13,703 13,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 14.73% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,034 9,157 8,971
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £303 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 345 344
Median hourly rate £24.20 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.02% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £49.51 £47.83 £49.35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% - -

Single Sign-On
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Single Sign-On.

Daily rate trend for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Single Sign-On.

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 3 July 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
England +94 195 £525 +5.00% 24
London +112 104 £550 +5.77% 7
UK excluding London +90 89 £463 -2.63% 19
North of England +108 31 £425 -10.53% 5
South East +81 26 £588 +17.50% 4
South West +52 16 £481 +5.37% 2
North West +63 13 £405 -13.37% 3
Yorkshire +79 10 £525 +16.67% 1
Work from Home -5 9 £525 +16.67% 1
North East +39 8 £425 -14.14% 1
Scotland +58 6 £438 -18.60% 1
Midlands +80 5 £350 -18.84% 3
West Midlands +71 5 £350 -16.42% 3
East of England +51 5 £650 +30.00% 3

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 with a requirement for Single Sign-On.

1 108 (53.47%) Azure
2 94 (46.53%) SAML
3 78 (38.61%) Active Directory
4 64 (31.68%) Microsoft
5 58 (28.71%) Windows
6 49 (24.26%) OAuth
6 49 (24.26%) Security Cleared
7 47 (23.27%) PowerShell
8 46 (22.77%) SC Cleared
8 46 (22.77%) SaaS
9 43 (21.29%) Identity Access Management
10 42 (20.79%) AWS
10 42 (20.79%) Java
11 41 (20.30%) PaaS
11 41 (20.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (19.80%) LDAP
13 39 (19.31%) JavaScript
13 39 (19.31%) Linux
14 37 (18.32%) DevOps
15 36 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (17.33%) Oracle
16 35 (17.33%) DNS
16 35 (17.33%) OpenID
17 33 (16.34%) VPN
17 33 (16.34%) Identity Management
17 33 (16.34%) Migration
18 32 (15.84%) Windows Server
19 31 (15.35%) Office 365
20 28 (13.86%) Finance
20 28 (13.86%) Web Services

