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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 534 542 553
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing SAML 78 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.083% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 43
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£408 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £326
% change year-on-year
-4.94% +20.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 27 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 19 September 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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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
England +23 69 £415 +1.28% 3
South West - 33 £371 -
London +11 25 £440 +3.52% 1
South East +10 6 £513 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £588 -
City of London +27 2 £525 +40.00%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
East of England -21 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £450 - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 78 (60.94%) Java
2 54 (42.19%) Spring
3 40 (31.25%) Web Services
4 36 (28.13%) Hibernate
5 32 (25.00%) Oracle
6 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (18.75%) SQL
7 24 (18.75%) SOAP
8 23 (17.97%) XML
9 22 (17.19%) OAuth
9 22 (17.19%) OpenID
10 20 (15.63%) Tomcat
10 20 (15.63%) REST
11 19 (14.84%) JBoss
12 17 (13.28%) Struts
12 17 (13.28%) J2EE
13 16 (12.50%) HTML
13 16 (12.50%) JSP
13 16 (12.50%) Shibboleth
13 16 (12.50%) Spring Security
14 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
15 14 (10.94%) CSS
15 14 (10.94%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (10.16%) Migration
16 13 (10.16%) .NET
16 13 (10.16%) Technical Architecture
17 12 (9.38%) Ajax
17 12 (9.38%) Windows
17 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
18 11 (8.59%) Finance

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 20 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.59%) Apache
3 10 (7.81%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.03%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.25%) IIS
6 5 (3.91%) CMS
7 4 (3.13%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.34%) SAP Portal
8 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.56%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.78%) WordPress
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP GTS
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) PaaS
3 2 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) LDAP
2 5 (3.91%) SSL
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
3 4 (3.13%) IPsec
3 4 (3.13%) SAN
3 4 (3.13%) LAN
3 4 (3.13%) WAN
4 3 (2.34%) HTTP
4 3 (2.34%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.78%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.03%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Selenium
2 10 (7.81%) JUnit
3 9 (7.03%) Maven
3 9 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.69%) Mockito
5 5 (3.91%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.91%) EasyMock
6 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.34%) JSUnit
7 3 (2.34%) MSTest
7 3 (2.34%) NUnit
7 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.34%) Capybara
7 3 (2.34%) QUnit
7 3 (2.34%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.56%) JMeter
General
1 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.59%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Advertising
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 66 (51.56%) Developer
2 56 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Architect
4 14 (10.94%) Consultant
5 12 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.25%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (3.91%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.34%) Oracle Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Designer
10 3 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.19%) Spring
2 40 (31.25%) Web Services
3 36 (28.13%) Hibernate
4 24 (18.75%) SOAP
5 23 (17.97%) XML
6 22 (17.19%) OAuth
6 22 (17.19%) OpenID
7 20 (15.63%) REST
8 17 (13.28%) Struts
8 17 (13.28%) J2EE
9 16 (12.50%) HTML
9 16 (12.50%) JSP
9 16 (12.50%) Spring Security
10 14 (10.94%) CSS
11 13 (10.16%) .NET
12 12 (9.38%) Ajax
13 9 (7.03%) JDBC
13 9 (7.03%) Java EE
14 8 (6.25%) Apache Camel
14 8 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Open Source
2 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.91%) Social Media
3 3 (2.34%) PKI
3 3 (2.34%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Wiki
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.78%) iSeries
5 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.78%) Economics
5 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.78%) Blog
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) UNIX
2 8 (6.25%) Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.56%) Android
5 2 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.16%) Migration
2 13 (10.16%) Technical Architecture
3 11 (8.59%) B2B
3 11 (8.59%) Data Migration
3 11 (8.59%) Time Management
4 10 (7.81%) OO
5 9 (7.03%) OOD
5 9 (7.03%) Identity Management
5 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
6 8 (6.25%) SOA
7 7 (5.47%) TDD
7 7 (5.47%) BDD
8 6 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.69%) Scrum
9 5 (3.91%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.91%) Security Architecture
9 5 (3.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.94%) Java
2 24 (18.75%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.81%) C#
5 6 (4.69%) PHP
6 4 (3.13%) Perl
7 3 (2.34%) C
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) ABAP
8 1 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.69%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) CISA
4 2 (1.56%) CISM
4 2 (1.56%) CISSP
5 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.78%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (12.50%) Shibboleth
2 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) UAG
5 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 4 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.34%) MIIS
2 3 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.56%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 32 (25.00%) Oracle
2 19 (14.84%) JBoss
3 14 (10.94%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.03%) IBM
6 5 (3.91%) SAP
6 5 (3.91%) Adobe
7 4 (3.13%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.13%) DevExpress
7 4 (3.13%) VMware
7 4 (3.13%) McAfee
7 4 (3.13%) HP
7 4 (3.13%) Juniper
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.56%) Facebook
8 2 (1.56%) Twitter
8 2 (1.56%) Google
8 2 (1.56%) Sun
9 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
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