Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 484 400 478
Rank change year-on-year -84 +78 -4
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 275 178 431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.43% 3.13% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 123 260
10th Percentile £350 £350 £369
25th Percentile £421 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £628 £616 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
10th Percentile " £15.44 £14.34
25th Percentile £55.00 £20.60 £17.78
Median hourly rate £60.00 £29.20 £23.70
Median % change year-on-year +105.48% +23.22% -39.24%
75th Percentile £65.00 £37.80 £29.44
90th Percentile " £42.96 £32.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.20 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +135.58% -

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 11,308 5,687 13,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 15.16% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,962 3,943 9,419
10th Percentile £350 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £603 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £467 £450
% change year-on-year -0.32% +3.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 127 310
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.47 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +48.72% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £51.00 £39.55 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -75 222 £550 +4.76% 67
London -84 142 £600 +9.09% 22
Work from Home -185 91 £496 -3.32% 14
UK excluding London -69 80 £475 - 47
Midlands -20 22 £525 +47.37% 5
North of England -28 21 £575 +37.72% 12
South East -43 18 £448 -26.94% 15
Scotland -48 15 £450 - 3
North West -23 13 £525 +31.25% 4
East Midlands - 12 £525 - 4
West Midlands -25 10 £500 +40.35% 1
North East -2 6 £588 +51.61% 2
South West -18 2 £338 -29.80% 7
Yorkshire -25 2 £393 -25.24% 6
Wales -9 1 £600 +41.18% 1
East of England -20 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 147 (53.45%) Azure
2 122 (44.36%) Active Directory
3 107 (38.91%) Microsoft
4 99 (36.00%) SAML
5 91 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (32.73%) OAuth
7 85 (30.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 76 (27.64%) Microsoft 365
9 72 (26.18%) Windows
10 69 (25.09%) AWS
11 59 (21.45%) Social Skills
12 56 (20.36%) OpenID
13 49 (17.82%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (17.82%) Finance
14 47 (17.09%) Java
15 45 (16.36%) LDAP
16 43 (15.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 42 (15.27%) Web Services
18 41 (14.91%) PowerShell
19 40 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
20 38 (13.82%) Windows Server
20 38 (13.82%) OAuth2
21 37 (13.45%) SQL
21 37 (13.45%) Public Sector
22 36 (13.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
22 36 (13.09%) VMware
22 36 (13.09%) JavaScript
22 36 (13.09%) SaaS
23 34 (12.36%) REST
24 33 (12.00%) Identity 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 27 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.55%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.00%) CMS
4 10 (3.64%) Apache
5 9 (3.27%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.27%) Confluence
6 8 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.91%) IIS
7 6 (2.18%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.18%) nginx
8 5 (1.82%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.82%) Drupal
8 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.09%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.73%) Documentum
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.09%) Figma
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 147 (53.45%) Azure
2 85 (30.91%) Azure Active Directory
3 76 (27.64%) Microsoft 365
4 69 (25.09%) AWS
5 36 (13.09%) SaaS
6 21 (7.64%) OneDrive
7 17 (6.18%) PaaS
8 14 (5.09%) IaaS
9 13 (4.73%) Serverless
10 9 (3.27%) Google Workspace
11 8 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.91%) Power Platform
12 6 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (2.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (2.18%) Yammer
13 5 (1.82%) Apigee
14 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (1.45%) GCP
14 4 (1.45%) Mimecast
15 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.82%) SSL
2 24 (8.73%) Kerberos
3 22 (8.00%) DNS
4 16 (5.82%) Firewall
4 16 (5.82%) HTTP
4 16 (5.82%) VPN
5 13 (4.73%) IPsec
6 12 (4.36%) Skype
7 10 (3.64%) Unified Communications
7 10 (3.64%) WAN
7 10 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.27%) DHCP
8 9 (3.27%) LAN
9 7 (2.55%) Network Security
9 7 (2.55%) SMTP
10 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.45%) Internet
11 4 (1.45%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.45%) POP3
12 3 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.27%) Relational Database
2 14 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.27%) Apache Hive
5 9 (3.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.27%) Big Data
5 9 (3.27%) MySQL
5 9 (3.27%) Parquet
6 6 (2.18%) Power BI
7 5 (1.82%) Tableau
8 4 (1.45%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.36%) CockroachDB
11 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (6.91%) JIRA
2 14 (5.09%) Maven
3 12 (4.36%) Subversion
4 10 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.27%) Hudson
5 9 (3.27%) IntelliJ
5 9 (3.27%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.18%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (1.45%) GitLab
8 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.09%) JUnit
8 3 (1.09%) NWDS
8 3 (1.09%) Selenium
9 2 (0.73%) Gradle
9 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.36%) Ant
10 1 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 59 (21.45%) Social Skills
2 49 (17.82%) Finance
3 37 (13.45%) Public Sector
4 20 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.00%) Banking
