Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 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
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 357 453
Rank change year-on-year -144 +96 +39
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 357 181 419
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.60% 3.42% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 125 263
10th Percentile £363 £321 £363
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £481 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.40% -3.85% -4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £621 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £16.17 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year - -79.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.17 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -79.79% -

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 13,716 5,296 12,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.05% 16.24% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,834 3,634 8,654
10th Percentile £356 £313 £270
25th Percentile £450 £406 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £630 £588 £594
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 106 289
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.49
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.06 £14.63
Median hourly rate £22.28 £19.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.81% -1.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £48.18 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.88 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.66% +3.42% +4.29%

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 28 October 2021.

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 16 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 28 October 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 -120 290 £550 +20.88% 78
London -92 175 £573 +9.05% 42
Work from Home -159 100 £525 +5.00% 6
UK excluding London -148 86 £525 +23.53% 39
South East -85 31 £496 -7.81% 11
North of England -77 29 £588 +56.67% 7
North West -57 15 £625 +68.35% 5
Midlands -66 13 £585 +37.65% 3
West Midlands -65 9 £600 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -33 8 £415 -12.63% 2
North East -1 6 £588 -
East of England -45 4 £475 +9.51% 11
South West -56 4 £550 +14.40% 2
Scotland -78 4 £425 -22.73% 4
East Midlands - 4 £525 - 1
Wales -26 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 with a requirement for Single Sign-On.

1 184 (51.54%) Azure
2 177 (49.58%) Active Directory
3 122 (34.17%) SAML
4 120 (33.61%) Microsoft
5 115 (32.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 101 (28.29%) OAuth
7 95 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (26.61%) Windows
8 81 (22.69%) Social Skills
9 79 (22.13%) Microsoft 365
10 77 (21.57%) LDAP
11 73 (20.45%) AWS
12 55 (15.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 53 (14.85%) Java
14 52 (14.57%) Migration
15 50 (14.01%) OpenID
16 49 (13.73%) DevOps
16 49 (13.73%) Identity Access Management
17 48 (13.45%) VMware
18 45 (12.61%) Windows Server
19 44 (12.32%) SQL
20 43 (12.04%) OAuth2
21 41 (11.48%) SSL
21 41 (11.48%) PowerShell
22 40 (11.20%) REST
23 39 (10.92%) Finance
24 38 (10.64%) Web Services
24 38 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
25 36 (10.08%) Python
25 36 (10.08%) Linux

