Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 471 575 550
Rank change year-on-year +104 -25 +5
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 485 276 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.55% 2.63% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 166 229
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £329 £353 £322
90th Percentile £675 £681 £651
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
UK median hourly rate £35.98 £42.20 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.73% -28.86% +50.15%
10th Percentile £32.89 £9.81 £54.99
90th Percentile £64.00 £74.48 £62.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.20 £59.31
% change year-on-year -17.05% -28.86% +355.09%

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 13,645 10,486 12,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.04% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,069 6,931 7,902
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 234 274
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.56% +12.16%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.85 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - -23.91% +13.95%

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 18 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Single Sign-On over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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 +113 467 £500 +5.26% 51
London +72 253 £525 - 22
UK excluding London +62 228 £450 - 31
South West +50 58 £500 +21.07% 3
South East -13 56 £450 -5.26% 9
North of England -13 42 £438 -2.78% 3
North West -11 29 £438 -2.78% 1
East of England +16 28 £510 +13.33% 11
Midlands +9 27 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -14 17 £450 +12.50%
Scotland -34 13 £415 +10.67% 2
East Midlands +19 9 £388 - 3
Yorkshire -36 9 £450 - 2
North East +6 4 £323 -
Wales -11 4 £575 +15.00%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 128 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (25.98%) Active Directory
3 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 109 (22.47%) SAML
5 107 (22.06%) Microsoft
6 97 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 95 (19.59%) Identity Management
8 91 (18.76%) Windows
8 91 (18.76%) LDAP
9 89 (18.35%) Security Cleared
10 88 (18.14%) Finance
11 77 (15.88%) DevOps
12 69 (14.23%) Web Services
13 65 (13.40%) SQL
13 65 (13.40%) OAuth
13 65 (13.40%) Office 365
14 61 (12.58%) ITIL
15 60 (12.37%) Java
15 60 (12.37%) PKI
15 60 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
16 59 (12.16%) SOA
17 54 (11.13%) Linux
18 51 (10.52%) Management Information System
18 51 (10.52%) ServiceNow
19 48 (9.90%) Infrastructure Management
20 47 (9.69%) Service Management
20 47 (9.69%) Project Management
21 44 (9.07%) JavaScript
21 44 (9.07%) REST
22 42 (8.66%) SOAP

