Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 399 446 492
Rank change year-on-year +47 +46 +16
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 261 237 440
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.00% 2.85% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 158 290
10th Percentile £350 £314 £380
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year -0.48% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £625 £634 £605
90th Percentile £738 £738 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £41.50 " "
25th Percentile £43.75 " £12.04
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £12.40
75th Percentile £58.75 " £12.75
90th Percentile £62.50 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.40

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 8,705 8,330 14,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.25% 14.51% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,208 5,738 9,538
10th Percentile £334 £263 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £675 £672 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 246 317
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.44 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.81 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.11 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.56% -2.14% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £26.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £62.48 £47.67 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.47
% change year-on-year +25.71% +0.20% +12.68%

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 20 April 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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 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 +15 180 £500 -4.76% 56
Work from Home -145 122 £525 -4.55% 14
UK excluding London +79 97 £464 +0.54% 37
London -48 84 £550 +4.76% 21
Midlands +50 26 £508 +45.00% 12
South East +57 22 £475 -10.04% 4
North of England +42 22 £413 -10.33% 13
North West +32 18 £375 -16.20% 9
West Midlands +28 17 £540 +54.29% 9
Scotland +9 15 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 9 £450 - 3
East of England +36 7 £600 -5.51% 1
South West +48 4 £400 -23.81% 5
North East +21 3 £700 +60.00% 1
Yorkshire +25 1 £450 -14.29% 3
Wales +13 1 £600 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 121 (46.36%) Azure
2 108 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 103 (39.46%) SAML
4 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
5 83 (31.80%) AWS
6 80 (30.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 73 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 63 (24.14%) Identity Access Management
9 61 (23.37%) OAuth
10 59 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (21.84%) SC Cleared
12 56 (21.46%) Microsoft 365
12 56 (21.46%) Windows
13 55 (21.07%) SQL
14 51 (19.54%) OpenID
15 44 (16.86%) Identity Management
15 44 (16.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 40 (15.33%) LDAP
17 39 (14.94%) Finance
17 39 (14.94%) PowerShell
18 36 (13.79%) OAuth2
19 35 (13.41%) Kerberos
20 34 (13.03%) Product Roadmap
21 33 (12.64%) SSL
22 32 (12.26%) Security Architecture
22 32 (12.26%) Public Sector
23 31 (11.88%) SaaS
23 31 (11.88%) JavaScript
23 31 (11.88%) SQL Server

