The table below looks at the statistics for SAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAML over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 530 549 568
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Contract jobs citing SAML 111 83 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 29
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £371 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - -

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
15298 15029 14921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.52% 26.86% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10714 9731 9797
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 201 205
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.72 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

SAML
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SAML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 105 £425 -5.55% 10
South East -6 40 £438 -2.77% 5
London -4 34 £500 - 4
Hampshire +12 17 £335 -14.10% 3
Surrey - 17 £450 -
North West -14 9 £345 -23.33%
Leatherhead - 9 £450 -
Winchester - 7 £335 -
East of England +10 6 £265 -28.44% 1
Berkshire +5 6 £363 -33.48% 1
Staines - 6 - -
Reading - 5 £406 -
Suffolk - 5 £265 -
East Midlands +8 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
Lancashire - 4 £345 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £438 -
Leicestershire - 4 - -
Preston - 4 £345 -
Leicester - 4 - -
City of London +39 3 £300 -33.33% 1
North East -30 3 £364 -9.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 3 £364 -9.00%
Tyne and Wear -36 3 £364 -9.00%
Merseyside - 3 £325 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £425 -
Scotland -7 2 - -
Edinburgh -8 2 - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SAML.

1 65 (35.71%) Java
2 58 (31.87%) LDAP
3 54 (29.67%) Windows
4 51 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (26.92%) Linux
6 46 (25.27%) JavaScript
7 45 (24.73%) SQL Server
7 45 (24.73%) OAuth
8 43 (23.63%) Microsoft
9 41 (22.53%) HTML
9 41 (22.53%) Web Services
10 40 (21.98%) SQL
11 39 (21.43%) .NET
12 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
13 37 (20.33%) Oracle
14 36 (19.78%) Apache
15 35 (19.23%) REST
16 33 (18.13%) XML
17 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
18 31 (17.03%) Windows Server
19 30 (16.48%) AngularJS
19 30 (16.48%) RESTful
20 29 (15.93%) PKI
21 28 (15.38%) SC Cleared
21 28 (15.38%) HTML5
21 28 (15.38%) Identity Management
22 27 (14.84%) OpenID
22 27 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 27 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
23 26 (14.29%) jQuery