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 35 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.57%) CMS
3 26 (5.36%) Apache
4 25 (5.15%) IIS
5 24 (4.95%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.92%) Mule
7 16 (3.30%) Mule ESB
7 16 (3.30%) WebLogic Portal
8 14 (2.89%) Apache Solr
8 14 (2.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (2.68%) nginx
10 11 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (2.27%) Skype for Business
11 10 (2.06%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.86%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.03%) NetWeaver
13 5 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 17 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.21%) Maya
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.82%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.41%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (13.40%) Office 365
3 60 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (7.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (7.42%) SaaS
6 14 (2.89%) IaaS
6 14 (2.89%) PaaS
7 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.44%) GitHub
8 7 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.24%) Heroku
9 6 (1.24%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.24%) Serverless
10 5 (1.03%) G Suite
10 5 (1.03%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.82%) Force.com
11 4 (0.82%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.62%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.80%) SSL
2 29 (5.98%) Kerberos
3 27 (5.57%) DNS
4 21 (4.33%) DHCP
5 18 (3.71%) VPN
6 15 (3.09%) Internet
7 14 (2.89%) Firewall
8 13 (2.68%) Skype
9 11 (2.27%) Network Security
10 10 (2.06%) Extranet
11 9 (1.86%) SAN
11 9 (1.86%) SMS
12 8 (1.65%) HTTP
12 8 (1.65%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.03%) LAN
14 4 (0.82%) FTP
14 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.62%) IPsec
15 3 (0.62%) WAN
15 3 (0.62%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.54%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.89%) Endeca
7 12 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.86%) Big Data
10 6 (1.24%) DB2
10 6 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.82%) MySQL
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.82%) Power BI
12 4 (0.82%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.30%) JIRA
3 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.86%) Maven
5 8 (1.65%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.65%) Selenium
5 8 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.82%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.82%) JUnit
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.62%) Grunt
8 3 (0.62%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.41%) Bower
9 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.41%) Gradle
9 2 (0.41%) gulp
9 2 (0.41%) Mockito
General
1 88 (18.14%) Finance
2 32 (6.60%) Banking
3 26 (5.36%) Military
4 19 (3.92%) Retail
5 15 (3.09%) Marketing
6 12 (2.47%) Legal
7 11 (2.27%) Law
8 8 (1.65%) Publishing
9 7 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.03%) Billing
10 5 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.82%) Automotive
11 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
13 2 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 135 (27.84%) Architect
2 78 (16.08%) Developer
3 52 (10.72%) Consultant
4 36 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
5 32 (6.60%) Security Architect
6 28 (5.77%) Analyst
7 27 (5.57%) Technical Architect
8 23 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 17 (3.51%) Java Developer
9 17 (3.51%) Security Consultant
9 17 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.30%) Identity Management Architect
11 15 (3.09%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.89%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.68%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
14 12 (2.47%) ServiceNow Developer
14 12 (2.47%) Sitecore Architect
15 11 (2.27%) Service Manager
15 11 (2.27%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (22.47%) SAML
2 91 (18.76%) LDAP
3 69 (14.23%) Web Services
4 65 (13.40%) OAuth
5 44 (9.07%) REST
6 42 (8.66%) SOAP
7 34 (7.01%) .NET
7 34 (7.01%) OpenID
8 29 (5.98%) SailPoint
8 29 (5.98%) Spring
9 27 (5.57%) HTML
10 25 (5.15%) OAuth2
11 24 (4.95%) RESTful
12 20 (4.12%) Spring Security
13 19 (3.92%) AngularJS
14 18 (3.71%) XML
15 17 (3.51%) Lucene
16 15 (3.09%) Middleware
16 15 (3.09%) SPNEGO
17 14 (2.89%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.37%) PKI
2 51 (10.52%) Management Information System
3 35 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.51%) User Experience
6 16 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.89%) Clustering
8 14 (2.89%) CMDB
9 13 (2.68%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.47%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.86%) EPoS
12 9 (1.86%) Replication
13 8 (1.65%) Fintech
13 8 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.03%) Web 2.0
15 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 91 (18.76%) Windows
2 54 (11.13%) Linux
3 28 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.92%) Unix
5 11 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.06%) Solaris
7 8 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.03%) Android
9 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.03%) SUSE
9 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.41%) CentOS
11 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 95 (19.59%) Identity Management
4 77 (15.88%) DevOps
5 61 (12.58%) ITIL
6 59 (12.16%) SOA
7 48 (9.90%) Infrastructure Management
8 47 (9.69%) Project Management
8 47 (9.69%) Service Management
9 41 (8.45%) CRM
9 41 (8.45%) Migration
10 38 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (7.22%) Workflow
12 32 (6.60%) Scrum
13 31 (6.39%) Microservices
14 29 (5.98%) Information Security
15 28 (5.77%) Release Management
15 28 (5.77%) SDLC
16 27 (5.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 25 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.40%) SQL
2 60 (12.37%) Java
3 44 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.63%) PowerShell
5 28 (5.77%) Python
6 15 (3.09%) C#
7 14 (2.89%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.27%) Java 8
9 9 (1.86%) PHP
10 8 (1.65%) Perl
11 6 (1.24%) C
12 5 (1.03%) Ruby
13 4 (0.82%) C++
14 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.62%) XPath
15 2 (0.41%) ABAP
15 2 (0.41%) Go
15 2 (0.41%) Jython
15 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.74%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.54%) Degree
4 11 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.06%) APMP
5 10 (2.06%) CISSP
6 9 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.03%) MCSE
9 5 (1.03%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.62%) CCNP
11 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.62%) CISM
11 3 (0.62%) MCP
11 3 (0.62%) MCSA
12 2 (0.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.74%) SLA
2 16 (3.30%) QA
3 14 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.68%) GDPR
5 9 (1.86%) PMO
6 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.24%) PSD2
8 5 (1.03%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.82%) COBIT
9 4 (0.82%) RMADS
10 3 (0.62%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.41%) GCP
11 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 126 (25.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.30%) Docker
4 14 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (2.47%) OpenAM
6 11 (2.27%) vSphere
7 10 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.06%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.62%) XenApp
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.21%) IAG
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (7.42%) CA Single Sign-On
2 24 (4.95%) SCCM
3 18 (3.71%) Ansible
4 15 (3.09%) OpenSSO
5 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (2.06%) PowerCLI
7 8 (1.65%) WSUS
8 7 (1.44%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.44%) PingFederate
9 6 (1.24%) Puppet
9 6 (1.24%) Terraform
10 5 (1.03%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.82%) CASB
12 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.62%) SCOM
12 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 107 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.52%) ServiceNow
3 32 (6.60%) Oracle
4 26 (5.36%) Cisco
5 23 (4.74%) VMware
6 22 (4.54%) Red Hat
6 22 (4.54%) Sitecore
7 21 (4.33%) ForgeRock
7 21 (4.33%) SAP
8 20 (4.12%) CA
9 19 (3.92%) Citrix
10 17 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (3.09%) ATG
11 15 (3.09%) Axway
11 15 (3.09%) BMC
12 14 (2.89%) BEA
12 14 (2.89%) Google
13 12 (2.47%) IBM
14 11 (2.27%) CyberArk
14 11 (2.27%) EMC