Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 607 539
Rank change year-on-year +140 -68 +3
Contract jobs citing Single Sign-On 494 269 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.50% 2.39% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 175 252
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £330
90th Percentile £675 £675 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.26 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.78% -65.84% +150.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £20.26 £59.31
% change year-on-year +72.78% -65.84% +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 14,130 11,274 12,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 11.41% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,493 7,465 7,943
UK median daily rate £488 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 263 279
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -28.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.15 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -35.39% +33.76%

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 September 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 20 September 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 +143 484 £525 +8.25% 58
London +101 270 £575 +13.58% 29
UK excluding London +69 220 £450 - 32
South East +6 64 £450 -9.32% 7
South West +32 50 £450 -5.36% 12
North of England -7 40 £453 +0.56% 3
North West -3 33 £453 +0.56% 3
East of England +20 31 £513 +6.77% 3
Midlands 0 26 £438 +34.62% 4
West Midlands -20 17 £450 +38.46% 1
East Midlands +16 9 £388 - 3
Scotland -30 8 £420 -6.67% 3
Yorkshire -22 7 £369 -18.06%
Wales -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 160 (32.39%) SAML
2 145 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (26.32%) LDAP
3 130 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 125 (25.30%) Microsoft
5 122 (24.70%) Active Directory
6 106 (21.46%) Windows
7 94 (19.03%) Identity Management
8 89 (18.02%) Finance
9 85 (17.21%) Java
10 84 (17.00%) PKI
11 82 (16.60%) ITIL
12 81 (16.40%) OAuth
12 81 (16.40%) DevOps
13 80 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
14 79 (15.99%) Identity Access Management
15 68 (13.77%) Kerberos
16 67 (13.56%) SQL
16 67 (13.56%) Security Cleared
17 60 (12.15%) Migration
18 59 (11.94%) SOA
18 59 (11.94%) ServiceNow
19 58 (11.74%) Office 365
20 55 (11.13%) Web Services
21 54 (10.93%) SaaS
22 51 (10.32%) Linux
23 49 (9.92%) JavaScript
24 48 (9.72%) .NET
24 48 (9.72%) Project Management
25 47 (9.51%) SSL

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 46 (9.31%) Tomcat
2 43 (8.70%) Apache
3 36 (7.29%) IIS
4 27 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.25%) CMS
6 18 (3.64%) nginx
7 16 (3.24%) WebSphere
8 13 (2.63%) Skype for Business
9 11 (2.23%) Mule
10 9 (1.82%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.82%) MS Exchange
11 8 (1.62%) Mule ESB
11 8 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (1.62%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (1.42%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (1.21%) NetWeaver
13 6 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (5.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 26 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.21%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.40%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 130 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (11.74%) Office 365
4 54 (10.93%) SaaS
5 37 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (4.45%) PaaS
7 21 (4.25%) IaaS
8 14 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (2.43%) Serverless
11 8 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.62%) AWS CodePipeline
11 8 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.62%) GitHub
11 8 (1.62%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.62%) OneDrive
12 7 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.42%) G Suite
12 7 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.77%) Kerberos
2 47 (9.51%) SSL
3 32 (6.48%) VPN
4 29 (5.87%) DNS
5 26 (5.26%) Firewall
6 21 (4.25%) HTTP
7 20 (4.05%) DHCP
8 16 (3.24%) Skype
8 16 (3.24%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.43%) Internet
10 10 (2.02%) Extranet
11 9 (1.82%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.42%) Network Security
12 7 (1.42%) SMS
13 6 (1.21%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.81%) BIG-IP
14 4 (0.81%) Intranet
14 4 (0.81%) LAN
15 3 (0.61%) OSPF
15 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.82%) MySQL
5 9 (1.82%) Redis
6 8 (1.62%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (1.62%) Big Data
6 8 (1.62%) DB2
6 8 (1.62%) Endeca
7 7 (1.42%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.42%) HBase
7 7 (1.42%) Pentaho
7 7 (1.42%) QlikView
7 7 (1.42%) Sqoop
8 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 26 (5.26%) JIRA
2 21 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.04%) Bitbucket
4 15 (3.04%) Maven
5 9 (1.82%) Artifactory
6 8 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.21%) IBM UrbanCode
8 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.01%) Selenium
10 4 (0.81%) Subversion
10 4 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.40%) Grunt
12 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 89 (18.02%) Finance
2 45 (9.11%) Banking
3 18 (3.64%) Retail
4 17 (3.44%) Law
5 14 (2.83%) Military
6 13 (2.63%) Legal
7 12 (2.43%) Marketing
8 10 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.42%) Publishing
10 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.81%) Automotive
11 4 (0.81%) Billing
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.40%) German Language