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 27 (7.56%) Tomcat
2 24 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.20%) Apache
3 15 (4.20%) Confluence
4 14 (3.92%) IIS
5 12 (3.36%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.96%) CMS
7 7 (1.96%) nginx
7 7 (1.96%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.40%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.40%) Drupal
9 3 (0.84%) Documentum
9 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.84%) JBoss
9 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Figma
Business Applications
1 8 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 184 (51.54%) Azure
2 115 (32.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 79 (22.13%) Microsoft 365
4 73 (20.45%) AWS
5 31 (8.68%) SaaS
6 25 (7.00%) IaaS
6 25 (7.00%) PaaS
7 22 (6.16%) Serverless
8 19 (5.32%) OneDrive
9 14 (3.92%) GCP
10 10 (2.80%) Power Platform
11 9 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (2.52%) GitHub
12 8 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (2.24%) Azure Event Grid
12 8 (2.24%) Azure Functions
12 8 (2.24%) Azure Service Bus
13 7 (1.96%) Apigee
13 7 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.96%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.48%) SSL
2 25 (7.00%) DNS
3 24 (6.72%) Kerberos
4 21 (5.88%) DHCP
5 19 (5.32%) Firewall
6 17 (4.76%) HTTP
7 15 (4.20%) VPN
8 13 (3.64%) Unified Communications
9 12 (3.36%) IPsec
9 12 (3.36%) Skype
9 12 (3.36%) VLAN
10 11 (3.08%) LAN
11 9 (2.52%) NetScaler
12 8 (2.24%) TCP/IP
13 7 (1.96%) WAN
14 6 (1.68%) Internet
15 5 (1.40%) SMTP
16 4 (1.12%) IPv4
16 4 (1.12%) SAN
17 3 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.60%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.48%) MySQL
4 14 (3.92%) Big Data
5 12 (3.36%) Apache Hive
5 12 (3.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.36%) Parquet
5 12 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.24%) Tableau
7 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.68%) Power BI
9 4 (1.12%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.12%) FileMaker
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 27 (7.56%) JIRA
2 18 (5.04%) Maven
3 15 (4.20%) Subversion
4 12 (3.36%) Hudson
4 12 (3.36%) IntelliJ
5 9 (2.52%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio Code
8 4 (1.12%) JUnit
8 4 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.12%) Selenium
9 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.56%) Ant
10 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.56%) GitLab
10 2 (0.56%) Gradle
11 1 (0.28%) Emacs
General
1 81 (22.69%) Social Skills
2 39 (10.92%) Finance
3 25 (7.00%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.48%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (3.64%) Banking
7 9 (2.52%) Digital Economy
8 6 (1.68%) German Language
8 6 (1.68%) Legal
9 5 (1.40%) Back Office
9 5 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.84%) French Language
10 3 (0.84%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.84%) Retail
10 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
11 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.56%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (24.09%) Architect
2 37 (10.36%) Consultant
3 25 (7.00%) Azure Engineer
3 25 (7.00%) Developer
4 24 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (5.04%) Senior Architect
7 17 (4.76%) Security Engineer
8 15 (4.20%) Analyst
9 14 (3.92%) Big Data Engineer
9 14 (3.92%) Data Engineer
9 14 (3.92%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.64%) Security Architect
11 12 (3.36%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.52%) Integration Architect
13 8 (2.24%) Azure Architect
13 8 (2.24%) Exchange Engineer
13 8 (2.24%) Security Consultant
13 8 (2.24%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (2.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (34.17%) SAML
2 101 (28.29%) OAuth
3 77 (21.57%) LDAP
4 50 (14.01%) OpenID
5 43 (12.04%) OAuth2
6 40 (11.20%) REST
7 38 (10.64%) Web Services
8 34 (9.52%) SOAP
9 25 (7.00%) HTML
10 20 (5.60%) Spring
10 20 (5.60%) XML
11 17 (4.76%) JSON
12 15 (4.20%) JDBC
12 15 (4.20%) Spring Boot
13 14 (3.92%) Middleware
13 14 (3.92%) ODBC
14 13 (3.64%) CSS
14 13 (3.64%) Node.js
14 13 (3.64%) SailPoint
15 12 (3.36%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.28%) Data Protection Act
2 25 (7.00%) PKI
3 12 (3.36%) Cloud Native
3 12 (3.36%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.36%) User Experience
4 11 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
6 9 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.96%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.68%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (1.40%) Clustering
10 5 (1.40%) YubiKey
11 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Exalytics
11 4 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 95 (26.61%) Windows
2 45 (12.61%) Windows Server
3 36 (10.08%) Linux
4 32 (8.96%) Windows 10
5 31 (8.68%) Unix
6 12 (3.36%) Android
6 12 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.08%) Mac OS
8 10 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.52%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.12%) SUSE
11 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.84%) Solaris
13 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.28%) AIX
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.57%) Migration
3 49 (13.73%) DevOps
3 49 (13.73%) Identity Access Management
4 38 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (9.52%) ITIL
6 30 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (7.56%) Analytics
8 27 (7.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 26 (7.28%) Data Protection
10 24 (6.72%) Microservices
11 22 (6.16%) Scrum
11 22 (6.16%) Security Architecture
12 20 (5.60%) Identity Management
12 20 (5.60%) SOA
13 19 (5.32%) Decision-Making
13 19 (5.32%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.76%) Information Security
15 16 (4.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.85%) Java
2 44 (12.32%) SQL
3 41 (11.48%) PowerShell
4 36 (10.08%) Python
5 31 (8.68%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.92%) Java 8
7 13 (3.64%) Ruby
8 12 (3.36%) Apex Code
8 12 (3.36%) C#
8 12 (3.36%) Kotlin
8 12 (3.36%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.36%) Scala
9 11 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.52%) C
11 7 (1.96%) Groovy
12 6 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.40%) PHP
14 4 (1.12%) Perl
15 3 (0.84%) Go
16 2 (0.56%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 30 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.00%) Degree
3 24 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.68%) CISSP
7 5 (1.40%) CISM
7 5 (1.40%) MCSE
8 4 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.12%) MCITP
8 4 (1.12%) RHCE
9 3 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) MCP
9 3 (0.84%) MCSA
9 3 (0.84%) MCTS
9 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CCNP
10 2 (0.56%) CCSP
10 2 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.84%) GDPR
2 16 (4.48%) NIST
3 11 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.68%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.84%) QA
5 3 (0.84%) SLA
6 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.56%) NCSC
6 2 (0.56%) PSD2
6 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 177 (49.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.60%) Docker
4 16 (4.48%) OpenAM
5 11 (3.08%) RACF
6 10 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.52%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.96%) IAG
9 5 (1.40%) vSphere
10 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.12%) XenApp
10 4 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.28%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.28%) Postfix
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (15.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 32 (8.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (6.72%) SCCM
4 20 (5.60%) Kubernetes
5 16 (4.48%) Ansible
6 12 (3.36%) CA Single Sign-On
6 12 (3.36%) Oozie
7 11 (3.08%) Terraform
8 9 (2.52%) Kibana
8 9 (2.52%) logstash
9 8 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (1.96%) PingFederate
11 4 (1.12%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.12%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.84%) Grafana
12 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.84%) Puppet
12 3 (0.84%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 120 (33.61%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.45%) VMware
3 34 (9.52%) Oracle
4 30 (8.40%) ForgeRock
5 27 (7.56%) Okta
6 26 (7.28%) Google
7 23 (6.44%) Citrix
8 22 (6.16%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (5.88%) CA
10 18 (5.04%) Ping Identity
11 15 (4.20%) ServiceNow
12 12 (3.36%) Ivanti
13 10 (2.80%) CyberArk
13 10 (2.80%) IBM
14 8 (2.24%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.96%) BMC
15 7 (1.96%) SAP
16 6 (1.68%) MuleSoft
17 5 (1.40%) Meraki
17 5 (1.40%) Samsung