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (19.78%) Apache
2 21 (11.54%) Node.js
3 17 (9.34%) IIS
4 14 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.59%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.49%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.40%) JBoss
7 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.85%) Jetty
8 7 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
10 5 (2.75%) CMS
10 5 (2.75%) GlassFish
10 5 (2.75%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (2.75%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (2.20%) Apache Solr
11 4 (2.20%) Drupal
11 4 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.65%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 22 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.79%) MS Office
3 12 (6.59%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.65%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.40%) SaaS
4 7 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.30%) Office 365
6 5 (2.75%) Boomi
7 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) PaaS
8 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 58 (31.87%) LDAP
2 24 (13.19%) Kerberos
3 20 (10.99%) SSH
4 17 (9.34%) HTTP
4 17 (9.34%) HTTPS
5 16 (8.79%) TCP/IP
6 15 (8.24%) DNS
6 15 (8.24%) Firewall
7 12 (6.59%) SSL
8 10 (5.49%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (4.95%) SAN
9 9 (4.95%) Wireshark
10 8 (4.40%) CTI
11 6 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (3.30%) VPN
12 5 (2.75%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.75%) DMZ
12 5 (2.75%) Internet
13 4 (2.20%) SMS
13 4 (2.20%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.64%) MongoDB
3 19 (10.44%) CouchDB
4 17 (9.34%) MySQL
5 15 (8.24%) Relational Database
6 14 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (6.59%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.95%) SAP Data Services
9 8 (4.40%) Infinispan
9 8 (4.40%) NoSQL
9 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (3.30%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (1.10%) Big Data
14 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
14 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.14%) Maven
3 12 (6.59%) Eclipse
3 12 (6.59%) Subversion
4 11 (6.04%) JUnit
5 9 (4.95%) IntelliJ
5 9 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.40%) Gradle
7 7 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 7 (3.85%) Selenium
7 7 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.30%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.30%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.30%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.75%) JIRA
10 4 (2.20%) Ant
11 3 (1.65%) Babel
12 2 (1.10%) gulp
12 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (10.44%) Finance
2 14 (7.69%) Banking
3 8 (4.40%) Marketing
4 7 (3.85%) Military
5 5 (2.75%) German Language
6 4 (2.20%) Legal
7 3 (1.65%) French Language
7 3 (1.65%) Games
7 3 (1.65%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.65%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (1.65%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (40.66%) Developer
2 32 (17.58%) Architect
3 23 (12.64%) Support Engineer
4 20 (10.99%) Consultant
5 17 (9.34%) Applications Support
6 15 (8.24%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.59%) Applications Developer
8 11 (6.04%) Security Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.95%) Applications Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Applications Support Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Security Support Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.40%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.75%) SAP Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Security Consultant
12 5 (2.75%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.73%) OAuth
2 41 (22.53%) HTML
2 41 (22.53%) Web Services
3 39 (21.43%) .NET
4 35 (19.23%) REST
5 33 (18.13%) XML
6 30 (16.48%) AngularJS
6 30 (16.48%) RESTful
7 28 (15.38%) HTML5
8 27 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (14.84%) OpenID
9 26 (14.29%) jQuery
10 23 (12.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (10.99%) CSS
12 19 (10.44%) SOAP
13 18 (9.89%) JSON
14 17 (9.34%) OAuth2
15 16 (8.79%) Aurelia
15 16 (8.79%) Java EE
16 14 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) PKI
2 17 (9.34%) Cryptography
3 16 (8.79%) Mobile App
4 13 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.40%) User Experience
8 6 (3.30%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.75%) Mashup
10 4 (2.20%) Clustering
10 4 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.20%) Replication
10 4 (2.20%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.65%) BYOD
12 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (1.10%) Social Media
12 2 (1.10%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.67%) Windows
2 49 (26.92%) Linux
3 31 (17.03%) Windows Server
4 27 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (13.74%) Unix
6 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.49%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.40%) Windows Phone
10 7 (3.85%) Android
11 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.38%) Identity Management
3 25 (13.74%) CRM
4 24 (13.19%) Scrum
5 22 (12.09%) Identity Access Management
6 20 (10.99%) ITIL
7 16 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.79%) Workflow
8 15 (8.24%) Web Development
9 14 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 13 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.04%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.04%) DevOps
12 10 (5.49%) Information Security
12 10 (5.49%) Service Management
12 10 (5.49%) UML
12 10 (5.49%) Unit Testing
13 9 (4.95%) B2C
13 9 (4.95%) MVC
13 9 (4.95%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.71%) Java
2 46 (25.27%) JavaScript
3 40 (21.98%) SQL
4 24 (13.19%) PHP
5 20 (10.99%) C#
6 18 (9.89%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.24%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.59%) PL/SQL
8 12 (6.59%) Python
9 9 (4.95%) Perl
9 9 (4.95%) T-SQL
10 8 (4.40%) C++
11 7 (3.85%) TypeScript
12 6 (3.30%) VB
13 5 (2.75%) Apex Code
13 5 (2.75%) C
13 5 (2.75%) Lua
14 2 (1.10%) ES6
14 2 (1.10%) Scala
15 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.24%) Degree
4 9 (4.95%) CISSP
5 6 (3.30%) CCNA
5 6 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.30%) MCSA
5 6 (3.30%) MCSE
5 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) CEH
8 1 (0.55%) GPEN
8 1 (0.55%) GSSP-JAVA
8 1 (0.55%) GWAPT
8 1 (0.55%) SANS
8 1 (0.55%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) SEPA
System Software
1 38 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) Varnish
4 3 (1.65%) XenApp
5 2 (1.10%) Firmware
5 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) NDS
6 1 (0.55%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) Ansible
1 8 (4.40%) yum
2 6 (3.30%) OpenAM
2 6 (3.30%) OpenIDM
3 5 (2.75%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.65%) SCCM
4 3 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.10%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.55%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 43 (23.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.33%) Oracle
3 20 (10.99%) VMware
4 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.69%) Cisco
6 10 (5.49%) ForgeRock
7 9 (4.95%) SAP
8 6 (3.30%) Dell
9 5 (2.75%) F5
9 5 (2.75%) HP
9 5 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.20%) hybris
10 4 (2.20%) IBM
10 4 (2.20%) Novell
11 3 (1.65%) Citrix
11 3 (1.65%) Lotus
11 3 (1.65%) Symantec
12 2 (1.10%) Google
12 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.10%) Splunk
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