Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 361 438 466
Rank change year-on-year +77 +28 +161
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 155 439 485
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.28% 3.39% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 286 324
Median daily rate £500 £498 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -5.24% +5.00%
10th Percentile £340 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £674 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £27.67 £57.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.88% +64.29% +51.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.67 £80.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.42% +128.57% +51.25%

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 4,728 12,959 14,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.82% 14.80% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,996 8,727 9,477
Median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £288
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 321 378
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +16.22% +2.78%
10th Percentile £12.82 £12.76 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.42 £47.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.30 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.69% +16.01% +3.61%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 +104 144 £481 -1.13% 29
London +101 75 £525 +10.53% 9
UK excluding London +106 67 £468 -6.50% 25
South East +131 28 £538 -2.27% 1
Work from Home -60 17 £500 +11.11% 6
North of England +94 13 £403 -10.56% 7
North West +76 12 £400 -11.11% 3
South West +92 11 £481 -9.29% 1
Scotland +59 5 £500 +0.50% 6
Midlands +88 4 £450 -14.29% 7
East of England +69 4 £434 +2.06% 3
West Midlands +69 3 £450 -14.29% 5
Wales +37 2 £513 -3.30%
Yorkshire +66 1 £475 +5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 73 (47.10%) Azure
2 70 (45.16%) SAML
3 62 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 53 (34.19%) Microsoft
5 47 (30.32%) Windows
6 44 (28.39%) Security Cleared
6 44 (28.39%) PowerShell
7 43 (27.74%) SaaS
8 42 (27.10%) SC Cleared
9 38 (24.52%) OAuth
10 37 (23.87%) Information Security
11 36 (23.23%) DNS
11 36 (23.23%) Linux
12 34 (21.94%) Java
12 34 (21.94%) Finance
12 34 (21.94%) PaaS
12 34 (21.94%) AWS
13 32 (20.65%) Oracle
13 32 (20.65%) Identity Access Management
14 31 (20.00%) Migration
14 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (19.35%) DMZ
16 28 (18.06%) C
16 28 (18.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 26 (16.77%) OpenID
17 26 (16.77%) DevOps
18 24 (15.48%) Azure Active Directory
18 24 (15.48%) Python
19 23 (14.84%) Shell Script
20 22 (14.19%) Oracle Fusion

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 18 (11.61%) IIS
1 18 (11.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.97%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.58%) Apache
3 4 (2.58%) WordPress
4 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.29%) CMS
5 2 (1.29%) Confluence
5 2 (1.29%) Moodle
5 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.65%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.65%) Jadu
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) SAP GRC
1 3 (1.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.29%) Magento
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.29%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (47.10%) Azure
2 43 (27.74%) SaaS
3 34 (21.94%) AWS
3 34 (21.94%) PaaS
4 24 (15.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (12.26%) Office 365
6 10 (6.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (6.45%) IaaS
7 8 (5.16%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (4.52%) Amazon S3
8 7 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (3.87%) Route 53
10 5 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (3.23%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (3.23%) OneDrive
10 5 (3.23%) OpenShift
11 4 (2.58%) GCP
12 3 (1.94%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (1.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.23%) DNS
2 30 (19.35%) DMZ
3 20 (12.90%) VPN
4 15 (9.68%) Firewall
5 10 (6.45%) DHCP
5 10 (6.45%) Kerberos
6 9 (5.81%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (3.23%) HTTP
8 4 (2.58%) Internet
8 4 (2.58%) LAN
8 4 (2.58%) SSL
8 4 (2.58%) WAN
9 3 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.94%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.94%) Network Security
9 3 (1.94%) SAN
9 3 (1.94%) SMTP
9 3 (1.94%) SNMP
9 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) Oracle ODI
2 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.16%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.58%) MySQL
7 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.29%) OLTP
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.29%) Power BI
8 2 (1.29%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.87%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.58%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.58%) JIRA
4 2 (1.29%) Ant
4 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.29%) FishEye
4 2 (1.29%) ScriptRunner
4 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.65%) JUnit
5 1 (0.65%) Mocha
5 1 (0.65%) Mockito
5 1 (0.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (21.94%) Finance
2 17 (10.97%) Public Sector
3 12 (7.74%) Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.87%) Marketing
7 5 (3.23%) Electronics
8 4 (2.58%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.94%) Publishing
