The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Rank 519 518 507
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing SAML 53 48 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.094% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.34% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 53
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £488
% change year-on-year
-28.48% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £57.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 July 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 22 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 22 July 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 +2 51 £375 -6.25% 8
London +8 23 £438 +9.37% 2
South West -20 9 £300 -20.00% 3
South East -2 5 £250 -33.33% 1
City of London +20 3 £525 +13.51%
East of England - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire -7 2 £350 -6.66%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Berkshire +1 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 £200 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £200 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

SAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 46 (45.54%) Web Services
2 41 (40.59%) Java
3 38 (37.62%) Oracle
4 31 (30.69%) Spring
5 25 (24.75%) SOAP
6 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (20.79%) LDAP
8 20 (19.80%) JBoss
8 20 (19.80%) REST
9 19 (18.81%) WebLogic
9 19 (18.81%) Active Directory
10 18 (17.82%) .NET
11 16 (15.84%) SQL
11 16 (15.84%) XML
12 15 (14.85%) C#
12 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.86%) Configuration Management
13 14 (13.86%) SSL
14 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
14 13 (12.87%) Windows
14 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
14 13 (12.87%) Migration
15 12 (11.88%) Scrum
15 12 (11.88%) Telecoms
15 12 (11.88%) CSS
15 12 (11.88%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (11.88%) Identity Management
16 11 (10.89%) JAAS
16 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
16 11 (10.89%) Apache

SAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (18.81%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
2 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.89%) Apache
4 9 (8.91%) IIS
5 8 (7.92%) Confluence
6 4 (3.96%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.97%) SAP Portal
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.98%) CMS
8 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.98%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.98%) Lync
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.96%) SaaS
2 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.79%) LDAP
2 14 (13.86%) SSL
3 10 (9.90%) X.509
4 5 (4.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (3.96%) LAN
5 4 (3.96%) WAN
5 4 (3.96%) HTTP
5 4 (3.96%) SAN
5 4 (3.96%) IPsec
6 3 (2.97%) Internet
6 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.98%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.99%) Firewall
8 1 (0.99%) VPN
8 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Subversion
1 11 (10.89%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.90%) JIRA
3 6 (5.94%) Selenium
4 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
4 4 (3.96%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.96%) JUnit
5 3 (2.97%) MSTest
5 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.97%) QUnit
5 3 (2.97%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.97%) JSUnit
5 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.97%) Maven
5 3 (2.97%) NUnit
6 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.98%) Ant
6 2 (1.98%) Mockito
6 2 (1.98%) Capybara
General
1 12 (11.88%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.91%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.97%) Advertising
5 2 (1.98%) Publishing
5 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Developer
2 31 (30.69%) Architect
3 15 (14.85%) Consultant
4 14 (13.86%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (12.87%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.92%) WebLogic Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Designer
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Security Designer
7 7 (6.93%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Security Architect
8 6 (5.94%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Senior WebLogic Developer
9 5 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (45.54%) Web Services
2 31 (30.69%) Spring
3 25 (24.75%) SOAP
4 20 (19.80%) REST
5 18 (17.82%) .NET
6 16 (15.84%) XML
7 12 (11.88%) CSS
8 11 (10.89%) JAAS
9 10 (9.90%) JSON
9 10 (9.90%) JAX-WS
9 10 (9.90%) OAuth
9 10 (9.90%) J2EE
9 10 (9.90%) Struts
10 9 (8.91%) JSP
11 8 (7.92%) WSDL
12 7 (6.93%) OpenID
12 7 (6.93%) HTML
12 7 (6.93%) Servlets
12 7 (6.93%) RESTful
12 7 (6.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
1 6 (5.94%) Social Media
2 5 (4.95%) PKI
3 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.96%) Open Source
4 2 (1.98%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.98%) Blog
4 2 (1.98%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) New Media
5 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Windows
2 9 (8.91%) UNIX
2 9 (8.91%) Linux
3 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) Android
5 2 (1.98%) AIX
5 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.86%) Configuration Management
3 13 (12.87%) Migration
4 12 (11.88%) Scrum
4 12 (11.88%) Identity Management
5 11 (10.89%) B2B
5 11 (10.89%) SOA
6 10 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (9.90%) Validation
6 10 (9.90%) Time Management
6 10 (9.90%) MVC
7 9 (8.91%) Data Migration
8 8 (7.92%) TDD
9 6 (5.94%) Information Security
9 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.94%) Analytics
9 6 (5.94%) BDD
10 5 (4.95%) OO
10 5 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (40.59%) Java
2 16 (15.84%) SQL
3 15 (14.85%) C#
4 11 (10.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.94%) PHP
6 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.96%) Perl
7 3 (2.97%) C
8 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.99%) XQuery
9 1 (0.99%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) CISA
4 2 (1.98%) CISM
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PMP
5 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.99%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (18.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) Shibboleth
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.97%) UAG
5 2 (1.98%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (3.96%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.96%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.97%) OpenSSO
3 3 (2.97%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (2.97%) MIIS
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (37.62%) Oracle
2 20 (19.80%) JBoss
3 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.88%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.94%) Adobe
6 5 (4.95%) SAP
7 4 (3.96%) VMware
7 4 (3.96%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.96%) Cisco
7 4 (3.96%) IBM
7 4 (3.96%) Citrix
7 4 (3.96%) HP
7 4 (3.96%) Juniper
7 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.96%) McAfee
8 3 (2.97%) Twitter
8 3 (2.97%) CA
8 3 (2.97%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.98%) Google
9 2 (1.98%) Sun
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