6 10 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.64%) Publishing
6 10 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.27%) Electronics
7 9 (3.27%) Marketing
8 8 (2.91%) German Language
9 6 (2.18%) Digital Economy
9 6 (2.18%) French Language
10 5 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.73%) Billing
11 2 (0.73%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Law
12 1 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (23.64%) Architect
2 37 (13.45%) Developer
3 36 (13.09%) Consultant
4 18 (6.55%) Senior Architect
5 16 (5.82%) ServiceNow Developer
6 15 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (4.73%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (4.73%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 13 (4.73%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.36%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
9 11 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.64%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
10 10 (3.64%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
10 10 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Big Data Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (36.00%) SAML
2 90 (32.73%) OAuth
3 56 (20.36%) OpenID
4 45 (16.36%) LDAP
5 42 (15.27%) Web Services
6 38 (13.82%) OAuth2
7 34 (12.36%) REST
8 28 (10.18%) CSS
8 28 (10.18%) HTML
9 21 (7.64%) XML
10 17 (6.18%) SOAP
11 15 (5.45%) Spring
12 14 (5.09%) Node.js
13 13 (4.73%) AngularJS
14 11 (4.00%) SailPoint
14 11 (4.00%) Spring Boot
14 11 (4.00%) XACML
15 9 (3.27%) .NET
15 9 (3.27%) Apache Avro
16 8 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.82%) PKI
2 12 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (4.36%) User Experience
3 11 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.64%) Social Media
5 8 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.18%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.18%) CMDB
6 6 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.73%) Clustering
10 2 (0.73%) iPad
10 2 (0.73%) IVR
10 2 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
10 2 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (26.18%) Windows
2 38 (13.82%) Windows Server
3 25 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 22 (8.00%) Unix
5 16 (5.82%) Linux
6 15 (5.45%) Android
6 15 (5.45%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.27%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.73%) CatOS
12 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.82%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (14.55%) Identity Access Management
4 36 (13.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 33 (12.00%) Identity Management
6 32 (11.64%) DevOps
7 25 (9.09%) ITIL
7 25 (9.09%) Migration
7 25 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (8.00%) SOA
9 20 (7.27%) Decision-Making
9 20 (7.27%) Project Management
9 20 (7.27%) Scrum
10 19 (6.91%) Microservices
10 19 (6.91%) Workflow
11 18 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.55%) Security Architecture
12 16 (5.82%) Mentoring
12 16 (5.82%) Product Roadmap
12 16 (5.82%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.09%) Java
2 41 (14.91%) PowerShell
3 37 (13.45%) SQL
4 36 (13.09%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.64%) Python
6 12 (4.36%) Java 8
7 11 (4.00%) C#
7 11 (4.00%) Ruby
8 9 (3.27%) Kotlin
8 9 (3.27%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.27%) Scala
9 7 (2.55%) Apex Code
9 7 (2.55%) C
10 5 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.82%) PHP
10 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.45%) VBScript
12 3 (1.09%) ABAP
12 3 (1.09%) Perl
12 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.18%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.82%) Degree
4 11 (4.00%) CISSP
5 9 (3.27%) CISM
6 8 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.45%) CISA
9 3 (1.09%) MCSE
9 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.73%) CCSP
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.73%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.73%) MCITP
10 2 (0.73%) OSCP
10 2 (0.73%) RHCE
10 2 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.36%) GDPR
2 7 (2.55%) NIST
3 6 (2.18%) QA
4 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.73%) GRC
6 2 (0.73%) NCSC
6 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.73%) PSD2
7 1 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.36%) FISMA
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (44.36%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.82%) Docker
4 11 (4.00%) RACF
5 8 (2.91%) XenApp
5 8 (2.91%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.73%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.73%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.36%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (15.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 31 (11.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (5.45%) Kubernetes
4 14 (5.09%) Ansible
5 11 (4.00%) SCCM
6 9 (3.27%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (3.27%) Oozie
7 8 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.82%) Kibana
8 5 (1.82%) logstash
9 4 (1.45%) CASB
9 4 (1.45%) Terraform
10 3 (1.09%) MOM
10 3 (1.09%) PingFederate
11 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.73%) MIIS
11 2 (0.73%) MobiControl
11 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 107 (38.91%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.09%) VMware
3 24 (8.73%) ServiceNow
4 22 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (7.27%) Citrix
6 18 (6.55%) Oracle
7 15 (5.45%) SAP
8 14 (5.09%) ForgeRock
9 13 (4.73%) Okta
10 12 (4.36%) CA
11 11 (4.00%) Ivanti
12 9 (3.27%) MuleSoft
12 9 (3.27%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.27%) Samsung
13 8 (2.91%) BMC
13 8 (2.91%) Google
14 6 (2.18%) CyberArk
15 5 (1.82%) OneLogin
15 5 (1.82%) Ping Identity
16 4 (1.45%) Palo Alto