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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 477 459 417
Rank change year-on-year -18 -42 +76
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 397 258 217
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.85% 2.68% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 182 147
10th Percentile £400 £350 £334
25th Percentile £465 £423 £436
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £638
90th Percentile £738 £738 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £481
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.00% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
10th Percentile £18.65 £41.50 -
25th Percentile £23.38 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate £32.50 £50.00 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +7.76% +274.34%
75th Percentile £34.38 £58.75 -
90th Percentile £34.75 £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £46.40
% change year-on-year - - +274.34%

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 13,914 9,621 7,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.77% 16.13% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,054 6,810 4,873
10th Percentile £363 £344 £288
25th Percentile £463 £420 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.39% +1.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £593
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 142 190
10th Percentile £13.82 £15.01 £12.49
25th Percentile £15.75 £19.00 £14.56
Median hourly rate £21.89 £40.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.28% +100.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £43.36 £53.94 £35.00
90th Percentile £57.63 £64.35 £50.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.21 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.83% +19.03% +14.71%

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 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -48 292 £575 +9.00% 66
Work from Home -33 239 £588 +11.90% 29
London -27 185 £563 -1.75% 32
UK excluding London -75 92 £525 +5.00% 33
North of England -34 35 £590 +2.61% 7
North West -40 22 £600 +11.63% 4
South East -42 18 £600 +33.33% 10
Scotland -15 16 £500 +11.11% 1
Midlands -53 12 £465 -7.00% 10
East Midlands -20 8 £465 -10.14% 6
Yorkshire -28 8 £590 +31.11% 1
Wales -6 6 £500 -16.67%
North East -8 5 £625 +6.38% 2
South West -19 4 £313 -15.25% 3
West Midlands -53 4 £505 +1.00% 4
East of England -27 3 £625 +4.17% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 180 (45.34%) Azure
2 159 (40.05%) Active Directory
3 126 (31.74%) Windows
4 111 (27.96%) Microsoft
5 99 (24.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 96 (24.18%) Agile
7 86 (21.66%) LDAP
8 83 (20.91%) AWS
9 81 (20.40%) Social Skills
10 74 (18.64%) PowerShell
11 72 (18.14%) Identity Management
12 71 (17.88%) ITIL
13 70 (17.63%) SAML
14 67 (16.88%) Migration
15 63 (15.87%) SQL
15 63 (15.87%) DevOps
16 59 (14.86%) ServiceNow
16 59 (14.86%) VMware
17 57 (14.36%) Finance
17 57 (14.36%) Microsoft 365
18 55 (13.85%) Linux
19 53 (13.35%) Java
20 51 (12.85%) JavaScript
21 50 (12.59%) Security Cleared
22 49 (12.34%) OAuth
22 49 (12.34%) DNS
23 48 (12.09%) Web Services
23 48 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
24 47 (11.84%) Docker
24 47 (11.84%) Python

