Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 445 476 624
Rank change year-on-year +31 +148 -81
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 417 485 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.37% 3.35% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 319 171
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £677 £698 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% +51.25% -60.98%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £82.50 £35.00 £27.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +128.57% +51.25% -60.98%

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 12,365 14,458 11,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.13% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,361 9,735 7,657
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
10th Percentile £275 £293 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 388 267
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -2.78% -22.58%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.08 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +20.43% +0.72% -33.81%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019.

Contractor 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 20 October 2019. 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 +21 383 £500 -4.76% 65
UK excluding London +92 238 £500 +11.11% 43
London -9 176 £470 -18.26% 27
South East +62 90 £550 +22.22% 7
North of England +64 46 £455 -4.71% 10
East of England +29 32 £415 -19.02% 6
Scotland +52 26 £495 +23.75% 1
South West -31 25 £540 +20.00% 5
North West +16 23 £455 -9.00% 4
Yorkshire +58 21 £450 +63.64% 3
Midlands +40 15 £538 +19.44% 10
West Midlands +31 13 £525 +16.67% 5
Wales +31 6 £530 - 4
North East - 2 £488 - 3
East Midlands +22 1 £550 +57.14% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 207 (49.64%) Active Directory
2 189 (45.32%) Azure
3 137 (32.85%) Microsoft
4 128 (30.70%) Windows
5 105 (25.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 91 (21.82%) Identity Access Management
7 83 (19.90%) PowerShell
8 81 (19.42%) Web Services
9 78 (18.71%) SAML
10 77 (18.47%) Office 365
11 75 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (17.75%) Finance
13 73 (17.51%) Migration
14 72 (17.27%) AWS
15 71 (17.03%) LDAP
16 64 (15.35%) Security Cleared
17 60 (14.39%) DevOps
18 59 (14.15%) Identity Management
19 58 (13.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
20 57 (13.67%) DNS
20 57 (13.67%) SC Cleared
21 56 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
22 55 (13.19%) SQL
23 53 (12.71%) SaaS
24 49 (11.75%) SQL Server
24 49 (11.75%) Windows Server
25 47 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
26 45 (10.79%) JavaScript
26 45 (10.79%) Linux
26 45 (10.79%) ServiceNow

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 31 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.52%) IIS
4 21 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 20 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.84%) Apache
7 14 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (2.88%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.64%) Confluence
9 11 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.20%) JBoss
11 5 (1.20%) SAS
11 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.72%) CICS
12 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.48%) nginx
13 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.96%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.72%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 189 (45.32%) Azure
2 105 (25.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 77 (18.47%) Office 365
4 72 (17.27%) AWS
5 53 (12.71%) SaaS
6 43 (10.31%) IaaS
7 42 (10.07%) PaaS
8 17 (4.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (2.64%) Mimecast
9 11 (2.64%) OneDrive
10 10 (2.40%) GCP
10 10 (2.40%) Google Sheets
11 9 (2.16%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.68%) Serverless
13 6 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.20%) Force.com
14 5 (1.20%) G Suite
14 5 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.67%) DNS
2 40 (9.59%) Firewall
3 38 (9.11%) VPN
4 30 (7.19%) DHCP
5 27 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.24%) Skype
7 22 (5.28%) SAN
8 20 (4.80%) Internet
8 20 (4.80%) NAS
9 16 (3.84%) Reverse Proxy
9 16 (3.84%) WAN
10 12 (2.88%) LAN
11 10 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.40%) HTTP
11 10 (2.40%) Network Security
11 10 (2.40%) SMTP
11 10 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.92%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.92%) POP3
12 8 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.60%) MySQL
4 10 (2.40%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.40%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.16%) Power BI
6 7 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.96%) MS Access
8 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.72%) DB2
9 3 (0.72%) Redis
9 3 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.04%) JIRA
3 17 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.88%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.68%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.96%) Subversion
9 3 (0.72%) AppScan
9 3 (0.72%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.72%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.72%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.72%) GitLab
9 3 (0.72%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.48%) webpack
10 2 (0.48%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (17.75%) Finance
2 28 (6.71%) Public Sector
3 20 (4.80%) Retail
4 14 (3.36%) Banking
5 13 (3.12%) Marketing
6 10 (2.40%) Law
7 9 (2.16%) Publishing
8 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.44%) Legal
9 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.20%) Electronics
11 3 (0.72%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Advertising
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (18.47%) Developer
2 63 (15.11%) Architect
3 47 (11.27%) Consultant
4 34 (8.15%) Analyst
5 26 (6.24%) ServiceNow Developer
6 25 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.80%) Security Architect
8 18 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
9 17 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
10 16 (3.84%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.36%) Administrator
12 14 (3.36%) Azure Architect
12 14 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (3.12%) Active Directory Engineer
14 11 (2.64%) IAM Consultant
14 11 (2.64%) Identity Management Consultant
15 10 (2.40%) Senior Developer
16 9 (2.16%) Salesforce Developer
16 9 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (19.42%) Web Services
2 78 (18.71%) SAML
3 71 (17.03%) LDAP
4 43 (10.31%) OAuth
5 31 (7.43%) .NET
5 31 (7.43%) HTML
6 23 (5.52%) OpenID
7 21 (5.04%) SOAP
7 21 (5.04%) XML
8 19 (4.56%) CSS
9 18 (4.32%) SailPoint
10 17 (4.08%) AngularJS
10 17 (4.08%) Middleware
10 17 (4.08%) REST
11 16 (3.84%) JSON
11 16 (3.84%) Node.js
11 16 (3.84%) React
11 16 (3.84%) RESTful
12 15 (3.60%) ASP.NET
12 15 (3.60%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
1 29 (6.95%) PKI
2 22 (5.28%) Replication
3 20 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.12%) CMDB
4 13 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.64%) User Experience
6 11 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.40%) Clustering
7 10 (2.40%) Robotics
8 8 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.96%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.96%) Life Science
11 4 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.96%) Social Media
11 4 (0.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.70%) Windows
2 49 (11.75%) Windows Server
3 47 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (10.79%) Linux
5 30 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (6.71%) Windows 10
7 19 (4.56%) Unix
8 14 (3.36%) Android
8 14 (3.36%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.68%) VMS
11 7 (1.68%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.72%) CentOS
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.72%) Solaris
14 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.82%) Identity Access Management
2 75 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (17.51%) Migration
4 60 (14.39%) DevOps
5 59 (14.15%) Identity Management
6 58 (13.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 56 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (10.55%) Information Security
9 39 (9.35%) ITIL
10 36 (8.63%) Workflow
11 33 (7.91%) Privileged Access Management
12 31 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (6.95%) SDLC
13 29 (6.95%) Translating Business Requirements
14 28 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.24%) Project Management
16 24 (5.76%) Analytics
17 22 (5.28%) Coaching
17 22 (5.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 83 (19.90%) PowerShell
2 55 (13.19%) SQL
3 45 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.43%) C#
5 27 (6.47%) Java
6 20 (4.80%) Python
7 16 (3.84%) Perl
8 12 (2.88%) C
9 11 (2.64%) VBScript
9 11 (2.64%) XPath
10 8 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.68%) Ruby
12 6 (1.44%) PHP
13 5 (1.20%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.20%) Go
14 3 (0.72%) COBOL
14 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.55%) Degree
4 36 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (6.95%) MCSE
6 17 (4.08%) CISSP
7 10 (2.40%) FFIEC
7 10 (2.40%) MCSA
8 9 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.68%) CISM
10 6 (1.44%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (1.20%) SAS Certification
12 4 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.96%) CCNA
12 4 (0.96%) MCP
12 4 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.72%) MCITP
13 3 (0.72%) SANS
14 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.67%) SLA
2 16 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.36%) GDPR
4 12 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.96%) NIST
6 3 (0.72%) NCSC
6 3 (0.72%) QA
7 2 (0.48%) COBIT
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) PMO
8 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 207 (49.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.80%) Docker
4 12 (2.88%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 7 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.20%) OpenAM
6 5 (1.20%) vSphere
7 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.72%) OpenDJ
8 3 (0.72%) XenApp
8 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) vCloud
10 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (7.67%) SCCM
2 20 (4.80%) PingFederate
3 19 (4.56%) Terraform
4 16 (3.84%) Puppet
5 15 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (3.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 14 (3.36%) Kubernetes
7 13 (3.12%) Ansible
8 12 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.40%) AirWatch
9 10 (2.40%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (1.44%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.20%) Nagios
11 5 (1.20%) Nessus
11 5 (1.20%) SCOM
12 4 (0.96%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.96%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 137 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.79%) ServiceNow
3 41 (9.83%) VMware
4 26 (6.24%) Cisco
5 25 (6.00%) Oracle
6 24 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (5.52%) Google
8 17 (4.08%) Splunk
9 15 (3.60%) Okta
9 15 (3.60%) Pega
9 15 (3.60%) SAP
10 14 (3.36%) CA
11 13 (3.12%) Ping Identity
11 13 (3.12%) Workday
12 12 (2.88%) IBM
13 11 (2.64%) Polycom
13 11 (2.64%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.40%) Citrix
14 10 (2.40%) McAfee
15 8 (1.92%) BMC