Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 602 555
Rank change year-on-year +144 -47 -2
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 492 305 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.30% 2.52% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 193 236
UK median daily rate £525 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -3.23%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £390
% change year-on-year +2.27% +12.82% -8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.25% -60.98% +140.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 £59.31
% change year-on-year +51.25% -60.98% +290.84%

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 14,917 12,120 12,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 11.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,065 8,162 7,789
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £650 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 294 281
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.94 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -36.00% +28.21%

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 15 November 2018.

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
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 15 November 2018. 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 +143 481 £525 +12.96% 58
London +146 300 £575 +21.05% 28
UK excluding London +17 187 £450 +2.27% 34
South East -14 61 £450 -11.76% 7
South West +7 54 £450 +5.88% 9
North of England -20 28 £453 +1.69% 6
North West -14 23 £455 +1.11% 1
Midlands +2 20 £438 +34.62% 3
East of England -1 15 £588 +27.03% 5
West Midlands -18 15 £450 +38.46% 2
Scotland -20 8 £388 -22.50% 2
East Midlands +12 5 £318 - 1
Yorkshire -11 5 £275 -35.29% 4
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 168 (34.15%) SAML
2 132 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 131 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 130 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (25.81%) LDAP
6 125 (25.41%) Active Directory
7 112 (22.76%) Windows
8 108 (21.95%) Identity Management
9 98 (19.92%) Java
10 88 (17.89%) Finance
11 87 (17.68%) DevOps
12 83 (16.87%) OAuth
13 81 (16.46%) ITIL
14 79 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
15 77 (15.65%) PKI
15 77 (15.65%) Identity Access Management
16 72 (14.63%) Kerberos
17 67 (13.62%) SQL
18 62 (12.60%) SOA
18 62 (12.60%) Security Cleared
19 59 (11.99%) Migration
19 59 (11.99%) ServiceNow
20 58 (11.79%) OpenID
20 58 (11.79%) Tomcat
21 56 (11.38%) Office 365
22 55 (11.18%) Project Management
23 53 (10.77%) CA Single Sign-On
23 53 (10.77%) .NET
23 53 (10.77%) SSL
24 52 (10.57%) Web Services