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 19 (9.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.42%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.94%) IIS
4 6 (2.97%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.48%) Apache
5 5 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.49%) JBoss
6 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.99%) Mendix
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Magento
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.99%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.50%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 108 (53.47%) Azure
2 46 (22.77%) SaaS
3 42 (20.79%) AWS
4 41 (20.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (20.30%) PaaS
5 31 (15.35%) Office 365
6 17 (8.42%) IaaS
7 8 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.48%) GCP
10 4 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.98%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.98%) G Suite
10 4 (1.98%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.98%) Serverless
11 3 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.49%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.33%) DNS
2 33 (16.34%) VPN
3 24 (11.88%) Firewall
4 22 (10.89%) DMZ
5 21 (10.40%) Kerberos
6 16 (7.92%) SSL
7 8 (3.96%) HTTP
8 7 (3.47%) HTTPS
8 7 (3.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.97%) DHCP
9 6 (2.97%) IPsec
9 6 (2.97%) Network Security
10 5 (2.48%) Skype
10 5 (2.48%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.98%) VLAN
12 3 (1.49%) BIG-IP
12 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.49%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (1.49%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.42%) Oracle ODI
2 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.97%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.97%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.97%) HBase
6 6 (2.97%) Sqoop
7 5 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.48%) Big Data
7 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.49%) Power BI
10 2 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.99%) OLTP
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.98%) GitLab
3 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.49%) JIRA
4 3 (1.49%) Maven
5 2 (0.99%) Ant
5 2 (0.99%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.50%) Introscope
6 1 (0.50%) JMeter
6 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (13.86%) Finance
2 17 (8.42%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.96%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.97%) Banking
5 4 (1.98%) Marketing
5 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.49%) Back Office
6 3 (1.49%) Electronics
6 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Police
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (19.80%) Developer
2 39 (19.31%) Architect
3 34 (16.83%) Consultant
4 15 (7.43%) Cloud Developer
5 14 (6.93%) Analyst
6 12 (5.94%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (5.94%) IAM Consultant
7 11 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.96%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.96%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (3.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Technical Developer
11 7 (3.47%) IT Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Active Directory Architect
12 6 (2.97%) Active Directory Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) DevSecOps Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (46.53%) SAML
2 49 (24.26%) OAuth
3 40 (19.80%) LDAP
4 35 (17.33%) OpenID
5 28 (13.86%) Web Services
6 26 (12.87%) .NET
7 22 (10.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 20 (9.90%) REST
9 18 (8.91%) XML
10 16 (7.92%) SOAP
11 13 (6.44%) SailPoint
12 8 (3.96%) HTML
12 8 (3.96%) React
13 7 (3.47%) JSON
13 7 (3.47%) OAuth2
13 7 (3.47%) XACML
13 7 (3.47%) XSLT
14 6 (2.97%) jQuery
14 6 (2.97%) SPML
14 6 (2.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) PKI
2 13 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.47%) User Experience
5 5 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.49%) DataPower
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.99%) CESG
8 2 (0.99%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.99%) NHS
8 2 (0.99%) Replication
8 2 (0.99%) Social Media
8 2 (0.99%) Wiki
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.71%) Windows
2 39 (19.31%) Linux
3 32 (15.84%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.48%) Unix
8 4 (1.98%) Android
8 4 (1.98%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.49%) VMS
9 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.29%) Identity Access Management
2 37 (18.32%) DevOps
3 36 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (16.34%) Identity Management
4 33 (16.34%) Migration
5 28 (13.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 26 (12.87%) Information Security
7 24 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (11.88%) Microservices
8 21 (10.40%) SOA
9 20 (9.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 17 (8.42%) Privileged Access Management
10 17 (8.42%) Workflow
11 16 (7.92%) Dashboard Development
12 14 (6.93%) DevSecOps
13 12 (5.94%) SIEM
14 11 (5.45%) ITIL
14 11 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.27%) PowerShell
2 42 (20.79%) Java
3 39 (19.31%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.37%) Python
4 27 (13.37%) Shell Script
5 19 (9.41%) C
6 14 (6.93%) SQL
7 12 (5.94%) C#
8 11 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.95%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.97%) Ruby
11 5 (2.48%) VBScript
12 4 (1.98%) Perl
13 3 (1.49%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.49%) Groovy
13 3 (1.49%) SOQL
13 3 (1.49%) SOSL
13 3 (1.49%) XPath
14 2 (0.99%) sed
14 2 (0.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 49 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.92%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.94%) Degree
5 11 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.96%) CISSP
7 5 (2.48%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.48%) MCITP
8 4 (1.98%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.98%) ACSP
8 4 (1.98%) MCTS
9 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.49%) MCSE
10 2 (0.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.99%) CEH
10 2 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.99%) CISMP
10 2 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.99%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) SLA
2 6 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.48%) QA
3 5 (2.48%) SSAE 16
4 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.49%) GDPR
5 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.99%) RMADS
6 1 (0.50%) NIST
6 1 (0.50%) PSD2
System Software
1 78 (38.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.44%) Docker
3 8 (3.96%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 6 (2.97%) HDFS
4 6 (2.97%) NDS
4 6 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.49%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (1.49%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.99%) NFS
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) Firmware
8 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.50%) IAG
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (8.42%) SCCM
2 13 (6.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.95%) Terraform
4 9 (4.46%) WSUS
5 8 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.47%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.97%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.97%) Ambari
7 6 (2.97%) Ansible
7 6 (2.97%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.97%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (2.97%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (2.97%) Oozie
8 5 (2.48%) PingFederate
9 3 (1.49%) CASB
9 3 (1.49%) FreeIPA
9 3 (1.49%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.33%) Oracle
3 26 (12.87%) Okta
4 20 (9.90%) ServiceNow
5 15 (7.43%) ForgeRock
6 12 (5.94%) CyberArk
7 11 (5.45%) NetIQ
8 8 (3.96%) CA
8 8 (3.96%) Centrify
8 8 (3.96%) VMware
9 7 (3.47%) SAP
10 6 (2.97%) Cloudera
10 6 (2.97%) F5
10 6 (2.97%) Google
10 6 (2.97%) Hortonworks
10 6 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.48%) Adobe
11 5 (2.48%) Cisco
11 5 (2.48%) Citrix
11 5 (2.48%) Splunk