The first table below looks at the demand for SAML skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 189 214 209
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing SAML 3 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.085% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.29% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 14
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£525 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £488
% change year-on-year
-28.48% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1680 2091 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.16% 29.50% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1610 1717
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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SAML
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAML across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SAML Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SAML
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAML across the City of London region.

SAML Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SAML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAML.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JSUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) Struts
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (25.00%) IIS

SAML
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SAML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SAML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) JSUnit
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) QUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Struts
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) JSP
4 1 (25.00%) Servlets
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) JAAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss