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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 523 536 537
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing SAML 102 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 32
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£455 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £356 £407
% change year-on-year
+24.56% -12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 - -

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SAML within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SAML Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SAML
Top 30 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 28 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 +15 98 £461 +13.82% 5
London +20 30 £475 +12.42% 2
North West - 23 £410 - 1
South East -4 17 £450 +50.00% 2
Manchester - 15 £423 - 1
East of England +15 13 £275 -
Hertfordshire +12 11 - -
North East -19 8 £635 +69.33%
Tyne and Wear -19 8 £635 +69.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 8 £635 +69.33%
Lancashire - 8 £388 -
Blackpool - 8 £388 -
Hampshire - 7 £450 -
Surrey - 5 £475 - 2
City of London +6 4 £475 -9.52% 1
Berkshire -1 4 £200 -
Cardiff - 4 £215 -
South Wales - 4 £215 -
East Midlands - 4 - -
Wales - 4 £215 -
Leicester - 4 - -
Leicestershire - 4 - -
Southampton - 3 £390 -
Staines - 3 - - 2
Reading - 3 £200 -
West Yorkshire -21 2 £475 -
Yorkshire -29 2 £475 +31.03%
Leatherhead - 2 £475 -
Wiltshire -4 1 £455 -
Swindon -8 1 £455 -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (48.96%) Java
2 61 (31.77%) HTML
3 60 (31.25%) Web Services
4 53 (27.60%) OAuth
5 52 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (25.52%) CSS
7 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
8 41 (21.35%) LDAP
9 36 (18.75%) SOAP
10 34 (17.71%) XML
10 34 (17.71%) .NET
11 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
11 33 (17.19%) Finance
11 33 (17.19%) JSON
12 32 (16.67%) Linux
13 30 (15.63%) SSL
13 30 (15.63%) Open Source
13 30 (15.63%) HTML5
14 29 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
15 28 (14.58%) Oracle
16 27 (14.06%) WebSphere
16 27 (14.06%) Firewall
17 25 (13.02%) Spring
17 25 (13.02%) Apache
18 24 (12.50%) C#
18 24 (12.50%) RESTful
19 22 (11.46%) SQL
19 22 (11.46%) Visual Studio
19 22 (11.46%) Kerberos

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 27 (14.06%) WebSphere
2 25 (13.02%) Apache
3 18 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (8.33%) Node.js
5 14 (7.29%) IIS
6 13 (6.77%) JBoss
6 13 (6.77%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (4.69%) SharePoint
9 8 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (3.65%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (3.13%) GlassFish
11 6 (3.13%) Jetty
12 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (2.60%) WebLogic
13 4 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (2.08%) CMS
13 4 (2.08%) NetWeaver
14 3 (1.56%) GroupWise
Applications
1 12 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.65%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.08%) SaaS
4 4 (2.08%) PaaS
5 3 (1.56%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.04%) Yammer
7 1 (0.52%) Taleo
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (21.35%) LDAP
2 30 (15.63%) SSL
3 27 (14.06%) Firewall
4 22 (11.46%) Kerberos
5 20 (10.42%) Internet
6 17 (8.85%) HTTP
7 13 (6.77%) DNS
8 7 (3.65%) SAN
8 7 (3.65%) DMZ
9 6 (3.13%) LAN
9 6 (3.13%) WAN
9 6 (3.13%) IPsec
10 5 (2.60%) VPN
11 4 (2.08%) X.509
12 3 (1.56%) X.500
12 3 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.56%) DHCP
13 2 (1.04%) SMTP
13 2 (1.04%) 3GPP
13 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.21%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.69%) MySQL
4 7 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.13%) Infinispan
6 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.60%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.60%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.04%) DB2
9 2 (1.04%) Sybase ASA
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (11.46%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.29%) Eclipse
4 12 (6.25%) Subversion
5 10 (5.21%) Selenium
5 10 (5.21%) Mockito
6 9 (4.69%) JUnit
6 9 (4.69%) Grunt
6 9 (4.69%) Karma Test Runner
6 9 (4.69%) Sublime Text
6 9 (4.69%) Bower
