Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 484 525
Rank change year-on-year +27 +41 +2
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 242 448 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.72% 3.15% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 300 239
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.34%
10th Percentile £325 £380 £313
90th Percentile £738 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.65% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 8,889 14,210 12,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 14.74% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,814 9,483 8,723
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £273
90th Percentile £663 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 348 286
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -14.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £48.68 £49.50 £47.67
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -20.51%

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 2 April 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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +26 228 £525 +5.00% 45
London +55 134 £525 -0.94% 13
UK excluding London +25 106 £461 +2.50% 33
North of England +97 36 £455 -9.00% 9
South East +37 29 £528 +11.16% 11
North West +34 14 £448 -1.65% 6
North East +32 13 £438 -15.05% 2
East of England +27 10 £635 +1.60% 6
Midlands +57 9 £350 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +53 9 £525 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +49 9 £350 -7.89% 3
South West -11 9 £525 +16.67% 2
Scotland +20 8 £450 +3.15%
Work from Home +3 7 £550 +22.22% 3
Wales - 5 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 106 (43.80%) Active Directory
2 101 (41.74%) Azure
3 81 (33.47%) Microsoft
4 74 (30.58%) SAML
5 65 (26.86%) Windows
6 56 (23.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 54 (22.31%) Identity Access Management
8 51 (21.07%) Identity Management
9 49 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (19.83%) LDAP
10 48 (19.83%) AWS
11 46 (19.01%) Office 365
12 42 (17.36%) Finance
13 41 (16.94%) JavaScript
14 34 (14.05%) DevOps
15 33 (13.64%) OAuth
16 32 (13.22%) PowerShell
16 32 (13.22%) VPN
17 31 (12.81%) Firewall
17 31 (12.81%) Windows Server
18 30 (12.40%) PKI
19 29 (11.98%) Java
20 27 (11.16%) SaaS
20 27 (11.16%) OpenID
21 26 (10.74%) Web Services
21 26 (10.74%) Migration
22 25 (10.33%) SSL
22 25 (10.33%) REST
23 24 (9.92%) Okta
24 23 (9.50%) Linux

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 17 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.31%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (2.89%) Apache
3 7 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.07%) IIS
5 5 (2.07%) SAS
6 4 (1.65%) JBoss
6 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.83%) Mendix
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.65%) InDesign
2 4 (1.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) assyst
2 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 101 (41.74%) Azure
2 56 (23.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 48 (19.83%) AWS
4 46 (19.01%) Office 365
5 27 (11.16%) SaaS
6 22 (9.09%) PaaS
7 20 (8.26%) IaaS
8 10 (4.13%) GCP
9 7 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.89%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (2.89%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.48%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.65%) G Suite
11 4 (1.65%) GitHub
11 4 (1.65%) Route 53
12 3 (1.24%) Apigee
12 3 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (1.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.22%) VPN
2 31 (12.81%) Firewall
3 25 (10.33%) SSL
4 22 (9.09%) DNS
5 17 (7.02%) Kerberos
6 12 (4.96%) IPsec
7 11 (4.55%) Network Security
8 10 (4.13%) DHCP
9 9 (3.72%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (3.72%) Skype
9 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.89%) HTTP
11 6 (2.48%) DMZ
12 5 (2.07%) HTTPS
12 5 (2.07%) LAN
12 5 (2.07%) NAS
12 5 (2.07%) SAN
12 5 (2.07%) SSH
12 5 (2.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.89%) MySQL
4 7 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.48%) Apache Hive
5 6 (2.48%) Big Data
5 6 (2.48%) HBase
5 6 (2.48%) Sqoop
6 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.24%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.48%) GitLab
3 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.07%) JIRA
4 4 (1.65%) CircleCI
5 3 (1.24%) ER Studio
5 3 (1.24%) Maven
6 2 (0.83%) Selenium
6 2 (0.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.41%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.41%) Introscope
7 1 (0.41%) JMeter
7 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (17.36%) Finance
2 18 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.13%) Banking
4 6 (2.48%) Publishing
5 5 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.65%) Marketing
7 3 (1.24%) Back Office
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Billing
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 37 (15.29%) Architect
2 35 (14.46%) Developer
3 32 (13.22%) Consultant
4 20 (8.26%) Analyst
5 14 (5.79%) Administrator
6 13 (5.37%) Security Engineer
7 11 (4.55%) Security Architect
7 11 (4.55%) ServiceNow Developer
8 10 (4.13%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 10 (4.13%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.72%) Active Directory Architect
9 9 (3.72%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.89%) IT Support
12 6 (2.48%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (2.48%) Technical Leader
13 5 (2.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 5 (2.07%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.58%) SAML
2 48 (19.83%) LDAP
3 33 (13.64%) OAuth
4 27 (11.16%) OpenID
5 26 (10.74%) Web Services
6 25 (10.33%) REST
7 21 (8.68%) SOAP
8 18 (7.44%) XML
9 14 (5.79%) .NET
10 12 (4.96%) HTML
11 11 (4.55%) XSLT
12 8 (3.31%) CSS
12 8 (3.31%) OAuth2
12 8 (3.31%) SailPoint
13 7 (2.89%) ADSI
13 7 (2.89%) J2SE
14 6 (2.48%) jQuery
14 6 (2.48%) RESTful
15 5 (2.07%) Lucene
15 5 (2.07%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.40%) PKI
2 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.13%) User Experience
5 8 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.89%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.48%) Clustering
8 5 (2.07%) Replication
9 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.65%) CMDB
9 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.65%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.24%) DataPower
10 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.83%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.83%) NHS
11 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.86%) Windows
2 31 (12.81%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.50%) Linux
4 21 (8.68%) Windows 10
5 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.31%) Android
8 8 (3.31%) Unix
9 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.41%) CentOS
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.31%) Identity Access Management
2 51 (21.07%) Identity Management
3 49 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (14.05%) DevOps
5 26 (10.74%) Migration
6 23 (9.50%) Workflow
7 19 (7.85%) Information Security
7 19 (7.85%) ITIL
7 19 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (7.44%) SIEM
9 17 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (7.02%) Microservices
9 17 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 17 (7.02%) Privileged Access Management
10 14 (5.79%) Change Management
10 14 (5.79%) DevSecOps
10 14 (5.79%) Scrum
11 13 (5.37%) Analytics
11 13 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.94%) JavaScript
2 32 (13.22%) PowerShell
3 29 (11.98%) Java
4 22 (9.09%) SQL
5 19 (7.85%) Python
6 9 (3.72%) C#
7 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.89%) XPath
8 6 (2.48%) Ruby
9 5 (2.07%) VBScript
10 4 (1.65%) Apex Code
10 4 (1.65%) Perl
10 4 (1.65%) SOQL
10 4 (1.65%) SOSL
10 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.24%) C
11 3 (1.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.96%) Degree
5 7 (2.89%) MCITP
6 5 (2.07%) A+ Certification
6 5 (2.07%) ACSP
6 5 (2.07%) MCSE
6 5 (2.07%) MCTS
6 5 (2.07%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.83%) CISMP
9 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.83%) MCP
9 2 (0.83%) MCSA
10 1 (0.41%) CCSP
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) SSAE 16
2 7 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.89%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.24%) GDPR
3 3 (1.24%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.83%) RMADS
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) NIST
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (43.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.96%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 8 (3.31%) Docker
4 7 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.48%) HDFS
5 6 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.07%) NDS
7 4 (1.65%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (7.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.37%) SCCM
4 11 (4.55%) CA Single Sign-On
4 11 (4.55%) Jamf Pro
5 10 (4.13%) AirWatch
6 8 (3.31%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (2.48%) Ambari
7 6 (2.48%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (2.48%) Oozie
8 5 (2.07%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.07%) Puppet
9 4 (1.65%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 4 (1.65%) Terraform
10 3 (1.24%) CASB
10 3 (1.24%) PingFederate
11 2 (0.83%) Ansible
11 2 (0.83%) SCOM
12 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 81 (33.47%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.92%) Okta
3 18 (7.44%) ServiceNow
4 17 (7.02%) Oracle
5 13 (5.37%) CA
6 12 (4.96%) Adobe
7 11 (4.55%) Cisco
7 11 (4.55%) VMware
8 10 (4.13%) ForgeRock
8 10 (4.13%) Google
9 9 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.31%) Apple
10 8 (3.31%) SAP
11 6 (2.48%) Citrix
11 6 (2.48%) Cloudera
11 6 (2.48%) F5
11 6 (2.48%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.07%) CyberArk
12 5 (2.07%) NetIQ
12 5 (2.07%) Splunk