Period
to 29 January 2020

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 29 January 2020 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 434 480 570
Rank change year-on-year +46 +90 -10
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 345 458 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.32% 3.14% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 321 201
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £338 £400 £313
90th Percentile £704 £700 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +10.50% +0.56% +13.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
UK median hourly rate £80.00 - £23.14
10th Percentile £35.00 - £14.63
90th Percentile £82.50 - £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 - £23.14

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 10,387 14,592 12,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.67% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,984 9,766 8,169
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £268
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 358 282
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £47.48 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -18.92%

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Single Sign-On in the UK

Single Sign-On
Top 14 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 29 January 2020. 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 +41 314 £500 -1.96% 68
UK excluding London +107 181 £500 +10.50% 45
London +10 161 £500 -10.31% 23
South East +97 62 £525 +10.53% 8
North of England +52 39 £463 -7.04% 16
Scotland +45 21 £475 +26.67%
Midlands +55 19 £438 +2.94% 14
North West +23 19 £463 +1.65% 6
West Midlands +48 18 £350 -17.65% 8
East of England +45 18 £400 -17.95% 3
South West -21 16 £525 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire +59 11 £450 -10.00% 10
North East +19 9 £488 -5.34%
Wales - 8 £530 -

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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.

1 181 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 166 (48.12%) Azure
3 128 (37.10%) Microsoft
4 112 (32.46%) Windows
5 94 (27.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 84 (24.35%) SAML
7 81 (23.48%) Office 365
8 69 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
8 69 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (19.42%) Migration
10 64 (18.55%) Finance
10 64 (18.55%) PowerShell
11 62 (17.97%) LDAP
12 61 (17.68%) Identity Management
12 61 (17.68%) AWS
13 60 (17.39%) DevOps
14 53 (15.36%) Web Services
15 48 (13.91%) Windows Server
16 47 (13.62%) JavaScript
17 46 (13.33%) DNS
17 46 (13.33%) Security Cleared
18 45 (13.04%) OAuth
19 44 (12.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
20 42 (12.17%) SC Cleared
21 41 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
22 40 (11.59%) VMware
22 40 (11.59%) SQL Server
22 40 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
23 38 (11.01%) VPN
24 37 (10.72%) ITIL

