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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 552 561 556
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing SAML 109 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 31
Median daily rate £444 £455 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% +27.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London median 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
15635 15673 14872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.94% 27.51% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10934 10539 9618
Median daily rate £415 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 220 211
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +28 107 £444 -3.74% 12
London +4 44 £538 +10.25% 6
South East +17 32 £425 +1.19% 3
Hampshire +11 20 £375 -16.66% 2
North West +16 14 £550 +4.76%
Croydon - 8 £380 - 1
Andover -9 7 £350 +3.70%
Winchester - 7 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 1
Lancashire - 6 £358 -
Surrey - 6 £488 -
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £348 - 1
Cheshire +5 5 £525 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Preston - 5 £345 -
Leeds - 5 £425 -
City of London +44 4 £675 +28.57%
South West -1 3 £375 -17.58%
Manchester -8 3 £550 +4.76%
Somerset - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £451 - 1
Coventry - 3 £340 -
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Leatherhead - 3 £488 -
Staines - 3 - -
Bath - 3 £375 -
Wales +15 1 - -
East of England +9 1 - - 1
South Wales +9 1 - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 90 (41.86%) LDAP
2 85 (39.53%) Java
3 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (34.42%) Linux
5 67 (31.16%) Active Directory
6 66 (30.70%) Microsoft
6 66 (30.70%) OAuth
7 55 (25.58%) Windows
8 54 (25.12%) JavaScript
9 49 (22.79%) Apache
10 46 (21.40%) SQL Server
10 46 (21.40%) REST
11 45 (20.93%) Security Cleared
11 45 (20.93%) Identity Access Management
12 44 (20.47%) SQL
13 43 (20.00%) Oracle
13 43 (20.00%) HTTP
14 41 (19.07%) Kerberos
15 40 (18.60%) Web Services
16 37 (17.21%) .NET
17 35 (16.28%) Scrum
17 35 (16.28%) OpenID
18 32 (14.88%) SC Cleared
18 32 (14.88%) Windows Server
19 29 (13.49%) JSON
19 29 (13.49%) Information Security
19 29 (13.49%) VB
19 29 (13.49%) HTML
19 29 (13.49%) XML
20 28 (13.02%) MS Excel

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 49 (22.79%) Apache
2 22 (10.23%) IIS
2 22 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.37%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.58%) CMS
5 10 (4.65%) Drupal
6 9 (4.19%) JBoss
7 8 (3.72%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.79%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.86%) Mule
9 4 (1.86%) Mule ESB
9 4 (1.86%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.40%) WildFly
11 2 (0.93%) Jetty
12 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.51%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.58%) MS Office
4 5 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.47%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.65%) Office 365
4 7 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.79%) SaaS
6 5 (2.33%) Boomi
6 5 (2.33%) GitHub
7 4 (1.86%) IaaS
7 4 (1.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 90 (41.86%) LDAP
2 43 (20.00%) HTTP
3 41 (19.07%) Kerberos
4 27 (12.56%) DNS
5 26 (12.09%) SSL
6 21 (9.77%) HTTPS
7 19 (8.84%) TCP/IP
8 17 (7.91%) SSH
9 13 (6.05%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (4.19%) Firewall
10 9 (4.19%) SAN
11 8 (3.72%) CTI
12 7 (3.26%) Internet
13 6 (2.79%) BIG-IP
13 6 (2.79%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (2.79%) SMTP
13 6 (2.79%) VPN
14 5 (2.33%) Wireshark
15 4 (1.86%) SMS
15 4 (1.86%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.44%) MongoDB
2 16 (7.44%) Oracle Database
3 14 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.65%) CouchDB
6 10 (4.65%) MySQL
7 9 (4.19%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (2.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.86%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.40%) DB2
11 2 (0.93%) Big Data
11 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Jenkins
1 14 (6.51%) JUnit
1 14 (6.51%) Subversion
2 13 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.05%) Selenium
3 12 (5.58%) JIRA
4 10 (4.65%) Maven
4 10 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 9 (4.19%) JMeter
5 9 (4.19%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.19%) SonarQube
6 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.33%) Babel
7 5 (2.33%) IntelliJ
7 5 (2.33%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.33%) NUnit
7 5 (2.33%) webpack
8 4 (1.86%) WiX
General
1 19 (8.84%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Banking
3 8 (3.72%) Military
4 5 (2.33%) German Language
4 5 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) French Language
5 3 (1.40%) Games
5 3 (1.40%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.40%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.40%) Publishing
5 3 (1.40%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (37.67%) Developer
2 35 (16.28%) Architect
3 25 (11.63%) Consultant
