Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 381 423 472
Rank change year-on-year +42 +49 +123
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 214 369 475
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.19% 3.50% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 242 348
Median daily rate £525 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £356 £344 £396
90th Percentile £775 £699 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.34 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -74.58% - -

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 6,716 10,548 14,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.58% 14.48% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,694 7,277 9,932
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £305
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 277 354
Median hourly rate £24.42 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.78% +4.29% +4.07%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.60 £48.93 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.34 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.20% - +11.54%

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 17 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Top 15 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 January 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 +45 154 £450 -10.00% 43
Work from Home -103 92 £540 +20.00% 7
UK excluding London +82 89 £500 - 26
London +26 68 £463 -7.50% 16
South East +90 30 £500 -4.76% 5
North of England +84 21 £371 -19.51% 9
North West +72 18 £368 -20.11% 6
Midlands +60 16 £540 +2.86% 8
West Midlands +51 14 £540 +23.43% 6
East of England +55 10 £600 +50.00%
Scotland +34 9 £550 +14.58%
North East +31 3 £700 +43.59% 2
South West +77 2 £525 -0.94% 4
Wales +22 1 £600 +13.21%
East Midlands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 98 (45.79%) SAML
2 84 (39.25%) Active Directory
3 83 (38.79%) Azure
3 83 (38.79%) AWS
4 71 (33.18%) Microsoft
5 69 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (31.31%) SQL
7 53 (24.77%) Security Cleared
8 50 (23.36%) Identity Access Management
9 47 (21.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 46 (21.50%) OAuth
11 45 (21.03%) SC Cleared
11 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
12 42 (19.63%) Windows
13 41 (19.16%) Finance
13 41 (19.16%) DevOps
13 41 (19.16%) Cybersecurity
14 40 (18.69%) Linux
15 39 (18.22%) PowerShell
16 35 (16.36%) OpenID
17 34 (15.89%) Docker
17 34 (15.89%) SSL
17 34 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (15.89%) Identity Management
18 33 (15.42%) Information Security
19 32 (14.95%) Python
19 32 (14.95%) OAuth2
19 32 (14.95%) JIRA
20 31 (14.49%) Ansible
21 30 (14.02%) Problem Management