6 9 (4.69%) GitLab
6 9 (4.69%) Jasmine
7 8 (4.17%) Maven
8 7 (3.65%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.13%) Ant
9 6 (3.13%) Gradle
10 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.04%) Hudson
General
1 33 (17.19%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Local Government
5 4 (2.08%) Marketing
5 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.56%) French Language
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 74 (38.54%) Developer
2 46 (23.96%) Architect
3 31 (16.15%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (7.29%) Analyst
5 14 (7.29%) Technical Architect
6 13 (6.77%) Consultant
7 12 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 12 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.73%) Application Security Analyst
9 10 (5.21%) Portal Developer
10 9 (4.69%) Designer
11 6 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal Developer
11 6 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (3.13%) WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.13%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.13%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.13%) Integration Architect
11 6 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (31.77%) HTML
2 60 (31.25%) Web Services
3 53 (27.60%) OAuth
4 49 (25.52%) CSS
5 36 (18.75%) SOAP
6 34 (17.71%) XML
6 34 (17.71%) .NET
7 33 (17.19%) JSON
8 30 (15.63%) HTML5
9 25 (13.02%) Spring
10 24 (12.50%) RESTful
11 21 (10.94%) REST
12 20 (10.42%) OpenID
13 18 (9.38%) JSP
14 17 (8.85%) Hibernate
15 16 (8.33%) AngularJS
15 16 (8.33%) OAuth2
16 15 (7.81%) jQuery
16 15 (7.81%) Middleware
17 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) User Experience
2 10 (5.21%) PKI
3 9 (4.69%) BYOD
4 8 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.13%) IVR
5 6 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.60%) Clustering
7 4 (2.08%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.08%) GIS
8 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.04%) Replication
9 2 (1.04%) SecurID
9 2 (1.04%) DataPower
9 2 (1.04%) Statistics
9 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.67%) Linux
2 18 (9.38%) Windows
3 16 (8.33%) UNIX
4 13 (6.77%) Solaris
5 9 (4.69%) Android
6 6 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.60%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.63%) Open Source
3 29 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (9.38%) Identity Management
4 18 (9.38%) SOA
5 13 (6.77%) TDD
5 13 (6.77%) Scrum
6 12 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 11 (5.73%) Information Security
7 11 (5.73%) MVC
8 10 (5.21%) System Testing
8 10 (5.21%) BDD
9 9 (4.69%) Analytics
9 9 (4.69%) OWASP
9 9 (4.69%) TOGAF
9 9 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.69%) UML
10 8 (4.17%) Workflow
10 8 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 94 (48.96%) Java
2 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 24 (12.50%) C#
4 22 (11.46%) SQL
5 18 (9.38%) PHP
6 13 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 12 (6.25%) Python
8 10 (5.21%) Perl
9 8 (4.17%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.17%) C
10 6 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.13%) C++
11 5 (2.60%) Scala
12 3 (1.56%) ABAP
13 2 (1.04%) R
13 2 (1.04%) Ruby
14 1 (0.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.17%) Degree
3 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.60%) CISSP
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.08%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.77%) Shibboleth
4 8 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.04%) Varnish
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 15 (7.81%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.65%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 5 (2.60%) OpenAM
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.52%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.58%) Oracle
3 19 (9.90%) VMware
4 14 (7.29%) EPiServer
4 14 (7.29%) CA
5 12 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (5.21%) Adobe
7 9 (4.69%) HP
8 7 (3.65%) Cisco
8 7 (3.65%) IBM
8 7 (3.65%) Citrix
8 7 (3.65%) Google
9 6 (3.13%) KANA
9 6 (3.13%) Splunk
10 5 (2.60%) WSO2
10 5 (2.60%) ForgeRock
10 5 (2.60%) Juniper
11 3 (1.56%) SAP
11 3 (1.56%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.56%) Novell