4 18 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.91%) .NET Developer
6 14 (6.51%) Security Engineer
6 14 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.05%) Applications Support
8 12 (5.58%) Applications Developer
9 10 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.19%) Drupal Developer
10 9 (4.19%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.72%) Designer
11 8 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.72%) Security Support Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Tester
12 7 (3.26%) Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Security Designer
12 7 (3.26%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.79%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (30.70%) OAuth
2 46 (21.40%) REST
3 40 (18.60%) Web Services
4 37 (17.21%) .NET
5 35 (16.28%) OpenID
6 29 (13.49%) HTML
6 29 (13.49%) JSON
6 29 (13.49%) XML
7 23 (10.70%) RESTful
8 21 (9.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (9.77%) CSS
8 21 (9.77%) HTML5
9 19 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (8.37%) jQuery
11 17 (7.91%) ASP.NET
11 17 (7.91%) OAuth2
12 16 (7.44%) AngularJS
13 14 (6.51%) .NET Framework
13 14 (6.51%) J2EE
13 14 (6.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.09%) PKI
2 17 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.51%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.58%) User Experience
6 9 (4.19%) Cryptography
7 7 (3.26%) CESG
8 6 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.33%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.86%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.86%) Semantic Web
11 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.40%) DataPower
12 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.93%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
13 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.42%) Linux
2 55 (25.58%) Windows
3 32 (14.88%) Windows Server
4 27 (12.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.23%) Unix
6 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.86%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.93%) Identity Access Management
3 35 (16.28%) Scrum
4 29 (13.49%) Information Security
5 28 (13.02%) Identity Management
6 27 (12.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 24 (11.16%) Workflow
8 23 (10.70%) CRM
8 23 (10.70%) ITIL
8 23 (10.70%) Microservices
9 18 (8.37%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 16 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (7.44%) Web Development
11 15 (6.98%) Integration Testing
11 15 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 15 (6.98%) Security Operations
12 13 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.05%) OWASP
12 13 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (5.58%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 85 (39.53%) Java
2 54 (25.12%) JavaScript
3 44 (20.47%) SQL
4 29 (13.49%) VB
5 24 (11.16%) C#
6 22 (10.23%) PowerShell
7 19 (8.84%) Python
8 18 (8.37%) PHP
9 17 (7.91%) Perl
10 14 (6.51%) Lua
11 12 (5.58%) Shell Script
12 10 (4.65%) C
12 10 (4.65%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.65%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.40%) Ruby
15 2 (0.93%) C++
16 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.47%) Scala
16 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 45 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.77%) CISSP
4 15 (6.98%) Degree
5 10 (4.65%) CISA
5 10 (4.65%) CISM
6 7 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.79%) CCNA
7 6 (2.79%) MCSA
7 6 (2.79%) MCSE
7 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE
10 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.33%) COBIT
2 4 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) SEPA
System Software
1 67 (31.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.19%) Varnish
4 5 (2.33%) Shibboleth
5 4 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.40%) XenApp
7 2 (0.93%) Firmware
7 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) Docker
8 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.47%) NDS
8 1 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) Snort
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) OpenAM
2 17 (7.91%) OpenIDM
3 15 (6.98%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.79%) SCCM
5 4 (1.86%) Ansible
5 4 (1.86%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.86%) CloudHub
5 4 (1.86%) HP Fortify
5 4 (1.86%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (1.86%) yum
6 3 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.93%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.93%) Sun Identity Manager
8 1 (0.47%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.00%) Oracle
3 26 (12.09%) ForgeRock
4 21 (9.77%) Cisco
5 16 (7.44%) VMware
6 15 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.65%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.65%) Cyber-Ark
7 10 (4.65%) SAP
8 9 (4.19%) IBM
9 7 (3.26%) HP
10 6 (2.79%) Dell
10 6 (2.79%) F5
10 6 (2.79%) MuleSoft
11 5 (2.33%) DevExpress
12 4 (1.86%) CA
12 4 (1.86%) hybris
13 3 (1.40%) Citrix
13 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.40%) Symantec
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