12 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 130 (26.32%) Architect
2 88 (17.81%) Developer
3 47 (9.51%) Solutions Architect
4 43 (8.70%) Consultant
4 43 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 29 (5.87%) Java Developer
6 25 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (4.66%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.25%) Analyst
9 20 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.24%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (2.83%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.63%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 13 (2.63%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.43%) Administrator
13 12 (2.43%) Applications Engineer
13 12 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.43%) IT Architect
14 11 (2.23%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (32.39%) SAML
2 130 (26.32%) LDAP
3 81 (16.40%) OAuth
4 55 (11.13%) Web Services
5 48 (9.72%) .NET
6 37 (7.49%) SailPoint
7 35 (7.09%) REST
7 35 (7.09%) SOAP
8 30 (6.07%) HTML
9 28 (5.67%) OpenID
10 24 (4.86%) XML
11 20 (4.05%) RESTful
11 20 (4.05%) WCF
12 19 (3.85%) SPNEGO
13 17 (3.44%) OAuth2
13 17 (3.44%) Spring
14 16 (3.24%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.24%) J2EE
14 16 (3.24%) Middleware
15 15 (3.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (17.00%) PKI
2 44 (8.91%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.45%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.85%) Clustering
7 18 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.63%) Fintech
9 13 (2.63%) User Experience
10 12 (2.43%) Public Cloud
11 11 (2.23%) CMDB
11 11 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.82%) EPoS
13 7 (1.42%) NHS
13 7 (1.42%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.21%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.21%) Replication
15 5 (1.01%) Blackberry
15 5 (1.01%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 106 (21.46%) Windows
2 51 (10.32%) Linux
3 34 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.25%) Unix
5 20 (4.05%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.82%) Android
6 9 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.01%) SUSE
9 4 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.20%) AIX
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (19.03%) Identity Management
3 82 (16.60%) ITIL
4 81 (16.40%) DevOps
5 79 (15.99%) Identity Access Management
6 60 (12.15%) Migration
7 59 (11.94%) SOA
8 48 (9.72%) Project Management
9 45 (9.11%) Service Management
10 43 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
12 36 (7.29%) Release Management
13 33 (6.68%) Scrum
14 32 (6.48%) Workflow
15 30 (6.07%) Problem Management
16 29 (5.87%) Change Management
16 29 (5.87%) Service Delivery
17 28 (5.67%) Information Security
18 27 (5.47%) CRM
19 26 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 85 (17.21%) Java
2 67 (13.56%) SQL
3 49 (9.92%) JavaScript
4 40 (8.10%) Python
5 31 (6.28%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.67%) C#
7 13 (2.63%) C++
8 11 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.62%) Perl
10 7 (1.42%) PHP
11 6 (1.21%) C
11 6 (1.21%) Ruby
12 5 (1.01%) Go
13 4 (0.81%) ABAP
13 4 (0.81%) Jython
14 3 (0.61%) Korn
15 2 (0.40%) Erlang
15 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.44%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.02%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (1.82%) Degree
5 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.21%) APMP
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.81%) CCNP
8 4 (0.81%) CISSP
8 4 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.81%) MCSE
9 3 (0.61%) CCIE
9 3 (0.61%) MCP
9 3 (0.61%) MCSA
10 2 (0.40%) CCIE Security
10 2 (0.40%) ISACA
10 2 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.26%) SLA
2 18 (3.64%) GDPR
2 18 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.43%) PMO
3 12 (2.43%) PSD2
4 11 (2.23%) QA
5 8 (1.62%) Actionable Recommendations
5 8 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.81%) COBIT
7 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.40%) GCP
8 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.40%) RMADS
8 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 122 (24.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.05%) Docker
3 17 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.24%) OpenAM
5 15 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (2.63%) vSphere
7 10 (2.02%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.62%) XenApp
9 7 (1.42%) HDFS
10 4 (0.81%) KVM
10 4 (0.81%) LXC
10 4 (0.81%) OpenDJ
11 3 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 44 (8.91%) CA Single Sign-On
2 37 (7.49%) Ansible
3 31 (6.28%) SCCM
4 18 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.83%) Terraform
6 13 (2.63%) HP Fortify
7 12 (2.43%) Puppet
8 10 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.02%) PowerCLI
9 9 (1.82%) SCOM
10 8 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.62%) OpenSSO
11 7 (1.42%) Ambari
11 7 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (1.42%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.42%) Oozie
12 6 (1.21%) PingFederate
13 5 (1.01%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 5 (1.01%) WSUS
14 4 (0.81%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 125 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.94%) ServiceNow
3 33 (6.68%) Citrix
4 32 (6.48%) BMC
5 31 (6.28%) Oracle
6 27 (5.47%) ForgeRock
7 26 (5.26%) Cisco
8 25 (5.06%) CA
8 25 (5.06%) VMware
9 24 (4.86%) SAP
10 21 (4.25%) Google
11 18 (3.64%) Axway
12 17 (3.44%) IBM
13 13 (2.63%) CyberArk
13 13 (2.63%) Sitecore
14 12 (2.43%) Okta
15 11 (2.23%) Apigee
15 11 (2.23%) EMC
16 10 (2.02%) Marketo
16 10 (2.02%) Symantec