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 (6.80%) IIS
2 25 (6.30%) Tomcat
2 25 (6.30%) WebSphere
2 25 (6.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (4.28%) IBM HTTP Server
4 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.77%) Apache
6 10 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.02%) OnBase
8 6 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.26%) Confluence
9 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.01%) NetWeaver
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.76%) nginx
11 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 180 (45.34%) Azure
2 99 (24.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 83 (20.91%) AWS
4 57 (14.36%) Microsoft 365
5 34 (8.56%) PaaS
6 32 (8.06%) IaaS
7 29 (7.30%) SaaS
8 27 (6.80%) GCP
9 22 (5.54%) Azure Monitor
9 22 (5.54%) GitHub
10 20 (5.04%) Serverless
11 17 (4.28%) Google Workspace
11 17 (4.28%) OpenShift
12 14 (3.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 12 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (2.27%) Amazon S3
15 9 (2.27%) Mimecast
15 9 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.34%) DNS
2 40 (10.08%) Firewall
3 37 (9.32%) SSL
4 25 (6.30%) DHCP
5 21 (5.29%) HTTP
6 19 (4.79%) WAN
7 17 (4.28%) Network Security
8 15 (3.78%) SD-WAN
9 13 (3.27%) DMZ
9 13 (3.27%) SMTP
10 12 (3.02%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.02%) VPN
11 11 (2.77%) Internet
12 9 (2.27%) TCP/IP
13 8 (2.02%) POP3
14 6 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
16 4 (1.01%) IPsec
16 4 (1.01%) Wireless
16 4 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.04%) Relational Database
2 15 (3.78%) MySQL
3 10 (2.52%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.26%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.01%) Metadata
6 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.50%) Tableau
8 2 (0.50%) Tableau Server
9 1 (0.25%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 33 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.06%) JIRA
3 19 (4.79%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.53%) Eclipse
5 16 (4.03%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (3.78%) SonarQube
7 8 (2.02%) GitLab
7 8 (2.02%) Postman
7 8 (2.02%) Visual Studio Code
8 7 (1.76%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
8 7 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.76%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.76%) Maven
12 2 (0.50%) JUnit
12 2 (0.50%) NWDS
12 2 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 81 (20.40%) Social Skills
2 57 (14.36%) Finance
3 42 (10.58%) Public Sector
4 30 (7.56%) Banking
5 20 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.52%) Marketing
6 10 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.27%) Legal
8 8 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.02%) Retail
9 5 (1.26%) Billing
9 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.01%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.76%) Electronics
11 3 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.76%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (24.18%) Architect
2 54 (13.60%) Developer
3 32 (8.06%) Consultant
3 32 (8.06%) Security Architect
4 30 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (5.54%) Azure Engineer
6 17 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
7 16 (4.03%) Analyst
7 16 (4.03%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.27%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (3.27%) ServiceNow Developer
11 11 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (2.77%) Technical Architect
12 10 (2.52%) Azure Architect
12 10 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (2.27%) AWS Architect
13 9 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (2.27%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.66%) LDAP
2 70 (17.63%) SAML
3 49 (12.34%) OAuth
4 48 (12.09%) Web Services
5 44 (11.08%) REST
6 38 (9.57%) OpenID
7 34 (8.56%) HTML
7 34 (8.56%) SOAP
8 33 (8.31%) Middleware
9 31 (7.81%) CSS
10 24 (6.05%) XML
11 18 (4.53%) Ajax
11 18 (4.53%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.78%) .NET
13 14 (3.53%) Node.js
14 12 (3.02%) SailPoint
15 11 (2.77%) ARM Templates
16 10 (2.52%) J2EE
16 10 (2.52%) Spring
17 9 (2.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.32%) PKI
2 36 (9.07%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (4.53%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.53%) User Experience
5 15 (3.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.53%) Clustering
6 14 (3.53%) CMDB
7 10 (2.52%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.76%) DataPower
11 6 (1.51%) NHS
11 6 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.26%) Replication
13 4 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 126 (31.74%) Windows
2 55 (13.85%) Linux
3 36 (9.07%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.30%) Unix
5 22 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (4.03%) Windows 10
7 16 (4.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (3.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (2.77%) Android
11 10 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.50%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) VMS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.18%) Agile
2 72 (18.14%) Identity Management
3 71 (17.88%) ITIL
4 67 (16.88%) Migration
5 63 (15.87%) DevOps
6 48 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
7 47 (11.84%) Information Security
8 43 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (10.08%) ITSM
9 40 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (9.07%) OWASP
11 33 (8.31%) Service Management
12 29 (7.30%) Security Architecture
13 28 (7.05%) Change Management
13 28 (7.05%) CI/CD
14 27 (6.80%) Application Security
14 27 (6.80%) Project Management
15 26 (6.55%) Patch Management
16 25 (6.30%) Scrum
17 23 (5.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.64%) PowerShell
2 63 (15.87%) SQL
3 53 (13.35%) Java
4 51 (12.85%) JavaScript
5 47 (11.84%) Python
6 24 (6.05%) Bash
7 14 (3.53%) Perl
8 13 (3.27%) C
9 10 (2.52%) C#
10 9 (2.27%) Apex Code
10 9 (2.27%) Groovy
11 8 (2.02%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.26%) VB
13 4 (1.01%) Google Apps Script
13 4 (1.01%) Ruby
14 3 (0.76%) ABAP
14 3 (0.76%) Go
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
15 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.30%) Degree
4 24 (6.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (3.53%) CISSP
6 13 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.77%) CISM
8 10 (2.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (2.52%) CCSK
8 10 (2.52%) CCSP
9 8 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.26%) MCSE
11 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.76%) CCNA
12 3 (0.76%) CISA
12 3 (0.76%) CSSLP
13 2 (0.50%) MCSA
13 2 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.56%) NIST
2 21 (5.29%) SLA
3 16 (4.03%) GDPR
3 16 (4.03%) NCSC
4 14 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.51%) QA
6 5 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.01%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.50%) GRC
9 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.84%) Docker
3 43 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.77%) Firmware
5 11 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.51%) vSphere
8 5 (1.26%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.01%) OpenAM
9 4 (1.01%) OpenIDM
10 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.50%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.50%) XenApp
11 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 45 (11.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 45 (11.34%) Terraform
2 44 (11.08%) Kubernetes
3 38 (9.57%) Ansible
4 17 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (3.78%) CA Single Sign-On
6 12 (3.02%) SCCM
7 9 (2.27%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.76%) Puppet
9 5 (1.26%) Nessus
9 5 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.26%) PingFederate
10 4 (1.01%) Perfmon
10 4 (1.01%) QRadar
11 3 (0.76%) CASB
11 3 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 111 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 59 (14.86%) ServiceNow
2 59 (14.86%) VMware
3 37 (9.32%) Google
4 30 (7.56%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (6.80%) IBM
6 25 (6.30%) Okta
7 24 (6.05%) Citrix
8 22 (5.54%) Oracle
9 20 (5.04%) SAP
10 18 (4.53%) CA
11 17 (4.28%) Splunk
12 11 (2.77%) CyberArk
13 10 (2.52%) Cisco
14 9 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.02%) Atlassian
15 8 (2.02%) Hyland
15 8 (2.02%) Nuxeo
15 8 (2.02%) OpenText
15 8 (2.02%) Symantec