10 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.65%) Billing
11 1 (0.65%) Law
11 1 (0.65%) Legal
11 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (24.52%) Developer
2 35 (22.58%) Architect
3 19 (12.26%) Consultant
4 15 (9.68%) Cloud Developer
5 11 (7.10%) Cloud Architect
5 11 (7.10%) IAM Consultant
6 10 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.16%) Analyst
7 8 (5.16%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Technical Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.87%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Wintel Support
10 5 (3.23%) Administrator
10 5 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Operations Support Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.23%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (45.16%) SAML
2 38 (24.52%) OAuth
3 26 (16.77%) OpenID
4 22 (14.19%) Oracle Fusion
5 21 (13.55%) .NET
6 20 (12.90%) LDAP
6 20 (12.90%) Web Services
7 15 (9.68%) REST
8 10 (6.45%) XML
9 8 (5.16%) JSON
9 8 (5.16%) Node.js
9 8 (5.16%) OAuth2
10 7 (4.52%) React
10 7 (4.52%) SailPoint
10 7 (4.52%) YAML
11 6 (3.87%) SPML
11 6 (3.87%) WCF
11 6 (3.87%) XACML
12 5 (3.23%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.61%) PKI
3 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.52%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.58%) Clustering
6 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.58%) User Experience
7 3 (1.94%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.94%) NHS
8 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.29%) Social Media
8 2 (1.29%) Wiki
9 1 (0.65%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) FMCG
9 1 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.32%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) Linux
3 19 (12.26%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.74%) Unix
5 8 (5.16%) Solaris
6 4 (2.58%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.94%) VMS
8 2 (1.29%) Android
8 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.65%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.87%) Information Security
2 32 (20.65%) Identity Access Management
3 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (20.00%) Migration
4 28 (18.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 26 (16.77%) DevOps
6 22 (14.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 19 (12.26%) Microservices
7 19 (12.26%) SOA
8 18 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (10.32%) Dashboard Development
9 16 (10.32%) Identity Management
10 14 (9.03%) ITIL
11 12 (7.74%) Privileged Access Management
11 12 (7.74%) Problem Management
12 11 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.45%) Workflow
14 9 (5.81%) Patch Management
14 9 (5.81%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.39%) PowerShell
2 34 (21.94%) Java
3 28 (18.06%) C
4 24 (15.48%) Python
5 23 (14.84%) Shell Script
6 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
7 15 (9.68%) SQL
8 11 (7.10%) VB.NET
9 8 (5.16%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.52%) C#
11 5 (3.23%) VBScript
12 4 (2.58%) Perl
13 3 (1.94%) Groovy
13 3 (1.94%) PHP
14 2 (1.29%) AWK
14 2 (1.29%) Jython
14 2 (1.29%) sed
14 2 (1.29%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (28.39%) Security Cleared
2 42 (27.10%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.26%) Degree
4 16 (10.32%) CISSP
5 14 (9.03%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.52%) CISA
7 5 (3.23%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.94%) CEH
9 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.94%) CISM
9 3 (1.94%) CSSLP
9 3 (1.94%) MCSE
10 2 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.29%) CCSP
10 2 (1.29%) OSCP
11 1 (0.65%) CCA
11 1 (0.65%) CCNA
11 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) GDPR
3 2 (1.29%) NIST
3 2 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) PSD2
System Software
1 62 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.61%) Docker
3 13 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.81%) Firmware
5 4 (2.58%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.94%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.29%) GlusterFS
7 2 (1.29%) NDS
7 2 (1.29%) NFS
7 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) KVM
8 1 (0.65%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.65%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.65%) Postfix
8 1 (0.65%) RHEV
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Terraform
2 10 (6.45%) SCCM
3 9 (5.81%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.81%) WSUS
4 8 (5.16%) Ansible
5 7 (4.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.23%) PingFederate
7 3 (1.94%) FreeIPA
8 2 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.29%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.29%) Grafana
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.29%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.29%) Puppet
8 2 (1.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 53 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.65%) Oracle
3 20 (12.90%) ServiceNow
4 16 (10.32%) Okta
4 16 (10.32%) Splunk
5 14 (9.03%) VMware
6 12 (7.74%) Citrix
6 12 (7.74%) ForgeRock
7 10 (6.45%) SAP
8 9 (5.81%) CyberArk
9 7 (4.52%) Centrify
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco
9 7 (4.52%) NetIQ
10 3 (1.94%) Dell
10 3 (1.94%) Google
10 3 (1.94%) New Relic
10 3 (1.94%) Northgate
10 3 (1.94%) Ping Identity
10 3 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.29%) Tableau