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 20 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.28%) Apache
3 17 (6.51%) Confluence
4 10 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.07%) IIS
6 4 (1.53%) CMS
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Figma
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 121 (46.36%) Azure
2 83 (31.80%) AWS
3 80 (30.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 56 (21.46%) Microsoft 365
5 31 (11.88%) SaaS
6 18 (6.90%) PaaS
7 12 (4.60%) GitHub
8 11 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (4.21%) OneDrive
9 9 (3.45%) GCP
10 7 (2.68%) IaaS
10 7 (2.68%) Serverless
11 6 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.30%) Azure Sentinel
12 5 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 2 (0.77%) AWS Direct Connect
14 2 (0.77%) Azure Key Vault
14 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.77%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.41%) Kerberos
2 33 (12.64%) SSL
3 25 (9.58%) IPsec
4 23 (8.81%) DNS
5 21 (8.05%) VPN
6 15 (5.75%) HTTP
7 13 (4.98%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.21%) Firewall
9 10 (3.83%) Network Security
9 10 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (3.07%) LAN
10 8 (3.07%) WAN
11 7 (2.68%) Skype
12 6 (2.30%) DHCP
13 4 (1.53%) Internet
13 4 (1.53%) SAN
13 4 (1.53%) SMTP
14 3 (1.15%) Intranet
14 3 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (1.15%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.68%) MySQL
3 7 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.53%) CockroachDB
6 3 (1.15%) Big Data
6 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.38%) GIS
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (8.81%) JIRA
2 21 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.51%) Bitbucket
4 14 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (5.36%) FishEye
4 14 (5.36%) ScriptRunner
5 12 (4.60%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.15%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.77%) GitLab
10 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.38%) JUnit
10 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 39 (14.94%) Finance
2 32 (12.26%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.21%) Marketing
3 11 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.83%) Electronics
4 10 (3.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.83%) Publishing
5 6 (2.30%) Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Legal
6 4 (1.53%) Local Government
7 3 (1.15%) Billing
7 3 (1.15%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) French Language
8 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Police
Job Titles
1 61 (23.37%) Consultant
2 43 (16.48%) Architect
3 37 (14.18%) Developer
4 26 (9.96%) Security Consultant
5 24 (9.20%) Senior Consultant
6 21 (8.05%) Product Owner
6 21 (8.05%) Senior Product Owner
6 21 (8.05%) Senior Security Consultant
7 20 (7.66%) ServiceNow Developer
8 17 (6.51%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
9 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.36%) JIRA Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Security Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Security Architect
13 10 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
14 9 (3.45%) Support Engineer
15 8 (3.07%) Active Directory Engineer
15 8 (3.07%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (39.46%) SAML
2 61 (23.37%) OAuth
3 51 (19.54%) OpenID
4 40 (15.33%) LDAP
5 36 (13.79%) OAuth2
6 28 (10.73%) REST
6 28 (10.73%) Web Services
7 25 (9.58%) XACML
8 22 (8.43%) CSS
8 22 (8.43%) HTML
9 20 (7.66%) XML
10 17 (6.51%) RESTful
10 17 (6.51%) SOAP
11 14 (5.36%) .NET
12 13 (4.98%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.60%) SailPoint
13 12 (4.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (2.68%) J2EE
15 5 (1.92%) ADSI
15 5 (1.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 21 (8.05%) PKI
3 16 (6.13%) User Experience
4 14 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.36%) Social Media
5 11 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.21%) Smartcard
6 9 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.07%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.53%) Clustering
9 4 (1.53%) CMDB
9 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.77%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Social Network
11 1 (0.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.46%) Windows
2 28 (10.73%) Linux
3 27 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.60%) Android
4 12 (4.60%) Windows 10
5 11 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.83%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (3.45%) Unix
8 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.77%) CatOS
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (24.14%) Identity Access Management
3 59 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (16.86%) Identity Management
4 44 (16.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 34 (13.03%) Product Roadmap
6 32 (12.26%) Security Architecture
7 29 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 28 (10.73%) DevOps
9 26 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (8.81%) ITIL
12 22 (8.43%) Migration
13 21 (8.05%) Workflow
14 20 (7.66%) Mentoring
15 18 (6.90%) Analytics
16 17 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (6.13%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.07%) SQL
2 39 (14.94%) PowerShell
3 31 (11.88%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.11%) Python
5 27 (10.34%) Java
6 7 (2.68%) C#
7 6 (2.30%) XPath
8 4 (1.53%) Scala
8 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.15%) Perl
9 3 (1.15%) VB
9 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.15%) VBScript
10 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.77%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.38%) Java 8
11 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 63 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 57 (21.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.60%) Degree
4 8 (3.07%) CISSP
5 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.30%) CISM
7 5 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.15%) MCSE
9 2 (0.77%) CISA
9 2 (0.77%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) MCSA
9 2 (0.77%) OSCP
9 2 (0.77%) SANS
10 1 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.38%) CRISC
10 1 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.30%) NIST
2 3 (1.15%) GDPR
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) FISMA
4 1 (0.38%) GRC
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 108 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.81%) RACF
3 21 (8.05%) Docker
4 19 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (6.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 12 (4.60%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.92%) OpenAM
7 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.53%) OpenDJ
8 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.53%) XenApp
8 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.77%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.77%) KVM
10 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.77%) Xen
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (9.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (8.05%) Ansible
3 18 (6.90%) Terraform
4 12 (4.60%) Grafana
4 12 (4.60%) Prometheus
5 11 (4.21%) CASB
6 9 (3.45%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.68%) PingFederate
8 5 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.92%) MIIS
9 3 (1.15%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.15%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.15%) Puppet
9 3 (1.15%) SCCM
9 3 (1.15%) SCOM
10 2 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.34%) VMware
3 26 (9.96%) ServiceNow
4 14 (5.36%) Atlassian
5 13 (4.98%) SAP
6 12 (4.60%) ForgeRock
6 12 (4.60%) Google
7 10 (3.83%) Samsung
8 9 (3.45%) Citrix
8 9 (3.45%) Oracle
9 8 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.68%) Okta
10 7 (2.68%) Ping Identity
11 4 (1.53%) Cisco
11 4 (1.53%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.53%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.53%) Splunk
12 3 (1.15%) F5
12 3 (1.15%) HP
12 3 (1.15%) MuleSoft