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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 507 509 484
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing SAML 61 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.084% 0.087%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 32
Average daily rate
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£426 £480 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £470 £513
% change year-on-year
-6.38% -8.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
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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
13159 13048 11192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.90% 27.31% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8641 8427 7213
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 208 298
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 32 £409 - 4
London -2 16 £375 -40.00% 8
North West -15 9 £450 +24.13%
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 62 (51.67%) OAuth
2 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (40.83%) Java
4 48 (40.00%) Web Services
5 43 (35.83%) SOA
6 42 (35.00%) OpenID
7 33 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 32 (26.67%) Open Source
8 32 (26.67%) TOGAF
9 31 (25.83%) SOAP
10 30 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 29 (24.17%) Information Security
11 29 (24.17%) Identity Management
12 28 (23.33%) CISSP
13 27 (22.50%) Spring
14 26 (21.67%) CSS
15 24 (20.00%) XML
15 24 (20.00%) Maven
15 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 23 (19.17%) Hibernate
16 23 (19.17%) JavaScript
17 22 (18.33%) TDD
17 22 (18.33%) DV Cleared
17 22 (18.33%) REST
18 21 (17.50%) Subversion
18 21 (17.50%) HTML
18 21 (17.50%) SQL
19 19 (15.83%) JMS
19 19 (15.83%) Business Development
20 18 (15.00%) Scrum

SAML
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 15 (12.50%) Apache
2 13 (10.83%) Mule
3 12 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 10 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.83%) CMS
6 6 (5.00%) Apache Solr
6 6 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (4.17%) Apache Spark
7 5 (4.17%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.50%) IIS
10 2 (1.67%) Jadu
10 2 (1.67%) JBoss
10 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.67%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.83%) Node.js
11 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Magento
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) SaaS
2 12 (10.00%) GitHub
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) Internet
2 7 (5.83%) Network Security
3 5 (4.17%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.33%) LDAP
4 4 (3.33%) VPN
4 4 (3.33%) HTTP
5 3 (2.50%) Intranet
5 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.67%) Extranet
6 2 (1.67%) X.500
7 1 (0.83%) DMZ
7 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.83%) X.509
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.83%) IPsec
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) FTP
7 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.17%) RavenDB
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.50%) MySQL
5 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Maven
2 21 (17.50%) Subversion
3 18 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.33%) JUnit
5 13 (10.83%) Selenium
5 13 (10.83%) Mockito
6 11 (9.17%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.50%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.83%) Ant
9 5 (4.17%) Hudson
10 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.83%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.83%) EasyMock
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Local Government
2 6 (5.00%) Marketing
3 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (39.17%) Developer
2 35 (29.17%) Architect
3 24 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (10.83%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (6.67%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.83%) Security Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (5.00%) Management Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.17%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Technical Security Consultant
12 3 (2.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Digital Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (51.67%) OAuth
2 48 (40.00%) Web Services
3 42 (35.00%) OpenID
4 31 (25.83%) SOAP
5 27 (22.50%) Spring
6 26 (21.67%) CSS
7 24 (20.00%) XML
8 23 (19.17%) Hibernate
9 22 (18.33%) REST
10 21 (17.50%) HTML
11 19 (15.83%) JMS
12 17 (14.17%) RESTful
13 16 (13.33%) .NET
14 15 (12.50%) OAuth2
15 14 (11.67%) jQuery
16 13 (10.83%) Ajax
17 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
18 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 10 (8.33%) JSP
20 9 (7.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.67%) Open Source
2 17 (14.17%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (9.17%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.17%) NHS
5 5 (4.17%) Social Media
6 4 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.50%) PKI
8 2 (1.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) W3C
8 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.67%) User Experience
9 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.83%) New Media
9 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.83%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Linux
2 2 (1.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Solaris
3 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) SOA
3 32 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 30 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (24.17%) Information Security
5 29 (24.17%) Identity Management
6 22 (18.33%) TDD
7 19 (15.83%) Business Development
8 18 (15.00%) Scrum
9 17 (14.17%) MVC
10 16 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.83%) BDD
12 9 (7.50%) OO
12 9 (7.50%) Web Development
13 8 (6.67%) Change Control
13 8 (6.67%) Automated Testing
14 7 (5.83%) Use Case
14 7 (5.83%) Unit Testing
15 6 (5.00%) Project Planning
15 6 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.83%) Java
2 23 (19.17%) JavaScript
3 21 (17.50%) SQL
4 13 (10.83%) C#
5 9 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.83%) PHP
7 6 (5.00%) Ruby
8 4 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) PHP5
9 2 (1.67%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.33%) CISSP
3 24 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 22 (18.33%) DV Cleared
5 12 (10.00%) Degree
6 4 (3.33%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.33%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.67%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.83%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.83%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (7.50%) Oracle
4 6 (5.00%) IBM
4 6 (5.00%) Citrix
5 4 (3.33%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.50%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.50%) WSO2
6 3 (2.50%) Informatica
7 2 (1.67%) Mercator
7 2 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.83%) Dell
8 1 (0.83%) FatWire
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