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 30 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.93%) Skype for Business
5 15 (4.35%) IIS
6 13 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.48%) Apache
8 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.32%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.45%) Confluence
12 5 (1.45%) SAS
13 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.87%) JBoss
13 3 (0.87%) nginx
13 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.16%) InDesign
2 4 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.87%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.58%) assyst
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 166 (48.12%) Azure
2 94 (27.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 81 (23.48%) Office 365
4 61 (17.68%) AWS
5 36 (10.43%) SaaS
6 32 (9.28%) IaaS
7 31 (8.99%) PaaS
8 12 (3.48%) GCP
9 11 (3.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (3.19%) OneDrive
10 10 (2.90%) Mimecast
11 8 (2.32%) Power Platform
12 7 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (2.03%) Amazon S3
12 7 (2.03%) GitHub
13 5 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.16%) G Suite
14 4 (1.16%) PowerApps
14 4 (1.16%) Route 53
14 4 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.33%) DNS
2 38 (11.01%) VPN
3 35 (10.14%) Firewall
4 23 (6.67%) DHCP
5 22 (6.38%) Kerberos
5 22 (6.38%) Skype
6 21 (6.09%) TCP/IP
7 20 (5.80%) SSL
8 14 (4.06%) SAN
9 13 (3.77%) NAS
10 11 (3.19%) Internet
10 11 (3.19%) WAN
11 10 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.90%) HTTP
11 10 (2.90%) IPsec
11 10 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (2.32%) Network Security
13 8 (2.32%) VLAN
14 7 (2.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.35%) MySQL
4 10 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.61%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.32%) Power BI
7 6 (1.74%) Big Data
7 6 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.45%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.45%) HBase
8 5 (1.45%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.16%) Redis
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.90%) JIRA
4 9 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.03%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.74%) GitLab
7 5 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.16%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.87%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.87%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.87%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.87%) Subversion
10 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.58%) Selenium
10 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (18.55%) Finance
2 25 (7.25%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.06%) Banking
4 11 (3.19%) Publishing
5 9 (2.61%) Retail
6 8 (2.32%) Legal
7 6 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.74%) Marketing
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (18.26%) Developer
2 44 (12.75%) Architect
3 36 (10.43%) Consultant
4 23 (6.67%) Analyst
5 21 (6.09%) ServiceNow Developer
6 19 (5.51%) Administrator
7 15 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.90%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Azure Architect
11 9 (2.61%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Security Engineer
11 9 (2.61%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (2.32%) Active Directory Architect
12 8 (2.32%) IT Support
12 8 (2.32%) Service Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (24.35%) SAML
2 62 (17.97%) LDAP
3 53 (15.36%) Web Services
4 45 (13.04%) OAuth
5 32 (9.28%) OpenID
6 25 (7.25%) REST
7 23 (6.67%) HTML
8 22 (6.38%) XML
9 19 (5.51%) .NET
10 18 (5.22%) CSS
10 18 (5.22%) OAuth2
11 16 (4.64%) SailPoint
12 15 (4.35%) SOAP
13 12 (3.48%) ADSI
14 11 (3.19%) AngularJS
15 10 (2.90%) JSON
16 9 (2.61%) .NET Core
16 9 (2.61%) Ajax
17 8 (2.32%) XHTML
18 7 (2.03%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.28%) PKI
2 18 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.06%) Replication
5 12 (3.48%) Clustering
6 11 (3.19%) CMDB
7 10 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.32%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.32%) User Experience
10 7 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.16%) Life Science
12 4 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.16%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 112 (32.46%) Windows
2 48 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 40 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (9.57%) Windows 10
5 30 (8.70%) Linux
6 26 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.06%) Unix
8 10 (2.90%) Android
9 9 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.03%) VMS
11 7 (2.03%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.45%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.87%) CentOS
14 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.58%) Solaris
15 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 69 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 67 (19.42%) Migration
3 61 (17.68%) Identity Management
4 60 (17.39%) DevOps
5 44 (12.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 41 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 37 (10.72%) ITIL
8 28 (8.12%) Workflow
9 27 (7.83%) Information Security
10 26 (7.54%) Privileged Access Management
11 23 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (6.09%) Analytics
13 20 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (5.51%) SIEM
15 17 (4.93%) Data Protection
15 17 (4.93%) High Availability
15 17 (4.93%) Server Management
16 16 (4.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.55%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.62%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.99%) SQL
4 28 (8.12%) Java
4 28 (8.12%) Python
5 23 (6.67%) C#
6 12 (3.48%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.48%) XPath
7 11 (3.19%) Perl
7 11 (3.19%) Ruby
8 10 (2.90%) C
9 9 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.03%) VBScript
11 5 (1.45%) Go
12 3 (0.87%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.87%) PHP
12 3 (0.87%) SOQL
12 3 (0.87%) SOSL
13 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (8.41%) Degree
5 20 (5.80%) MCSE
6 8 (2.32%) MCSA
7 7 (2.03%) CISSP
8 6 (1.74%) MCITP
9 5 (1.45%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.45%) ACSP
9 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.45%) MCTS
9 5 (1.45%) SAS Certification
10 4 (1.16%) CCNA
10 4 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (1.16%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CISM
12 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.48%) SLA
2 9 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.03%) SSAE 16
4 5 (1.45%) GDPR
5 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.87%) COBIT
6 3 (0.87%) NCSC
7 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.93%) Docker
4 13 (3.77%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 10 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.45%) HDFS
7 4 (1.16%) NDS
7 4 (1.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (1.16%) vSphere
8 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) vCloud
10 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (6.38%) SCCM
2 21 (6.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 16 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.35%) AirWatch
5 13 (3.77%) Terraform
6 12 (3.48%) Jamf Pro
6 12 (3.48%) Kubernetes
7 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (3.19%) Puppet
8 10 (2.90%) Oracle Identity Management
8 10 (2.90%) PingFederate
9 7 (2.03%) Ansible
9 7 (2.03%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.74%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (1.45%) Ambari
11 5 (1.45%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (1.45%) Nagios
11 5 (1.45%) Oozie
12 4 (1.16%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 128 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.59%) VMware
3 32 (9.28%) Cisco
4 26 (7.54%) ServiceNow
5 23 (6.67%) Oracle
6 20 (5.80%) Okta
7 15 (4.35%) Apple
7 15 (4.35%) Splunk
8 13 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (3.48%) Google
10 11 (3.19%) CA
10 11 (3.19%) Polycom
11 10 (2.90%) Adobe
11 10 (2.90%) SAP
12 9 (2.61%) Citrix
12 9 (2.61%) Dell
12 9 (2.61%) ForgeRock
12 9 (2.61%) Workday
13 8 (2.32%) Meraki
14 7 (2.03%) Ping Identity