The table below looks at the statistics for SAML skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 516 522 524
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing SAML 58 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.080% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 19
Average daily rate
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£488 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £278 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £269
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +58.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13658 13434 13594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.64% 28.38% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9479 8864 8407
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 256 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

SAML
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SAML Jobs Demand Trend in England

SAML
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SAML Daily Rate Trend in England

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAML across the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

SAML Daily Rate Histogram in England

SAML
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAML across the England region.

SAML Hourly Rate Trend in England

SAML
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the England region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 30 £525 +23.52% 2
London +7 14 £525 - 2
South West -32 5 £425 +54.54%
North West -4 4 £325 +15.04%
East of England - - - - 2
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SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 68 (53.13%) Java
2 54 (42.19%) Spring
3 47 (36.72%) Hibernate
4 42 (32.81%) OAuth
5 41 (32.03%) OpenID
6 35 (27.34%) Web Services
7 30 (23.44%) XML
8 29 (22.66%) SQL
9 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 27 (21.09%) Oracle
11 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (17.19%) Enterprise Architecture
13 21 (16.41%) HTML
13 21 (16.41%) SOAP
13 21 (16.41%) Identity Management
14 20 (15.63%) CISSP
14 20 (15.63%) TOGAF
15 19 (14.84%) Spring Security
15 19 (14.84%) DV Cleared
16 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
16 18 (14.06%) Ajax
17 17 (13.28%) Maven
17 17 (13.28%) CSS
17 17 (13.28%) Information Security
17 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
18 16 (12.50%) JSP
18 16 (12.50%) WebSphere
18 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
18 16 (12.50%) Shibboleth
18 16 (12.50%) REST

SAML
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 16 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (10.16%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.47%) CMS
5 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.91%) Apache
7 4 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.13%) JBoss
8 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.34%) IIS
8 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.34%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (2.34%) SAP Portal
8 3 (2.34%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (1.56%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP GTS
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) LDAP
2 5 (3.91%) Network Security
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
4 3 (2.34%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.78%) FTP
6 1 (0.78%) SSL
6 1 (0.78%) Intranet
6 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) Relational Database
2 12 (9.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.34%) RavenDB
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.28%) Maven
1 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.72%) JUnit
3 9 (7.03%) Selenium
4 7 (5.47%) Mockito
5 6 (4.69%) EasyMock
5 6 (4.69%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.13%) Ant
8 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.34%) Hudson
8 3 (2.34%) Capybara
9 2 (1.56%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (1.56%) JMeter
10 1 (0.78%) Subversion
10 1 (0.78%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (46.88%) Developer
2 52 (40.63%) Java Developer
3 30 (23.44%) Architect
4 19 (14.84%) Consultant
5 12 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.03%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.69%) Salesforce.com Architect
10 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Salesforce.com Consultant
11 4 (3.13%) J2EE Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.13%) Management Consultant
12 3 (2.34%) Oracle Technical Architect
12 3 (2.34%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.19%) Spring
2 47 (36.72%) Hibernate
3 42 (32.81%) OAuth
4 41 (32.03%) OpenID
5 35 (27.34%) Web Services
6 30 (23.44%) XML
7 21 (16.41%) HTML
7 21 (16.41%) SOAP
8 19 (14.84%) Spring Security
9 18 (14.06%) Ajax
10 17 (13.28%) CSS
11 16 (12.50%) JSP
11 16 (12.50%) REST
12 14 (10.94%) .NET
12 14 (10.94%) Struts
13 13 (10.16%) J2EE
13 13 (10.16%) Java EE
14 12 (9.38%) JDBC
15 11 (8.59%) Apache Camel
16 7 (5.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Data Structures
2 5 (3.91%) Smart Meter
2 5 (3.91%) Open Source
3 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (2.34%) PKI
4 3 (2.34%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.56%) iSeries
5 2 (1.56%) Wiki
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.78%) Economics
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (2.34%) UNIX
2 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.19%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (16.41%) Identity Management
4 20 (15.63%) TOGAF
5 17 (13.28%) Information Security
6 13 (10.16%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (9.38%) Business Development
8 11 (8.59%) SOA
8 11 (8.59%) Migration
8 11 (8.59%) TDD
9 10 (7.81%) Time Management
9 10 (7.81%) B2B
9 10 (7.81%) OO
9 10 (7.81%) OOD
10 9 (7.03%) Scrum
10 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.47%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.69%) Security Architecture
13 5 (3.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.13%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) SQL
3 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.47%) C#
5 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) XQuery
7 1 (0.78%) ABAP
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.63%) CISSP
3 19 (14.84%) DV Cleared
4 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.69%) Degree
6 5 (3.91%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.56%) CISA
7 2 (1.56%) CISM
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (12.50%) Shibboleth
2 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) UAG
4 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.34%) MIIS
2 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.78%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.78%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Oracle
2 13 (10.16%) IBM
3 11 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.13%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.34%) SAP
7 2 (1.56%) Google
7 2 (1.56%) Mercator
8 1 (0.78%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) FatWire
8 1 (0.78%) F5
8 1 (0.78%) Akamai
8 1 (0.78%) Facebook