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 58 (11.79%) Tomcat
2 51 (10.37%) Apache
3 44 (8.94%) IIS
4 24 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.66%) nginx
6 17 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.63%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.42%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.42%) Mule
11 6 (1.22%) Confluence
12 5 (1.02%) NetWeaver
12 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (7.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 37 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (6.91%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Maya
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.22%) Temenos T24
2 5 (1.02%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.02%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.61%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.41%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.20%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.20%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 131 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (16.06%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (11.38%) Office 365
4 44 (8.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (8.74%) SaaS
6 30 (6.10%) IaaS
6 30 (6.10%) PaaS
7 14 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (2.85%) Apigee
8 12 (2.44%) Serverless
9 10 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.83%) GitHub
11 8 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.63%) AWS CodePipeline
11 8 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.63%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (14.63%) Kerberos
2 53 (10.77%) SSL
3 35 (7.11%) Firewall
4 31 (6.30%) VPN
5 22 (4.47%) HTTP
6 19 (3.86%) DNS
7 16 (3.25%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.24%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (2.03%) DHCP
9 10 (2.03%) Skype
10 8 (1.63%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.22%) Extranet
11 6 (1.22%) Internet
11 6 (1.22%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.22%) OSPF
12 5 (1.02%) BGP
12 5 (1.02%) DMZ
12 5 (1.02%) Network Security
13 4 (0.81%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.24%) MySQL
6 10 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.03%) Redis
7 8 (1.63%) Amazon Aurora
7 8 (1.63%) DB2
7 8 (1.63%) SAP HANA
8 7 (1.42%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.42%) HBase
8 7 (1.42%) Pentaho
8 7 (1.42%) QlikView
8 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (1.42%) Sqoop
9 5 (1.02%) Big Data
9 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (8.54%) JIRA
2 30 (6.10%) Maven
3 26 (5.28%) Git (software)
4 21 (4.27%) Bitbucket
4 21 (4.27%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (2.24%) Artifactory
6 11 (2.24%) JMeter
7 8 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.42%) IBM UrbanCode
9 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.02%) Grunt
10 5 (1.02%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.02%) Subversion
10 5 (1.02%) webpack
11 4 (0.81%) gulp
11 4 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 88 (17.89%) Finance
2 41 (8.33%) Banking
3 17 (3.46%) Retail
4 12 (2.44%) Law
4 12 (2.44%) Military
5 10 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.83%) Publishing
7 8 (1.63%) Legal
8 7 (1.42%) Billing
8 7 (1.42%) Marketing
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.41%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (22.15%) Architect
2 106 (21.54%) Developer
3 45 (9.15%) Security Architect
4 43 (8.74%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (6.71%) Consultant
6 31 (6.30%) Java Developer
7 26 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (4.67%) Project Manager
9 22 (4.47%) .NET Developer
10 21 (4.27%) Analyst
11 20 (4.07%) Applications Engineer
12 18 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
13 17 (3.46%) Senior Developer
14 16 (3.25%) Administrator
15 14 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (2.44%) Business Analyst
16 12 (2.44%) Cloud Engineer
16 12 (2.44%) Office 365 Engineer
16 12 (2.44%) Support Engineer
17 11 (2.24%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (34.15%) SAML
2 127 (25.81%) LDAP
3 83 (16.87%) OAuth
4 58 (11.79%) OpenID
5 53 (10.77%) .NET
6 52 (10.57%) Web Services
7 43 (8.74%) SailPoint
8 39 (7.93%) REST
9 35 (7.11%) SOAP
10 31 (6.30%) Spring
11 30 (6.10%) XML
12 25 (5.08%) WCF
13 24 (4.88%) OAuth2
14 23 (4.67%) SPNEGO
15 21 (4.27%) Spring Boot
16 20 (4.07%) HTML
17 19 (3.86%) RESTful
18 18 (3.66%) Middleware
19 15 (3.05%) AngularJS
19 15 (3.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.65%) PKI
2 34 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.28%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.05%) Clustering
8 12 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.24%) Fintech
10 10 (2.03%) User Experience
11 9 (1.83%) Robotics
12 8 (1.63%) CMDB
13 7 (1.42%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.42%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.22%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (22.76%) Windows
2 44 (8.94%) Linux
3 30 (6.10%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.67%) Windows 10
5 20 (4.07%) Unix
6 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.02%) Android
8 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.95%) Identity Management
3 87 (17.68%) DevOps
4 81 (16.46%) ITIL
5 77 (15.65%) Identity Access Management
6 62 (12.60%) SOA
7 59 (11.99%) Migration
8 55 (11.18%) Project Management
9 47 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (9.35%) Change Management
11 43 (8.74%) Problem Management
12 41 (8.33%) Workflow
13 35 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (7.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 34 (6.91%) Infrastructure Management
15 33 (6.71%) Quality Management
15 33 (6.71%) Release Management
16 32 (6.50%) Service Management
17 31 (6.30%) ITIL V2
18 30 (6.10%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.92%) Java
2 67 (13.62%) SQL
3 49 (9.96%) Python
4 43 (8.74%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.72%) C#
6 37 (7.52%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.07%) C++
8 10 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.63%) Perl
10 6 (1.22%) ABAP
11 5 (1.02%) C
11 5 (1.02%) Ruby
12 4 (0.81%) Go
13 3 (0.61%) Jython
13 3 (0.61%) Korn
13 3 (0.61%) PHP
14 2 (0.41%) SOQL
15 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.20%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.66%) Degree
4 12 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.63%) CCNP
6 8 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.42%) CCIE
7 7 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.42%) MCSE
8 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.81%) MCSA
9 4 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.61%) MCP
10 3 (0.61%) MCSD
10 3 (0.61%) MCTS
10 3 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.28%) SLA
2 18 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.05%) PMO
4 14 (2.85%) PSD2
5 13 (2.64%) GDPR
6 11 (2.24%) QA
7 8 (1.63%) Actionable Recommendations
7 8 (1.63%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.61%) COBIT
8 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.41%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 125 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.89%) OpenAM
3 20 (4.07%) Docker
4 18 (3.66%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.05%) OpenDJ
5 15 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (1.83%) vSphere
8 7 (1.42%) HDFS
8 7 (1.42%) XenApp
9 6 (1.22%) VMware NSX
10 5 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.81%) KVM
11 4 (0.81%) LXC
12 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (10.77%) CA Single Sign-On
2 44 (8.94%) Ansible
3 29 (5.89%) SCCM
4 23 (4.67%) Puppet
5 17 (3.46%) HP Fortify
6 15 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (2.64%) SCOM
8 12 (2.44%) Terraform
9 10 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.42%) Ambari
10 7 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (1.42%) Oozie
11 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 6 (1.22%) PowerCLI
12 5 (1.02%) MOM
12 5 (1.02%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.81%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.81%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 132 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.99%) ServiceNow
3 42 (8.54%) ForgeRock
4 40 (8.13%) CA
5 39 (7.93%) BMC
6 33 (6.71%) Citrix
7 31 (6.30%) Oracle
8 25 (5.08%) Axway
9 24 (4.88%) VMware
10 23 (4.67%) Google
11 22 (4.47%) Okta
12 19 (3.86%) Cisco
12 19 (3.86%) IBM
12 19 (3.86%) SAP
13 15 (3.05%) Splunk
14 13 (2.64%) TIBCO
15 11 (2.24%) Dynatrace
16 9 (1.83%) CyberArk
16 9 (1.83%) Tableau
17 8 (1.63%) Solace