The table below looks at the statistics for SAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 548 543 526
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing SAML 74 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 34
Average daily rate
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£450 £369 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -12.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £300 £420
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15578 15189 14479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.79% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10499 9744 9186
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 222 282
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

SAML
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SAML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAML
Daily Rate Trend

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

SAML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SAML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SAML
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SAML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAML
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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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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
England -6 68 £455 +21.33% 8
London +11 32 £461 +4.77% 6
South East -13 16 £420 +40.00%
East of England 0 10 £323 -24.07% 1
Hampshire - 10 £450 -
Hertfordshire +2 9 £370 -
City of London -8 7 £525 - 1
North West - 6 £525 -
Berkshire +2 4 £200 -
Cardiff - 4 £215 -
South Wales - 4 £215 -
Wales - 4 £215 -
Reading - 3 £200 -
Southampton - 3 £390 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 2 £363 -3.33%
North East -25 2 £363 - 1
Tyne and Wear -27 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Cheshire - 2 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
Wiltshire -2 1 £455 -
Swindon -3 1 £455 -
South West -16 1 £455 +51.66%
Essex - 1 £275 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £370 -
Andover - 1 £338 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £525 -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 86 (54.78%) Java
2 61 (38.85%) Web Services
3 53 (33.76%) OAuth
4 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (23.57%) LDAP
6 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
7 34 (21.66%) Finance
8 33 (21.02%) JavaScript
9 32 (20.38%) CSS
9 32 (20.38%) SOA
9 32 (20.38%) Open Source
10 30 (19.11%) Spring
11 27 (17.20%) Active Directory
12 26 (16.56%) SQL
12 26 (16.56%) Linux
12 26 (16.56%) SOAP
12 26 (16.56%) OpenID
13 25 (15.92%) Apache
13 25 (15.92%) Oracle
13 25 (15.92%) .NET
14 24 (15.29%) Firewall
15 23 (14.65%) C#
15 23 (14.65%) Internet
16 22 (14.01%) Kerberos
16 22 (14.01%) HTML
17 21 (13.38%) WebSphere
17 21 (13.38%) OAuth2
18 20 (12.74%) Identity Management
18 20 (12.74%) Hibernate
18 20 (12.74%) XML

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (15.92%) Apache
2 21 (13.38%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.55%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.92%) IIS
5 12 (7.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (5.73%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (5.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (4.46%) WebSphere Portal
8 7 (4.46%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (3.82%) JBoss
9 6 (3.82%) GlassFish
10 5 (3.18%) Mule
10 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.55%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (2.55%) NetWeaver
11 4 (2.55%) Mule ESB
12 3 (1.91%) GroupWise
12 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (8.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.73%) SaaS
3 7 (4.46%) PaaS
4 4 (2.55%) GitHub
4 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.55%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.27%) Yammer
6 1 (0.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 37 (23.57%) LDAP
2 24 (15.29%) Firewall
3 23 (14.65%) Internet
4 22 (14.01%) Kerberos
5 20 (12.74%) SSL
6 13 (8.28%) DNS
7 8 (5.10%) VPN
8 7 (4.46%) DMZ
8 7 (4.46%) HTTP
9 6 (3.82%) LAN
9 6 (3.82%) WAN
9 6 (3.82%) IPsec
10 5 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.18%) SAN
11 4 (2.55%) X.500
11 4 (2.55%) X.509
12 3 (1.91%) DHCP
13 2 (1.27%) SMTP
13 2 (1.27%) 3GPP
13 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.10%) MySQL
3 5 (3.18%) Data Mining
3 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.27%) DB2
5 2 (1.27%) Sybase ASA
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (12.10%) Subversion
2 15 (9.55%) Visual Studio
3 14 (8.92%) Selenium
3 14 (8.92%) Mockito
4 13 (8.28%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.28%) JUnit
5 12 (7.64%) Maven
5 12 (7.64%) Cucumber
6 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.46%) Ant
8 5 (3.18%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.27%) Hudson
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.64%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.64%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.64%) JMeter
10 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 34 (21.66%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Retail
4 8 (5.10%) Local Government
5 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.91%) Automotive
6 3 (1.91%) Marketing
6 3 (1.91%) French Language
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
8 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 55 (35.03%) Developer
2 35 (22.29%) Architect
3 32 (20.38%) Java Developer
4 14 (8.92%) Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.28%) Consultant
6 12 (7.64%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) Application Security Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.73%) Designer
10 7 (4.46%) Portal Developer
11 6 (3.82%) WebSphere Portal Developer
11 6 (3.82%) WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.82%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.82%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (3.18%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Security Consultant
12 5 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.85%) Web Services
2 53 (33.76%) OAuth
3 32 (20.38%) CSS
4 30 (19.11%) Spring
5 26 (16.56%) SOAP
5 26 (16.56%) OpenID
6 25 (15.92%) .NET
7 22 (14.01%) HTML
8 21 (13.38%) OAuth2
9 20 (12.74%) XML
9 20 (12.74%) Hibernate
10 18 (11.46%) REST
11 17 (10.83%) Middleware
12 16 (10.19%) JSP
13 14 (8.92%) RESTful
14 12 (7.64%) JSON
15 11 (7.01%) JMS
16 9 (5.73%) Ajax
16 9 (5.73%) JSTL
16 9 (5.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.37%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.73%) BYOD
3 9 (5.73%) PKI
4 8 (5.10%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.46%) User Experience
6 6 (3.82%) IVR
7 5 (3.18%) Clustering
8 4 (2.55%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.55%) GIS
8 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.55%) Social Media
8 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.27%) DataPower
10 2 (1.27%) Statistics
10 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.56%) Linux
2 14 (8.92%) UNIX
3 13 (8.28%) Windows
4 9 (5.73%) Android
5 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.38%) SOA
2 32 (20.38%) Open Source
3 20 (12.74%) Identity Management
4 18 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (10.83%) TDD
6 15 (9.55%) Scrum
6 15 (9.55%) BDD
7 13 (8.28%) MVC
8 12 (7.64%) TOGAF
9 11 (7.01%) UML
10 9 (5.73%) OO
10 9 (5.73%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (5.73%) Web Development
10 9 (5.73%) OWASP
11 8 (5.10%) Automated Testing
11 8 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (5.10%) Change Control
12 7 (4.46%) Analytics
13 6 (3.82%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (54.78%) Java
2 33 (21.02%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.56%) SQL
4 23 (14.65%) C#
5 17 (10.83%) PHP
6 12 (7.64%) Python
6 12 (7.64%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.37%) Perl
8 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.82%) C
9 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.91%) ABAP
11 2 (1.27%) R
11 2 (1.27%) Ruby
11 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.64%) C++
12 1 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) Degree
3 7 (4.46%) CISSP
4 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) QA
System Software
1 27 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.64%) Shibboleth
3 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.55%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (4.46%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (3.18%) OpenAM
4 4 (2.55%) CloudHub
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.92%) Oracle
3 14 (8.92%) CA
4 10 (6.37%) Citrix
5 9 (5.73%) HP
5 9 (5.73%) VMware
6 8 (5.10%) Adobe
7 7 (4.46%) Cisco
7 7 (4.46%) IBM
8 6 (3.82%) KANA
8 6 (3.82%) Splunk
8 6 (3.82%) WSO2
9 5 (3.18%) ForgeRock
9 5 (3.18%) Juniper
10 4 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.55%) Ab Initio
10 4 (2.55%) Apigee
10 4 (2.55%) Google
11 3 (1.91%) SAP
11 3 (1.91%) Informatica
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