Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 479 488 557
Rank change year-on-year +9 +69 +4
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 399 441 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.00% 3.40% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 245 178
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £396 £331 £356
90th Percentile £643 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
UK median hourly rate £23.70 £35.98 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.14% +118.06% -75.09%
10th Percentile £14.34 £32.89 £9.81
90th Percentile £32.77 £64.00 £74.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.40 £35.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 13,288 12,969 9,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.66% 13.04% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,845 8,602 6,541
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £270
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 321 225
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -12.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.87 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.64
% change year-on-year - -0.77% -26.70%

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 17 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 June 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 +4 382 £500 - 15
UK excluding London +15 200 £495 +10.00% 6
London +10 194 £525 +0.96% 9
South East +62 85 £500 +8.11% 1
South West -39 39 £463 -7.50%
North of England +17 28 £498 +13.71% 1
East of England +1 21 £525 +6.60% 1
Midlands +16 15 £425 +7.59% 3
North West -3 15 £500 +14.29% 1
Scotland +23 10 £538 +26.47%
West Midlands 0 10 £419 +3.40% 1
Yorkshire +14 8 £450 -
East Midlands +19 5 £438 +12.90% 1
North East +18 5 £515 +59.69%
Wales -3 1 £550 -4.35%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 159 (39.85%) Active Directory
2 133 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 111 (27.82%) SAML
5 100 (25.06%) LDAP
5 100 (25.06%) Identity Access Management
6 84 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (19.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 75 (18.80%) Office 365
9 73 (18.30%) Windows
10 72 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
11 71 (17.79%) ITIL
12 70 (17.54%) Identity Management
12 70 (17.54%) Finance
13 68 (17.04%) SQL
14 65 (16.29%) Java
15 54 (13.53%) ForgeRock
16 53 (13.28%) DevOps
17 49 (12.28%) ServiceNow
17 49 (12.28%) Migration
17 49 (12.28%) OAuth
18 48 (12.03%) SCCM
18 48 (12.03%) PowerShell
18 48 (12.03%) SaaS
19 45 (11.28%) REST
20 44 (11.03%) VMware
20 44 (11.03%) Web Services
21 43 (10.78%) Linux
22 42 (10.53%) Oracle
22 42 (10.53%) Workflow

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 38 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 33 (8.27%) Apache
3 26 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 25 (6.27%) IIS
5 24 (6.02%) Skype for Business
5 24 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.01%) nginx
7 7 (1.75%) Confluence
7 7 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.50%) WordPress
9 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.75%) CICS
11 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Figma
4 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.50%) Sketch
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) assyst
1 3 (0.75%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.50%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.25%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 133 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (19.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 75 (18.80%) Office 365
4 72 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (12.03%) SaaS
6 24 (6.02%) OneDrive
7 21 (5.26%) PaaS
8 20 (5.01%) IaaS
9 13 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (2.51%) Google Sheets
11 8 (2.01%) Serverless
12 6 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.50%) Boomi
13 5 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.00%) G Suite
14 4 (1.00%) GitHub
14 4 (1.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.02%) Firewall
2 25 (6.27%) Skype
3 21 (5.26%) DNS
3 21 (5.26%) SSL
4 20 (5.01%) WAN
5 19 (4.76%) Kerberos
6 17 (4.26%) SAN
7 16 (4.01%) VPN
8 12 (3.01%) LAN
9 11 (2.76%) DHCP
10 10 (2.51%) Internet
11 8 (2.01%) Network Security
11 8 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.00%) Intranet
13 4 (1.00%) SMS
13 4 (1.00%) VoIP
14 3 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.75%) MPLS
14 3 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.76%) MySQL
3 14 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.75%) Big Data
8 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.75%) MS Access
9 2 (0.50%) DB2
9 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (7.02%) JIRA
2 13 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.01%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.50%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.25%) Maven
5 5 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.25%) webpack
6 4 (1.00%) Subversion
6 4 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.50%) MSTest
8 2 (0.50%) NUnit
8 2 (0.50%) QUnit
8 2 (0.50%) Selenium
8 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (17.54%) Finance
2 31 (7.77%) Banking
3 26 (6.52%) Law
4 16 (4.01%) Military
5 14 (3.51%) Retail
6 7 (1.75%) Marketing
7 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.00%) Billing
9 4 (1.00%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (20.80%) Architect
2 78 (19.55%) Developer
3 71 (17.79%) Consultant
4 32 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.51%) OpenAM Developer
7 21 (5.26%) Analyst
8 18 (4.51%) IAM Consultant
8 18 (4.51%) Security Architect
9 17 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.76%) ForgeRock Developer
10 15 (3.76%) ServiceNow Developer
11 13 (3.26%) Office 365 Engineer
11 13 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
12 12 (3.01%) ForgeRock Consultant
12 12 (3.01%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
12 12 (3.01%) Identity Management Consultant
13 11 (2.76%) OpenAM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.82%) SAML
2 100 (25.06%) LDAP
3 49 (12.28%) OAuth
4 45 (11.28%) REST
5 44 (11.03%) Web Services
6 33 (8.27%) OpenID
7 26 (6.52%) SOAP
7 26 (6.52%) XML
8 22 (5.51%) SailPoint
9 18 (4.51%) .NET
10 15 (3.76%) HTML
10 15 (3.76%) Node.js
10 15 (3.76%) OAuth2
11 14 (3.51%) WCF
12 13 (3.26%) JSON
13 12 (3.01%) Middleware
13 12 (3.01%) RESTful
13 12 (3.01%) Spring
14 11 (2.76%) CSS
14 11 (2.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.77%) PKI
3 25 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (4.76%) User Experience
6 16 (4.01%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.01%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.01%) CMDB
8 10 (2.51%) HACMP
9 9 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (1.00%) Replication
12 4 (1.00%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.50%) BYOD
14 2 (0.50%) CESG
14 2 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.30%) Windows
2 43 (10.78%) Linux
3 38 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 27 (6.77%) Unix
5 15 (3.76%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.76%) Solaris
7 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.50%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.06%) Identity Access Management
2 84 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (17.79%) ITIL
4 70 (17.54%) Identity Management
5 53 (13.28%) DevOps
6 49 (12.28%) Migration
7 42 (10.53%) Workflow
8 37 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (8.02%) Analytics
9 32 (8.02%) Information Security
10 31 (7.77%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (7.52%) Project Management
12 29 (7.27%) Scrum
12 29 (7.27%) Security Management
13 25 (6.27%) Service Management
13 25 (6.27%) SOA
14 24 (6.02%) Problem Management
15 23 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.04%) SQL
2 65 (16.29%) Java
3 48 (12.03%) PowerShell
4 29 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.51%) Python
6 15 (3.76%) C#
6 15 (3.76%) Perl
7 8 (2.01%) C++
7 8 (2.01%) Ruby
8 6 (1.50%) Apex Code
9 5 (1.25%) C
10 4 (1.00%) PHP
10 4 (1.00%) SOQL
10 4 (1.00%) SOSL
11 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.75%) COBOL
11 3 (0.75%) Java 8
11 3 (0.75%) Lua
11 3 (0.75%) VBScript
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.27%) Degree
3 22 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.01%) MCSE
6 10 (2.51%) CISSP
6 10 (2.51%) FFIEC
7 9 (2.26%) CISM
7 9 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.75%) MCP
10 5 (1.25%) CISA
10 5 (1.25%) MCSA
11 3 (0.75%) APMP
11 3 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.50%) VCP5
12 2 (0.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.51%) GDPR
2 16 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.76%) QA
3 15 (3.76%) SLA
4 10 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.50%) PSD2
6 5 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.25%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.25%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.00%) Def Stans
7 4 (1.00%) NIST
8 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.50%) GxP
8 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.50%) PMO
9 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 159 (39.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.27%) Docker
3 29 (7.27%) OpenAM
4 17 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (3.01%) Shibboleth
5 12 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.01%) VMware NSX
6 11 (2.76%) KVM
7 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.00%) NDS
8 4 (1.00%) OpenDJ
8 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.00%) XenApp
8 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.25%) LXC
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 48 (12.03%) SCCM
2 22 (5.51%) CA Single Sign-On
3 15 (3.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (3.01%) WSUS
5 11 (2.76%) Puppet
6 10 (2.51%) Ansible
7 9 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (2.26%) SCOM
8 8 (2.01%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.75%) Terraform
10 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.50%) PingFederate
11 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (1.00%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.75%) Nagios
13 3 (0.75%) Nessus
14 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 126 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.53%) ForgeRock
3 49 (12.28%) ServiceNow
4 44 (11.03%) VMware
5 42 (10.53%) Oracle
6 24 (6.02%) CA
7 21 (5.26%) Cisco
8 19 (4.76%) Google
9 18 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (4.26%) BMC
11 15 (3.76%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.26%) Okta
13 11 (2.76%) Axway
13 11 (2.76%) EMC
14 10 (2.51%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.51%) Citrix
14 10 (2.51%) Veritas
15 9 (2.26%) IBM
15 9 (2.26%) IronPort
15 9 (2.26%) Sony