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 29 (13.55%) Apache
2 27 (12.62%) Confluence
3 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
4 18 (8.41%) IIS
5 11 (5.14%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.93%) JBoss
8 2 (0.93%) Moodle
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.93%) WordPress
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.47%) Jadu
9 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 83 (38.79%) AWS
1 83 (38.79%) Azure
2 47 (21.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 26 (12.15%) Office 365
4 21 (9.81%) GitHub
5 18 (8.41%) SaaS
6 17 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (7.94%) PaaS
7 11 (5.14%) GCP
7 11 (5.14%) IaaS
8 7 (3.27%) OneDrive
9 5 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.87%) Route 53
11 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.40%) Serverless
12 2 (0.93%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.93%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.89%) SSL
2 27 (12.62%) Kerberos
3 23 (10.75%) IPsec
4 17 (7.94%) DNS
5 13 (6.07%) DMZ
6 12 (5.61%) DHCP
7 11 (5.14%) LAN
7 11 (5.14%) TCP/IP
7 11 (5.14%) VPN
8 10 (4.67%) WAN
9 9 (4.21%) Firewall
9 9 (4.21%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (3.74%) HTTP
11 7 (3.27%) Network Security
11 7 (3.27%) SAN
12 5 (2.34%) Internet
13 4 (1.87%) Multicast
13 4 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.55%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.27%) MySQL
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.40%) Big Data
6 3 (1.40%) CockroachDB
6 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) Ingres
8 1 (0.47%) Lumira
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (14.95%) JIRA
2 29 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 27 (12.62%) Bitbucket
4 24 (11.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (11.21%) FishEye
4 24 (11.21%) ScriptRunner
5 21 (9.81%) Vagrant
6 9 (4.21%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.87%) Subversion
8 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.93%) JUnit
10 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.47%) Maven
10 1 (0.47%) Mockito
10 1 (0.47%) Selenium
10 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (19.16%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.14%) Banking
4 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.34%) Electronics
6 5 (2.34%) Local Government
6 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.34%) Publishing
7 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.93%) Billing
9 2 (0.93%) Law
10 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Retail
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (21.96%) Consultant
2 38 (17.76%) Architect
3 24 (11.21%) Developer
4 23 (10.75%) JIRA Engineer
5 21 (9.81%) Security Consultant
6 20 (9.35%) Senior Consultant
7 19 (8.88%) Product Owner
7 19 (8.88%) Senior Product Owner
7 19 (8.88%) Senior Security Consultant
8 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.61%) Security Architect
10 11 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.74%) Office 365 Engineer
12 7 (3.27%) Analyst
12 7 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (2.80%) Cloud Architect
13 6 (2.80%) Designer
13 6 (2.80%) IAM Developer
13 6 (2.80%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.80%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (45.79%) SAML
2 46 (21.50%) OAuth
3 35 (16.36%) OpenID
4 32 (14.95%) OAuth2
5 25 (11.68%) RESTful
6 24 (11.21%) LDAP
7 22 (10.28%) XACML
8 16 (7.48%) .NET
9 15 (7.01%) Web Services
10 12 (5.61%) REST
11 9 (4.21%) SailPoint
12 6 (2.80%) ODBC
12 6 (2.80%) Spring
13 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.34%) HTML
13 5 (2.34%) JSON
13 5 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (2.34%) XML
14 4 (1.87%) CSS
14 4 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 17 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.01%) PKI
4 13 (6.07%) User Experience
5 11 (5.14%) Smartcard
6 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.21%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (3.74%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.27%) Public Cloud
8 7 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.27%) Social Media
9 6 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.87%) Clustering
10 4 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.40%) NHS
12 2 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.47%) DataPower
13 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.47%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.63%) Windows
2 40 (18.69%) Linux
3 16 (7.48%) Unix
4 11 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.74%) Solaris
6 7 (3.27%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.80%) Android
7 6 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.87%) CentOS
9 4 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.36%) Identity Access Management
3 41 (19.16%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (19.16%) DevOps
4 34 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (15.89%) Identity Management
5 33 (15.42%) Information Security
6 30 (14.02%) Problem Management
7 28 (13.08%) Migration
7 28 (13.08%) Product Roadmap
8 27 (12.62%) ITIL
8 27 (12.62%) Security Architecture
9 26 (12.15%) Configuration Management
9 26 (12.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 25 (11.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
11 22 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.35%) Commercial Awareness
13 18 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.31%) SQL
2 39 (18.22%) PowerShell
3 32 (14.95%) Python
4 26 (12.15%) Java
5 14 (6.54%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.67%) C
7 8 (3.74%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.80%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.80%) VBScript
9 5 (2.34%) C#
10 4 (1.87%) Scala
10 4 (1.87%) XPath
11 2 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) Perl
12 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.47%) VB
12 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (24.77%) Security Cleared
2 45 (21.03%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.41%) Degree
4 11 (5.14%) CISSP
5 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.80%) CISA
6 6 (2.80%) MCSE
7 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.40%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.93%) CISM
10 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.47%) CCA
10 1 (0.47%) CCNA
10 1 (0.47%) CEH
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.47%) CWSP
10 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.47%) MCP
10 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.67%) SLA
2 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.34%) NIST
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.89%) Docker
3 22 (10.28%) RACF
4 21 (9.81%) GlusterFS
5 18 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (7.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 8 (3.74%) Firmware
8 7 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.34%) OpenAM
10 4 (1.87%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.87%) OpenDJ
10 4 (1.87%) vSphere
11 3 (1.40%) KVM
11 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.40%) Xen
12 2 (0.93%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.47%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (14.49%) Ansible
2 30 (14.02%) Terraform
3 21 (9.81%) Grafana
3 21 (9.81%) Prometheus
4 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (4.67%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.80%) PingFederate
7 5 (2.34%) SCOM
8 4 (1.87%) CASB
8 4 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.87%) Puppet
8 4 (1.87%) SCCM
9 3 (1.40%) MIIS
9 3 (1.40%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 1 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 71 (33.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.68%) VMware
3 24 (11.21%) Atlassian
4 19 (8.88%) ServiceNow
5 14 (6.54%) Splunk
6 12 (5.61%) Google
6 12 (5.61%) Oracle
7 11 (5.14%) Citrix
7 11 (5.14%) ForgeRock
8 9 (4.21%) SAP
9 8 (3.74%) Ping Identity
10 6 (2.80%) Cisco
10 6 (2.80%) Okta
11 4 (1.87%) F5
11 4 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.87%) Samsung
12 3 (1.40%) CA
12 3 (1.40%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.40%) Intel
12 3 (1.40%) Remedy